(646) 355-8777

Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 15

    Understanding the biomechanics of the pelvis is necessary for all women’s health practitioners. However, looking at the patient from the cranium to the feet for other causes of chronic pain or pelvic pain is a necessary skill-set for the complicated patient that is driven to seek care from a pelvic health practitioner. This two-day course focuses on the integration of biomechanical alignment, changing and normalizing bony joint alignment, observing and correction of dysfunctional fulcrums of motions.

    This course also includes basic review and implementation of Maitland, Mackenzie, Cyriax methods are osteopathic points of view of manual therapy. Looking at the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, lower extremities and feet are necessary for treating the complicated patient as a whole. Implementation of muscle energy techniques of the pelvis, the Hesch Method, and the Integrated System Model are discussed and introduced. Diastesis assessment, core and lumbar stabilization strengthening and progressions are instructed with taking into account the chronic pain, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse type-patients. What to do with an uneven bony alignment in the pelvis? How do you correct a sacrum that returns to a dysfunctional position after each treatment? Does a leg length discrepancy matter? Does cranial sidebending or a foot in overpronation change the entire system which became the catalyst leading to chronic pelvic pain? How does a diastasis change the forces within the abdomen relating to low back pain and pelvic pain? This course is designed for the pelvic rehab therapist seeking to add these evaluation and treatment techniques to their clinical toolkit. 

     

    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:

    Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients. 

     

     

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions/Objectives, background of highlighted physical therapy interventions
    9:00 Leg Length Discrepancy: old and new ways of assessment
    10:00LAB: Assessment of LLD and use of heel lifts; LLD & assymetrical pelvic floor overactivity, discussion of orthotic use
    10:45 Break
    11:00Torsions within the system, fulcrums of movement, increased thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis, pronated feet: where to start?

    11:30 LAB: Observe for torsions: look for junction where rotations are opposite and rationalize through treatment techniques
    1:00 Lunch
    2:00 LAB: Head to Toe Orthopedic Scan Sit to Stand Movement Assessment: what changes with sitting and standing?
    3:00 What is fascia? Discussion of fascial shortening, scar tissues, wounds, healing and fascial dysfunction. Understanding the use of the myofascial clock. Joint arthrokinematics and mobilizations of the hip, knee, foot
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Joint mobilization review of pertinent hip, knee, foot mobilizations
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Review of day 1, Q&A
    8:00 Introduction to the Hesch Method. Ilial and sacral springing.
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Cranial corrections: upgrade of the occipital release, position of C1 & C7, review of cranial vertebral mechanics and joint mobilizations
    11:30 LAB: Assessment of cranial position and its relationship to the sacrum, sacral position and changes of the sacral position during sitting.
    12:30 Lunch
    1:15 Diastesis & core training: where do we start and where do we end?
    2:00 Top 8 core training exercises with progressions
    3:00 Putting it together: Lab review
    3:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Assess torsions within the system and correlate them to the patient’s complaints

    2. Determine which area of the body is driving dysfunction through rationalization of the system

    3. Determine where to start and which treatments to use

    4. Review joint mobilizations, particularly the theory of Maitland

    5. Review the use of the Mackenzie method, muscle energy techniques of the pelvis, soft tissue work and myofascial release and how they relate to patient’s symptoms

    5. Begin and progress the patient through core training

    6. Review the current literature relating to lumbar stabilization/core stabilization training programs, diastasis correction and progression

    7. Discuss leg length discrepancy and how that correlates up/down the chain along with the use of heel lifts

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Griffin Hospital
    Rehabilitation Department

    130 Division St
    Derby, CT 06418
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn Shelton
    (203) 447-1000

    25 Old Stratford Rd
    Shelton, CT 06484
    Nearest Airport

    Westchester County Airport
    Airport Code: HPN

    240 Airport Rd
    White Plains, NY 10604

     

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    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 15

    Understanding the biomechanics of the pelvis is necessary for all women’s health practitioners. However, looking at the patient from the cranium to the feet for other causes of chronic pain or pelvic pain is a necessary skill-set for the complicated patient that is driven to seek care from a pelvic health practitioner. This two-day course focuses on the integration of biomechanical alignment, changing and normalizing bony joint alignment, observing and correction of dysfunctional fulcrums of motions.

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    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:

    Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients. 

     

     

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions/Objectives, background of highlighted physical therapy interventions
    9:00 Leg Length Discrepancy: old and new ways of assessment
    10:00LAB: Assessment of LLD and use of heel lifts; LLD & assymetrical pelvic floor overactivity, discussion of orthotic use
    10:45 Break
    11:00Torsions within the system, fulcrums of movement, increased thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis, pronated feet: where to start?

    11:30 LAB: Observe for torsions: look for junction where rotations are opposite and rationalize through treatment techniques
    1:00 Lunch
    2:00 LAB: Head to Toe Orthopedic Scan Sit to Stand Movement Assessment: what changes with sitting and standing?
    3:00 What is fascia? Discussion of fascial shortening, scar tissues, wounds, healing and fascial dysfunction. Understanding the use of the myofascial clock. Joint arthrokinematics and mobilizations of the hip, knee, foot
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Joint mobilization review of pertinent hip, knee, foot mobilizations
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Review of day 1, Q&A
    8:00 Introduction to the Hesch Method. Ilial and sacral springing.
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Cranial corrections: upgrade of the occipital release, position of C1 & C7, review of cranial vertebral mechanics and joint mobilizations
    11:30 LAB: Assessment of cranial position and its relationship to the sacrum, sacral position and changes of the sacral position during sitting.
    12:30 Lunch
    1:15 Diastesis & core training: where do we start and where do we end?
    2:00 Top 8 core training exercises with progressions
    3:00 Putting it together: Lab review
    3:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Assess torsions within the system and correlate them to the patient’s complaints

    2. Determine which area of the body is driving dysfunction through rationalization of the system

    3. Determine where to start and which treatments to use

    4. Review joint mobilizations, particularly the theory of Maitland

    5. Review the use of the Mackenzie method, muscle energy techniques of the pelvis, soft tissue work and myofascial release and how they relate to patient’s symptoms

    5. Begin and progress the patient through core training

    6. Review the current literature relating to lumbar stabilization/core stabilization training programs, diastasis correction and progression

    7. Discuss leg length discrepancy and how that correlates up/down the chain along with the use of heel lifts

     

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     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph Hospital - Outpatient Rehab

    75 Northeastern Blvd
    Nashua, NH 03062
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Nashua
    (603) 888-1551

    9 Northeastern Blvd
    Nashua, NH 03062
    Nearest Airport

    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
    Airport Code: MHT

    1 Airport Rd
    Manchester, NH 03103

     

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

     

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 15

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    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients. 

     

     

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    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions/Objectives, background of highlighted physical therapy interventions
    9:00 Leg Length Discrepancy: old and new ways of assessment
    10:00LAB: Assessment of LLD and use of heel lifts; LLD & assymetrical pelvic floor overactivity, discussion of orthotic use
    10:45 Break
    11:00Torsions within the system, fulcrums of movement, increased thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis, pronated feet: where to start?

    11:30 LAB: Observe for torsions: look for junction where rotations are opposite and rationalize through treatment techniques
    1:00 Lunch
    2:00 LAB: Head to Toe Orthopedic Scan Sit to Stand Movement Assessment: what changes with sitting and standing?
    3:00 What is fascia? Discussion of fascial shortening, scar tissues, wounds, healing and fascial dysfunction. Understanding the use of the myofascial clock. Joint arthrokinematics and mobilizations of the hip, knee, foot
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Joint mobilization review of pertinent hip, knee, foot mobilizations
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Review of day 1, Q&A
    8:00 Introduction to the Hesch Method. Ilial and sacral springing.
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Cranial corrections: upgrade of the occipital release, position of C1 & C7, review of cranial vertebral mechanics and joint mobilizations
    11:30 LAB: Assessment of cranial position and its relationship to the sacrum, sacral position and changes of the sacral position during sitting.
    12:30 Lunch
    1:15 Diastesis & core training: where do we start and where do we end?
    2:00 Top 8 core training exercises with progressions
    3:00 Putting it together: Lab review
    3:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Assess torsions within the system and correlate them to the patient’s complaints

    2. Determine which area of the body is driving dysfunction through rationalization of the system

    3. Determine where to start and which treatments to use

    4. Review joint mobilizations, particularly the theory of Maitland

    5. Review the use of the Mackenzie method, muscle energy techniques of the pelvis, soft tissue work and myofascial release and how they relate to patient’s symptoms

    5. Begin and progress the patient through core training

    6. Review the current literature relating to lumbar stabilization/core stabilization training programs, diastasis correction and progression

    7. Discuss leg length discrepancy and how that correlates up/down the chain along with the use of heel lifts

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    East Sacramento Physical Therapy

    3400 Elvas Ave
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento
    916-451-1135

    1875 65th St
    Sacramento, CA 95819, USA
    Nearest Airport

    Sacramento International Airport
    Airport Code: SMF

    6900 Airport Blvd,
    Sacramento, CA 95837,USA

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    Due to on going concerns around Covid19 this course has had to be pivoted to an online course. Please see more information here

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    360 Sports Medicine & Aquatic Rehabilitation Centers

    4210 E. Baseline Rd. Ste 106
    Mesa, AZ 85206
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix East Mesa
    (480) 654-4000

    1825 North Higley Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    Nearest Airport

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Airport Code: PHX

    3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    • Instructors

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    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

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    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:

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    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Veterans Administration - Salt Lake City

    500 Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148
    Recommended Lodging

    Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
    (801) 581-1000

    480 Wakara Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108
    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: (click here if no map appears below)

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, PRPCLila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, PRPC is the Director/Owner of New Dimensions Physical Therapy located in Manhasset, Long Island, NY. Dr. Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. She completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Dr. Abbate is also a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2004 and Women’s Health (WCS) in 2011 deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a Diane Lee/LJ Lee, Integrated Systems Model graduate and completed the New York series in 2012. She has experience as full-time faculty at Touro College, Manhattan Campus from 2003 - 2006 teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissue work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release. She is currently on Faculty as a Lecturer at Columbia University teaching the Women’s Health elective and teaches nationally with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute teaching advanced courses of Pelvic Floor 3, Bowel Pathology and Function and a Coccydynia Pain course. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Vulvodynia Association and the American Urogynecology Association.

     

     

    Practice Information:
    www.nd-pt.com

    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 2020Student. (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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    Due to concerns about COVID19, this course is now being offered as a fully remote course. Registration for the remote course is available here.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph's Mercy Ann Arbor - Michigan

    5320 Elliott Drive
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Recommended Lodging

    Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
    (734)-973-6100

    2455 Carpenter Rd,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Nearest Airport

    Ann Arbor Municipal Airport
    Airport Code: ARB

    801 Airport Dr,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

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    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

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    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    5:00 Registration
    5:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage

    Day Two:
    8:30 Questions
    8:45 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:45 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment, con't
    11:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation Process; special aspects of the constipated and fecal incontinence patients
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Intervention: diastesis considerations, stress management relating to gut behavior, toileting postures, up/down training of the pelvic floor musculature, SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence, and rectal pain
    4:00 Wrap-Up/PT Cases
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    10:15 Lab: Balloon Manometry Lab
    11:30 Wrap-Up Questions
    12:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Anne Arundel Medical Center

    2000 Medical Pkwy
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Recommended Lodging

    Crowne Plaza Annapolis
    (410) 266-3131

    173 Jennifer Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Nearest Airport

    Baltimore–Washington International Airport
    Airport Code: BWI

    Baltimore, MD 21240

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Husson University

    1 College Cir
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Bangor
    (207) 990-4400

    261 Haskell Rd
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Nearest Airport

    Bangor International Airport
    Airport Code: BGR

    287 Godfrey Blvd
    Bangor, ME 04401

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

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    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

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    Special Considerations:

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    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Griffin Hospital
    Rehabilitation Department

    130 Division St
    Derby, CT 06418
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn Shelton
    (203) 447-1000

    25 Old Stratford Rd
    Shelton, CT 06484
    Nearest Airport

    Westchester County Airport
    Airport Code: HPN

    240 Airport Rd
    White Plains, NY 10604

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    5:00 Registration
    5:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage

    Day Two:
    8:30 Questions
    8:45 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:45 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment, con't
    11:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation Process; special aspects of the constipated and fecal incontinence patients
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Intervention: diastesis considerations, stress management relating to gut behavior, toileting postures, up/down training of the pelvic floor musculature, SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence, and rectal pain
    4:00 Wrap-Up/PT Cases
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    10:15 Lab: Balloon Manometry Lab
    11:30 Wrap-Up Questions
    12:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    NorthBay HealthCare

    4500 Business Center Drive
    Fairfield, CA 94534
    Recommended Lodging

    Staybridge Suites Fairfield-Napa Valley Area
    (707) 863-0900

    4775 Business Center Drive
    Fairfield, CA 94534 United States
    Nearest Airport

    Oakland International Airport
    Airport Code: OAK

    1 Airport Dr
    Oakland, CA 94621

     

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

     

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    Update 3/19/2020: 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

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

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    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Bella Physical Therapy

    39-40 Broadway, Suite 4
    Fair Lawn NJ 07410
    Recommended Lodging

    Hyatt Place Fair Lawn
    (201)475-3888

    41-01 Broadway
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

     

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    5:00 Registration
    5:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage

    Day Two:
    8:30 Questions
    8:45 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:45 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment, con't
    11:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation Process; special aspects of the constipated and fecal incontinence patients
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Intervention: diastesis considerations, stress management relating to gut behavior, toileting postures, up/down training of the pelvic floor musculature, SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence, and rectal pain
    4:00 Wrap-Up/PT Cases
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    10:15 Lab: Balloon Manometry Lab
    11:30 Wrap-Up Questions
    12:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Bella Physical Therapy

    39-40 Broadway, Suite 4
    Fair Lawn NJ 07410
    Recommended Lodging

    Hyatt Place Fair Lawn
    (201)475-3888

    41-01 Broadway
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

     

    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 2020Student. (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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    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    5:00 Registration
    5:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage

    Day Two:
    8:30 Questions
    8:45 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:45 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment, con't
    11:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation Process; special aspects of the constipated and fecal incontinence patients
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Intervention: diastesis considerations, stress management relating to gut behavior, toileting postures, up/down training of the pelvic floor musculature, SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence, and rectal pain
    4:00 Wrap-Up/PT Cases
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    10:15 Lab: Balloon Manometry Lab
    11:30 Wrap-Up Questions
    12:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Maguire Center

    Maguire Center
    2160 S. 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60153
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Oakbrook
    (763)576-0700

    790 Jorie Boulevard
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
    Nearest Airport

    Chicago Midway International Airport
    Airport Code: MDW

    5700 S Cicero Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: The hotel will provide a free shuttle to and from the course on a first-come, first-served basis

     

    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 2020Student. (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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    Due to concerns about COVID19, this cousre will now be offered fully remotely. Remote course registration and details are avaialable here.

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    • Description

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    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

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    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Middlesex Hospital

    534 Saybrook Rd
    Middletown, CT 06457
    Recommended Lodging

    Inn at Middletown
    (860) 854-6300

    70 Main St
    Middletown, CT 06457
    Nearest Airport

    Bradley International Airport
    Airport Code: BDL

    Schoephoester Rd
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    5:00 Registration
    5:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage

    Day Two:
    8:30 Questions
    8:45 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:45 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment, con't
    11:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation Process; special aspects of the constipated and fecal incontinence patients
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Intervention: diastesis considerations, stress management relating to gut behavior, toileting postures, up/down training of the pelvic floor musculature, SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence, and rectal pain
    4:00 Wrap-Up/PT Cases
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    10:15 Lab: Balloon Manometry Lab
    11:30 Wrap-Up Questions
    12:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

    27 West 23rd Street
    New York, NY 10010
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Manhattan - Chelsea
    (212)414-1000

    108 West 24th Street
    New York, New York, 10011, USA
    Nearest Airport

    LaGuardia Airport
    Airport Code: LGA

    New York, NY 11371

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Core 3 Physical Therapy

    325 W Germantown Pike
    Sycamore Hill Medical Complex
    East Norriton, PA 19403
    Recommended Lodging

    Springhill Suites by Marriott
    610-940-0400

    430 Plymouth Meeting Rd
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    Nearest Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport
    Airport Code: PHL

    8000 Essington Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

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    Price: $275 
    Experience Level: Intermediate 
    Contact Hours: 9.5

    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Introduction and Zoom basics
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    9:45 Break
    10:00 Digestive and palpation lab demo; myofascial release of sphincters; self-palpation
    10:30 Lunch
    12:00 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    1:00 Questions/Wrap-up
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions & Answers
    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    Experience Level: Intermediate 
    Contact Hours: 9.5

    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

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    9:45 Break
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    10:30 Lunch
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    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

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    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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.

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

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    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

    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.


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    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

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    9:45 Break
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    10:30 Lunch
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    2:00 Adjourn

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    9:30 Break
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    12:15 Rectal balloon training
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    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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: $275 
    Experience Level: Intermediate 
    Contact Hours: 9.5

    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Introduction and Zoom basics
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    9:45 Break
    10:00 Digestive and palpation lab demo; myofascial release of sphincters; self-palpation
    10:30 Lunch
    12:00 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    1:00 Questions/Wrap-up
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions & Answers
    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

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    9:45 Break
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    10:30 Lunch
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    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
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    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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/

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

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    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

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    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Introduction and Zoom basics
    8:15 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Digestive and palpation lab demo; myofascial release of sphincters; self-palpation
    10:30 Lunch
    12:00 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    1:00 Questions/Wrap-up
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions & Answers
    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    Price: $275 
    Experience Level: Intermediate 
    Contact Hours: 9.5

    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Introduction and Zoom basics
    8:15 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Digestive and palpation lab demo; myofascial release of sphincters; self-palpation
    10:30 Lunch
    12:00 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    1:00 Questions/Wrap-up
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions & Answers
    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    Price: $275 
    Experience Level: Intermediate 
    Contact Hours: 9.5

    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Introduction and Zoom basics
    8:15 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Digestive and palpation lab demo; myofascial release of sphincters; self-palpation
    10:30 Lunch
    12:00 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    1:00 Questions/Wrap-up
    2:00 Adjourn

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    8:00 Questions & Answers
    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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.

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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    Bowel Pathology and Function - Remote Course - September 19-20, 2021 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

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    Price: $275 
    Experience Level: Intermediate 
    Contact Hours: 9.5

    This intermediate, two-day remote course covers the details of normal gut motility, bowel function, medical tests and medications relating to diagnosing and treating the medical side of bowel dysfunction. Main topics discussed are fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and abdominal pain and how they relate to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and physical therapy interventions. Topics relating to basic foods along with over-the-counter and prescription products are explained in aiding or to increase or slowing gut motility.

    Visualization of biofeedback, intra-rectal electrical stimulation use is discussed. Each participant will purchase a rectal balloon set to practice inflation/deflation in order to be ready for use in clinic.

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Introduction and Zoom basics
    8:15 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Digestive and palpation lab demo; myofascial release of sphincters; self-palpation
    10:30 Lunch
    12:00 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    1:00 Questions/Wrap-up
    2:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions & Answers
    8:15 Physical therapy evaluation for the bowel dysfunction patient
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Physical therapy treatment for the bowel dysfunction patient
    11:45 Lunch
    12:15 Rectal balloon training
    1:15 Patient Cases/Questions
    1:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. List general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Perform self-abdominal palpation to address myofascial abdominal restrictions around the area of the duodenal sphincter and ileocecal valves along with instruction of home bowel massage.
    4. Analyze the use of sEMG biofeedback, intra-rectal stimulation to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity along with anorectal ballooning explanation and demonstration of technique.
    5. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.

     

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    Seattle
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Highline Physical Therapy

    16251 Sylvester Rd SW
    Burien, WA 98166
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
    (206) 244-5044

    18850 28th Ave S
    SeaTac, WA 98188
    Nearest Airport

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    Airport Code: SEA

    17801 International Blvd
    Seattle, WA 98158

     

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

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    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    St. Paul
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

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    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Review of digestive and anorectal muscle anatomy, defecation process
    2:30 Diastasis lab and taping for correction
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: balloon manometry 
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence
    3:00 Break
    3:15 SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Neuroscience Center—Regions Hospital

    295 Phalen Boulevard
    St Paul, MN 55130 USA
    Recommended Lodging

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown
    651-291-8800

    411 Minnesota Street
    St Paul, MN 55101, USA
    Nearest Airport

    Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    Minnesota, USA

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 16

    This intermediate, two-day course covers comprehensive evaluation and treatment techniques for bowel pathologies and dysfunctions, including fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and the relationship between constipation and rectal and/or abdominal pain. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, constipation affects up to 15% of the population, and fecal incontinence affects almost 1 in 12 people. Interestingly, research by Nurko and Scott in 2001 has described both incomplete emptying and constipation as being associated with fecal incontinence. How does the pelvic rehabilitation provider determine on which dysfunction to focus? And which factors influencing bowel dysfunction are modifiable? What is the role of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to bowel health? All of these questions and more are addressed in Lila Abbate's specialty course on bowel pathology, function and dysfunction. As knowledge of the pelvic structures and nervous system are critical in understanding the pelvic rehabilitation provider's role in bowel dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system and pelvis will be discussed throughout the course. The implications of the pelvic floor muscles specific to bowel dysfunction will be instructed so that the participant can increase comfort level with examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies.

