3rd Annual Iowa Pelvic PT Study Day

Des Moines, IA US
April 16, 2016

The cost to attend is $30 and includes learning materials, continental breakfast and lunch. 

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Target Audience

Iowa-based women’s health/pelvic floor PT’s and PTA's.  


8 amRegistration
8:30 am
  • Prevention of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Across the Lifespan with Discussion on Prevention and Treatment Strategies
    Kari Smith, DPT, BCB-PMD
    • Understand the epidemiology and prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction. 
    • Learn and discuss strategies for prevention programs that can immediately be incorporated into their practice. 
    • Discuss how to keep their patients out of poise pads and away from surgery. 
  • Conservative Management of Post Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence a Survey of 11 Experts
    Beth Shelly PT, DPT, WCS, BCB PMD
    • Effectively describe pelvic floor muscle (PFM) exercises to men
    • Develop a rehabilitation program for men after prostate surgery 
    • Discuss how changing position affects PFM exercise programs in men after prostate surgery ​
11:45 am Lunch
12:30 pm
  • Evidence-Based, Biopsychosocial Approach to Constipation Management in Physical Therapy
    Libby Trausch, PT, DPT
    • Understand the anatomy/physiology of constipation.
    • Learn and discuss treatment strategies for constipation in physical therapy.
    • Apply two manual techniques to facilitate improved defecation.
  • New Concepts and Treatments for Women and Men for the Pelvic Floor, Abdominal Wall, Female Chronic Pain, Sexual Health and Function
    Peggy Scott, PT, MPT
    • Know the latest information on diastasis recti abdominis (DRA). 
    • Understand the method for evaluating DRA.
3 pmAdjourn


imagePhoto of Beth Shelly

Peggy Scott, PT, MPT

  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Board certified as an Athletic Trainer
  • Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
  • Areas of expertise: Incontinence, Orthopedics, Pelvic Pain, Sports Medicine, Women's Health

Beth Shelly PT, DPT, WCS, BCB PMD

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Board certified in Women's Health Physical Therapy
  • Board certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
  • Certified in LeDuc Lymphedema Management


Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMDLibby Trausch, D.P.T., Physical Therapist at Des Moines University Physical Therapy Clinic

Kari Smith, DPT, BCB-PMD

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Masters in Physical Therapy, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science – Athletic Training, South Dakota State University
  • Certifications    
    • Iowa Physical Therapy License
    • Certified National Athletic Trainer
    • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Advanced Course
    • Certified Stott Pilates Instructor Mat and Reformer
    • BCIA Board Certified in Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
    • Section of Women’s Health, APTA, Certificate in Achievement- Pelvic Floor

Libby Trausch PT, DPT

  • Undergraduate School: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Additional Degrees/Training:
    • Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy
    • Professional Yoga Therapy Certification (training in progress)

Welcome to Des Moines

In Des Moines, you can experience the excitement of the city and explore rural Iowa’s charming beauty. Connecting with your peers, shopping, food and activities make great memories.  This affordable, cosmopolitan city has an impressive blend of world class art and premier attractions, such as the Science Center of Iowa and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.  Miles of trails to walk or cycle allow you to see the city and the beauty of its rivers and parks ~ just steps away from the conference.  Bicycles are available for rent through the BCycle program! When it comes to dining, our city offers incredible food prepared by talented chefs.  You will experience some of the finest tasting pork to Tai pizza.  Another added benefit is downtown’s four-mile, climate-controlled skywalk system (the largest skywalk system per capita in the world), our booming suburbs, and unique shopping in the East Village. Greater Des Moines is a growing metropolis with an array of attractions and entertainment in a setting that boasts a rich history, a thriving present and a very bright future, all while maintaining a special charm that touches all who visit.  Learn more about Des Moines at the following websites:


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  • City Cab: 515-279-5555
  • Freedom Taxi Cab: 515-289-9800

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $10 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
  • Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity. 
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/16/2016 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
04/16/2016 - 3:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 5.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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