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Oncology of the Pelvic Floor Level 2A - Chicago, IL - October 3-4, 2020 (Rescheduled)

Due to concerns about COVID19, this course is being postponed and rescheduled to 2021.

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Price: $495.00 (Early Registrant Price $475.00)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15.00 hours

The rehabilitation professional is an integral part of the interdisciplinary oncology team. Pelvic cancer diagnoses have multiple systems that are affected by cancer treatment. The rehabilitation professional that works with the pelvic oncology patient needs to competently navigate treatment techniques for all of these systems, as well as be confident in treating a patient in a personal area. This two- day course will cover topics including diagnosis, medical treatment, side effects, and rehabilitation for male cancer diagnoses including prostate cancer, penile cancer, and testicular cancer. Additional covered topics will include colorectal cancer and anal cancer.

This course is part of the new oncology series. The first course, Oncology of the Pelvic Floor Level 1, will be offered initially. This course and the female pelvic oncology course (OPF2B) will be offered in the future. Please check the website in the future for further information. Please note PF1 is required prior to being able to attend this class, as labs will include treatment to the pelvis, perineum, and genitalia.


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.


This course requires prior experience with internal exams. Pelvic Floor Level 1 is a prerequisite course. In addition, participants are expected to complete Oncology of the Pelvic Floor Level 1 or passed a certified lymphatic training course prior to attending. 


Day One:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Introductions
8:15 Anatomy relevant to the colorectal system, and the male pelvis
9:15 Anorectal Assessment
10:00 Break
10:15 Lab 1: Assessment of the anal triangle: EAS assessment, rectal assessment
11:15 Penile and testicular cancers lecture
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Prostate cancer lecture
2:15 Lab 2: Fascial work for the anal triangle
3:15 Break
3:30 Rehab considerations for male cancers lecture
4:15 Lab 3: Abdominal techniques for male cancers
5:15 Questions recap from day 1
5:30 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Review Day 1
8:15 Colorectal cancer lecture
9:45 Break
10:00 Lab 4: Coloractal cancer treatment
11:00 Anal cancer lecture
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Rehab considerations for colorectal cancers lecture
2:00 Lab 5: Rectal balloon catheters and rectal dilators
3:15 Break
3:30 Nutrition concerns for male and colorectal cancers lecture
4:30 Questions/recap from day 2
5:00 Adjourn

Following the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss diagnosis and prognosis of male oncology populations.
2. Discuss diagnosis and prognosis of colorectal oncology populations.
3. Describe the anatomy and pathoanatomy of the lower gastrointestinal system, and the male pelvis.
4. Describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options for male cancer patients.
5. Describe surgical treatment options for colorectal and anal cancer patients.
6. Correctly articulate staging and other terminology concepts for male cancer patients, as well as colorectal and anal cancer patients such as prostate-specific antigen, benign prostate hyperplasia, Gleason score, and immunotherapy as well as other terms.
7. Understand the common sequelae for colorectal, anal, and male cancer treatments.
8. Demonstrate examination techniques specific for a male cancer patient.
9. Demonstrate examination techniques specific for a colorectal and anal cancer patient.
10. Demonstrate treatment techniques targeted for issues that colorectal, anal, and male cancer patients may suffer from.
11. Analyze a case study information and develop a plan of care for rehabilitation including treatment techniques and home program recommendations.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Recommended Lodging

City Suites Hotel

933 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Nearest Airport

Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Airport Code: ORD

10000 W O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666


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Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Allison Ariail

Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011, and board certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner.

Allison specializes in treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.

In 2009, Allison collaborated with the Primal Pictures team for the release of the Pelvic Floor DVD program. Allison publications include: “The Use of Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining the Pelvic-Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum.” Physical Therapy. Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, pp 1208-1217. (PMID: 18772276), “Beyond the Abstract” for Urotoday.com in October 2008, “Posters to Go” from APTA combined section meeting poster presentation in February 2009and 2013. She co-authored a chapter Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies.

Allison works in the Denver metro area in her practice, Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she works in a more holistic setting than traditional therapy clinics. In addition to instructing for Herman and Wallace on pelvic floor related topics, Allison lectures nationally on lymphedema, cancer related changes to the pelvic floor, and the sacroiliac joint. Allison serves as a consultant to medical companies, and physicians.

Outside of work, Allison enjoys cooking, reading, exercising and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.

Tina Allen, PT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Tina Allen, PT, PRPC, BCB-PMD has been a physical therapist since 1993. She received her PT degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her initial five years in practice focused on acute care, trauma, and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy at Loyola Medical Center in Illinois. Tina moved to Seattle in 1997 and focused her practice in Pelvic Health. Since then she has focused her treatment on the care of all genders throughout their life spans with bladder/bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain syndromes, pregnancy/ postpartum, lymphedema, and cancer recovery.

Tina’s practice is at the University of Washington Medical Center in the Urology/Urogynecology Clinic where she treats along side physicians and educates medical residents in how pelvic rehab interventions will assist clients. She presents at medical and patient conferences on topics such as pelvic pain, continence, and lymphedema. Tina has been faculty at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2006. She was the physical therapist provider for the University of Washington on a LURN Multi-Center study for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome treatment with physical therapy techniques. Tina was also a co-investigator for a content package on pain education for the NIDA/NIH on treatment of pelvic pain.

Outside work Tina enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, traveling, reading and meditation.

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 Student2021. (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 FirstTimer2020 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".