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Chapter Meeting: Sussex County September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Topic: “Trouble In The Pelvis” How the Pelvic Floor Therapy May Benefit My Patients
Speaker: Cara Konlian, MSPT
Location: Lewes Library, 101 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 om
What Is Pelvic Floor PT?
- How Can I Teach A Correct Kegel To My Patients? When Is It Appropriate Or Inappropriate For My Patients?
- What Are Some Screening Tools That I Can Use To Determine If Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Is Contributing to My Patients Pain Presentation?
- Learn How To Integrate Correct Pelvic Floor Exercises Into Your Core Stabilization Exercises
Cara Konlian MSPT
CEO, Aquacare Physical Therapy
Cara Konlian MSPT opened Aquacare Physical Therapy in December, 1997. Under her leadership, Aquacare Physical Therapy has grown to 10 sites throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Her mission has been to add women’s health services/pelvic floor therapy at all locations of Aquacare Physical Therapy. Aquacare Physical Therapy currently has employed nine pelvic floor therapists, serving the Eastern Shore as one of the few practices offering dedicated women’s health therapists.
Mrs. Konlian’s specialty includes both Women’s Health and Aquatic Therapy. In regards to Aquatic Therapy, Cara has lectured nationally with various organizations including the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute. In addition, she has consulted with physical therapy practices throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts in the construction of an aquatic site and the implementation/marketing of aquatic therapy services. Over the last 25 years, Cara has trained as a manual women’s health therapist through numerous courses offered with the Women’s Health Section of the APTA and Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is currently working towards her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Training: Cara attended 2 years at Elizabethtown College and then received her Bachelor’s of Health Science and Master’s of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA in 1994. She began working in outpatient orthopedics/aquatic therapy in Philadelphia, moving to the Eastern Shore in 1997 to open Aquacare Physical Therapy. She currently treats a variety of complicated pelvic floor therapy conditions including both women and men incontinence/pelvic pain and pelvic floor conditions. In addition, 2 days a week she works with a local gynecologist and gastroenterologist of the Atlantic General Hospital System in Berlin Maryland.
Cara’s Vision is to work to educate the community of the importance of pelvic health so that men and women do not experience the hopelessness that can come from suffering from incontinence or chronic pelvic pain.
Outside of work, Cara loves to spend her time with her family and enjoys reading and \travelling.