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Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

Nari Clemons

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

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

Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

Courses Instructed by Nari Clemons

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    Boundaries, Self-Care, and Meditation - Columbus, OH - May 29-31, 2020(Rescheduled)

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

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Ohio State University
    School of health and Rehab Sciences

    453 W 10th Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
    Recommended Lodging

    SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU
    (614) 297-9912

    1421 Olentangy River Rd
    Columbus, OH 43212
    Nearest Airport

    Port Columbus International Airport
    Airport Code: CMH

    4600 International Gateway
    Columbus, OH 43219

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Boundaries, Self-Care, and Meditation - Part 1 - Remote Course - April 24, 2022

    Pacific Time 7:30am - 1:30pm

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    • Remote Course Info

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    • Discounts

    Price: $400
    Format: Remote Course
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 12.5

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

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

    Pre-Recorded lectures sent out prior to the course (6 hours 30 min)

    1. Introduction
    2. Meditation Neuroscience
    3. Brain and Pain Part 1 and 2
    4. Meditation Types and Tips
    5. Burnout and Empathy
    6. Boundaries with Patients 

    Practices and Inventories: (to get the most out of the course, please allow roughly three hours to complete the following independent exercises, which will be discussed during the Zoom meeting portion). 

    1. Meditation Practice
    2. Coping Styles Self-Test
    3. Self-Care Test
    4. Empath Quiz
    5. Visualization Exploration
    6. Values and Time Tracker
    7. Read pages 3-40 of Self Care for the Self Aware by David Markowitz (e book)
    8. Is your Workplace a Source of Burnout Assessment
    9. Mediation Affirmation: Practice and Reflection Work
        a) Pranayama
        b) Body scan

    Live Zoom Component - Day 1

    Times listed in Pacific Time

    0:00 Log on, Zoom Basics, H and W intro slides
    0:30 Welcome/Objectives/Personal Introductions/Goals for class
    1:30 Brain Pain Review and Lab
    2:30 Longer Meditation: Overcoming Pain with Mindfulness Practice
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Not owning others: Discussion
    4:00 Visualization Exploration: Bring on your dreams
    5:00 Daily Intention Practice: Sculpting your life
    6:00 Adjourn

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Sunset Athletic Club

    13939 NW Cornell Road
    Portland, OR 97229
    Recommended Lodging

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

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

    Portland International Airport
    Airport Code: PDX

    7000 NE Airport Way
    Portland, OR 97218, USA

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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

     

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Princeton Healthcare System

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

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

    559 Route 130 North,
    Hamilton, 08620
    Nearest Airport

    Newark International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd,
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

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

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Remote Coures Info

    • Instructors

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

    Day One:

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

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

    Day Two:

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

    Day Three:

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

     

    Day Four:

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

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

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

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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    Boundaries, Self-Care, and Meditation - September 12 8:00am - 1:00 pm Pacific, September 13 8:00am - 2:00 pm Pacific, October 10 8:00am - 1:30 pm Pacific, and October 11 8:00am - 1:30 am Pacific, 2020

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    • Schedule

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    • Remote Coures Info

    • Instructors

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

    Day One:

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

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

    Day Two:

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

    Day Three:

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

     

    Day Four:

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

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

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

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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

    The postpartum woman may be one of the most overlooked clients in health care. Knowing the specific rehabilitation needs to help with common problems and to prevent future problems is the goal of this 2-day beginner level course. For the orthopedic-based practitioner, this course will solidify awareness of common orthopedic needs for the postpartum client. For the non-orthopedic practitioner, this course will provide a foundation for working with the client experiencing common postpartum-related musculoskeletal conditions. The course will open with brief case scenarios that highlight the difference between examination/evaluation in the postpartum vs. non-postpartum population. Labor and birth, birth complication and injuries, postpartum stages and concerns, and Cesarean birth all set the stage for the postpartum client and will be reviewed. Understanding typical hormonal and systemic recovery and return to “normal” during postpartum will be provided, including early postpartum changes in the endocrine, metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, neurologic/sensory, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary/renal, reproductive, and musculoskeletal systems.

    This course will cover examination considerations and modifications specific to postpartum, as well as specific questions to ask during history taking and methods for identifying red flags in postpartum. More comfortable positions during the examination/treatment and common posture/gait/balance changes during postpartum are covered. The participant at this course will understand necessary biomechanics training for daily activities, child care, and breastfeeding. As an expansion from the pregnancy rehabilitation course, participants will be taken through progression in diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) assessment and rehabilitation, including DRA exercises in lecture and lab. Additionally, addressing abdominal wall lengthening and Cesarean scars will be discussed and practiced in lab.

    Overview of pelvic floor dysfunction in the postpartum after vaginal birth with external examination techniques will be expanded from the techniques taught during the pregnancy course. Basic bladder and bowel instructions/education for the postpartum client will be provided, along with guidance on when to refer to a pelvic physical therapist. As an advancement from the pregnancy rehabilitation course, progression in assessment and cueing of pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, and multifidus (deep core) muscle activity will be covered in lecture and lab. Lecture and lab will also address assessing and treating abdominal wall trigger points. Providing instruction and treatment in functional use of abdominal muscles with motor control and functional activities and progression of DRA/abdominal wall rehabilitation exercises will be incorporated into lecture and lab activities.

    Basic orthopedic focus on common thoracic and cervical/head complaints in the postpartum will be explored during lecture and lab. This course will also briefly review breathing techniques covered during the pregnancy course. Additionally, discussion and lab practice of lumbar and pelvic girdle examination and treatment techniques in the postpartum will expand on topics covered during the pregnancy rehabilitation course. Review and lab practice will be provided for basic examination and treatment of lower and upper extremity birth and labor injuries.

    Psychosocial considerations during postpartum will be explored: the “typical” postpartum patient; postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis; postpartum recovery after bedrest; collision of reality and expectations; and maternity leave and return to work decisions. Postpartum exercise, fitness, and wellness will ponder the topics of body image and return to fitness and starting exercise in the postpartum. The course concludes with discussion of marketing and billing needs for providing care for the postpartum population.

     

    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: None

     

    Are you interested in expanding your practice to treat prenatal patients? Herman & Wallace has put together a Pregnancy and Your Pelvic Floor marketing presentation to help you underscore the importance of prenatal physical therapy.


