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Visceral Mobilization of the Urologic System - Seattle, WA August 24-26, 2012

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: Beginning level visceral treatment intended for therapists already experienced with internal pelvic floor examinations.
Contact Hours: 17.75 (CEUs vary by state)
Price: $650 (Early registrant price of $625 for registrations received one month before course start date)
Prerequisites: Pelvic Floor 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations
Required Readings:
1. The Fascial Mechanoreceptors Article from fasciaresearch.com

2. Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

3. Review of Anatomy Terms
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 provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the viscera and dysfunction of the urologic system as it relates to physical therapy treatment. This course is geared toward the therapist that wishes to integrate advanced manual therapy skills of fascial mobilization into their treatment regime.
 

Material will be presented that will allow the participant to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment techniques for patients with diagnoses of urinary incontinence, urgency, retention and bladder pain. The course will include lectures on anatomical structures as well as visceral theory and technique. Lab sections include both external abdominal as well as internal vaginal techniques.
 

The concept of Visceral Manipulation was developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO. It is a gentle manual therapy technique that releases connective tissue restrictions between the viscera and related somatic structures such as muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves and bones.
 

Special Considerations:

As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Male course attendees may participate fully in the entire course if they bring their own lab model for examination. Pregnant women course attendees may participate fully in the entire course if they bring their own lab model for examination, or if the attendee insists on lab participation then a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. We strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

 

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

1. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral structures relating to proper function of the urinary system and pelvic floor
2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the connective tissue of visceral structures of the urologic system, pelvis and thorax
3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
4. Identify visceral structures with relation to the urinary system via external and internal vaginal landmarks
5. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility and motility of visceral structures
6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial release to visceral structures; utilizing external body and internal vaginal approaches
7. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions throughout the abdomen and thorax as it relates to symptoms of dysfunctional voiding
8. Develop treatment sequencing with respect to global, local and focal fascial restrictions
9. Implement fascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied urologic diagnoses to include incontinence, urgency, retention, and bladder pain as they relate to physical therapy

 

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As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Male course attendees may participate fully in the entire course if they bring their own lab model for examination. Pregnant women course attendees may participate fully in the entire course if they bring their own lab model for examination, or if the attendee insists on lab participation then a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. We strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.

Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

 

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Day One:
5:00 Registration
5:30 Introduction
6:00 Concepts of Visceral Mobilization and Fascial Release: Principles of Osteopathy, Fascial Anatomy, What is Visceral Manipulation? Fascial Stacking Exercise
8:00 Lab: Fascial Release Techniques for Horizontal Diaphragms
9:00 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Review & Questions, Layer Palpation Exercise
9:00 Visceral Listening, (Lab II) Local Listening Technique
9:45 Bladder Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility and Motility
10:15 Break
10:30 External Bladder Techniques: Demo and labs
Lab: Lateral Mobility Testing & Treatment, Median and Medial Umbilical Ligament (Urachus), Scar Release
Lab: Pubovesical Ligament, Seated & Quadruped
12:00 Lunch
1:00 External Bladder Techniques: Demo and lab
Lab: Obturator Foramen: Testing & Treatment, Bilateral & Motility
1:45 Kidney/Ureters Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility and Motility
2:15 Kidney/Ureter Techniques: Demo and labs
Lab: Anterior & Posterior Approaches, Ureter Mobilization
3:15 Break
3:30 Small & Large Intestine Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility and Motility
3:30 Small Intestine: Demo and lab
(Lab VII) Mesenteric Root, Small Intestine, Posterior Peritoneum
5:00 Adjourn

Day Three:
8:00 Review of Day 2 & Questions
8:30 Large Intestine: Demo and lab
Lab: Cecum & Sigmoid
Internal Techniques Urethra & Bladder Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility & Motility
9:45 Break
10:00 Internal Bladder Techniques: Demo and labs
Lab: Urethra: Longitudinal, Transverse, Bi-Manual Scar, Tissue Release: Indirect/Direct
(Lab X) Perineal Membrane, Pubovesical Ligament, Trigone & Bladder: Indirect/Direct/Mobility, Bladder Motility
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Coccyx and Pelvic Floor Lecture: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility
1:30 Coccyx/Pelvic Floor Techniques: Demo and labs
Lab: Urogenital Diaphragm, Internal Coccyx/Coccygeus, Pelvic Floor/Obturator Foramen
2:15 Thoracic Relationships: Anatomical Relationships, Clinical Considerations, Mobility
2:45 Thoracic Mobilization: Demo and Lab
Lab: Thoracic Mobility at Diaphragm, Ribs, Sternum and Costo-diaphragmatic Recess
3:30 Documentation & Case Study Presentation
4:00 Adjourn

 

 

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Instructor:
Ramona Horton, MPT
Dates: Friday August 24 2012 ~ Sunday August 26 2012
Location: Highline Therapy Services
16251 Sylvester Road SW
Somers auditorium- Cedar Building
Burien, WA 98166 (map)

Reservations: Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center
(206) 244-4800