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Certified Pelvic Health Education Programs & 1:1 Mentorship For Students

Feel fully supported on your Pelvic Health Physical Therapy career journey, from Pre-PT to New Grad and beyond!

*All courses previously the offered under the Pelvic Health Kickstarters brand 

The Pelvic Health Kickstarter Academy

The only completely go-at-your-own-pace, online program that makes the full spectrum of Pelvic Health education accessible to ALL!

  • Learn how to assess and treat clients with pelvic health¬†dysfunction¬†
  • Optional 1:1 clinical and career mentorship to support your¬†professional growth
  • Explore¬†every corner of pelvic health from working with pediatrics and new moms, to the LGBTQ+¬†population and men's health
  • 11 CEU credits available¬†
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The Practice Igniter

Become the online marketing guru your practice needs to thrive with step-by-step guidance from experts in the field!

  • Ideal for Pre-PT students looking to make $$ while in school, and new business owners looking to learn vital marketing skills
  • Learn how to use and leverage online platforms to ignite your message, generate leads, and convert clientele
  • Master Instagram, Podcasts, YouTube, Website Design, Landing Page Funnels, Email Marketing, and Facebook Ads
  • Get access to our community of marketing experts for individualized support
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From Zero To Concierge Pelvic Health Practice

The ultimate guide to starting your own Concierge Pelvic Health Practice from a clinician who has done it and has led numerous Pelvic Health Therapists in doing the same!

  • Conceptualize, create, and launch your own Concierge Pelvic Health Practice
  • Receive step-by step¬†guidance on setting up every foundational aspect of your¬†business, from LLC formation to marketing in your community
  • Opt-in to 1:1 business mentorship to help your practice dream become a reality
  • Become an¬†entrepreneur and get your time and freedom back!¬†
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What our community is saying...

"This has been such an awesome experience - I can't stop telling people about it!

I know there are some students/clinicians out there who already know that pelvic health is their passion and are just looking to learn academic and clinical content to start practicing asap. I definitely wasn't in that boat; I didn't really know what pelvic health was and knew I wanted mentorship, guidance, and a community with resources.

Being part of the Pelvic Health Kickstarter Academy has empowered me with knowledge and confidence to take the next steps towards my dream career. Don't underestimate the power of mentorship and community! The Academy provides both of those things as well as academic content."

Michelle, PT Student

"The PHKA has been such an incredible experience! Julia is an absolute wealth of knowledge, encouragement, and positive energy. The community that I was introduced to through the Academy has been life changing and career igniting!

In PT school I had no idea there was such a large population of students and clinicians like me that were interested in pelvic floor, but didn't know where to start. The Kickstarter Academy has not only armed me with the foundational knowledge for pelvic floor PT, it has also plugged me into an incredible group of like-minded individuals that I am excited to live and grow with well beyond the conclusion of this fantastic course. I can not recommend Julia and the Kickstarter Academy enough!

If you are a pre-PT, SPT, or entry level clinician interested in diving into the world of pelvic health, this course is for you!! There are several great introductory pelvic floor courses out there, but The Academy is a step above the others for several reasons. On top of the foundational didactic knowledge, you also are plugged in to a community of like-minded individuals to travel your path with you, you received top notch individualized mentoring, you have opportunities to interact with superstars in the world of pelvic health through live interview sessions, you get to plan for the future with pelvic health specific interview preparation... the list goes on!!"

Christina B, PT Student

“You rock, Julia! I am so blessed that I found you! I was so disappointed and distraught with how quickly I began feeling burned out in the traditional PT world. You have inspired me to start my own mobile practice and be the Physical Therapist that I know I can be when I'm able to fully recharge and practice with autonomy. Thank you!”

Dr. Emily B, Mama Bear Fitness and Physical Therapy

Clinical Mentorship

You were never meant to embark on your career journey alone! Mentorship is essential to developing clinical decision-making and giving you confidence in each step of your career path. The best Physical Therapists in the world seek out ongoing mentorship. You deserve quality mentorship to reach your dreams and feel confident on your path!

Virtual Clinical Mentorship

  • Flexible weekly, bimonthly, or monthly 60 minute mentorship video calls
  • Become confident with delivering patient education, designing POCs, diagnosing, and prescribing interventions
  • Case studies available for practice and clinical decision-making
  • Get 24/5 acc√®ss to me for questions¬†
  • Start at any time. Stop at any time
  • Flexible pricing
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In-Clinic Mentorship

  • Join me at my clinic in Bethlehem, PA (1 hr North of Philly, and 1.5 hrs west of NYC) for hands-on skill training, clinic observations, or an internship
  • Private guest accommodations available¬†
  • Flexible pricing/exchange of value
  • Must complete either pathway of the Pelvic Health Kickstarter Academy Program to be eligible
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Free Pelvic Health Resources

Pelvic Health education should be accessible to ALL!  When I was first exploring the field of Pelvic Health, free resources like blogs, podcasts, and webinars were an important access point to get me started. 

Be sure to check out our Infradian Journal to learn about emerging topics in the field. Download the FREE resources below below to start learning the foundations of Pelvic Health now!

Free Ebook 

If you are considering a career in Pelvic Health, download this booklet to access the 5 questions you NEED to ask yourself! 

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Free Ebook

Want to learn more about Pelvic Health without paying for a pricey weekend course? This is the booklet for you! 

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SSIG Webinar: Exploring the World of Pelvic Health with Dr. Julia Smeltz

APTA Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Dr. Julia Smeltz discusses the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor and deep core system - the foundation of all human movement. 

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Dr. Julia Smeltz [Pelvic Health Physical Therapist] Pre-PT Grind Podcast Interview

Pre-PT Grind | Physical Therapy School Podcast

Dr. Julia Smeltz shares her special journey as to how she stumble across the amazing field of Pelvic Health. As an educator and advocate of pelvic health she explains what the world of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is all about and how essential it really is!

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