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Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

Courses Instructed by Jennafer Vande Vegte

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

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    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 is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 continuing education course is comprised of 10 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by 14 hours of live, interactive remote learning which will be completed by groups meeting at a specific satellite location OR self hosted 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 and participate in labs together, with the instructor guiding remotely. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

    This course was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female 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.

     

    Please note, the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. Satelllite lab courses are often limited to very small groups of around ten, meaning seats are scarce. It is highly recommended you sign up as soon as you are able so you do not miss out on a seat. 

     

    Special Considerations:

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

     

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

     

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Partiicipants 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.

     

    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. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

     

    10-14 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 (all 10 hours of prerecorded lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class) and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom (if you choose the self hosted option.) After the course is over, Teachable is where you will find your post-test and evaluation form to tell us what you thought, as well as your certificate. It is required in Teachable that you complete all components in order. Pre-recorded videos that are required must be watched before going onto the next session.

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Assignments

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

    1. Bladder Diary (We will complete this as a group activity on the first day of the course) 
    2. Bladder Diary Assignment Instructions
    3. Patient History Form
    4. Biofeedback Video - Please download and listen to the presentation

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants (use discount code ELS25OFF). Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link.

     

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

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 10 hours)

    1. Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Function (45 minutes)
    2. Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Examination (1 hour 30 min)
    3. Managing Movement (1 hour)
    4. Awareness of Trauma in Pelvic Rehab (1 hour)
    5. Urinary Incontinence (1 hour 30 min)
    6. Introduction to Pelvic Pain (1 hour)
    7. General Treatment of Pelvic Pain (1 hour)
    8. Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Biofeedback (1 hour 15 minutes)
    9. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (1 hour)

     

     "Relative" Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings. 

    Day One (includes lab learning - meet at a satellite location or in pairs/triples):

    0:00 Log on to Zoom meeting and call roll 
    0:30 Introductions
    0:45 Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    1:15 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    3:30 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    4:30 Lunch
    5:30 Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    7:00 Break
    7:15 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    8:00 Questions
    8:30 Adjourn

     

    Day Two (includes lab learning - meet at a satellite location or in pairs/triples):

    0:00 Questions from Day 1
    0:15 Lab 4 Prep, Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    1:00 Break
    1:15 Lab 5: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    2:30 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    3:45 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    4:30 Lunch
    5:30 Managing Movement Part II (Continued): Pressures & Load Transfer
    6:30 Final Lab Preparation
    6:45 Lab 6: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Case Studies
    8:30 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    8:45 Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. Below is an hourly schedule breakdown for each of the 4 main US time zones.

     

    Hourly Schedule - Pacific Time

    Day Component Name Start Time End Time
    1 Registration 7:30 AM 8:00 AM
    1 Lecture: Introduction, goals, objectives, questions 8:00 AM 8:15 AM
    1 Lecture: Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation 8:15 AM 8:45 AM
    1 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring 8:45 AM 10:15 AM
    1 Break 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
    1 Lecture: Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued) 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
    1 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
    1 Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
    1 Lecture: Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
    1 Break 2:30 PM 2:45 PM
    1 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity 2:45 PM 3:30 PM
    1 Questions 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
    2 Questions, Post-test Day 2 7:30 AM 7:45 AM
    2 Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction 7:45 AM 8:30 AM
    2 Break 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
    2 Lab 5: Pelvic Floor Examinsation and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation 8:45 AM 10:00 AM
    2 Lecture: Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
    2 Lecture: Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer 11:15 AM 12:00 PM
    2 Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
    2 Lecture: Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
    2 Lecture: Final Lab Preparation 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
    2 Lab 6: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment 2:00 PM 3:15 PM
    2 Break 3:15 PM 3:30 PM
    2 Lecture: Case Studies 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
    2 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up 4:00 PM 4:15 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

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    Indianapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 continuing education course is comprised of 10 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by 14 hours of live, interactive remote learning which will be completed by groups meeting at a specific satellite location OR self hosted 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 and participate in labs together, with the instructor guiding remotely. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

    This course was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female 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.

     

    Please note, the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. Satelllite lab courses are often limited to very small groups of around ten, meaning seats are scarce. It is highly recommended you sign up as soon as you are able so you do not miss out on a seat. 

     

    Special Considerations:

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

     

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

     

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Partiicipants 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.

