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    Maywood
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Maguire Center

    2160 S 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60625
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Chicago Oak Brook
    (630)568-2342

    790 Jorie Blvd
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Nearest Airport

    O'Hare International Airport
    Airport Code: ORD

    10000 W O'Hare Ave
    Chicago, IL 60666

     

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

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Maguire Center

    2160 S 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60625
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Chicago Oak Brook
    (630)568-2342

    790 Jorie Blvd
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Nearest Airport

    O'Hare International Airport
    Airport Code: ORD

    10000 W O'Hare Ave
    Chicago, IL 60666

     

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

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Meeks Method for Osteoporosis - Minneapolis, MN - March 14-15, 2020

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    Minneapolis
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Methodist Hospital


    6500 Excelsior Boulevard
    St. Louis Park MN 55426.
    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis- St. Louis Park at West End
    (952)544-0495

    5305 Wayzata Blvd
    St Louis Park, MN 55416
    Nearest Airport

    Minneapolis St Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    4300 Glumack Drive
    St. Paul, MN 55111

     

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

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr. Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005, is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method, and has her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric Section of the APTA.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Salt Lake City
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Veterans Administration - Salt Lake City

    500 Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148
    Recommended Lodging

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

    480 Wakara Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108
    Nearest Airport

    Salt Lake City International Airport
    Airport Code: SLC

    776 N Terminal Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84122

     

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

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr. Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005, is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method, and has her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric Section of the APTA.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

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

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Harrison Medical Center

    1780 NW Myhre Rd
    Silverdale, WA 98383
    Recommended Lodging

    Oxford Suites Silverdale
    (360)698-9550

    9550 Silverdale Way NW
    Silverdale, WA 98383
    Nearest Airport

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    Airport Code: SEA

    17801 International Blvd
    Seattle, WA 98158

     

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

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr. Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005, is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method, and has her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric Section of the APTA.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Meeks
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructor

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    At some point during their careers, almost all PTs and OTs will work with patients who have Osteoporosis or low bone mass. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have Osteoporosis or low bone mass (osteopenia) which places them at risk for fragility fractures. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will sustain such fractures. Osteoporosis also occurs in those under 50-adults, teenagers, and even children.

    As therapists, we work with many different types of diagnoses. Osteoporosis may be present as a secondary diagnosis or undiagnosed. Prescribing the wrong exercises can, at the very least, be ineffective and at worst cause more harm. How do we ensure that we are screening for osteoporosis and creating a program that is safe, effective, and meets the needs of each patient?

    This two day interactive course includes lecture and lab activities along with case studies. Participants will leave with an understanding of the scope of the problems, specific tests for evaluating patients, appropriate safe exercises and dosing, basic nutrition, and ideas for marketing your Osteoporosis program. Evidence based research, along with critical thinking will provide an understanding of the unique challenges of the osteoporotic population.

    You will have the opportunity to experience Osteoporosis-safe exercises in your own body and learn visual imagery techniques. This provides your patients with optimal alignment and reduces compensatory strategies which put them at risk for future fractures. You will be able to explain the various tests for osteoporosis to your patients and provide them with education and a safety checklist when going to the gym or other fitness programs after therapy.

    This course is designed for immediate application on Monday morning.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course:

    1. Laying the Foundation for Management of the Osteoporosis Patient - (59 mins)

    2. The Physical Therapy Management of the Osteoporosis Patient and Why We have SO MUCH To Offer (67 mins)

    Day One:

    8:00 Welcome and review Pre-Read. Alignment
    8:30 Sitting 
    8:45 Lab 1: Evaluation Procedures
    10:00 Break 
    10:15 Lab 2: Exercises: Supine.  Breakout rooms
    11:45 Lab 3: Exercises: Resistance Band 
    12:15 Lunch
    1:00 Lab 4: Posture, Balance, Gait- Visual Imagery
    2:00 Lab 5: Exercises: Prone and Side-lying.  Breakout rooms
    3:00 Q & A 
    3:30 Adjourn

     

     

     

     

     

     Day Two:

    8:00 Homework Discussion, Review Day 1
    8:30 Medication / 4 Groups / Patient Examples
    9:00 Spinomed Orthosis, LiV vibration
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab 6: Exercises: Vertical.  Breakout rooms 
    10:45 Marketing Ideas / Referral Sources / Reimbursement
    11:15 Lab 7: ADLs
    11:45 Nutrition
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30 Sleep Hygiene / Relaxation
    1:00 Lab 8: Advanced Exercises: Life after Therapy
    2:00 Lab 9: Case Reports. Breakout rooms
    3:00 Discussion/ Q&A
    3:30 Adjourn

       

    The student should be able to:

    1. Identify the following in regards to osteoporosis:

      1. Epidemiology
      2. 3 first signs
      3. 3 risk factors
      4. Pathology

    2. List 3 valid, reliable measures as a part of a thorough evaluation process of the Osteoporosis patient.

    3. Explain a reason why an intervention for better bone health according to clinical conditions is more effective than with DXA scan or T-score alone.

    4. Identify 2 lifestyle choices or life events that can impact one’s posture more profoundly than normal aging. 

    5. Be able to design a 6 week osteoporosis safe program incorporating all of the following:

    1. Postural correction
    2. Falls prevention
    3. 2 recommendations on how to reduce the risk of compression fracture

    6. Compare and contrast the management of an osteoporosis patient with a compression fracture versus a non-compression fracture.

    7. Explain the importance of optimal nutrition for better bone health

    8. Be able to instruct patients in body mechanics and ADLs using:

    1. Optimal spinal alignment
    2. Hip hinging
    3. Perch posture
    4. Foot press

    9. List at least 3 marketing strategies to promote your own osteoporosis program.

    10. Identify at least 3 clinical concepts created from current research regarding management of the osteoporosis patient.

    11. Explain how to modify (step up or step down) a program based on patient presentation.

    12. Describe at least 2 safe avenues of exercise for a patient after discharge from physical therapy.

    13. Be able to explain the action of anti-resorptive and anabolic medications for treatment of osteoporosis.

    14. Describe the 2 types of mechanical forces which are effective in developing or maintaining bone strength

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr. Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005, is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method, and has her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric Section of the APTA.

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    Osteoporosis Management - Remote Course - September 19-20, 2020 8:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructor

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    At some point during their careers, almost all PTs and OTs will work with patients who have Osteoporosis or low bone mass. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have Osteoporosis or low bone mass (osteopenia) which places them at risk for fragility fractures. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will sustain such fractures. Osteoporosis also occurs in those under 50-adults, teenagers, and even children.

