FMT External Pelvic Health Therapy for Pregnancy and PostPartum is a course designed for health and medical practitioners who are interested in learning more about assessing and treating women throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period. External pelvic health therapy addresses common issues affecting the pelvis, pelvic floor and supporting core musculature without using an internal exam. Topics covered include subjective screening and external objective assessments for baseline fitness and readiness for activity, specific screening and treatment strategies for pregnancy and postpartum related conditions (such as pelvic girdle pain, pregnancy incontinence, etc.) and exercise prescription for this population.
Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.
This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.
Note: Tools are not provided with this course.
Module 1 - Where to Begin
By the end of the module, the participant will be able to:
Module 2 - Assessing and Treating Pain and Dysfunction Throughout Pregnancy
By the end of the module, the attendee will be able to:
Module 3 - Delivery Prep and 1st 6 Weeks Postpartum Care
By the end of the module, the attendee will be able to:
Module 4 - Return to Activity for the Athlete
At the end of the module, the attendee will be able to:
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Yes, we offer military, student, and group discounts. For a student discount, please email a copy of your student ID or current course schedule with the year on it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to note the exact course you are enrolling in to receive a specific code (i.e. August 15th, 2023 Basic Webcast).
Monday-Thursday: 7a-4p EST
Friday: 7a-4p EST
Holidays may impact these hours.
This depends on the course type. The materials for a live course will be shipped to the course location and will be presented to you upon arrival. Webcast supplies will be sent directly to you and should be received on the week of. Our on-demand courses do not include supplies but can be purchased separately through our medical distribution partners. Please visit the "Get Medical Pricing" tab to purchase discounted materials for use in an on-demand course
For a webcast course:
Webcast registrations close the Friday of the week before the scheduled class date/time (8/9 days -unless otherwise stated).
For a live course:
Live course registrations close 24 hours before the scheduled course date/time.
Supplies are sent manually on a course-by-course basis. This means your supplies and informational email will be sent to you on the week of. If you do not receive your supplies by the Thursday before the course, please reach out to email@example.com for assistance.
No, it is not necessary for you to have a model with you while you complete the course. However, we do find it helpful to practice the principles as they are presented, so you are more than welcome to have someone present with you during the course. Note: Any model/person(s) who have not registered for the course will not receive a certificate or CEU credits.
Yes, please ensure you download the study guides located in the “Downloads” tab and complete your participant waiver (if you haven’t already).
For a live/webcast course:
If you have completed all the course paperwork and quizzes, you will receive your certificate in approximately three weeks from the course completion date.
For an on-demand course:
You will receive your certificate immediately after completing your course.
Please check the “CEU Details” tab on the course listing page. Each course, profession, and state have different approvals. If you do not see your profession and/or state on the CEU Details page, then we do not have approvals. You are more than welcome to check with your licensing board to see if the course meets their requirements.
Once you register and complete your waiver you will receive login instructions that includes your password to the webcast. Please read this document carefully and in full.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Mitchell is a Physiotherapist and RockTape Instructor, with a passion for supporting women during pregnancy and postpartum. She completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics with Honours from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has worked in the private practice physiotherapy industry in Nova Scotia for many years, and is proud to provide focused, movement based, one on one care to all of her clients. She currently practices as part of a multidisciplinary group at The Pelvic Health Clinic in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Julia has completed continuing education in multiple areas, including evaluating and treating the female athlete, running injury prevention, addressing core mechanics and diastasis recti in postpartum women, acupuncture, dry needling, kinesiology taping and IASTM, among others. Julia is the founder of Mom on the Run Productions, Inc., a company focused on providing running and movement solutions for busy parents. She has spoken on the topic of running during the 4th trimester at a women’s health summit, and co-created an education course for healthcare and fitness providers on external pelvic health care during pregnancy and postpartum. Julia is an avid runner, and Mom to two funny and busy little ones. She loves spending time outside being active with her family. You can find more information on her website, www.juliamitchellphysio.com, and on Instagram @momontherun.can---------------------------------------
FCAMPT, MCISC(MANIP), MSc. PT, MSc, BPHE, BSc, MCPA Physiotherapist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.
Liz holds a BSc and BPHE from Queen’s University; a MSc in Exercise Physiology from the University of Toronto, and a MSc (PT) from McMaster University. In 2010 she went on to complete a third Master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy. She has also achieved the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT), the highest level of training in orthopaedic manual therapy. Liz has completed her contemporary medical acupuncture training through Mc Master University as well as AFCI.
As an orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapist Liz integrates her over 15 years of clinical expertise to provide a unique whole-body approach to wellness. She addresses the root cause of an injury. This allows her to provide the most effective and efficient treatment strategies to get her patients better faster without injury reoccurrence. Her patient centered approach empowers patients to set goals, balance muscular dysfunction and work towards optimal health. She does all of this through manual hands-on techniques, taping, cupping, acupuncture, comprehensive education and tailored progressive exercise programs.
Since having her children Liz has completed extensive training in pelvic health physiotherapy and centered her practice around helping women with pelvic and core dysfunction. Liz guides women through the challenges associated with pregnancy, postpartum, menopause and everything in between. She transforms and empowers women to be strong and active through her unique approach.
Liz is an instructor for RockTape Canada, clinical lab facilitator at the University of Toronto and clinical supervisor for physiotherapy students. She continues to stay current in her profession through postgraduate courses and seminars. Some special interest courses completed include running injury prevention, gait analysis, pelvic health, cupping, taping and instrument assisted therapy.
Liz is living her best active life. As a busy mother of three children she uses positive mindset and fitness to maintain her focus and achieve success.
Module 2 – Assessing and Treating Pain and Dysfunction Throughout Pregnancy (2nd and 3rd Trimesters)
Module 3 – Delivery Prep and 1st Six Weeks Postpartum Care
Module 4 – Return to activity for the athlete.
This course meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MA, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY