Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Pelvic Floor Level 1 Satellite Lab Course - Annapolis, MD - November 14-15 2020

    {dtregister}1372{/dtregister}

    Eastern Time: Nov 14th: 10:30am-7:00pm /Nov 15st: 10:30am-7:15pm

    Annapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $645 
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 23.75 hours

    This continuing education course consists of pre-recorded lectures followed by live, interactive remote learning that will be completed by groups meeting at a specific satellite location. The instructor will be presenting to all satellites from a remote location via Zoom. Participants in this event will meet in person to watch the Zoom presentation in the same location. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants. 

     

    This course was designed to provide a thorough introduction to pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. This course is geared to the 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 (please note that, for the time being, SEMG is being demonstrated in video lectures; for hands-on learning, consider attending Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction). 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, external manual therapy, patient related education/behavioral instructions and electrotherapeutic modalities. 

     

    Prerequisites

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course and in order to earn a certificate of completion for this course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

     

    14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. Teachable is where you will find pre-recorded videos and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom  All pre-recorded lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class. 

     

    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.

     

    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. 

     

    Participation in Labs

    H&W strives to foster an environment that is inclusive and welcomes all professionals who are appropriately licensed at our courses. Having any particular anatomy is not a prerequisite for attending or participating fully in our courses. No one participant will be required to partner with any other participant during labs. Survivors of past trauma should be aware that performing or experiencing internal exams 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. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work

     

     

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 10 hours

    1) Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Function (51 minutes)
    2) Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Examination (1 hour 30 min)
    3) Managing Movement (1 hour)
    4) Urinary Incontinence (1 hour 30 min)
    5) Introduction to Pelvic Pain (1 hour 10 min)
    6) General Treatment of Pelvic Pain (1 hour)
    7) Awareness of Trauma (1 hour)
    8) Pelvic Organ Prolapse (1 hour 10 min)
    9) Introduction to Biofeedback and Electrical Stimulation (46 min)
    10) Additional Resources on Biofeedback and E-Stim from our Partners at CMT (Optional)


    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction, goals, objectives, questions
    6:45 - Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    7:30 - Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    8:45 - Break
    9:00 - Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    9:30 - Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    10:30 - Lunch
    11:30 - Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    1:00 - Break
    1:15 - Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    2:00 - Questions
    2:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Lab 4 Prep, Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    7:30 - Break
    7:45 - Lab 5: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    9:00 - Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    10:30 - Lunch
    11:00 - Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    12:45 - Final Lab Preparation Presentation
    1:00 - Lab 6: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Case Studies
    2:45 - Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    3:00 - Adjourn

    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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Encompass PT

    130 Admiral Cochrane Dr Suite 101
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Annapolis
    (410)-266-1555

    2559 Riva Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Nearest Airport

    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
    Airport Code: BWI

    Baltimore, MD 21240

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Level 1 Satellite Lab Course - Indianapolis, IN - November 14-15 2020

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 7:30pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

    {dtregister}1399{/dtregister}
    Indianapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $645 
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 23.75 hours

    This continuing education course consists of pre-recorded lectures followed by live, interactive remote learning that will be completed by groups meeting at a specific satellite location. The instructor will be presenting to all satellites from a remote location via Zoom. Participants in this event will meet in person to watch the Zoom presentation in the same location. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants. 

     

    This course was designed to provide a thorough introduction to pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. This course is geared to the 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 (please note that, for the time being, SEMG is being demonstrated in video lectures; for hands-on learning, consider attending Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction). 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, external manual therapy, patient related education/behavioral instructions and electrotherapeutic modalities. 

     

    Prerequisites

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course and in order to earn a certificate of completion for this course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

     

    14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. Teachable is where you will find pre-recorded videos and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom  All pre-recorded lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class. 

     

    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.

     

    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. 

