Welcome to The Herman & Wallace Institute!

Pelvic Rehabilitation Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

Herman & Wallace provides continuing education courses for physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, and other rehabilitation professionals seeking evidence-based training for treating pelvic floor dysfunction and related conditions of the pelvis, hip, and spine.

Our course catalog spans more than 50 topics for practitioners with all levels of experience. Find a nearby course that's right for you!

Want $50 off the registration fee*? Use the discount code SWFB50 to register for any of the specialty courses below

Continuing education courses in your region

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    Pelvic Floor Level 1 Satellite Lab Course - Sacramento, CA - October 17-18, 2020

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    Pacific Time: Oct 17th: 7:30am-4:00pm /Oct 18th: 7:30am-4:15pm

    Sacramento
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This is a satellite offering of our course, Pelvic Floor Level 1. A satellite means that participants will be gathering in a given location and watching the instructor present remotely on the same screen. During labs, participants will pair up and be guided by the on-site lab assistants at the satellite course location. 

    This continuing education course is comprised of 10 hours of prerecorded lectures followed by 14 hours of live, interactive remote learning which will be completed by groups meeting at a specific satellite location OR self hosted location. The instructor will be presenting to all satellites from a remote location via Zoom. Participants in this event will meet in person to watch the Zoom presentation in the same location and participate in labs together, with the instructor guiding remotely. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course. 

    This course was designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. This course is geared to the therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination, and SEMG biofeedback assessment (please note that, for the time being, SEMG is being demonstrated in video lectures; for hands-on learning, consider attending Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction). The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

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

     

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

     

    Special Considerations:

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

     "Relative" Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings. 

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Hourly Schedule - Pacific Time

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    UC Davis Health

    2335 Stockton Blvd
    North Addition - 3109/31111
    Sacramento CA, 95817
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Midtown
    (916)-455-6800

    4422 Y St
    Sacramento, CA 95817
    Nearest Airport

    Sacramento International Airport
    Airport Code: SMF

    6900 Airport Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95837

     

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

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients. 

     

     

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

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

    Day Two:

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

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

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

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

    3. Determine where to start and which treatments to use

    4. Review joint mobilizations, particularly the theory of Maitland

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

    5. Begin and progress the patient through core training

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

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

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    East Sacramento Physical Therapy

    3400 Elvas Ave
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento
    916-451-1135

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

    Sacramento International Airport
    Airport Code: SMF

    6900 Airport Blvd,
    Sacramento, CA 95837,USA

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

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

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

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

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

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

    This two-day course, developed by an instructor with extensive experience working with professional athletes, will cover an evidence-based, immediately-applicable skills related to pelvic floor rehabilitation for the athlete, covering treatment philosophies for the pelvis and pelvic floor and global considerations of how these structures contribute to human movement. Topics covered will include urinary incontinence, as well as the intricacies of athletic movement and how energy transference throughout the kinetic chain is crucial to rehabilitation approach, injury prevention and high performance. This course will also cover biomechanics behind human movement of the lumbopelvic-hip complex so the participant will be able to prescribe effective and innovative therapeutic exercise programs. The connection of how pelvic rehab influences LE pathologies such as ACL, PFP and chronic ankle instability will be covered. Although this class has a focus on athletes, these concepts of biomechanics and movement patterning are applicable to all patients in the clinic

    Lab sessions will give the clinicians an opportunity to perceive human movement through a unique lens of global complexity in a simplified approach. External manual therapy techniques will be instructed. In addition, the course is highlighted with high-quality videos capturing athletes of all levels, particularly professional athletes with whom the instructor has worked.

    This course has been designed to bridge the gap between the sports/orthopedic clinician (certified athletic trainers included) and the experienced pelvic health practitioner and is designed to provide both demographics a challenging and engaging learning experience with a the goal of expanding the general sports and ortho clinician’s understanding of the pelvic floor, as well as challenging the advanced pelvic health therapist to expand their treatments to encompass three-dimensional movements and offering them an arsenal of therapeutic exercises beyond simple local type exercises. Following the course, clinicians who choose not to pursue an advanced clinical skill set of a pelvic health therapist will have a more confident understanding of when a referral to a pelvic health clinician is appropriate. Both groups will leave this course with additional tools for their clinical tool box related to manual therapy and exercise.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, goals and objectives
    8:30 Anatomy & Biomechanics Review: Global systems integration of the myofascial kinetic chain system and its relationship to the pelvis, pelvic floor and lumbosacral spine.
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: Differential assessments of lumbar, SIJ and Hip and influence on the pelvic floor
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise and a Global Systems Approach
    1:30 Lab: Biomechanical assessment of the kinematic chain & Exercise prescription for the athlete and pelvic rehabilitation: Part 1
    3:00 BREAK
    4:00 Athletic Pubalgia & Core Muscle Injuries: Surgical management and rehabilitation
    4:30 Adjourn

     

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review Day 1 Concepts, Q & A
    8:30 Urinary Incontinence & the Athlete
    9:30 Pelvic Floor manual therapy for the non-internal practitioner
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lab: Exercise prescription for the athlete and pelvic rehabilitation: Part 2
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab: Exercise prescription for the athlete and pelvic rehabilitation: Part 3
    3:00 The Female Athlete: Pregnancy and Post-Partum Considerations
    4:00 Summary, Q & A
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Understand how the pelvic floor integrates into human movement, particularly during higher-level activities such as running, lifting and all types of sporting movements
    2. Appreciate the unique biomechanical interactions that occur between the lumbosacral spine, the pelvis, pelvic floor and the hip complex.
    3. Utilize an evidence-based approach to correctly identify SI joint pain and distinguish it from lumbar or hip dysfunction.
    4. Practice brand new evidence-based approaches for evaluating the hip in a comprehensive three-dimensional method specific to the athletic population.
    5. Provide non-internal manual therapy techniques to influence the performance of the pelvic floor focusing on both the experienced clinician and pelvic floor early learners.
    6. Utilize a comprehensive paradigm of exercise theory, development, implementation and progressions for a variety of pathologies, such as; pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunction, femoroacetabular syndrome and a host of soft tissue injuries such as groin strains and proximal hamstring strains.
    7. Provide strategies for clinicians to determine when your patient would be better served with a referral to a pelvic health practitioner and what the current evidence is to support your decision.
    8. Create innovative and engaging therapeutic exercise programs (home exercise programs too!) for your patients directed at the pelvis with specific attention to upright and functional positioning.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Evolution Physical Therapy

    11825 Major Street
    Culver, CA 90230
    Recommended Lodging

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles - Westside
    (310)-649-1776

    6161 West Centinela Avenue
    Culver City, CA 90230
    Nearest Airport

    Los Angeles International Airport
    Airport Code: LAX

    1 World Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

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

    Dischiavi

    Dr. Steven Dischiavi is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University.  He is also the Director of Rehabilitation for the Department of Athletics at HPU. Dr. Dischiavi brings over 20 years of experience in sports medicine to Herman & Wallace, including 10 years with a professional sports team. Dr. Dischiavi served as the team physical therapist and certified assistant athletic trainer for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League from 2004 to 2014, where he gained a specialized treatment approach for the hip and pelvis, which is very applicable to the pelvic health practitioner.  His sports medicine approach to the pelvic floor and hip, combined with the innovative therapeutic exercises that target a global neuromotor movement pattern, will be something the pelvic health practitioner can immediately adopt into their clinical practice.  Dr. Dischiavi’s methods, although originally developed and designed in a sports medicine model, he takes tremendous pride helping pelvic health clinicians apply these methods across the life spans of our patients and clients.

    He holds a relatively rare combination of credentials as a licensed physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer giving him a unique appreciation of the athlete. He also holds a manual therapy certification from the Ola Grimsby Institute.  He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS).

    Dr. Dischiavi is a faculty member at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.  He has developed his own course that he presents nationally titled Biomechanical Assessment & Treatment of the Hip and Pelvis.

    Dr. Dischiavi is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Ulster in Ireland under the direction of Dr. Chris Bleakley. His current research focus is on optimizing therapeutic exercises for the hip and pelvis to prevent lower extremity injuries and enhance physical performance.  

