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Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

Courses Instructed by Elizabeth Hampton

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    Columbus
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month
    before the first day of the course).
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Core Concepts
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Mount Carmel East Hospital
    Bruce E. Siegel Center

    5975 E. Broad St
    Columbus, OH 43213
    Recommended Lodging

    Comfort Suites East Broad at 270
    (614)-364-4362

    70 Chris Perry Lane
    Columbus, Ohio, 43213
    Nearest Airport

    John Glenn Columbus International Airport
    Airport Code: CMH

    4600 International Gateway
    Columbus, OH 43219

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month
    before the first day of the course).
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Core Concepts
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Legacy Health

    19300 SW 65th Ave
    Tualatin, OR 97062
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express Portland South - Lake Oswego
    (503) 620-2980

    15700 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    Nearest Airport

    Portland International Airport
    Airport Code: PDX

    7000 NE Airport Way
    Portland, OR 97218

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month
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    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Core Concepts
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    CMC - Mercy

    2001 Vail Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28207
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown
    (704) 373-0917

    530 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    Nearest Airport

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport
    Airport Code: CLT

    5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
    Charlotte, NC 28208

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    Prerequisites:

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    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
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    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
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    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
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    11:30 Lunch
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    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

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    Course Location

    Women's Hospital of Texas

    7400 Fannin St
    Houston, TX 77054
    Recommended Lodging

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    (713) 522-2811

    6700 S Main St
    Houston, TX 77030
    Nearest Airport

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    Airport Code: HOU

    2800 N Terminal Rd
    Houston, TX 77032

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Core Concepts
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Meriter Hospital

    1010 Mound St
    Madison, WI 53715
    Recommended Lodging

    Sheraton Madison Hotel
    (608) 251-2300

    706 John Nolen Dr
    Madison, WI 53713
    Nearest Airport

    Dane County Regional Airport
    Airport Code: MSN

    4000 International Ln
    Madison, WI 53704

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    • Discounts

    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month
    before the first day of the course).
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Core Concepts
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph's Hospital - Phoenix

    124 W Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Phoenix-Midtown-Downtown Area
    (602) 200-0999

    160 W Catalina Dr
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Nearest Airport

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Airport Code: PHX

    3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

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    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

    5677 Oberlin Drive, Suite 106
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    • Discounts

    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month
    before the first day of the course).
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration 
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Core Concepts
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Bony Landmark Palpation and Perineal Exam
    11:00 Lab 1: External Bony Landmark and Perineal Exam
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Intrapelvic Structural Mapping of Muscles and Nerves
    1:45 Lab 2: PFM Mapping, Pudendal Nerve Pathway Identification
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Bowel and Bladder Norms vs. Your B and B Diary findings
    4:00 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    4:30 Post test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Pelvic Pain Drivers: Vulvodynia, IC/PBS, Pudendal Neuralgia
    9:30 History Taking and FO Methods for Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Musculoskeletal Contributing Factors to Pelvic Pain
    11:45 Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal Scan Exam for Pelvic Pain Lecture and Lab
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Case Study: Pelvic Pain with musculoskeletal condition as primary driver
    4:30 Post Test and review
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Lab 5: Cumulative Lab practicum: History, B and B Diary, Musculoskeletal Scan Exam
    8:45 Case Study: Finding the Driver
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Lab 6: Cumulative Lab Practicum: Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Floor Scan exam
    10:15 Case Study: Vulvar Pain with multiple Co-morbidities
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Lab 7: External PFM Techniques: Manual Therapy to Pelvic Ring for PFM Release and Joint Mobilization
    1:45 Case Presentations: Clinical Reasoning
    2:45 Post-Test, Questions & Gratitude!
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph Medical Center
    Cleveland Classroom

    564 E Cleveland St
    Stockton, CA 95204
    Recommended Lodging

    University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
    (209) 944-1140

    110 W Fremont St
    Stockton, CA 95202
    Nearest Airport

    Sacramento International Airport
    Airport Code: SMF

    6900 Airport Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95837

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

     

    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 Student2019. (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).


