4th Annual Iowa Pelvic PT Study Day

Des Moines, IA US
April 22, 2017


The cost to attend is $75 and includes learning materials, lunch, and continuing education credit. 

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Target Audience

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


TimePresentation Title and Speaker
8:30 amRegistration
9 am 

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Katie Bewyer Albrecht, PT

  • Identify body systems commonly contributing to pelvic pain. 
  • Identify a method for organizing the evaluation and treatment strategy for patients with pelvic pain.
10:30 amBreak
10:45 am

Therapeutic Neuroscience Education for Patients with Pelvic Pain

Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

  • Describe physiological changes in the nervous system that can occur with chronic pain.
  • List factors that increase pain perception.
  • List specific approaches to the treatment of chronic pain based on neuroscience.
12 pmLunch
12:30 pmRound Table Discussion
1:30 pm

Diastasis Recti Lab

Libby Trausch, PT, DPT

  • Coordinate the pelvic floor, transversus abdominus and breath.
  • Apply concepts from a general post partum core strengthening progression that is immediately clinically applicable.
3 pmBreak
3:15 pmClinical Decision Making and Case Discussion
4:30 pmAdjourn
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    04/22/2017 - 9:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    04/22/2017 - 4:30pm CDT
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Munroe Building
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States
    +1 (515) 271-1596


    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
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    Katie Albrecht

    Katie Bewyer Albrecht, PT
    Ames, IA

    Beth Shelly

    Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
    Moline, IL

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Shelly indicated she is a consultant for Analiticia. 


    Libby Trausch

    Libby Trausch, PT, DPT
    Des Moines, IA

    Dr. Trausch indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this educational activity.

    Available Credit

    • 6.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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    Cancellation Policy

    • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
    • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 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.