    Dr. Dischiavi attended Slippery Rock University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Athletes & Pelvic Rehabilitation - San Diego, CA - November 7-8, 2020 (Postponed)</h1>

    Due to ongoing concerns about COVID19, this course has been converted to a remote course offering. Registration for the remote version is availble here.

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    San Diego
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

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

    This two-day course, developed by an instructor with extensive experience working with professional athletes, will cover an evidence-based, immediately-applicable skills related to pelvic floor rehabilitation for the athlete, covering treatment philosophies for the pelvis and pelvic floor and global considerations of how these structures contribute to human movement. Topics covered will include urinary incontinence, as well as the intricacies of athletic movement and how energy transference throughout the kinetic chain is crucial to rehabilitation approach, injury prevention and high performance. This course will also cover biomechanics behind human movement of the lumbopelvic-hip complex so the participant will be able to prescribe effective and innovative therapeutic exercise programs. The connection of how pelvic rehab influences LE pathologies such as ACL, PFP and chronic ankle instability will be covered. Although this class has a focus on athletes, these concepts of biomechanics and movement patterning are applicable to all patients in the clinic

    Lab sessions will give the clinicians an opportunity to perceive human movement through a unique lens of global complexity in a simplified approach. External manual therapy techniques will be instructed. In addition, the course is highlighted with high-quality videos capturing athletes of all levels, particularly professional athletes with whom the instructor has worked.

    This course has been designed to bridge the gap between the sports/orthopedic clinician (certified athletic trainers included) and the experienced pelvic health practitioner and is designed to provide both demographics a challenging and engaging learning experience with a the goal of expanding the general sports and ortho clinician’s understanding of the pelvic floor, as well as challenging the advanced pelvic health therapist to expand their treatments to encompass three-dimensional movements and offering them an arsenal of therapeutic exercises beyond simple local type exercises. Following the course, clinicians who choose not to pursue an advanced clinical skill set of a pelvic health therapist will have a more confident understanding of when a referral to a pelvic health clinician is appropriate. Both groups will leave this course with additional tools for their clinical tool box related to manual therapy and exercise.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, goals and objectives
    8:30 Anatomy & Biomechanics Review: Global systems integration of the myofascial kinetic chain system and its relationship to the pelvis, pelvic floor and lumbosacral spine.
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lab: Differential assessments of lumbar, SIJ and Hip and influence on the pelvic floor
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise and a Global Systems Approach
    1:30 Lab: Biomechanical assessment of the kinematic chain & Exercise prescription for the athlete and pelvic rehabilitation: Part 1
    3:00 BREAK
    4:00 Athletic Pubalgia & Core Muscle Injuries: Surgical management and rehabilitation
    4:30 Adjourn

     

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review Day 1 Concepts, Q & A
    8:30 Urinary Incontinence & the Athlete
    9:30 Pelvic Floor manual therapy for the non-internal practitioner
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Lab: Exercise prescription for the athlete and pelvic rehabilitation: Part 2
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Lab: Exercise prescription for the athlete and pelvic rehabilitation: Part 3
    3:00 The Female Athlete: Pregnancy and Post-Partum Considerations
    4:00 Summary, Q & A
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Understand how the pelvic floor integrates into human movement, particularly during higher-level activities such as running, lifting and all types of sporting movements
    2. Appreciate the unique biomechanical interactions that occur between the lumbosacral spine, the pelvis, pelvic floor and the hip complex.
    3. Utilize an evidence-based approach to correctly identify SI joint pain and distinguish it from lumbar or hip dysfunction.
    4. Practice brand new evidence-based approaches for evaluating the hip in a comprehensive three-dimensional method specific to the athletic population.
    5. Provide non-internal manual therapy techniques to influence the performance of the pelvic floor focusing on both the experienced clinician and pelvic floor early learners.
    6. Utilize a comprehensive paradigm of exercise theory, development, implementation and progressions for a variety of pathologies, such as; pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunction, femoroacetabular syndrome and a host of soft tissue injuries such as groin strains and proximal hamstring strains.
    7. Provide strategies for clinicians to determine when your patient would be better served with a referral to a pelvic health practitioner and what the current evidence is to support your decision.
    8. Create innovative and engaging therapeutic exercise programs (home exercise programs too!) for your patients directed at the pelvis with specific attention to upright and functional positioning.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

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

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

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

    Steve Dischiavi, PT, MPT, DPT, SCS, ATC, COMT

    Dischiavi

    Dr. Steven Dischiavi is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University.  He is also the Director of Rehabilitation for the Department of Athletics at HPU. Dr. Dischiavi brings over 20 years of experience in sports medicine to Herman & Wallace, including 10 years with a professional sports team. Dr. Dischiavi served as the team physical therapist and certified assistant athletic trainer for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League from 2004 to 2014, where he gained a specialized treatment approach for the hip and pelvis, which is very applicable to the pelvic health practitioner.  His sports medicine approach to the pelvic floor and hip, combined with the innovative therapeutic exercises that target a global neuromotor movement pattern, will be something the pelvic health practitioner can immediately adopt into their clinical practice.  Dr. Dischiavi’s methods, although originally developed and designed in a sports medicine model, he takes tremendous pride helping pelvic health clinicians apply these methods across the life spans of our patients and clients.

    He holds a relatively rare combination of credentials as a licensed physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer giving him a unique appreciation of the athlete. He also holds a manual therapy certification from the Ola Grimsby Institute.  He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS).

    Dr. Dischiavi is a faculty member at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.  He has developed his own course that he presents nationally titled Biomechanical Assessment & Treatment of the Hip and Pelvis.

    Dr. Dischiavi is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Ulster in Ireland under the direction of Dr. Chris Bleakley. His current research focus is on optimizing therapeutic exercises for the hip and pelvis to prevent lower extremity injuries and enhance physical performance.  

    Dr. Dischiavi attended Slippery Rock University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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

    Assignments:

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

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

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

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    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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


    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Jennafer Vande Vegte, MSPT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Bowel Pathology and Function - Phoenix, AZ - October 17-18, 2020 (RESCHEDULED)

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites:

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

     

    Special Considerations:

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


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

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

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

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

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

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    360 Sports Medicine & Aquatic Rehabilitation Centers

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

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

    1825 North Higley Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    Nearest Airport

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Airport Code: PHX

    3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

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

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

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

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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

    This two-day continuing education course is designed for the pelvic rehab therapist and provides a thorough introduction to the physiology of the lactating breast, dysfunction and treatment interventions, and the physical therapist’s role in breastfeeding and pumping support.

    Participants will learn to assess and treat breast inflammation and pain such as mastitis, blocked ducts, milk blebs, and cracked nipples. They will understand when to refer to other health professionals and be able to clearly communicate the role of physical therapy during lactation.

    Evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Lecture topics will include the anatomy and physiology of lactation, blocked ducts and mastitis, and breast pain through a biopsychosocial lens. During labs, participants will have the opportunity to systematically assess the breast and practice therapeutic breast massage and manual milk expression.

    Audience:

    This continuing education course is targeted to the pelvic health physical therapist. Non-pelvic physical therapists are welcome to register bearing in mind that some concepts may require additional reading and preparation.

     

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, goals and objectives
    8:30 History & context of breastfeeding
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Breast anatomy & physiology
    11:00 Conditions affecting the lactating breast
    11:45 Case overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Assessment lab part 1 (History taking)
    2:00Assessment lab part 2 (Morphology, observation, surface anatomy, palpation)
    3:30 Case review & discussion
    4:30 Adjourn

     

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions from Day 1
    8:15 Treatment principles
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Treatment principles continued
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Treatment lab part 1 (Therapeutic breast massage & connective tissue)
    2:00 Treatment lab part 2 (Hand expression)
    3:00 Finish cases & clinical decision making
    3:30 Scope of practice, clinical logistics
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the physical therapist’s role in breastfeeding suppor
    2. Discuss the physiology and anatomy of the lactating breast
    3. Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills for the assessment of breast inflammation and nipple pain
    4. Demonstrate a physical therapy evaluation of the lactating breast
    5. Review clinical guidelines for mastitis and breast pain
    6. Establish an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for breast conditions
    7. Practice physical therapy techniques for treating the lactating breast: therapeutic breast massage and connective tissue stretch
    8. Identify when to refer to other healthcare providers
    9. List the hygiene, protection, and safety considerations for handling bodily fluids

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Banner Physical Therapy

    1661 East Camelback Rd,
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Phoenix Biltmore
    (602) 956-5221

    2310 E Highland Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Nearest Airport

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Airport Code: PHX

    3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd,
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

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

    Mercedes Eustergerling, BKin, MPT, MHM, IBCLC

    Mercedes Eustergerling, BKin, MPT, MHM, IBCLC

    Mercedes is a women’s health physical therapist and the founder of Vida Health & Wellness in Calgary, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, a post-graduate certificate in pain management from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Health Management from McMaster University.