    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 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.

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    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month before the first day of the course).
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22.5

    This continuing education course is a three-day seminar designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of evidence-based evaluation and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for both urinary incontinence and pain syndromes. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of pelvic floor muscle evaluation with external palpation and internal vaginal examination of pelvic floor musculature. For each condition the therapist will learn to: recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities; use an evaluation/outcome tool; and perform a suggested protocol of treatment interventions. Clinical treatment interventions will include therapeutic exercise, SEMG biofeedback, external manual therapy, patient related education/behavioral instructions and electrotherapeutic modalities.

     

    Please note, the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat.

     

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Labs will be conducted under the supervision of instructors and teaching assistants. There will be a ratio of at least one instructor/assistant for every ten participants.

     

    The Herman & Wallace Institute welcomes all professionals who are appropriately licensed at our courses. Being born with a vagina and other female anatomy is not a prerequisite for attending or participating fully in our courses. No one participant will be required to partner with any other one participant during labs.

     

    Pregnant women course attendees may participate fully in the entire course if they bring their own lab model for examination, or if the attendee insists on lab participation then a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. We strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. If pregnant participants cannot bring a model, they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times.

     

    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.

     

    Assignments

    In order to derive the most benefit from this course, we ask our participants to internalize the required reading materials and complete a diary assignment prior to attending. Please complete this assignment prior to the first day of the seminar. We ask that participants keep a personal bladder diary measuring and recording fluid intake and urine output for two days - one work day and one non-work day. Specific measurements (use a large measuring cup or urine collection “hat”) of urine output are needed for at least one day, and on the following day one can estimate by counting seconds while voiding.

    1. Bladder Diary (Print two copies)
    2. Bladder Diary Assignment Instructions
    3. Patient History Form

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Ebook available at a 20% discount at the preceding link. Use discount code ELS25OFF. Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. Please Contact Us with any questions about the use of this text as a required reading in this course.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, Goals, Objectives
    8:30 Female Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Function
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Pelvic Floor Evaluation
    11:15 Lab 1: Pelvic Floor Exam Techiques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring*
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    2:15 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus*
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Functional Screening for Pelvic Rehab: ASLR, SLS, Diastasis Recti Abdominis
    4:15 Lab 3: SLS, ASLR, Diastasis Assessment
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions from Day 1, Post-test Day 1
    8:15 Intro to Pelvic Dysfunctions, Urinary Incontinence 
    9:30 Behavioral Interventions for Urinary Dysfunction 
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab 4: Bladder Diary Activity
    10:45 Lab 5: sEMG Biofeedback & Electrical Stimulation Application*
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab 6: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation*
    4:15 Introduction to Female Pelvic Pain
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:45 Questions, Post-test Day 2
    8:15 Sexuality & Trauma Issues in Female Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    11:30 Therapeutic Exercise in Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    12:30 Lunch
    1:15 Lab 7: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment*
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Case Studies
    3:30 Resources, Billing, Marketing
    4:00 Questions, Post-test Day 3
    4:15 Adjourn

     

    *Lab includes internal evaluations

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

    1. Identify the muscle layers and specific muscles of the pelvic floor
    2. List the pelvic floor muscle functions
    3. Describe and perform pelvic floor muscle evaluation techniques utilizing observation, vaginal palpation, and SEMG biofeedback
    4. List appropriate outcome measure tools for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain
    5. List indications, precautions, contraindications, and universal precautions for pelvic floor examination and treatment
    6. Identify specific pelvic pain conditions (vulvodynia, IC and CPP) and common physical therapy interventions 
    7. Identify the various types of urinary incontinence and behavioral treatment options available to the physical therapist
    8. List two diagnoses that would benefit from applications of electrotherapy
    9. Describe the applications of SEMG biofeedback for the pelvic floor
    10. Develop evidence-based treatment plans and progressive clinical goals for female pelvic floor dysfunctions

    Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1993. After five years in acute care, trauma and outpatient physical therapy, she turned her practicetowards women's health. Since 1998, she has focused her treatment on thecare of women throughout their life spans with bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction,pelvic pain syndromes, pelvic ring dysfunction, pregnancy/ postpartum, lymphedema and breast cancer recovery. In 2002, she added male pelvic dysfunction, prostate cancer recovery and pudendal neuralgia for both men and women to her practice. Her treatment is largely focused on client education, manual techniques and SEMG.