    References

    Gutke, A., Ostgaard, H. C., & Oberg, B. (2006) Pelvic girdle pain and lumbar pain in pregnancy: a cohort study of the consequences in terms of health and functioning. Spine, 31(5), E149-E155.
    Ostgaard, H. C., Anderson, G. B. J., & Karlson, K. (1991). Prevalence of back pain in pregnancy: A review. Spine, 16(5), 549-552.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, Goals, and Objectives
    8:15 Overview of the Postpartum Client
    9:00 Hormonal and System Changes and Recovery During Postpartum
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Abdominal Wall: Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and Post-Cesarean
    11:00 LAB: Abdominal Wall Assessment and Scar Treatment
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 General Examination Considerations for the Postpartum Client
    1:30 General Treatment Considerations for the Postpartum Client
    2:15 Pelvic Floor Postpartum
    3:15 Break
    3:30 LAB: Deep Core and DRA Rehabilitation Progression
    4:45 Upper and Lower Quarter Concerns in the Postpartum
    5:30 Day 1 Post Test and Wrap Up
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Examination and Evaluation of Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle in the Postpartum
    9:00 LAB: Lumbar Spine and Review of Pelvic Girdle Testing and Treatment
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Examination, Evaluation, and Treatment of Cervical and Thoracic Spine in the Postpartum Client
    11:00 LAB: Cervical and Thoracic Spine Examination and Treatment in the Postpartum Client
    11:45 Lunch
    12:30 Psychosocial Considerations During Postpartum
    1:30 Postpartum Exercise and Fitness 2.06
    2:30 Interactive Case Studies
    3:15 Marketing and Billing
    3:45 Day 2 Post Test and Wrap Up
    4:00 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Define common terminology of the labor and delivery and the postpartum period.
    2. Describe the physiologic changes in the postpartum period that assist a woman's body in returning to pre-pregnancy state.
    3. List the endocrine system changes, including the risk for thyroid dysfunction, that influence the female patient during the postpartum period.
    4. Define the stages of labor, common complications of labor and delivery, and the postpartum red flags.
    5. Describe common clinical presentations for perineal trauma and pelvic floor dysfunction.
    6. List indications and potential complications of c-section deliveries, as well as principles of c-section recovery.
    7. List 2 common conditions and recommended treatment for the spine and trunk, abdomen, pelvic floor, pelvic girdle, upper and lower extremities during the postpartum period.
    8. Instruct the postpartum patient in safe return to fitness activities.
    9. Describe the challenges that new mothers face and instruct in practical strategies for body mechanics, sleep hygiene, and time management for postpartum recovery.
    10. Complete medical screening for conditions in postpartum that require referral.

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Sports Medicine Institute
    Saint Peter's HealthCare System

    562 Easton Ave
    Somerset NJ 08873
    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton
    (732) 868-9155

    101 Pierce St
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty 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)

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment - Madison, WI - April 24-26, 2020 (Rescheduled) 

    Update 3/16/2020: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, this course has been postponed. We are actively working to reschedule this event and wil annouce new datses when they become available. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Please practice good hygiene, and be safe!

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    • Description

    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21

    This three-day course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address manual treatments and problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus to the pelvis in an organized, systematic fashion. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis will include history, symptoms, strength and sensation changes, and differential neural tension testing for each major peripheral nerve of the lumbar plexus. Students will practice interactively mapping the pathway of each nerve and neuro-fascial techniques to decompress the nerve along the path, including common sites of entrapment and impingement. Treatments will encompass manually releasing the specific fascial pathway of each nerve, treating the proximal spinal nerve for each peripheral nerve, and direct neural manipulation. Once the nerve path is addressed, neural mobilization with movement (gliding), manual regional integration with the nervous system, and a home program to maintain neural strength and mobility will be provided in easy to use handouts for your patients.

    Neural structures addressed in this course include the lumbar plexus nerves (Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve, Femoral Nerve, and Obturator Nerve and Foramen), This course will be very lab heavy, around 65% of the course will be interactive, hands-on learning.

    Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, labial pain, gluteal and low back pain, SI pain, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, groin pain, IT band pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as weakness in the transverse abdominus.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One or comparable experience is required. Additional intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2A or 2B, is recommended. This is an excellent course to follow Capstone.

    What to Bring:
    Please click here to download a full list of items to bring with you to the course
    Yoga Mat

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each structure listed below
    2. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    3. Perform neural tension test for differential diagnoses
    4. Perform mobilization of nerve
    5. Perform neural/fascial pathway to release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment
    6. Perform local balancing/integration of nervous system
    7. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve
    8. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural treatment
      • These objectives will focus on the following nerve structures:
      • Lumbar plexus and nerve roots
      • Ilioinguinal nerve
      • Iliohypogastric nerve
      • Genitofemoral nerve
      • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
      • Femoral nerve
      • Obturatur nerve
      • Abdominal wall mobilization

    Day One

    7:30-8:00 Registration
    8:00-8:20 Introductions, Course Intro
    8:20-9:45 Lecture: Anatomy/Physiology of the nervous system and Lumbar Plexus
    9:45-10:15 Neural Tension Testing
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:45 Neural Research
    11:45-12:30 Lumbar Nerve Roots
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Femoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:15-3:00 Lab: Drawing Anatomy
    3:00-3:30 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-5:15 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 2
    5:15-5:30 Femoral Nerve Home Program
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two

    8:00-8:30 Review and draw brachial plexus
    8:30-9:30 Inguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerve Lecture
    9:30-10:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve treatment: Part 1
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve Treatment: Part 2
    11:15-12:00 Ilioinguinal Lecture
    12:00-12:30 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 1
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 2
    2:15-2:50 Genitofemoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:50-3:30 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-4:15 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 2
    4:15-4:30 Inguinal Nerve Home Program
    4:30-5:30 Abdominal wall/Diastasis Lab Treatment Sequence
    5:30-6:00 Regional Integration Techniques
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Three

    7:15-7:35 Review
    7:35-8:20 Obturator Nerve Lecture
    8:20-10:15 Obturator Lab
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-10:45 Obturator Home Program
    10:45-11:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    11:30-12:15 Lunch
    12:15-1:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lab
    1:30-1:50 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Home Program
    1:50-2:20 Nerve Medical Management
    2:20-2:35 Break
    2:35-3:15 Case Studies
    3:15-3:30 Wrap up, Complete course/evals and certificates
    3:30 Adjourn

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    UW Health at The American Center

    4602 Eastpark Blvd
    Madison, WI 53718
    Recommended Lodging

    Cambria Hotel and Suites
    (608) 241-7070

    5045 Eastpark Blvd
    Madison, WI 53718
    Nearest Airport

    Dane County Regional Airport
    Airport Code: MSN

    4000 International Ln
    Madison, WI 53704

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Schedule

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21

    This three-day course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address manual treatments and problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus to the pelvis in an organized, systematic fashion. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis will include history, symptoms, strength and sensation changes, and differential neural tension testing for each major peripheral nerve of the lumbar plexus. Students will practice interactively mapping the pathway of each nerve and neuro-fascial techniques to decompress the nerve along the path, including common sites of entrapment and impingement. Treatments will encompass manually releasing the specific fascial pathway of each nerve, treating the proximal spinal nerve for each peripheral nerve, and direct neural manipulation. Once the nerve path is addressed, neural mobilization with movement (gliding), manual regional integration with the nervous system, and a home program to maintain neural strength and mobility will be provided in easy to use handouts for your patients.

    Neural structures addressed in this course include the lumbar plexus nerves (Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve, Femoral Nerve, and Obturator Nerve and Foramen), This course will be very lab heavy, around 65% of the course will be interactive, hands-on learning.

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    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One or comparable experience is required. Additional intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2A or 2B, is recommended. This is an excellent course to follow Capstone.

