Continuing Education Courses > Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging - Women's Health and Orthopedic Topics
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|Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price $650)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 21
This continuing education seminar is a two-and-a-half day course designed to provide instruction in the generation and interpretation of rehabilitative ultrasound images as they relate to the pelvic girdle. Both lecture and lab material will be presented that will allow the participant to immediately incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into their evaluation and treatment plans for patients with diagnoses including lumbo-pelvic pain and instability, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence.
The course comprises of lectures and labs that present both ideal and abnormal responses of real-time imaging of the transverse abdominals, rectus abdominis, deep multifidus, levator ani, bladder, bladder neck, urethra, and vagina during contraction and valsalva. Imaging methods used during labs will consist of transabdominal viewing as well as transperineal/translabial viewing methods. Prior experience with perineal and vaginal assessments is required to take the course. During labs, participants will be able to practice using machines provided by our co-sponsor, The Prometheus Group. An onsite representative from Prometheus will also be available to answer questions about the equipment.
This is an intermediate level rehabilitative ultrasound imaging course intended for therapists having a sound knowledge in training techniques for the local stabilizing muscles of the pelvic floor, transverse abdominals, and deep multifidi muscles and experience with internal vaginal exam. Prior coursework regarding the local stabilizing muscles (Diane Lee/ Linda Joy Lee, Paul Hodges, Pelvic Floor/Pelvic Girdle) is required.
Have questions about equipment and want info on purchasing? Contact our co-sponsor, The Prometheus Group
Audience: 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.
Prerequisites: Prior coursework regarding the assessment and treatment of the local stabilizing muscles and experience with internal and external vaginal assessment.
Required Reading: Pelvic Stability & Your Core by Diane Lee.
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between rehabilitative ultrasound imaging and medical ultrasound imaging
2. Describe how rehabilitative ultrasound imaging fits into physical therapy scope of practice
3. List current uses and limitations of ultrasound imaging in women’s health physical therapy practice
4. Describe basic principles of physics that apply to ultrasound use
5. Describe safety issues and the ALARA principle concerning rehabilitative ultrasound imaging in physical therapy practice
6. List and appropriately use components of ultrasound machine
7. Generate, recognize, and interpret ultrasound images of the bladder base, pelvic floor muscles, transverse abdominal muscles, deep multifdi muscles, and rectus abdominis before and after contraction using transabdominal viewing methods
8. Generate, recognize, and interpret ultrasound images of the levator ani muscles, detrusor muscle, bladder neck, and urethra using transperineal viewing methods
9. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements of diastasis rectus separations
10. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements relating to the transverse abdominus, deep multifidus, and the detrusor muscle
11. Incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into evaluation and development of treatment protocols for the women’s health patient
12. Save and transfer images and clips into multimedia presentations
I got a lot of information out of this course. Clearly Allison has lots of teaching and clinical knowledge and expertise to share. The content is relevant for my patient population.
-Lesley T Hoey, DPT - Scarborough, ME
This was an excellent course for learning techniques of Rehabilitative Ultrasound. The course had a lot of research examples of imaging and plenty of time to practice techniques. Use of ultrasound program and transducers to make you feel confident in applying to treatment immediately.
-Rebecca Keller PT, PRPC - Pennington, NJ
Excellent, comprehensive course! Allison is a tremendous resource with a wealth of knowledge. She provides a wonderful array of resources along with training. I can't wait to use the protocals she has detailed.
-Pat Huston MSPT, BCB-PMD - Charlottesville, VA
This course was really amazing. The instructor was up on the research, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable on the subject. She also had great ideas on how to get the equipment in affordable ways. While the instructor was impressive, equally impressive was the caliber of participants. I think a course like this draws a highly experienced clinician. I learned so much from the other skilled, gifted, and knowledgeable participants in attendance, and I expect to benefit from having them as a continued peer group and resource for the future.
Erica Mack, PT, PRPC - Seattle, WA
This course was an excellent introduction to Rehabilitation US utilization for PTs, researchers, and other faculty. It was presented with a clinical emphasis that was highly supported by research evidence throughout the course! I highly recommend this course to all PTs wanting to incorporate US as a biofeedback tool, validate research,or as an introducing the content to DPT students.
-Lori Walton, PhD, DPT - Berrien Springs, MI
This course is brilliant. Allison and Sandi are clear concise and clinically applicable in all lectures and labs.
-Holly Herman, DPT, PT, OCS, BCB-PMD – Cambridge, MA