|Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
Experience Level: Advanced
Contact Hours: 21
This three-day course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will systematically address assessment and manual treatments for the major contributory nerves of the pelvis in an organized fashion. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis will include symptomology and differential neural tension testing for each major pelvic neural structure. Students will practice interactively mapping the pathway of each nerve and neurofascial techniques to decompress the nerve in common sites of entrapment and impingement. Treatments will encompass manually treating the proximal plexus for each nerve, direct neural manipulation, and releasing surrounding fascial pathways. Once the nerve path is addressed, neural mobilization with movement, manual regional integration, and home program to maintain neural health and mobility will all be instructed.
Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab was traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as pudendal neuralgia or neuropathic pain pain are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, labial pain, gluteal and low back pain, SI pain, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, groin pain, pain in sittng, as well as many other syndromes and unilateral muscle weakness.
Neural structures addressed in this course include the lumbar plexus nerves (Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve, Femoral Nerve and Obturator Nerve and Foramen), as well as addressing key areas of compression of the sciatic nerve and pudendal nerve (all three branches, with emphasis on the anterior portions). This course will be very lab heavy, around 80% of the course will be interactive, hands-on learning.
Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One or comparable experience is required. Additional intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2A or 2B, is recommended.
What to Bring:
Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants (use discount code ELS25OFF). Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each structure listed below
2. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
3. Perform neural tension test for differential diagnoses
4. Perform mobilization of nerve/p>
5. Perform neural/fascial pathway to release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment
6. Perform local balancing/integration of nerve
7. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve
8. Perscribe a home program to maintain neural treatment
These objectives will be met while studying the following nerve structures:
Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC
Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.
Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.
|Name||Street Address (Links to Map)|
|Course Location||26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
|3003 Corporate W Dr
Lisle, IL 60532
O'Hare International Airport
|10000 W O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666
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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.
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 check or one envelop with multiple checks.
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.
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 Student2018. (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 that has never taken a Herman & Wallace course. This discount may be used towards a registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).
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".
JTA Survey Credit/Discount
Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.