     

    Participation in Labs

    H&W strives to foster an environment that is inclusive and welcomes all professionals who are appropriately licensed at our courses. Having any particular anatomy is not a prerequisite for attending or participating fully in our courses. No one participant will be required to partner with any other participant during labs. Survivors of past trauma should be aware that performing or experiencing internal exams 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. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work

     

     

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 10 hours

    1) Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Function (51 minutes)
    2) Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Examination (1 hour 30 min)
    3) Managing Movement (1 hour)
    4) Urinary Incontinence (1 hour 30 min)
    5) Introduction to Pelvic Pain (1 hour 10 min)
    6) General Treatment of Pelvic Pain (1 hour)
    7) Awareness of Trauma (1 hour)
    8) Pelvic Organ Prolapse (1 hour 10 min)
    9) Introduction to Biofeedback and Electrical Stimulation (46 min)
    10) Additional Resources on Biofeedback and E-Stim from our Partners at CMT (Optional)


    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction, goals, objectives, questions
    6:45 - Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    7:30 - Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    8:45 - Break
    9:00 - Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    9:30 - Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    10:30 - Lunch
    11:30 - Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    1:00 - Break
    1:15 - Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    2:00 - Questions
    2:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Lab 4 Prep, Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    7:30 - Break
    7:45 - Lab 5: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    9:00 - Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    10:30 - Lunch
    11:00 - Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    12:45 - Final Lab Preparation Presentation
    1:00 - Lab 6: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Case Studies
    2:45 - Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    3:00 - Adjourn

    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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    University of Indianapolis

    1400 E Hanna Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46227
    Recommended Lodging

    Comfort Inn Indianapolis South I-65
    (317)-565-1417

    3514 S Keystone Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46227
    Nearest Airport

    Indianapolis International Airport
    Airport Code: IND

    7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr
    Indianapolis, IN 46241

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $400
    Format: Remote Course
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    This course is a two-part series intended to be completed in order. Participants should register for Part 1 and Part 2 at the same time, or complete Part 1 and wait to complete Part 2 at a later date. This course was developed by Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC and Jennafer Vande Vegte, PT, PRPC and was "born out of our own personal and professional struggles and our journey to having a life and a practice that we love and can sustain." The intention of this class is deep, personal and professional transformation through evidence- based information and practices.

    The instructors recommend completing this series in two parts to allow time to process and implement one leg of the journey before undertaking the next. Both Part One and Part Two have a significant amount of pre-work to digest and practice before meeting via Zoom. Please plan for up to 12 hours of pre-course work. This sets the stage for you to find your path to experiencing more joy, energy and balance.

    In Part One. participants begin their process of study, meditation, and self-reflection in the weeks prior to the start of the class. Pre-work includes focus on neuroscience of pain, trauma, PTSD and meditation. Participants will learn about the powerful influence both negative and positive experiences have on our nervous system’s structure and function. Personal meditation practice and instruction will create changes in the participant's own nervous system. Participants will also learn how to prescribe meditation for various patient personalities and needs, as well as analyze yourself through inventories on coping, self-care, empathy, burnout, values as well as track how you spend your time. Commitment to pre-work will facilitate rich discussion as we put what you have learned into practice around building a shared responsibility model of patient care, language to support difficult patients, and both visualizing and planning steps to create new, healthier patterns in your life and in your practice.

     

    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:

    Please begin your meditation practice.  You will need to download the CD, “Meditations for Pelvic Health” from google play or itunes.  You can also search “Nari Clemons”. The CD is also available at Amazon, Current Tech, or Current Medical Technologies.  The downloaded form makes it easier to catch your 10 minute daily meditation during lunch at work, or wherever you have your phone.  Using earbuds will enhance the experience, as the music has binary beats that balance the two sides of the brain.  Please find the self practice logs at this link.   We would like you to use tracks 1-7 each three times before the course.  This way, at the course, we can dive deeper and work more on application into your practice, as you will have familiarity with each technique and how it affects you.  Please start sooner than later, trying to get a sitting in each day. 

