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Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

Ramona Horton

Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

Courses Instructed by Ramona Horton

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    (CANCELED) Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System Satellite Lab Course -
    Athens, GA - April 30 - May 2, 2021 

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    April 30th: 4:00pm-8:30pm / May 1st: 11:00am-8:45pm / May 2nd: 11:00am-5:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Athens
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level:
    Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 20.75

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of Visceral Fascia Level 1: The Urinary System. 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

    This course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the visceral structures of the urologic system as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.

    This course is geared toward the experienced pelvic health therapist who wishes to integrate advanced manual therapy skills into their treatment regime.

    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers, with the visceral layer, which is the most complex, beginning at the nasopharynx and ending at the anal aperture  (1)
    • The abdominopelvic canister is “A functional and anatomical construct based on the components of the abdominal and pelvic cavities that work together synergistically” (2)
    • The walls of the canister, although part of the musculoskeletal system, are intimately connected to the visceral structures found within via fascial and ligamentous connections (3).
    • In order to function optimally the viscera must be able to move, not only in relationship to one another but with respect to their surrounding container (4).
    • Most importantly, the viscera are subject to the same laws of physics as the remainder of the locomotor system with solid structures such as the kidney are particularly affected by blunt force trauma (5, 6).

    Material will be presented that includes the science of and evidence behind the use of fascial-based manual therapy with the presentation of relevant visceral and fascial anatomy and their embryologic origins. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning with the goal of immediate implementation of the techniques learned following this introductory course. Students will be instructed in an extensive number of treatment techniques, both external abdominal as well as internal vaginal approaches. Course participants will be able to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment of visceral fascia for patients with a variety of urinary dysfunction diagnoses.

     

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

     

    Prerequisites:
    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:
    1. Horton (2015) Clinical Review: Visceral mobilization for pelvic dysfunction
    2. Review of Anatomy Terms
    3. Participants should bring an anatomy textbook for reference of the visceral anatomy. If you need to purchase an anatomy textbook Gray's Anatomy for Students is available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484.

     


    References

    1. Willard, F. H. (2012) Visceral fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley TW, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia-The Tensional Network of The Human Body. (pp. 53-56). Elsevier, Edinburgh.

    2. Lee, D., Lee, L., McLaughlin, L. (2008). Stability, continence, and breathing: The role of fascia following pregnancy and delivery. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 12(4), 333-348.

    3. Bordoni, B. & Zanier, E. (2013). Anatomic connections of the diaphragm: influence of respiration on the body system. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 6, 281–291.

    4. Uberoi, R., D'Costa, H., Brown, C., & Dubbins, P. (1995). Visceral slide for intraperitoneal adhesions? A prospective study in 48 patients with surgical correlation. Journal of clinical ultrasound, 23(6), 363-366.

    5. Cheynel, N., Serre, T., Arnoux, P-J, Ortega-Deballon P., Benoit L. ,Brunet, C. (2009). Comparison of the biomechanical behavior of the liver during frontal and lateral deceleration.

    6. Cox, E. (1984). Blunt abdominal trauma. A 5-year analysis of 870 patients requiring celiotomy. Annals of Surgery. 199(4), 467-474The Journal of Trauma, 67(1), 40-44 Physical Therapy, 68(7), 1082-1086.

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

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    Before Day One
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2.5 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1.25 hrs)
    2) Application of Fascial Based Treatment (1.3 hrs)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Review of recorded lectures, Q&A
    2:15 - Lab I – Three-dimensional Fascial mobilization, Horizontal diaphragms
    -- Direct and indirect treatment
    3:15 - Review of Evaluation Concepts
    -- Layer palpation exercises, Kinesthetic awareness exercises
    3:45 - Lab II - Palpation stations
    -- Visceral Palpation and Structure Evaluation
    4:45 - Bladder Lecture: External approach
    -- Normal mobility of bladder
    -- Anatomic relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    5:30 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / External Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab III - Lateral mobility testing & treatment
    -- Median and medial umbilical ligament (urachus)
    -- Abdominal scar mobilization
    9:15 - External Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab IV - Pubovesical ligament, seated & quadruped
    -- Obturator foramen, Bladder motility
    10:30 - Break
    10:45 - Small & Large Intestine Lecture
    -- Normal mobility of small intestine
    -- Anatomical relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    12:00 - Lunch
    1:00 - Small Intestine: Demo and Lab V - Mesenteric root
    -- Small intestine corpus mobilization
    -- Posterior peritoneal wall
    2:15 - Large Intestine: Demo and Lab VI – Cecum, Ileocecal valve, Sigmoid
    3:30 - Kidney/Ureters Lecture
    -- Normal kidney mobility
    -- Anatomic relationship
    -- Clinical considerations
    4:30 - Kidney/Ureter Techniques: Demo and Lab VII - Anterior & Posterior Renal Fascia Ureter Mobilization
    5:00 - Adjourn

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    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Review of Day 2 & Questions
    8:30 - Urethra & Trigone Lecture: Internal Approach
    -- Normal urethra mobility
    -- Anatomic relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    9:30 - Internal Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab VIII - Urethra
    -- Longitudinal, Transverse
    -- Bi-Manual scar mobilization, indirect/direct
    10:30 - Lab IX - Perineal membrane, Pubovesical ligament
    -- Trigone & Bladder: Indirect/Direct bladder motility
    11:30 - Break
    12:00 - Lunch & Lecture: Thoracic Relationships
    -- Normal Thoracic Mobility
    -- Anatomic Relationships
    -- Clinical Considerations
    12:45 - Visceral anatomy, fetal pig dissection
    1:30 - Thoracic Mobilization: Demo and Lab X - Thoracic Mobility at Diaphragm, Ribs and Sternum
    2:30 - Evaluation, Documentation & Case Study Presentation
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

     

    1. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral fascial structures relating to optimal function of the urinary system and pelvic floor.

