Course series

The Ultimate Bowel Course: GI and Pelvic Floor


  • 14 hours
  • PT/OT CEUs applied for in all 50 states
  • Click below for CEU specifics for each state.


  • Immediate access
  • Unlimited access
  • All online
  • Self-paced


  • Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, naturopathic doctors, nurses, midwives, medical doctors 
  • Experience and training in hands-on pelvic floor treatment – vaginal or rectal are required
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Did you know?

You can sign up for a live-online bowel lab
with Susan Clinton! 

When a lab is filled, you'll receive an email confirmation, a payment link, and instructions for your next steps! 
Learn to optimize bowel health from multiple angles. 

A Holistic Approach to GI Health

A comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal disorders allows for the consideration and management of multiple factors including nutritional, psychosocial, medical-surgical decisions, and physical therapy and occupational therapy examination/intervention. A multifactorial approach can often lead to improved management, as varied intervention is often essential. A comprehensive understanding of the physiology and symptom manifestation can improve the ability to develop a comprehensive intervention strategy tailored to each patient’s needs throughout the episode of care.


What people are saying:

As a pelvic PT who is referred many patients with GI concerns this was an excellent course to go deeper into holistic evaluation and treatment for this population. An excellent balance between research and experience in practice. Susan Clinton made the material easy to understand and apply. She is a gifted educator! 
This course was originally supposed to be in person, but Pelvic Guru did an excellent job adapting it to an online-hybrid platform. Would definitely recommend to other providers treating patients with GI and pain concerns! 
The Ultimate Bowel class with Susan Clinton was full of clinical pearls so that even PTs with years of bowel work can take away something useful. Susan has a wonderful way of sharing her knowledge in a creative and interesting way that can be readily translated into clinical care. I highly recommend this class.

Fantastic Labs

Course: This course is completely recorded and self-paced so you have flexibility on when and where you watch! There will be no live portion included. There are Q&As recorded with the students that participated in the live recording. 

Lab: The lab videos are all included in the recorded material and will very specifically walk you through how to use a balloon catheter as well as several other manual techniques. There is no live/small group lab included in this course (they were an additional option available for those who took the live course but were not required and not considered part of the content of the course). If you would like a personal private lab experience, you may email Susan Clinton and discuss a fee for that one-on-one professional consultation. 
What roles to diet and hydration play in GI health?
Susan Clinton preparing to teach The Ultimate Bowel Course

What will you learn?

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define functional bowel disorders and bowel disease
  • Recognize the latest evidence on the HPA axis and the relationship of the GI system to multisystem physiology in the human
  • Define the multidisciplinary role in the assessment of the patient with gastrointestinal disorders including the latest evidence on specialized testing.
  • Use a physical therapy examination algorithm for differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal impairments and functional movement dysfunctions of individual with gastrointestinal disorders including the lower GI tract.
  • Identify potential medical “red flags” that warrant referral to the appropriate physician.
  • Recognize the psychosocial and behavioral component as well as the expanded role of physical therapy and occupational therapy intervention to improve quality of life, social participation, and increase leisure participation.
  • Use appropriate physical therapy and occupational therapy examination and intervention techniques for patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Develop and discuss examination and intervention of clients with complex gastrointestinal disorders in a case study format for the improvement of bowel conditions that limit people from participating socially, personally, and relationally.


More accolades for the online Ultimate Bowel course: 

The Bowel Course provided such useful information to take to the clinic the next day and make a real difference with my Women's Health patient population. I wish I had taken this course years ago.
Susan is a dynamic speaker and even online kept the material engaging. It was nice to actually do virtually without travel and being away from home. Content was referenced and reputable. 
This course was excellent! I learned so much and you won’t be disappointed. So many aspects of learning about the GI. I feel so much more confident in treating this. Thank you Susan!
Meet the instructor


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.
Patrick Jones - Course author


What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
For other courses, the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
  • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
  • You have already claimed your CE certificate
If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email
Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.