    As therapists, we work with many different types of diagnoses. Osteoporosis may be present as a secondary diagnosis or undiagnosed. Prescribing the wrong exercises can, at the very least, be ineffective and at worst cause more harm. How do we ensure that we are screening for osteoporosis and creating a program that is safe, effective, and meets the needs of each patient?

    This two day interactive course includes lecture and lab activities along with case studies. Participants will leave with an understanding of the scope of the problems, specific tests for evaluating patients, appropriate safe exercises and dosing, basic nutrition, and ideas for marketing your Osteoporosis program. Evidence based research, along with critical thinking will provide an understanding of the unique challenges of the osteoporotic population.

    You will have the opportunity to experience Osteoporosis-safe exercises in your own body and learn visual imagery techniques. This provides your patients with optimal alignment and reduces compensatory strategies which put them at risk for future fractures. You will be able to explain the various tests for osteoporosis to your patients and provide them with education and a safety checklist when going to the gym or other fitness programs after therapy.

    This course is designed for immediate application on Monday morning.

     

     

     

    Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course:

    1. Laying the Foundation for Management of the Osteoporosis Patient - (59 mins)

    2. The Physical Therapy Management of the Osteoporosis Patient and Why We have SO MUCH To Offer (67 mins)

    Day One:

    8:00 Welcome and review Pre-Read. Alignment
    8:30 Sitting 
    8:45 Lab 1: Evaluation Procedures
    10:00 Break 
    10:15 Lab 2: Exercises: Supine.  Breakout rooms
    11:45 Lab 3: Exercises: Resistance Band 
    12:15 Lunch
    1:00 Lab 4: Posture, Balance, Gait- Visual Imagery
    2:00 Lab 5: Exercises: Prone and Side-lying.  Breakout rooms
    3:00 Q & A 
    3:30 Adjourn

     

     

     

     

     

     Day Two:

    8:00 Homework Discussion, Review Day 1
    8:30 Medication / 4 Groups / Patient Examples
    9:00 Spinomed Orthosis, LiV vibration
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab 6: Exercises: Vertical.  Breakout rooms 
    10:45 Marketing Ideas / Referral Sources / Reimbursement
    11:15 Lab 7: ADLs
    11:45 Nutrition
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30 Sleep Hygiene / Relaxation
    1:00 Lab 8: Advanced Exercises: Life after Therapy
    2:00 Lab 9: Case Reports. Breakout rooms
    3:00 Discussion/ Q&A
    3:30 Adjourn

       

    The student should be able to:

    1. Identify the following in regards to osteoporosis:

      1. Epidemiology
      2. 3 first signs
      3. 3 risk factors
      4. Pathology

    2. List 3 valid, reliable measures as a part of a thorough evaluation process of the Osteoporosis patient.

    3. Explain a reason why an intervention for better bone health according to clinical conditions is more effective than with DXA scan or T-score alone.

    4. Identify 2 lifestyle choices or life events that can impact one’s posture more profoundly than normal aging. 

    5. Be able to design a 6 week osteoporosis safe program incorporating all of the following:

    1. Postural correction
    2. Falls prevention
    3. 2 recommendations on how to reduce the risk of compression fracture

    6. Compare and contrast the management of an osteoporosis patient with a compression fracture versus a non-compression fracture.

    7. Explain the importance of optimal nutrition for better bone health

    8. Be able to instruct patients in body mechanics and ADLs using:

    1. Optimal spinal alignment
    2. Hip hinging
    3. Perch posture
    4. Foot press

    9. List at least 3 marketing strategies to promote your own osteoporosis program.

    10. Identify at least 3 clinical concepts created from current research regarding management of the osteoporosis patient.

    11. Explain how to modify (step up or step down) a program based on patient presentation.

    12. Describe at least 2 safe avenues of exercise for a patient after discharge from physical therapy.

    13. Be able to explain the action of anti-resorptive and anabolic medications for treatment of osteoporosis.

    14. Describe the 2 types of mechanical forces which are effective in developing or maintaining bone strength

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr. Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005, is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method, and has her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric Section of the APTA.

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Courses Instructed by Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC:
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    Empowering the Sexual Assault Survivor - Remote Course - April 30, 2020 10:30am-1:30pm Pacific Time

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    • Description

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $150
    Format:
    Remote Meeting
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 6.5

    This remote one-day course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist. This course includes precorded lectures that cover the topics of the medical and legal considerations and PolyVagal response, followed by 3.5 hours of interactive, live content via Zoom meeting. During the Zoom meeting, we will maximize the in-person time with Q&A and case studies. Labs will include Mindful Movement Lab. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop patient case studies in both pairs and a group setting. 

    Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma for the sexual assualt survivor to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction. Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.

    Schedule: This short-format remote course will take place from 10:30AM - 1:30PM PST. Three hours of prerecorded lectures will be sent a a week before the meeting. Particpants should view prior to the course and come with questions.

    Objectives:

    1. Discuss trauma informed care for the sexual assault survivor

    2. Define sexual violence

    3. Discuss the epidemiology of sexual violence

    4. List and describe medical and legal considerations for survivor

    5. Identify and describe trauma informed response during patient care

    6. Describe techniques for reducing compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and retraumatization

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education webinar 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:

    Participants should take this course after taking the Trauma Informed Care remote course

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $150
    Format:
    Remote Meeting
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 6.5

    This remote one-day course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist. This course includes precorded lectures that cover the topics of the medical and legal considerations and PolyVagal response, followed by 3.5 hours of interactive, live content via Zoom meeting. During the Zoom meeting, we will maximize the in-person time with Q&A and case studies. Labs will include Mindful Movement Lab. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop patient case studies in both pairs and a group setting. 

    Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma for the sexual assualt survivor to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction. Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.

    Schedule: This short-format remote course will take place from 10:30AM - 1:30PM PST. Three hours of prerecorded lectures will be sent a a week before the meeting. Particpants should view prior to the course and come with questions.

    Objectives:

    1. Discuss trauma informed care for the sexual assault survivor

    2. Define sexual violence

    3. Discuss the epidemiology of sexual violence

    4. List and describe medical and legal considerations for survivor

    5. Identify and describe trauma informed response during patient care

    6. Describe techniques for reducing compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and retraumatization

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education webinar 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:

    Participants should take this course after taking the Trauma Informed Care remote course

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    Note: The course description is currently being revised. The below description may change before the next course offering.

    In this two-day course, participants will learn about trauma influences within the patient and the medical provider, as well as within our society. This course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist, and uses the skills she learned for the emotional/psychological aspect of working with these patients while making sure patients are undergoing trauma-based counseling in addition to pelvic rehab.