     

    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. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

     

    10-14 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 (all 10 hours of prerecorded lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class) and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom (if you choose the self hosted option.) After the course is over, Teachable is where you will find your post-test and evaluation form to tell us what you thought, as well as your certificate. It is required in Teachable that you complete all components in order. Pre-recorded videos that are required must be watched before going onto the next session.

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Assignments

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

    1. Bladder Diary (We will complete this as a group activity on the first day of the course) 
    2. Bladder Diary Assignment Instructions
    3. Patient History Form
    4. Biofeedback Video - Please download and listen to the presentation

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants (use discount code ELS25OFF). Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link.

     

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

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 10 hours)

    1. Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Function (45 minutes)
    2. Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Examination (1 hour 30 min)
    3. Managing Movement (1 hour)
    4. Awareness of Trauma in Pelvic Rehab (1 hour)
    5. Urinary Incontinence (1 hour 30 min)
    6. Introduction to Pelvic Pain (1 hour)
    7. General Treatment of Pelvic Pain (1 hour)
    8. Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Biofeedback (1 hour 15 minutes)
    9. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (1 hour)

     

     "Relative" Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings. 

    Day One (includes lab learning - meet at a satellite location or in pairs/triples):

    0:00 Log on to Zoom meeting and call roll 
    0:30 Introductions
    0:45 Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    1:15 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    3:30 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    4:30 Lunch
    5:30 Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    7:00 Break
    7:15 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    8:00 Questions
    8:30 Adjourn

     

    Day Two (includes lab learning - meet at a satellite location or in pairs/triples):

    0:00 Questions from Day 1
    0:15 Lab 4 Prep, Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    1:00 Break
    1:15 Lab 5: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    2:30 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    3:45 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    4:30 Lunch
    5:30 Managing Movement Part II (Continued): Pressures & Load Transfer
    6:30 Final Lab Preparation
    6:45 Lab 6: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Case Studies
    8:30 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    8:45 Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. Below is an hourly schedule breakdown for each of the 4 main US time zones.

     

    Hourly Schedule - Pacific Time

    Day Component Name Start Time End Time
    1 Registration 7:30 AM 8:00 AM
    1 Lecture: Introduction, goals, objectives, questions 8:00 AM 8:15 AM
    1 Lecture: Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation 8:15 AM 8:45 AM
    1 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring 8:45 AM 10:15 AM
    1 Break 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
    1 Lecture: Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued) 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
    1 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
    1 Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
    1 Lecture: Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
    1 Break 2:30 PM 2:45 PM
    1 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity 2:45 PM 3:30 PM
    1 Questions 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
    2 Questions, Post-test Day 2 7:30 AM 7:45 AM
    2 Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction 7:45 AM 8:30 AM
    2 Break 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
    2 Lab 5: Pelvic Floor Examinsation and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation 8:45 AM 10:00 AM
    2 Lecture: Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
    2 Lecture: Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer 11:15 AM 12:00 PM
    2 Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
    2 Lecture: Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
    2 Lecture: Final Lab Preparation 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
    2 Lab 6: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment 2:00 PM 3:15 PM
    2 Break 3:15 PM 3:30 PM
    2 Lecture: Case Studies 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
    2 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up 4:00 PM 4:15 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Boundaries, Self-Care, and Meditation - Columbus, OH - May 29-31, 2020(Rescheduled)

    Update 04/10/2020: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, this course has been postponed. Once we have a new date confirmed, we will update our website and make the event available for registration. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Please practice good hygiene, and be safe!

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22

    This 3 day course will address research based holistic approaches for the practitioner wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice. Participants will learn manual techniques that broaden the intuitive and receptive use of their hands. Learning new strategies to preserve their own energy, wellness and passion while practicing appropriate self- care and boundaries will lead to helpful relationships with complex patients.

    This course will decipher what is anecdotal and what the research supports. This course will focus on: mind-body medicine, meditation, neural down regulation, increasing patient’s perceived locus of control, essential oils, yoga, external manual techniques to support and regulate the nervous system, pain theory, cognitive reframing and how to talk to patients about pain, provider boundaries and self- care. Providers will learn techniques to address the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit.

    Instruction will include decision making strategies to decide which intervention is most likely to be received well with different types of patients. The course will be a balance of lecture and labs. Lab activities will include meditation and mindfulness activities, dialogue practice, manual techniques and practice instructing and integrating techniques effectively within a treatment session, in a timely manner.