    What to Bring:
    Please click here to download a full list of items to bring with you to the course
    Yoga Mat

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each structure listed below
    2. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    3. Perform neural tension test for differential diagnoses
    4. Perform mobilization of nerve
    5. Perform neural/fascial pathway to release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment
    6. Perform local balancing/integration of nervous system
    7. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve
    8. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural treatment
      • These objectives will focus on the following nerve structures:
      • Lumbar plexus and nerve roots
      • Ilioinguinal nerve
      • Iliohypogastric nerve
      • Genitofemoral nerve
      • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
      • Femoral nerve
      • Obturatur nerve
      • Abdominal wall mobilization

    Day One

    7:30-8:00 Registration
    8:00-8:20 Introductions, Course Intro
    8:20-9:45 Lecture: Anatomy/Physiology of the nervous system and Lumbar Plexus
    9:45-10:15 Neural Tension Testing
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:45 Neural Research
    11:45-12:30 Lumbar Nerve Roots
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Femoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:15-3:00 Lab: Drawing Anatomy
    3:00-3:30 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-5:15 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 2
    5:15-5:30 Femoral Nerve Home Program
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two

    8:00-8:30 Review and draw brachial plexus
    8:30-9:30 Inguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerve Lecture
    9:30-10:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve treatment: Part 1
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve Treatment: Part 2
    11:15-12:00 Ilioinguinal Lecture
    12:00-12:30 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 1
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 2
    2:15-2:50 Genitofemoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:50-3:30 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-4:15 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 2
    4:15-4:30 Inguinal Nerve Home Program
    4:30-5:30 Abdominal wall/Diastasis Lab Treatment Sequence
    5:30-6:00 Regional Integration Techniques
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Three

    7:15-7:35 Review
    7:35-8:20 Obturator Nerve Lecture
    8:20-10:15 Obturator Lab
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-10:45 Obturator Home Program
    10:45-11:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    11:30-12:15 Lunch
    12:15-1:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lab
    1:30-1:50 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Home Program
    1:50-2:20 Nerve Medical Management
    2:20-2:35 Break
    2:35-3:15 Case Studies
    3:15-3:30 Wrap up, Complete course/evals and certificates
    3:30 Adjourn

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Spooner Physical Therapy

    15255 North 40th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North-Scottsdale
    480-473-3400

    4575 E Irma Ln
    Phoenix, AZ 85050, USA
    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:

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    10:00am - 3:00pm Pacific Time

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Discounts

    • Instructor

    Price: $475
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 16.00

    This two-day online course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus in an organized, systematic fashion. Peripheral lumbar plexus nerves included in this course are Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves. This course will cover extensive anatomy and differential diagnosis and objective findings for specific nerves of the lumbar plexus. It will also include 12 key lab techniques to launch your journey into manually treating the nerves of the lumbar plexus, with research-based approaches to manual nerve treatment. Significant time will be devoted to mapping nerves and refined, precise palpatory techniques to find and assess the nerve.

    Several hours of course content will be pre-learned in the two weeks before the class. Then, the class will meet for two shorter zoom days to do labs and the remainder of lecture. Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed, they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, testicular pain, hip and low back pain, IT band issues, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as lower quadrant pain, poorly firing abdominals or unilateral hip weakness.

    This first lumbar course will be around 30% Lab and 70% lecture. It is a modification of the prior 3-day lumbar nerve class to allow for distance learning during Covid. All lab techniques for this class are external. Participants will need to have a model/person to practice on who is not in the class, as the pacing is designed for one learner and one non-learning model. Please see the schedule below for which sections will require a live model. Note, all labs for this class are external.

    This class will be the pre-requisite for a future to-be-announced 2-day advanced lumbar nerve lab-intensive, which will be offered separately in 2021, or when travel is once again safe and possible). The second class will include internal and external labs.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One and intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2B, or another intra-vaginal mapping course is a required pre-requisite. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos.

    Please note that labs are paced for one learning participant and a lay model to practice on. All labs for this class are external. It is ideal and helpful have different models to practice on during different labs, but it is not required.

    Lab Materials Needed:
    a) Screen to view labs during lab (the larger the better, tablets and smart phones not encouraged)
    b) Spray bottle with alcohol (preferred) OR alcohol wipes
    c) 3-4 permanent markers
    d) An old washcloth or towel that can be used to clean permanent marker.

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 5.5 hours

    1) Lumbar Nerve Introduction (11 mins)
    2) Lumbar Plexus Anatomy (56 mins)
    3) Tracing Nerves (17 mins)
    4) Plexus Drawing (5 mins)
    5) Neural Research (74 mins)
    6) Femoreal Nerve (32 mins)
    7) Illiohypogastic Nerve (41 mins)
    8) Illioinguinal Nerve (22 mins)
    9) Genitofemoral Nerve (20 mins)
    10) Medical Management (44 mins)

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

    9:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    10:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions
    10:15 - Introduction
    10:30 - LAB: Neural Tension Testing
    10:50 - LAB: Drawing Anatomy on your partner
    11:10 - LAB: General Fascial Techniques for Lumbar Nerves
    11:45 - Femoral Nerve Techniques
    12:30 - Break
    1:15 - LAB Inguinal nerves
    2:30 - Questions
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Draw lumbar plexus
    8:15 - Obturator Nerve Lecture
    9:15 - Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    9:45 - LAB Obturator and Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
    10:30 - Break
    10:40 - Home Program Lumbar Nerves
    11:15 - Mini Case Studies and Questions
    12:00 - Optional time for additional questions
    12:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each peripheral lumbar plexus nerve: Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves.
    2. Name common causes of injury for each nerve.
    3. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    4. Perform neural tests for differential diagnoses when applicable
    5. Perform 12 key neural/fascial manual release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment for lumbar plexus nerves
    6. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve when applicable
    7. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural mobility or improve brain to nerve pathway
    8. Understand the scientific basis for the neural manual treatment techniques they have learned.

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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    Price: $475
    Experience Level: Advanced
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    This first lumbar course will be around 30% Lab and 70% lecture. It is a modification of the prior 3-day lumbar nerve class to allow for distance learning during Covid. All lab techniques for this class are external. Participants will need to have a model/person to practice on who is not in the class, as the pacing is designed for one learner and one non-learning model. Please see the schedule below for which sections will require a live model. Note, all labs for this class are external.

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    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One and intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2B, or another intra-vaginal mapping course is a required pre-requisite. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos.

    Please note that labs are paced for one learning participant and a lay model to practice on. All labs for this class are external. It is ideal and helpful have different models to practice on during different labs, but it is not required.

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    a) Screen to view labs during lab (the larger the better, tablets and smart phones not encouraged)
    b) Spray bottle with alcohol (preferred) OR alcohol wipes
    c) 3-4 permanent markers
    d) An old washcloth or towel that can be used to clean permanent marker.

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 5.5 hours

    1) Lumbar Nerve Introduction (11 mins)
    2) Lumbar Plexus Anatomy (56 mins)
    3) Tracing Nerves (17 mins)
    4) Plexus Drawing (5 mins)
    5) Neural Research (74 mins)
    6) Femoreal Nerve (32 mins)
    7) Illiohypogastic Nerve (41 mins)
    8) Illioinguinal Nerve (22 mins)
    9) Genitofemoral Nerve (20 mins)
    10) Medical Management (44 mins)

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

    9:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    10:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions
    10:15 - Introduction
    10:30 - LAB: Neural Tension Testing
    10:50 - LAB: Drawing Anatomy on your partner
    11:10 - LAB: General Fascial Techniques for Lumbar Nerves
    11:45 - Femoral Nerve Techniques
    12:30 - Break
    1:15 - LAB Inguinal nerves
    2:30 - Questions
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Draw lumbar plexus
    8:15 - Obturator Nerve Lecture
    9:15 - Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    9:45 - LAB Obturator and Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
    10:30 - Break
    10:40 - Home Program Lumbar Nerves
    11:15 - Mini Case Studies and Questions
    12:00 - Optional time for additional questions
    12:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each peripheral lumbar plexus nerve: Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves.
    2. Name common causes of injury for each nerve.
    3. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    4. Perform neural tests for differential diagnoses when applicable
    5. Perform 12 key neural/fascial manual release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment for lumbar plexus nerves
    6. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve when applicable
    7. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural mobility or improve brain to nerve pathway
    8. Understand the scientific basis for the neural manual treatment techniques they have learned.