    2. Understand the biological plausibility of how alteration of the normal mobility of visceral fascial structures can contribute to pelvic dysfunction

    3. Describe the role of neurologic mechanisms in altering the tone and tension of fascia with respect to manual therapy

    4. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the visceral fascia of the urologic system, pelvis, abdomen and thorax

    5. Describe the influence of somatic and autonomic function, to include respiration, on the normal mobility of the visceral structures within the urinary system

    6. Differentiate between direct and indirect manual therapy techniques and understand the proper application of each

    7. Identify visceral structures with relation to the urinary system via external and internal vaginal landmarks

    8. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility of visceral fascial structures.

    9. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial mobilization to visceral fascia utilizing external body and internal vaginal approaches

    10. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions throughout the pelvis, abdomen and thorax as they may relate to diagnoses of dysfunction within the urinary system

    11. Develop treatment sequencing with respect to global, local and focal fascial restrictions

    12. . Implement visceral fascia mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with urologic dysfunctions to include incontinence, urgency/frequency, retention, and bladder pain as they relate to physical therapy

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Thrive Integrated Medicine

    2080 Prince Ave
    Athens, GA 30606
    Recommended Lodging

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

    390 E Washington St
    Athens, GA 30601
    Nearest Airport

    Athens-Ben Epps Airport - AHN
    Airport Code: AHN

    1010 Ben Epps Dr
    Athens, GA 30605

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    (CANCELED) Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System Satellite Lab Course -
    Chamblee, GA - April 30 - May 2, 2021

    {dtregister}1698{/dtregister}

    April 30th: 4:00pm-8:30pm / May 1st: 11:00am-8:45pm / May 2nd: 11:00am-5:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Chamblee
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level:
    Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 20.75

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of Visceral Fascia Level 1: The Urinary System. 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

    This course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the visceral structures of the urologic system as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.

    This course is geared toward the experienced pelvic health therapist who wishes to integrate advanced manual therapy skills into their treatment regime.

    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers, with the visceral layer, which is the most complex, beginning at the nasopharynx and ending at the anal aperture  (1)
    • The abdominopelvic canister is “A functional and anatomical construct based on the components of the abdominal and pelvic cavities that work together synergistically” (2)
    • The walls of the canister, although part of the musculoskeletal system, are intimately connected to the visceral structures found within via fascial and ligamentous connections (3).
    • In order to function optimally the viscera must be able to move, not only in relationship to one another but with respect to their surrounding container (4).
    • Most importantly, the viscera are subject to the same laws of physics as the remainder of the locomotor system with solid structures such as the kidney are particularly affected by blunt force trauma (5, 6).

    Material will be presented that includes the science of and evidence behind the use of fascial-based manual therapy with the presentation of relevant visceral and fascial anatomy and their embryologic origins. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning with the goal of immediate implementation of the techniques learned following this introductory course. Students will be instructed in an extensive number of treatment techniques, both external abdominal as well as internal vaginal approaches. Course participants will be able to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment of visceral fascia for patients with a variety of urinary dysfunction diagnoses.

     

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

     

    Prerequisites:
    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:
    1. Horton (2015) Clinical Review: Visceral mobilization for pelvic dysfunction
    2. Review of Anatomy Terms
    3. Participants should bring an anatomy textbook for reference of the visceral anatomy. If you need to purchase an anatomy textbook Gray's Anatomy for Students is available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484.

     


    References

    1. Willard, F. H. (2012) Visceral fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley TW, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia-The Tensional Network of The Human Body. (pp. 53-56). Elsevier, Edinburgh.

    2. Lee, D., Lee, L., McLaughlin, L. (2008). Stability, continence, and breathing: The role of fascia following pregnancy and delivery. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 12(4), 333-348.

    3. Bordoni, B. & Zanier, E. (2013). Anatomic connections of the diaphragm: influence of respiration on the body system. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 6, 281–291.

    4. Uberoi, R., D'Costa, H., Brown, C., & Dubbins, P. (1995). Visceral slide for intraperitoneal adhesions? A prospective study in 48 patients with surgical correlation. Journal of clinical ultrasound, 23(6), 363-366.

    5. Cheynel, N., Serre, T., Arnoux, P-J, Ortega-Deballon P., Benoit L. ,Brunet, C. (2009). Comparison of the biomechanical behavior of the liver during frontal and lateral deceleration.

    6. Cox, E. (1984). Blunt abdominal trauma. A 5-year analysis of 870 patients requiring celiotomy. Annals of Surgery. 199(4), 467-474The Journal of Trauma, 67(1), 40-44 Physical Therapy, 68(7), 1082-1086.