    Please begin the pre-course reading and home program of meditation exercises at least one month prior to the course, as listed in the course assignments attached. Participants who do the reading in advance and take time to begin the meditation work two months prior the course experience a deeper, richer, transformative experience prior to and during the weekend experience.

     

    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. 

     

    Please order Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz.  It is around $9 from online retailers.  Please read pages 3- 40.   We will use this pre-reading as a jumping point for conversations and discussions.  As you read, please take a few notes on whose stuff you are owning and what comes up when you think of giving it back to them.  Again, please enjoy the experience and read slowly enough to process the information and let it work through you, rather than doing it all the night before.  Let the transformation process begin now!

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Meditation
    8:30 Neuroanatomy
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Meditation practical experience
    11:00 Meditation types, reframing
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Essential oils
    2:00 Diaphragm release lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Meditation lab
    4:30 Yoga
    5:15 Questions/wrap up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Meditation
    8:15 Brain, trauma, and pain
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Explain pain lab
    11:15 Affirmation meditation
    11:30 Cardio
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 MMP self-care
    2:15 Self-care lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Occipital release lab
    4:45 Relaxation meditation
    5:00 Questions/wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three: 8:00 Morning yoga, meditation, intention setting
    9:00 Burnout and Empathy
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Burnout assessment/problem solving lab
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Prescribing meditation
    1:00 Quick shifters/emotions
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Case studies: Putting it all together
    3:45 Questions/evaluations
    4:00 Adjourn

     

    *note: the instructors continually update this course and the schedule may shift somewhat between now and the beginning of the event.

    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. Demonstrate manual techniques for facilitating autonomic down training
    3. Discuss neuroscience of pain and effects of meditation
    4. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology
    5. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    6. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    7. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients with simple language.
    8. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    9. Understand and develop strategies to prevent burnout
    10. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation
    11. Understand and implement healthy boundary setting
    12. Experience the benefits of breath, exercise and movement on mood
    13. Experience essential oils and their potential role in self-care and patient care
    14. Incorporate these techniques into their current model of treatment and reimbursement
     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ohio State University
    School of health and Rehab Sciences

    453 W 10th Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
    Recommended Lodging

    SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU
    (614) 297-9912

    1421 Olentangy River Rd
    Columbus, OH 43212
    Nearest Airport

    Port Columbus International Airport
    Airport Code: CMH

    4600 International Gateway
    Columbus, OH 43219

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22

    This 3 day course will address research based holistic approaches for the practitioner wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice. Participants will learn manual techniques that broaden the intuitive and receptive use of their hands. Learning new strategies to preserve their own energy, wellness and passion while practicing appropriate self- care and boundaries will lead to helpful relationships with complex patients.

    This course will decipher what is anecdotal and what the research supports. This course will focus on: mind-body medicine, meditation, neural down regulation, increasing patient’s perceived locus of control, essential oils, yoga, external manual techniques to support and regulate the nervous system, pain theory, cognitive reframing and how to talk to patients about pain, provider boundaries and self- care. Providers will learn techniques to address the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit.

    Instruction will include decision making strategies to decide which intervention is most likely to be received well with different types of patients. The course will be a balance of lecture and labs. Lab activities will include meditation and mindfulness activities, dialogue practice, manual techniques and practice instructing and integrating techniques effectively within a treatment session, in a timely manner.

    Please begin the pre-course reading and home program of meditation exercises at least one month prior to the course, as listed in the course assignments attached. Participants who do the reading in advance and take time to begin the meditation work two months prior the course experience a deeper, richer, transformative experience prior to and during the weekend experience.

     

    Audience:

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    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. 

     

    Please order Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz.  It is around $9 from online retailers.  Please read pages 3- 40.   We will use this pre-reading as a jumping point for conversations and discussions.  As you read, please take a few notes on whose stuff you are owning and what comes up when you think of giving it back to them.  Again, please enjoy the experience and read slowly enough to process the information and let it work through you, rather than doing it all the night before.  Let the transformation process begin now!

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Meditation
    8:30 Neuroanatomy
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Meditation practical experience
    11:00 Meditation types, reframing
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Essential oils
    2:00 Diaphragm release lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Meditation lab
    4:30 Yoga
    5:15 Questions/wrap up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Meditation
    8:15 Brain, trauma, and pain
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Explain pain lab
    11:15 Affirmation meditation
    11:30 Cardio
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 MMP self-care
    2:15 Self-care lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Occipital release lab
    4:45 Relaxation meditation
    5:00 Questions/wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three: 8:00 Morning yoga, meditation, intention setting
    9:00 Burnout and Empathy
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Burnout assessment/problem solving lab
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Prescribing meditation
    1:00 Quick shifters/emotions
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Case studies: Putting it all together
    3:45 Questions/evaluations
    4:00 Adjourn

     

    *note: the instructors continually update this course and the schedule may shift somewhat between now and the beginning of the event.

