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Manual Therapy Techniques for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist - Philadelphia, PA - October 20-21, 2018

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Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 15

This two day beginner to intermediate course allows the pelvic rehabilitation therapist to develop and refine palpation and manual treatment skills. This course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapists who may be new to manual therapy techniques, or who want to refine their palpation skills when evaluating and treating the pelvic rehab patient. This course provides tools to participants for sharpening their abilities and gaining confidence through observation skills and discriminate touch. The participant will also further develop the ability to adapt a treatment approach for pelvic rehabilitation to a specific patient’s needs. A deepened understanding of the myofascial system and it’s functional roles within the urologic and gynecological systems can be gained at this intermediate continuing education course.



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.


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)

Day One:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Introductions/Objectives/Goals
8:30 Basics of Myofascial Intervention
9:15 Lab 1 - Foundations of palpation
9:45 Abdominal Wall Anatomy including Fascia, Nerves and Abdominal Pain/ Dysfunctions
10:30 Break
10:45 Lab 2 – Abdominal wall Evaluation and Treatment Lab
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Anatomy and Functional Mobility of the Skin, Fascia and Muscles of Perineum and Pelvic Floor. (brief review of evaluation skills for pelvic rehabilitation)
1:45 Lab 3 - External Lab: Perineum, Pelvic Floor, Ischiorectal Fossa, Adductors/Hamstrings (Includes evaluation and treatment.)
3:00 Break
3:15 Anatomy and Functional mobility of the Posterior Rectal Fossa, Thigh, Gluteals and Thoracolumbar region
3:45 Lab 4 - Posterior Lower Trunk and Thigh lab
5:00 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Review of Day 1/ Preview Day 2
8:15 Anatomy and Functional mobility of the Introitus and Vagina (brief review of evaluation skills for pelvic rehabilitation)
8:45 Lab 5 Internal Vaginal Mapping and Treatment
9:45 Break
10:00 Anatomy and Functional mobility of the Rectal canal (brief review of evaluation skills for pelvic rehabilitation)
10:45 Lab 6 Internal Rectal Mapping and Treatment
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Inside/Outside Lecture: applying functional movement to myofascial treatment
1:30 Inside/Out Lab
2:15 Break
2:30 Putting It All Together: Evaluation and Treatment Considerations, Case Studies
3:15 Ask the Expert: Q & A Session
3:45 Course Wrap-up
4:00 Adjourn

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.

Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1993. After five years in acute care, trauma and outpatient physical therapy, she turned her practicetowards women's health. Since 1998, she has focused her treatment on thecare of women throughout their life spans with bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction,pelvic pain syndromes, pelvic ring dysfunction, pregnancy/ postpartum, lymphedema and breast cancer recovery. In 2002, she added male pelvic dysfunction, prostate cancer recovery and pudendal neuralgia for both men and women to her practice. Her treatment is largely focused on client education, manual techniques and SEMG.

Tina currently practices at the University of Washington Medical Center. She has presented at professional medical conferences on topics such as lymphedema, pelvic pain and musculoskeletal examination/treatment of the pelvic floor. She was the physical therapist provider for the University of Washington on a Multi-Center study for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome treatment intervention with physical therapy techniques. She works closely with the Medical Residents and Fellows at UW, where she teaches them how Pelvic Rehabilitation interventions will assist their patients.

Tina was born and raised just outside of Chicago. After graduating from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1993, she practiced at Loyola Medical Center for five years. In 1998, she relocated to Seattle to be closer to the outdoor activities she loves.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Thomas Jefferson University Edison Building

25 S 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Recommended Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown

1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Nearest Airport

Philadelphia International Airport
Airport Code: PHL


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.