    Prerequisites:

    All written assignments and pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be completed before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of prerequisites

     

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. List and describe several meditation techniques and which techniques are effective with different patient types
    2. Describe basic concepts of the neuroscience of pain and the effects of meditation on the brain
    3. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    4. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    5. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients in simple language
    6. Define helpful vs. dysfunctional patterns of care
    7. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    8. Describe the steps for setting up a shared responsibility model of patient care
    9. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

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    Before the Course Begins
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    These written assignments in Teachable must be completed prior to the course
    Total written assignment time: 1.5 hours

    1) Empath Quiz
    2) Self-Care Test
    3) Coping Styles Self-Test
    4) Is your Workplace a source of Burnout - assessment
    5) Intention Setting around work
    6) Values and Time Tracker
    7) Mediation Practice

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 6.5 hours

    1) Concept Introduction (12 min)
    2) Meditation Neuroscience Part 1 (30 min)
    3) Meditation Neuroscience Part 2 (27 min)
    4) Meditation Neuroscience Part 3 (26 min)
    5) Brain and Pain Part 1 (1 hr, 23 min)
    6) Brain and Pain Part 2 (41 min)
    7) Meditation Types and Tips (1 hr, 17 min)
    8) Burnout (1 hr, 9 min)
    9) Boundaries with Patients (15 min)

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    Day of the Course
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    7:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    7:30 am PST - Course begins / Welcome / Objectives / Personal Introductions / Goals for class
    8:30 - Interpersonal Relationships lecture and discussion (drama triangle)
    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Not owning others, Discussion from Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz pages 1-40 (Chapters 1-4)
    10:45 - Longer Meditation: Overcoming Pain with Mindfulness Practice
    11:15 - Lunch
    11:45 - Brain Pain Review and Lab Case Studies
    1:15 - Codependency, Attachment and Empathy
    1:45 - BREAK
    2:00 - Values and Intentions: Directions for Life
    3:15 - Wrap up
    3:30 - Adjourn

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    After the Live Portion of the Course
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full after the live portion of the course
    Total video lecture time: 2.25 hours

    1) Brain and Pain Part 1 (1 hr, 23 min)
    2) Brain and Pain Part 2 (41 min)

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    Referral Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

    1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
    2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

    A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course.


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    This three-day (8 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

     

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Day one lecture includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Day two lecture and lab topics includes surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. On day three, participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

     

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

     

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

     

    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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

     

     

     

    Prerecorded lectures - sent 7-10 days prior to the course

    Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 90 mins
    The Endocrine System and Sex Hormones part 1-60
    The Endocrine System: Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 60
    Endometriosis : 90 mins
    PCOS & Fibroids: 60
    Special topics in surgery: 60
    Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75
    Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 60
    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation 90

    Day One

    8:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues – Part 2, prelab 
    9:00 LAB Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Scar demo and lab 45 mins
    11:00 Endocrine changes highlights and Case Study Thyroid, Adrenal Fatigue– Endocrine Red Herrings 
    11:45 Lunch
    12:45 LAB Activity 2: Prelab: (anatomy, lab instruction, patient applications)
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions 60
    4:00 Lab 3 Perineal release techniques 
    5:45 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions and test from day 1, online portion 8:30
    Common female pelvic surgeries – add C-Section, Case Studies?
    10:00
    Break
    10:15
    Lab 4: Rehabilitation techniques for common female surgery complications
    11:45
    Lunch
    12:45
    Gynecological Oncology Treatment Procedures Part 2 
    1:45
    Lab 5: Pre lab with Positional release external pelvic floor 75 
    3:00
    Break
    3:15
    LAB 6 Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    4:30
    Putting it all together
    5:15
    Wrap up,
    5:30
    Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

    1 St. Francis Drive,
    Greenville, SC 29601
    Recommended Lodging

    Aloft Greenville Downtown
    (864) 297-6100

    5 N Laurens St.
    Greenville, SC 29601
    Nearest Airport

    Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport
    Airport Code: GSP

    2000 GSP Dr
    Greer, SC 29651

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instrutors

    • Discounts

    Price: $725 ($750 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

    >

    This three-day (8 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

     

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Day one lecture includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Day two lecture and lab topics includes surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. On day three, participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

     

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

     

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

     

    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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

     

     

     

    Prerecorded lectures - sent 7-10 days prior to the course

    Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 90 mins
    The Endocrine System and Sex Hormones part 1-60
    The Endocrine System: Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 60
    Endometriosis : 90 mins
    PCOS & Fibroids: 60
    Special topics in surgery: 60
    Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75
    Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 60
    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation 90

