Health Pros for Healthy Teens Course by Julie Granger

Health Pros for Healthy Teens Course


For Physical Therapists and Health Professionals

Discover specialty knowledge and skills to understand,
connect with, and guide teens toward healthy and inspiring
lives in the adolescent years and beyond.

November 16 - December 21, 2020

Approved for 18.0 Continuing Competency Hours
through APTA Georgia


For teens struggling with health issues, it can be so hard for them to feel like their providers actually "get" them.

What does working with teens look like for you?

>> Maybe you have a current or future caseload of teen clients, and you feel anxious and eager because you don’t know where to start with them or how to grow your following. You want guidance on how to easily build or grow a teen caseload.

>> Perhaps for you, working with teens just feels AWKWARD. You can roll with little kids or grown ups  ... but get weirded out with teens. You want to confidently connect with teens and parents, speak their language, and help them without eye rolling or awkward blank stares.

>> It could be that you just don’t feel like you know enough about teen health. There are other experts out there who are SO good with teens, and you want more knowledge and mentoring so you can be like them and give teens the best care possible.

But what if you knew you could...

Connect with teens (and their parents) to inspire change


  • Seamlessly navigate through 'tween and teen attitude and confidently deal with parents who seem ... well ... crazy at times

  • Read teen body language and nonverbals with expert precision and anticipate when to shift to a new communication tactic

  • Discover teen- and family-friendly health and wellness coaching skills to inspire compliance and buy-in

Provide expert health and wellness care and support


  • Know what to ask and how to problem solve through  teens' and 'tweens' unique developmental and health history needs 

  • Differentially screen for, diagnose, and treat age-specific conditions related to the 'tween and teen mind, body, and spirit

  • Design inclusive health and wellness plans that inspire teens of all backgrounds  to totally "own it" 
YES! I want all of that! Sign me up!

Confidently grow your teen practice quickly and easily


  • Build an interdisclipinary referral and support network of like-minded, teen- and family-friendly providers 

  • Develop expert marketing skills to fill your schedule with teen clients and families that you love serving

  • Offer successful online and offline community wellness and prevention programs to teens and families  

I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

You can develop expert skills and knowledge to holistically guide teen and 'tween clients and their families to create a healthy lives that inspire them and reflect what they truly love.

It doesn't involve you learning Tik Tok and Snapchat, delivering the latest treatment gimmicks, or taking a million courses without seeing the return.
There are key areas of knowledge and skill that will set teen clients up for success in body, mind, and spirit as they they move into adulthood.
And once you discover them – being a practitioner who serves teens and 'tweens will be a lot more energizing, inspiring, and fun. That's what you wanted when you got into the profession, right?

"For 2 years I've filled a community "Mom and Me Menstruation" class for 'tweens both in person and online"

"Dr. Granger has been instrumental in helping me launch a new program for teen girls and their moms. For 2 years I've filled a community "Mom and Me Menstruation" class for 'tweens both in person and online. Dr. Granger's level of expertise in this arena is unprecedented, and her ability to hear my vision and guide me to the best resources has been invaluable.  She is a pioneer in the field and I'm so lucky to have her as my guide!"
Carrie Koziol, PT and Pilates Teacher at Pilates by Carrie, Chicago, IL

I talk daily to PTs and health pros who say the following things about working with teens...

"I have taken a million awesome adult courses, I can easily just apply it to teens. It's all the same human body, right?"

"Once they're in middle or high school, they're smart enough to understand things like my adult clients do."


"Working with teens is the WORST. It's so uncomfortable, they don't seem to care, and they're always on their phones."

"I love pediatrics - but once the client's met all developmental milestones, I don't know what to do with them anymore."

"I am a parent of a teen myself, so I totally know how to care for them as my patients or clients. It can't be that different."

"The worst part about working with teens isn't the teens. It's the over-involved helicopter parents who think they know everything."

THE TOP 3 REASONS WHY MOST HEALTH PROS FALL SHORT WITH TEENS


And why should they? Most formal health training includes little info -- if any -- on teen health. Less than 10% of US pediatric health systems include special teen programs. Teen research is tough to standardize since they're all in different places developmentally, and mostly focuses only on extremes like elite athletes, obesity and heart disease, and suicide and mental health crises. It's no wonder that so many teens easily fall through the cracks.


Most health pros didn't have teen years that were full of sunshine, butterflies, and clear and confident communication with others -- the only "training ground" they really have for learning to "speak teen!" Thus -- they may find themselves triggered when a well-meaning-and-worried parent starts questioning their decisions as a provider. Navigating one's way through the parent-teen dynamic can be a challenge for even the most skilled clinical providers.


