Pelvic Health Solutions 2018 Symposium

The 5th Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) Symposium will enrich your theoretical and practical knowledge of pelvic health.

If your patient has a pelvis, you will benefit from this online course! 

You don’t have to be a practicing internal pelvic health therapist in order to learn from the 4 incredible experts who present on a variety of topics - pelvic health, vulvodynia, breast feeding, and bladder conditions.

Learn the science, critical reasoning and inter-disciplinary approaches needed to fully understand the direction that pelvic health is taking in your community, provincially, nationally and internationally.

This online course is made up of presentations from a variety of evidence-based practitioners in a variety of fields. Keep reading to learn more about the presenters and their area of speciality.


Taking a Root Cause Approach to Common Pelvic Health 

Presented by: Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT 

Jessica will discuss how optimizing digestive function, nutrient dense nutrition, stress management, and optimal sleep can support clients to reach their pain relief goals in an empowered way. We will discuss how the collaboration between a functional nutrition approach and a physical therapy approach is optimal for women with pelvic pain conditions including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis (IC), vulvodynia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and constipation.

She is the founder and CEO of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare. Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals. Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.  

Women's Health Physiotherapy: Babies, Breasts, and Brains

Presented By: Mercedes Eustergerling,  BKin.  

Mercedes Eustergerling will provide a summary of Pelvic Health Solution's recent course on the lactating breast. She will also describe her journey to becoming a lactation consultant and how this informs her practice as a women's health physiotherapist. Participants will learn about the unique physiotherapy needs of breastfeeding dyads and how to apply existing assessment and treatment techniques to this population.  

Mercedes received her BKin from the University of Calgary and her MPT from the University of Western Ontario. She has completed a Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Alberta and will be receiving a Master in Health Management from McMaster University in 2018. ·   With a strong background in orthopaedics and sport physiotherapy, Mercedes is drawn to chronic and complex conditions. She is the owner of Vida Health & Wellness in Calgary, Alberta and primarily works in women's health. Mercedes is a registered physiotherapist and a lactation consultant at Vida. She also volunteers at the Riley Park Breastfeeding Clinic in Calgary. 

The Medical and Surgical Management of Vulvodynia.

Presented By: Yonah Krakowsky, MD, FRCSC.    

This talk will explore the diagnostic workup and medical/surgical management of patients with vulvodynia.    

Yonah Krakowsky completed his medical school and urology residency at the University of Toronto. Following the he completed a fellowship in sexual medicine and surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is currently on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Women's College focusing on male and female sexual dysfunction.  

Surgical update, lasers and more for bladder conditions

Presented By: Dr. Dean Elterman, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Dean Elterman will review the latest in non-invasive and surgical treatments for common bladder conditions such as stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. 

Dr. Dean S. Elterman completed his medical degree followed by residency in urologic surgery at the University of Toronto. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2011. Dr. Elterman completed a two-year fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Neuro-Urology, Female Urology and Pelvic Reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.·

Dr. Elterman has worked in the areas of men’s health and survivorship at the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and at the University of Toronto. He is the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. He completed his Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Elterman is a member of several professional societies including the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the International Neuromodulation Society, and the International Society of Men’s Health.

Instructor Name Pelvic Health Solutions
Cost CA$99.00
Run Time 3:25:43
Access Duration Indefinite access after purchase