    Mercedes has unique experience in physical therapy for breastfeeding support and is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She helps families to meet their feeding goals through the lens of a physical therapist, using principles from the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological, and chronic pain.

    Evidence-based healthcare is important to Mercedes and in addition to her clinical role, she conducts research to better inform her practice. Her current work examines the precursors to lactation mastitis and the role of the nervous system in breast pain.

    Mercedes started sharing her passion for breastfeeding support in physical therapy at the annual Pelvic Health Solutions symposium. She has taught webinars, in-person courses, and physical therapy students on the topic.

    Outside of the clinic, Mercedes enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid knitter, weightlifter, dancer, and swimmer.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites: None

     

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


    References

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

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

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

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

    Jenni Gabelsberg, DPT, WCS, MSc, MTC

    Jenni Gabelsberg  DPT, MSc, MTC

    Dr. Jenni Gabelsberg, DPT, MSc, MTC is a women's health physical therapist specializing in urinary incontinence and pelvic pain since 1994. She strives to empower patients through education and self-awareness to encourage them to take responsibility for their own health. She believes that a physical therapist's education forms the cornerstone of her care. She attended the University of Vermont and earned a Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, in 1994. She went on to earn a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) awarded by the Institute of Physical Therapy in 1995. Dr. Gabelsberg next earned an Advanced Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 1999, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare

    5725 W Las Positas Blvd #100
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Recommended Lodging

    Hyatt House Pleasanton
    (925) 730-0070

    4545 Chabot Dr
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Nearest Airport

    Oakland International Airport
    Airport Code: OAK

    1 Airport Dr
    Oakland, CA 94621

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

    Audience:

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


    Prerequisites: None

     

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


    References

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

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

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

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

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    UCLA Rehabilitation Services

    1000 Veteran Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Recommended Lodging

    UCLA Tiverton House
    (213)748-4141

    900 Tiverton Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Nearest Airport

    Los Angeles International Airport
    Airport Code: LAX

    1 World Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

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

    Jenni Gabelsberg, DPT, WCS, MSc, MTC

    Jenni Gabelsberg  DPT, MSc, MTC

    Dr. Jenni Gabelsberg, DPT, MSc, MTC is a women's health physical therapist specializing in urinary incontinence and pelvic pain since 1994. She strives to empower patients through education and self-awareness to encourage them to take responsibility for their own health. She believes that a physical therapist's education forms the cornerstone of her care. She attended the University of Vermont and earned a Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, in 1994. She went on to earn a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) awarded by the Institute of Physical Therapy in 1995. Dr. Gabelsberg next earned an Advanced Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 1999, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $475 ($505 within one month of the course)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    Evaluating and treating a pregnant patient can be intimidating and daunting. Questions about safety and efficacy of evaluation and intervention arise, and most rehabilitation providers do not feel well prepared in working with women who are pregnant. In a survey of therapists who were members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section on Women's Health (SOWH), Krum & Smith (2005) found that "A majority of respondents...had received minimal academic education specific to women's health issues." (p. 31) This 2-day,beginner level continuing education course provides a foundation in women's health education specific to caring for the pregnant patient.

    Foundational to diagnosis of the musculoskeletal issues present in the peripartum period is an understand of the amazing changes that occur in a woman's body, and the potential risks and benefits of evaluation and intervention techniques. These physical changes are driven by significant hormonal shifts that are explained during this continuing education course. Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, relaxin, oxytocin, and prolactin are discussed, and the effects of these and other hormones, some that are present only during pregnancy, are presented. An understanding of typical hormonal effects can allow a therapist to answer a patient's questions and to provide reassurance about the changes that are experienced during pregnancy, or the gestational period.

    Some of the musculoskeletal changes and approaches to rehabilitation are similar to those in the non-pregnant population, yet the potential for risks from interventions such as manual therapies, modalities, and exercise approaches must be understood in order to proceed safely with care of the pregnant woman. Participants will learn about contraindications for modalities such as US, TENS, and the applications of specific exercises within safe postures throughout a woman's gestational period. Despite the often-held belief that exercise during pregnancy is unsafe, moderate to vigorous exercise (for the patient who is not high-risk) offers many health benefits towards depression, maternal self-image, weight gain, and even offers benefit to the developing child. (Clapp, 2002) The participant will learn about these benefits, exercise recommendations, as well as guidelines from organizations such as the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. For conditions that are specific to the peripartum period, such as pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain or diastasis recti abdominis (a separation of the rectus abdominis at the midline that can occur in more than half of women according to Boissonnault and Blaschak, (1998) and Spitznagle and colleagues (2007)), this continuing education course instructs in risk factors, clinical diagnostic tests, and interventions including use of pregnancy-support belts and braces.

    With higher rates of women carrying multiples and an increase in high-risk pregnancies, therapists must be familiar with medical screening for the pregnant population. In this continuing education course, therapists learn to screen for conditions including thyroid dysfunction, deep vein thrombosis, and pregnancy-related hypertension. In addition to learning how to evaluate and treat the pregnant woman, course instructors will answer your questions about billing and reimbursement for this special population, marketing and the language of obstetrics, special tests during the pregnancy period such as amniocentesis, and preparing the patient for labor and delivery.

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites: None

     

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


    References

    Boissonnault, J. S., & Blaschak, M. J. (1988). Incidence of diastasis recti abdominis during the childbearing year. Physical Therapy, 68(7), 1082-1086.
    Clapp, J. F. I. (2002). Exercising through your pregnancy. Omaha, Nebraska: Addicus Books, Inc.
    Krum, L., & Smith, S. (2005) Educating physical therapists in women's health: recommendations for professional (entry-level) and post-professional curricula. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 19(2), 31-41.
    Spitznagle, T., Leong, F., & Van Dillen, L. (2007). Prevalence of diastasis recti abdominis in a urogynecological patient population. International Urogynecology Journal & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 18(3), 321-328.

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, goals, and objectives
    8:15 Overview of the Pregnant Client
    9:15 Hormonal and System Changes During Pregnancy
    10:30 Break 
    10:45 General Examination Considerations and Modifications for the Pregnant Client
    11:30 General Treatment Considerations and Modifications for the Pregnant Client
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Examination and Evaluation for Lumbar and Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy
    2:15 LAB: Examination and Special Testing for Lumbar and Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Introduction to Core Concepts, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
    4:30 LAB: Introduction to the Core, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, Breathing, and Deep Core Assessment and Treatment
    5:30 Day 1 Post Test and Wrap Up
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Treatment Strategies and Techniques for Spine and Pelvic Girdle During Pregnancy
    9:00 LAB:Treatment Techniques for Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break 
    10:15 Preparing for Labor and Birth
    11:15 LAB: Birthing Position Strategies for Women with Musculoskeletal Problems
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Introduction to High Risk Pregnancy
    2:00 Fitness and Exercise During Pregnancy
    3:00 Marketing and Billing
    3:30 Day 2 Post Test and Wrap Up
    4:00 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand common definitions and medical testing used in obstetrics.
    2. Avoid all contraindications for evaluation and treatment of the pregnant patient.
    3. List 3 major hormones and how each affects the musculoskeletal system during pregnancy.
    4. Describe the pregnancy-related physiologic changes in the cardiorespiratory, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, immune and musculoskeletal systems during pregnancy.
    5. List 2 common conditions that occur in pregnancy for the spine and trunk, abdomen, pelvic floor, pelvic girdle, upper and lower extremities.
    6. Instruct in safe exercises and activities for the low-risk and high-risk patient.
    7. Educate the patient in methods to prepare physically for birth.
    8. Complete medical screening for referral for the pregnant patient.
    9. Apply and utilize surface EMG with external sensors for pelvic floor muscles.
    10. Market a program of physical therapy care for the pregnant patient.