    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. Demonstrate manual techniques for facilitating autonomic down training
    3. Discuss neuroscience of pain and effects of meditation
    4. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology
    5. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    6. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    7. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients with simple language.
    8. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    9. Understand and develop strategies to prevent burnout
    10. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation
    11. Understand and implement healthy boundary setting
    12. Experience the benefits of breath, exercise and movement on mood
    13. Experience essential oils and their potential role in self-care and patient care
    14. Incorporate these techniques into their current model of treatment and reimbursement
     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Sunset Athletic Club

    13939 NW Cornell Road
    Portland, OR 97229
    Recommended Lodging

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland/Beaverton
    503-614-8100

    15402 NW Cornell Rd
    Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Nearest Airport

    Portland International Airport
    Airport Code: PDX

    7000 NE Airport Way
    Portland, OR 97218, USA

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: Click here if map is not shown below.

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    Update 6/29/2020: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, this course has been postponed. It has been rescheduled to a remote course option, which is available for registration here.

     

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22

    This 3 day course will address research based holistic approaches for the practitioner wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice. Participants will learn manual techniques that broaden the intuitive and receptive use of their hands. Learning new strategies to preserve their own energy, wellness and passion while practicing appropriate self- care and boundaries will lead to helpful relationships with complex patients.

    This course will decipher what is anecdotal and what the research supports. This course will focus on: mind-body medicine, meditation, neural down regulation, increasing patient’s perceived locus of control, essential oils, yoga, external manual techniques to support and regulate the nervous system, pain theory, cognitive reframing and how to talk to patients about pain, provider boundaries and self- care. Providers will learn techniques to address the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit.

    Instruction will include decision making strategies to decide which intervention is most likely to be received well with different types of patients. The course will be a balance of lecture and labs. Lab activities will include meditation and mindfulness activities, dialogue practice, manual techniques and practice instructing and integrating techniques effectively within a treatment session, in a timely manner.

    Please begin the pre-course reading and home program of meditation exercises at least one month prior to the course, as listed in the course assignments attached. Participants who do the reading in advance and take time to begin the meditation work two months prior the course experience a deeper, richer, transformative experience prior to and during the weekend experience.

     

    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. 

     

    Please order Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz.  It is around $9 from online retailers.  Please read pages 3- 40.   We will use this pre-reading as a jumping point for conversations and discussions.  As you read, please take a few notes on whose stuff you are owning and what comes up when you think of giving it back to them.  Again, please enjoy the experience and read slowly enough to process the information and let it work through you, rather than doing it all the night before.  Let the transformation process begin now!

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Meditation
    8:30 Neuroanatomy
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Meditation practical experience
    11:00 Meditation types, reframing
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Essential oils
    2:00 Diaphragm release lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Meditation lab
    4:30 Yoga
    5:15 Questions/wrap up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Meditation
    8:15 Brain, trauma, and pain
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Explain pain lab
    11:15 Affirmation meditation
    11:30 Cardio
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 MMP self-care
    2:15 Self-care lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Occipital release lab
    4:45 Relaxation meditation
    5:00 Questions/wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three: 8:00 Morning yoga, meditation, intention setting
    9:00 Burnout and Empathy
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Burnout assessment/problem solving lab
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Prescribing meditation
    1:00 Quick shifters/emotions
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Case studies: Putting it all together
    3:45 Questions/evaluations
    4:00 Adjourn

     

    *note: the instructors continually update this course and the schedule may shift somewhat between now and the beginning of the event.