    Special consideration of pelvic trauma will be discussed with manual modifications and resource planning initiatives. Additionally, the effects of trauma on the medical provider will be discussed and along with techniques to prevent fatigue. This course will include extensive labs on evidence-based Yoga. Sensitive Yoga is taught in an experiential manner with handouts and YouTube resources to continue one’s practice. Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction.

    Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:
    Yoga mat or blanket

     

    Note: The schedule is currently being revised. The below schedule may not reflect the actual schedule for future courses.

    Day One:

    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions
    9:30 Trauma-defining trauma, boundaries for the course
    10:45 Mindfulness for Trauma Processing lab
    11:15 Neurobiology of trauma 
    12:30 Lunch
    1:00 Retraumatization/Secondary Trauma/Compassion Fatigue
    2:00 Pelvic trauma and somatic response
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Mindful movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    4:00 Somatic Trauma Processing (introduction)
    4:30 Questions
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Check in, Review of Day 1
    8:30 Somatic Trauma Processing (continued)
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Mindful Movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    10:30 Coordinating with local resources 
    11:15 Evidence Based Yoga for Trauma/Trauma Sensitive Yoga Lab
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Modifications of Interventions for the Trauma Survivor
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Physiological Exhaustion Prevention  
    3:15 Evidence-based mindfulness lab
    3:30 Questions/ Discusision/ Resources/ Check out 
    4:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Describe trauma and evidenced based trauma interventions
    2. Perform boundary setting for professional and personal health
    3. Perform physical, emotional and mental check-ins to assure provider health
    4. Describe anatomy, neurobiology and physiology of trauma
    5. Differentiate between acute traumatized needs and chronic traumatized needs
    6. Determine what other medical providers to bring in for supportive care
    7. Recognize when higher level of care is needed and facilitate care transfer and follow up
    8. Understand constant vigilance to prevent compassion fatigue
    9. Describe self-care, wellness management and supportive resourcing within one’s practice
    10. Utilize strategic techniques to complete one’s somatic experience within trauma
      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Atlanta PT

    3680 Highlands Parkway, SE
    Smyrna, GA 30082
    Recommended Lodging

    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Smyrna, GA
    (404)-564-1105

    2175 Church Road SE
    Smyrna, GA, 30080
    Nearest Airport

    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    Airport Code:ATL

    6000 N Terminal Pkwy
    Atlanta, GA 30320

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location:)

     

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    Note: The course description is currently being revised. The below description may change before the next course offering.

    In this two-day course, participants will learn about trauma influences within the patient and the medical provider, as well as within our society. This course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist, and uses the skills she learned for the emotional/psychological aspect of working with these patients while making sure patients are undergoing trauma-based counseling in addition to pelvic rehab.

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    Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:
    Yoga mat or blanket

     

    Note: The schedule is currently being revised. The below schedule may not reflect the actual schedule for future courses.

    Day One:

    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions
    9:30 Trauma-defining trauma, boundaries for the course
    10:45 Mindfulness for Trauma Processing lab
    11:15 Neurobiology of trauma 
    12:30 Lunch
    1:00 Retraumatization/Secondary Trauma/Compassion Fatigue
    2:00 Pelvic trauma and somatic response
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Mindful movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    4:00 Somatic Trauma Processing (introduction)
    4:30 Questions
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Check in, Review of Day 1
    8:30 Somatic Trauma Processing (continued)
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Mindful Movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    10:30 Coordinating with local resources 
    11:15 Evidence Based Yoga for Trauma/Trauma Sensitive Yoga Lab
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Modifications of Interventions for the Trauma Survivor
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Physiological Exhaustion Prevention  
    3:15 Evidence-based mindfulness lab
    3:30 Questions/ Discusision/ Resources/ Check out 
    4:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Describe trauma and evidenced based trauma interventions
    2. Perform boundary setting for professional and personal health
    3. Perform physical, emotional and mental check-ins to assure provider health
    4. Describe anatomy, neurobiology and physiology of trauma
    5. Differentiate between acute traumatized needs and chronic traumatized needs
    6. Determine what other medical providers to bring in for supportive care
    7. Recognize when higher level of care is needed and facilitate care transfer and follow up
    8. Understand constant vigilance to prevent compassion fatigue
    9. Describe self-care, wellness management and supportive resourcing within one’s practice
    10. Utilize strategic techniques to complete one’s somatic experience within trauma

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location Johns Hopkins Hospital 1800 Orleans street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Recommended Lodging Residence Inn Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus
    (410)385-3000
    800 N Wolfe St
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    Nearest Airport Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
    Airport Code: BWI
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
    Baltimore, MD 21240

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Trauma Awareness for the Pelvic Therapist - Philadelphia, PA - November 14-15, 2020

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    Note: The course description is currently being revised. The below description may change before the next course offering.

    In this two-day course, participants will learn about trauma influences within the patient and the medical provider, as well as within our society. This course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist, and uses the skills she learned for the emotional/psychological aspect of working with these patients while making sure patients are undergoing trauma-based counseling in addition to pelvic rehab.

    Special consideration of pelvic trauma will be discussed with manual modifications and resource planning initiatives. Additionally, the effects of trauma on the medical provider will be discussed and along with techniques to prevent fatigue. This course will include extensive labs on evidence-based Yoga. Sensitive Yoga is taught in an experiential manner with handouts and YouTube resources to continue one’s practice. Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction.

    Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:
    Yoga mat or blanket

     

    Note: The schedule is currently being revised. The below schedule may not reflect the actual schedule for future courses.

    Day One:

    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions
    9:30 Trauma-defining trauma, boundaries for the course
    10:45 Mindfulness for Trauma Processing lab
    11:15 Neurobiology of trauma 
    12:30 Lunch
    1:00 Retraumatization/Secondary Trauma/Compassion Fatigue
    2:00 Pelvic trauma and somatic response
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Mindful movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    4:00 Somatic Trauma Processing (introduction)
    4:30 Questions
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Check in, Review of Day 1
    8:30 Somatic Trauma Processing (continued)
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Mindful Movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    10:30 Coordinating with local resources 
    11:15 Evidence Based Yoga for Trauma/Trauma Sensitive Yoga Lab
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Modifications of Interventions for the Trauma Survivor
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Physiological Exhaustion Prevention  
    3:15 Evidence-based mindfulness lab
    3:30 Questions/ Discusision/ Resources/ Check out 
    4:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Describe trauma and evidenced based trauma interventions
    2. Perform boundary setting for professional and personal health
    3. Perform physical, emotional and mental check-ins to assure provider health
    4. Describe anatomy, neurobiology and physiology of trauma
    5. Differentiate between acute traumatized needs and chronic traumatized needs
    6. Determine what other medical providers to bring in for supportive care
    7. Recognize when higher level of care is needed and facilitate care transfer and follow up
    8. Understand constant vigilance to prevent compassion fatigue
    9. Describe self-care, wellness management and supportive resourcing within one’s practice
    10. Utilize strategic techniques to complete one’s somatic experience within trauma
      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Thomas Jefferson University Edison Building

    25 S 9th St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
    1-888-480-0427

    1305 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Nearest Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport
    Airport Code: PHL

     

     

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

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Trauma Awareness for the Pelvic Therapist - Remote Course - April 9-10 2022 (CANCELED)

    Pacific Time:Day 1 08:00am - 01:00pm/Day 2 08:00am - 02:00pm

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 14

    In this two-day course, participants will learn trauma informed care and empowerment of the sexual assault survivor. This course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, CYT who worked in counseling and advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist. Lauren also brings her experience as a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective to teach trauma informed care to medical providers.