    The Bowel Pathology, Function, Dysfunction & the Pelvic Floor course covers the use of food and fluid diaries, over-the-counter and home remedies, and use of prescription medication to treat bowel dysfunction. Relevant, basic nutrition principles will be instructed so that a provider can make recommendations towards healthy digestion based on the results of completed food and fluid diaries. This course includes comprehensive lab-based skill acquisition with internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation, sphincter muscle releases, abdominal wall massage to improve bowel motility, palpatory skills for the visceral evaluation and treatment of the sphincter and large intestine motility, and corrective taping techniques for the abdomen when needed. Therapists will also learn how to utilize anorectal manometry balloons in the clinic which is a technique that can help in increasing sensitivity or decreasing sensitivity to rectal filling, depending on the patient's presentation and needs. In addition, although participants in this continuing education course will not be instructed in the basic use of an sEMG (surface electromyographic) biofeedback device, therapists will learn how to recognize and treat paradoxical pelvic floor muscle contractions, and will be able to prescribe home biofeedback when appropriate utilizing current, evidence-based principles.

    Having a familiarity with the medical evaluation of bowel dysfunctions can be very useful in the clinic, and this bowel course will instruct in common medical tests, interpretation, and meaningfulness to the pelvic rehabilitation provider. Typical physical therapy outcomes tools for pelvic floor and bowel health will be instructed so that participants can properly measure baseline and discharge outcomes.

     

    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:

    It is required that the participants have a working experience with evaluating and treating patients with pelvic pain inclusive of both vaginal and rectal examination. Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is strongly recommended.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient.


    References
    Nurko S, Scott S. COEXISTENCE OF CONSTIPATION AND INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.

    Day One:
    5:00 Registration
    5:30 Introduction to digestive system function and dysfunction
    7:45 Break
    8:00 Digestive Lab and palpation, sphincter release/colon massage

    Day Two:
    8:30 Questions
    8:45 Medical side of constipation: tests, medications and treatment
    9:45 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical side of fecal incontinence: tests, medications and treatment, con't
    11:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation Process; special aspects of the constipated and fecal incontinence patients
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Intervention: diastesis considerations, stress management relating to gut behavior, toileting postures, up/down training of the pelvic floor musculature, SEMG lecture for coordination training for paradoxical pelvic floor function
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Over-the-counter products and medications lecture for treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence, and rectal pain
    4:00 Wrap-Up/PT Cases
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Vaginal/Rectal Lab: Muscle mapping Lab: Supine/Prone/Sidelying palpation and treatment
    10:15 Lab: Balloon Manometry Lab
    11:30 Wrap-Up Questions
    12:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the structures and functions of the digestive system, and have a general understanding of bowel disease.
    2. Understand general medical assessment, medical tests and outcomes, medications given and how they relate to pelvic floor function/dysfunction.
    3. Palpate and treat more specific musculature via the anorectal canal to improve chronic constipation and paradoxical pelvic floor function.
    4. Explain the functions of the pelvic muscles during continence and defecation.
    5. Instruct in general nutritional guidance for continence and bowel health.
    6. Effectively utilize sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity
    7. Assess and provide corrective exercises for abdominal wall separation.
    8. Apply principles of differential diagnosis for pelvic muscle dysfunction versus bowel disease.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

    2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-Wesley Chapel
    (813) 973-2288

    2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
    Nearest Airport

    Tampa International Airport
    Airport Code: TPA

    4100 George J Bean Pkwy
    Tampa, FL 33607

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    Coccydynia and Painful Sitting - Boston, MA - April 25-26, 2020 (Rescheduled)

    Update 04/08/2020: 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

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    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Marathon Physical Therapy

    99 Vanderbilt Ave
    Norwood MA 02062
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard Boston Norwood
    (781) 762-4700

    300 River Ridge Dr
    Norwood, MA 02062
    Nearest Airport

    Logan International Airport
    Airport Code: BOS

    1 Harborside Dr
    Boston, MA 02128

     

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    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 2020Student. (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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    Update 04/08/2020: 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

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    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Marathon Physical Therapy

    99 Vanderbilt Ave
    Norwood MA 02062
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard Boston Norwood
    (781) 762-4700

    300 River Ridge Dr
    Norwood, MA 02062
    Nearest Airport

    Logan International Airport
    Airport Code: BOS

    1 Harborside Dr
    Boston, MA 02128

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Texas Children's Hospital
    Feigin Center

    1102 Bates Ave
    Houston, TX 77030
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
    (713) 313-4000

    6633 Travis St
    Houston, TX 77030
    Nearest Airports

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    Airport Code: IAH


    William P. Hobby Airport
    Airport Code: HOU

    2800 N Terminal Rd
    Houston, TX 77032


    7800 Airport Blvd
    Houston, TX 77061

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus

    550 Osborne Road
    Fridley, MN 55432
    Recommended Lodging

    AmericInn by Wyndham Mounds View Minneapolis
    (763) 786-2000

    2200 Mounds View Boulevard
    Mounds View, MN 55112
    Nearest Airport

    Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    4300 Glumack Drive
    St. Paul, MN 55111

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Core 3 Physical Therapy

    325 W Germantown Pike
    Sycamore Hill Medical Complex
    East Norriton, PA 19403
    Recommended Lodging

    Springhill Suites by Marriott
    610-940-0400

    430 Plymouth Meeting Rd
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    Nearest Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport
    Airport Code: PHL

    8000 Essington Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

      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)

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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
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    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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    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $175 (Early Registrant Price $150)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 5.5

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This one-day, remote continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. 

