An Exciting New Workshop Integrating Physical Therapy, Pilates Skills (and a little dance too!)

8 CEC Credits - NCPT

8 CEU Credits - Physical Therapist

Building a Strong Foundation for Healthy Living

"The Importance of Addressing Pelvic Health both Personally and Professionally"

Monday, September 9, 2024

Freedom of Movement. Fast Access to Pelvic Health.

Whether you are a physical therapist, Pilates instructor, or other health care provider or suffer from pelvic symptoms yourself, you will encounter pelvic floor and core issues daily. So many people believe they have to live with pelvic issues when this is not true.

This workshop will dive deep into the musculoskeletal system of the pelvic floor and pelvis and the true core and make the vital connections between pelvic conditions and overall health.

Conditions like urinary and fecal incontinence (leakage), pelvic pain, pregnancy and post-partum conditions, constipation, pain with intercourse, prolapse, and more are common but NOT normal.

This full-day workshop joins both Physical Therapy and Pilates-based concepts that will help all practitioners directly improve their patients’ symptoms, improve their symptoms, and additionally guide their patients and clients to an appropriate pelvic practitioner when needed.

It will include both presentation and active learning sessions where you can learn a variety of techniques that will consist of physical therapy, Pilates, and movement-based skills and exercises that will improve the ability to enhance both your patients’ and your health.

The knowledge and skills learned in this workshop will change your practice patterns and life.

This workshop will significantly improve your ability to recognize and manage these pelvic conditions for your patients, as well as refer patients to a pelvic specialist as needed.


  • Light Breakfast

  • Light Lunch

  • Copy of The Musculoskeletal Mystery: How To Solve Your Pelvic Floor Symptoms

  • Copy of The Conscious Strong Lifestyle: A Guidebook to Your Journey


September 9, 2024 - 7:30am - 5:30pm

7:30 - 8:00am (Light breakfast) Registration

8:00 -9:00 Pelvic Anatomical Considerations -Ingrid Harm-Ernandes

9:00- 10:15 Foundation for Mind-Body Connection- Lauren McLaughlin

10:15- 10:30: Break

10:30-11:30: Pelvic Conditions that Affect Us All - Ingrid Harm-Ernandes

11:30- 12:30: What is Pelvic PT and How Can it Benefit? Ingrid Harm-Ernandes

12:30 -1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 2:30: Navigating Nutrition, Sleep and Overall Wellness to Benefit Pelvic Health- Lauren McLaughlin

2:30-2:45: Break

2:45- 3:45: LAB: Pelvic Health Lifestyle Changes - Ingrid Harm-Ernandes

3:45- 4:45: LAB: Unlocking Flow- Your Path to Movement Mastery – Lauren McLaughlin

4:45- 5: 35 – LAB: Dance with Foundation and Core Skills – Kat McGee

5:35- 5:45 – Questions and Answer

The Venue

Southern Village Clubhouse

601 Brookgreen Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

About Us

Ingrid Harm-Ernandes PT, WCS

The Musculoskeletal Mystery

Ms. Harm-Ernandes has been a physical therapist for over 39 years and began specializing in Women’s Health over 27 years ago. She was the Co-Director and a mentor for the Duke Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program, mentor for new pelvic PTs, and participated in PFDN research projects.

She is board certified in Women’s Health (WCS) and Pelvic Floor Biofeedback and served on committees for both the APTA and AUGS. She enjoys presenting on the importance of recognizing and assessing the pelvic musculoskeletal system. She published “Assessment of the Pelvic Floor and Associated Musculoskeletal System”, in the FPMRS journal in December 2021.

In 2021 she published her book, “The Musculoskeletal Mystery: How to solve your pelvic floor symptoms”. She has been a guest on national and international podcasts and webinars and is “The Pelvic Detective” on You Tube. Her goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge they need to get proper pelvic care and for everyone to realize the pelvic conditions are common but not normal.

Lauren McLaughlin NCPT

The Conscious Strong Living Guidebook

Lauren McLaughlin is a true luminary in the realm of movement and personal growth. With a remarkable 16-year journey as a certified Pilates instructor and the visionary founder of ConsciousStrong, she has mastered the art of merging movement with life transformation. Lauren's expertise lies in creating a harmonious synergy between the body and the mind, guiding individuals to release emotional and physical pain and trauma.

Her innovative approach goes beyond traditional coaching, as she empowers clients to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery. Through her guidance, individuals not only learn the principles of mindful movement but also delve into the depths of their own resilience and empowerment.

Lauren's impact is unparalleled, as she paves the way for individuals to experience holistic healing and conscious strength. Her dedication to integrating movement and life has made her a trailblazer in the field, inspiring others to embrace their journey towards wholeness. In the ever-evolving landscape of wellness, Lauren McLaughlin shines as a beacon of transformation, reminding us of the profound connection between movement and the art of living fully.


"I appreciated the greater understanding of how interrelated various parts of the body are. I liked the balance of science material and spiritual material."

"A wealth of information! I will enhance my PT and massage business. I feel that I will educate many clients with this new knowledge!" Vickie M., PT

"This course was practical and readily clinically applicable, Interactive and experienctial, this was fun and informative" Laura T., PT

© 2022 Conscious Strong- All Rights Reserved,