Introducing Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Learn an innovative approach for how YOU can help the thousands of women in your community suffering with Chronic Pelvic Pain
Up to 32% of women of childbearing age worldwide have experienced pelvic pain for at least 6 months. Of those, up to a third have pain that is severe enough for them to miss work. That is approximately 600 Million women worldwide who experience chronic pelvic pain in their childbearing years!— (Mathias, et al. 1996 Obstetrics & Gynecology, 87, 321–327, Ahangari, 2014 Pain Physician, 17, E141–E147, The State of World Population, 2011, UNFPA, Global Health Policy Forum.)
An Integrative Approach for Those Caring For Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain
Until recently, the treatment options for these women were very limited. But, we have taken an innovative and integrative approach. Using nutrition, lifestyle strategies, health coaching, biochemistry, physical therapy, and systems physiology we can find and support healing from the root cause source of the pain, so that these women can go on to live the happy, healthy lives that they desire.
Join The Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pelvic Pain Program to…
Give your clients everything they need to:
Give yourself the clinical tools you need to:
This program is designed to answer your clinical challenges! By the end of this program, you will know...
This program is designed to answer your clinical challenges!
By the end of this program, you will know...
- Should my patient be on a ketogenic diet, IC diet, or endo diet? (**Hint: probably not, each person’s food plan will be unique, and I’ll show you how to figure out what will work for each individual patient. It’s not about the diagnosis.)
- Which strategies are evidence-based for stress relief, nervous system down training, and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system?
- How can I get my clients to be more compliant with their pelvic floor home exercise program, or mindfulness meditation practice?
- Where do I start with more complex patients - those with vulvodynia AND endometriosis AND constipation AND…?
- How is the immune system involved in pelvic pain?
- How does the health of the gut microbiome impact chronic pain?
- How to finally put a stop to years of chronic vulvovaginal yeast and bacterial infections that can trigger and prolong pelvic pain episodes.
- And more...
What Our Students Say:
“I feel more confident in my ability to treat the complex pelvic pain or bowel patients after taking the course because I have the education to back up what I am telling my patients about nutrition.
I also have a better understanding of the coach perspective, which will help with those patients that aren’t willing to make major lifestyle changes. I feel less frustrated, understanding how to get my patients to commit to small changes that will have major impacts on her condition and her ability to self manage some of these chronic conditions. I would recommend this program to all my PT colleagues.”
-Lisa Lennon, Physical Therapist
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What You Get
Each module includes content designed to teach clinicians how to use integrative tools to find root cause resolution for chronic pelvic pain- and it can be used in your practice right away!
Module 1: Clinician Experience
Is your life nourishing? Understanding the domains of Functional Nutrition
Module 2 : Optimizing Digestion and The Gut and Vaginal Microbiota
The role of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, gut dysbiosis, increased intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) and other digestive dysfunctions in pelvic health.
Module 3: Inflammation, The Immune System, and Pelvic Pain
The communication between the immune system and the brain has significant impacts on pelvic pain. Plus, autoimmune diseases are often comorbid with pelvic pain conditions. Learn to use nutrition, movement, sleep, and support to reduce inflammation, optimize immune function, reduce autoimmune symptoms, and quiet the pain response.
Module 4: The Pelvic Pain Elimination Diet
What is the evidence? And, step-by-step implementation in your practice (to enhance patient compliance and enjoyment of this nourishing food plan!)
Module 5: Genetics, Epigenetics and Potential Impacts on Chronic Pelvic Pain
Certain genetics in specific populations can impact pelvic pain conditions. Understand the impacts of genetics on pain, and how to reduce the effects of gene SNP’s that can contribute to pelvic pain.
Module 6: Nutrients, Neurotransmitters, and The Nervous System
The nervous system plays an essential role in pain management. The gut microbiome, immune system, stress, neuronal mitochondria, and neurotransmitters can all be affected to reduce the pain signal generated by the nervous system. Learn mind-body, lifestyle medicine, nutrition, and supplementation strategies to quiet the pain response.