Knowing all about health conditions is great. Having a million great treatments, exercises, or programs can be super helpful. But PTs and health pros fall short when they want "things going exactly as planned" with teen clients. One day, a teen totally to "get it" and is making progress, and the next --  they fall off the wagon and couldn't care less. It can feel tough to keep up with them! As they evolve and develop rapidly, so, too, must their providers.  

ANY OF THOSE THINGS SOUND FAMILIAR?

IT'S OK -- YOU CAN SAY YES.  THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. AND YOU'RE TOTALLY NOT ALONE.

I speak to so many PTs and health professionals who are totally missing the mark when it comes to working with teens.... but it's not their fault. They're in a system that is literally designed to make teens fall through the cracks.
The truth is, most of the existing health training and health systems out there only really cater to pre-adolescent pediatrics or adult care, which means that most providers have no reference point from which treat teens except as either "big children" or "small adults." 

But 'tweens, teens and even young adults don't see themselves in either of those boxes, so why should we? 

Effectively serving this age group goes well beyond simply having knowledge of their physical health conditions. 

The truth is, so much of what makes working with teens most fulfilling has less to do with what age-specific conditions are present and more to with the emotional connections we are able to make with them as a trusted ally in their lives.

Teens need physical therapists and health providers who totally "get them" inside and out and can keep them from falling through the cracks.

And physical therapists and health pros need to undergo teen-specific training and develop age-appropriate practices for their teen clients and families. That's what leads to empowered and enthusiastic client buy-in and participation plus sustainable outcomes for this unique population as they move into adulthood and beyond.

THIS IS WHY THERE IS NOW A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SPECIALTY TRAINING COURSE THAT COVERS THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF TEENS AND 'TWEENS.

It doesn't take adult information and mistakenly attempt to apply it to teens.

It isn't a pediatric course attempted to be stretched into clients who no longer see themselves as kids.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

>> You want to get over the feeling that working with teens is awkward and cringeworthy
You keep seeing them on your schedule, and you know that it's sink or swim -- and  you'd prefer not to sink. You know it will take some learning and mentoring,  but that you do have something really special to offer teens ... even if right now you'd prefer to crawl under a rock instead of work with more of them!

>> You want to figure out how to get teens and parents to "buy in" to what you're doing
You have some teen knowledge and skill, but struggle to get teens to open up to you, get on board, and be compliant. And you're struggling to convince parents why they should miss school, practice, or pay cash to see you. You know you need some guidance and knowledge to them both to be raving fans!

>>You want to start or grow a teen-centered specialty practice or caseload
You know you LOVE working with teens, but you aren't sure where to go to find the right resources or how to grow in your expertise. You're looking for guidance, knowledge, and mentoring to bring more teens -- your favorite clients -- into your life so that you can have more fun in your job!

"Even when, as a PT, I thought I was doing the 'right' thing, Dr. Granger was able to show me how small changes could (and did) make a big difference."

"I sometimes call Dr. Julie Granger “the Parent Whisperer.” This past year, my daughter sustained 2 injuries in cheer. Having to take time away from her sport resulted in anxiety, fear and even some questioning of whether cheer was the sport for her times a challenge. Dr. Granger was able to communicate with my daughter in a way that put the two of them on the same level. As a parent, she me gave practical advice and suggestions on how I could change and modify my own words and actions to help my daughter cope in a more positive manner. Children are not born with coping skills, and parents are not born with parenting skills. Even when, as a PT, I thought I was doing the “right” thing, Dr. Granger was able to show me how small changes could (and did) make a big difference." 

Dr. Blair Green, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Mom of 2 Teens 
Owner, Catalyst Physical Therapy, Atlanta GA

HERE'S HOW THE COURSE WORKS:

Join us starting November 16, 2020

>> Virtual class via your private course site 
The course will be taught in several "tiers" of expert modules to give you full blanket of teen and 'tween guidance, confidence, mentoring, and know-how. You'll complete foundational modules covering a multitude of teen health topics,  a specialized track of  modules from guest experts across the globe based on your interest areas, and a specialized track of modules most expert educators of all: teens and parents themselves.

>> Support & networking
You'll be participating live in a  facebook group to make friends, trade ideas, gain referral sources, and most importantly--get live, real-time feedback on your learning from people who think like you do, including our guest experts, parents, and teens themselves.

>> Private teen mentoring consultation
You'll have one private teen mentoring consultation with  Julie to ask questions and create personalized strategy for implementing and staying accountable to all that you're learning in the course.

>> You'll have weekly reminders to keep you rocking and rolling
While parts of this course are self-paced, you will receive weekly reminders to  keep you steady, focused, and on top of your learning.

