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Digital Seminar

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

Debora Chasse, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
18 Hours 57 Minutes
Audio and Video
Sep 23, 2019
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


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 intensive training course recording 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.

Leave feeling confident and fulfilled, knowing that you can change the lives of women!


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. 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.  

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Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 19.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 19.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 19.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Occupational Therapists - 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 self-study continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists - California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 19.0 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists - 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.

Physical Therapists - Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Physical Therapists - 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 self-study course qualifies for 19.0 CE credit hours.

Physical Therapists - 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 self-study course qualifies for 22.8 contact hours.

Physical Therapists - North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 19.0 continuing education clock hours 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, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT Related seminars and products

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: Dr. Debora Chasse has employment relationships with Function Ability Physical Therapy and Matrix Repatterning. She receives a speaking honorarium from the Matrix Institute. Dr. Chasse receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Debora Chasse is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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  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.


  • 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

Target Audience

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



Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 1


Megan M

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

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