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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    Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment - Remote Course - March 5-6, 2022

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 10:00am - 3:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 12:30pm

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    Lumbar
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $475
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 16.00

    This two-day online course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus in an organized, systematic fashion. Peripheral lumbar plexus nerves included in this course are Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves. This course will cover extensive anatomy and differential diagnosis and objective findings for specific nerves of the lumbar plexus. It will also include 12 key lab techniques to launch your journey into manually treating the nerves of the lumbar plexus, with research-based approaches to manual nerve treatment. Significant time will be devoted to mapping nerves and refined, precise palpatory techniques to find and assess the nerve.

    Several hours of course content will be pre-learned in the two weeks before the class. Then, the class will meet for two shorter zoom days to do labs and the remainder of lecture. Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed, they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, testicular pain, hip and low back pain, IT band issues, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as lower quadrant pain, poorly firing abdominals or unilateral hip weakness.

    This first lumbar course will be around 30% Lab and 70% lecture. It is a modification of the prior 3-day lumbar nerve class to allow for distance learning during Covid. All lab techniques for this class are external. Participants will need to have a model/person to practice on who is not in the class, as the pacing is designed for one learner and one non-learning model. Please see the schedule below for which sections will require a live model. Note, all labs for this class are external.

    This class will be the pre-requisite for a future to-be-announced 2-day advanced lumbar nerve lab-intensive, which will be offered separately in 2021, or when travel is once again safe and possible). The second class will include internal and external labs.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One and intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2B, or another intra-vaginal mapping course is a required pre-requisite. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos.

    Please note that labs are paced for one learning participant and a lay model to practice on. All labs for this class are external. It is ideal and helpful have different models to practice on during different labs, but it is not required.

    Lab Materials Needed:
    a) Screen to view labs during lab (the larger the better, tablets and smart phones not encouraged)
    b) Spray bottle with alcohol (preferred) OR alcohol wipes
    c) 3-4 permanent markers
    d) An old washcloth or towel that can be used to clean permanent marker.

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 5.5 hours

    1) Lumbar Nerve Introduction (11 mins)
    2) Lumbar Plexus Anatomy (56 mins)
    3) Tracing Nerves (17 mins)
    4) Plexus Drawing (5 mins)
    5) Neural Research (74 mins)
    6) Femoreal Nerve (32 mins)
    7) Illiohypogastic Nerve (41 mins)
    8) Illioinguinal Nerve (22 mins)
    9) Genitofemoral Nerve (20 mins)
    10) Medical Management (44 mins)

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

    9:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    10:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions
    10:15 - Introduction
    10:30 - LAB: Neural Tension Testing
    10:50 - LAB: Drawing Anatomy on your partner
    11:10 - LAB: General Fascial Techniques for Lumbar Nerves
    11:45 - Femoral Nerve Techniques
    12:30 - Break
    1:15 - LAB Inguinal nerves
    2:30 - Questions
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Draw lumbar plexus
    8:15 - Obturator Nerve Lecture
    9:15 - Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    9:45 - LAB Obturator and Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
    10:30 - Break
    10:40 - Home Program Lumbar Nerves
    11:15 - Mini Case Studies and Questions
    12:00 - Optional time for additional questions
    12:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each peripheral lumbar plexus nerve: Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves.
    2. Name common causes of injury for each nerve.
    3. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    4. Perform neural tests for differential diagnoses when applicable
    5. Perform 12 key neural/fascial manual release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment for lumbar plexus nerves
    6. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve when applicable
    7. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural mobility or improve brain to nerve pathway
    8. Understand the scientific basis for the neural manual treatment techniques they have learned.

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Price: $475
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 16.00

    This two-day online course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus in an organized, systematic fashion. Peripheral lumbar plexus nerves included in this course are Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves. This course will cover extensive anatomy and differential diagnosis and objective findings for specific nerves of the lumbar plexus. It will also include 12 key lab techniques to launch your journey into manually treating the nerves of the lumbar plexus, with research-based approaches to manual nerve treatment. Significant time will be devoted to mapping nerves and refined, precise palpatory techniques to find and assess the nerve.

    Several hours of course content will be pre-learned in the two weeks before the class. Then, the class will meet for two shorter zoom days to do labs and the remainder of lecture. Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed, they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, testicular pain, hip and low back pain, IT band issues, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as lower quadrant pain, poorly firing abdominals or unilateral hip weakness.

    This first lumbar course will be around 30% Lab and 70% lecture. It is a modification of the prior 3-day lumbar nerve class to allow for distance learning during Covid. All lab techniques for this class are external. Participants will need to have a model/person to practice on who is not in the class, as the pacing is designed for one learner and one non-learning model. Please see the schedule below for which sections will require a live model. Note, all labs for this class are external.

    This class will be the pre-requisite for a future to-be-announced 2-day advanced lumbar nerve lab-intensive, which will be offered separately in 2021, or when travel is once again safe and possible). The second class will include internal and external labs.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One and intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2B, or another intra-vaginal mapping course is a required pre-requisite. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos.

    Please note that labs are paced for one learning participant and a lay model to practice on. All labs for this class are external. It is ideal and helpful have different models to practice on during different labs, but it is not required.

    Lab Materials Needed:
    a) Screen to view labs during lab (the larger the better, tablets and smart phones not encouraged)
    b) Spray bottle with alcohol (preferred) OR alcohol wipes
    c) 3-4 permanent markers
    d) An old washcloth or towel that can be used to clean permanent marker.

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 5.5 hours

    1) Lumbar Nerve Introduction (11 mins)
    2) Lumbar Plexus Anatomy (56 mins)
    3) Tracing Nerves (17 mins)
    4) Plexus Drawing (5 mins)
    5) Neural Research (74 mins)
    6) Femoreal Nerve (32 mins)
    7) Illiohypogastic Nerve (41 mins)
    8) Illioinguinal Nerve (22 mins)
    9) Genitofemoral Nerve (20 mins)
    10) Medical Management (44 mins)

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

    9:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    10:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions
    10:15 - Introduction
    10:30 - LAB: Neural Tension Testing
    10:50 - LAB: Drawing Anatomy on your partner
    11:10 - LAB: General Fascial Techniques for Lumbar Nerves
    11:45 - Femoral Nerve Techniques
    12:30 - Break
    1:15 - LAB Inguinal nerves
    2:30 - Questions
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Draw lumbar plexus
    8:15 - Obturator Nerve Lecture
    9:15 - Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    9:45 - LAB Obturator and Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
    10:30 - Break
    10:40 - Home Program Lumbar Nerves
    11:15 - Mini Case Studies and Questions
    12:00 - Optional time for additional questions
    12:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each peripheral lumbar plexus nerve: Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves.
    2. Name common causes of injury for each nerve.
    3. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    4. Perform neural tests for differential diagnoses when applicable
    5. Perform 12 key neural/fascial manual release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment for lumbar plexus nerves
    6. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve when applicable
    7. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural mobility or improve brain to nerve pathway
    8. Understand the scientific basis for the neural manual treatment techniques they have learned.

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    10:00am - 3:00pm Pacific Time

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    • Schedule

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    • Remote Course Info

    • Discounts

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    Price: $475
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 16.00

    This two-day online course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus in an organized, systematic fashion. Peripheral lumbar plexus nerves included in this course are Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves. This course will cover extensive anatomy and differential diagnosis and objective findings for specific nerves of the lumbar plexus. It will also include 12 key lab techniques to launch your journey into manually treating the nerves of the lumbar plexus, with research-based approaches to manual nerve treatment. Significant time will be devoted to mapping nerves and refined, precise palpatory techniques to find and assess the nerve.