>> Eligible for 18.0 CEUs for Physical Therapists
This course is evidence-based and full of pragmatic, practical knowledge. It has been approved by APTA Georgia for 18.0 Continuing Competency Hours for Physical Therapists. If you would like to be eligible for CEUs, all course material must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.

>> Lifetime access to the course material
While course material must be completed within 6 months of enrollment to be eligible for CCH credit, you will have lifetime access to the course material (as long as technology allows!)

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM UNIQUE?

It's about actually moving the needle to truly make a difference in the lives of teens ... and subsequently, in your life as well.

It's full of accountability, support, and mentoring so that you can implement what you're learning as you go.

No more taking a course then leaving your binder on your shelf to collect dust.
(We can feel your blood pressure lowering now.)
This sounds perfect! Sign me up now!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This class is delivered in 6 sections plus several specialty presentations to help you become an expert at helping teens, whether you work in pelvic health, orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, acute care, neurorehabilitation, and more.

MODULE 1: GENERAL TEEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

You may be super awesome at working with adults or children...but teens aren't small adults or big children.

They're their own unique cohort, with their own unique physiological makeups.

Effectively serving teens means having knowledge and skill to handle age-appropriate  developmental physiological conditions and differential diagnoses that may be encountered in teens in the healthcare setting.

In this section, you will:


Meet teens and families where they are by providing age-appropriate, family-centered health and wellness assessments and interventions to promote physical growth and development and address the unique physiological needs of adolescents growing up in a busy, fast-paced world.


Put on your "teen lens" so that you may screen for teen-specific medical dysfunction, make appropriate multidisciplinary referrals and be a powerful member of the multidisciplinary team. You'll learn what is or isn't a concern in teens -- and how this differs in teens from children and adults.


Gain clarity on teen-specific developmental physiological conditions including normal and abnormal growth plate conditions, bone density development, gut health, immune health, connective tissue health, energy and metabolism, chronic pain, cardiovascular health, and general injuries.

MODULE 2: PELVIC & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Whether you specialize in pelvic health problems or want to incorporate pelvic and reproductive health as part of a holistic health and wellness plan, it is important to know how managing pelvic and reproductive health issues differs in teens from both children and adults.

There are unique challenges and opportunities in helping teens in this realm. As teens have a diverse understanding of and comfort in these topics -- health professionals must treat teens with appropriate knowledge, skill, and informed consent practices when discussing and treating teens in the pelvic and reproductive health realm.

In this section, you will:


Gain confidence to successfully navigate sensitive topics – including  when and how to help teens and families be comfortable with providing informed consent and assent, when it is appropriate to perform  internal evaluations and/or treatments, how to be an ally when discussing issues of trauma and abuse, and how to having conversations with teens with or without parents present.


Be able to confidently discuss and manage teen- and age-appropriate conditions (within your scope of practice) including – puberty, menarche, menstrual health and health literacy, the female athlete triad/relative energy deficiency in sport, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, premenstrual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, abdominal pain, constipation, pelvic pain.


Gain knowledge of and be able to discuss the expected and unexpected pelvic and reproductive health changes associated with puberty and adolescence. Be able to screen for deeper medical dysfunction and make appropriate referrals regarding the teen menstrual cycle, bowel and bladder health, abdominal and pelvic pain patterns, and sexual health patterns (if applicable).

MODULE 3: NEUROCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT & PHYSICAL LITERACY

Teens learn and acquire information about their worlds, bodies, and lives in unique ways.

Whether they're problem solving or decision-making, mastering calculus, learning to code, or mastering skills on the soccer field or tennis court -- their neurocognitive, neuromotor and physical literacy skills are constantly shaping how they experience the world.

It's important to have knowledge of these systems to set teens up for success to learn about their bodies, minds, and spirits as they navigate the teen world and beyond.

In this section, you will:


Get clear on how the teen brain learns, processes information, and thinks – with topics including development of executive functioning, decision-making, skill acquisition, learning styles, consequential thinking, and problem-solving. 


Apply "teen brain" constructs to health and movement-related concepts including the development of postural and deep core control, physical literacy, motor learning, and movement skill acquisition in teens multiple health settings. 


Set your clients up for success with learning and skill acquisition - develop a foundation to provide age-appropriate teaching-learning and interpersonal skills with ‘tween- and teen-aged patients and clients.

MODULE 4: PSYCHOSOCIAL & EMOTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

One of the #1 reasons clinicians tend to shy away from feeling comfortable with teen clients is due to discomfort with teen emotions and psychosocial factors. One day a teen may show up as what seems like a mature, balanced almost-adult. The next -- they may be full of emotions, attitude, eye rolls, blank stares, power struggles, tantrums. 

Understanding teens' emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual development helps health professionals better connect with, inspire, and empower teens to "own" their health and care.

