Continuing Education Courses > Manual Therapy Techniques for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist
|Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 15
This two-day intermediate course will allow the practicing pelvic rehab therapist to develop and refine immediately applicable palpation and myofascial treatment skills. This course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist who may be new to palpation and manual therapy techniques, or who want to refine their skills of discriminate touch. This is also an excellent course for the practitioner who recently took the beginner or intermediate courses of the Pelvic Floor Series and would like a refine hands on skills with a more lab-intensive course.
In this course, we will build and add to the skills learned in the Pelvic Floor Series curriculum, while allowing time and giving guidance for each participant to build their individual skills in treating pelvic rehab clients. A brief review of anatomy and evaluation is included but we will spend the majority of our time utilizing and refining our hands on myofascial assessment and treatment skills. This course includes external techniques of the abdomen, pelvis and thigh regions and internal vaginal and rectal mapping and treatment. The participant will also further develop the ability to adapt a treatment approach to a specific patient’s needs (such as positioning for IC/PBS, endometriosis, vulvodynia, nerve sensitivities) and build home programs.
A deepened understanding of the myofascial system and its functional roles within the genito-urinary and gastrointestinal systems will be gained at this intermediate continuing education course. This course may be taken in conjunction with other manual therapy courses and provides an overview of a variety of techniques and practical applications.
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.
This course is intended for experienced pelvic rehab therapists who are already treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic Floor Level 1 is required and at least one course of an Intermediate Level is recommended (i.e.: Pelvic Floor Level 2A or Pelvic Floor Level 2B)
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and palpate specific tissues in the abdominopelvic area, specifically the musculure, fascial, and nerve tissues.
2. Explain the function of the myofascial structures within the perineum and pelvic floor and the potential dysfunctions resulting from injury to these tissues.
3. Describe current literature and concepts in myofascial therapy and apply these concepts and techniques to treatment of pelvic girdle dysfunction.
4. Perform and correlate external and internal examination of the perineum and pelvic floor to the patient’s symptoms.
5. Design and demonstrate fascial techniques to address examination findings.
6. Create functional goals related to myofascial and nerve dysfunction.
7. Instruct patients and partners in a home program for urologic, sexual and pelvic pain.
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This is a great addition to your courses! This course consolidates what I learned in PF1, PF2A and PF2B. This is my 4th H&W course and Tina & Allen is the best instructor I have had to date!
- Bernardine Thomas, PT, DPT,OCS - Newbury Park, CA
This was a great class. It really helpful to put ideas together to use in the clinic. Helped to refine evaluation and treatment techniques very simply. Tina explained everything well easy to understand.
- Celia Serro, MPT - Downey, CA
Great course! Was able to fine tune skills that were introduced in PF 1A and learn new manual techniques to “sneak up on tissues” for high pain patients. Would definitely recommend.
- Erica Molina DPT PT CLT - Los Angeles, CA
This class gave me a lot more tools that I can use immediately. First rectal exam I did today!
- Roopa Shukla, PT - Whittier, CA
Tina had such a real-world approach with such a depth of experience to draw upon. It was my favourite class so far.
- Kelly Martin-Smith PT - Loma Linda, CA
This is my ~4th H&W course and one of my favorites! Very well organized and tailored to refine skills w/ new nuggets of information that will really enhance my practice. The foundational courses are a bit overwhelming w/ so much material to learn. This is a great review w/ new info w/o being too much! I loved that the labs were in the same section as the lecture. The addition of clinical reasoning and HEP was also a very helpful bonus! I also liked the combo of last 2 labs as it prevented as much dressing/undressing and felt like more hands – on time!
- Renee Cunkle, PT, DPT - Monterey, CA
Very useful course. I will be using most if not all of these techniques in my practice. I wish it were offered more frequently. In more convenient locations.
-Jessica Weinberg PT, DPT, CSCS - New York, NY
Loved the class, felt it was the perfect level of skill/knowledge for education as a student (3rd year) prior to WH clinical!
-Kara Keegan, SPT - Raleigh, NC
This class should be a requirement. I feel so much more confident with skills.
-Karen L Smith, MSPT - Greensboro, NC
This course was by far the best Herman and Wallace course I have taken. Space and site hosts were great, the lab assistants were incredibly knowledgeable. The instructor was amazing. I would highly recommend this course!
-Lindsay Saunders, PT, DPT - Durham, NC
Tina was excellent, excellent instructor. Excellent techniques that can be used immediately with patients.
-Koren Wagner, PT, DPT, Cert MDT - Raleigh, NC
After 13 years out of PT school and mainly in acute care practice this course was very helpful to improve palpation and Myofascial technique. Thanks!
-Maria Zenz, PT - Minster, OH
Herman and Wallace's courses are always the perfect mix of lecture and lab.
-Maria Zenz, PT - Minster, OH
Phenomenal Course! Tina Allen covered an enormous amount of information, practical techniques and creative treatment interventions for male and female pelvic floor population. However, the class pace was very relaxed and unrushed.
-MaryBeth Thompson, PT - Alexandria, VA
This was a great course to advance my manual skills. Tina is a wonderful teacher who empowers her students & makes learning fun!
-Erica Adams PT, DPT, CKTP - Severna Park, MD
I had a great experience at the Manual PT course this past weekend with Tina. She is a really awesome instructor who has a knack for teaching. She really engages the class and gets excited about the material. I learned a lot of new things that I am already using with my patients this week. I have 9 years under my belt, so I wasn't sure how much I would learn, but I was surprised that I took away several new skills.