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The Voice and the Pelvic Floor: An Integrative “3D” (Three Diaphragm) Approach
This short-format remote course will introduce you to foundational concepts needed to be able to use vocal techniques to treat the pelvic floor and core.
The course includes several hours of didactic information followed by interactive lab activities conducted via Zoom. The respiratory diaphragm has long been linked to pelvic floor health and functioning, but the voice has not. That is now rapidly changing as research emerges to link all three diaphragms, not just physiologically, but from a neuropsychological lens.
You can tell a lot about your patient just from listening to their voice. This short-format remote course will introduce you to foundational concepts needed to be able to use vocal techniques to treat the pelvic floor and core. The course includes four hours of didactic information followed by a two-hours of interactive lab activities conducted via Zoom.
Singing is a sport, but one needn't to be able to sing to access the power of the voice in pelvic floor therapy. Phonation and vocalization are ideal, alternate but essential pathways to treating pelvic floor dysfunction and promoting pelvic floor health.
In fact, perhaps the most critical part of your own success as a therapist depends on your voice, so this course will benefit you in two ways: 1) Teaching you how to find your voice and use it as a therapeutic modality – effectively, safely, and efficiently. 2) Teaching you how to use vocal interventions to impact not just pelvic, but overall health and well-being.
Additionally, accessing the voice must be trauma-sensitive and COVID-informed. This course will provide the learner with an evidence-based trauma-informed approach that will help you better manage COVID-19 survivor cases who may present to you with pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as be more prepared to handle cases where a patient may have comorbidities such as a history of PTSD or other mental health issues, sexual abuse, and/or birth trauma.
Getting in touch with the power of your own voice also has the potential to improve your effectiveness and confidence as a clinician, improve your own self-care, and nurture your public speaking abilities as a leader in your field. Join Dr. Ginger Garner for an introduction to finding and harnessing the power of the voice for pelvic health.
All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos
Oct 1, 2022 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
NA - Registrants Attend this course via Zoom