In this section, you will:


Understand what's normal and abnormal amidst teen "ups and downs" -- screen for emotional and psychological dysfunction, recognize normal versus abnormal teen emotional behavior, work as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team and make appropriate referrals as needed. Understand that what may seem "abnormal" in a teen is actually normal given the greater context of what's going on developmentally.

Discuss the interaction between teen physiological and psychosocial and emotional factors –- such as the interplay between hormones and neurotransmitters, attachment, identity, stress, family emotional and spiritual climate, and personality and how it shapes a teen's perception of their health within the realms of relationships/groups, intimate relationships, dating, social media and technology.


Be able to connect with teens so they feel like you "get them" by serving as an age-appropriate role model, sounding board, and support system for teens. Navigate the boundaries between professional, confidant, and "friend" without compromising the teens' trust. Understand the interplay of “teen lingo,” family climate and familial relationships, siblings, parent health and parent behavior.

MODULE 5: SPEAK "TEEN" AND "PARENT"

So many health professionals report that they feel really stuck when it comes to "getting through" to teens -- whether that means getting them to care, getting them to take ownership of their own health or health programs, or navigating the sometimes awkward or intimidating conversations that come up with parents.

In this module, you'll develop empathy, compassion to meet teens and parents where they are, plus expert communication and coaching skills so that you. can join forces with them to create a bulletproof team all working toward the same health and wellness goals.

In this section, you will:


Develop age-appropriate teaching-learning and interpersonal communication skills with teen patients and their families. This includes teen- and family-friendly motivational interviewing skills and basic fundamental coaching skills. 


Sharpen your "teen" and "parent" emotional intelligence -- be able to discern what behaviors are signs and symptoms of a deeper issue and be able to help teen clients and parents to step into awareness and ownership of their goals.


Teach on their level -- integrate your knowledge of neurocognitive, psychosocial and emotional development to develop health and wellness plans with age-appropriate instruction, and cueing for teens and their families.

MODULE 6: GROW + BUILD A PROFITABLE TEEN PRACTICE OR PROGRAM

Having knowledge and  skill to work with teens is one thing...knowing how to get them the specialty care they need is another. 

Many health providers are excellent at gaining health-related knowledge and skills for the “nuts and bolts” of practice, but often lack the knowledge and skill to market and grow a profitable teen-centered practice or program.

Knowing how to build a network of teen-friendly providers who also "speak teen" will help you whether you completely specialize in teens or they're just an interest area in your caseload. 

In this section, you will:


Find your voice and message to confidently explain to others why teens need specialized care -- from you! -- instead of babbling on for days trying to explain yourself to people who just don't seem to get it, don't want to give you the time of day, or think teens don't need you.


Build a strategic teen health marketing strategy that you LOVE and actually fits your life, business or job schedule, and actually gets you in front of the right stakeholders in your community-- like parents, coaches, teachers, other health providers, and teens themselves.


Navigate the conversation around "sales" and "whether you take insurance or not" -- and be able to help parents, family members, coaches, and other stakeholders see why and how your services will be worth the investment in your care for a teen's long term health.

Specialty Health Expert & Teen Parent Modules

Jessica Drummond

Clinical Nutritionist; Physical Therapist; Founder of the Integrative Women's Health Institute

Module topics: Nutrition and Endometriosis in Teens

Neeru Jayanthi

Sports Medicine Physician & Faculty (Emory University School of Medicine); Founder of Pick Up Sports Foundation

Module topic: Sport Specialization and Physical Literacy

Christy Zwolski

Physical Therapist + PhD Candidate; Ohio State University & Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Module topic: Physical Literacy & Strength and Conditioning

J Michelle Martin

Physical Therapist: Founder of JMM Health Solutions and Zero to Telehealth (Georgia)

Module topic: Telehealth and racial inequality in teens seeking healthcare

Christine Mansfield

Physical Therapist; Sports Medicine Program: Nationwide Children's Hospital (Ohio)

Module topic: Pelvic pain and pelvic health physical therapy for teens

Kari Lindegren

Physical Therapist; Children's Hospital of LA & Goodman Physical Therapy (California)

Module topic: Functional exercise and pelvic health physical therapy for teens

Amanda Blackmon

Physical Therapist; Atlanta Dance Medicine; Advisory Board: Eating Disorders Info Network

Module topic: Eating disorders and dance medicine in teens

Caitlin Jones

Physical Therapist: Day Rehab Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Module Topic: Traumatic injuries, neurological disorders, and rehabiltation

Danelle Dickson

Physical Therapist; Founder of Performance Plus Physical Therapy (Washington DC)

Module Topic: Dance medicine and racial inequality in teen health

Abby Keenan

Certified Mental Performance Consultant; Founder of Intrepid Performance (Georgia)