    Day One

    8:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues – Part 2, prelab 
    9:00 LAB Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Scar demo and lab 45 mins
    11:00 Endocrine changes highlights and Case Study Thyroid, Adrenal Fatigue– Endocrine Red Herrings 
    11:45 Lunch
    12:45 LAB Activity 2: Prelab: (anatomy, lab instruction, patient applications)
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions 60
    4:00 Lab 3 Perineal release techniques 
    5:45 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions and test from day 1, online portion 8:30
    Common female pelvic surgeries – add C-Section, Case Studies?
    10:00
    Break
    10:15
    Lab 4: Rehabilitation techniques for common female surgery complications
    11:45
    Lunch
    12:45
    Gynecological Oncology Treatment Procedures Part 2 
    1:45
    Lab 5: Pre lab with Positional release external pelvic floor 75 
    3:00
    Break
    3:15
    LAB 6 Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    4:30
    Putting it all together
    5:15
    Wrap up,
    5:30
    Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

    350 Lafayette Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Recommended Lodging

    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
    (616) 774-2000

    187 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Nearest Airport

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport
    Airport Code: GRR

    5500 44th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

     

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

    Instructor - Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Allison Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011 and board-certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. Allison specializes in the treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.

    In 2009, Allison collaborated with the Primal Pictures team for the release of the Pelvic Floor Disorders program. Allison's publications include: “The Use of Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining the Pelvic-Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum.” Physical Therapy. Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, pp 1208-1217. (PMID: 18772276), “Beyond the Abstract” for Urotoday.com in October 2008, “Posters to Go” from APTA combined section meeting poster presentation in February 2009 and 2013. In 2016, Allison co-authored a chapter in “Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies.”

    Allison works in the Denver metro area in her practice, Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she works in a more holistic setting than traditional therapy clinics. In addition to instructing Herman and Wallace on pelvic floor-related topics, Allison lectures nationally on lymphedema, cancer-related changes to the pelvic floor, and the sacroiliac joint. Allison serves as a consultant to medical companies, and physicians.

    Outside of work, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her animals, reading, traveling, and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - April 24-25, 2021

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 5:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 4:45pm

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
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    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - December 4-5 2021

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 5:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 4:45pm

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    Audience:
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    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - October 23-24, 2021

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 5:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 4:45pm

    Nari

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

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    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - September 10-11 2022

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 6:30am - 3:30pm / Day 2: 6:30am - 3:15pm

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - December 12-13, 2020

    Nari

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Instructor - Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Allison Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011 and board-certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. Allison specializes in the treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.

    In 2009, Allison collaborated with the Primal Pictures team for the release of the Pelvic Floor Disorders program. Allison's publications include: “The Use of Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining the Pelvic-Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum.” Physical Therapy. Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, pp 1208-1217. (PMID: 18772276), “Beyond the Abstract” for Urotoday.com in October 2008, “Posters to Go” from APTA combined section meeting poster presentation in February 2009 and 2013. In 2016, Allison co-authored a chapter in “Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies.”

    Allison works in the Denver metro area in her practice, Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she works in a more holistic setting than traditional therapy clinics. In addition to instructing Herman and Wallace on pelvic floor-related topics, Allison lectures nationally on lymphedema, cancer-related changes to the pelvic floor, and the sacroiliac joint. Allison serves as a consultant to medical companies, and physicians.

    Outside of work, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her animals, reading, traveling, and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Washington, DC - December 12-13, 2020 (POSTPONED)

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    Washington, DC
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $725 ($750 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

    >

    This three-day (8 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

     

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Day one lecture includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Day two lecture and lab topics includes surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. On day three, participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

     

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

     

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

     

    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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

     

     

     

    Prerecorded lectures - sent 7-10 days prior to the course

    Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 90 mins
    The Endocrine System and Sex Hormones part 1-60
    The Endocrine System: Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 60
    Endometriosis : 90 mins
    PCOS & Fibroids: 60
    Special topics in surgery: 60
    Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75
    Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 60
    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation 90