    Several hours of course content will be pre-learned in the two weeks before the class. Then, the class will meet for two shorter zoom days to do labs and the remainder of lecture. Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed, they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, testicular pain, hip and low back pain, IT band issues, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as lower quadrant pain, poorly firing abdominals or unilateral hip weakness.

    This first lumbar course will be around 30% Lab and 70% lecture. It is a modification of the prior 3-day lumbar nerve class to allow for distance learning during Covid. All lab techniques for this class are external. Participants will need to have a model/person to practice on who is not in the class, as the pacing is designed for one learner and one non-learning model. Please see the schedule below for which sections will require a live model. Note, all labs for this class are external.

    This class will be the pre-requisite for a future to-be-announced 2-day advanced lumbar nerve lab-intensive, which will be offered separately in 2021, or when travel is once again safe and possible). The second class will include internal and external labs.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One and intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2B, or another intra-vaginal mapping course is a required pre-requisite. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos.

    Please note that labs are paced for one learning participant and a lay model to practice on. All labs for this class are external. It is ideal and helpful have different models to practice on during different labs, but it is not required.

    Lab Materials Needed:
    a) Screen to view labs during lab (the larger the better, tablets and smart phones not encouraged)
    b) Spray bottle with alcohol (preferred) OR alcohol wipes
    c) 3-4 permanent markers
    d) An old washcloth or towel that can be used to clean permanent marker.

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 5.5 hours

    1) Lumbar Nerve Introduction (11 mins)
    2) Lumbar Plexus Anatomy (56 mins)
    3) Tracing Nerves (17 mins)
    4) Plexus Drawing (5 mins)
    5) Neural Research (74 mins)
    6) Femoreal Nerve (32 mins)
    7) Illiohypogastic Nerve (41 mins)
    8) Illioinguinal Nerve (22 mins)
    9) Genitofemoral Nerve (20 mins)
    10) Medical Management (44 mins)

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

    9:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    10:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions
    10:15 - Introduction
    10:30 - LAB: Neural Tension Testing
    10:50 - LAB: Drawing Anatomy on your partner
    11:10 - LAB: General Fascial Techniques for Lumbar Nerves
    11:45 - Femoral Nerve Techniques
    12:30 - Break
    1:15 - LAB Inguinal nerves
    2:30 - Questions
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Draw lumbar plexus
    8:15 - Obturator Nerve Lecture
    9:15 - Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    9:45 - LAB Obturator and Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
    10:30 - Break
    10:40 - Home Program Lumbar Nerves
    11:15 - Mini Case Studies and Questions
    12:00 - Optional time for additional questions
    12:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each peripheral lumbar plexus nerve: Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral, and Obturator Nerves.
    2. Name common causes of injury for each nerve.
    3. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    4. Perform neural tests for differential diagnoses when applicable
    5. Perform 12 key neural/fascial manual release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment for lumbar plexus nerves
    6. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve when applicable
    7. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural mobility or improve brain to nerve pathway
    8. Understand the scientific basis for the neural manual treatment techniques they have learned.

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21

    This three-day course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address manual treatments and problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus to the pelvis in an organized, systematic fashion. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis will include history, symptoms, strength and sensation changes, and differential neural tension testing for each major peripheral nerve of the lumbar plexus. Students will practice interactively mapping the pathway of each nerve and neuro-fascial techniques to decompress the nerve along the path, including common sites of entrapment and impingement. Treatments will encompass manually releasing the specific fascial pathway of each nerve, treating the proximal spinal nerve for each peripheral nerve, and direct neural manipulation. Once the nerve path is addressed, neural mobilization with movement (gliding), manual regional integration with the nervous system, and a home program to maintain neural strength and mobility will be provided in easy to use handouts for your patients.

    Neural structures addressed in this course include the lumbar plexus nerves (Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve, Femoral Nerve, and Obturator Nerve and Foramen), This course will be very lab heavy, around 65% of the course will be interactive, hands-on learning.

    Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, labial pain, gluteal and low back pain, SI pain, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, groin pain, IT band pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as weakness in the transverse abdominus.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One or comparable experience is required. Additional intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2A or 2B, is recommended. This is an excellent course to follow Capstone.

    What to Bring:
    Please click here to download a full list of items to bring with you to the course
    Yoga Mat

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each structure listed below
    2. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    3. Perform neural tension test for differential diagnoses
    4. Perform mobilization of nerve
    5. Perform neural/fascial pathway to release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment
    6. Perform local balancing/integration of nervous system
    7. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve
    8. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural treatment
      • These objectives will focus on the following nerve structures:
      • Lumbar plexus and nerve roots
      • Ilioinguinal nerve
      • Iliohypogastric nerve
      • Genitofemoral nerve
      • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
      • Femoral nerve
      • Obturatur nerve
      • Abdominal wall mobilization

    Day One

    7:30-8:00 Registration
    8:00-8:20 Introductions, Course Intro
    8:20-9:45 Lecture: Anatomy/Physiology of the nervous system and Lumbar Plexus
    9:45-10:15 Neural Tension Testing
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:45 Neural Research
    11:45-12:30 Lumbar Nerve Roots
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Femoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:15-3:00 Lab: Drawing Anatomy
    3:00-3:30 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-5:15 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 2
    5:15-5:30 Femoral Nerve Home Program
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two

    8:00-8:30 Review and draw brachial plexus
    8:30-9:30 Inguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerve Lecture
    9:30-10:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve treatment: Part 1
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve Treatment: Part 2
    11:15-12:00 Ilioinguinal Lecture
    12:00-12:30 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 1
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 2
    2:15-2:50 Genitofemoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:50-3:30 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-4:15 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 2
    4:15-4:30 Inguinal Nerve Home Program
    4:30-5:30 Abdominal wall/Diastasis Lab Treatment Sequence
    5:30-6:00 Regional Integration Techniques
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Three

    7:15-7:35 Review
    7:35-8:20 Obturator Nerve Lecture
    8:20-10:15 Obturator Lab
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-10:45 Obturator Home Program
    10:45-11:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    11:30-12:15 Lunch
    12:15-1:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lab
    1:30-1:50 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Home Program
    1:50-2:20 Nerve Medical Management
    2:20-2:35 Break
    2:35-3:15 Case Studies
    3:15-3:30 Wrap up, Complete course/evals and certificates
    3:30 Adjourn

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

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

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21

    This three-day course for the experienced pelvic rehab therapist will address manual treatments and problem-solving assessments for the major contributory nerves from the lumbar plexus to the pelvis in an organized, systematic fashion. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis will include history, symptoms, strength and sensation changes, and differential neural tension testing for each major peripheral nerve of the lumbar plexus. Students will practice interactively mapping the pathway of each nerve and neuro-fascial techniques to decompress the nerve along the path, including common sites of entrapment and impingement. Treatments will encompass manually releasing the specific fascial pathway of each nerve, treating the proximal spinal nerve for each peripheral nerve, and direct neural manipulation. Once the nerve path is addressed, neural mobilization with movement (gliding), manual regional integration with the nervous system, and a home program to maintain neural strength and mobility will be provided in easy to use handouts for your patients.

