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Colon System & Physiology - Remote Course - August 12, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time

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Price: $75
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 3

This short-format, remote course is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of colon physiology and pelvic floor muscle relationships. This course covers normal function of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, the basics of nerve function including the RAIR reflex (rectoanal inhibitory reflex) and the understanding of bowel excretion.

The course covers the discussion of general use of biofeedback vs electrical stimulation, when to prescribe either for home use. Discussion of over-the-counter and prescription medications that can help produce a healthy bowel movement.

Schedule: 8:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time





This continuing education seminar is targeted to any licensed health care professional. 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.




Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe of the basics of gut anatomy and organ function and pelvic floor muscle function.
  2. Describe RAIR and normal colon physiology
  3. Compare and contrast over-the-counter medications and prescription medications that work against normal gut & bowel function versus those that support normal elimination
  4. Evaluate and assess when to implement biofeedback and home biofeedback vs electrical stimulation.

Remote courses require Zoom video conferencing software. You can create an account and download the software to your computer at https://zoom.us/

We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our start and end times. Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

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Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.