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Doula Services and Pelvic Rehab Therapy - Remote Course - December 4, 2021

Pacific Time - 09:00 AM to 01:15PM

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Price: $125.00 (Early Registrant Price $100)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 4

A growing number of pelvic health therapists are recognizing the importance of preparing their clients for the physical and mental challenges of labor and delivery. In some cases, this is extending to a desire to be present during labor for support as a Doula. The purpose of this course is to present the unique challenges of merging a rehab practice with Doula services in order to help the participant better discern whether or not this is a journey worth taking.

Each module will kick off with didactic instruction in the topic, then lead into a group discussion with the intent for participants to have ample time for reflection. The instructor and moderator is a Physical Therapist who has been in the trenches with this conversation for the past five years. Megan Kranenburg, PT, DPT, WCS has balanced her solo outpatient pelvic health practice and Doula work since 2016. She lives and works in the nexus of Doula training near Seattle, Washington - which has provided plenty of opportunities to observe and participate in birth conversations and process the experience through the Physical Therapist's mind and heart.

Target Audience:

Pelvic Health PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs providing or interested in pursuing Doula training.

- Coursework: PF1
- Recommended Reading:
             - Preparing for A Gentle Birth, Calais-Germaine
             - Reviving your Sex Life After Childbirth, Wallace
             - The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin

Day One:

9:00am Introductions, Bio of Instructor
9:15am The Doula scope of practice
9:30am Using your B.R.A.I.N.
9:40am Benefits of becoming a Physiodoula
10:15am Risks of becoming a Physiodoula
11:00am Alternatives to becoming a Physiodoula
11:45am Your intuition in becoming a Physiodoula (Break-out Rooms, primarily intimate conversation, hopes/fears)
12:30pm What if we did nothing?
1:00pm Questions, wrap up
1:15pm Adjourn


*Schedule is listed in Pacific Standard Time

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the Doula Scope of Practice
  2. List the benefits of Doula work to Physical Therapy (and vice-versa)
  3. List multi-faceted risks of Doula work to a Physical Therapy practice
  4. Describe the “blurred lines” and legal implications between PT and Doula scope of practice
  5. Identify potential business structures

Attending a remote course is easy and safe, and you can do it entirely from the security and comfort of your own home or clinic without having to find a lab partner.


Important thing to note:

- Our policy for applying for continuing education credit for remote courses differs from that of our in-person and satellite lab courses. Read the specific language of the policy here. Depending on the state in which you practice, you may need to submit your own application to your state board or approving body should you wish that it be approved for continuing education credit in your state.

- To attend a remote Herman & Wallace course, registrants will need Zoom video conferencing software. This is a requirement. One can create an account and download the software to their computer at https://zoom.us/

- We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our remote course start and end times (this is not the case for in-person and satellite lab locations). 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.

- Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

Megan Kranenburg

Megan Kranenburg holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Portland, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University, and is the only nationally board-certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physical Therapy serving the greater Kitsap region. She is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as an engineering officer stateside, overseas and in the combat theater. Her military and engineering background have proven to be fantastic building blocks for the kind of problem-solving inherent to the field of Physical Therapy.

In her spare time, she can be found reading, bingeing British TV shows, trying to stay active, and keeping up with two kids. She’s been married to Dan since August 2000, and together they own and manage Crane’s Castle Brewing in East Bremerton.

In addition to her Physical Therapy practice, Megan is an active Doula and is doing her part to improve perinatal care by teaching monthly “Labor Skills” workshops for expecting couples.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".