Module Topic: Sport psychology and mental performance in teens

Marcia Darbouze

Physical Therapist; Founder: Just Move Therapy; Disabled Girls Who Lift Podcast Host

Module Topic: Navigating chronic health problems and disabilities in teens

Holly Toronto

Founder: Love Your Body Health Coaching (Online/New York)

Module Topic: Body image, anti-diet culture, and self love in teens

Lena Ebron

Physical Therapist; Founder of PEP Physical Therapy (Marietta, Georgia)

Module Topic: Teen Scoliosis Considerations: Cheerleading, Tumbling & Gymnastics

Cassidy Foley Davelaar

Physician; Nemours Children's Hospital (Orlando)

Module Topic: Health and relative energy deficiency in teen athletes

Julia Hurtado

Physical Therapist: Complex Concussion Clinic at the Shepherd Center (Georgia)

Module Topic: Managing and treating concussion and vestibular dysfunction in teens

Jessica Westbrooks

Certified Child Life Specialist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Module Topic: Navigating cancer and chronic illness in teen life

Antony Lo

Teen Parent; Physiotherapist; Founder of The Physio Detective (Australia)

Module topic: A parent & physio's perspective

Marnie Grodzin

LMSW; Yoga Teacher with a Therapeutic Foundation, Founder of Gathered and Grounded (Georgia))

Module topic: Mental health and LGBTQIA+ issues in teen life

Kate Parker

Teen parent; Founder of Kate T. Parker Photography; Champion of 'tween/teen empowerment

Module topic: A parent & advocate's perspective

Kimberly Thompson

Teen athlete parent; Advocate for teen and parent well being

Module topic: a sports parent's perspective

Beth Learn

Teen Parent, Women's Fitness & Wellness Expert, Founder: Fit2B Studio & Fit2B Girls

Module topic: A parent & fitness professional's perspective

Jim Reason

Teen Parent; High School Teacher & Athletic Coach 

Module topic: A parent, teacher, & coach's perspective

"Julie provided me with the tools to better serve my patients holistically without ignoring the demands going on in my everyday life."

"Julie’s mentorship and coaching has helped me tremendously in my ability to work with young female athletes. She provided me with the tools to better serve my patients holistically without ignoring the demands going on in my everyday life."

--Dr. Kari Lindegren PT, DPT, OCS
Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine
Adolescent Pelvic Health
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

THINK THIS IS JUST LIKE OTHER COURSES YOU'VE TAKEN? THINK AGAIN.

Here's what makes the Health Pros for Healthy Teens Course unique:

1. We include multidisciplinary specialty content from more than 20 experts in the teen health and wellness field.

It's one thing to take a course and get a ton of information thrown at you from one person. It's lovely to hear one expert's perspective -- but it can still be a bit one-sided.

Not in this course. We have provided bonus module interviews with more than 20 guest teen health experts. 

PLUS, we are including interviews with the most important stakeholders in teen health -- parents and teens themselves.

2. You'll have support to digest, implement, and apply the content to your specific area of work and practice as you go.

Online courses can seem appealing -- do them whenever you want in your PJs, right?

But let's be honest -- sometimes it sucks to try and find the time within your busy schedule to watch videos -- and then be left on your own to do all the work.

We totally get that. So we've set it up so you will do the work in small, digestible bites over the course of several weeks with support and feedback from Dr. Julie and your like-minded colleagues.

And we know most people work well on deadlines -- so we've built those in, too.

3. You'll get personalized, expert guidance.

There will be two live Q&A calls throughout the course to help you stay accountable, meet your classmates, and get your personal questions answered. In addition, each participant will receive one complimentary private mentoring call included within the course to make sure you get your questions answered and know how to apply all that you're learning.

4. There is a strategic marketing course nestled within this course.

Want to really make an impact on the teens in your community and grow your specialty caseload, program, or business? 

It's time to stop spending your (or your employer's) time and money on things that don't generate new business. You'll not only learn the best ways to market toward teens, their parents, and their providers, but also how to prioritize your energy and time and feel confident that you can create a profitable practice that caters directly to teens.

MEET YOUR HOST: DR. JULIE GRANGER

I've been a PT for almost 12 years, and have worked professionally with and mentored teens for more than 20. In that time, I've become a sort of "teen magician." I just love working with them and teaching others how to do it too.

But even for me, life wasn't always rosy as a teen. I struggled with a zillion health problems and injuries that constantly landed me in the doctor's office. Problems that we'd learn way later -- when I was an adult -- could have been better handled if I'd worked with someone who truly "got me."
Most of my teen years, I did what I thought I "should" do whenever health or wellness problems came up -- went to whatever specialist we were referred to, and was told  "Oh! You're so active and accomplished! We don't need to investigate this any further. Here's some medicine and supplements -- keep swimming and studying hard!"