    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. Demonstrate manual techniques for facilitating autonomic down training
    3. Discuss neuroscience of pain and effects of meditation
    4. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology
    5. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    6. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    7. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients with simple language.
    8. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    9. Understand and develop strategies to prevent burnout
    10. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation
    11. Understand and implement healthy boundary setting
    12. Experience the benefits of breath, exercise and movement on mood
    13. Experience essential oils and their potential role in self-care and patient care
    14. Incorporate these techniques into their current model of treatment and reimbursement
      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Princeton Healthcare System

    1315 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd
    outpatient clinic Suite 100,
    Hamilton, NJ 08619
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn by Marriott Hamilton
    (609)-585-2111

    559 Route 130 North,
    Hamilton, 08620
    Nearest Airport

    Newark International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd,
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22

    This 3 day course will address research based holistic approaches for the practitioner wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice. Participants will learn manual techniques that broaden the intuitive and receptive use of their hands. Learning new strategies to preserve their own energy, wellness and passion while practicing appropriate self- care and boundaries will lead to helpful relationships with complex patients.

    This course will decipher what is anecdotal and what the research supports. This course will focus on: mind-body medicine, meditation, neural down regulation, increasing patient’s perceived locus of control, essential oils, yoga, external manual techniques to support and regulate the nervous system, pain theory, cognitive reframing and how to talk to patients about pain, provider boundaries and self- care. Providers will learn techniques to address the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit.

    Instruction will include decision making strategies to decide which intervention is most likely to be received well with different types of patients. The course will be a balance of lecture and labs. Lab activities will include meditation and mindfulness activities, dialogue practice, manual techniques and practice instructing and integrating techniques effectively within a treatment session, in a timely manner.

    Please begin the pre-course reading and home program of meditation exercises at least one month prior to the course, as listed in the course assignments attached. Participants who do the reading in advance and take time to begin the meditation work two months prior the course experience a deeper, richer, transformative experience prior to and during the weekend experience.

     

    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. 

     

    Please order Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz.  It is around $9 from online retailers.  Please read pages 3- 40.   We will use this pre-reading as a jumping point for conversations and discussions.  As you read, please take a few notes on whose stuff you are owning and what comes up when you think of giving it back to them.  Again, please enjoy the experience and read slowly enough to process the information and let it work through you, rather than doing it all the night before.  Let the transformation process begin now!

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, objectives and overview
    8:15 Meditation
    8:30 Neuroanatomy
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Meditation practical experience
    11:00 Meditation types, reframing
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Essential oils
    2:00 Diaphragm release lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Meditation lab
    4:30 Yoga
    5:15 Questions/wrap up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Meditation
    8:15 Brain, trauma, and pain
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Explain pain lab
    11:15 Affirmation meditation
    11:30 Cardio
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 MMP self-care
    2:15 Self-care lab
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Occipital release lab
    4:45 Relaxation meditation
    5:00 Questions/wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three: 8:00 Morning yoga, meditation, intention setting
    9:00 Burnout and Empathy
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Burnout assessment/problem solving lab
    11:30 Lunch
    12:15 Prescribing meditation
    1:00 Quick shifters/emotions
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Case studies: Putting it all together
    3:45 Questions/evaluations
    4:00 Adjourn

     

    *note: the instructors continually update this course and the schedule may shift somewhat between now and the beginning of the event.

    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. Demonstrate manual techniques for facilitating autonomic down training
    3. Discuss neuroscience of pain and effects of meditation
    4. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology
    5. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    6. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    7. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients with simple language.
    8. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    9. Understand and develop strategies to prevent burnout
    10. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation
    11. Understand and implement healthy boundary setting
    12. Experience the benefits of breath, exercise and movement on mood
    13. Experience essential oils and their potential role in self-care and patient care
    14. Incorporate these techniques into their current model of treatment and reimbursement
     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

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

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Boundaries, Self-Care, and Meditation - May 22 11:30am - 5:00 pm Pacific, May 24 8:00am - 2:00 pm Pacific, May 29 11:30am - 4:30 pm Pacific, and May 31 8:00am - 11:45 am Pacific, 2020

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Coures Info

    • Instructors

    Price: $595
    Format: Remote Course
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 19.5