    Tina currently practices at the University of Washington Medical Center. She has presented at professional medical conferences on topics such as lymphedema, pelvic pain and musculoskeletal examination/treatment of the pelvic floor. She was the physical therapist provider for the University of Washington on a Multi-Center study for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome treatment intervention with physical therapy techniques. She works closely with the Medical Residents and Fellows at UW, where she teaches them how Pelvic Rehabilitation interventions will assist their patients.

    Tina was born and raised just outside of Chicago. After graduating from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1993, she practiced at Loyola Medical Center for five years. In 1998, she relocated to Seattle to be closer to the outdoor activities she loves.


    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph Medical Center’s Health Education Center

    3333 Squalicum Pkwy
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    Recommended Lodging

    Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center
    (360) 671-1011

    714 Lakeway Drive
    Bellingham, WA, 98229
    Nearest Airport

    Bellingham International Airport
    Airport Code: BLI

    4255 Mitchell Way
    Bellingham, WA 98226

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    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 Student2019. (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).

     

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 ($725 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22.5

    This continuing education course is a three-day seminar designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of evidence-based evaluation and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for both urinary incontinence and pain syndromes. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of pelvic floor muscle evaluation with external palpation and internal vaginal examination of pelvic floor musculature. For each condition the therapist will learn to: recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities; use an evaluation/outcome tool; and perform a suggested protocol of treatment interventions. Clinical treatment interventions will include therapeutic exercise, SEMG biofeedback, external manual therapy, patient related education/behavioral instructions and electrotherapeutic modalities.

     

    Please note, the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat.

     

     

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Labs will be conducted under the supervision of instructors and teaching assistants. There will be a ratio of at least one instructor/assistant for every ten participants. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

     

    The Herman & Wallace Institute welcomes all professionals who are appropriately licensed at our courses. Being born with a vagina and other female anatomy is not a prerequisite for attending or participating fully in our courses. No one participant will be required to partner with any other one participant during labs.

     

    Pregnant women course attendees may participate fully in the entire course if they bring their own lab model for examination, or if the attendee insists on lab participation then a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. We strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. If pregnant participants cannot bring a model, they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times.

     

    This coures instructs in the use of biofeedback equipement. Equipment at the course will be supplied by our biofeedback vendor, Current Medical Technologies. If you would like to contact them prior to the course to inquire about equipment purchases, you can do so using this link. A representative will be able to assist you if you tell them which Herman & Wallace course you will be taking.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course includes internal assessment and exam techniques, which will be practiced in partnered pairs in lab time. H&W strives to foster an environment that is safe and supportive. Survivors of past trauma should be aware that performing or experiencing internal exam may be triggering, and that many, regardless of their histories, feel strong emotions when practicing these techniques. In order to foster an environment that is non-triggering and safe for all participants, we recommend all participants consider the emotional impact they may experience during the course, and consider consulting a trauma counselor or therapist prior to attending. 

     

     

    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.

     

    Assignments

    In order to derive the most benefit from this course, we ask our participants to internalize the required reading materials and complete a diary assignment prior to attending. Please complete this assignment prior to the first day of the seminar. We ask that participants keep a personal bladder diary measuring and recording fluid intake and urine output for two days - one work day and one non-work day. Specific measurements (use a large measuring cup or urine collection “hat”) of urine output are needed for at least one day, and on the following day one can estimate by counting seconds while voiding.

