Upon completion of her third segment of a three-part series in advanced women’s health physical therapy, Tara Mund, DPT of Alpine Physical Therapy will have amassed all the credits and training required to attain certification as a specialist in women’s health physical therapy. She completed Level 1 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in spring of 2010. She then completed Level 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in fall of 2011.
By attaining her advanced certification, Tara will be the sole physical therapist in Missoula who performs examinations and treatments at this advanced level, a feat that will enable her to skillfully address pelvic diagnoses in women (and men) of all ages. Having a certified women’s health specialist in physical therapy woking at Alpine Physical Therapy strongly expands our existing outreach in the area of women’s health physical therapy.
Tara is the Director of the Her Health program at Alpine Physical Therapy (www.HerHealthMT.com). Whereas she’s been able to grow this program over the past three years, her attainment of this certification after completing her upcoming course will benefit her dramatically. Certification will place her at the top of her field in our community, enabling her to communicate comfortably and with authority to area doctors and other referral sources. Additionally, her patients will directly benefit from Tara’s advanced training as a specialist.
Tara is slated to attend Level 3, taught by M.J. Strauhal, PT, BCB-PMD, in Neptune, New Jersey, on March 2 through March 4, 2012. This course is approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is sponsored by the Women’s Health Section of the APTA.
This three-day course will provide clinically relevant information and training for the evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence, life span specific considerations, and individuals with neurological involvement. Labs will focus on EMG relaxation training and integration of complete examination procedures learned in previous coursework. Lecture will include the pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation and treatment of patients, pediatric and geriatric populations, and pelvic floor intervention with neurologic patients. Changes in the pelvic organs throughout the lifecycle and interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic dysfunction will be reviewed. Course content is evidence based and will promote the use of the most reliable tests and validated outcomes measures.
We extend in advance our sincere congratulations, Tara, on your upcoming achievement.