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Heather Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

Heather Rader Instructor Bio:
Dr. Heather Rader is the owner of Rader Pelvic Physical Therapy, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain in all genders.

A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a master’s degree in physical therapy, and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She has been board-certified in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle disorders since 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination.

She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor series and Pregnancy series, and is the author of the Geriatric Pelvic Floor and the Home Health Pelvic Floor courses.

Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor,” which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice. In 2019, she presented a TEDx Talk called "How to Save Someone from a Pelvic Floor Muscle Attack.”

Heather Rader's Continuing Education Courses

Functions and Dysfunctions of the Pelvic Girdle and Pelvic Floor

Functions and Dysfunctions of the Pelvic Girdle and Pelvic Floor

Video Runtime: 84 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 32 Minutes

This course will explore the anatomical relevance of the pelvic girdle and pelvic floor structures and functions of common movement dysfunctions seen in rehabilitation.… Read Morearrow_right

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Orthopedic Connections to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Orthopedic Connections to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Video Runtime: 68 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 47 Minutes

This course will focus on connections between common orthopedic dysfunction seen in clinical practice to pelvic floor dysfunctions. Orthopedic conditions such… Read Morearrow_right

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Evaluation Strategies for the Pelvic Floor

Evaluation Strategies for the Pelvic Floor

Video Runtime: 60 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

Most rehabilitation professionals lack understanding of basic skills in screening and evaluating for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, despite high prevalence… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment Strategies for the Pelvic Girdle and Pelvic Floor

Treatment Strategies for the Pelvic Girdle and Pelvic Floor

Video Runtime: 61 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 46 Minutes

Most rehabilitation professionals lack understanding of basic skills in treating simple pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, despite high prevalence in most therapy… Read Morearrow_right

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