    Special considerations of trauma within pelvic, oncological and lymphedema patient populations will be explored. Additionally, the effects of trauma on the medical provider will be discussed and along with techniques to prevent compassion fatigue. This course includes Trauma Informed Yoga lab work and break out groups to facilitate learning. Upon completion of the course, the practitioners will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma to holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and/or bladder dysfunction.

    Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and the ability to provide appropriate medical care for trauma survivors. This course will NOT prepare a practitioner for any type of counseling or mental health services.

     

     

    Prerequisite Videos:

    Trauma Informed Care 1 (1hr 5 mins)
    Trauma Informed Care 2 (1 hr 24 mins)
    Trauma Informed Care 3 (1 hr 25 mins)
    Rape Myths (38 mins)
    MedLegal (35 mins)

    Day One:

    8:00 Introductions and group activity
    8:30 Somatic check in with interoception
    8:50  lecture preparation/break
    9:00 Interventions I lecture
    10:30 Break
    11:00 Break out groups
    11:20 Interventions II lecture
    12:20 Trauma Informed Yoga
    1:00 Recap/self-care

     

     

     

     

    Day Two:

    8:00 Day 1 review/questions/concerns
    8:30 Somatic check in with neuroception
    8:50 Lecture preparation/break
    9:00 Interventions I lecture
    10:30 Break
    11:00 Break out groups
    11:20  Interventions II lecture
    12:20 Trauma Informed Yoga
    12:50 Break out groups
    1:20 Group synopsis
    2:00 Self-care and guideline planning

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

    1. Define compassion fatigue and trauma informed care
    2. Describe the polyvagal autonomic nervous system
    3. Describe the neuro anatomy and physiology of trauma
    4. Describe anatomy, neurobiology and physiology of trauma
    5. Identify risk factors and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    6. Describe Trauma informed interventions during patient care · Scene safety- self and patient · Assess situation · Triage needs- per policy or guideline · Suicidal screening · Medical intervention · Legal intervention · Community supports and resourcing
    7. Formulate techniques for reducing compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and retraumatization
    8. Discuss the epidemiology of sexual violence
    9. List and describe medical and legal considerations for survivor
    10. Identify and describe trauma informed response during patient care/li>
    11. Solidify techniques for reducing compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and retraumatization

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Trauma Awareness for the Pelvic Therapist - Seattle, WA - February 1-2, 2020

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    Seattle
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $425
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    Note: The course description is currently being revised. The below description may change before the next course offering.

    In this two-day course, participants will learn about trauma influences within the patient and the medical provider, as well as within our society. This course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist, and uses the skills she learned for the emotional/psychological aspect of working with these patients while making sure patients are undergoing trauma-based counseling in addition to pelvic rehab.

    Special consideration of pelvic trauma will be discussed with manual modifications and resource planning initiatives. Additionally, the effects of trauma on the medical provider will be discussed and along with techniques to prevent fatigue. This course will include extensive labs on evidence-based Yoga. Sensitive Yoga is taught in an experiential manner with handouts and YouTube resources to continue one’s practice. Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction.

    Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:
    Yoga mat or blanket

     

    Note: The schedule is currently being revised. The below schedule may not reflect the actual schedule for future courses.

    Day One:

    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Introductions
    9:30 Trauma-defining trauma, boundaries for the course
    10:45 Mindfulness for Trauma Processing lab
    11:15 Neurobiology of trauma 
    12:30 Lunch
    1:00 Retraumatization/Secondary Trauma/Compassion Fatigue
    2:00 Pelvic trauma and somatic response
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Mindful movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    4:00 Somatic Trauma Processing (introduction)
    4:30 Questions
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Check in, Review of Day 1
    8:30 Somatic Trauma Processing (continued)
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Mindful Movement/ Trauma Sensitive Yoga lab
    10:30 Coordinating with local resources 
    11:15 Evidence Based Yoga for Trauma/Trauma Sensitive Yoga Lab
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Modifications of Interventions for the Trauma Survivor
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Physiological Exhaustion Prevention  
    3:15 Evidence-based mindfulness lab
    3:30 Questions/ Discusision/ Resources/ Check out 
    4:00 Adjourn

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

    1. Describe trauma and evidenced based trauma interventions
    2. Perform boundary setting for professional and personal health
    3. Perform physical, emotional and mental check-ins to assure provider health
    4. Describe anatomy, neurobiology and physiology of trauma
    5. Differentiate between acute traumatized needs and chronic traumatized needs
    6. Determine what other medical providers to bring in for supportive care
    7. Recognize when higher level of care is needed and facilitate care transfer and follow up
    8. Understand constant vigilance to prevent compassion fatigue
    9. Describe self-care, wellness management and supportive resourcing within one’s practice
    10. Utilize strategic techniques to complete one’s somatic experience within trauma
      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Evergreen Health

    12039 NE 128th St
    Kirkland, WA 98034
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard Seattle Kirkland
    (425)602-3200

    11215 NE 124th St
    Kirkland, WA 98034
    Nearest Airport

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    Airport Code: SEA

    17801 International Boulevard
    Seattle, WA 98158

     

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    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren Mansell DPT, CLT, PRPC

    Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC), and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.

