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Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Reproductive System of Men and Women - Philadelphia, PA - September 27-29, 2019

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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.


Special Considerations:

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

Required Readings:

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

3. Visceral Anatomy Review

4. Participants should bring an anatomy atlas (preferably Netter) for reference of the visceral anatomy.

Day One
4:30 Registration
5:00 Review: Fascial and Visceral Concepts
6:45 Break
7:00 Review: Mobilization of Urinary System
8:00 Lab 1: VTUS Technique Review
9:00 Adjourn

Day Two
8:00 Uterus Lecture
9:30 Lab II: External Uterus Techniques - Pelvic Decompression, Broad ligament
10:30 Break
10:45 Lab III: External Uterus Techniques - Uterosacral Ligament, Round Ligament, Fundus Mobilization
11:45 Cervix Lecture
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Lab IV: Internal Uterus/Cervix Techniques - Fornices, Os, Uterovesical Pouch, Cardinal Ligament
2:30 Break
2:45 Lab V: Internal Uterus/Cervix Techniques - Uterosacral Ligament, Balancing Fundus and Cervix, Uterine Motility
3:45 Ovaries/Tubes Lecture
4:30 Lab VI: Ovaries/Tubes Technique - Cervical-Ovarian Mobilization, Tubal Roll, Ovary Induction
5:30 Adjourn

Day Three
8:00 Review of Day 2 & Questions
8:30 Prostate/Testicle Lecture
10:00 Lab VII: Testicle Techniques - Inguinal ligament, Suprapubic Fascia, Inguinal Canal, Spermatic Cord
11:00 Break
11:15 Lab VIII: Prostate Techniques - Central Tendon, Prostate, Puboprostatic Ligament, Motility
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Lymphatic Technique Lecture
1:45 Lab IX: Lymphatic Techniques - Node pumping, Cisterna chyli, para-aortic nodes, pelvic viscera
2:45 Infertility Lecture and discussion
4:00 Adjourn

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.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Good Shepherd Penn Partners Penn Therapy and Fitness

3737 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Recommended Lodging

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City Philadelphia
(215) 382-1111

4109 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Nearest Airport

Philadelphia International Airport
Airport Code: PHL

8000 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153


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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".