    Day One

    8:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues – Part 2, prelab 
    9:00 LAB Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Scar demo and lab 45 mins
    11:00 Endocrine changes highlights and Case Study Thyroid, Adrenal Fatigue– Endocrine Red Herrings 
    11:45 Lunch
    12:45 LAB Activity 2: Prelab: (anatomy, lab instruction, patient applications)
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions 60
    4:00 Lab 3 Perineal release techniques 
    5:45 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions and test from day 1, online portion 8:30
    Common female pelvic surgeries – add C-Section, Case Studies?
    10:00
    Break
    10:15
    Lab 4: Rehabilitation techniques for common female surgery complications
    11:45
    Lunch
    12:45
    Gynecological Oncology Treatment Procedures Part 2 
    1:45
    Lab 5: Pre lab with Positional release external pelvic floor 75 
    3:00
    Break
    3:15
    LAB 6 Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    4:30
    Putting it all together
    5:15
    Wrap up,
    5:30
    Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    GWUH Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

    2131 K St. NW

    Washington, DC 20037
    Recommended Lodging

    Avenue Suites Georgetown
    (202)333-8060

    2500 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    Nearest Airport

    Washington Dulles International Airport
    Airport Code: IAD

    Dulles International Airport, 1 Saarinen Cir
    Dulles, VA 20166

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Instructors - Nazari

    Pany Nazari, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

     Pany Nazari, PT, DPT, BCB-PMDDr. Pany Nazari received her BS degree in 1994 from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and her doctorate degree in 2016 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. For the first decade of her career she focused on mastering the assessment and treatment of a variety of orthopedic issues, with a focus on the spine, sacro-iliac joint, and pelvis. Since 2005, Pany has dedicated her educational and clinical concentration on pelvic floor rehabilitation. Her passion is to use various forms of biofeedback in conjunction with manual therapy along with a strong emphasis on patient education to facilitate optimal function for individuals. She is a fellow and is board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders and holds certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner from the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Pany truly believes that knowledge is power; as mentioned, she has a strong focus on education and increasing awareness of the importance of pelvic health among the community, physicians and other practitioners. Aside from teaching for Herman and Wallace Rehab Institute, she has recently been appointed as a clinical instructor for George Washington University in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Science. She is also continuously expanding her own knowledge by attending various conferences and is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and National Vulvodynia Association.

    Pany established a tremendously well respected pelvic rehab program at her local hospital from the ground up, where she worked for 18 years. She now works in a multidisciplinary wellness center in McLean, Virginia. Cooking while listening to music, reading, cross-training, and being with her family are some of Pany's other passions.


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Alexandria, VA - April 24-25, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Inova Physical Therapy Center

    4700 King Street, Suite 200
    210 North Ave E
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South
    +1 703-671-4800

    4800 Leesburg Pike
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    Nearest Airport

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Airport Code:DCA

    Arlington, VA 22202, USA

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Asheville, NC - April 24-25, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

    {dtregister}1647{/dtregister}
    Asheville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Cornerstone Physical Therapy of North Carolina

    600 Julian Ln Ste 660
    Arden, NC 28704
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn and Suites Asheville I-26
    (828)-687-0806

    18 Rockwood Rd
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    Nearest Airport

    Asheville Regional Airport
    Airport Code: AVL

    61 Terminal Dr #1
    Fletcher, NC 28732

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

    {dtregister}1675{/dtregister}
    Athens
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of SeanPavonePhoto
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

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    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Thrive Integrated Medicine

    2080 Prince Ave
    Athens, GA 30606
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown
    (706)-353-6800

    390 E Washington St
    Athens, GA 30601
    Nearest Airport

    Athens-Ben Epps Airport - AHN
    Airport Code: AHN

    1010 Ben Epps Dr
    Athens, GA 30605

     

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    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    PT of The City

    1514 Voorhies Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    Recommended Lodging

    Best Western Plus Brooklyn Bay Hotel
    718-769-5000

    3003 Emmons Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    Nearest Airport

    John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Airport Code: JFK

    Queens, NY 11430

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

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    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Charlotte, NC - December 12-13, 2020

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    Eastern Time: 11:00am - 8:30pm

    Charlotte
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Charlottesville, VA - December 12-13, 2020 (Rescheduled)

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    Eastern Time: 10:00am - 8:30pm

    Charlottesville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Spectrum Physical Therapy - Zion Crossroads