    Neural structures addressed in this course include the lumbar plexus nerves (Iliohypogastric, Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve, Femoral Nerve, and Obturator Nerve and Foramen), This course will be very lab heavy, around 65% of the course will be interactive, hands-on learning.

    Nerves transmit pain messages. When nerves are compressed they can cause pain or weakness. Pelvic rehab is traditionally centered around muscles, but muscles are at the will of the innervating nerve. Frequently the nerve is overlooked as the source of pain or weakness. Unfortunately, the patients who receive diagnoses such as neuropathic pain or nerve entrapment are presented with few options. Pelvic neural pain can be mimic or be the actual cause of vulvodynia, labial pain, gluteal and low back pain, SI pain, lower abdominal and bladder pain, pubic symphysis pain, groin pain, IT band pain, as well as many other syndromes and weakness, such as weakness in the transverse abdominus.

    Prerequisites:
    Participants must have prior experience with internal vaginal assessment. Pelvic Floor Level One or comparable experience is required. Additional intermediate coursework, Pelvic Floor Level 2A or 2B, is recommended. This is an excellent course to follow Capstone.

    What to Bring:
    Please click here to download a full list of items to bring with you to the course
    Yoga Mat

    Highly Suggested Text:
    Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.

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

    1. Describe symptoms (sensory vs motor) for each structure listed below
    2. Identify the anatomy and pathway of each nerve
    3. Perform neural tension test for differential diagnoses
    4. Perform mobilization of nerve
    5. Perform neural/fascial pathway to release surrounding peri-neural structures from common regions of entrapment
    6. Perform local balancing/integration of nervous system
    7. Perform neural gliding and sliding of nerve
    8. Prescribe a home program to maintain neural treatment
      • These objectives will focus on the following nerve structures:
      • Lumbar plexus and nerve roots
      • Ilioinguinal nerve
      • Iliohypogastric nerve
      • Genitofemoral nerve
      • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
      • Femoral nerve
      • Obturatur nerve
      • Abdominal wall mobilization

    Day One

    7:30-8:00 Registration
    8:00-8:20 Introductions, Course Intro
    8:20-9:45 Lecture: Anatomy/Physiology of the nervous system and Lumbar Plexus
    9:45-10:15 Neural Tension Testing
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:45 Neural Research
    11:45-12:30 Lumbar Nerve Roots
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Femoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:15-3:00 Lab: Drawing Anatomy
    3:00-3:30 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-5:15 Femoral Nerve Lab: Part 2
    5:15-5:30 Femoral Nerve Home Program
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two

    8:00-8:30 Review and draw brachial plexus
    8:30-9:30 Inguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerve Lecture
    9:30-10:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve treatment: Part 1
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:15 Iliohypogastric Nerve Treatment: Part 2
    11:15-12:00 Ilioinguinal Lecture
    12:00-12:30 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 1
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:15 Ilioinguinal Lab: Part 2
    2:15-2:50 Genitofemoral Nerve Lecture and Tracing
    2:50-3:30 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 1
    3:30-3:45 Break
    3:45-4:15 Genitofemoral Lab: Part 2
    4:15-4:30 Inguinal Nerve Home Program
    4:30-5:30 Abdominal wall/Diastasis Lab Treatment Sequence
    5:30-6:00 Regional Integration Techniques
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Three

    7:15-7:35 Review
    7:35-8:20 Obturator Nerve Lecture
    8:20-10:15 Obturator Lab
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-10:45 Obturator Home Program
    10:45-11:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lecture
    11:30-12:15 Lunch
    12:15-1:30 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Lab
    1:30-1:50 Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Home Program
    1:50-2:20 Nerve Medical Management
    2:20-2:35 Break
    2:35-3:15 Case Studies
    3:15-3:30 Wrap up, Complete course/evals and certificates
    3:30 Adjourn

     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)

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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

    This lab-intensive continuing medical education course prepares the learner to implement more integrative patient care with meditation and to discern how and why to approach various patient populations. Participants will leave the course ready to implement meditation instruction when they return to the clinic. Attention will be given to neuropsychiatry anatomy and function and what research reveals the impact is with trauma, stress, pain, and meditation. Health care providers will also learn the benefits of self-practice and how to quickly ground and center between patients, how to create appropriate boundaries, and to prevent burnout This course integrates the science and research of mind body medicine and meditation with practical experience. The lab-intensive segments will allow practitioners to experience several types of meditation, including walking meditation and integration of breath-linked-movement, such as yoga. Attention will be given to neuropsychiatry anatomy and function and what the research reveals in regard to trauma, stress, pain and the impact of meditation. Because the field of mind-body integration is vast, participants will leave with an understanding of how to choose the right technique for patients and how to integrate this instruction into a standard treatment session. No prior experience with meditation or yoga is necessary. In this age of changing healthcare dynamics and dealing with chronic pain, many therapists are struggling with burnout, or compassion fatigue. This course provides participants with tools and strategies for the work day to maintain boundaries, self-care, and self-awareness during the work day.

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, psychologists, pain managment specialists, 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:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    Yoga mat or blanket, sweater/sweatshirt

    Day One:
    8:00 Introductions, Practice Breath Observation
    9:00 Introduction Lecture (Meditation, Re-framing)
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Body Observation Lab, Pain Observation, Metta
    11:00 Interactive Lecture/Lab on Mechanics of Meditation
    11:30 Practice Instruction
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture: Neuroanatomy and Research Review
    2:30 Lab: Pranayama, Breath Counting, and Contract Relax
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Interactive Lecture/Lab on Meditation for Care Providers
    4:45 Lab for Down-training Breath Work, Guided Relaxation
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    7:45 Lecture: How to Implement, Bill, and Explain Meditation to Patients
    8:45 Lab: Quick Shifters and Dialogue Practice
    9:45 Break
    10:45 Lab: Practice Instructing Techniques with Case Studies
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Interactive Lecture/Lab on Visualization, Affirmation, Prayer
    2:00 Finish Practice with Case Studies, Final Questions
    3:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Integrate mind-body principles and practices into patient care

    2. Identify the appropriate mind-body technique for patient situation and presentation

    3. Describe breathing, meditation, and guided imagery techniques for pain and stress management

    4. Describe the role of meditation and visualization in healing with patients

    5. Ground themselves with one-minute techniques in between patients

    6. Describe neuropsychological brain function and how it is altered by stress, abuse, and meditation

    7. List and describe research regarding the effect of meditation on physiology and brain functioning

    8. Communicate with patients regarding history of abuse and trauma

    9. Appropriately refer patients who need additional psychologic/psychiatric intervention

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     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Spectrum Health System

    100 Michigan St NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Recommended Lodging

    Amway Grand Plaza
    (616) 774.200

    187 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Nearest Airport

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport
    Airport Code: GRR

    5500 44th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

    >

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

     

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

     

     

     

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

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

    Day One

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

    Day Two:

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

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

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

    Aloft Greenville Downtown
    (864) 297-6100

    5 N Laurens St.
    Greenville, SC 29601
    Nearest Airport

    Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport
    Airport Code: GSP

    2000 GSP Dr
    Greer, SC 29651

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

     

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    This course has been rescheuled as a satellite lab course. Registraiton in the satellite lab course is available here.