    Jenni Gabelsberg, DPT, WCS, MSc, MTC

    Jenni Gabelsberg  DPT, MSc, MTC

    Dr. Jenni Gabelsberg, DPT, MSc, MTC is a women's health physical therapist specializing in urinary incontinence and pelvic pain since 1994. She strives to empower patients through education and self-awareness to encourage them to take responsibility for their own health. She believes that a physical therapist's education forms the cornerstone of her care. She attended the University of Vermont and earned a Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, in 1994. She went on to earn a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) awarded by the Institute of Physical Therapy in 1995. Dr. Gabelsberg next earned an Advanced Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 1999, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare

    5725 W Las Positas Blvd #100
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Recommended Lodging

    Hyatt House Pleasanton
    (925) 730-0070

    4545 Chabot Dr
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Nearest Airport

    Oakland International Airport
    Airport Code: OAK

    1 Airport Dr
    Oakland, CA 94621

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Instructor

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    Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    Evaluating and treating a patient during pregnancy can be daunting. Questions about safety and efficacy of evaluation and intervention arise, and most rehabilitation providers do not feel well prepared in working with patients who are pregnant. In a survey of therapists who were members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section on Women's Health (SOWH), Krum & Smith (2005) found that "A majority of respondents...had received minimal academic education specific to women's health issues." (p. 31)

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    With higher instances of carrying multiples and an increase in high-risk pregnancies, therapists must be familiar with medical screening for the pregnant population. In this course, therapists learn to screen for conditions including thyroid dysfunction, deep vein thrombosis, and pregnancy-related hypertension. Course instructors will also answer your questions about billing and reimbursement for this special population, marketing and the language of obstetrics, special tests during the pregnancy period such as amniocentesis, and preparing the patient for labor and delivery.

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    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites: None

     

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


    References

    Boissonnault, J. S., & Blaschak, M. J. (1988). Incidence of diastasis recti abdominis during the childbearing year. Physical Therapy, 68(7), 1082-1086.
    Clapp, J. F. I. (2002). Exercising through your pregnancy. Omaha, Nebraska: Addicus Books, Inc.
    Krum, L., & Smith, S. (2005) Educating physical therapists in women's health: recommendations for professional (entry-level) and post-professional curricula. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 19(2), 31-41.
    Spitznagle, T., Leong, F., & Van Dillen, L. (2007). Prevalence of diastasis recti abdominis in a urogynecological patient population. International Urogynecology Journal & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 18(3), 321-328.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introduction, goals, and objectives
    8:15 Overview of the Pregnant Client
    9:15 Hormonal and System Changes During Pregnancy
    10:30 Break 
    10:45 General Examination Considerations and Modifications for the Pregnant Client
    11:30 General Treatment Considerations and Modifications for the Pregnant Client
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Examination and Evaluation for Lumbar and Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy
    2:15 LAB: Examination and Special Testing for Lumbar and Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Introduction to Core Concepts, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
    4:30 LAB: Introduction to the Core, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, Breathing, and Deep Core Assessment and Treatment
    5:30 Day 1 Post Test and Wrap Up
    6:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Treatment Strategies and Techniques for Spine and Pelvic Girdle During Pregnancy
    9:00 LAB:Treatment Techniques for Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle
    10:00 Break 
    10:15 Preparing for Labor and Birth
    11:15 LAB: Birthing Position Strategies for Women with Musculoskeletal Problems
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Introduction to High Risk Pregnancy
    2:00 Fitness and Exercise During Pregnancy
    3:00 Marketing and Billing
    3:30 Day 2 Post Test and Wrap Up
    4:00 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand common definitions and medical testing used in obstetrics.
    2. Avoid all contraindications for evaluation and treatment of the pregnant patient.
    3. List 3 major hormones and how each affects the musculoskeletal system during pregnancy.
    4. Describe the pregnancy-related physiologic changes in the cardiorespiratory, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, immune and musculoskeletal systems during pregnancy.
    5. List 2 common conditions that occur in pregnancy for the spine and trunk, abdomen, pelvic floor, pelvic girdle, upper and lower extremities.
    6. Instruct in safe exercises and activities for the low-risk and high-risk patient.
    7. Educate the patient in methods to prepare physically for birth.
    8. Complete medical screening for referral for the pregnant patient.
    9. Apply and utilize surface EMG with external sensors for pelvic floor muscles.
    10. Market a program of physical therapy care for the pregnant patient.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

    5700 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    (510) 658-9300

    1800 Powell St
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    Nearest Airport


    Airport Code: OAK

    1 Airport Dr
    Oakland, CA 94621

     

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

    Rachel Kilgore, DPT, OCS, COMT, PRPC, PPCES

    Rachel Kilgore, DPT, OCS, COMT, PRPCC

    Rachel Kilgore, DPT, OCS, COMT, PRPC, PPCES graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in exercise science and a minor in nutrition in 2004 where she also captained the collegiate soccer team. Rachel completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at University of Washington in 2007. She has worked in out patient orthopedics and pelvic health since 2007. She furthered her physical therapy training earning Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS), and Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Section of Orthopedics and Section of Women’s Health, and the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA).

    Currently, Rachel practices in Seattle at Flow Rehab in the Freemont Neighborhood with Holly Tanner and Jake Bartholomy. Her patient care focuses on orthopedics, female athletes, and women’s health conditions for bladder & bowel dysfunctions, pelvic, pain, pregnancy and post-partum issues. Since giving birth to her daughter in 2016, Rachel has held a special place in her heart to treat and encourage new mothers, helping them to achieve their health and fitness goals. She enjoys working with many of the local mother’s fitness groups and neighborhood peripartum practitioners.

    In her free time Rachel enjoys cheering on her local Seattle sports teams the Seahawks, the Sounders, and the Husky Football team with her friends and family. She loves living in the Northwest and enjoying all it has to offer outdoors with hiking, running, cycling, and playing soccer.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price of $695 ends one month
    before the first day of the course).
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21.75

    Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tear, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapments, fascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

    This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses and physical therapist assistants with a foundational knowledge of pelvic floor disorders and orthopedics

     

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor, or clinicians who have completed a minimum of one pelvic floor evaluation and treatment course including external and internal assessment of pelvic floor anatomy, options include Pelvic Floor Level 1 from Herman and Wallace, APTA SOWH PF 1 course and Marquette University’s 4 Day Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

     

    What to Bring:

    Joint Mobilization Belt

    Day One:
    8:00 Objectives, Introductions and Overview
    8:15 Introduction: Finding the Driver
    8:45 Pelvic Floor Functional Anatomy
    9:45 Pelvic Floor TheraBand Demo
    10:00 Break
    10:15 External Pelvic Ring Palpation
    11:00 Lab 1: External Pelvic Ring Palpation
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Vulvar and Pelvic Floor Muscle (PFM) Assessment
    2:15 Lab 2: Vulvar and PFM Assessment
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Bowel and Bladder Diary Review
    4:30 Case Study
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two: (note concurrent lecture/lab and please keep desks clear)
    8:00 Questions and Answers
    8:15
    Musculoskeletal Screening Exam Lecture/Lab (Posture, Tsp, Abdominal)
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Musculoskeletal Screening Exam Lecture/Lab (Lumbar Spine)
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Musculoskeletal Screening Exam Lecture/Lab (SIJ, Hip)
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Musculoskeletal Screening Exam Lecture/Lab (LQ, Motor Control)
    4:45 Questions
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Completion of MSK Screening Lectures/Labs
    Treatment: Manual Therapy Rx Options: Myofascial decompression, joint mobilization
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Overview of Urogynecologic Pelvic Pain Drivers
    10:45 Functional Real-Time Ultrasound Lab for Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall Retraining
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Functional Real-Time Ultrasound Lab for Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall (cont'd)
    2:00 Treatment and Reverse Case Studies
    3:00 Questions & Gratitude
    3:30 Adjourn

    Following the course which will utilize Sackett's definition of evidence-based medicine, participants will be able to describe and/or integrate the following in the treatment of their clients:

    1. Understand evidence-based scan exam test item clusters pertaining to pelvic pain in order to identify pelvic pain sources, as well as factors that influence and react to pelvic floor overactivity.
    2. Consider findings within Mechanisms-Based Reasoning, understanding normative data findings and using words that heal with our clients.
    3. Understand the role of central sensitization, nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, autonomic/sympathetic and affective/cognitive pain.
    4. Perform test item clusters for spine, abdominal wall, SIJ, hip, pubic symphysis, biomechanical, neuromuscular factors impacting pelvic pain and elimination disorders.
    5. Perform a scan exam for external and internal vaginal pelvic floor assessment and document findings with a PFM mapping tool.
    6. Understand pelvic pain drivers including vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), constipation, colorectal dysfunction, vulvar dermatologic and post-partum perineal injuries.
    7. Fill out a bowel and bladder diary and apply advanced understanding to understand its role in evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain.
    8. Dialogue through the clinical reasoning of multiple case studies to design and prioritize evaluation and treatment interventions.
    9. Learn treatment interventions including the use of reframing narratives, neural down regulation, manual therapy, client education resources and home self-treatment options.