    This live remote course will be split up over four days and will address research- based holistic approaches for practitioners wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice, while maintaining good boundaries and mental/emotional health for themselves. The course also includes prerecorded lectures and activities to do before circling up with the group in order to discuss. Participants will begin their process of study, meditation, and self reflection in the week prior to the start of the class. This class is designed to help therapist develop a shared responsibility model in their practice, but also to feel more joy, energy and balance in their own lives. Lectures will focus on research based holistic approaches for the practitioner wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice. Learning new strategies to preserve their own energy, wellness and passion while practicing appropriate self-care and boundaries will lead to helpful relationships with complex patients. This course will decipher what is anecdotal and what the research supports. This course will focus on: mind-body techniques, multiple therapeutic meditation techniques, neural down regulation, increasing patient’s perceived locus of control, essential oils, yoga, pain theory, cognitive reframing and how to talk to patients about pain, provider boundaries and self-care. Providers will learn techniques to address the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit. Instruction will include decision making strategies to decide which intervention is most likely to be received well with different types of patients. The course will be a balance of lecture and labs. Lab activities will include meditation and mindfulness activities, self introspection (empathic tendencies, self care assessments, coping skills inventories, burnout assessments), dialogue practice, manual techniques and practice instructing and integrating techniques effectively within a treatment session, in a timely manner.

     

    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. 

     

    Please order Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz.  It is around $9 from online retailers.  Please read pages 3- 40.   We will use this pre-reading as a jumping point for conversations and discussions.  As you read, please take a few notes on whose stuff you are owning and what comes up when you think of giving it back to them.  Again, please enjoy the experience and read slowly enough to process the information and let it work through you, rather than doing it all the night before.  Let the transformation process begin now!

    Day One:

    Pre-Recorded lectures sent out prior to the course (3 hours 30 min)
    Introduction, Meditation Practice, Meditation Types and Tips, Coping styles self-test, Brain Pain Lecture, Burnout Assessment, Self Care Questions, Empathy

    11:30 Log on, Zoom Basics, Questions from Prerecorded Activiities 
    12:00 Intro/Welcome/Objectives
    12:30 Neuroscience: Meditation as Modulator of Stress Lecture
    2:15 Break
    3:15 Longer Meditaiton: Overcoming Pain
    4:00 Brain Pain (Pain Neuroscience) Lab
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Log on, Questions from Day 1
    8:30 Meditation practice: Body scan and Affirmations (Lab)
    9:00 Daily Intention Practice: Sculpting your life (Interactive Lecture/Lab)
    10:30 Prescribing Meditation (Lecture)
    11:00 Break and Cardio
    12:00 Burnout and Empathy (Lecture)
    1:00 Boundaries with Patients (Discussion-ish Lecture)
    1:30 Visualization Exploration: Bring on your dreams
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    Pre-Recorded lectures sent out prior to the course 
    Daily Meditation, Daily Intention-Setting, Spiritual Inventory, Essential Oils lecture, Visualization Homework, Time Chart Homework
    11:30 Questions and Meditation
    12:00 Prior week and visualization share
    1:00 Gratitude
    1:30 Managing You: part one
    2:00 Break and restorative yoga
    3:00 Managing You: Self Care Lecture
    4:15 Relaxation Meditation
    4:30 Adjourn

     

    Day Four:

    8:00 Questions and discussion from Day 3
    8:15 Spirit Circle: Meditation, Day Starters for Caregivers
    9:15 Self Care Lab
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Case Studies
    11:15 Wrap up and Closing Circle 
    11:45 Adjourn

    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/li>
    2. Discuss neuroscience of pain and the effects of meditation
    3. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology
    4. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    5. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    6. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients with simple language.
    7. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    8. Discuss and develop strategies to prevent burnout
    9. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation
    10. Describe and implement healthy boundary setting
    11. Experience the benefits of breath, exercise and movement on mood
    12. Experience essential oils and their potential role in self-care and patient care
    13. Incorporate these techniques into their current model of treatment and reimbursement

    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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Coures Info

    • Instructors

    Price: $625 ($650 within one month of the course)
    Format: Remote Course
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 24.75

    This live remote course will be split up over four days and will address research- based holistic approaches for practitioners wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice, while maintaining good boundaries and mental/emotional health for themselves. The course also includes prerecorded lectures and activities to do before circling up with the group in order to discuss. Participants will begin their process of study, meditation, and self reflection in the week prior to the start of the class. This class is designed to help therapist develop a shared responsibility model in their practice, but also to feel more joy, energy and balance in their own lives. Lectures will focus on research based holistic approaches for the practitioner wishing to broaden their approach to wellness and pain management in their practice. Learning new strategies to preserve their own energy, wellness and passion while practicing appropriate self-care and boundaries will lead to helpful relationships with complex patients. This course will decipher what is anecdotal and what the research supports. This course will focus on: mind-body techniques, multiple therapeutic meditation techniques, neural down regulation, increasing patient’s perceived locus of control, essential oils, yoga, pain theory, cognitive reframing and how to talk to patients about pain, provider boundaries and self-care. Providers will learn techniques to address the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit. Instruction will include decision making strategies to decide which intervention is most likely to be received well with different types of patients. The course will be a balance of lecture and labs. Lab activities will include meditation and mindfulness activities, self introspection (empathic tendencies, self care assessments, coping skills inventories, burnout assessments), dialogue practice, manual techniques and practice instructing and integrating techniques effectively within a treatment session, in a timely manner.

