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From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections

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From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections

From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections

This course includes
2:45:28 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

About The Course

This online course by Julie Wiebe and Susan Clinton will answer many relevant and critical clinical questions including:

  • What role do the intertwined intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressure systems have in musculoskeletal and pelvic health dysfunction?
  • How do the top and bottom of the respiratory system and alimentary track connect anatomically, neurophysiologically, neuromuscularly and structurally?
  • How do we optimize the function of these systems?

This 2.75-hour conceptual introduction will explore the answers to these questions as it relates to common dysfunctions of the lumbopelvic, cervicothoracic region, pelvic health, and gut systems. Discussion of the central stability/proximal control system will include the contribution and links between alignment, breath mechanics, pressure systems, chemical contributors, cranial and autonomic nervous systems. Participants will be provided with clinical reasoning tools and self-lab opportunities to synthesize the concepts into upper and lower quarter movement strategies, immediately applicable to their client population.


  • By the end of this online physiotherapy course, the participant will be able to articulate the function of three anatomical components of the epi-glottal system.
  • By the end of this online course, the participant will be able to articulate three steps in the trigeminal/vagal alarm system.
  • By the end of this online course, the participant will be able to discuss three pieces of evidence demonstrating the link between the pressure and pelvic health systems.
  • By the end of this online module, the orthopedic and sports medicine participant will be able to develop three intervention strategies to address pelvic health considerations within therapeutic exercise programs.
  • By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to integrate breath mechanics and vocalization strategies for 3 transitional movements (ex-sit to stand).
  • By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to discuss the relationship of alignment to the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse.
  • By the end of this online module, the practitioner will be able to develop three upper airway intervention strategies to optimize pressure management in functional activity (ex-picking up a grocery bag).
  • By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to justify 3 intervention strategies that utilize the functions of the epiglottal complex (speech, swallow, or respiration) in a treatment program for female clients with low back pain and incontinence.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed to equip adult rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, athletic therapists, and kinesiologists, with an introduction to the evidence, theoretical constructs and new clinical tools to link the upper cervicothoracic structures and functions, neuro-chemical and sensory processes, and pressure systems above the diaphragm with those below in order to re-create efficient proximal control, movement, function, and fitness for clients. All participants should apply the information within their state/jurisdictional scope of practice.

The physiotherapist/physical therapist (PT) and the occupational therapist (OT) will be introduced to the theoretical basis, clinical reasoning and practical tools for integrating a multi-faceted approach to the systems from the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor that contributes to optimized postural control, movement, function, and fitness from assessment to evidenced-based treatment plan development.

The physiotherapy assistant (PTA) and the occupational therapist (OTA) will be introduced to the theoretical basis for the assessment process, and reasoning behind an integrated, multi-faceted approach to the systems from the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor in the therapist designed POC to aide with the implementation of treatment programs to ensure continuity of care.

The Athletic Trainer (AT) and the Kinesiologist (Kin) will gain insight into theory, evidence, and practical tools for integration of a multi-faceted approach to the systems from the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor into an athletes training program keeping pelvic and musculoskeletal health in mind.

What’s Included In This Online Healthcare Course?

  • 2 hour 45 minutes of video lessons.           
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Downloadable slides/workbook so you can follow along as you take the course
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!

Is The Course Eligible For CEU's?

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has approved and awarded this course 2 Continuing Competency Units (CCUs). CCUs are accepted by 34 state boards and will be translated by them into either CEUs or hours depending on which your state board awards. Please be advised this may not directly correlate with the number of CCUs awarded, nor to the number of contact hours of the actual course. You need to contact your board to understand how the CCU’s will be convert-ed to the “currency” of your board. To receive CEUs you must complete the course and pass the post-test with a minimum of 70%. Please click here to see if your state board accepts the FSBPT approval. (Currently, we are pursuing recertification for this course).

Can I Share A Course With A Friend Or Colleague? How Does The Group Discount Work?

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.


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The instructors
Julie Wiebe

Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT has over twenty-four years of clinical experience in Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health, specializing in pelvic/abdominal, pregnancy and postpartum health for fit and athletic females. Following her passion to revolutionize the way women recover from pregnancy and injury to return to high levels of fitness and performance, she has pioneered an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness. Her innovative concepts and strategies have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations (ortho/sports medicine, pelvic health, neurology, and pediatrics). A published author, Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations. She provides direct care to female athletes through telehealth and her clinical practice in Los Angeles, California.

Susan Clinton

Susan is an award-winning physical therapist in professional achievement and the owner of LTI Physio in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (former co-owner of Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness in Sewickley, PA).

Susan is board certified in orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and a board certified health and wellness coach. She is an international instructor/mentor of post-professional education in women’s health (including GI issues in women), orthopedic manual therapy, health/wellness coaching and business psychology. She is on faculty at Andrews University in the Doctor of Science in PT program, a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, and a clinical faculty instructor for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and ASPIRE.  She is also an active author in research and blog posts, and is an active professional/clinical mentor. 

Susan is the co-founder and board member for the foundation: Global Women’s Health Initiative. She is also the co-host of the 5 five-star podcast, “Tough to Treat,” the guide to treating complex patients, and “The Genius Project,” reframing the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Susan enjoys walking / hiking, country line dance and ballroom, and is an avid supporter of music, the arts, and international objectives for women’s health.

How to contact Susan:

People can find me at - my online courses are listed on the website as well as my live courses - check back in for updates


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Course Material included in this course
  • From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections (Part One)
  • From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor (Part One)
  • Course Power Point PDF
  • Course Outline with References
  • Course Bibliography
  • Feedback
  • From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections (Part Two)
  • From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor (Part Two)
  • Feedback
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  • Next Steps: Course Completion Certificates and CEUs
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  • Pursuing CEUs
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