On-Demand Courses

Online courses for PTs, PTAs and SPTs.

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy offers a range of self-paced courses geared toward Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Physical Therapy Students. Register for an on-demand course or purchase a symposium recording to advance your professional knowledge and career.

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Video Courses

A Video Course is an online pre-recorded lecture course that includes prereading assignments, a video-recorded lecture and/or demonstration, a multiple-choice test and a certificate of completion which is issued if you receive 80% or higher passing score on the test. All you need is a stable internet connection, working speakers or headphones and a computer to access the Learning Center. Our video courses are open to PTs, PTAs and SPTs and is a cost-effective and convenient way for you to achieve contact hours toward CEUs from home. The Academy regularly adds new video courses year-round. Subscribe to our Education Alerts to be the first to know about our latest courses and discounts!

ɴᴇᴡ Acute COVID-19 and Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Physical Therapy Management

Jessica LeJeune, PT, DPT

According to the CDC, pregnant people are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Physical therapy intervention for this population is crucial to improving outcomes. Physical therapists who work with these patients should have specialized knowledge of the respiratory changes that occur during pregnancy in order to offer the safest and most effective treatment. In this course, participants will learn the many adaptations of the cardiopulmonary system during pregnancy. They will apply this knowledge to guide clinical decision-making regarding evaluation and treatment of pregnant patients with respiratory failure, from intensive care to the outpatient clinic... Read More

Included: 2.5 Contact Hour, Course Materials, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $169
Non-Members: $189

ɴᴇᴡ Mastering the Movement System: Diagnosis & Management of Pelvic Floor Movement 

Theresa Spitznagle, PT, DPT, Board Certified Women’s Health Specialist, Karla Wente, PT, DPT, CLT, Board Certified Women’s Health Specialist, Jennifer LaCross, PT, DPT, ATC, CLT-LANA Board Certified Women’s Health Specialist, Alexandria Uding, PT, DPT


Effective patient care requires a systematic approach.

Using the movement system framework allows you to quickly determine the primary movement problem as the physical therapist, which then leads to quicker decisions about what to do for your patient. Translation? Better, quicker patient outcomes and a more confident therapist! 

This approach will be detailed in depth in this course using visuals, lecture, discussion, asynchronous activities, and movement videos to allow you to truly master the movement system. You will learn about the pelvic floor movement diagnoses, when to consider adjacent regions of the hip and spine, and how to apply these concepts for patients at any fitness level, including even higher level athletes… Read More

Included: 6 Contact Hour, Video, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $250
Non-Members: $275

ɴᴇᴡ (Pre) Menopause Matters: The Power of Early Education

Women’s Health Board-Certified Specialist

PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist
Women’s Health Board-Certified Specialist

This course is designed for the women who “aren’t there yet,” those who may not recognize their hormones are already silently changing as they go on with their busy lives…getting pregnant, nursing babies, building careers, exercising, or just hanging out with family or friends. Hormonal fluctuations begin twenty years or more before the menopause transition is complete, and early symptoms are often confused for other life events such as pregnancy, postpartum, or stress!

Disclosure: This course has been previously reviewed and approved by the Education Review Committee of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. The Academy will be compensated if you purchase this course using the button below.

ɴᴇᴡ Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Pelvic Health: Foundations of Providing Equitable Care to Persons of Color

Justine Roper, PT, DPT

Many practitioners who treat pelvic health conditions have experienced how impactful they can be to an individual’s life. Pelvic health conditions plague many from all demographics, yet persons of color, especially women of color, disproportionately lack knowledge and access to equitable preventative and curative treatments for pelvic floor disorders. In addition, practitioners that are non-persons of color lack knowledge surrounding both the historical background and current complexities of health disparities impacting persons of color. This is a barrier to providing quality care to persons of color. This course is developed for practitioners to become well-equipped to provide patient-centered care that is responsive to the needs of this population… read more.