    70 Jefferson Ct, Suite 102
    Zion Crossroads, VA 22942

    Recommended Lodging

    Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites
    (540)832-1700

    135 Wood Ridge Terrace
    Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
    Nearest Airport

    Richmond International Airport
    Airport Code: RIC

    1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
    Richmond, VA 23250

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    • Description

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    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

    210 N Ave E
    Cranford, NJ 07016
    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Cranford
    (908)-709-1980

    2 Jackson Dr
    Cranford, NJ 07016
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Fort Smith, AR - December 4-5, 2021

    Central Time - Day 1: 10:00am - 7:00pm / Day 2: 10:00am - 6:45pm

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Arkansas Colleges of Heatlh Science
    College of Health Sciences Building

    7006 Chad Colley Blvd
    Fort Smith, AR 72916
    Recommended Lodging

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Smith
    (479)-755-3111

    7601 Phoenix Ave,
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    Nearest Airport

    Fort Smith Regional Airport
    Airport Code: FSM

    6700 McKennon Blvd Ste 200
    Fort Smith, AR 72903

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Garden City, NY - December 4-5, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

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    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

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    Day One
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    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy

    800 East Gate Blvd
    Garden City NY, 11530
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Garden City
    (516)-227-2720

    1 North Ave
    Garden City, NY 11530
    Nearest Airport

    John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Airport Code: JFK

    Queens
    NY 11430

     

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    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time: 11:00am - 8:30pm

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    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
    Generation Care

    16760 Lincoln St
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake
    (616)-846-1000

    940 W Savidge St
    Spring Lake, MI 49456
    Nearest Airport

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport
    Airport Code: GRR

    5500 44th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

     

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    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Greenville, SC - December 12-13, 2020

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    Eastern Time: 10:00am - 8:30pm

    Greenville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Restore Pelvic Health and Wellness

    608 Grove Rd
    Greenville, SC 29605
    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown
    (864)-900-2380

    950 S Main St
    Greenville, SC 29601
    Nearest Airport

    Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
    Airport Code: GSP

    2000 GSP Dr
    Greer, SC 29651

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Greenville, SC - December 4-5, 2021 (CANCELED)

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Matthew Rings
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    His Therapy

    2 Parkway Commons Way
    Greer, SC 29650
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Airport
    (864)-263-5555

    128 The Parkway
    Greenville, SC 29615
    Nearest Airport

    Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
    Airport Code: GSP

    2000 GSP Dr
    Greer, SC 29651

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time: 10:00am - 8:30pm

    Harrison
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

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    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

    550 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 104
    Harrison, NY 10528
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Rye
    (914)-921-1110

    631 Midland Ave
    Rye, NY, 10580
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Houston, TX - December 4-5, 2021

    Central Time - Day 1: 10:00am - 7:00pm / Day 2: 10:00am - 6:45pm

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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Ed Schipul
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Lansdale, PA - December 4-5, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

    {dtregister}2214{/dtregister}

    Lansdale

    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab (Lansdale, PA)

    730 S. Broad St
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale
    (215) 362-6400

    1200 Pennbrook Pkwy
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    Nearest Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport
    Airport Code: PHL

    8000 Essington Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Livonia, MI - December 4-5, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

    {dtregister}1717{/dtregister}
    Livonia
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Dave Parker
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

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    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Mendelson Kornblum Physical Therapy

    36622 Five Mile Rd #102,
    Livonia, MI 48154
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Livonia Detroit
    (734)-237-4480

    28151 Schoolcraft
    Livonia, MI 48150
    Nearest Airport

    Oakland County International Airport
    Airport Code: PTK

    6500 Highland Rd
    Waterford Twp, MI 48327

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Los Angeles, CA - December 4-5, 2021

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 5:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 4:45pm

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    Los Angeles
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Boqiang Liao
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Origin Physical Therapy

    11980 San Vicente Blvd
    Suite 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles
    (310)-478-1400

    11250 Santa Monica Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Nearest Airport

    Los Angeles International Airport
    Airport Code: LAX

    1 World Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

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    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Central Time - Day 1: 10:00am - 7:00pm / Day 2: 10:00am - 6:45pm

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    Manchester
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

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    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Physical Therapy Solutions