    As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at the University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema, and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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Jane Kaufman

Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

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    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

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    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Inova Alexandria Hospital

    4320 Seminary Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22304
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South
    (703) 751-4510

    4641 Kenmore Ave
    Alexandria, VA 22304
    Nearest Airport

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Airport Code: DCA

    Arlington, VA 22202

     

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

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Vertex Physical Therapy Specialists

    2829 Millwood Ave
    Columbia, SC 29205
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Columbia Center
    (803)-744-7800

    924 Senate St
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Nearest Airport

    Columbia Metropolitan Airport
    Airport Code: CAE

    3250 Airport Blvd
    West Columbia, SC 29170

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

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Denver, CO
    Satellite Lab Course - March 6-7, 2021

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    Mountain Time: March 6th: 8:45am - 1:00pm / March 7th: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Colorado Springs

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Kelsey Mathias OTR/L, LLC

    5310 Ward Rd
    Avardo, CO 80002
    Recommended Lodging

    Comfort Inn Denver West
    (303)-422-6346

    10200 Interstate 70 Frontage Rd S
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    Nearest Airport

    Denver International Airport
    Airport Code: DEN

    8500 Peña Blvd
    Denver, CO 80249

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


     

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

    15031 Rinaldi Street
    Mission Hills, CA 91345
    Recommended Lodging

    Staybridge Suites Chatsworth
    (818) 773-0707

    21902 Lassen St
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    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)

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

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    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

     

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

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    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

     

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

     

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    Eastern Time: December 4th: 11:00am - 3:00pm / December 5th: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Bloom Pelvic Therapy

    16540 Pointe Village Dr
    Suite 209
    Lutz, FL 33558
    Recommended Lodging

    Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway
    (813) 491-4900

    2155 Northpointe Pkwy
    Lutz, FL 33558
    Nearest Airport

    Tampa International Airport
    Airport Code: TPA

    4100 George J Bean Pkwy
    Tampa, FL 33607

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

     

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


     

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    December 4-5, 2021

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    Pacific Time: 7:45am - 12:00pm

    Self-Hosted

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Self-Hosted Course Info

    • Instructors

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

    =============================
    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
    =============================

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

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

    1. Locate another therapist or small group of therapists who would like to register together as a unit. Individual registrations without a qualified and registered partner are not permitted.
    2. Find a suitable location from which the pair/group can all view the zoom lectures together.
    3. Practice hands-on lab techniques on the other therapists in their pair/group without a lab assistant or instructor physically present at their self-hosted location. The instructor will provide remote direction via zoom.
    4. Students are required to attend a hosted satellite course option and are not permitted to register for self-hosted events.

    Those who wish to take this course, but cannot meet the above requirements should register for a satellite location or in-person version of this course


    What to have on hand for self-hosted labs

    Your partner! You will need at least one person to work with during labs. This person must be a licensed professional who is also registered for the course.
    The printable portion of your manual from Teachable if you choose to print. * You are not required to print your full manual, please check for any sections specifically asking you to print prior to the event.
    Your Mask- Please wear a mask while participating in this course to keep your colleagues safe.
    A computer with a Wifi connection that your group will be using to view the course.
    The following supplies:
    Non Latex, Non-Powder Vinyl Gloves MEDIUM (box of 100)
    Hand Sanitizer (8 fl. Oz.)
    Lube for labs

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

     

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    Satellite Lab Course - March 6-7, 2021

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Self-Hosted Course Info

    • Instructors

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

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    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

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    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

    =============================
    Day of the Course
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    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

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

    1. Locate another therapist or small group of therapists who would like to register together as a unit. Individual registrations without a qualified and registered partner are not permitted.
    2. Find a suitable location from which the pair/group can all view the zoom lectures together.
    3. Practice hands-on lab techniques on the other therapists in their pair/group without a lab assistant or instructor physically present at their self-hosted location. The instructor will provide remote direction via zoom.
    4. Students are required to attend a hosted satellite course option and are not permitted to register for self-hosted events.

    Those who wish to take this course, but cannot meet the above requirements should register for a satellite location or in-person version of this course


    What to have on hand for self-hosted labs

    Your partner! You will need at least one person to work with during labs. This person must be a licensed professional who is also registered for the course.
    The printable portion of your manual from Teachable if you choose to print. * You are not required to print your full manual, please check for any sections specifically asking you to print prior to the event.
    Your Mask- Please wear a mask while participating in this course to keep your colleagues safe.
    A computer with a Wifi connection that your group will be using to view the course.
    The following supplies:
    Non Latex, Non-Powder Vinyl Gloves MEDIUM (box of 100)
    Hand Sanitizer (8 fl. Oz.)
    Lube for labs

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

     

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    Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction - Tampa, FL
    Satellite Lab Course - March 6-7, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

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    Eastern Time: March 6th: 10:45am - 3:00pm / March 7th: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Tampa

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $375
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 11

    This continuing education seminar is a one-day course that introduces the participant to the use of biofeedback when treating bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. In this course, we will discuss the history, background/basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat bladder, bowel, overactive pelvic floor, and other pelvic floor disorders. We will also review case studies with EMG signal analysis with the help of audience participation. The focus of this course will be introducing biofeedback equipment and software, administering a biofeedback assessment, conducting a treatment session, and patient instruction/education utilizing live demonstrations with audience participation. In the live lab, participants will experience using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor and will practice sEMG assessments and treatments. Resources for additional training and board certification in this area of practice will be provided. Lab instructors are board-certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. This course is also approved for BCIA’s recertification hours for board certification. There are pre-recorded lectures that must be viewed prior to the live course.

    ***Equipment required to participate in course: A 2-channel sEMG biofeedback hand-held unit with software on a laptop or computer. The participants who are self-hosting will need a vaginal and rectal sensor and abdominal leads. If you are attending at a satellite location, this equipment will be provided.
    Self-Hosted participants do not need partners if they have the following items, all of which can be purchased on www.cmtmedical.com.

    1. Prometheus MR-20 Dual Channel sEMG Biofeedback Unit WITH Telesis Software
    2. Black Pathway Adaptor for internal sensors to connect to channel A (item PG-3660)
    3. Pathway Internal Vaginal or Internal Rectal Sensor (item PG 6330 or PG 6340)
    4. Pathway Surface EMG Electrodes for Abdominal Placement (PG 6750)

    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.

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

    Prerequisites
    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    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. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    5. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum

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

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    Before the Course Begins
    =============================

    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2 hours, 15 min

    1) Introduction to Biofeedback (27 mins)
    2) Psychology & Terms (27 mins)
    3) Artifacts and Sensors (29 mins)
    4) Biofeedback Assessment & Treatment (29 mins)
    5) Physiology of Stress & Relaxation (29 mins)
    6) Case Studies (31 mins)

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    Day of the Course
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    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introductions, Goals, Objectives, Questions from Lecture
    8:15 - Review slides from 3-hour lecture and interpret the graphs
    8:45 - Review equipment
    9:00 - Set up the assessment protocol to be used in the course
    9:15 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Assessment
    --- Group 2: Treat the Screen
    10:15 - Come back together to discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    10:30 - Meal break
    11:00 - Break out groups
    --- Group 1: Treat the Screen
    --- Group 2: Assessment
    12:00 - Come back together and discuss what was learned in the break outs and answer questions
    12:30 - Explore different protocols and how to use them
    1:00 - Case Studies - Slides
    1:30 - Break
    1:45 - Discuss down-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:15 - Discuss up-training case studies with screens and treatment ideas
    2:45 - Explaining graphs to your patients - EMG terms
    3:15 - Case Studies
    3:45 - Resources for Training and Certification, Q&A
    4:00 - Adjourn

