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Nutrition Perspectives for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist - Springfield, MO - June 23-24, 2018


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Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15

The food we eat has an impact on every system in the body, and dietary decisions directly relate to overall health. Nutrition Perspectives for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist provides the rehab professional with a unique and timely opportunity to explore the connections between pelvic rehabilitation and nutritional sciences.

This two day continuing education course will introduce the clinician to the latest research in nutritional science through immersive lectures and hands-on labs. The first day of this course breaks down the essentials of digestion, nourishment, and energy, including a comprehensive look at the interconnected body systems and physical indicators of health.

On the second day, clinicians will learn about nutrition's effects on pelvic rehab conditions relating to the bowel, bladder, and beyond. Participants will weigh the benefits and harms of certain nourishment-related decisions, including lifespan expectations and quality of life. Finally, the course participant will gain new tools for patient education, empowerment, and self-management.



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.




Day One:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Objectives and Introductions 
8:15 Overview: Nutrition Perspectives in Pelvic Rehabilitation
9:15 Digestion Essentials
10:15 Break
10:30 Interconnected Effects of Body Systems
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lab 1: Concepts in Food Science
1:45 Nutrition Basics: Linking Science to Nourishment
3:30 Break
3:45 Lab 2: Physical Markers of Nutritional Status
4:15 Energy Balance & Nutritional Homeostasis
5:15 Questions/Discussion
5:30 Adjourn

Day Two:
7:30 Review Day 1 / Questions
7:45 Nutrition and Healing: Correlates in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Pelvic Rehab
8:30 Topics in Lifespan Nutrition and Hormonals
9:45 Break
10:00 Nutritional Correlates for Pelvic Rehab Conditions: Bowel, Bladder, and Beyond
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Lab 3: Cultured Foods
1:15 Pelvic Rehab Clinical Applications: Foods that Hinder, Foods that Heal
2:15 Break
2:30 Lab 4: Patient Education Presentation - Nourishing the Gut & Shedding New Light on Pelvic Rehab Conditions
3:15 Nutrition and Rehab: Vision for the Future
3:45 Questions/ Discussion/ Resources
4:00 Adjourn


Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe digestive tract anatomy, physiology, and neurology. Define the basics of general nutrition and its effects on musculoskeletal health..
2. Discuss the processes of systemic inflammation, adrenal fatigue, gluten sensitivity, central sensitization and gut dysbiosis and their role in physical and physiological health.
3. Describe nutritional concerns for specific conditions including depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic pain syndrome
4. List specific evidenced-based nutritional recommendations for patients with pelvic pain; constipation, dyspareunia, IBS, incontinence, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia
5. Describe the nutritional demands during pregnancy and lactation. List nutritional links to infertility, pre-term birth and postpartum depression.
6. List specific nutrients required for hormonal homeostasis through the male and female lifespan.
7. Identify key metabolic processes affected by the continuum of obesity to the athlete triads and explain the underpinnings to the broader epidemic of nutritional dysfunction.
8. Explain the energy balance / work capacity ratio and discuss the impact on clinical decision-making and prediction of therapeutic outcomes.
9. Discuss collagen synthesis and implications for bone, muscle and tendon healing. Hypothesize on future rehabilitation and nutritional strategies based on emerging information.
10. Compare and contrast foods that hinder versus those that support healing.
11. Define the role of the rehabilitation clinician in the field of wellness and nutrition and identify strategies for safe and effective instruction about nutrition and supplements.
12. Explain in detail the interrelationship between orthopedic manual therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, and nutrition.

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.

  Name Street Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Mercy Therapy Services

2135 S. Fremont
Springfield, Mo 65804
Recommended Lodging

TownePlace Suites Springfield
(417) 881-8118

2009 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
Nearest Airport

Springfield-Branson National Airport
Airport Code: SGF

2300 N Airport Blvd, Springfield, MO 65802


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

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 check or one envelop with multiple checks.

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 Student2018. (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 that has never taken a Herman & Wallace course. This discount may be used towards a registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

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".

JTA Survey Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.