    107 S 11th St
    Manchester, IA 52057
    Recommended Lodging

    Cobblestone Inn & Suites – Manchester
    (563)-856-0011

    1210 Commercial Court
    Manchester, IA 52057
    Nearest Airport

    Independence Municipal Airport
    Airport Code: IDP

    499 Freedom Dr
    Independence, KS 67301

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Marietta, GA - April 24-25, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Marietta
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Southern Pelvic Health

    1505 Johnson Ferry Road
    Suite 175
    Marietta, GA 30062
    Recommended Lodging

    The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
    (770)-395-3900

    7 Concourse Pkwy NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Nearest Airport

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    Airport Code: ATL

    6000 N Terminal Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30320

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Marietta, GA - December 4-5, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Marietta
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of HowardSF
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

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    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

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    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Southern Pelvic Health

    1505 Johnson Ferry Road
    Suite 175
    Marietta, GA 30062
    Recommended Lodging

    The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
    (770)-395-3900

    7 Concourse Pkwy NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Nearest Airport

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    Airport Code: ATL

    6000 N Terminal Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30320

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Minneapolis, MN - December 12-13, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

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    Central Time: 10:00am - 7:30pm

    Minneapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Fairview Institute of Athletic Medicine

    3809 42nd Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Minneapolis
    (612)-341-3300

    225 S 11th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Nearest Airport

    Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    Minnesota, United States

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Instructor - Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Allison Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011 and board-certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. Allison specializes in the treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.

    In 2009, Allison collaborated with the Primal Pictures team for the release of the Pelvic Floor Disorders program. Allison's publications include: “The Use of Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining the Pelvic-Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum.” Physical Therapy. Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, pp 1208-1217. (PMID: 18772276), “Beyond the Abstract” for Urotoday.com in October 2008, “Posters to Go” from APTA combined section meeting poster presentation in February 2009 and 2013. In 2016, Allison co-authored a chapter in “Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies.”

    Allison works in the Denver metro area in her practice, Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she works in a more holistic setting than traditional therapy clinics. In addition to instructing Herman and Wallace on pelvic floor-related topics, Allison lectures nationally on lymphedema, cancer-related changes to the pelvic floor, and the sacroiliac joint. Allison serves as a consultant to medical companies, and physicians.

    Outside of work, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her animals, reading, traveling, and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Portland, OR - December 12-13, 2020

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    Pacific Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Portland
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 23

    Pelvic Function Capstone is an advanced-level course that will provide the pelvic health clinician with additional knowledge and tools to manage complex patient presentations more effectively. The participant will have the opportunity to learn advanced anatomy concepts, endocrine physiology, and how to integrate neurologic, pharmacologic, and post-surgical rehabilitation into patient care. Participants will understand how diagnoses such as pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and neuro-inflammation can be addressed with pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will be introduced to self-care and managing boundaries with the goal of avoiding burnout. Practical, hands-on, supervised labs will include external and internal approaches focusing on neuro-myofascial approaches for the lower abdomen, inguinal canal, and pelvis. Capstone was designed as the culmination of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational courses of our Pelvic Function Series. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

    Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of topics. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of advanced therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with complex case presentations.

    For pelvic conditions, participants will learn to:

    • Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities
    • Describe the endocrine system physiologic principles and changes over the lifespan
    • Use a holistic framework for patient evaluation
    • Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation
    • Perform clinical care based on patient presentation and goals

    Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, self-care instruction, and recommendations for relevant modalities and referrals.

    Prerequisites:
    In order to take the Capstone course, registrants must have previously completed Pelvic Function Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA; and Pelvic Function Level 2A with H&W. Participants must also have completed either Pelvic Function Level 2B OR Pelvic Function Level 2C or both. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.

    Pre-Course Learning Requirements:
    10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.

    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.

