Continuing Education Courses > Pain Science for the Chronic Pelvic Pain Population - Remote Course
|Price: $400 ($375 Early Registration Discount)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 12
This 12-hour continuing education course is designed for the pelvic rehab specialist who wants to expand their knowledge, experience and treatment in understanding and applying pain science to the chronic pelvic pain population including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, vaginismus, vestibulodynia, primary dysmenorrhea, and prostatitis. This course provides thorough introduction to pain science concepts including classifications of pain mechanisms, peripheral pain generators, peripheral sensitization and central sensitization in listed chronic pelvic pain conditions; as well as treatment strategies including therapeutic pain neuroscience education, therapeutic alliance, and the current rehab interventions' influence on central sensitization. This evidence-based course will provide the rehab professional the understanding and tools needed to identify and treat patients with chronic pelvic pain from a pain science perspective.
Lecture topics include the history of pain, pain physiology, central and peripheral sensitization, sensitization in chronic pelvic pain conditions, therapeutic alliance, pain science and trauma-informed care, therapeutic pain neuroscience education, the influence of rehab interventions on the CNS, and specific case examples for sensitization in CPP.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Pelvic rehabilitation 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.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
8:00 Questions from Day 1
Tara Sullivan, PT, DPT, PRPC, WCS, IF
Tara Sullivan, PT, DPT, PRPC, WCS, IF started in the healthcare field as a massage therapist, practicing over ten years including three years of teaching massage and anatomy and physiology. During that time she attended college at Oregon State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science, and continuing on to earn her Masters of Science in Human Movement and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. Tara has specialized exclusively in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction treating bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunctions and pelvic pain since 2012. She has studied through Herman and Wallace and earned her PRPC, as well as becoming a board certified clinical specialist in women’s health (WCS) through APTA and a fellow of the International Society for the study of Women Sexual Health (IF)
Tara established the pelvic health program at HonorHealth in Scottsdale and recently expanded the practice to 2 other locations across the valley. She continues to treat patients with her hands-on individualized approach, taking the time to listen and educate her patients, empowering them to return to a healthy and improved quality of life. She is adjunct faculty speaking at the annual conference for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and teaches an elective course at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Franklin Pierce University on Pelvic Health. Tara is very passionate about creating awareness on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and recently launched her website pelvicfloorspecialist.com to continue educating the public and other healthcare professionals.
Alyson N Lowrey, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Lowrey attended the University of New Mexico where she received a BA degree in Psychology in 2011. She then attended the University of New Mexico school of Medicine to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Following graduation from UNM, Alyson completed the HonorHealth Orthopaedic Residency program in 2015 and became a board certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) in 2016. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor and is certified in dry needling. Alyson treats the pelvic floor patient population through an orthopedic approach, working closely with pelvic floor specialists. This allows for a wholistic style addressing the entire patient from a functional perspective. Alyson’s clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of chronic pain, lumbar and cervical spine disorders, foot and ankle disorders, pelvic pain, and clinical instruction. She is a mentor and lecturer for HonorHealth’s orthopedic residency program and regularly takes students as a clinical instructor from several schools. She participates in Midwestern University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program as adjunct faculty assisting in lab and lecturing in Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Musculoskeletal courses. Outside of the clinic she enjoys being active, doing yoga, crafting, and spending time with her husband and cats.