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Upcoming Biofeedback December 4-5, 2021 Satellite Courses

Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Self-Hosted

Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
Location: Self-Hosted Course
Price: $ 375.00

Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Tampa, FL Satellite Lab Course

Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
Location: Bloom Pelvic Floor Therapy & Wellness
Price: $ 375.00

Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Holland, MI Satellite Lab Course

Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
Location: Wana Mama
Price: $ 375.00

Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Waverly, IA Satellite Lab Course

Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
Location: Northern Iowa Therapy
Price: $ 375.00

Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Satellite Lab Course - December 4-5, 2021

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Price: $375 (Early Registrant Price $350)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 11

This continuing education seminar is a 2-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are 3 hours of pre-recorded lectures that are required prior to the live 8-hour lab (4 hours each day).


***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

  1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
  2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
  3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
  4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

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.

Special Considerations: This coures instructs in the use of biofeedback equipement. Equipment at the course will be supplied by our biofeedback vendor, Current Medical Technologies. If you would like to contact them prior to the course to inquire about equipment purchases, you can do so using this link. A representative will be able to assist you if you tell them which Herman & Wallace course you will be taking. 


Required Readings

1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
4. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

Pre-Course Information and Lecture
The pre-recorded portion of the course should be viewed prior to the live lab course
Pre-recording: (3 hours total)

  • Introduction to Biofeedback: Definition/History of biofeedback, modalities, basic concepts of feedback and control in biological systems, overview of principles of human learning as they apply to biofeedback.
  • Surface EMG Instrumentation: Essential terms and concepts for EMG biofeedback
  • Sources of artifact: How to identify artifact and correct
  • Principles of EMG sensor placements and Assessment Considerations
  • Biofeedback and Distress: Stress and the biopsychosocial model of illness
  • Neuromuscular Relaxation Training: Relaxation techniques assisted by EMG biofeedback and overview of additional biofeedback modalities

"Relative" Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings

Day One: 

00:00 Registration
00:15 Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
00:45 Surface EMG assessment and signal interpretation
1:15 Surface EMG assessment with lab partners
4:00 Answer questions
4:15 Adjourn

Day Two:

00:00 Questions from Day 1
00:15 Analyzing sEMG and interpreting graphs to patients
1:00 Treat the Screen – Underactive and Overactive Pelvic Floors
3:45 Resources for Training and Certification, Answer Questions
4:00 Adjourn



Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time of this a given day's Zoom meeting of this course will appear in the title of the remote course page on our website, as well as in the Teachable sections of the course in which you are registered.

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

1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.