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Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer - Greenville, SC - November 6-8, 2020

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Price: $650 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 17

Several studies describe the utilization of myofascial release or myofascial trigger point therapy for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as exquisite palpation skills. This continuing education course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the connective tissue that interacts with the muscular system of the trunk, hip, pelvis and lower extremity. This course is designed for the therapist who treats lumbopelvic, hip and lower extremity conditions in patients who present with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction and symptoms.

Material will be presented that includes the science of and evidence behind myofascial release, relevant anatomical structures, clinical reasoning and an extensive number of treatment techniques. Lab activities focus on both exernal (surface) and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, and include assessment of connective tissue mobility with an emphasis on trigger points, asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the joints of the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Instructed techniques will include direct and indirect treatment options to address a variety of myofascial dysfunction. The great variety of skills presented in this course will allow the therapist to design an appropriate manual therapy approach for each patient presentation.

The primary goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction additional tools that can immediately incorporated into clinical practice. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of pelvic dysfunction.


Special Considerations:

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


Required Readings:

Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum



Day One:

5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
7:30 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
9:00 Adjourn

Day Two:

8:00 Lecture - MFR techniques 
9:00 Lab II - MFR techniques
10:00 Break
10:15 Lecture - Bony Pelvis and Lower Extremity
11:15Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis
2:15 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity
3:15 Break
3:30 Lecture – Peripheral Nerves
4:15 Lab VI – Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab
5:30 Adjourn


Day Three:

8:00 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
9:00 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor
10:30 Break
10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques
1:45 Lab IX - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
2:45 Lab X – Fascial decompression (Cupping)
4:00 Adjourn


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


  Name Street Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

1 St. Francis Drive,
Greenville, SC 29601
Recommended Lodging

Aloft Greenville Downtown
(864) 297-6100

5 N Laurens St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Nearest Airport

Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport
Airport Code: GSP

2000 GSP Dr
Greer, SC 29651


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


Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

Ramona C Horton, MPT

Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She then applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction and manual therapy.

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 credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

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 Student2019. (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 who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2019 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

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".