    This course includes a video lab on both internal and external neuromusclar taping techniques which can immediately be applied in the clinic. This course also includes a review of seating options to reduce pain. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

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    9:30 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    10:30 Break
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    12:00 Internal & external coccyx neuromuscular taping lab – Video Lab
    1:15 Seating Options
    1:45 Wrap-Up Questions
    2:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and describe the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education via video.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    9. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting 

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 5.5

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This one-day, remote continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. 

    This course includes a video lab on both internal and external neuromusclar taping techniques which can immediately be applied in the clinic. This course also includes a review of seating options to reduce pain. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

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    8:00Introduction/Course Objectives
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    9:30 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    10:30 Break
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    12:00 Internal & external coccyx neuromuscular taping lab – Video Lab
    1:15 Seating Options
    1:45 Wrap-Up Questions
    2:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and describe the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education via video.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    9. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting 

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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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    This course includes a video lab on both internal and external neuromusclar taping techniques which can immediately be applied in the clinic. This course also includes a review of seating options to reduce pain. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

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    10:30 Break
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    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and describe the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education via video.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    9. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting 

    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: 

    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    The Everett Clinic

    7600 Evergreen Way
    Everett, WA 98203
    Recommended Lodging

    Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels
    (425)423-8600

    718 Front St
    Mukilteo, WA 98275
    Nearest Airport

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    Airport Code: SEA

    17801 International Blvd
    Seattle, WA 98158

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Advantage Physical Therapy

    6565 Arlington Blvd #220
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn
    (703) 237-8700

    706 W Broad St
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    Nearest Airport

    Dulles International Airport
    Airport Code: IAD

    1 Saarinen Cir
    Dulles, VA 20166

     

    Directions from Hilton Garden Inn to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

     

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    University of Missouri Health System

    4040 Range Line St
    Columbia, MO 65202
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn Columbia
    (573)814-5464

    3300 Vandiver Dr
    Columbia, MO 65202
    Nearest Airport

    Columbia Regional Airport
    Airport Code: COU

    11300 S Airport Dr
    Columbia, MO 65201

     

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

     

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    • Instructor

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    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Kima - Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness

    7 West 22nd St
    New York, NY 10010
    Recommended Lodging

    The Leo House
    (212)366-0100

    332 West 23rd Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Nearest Airport

    LaGuardia Airport
    Airport Code: LGA

    LaGuardia Airport, New York, 1137

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 14

    Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Evidence is utilized to provide a solid foundation in current evaluation and interventions for coccyx pain. Tools ranging from manual (both external and internal) therapies, taping, therapeutic exercise, sitting modifications, modalities, and outcomes surveys will be included in the course.

    In addition to learning local evaluation and treatment of the coccyx, participants will learn how to apply principles of biomechanics to the pelvis as they relate to the trunk, spine, and lower extremities. Sacral dysfunction, which can also be a main contributor to coccydynia, will be addressed with various mechanical approaches. The coccyx has a critical relationship to the pelvic floor muscles, and coccygeal pain can create or perpetuate pelvic floor dysfunction such as painful voiding or defecation and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. This course instructs the attendee in the functional movement patterns of the coccyx.

    Medical testing and medical interventions including pharmacology and surgical approaches are discussed. At the conclusion of this training a therapist will have the ability to communicate with a provider about clinical findings and perform appropriate examination skills and treatments for the patient who has coccyx pain. The class was written specifically for therapists who are interested in refining skills for treating coccydynia. Lila Abbate, course instructor, shares her extensive experience in clinical care and teaching so that therapists can help patients recovery effectively and efficiently. 

     

    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 indivuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Lab Attire:

    Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting shorts to the course. There is external palpation and internal palpation and treatment labs.

     

    Recommended Prior Coursework:

    PF2A - Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2A) or prior experience with internal rectal evaluations is strongly recommended.

    Day One:
    8:00 Introduction/Course Objectives
    8:45 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Coccyx & Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Medical Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Physical Therapy Treatment of Coccydynia: Review of the Literature
    2:00 External palpation lab of pelvis and its relationship to the coccyx position. Introduction to Hesch Method in treating coccyx pain
    3:00 Break
    3:15 External Strain-Counter Strain external techniques for lower quarter muscles and their relationship to the coccyx
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review
    8:30 Internal rectal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx including Strain-Counter Strain, Theile’s massage
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Internal vaginal lab: internal treatment palpation and mobilization of the coccyx
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 External coccyx neuromuscular taping lab
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Seating Options
    2:45 Home Exercise Program and Case Studies
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the structures of the coccyx and understand the anatomy and nerve innervation to the coccyx and its adjacent structures.
    2. Explain the basic function of the coccyx and the role of the coccyx relating to the sacrum, inominates and lumbar spine during sitting, standing and walking.
    3. Understand normal coccyx placement, displacement, and deviation.
    4. Explain the function of the coccyx and how it relates to sitting, bowel function and the birthing process.
    5. Review of the literature regarding coccyx pain and medical testing, medical treatments, medications and surgical techniques.
    6. Apply the principles of joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, Hesch Method, Strain-Counterstrain and Theile’s massage to change coccyx position.
    7. Effectively apply an up- or downtraining program for patients with coccyx dysfunction.
    8. Effective use of modalities and taping techniques for neuromuscular re-education.
    9. Create an appropriate plan of care relating to a patient’s symptoms and physical examination.
    10. Select the most appropriate physical findings and use of validated questionnaires to determine a treatment plan.
    11. Learn basic treatment options to relieve the patient of coccyx pain during defecation and sitting.