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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

    >

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

     

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

     

     

     

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

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

    Day One

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

    Day Two:

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

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Tri-City Medical Center

    6250 El Camino Real
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
    (760) 431-9999

    2000 Faraday Ave
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

     

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

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

    Allison Ariail

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

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

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

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - April 24-25, 2021

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

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

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

    This advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

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

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

    PLEASE NOTE: the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone - Satellite Lab Course - June 4-5 2022

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

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $795 
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

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

    This advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

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

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

    PLEASE NOTE: the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending. All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Alexandria, VA - April 24-25, 2021

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

    {dtregister}1522{/dtregister}
    Alexandria
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Inova Physical Therapy Center

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

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

    4800 Leesburg Pike
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    Nearest Airport

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Airport Code:DCA

    Arlington, VA 22202, USA

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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

    {dtregister}1553{/dtregister}
    Annapolis
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of BruceEmmerling
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Encompass PT

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

    Courtyard by Marriott Annapolis
    (410)-266-1555

    2559 Riva Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Nearest Airport

    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
    Airport Code: BWI

    Baltimore, MD 21240

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

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

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Asheville, NC - April 24-25, 2021

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

    {dtregister}1647{/dtregister}
    Asheville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Cornerstone Physical Therapy of North Carolina

    600 Julian Ln Ste 660
    Arden, NC 28704
    Recommended Lodging

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

    18 Rockwood Rd
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    Nearest Airport

    Asheville Regional Airport
    Airport Code: AVL

    61 Terminal Dr #1
    Fletcher, NC 28732

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

    {dtregister}1821{/dtregister}
    Asheville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

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    • Instructors

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

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Cornerstone Physical Therapy of North Carolina

    600 Julian Ln Ste 660
    Arden, NC 28704
    Recommended Lodging

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

    18 Rockwood Rd
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    Nearest Airport

    Asheville Regional Airport
    Airport Code: AVL

    61 Terminal Dr #1
    Fletcher, NC 28732

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Farragutful
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Beyond Therapy and Wellness PLLC

    1248 Harwood Rd
    Bedford, TX 76021
    Recommended Lodging

    Super 8 by Wyndham Bedford DFW Airport West
    (817)-803-4055

    1800 Airport Fwy
    Bedford, TX 76022
    Nearest Airport

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    Airport Code: DFW

    2400 Aviation Dr
    DFW Airport, TX 75261

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    PT of The City

    1514 Voorhies Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    Recommended Lodging

    Best Western Plus Brooklyn Bay Hotel
    718-769-5000

    3003 Emmons Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    Nearest Airport

    John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Airport Code: JFK

    Queens, NY 11430

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Cranford, NJ - April 24-25, 2021

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

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    Cranford
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

    210 N Ave E
    Cranford, NJ 07016
    Recommended Lodging

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

    2 Jackson Dr
    Cranford, NJ 07016
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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    Grand Haven
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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
    Generation Care

    16760 Lincoln St
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
    Recommended Lodging

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

    940 W Savidge St
    Spring Lake, MI 49456
    Nearest Airport

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport
    Airport Code: GRR

    5500 44th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

    {dtregister}1829{/dtregister}
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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Billy Hathorn
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ruth B Cowl

    1220 N. Malinche Ave
    Laredo, TX 78043
    Recommended Lodging

    La Posada Hotel
    (800) 444-2099

    1000 Zaragoza St
    Laredo, TX 78040
    Nearest Airport

    Laredo International Airport
    Airport Code: LRD

    5210 Bob Bullock Loop
    Laredo, TX 78041

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Ivy Rehab

    2777 Maple Ave
    Lisle, IL 60532
    Recommended Lodging

    Best Western Naperville Inn
    (630)505-0200

    1617 Naperville Wheaton Rd
    Naperville, IL 60563
    Nearest Airport

    O'Hare International Airport
    Airport Code: ORD

    10000 W O'Hare Ave
    Chicago, IL 60666

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of mambeau
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Core Pelvic Physical Therapy
    Conway Regional Hospital campus

    2180 Ada Avenue Suite 102
    Conway, AR 72034
    Recommended Lodging

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Conway
    (847) 872-4000

    2260 Sanders Rd
    Conway, AR 72032
    Nearest Airport

    Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field
    Airport Code: CXW

    3250 Sand Gap Rd
    Conway, AR 72032

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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    • Description

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    • Objectives

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    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Team Rehabilitation- Shelby Township

    30801 Barrington St.
    Suite 130
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Detroit/Madison Heights/South Troy
    (248)-585-8881

    32420 Stephenson Hwy
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
    Nearest Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport
    Airport Code: DTW

    Detroit, MI 48242

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

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

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

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

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Physical Therapy Solutions

    107 S 11th St
    Manchester, IA 52057
    Recommended Lodging

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

    1210 Commercial Court
    Manchester, IA 52057
    Nearest Airport

    Independence Municipal Airport
    Airport Code: IDP

    499 Freedom Dr
    Independence, KS 67301

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

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


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

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

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Marietta, GA - April 24-25, 2021

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

    {dtregister}1654{/dtregister}
    Marietta
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Southern Pelvic Health

    1505 Johnson Ferry Road
    Suite 175
    Marietta, GA 30062
    Recommended Lodging

    The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
    (770)-395-3900

    7 Concourse Pkwy NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Nearest Airport

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    Airport Code: ATL

    6000 N Terminal Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30320

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    After graduating from Ithaca College, Jennafer began her career as a physical therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002 Jen has focused her professional attention on treating women, men and children with pelvic health disorders. She is energized through education and enjoys her position as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley University, speaking at community events, organizing a regional pelvic floor mentorship and study group, and didn’t necessarily enjoy but survived part time home schooling her two daughters. She has been faculty for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2009 and loves to inspire other rehab professionals treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She is an author of the chapter, “Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor” which was published in the book, “Healing in Urology.” Jen was a contributing writer for the Pelvic Floor Capstone curriculum and also co-authored the continuing education course, “Boundaries, Self-Care and Meditation” with Nari Clemons. She is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders. Outside of teaching and treating patients, Jen loves to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, travel, do yoga and snuggle with her doggo.

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - New York City, NY - October 23-24 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

    {dtregister}1866{/dtregister}
    NewYork_City
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Dietmar Rabich
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    PLEASE NOTE: the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course includes internal assessment and exam techniques, which will be practiced in partnered pairs in lab time. H&W strives to foster an environment that is safe and supportive. Survivors of past trauma should be aware that performing or experiencing internal exams may be triggering, and that many, regardless of their histories, feel strong emotions when practicing these techniques. In order to foster an environment that is non-triggering and safe for all participants, we recommend all participants consider the emotional impact they may experience during the course, and consider consulting a trauma counselor or therapist prior to attending. 

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    KNOSIS Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness

    7 West 22nd St
    8th Floor
    New York, NY 10010
    Recommended Lodging

    Clarion Hotel Park Avenue
    (646)-604-6212

    429 Park Ave S
    New York, NY 10016
    Nearest Airport

    John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Airport Code: JFK

    Queens, NY 11430

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Niles, IL - October 23-24 2021

    Central Time - Day 1: 10:00am - 7:00pm / Day 2: 10:00am - 6:45pm

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    Niles
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of VNiles
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    PLEASE NOTE: the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course includes internal assessment and exam techniques, which will be practiced in partnered pairs in lab time. H&W strives to foster an environment that is safe and supportive. Survivors of past trauma should be aware that performing or experiencing internal exams may be triggering, and that many, regardless of their histories, feel strong emotions when practicing these techniques. In order to foster an environment that is non-triggering and safe for all participants, we recommend all participants consider the emotional impact they may experience during the course, and consider consulting a trauma counselor or therapist prior to attending. 

