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3-Day: Certificate in Women's Health: Today's Best Practices for Improving Recovery and Outcomes

Debora Chasse
3 Full Days
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Women’s bodies go through a lot in a lifetime. Add the stresses and strains of pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, and trauma can lead to many problems, from pelvic floor disorders and lymphedema to back pain and bone loss.

Without specialized training in the unique needs of women, you could be leaving your patients misunderstood, misdiagnosed, undertreated and underserved – failing to end their pain, missing an opportunity to restore wellness to their lives, and leaving them to face the risk, discomfort and cost of unnecessary surgeries.

This 3-day intensive Certificate Course live webcast will provide you with today’s most innovative treatments to help women reclaim active, satisfying, pain-free lives.

Watch and bring valuable additions to your clinical toolbox that will allow you to implement advanced treatment plans for the most common issues women face, including pregnancy/postpartum complications, pelvic floor dysfunction, breast cancer, lymphedema, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. What’s more, you’ll leave this training better able to expand your practice, serving as a go-to clinician on issues related to women’s health in rehabilitation.

Sign up today, earn your Certificate in Women’s Health, and leave feeling confident and fulfilled, knowing that you can change the lives of women!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 19.0 contact hours.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 19.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. 

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours or 1.9 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 19.0 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 19.0 CE Credit Hours.

Minnesota Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 19.0 hours. Course approval #: 2359.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. 

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 19.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 1140 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Debora Chasse Related seminars and products: 1


Debora Chasse, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, is an expert in women’s health with over 20 years of experience helping women recover from pregnancy/postpartum complications, pelvic floor dysfunction, breast cancer, lymphedema, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis.

Among the first to receive the APTA’s Board Certification in Women’s Health, Dr. Chasse travels nationally to present seminars on women’s health topics, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. In addition, she has served on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts and was a writer for the APTA pelvic pain certification courses.

Dr. Chasse earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Loma Linda University, where she also began teaching in 2000, and she holds additional certifications in Complete Lymphatic Therapy and Matrix Repatterning.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debora Chasse is the owner of Function Ability Physical Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debora Chasse has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Develop strategies for creating safe environments and discussing sensitive medical concerns.
  2. Outline strategies for providing culturally competent care and supporting trauma survivors.
  3. Demonstrate evaluation methods for pregnancy/postpartum complications, pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and impairments related to breast cancer treatment.
  4. Demonstrate interventions for reducing pelvic pain and managing pelvic floor dysfunction.
  5. Demonstrate interventions for resolving bladder hyperactivity and incontinence.
  6. Demonstrate interventions for reducing low back pain related to pelvic floor dysfunction.
  7. Demonstrate interventions for rebuilding core muscles and stability after childbirth.
  8. Demonstrate interventions for pain, swelling, ROM, fatigue, and functional impairments in patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
  9. Demonstrate interventions or reducing pain and improving strength, flexibility, and stamina in patients with fibromyalgia.
  10. Demonstrate interventions for controlling swelling, decreasing fluid buildup, and preventing infections in patients with lymphedema.
  11. Demonstrate interventions for decreasing bone loss, protecting the spine, reducing fall risk, and increasing mobility in patients with osteoporosis.
  12. Demonstrate dynamic neurocognitive imagery techniques for helping patients identify and recruit the correct muscles during exercises.
  13. Discuss strategies for more effectively combining multiple modalities during treatment, therapeutic exercise, soft tissue mobilization, lymphatic drainage, trigger point release, mindfulness, and dynamic cognitive imagery (Franklin Method).
  14. Develop comprehensive treatment strategies for specific impairments.
  15. Apply evaluation and treatment techniques demonstrated throughout the course to case scenarios.
  16. Discuss the latest advances in women’s health and their implications for treatment.
  17. Review coding, billing, and documentation for women’s health.
  18. Discuss strategies for specialization, professional networking, and health programming in women’s health.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Rehab Directors
  • Rehab Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants


  • Why women’s health skills are the missing link
  • Top 10 mistakes clinicians make with female patients
  • How training in women’s health can benefit any caseload
  • How to create save environments and open dialogues
  • Tips for discussing sensitive medical, emotional, and trauma history
  • Reveal critical information that can change the course of treatment
  • Sharpen your sensitive listening skills
  • Support survivors with a trauma-informed approach
  • Culturally competent care strategies every clinician should know
  • Get to the root cause of impairments faster with better evaluation techniques for:
    • Pelvic pain
    • Pelvic floor and bladder function
    • Pre- and post-natal issues
    • Scar mobility
    • Lymphatic swelling and inflammation
    • Functional strength and mobility
    • Bone integrity
    • Balance and fall risk
    • Age-related degeneration
  • Lab
  • Effective techniques you can use immediately
    • Pregnancy/postpartum interventions to:
      • Manage low back pain
      • Prevent tearing during childbirth
      • Reduce pelvic pain and muscle tightness
      • Improve scar mobilization
      • Rebuild core muscles and stability
    • Pelvic floor interventions to:
      • Resolve pelvic and related back pain
      • Calm bladder hyperactivity
      • Resolve incontinence
      • Retrain pelvic floor muscles
    • Breast cancer interventions to:
      • Reduce pain and lymphatic swelling
      • Restore ROM, strength, endurance and energy
      • Manage functional impairments
    • Lymphedema interventions to:
      • Control swelling and edema
      • Improve lymphatic flow
      • Decrease fluid buildup
      • Prevent infections
      • Support swollen areas
    • Fibromyalgia interventions to:
      • Reduce pain and fatigue
      • Increase strength, flexibility and stamina
      • Decrease environmental stress on the body
      • Combat “fibro fog” – improve focus, attention and concentration
    • Osteoporosis interventions to:
      • Build bone and decrease bone loss
      • Protect the spine from fracture
      • Reduce fall risk
      • Increase mobility
    • Lab
  • Dynamic neurocognitive imagery/Franklin Method
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Breathing exercises
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point release
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Comprehensive treatment strategies for specific impairments, including:
    • Pelvic pain
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Vaginal tears
    • Sexual health
    • Bladder hyperfunction
    • Incontinence
    • Diastasis recti/transverse abdominus
    • Radiation scarring
    • Lymphedema
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Osteoporosis
  • Lab
  • Justify treatment with the right progress measures and documentation
  • How to maximize your reimbursement
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips
  • Case study 1: Stabilize abdominal muscles and decrease pregnancy-related pain
  • Case study 2: Successfully treat incontinence
  • Case study 3: Improve tissue mobility and joint motion with a breast cancer patient
  • Case study 4: Manage lymphatic swelling with a breast cancer survivor
  • Case study 5: Reduce pain and fatigue related to fibromyalgia
  • Case study 6: Safeguard the spine in a patient with osteoporosis
  • Give your patients the benefits of cutting edge research
  • The insider’s guide to specialization and professional networking
  • Key components of a world-class women’s health program



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"Great course, thank you for all of the new information I can bring into our practice!"

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