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Pudendal Neuralgia and Nerve Entrapment - Remote Course - February 5-6, 2022

Pacific Standard Time 9:00am - 2:30pm

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Price: $450
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 14
  • Pudendal neuralgia is defined as ‘a painful neuropathic condition involving the dermatome of the pudendal nerve’ (Robert, et al, 1998) but there are few diagnoses that cause as much confusion and fear for both patient and provider. Simultaneously overused as a diagnosis for pelvic pain and yet misunderstood by both physicians and therapists, diagnosis (and differential diagnosis) of Pudendal Neuralgia can be a complex, chronic and often costly source of pelvic dysfunction for many of our patients, male and female, young and old. The aim of this course is to thoroughly engage the practitioner with the anatomy, physiology, function and dysfunctions of this condition and to provide a broad spectrum treatment approach using the best clinical evidence available.

    This remote, live continuing education course is a two-day seminar offered live on Zoom and is designed to provide a thorough overview to evaluating and treating patients with Pudendal Dysfunction, including Neuropathy, Neuralgia and Entrapment. The course includes pre-recorded lecture which is reviewed before meeting, and then two days of live remote learning presented by an instructor. Lecture will include a review of pelvic neural anatomy, as well as a review of multi-disciplinary treatments. This course presents an integrative approach to pelvic pain; psychosexual health issues, neuroscience and mindfulness will also be addressed. Labs will be interactive and cover spine, lumbopelvic/hip complex, neurodynamics and therapeutic techniques to integrate orthopaedic, pelvic floor and biopsychosocial approaches into the subjective and objective assessment. Once completing the course, the healthcare practitioner will have improved pudendal neuralgia diagnostic capabilities, and will have improved impact in treating patients with pudendal nerve/pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions.


    Special Considerations:

    Please obtain the following supplies needed for PN course labs:

    Crayola 10 Classic Colors markers
    (At least 2 or more if mistakes are made) 9" white paper plates
    Your 3D and or 2D models of the pelvis if you have one
    3 foot length of yarn, string or multiple pipe cleaners to simulate pudendal nerve
    Sharp scissors
    Scotch tape



    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.



    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of internal examination, both vaginal and rectal approaches. Pelvic Floor 1 & Pelvic Floor Level 2A through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 & 2 through the APTA is strongly recommended.


    Prior to the course, please watch:

    Also Recommended:

Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 2 hours) : 

  • Review: Anatomy Pudendal and lumbo sacral plexus
    Review: Pelvic Anatomy
  • Neurodynamics Lecture
  • Understanding Pain
  • Brene Brown: Empathy vs. Sympathy

 Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings. All times are in Pacifc Standard Time:

Day One:

8:45am ZOOM Registration Opens
Start of Day 1: Introductions & Pudendal Course Overview
Pelvic Anatomy
10:45 LAB: 
Anatomical relationships of pudendal nerve 
Break (30 min)
Differential Diagnosis 
Orthopedic Considerations with Lab

Day Two:

8:45 ZOOM Registration Opens
9:00 Start of Day 2: Questions
9:15 Diagnosis Practice & Treatment Integration: Case Study #1
10:00 Medical & Pain Management
11:00: Diagnosis Practice & Treatment Integration: Case Study #2
11:45 Break (30 min)
12:45 Biopsychosocial/Integrative Approach
1:45 Final Thoughts, Q&A
2:00 Adjourn Day 2

Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the neuroanatomy of the lumbosacral and sacral coccygeal plexus
  2. Distinguish the differential diagnoses for patient presenting with pudendal neuralgia
  3. Evaluate and diagnose pudendal neuralgia within lumbar spine and pelvic floor muscle presentations
  4. Apply neurodynamic principles in the treatment of patients presenting with nerve dysfunction
  5. Develop a multi-faceted approach to assess and treat the pudendal pain patient
  6. Describe medical treatment options available for the pudendal neuralgia patient
  7. Recognize orthopedic co-morbidities in the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex in patients with pelvic dysfunctions
  8. Perform Internal exam to evaluate and treat patient with pudendal neve dysfunction
  9. Recognize the need for addressing psychosexual health issues within this patient population
  10. Safely apply therapeutic exercise interventions to patients with pudendal nerve dysfunctions
  11. Educate patients in flare-up reduction procedures for pudendal neuralgia and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Attending a remote course is easy and safe, and you can do it entirely from the security and comfort of your own home or clinic without having to find a lab partner.


Important thing to note:

- Our policy for applying for continuing education credit for remote courses differs from that of our in-person and satellite lab courses. Read the specific language of the policy here. Depending on the state in which you practice, you may need to submit your own application to your state board or approving body should you wish that it be approved for continuing education credit in your state.

- To attend a remote Herman & Wallace course, registrants will need Zoom video conferencing software. This is a requirement. One can create an account and download the software to their computer at https://zoom.us/

- We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our remote course start and end times (this is not the case for in-person and satellite lab locations). Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

- A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

- Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, PRPC

Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, PRPC is the Director/Owner of New Dimensions Physical Therapy with locations Roslyn, Long Island, and the Noho Section of New York City. Dr. Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. She completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Touro in 2005. Dr. Abbate is a Board-Certified Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in Orthopedics (OCS) 2004 and Women’s Health (WCS) 2011. She has obtained the Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) by Herman & Wallace Institute, 2014. She is a Diane Lee/LJ Lee, Integrated Systems Model (ISM) graduate and completed the New York series in 2012.

Dr. Abbate has been an educator for most of her physical therapy career. She has experience as full-time faculty at Touro College, Manhattan Campus from 2002 to 2006 teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction and therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissue work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management, and myofascial release.

She is currently on faculty as a Lecturer at Columbia University teaching the private practice section Business & Management course (since 2016) along with the Pelvic Health elective (since 2012). She teaches nationally and internationally with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute teaching advanced courses of her own intellectual property: Orthopedic Assessment for the Pelvic Health Therapist, Bowel Pathology Function, Dysfunction and the Pelvic Floor, Coccydynia & Painful Sitting: Orthopedic Implications. She was a co-writer for the Pudendal Neuralgia course and teaches the Pelvic Floor Series of Pelvic Floor 1, 2A and 2B and Pregnancy, Postpartum. She has written two book chapters in 2016: Pelvic Pain Management by Valvoska and Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies by Chughtai.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Vulvodynia Association, the American Urogynecology Association, and the International Pelvic Pain Society. Dr. Abbate is also a Senior Physical Therapy consultant for SI Bone, a sacroiliac joint instrumentation company.

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 Student2022. (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).

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.