Module 7: Optimizing Adrenal, Thyroid, and Sex Hormone Levels Naturally to Support Pelvic Health
Hormonal health play an essential role in pelvic health. Learn how to optimize hormonal health with nutrition and lifestyle medicine strategies.
Module 8: Optimizing the Detoxification System to Support Pelvic Health
Without elimination, and hormone metabolism, stress on pain triggers can build. Learn to support your patients’ liver metabolism (especially of estrogen) and elimination to reduce the impact of constipation on pelvic pain.
Module 9: Health Coaching Strategies to Empower Women in Pain
There are so many day-to-day strategies that women can use to reduce their pelvic pain, from nutrition, to mindfulness, to pelvic floor exercise, to guided imagery. The key is supporting them to actually do it on a daily basis. Health coaching communication skills are the secret sauce to compliance.
Module 10: Vulvodynia
In this special topic module, learn Dr. Drummond’s unique approach to vulvodynia, and her research on it’s autoimmune picture.
Module 11: Power, Patriarchy, and Pain
The “Me Too” Movement brought significant awareness to what the research has shown for decades. Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse are common and have long term effects on women’s sexual health and pain. Learn more about the research on these impacts and how to prevent and minimize them.
Module 12: Putting It All Together
In this module, use a case method to put this complete integrative approach together clinically and start using this information right away in your practice.
In addition to the content, you will receive:
I am a health & wellness coach with endometriosis; probably the most complex case I have worked on. In 2012 I was in pain almost daily.
I don’t know how to express in words what I feel about this program. It has made me better personally and professionally; and in less than 3 months I got back in improved health more than what I paid for a full year certification.
It feels so extremely empowering, not only on a personal level, but also on an emotional and professional level, to know I have the right tools to help and heal. In my personal and professional opinion, this course is the best one there is out there.
-- Audrey Sourroubille, Health Coach
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We believe you will love the Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pelvic Pain program and see it impact your clients and your practice success right away!
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Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions.
She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.
Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management.
She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.
Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health
GAIN THE FREEDOM TO SUPPORT THE LIFESTYLE YOU WANT
The Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pelvic Pain Program also supports you to grow your professional wisdom and skills so that you have more choices and flexibility. Whether you want to focus on this area of women’s health exclusively, or offer it as an add-on service, your added expertise will serve you if you want a more flexible way to work or want to teach group classes online or in person!
Join Now And Create Your Thriving Practice
You can learn how to help your clients get better results when you know how to help them holistically with functional nutrition. Our program offers you the in depth information and foundational skills you need to transform your clients’ lives, and yours as well.
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Expand your current practice and become the go-to expert for the women in your community who want to optimize their pelvic health and achieve healing!
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I can not say enough good things about Jessica Drummond’s program. It is thorough, informative, evidence based, practical and changes the paradigm of caring for women with pelvic pain. For medical doctors who may be hesitant, delay no longer. You will be more than satisfied. The online nature of the course allows you to determine the best time to learn. This course will change your practice and the way you view not only your pelvic pain patients but all your patients.
-- Dr. Lanniece Hall, MD, F.A.C.O.G., A.B.I.H.M
I was looking for some research background to support my experience with patients and my own thoughts on the contributions to chronic pelvic pain. This is exactly what I was looking for!
-- Karen Munger, Physical Therapist
I feel like this course has given me a good start to introduce some of the concepts and a good foundation to be able to reach out and collaborate with other naturopaths and nutritionists in my area.
-- Aline Flores, Physical Therapist
This course provided me with a large amount of valuable information that can be utilized personally and for clients/patients that we work with every day!
-- Marina Leontiev, Physical Therapist
The program was great and deepened my knowledge from previous courses. I particularly appreciate the coaching modules as every time I revisit these my skills deepen and my clients benefit.
-- Mairi Taylor, Women’s Health Coach