Murfin Awarded Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

March 04, 2024

Murfin Awarded Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy


March 4, 2024 - Pinckneyville, IL Pinckneyville Community Hospital (PCH) is excited to announce that Jamie Murfin, PT, DPT, a licensed physical therapist at PCH, was recently awarded the Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  This certification is awarded to licensed Physical Therapists who complete a series of comprehensive evidence-based education courses, written and clinical testing at each level and a written case report rigorously reviewed by the CAPP Case Reflection Committee.  Jamie's case study was recently accepted and she became one of only 587 therapists around the U.S. to successfully attain this certification.


Dan Varel PT, Director of Rehab, says, “This is a wonderful achievement for Jamie and a huge asset for our therapy department, hospital, and community.   We are able to provide a specialized service to an often-underserved population.  We are very proud to have a highly skilled staff and a top-notch facility.”


Murfin stated, "Being a female and a mother to three young children sparked my interest in pelvic floor physical therapy and after realizing how underserved this population is, especially in rural areas, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of and help with.  Pelvic floor physical therapists can make a huge impact on many issues people think they have to deal with and may be too embarrassed to talk about such as bladder leakage, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and pelvic pain.  I tell my patients all the time while what they are going through is very common, it’s not normal and there is so much physical therapists can do to help.  I’m thankful to work at a hospital that has supported me on this journey as well as wants to provide these services to its community." 


Jamie sees a wide variety of diagnoses including overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, post-partum incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, constipation, IBS, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and treatment needed after surgery or cancers in the pelvic region.  Jamie also can treatment women, men, and pediatrics.  Call the Wellness Center at 618-357-5935 with any questions or to speak to Jamie concerning your symptoms. Speak with your primary or specialty doctor to get an order for pelvic floor physical therapy.