Included: 2 Contact Hour, Video, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $125
Non-Members: $155

ɴᴇᴡ Evidence-Based Use of Dilators in Rehabilitation

Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC

Vaginal dilators, also referred to as trainers are used in pelvic rehabilitation as a tool to help patients with vaginal pain overcome challenges with penetration. This could include inability to tolerate a tampon, medical exam, or sexual penetration. Common diagnosis that warrant the use of dilators include: Levator ani syndrome, vaginismus, Meyer-Rokitansky Kuster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH), Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS), post vaginal birth scarring of the perineum, genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), vestibulodynia, and post cancer treatment including chemotherapy and radiation. This course will present evidence on the use of dilators for the above diagnosis…. read more.

Included: 1 Contact Hour, Video, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $49
Non-Members: $69

ɴᴇᴡ Movement System Foundations: Application To Women’s And Pelvic Health Practice

Theresa “Tracy” Monaco Spitznagle, PT, DPT, MHS, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist and Karla Wente, PT, DPT, CLT, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) officially adopted the language of the “movement system” in 2013, with a white paper published in 2015 supporting the definition and understanding of the movement system in physical therapy. As this important concept continues to grow throughout the profession, it is of utmost importance that pelvic and women’s health physical therapists… read more.

Included: 3 Contact Hours, Videos, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $169
Non-Members: $189

ɴᴇᴡ The Role Of Trauma In Chronic Pain: Maximizing Our Skill Set For Mind-Body Healing

Mary Beth Genday, PT

This online, pre-recorded course examines the literature on Autonomic nervous system response to trauma and the parallels between trauma (PTSD, abuse, ACE scores) and chronic pain and then goes a step further to look at a multi-dimensional treatment approach through manual, exercise, breathing and the actual anatomic mechanics that make this approach successful… read more.

Includes: 3.5 Hours of Video, Quiz, Survey, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members:  $139
Non-Members: $179

Trauma Sensitive Physical Therapy Care

Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum, MSc

Experiencing a traumatic event may elicit a response of overwhelming fear, helplessness, and horror and for many, these feelings can persist well after the danger has passed. Undergoing a trauma can be a life-altering experience, and it can impact feelings and behaviors, as well as work personal and social relationships… read more.

Includes: 2.5-Hour Video, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members:  $275
Non-Members: $300

Male Pelvic Pain

Gerard Greene, MSc ( Manip Physio) , MCSP, MMACP, PG Cert H Ed

Men’s health physiotherapy is seen to be approximately 20 years behind female pelvic health in terms of research, training, mentoring and number of clinicians in this field. Male pelvic pain is a common condition with marked effects on quality of life and patients often go through a torturous path to find a clinician who can help their condition. This online seminar will present the condition of male pelvic pain and the role of physical therapy from a combined pelvic health and musculoskeletal perspective… read more.

Includes: 2-Hour Video Lecture, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members:  $109
Non-Members: $139

The Nuts and Bolts of Prostate Cancer in Physical Therapy

Dr. Joanne Milios, B.Sc(Physio) HDR, PhD, Men’s Health Physiotherapist & Clinical Researcher, PhD University of Western Australia, School of Sport Science, Exercise & Health

This course covers a range of topics relevant to physical therapist providing clinical, evidence-based care for men undergoing treatment for Prostate Cancer. Course topics include an introduction to men’s health, clinical assessment of pelvic health in man, prostate cancer treatment, pelvic floor muscle function and original research, Peyronie’s Disease incident… read more.

Includes: 2.5-Hour Video Lecture, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members:  $249
Non-Members: $299

Level 1 | Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments

Daniel Gruber, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, Col, MC, USAF

This online course will demonstrate a comprehensive urogynecological clinical evaluation and describe the most common diagnoses encountered in a typical female pelvic medicine or reconstructive surgery clinic. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the physical therapist will work closely with the women’s health care provider to evaluate the musculoskeletal causes of pain and dysfunction… read more.

Includes: 2-Hour Video, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members:  $139
Non-Members: $159

Level 2 | Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments

Daniel Gruber, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, Col, MC, USAF

This comprehensive video presents the more common urogynecologic surgical procedures. We review surgery for stress Incontinence, overactive Bladder, vaginal prolapse, diverticulum and various fistulas. This course shows the major steps of the actual surgeries being performed… read more.

