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The Institute for Pelvic Health™ — Manage Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with Ease


Hey there!

We’re Melissa Hines, PT & Kathy Kates, NP.

If you landed on our page, chances are you’re a healthcare provider who feels ill-equipped to assess, diagnose, and manage pelvic floor pain and dysfunction.


Click below to download our free pelvic exam guide to make your next pelvic exam easier so that you can assess and manage pelvic floor dysfunction with ease.


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Get our foundational pelvic on-demand continuing education course:

Beyond the Kegel™


We've been there—another patient on your schedule with pelvic pain, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, vestibulodynia, interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome...


Your patient has had multiple normal pelvic ultrasounds, treated for chronic conditions, prescribed medications, and tried antibiotics, and they're still symptomatic...
It can feel so frustrating and overwhelming. You are not alone! Most of us graduate with very little training in the pelvic floor. We created Beyond the Kegel™, a foundational training, to fill the gap in pelvic health education.
Regardless of whether or not you have a pelvic floor therapist around the corner, our foundational training will teach you pelvic floor anatomy, how to ask the right questions, and how to appropriately assess, diagnose, document, and manage your patients’ pelvic floor dysfunction—with ease.


Learn more about Beyond the Kegel™
Beyond the Kegel™ is making a global impact
“I found your course while browsing Google to expand my knowledge in pelvic floor health. Working with patients even in such horrific times for my country helps me to focus and keep a sense of life. I want to have better options for my patients and Beyond the Kegel seemed a perfect match”
- Dr. Okasana Nehrych, Danylo Halytsky Lviv Medical University

Beyond the Kegel™ & Move Rx

Beyond the Kegel™ Pelvic Health course- 8.15 CE

Move Rx- pelvic alignment course- 6.0 CE

On-Demand Continuing Education Library

Use your CE budget to get practice changing continuing ed

Get up to 36.5 CE

Pelvic Health Digital Resource Binder

EVERYTHING you need- organized in one place.

Templates, Charts, Handouts & more.

Courses & Products

Demystify the pelvic floor with our curated free pelvic health resources

Pelvic health clinical pearls and tips

Watch our pelvic health videos

Read our journal article about the pelvic floor 

Download the PDF

Sneak Peek at Beyond the Kegel™

Get 1.0 CE free for watching

"The Institute they have created is so extremely valuable.  Looking at their work is a compelling reminder that medical science only knows what it cares to learn about. No wonder there have been heart institutes for decades, but pelvic health institutes only recently. I just love how solid, competent, assured, calm, and comprehensive that Kathy and Melissa are; it takes all the stigma, mystery, and worry away and opens the door to better well-being for parts of the body that are vital to all of life, and so all people."

Arthur L, MD