Pending & Active: int(4)
|Price: $650 (Early Registrant Price $625)
Experience Level: Advanced
Contact Hours: 16.75
This continuing education course is a two-and-a-half day seminar designed to expand on the therapists existing knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the viscera and mechanical dysfunction within the urogenital system. Instruction will focus on the endopelvic fascia and its impact on the reproductive system of men and women. Additionally, material provides introduction to manual therapy techniques for lymphatic drainage of the pelvic organs as it relates to physical therapy treatment of pelvic dysfunction. This course is geared toward the therapist that has a working knowledge of fascial and visceral mobilization and wishes to advance their manual therapy skills in this treatment technique.
Material will be presented that will allow the participant to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment techniques for patients with diagnoses of dysmenorrhea, endometriosis related abdomino-pelvic pain, prostadynia, chronic orchalgia, mechanical infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. The course will include lectures on anatomical structures as well as visceral theory and technique. Lab sections include both external abdominal, pelvic as well as internal vaginal and anal techniques.
Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. This continuing education course is open to male and female participants.
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.
Mobilization of the Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System taught by Ramona Horton
1. Kramp (2012) Combined manual therapy for infertility at http://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2094508
2. Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
4. Participants should bring an anatomy atlas (preferably Netter) for reference of the visceral anatomy.
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Complete review of the osteopathic theories of fascial release and all structures of the urinary system covered in level 1.
2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the connective tissue of visceral structures of the reproductive system and peripheral pelvic nerves.
3. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral structures relating to proper function of the reproductive system and peripheral pelvic nerves.
4. Identify visceral structures with relation to the reproductive system via external as well as internal vaginal and anal landmarks.
5. Identify peripheral neural structures via external, internal vaginal and anal techniques.
6. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility and motility of visceral and neural structures within the male and female reproductive system.
7. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial release to visceral and neural structures; utilizing external body and internal vaginal and anal approaches.
8. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions within the pelvis as it relates to symptoms of pain, dysfunctional voiding and defecation for the male and female patient.
9. Implement fascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied urologic and gynecologic diagnoses to include prostadynia, dysmenorrhea, anorgasmia, mechanical infertility, dyspareunia, pudendal neuralgia, and pelvic pain as they relate to physical therapy.
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This course is well-structured and very helpful. Reviewing some of the levels. The material was also helpful. Ramona’s no-nonsense approach makes the techniques practical and easy to apply. These concepts have significantly changed the way. I practice for the better.
-Quozette Valera PT, DPT - Long Beach, CA
Mobilization Visceral Fascia Tech extremely helpful and useful for my treatments and patients! Great course and amazing information. Some pictures did not come out in course manual. Ramona is aware.
-Natalie Thompson PTA - San Diego, CA
Anatomy Clock (Rachel) super helpful! All very approachable and very well informed in their course of the pelvis. Loved it!
-Heather Ackley LaPaglia, DPT, PRPC - Irvine, CA
This course is a huge game changer for me. I love how Ramona was able to integrated the fascial connective tissue and the neovascular systems and lymphatic systems in a way that is understandable.
-Eileen Malong Geary, DPT - Plainsboro, NJ
Extremely applicable to my practice as a pelvic floor clinician. Ramona, Janet, and Kathy were all very helpful during lab. The small class size helped learning and facilitated discussion.
-Vanessa Vander PT, DPT – Sewell, NJ
This course makes me proud to be a physical therapist. I cannot wait to practice healing techniques we learned Visceral 1 and 2.
-Allison Ankiewicz, PT – Wayside, NJ
The visceral courses with Ramona are fantastic! Ramona's treating style facilitates learning techniques that you can immediately use with patients and get results!
-Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS - Orlando, FL
The entire class was awesome! It was great! Lecture presentation / Lab it was wonderful - Thank You! :)
-Catherine A. Weibel DPT, WCS - Winter Park, FL
Had information and techniques that could be immediately used. Adequate Lab time.
-Kamini Komarraju, PT - Sterling Heights, MI