And keep swimming and study hard I did (with a wealth of accomplishments and accolades to boot), but I still started to fall through the cracks in subtle, yet profound ways:

  • I remember rolling my eyes at the allergist in my teens when I saw there were baby toys on the floor in the exam room. I thought "I'm too old for this." Thankfully, my allergist identified why I couldn't swim fast anymore -- asthma --  and we treated it with inhalers and drugs. Fifteen years later we learned was actually a giant lung tumor.
  • I remember being 16 and crying in the car on the way to swim practice when the PT said "I don't know what else to do with you" after I'd done PT for 3 months and my back didn't feel any better. We learned a decade later I'd had a rare spinal growth plate fracture that only happens in teens.
  • I remember feeling completely traumatized as an 18-year-old college freshman at the hospital ENT clinic. They pierced my eardrum to treat an ear infection. All I wanted was someone to hold my. hand and ask if I could be put to sleep -- but that wasn't an option anymore for an 18 year old "adult."
  • I remember wondering what on earth was wrong with painful periods as a teen. I didn't know who to tell, because this seemed strange to discuss with a pediatrician--someone with a fish tank and Highlights magazines in the waiting room. When I did finally see my first "adult" gynecologist, it was so cold and sterile that I didn't feel safe. It wasn't until I was 30 that I realized several of the decisions I'd made around my pelvic health were misinformed, at best.

Truth be told -- I know I'm not alone in my own teen health experience.

Having worked (as a PT) with adolescents for years at this-- I have seen first hand that they, too, start to fall through the cracks as soon as they enter the 'tween and teen phase of life, just like I had.

They slip through the cracks -- not because health and wellness providers don't care or aren't smart -- but because teens and 'tweens often don't fit into any of the normal "pediatric" or "adult" medicine boxes.

For teens struggling with health issues, it can be so hard for them to feel like their providers actually  "get" them.

The truth is, most existing health training only covers pre-adolescent pediatrics or adult care, which means that providers have no reference point from which treat teens except as either "big children" or "small adults."

But teens don't see themselves in either of those boxes. So why should we?

What I know from more than 20 years of experience working with and teaching and publishing research about this age group, is that it's necessary to undergo teen-specific training and develop age-appropriate practices whether you work with one teen or one million teens.

That's what leads to empowered and enthusiastic teen client buy-in and participation plus sustainable health outcomes for this unique population as they move into adulthood and beyond.

This is why I love to mentor and teach physical therapists and health professionals to develop expert skills and knowledge to holistically guide teenage clients and their families to create a healthy lives that inspire them and reflect what they truly love.

And I invite you to join us in this first-of-its-kind teen-centered professional training course. It is the brainchild of over a decade of professional experience cobbling together hard-to-find teen-specific knowledge, skill, evidence, and clinical pearls as both a physical therapist and teen health coach.

This inaugural course promises to fill you with guidance, confidence, and know-how that will set you apart as a standout teen provider -- one who teens and families can trust to help them thrive in teenagehood and beyond.

Join us now in the Health Pros for Healthy Teens Course.

"Julie has a magical way with kids and teens and understands just what their bodies and lives are up against."

"I can't say enough great things about Julie. Julie worked with my daughter after a long bout with a problem that just wouldn't go away. After just a few sessions with Julie, she was regaining her skills, and more importantly, her confidence in herself. Julie has a magical way with kids and teens and understands just what their bodies and lives are up against. Thanks to the time, TLC and teaching from Julie, my daughter is back to playing like a tough girl again!"

--Lesley Cortright
Mom of 'tween and teen girls
Professional Photographer & Running Coach
Atlanta, GA

"Young people merit special attention not only because they have special health and nutrition needs, but because they are our future teachers, problem-solvers, and global leaders."

Parul Christian and Emily Smith
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
John's Hopkins University and Harvard University

It's time to set our teens and 'tweens up for success in mind, body, and spirit as they become strong, capable, and compassionate adults.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE HEALTH PROS FOR HEALTHY TEENS COURSE TODAY

What is it worth to have knowledge and skill to give you...

  • Clarity to know exactly how to help teens so that they don't fall through the cracks?
  • Inspiration and direction to get through to teens and parents, even when it seems awkward?
  • Confidence and know-how to build a specialty program that caters to teens and their families?
  • Clear focus on how to build a teen-friendly network that supports your patients and practice growth?
  • Clear messaging to explain to other practitioners why teens are not small adults (or big children)?

And what will it cost you if you don't achieve those things?

