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We are proud to be an AGD approved program provider.  Our quarterly lectures will offer two (2) CE credits.

  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Whole Body Treatment Approach



April 3, 2024
“Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Whole Body Treatment Approach”
Lecture by Dr. Gabriela A. Van Sickle, PT DPT CFMT WCS

Course Objectives:

  • Understand what Functional Manual Therapy® is and how it is different from traditional physical therapy
  • Be able to define pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Understand relationship between floor dysfunction, TMD, and other musculoskeletal symptoms
  • Be able to recognize signs/symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Understand what causes pelvic floor dysfunction and secondary symptoms/dysfunctions
  • Understand treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Know resources to provide more information about pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Know when to refer to a pelvic floor physical therapist

Speaker Bio: 

Gabriela completed an accelerated program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She received a BS in Exercise Science with a minor in psychology and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy with Distinction in 2013. After graduation, Gabriela moved to Richmond, VA, where she completed a two-year residency program through the Institute of Physical Art. In 2015, she sat for the rigorous Functional Manual Therapy ® certification exam, passing with honors. After completing CFMT, Gabriela began taking pelvic floor classes through Herman and Wallace and expanded her treatment to male and female patients with pelvic pain, pain with sexual intercourse, colorectal dysfunction, post-partum, and urinary and fecal incontinence. In 2018, Gabriela passed the rigorous pelvic health certification exam through the American Physical Therapy Association.

In 2017, Gabriela and her husband, Matthew Van Sickle, opened Functional Physical Therapy, LLC, to provide one-on-one, individualized care for those with musculoskeletal, neurological, and pelvic floor disorders. Functional PT specializes in treating patients with complex conditions who have not recovered with traditional treatment or physical therapy.

In her free time, Gabriela enjoys running and spending time with her husband and two young children.


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