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.

    Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."

    Elizabeth owns CorePhysio in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    St. Joseph's Hospital - Phoenix

    124 W Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Recommended Lodging

    Hampton Inn Phoenix-Midtown-Downtown Area
    (602) 200-0999

    160 W Catalina Dr
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Nearest Airport

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Airport Code: PHX

    3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Gender Diversity and Pelvic Health - San Diego, CA - January 16-18, 2021 (Cancelled) 

    UPDATE: We regret to inform you that, due to a personal matter, the instructor of this course will not be able to offer this event as planned. We are deeply disappointed, as this topic is one that is so important to the pelvic rehab community and we were very excited about this course.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $725 (Early Registrant Price $695)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 22.5

    This three-day continuing education seminar is designed to make the WPATH Standards of Care in the treatment of the gender diverse population come alive, and share groundbreaking physical therapy evaluation and treatment for BOTH trans-men and women, intersex, and non-binary patients! It is geared to any medical professional whose practice involves hands-on evaluation and treatment to the LGBTQIA community.

    As gender issues are brought to the forefront more and more frequently, we as providers, struggle with the lack of exposure and training on how to communicate properly with this community, and how sensitive their body issues are. You may have questions, such as: What does it mean to identify as trans, transgender, or as a gender noncomforming individual? Is there truly a difference between gender and sex? How do I address transgender patients? Are special considerations required for their physical evaluations? How do I make sure to have a positive impact?

    It can be stressful and uncomfortable, but you aren’t alone. Care for the trans population is an urgent topic for health care providers. This course confronts those uncomfortable topics in an open and supportive space, and provides you with the necessary tools to provide excellent, evidenced-based, reimbursable care. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to confidently evaluate and treat this patient demographic regardless of where they fall within their continuum of care.

    Practitioners can expect engaging lectures, break-out sessions, and labs that implement multi-media to engage all learning styles. Lectures topics include; pre- and post-operative care, specific patient care questions to implement for treatment of the LGBTQIA patient, and ways to encourage optimal wellness. Additionally, attendees will receive customizable forms and patient education materials that can be immediately implemented. Presentations will include not only in-person lectures but also multimedia presentations from leading providers in the fields of surgery, endocrinology, psychology, speech pathology, sex therapy, and social work.

    Labs for this course will be diverse, including: an opportunity to practice essential manual therapy techniques for this demographic, the ability to gain an understanding of how anatomy is changed and reoriented in the transition process, and daily guided yoga and meditation practices.

     

    Audience:

    This course is for the pelvic rehab therapist who is desiring to treat or currently provides care to transgender, gender non-binary and intersex patients. This course is intended for practitioners who are willing or looking to expand their knowledge and skills to an underserved and often misunderstood demographic. It is applicable to any medical professional whose practice involves hands-on evaluation and treatment to this community. It will cover an introduction of concepts around medical care and understandings of the LGBTQIA community. It is important to also acknowledge that this field is growing and changing, requiring constant review and discussion as we continue to deepen our knowledge and understanding.

     

    Prerequisites: None

     


     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, goals, objectives
    8:30 WPATH, Standards of Care, and Gender Dysphoria explained
    9:30 Break
    9:45 Explore and define sex, gender, and sexual orientation
    11:00 Transmasculine Hormone Therapy
    11:30 Lab 1: Yoga and meditation for pelvic floor integration
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Obtaining accurate verbal history/Outcome measures: Setting the stage
    2:15 Lab 2: Taking a verbal history
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Transmasculine surgical procedures
    4:15 Lab 3: Complete transmasculine surgical procedures
    5:00 Journal activity
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from journal activity on day 1
    8:30 Transfeminine Hormone Therapy
    9:15 Voice therapy in the transgender population
    10:00 Break
    10:30 Transfeminine surgical procedures
    11:30 Lab 4: Complete transfeminine surgery activity
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Considerations and care following transmasculine bottom surgery
    2:00 Considerations and care following transfeminine bottom surgery
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Internal neovagina assessment
    4:15 Lab 5: Internal neovaginal assessment
    5:00 Journal activity
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    7:45 Review and questions from journal activity on day 2
    8:00 Sexuality and trauma concerns
    9:00 Transfeminine physical therapy treatment strategies
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Transmasculine physical therapy treatment strategies
    11:45 Lunch 
    12:30 Lab 6: Implementation of treatment strategies
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Lab 7: Yoga and meditation following trans surgery
    3:30 Case Studies
    4:15 Questions (resources, billing, marketing, etc.), Wrap-up
    4:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the unique societal, legal and medical barriers that patients who are transgender encounter

    2. Utilize inclusive verbal and written language that is gender affirming and competent

    3. Perform comprehensive physical evaluation with the ability to modify based on the unique needs of both transgender men and women

    4. Complete manual techniques and treatment strategies specific to both transgender men and women

    5. Discern between the variety of top and bottom surgery options for both transgender men and women and how to provide support for healing

    6. Describe the hormonal treatment strategies employed, and the specific considerations these medications require, as they relate to pelvic floor function

    7. Identify internal and societal biases regarding gender non-conforming individuals and their healthcare

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

    9610 Granite Ridge Dr
    Suite C
    San Diego, CA 92123
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central
    (858)-573-0700

    8651 Spectrum Center Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92123
    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)

    Laura Meihofer PT, DPT, ATC, RYT-200

    Laura Meihofer

     

    Laura has a very diverse training background that has shaped her approach to physical therapy. Her training began as she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Simpson College in Indianola Iowa in 2008. She then attended Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester MN, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Laura was immediately offered a position working with Mayo Clinic, and focused exclusively on individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction, where she still practices today.

    Throughout her years of treating patients, while taking many continuing education courses she felt she needed something more to offer to reach all patients with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. This led Laura to attain two yoga certifications: Restorative Yoga Level 1 Teacher, and 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Recently, Laura has expanded her practice online to provide information for both patients and providers via Laura Meihofer LLC: online blog, YouTube, and Instagram. The explanatory posts and videos give instruction and sample modifications for all types of patients. All of her work endeavors to demystify the pelvic floor with a well educated, holistic approach.

    Working within a large institution, Laura has had many research and teaching opportunities, and is at home working within a multidisciplinary team. Laura has a rich practice that consists of a high volume of complex patients. She has consistent experience maintaining focus on successfully servicing diverse patients of all gender identities and sexual orientations who suffer from pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

    Outside of work Laura enjoys exploring nature, traveling, and cuddling with her lovable pooch.  

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Interstitial Cystitis: Holistic Evaluation and Treatment - Oakland, CA - October 24-25, 2020

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    Oakland
    • Description

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    • Location/Lodging

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    • Discounts

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

    The purpose of this two-day continuing education course is to help therapists understand, evaluate, and treat patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). Material will include background information on the complex condition, the most effective therapy techniques for patients, options for medical management to complement physical therapy, and how to develop a holistic treatment plan and unique self-care regimen for your patients. Topics will include symptoms of IC, including suprapubic pelvic pain, urinary urgency and frequency, nocturia, painful Intercourse, orthopedic pelvic pain and incontinence. There will also be discussion of conditions associated with IC, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Asthma and Allergies. This course will instruct in the accurate diagnosis of IC in women and men, and ways to rule out commonly confused conditions like Chronic Prostatitis and UTI.Labs will include internal and external treatment techniques, therapeutic exercise and home care instruction. The course will close with a lectures and group brainstorming on marketing, building a multidisciplinary team and reaching out to other practitioners. 