My private mentoring clients pay me up to $5,000 a year for personalized teen health mentoring and education that helps them achieve inspiring practices and programs that cater to teens and reflect what they truly value.
But you're not going to have to pay that for this masterclass. 
I've priced it lower because it's so important to me to get this information into the hands of a lot of people. There's an epidemic of teens falling through the cracks in the healthcare system, only to see problems show up down the line in adulthood.

So many adult clients often say "I wish someone had told me."

And I want teens and their families to learn the right things about teen health now to set them up for success in adulthood.

I want to see a world where there aren't teens becoming adults with problems that could have been easily addressed or prevented earlier...where they're thriving both in adolescence and adulthood.

IN THIS COURSE YOU'LL HAVE THESE AMAZING PERKS RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:

Virtual classes, specialty expert content, and live mentoring ($3500 value)

You won't have to block out an entire day or weekend to attend this course. And you definitely won't need to do furious note-taking in class to ensure you don’t miss anything, because you will have lifetime access to the weekly recordings, specialty content modules, and course material. You'll also get 2 live group Q&A classes to ask questions and get expert advice.

Private personalized strategic mentoring session ($800 value)

After the course, you  may be wondering "how do I make sure I  apply all of this to my practice and not forget all that I learned?"  That's exactly why we've built in one private, personalized mentoring and coaching call with Julie (to be used within 6 months of the course) to keep up the  momentum and set up an implementation strategy to keep you rocking and rolling.

Private Professional Teen Health Networking Community ($500 value)

At up to $80 to $100 per event, the cost of membership and attendance in private business networking groups — the ones that actually help you grow your practice — can add up fast. Your next best professional network is here and ready to support you as you grow. And you won't have to leave your house, put on pants, or give your sales pitch to meet them!

JOIN US IN THE HEALTH PROS FOR HEALTHY TEENS COURSE

Online course on begins November 16, 2020 and continues with weekly content dripped to you at 7 AM ET every Monday

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"Julie inspires clients to live fully & autonomously in a way that's meaningful to them."

"I respect Julie's work immensely; and refer clients, friends, and colleagues to her often because she's a rare combination of highly skilled and deeply compassionate. She has the magic touch in her ability to relate with empathy, not condescension, with her clients. She inspires clients to live fully and autonomously in a way that's meaningful to them."
— Jessica Drummond, DCN, CHC, PT Founder, Integrative Women's Health Institute Fairfield, CT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to show up live, and will there be a recording?

Great question! 

Many of our online programs and classes are live classes. However, as we understand many people from many different time zones will take this course, we are doing a modified live and recorded format, with each module dropping at 7 AM EST on Monday of each week. This will allow for you to pace yourself and be able to do the work at a time that works best for you. 

The Q&A classes will be held live and there will be recordings available for each.

How does the course work?

All recorded classes will be broadcast via your own private course platform called Podia. You will receive login information upon registration. 

You will need the Zoom app on your desktop or mobile to attend the live Q&A classes. You will need to have audio and video access for these (but don't worry, we get that life is busy--we encourage sweats, messy buns, no makeup--or whatever makes you comfy and focused!).

What are the course dates and times?

The course will begin November 16, 2020 and main course content modules will drop weekly at 7 AM EST through December 21, 2020. 

You will have access to all specialty content modules on day 1 and be able to listen and watch these throughout the course and beyond.

Do I have to own a business to be in this program?

You do not need to own a practice, but you do need to "own" your caseload and your willingness to stand up for and advocate for teens! You can be an employee in a hospital or someone else's clinic or  a clinic director. Or--you can be an entrepreneur looking to do a "side hustle" or a full fledged business owner. 

Great news -- no matter what kind of professional you are -- you will learn all about how to market and grow a profitable specialty caseload of teens.

Will I get to be mentored by Julie?

Yes! You will get this in both a private mentoring and coaching call (to be used by March 18, 2021), and live in two Q&A calls throughout the class.

You will not only get feedback and coaching from Julie, but also input from the rest of the group in a private facebook community -- full of experts and others who may have "been there, done that" or may be in the exact same boat as you!

Do I have to be a physical therapist to take this course?

No!

While many of our guest experts are physical therapists, our content is perfect for physical therapists, and it is approved for PT Continuing Education Hours through APTA Georgia -- you can work in any other health and wellness field and really benefit from the material in this course.

What if I don't even have any teen clients yet?

That's perfectly OK! 

You'll learn a TON from this class about getting and serving teen clients in a way that feels empowering, exciting, and digestible. Whether you want to get 1 or 101 teen clients in the next year--this class will be personalized to fit your goals and your pace.

Is there information on teen pelvic health?

Yes!

Few pelvic health courses exist that specifically address the pelvic health needs of teens in detail.

