Introducing Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals

It is the role of the physical therapist to screen for and provide information on diet and nutritional issues to patients, clients, and the community within the scope of physical therapist practice.
As a physical therapist with a doctorate in clinical nutrition, I know from my 18 years of practice experience that patients get better faster, and stay healthier with the powerful combination of manual and movement therapies, AND functional nutrition. Those who don’t update their training with functional nutrition skills will be left behind. Functional rehab medicine is here to stay. Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT

For physical therapists (physiotherapists) and occupational therapists, times have changed. Nutrition matters for recovery and health, and your patients know this. Deep down, you know it too. You know that you feel better when you eat better, sleep better, take your supplements and have support. No matter what you do and how hard you work with people using manual therapy, exercise, or other modalities -- if their nutrition does not match their genetics, doesn’t meet their nutritional needs, and doesn’t support the health of their digestive, immune, nervous, and endocrine systems… their recovery may not happen at all.

And then you are frustrated. I used to feel like I had failed my patients. But, I was just missing some essential pieces of the healing recipe.

Once I embraced learning functional nutrition, and began teaching it to my rehab colleagues at major hospitals in the US, UK, and Europe, our collective results and our patients’ satisfaction dramatically improved.

Quite frankly, at first I was shocked by how effective some simple nutrition shifts were for my patients’ recoveries.

The powerful combination was most effective for my most challenging patients.

As patients become more educated, they are starting to demand that we - their physical and occupational therapists - show up for them in an integrative way to help them reach their health, functional, and performance goals. It’s our job to keep up with this demand… or be left behind.

Learning Nutrition Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating or Boring!

You might feel like you already have enough on your plate, and you’d rather just refer your patients to a nutritionist. (*I get it. I’ve personally worked as a physical therapist in acute care, outpatient orthopedic and neuro settings, and women’s health for nearly 2 decades, I know the day-to-day pressures that you face!)

But, it will actually make your job easier to be able to answer common questions like these that your patients will start asking you (if they haven’t already!)

Why learn functional nutrition skills to add to your physical or occupational therapy practice?

— Fatima



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Introducing... Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals.

This self-paced, fully online training program has been taught to rehabilitation professionals at major hospital systems, at industry conferences, and in clinics in the United States, and Europe, with upcoming live presentations around the world.

If you’re a physical therapist (physiotherapist) or occupational therapist, this training is specifically designed to meet your professional needs.


WHAT YOU GET

The 6 Levels of Functional Nutrition Training You Need to Support Your Patients & Speed Recovery Times


Level 1: Optimizing Digestive Function and Gut Microbiome Health for Improved Rehab Outcomes

In this program, you will learn how to screen and assess for digestive function challenges, including hypochlorhydria, low digestive enzyme function, increased intestinal permeability ("leaky gut"), gut motility challenges, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and gut microbiome dysbiosis. You will learn available functional testing for these issues, and the evidence regarding their usefulness. You will learn evidence based solutions to digestive function challenges - nutrition, stress management, and nutrient and herbal supplementation - and how to use them. You will learn simple nutrition and mindful eating education to high level functional nutrition strategies to use within your scope of practice and/or make appropriate referrals. You will also learn the evidence for optimizing digestive and gut microbiome health in order to relieve joint and chronic pain, fatigue, neurodegeneration, and to hasten recovery from traumatic injury or surgery. A wide range of food plans from Vegan to Paleo and Ketogenic will be discussed in relationship to common rehab diagnoses such as back pain, diabetes, surgical orthopedic recovery, stroke, TBI, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Available: NOW!

Level 2: Nutrition, Immune Health, and the Rise of Autoimmunity in Rehab Patients

In this program, you will learn how the gut microbiome is a key factor in the development of the immune system, the relationship between digestive and immune health, and the we will discuss the rise of autoimmune disease, especially in women. You will learn how nutrition can support rehab therapies to improve and hasten healing from autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA.) In addition, we will discuss the role of chronic inflammation due to food sensitivities, stress, increased intestinal permeability, and visceral fat in reducing the immune system’s ability to fight chronic infections and the relationship of chronic immune stimulation to chronic pain and fatigue conditions.

Available: December 2017

Level 3: The Stress Response and Sleep Optimization for Patients with Pain and Fatigue

In this program, you will learn how the interaction between the stress response system, the hormone system, and inflammation impact mitochondrial function. For patients with chronic fatigue issues, including fibromyalgia, insomnia, post-surgical recovery, and stress-related pain exacerbations, we will discuss evidence based nutrition and lifestyle medicine strategies for balancing the stress response and improving mitochondrial energy (ATP) production. We will also discuss the impact of stress and lack of sleep on cardiovascular endurance and health, and neurodegeneration - from mild cognitive impairment to dementia.

Available: December 2017

Level 4: The Impact of Hormone Health on Patient Recovery

In this program, you will learn how the female and male sex hormone cycles, insulin and cortisol relationship, and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis impact recovery for common conditions treated in rehabilitation. Specifically, we will address diabetes, obesity, chronic inflammatory conditions, and the impact of hypothyroidism on fatigue, memory, and chronic pain. For girls and women in puberty, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, perimenopause, and post-menopause, we will discuss the potential impact of hormonal cycles on exercise prescription, sports performance enhancement, and orthopedic injury recovery. We will also look at the literature on the impact of hormone imbalance and hormone replacement therapy on fatigue, brain health, and osteoporosis.