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

    2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-Wesley Chapel
    (813) 973-2288

    2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
    Nearest Airport

    Tampa International Airport
    Airport Code: TPA

    4100 George J Bean Pkwy
    Tampa, FL 33607

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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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    This short-format, remote course is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of colon physiology and pelvic floor muscle relationships. This course covers normal function of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, the basics of nerve function including the RAIR reflex (rectoanal inhibitory reflex) and the understanding of bowel excretion.

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    - 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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

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    Pelvic Floor Level 1 - Albany, NY - August 23-25, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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    Albany
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 ($725 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 24.0

    We have had to postpone many of our in-person Pelvic Floor Level 1 courses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In response, we are now sponsoring Pelvic Floor Level 1 as a Satellite Lab Course (our new format). Check it out!

     

    This continuing education course is comprised of 9 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by two-days of in-person learning, and was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    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.

     

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

     

    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 and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom (if the course is a remote 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.

     

    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.

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

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

     

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

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the Day One of the course (Total video lecture time 9 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 (1 hour 15 min)

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, goals, objectives, questions
    8:30 Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    9:15 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    11:00 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    1:45 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    3:30 Electrical Stimulation (ES), sEMG Biofeedback Lecture
    4:00 Lab 5: sEMG Biofeedback & Electrical Stimulation Applications
    5:00 Questions
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Questions, Post-test Day 2
    7:45 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    8:45 Lab 6: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    11:15 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    1:45 Final Lab Preparation
    2:00 Lab 7: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Case Studies
    4:00 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    4:15 Adjourn

     

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

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    The Sage Colleges

    65 1st street
    Troy, NY 12180
    Recommended Lodging

    Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany
    (518) 274-8800

    1 4th St
    Troy, NY 12180
    Nearest Airport

    Albany International Airport
    Airport Code: ALB

    Albany Shaker Rd, New York

     

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

    Dustienne Miller, MSPT, WCS, CYT

    dustienne

    Trading the skyscrapers of NYC for the hills of Sonoma County, Dustienne set up her clinical practice in Santa Rosa in 2012. After a wonderful year filled with sunshine and amazing food she moved to Bean Town to be closer to her family. Her clinical practice, Flourish Physical Therapy, is located in lively Copley Square, Downtown Boston. She is a board certified women's health clinical specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dustienne weaves yoga postures and breathing into her clinical practice, having received her yoga teacher certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

    Dustienne had the honor of speaking at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2013. Her lecture, titled "Yoga for Pelvic Pain", was met with such enthusiasm that another session was added to accommodate her interested colleagues.

    Her love of movement is apparent not only in her physical therapy and yoga practice, but also in her career as a professional dancer. Dustienne danced professionally in New York City for several years, most notably with the national tour of Fosse. She bridged her dance background and physical therapy working for Physioarts, who contracted her to work backstage at several Broadway shows and for Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

    Dustienne passionately believes in the integration of physical therapy and yoga in a holistic model of care, helping individuals navigate through pelvic pain and incontinence to live a healthy and pain-free life. She is the creator of the yoga video series Your Pace Yoga. Check out her website, www.yourpaceyoga.com, where you will find her blog, guided meditation, and resources.)


    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

    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 2020Student. (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 - Bay Shore, NY - May 13-15, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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    Bay Shore
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 ($725 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 24.0

    We have had to postpone many of our in-person Pelvic Floor Level 1 courses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In response, we are now sponsoring Pelvic Floor Level 1 as a Satellite Lab Course (our new format). Check it out!

     

    This continuing education course is comprised of 9 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by two-days of in-person learning, and was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    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.

     

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

     

    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 and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom (if the course is a remote 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.

     

    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.

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

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

     

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

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the Day One of the course (Total video lecture time 9 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 (1 hour 15 min)

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, goals, objectives, questions
    8:30 Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    9:15 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    11:00 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    1:45 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    3:30 Electrical Stimulation (ES), sEMG Biofeedback Lecture
    4:00 Lab 5: sEMG Biofeedback & Electrical Stimulation Applications
    5:00 Questions
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Questions, Post-test Day 2
    7:45 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    8:45 Lab 6: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    11:15 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    1:45 Final Lab Preparation
    2:00 Lab 7: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Case Studies
    4:00 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    4:15 Adjourn

     

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

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

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Touro College: Bayshore

    1700 Union Blvd. Room 327
    Bay Shore, New York 11706
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn at Commack
    (631)462-5700

    680 Commack Rd.
    Commack, New York 11725
    Nearest Airport

    LaGuardia Airport
    Airport Code: LGA

    New York, NY 11371

     

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

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.


    Rivka Chudnoff, MSPT

    Rivka Chudnoff

    Rivki is a Midwesterner at heart, born and raised in Chicago. At her private practice, Hamakom Physical Therapy, in Bogota, NJ, she focuses on women’s health and pelvic health rehabilitation for women and children. Rivki graduated from Stern College with a BA in Biology and from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers) in 1999 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Rivki started her physical therapy career in pediatrics working with children with severe disabilities.

    In her practice, Rivki is privileged to work with women at different stages of life. Rivki uses a biopsychosocial approach to guide her patients through the many challenges that they encounter along their journey to healing. Rivki has written extensively on women’s health issues and has presented on pelvic health internationally to sex educators, at community events, and at marriage retreats. In her free time, she enjoys vacationing at Trader Joe’s, burning dinner, and trying to figure out new ways to embarrass her children with her professional life.