While the entire course is not a pelvic health ONLY course, it includes multiple sections that cover teen pelvic and reproductive health considerations -- covering everything from pelvic floor physical therapy, whether it's appropriate to do internal work or not, menstrual health, sexuality, nutrition and functional medicine, sexual and gender orientation, endometriosis and pelvic/abdominal pain, urinary and bowel dysfunction, and much more.

How much time will I need to dedicate each week?

Each main content module (Modules 1-6) will be 1-2 hours long. Each specialty content module is 45 min - 1 hour long. 

This course is designed in a way that you can do as much or as little as you like, depending on your goals. 

If you would like to receive CEU credit, you must complete 18 hours total of main content and selected specialty content by March 31, 2021. This gives you extra time after the course modules conclude to catch up in case you've fallen behind.

This is more than I can afford. Can I have a payment plan?

Yes! We understand that you may like to keep to a strict budget. You can choose to pay in full or pay in 3 monthly installments. You can select the payment plan option when you go to register.

Will there be homework or assignments?

There will not be formal homework assignments, but there will be post-test questions for each of the main content modules, the entire course, and the specialty content modules. The module is not considered "complete" until you finish the post-test questions. 

How do the CEUs work?

This course is approved for 18.0 Continuing Competency Hours through APTA Georgia.

You will be required to complete all main content modules (Modules 1-6), plus 4 specialty expert content modules, 1 parent module, and 1 teen module, in order to receive all 18.0 CEUs. We do not give partial credit.

You will be able to choose which specialty content modules and which parent and teen modules you'd like to listen to and count toward your continuing competency hours based on your specific areas of interest.

While you will have lifetime access to the materials after the course completes, all pre-tests, post-tests, course evaluations, modules, quizzes, and assignments must be completed in full by March 31, 2021 to be eligible for CCH credit. There are no exceptions to this policy.

"I am so thankful for everything that Julie has been able to do for me, and I know that she can do the same amazing things in the lives of many others!"

"Since the first time I broke my arm in the sixth grade, and through many injuries since then, Julie has been there for me! Julie encouraged me to start a journal to record workouts, meals, etc., a practice that has promoted mindfulness and organization in my life. She also suggests a practice of goal-setting that is both rewarding and motivating, and always talks to me about what little steps I can take to become a better athlete and person. Julie’s holistic and specialized approach to teens reflects a passion for her job and her teen patients’ wellbeing. I am so thankful for everything that Julie has been able to do for me, and I know that she can do the same amazing things in the lives of many others!"

— Anna Thompson, College student & former teen client

IT'S TIME...

Enough is enough. It's time to step up and stop letting teens fall through the cracks of our health system.

Do you want to feel confident (instead of awkward) when you talk to them?
Do you want them (and their families) to feel like you actually "get" them?
Do you want to make a difference in their lives -- not just now -- but later into adulthood too -- so that they'll look back and remember you as a hugely important role model to them?
Or do you want another 12 months to go by, where you just kind of piece together random bits of knowledge and skill and barely get by with your ability to help teens?
I'm guessing you wouldn't be reading this all the way down the page if you had all you need and were happy with all that you know about helping teens.

No, chances are, you know you need and want more.

There are four things you need to create a practice that caters to teens and inspires them to live meaningful lives, take charge of their health, and make empowered decisions about their care...
 
You need guidance, confidence, know-how, and inspiration.
And you probably know at this point can’t learn it all on your own.

In fact -- given that this is the first of its kind course for teen health -- it's unlikely you'll find all the information under one roof anywhere else.
Maybe you’ve told yourself a gajillion times, “I just need to stop saying no when I really mean yes — say yes to taking that course, say yes to starting a teen program, say yes to doing that project that scares me, say yes to asking my boss for what I need so I can grow my caseload.”
But still – nothing.
The fact you make it this far down this page means you know it’s time to change and you likely won’t do it yourself. Otherwise, you wouldn’t still be reading this.
That’s why I invite you to enroll right now.
Whether you are at the beginning of your career journey or you are a seasoned teen expert — your next-level teen knowledge and skill won’t find itself into your brain on its own.
It would be my honor to team up with a world-renowned panel of experts to show you the way.
Make this your best learning experience yet -- so that the teens in your practice can thrive in adolescence and beyond. Join the Health Pros for Healthy Teens Course today.
With much appreciation,
Julie

"I was very discouraged before I worked with Julie, but she helped me with both the physical and mental sides of recovery."

"I was very discouraged before I worked with Julie, but she helped me with both the physical and mental sides of recovery. Now I am pain-free and enjoying swimming more than ever. Julie is one of the most hard-working and energetic people I have ever met."
— Lauren Ford, Competitive swimmer, former teen client

Program Terms & Conditions

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