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Integrative Techniques for Core Function - New York, NY - April 28-29, 2018

New York City

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Price: $515 (Early Registrant Price $495)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 16

This continuing education course is a two-day beginner level seminar in which participants will learn low-tech, non-invasive techniques that draw from Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Feldenkrias and conventional rehab therapies, to guide people (clients, patients, students) toward improved health and function.

The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles that are often elusive and seem beyond our conscious control. Yet, the perineum and the pelvic girdle are an integral driving force behind most human function. By bringing awareness, strength and suppleness to these muscles, people can address incontinence, alleviate or lessen pain (especially in the pelvis, hips, knees and back), breathe more efficiently, increase sexual fulfillment, assist childbirth and facilitate many functional activities like lifting heavy objects, rising from chairs and walking up stairs.



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.





What to Bring:

Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel, along with a piece of theraband, gait belt or yoga strap to use for one lab. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing that one would wear to a yoga class.

Day One:
8:00 Registration
8:30 Lab: Pelvic Breath I
9:00 Introductions
9:30 Lecture: Core Concepts and Anatomy
10:15 Lab: Pelvic Breath II
11:00 Break
11:15 Lab: Bony Landmarks and Movement of Pelvis
11:30 Lab: Pelvic Clock I
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Lab: Tai Chi - Standing Stake I
1:45 Lab: Pelvic Clock II
2:30 Lecture: Core Strength and Suppleness
3:15 Break
3:30 Lab: Coordination of the Core with Obturator Internus and Adductor Muscles
4:00 Lab: Tai Chi – Standing Stake II (partnered)
4:30 Lab: Feldenkrais Functional Movements
5:15 Wrap-up and Questions
5:30 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:30 Breath Focused Meditation
8:50 Questions from previous days practice
9:00 Lab: Tennis Ball Trick
9:30 Lab: Pelvic Clock Facilitation (partnered)
10:15 Lab: Pelvic Breath in Child’s Pose
10:45 Lab: Child’s Pose - Tailbone Movement (partnered)
11:30 Lab: Gentle Yoga Movement Patterns
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lab: Tai Chi – Pelvic Movement in Standing Stake
1:30 Lab: Feldenkrais – Ferris wheel
2:00 Lecture: Biomechanics
2:30 Break
2:45 Integrating the Pelvic Floor into Everyday Movements
3:15 Lecture/Lab: Squat
3:45 Lecture: Putting the Pieces Together
4:00 Lab: Putting the Pieces Together (partnered
4:45 Wrap-up & Questions


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

1. Describe the anatomy, pathology, kinesiology, and physiology of muscles, bones and organs of the pelvic floor
2. State key language to facilitate awareness of the pelvic floor
3. Understand the autonomic nervous systems influence on pelvic floor function
4. Define the relationship between bladder function and the pelvic floor
5. Describe the relationship of low back, hip and pelvic pain with the pelvic floor
6. Practice and teach yoga, qigong & Feldenkrais techniques that improve pelvic floor function

Bill Gallagher PT, CMT, CYT

Bill Gallagher

Bill Gallagher PT, CMT, CYT has developed a uniquely integrative approach to optimize pelvic health. By integrating the Physical Therapy traditions of the East with therapies of the West, he helps his clients maximize function and minimize pain. Bill sees a broad spectrum of clients with pelvic floor concerns in his practice including people with severe disabilities and elite performers.

Bill is recognized as an authority on Integrative/Mind-Body/Complementary rehabilitation and teaches his visionary synthesis to practicing rehab clinicians and at several Physical Therapy doctoral programs including Columbia University.

• Director of the East West Rehabilitation Institute
• Master clinician in Integrative Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Medical Center
• Instructor in Clinical Physical therapy, Columbia University

Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP

Richard Sabel

Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP is the Educational Director of the East West Rehabilitation Institute and a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program. Richard has integrated Eastern and Western therapeutic practices into a distinctive approach to help clients reengage in meaningful activities and occupations.

He teaches his integrative approach at several occupational and physical therapy professional programs and divides his clinical time between private and community based practice. Richard sees clients with pelvic concerns, movement disorders, brain injury, and chronic breathing problems; and leads groups at various medical and community centers on pelvic health, mindfulness, pain management, breath therapy, and fall prevention. His integrative approach has been published in various professional publications.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Mount Sinai Hospital

5-17 East 102nd Street
New York, NY 10029
Recommended Lodging

Park West Hotel

465 Central Park West,
New York, NY 10025
Nearest Airport

LaGuardia Airport
Airport Code: LGA

La Guardia Rd and 94th St,
Queens, NY 11371


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)



Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one check or one envelop with multiple checks.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2018. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist that has never taken a Herman & Wallace course. This discount may be used towards a registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".

JTA Survey Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.