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

    1) Participants will be able to explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders.
    2) Participants will be able to describe a biofeedback assessment, and how patients with complex cases will benefit from this treatment.
    3) Participants will be able to explain tasks of an EMG instrument, and assessment and treatments using sEMG.
    4) Participants will experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.
    5) Participants will be able to describe treatment applications, case studies, practical strategies for immediate clinical use, and resources for further training/certification in this area of practice.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies

    3903 Northdale Blvd #111
    Tampa, FL 33624
    Recommended Lodging

    Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Northwest/Veterans Expressway
    (813)-920-2011

    12730 Citrus Park Ln
    Tampa, FL 33625
    Nearest Airport

    Tampa International Airport
    Airport Code: TPA

    4100 George J Bean Pkwy
    Tampa, FL 33607

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location

    Jane Kaufman PT, M.Ed, BCB-PMD

    Jane Kaufman

    Jane has been a practicing PT for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of surface EMG biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC in South Burlington, VT which she began in 2003. Jane’s clinic (including three other PTs with this treatment focus) specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain for men, women and children. Additionally, Jane offers workshops for other healthcare providers worldwide in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, mentors healthcare professionals toward certification in this field through BCIA, and offers consultation to begin practices in this area of expertise through her involvement in Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions. Jane’s career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. Jane may be reached through her website at www.phoenixpt.com.


    Tiffany Ellsworth Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    tiffany lee

    Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Masters of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University. She has worked as an occupational therapist and a manager in a variety of rehabilitation settings for the past 22 years. In 1996 she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders utilizing surface EMG biofeedback. She received her training at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brucker, a world renowned rehabilitation psychologist. In 1997 she became the Director of Florida Hospital’s Biofeedback Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Her biofeedback clinic specialized in treating neurological conditions(CVA, TBI, CP, and SCI), and facial paralysis. In 2004, she received her certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is the owner of a continuing education company, Biofeedback Training and Incontinence Solutions and has a private practice in San Marcos, Texas exclusively dedicated to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders. She offers clinical consultation, training workshops, and she mentors health care professionals working toward their BCIA certification.

     

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


     

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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 neighborhood of Seattle.



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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $450
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 14

    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue, and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This remote continuing education course is presented live on Zoom and is designed to expand the participant's knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm, breathing, and the abdominals can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes.

    As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the glottis and the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi-component system that works together. Optimal function of the diaphragm and breathing patterns are key to a healthy pelvic floor, a normal functioning core, and postural stability. Evidence-based methods to assess the diaphragm and breathing mechanics are presented along with easy-to-apply practical intervention strategies.

    This course includes assessment and treatment of the barriers by addressing thoracic spine articulation and rib cage abnormalities in the fascial system of muscles related to breathing and the diaphragm. The assessment concepts and treatment techniques can easily be integrated into a therapist's current evaluation and intervention strategies.

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    Participants may practice labs on a family member or friend or team with a fellow participant where possible.

    Target 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

    Prerequisites:

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    This course is presented remotely on Zoom Participants need to bring a goniometer and some medium resistance theraband.

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
    For assistance converting the times below to your local time zone, use this link:
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    Before Day One
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 2.5 hours

    1) Anatomy (22 min)
    2) Diaphragm and breathing lecture (50 min)
    3) Breathing patterns and assessment lecture (20 mins)
    4) Regional Interdependence lecture (53 mins)

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    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Intro and Q&A
    8:30 - Assessment of breathing Lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:40 - Breathing - Head/Neck/UE
    10:00 - Myofascial Lab Part 1
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Breathing – Stability/LBP/IAP
    11:30 - Postures
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Myofascial lab Part 2
    1:15 - Posture/Core Lab
    2:15 - Adjourn

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    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Q&A
    8:30 - Thorax lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Glottis to pelvic floor
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Treatment of breathing
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Exercise lab
    1:30 - Sports
    2:00 - Case Studies and Discussion
    2:30 - Wrap up
    2:45 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue, and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This remote continuing education course is presented live on Zoom and is designed to expand the participant's knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm, breathing, and the abdominals can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes.

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    Prerequisites:

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

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    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    This course is presented remotely on Zoom Participants need to bring a goniometer and some medium resistance theraband.

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

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    2) Diaphragm and breathing lecture (50 min)
    3) Breathing patterns and assessment lecture (20 mins)
    4) Regional Interdependence lecture (53 mins)

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Intro and Q&A
    8:30 - Assessment of breathing Lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:40 - Breathing - Head/Neck/UE
    10:00 - Myofascial Lab Part 1
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Breathing – Stability/LBP/IAP
    11:30 - Postures
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Myofascial lab Part 2
    1:15 - Posture/Core Lab
    2:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Q&A
    8:30 - Thorax lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Glottis to pelvic floor
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Treatment of breathing
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Exercise lab
    1:30 - Sports
    2:00 - Case Studies and Discussion
    2:30 - Wrap up
    2:45 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $450
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 14

    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue, and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This remote continuing education course is presented live on Zoom and is designed to expand the participant's knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm, breathing, and the abdominals can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes.

    As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the glottis and the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi-component system that works together. Optimal function of the diaphragm and breathing patterns are key to a healthy pelvic floor, a normal functioning core, and postural stability. Evidence-based methods to assess the diaphragm and breathing mechanics are presented along with easy-to-apply practical intervention strategies.

    This course includes assessment and treatment of the barriers by addressing thoracic spine articulation and rib cage abnormalities in the fascial system of muscles related to breathing and the diaphragm. The assessment concepts and treatment techniques can easily be integrated into a therapist's current evaluation and intervention strategies.

    The course information is applicable to patients who present with Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, cervical/thoracic/scapular/ and lumbar pain. In addition, current literature has shown that these breath and diaphragm training techniques can effectively improve athletic performance in Labs will be demonstrated and will be participatory where possible.

    Participants may practice labs on a family member or friend or team with a fellow participant where possible.

    Target 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

    Prerequisites:

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    This course is presented remotely on Zoom Participants need to bring a goniometer and some medium resistance theraband.

