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Rehabilitative Ultra Sound Imaging: Women's Health and Orthopedic Topics - San Diego, CA September 21-23, 2012

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.
Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 21 (CEUs vary by state)
Price: $650 (Early registrant price of $625 for registrations received one month before course start date)
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.

 

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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 continuing education 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.

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.

Special Considerations

This continuing education seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

 

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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 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 of transverse abdominal, and detrusor muscles
11.Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take depth measurements of the deep multifidus
12. Incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into evaluation and development of treatment protocols for the women’s health patient
13. Save and transfer images and clips into multimedia presentations

 

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This continuing education seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

 

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Day One:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Introductions, goals, objectives
8:30 History of US, scope of practice, current uses
8:45 Limitations, reliability, validity
9:15 Safety and risk of harm issues
9:30 Vendor time
9:45 Break
10:00 Understanding US images
11:15 Lab: Intro to US machines
11:45 Vendor Time
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Vendor Time
1:15 Imaging PFM- transabdominal
2:15 Lab: Imaging PFM muscles
3:00 Break
3:15 Vendor Time
3:30 Imaging of midline abdominal wall
4:15 Lab: Imaging midline abdominal wall
5:00 Adjourn

Day Two:
9:00 Imaging transverse abdominal muscles
9:45 Lab: Imaging transverse abdominal muscles
10:30 Break
10:45 Imaging deep multifidus muscles
11:30 Lab: Imaging deep multifidus muscles
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Functional training with US imaging
2:00 Lab: Functional training with US imaging
2:30 Break
2:45 Measurements of transabdominal
3:30 Lab: Measurements
4:15 Review/questions
4:30 Adjourn

Day Three:
8:00 PVR- transabdominal
8:30 Lab: PVR
9:00 Transperineal viewing of the anterior compartment
10:00 Lab: transperineal viewing of the anterior compartment
10:45 Break
11:00 Measurements of the anterior compartment
11:45 Lab: measurements of anterior compartment
12:30 Review/Extra time
1:00 Adjourn

 

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Instructor: Allison Ariail
Dates: Friday, September 21st, 2012 ~ Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Location: University City Physical Therapy
10803 Vista Sorrento
San Diego, CA 92121(map)
Reservations: Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
(858) 731-0100