    “No single treatment has been found effective for the majority of patients, and the fact that acceptable symptom control may require trials of multiple therapeutic options (including combination therapy) before it is achieved.” – American Urological Association IC Guidelines, 2014

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients. 

     

     

    Day One:


    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions, Goals, Objectives
    8:30 Symptoms of IC
    9:30Break
    9:45 Diagnosis of IC
    10:15The Pelvic Floor Connection
    11:00 Medical Management of IC
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for IC
    2:30 Break
    2:45 Lab 1: External IC Treatment Lab
    4:00 Lab 2: Hip and SI Joint Lab
    5:15Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Questions, Review of day one
    8:15Lab 3: Internal IC Treatment Lab
    9:30 Break
    9:45 IC Self-Care Programs
    10:15 Lab 4: Designing a Self-Care Home Program
    11:00 Diet and Nutrition for IC
    12:00 Lunch
    1:45 Lab 5: Case Studies and Reports
    3:15 Break
    3:45 Marketing for IC to Patients and Doctors
    4:15 Lab 6: Marketing Brainstorming Lab
    5:00 Resources for IC
    5:15 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system and pelvic floor as they relate to IC.

    2. Perform internal and external manual physical therapy techniques specific to treating common IC symptoms, including myofascial release, visceral mobilization, and trigger point release.

    3. Implement a treatment plan and self-care program for a complex patient with IC.

    4. Understand the medical management of the condition and how it can complement PT, including how to work with other practitioners to create a holistic treatment program.

    5. Employ tools to market your practice to patients with interstitial cystitis.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

    5700 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    (510) 658-9300

    1800 Powell St
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    Nearest Airport


    Airport Code: OAK

    1 Airport Dr
    Oakland, CA 94621

     

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

    Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS

    Nicole Cozean

    Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS is one of fewer than 300 board-certified pelvic physical therapists in the country and the founder of the PelvicSanity clinic, online resources, and blog. The author of the acclaimed bestseller (Urology) The Interstitial Cystitis Solution (FairWinds Press, 2016), Nicole is also the first physical therapist to serve on the Board of Directors of the Interstitial Cystitis Association. Prior to founding her own clinic, Nicole founded and ran the Pelvic Floor Program at the prestigious Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. In addition to treating at her clinic, Nicole is an adjunct professor at Chapman University and has a passion for educating both patients and practitioners about the pelvic floor.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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

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    • Description

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    Price: $1,195.00 (Early Registrant Price $1,095.00)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours:20

    Low Pressure Fitness and Abdominal Massage for Pelvic Floor Care is a 3 day continuing education course on learning the application of the Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) training system and abdominal massage for pelvic health. A novel exercise therapy approach based on the hypopressive technique, self- abdominal massage care and breathing re-education is presented by Dr. Tamara Rial.

    The Low Pressure Fitness training system and self abdominal massage are two excellent tools which can serve as an adjunctive therapy to manage a wide variety of pelvic and core health conditions. This course is intended for women’s health practitioners and will provide all the tools for abdomino-pelvic assessment and pelvic health treatment through the lens of intra-abdominal pressure management and pelvic viscera organ positioning.

    During this course, participants will learn and practice the technical principals of hypopressive exercise, learn the level one Low Pressure Fitness sequence; learn and receive abdominal, pelvic, spinal and diaphragmatic release techniques, including self-care protocols; practice and learn a variety of depressive breathing techniques; and leave with a solid understanding of specific adaptations and clinical cases to apply Abdominal Massage and Low Pressure Fitness.

    Herman & Wallace presents the first US edition of Low Pressure Fitness and Abdominal Massage for Pelvic Floor Care with Low Pressure Fitness founder Dr. Tamara Rial. Throughout their expertise in the area, they will guide and provide you with the necessary keys and knowledge to implement the hypopressive and visveral positioning techniques to any patient with pelvic health or abdominal issues. The students will learn passive positioning of the pelvic diaphragm and abdomino-pelvic organs, which is most efficiently accomplished through a daily self-abdominal massage. This massage greatly improves blood flow and lymphatic circulation to the gut and pelvic organs leading to improved digestion, organ detoxification and hormonal balance. It will also help to release any myofascial and ligamentous restrictions that are leading to mal-positioning of the organs or breathing dysfunctions. The passive organ positioning is followed by the active technique that will train the deep core muscles to keep the organs in their optimal position. The students will also learn active positioning of the pelvic and abdominal organs through a core neuro-reeducation technique, known as Low Pressure Fitness. The Low Pressure Fitness methodology involves a seamless progression of postures and poses that cause a reduction in pressure in the abdomen and triggers an automatic response from the core muscles- transverse, pelvic floor, multifidus, diaphragm, and glutes. Low Pressure Fitness and trains the diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles to keep the pressure in the abdomen low, elevate the pelvic organs, decompress the spine, and reflexively strengthens the deep core muscles leading to significant improvements in pelvic organ and pelvic muscle function.

    What to bring:

    A Yoga mat or towel. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing that one would wear to a yoga or fitness class.

    Audience:

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

    Special Considerations:

    As this course involves practical sessions, participants who have special needs, medical conditions or are pregnant can fully participate in the course but the practical session will be adapted and modified. Therefore, they have to inform about their condition previously and a medical clearance to participate in the practical session will be required.

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Hypopressive and Low Pressure Fitness Concept
    9:00 How organ position relates to postural and pelvic floor care
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Practical 1: Postural and breathing technical fundamentals
    11:15 Abdominal assessment and massage
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Pelvic floor biomechanics and physiopathology
    2:15 Practical 2: LPF teaching methodology and cues
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Practical 3: First part of LPF level 1 exercise sequence
    5:00Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Review and questions from day one
    8:15 Abdominal thoracic LPF assessment
    9:15 Abdominal vacuum assessment and breathing pattern dominant identification and corrections
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Practical 4: Second part of LPF Level 1 exercise sequence
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 Procedure, precautions and professional skills
    2:15 Practical 5: One by one level 1 sequence exercise
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Practical 6: Level 1 sequence masterclass
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Three:

    8:00 Review and questions from day two
    8:15 Diaphgragmatic myofascial release exercises
    9:15 Neurophysiology of abdominal massage
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Adaptations to abdominal massage based on uterine position and GI behavior
    12:15 Lunch
    1:15 LPF exercise adaptations for Diastasis Recti and Pelvic floor Dysfunction
    2:15 Practical 7: LPF exercise adjunctive with Transverse and pelvic floor contraction
    3:15 Video Record and LPF Resources
    3:45 Questions and closure course
    4:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify how pelvic floor anatomy, biomechanics and pathophysiology relate to practical and scientific evidence for hypopressive training through LPF.
    2. Describe the hypopressive concept, its postural foundations and the goals of LPF.
    3. Describe how organ position relates to posture, breathing and pelvic floor function.
    4. Assess the abdomen for visceral and soft tissue tension and implement the appropriate manual therapy techniques to resolve dysfunctions.
    5. List the neurophysiologic benefits of abdominal massage and how that relates to pelvic floor muscle function.
    6. Teach abdominal massage for self care, and make the appropriate adaptations based on the physical presentation and symptomology of the patient.
    7. Demonstrate correct procedure, professional skills and technical implementation of LPF exercises, transitions and progressions.
    8. Demonstrate and teach diaphragmatic and abdominal myofascial release exercises and techniques.
    9. Demonstrate competency in performance and teaching of the level 1 LPF sequence to patients in a one-on-one setting.
    10. Describe LPF exercise adaptations for diastasis recti and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
    11. Learn the abdominal vacuum, abdominal tone and hyperpresure assessment scale.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Dignity Health Care of Stockton, CA
    Cleveland Classroom

    564 E Cleveland St
    Stockton, CA 95204
    Recommended Lodging

    University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
    (209) 944-1140

    110 W Fremont St
    Stockton, CA 95202
    Nearest Airport

    Sacramento International Airport
    Airport Code: SMF

    6900 Airport Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95837

     

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

     

    Tamara Rial, PhD, CSPS.

    Tamara Rial

    Tamara Rial earned dual bachelor degrees in exercise science and physical education, a masters degree in exercise science and a doctorate with international distinction from the University of Vigo (Spain). Her dissertation focused on the effects of hypopressive exercise on women’s health.

    She is the creator and co-founder of Low Pressure Fitness which is an exercise training program based on hypopressive, myofascial & neurodynamic techniques. In 2016, this program was awarded the best exercise program by AGAXEDE, a leading sports management association in Galicia, Spain. Dr. Rial is the creative director for Low Pressure Fitness. At present, over 2500 health and fitness professionals from around the world are certified Low Pressure Fitness trainers.

    Dr. Rial is a a professor of pelvic floor rehabilitation in the masters Degree at Fundació Universitaria del Bages in Barcelona, Spain. She is the author of several scientific articles and books about hypopressive exercise. She has also published numerous articles and videos about pelvic floor fitness, hypopressive exercise and women's health. She is an internationally recognized speaker and has presented at conferences throughout Argentina, Canada, United States Mexico, Portugal and Spain. As an established researcher and practitioner, she continues to collaborate with colleagues at universities and health care settings to explore the effects of hypopressive exercise on health and wellbeing.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment - Phoenix, AZ - January 11-13, 2019 

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    Phoenix
    • Description

    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

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

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

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

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

    Prerequisites:

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

    What to Bring:

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

    Highly Suggested Text: Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants (use discount code ELS25OFF). Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link. You may wish to purchase the hard copy of the book to be able to take notes in class.

     

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

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

    Day One

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

    Day Two

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

    Day Three

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Spooner Physical Therapy

    15255 North 40th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    Recommended Lodging

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

    4575 E Irma Ln
    Phoenix, AZ 85050, USA
    Nearest Airport

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Airport Code: PHX

    3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

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

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

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

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

    Prerequisites:

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

    What to Bring:

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

    Highly Suggested Text: Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants (use discount code ELS25OFF). Registrants who already own a copy are not required to purchase an additional one. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link. You may wish to purchase the hard copy of the book to be able to take notes in class.

     

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

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

    Day One

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

    Day Two

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

    Day Three

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

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Comprehensive Therapy Services

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

    Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley
    (858) 731-0100

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

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

    Nari Clemons, PT, PRPC

    Nari Clemons

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

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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

    Patients who have pelvic floor dysfunction frequently present with a variety of comorbidities and symptoms. One potentially severe complication of pelvic issues is a disruption in the lymphatic system that may lead to lymphatic congestion. Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is an intervention that pelvic rehabilitation providers can offer alongside manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, education, behavioral therapies, and other modalities for patients who present with pelvic floor dysfunctions and pain.

    This 2-day training begins by teaching the fundamentals of lymph anatomy and physiology in addition to the identification, staging and classification of lymphedema. This continuing education course emphasizes the benefits of utilizing manual lymph drainage for patient with pelvic pain. The participants will be instructed in an approach for Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) that emphasizes pelvic lymphatic decongestion to utilize in conjunction with current interventions for pelvic pain. As you will see in the training course, this approach is warranted for a variety of pelvic floor dysfunction including: painful bladder syndrome, vulvodynia, vaginissmus, and many more.

    Course attendees will learn how to examine the lymphatic system, how to integrate concepts of pelvic lymphatic dysfunction with common pelvic pain diagnoses, as well as how and when to apply appropriate manual lymphatic drainage techniques for specific patient presentations.

    An emphasis is placed on hands-on practice with MLD, and several hours within the continuing education course are devoted to lab activities. Participants will not only learn standard lymph drainage protocols, but also how to adjust and supplement existing protocols with new decongestion MLD techniques for pelvic pain relief. At the end of this 2-day course, therapists can leave with a well-defined protocol for treating pelvic pain patients using manual lymphatic drainage.

    Come and see how a lymphatic therapeutic approach is beneficial for reducing pain in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments:

    Participants are to complete the first objective by viewing a 20 minute video on the lymphatic system prior to the course date. This video will be emailed to participants 1 week before the course.


    References

    Dunberger, G., Lindquist, H., Waldenström, A. C., Nyberg, T., Steineck, G., & Åvall-Lundqvist, E. (2013). Lower limb lymphedema in gynecological cancer survivors—effect on daily life functioning. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(11), 3063-3070.

    Rasmusson, E., Gunnlaugsson, A., Blom, R., Björk-Eriksson, T., Nilsson, P., Ahlgen, G., ... & Kjellén, E. (2013). Low rate of lymphedema after extended pelvic lymphadenectomy followed by pelvic irradiation of node-positive prostate cancer. Prostate, 50(1), 4.

    Vannelli, A., Basilico, V., Zanardo, M., Caizzone, A., Rossi, F., Battaglia, L., & Scaramuzza, D. (2013). Pelvic lymphedema in rectal cancer: a magnetic resonance feasibility study: a preliminary report. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci,17(7), 929-35.

    Yost, K. J., Cheville, A. L., Al-Hilli, M. M., Mariani, A., Barrette, B. A., McGree, M. E., ... & Dowdy, S. C. (2014). Lymphedema After Surgery for Endometrial Cancer: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 124(2, PART 1), 307-315.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Objectives, History, Anatomy and Physiology of Lymphatic System
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lymphedema Defined
    11:15 Manual Lymph Drainage Lab: Abdomen and Breathing Neck
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Complete Decongestive Therapy
    2:00 Manual Lymph Drainage Lab: Pathways, Anastomose, Trunk, Pelvis, and Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review Manual Lymph Drainage: Impaired Lymph System Pelvic Diagnoses
    10:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Research Support for Lymphedema
    4:00 Review Manual Lymph Drainage
    5:00 Adjourn

     

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

    1. Understand the design and purpose of basic lymph flow in the circulatory system.

    2. Create a visual representation of the lymph physiology at the capillary bed.

    3. Identify, stage and classify lymphedema.

    4. Review current pelvic pain diagnosis and physical therapy treatment.

    5. Organize and interpret the involvement of the lymphatic system in a variety of pelvic pain patients.

    6. Create a treatment protocol for pelvic pain patients and determine if MLD can be used or not.

    7. Create and perform techniques to decrease lymphatic congestion, including intravaginal Manual Lymph Drainage for pelvic pain patients.

    8. Review case studies with pelvic pain patients and define a lymphatic drainage approach to treatment.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    NorthBay HealthCare

    4500 Business Center Drive
    Fairfield, CA 94534
    Recommended Lodging

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

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

    Oakland International Airport
    Airport Code: OAK

    1 Airport Dr
    Oakland, CA 94621

     

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

     

    Debora Chasse, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA

    Deborah Hickman

    Debora Chasse, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA, has been practicing physical therapy since 1996 and is licensed in California. She began her physical therapy practice in Redlands, California in 1998. She is also a lecturer at Loma Linda University and has produced a self-help educational DVD on manual lymph drainage (MLD).

    She is highly sought after as a physical therapist because of her creative insight and experience in helping those who thought they were without hope from traditional therapy or were unhappy with their response to medication or surgery. Through her experiences she has developed an innovative and whole-person approach to evaluating the body to treat pain and tissue dysfunctions, using manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and electrical stimulation.

    Clients are referred to her from all over the United States and Canada. Debora Hickman graduated from Loma Linda University in 1996 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and in 2006 with a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. In addition to being a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, she is a certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner and Lymphedema Certified with the Lymphology Association of North America.

    She is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University and a volunteer member with the American Physical Therapy Association of Specialization Academy of Content Experts. Currently she is promoting women’s health and wellness with the use of osteopathic-based techniques, alternative medicine, and traditional physical therapy. She has an educational DVD for therapists on MLD for pelvic pain patients. She accepts patients for obstetrics, gynecology, lymphedema, and orthopedic-related issues.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price of $675 ends one month before the first day of the course )
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 22

    The Men’s Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation course introduces valuable concepts in pelvic health including urinary and prostate function, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual health. For therapists who have taken Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment Level 2A, the Men’s Pelvic Health Course expands on the men’s pelvic health topics introduced in PF2A. This continuing education course is also created at an introductory level, covering topics such as internal rectal pelvic muscle examination, so that a therapist who has not taken prior pelvic floor muscle function coursework can attend.

    Urinary dysfunction such as post-prostatectomy incontinence, benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary rentention, and post-micturition dribble are discussed in this class. Because urinary incontinence is a potential consequence following prostate surgery, risk factors, pre-surgical rehabilitation, and post-surgical intervention strategies following prostatectomy are instructed. The medical aspects of prostate cancer testing are also clearly described, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, Gleason scores, and any recent updates in recommended medical screening.