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

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

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

    1) Anatomy (22 min)
    2) Diaphragm and breathing lecture (50 min)
    3) Breathing patterns and assessment lecture (20 mins)
    4) Regional Interdependence lecture (53 mins)

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Intro and Q&A
    8:30 - Assessment of breathing Lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:40 - Breathing - Head/Neck/UE
    10:00 - Myofascial Lab Part 1
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Breathing – Stability/LBP/IAP
    11:30 - Postures
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Myofascial lab Part 2
    1:15 - Posture/Core Lab
    2:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Q&A
    8:30 - Thorax lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Glottis to pelvic floor
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Treatment of breathing
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Exercise lab
    1:30 - Sports
    2:00 - Case Studies and Discussion
    2:30 - Wrap up
    2:45 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue, and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This remote continuing education course is presented live on Zoom and is designed to expand the participant's knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm, breathing, and the abdominals can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes.

    As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the glottis and the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi-component system that works together. Optimal function of the diaphragm and breathing patterns are key to a healthy pelvic floor, a normal functioning core, and postural stability. Evidence-based methods to assess the diaphragm and breathing mechanics are presented along with easy-to-apply practical intervention strategies.

    This course includes assessment and treatment of the barriers by addressing thoracic spine articulation and rib cage abnormalities in the fascial system of muscles related to breathing and the diaphragm. The assessment concepts and treatment techniques can easily be integrated into a therapist's current evaluation and intervention strategies.

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    Target 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

    Prerequisites:

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    This course is presented remotely on Zoom Participants need to bring a goniometer and some medium resistance theraband.

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

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

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

    1) Anatomy (22 min)
    2) Diaphragm and breathing lecture (50 min)
    3) Breathing patterns and assessment lecture (20 mins)
    4) Regional Interdependence lecture (53 mins)

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Intro and Q&A
    8:30 - Assessment of breathing Lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:40 - Breathing - Head/Neck/UE
    10:00 - Myofascial Lab Part 1
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Breathing – Stability/LBP/IAP
    11:30 - Postures
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Myofascial lab Part 2
    1:15 - Posture/Core Lab
    2:15 - Adjourn

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    Day Two
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    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Q&A
    8:30 - Thorax lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Glottis to pelvic floor
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Treatment of breathing
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Exercise lab
    1:30 - Sports
    2:00 - Case Studies and Discussion
    2:30 - Wrap up
    2:45 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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    Breathing and the Diaphragm - Remote Course - October 23-24, 2021

    Pacific Time 7:30am - 2:00pm

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $450
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 14

    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue, and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This remote continuing education course is presented live on Zoom and is designed to expand the participant's knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm, breathing, and the abdominals can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes.

    As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the glottis and the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi-component system that works together. Optimal function of the diaphragm and breathing patterns are key to a healthy pelvic floor, a normal functioning core, and postural stability. Evidence-based methods to assess the diaphragm and breathing mechanics are presented along with easy-to-apply practical intervention strategies.

    This course includes assessment and treatment of the barriers by addressing thoracic spine articulation and rib cage abnormalities in the fascial system of muscles related to breathing and the diaphragm. The assessment concepts and treatment techniques can easily be integrated into a therapist's current evaluation and intervention strategies.

    The course information is applicable to patients who present with Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, cervical/thoracic/scapular/ and lumbar pain. In addition, current literature has shown that these breath and diaphragm training techniques can effectively improve athletic performance in Labs will be demonstrated and will be participatory where possible.

    Participants may practice labs on a family member or friend or team with a fellow participant where possible.

    Target 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

    Prerequisites:

    All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    This course is presented remotely on Zoom Participants need to bring a goniometer and some medium resistance theraband.

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

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

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

    1) Anatomy (22 min)
    2) Diaphragm and breathing lecture (50 min)
    3) Breathing patterns and assessment lecture (20 mins)
    4) Regional Interdependence lecture (53 mins)

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Intro and Q&A
    8:30 - Assessment of breathing Lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:40 - Breathing - Head/Neck/UE
    10:00 - Myofascial Lab Part 1
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Breathing – Stability/LBP/IAP
    11:30 - Postures
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Myofascial lab Part 2
    1:15 - Posture/Core Lab
    2:15 - Adjourn

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

    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Q&A
    8:30 - Thorax lab
    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Glottis to pelvic floor
    10:45 - Break
    11:00 - Treatment of breathing
    12:15 - Break
    12:30 - Exercise lab
    1:30 - Sports
    2:00 - Case Studies and Discussion
    2:30 - Wrap up
    2:45 - Adjourn

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

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

     

    Important thing to note:

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

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

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

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

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Due to ongoing concerns about COVID19, this course has been rescheduled as a remote course offering. Registration is available here.

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    Price: $650
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 18

    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This two-and-a-half day continuing education course is designed to expand the participants knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics and their relationship with the core inclusive of the pelvic floor. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm and breathing can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes. As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi component system that works together.

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    The course information is applicable to the patient who presents with cervical/ thoracic/ scapular/ and lumbar pain. Current literature has shown that these breath and diaphragm training techniques can effectively improve athletic performance in runners, throwers, swimmers, weight-lifters, and Cross Fit athletes by improving motor control patterns. In addition, this course also helps the orthopedic therapist gain some evaluation techniques of the pelvic floor and when to appropriately refer to a pelvic health clinician

    NOTE: There are two versions of this course. This edition is designed for therapists with no prior experience in intravaginal examination, and it does not include an extra lab at the end of day two. Therapists with intravaginal examination experience can attend the Breathing and the Diaphragm: Pelvic and Orthopedic Therapists version of the course, which has Pelvic Floor Level 1 as a prerequisite.

    Target 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

    Prerequisites:

    None

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Participants need to bring a goniometer, a mobilization wedge, and some medium resistance theraband.

    Day One:

    4:00-4:15 Objectives and Introductions
    4:15-4:45 Basic anatomy of the thorax (Lecture)
    4:45-5:45 Function of the Diaphragm and normal breathing (Lecture)
    5:45 Break
    6:00-7:45 Dysfunctional breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    7:45-8:15 Questions/Post-test

    Day Two:

    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 recap
    8:30-9:30 Regional Interdependence (Lecture)
    9:30 Break
    9:45-12:00 Posture, Core and Intra-abdominal Pressure (Lecture/Lab combo)
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:00 Assessment and treatment of the Ribs (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:00-3:00 Myofascial system Part 1 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    3:00 Break
    3:15-4:45 Myofascial system Part 2 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    4:45-5:15 Questions/Post-test

    Day Three:

    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 and 2 recap
    8:30-9:30 Assessment and treatment of the Thoracic Spine (Lecture/Lab combo)
    9:30-9:45 Evaluation/Assessment of the Thorax recap (Lecture)
    9:45 Break
    10:00-11:00 Treatment of Breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    11:00-12:00 Exercise progression (Lab combo)
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-2:30 Sport integration (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:30-3:00 Post-test and Questions

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Princeton Healthcare System

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

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

    559 Route 130 North,
    Hamilton, 08620
    Nearest Airport

    Newark International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd,
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Breathing and the Diaphragm: Pelvic and Orthopedic Therapists - Princeton, NJ - December 11-13, 2020 (Postponed)

    Due to ongoing concerns about COVID19, this course will be offered as a remote course. Registration is available here.

