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The Ultimate Bowel Course Update

PT/OT CEUs

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

Access

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

Audience

  • Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, naturopathic doctors, nurses, midwives, medical doctors 
  • Experience and training in hands-on pelvic floor treatment – vaginal or rectal are required
  • Prerequisite:  Ultimate Bowel Course (or similar course)
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This is an update for those who have taken The Ultimate Bowel Course with Susan Clinton and want the latest, most up to date information.

In 2025, Pelvic Global will launch The Ultimate Bowel Course 2.0, a combination of the original course and this new updated information.
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

This course is open to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, naturopathic doctors, nurses, midwives and medical doctors. Internal palpation is required. Experience andtraining in hands-on pelvic floor treatment – vaginal or rectal are recommended.

Health Care providers that have completed this course are able to perform an evaluation of the musculoskeletal aspect of the GI system (including a focus on the lower GI region and abdomen), establish and create a treatment plan and it’s progression for GI dysfunction and movement impairments of the abdomen and pelvic region.  The interventions will include manual therapy, movement/exercise, respiration, endocrine, cardiovascular - heart rate variability and balloon catheter techniques to reduce dysfunction. They also have a systematic approach for optimization of the GI system including digestive disorders, basic nutritional contributions, abdominal and pelvic floor dysfunction, and psychosocial/behavioral contributions.

What will you learn?

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and define functional bowel disorders and bowel disease

  2. Describe the latest evidence on the HPA axis and the Gut-Brain axis system to multisystem physiology in the human

  3. Application of the multidisciplinary role in assessment of the patient with gastrointestinal disorders including the latest evidence on specialized testing.

  4. Integrate 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 and nocioplastic pain.

  5. Identify potential medical “red flags” that warrant referral to the appropriate physician.

  6. Apply the appropriate psychomotor questionnaires for the assessment of psychosocial and behavioral component as well as the expanded role of physical therapy intervention.

  7. Develop an updated model of intervention techniques for patients with gastrointestinal disorders based on the evidence of the autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability, nutritional optimization, and exercise balance.

  8.  Apply the updated models of examination and intervention of clients with complex gastrointestinal disorders in a case study format.

Susan Clinton preparing to teach The Ultimate Bowel Course
Meet the instructor

Susan C. Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT WHC NBC-HWC 

Susan is an award-winning physical therapist in professional achievement and the owner of LTI Physio in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  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 for the health care practioner 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, a reviewer for the Journal of Womens Health Physical Therapy 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

FAQs

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 courses@pelvicguru.com.
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.