Continuing Education Courses > Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer: Pelvis and Lower Extremities
Pending & Active: int(3)
Price: $650 (Early Registrant Price $625)
Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within. The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system. Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach. This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures
The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning. Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.
Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate. Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:
-Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and
intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor
-Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external
-Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity
-Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)
-Fascial decompression (Cupping)
-Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes
The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.
As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education 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 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 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations
Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the theory and application of fascial mobilization and its effect on the anatomy
2. Differentiate between direct and indirect fascial treatment techniques and understand the proper application of each
3. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
5. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial stacking; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
6. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
7. Understand the indication and application of instrument assisted fascial mobilization and fascial decompression techniques
8. Be able to apply positional inhibition to acute trigger points
9. Be able to immediately apply myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with a varied diagnosis of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to pelvic dysfunction physical therapy
5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
8:00 Lecture - MFR techniques
8:00 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
We always want to hear from those interested in hosting our courses. We work with healthcare organizations of all types, sizes, and locations. Please, Contact us about Hosting Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer: Pelvis and Lower Extremities or any other course!
This is one of the best classes I have taken. Ramona’s knowledge and passion for teaching is top notch! Ramona answers all questions and graciously welcomes questions. I look forward to taking more classes. I have come away from this class being able to use these techniques day 1 and now I have a better understanding of how to apply this to other PT needs.
-Janice Bacak, MSPT
Amazing course! Definitely the most engaging, interesting and useful continuing education class I’ve ever taken. Ramona is a great instructor!
-Tessa Elliott, PT, DPT, MPH
This is my third course with Ramona, and every time I am so glad I signed up. Her approach, humor, and ability to explain techniques conceptually and physiologically is so helpful for applying these techniques in the clinic. Her courses having 100% changed (and improved) the way I treat and educate patients.
-Quozette Valera, Carlsbad, CA
This is the first time I have been to a course and felt an immediate desire to sign up for another course. (With Ramona!) She is incredibly engaging and knowledgeable.
-Alyssa George - St Paul, MN
Excellent variety of treatment interventions with sound principle evidence. Not cookie cutter. Thank You.
-Jennifer Brusca, PT - Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Great Course, A lot of good practical knowledge to back to practice.
-Rachel Williams - Riverdale, NY
Better Demos, better ability to see what is going on hand placements More time for Labs.
-Nadia Tsai, PT, RYT - Manlius, NY
I thought that this was a great course. Both Ramona and the lab assistant were very helpful in answering questions. Ramona presented information in a way that was easy to understand. I will be able to apply the information when I go to work tomorrow
-Maria Drews, PT - Katy, TX
Fantastic course. Great concepts and really gave me a grip on this technique that I can use in my practice tomorrow. More courses from Ramona please.
-Tanya Goodrich, PT - Mountain View, CA
Prior to this course, I was still on the fence regarding incorporating pelvic floor health into my work. After taking Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer with Ramona Horton, MPT, I had no doubt in my mind this is a specialty I want pursue. Ramona is not only a master manual therapist but her teaching style is fun and accessible. I came away from her course inspired and motivated to apply the techniques I learned immediately. The methods taught are subtle, yet so effective for the challenges we face with our pelvic floor patients. This class is a critical component to the large tool box we must have for this complex population.
-Shannon Dutter, MPT
I can't wait to go to the clinic in order to add all of the emerging techniques to my repertoire. Ramona always goes above and beyond to impart as much information and techniques as possible.
-Gail O'Neill, PT - Armonk, NY
Best course ever! I can use everything!
-Kathleen K. Valentino, PT - Annapolis, MD
Ramona has so much to offer in anatomy, treatments, and research. I always leave with a full brain. Great clinical applications.
-Ranessa Gibson, PT, DPT - Roanoke, VA
The myofascial course by Ramona C. Horton MPT is by far my favorite. All Herman and Wallace courses are amazing and I learn so much but, after Ramona’s course I was able to apply her techniques with confidence the very next day. Her techniques apply to all my patients and myself. She taught us new therapist positions for better body mechanics. These little corrections were felt immediately. She is knowledgeable, funny, and on task. I highly recommend her course and I can’t wait to take the other courses she has developed.
-Lori Yoder PT - Lady Lake, FL
This course exceeded my expectations. The techniques shown were more than enough to treat a variety of pelvic floor disorders in addition to orthopedic complaints.The instructor did an awesome job of answering questions and was always present to help during lab.
- Lottoya Manderson, MSPT - Miami, FL
This has truely bee the most informative CEU course I've ever taken.It really made me look at how I treat differently. I will change/integrate this into my treatment sessions.
- Jill Nauroth PTA - Cincinatti, OH
I really appreciate how much information you imparted to us and all the knowledge you shared in order to help us become better clinicians. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise! I am excited to use my new tools!
- Michelle Perra, PT - Roseville, MN
Great balance of didactic and lab - tied togeter info from many PF couses - will imporve the way I treat patients.
An excellent class! Loved the comfort level/openness of the instructor and lab assistant.