Includes: 1.5-Hour Video, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members:  $129
Non-Members: $149

Home Study Modules

A Home Study Module is a short, online course (1 hour – 6 hours) that includes a PDF text reading, a multiple-choice quiz and a certificate of completion upon 80% or higher passing score on the quiz. All you need is a stable internet connection and a desktop or laptop computer to access the Learning Center where the course materials are available to the learner. This self-paced learning opportunity is open to PTs, PTAs and SPTs and is a cost-effective way for you to achieve contact hours toward CEUs at your own time.

Lymphedema Management in Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Debora Chassé, MPT, DPT, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, CLT-LANA
This home study module was developed for the physical therapist who would like to learn more about lymphedema as well as prepare for the lymphedema portion of Women´s Health Clinical Specialist exam. Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) has been used universally to treat lymphedema since the 1800´s. The well-known Foldi Clinic is located in Germany and in the 1990´s CDT was brought to America to train practitioners. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, lymphedema diagnoses, differential diagnoses and the phases and steps involved in CDT. The book takes you through the physical therapy initial evaluation for lymphedema following the guidelines for specialty practice. It also contains many case studies designed to enhance your application of CDT. CDT has many concepts and procedures that will additionally help patients with inflammation, autoimmune disorders and pain. It is a must for all physical therapist. *Individuals must apply for CEU approval in their own states.
Included: 3.5 hours of reading materials, quiz, survey, certificate of completion

Academy Members: $105
Non-Members: $140

Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain
Karen Abraham, PT, PhD, OCS Laura Scheufele, PT, BCIA-PMDB
This downloadable course module provides a comprehensive introduction to physical therapy management of patients with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). This self-study module provides an overview of the pathology of CPP and common examination and intervention strategies for the management of these patients. The most recent evidence is presented along with “clinical pearls” based on the authors’ clinical experiences. Patient cases and a brief assessment are provided to facilitate application of the material to clinical practice.
Includes: 6 hours of reading materials, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion
Academy Members: $180
Non-Members: $240
Physical Therapy Management of Osteoporosis: Prevention and Management
Carleen Lindsey, PT, MScAH, GCS, CEEAA and Nancey Johnson Bookstein, PT, EdD

This downloadable home study module is intended to give therapists a practical approach to comprehensive problem solving for the patient who presents with low bone density, and often a kyphosis, forward head, and protracted shoulder girdle. Skeletal anatomy and physiology as well as bone strength measurement strategies are presented. The scientific basis for current pharmacological treatment is discussed as well as surgical approaches for treating vertebral fractures. Evaluation and treatment planning are covered in great detail. Physical therapy interventions feature postural and resistance exercises, activities of daily living as exercise, and also some manual therapies. This course has been designed for the therapist to immediately apply the information in the clinical setting to patients with kyphosis, osteoporosis, and/or postural restrictions. The appendix section includes a large number of print-ready exercise interventions.

Includes: 4-Hours of reading material, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $120
Non-Members: $160

Medical Management and Physical Therapy Management of High-Risk Pregnancy
Jean M. Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

This downloadable home study module is designed to provide an overview of the common medical conditions that place a pregnant women into a high risk category. Medical management, nutrition management, and physical therapy examination/evaluation and interventions for these medical conditions is also included. The effects of long-term bed rest, both physically and psychologically, are discussed. Lastly, common psychosocial issues for the mother and family members is addressed and includes information on referral sources for support services during a challenging pregnancy.

Includes: 4 hours of reading material, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion
Academy Members: $120
Non-Members: $160

Physical Therapy in Obstetrics
Rebecca G. Stephenson, PT, DPT, MS
This is a downloadable home study module that aims to assist the practitioner who needs additional information on the basics needed to treat pregnant women. This home study covers anatomy, physiology, examination and treatment. Topics include: contraindications to exercise during pregnancy, examination strategies, Vena Cava syndrome, biomechanics of pregnancy, identifying treatment strategies for musculoskeletal dysfunctions, differentiating between low back and SIJ pain, and nerve palsies.