    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 2020Student. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 ($725 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 24.0

    We have had to postpone many of our in-person Pelvic Floor Level 1 courses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In response, we are now sponsoring Pelvic Floor Level 1 as a Satellite Lab Course (our new format). Check it out!

     

    This continuing education course is comprised of 9 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by two-days of in-person learning, and was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    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.

     

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

     

    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 and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom (if the course is a remote 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.

     

    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.

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

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

     

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

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the Day One of the course (Total video lecture time 9 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 (1 hour 15 min)

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, goals, objectives, questions
    8:30 Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    9:15 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    11:00 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    1:45 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    3:30 Electrical Stimulation (ES), sEMG Biofeedback Lecture
    4:00 Lab 5: sEMG Biofeedback & Electrical Stimulation Applications
    5:00 Questions
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Questions, Post-test Day 2
    7:45 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    8:45 Lab 6: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    11:15 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    1:45 Final Lab Preparation
    2:00 Lab 7: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Case Studies
    4:00 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    4:15 Adjourn

     

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

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

    Dustienne Miller, MSPT, WCS, CYT

    dustienne

    Trading the skyscrapers of NYC for the hills of Sonoma County, Dustienne set up her clinical practice in Santa Rosa in 2012. After a wonderful year filled with sunshine and amazing food she moved to Bean Town to be closer to her family. Her clinical practice, Flourish Physical Therapy, is located in lively Copley Square, Downtown Boston. She is a board certified women's health clinical specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dustienne weaves yoga postures and breathing into her clinical practice, having received her yoga teacher certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

    Dustienne had the honor of speaking at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2013. Her lecture, titled "Yoga for Pelvic Pain", was met with such enthusiasm that another session was added to accommodate her interested colleagues.

    Her love of movement is apparent not only in her physical therapy and yoga practice, but also in her career as a professional dancer. Dustienne danced professionally in New York City for several years, most notably with the national tour of Fosse. She bridged her dance background and physical therapy working for Physioarts, who contracted her to work backstage at several Broadway shows and for Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

    Dustienne passionately believes in the integration of physical therapy and yoga in a holistic model of care, helping individuals navigate through pelvic pain and incontinence to live a healthy and pain-free life. She is the creator of the yoga video series Your Pace Yoga. Check out her website, www.yourpaceyoga.com, where you will find her blog, guided meditation, and resources.)


    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPC

    Lila Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, PRPCLila Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. Lila completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is pursuing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004.

    Dr. Abbate has been faculty at Touro College (2003 – 2006), Manhattan Campus, teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release.

    Currently, Dr. Abbate currently owns a private practice in Manhasset, NY specializing in complex orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Touro College: Bayshore

    1700 Union Blvd. Room 327
    Bay Shore, New York 11706
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn at Commack
    (631)462-5700

    680 Commack Rd.
    Commack, New York 11725
    Nearest Airport

    LaGuardia Airport
    Airport Code: LGA

    New York, NY 11371

     

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

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (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: $695 ($725 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 24.0

    We have had to postpone many of our in-person Pelvic Floor Level 1 courses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In response, we are now sponsoring Pelvic Floor Level 1 as a Satellite Lab Course (our new format). Check it out!

     

    This continuing education course is comprised of 9 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by two-days of in-person learning, and was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

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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 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.

     

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

     

    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 and other pre-requisite learning, manual files, your liability waiver you must sign in order to participate, and any links to Zoom (if the course is a remote 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.

     

    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.

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

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

     

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

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the Day One of the course (Total video lecture time 9 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 (1 hour 15 min)

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, goals, objectives, questions
    8:30 Pelvic Floor (PF) Anatomy and Evaluation
    9:15 Lab 1: PF Exam Techniques Part 1: Observation, Identification, Muscle layers, ICS Scoring
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Pelvic Floor Evaluation (Continued)
    11:00 Lab 2: PF Exam Techniques Part 2: PF MMT, Laycock Exam, Pelvic Clock, Obturator Internus
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Urinary Incontinence Examination & Interventions Part II
    1:45 Lab 3: Bladder Diary Activity
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Lab 4: Screening of Breathing & Load Transfer Strategies, Abdominal Wall Dysfunction
    3:30 Electrical Stimulation (ES), sEMG Biofeedback Lecture
    4:00 Lab 5: sEMG Biofeedback & Electrical Stimulation Applications
    5:00 Questions
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    7:30 Questions, Post-test Day 2
    7:45 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    8:45 Lab 6: Pelvic Floor Examination and Prolapse Exam, External Palpation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Specific Diagnoses in Female Pelvic Pain
    11:15 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Managing Movement Part II: Pressures & Load Transfer
    1:45 Final Lab Preparation
    2:00 Lab 7: Final Pelvic Rehabilitation Examination, Evaluation, & Treatment
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Case Studies
    4:00 Questions (Resources, Billing, Marketing, Etc.), Wrap-up
    4:15 Adjourn

     

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

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

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    New England Institute of Technology

    1 New England Tech Boulevard
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Recommended Lodging

    Comfort Suites West Warwick - Providence
    (401)-826-1800

    10 Keyes Way
    West Warwick, RI, 02893
    Nearest Airport

    T. F. Green Airport
    Airport Code: PVD

    2000 Post Rd
    Warwick, RI 02886

     

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

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    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.


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    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 2020Student. (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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