People are talking...talking 'bout people....
— Bonnie Raitt
"Pelvic floor physical therapy is an essential skill needed by PTs who treat men and women with sexual health issues. Alcove Education provides quality learning in issues of pelvic floor affecting both men and women. The leaders of Alcove are passionate, knowledgeable women with the foresight to regularly include guest faculty, such as me, with expertise to complement that of the Alcove Faculty."
Irwin Goldstein MD, IF
(President of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health)
"As a physician who has seen more than 1400 women and men with complex pelvic, genital and sexual pain disorders, I highly respect and endorse what Alcove Education's mission stands for. Evidenced based education that seeks to unite pelvic floor physical therapists with physicians and other health care providers is an excellent goal that will result in far better outcomes for the millions of sufferers of these all too common illnesses."
Robert J. Echenberg, MD, FACOG
"Alcove Education is filling the gap in knowledge that exists in pelvic floor medicine."
Deborah Coady MD
Author of Healing Painful Sex
"Sara Sauder is leading this generation of pelvic health specialists. She thinks critically and continuously strives to learn. To give back to the community, she condenses what she learns and shares the information through her blog, social media, and this course. The information is evidence-based and the discussions in class are engaging and thought provoking. I highly recommend this course for pelvic floor physical therapists regardless of their years of experience."
Stephanie Prendergast MPT
Former President of the International Pelvic Pain Society/ Co-author of Pelvic Pain Explained
Elizabeth B. Kemper MPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD
"Just finished Vestibulodynia course in Atlanta...one of the best courses I've taken for putting it all together. Thank you so much! Highly recommend!"
Amy Stein PT, DPT, BCB-PMD
President of the International Pelvic Pain Society/Author of Heal Pelvic Pain
"Sara is an amazing teacher and one of the leading educators in pelvic floor physical therapy. She is super organized, a dynamic and engaging speaker and she taught me new techniques that I had never learned in my almost 20 years as a PFPT. I recommend that everyone take her classes. "
Nancy Silva-Mullins MS, PT
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this course! The subject-matter was so applicable to the clinic that I was able to utilize the skills I learned the following day. The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. This was the first course I ever attended where the instructors acted as the models and were able to give the attendants feedback; I cannot express how beneficial this was in developing my manual skills. I would definitely recommend this course to any pelvic floor therapist who would like to better their manual skills both vaginally and orthopedically.”
Anne Guist PT
"I thank God for you both over and over in my day. Your course has been a tremendous help in my practice!"
Rosie Radford PT, DPT
"The instructors made the course – confirmation by and with the instructors really helped. They stuck to the objectives, clearly and concisely, no fluff, didn’t try to drag things out. This course had precise information and treatment approaches the other courses don’t offer. Great binder and handouts, not all courses are giving these out any more, nice quality. One of the best courses out there right now!"
Nikki Samms PT, DPT
"I was excited for the class before-hand, of course, but I thought it would be mostly review to me with some new information and caveats. I was even more happy and thankful for this opportunity when I realized how specialized the course material was...and I learned far more than I had even imagined. What an awesome experience. Sara and Kelli both were articulate, passionate, knowledgeable, down-to-earth, honest, and created a safe and fun learning environment."
Leanne Johnston PT, DPT
"The vestibulodynia class was fantastic. I thought the course was very thoughtfully organized AND I'm feeling reinvigorated about treating my pelvic pain patients! So cool!"
Sharon Safdieh PT, DPT
"The combination of pelvic floor and orthopedic techniques is such an essential component to treating pelvic pain! I've been looking for something like this for the past 5 years and was trying to figure it out by taking multiple courses but it really came all together here. I don't know how to express my deepest gratitude for agreeing to come and teach this course. It should be a requirement for all pelvic floor practitioners."
Tiffany Bates PTA
"This vestibulodynia course was absolutely amazing. I will admit being a PTA with very little knowledge and experience in dealing with patient's with this issue I was a little intimidated and nervous, but as soon as the course started I felt very welcomed, and the instructors are not only highly educated and seasoned in pelvic pain but they go above and beyond to help everyone taking the course to excel. So I would highly recommend this course to any PT student, PTA, DPT, or specialist that may want to specialize in pelvic floor practice to consider taking this course. Thank you again Sara and Kelli for the great experience and the new knowledge that I have gained."
Sara Bolden DPT, WCS
Student and Author of What a Girl Wants: The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex
"I enjoyed your course this weekend! I thought you both were informative, professional and entertaining! Honestly, it was one of the best courses I've attended!"
Steven Metzger CMT, RN
"As a male therapist in a course with assessment and treatment of female genitalia, I was not only accommodated, but welcomed. The instructors created a comfortable environment for me as a male therapist in mostly female students. This is the best lab for learning that I have taken. The interest of the instructors, along with their involvement in the lab ensures a high level of learning."
Kimberlee Sullivan PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
"LOVED this class. I felt as a physical therapist who has been practicing over 10 years in pelvic floor rehabilitation that it challenged my thought and changed the way I practiced. I learned evaluation and treatment techniques that I not only used with my patients diagnosed with vestibulodynia but pelvic pain in general. I highly recommend this class if you are looking for something to bring you to the next level of your practice."
Diving into the Pelvic Floor Student
"This is my first continuing education experience and, as a student, I found it to be extremely helpful. It helped me to take information that was new and see how it can be immediately helpful throughout the process of examination, evaluation, decision-making and treatment. I feel that the information was very effectively organized, making it easy to see how to use skills clinically immediately. Jessica and Jamille had lots of energy and passion to keep the lectures interesting and engaging."