     

    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. 

     

    Please order Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz.  It is around $9 from online retailers.  Please read pages 3- 40.   We will use this pre-reading as a jumping point for conversations and discussions.  As you read, please take a few notes on whose stuff you are owning and what comes up when you think of giving it back to them.  Again, please enjoy the experience and read slowly enough to process the information and let it work through you, rather than doing it all the night before.  Let the transformation process begin now!

    Day One:

    Pre-Recorded lectures and activities (3 hours 30 min of learning, plus meditation and self assessments)
    Meditation Practice Neuroscience: Meditation as Modulator of Stress Lecture, Dave Reading, coping styles self test, Brain Pain Lectures, Burnout Assessment, Self Care, Questions, Empath quiz and score sheet, Jen's New burnout assessment, Time Chart Homework, "Is Work a Source of Burnout?" quiz

    8:00 Log in, Zoom, HW Slides, Objectives
    8:30 Welcome, Personal Intros
    9:45 Brain Pain part two
    10:45 Break
    11:00 Zumba
    12:00 Longer Meditaiton: Overcoming Pain
    12:45 Brain Pain (Pain Neuroscience) Lab
    1:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Discussion, "We thought it was them"
    8:30 Meditation: Body scan and Affirmations
    9:00 Daily Intention Practice: Sculpting your life (Interactive Lecture/Lab)
    9:30 Book Discussion: Not owning others
    11:00 Break and Exercise
    12:00 Burnout and Empathy (Lecture)
    1:00 Boundaries with Patients (Discussion-ish Lecture)
    1:30 Visualization Exploration: Bring on your dreams
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    Pre-Recorded lectures sent out prior to the course 
    Daily Meditation, Daily Intention-Setting, Spiritual Inventory, Essential Oils lecture, Visualization Homework, Time Chart Homework
    8:00 Questions and Chakra Meditation
    8:45 Prior week share, drama triangle, daily intentions
    9:30 Gratitude
    10:15 Managing You: part one
    10:45 Break (20) and Chakra Yoga (40)
    11:45 Managing You: Self Care Lecture
    12:15 Visualization for life and work
    12:45 Relaxation Meditation
    1:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Four:

    8:00 Log in, Questions
    8:15 Spirit Discussion
    9:15 Morning meditation for caregivers (break)
    9:145 Return to sender exercise
    10:15 Break and restorative yoga. (30 yoga, 30 break)
    11:15 Self care Lab
    11:45 Action Plan (small groups)
    11:45 Action Plan (small groups)
    12:30 Case Studies
    1:15 Wrap up and Closing Circle
    1:30 Adjourn

    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/li>
    2. Discuss neuroscience of pain and the effects of meditation
    3. Describe the current concepts of chronic pain neurophysiology
    4. Discuss the contributing role of trauma and stress to persistent pain
    5. Discuss the evidence for the cognitive and emotional modulation of pain
    6. Explain pain and stress-induced hyperalgesia to patients with simple language.
    7. Practice techniques to center and stay grounded at work with detached compassion
    8. Discuss and develop strategies to prevent burnout
    9. Instruct a patient in the basic qualities of meditation
    10. Describe and implement healthy boundary setting
    11. Experience the benefits of breath, exercise and movement on mood
    12. Experience essential oils and their potential role in self-care and patient care
    13. Incorporate these techniques into their current model of treatment and reimbursement

    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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    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 seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

     

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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instrutors

    • Discounts

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

    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 seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

     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 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 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 DVD program. Allison 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 2009and 2013. She co-authored a chapter 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 for 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 cooking, reading, exercising and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    Instructor - Ariail

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

    Allison Ariail

    Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD 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 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 DVD program. Allison 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 2009and 2013. She co-authored a chapter 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 for 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 cooking, reading, exercising and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

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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

    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 seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

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    Asheville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Contact Hours: 26

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

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    • Instructors

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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.

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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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    Charlottesville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

     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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

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    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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.

