Fall Symposium

Hosted virtually by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00am-6:15pm Central Standard Time (US/Canada)

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Engage. Discover. Empower.

The purpose of this 1-day virtual symposium is to connect Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and physical therapy students across the globe and highlight special topics and treatment techniques within the field of pelvic health physical therapy. Attendees will be able to connect and learn from one another through the lectures provided and the collaborative case environment at the end of the day. This virtual symposium is worth 7.5 contact hours. All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (US/Canada).

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bronze Level Sponsor

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Aika Barzhaxynova at aika@aptpelvichealth.org.


Advanced Member
  • Your must be an APTA Pelvic Health member.
  • Begins on August 12, 2020.
Advanced Non-Member
  • Begins on August 12, 2020.
TWO Student Scholarships
100%full registration
  • Stay tuned for application instructions.
ONE Foreign PT Scholarship
100%full registration
  • Stay tuned for application instructions.

Schedule | September 12, 2020

The schedule is currently under construction.

Times will be adjusted prior to registration opening.

Tentative Time: 9:00am-6:15pm Central Standard Time (US/Canada)

9:00am – 9:15am | Opening Remarks and Welcome

Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT | APTA Pelvic Health Director of Programming
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy

9:15am -10:15am | Early Screening to Optimize Women’s Cardiac Health

Heart disease is a silent killer in women affecting one in five over age 50, and responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. More often than not, women succumb to heart attacks or strokes without any previous knowledge or diagnosis of pre-existing cardiac disease. Physical therapists are in a position to save lives and quality of life by recognizing that all women have significant increased risk for developing cardiac disease after menopause. Early screening for risk factors and education on lifestyle modifications may reduce a woman’s future risk for developing cardiac disease as much as 80%. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an understanding of the prevalence of heart disease in women along with simple screening tools to guide the therapist in developing a quality program that includes appropriate intervention for promoting women’s cardiac health and wellness.

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of incorporating heart health intervention for women
2. Identify appropriate screening tools for women’s cardiac health
3. Utilization of screening results to develop appropriate intervention for the female client
4. Identify when to refer to other healthcare specialists for cardiac disease-prevention and wellness

10:15am -10:30am | Moderated Q&A Session

10:30am – 11:30am | Myofascial Decompression

11:30am -11:45am | Moderated Q&A Session

11:45am – 12:30pm | Lunch

Attendees can use this time to take a break or grab lunch.

12:30pm -2:30pm | Can Pleasure Lessen Pain?

2:30pm – 2:45pm | Moderated Q&A Session

2:45pm – 3:45pm | How to Easily Grow Your Private Practice

3:45pm – 4:00pm | Moderated Q&A Session

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Can Telemedicine Vitalize Electrical Stimulation in Managing Pelvic Health Conditions? Urgency and Slow Colonic Transit

5:00pm – 5:15pm | Moderated Q&A Session

5:15pm – 6:00pm | Cocktails and Cases

6:00pm-6:15pm | Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT | APTA Pelvic Health Director of Programming
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy