Hormone Considerations in Menopause
1.5 Contact Hours
Menopause is a natural transition in life involving a complex physiological process of hormonal changes occurring over twenty years or more. If unchecked, women face increased risks for the development of chronic diseases or dysfunctions affecting the quality of life. Early symptoms are often confused for other life events such as pregnancy, postpartum, or stress! This course is designed to provide current evidence-based information on hormone replacement therapy options, who may benefit, and the evidence on alternative therapies. Providers will learn to recognize possible early symptoms of menopause in their patients and be able to provide valuable preventative education and guidance.
- Understand the etiology and health implications of menopause-related hormonal changes.
- Understand the latest evidence pertaining to evidence-based hormone replacement therapies.
- Recognize specific challenges and risk factors related to women experiencing premature menopause.
- Understand the evidence and options for hormone testing.
- Provide women with evidence-based resources that promote healthy lifestyle choices and informed healthcare decisions.
Karen Litos, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist
Dr. Karen Litos is a Doctor of Physical Therapy based in Okemos, Michigan. Dr. Litos is board-certified in women’s health (Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and holds advanced APTA credentials in pelvic floor (CAPP-Pelvic) and obstetrics (CAPP-OB) physical therapy. Karen has 20 years clinical experience and owns No Mom Left Behind Physical Therapy, a private practice in Okemos Michigan with a clinical focus on female pelvic health, prenatal, peripartum and postnatal recovery, and in the midlife menopause transition. She earned her physical therapy degrees from The University of Michigan (masters) and a The College of St. Scholastica (doctorate). Karen serves as adjunct faculty in The University of Michigan transitional DPT program. She is active in the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health assisting nationally with continuing education of physical therapists in obstetrics and pelvic health as a lead instructor, lab assistant, and course content contributor. As the co-owner of a continuing education company for healthcare providers, she co-developed and instructs an evidence-based menopause course through Snowden & Litos, LLC. Karen also teaches childbirth education classes online, and provides a business training program for women’s health PTs who want to expand their practice to include prenatal and postpartum wellness classes. Dr. Litos is also the owner of No Mom Left Behind PT, LLC.
You must be a Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) to take this course.
Please note that Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy member discounts or other discounts do not apply to this course as it is hosted via our affiliate course partner Snowden & Litos LLC.
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Price: USD $100