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    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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Greenville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

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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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 5:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 4:45pm

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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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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.

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    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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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
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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Manchester, IA - April 24-25, 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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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 - Manchester, IA - April 24-25, 2021
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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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Marietta
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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
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    Central Time: 10:00am - 7:30pm

    Minneapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 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 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 DVD program. Allison 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 2009and 2013. She co-authored a chapter 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 for 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 cooking, reading, exercising and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Pacific Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Portland
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      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 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 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 DVD program. Allison 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 2009and 2013. She co-authored a chapter 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 for 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 cooking, reading, exercising and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Pivot Physical Therapy (Richmond, VA)

    4831 S Laburnum Ave
    Richmond, VA 23231
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Airport
    (804)-652-0500

    5400 Williamsburg Rd
    Sandston, VA 23150
    Nearest Airport

    Richmond International Airport
    Airport Code: RIC

    1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
    Richmond, VA 23250

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Richmond
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Pivot Physical Therapy (Richmond, VA)

    4831 S Laburnum Ave
    Richmond, VA 23231
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Airport
    (804)-652-0500

    5400 Williamsburg Rd
    Sandston, VA 23150
    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 Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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.

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    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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Pagnani Physical Therapy

    6727 Highway 36
    Stansbury Park, Utah
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tooele
    (435)-833-0500

    1531 N Main St
    Tooele, UT 84074
    Nearest Airport

    Salt Lake City International Airport
    Airport Code: SLC

    776 N Terminal Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84122

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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 - San Diego, CA - April 24-25, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

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

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    San Diego
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (12.17 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 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). 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.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    FunctionSmart Physical Therapy

    10803 Vista Sorrento
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari Clemons was born and raised in the midwest before recently moving to Portland, Oregon. At Herman Wallace, Nari teaches the pelvic series (PF1, 2A, 2B, and PF Capstone) as well as the MPP (Meditation for Patients and Providers Course). She was one of three co-authors for the new final course in the pelvic series, PF Capstone, as well as the author for the meditation course. Her passion is taking difficult concepts and techniques and simplifying them, so that participants can leave courses with confidence, enthusiasm, and feeling empowered in their clinical practice.

    Nari graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in consortium with the University of Toledo , with a degree in physical therapy. She owns a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy, where she focuses on pelvic, abdominal, and neural issues. Nari has studied visceral and neural manipulation extensively, traveling as far as France to take courses from Jean Pierre Barral. She is also a registered yoga teacher, having trained at the Yoga Center of Seattle and It’s Yoga. Additionally, she has accumulated months of time at intensive meditation retreats. Nari’s approach to the body is holistic and eclectic, while being well rooted in research.


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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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    Pacific Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

    San Diego
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    FunctionSmart Physical Therapy

    10803 Vista Sorrento
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen 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 and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen 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.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (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 - Self-Hosted - April 24-25, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

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

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Self-Hosted Course Info

    • Instructors

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

    This 26 hour (10.75 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 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). 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. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

     

    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 our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. 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 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.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course, sent 7-10 days prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 12.17 hours)

    1. Anatomy and function of abdominopelvic connective tissues – 60 mins
    2. The Endocrine System  part 1-60 mins
    3. The Endocrine System part 2- Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the life span part 2- 80 mins
    4. Endometriosis part 1: 60 mins
    5. Endometriosis part 2: 45 mins
    6. PCOS & Fibroids: 70 mins
    7. Special topics in Surgery part 1: 50 mins
    8. Special topics in Surgery part 2: 40 mins
    9. Gynecological Oncology Intro: 75 mins
    10. Pharmacologic considerations in pelvic rehab: 80 mins

    Nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation: 110 mins Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings.  

     

    Day One:

    0:00 Log on, Registration, roll call, questions from online portion
    0:30 Anatomy review and working with connective tissues  
    1:00 Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    3:00 Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies 
    3:45 Lunch
    4:45 Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    6:15 Break
    6:30 Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    7:45 Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques 
    9:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    0:00 Questions from day 1, and online portion 0:30 Common female pelvic surgeries
    2:00
    Break
    2:15
    Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    3:30
    Lunch
    4:30
    Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    5:45
    Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques 
    6:45
    Break
    7:00
    Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    8:00
    Putting it all together
    8:30
    Wrap up
    8:45
    Adjourn

     

    Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

    This is a "self-hosted" option for attending a satellite lab course. Registrants who would like to pursue this option must:

    1. Locate ano