Best Practices for Rehab Professionals When Caring for Patients Across the Gender Identity Spectrum

Course: #3534Level: Introductory2 Hours 97 Reviews

This course will seek to inform the rehabilitative professional about individuals who identify in ways other than cis-gender, including appropriate language to use, gender pronouns, and definitions specific to this population. The course will additionally discuss physical therapy implications for these individuals, including the impact of hormone therapy on the musculoskeletal system and post­ operative considerations following gender affirmation surgery. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to define at least three commonly used terms when describing genders and individuals who identify in different ways across the gender spectrum.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two reasons why using preferred pronouns is important and how to incorporate this into medical documentation.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three impacts of hormone therapy on the musculoskeletal system.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe at least three rehabilitative considerations post-surgically based on different types of gender affirmation surgery.


0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
15-30 Minutes Definitions, pronouns
30-60 Minutes Hormone replacement & musculoskeletal impact
60-90 Minutes Gender affirmation surgery & Post-operative rehabilitation; Documentation considerations
90-110 Minutes Cultural sensitivity,Trauma-informed care and Tips for pelvic health professionals
110-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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