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Advocate Lutheran General Rehabilitation

    7900 N. Milwaukee Ave
    Suite 16, Door C
    Niles, IL 60714
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North Shore - Niles, an IHG Hotel
    (847) 588-1900

    7247 N Waukegan Rd
    Niles, IL 60714
    Nearest Airport

    O'Hare International Airport
    Airport Code: ORD

    10000 W O'Hare Ave
    Chicago, IL 60666

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Northampton, MA - October 23-24 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Northampton
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    PLEASE NOTE: the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice. Participants who are pregnant who wish to participate fully in the entire course including in lab must bring a clearance letter from their physician allowing them to participate in the labs is required. Participants who are pregnant also have the option of bringing their own lab model for examination, or they have the option of working in a group of three during lab times. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course includes internal assessment and exam techniques, which will be practiced in partnered pairs in lab time. H&W strives to foster an environment that is safe and supportive. Survivors of past trauma should be aware that performing or experiencing internal exams may be triggering, and that many, regardless of their histories, feel strong emotions when practicing these techniques. In order to foster an environment that is non-triggering and safe for all participants, we recommend all participants consider the emotional impact they may experience during the course, and consider consulting a trauma counselor or therapist prior to attending. 

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Prerequisites:

    This advanced-level course assumes a working knowledge and anatomical understanding of the material presented in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B, and it will build from that knowledge. Please take time to review those course manuals before attending.

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

    =============================
    Before Day One
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 11.65 hours

    1) Anatomy and Function of Abdominopelvic Connective Tissues (57 min)
    2) The Endocrine System Part 1 (53 min)
    3) The Endocrine System Part 2 - Sex Hormones and Changes Throughout the Life Span (82 min)
    4) Endometriosis Part 1 (48 min)
    5) Endometriosis Part 2 (45 min)
    6) PCOS & Fibroids (70 min)
    7) Special Topics in Surgery Part 1 (50 min)
    8) Special Topics in Surgery Part 2 (38 min)
    9) Gynecological Oncology Intro (72 min)
    10) Pharmacologic Considerations in Pelvic Rehab (77 min)
    11) Nutritional Approaches to Decrease Inflammation (109 min)

    =============================
    Day One
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from online portion, objectives, overview
    7:00 - Anatomy review and working with connective tissues
    7:30 - Lab Activity 1: Working with fascia: abdomen
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab Activity 2: Working with scar tissue
    9:30 - Working endocrine knowledge into a rehab practice and Case Studies
    10:15 - Lunch
    11:15 - Lab Activity 3: Advanced urological techniques
    12:45 - Break
    1:00 - Vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    2:15 - Lab activity 4: External perineal and abdominal post-surgical techniques
    3:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Two
    =============================

    6:00 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    6:30 am PST - Course begins / Questions from day 1 and online portion
    7:00 - Common female pelvic surgeries
    8:30 - Break
    8:45 - Lab activity 5: Internal perineal and vaginal post-surgical techniques
    10:00 - Lunch
    11:00 - Gynecological Oncology part 2: Treatment Procedures
    12:15 - Lab activity 6: Positional release techniques
    1:15 - Break
    1:30 - Lab activity 7: Oncology considerations & lymphedema
    2:30 - Putting it all together
    3:00 - Wrap up
    3:15 - Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the connective tissue of the pelvic floor (organ ligamentous supports and fascia-scarpa’s, camper’s, endopelvic fascia)
    2. Describe the common vulvar skin and connective tissue dysfunctions
    3. List the common female pelvic surgery complications
    4. Demonstrate three manual therapy techniques for common female pelvic floor surgery complications
    5. List the female gynecologic oncology conditions
    6. Demonstrate three manual techniques for common oncology complications
    7. Describe the hormonal dysfunction considerations throughout the life cycle
    8. Demonstrate perineal release techniques
    9. Describe the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/ pelvic pain
    10. Describe nutritional approaches to decrease inflammation

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    8 Atwood Dr
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Recommended Lodging

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Springfield North
    (417) 833-9599

    115A Conz St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Nearest Airport

    Bradley International Airport
    Airport Code: BDL

    Schoephoester Rd
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

    Nari has been teaching with the institute since 2004. She has written the following courses: Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment /Treatment, as well as Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment/Treatment. She has co-authored the PF Series Capstone course with Allison Ariail and Jen Vande Vegte, and the Boundaries, Self Care, and Meditation Course (the burnout course) with Jen Vandevegte. In addition to teaching the classes she has authored, Nari also teaches all the other classes in the PF series: PF1, PF2A, PF2B, and Capstone. She was one of the question authors for the PRPC, and she has presented at many conferences, including CSM.

    Nari’s passions include teaching students how to use their hands more receptively and precisely for advanced manual therapy skills while keeping it simple enough to feel successful. She also is an advocate for therapists learning how to feel well and thrive as they care for others, which is a skill that can be developed. “Basically, I love helping therapists learn to help themselves and others more while having a lot of fun doing it”. Nari lives in Portland Oregon, where she runs a local study/mentoring group and has a private practice, Portland Pelvic Therapy. Her interests include meditation, working out, nature, and being constantly humbled from raising her three amazing teenagers!

    Nari's practice website is www.portlandpelvictherapy.com

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

    Course discounts for the Pelvic Floor Series are capped at 10% no matter the group size or number of registrations


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.

    Course discounts for the PF series are being capped at 10% no matter on group size or number of registrations - but will be staying the same for specialty courses.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. Students are welcome to attend satellite and remote courses with H&W once they have reached their third year and/or completed a hands-on clinical in their second year. You may register while in your 2nd year for a course that is taking place by the time you have become a third-year student. However, students are not allowed to register or attend a self-hosted course.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code STUDENT2023 for courses scheduled for 2023. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

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    Pelvic Floor Capstone Satellite Lab Course - Richmond, VA - April 24-25, 2021

    Eastern Time - Day 1: 11:00am - 8:00pm / Day 2: 11:00am - 7:45pm

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    Richmond
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    • Discounts

    Price: $775 ($795 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Contact Hours: 26

    The Pelvic Floor Capstone is an advanced course with the prerequisite of having attended Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2A, and 2B.

     

    This 26 hour (12.17 hours of online lecture plus 2 days of in-person learning), this advanced-level course is intended for the therapist who is experienced in treating the pelvic floor patient, has a strong understanding of pelvic anatomy including muscles and nerves, and strong pelvic floor palpation skills. Lab work instructed will cover manual therapy treatments addressing fascia and nerves.

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Capstone. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    This course is designed to build on the skills learned in Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2A, and 2B and covers advanced topics in women’s health including endometriosis, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Lectures includes discussions on the endocrine system and an advanced discussion on pelvic anatomy, focusing on connective tissues (organ ligamentous support and the endopelvic fascia). Other lectures and lab topics include surgery complications and gynecological cancers, as well as the role of pharmacology and nutrition in pelvic health/pelvic pain. Labs include hands-on manual therapy techniques to address complications from surgery or oncology treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and complex patients with the instructors on the final day of the course.

    PLEASE NOTE: the Pelvic Floor series of courses typically fill up about 2-3 months before the scheduled course date. It is highly recommended that participants register well in advance to reserve their seats. If you need your employer to send a check for your registration payment, please click the Request Invoice button on the course event page to reserve your seat.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. Past participants have found that wearing comfortable clothing that is easy for changing (such as skirts or athletic shorts) is very useful for labs. Due to temperature variations from clinic to clinic, we would recommend wearing comfortable layers.

    This is a satellite offering of the Pelvic Floor Capstone Course. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location.

    Vaginal examination and inte