    Although most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have a true infection, prostatitis remains a common diagnosis within chronic pelvic pain. The Men’s Pelvic Health course explains typical presentations of prostatitis-like pain, evaluation techniques and evidence-informed intervention techniques. Other pelvic diagnoses are covered, such as Peyronie's Disease, testicular and scrotal pain, penile pain, and pelvic floor muscle-related conditions. Men who experience pelvic muscle dysfunction including pain or weakness are at risk for sexual dysfunction. Participants will be able to describe the relationships between pelvic muscle function and men’s sexual health, including the evidence that demonstrates pelvic muscle rehabilitation's positive impact on erectile function. This continuing education course includes lecture and labs, including external and internal muscle mapping and neuro-myofascial treatment techniques.

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal rectal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. As this is a male course, please be aware that the instructors encourage male attendees.

    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This course is for therapists with experience in treating pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is also appropriate for the practitioner who has not had any training in pelvic floor dysfunction and who is interested in treating male patients.

    Recommended Readings

    1. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link.
    2. Pelvic Dysfunction in Men: Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction by Grace Dorey, 2006.
    3. Headache in the Pelvis, 4th Edition by David Wise and Rodney Anderson.
    4. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Pages on: Prostate Problems and Erectile Dysfunction

     

    Day One:
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:30 Male Pelvic Health Introduction
    9:15 Introduction to Male Anatomy
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Examination & Evaluation
    12:45 Lunch
    1:45 Lab 1: Male Pelvic Assessment in Sidelying
    2:30 Male Urinary Dysfunction
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Prostate Conditions
    4:45 Questions, wrap-up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Rehabilitation of Male Urinary Dysfunctions
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Supine Examination Skills
    11:15 Lab 2: Supine Pelvic Floor and Perineal Assessment
    12:00 Sexual Function & Dysfunction
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Sexual Function & Dysfunction
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Rehabilitation of Sexual Dysfunction
    5:00 Questions, wrap-up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    7:45 Pelvic Pain
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Pelvic Pain
    11:00 Rehabilitation of Pelvic Pain
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30 Rehabilitation of Pelvic Pain
    1:00 Lab 3: Pelvic Pain Treatment Skills
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Special Topics: Circumcision, Hernias, Testicular Pain
    2:45 Pathways in Healing
    3:15 Questions, Wrap-up
    3:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy and physiology of the male urogenital systems with reference to male pelvic floor dysfunction.
    2. List key medical diagnostic procedures for male urologic, sexual and pelvic pain conditions.
    3. Perform external and internal (rectal) examinations of the pelvis to identify specific pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves, and key bony landmarks.
    4. Perform pelvic floor muscle assessment procedures to identify strength, tone, length and coordination.
    5. Demonstrate psoas muscle examination and treatment, and describe its potential role in referral of symptoms into the pelvis.
    6. Instruct male patients in an in home program and behavioral education for urologic, sexual, and pelvic pain conditions.
    7. Design treatment plans for male chronic pelvic syndromes, erectile dysfunction and post-prostatectomy dysfunctions.
    8. Perform external and internal male pelvic floor myofascial treatment techniques.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Huntington Hospital

    100 W California Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
    (626)-403-7600

    180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Nearest Airport

    Bob Hope Airport
    Airport Code: BUR

    2627 N Hollywood Way
    Burbank, CA 91505

     

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

    Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMD, CCI

    Holly Tanner

    Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMB, CCI was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. At Herman & Wallace, Holly is a faculty member and the Director of Education. She owns a private practice that focuses on pelvic rehabilitation and on chronic myofascial pain. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 1995 with a Masters of Arts degree in Physical Therapy and in 2013 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is also a licensed massage practitioner, licensed in Washington since 2003. Prior experience includes working for Apple Physical Therapy where she developed and directed the Women's and Men's Health programs for the company’s many clinics. She is Board-certified in Orthopedics, Women's Health, and is also certified in Pelvic Rehabilitation and in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Holly served as adjunct faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, for whom she continues to teach in the transitional DPT program. Along with H&W faculty member Stacey Futterman she co-authored the "Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment" course. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association. Her physical therapy and massage practice, Flow Rehab, is located in the Fremont neighborbood of Seattle.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

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    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price of $675 ends one month before the first day of the course )
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 22

    The Men’s Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation course introduces valuable concepts in pelvic health including urinary and prostate function, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual health. For therapists who have taken Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment Level 2A, the Men’s Pelvic Health Course expands on the men’s pelvic health topics introduced in PF2A. This continuing education course is also created at an introductory level, covering topics such as internal rectal pelvic muscle examination, so that a therapist who has not taken prior pelvic floor muscle function coursework can attend.

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    Special Considerations:

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    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This course is for therapists with experience in treating pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is also appropriate for the practitioner who has not had any training in pelvic floor dysfunction and who is interested in treating male patients.

    Recommended Readings

    1. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link.
    2. Pelvic Dysfunction in Men: Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction by Grace Dorey, 2006.
    3. Headache in the Pelvis, 4th Edition by David Wise and Rodney Anderson.
    4. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Pages on: Prostate Problems and Erectile Dysfunction

     

    Day One:
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:30 Male Pelvic Health Introduction
    9:15 Introduction to Male Anatomy
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Examination & Evaluation
    12:45 Lunch
    1:45 Lab 1: Male Pelvic Assessment in Sidelying
    2:30 Male Urinary Dysfunction
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Prostate Conditions
    4:45 Questions, wrap-up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Questions
    8:15 Rehabilitation of Male Urinary Dysfunctions
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Supine Examination Skills
    11:15 Lab 2: Supine Pelvic Floor and Perineal Assessment
    12:00 Sexual Function & Dysfunction
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Sexual Function & Dysfunction
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Rehabilitation of Sexual Dysfunction
    5:00 Questions, wrap-up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    7:45 Pelvic Pain
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Pelvic Pain
    11:00 Rehabilitation of Pelvic Pain
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30 Rehabilitation of Pelvic Pain
    1:00 Lab 3: Pelvic Pain Treatment Skills
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Special Topics: Circumcision, Hernias, Testicular Pain
    2:45 Pathways in Healing
    3:15 Questions, Wrap-up
    3:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Identify anatomy and physiology of the male urogenital systems with reference to male pelvic floor dysfunction.
    2. List key medical diagnostic procedures for male urologic, sexual and pelvic pain conditions.
    3. Perform external and internal (rectal) examinations of the pelvis to identify specific pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves, and key bony landmarks.
    4. Perform pelvic floor muscle assessment procedures to identify strength, tone, length and coordination.
    5. Demonstrate psoas muscle examination and treatment, and describe its potential role in referral of symptoms into the pelvis.
    6. Instruct male patients in an in home program and behavioral education for urologic, sexual, and pelvic pain conditions.
    7. Design treatment plans for male chronic pelvic syndromes, erectile dysfunction and post-prostatectomy dysfunctions.
    8. Perform external and internal male pelvic floor myofascial treatment techniques.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    FunctionSmart Physical Therapy

    10803 Vista Sorrento
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Recommended Lodging

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

    5925 Lusk Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Nearest Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    Airport Code: SAN

    3225 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMD, CCI

    Holly Tanner

    Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMB, CCI was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. At Herman & Wallace, Holly is a faculty member and the Director of Education. She owns a private practice that focuses on pelvic rehabilitation and on chronic myofascial pain. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 1995 with a Masters of Arts degree in Physical Therapy and in 2013 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is also a licensed massage practitioner, licensed in Washington since 2003. Prior experience includes working for Apple Physical Therapy where she developed and directed the Women's and Men's Health programs for the company’s many clinics. She is Board-certified in Orthopedics, Women's Health, and is also certified in Pelvic Rehabilitation and in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Holly served as adjunct faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, for whom she continues to teach in the transitional DPT program. Along with H&W faculty member Stacey Futterman she co-authored the "Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment" course. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association. Her physical therapy and massage practice, Flow Rehab, is located in the Fremont neighborbood of Seattle.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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*Discount can only be applied to specialty courses (excludes Pelvic Floor Level 1, Pelvic Floor Level 2A, Pelvic Floor Level 2B, Pelvic Floor Series Capstone)