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Building Resilience Through Nourishment
How Nutrition Can Modulate Stress Response, and Immunity, and Pain - April 22nd, 2020 - 12:30pm-2:30pm Pacific Time

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Price: $50
Remote Meeting
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 2

In these historic times, we now, more than ever, need an accessible understanding of ways to focus positive intention, including ways to nourish the self to bolster stress resilience, immune function, and modulate pain. In both the short and long-term, the food we eat (or do not eat!) impacts every system of the body. Nourishment status directly relates to our overall health picture affecting a multitude of systems and conditions treated in pelvic rehabilitation including chronic pain /chronic pelvic pain. Building Resilience Through Nourishment: How Nutrition Can Modulate Stress Response, and Immunity and Pain provides the rehab professional with an exploratory glimpse at the multi-dimensional connections between rehabilitation, resilience, pain, and nutritional sciences. This course is a designed for clinicians ready to access organized and clinically relevant nutrition information applicable to all experience levels and practice settings. Course is packed full of tele-health ready strategies for sharing.

Whether at the beginning of your journey or well on your way down the path of integrative care, this continually updated and relevant course is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity.  NPPR is developed and instructed by Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT, a physical therapist / pelvic rehab specialist with both a degree in nutrition and an intense passion for sharing the convergence of these worlds for the benefit of clients and health care providers.  


Pre-recorded video prior to live content: None

Live Content: 2 Hours


1. Describe the gut-brain-microbiota axis and how this framework is essential for understanding connection between food, stress resilience, immunity and pain

2. Identify evidence-based nutritional recommendations for addressing stress resilience, immunity and pain, including chronic pelvic pain

3. Describe the interrelated nature of the HPA axis, vagus nerve, and enteric nervous system as well as modulator of the relationships.

4. List foods with known protective properties affecting stress response, immunity, and pain.



This continuing education seminar is targeted to any licensed health care professional. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.




Remote courses require Zoom video conferencing software. You can create an account and download the software to your computer at https://zoom.us/

We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our start and end times. Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

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Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT

Megan Pribyl

Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT is a practicing physical therapist at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS treating a diverse outpatient population in orthopedics including pelvic rehabilitation. She began her PT career in 2000 after graduating from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior, she earned her Dual-Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (B.S. Foods & Nutrition, B.S. Kinesiology) in 1998 from Kansas State University.

Megan’s longstanding passion for both nutritional sciences and manual therapy has culminated in the creation of this course designed to propel understanding of human physiology as it relates to pelvic conditions, pain, healing and therapeutic response. She harnesses her passion to continually update this course with cutting-edge discoveries creating a unique experience sure to elevate your level of appreciation for the complex and fascinating nature of clinical presentations in orthopedic manual therapy and pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will come away with both simple and practical integrative tools which can be immediately utilized to help clients along their path of healing.