    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: 2.5 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1.25 hrs)
    2) Application of Fascial Based Treatment (1.3 hrs)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Review of recorded lectures, Q&A
    2:15 - Lab I – Three-dimensional Fascial mobilization, Horizontal diaphragms
    -- Direct and indirect treatment
    3:15 - Review of Evaluation Concepts
    -- Layer palpation exercises, Kinesthetic awareness exercises
    3:45 - Lab II - Palpation stations
    -- Visceral Palpation and Structure Evaluation
    4:45 - Bladder Lecture: External approach
    -- Normal mobility of bladder
    -- Anatomic relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    5:30 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / External Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab III - Lateral mobility testing & treatment
    -- Median and medial umbilical ligament (urachus)
    -- Abdominal scar mobilization
    9:15 - External Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab IV - Pubovesical ligament, seated & quadruped
    -- Obturator foramen, Bladder motility
    10:30 - Break
    10:45 - Small & Large Intestine Lecture
    -- Normal mobility of small intestine
    -- Anatomical relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    12:00 - Lunch
    1:00 - Small Intestine: Demo and Lab V - Mesenteric root
    -- Small intestine corpus mobilization
    -- Posterior peritoneal wall
    2:15 - Large Intestine: Demo and Lab VI – Cecum, Ileocecal valve, Sigmoid
    3:30 - Kidney/Ureters Lecture
    -- Normal kidney mobility
    -- Anatomic relationship
    -- Clinical considerations
    4:30 - Kidney/Ureter Techniques: Demo and Lab VII - Anterior & Posterior Renal Fascia Ureter Mobilization
    5:00 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Review of Day 2 & Questions
    8:30 - Urethra & Trigone Lecture: Internal Approach
    -- Normal urethra mobility
    -- Anatomic relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    9:30 - Internal Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab VIII - Urethra
    -- Longitudinal, Transverse
    -- Bi-Manual scar mobilization, indirect/direct
    10:30 - Lab IX - Perineal membrane, Pubovesical ligament
    -- Trigone & Bladder: Indirect/Direct bladder motility
    11:30 - Break
    12:00 - Lunch & Lecture: Thoracic Relationships
    -- Normal Thoracic Mobility
    -- Anatomic Relationships
    -- Clinical Considerations
    12:45 - Visceral anatomy, fetal pig dissection
    1:30 - Thoracic Mobilization: Demo and Lab X - Thoracic Mobility at Diaphragm, Ribs and Sternum
    2:30 - Evaluation, Documentation & Case Study Presentation
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

     

    1. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral fascial structures relating to optimal function of the urinary system and pelvic floor.

    2. Understand the biological plausibility of how alteration of the normal mobility of visceral fascial structures can contribute to pelvic dysfunction

    3. Describe the role of neurologic mechanisms in altering the tone and tension of fascia with respect to manual therapy

    4. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the visceral fascia of the urologic system, pelvis, abdomen and thorax

    5. Describe the influence of somatic and autonomic function, to include respiration, on the normal mobility of the visceral structures within the urinary system

    6. Differentiate between direct and indirect manual therapy techniques and understand the proper application of each

    7. Identify visceral structures with relation to the urinary system via external and internal vaginal landmarks

    8. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility of visceral fascial structures.

    9. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial mobilization to visceral fascia utilizing external body and internal vaginal approaches

    10. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions throughout the pelvis, abdomen and thorax as they may relate to diagnoses of dysfunction within the urinary system

    11. Develop treatment sequencing with respect to global, local and focal fascial restrictions

    12. . Implement visceral fascia mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with urologic dysfunctions to include incontinence, urgency/frequency, retention, and bladder pain as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    (CANCELED) Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System Satellite Lab Course -
    Jacksonville, FL - April 30 - May 2, 2021

    {dtregister}1665{/dtregister}

    April 30th: 4:00pm-8:30pm / May 1st: 11:00am-8:45pm / May 2nd: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Jacksonville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level:
    Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 20.75

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of Visceral Fascia Level 1: The Urinary System. 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

    This course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the visceral structures of the urologic system as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.

    This course is geared toward the experienced pelvic health therapist who wishes to integrate advanced manual therapy skills into their treatment regime.

    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers, with the visceral layer, which is the most complex, beginning at the nasopharynx and ending at the anal aperture  (1)
    • The abdominopelvic canister is “A functional and anatomical construct based on the components of the abdominal and pelvic cavities that work together synergistically” (2)
    • The walls of the canister, although part of the musculoskeletal system, are intimately connected to the visceral structures found within via fascial and ligamentous connections (3).
    • In order to function optimally the viscera must be able to move, not only in relationship to one another but with respect to their surrounding container (4).
    • Most importantly, the viscera are subject to the same laws of physics as the remainder of the locomotor system with solid structures such as the kidney are particularly affected by blunt force trauma (5, 6).

    Material will be presented that includes the science of and evidence behind the use of fascial-based manual therapy with the presentation of relevant visceral and fascial anatomy and their embryologic origins. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning with the goal of immediate implementation of the techniques learned following this introductory course. Students will be instructed in an extensive number of treatment techniques, both external abdominal as well as internal vaginal approaches. Course participants will be able to immediately incorporate evaluation and treatment of visceral fascia for patients with a variety of urinary dysfunction diagnoses.

     

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

     

    Prerequisites:
    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:
    1. Horton (2015) Clinical Review: Visceral mobilization for pelvic dysfunction
    2. Review of Anatomy Terms
    3. Participants should bring an anatomy textbook for reference of the visceral anatomy. If you need to purchase an anatomy textbook Gray's Anatomy for Students is available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484.

     


    References

    1. Willard, F. H. (2012) Visceral fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley TW, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia-The Tensional Network of The Human Body. (pp. 53-56). Elsevier, Edinburgh.

    2. Lee, D., Lee, L., McLaughlin, L. (2008). Stability, continence, and breathing: The role of fascia following pregnancy and delivery. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 12(4), 333-348.

    3. Bordoni, B. & Zanier, E. (2013). Anatomic connections of the diaphragm: influence of respiration on the body system. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 6, 281–291.

    4. Uberoi, R., D'Costa, H., Brown, C., & Dubbins, P. (1995). Visceral slide for intraperitoneal adhesions? A prospective study in 48 patients with surgical correlation. Journal of clinical ultrasound, 23(6), 363-366.

    5. Cheynel, N., Serre, T., Arnoux, P-J, Ortega-Deballon P., Benoit L. ,Brunet, C. (2009). Comparison of the biomechanical behavior of the liver during frontal and lateral deceleration.

    6. Cox, E. (1984). Blunt abdominal trauma. A 5-year analysis of 870 patients requiring celiotomy. Annals of Surgery. 199(4), 467-474The Journal of Trauma, 67(1), 40-44 Physical Therapy, 68(7), 1082-1086.

    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: 2.5 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1.25 hrs)
    2) Application of Fascial Based Treatment (1.3 hrs)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Review of recorded lectures, Q&A
    2:15 - Lab I – Three-dimensional Fascial mobilization, Horizontal diaphragms
    -- Direct and indirect treatment
    3:15 - Review of Evaluation Concepts
    -- Layer palpation exercises, Kinesthetic awareness exercises
    3:45 - Lab II - Palpation stations
    -- Visceral Palpation and Structure Evaluation
    4:45 - Bladder Lecture: External approach
    -- Normal mobility of bladder
    -- Anatomic relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    5:30 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / External Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab III - Lateral mobility testing & treatment
    -- Median and medial umbilical ligament (urachus)
    -- Abdominal scar mobilization
    9:15 - External Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab IV - Pubovesical ligament, seated & quadruped
    -- Obturator foramen, Bladder motility
    10:30 - Break
    10:45 - Small & Large Intestine Lecture
    -- Normal mobility of small intestine
    -- Anatomical relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    12:00 - Lunch
    1:00 - Small Intestine: Demo and Lab V - Mesenteric root
    -- Small intestine corpus mobilization
    -- Posterior peritoneal wall
    2:15 - Large Intestine: Demo and Lab VI – Cecum, Ileocecal valve, Sigmoid
    3:30 - Kidney/Ureters Lecture
    -- Normal kidney mobility
    -- Anatomic relationship
    -- Clinical considerations
    4:30 - Kidney/Ureter Techniques: Demo and Lab VII - Anterior & Posterior Renal Fascia Ureter Mobilization
    5:00 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Review of Day 2 & Questions
    8:30 - Urethra & Trigone Lecture: Internal Approach
    -- Normal urethra mobility
    -- Anatomic relationships
    -- Clinical considerations
    9:30 - Internal Bladder Techniques: Demo and Lab VIII - Urethra
    -- Longitudinal, Transverse
    -- Bi-Manual scar mobilization, indirect/direct
    10:30 - Lab IX - Perineal membrane, Pubovesical ligament
    -- Trigone & Bladder: Indirect/Direct bladder motility
    11:30 - Break
    12:00 - Lunch & Lecture: Thoracic Relationships
    -- Normal Thoracic Mobility
    -- Anatomic Relationships
    -- Clinical Considerations
    12:45 - Visceral anatomy, fetal pig dissection
    1:30 - Thoracic Mobilization: Demo and Lab X - Thoracic Mobility at Diaphragm, Ribs and Sternum
    2:30 - Evaluation, Documentation & Case Study Presentation
    3:00 - Adjourn

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

     

    1. Describe the theory and application of mobilization of visceral fascial structures relating to optimal function of the urinary system and pelvic floor.

    2. Understand the biological plausibility of how alteration of the normal mobility of visceral fascial structures can contribute to pelvic dysfunction

    3. Describe the role of neurologic mechanisms in altering the tone and tension of fascia with respect to manual therapy

    4. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the visceral fascia of the urologic system, pelvis, abdomen and thorax

    5. Describe the influence of somatic and autonomic function, to include respiration, on the normal mobility of the visceral structures within the urinary system

    6. Differentiate between direct and indirect manual therapy techniques and understand the proper application of each

    7. Identify visceral structures with relation to the urinary system via external and internal vaginal landmarks

    8. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility of visceral fascial structures.

    9. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial mobilization to visceral fascia utilizing external body and internal vaginal approaches

    10. Recognize and treat fascial restrictions throughout the pelvis, abdomen and thorax as they may relate to diagnoses of dysfunction within the urinary system

    11. Develop treatment sequencing with respect to global, local and focal fascial restrictions

    12. . Implement visceral fascia mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with urologic dysfunctions to include incontinence, urgency/frequency, retention, and bladder pain as they relate to physical therapy

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Summit Physical Therapy

    2219 County Rd 220
    Ste 304
    Middleburg, FL 32068
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fleming Island
    (904)-215-8900

    1815 E West Pkwy
    Fleming Island, FL 32003
    Nearest Airport

    Jacksonville International Airport
    Airport Code: JAX

    2400 Yankee Clipper Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    December 3rd: 3:30pm-7:30pm/December 4th: 10:00am-7:30pm / December 5th: 10:00am-5:00pm
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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Ed Schipul
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Memorial Hermann Health System

    925 Gessner St
    Suite 350, Pelvic Floor Health Center
    Houston, TX 77024
    Recommended Lodging

    The Westin Houston, Memorial City
    (281) 501-4300

    945 Gessner Rd
    Houston, TX 77024
    Nearest Airport

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    Airport Code: IAH

    2800 N Terminal Rd
    Houston, TX 77032

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

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

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    Before Day One
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

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    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Mizzou Therapy Services

    7115 E St. Charles Rd
    Columbia, MO 65202
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Columbia-East
    (573) 474-4444

    915 Port Way
    Columbia, MO 65201
    Nearest Airport

    Columbia Regional Airport
    Airport Code: COU

    915 Port Way
    Columbia, MO 65201

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    100 Registration, Welcome and Zoom review
    1:30
    Review of recorded lectures and questions
    Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization
    2:30
    Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    3:30
    Lecture – Myofascial Induction and Positional Inhibition
    4:30
    Lab II – Myofascial Induction techniques: Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular
    5:30
    Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Lecture - Bony Pelvis and Lower Extremity
    9:15 Lab III - Techniques for bony pelvis:
    Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    10:30 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis:
    Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, LE articular loading, thigh muscles 2:15 Lecture – Peripheral Nerves
    3:00 Lab VI – Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab
    Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve
    4:15 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    8:00 Questions from day 2
    8:30
    Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body
    9:45
    Lab VIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal, PIT puborectalis 1

    1:00 Short break
    11:30
    Lecture & Brunch - Adjunctive fascial release techniques
    12:30
    Lab IX - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45
    Lab X – Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    2:30
    Wrap up, case presentations and questions
    3:00
    Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Summa Health Wellness Center in Green

    3838 Massillon Rd.
    Uniontown, OH 44685
    Recommended Lodging

    Cambria Suites in Green
    (330) 899-1990

    1787 Thorn Drive
    Uniontown, OH 44685
    Nearest Airport

    Akron-Canton Airport
    Airport Code: CAK

    5400 Lauby Road
    Canton, OH 44720

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    BelAir
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    100 Registration, Welcome and Zoom review
    1:30
    Review of recorded lectures and questions
    Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization
    2:30
    Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    3:30
    Lecture – Myofascial Induction and Positional Inhibition
    4:30
    Lab II – Myofascial Induction techniques: Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular
    5:30
    Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Lecture - Bony Pelvis and Lower Extremity
    9:15 Lab III - Techniques for bony pelvis:
    Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    10:30 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis:
    Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, LE articular loading, thigh muscles 2:15 Lecture – Peripheral Nerves
    3:00 Lab VI – Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab
    Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve
    4:15 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    8:00 Questions from day 2
    8:30
    Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body
    9:45
    Lab VIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal, PIT puborectalis 1

    1:00 Short break
    11:30
    Lecture & Brunch - Adjunctive fascial release techniques
    12:30
    Lab IX - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45
    Lab X – Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    2:30
    Wrap up, case presentations and questions
    3:00
    Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    University of MD Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn 
    410-670-6000

    Nearest Airport

    Baltimore Washington International Airport

     

     

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

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer - Carlsbad, CA - March 22-24, 2019

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    100 Registration, Welcome and Zoom review
    1:30
    Review of recorded lectures and questions
    Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization
    2:30
    Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    3:30
    Lecture – Myofascial Induction and Positional Inhibition
    4:30
    Lab II – Myofascial Induction techniques: Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular
    5:30
    Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Lecture - Bony Pelvis and Lower Extremity
    9:15 Lab III - Techniques for bony pelvis:
    Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    10:30 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis:
    Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, LE articular loading, thigh muscles 2:15 Lecture – Peripheral Nerves
    3:00 Lab VI – Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab
    Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve
    4:15 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    8:00 Questions from day 2
    8:30
    Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body
    9:45
    Lab VIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal, PIT puborectalis 1

    1:00 Short break
    11:30
    Lecture & Brunch - Adjunctive fascial release techniques
    12:30
    Lab IX - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45
    Lab X – Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    2:30
    Wrap up, case presentations and questions
    3:00
    Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      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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    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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: $575 (Early Registrant Price $550)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This continuing education course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the connective tissue that interplays within the muscular system of the trunk, hip, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is geared toward the therapist that wishes to integrate a variety of manual therapy techniques for treating the myofascial system. Material will be presented that includes the science and evidence behind myofascial release, relevant anatomical structures, clinical reasoning and an extensive number of treatment techniques. Lab sections include both surface and internal vaginal/rectal techniques. The goal is to provide the clinician that is currently treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction additional tools that they can immediately incorporate into their clinical practice.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Francis Medical Center

    6001 E Woodmen Rd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80923
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs
    (719)596-6000

    3431 Cinema Point
    Colorado Springs, CO 80922
    Nearest Airport

    Denver International Airport
    Airport Code: DEN

    8500 Peña Blvd
    Denver, CO 802498

     

    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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    Grand Rapids
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    100 Registration, Welcome and Zoom review
    1:30
    Review of recorded lectures and questions
    Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization
    2:30
    Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    3:30
    Lecture – Myofascial Induction and Positional Inhibition
    4:30
    Lab II – Myofascial Induction techniques: Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular
    5:30
    Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Lecture - Bony Pelvis and Lower Extremity
    9:15 Lab III - Techniques for bony pelvis:
    Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    10:30 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis:
    Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, LE articular loading, thigh muscles 2:15 Lecture – Peripheral Nerves
    3:00 Lab VI – Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab
    Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve
    4:15 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    8:00 Questions from day 2
    8:30
    Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body
    9:45
    Lab VIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal, PIT puborectalis 1

    1:00 Short break
    11:30
    Lecture & Brunch - Adjunctive fascial release techniques
    12:30
    Lab IX - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45
    Lab X – Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    2:30
    Wrap up, case presentations and questions
    3:00
    Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

     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)

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    Due to ongoing concerns about COVID19, this course has been converted to a satellite lab course. Registration for the satellite lab course is available here.

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    Greenville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    100 Registration, Welcome and Zoom review
    1:30
    Review of recorded lectures and questions
    Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization
    2:30
    Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    3:30
    Lecture – Myofascial Induction and Positional Inhibition
    4:30
    Lab II – Myofascial Induction techniques: Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular
    5:30
    Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Lecture - Bony Pelvis and Lower Extremity
    9:15 Lab III - Techniques for bony pelvis:
    Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    10:30 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis:
    Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, LE articular loading, thigh muscles 2:15 Lecture – Peripheral Nerves
    3:00 Lab VI – Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab
    Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve
    4:15 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    8:00 Questions from day 2
    8:30
    Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body
    9:45
    Lab VIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal, PIT puborectalis 1

    1:00 Short break
    11:30
    Lecture & Brunch - Adjunctive fascial release techniques
    12:30
    Lab IX - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45
    Lab X – Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    2:30
    Wrap up, case presentations and questions
    3:00
    Adjourn

     

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      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:

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $575 (Early Registrant Price $550)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This continuing education course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the connective tissue that interplays within the muscular system of the trunk, hip, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is geared toward the therapist that wishes to integrate a variety of manual therapy techniques for treating the myofascial system. Material will be presented that includes the science and evidence behind myofascial release, relevant anatomical structures, clinical reasoning and an extensive number of treatment techniques. Lab sections include both surface and internal vaginal/rectal techniques. The goal is to provide the clinician that is currently treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction additional tools that they can immediately incorporate into their clinical practice.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Texas Children's Hospital
    Feigin Center

    1102 Bates Ave
    Houston, TX 77030
    Recommended Lodging

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

    6633 Travis St
    Houston, TX 77030
    Nearest Airports

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    Airport Code: IAH


    William P. Hobby Airport
    Airport Code: HOU

    2800 N Terminal Rd
    Houston, TX 77032


    7800 Airport Blvd
    Houston, TX 77061

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

    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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    Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer - Minneapolis, MN - September 7-9, 2018

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    Minneapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Viverant

    12324 Wayzata Blvd.
    Minnetonka, MN 55305
    Recommended Lodging

    Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Minneapolis West
    (763) 473-3008

    210 Carlson Pkwy N
    Plymouth, MN 55447
    Nearest Airport

    Minneapolis St Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    Minnesota

     

    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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    Contact Hours: 17

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    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph Hospital - Outpatient Rehab

    75 Northeastern Blvd
    Nashua, NH 03062
    Recommended Lodging

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

    9 Northeastern Blvd
    Nashua, NH 03062
    Nearest Airport

    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
    Airport Code: MHT

    1 Airport Rd
    Manchester, NH 03103

     

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

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

    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

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price of $625 ends one month before the first day of the course)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

    • Fascia is the ubiquitous connective tissue that permeates the entire body forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support and communication (1).
    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal and rectal techniques, Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital

    2800 Blue Ridge Road
    Raleigh, 27607
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley
    (919) 703-2525

    3912 Arrow Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27612
    Nearest Airport

    Raleigh–Durham International Airport
    Airport Code: RDU

    2400 John Brantley Blvd
    Morrisville, NC 27560

     

    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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    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17
     

    Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate myofascial based treatment into an existing clinical program

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    • The fascial system consists of four concentric layers; the “myofascia” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system (2).
    • Patients with chronic pelvic pain are more likely to have abnormal musculoskeletal findings on examination (3,4).

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    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular, intraosseous structures and multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition as a modality for shutting off trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping) -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction.

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.


    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    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.Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation.


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

     


    References

    1. Findley T (2009) Fascia research II: Second international fascia research congress. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2(3)

    2. Willard F (2012) Somatic Fascia. In: Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P (Eds.) Fascia: The Tensional Network of The Human Body. Edinburgh: Elsevier, pp. 11-17.

    3.Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes C, Tu F (2012) A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: A blinded study of examination findings. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16:50-56.

    4. Zerman DH, Ishigooka M, Doggweiler R, Schmidt R, (1999) Neurological insights into the etiology of genitourinary pain in men. Journal of Urology 161:903-908

    .

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    FunctionSmart Physical Therapy

    5945 Pacific Center Blvd Suite 510
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn San Diego Sorrento Mesa
    (858) 552-9100

    5995 Pacific Mesa Ct
    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

     

    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

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $575 (Early Registrant Price $550)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This continuing education course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the connective tissue that interplays within the muscular system of the trunk, hip, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is geared toward the therapist that wishes to integrate a variety of manual therapy techniques for treating the myofascial system. Material will be presented that includes the science and evidence behind myofascial release, relevant anatomical structures, clinical reasoning and an extensive number of treatment techniques. Lab sections include both surface and internal vaginal/rectal techniques. The goal is to provide the clinician that is currently treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction additional tools that they can immediately incorporate into their clinical practice.

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

    Day One:

    5:00 Introduction, Goals and Objectives
    5:30 Lecture - Concepts of myofascial release
    7:00 Lab I - Palpation exercise and mobility testing
    8:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one 
    8:30 Lecture - MFR techniques for superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    9:15 Lab II - MFR techniques: superficial, deep fascia and muscle bellies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lecture - Bony Pelvis
    11:00Labs III - Techniques for bony pelvis: Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab IV - Techniques for the bony pelvis: Ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint
    2:00 Lecture - Lower extremity: Hip, thigh and lower leg
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - Techniques for the lower extremity: Hip capsule, femoral neck, thigh muscles
    4:00 Lab VI - Techniques for the lower extremity: Talo-crural joint, fibula, interosseus membrane
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one  
    8:30 Lecture - Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    9:15 Lab VII - Techniques for anterior pelvic floor: UG diaphragm, layers I-III muscles, obturator foramen, perineal body
    10:30 Break
    10:45 LabVIII - Techniques for posterior pelvic floor: Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, alcock’s canal
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lecture - Adjunctive fascial release techniques: Positional release (PRT) and Instrument aided soft tissue mobilization
    1:45 Lab IV - PRT: ST ligament, transverse perineal muscle, perineal nerve, obturator internus, puborectalis
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Lab V - IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    4:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Describe the theory and application of myofascial release
    2. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the fascial system
    3. Differentiate between direct and indirect release techniques and understand the proper application of each
    4. Identify external and internal myofascial structures that may have an effect on pelvic dysfunction
    5. Recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility and joint spring testing
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial release; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches
    7. Recognize and treat myofascial restrictions throughout the trunk, pelvis and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    8. Implement myofascial release techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic and hip region as they relate to physical therapy

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

    2415 De La Vina St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Recommended Lodging

    Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
    (805) 682-7277

    2220 Bath St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Nearest Airport

    Santa Barbara Airport
    Airport Code: SBA

    500 James Fowler Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA 93117

     

    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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    Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer - Satellite Lab Course - August 5-7, 2022

    August 5th: 1:00pm-5:00pm /August 6th: 8:00am-5:30pm /August 7th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

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    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

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    Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer - Satellite Lab Course - December 3-5, 2021

    December 3rd: 1:00pm-5:00pm /December 4th: 8:00am-5:30pm /
    December 5th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

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    July 9th: 1:00pm-5:00pm /July 10th: 8:00am-5:30pm /
    July 11th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

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    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

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    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

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    Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer - Satellite Lab Course - March 4-6, 2022

    March 4th: 1:00pm-5:00pm /March 5th: 8:00am-5:30pm /
    March 6th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

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    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

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    Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer Satellite Lab Course - Athens, GA November 6-8, 2020

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    November 6th: 4:00pm-8:00pm /November 7th: 11:00am-8:30pm /
    November 8th: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Athens
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Thrive Integrated Medicine

    2080 Prince Ave
    Athens, GA 30606
    Recommended Lodging

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

    390 E Washington St
    Athens, GA 30601
    Nearest Airport

    Athens-Ben Epps Airport - AHN
    Airport Code: AHN

    1010 Ben Epps Dr
    Athens, GA 30605

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Asheville
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Elisa.rolle
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      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

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    July 9th: 4:30pm-8:30pm/July 10th: 11:00am-8:30pm / July 11th: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Boston
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

    2300 Crown Colony Dr #102
    Quincy, MA 02169
    Recommended Lodging

    Staybridge Suites Boston-Quincy, an IHG Hotel
    (781) 819-3890

    1 Arlington St
    Quincy, MA 02171
    Nearest Airport

    Boston Logan International Airport
    Airport Code: BOS

    Boston, MA 02128

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    March 4th: 4:00pm-8:30pm/March 5th: 11:00am-8:30pm /March 6th: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Collegeville
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    NovaCare Collegeville

    201 Second Ave
    Collegeville, PA 19426
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge/Collegeville
    (484) 974-2600

    600 Campus Drive
    Collegeville, PA 19426
    Nearest Airport

    Brandywine Regional Airport (KOQN)
    Airport Code: OQN

    1205 Ward Ave # 2
    West Chester, PA 19380

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
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    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Holistic Healing Center

    420 State Route 34 Suite 317
    Colts Neck, NJ 07722
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Lincroft Red Bank
    (732)-530-5552

    245 Half Mile Rd
    Red Bank, NJ, 07701
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    March 4th: 4:00pm-8:30pm/March 5th: 11:00am-8:30pm /March 6th: 11:00am-6:00pm

    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Generation Care - Grand Rapids, MI

    4095 Park East Court SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - Airport, an IHG Hotel
    (616) 285-7600

    3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    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

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    November 8th: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      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:

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    March 4th: 1:00pm-5:30pm/March 5th: 8:00am-5:30pm /March 6th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    Irvine
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Azusa Tarn
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Core Pelvic Floor Therapy

    15375 Barranca Pkwy #A104
    Irvine, CA 92618
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum
    (949) 453-1033

    7955 Irvine Center Dr
    Irvine, CA 92618
    Nearest Airport

    John Wayne Airport
    Airport Code: SNA

    18601 Airport Way
    Santa Ana, CA 92707

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Four Pines Physical Therapy

    46 Iron Horse Drive Ste 2
    Alpine, WY 83128
    Recommended Lodging

    Flying Saddle Resort
    (877)-772-4422

    118878 US-89
    Alpine, WY 83128
    Nearest Airport

    Jackson Hole Airport
    Airport Code: JAC

    1250 E Airport Rd #159
    Jackson, WY 83001

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    Canceled - Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer Satellite Lab Course - Jacksonville, FL December 3-5, 2021

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    December 3rd: 4:30pm-8:30pm/ December 4th: 11:00am-8:30pm / December 5th: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

    Jacksonville
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Jon Zander
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Summit Physical Therapy

    2219 County Rd 220
    Ste 304
    Middleburg, FL 32068
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fleming Island
    (904)-215-8900

    1815 E West Pkwy
    Fleming Island, FL 32003
    Nearest Airport

    Jacksonville International Airport
    Airport Code: JAX

    2400 Yankee Clipper Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    December 3rd: 4:30pm-8:30pm/ December 4th: 11:00am-8:30pm / December 5th: 11:00am-6:00pm
    *Times are listed in Eastern Time

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    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Wifimonster
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

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    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      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:

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    March 4th: 1:00pm-5:30pm/March 5th: 8:00am-5:30pm /March 6th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    Medford
    Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons courtesy of Grant Wylie
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center

    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Medford
    (541) 779-9800

    2010 Hospitality Way
    Medford, OR 97504
    Nearest Airport

    Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport
    Airport Code: MFR

    1000 Terminal Spur Rd
    Medford, OR 97504

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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    November 8th: 8:00am-3:00pm
    *Times are listed in Pacific Time

    Medford
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $675
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 17

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer course.  A satellite means that participnts 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 local lab assistants at the satellite course location. 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. The self-hosted option is for those who will be working in pairs or small groups on their own.

    Fascia is the ubiquitous tissue that permeates the entire body; it supports and connects all of the other structures found within.  The “myofascial” is comprised of those layers of fascia that are associated with the locomotor system.   Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction is well documented as an effective treatment approach.  This treatment requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as palpation skills for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures

    The material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on tissue evaluation and clinical reasoning.  Multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction will be presented in this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient.  The goal is for the attending therapist to have a variety of skills to incorporate evidence-based myofascial treatment into an existing clinical program.

    Lab activities will cover external and internal vaginal or rectal techniques, both male and female clinicians are encouraged to participate.   Fascial approaches include a variety of techniques for the abdominal wall, pelvis, hip and lower extremity to include:

    -Fascial induction utilizing direct and indirect methods for muscle bellies, intraarticular and

     intraosseous structures and  multiple layers of the pelvic floor

    -Positional inhibition for trigger points, internal and external

    -Peripheral nerve mobilizations for pelvis and lower extremity

    -Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (AISTM, Gua Sha)

    -Fascial decompression (Cupping)

    -Introduction of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to measure tissue changes

    The goal of this course is to provide the clinician who is treating women and men with pelvic dysfunction immediate access to a variety of approaches to the myofascial system. Throughout the course, clinical reasoning and application will be addressed with emphasis on various presentations of frequently seen in patients with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction. 

     

    Special Considerations:

    As this course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle techniques will be taught in labs. Pregnant women course attendees may participate in a limited capacity and we strongly recommend that pregnant attendees bring a model as vaginal examination and internal myofascial manual therapy prior to 32 weeks gestation is not the common standard of medical practice.
    Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1 through Herman & Wallace or prior seminar instruction in internal pelvic floor vaginal muscle examinations. 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

     

    Required Readings:

    Review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

     

    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: 2.25 hours

    1) Concepts of Visceral Mobilization (1hr 22min)
    2) Myofascial Treatment (54 min)

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

    12:30 pm PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    1:00 pm PST - Course begins / Introductions
    1:30 - Review of recorded lectures and questions (Concepts of Myofascial Mobilization, Evaluation and Mobility Testing)
    2:30 - Lab I: Mobility Testing
    3:30 - Lecture: Review of Myofascial Induction Techniques
    4:00 - Lab II: Myofascial Induction techniques (A-P Fascial stacking, superficial fascia, muscle bellies, articular fascia)
    5:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Lecture: Bony Pelvis
    9:00 - Lab III: Techniques for bony pelvis (Inominate, ischiopubic ramus, pubic tubercle, pubic symphysis)
    10:15 - Lab IV: Techniques for the bony pelvis (Ilial rotation, ilial decompression, sacrum/SI joint)
    11:30 - Lecture: Hip and Lower Extremity
    12:15 - Lunch
    1:15 - Lab V: Techniques for the lower extremity (Hip screen, hip capsule, interosseous membrane, talo-crural joint, thigh muscles)
    2:30 - Lecture: Peripheral Nerves
    3:15 - Lab VI: Peripheral Nerves Demo and Lab (Lumbar plexus, obturator nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, sciatic nerve, pudendal nerve)
    4:30 - Lecture: Anterior and posterior pelvic floor
    5:30 - Adjourn

    =============================
    Day Three
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Questions from Day 2
    8:30 - Lab VII: Techniques for anterior pelvic floor (UG diaphragm, PIT transverse perineal muscles, bimanual levator ani, obturator foramen, PIT obturator internus, perineal body)
    9:45 - Lab VIII: Techniques for posterior pelvic floor (Ischiorectal fossa, vaginal approach to coccyx, posterior pelvic floor, Alcock’s canal PIT puborectalis)
    11:30 - Lecture & Brunch: Adjunctive fascial mobilization technique
    12:30 - Lab IX: IASTM technique for trunk and lower extremity
    1:45 - Lab X: Fascial decompression (Cupping)
    3:00 - Case presentations and questions
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Identify the four layers of the fascial system and how they interrelate
    2. Describe the theory and application of osteopathic principles to include myofascial induction technique with respect to its neurophysiologic effect
    3. Perform, selective tissue tension testing, osseous and articular spring testing and recognize abnormal connective tissue mobility
    4. Differentiate between direct and indirect mobilization techniques and understand the proper application of each
    5. Cite potential causes for the development of local restrictions in the fascial system and the role that somatic convergence plays in the perpetuation of pain states
    6. Apply the technique of three-dimensional myofascial induction; utilizing external body and internal vaginal/rectal approaches for myofascial structures throughout the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction
    7. Describe the difference between ARTS and STAR for treatment paradigms plus the application of positional inhibition technique for the treatment of exquisite trigger points
    8. Identify the anatomy of the neurologic connective tissue and application of peripheral nerve mobilization
    9. Differentiate treatment applications for fascial structures to include fascial induction, fascial decompression, and use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    10. Implement myofascial mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied diagnoses of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip region as they relate to pelvic health physical therapy

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Medford
    (541) 779-9800

    2010 Hospitality Way
    Medford, OR 97504
    Nearest Airport

    Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport
    Airport Code: MFR

    1000 Terminal Spur Rd
    Medford, OR 97504

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

    Ramona Horton, MPT, DPT

    Ramona Horton

    Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She exited the army at the rank of Captain and applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. A desire to expand her knowledge of evidence-based practice and research was the impetus to further her academic pursuits, receiving a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. In 2020, Ramona received the prestigious Academy of Pelvic Health Elizabeth Noble Award for her contributions to the field of pelvic health.

    Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national, and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and manual therapy.

    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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