Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain), orthopedic manual therapy, and TMJ treatment. She is the leading expert in the field of pediatric incontinence in physical therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy since 1992 both nationally and internationally. Dawn is certified by the Biofeedback Institute of America for pelvic muscle biofeedback treatment.
Dawn has actively been treating patients for the past 32 years and owns a private practice in Denver, Colorado, develops educational materials for health care providers through Progressive Therapeutics and provides consulting services through Physical Therapy Specialists. In addition she is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University Department of Physical Therapy in Denver, CO where she teaches pelvic muscle dysfunction/ women’s health physical therapy, as well TMJ.
Dawn received her degree in physical therapy in 1982 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She participated in extensive international postgraduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities in Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. In 1992, Dawn completed an additional two-year residency to become a certified instructor of the Mariano Rocabado techniques for the spine, pelvis and craniomandibular joints (RCMT). Dawn also received her BCB-PMD Board Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder… read more
How can a clinician taking on pelvic floor patients for the first time keep all of the terminology around anatomy, conditions and diagnoses strait? In… read more
Without an in-depth understanding of non-invasive tools available to therapists, it is not possible to effectively practice pediatric pelvic floor rehabilitation. This course, with Dawn… read more
How can physical therapists evaluate and address the complex psychological considerations associated with constipation and dysfunctional voiding, and provide practical solutions for children experiencing persistent… read more
How can physical therapists evaluate and address complex pediatric cases involving urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction? How do physical therapy evaluation and treatment approaches… read more
Enuresis is a significant problem for children and their families, effecting five to seven million children in the United States. This course outlines the role… read more
What does the actual progression of appointments for evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction look like in clinical practice? This course provides seven real… read more
How can therapists effectively teach children to execute subtle muscle contractions to perform proper toileting technique? One answer is the emerging practice of biofeedback or… read more