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Mobilization of Visceral Fascia for the Treatment of Pelvic Dysfunction - Level 2: The Reproductive System - VTRS

Audience: This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Level: Advanced. The visceral treatment techniques covered in this continuing education course are targeted for therapists already experienced with internal pelvic floor examinations as well as utilizing internal as well as external visceral manipulation techniques.
Contact hours: 16.75 (CEUs vary by state)
Price: $650 (Early registrant price of $625 for registrations received one month before course start date)
Prerequisites: Visceral Mobilization Level One taught by Ramona Horton or prior course on visceral mobilzation.
Required Readings:
1. The Fascial Mechanoreceptors Article from fasciaresearch.com

2. Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

3. Visceral Anatomy Review

4. Participants should bring an anatomy atlas (preferably Netter) for reference of the visceral anatomy.

 

 

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This continuing education course is a two-and-a-half day seminar designed to expand on the therapists existing knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the viscera and dysfunction within the urogenital system.  Instruction will focus on the reproductive system and peripheral pelvic nerves of men and women as it relates to physical therapy treatment. This course is geared toward the therapist that has a working knowledge of fascial release and visceral manipulation and wishes to advance their manual therapy skills in this treatment modality.

Material will be presented that will allow the participant to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment techniques for patients with diagnoses of dysmenorrhea, prostadynia, mechanical infertility, pudendal neuralgia and pelvic pain. The course will include lectures on anatomical structures as well as visceral theory and technique. Lab sections include both external abdominal, pelvic as well as internal vaginal and anal techniques.

Special Considerations:

Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. This continuing education course is open to male and female participants.

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Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Complete review of the osteopathic theories of fascial release and all structures of the urinary system covered in level 1.
2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the connective tissue of visceral structures of the reproductive system and peripheral pelvic nerves.
3. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral structures relating to proper function of the reproductive system and peripheral pelvic nerves.
4. Identify visceral structures with relation to the reproductive system via external as well as internal vaginal and anal landmarks.
5. Identify peripheral neural structures via external, internal vaginal and anal techniques.
6. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility and motility of visceral and neural structures within the male and female reproductive system.
7. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial release to visceral and neural structures; utilizing external body and internal vaginal and anal approaches.
8. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions within the pelvis as it relates to symptoms of pain, dysfunctional voiding and defecation for the male and female patient.
9. Implement fascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied urologic and gynecologic diagnoses to include prostadynia, dysmenorrhea, anorgasmia, mechanical infertility, dyspareunia, pudendal neuralgia, and pelvic pain as they relate to physical therapy.

 

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Day One:
5:00 Registration
5:30 Introduction
6:00 Review of Visceral Mobilization Urinary System: Osteopathic Theory, Mobility and Motility, Listening, Level 1 Techniques 
7:45 Uterus Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility and Motility
8:15 External Uterus Techniques Demo and Lab: Sacral Comp/Decom, Sacral Mobility, Uterosacral, Ligament
9:00
Adjourn

Day Two:
8:30 Review & Questions: Layer Palpation and Intention
9:00 External Uterus Techniques: Demo and labs (Lab II) Broad Ligament: Supine, Side lying, Seated & Quadruped, (Lab III)  Pouch of Douglas, Round Ligament, Uterine Motility 
10:30 Break
10:45 Cervix Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility and Motility
11:15 Internal Uterus/Cervix Techniques: Demo and lab (Lab IV) Cul-de-sac, Lateral Mobility, Uterosacral Ligament, Posterior Mobility
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Internal Uterus/Cervix Techniques: Demo and lab (Lab V) Os, Fundus Position, Uterine/Cervix Motility
2:00 Ovaries/Tubes Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility and Motility 
2:30 Ovaries/Tubes Technique: Demo and labs (Lab VI) Tubo-uterine opening, Tube, Ovary
3:15 Break
3:30 Posterior Pelvic Floor Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility 
4:00 Posterior Pelvic Floor: Demo and lab (Lab VII) Ischiorectal Fossa: Supine, Seated, Prone
5:00 Adjourn

Day Three:
8:00 Review of Day Two and Questions
9:00 Peripheral Nerves Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility
9:30 Peripheral Nerves: Demo and labs (Lab VIII) Inguinal Canal, Obturator Nerve, Sciatic Nerve
10:15 Break 
10:30 (Lab IX) Pudendal Nerve: Pudendal Nerve Provocation Test, External Mobilization, Perineal Branch, Dorsal Branch, Alcock’s Canal
11:30 Anal Canal/Prostate Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility & Motility
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Anal Canal: Demo and lab (Lab X) Anal Sphincter, Puborectalis, Perineal Body, Pudendal Neuralgia
2:00 Prostate:  Demo and labs (Lab XI) Seated, Supine, Side Lying, Inguinal Canal
2:45 Ligament Mobilization: Demo and Lab (Lab XII) Pubic Symphysis, Sacrospinus, Sacrotuberus
3:30 Documentation & Case Study Presentation
4:00 Adjourn

 

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TA’s excellent!
This course makes me proud to be a physical therapist. I cannot wait to practice healing techniques we learned Visceral 1 and 2.
-Allison Ankiewicz, PT – Wayside, NJ

The visceral courses with Ramona are fantastic! Ramona's treating style facilitates learning techniques that you can immediately use with patients and get results!
-Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS - Orlando, FL

The entire class was awesome! It was great! Lecture presentation / Lab it was wonderful - Thank You! :)
-Catherine A. Weibel DPT, WCS - Winter Park, FL

Had information and techniques that could be immediately used. Adequate Lab time.
-Kamini Komarraju, PT - Sterling Heights, MI

Visceral Mobilization 2: The Reproductive System - VTRS
Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Location: Marathon Physical Therapy
$ 625.00