    Special Considerations:
    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

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    Before Day One
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

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    Day One
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    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

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    Day Two
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    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to culture and religious beliefs for evaluation and intervention skills.
    4. Demonstrate techniques in motivational interviewing, pain neuroscience education, and mental health screening
    5. Describe necessity of medical referral and screening as appropriate for mental health concerns, genital and perineal skin conditions, pharmacology adverse interactions, and post-surgical complications
    6. Describe common surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse, hysterectomy, mid-urethral slings, and neobladder
    7. Perform examination, evaluation, and develop a prioritized plan of care appropriate for pelvic dysfunctions including multiple diagnoses that may interact with each other
    8. Recognize signs, symptoms, and rehabilitation interventions for endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    9. Describe lifespan considerations for hormonal influences on pelvic health conditions
    10. Describe and demonstrate evaluation and treatment interventions for inguinal canal, scrotum, spermatic cord, scars, lower abdomen, bladder and urethra

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    New Heights Physical Therapy Plus

    5736 NE Glisan St
    Portland, OR 97213
    Recommended Lodging

    Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
    (503) 595-1234

    601 SW 11th Ave
    Portland, OR, 97205
    Nearest Airport

    Portland International Airport
    Airport Code: PDX

    7000 NE Airport Way
    Portland, OR 97218

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Instructor - Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Allison Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011 and board-certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. Allison specializes in the treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.

    In 2009, Allison collaborated with the Primal Pictures team for the release of the Pelvic Floor Disorders program. Allison's publications include: “The Use of Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining the Pelvic-Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum.” Physical Therapy. Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, pp 1208-1217. (PMID: 18772276), “Beyond the Abstract” for Urotoday.com in October 2008, “Posters to Go” from APTA combined section meeting poster presentation in February 2009 and 2013. In 2016, Allison co-authored a chapter in “Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies.”

    Allison works in the Denver metro area in her practice, Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she works in a more holistic setting than traditional therapy clinics. In addition to instructing Herman and Wallace on pelvic floor-related topics, Allison lectures nationally on lymphedema, cancer-related changes to the pelvic floor, and the sacroiliac joint. Allison serves as a consultant to medical companies, and physicians.

    Outside of work, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her animals, reading, traveling, and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer "Jenna" Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jenna Ross, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jenna began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 she has focused her professional attention on treating women, men, and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part-time home-schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is the author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jenna was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 1” and “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation Part 2” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jenna loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    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.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    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.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    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. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (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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    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    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 attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. 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.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    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 exams 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.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

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    Before Day One
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 8 hours

    1) Advanced Anatomy (45 minutes)
    2) Endocrine System: The Basics (30 minutes)
    3) Endocrine System: Lifespan Considerations (45 minutes)
    4) Endometriosis: Diagnosis & Medical Management (45 minutes)
    5) Genital & Perineal Skin (30 minutes)
    6) Topics in Neurologic Pelvic Rehabilitation (60 minutes)
    7) Common Pelvic Surgeries & Procedures (60 minutes)
    8) Pain Science in Practice (45 minutes)
    9) Mental Health Screening (45 minutes)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (45 minutes)
    11) Neuroinflammation & Complex Conditions (30 min)

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    Day One
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    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Introduction to Capstone / Course Goals and Objectives
    7:00 - Pelvic Health Anatomy - Beyond the Basics
    7:30 - Lab 1: Layered Anatomy Build
    8:00 - Lab 2 Prep: “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    8:15 - Lab 2: External Techniques- “Stacking” and Working with Fascia
    9:15 - Break
    9:30 - Endometriosis & Pelvic Rehab
    10:00 - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    11:00 - Lunch
    12:00 - Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    12:45 - Lab 3 Prep: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    1:15 - Lab 3: Internal Techniques - Anterior Structures
    2:15 - Break
    2:30 - Case Studies Part 1: “Where to Start?”
    3:30 - Adjourn

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    Day Two
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    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 1
    6:45 - Complex Patient Presentations & Challenging Conditions
    8:00 - Boundaries & Burnout
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab 4 Prep: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    9:15 - Lab 4: External Techniques- Anterior Structures
    10:30 - Lunch/Meal Break
    11:15 - Case Studies: Part 2
    12:15 - Lab 5 Prep: Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    12:45 - Lab 5 : Internal & External Techniques- Lower Abdomen and Posterior Pelvis
    2:00 - Break
    2:15 - Lab 6: Movement! Clinical Pearls
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy of structures including Camper’s, Buck’s, Scarpa’s, and endopelvic fascia.
    2. Describe relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relating to specific conditions such as endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neurogenic bladder
    3. Incorporate informed consent, trauma-informed care and an approach that is sensitive to