Available: December 2017

Level 5: How Environmental Toxicity can Impact Recovery for your patients, and What to Do to Reduce Toxic Exposures and Impact on Individual and Community Health

Environmental toxicity is a hot topic. Do your patients really need to detox, or is that just a fad? What are safe detox strategies? You will learn how can you screen for environmental toxin exposure. You will also learn evidence based strategies for reducing heavy metal and persistent organic pollutant exposures. Plus, you will learn the safest, simplest, and most effective ways to support your patient’s healthy detoxification system - the liver, skin, and respiratory detoxification. Finally, you will learn common genetic factors that could limit your patient’s ability to detoxify optimally on a daily basis.

Available: December 2017

Level 6: Nutrition and The Brain in Pain, Fatigue and Dementia

If you have patients who struggle with pain, fatigue, and even mild memory loss, this program is for you. We will consider what factors influence the brain’s pain signaling, and promote fatigue. You will learn key nutrition support to help your patients optimally and consistently fuel the brain. You will learn how to reduce low oxygen scenarios in the brain - such as low perfusion and anemia. And, we’ll tie together the previous levels by connecting how inflammation related to the previous system discussions - poor digestion, immune dysfunction, hormonal dysregulation, genetic snps, and environmental toxin exposures (including emotional toxins) - contribute to an increased risk of chronic rehab challenges, including chronic joint pain, poor surgical or injury recovery, obesity, memory loss or dementia, diabetes, or even poor sports performance.

Available: December 2017


Level One: $497

3-month payment plan is available

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Try The Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals Program Risk-Free

We believe you will love the Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals program and see it impact your work and your patients right away.

However, if for ANY reason you are not satisfied with the program, you are eligible for a refund up to 1 week from the delivery of the first full Module, minus a 10% administration fee.

Here's what other professionals like you report:

Learning this information will change both your practice and your life.

Dr. Jessica Drummond is an expert in her field. I have learned so much from both her online and in person courses over the last several years. The knowledge I have acquired from Dr. Jessica's teachings has greatly benefited both my private health coaching clients and myself. I cannot recommend Dr. Jessica enough. She teaches you to look at your clients holistically and get to the underlying root cause. Learning this information will change both your practice and your life.

— Dr. Laura Ricci, PT, DPT, WHNC Dr. Laura Ricci

As I was looking for answers, I was lucky to meet Jessica Drummond a few years ago. Her wealth of knowledge, her sharp mind and open heart are what all of us need to become better practitioners and to bring our profession to the next level.

I am a PT with 20 years of experience, mostly in orthopedic setting. I have been always striving to achieve the best results with my patients. However, only when I started looking into a systemic component of their problems my results improved dramatically. And that includes all patients' categories: ortho and postsurgical cases, chronic pain, Women' Health, etc.., etc.. It looks like our environment and food quality are becoming more and more problematic. I see more and more patients with systemic inflammation even if they come just for the knee or shoulder pain or s/p TKR. As I was looking for answers, I was lucky to meet Jessica Drummond a few years ago. Her wealth of knowledge, her sharp mind and open heart are what all of us need to become better practitioners and to bring our profession to the next level. I learned a lot from Jessica by attending her live courses, listening to webinars and being a member of her Facebook group for professionals. I strongly recommend Jessica Drummond to all PTs who want to deliver better care to their patients, improve their own health and achieve a greater understanding of how nutrition, pain and inflammation are interrelated.

— Dr. Bella Kavalerchik, PT (Bella Physical Therapy) Dr. Bella Kavalerchik

Jessica’s courses are jam packed with lots of evidence based research, great resources and supplemental information that have helped both myself and my clients.

I’m a graduate of the ICHWC Women’s Health Coaching program with Jessica Drummond. Her courses are jam packed with lots of evidence based research, great resources and supplemental information that have helped both myself and my clients. I learned a lot about my own self care and acquired the skills to be an effective health coach and the confidence to apply functional nutrition within my practice. It was truly a wonderful experience!

— Dr. Susie Gronski, DPT, PRPC, WCS — drsusieg.com Dr. Susie Gronski

Jessica not only stays on the cutting edge of how to truly help clients and students gain their own knowledge and skills, but she walks the talk herself.

Jessica’s knowledge and skills in health coaching, nutrition, and women’s health are in a class of their own. She not only stays on the cutting edge of how to truly help clients and students gain their own knowledge and skills, but she walks the talk herself. It is obvious to all who encounter her that she leads the type of lifestyle her clients are seeking, and it’s very easy as a student and a client of hers to feel empowered to do the same. I’m grateful for all she has done for me!

— Dr. Julie Granger PT, DPT, SCS Dr. Julie Granger

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Jessica Drummond is a functional nutrition and integrative women’s health expert. She has 18 years of clinical experience as a pelvic and women’s health physical therapist, clinical nutritionist, and health coach. She cares deeply about empowering her patients to take control of their health, and is passionate about teaching effective, conservative tools and strategies to her healthcare colleagues.

Jessica lectures and teaches internationally at the postgraduate level on women’s health topics, and maintains a small, private, virtual practice where she continues to work with patients from around the globe. She is an invited lecturer at a variety of global conferences, including The 2015 International Pelvic Pain Society Conference, The Future of Healing Online Conference, and The 2016 Invivo Women's Health Summit. Her scholarly writing includes contributing a chapter on Functional Nutrition for Pelvic Health to Healing in Urology, and a 2016 case study on a functional nutrition approach to Vulvodynia and IBS, published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal.


Level One: $497

3-month payment plan is available

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Try The Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals Program Risk-Free

We believe you will love the Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals program and see it impact your work and your patients right away.

However, if for ANY reason you are not satisfied with the program, you are eligible for a refund up to 1 week from the delivery of the first full Module, minus a 10% administration fee.

Our program offers you the in depth information and foundational skills you need to transform your clients’ lives, and yours as well.

QUESTIONS?

Please email Nadja Lancaster at support@integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com
and we will be sure to get all of your questions answered.