    1. Bladder Diary (Print two copies)
    2. Bladder Diary Assignment Instructions
    3. Patient History Form<
    4. Biofeedback Video - Please download and listen to the presentation

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. 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.

     

    Please Contact Us with any questions about the use of this text as a required reading in this course.

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, Goals, Objectives
    8:30 Female Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Function
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Pelvic Floor Evaluation
    11:15 Lab 1: Pelvic Floor Exam Techiques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring*
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    2:15 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus*
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Functional Screening for Pelvic Rehab: ASLR, SLS, Diastasis Recti Abdominis
    4:15 Lab 3: SLS, ASLR, Diastasis Assessment
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions from Day 1, Post-test Day 1
    8:15 Intro to Pelvic Dysfunctions, Urinary Incontinence 
    9:30 Behavioral Interventions for Urinary Dysfunction 
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab 4: Bladder Diary Activity
    10:45 Lab 5: sEMG Biofeedback & Electrical Stimulation Application*
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab 6: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation*
    4:15 Introduction to Female Pelvic Pain
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:45 Questions, Post-test Day 2
    8:15 Sexuality & Trauma Issues in Female Pelvic Pain
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    11:30 Therapeutic Exercise in Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    12:30 Lunch
    1:15 Lab 7: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment*
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Case Studies
    3:30 Resources, Billing, Marketing
    4:00 Questions, Post-test Day 3
    4:15 Adjourn

     

    *Lab includes internal evaluations

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

    1. Identify the muscle layers and specific muscles of the pelvic floor
    2. List the pelvic floor muscle functions
    3. Describe and perform pelvic floor muscle evaluation techniques utilizing observation, vaginal palpation, and SEMG biofeedback
    4. List appropriate outcome measure tools for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain
    5. List indications, precautions, contraindications, and universal precautions for pelvic floor examination and treatment
    6. Identify specific pelvic pain conditions (vulvodynia, IC and CPP) and common physical therapy interventions 
    7. Identify the various types of urinary incontinence and behavioral treatment options available to the physical therapist
    8. List two diagnoses that would benefit from applications of electrotherapy
    9. Describe the applications of SEMG biofeedback for the pelvic floor
    10. Develop evidence-based treatment plans and progressive clinical goals for female pelvic floor dysfunctions

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!


    Daphna Ross, PT, PRPC, WCS

    Daphne Ross

    Daphna completed a B.A. degree in Biology from Stern College in New York and pursued a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Hunter College, CUNY, in 1996. She has worked extensively with patients in various rehabilitation settings including; orthopedics, cardiac, acute care, pulmonary, outpatient clinics, and homecare. Daphna worked at St Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York as well as McGill University Medical Center in Montreal, Canada before moving to Northern California in 2005.

    Daphna pursued specialization in Pelvic Rehabilitation and became board certified as both a Women's Health Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Daphna developed the Pelvic Physical Therapy Program for the Alta Bates Summit Women's Health Center, in Lafayette, CA, where she worked as lead therapist for 8 years before opening up her own practice, Women's Health and Healing, in 2017. She has offices in Oakland and Lafayette, CA. Her practice focuses on treating women of all ages with pelvic floor dysfunction. She treats women with incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy and post-partum conditions, sexual dysfunction, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

    She is also a Faculty member of the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute where she enjoys teaching and inspiring other physical therapists and healthcare professionals interested in learning about pelvic physical therapy.

    Daphna is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Women's Health Section, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS).

    She is committed to providing excellent care in a warm, nurturing environment.

    In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, water-skiing, hiking, swimming, personal fitness, skiing, and reading.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Agile Physical Therapy

    3825 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Recommended Lodging

    Dinah's Garden Hotel
    (650)493-2844

    4261 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, California 94306
    Nearest Airport

    San Francisco International Airport
    Airport Code: SFO

    San Francisco, CA 94128

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

     

    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 Student2019. (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).

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