Includes: 2 hours of reading material, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion
Academy Members: $60
Non-Members: $80

Essential Terms and Concepts for Surface Electromyography Biofeedback in Surface Electromyography Instruments
D. Todd Shewman, BA Kin

This downloadable home study course is intended to give the practicing physical therapists a working knowledge of surface electromyography (SEMG) instrumentation. Quality treatment of patient with pelvic dysfunction requires a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and many treatment modalities. SEMG is only one part of a complete treatment. However, incomplete knowledge of SEMG can result in poor or incorrect application, interpretation, or treatments. Strong knowledge of instrumentation will enhance the quality of SEMG treatments and patient outcomes. This material will describe basic concepts applicable to all forms of SEMG. It is intended to familiarize the reader with basic SEMG instrumentation concepts. Fundamentals of electronics and definitions of important terms pertaining to components of instrumentation and other components and their effects in the recording environment are presented. The goal is to present the reader with essential terms and enough information to be able to identify noise and artifacts in clinical situations, and, to assist in scrutinizing research papers with increased rigor. This module is necessary to complete the didactic education for the BCIA pelvic muscle dysfunction certificate.

Includes: 3 hours of reading material, Survey, Quiz, Certificate of Completion

Academy Members: $90
Non-Members: $120

All-Access Home Study Bundle
+ 1 Video Course
Discounted Package

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is offering all Home Study Modules at a discounted bundle price. Each modules course consist of readings, quizzes and certificates of completion for each successfully passed module (80% score or higher on the quiz).

– All 6 Home Study Modules + Video Course “Level 1: Urogynecological Clinical Evaluation and Treatments”
– 7 Multiple-Choice Question Quizzes
– 7 Certificates of Completion
– 24.5 Total Contact Hours

Academy Members: $699 (Join to save)
Academy Student Members: $599 (Join to save)
Non-Members: $899

Use code ALLACCESS at online checkout to save $150 on this bundle!

Symposium Recordings

Past conference and symposium session recordings available for purchase.

ɴᴇᴡ 2021 Fall Symposium Recording (6 Contact hrs)


6-Hour Lesson | The purpose of our Annual 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. This virtual symposium is worth 6 contact hours.

If you missed this year’s Fall Symposium, here is your chance to catch up. 

Academy Members: $190
Non-Members: $240

ɴᴇᴡ Early Screening to Optimize Women’s Cardiac Health

Karen Litos, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist and Karen Snowden, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

1-Hour Lesson | 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… read more.

Academy Members: $49
Non-Members: $79

ɴᴇᴡ Myofascial Decompression

Ramona Horton, PT, DPT, MPT

1.5 Hour Lesson | Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is a manual therapy technique that is an adaptation from the traditional Asian medicine technique known as Cupping. The goal of this course is to apply an evidence-based approach to treating the superficial fascia and its associated structures such as cutaneous nerves and proprioceptors while incorporating known scientific principles of neuromobilization, movement science, and pain science… read more.

Academy Members: $49
Non-Members: $79

ɴᴇᴡ Can Pleasure Lessen Vulvar Pain?
Dee Hartman, PT, DPT and Elizabeth Wood, Sex Educator

2-Hour Lesson | Three out of four women report having had pain with sex at some point in their lives. Research reports as many as 16% of women experience chronic vulvar pain; a pain impacts their lives, their sexual relationships, and their self-esteem. As women’s health PT’s, we readily assess and treat women impacted by chronic vulvar pain… Read more.

Academy Members: $49
Non-Members: $79

ɴᴇᴡ How to Easily Grow Your Private Practice
Jessica Drummond and Julie Granger

1-Hour Lesson | In this session, Dr. Julie Granger and Dr. Jessica Drummond will walk the participants through the 5 steps of marketing for practice growth. This session will provide actionable strategies and use case examples to inspire you to clarify your brand, messaging, and marketing processes for more consistent new client enrollment and retention… read more.
Academy Members: $49

Non-Members: $79

ɴᴇᴡ Can Telemedicine Vitalize Electrical Stimulation In Managing Pelvic Health Conditions? Urgency And Slow Colonic Transit
Sandra Gallagher, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

1-Hour Lesson | The evidence for electrical stimulation interventions is as strong as the evidence for many other PT interventions. Their efficacy in treating many pelvic health conditions is supported in research. Some of the conditions that benefit include: pain from dysmenorrhea, urinary and fecal urgency, constipation, urinary retention, and wound healing… read more.

Academy Members: $49
Non-Members: $79

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