Continuing Education Courses > Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System
|Price: $650 (Early Registrant Price $625)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 17.75
This continuing education course is a two-and-a-half day seminar designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the visceral structures of the urologic system as it relates to the musculoskeletal system. This course is geared toward the experienced pelvic health therapist who wishes to integrate advanced manual therapy skills into their treatment regime.
Material will be presented that includes the science of and evidence behind the use of fascial based manual therapy with presentation of relevant visceral and fascial anatomy and their embryologic oragins. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning with the goal of immediate implementation of the techniques learned following this introductory course. Students will be instructed in an extensive number of treatment techniques, both external abdominal as well as internal vaginal approaches. Course participants will be able to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment of visceral fascia for patients with a variety of urinary dysfunction diagnoses.
This course includes extensive lab work; all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Abdominal and vaginal pelvic approaches to access visceral structures will be taught in labs. Male course attendees may participate fully in the entire course but should make arrangements in advance for a lab model for the internal approaches. Pregnant attendees may participate in a limited capacity as deep abdominal palpation is ill-advised in pregnant women. Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.
As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Abdominal and Vaginal pelvic approaches to access visceral structures will be taught in labs. Pregnant attendees may participate in a limited capacity, bringing a model for internal labs will facilitate the best learning experience as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.
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
3. Participants should bring an anatomy atlas (preferably Netter) for reference of the visceral anatomy.
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Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral fascial structures relating to optimal function of the urinary system and pelvic floor.
2. Understand the biological plausibility of how alteration of the normal mobility of visceral fascial structures can contribute to pelvic dysfunction
3. Describe the role of neurologic mechanisms in altering the tone and tension of fascia with respect to manual therapy
4. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the visceral fascia of the urologic system, pelvis, abdomen and thorax
5. Describe the influence of somatic and autonomic function, to include respiration, on the normal mobility of the visceral structures within the urinary system
6. Differentiate between direct and indirect manual therapy techniques and understand the proper application of each
7. Identify visceral structures with relation to the urinary system via external and internal vaginal landmarks
8. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility of visceral fascial structures.
9. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial mobilization to visceral fascia utilizing external body and internal vaginal approaches
10. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions throughout the pelvis, abdomen and thorax as they may relate to diagnoses of dysfunction within the urinary system
11. Develop treatment sequencing with respect to global, local and focal fascial restrictions
12. . Implement visceral fascia mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with urologic dysfunctions to include incontinence, urgency/frequency, retention, and bladder pain as they relate to physical therapy
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 Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System or any other course!
Fantastic class can’t wait to incorporate this techniques and concept immediately.
- Kayla Sahr, DPT - Saginaw, MI
For pelvic floor lab demos, use multiple patient/instructor demos groups so easier to see. Instructor can be only one talking, just would be helpful for visual.
- Kelsey Davidson, PT, DPT - Little Rock, AR
One of the best courses I have been to with one of the greatest instructors. I learned so much and am so inspired to go home and use this to treat mt patients.
- Heather L Evans, PT, DPT - Lees Summit, MO
You can feel Ramona’s passion throughout her lectures. She definitely reinforced the idea of continuing to strive for excellence and has made me proud to be a therapist in the pelvic field. Her knowledge and vigor inspires me to continue learning and practicing my skills.
- Deanna Pollard, PT, DPT, SPT - Conway, AR
Ramona is an amazing presenter and you can really hear the passion for what she does in her voice. She is very down to earth and doesn’t give you “fluff” in her content. I love the fact that she calls it as she sees it!
-Trisha McCulloch, DPT, CSCS - Merriam, KS
The course content and presentation of material were a wonderful and clear presentation and labs were run very well. I was able to learn more about my body and feel I will impact my patient’s quality of life with the new skills.
-Shelby Walsten PT, DPT, ATC - Waterloo, IA
I feel that this has been a missing piece to my knowledge/practice and I'm beyond excited to implement and continue pursuing Continuing Ed with Ramona and others.
-Lacey Welch, PT - Houston, TX
Extremely valuable course content. Info presented in a very organized manner. Ramona’s methods of explaining concepts and mechanisms of manual techniques are relay helpful. I am a huge fan of her presentation style and humour. She made me laugh out loud so many times. She is matter of fact W/O being ego-centric and i loved that most. She is able to simplify/de-mystify the concept of visceral mobilization and always relates it back to anatomy, histology and biomechanics. Now I feel like I need to take the entire visceral course!
-Quozette Valera, PT, DPT - Long Beach, CA
This is an excellent course. I love the silence presented to support the materials behind the approach.
-Michelle Doyle P.T. - San Diego, CA
I have now taken much visceral coursework and this class was by far the most applicable. Ramona makes this material very easy to understand and then easy to apply in the clinic. This class was also very worthwhile personally for me as well because Ramona knows how to correlate information together and present it so to makes sense, so this has helped my personal pain and professionally. Small class size was very nice for feedback and hands on help!
-Rebecca Brown PT DPT PRPC - Nashua, NH
Outstanding course, immediately take homes to use in the clinic.
-Rebecca Brown PT DPT PRPC - Nashua, NH
Excellent course relevant and easy to use.
- Heather E. Dodds, DPT, OCS - Nashua, NH
The best course I have ever taken! Learned a great deal of clinically relevant techniques and skills. Will recommend to all of my peers.
-Kristina Fitzgerald, LATC,MSPT,DPT,PRPC - Coventry, RI
Awesome course brain is full Thank you.
- Kelley Thibault PT, NCS - Portsmouth, NH
Ramona is a wonderful and dynamic instructor. I cannot wait to get back to the clinic and treat appropriate patients with the new techniques Romona has taught me.I looking forward to taking more of Ramona’s classes.
- Cheryl Rioux, MSPT - Holden, ME