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    Princeton
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price $650)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 19.50

    “Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This two-and-a-half day continuing education course is designed to expand the participants knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics and their relationship with the pelvic floor. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm and breathing can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes. As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the glottis and the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi component system that works together.

    Optimal function of the diaphragm and correct breathing patterns are key to a healthy pelvic floor, a normal functioning core and postural stability. Evidence-based methods to assess the diaphragm and breath mechanics are presented along with easy to apply practical intervention strategies. This course includes assessment and treatment of barriers by addressing thoracic spine articulation and rib cage abnormalities, and the abnormalities in the fascial system of muscles related to breathing and the diaphragm. Both internal and external pelvic floor assessment and treatment techniques are taught during the course, however, the primary concepts instructed are designed to be used even where internal evaluation of the pelvic floor is not possible. The assessment concepts and treatment techniques can be easily integrated into a therapist's current evaluation and intervention strategies. Sufficient lab time is built into the class to allow the participant to practice the material that is demonstrated.

    The course information is applicable to the patient who presents with pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, GI Dysfunction, cervical/ thoracic/ scapular/ and lumbar pain. In addition, current literature has shown that these breath and diaphragm training techniques can effectively improve athletic performance in runners, throwers, swimmers, weight lifters, and Cross Fit athletes by improving motor control patterns.

    NOTE: There are two versions of this course. This edition is designed for therapists with experience in intravaginal examination, and it includes an extra 90 minute lab at the end of day two. Therapists without experience with intravaginal examinations can attend the Breathing and the Diaphragm: Orthopedic Therapists version of the course, which does not have prerequisites.

    Target 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.

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

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations: As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Participants need to bring a goniometer, a mobilization wedge, and some medium resistance theraband.

    Day One:
    4:00-4:15 Objectives and Introductions
    4:15-4:45 Basic anatomy of the thorax (Lecture)
    4:45-5:45 Function of the Diaphragm and normal breathing (Lecture)
    5:45 Break
    6:00-7:45 Dysfunctional breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    7:45-8:15 Questions/Post-test

     

    Day Two:
    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 recap
    8:30-9:30 Regional Interdependence (Lecture)
    9:30 Break
    9:45-12:00 Posture, Core and Intra-abdominal Pressure (Lecture/Lab combo)
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:00 Assessment and treatment of the Ribs (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:00-3:00 Myofascial system Part 1 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    3:00 Break
    3:15-4:45 Myofascial system Part 2 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    4:45-5:15 Questions/Post-test
    5:15-6:45 Glottis and internal and external pelvic floor (lecture/lab combo)

    Day Three:
    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 and 2 recap
    8:30-9:30 Assessment and treatment of the Thoracic Spine (Lecture/Lab combo)
    9:30-9:45 Evaluation/Assessment of the Thorax recap (Lecture)
    9:45 Break
    10:00-11:00 Treatment of Breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    11:00-12:00 Exercise progression (Lab combo)
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-2:30 Sport integration (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:30-3:00 Post-test and Questions

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaphragm.
    2. Appreciate the unique biomechanical interactions that occur between the lumbosacral spine, the pelvis, pelvic floor and the hip complex.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, abdominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in-home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele.

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Princeton Healthcare System

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

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

    559 Route 130 North,
    Hamilton, 08620
    Nearest Airport

    Newark International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd,
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Update 3/12/2020: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, this course has been postponed. Once we have a new date confirmed, we will update our website and make the event available for registration. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Please practice good hygiene, and be safe!

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    SterlingHeights
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $650
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 18

    Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This two-and-a-half day continuing education course is designed to expand the participants knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics and their relationship with the core inclusive of the pelvic floor. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm and breathing can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes. As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi component system that works together.

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    The course information is applicable to the patient who presents with cervical/ thoracic/ scapular/ and lumbar pain. Current literature has shown that these breath and diaphragm training techniques can effectively improve athletic performance in runners, throwers, swimmers, weight-lifters, and Cross Fit athletes by improving motor control patterns. In addition, this course also helps the orthopedic therapist gain some evaluation techniques of the pelvic floor and when to appropriately refer to a pelvic health clinician

    NOTE: There are two versions of this course. This edition is designed for therapists with no prior experience in intravaginal examination, and it does not include an extra lab at the end of day two. Therapists with intravaginal examination experience can attend the Breathing and the Diaphragm: Pelvic and Orthopedic Therapists version of the course, which has Pelvic Floor Level 1 as a prerequisite.

    Target 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

    Prerequisites:

    None

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations:

    As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Participants need to bring a goniometer, a mobilization wedge, and some medium resistance theraband.

    Day One:

    4:00-4:15 Objectives and Introductions
    4:15-4:45 Basic anatomy of the thorax (Lecture)
    4:45-5:45 Function of the Diaphragm and normal breathing (Lecture)
    5:45 Break
    6:00-7:45 Dysfunctional breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    7:45-8:15 Questions/Post-test

    Day Two:

    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 recap
    8:30-9:30 Regional Interdependence (Lecture)
    9:30 Break
    9:45-12:00 Posture, Core and Intra-abdominal Pressure (Lecture/Lab combo)
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:00 Assessment and treatment of the Ribs (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:00-3:00 Myofascial system Part 1 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    3:00 Break
    3:15-4:45 Myofascial system Part 2 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    4:45-5:15 Questions/Post-test

    Day Three:

    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 and 2 recap
    8:30-9:30 Assessment and treatment of the Thoracic Spine (Lecture/Lab combo)
    9:30-9:45 Evaluation/Assessment of the Thorax recap (Lecture)
    9:45 Break
    10:00-11:00 Treatment of Breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    11:00-12:00 Exercise progression (Lab combo)
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-2:30 Sport integration (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:30-3:00 Post-test and Questions

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaph-ragm.
    2. Explain normal diaphragmatic breathing and the role of the internal and external oblique musculature.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, ab-dominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

    15595 15 Mile Road
    Clinton Township,MI, 48035
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling Heights-Detroit Area
    (586) 272-2300

    8515 15 Mile Rd
    Sterling Heights, MI 48312
    Nearest Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport
    Airport Code: DTW

    Detroit, MI 48242

     

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Rescheduled ! - Breathing and the Diaphragm: Pelvic and Orthopedic Therapists - Sterling Heights, MI - March 27-29, 2020

    Update 3/12/2020: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, this course has been postponed. Once we have a new date confirmed, we will update our website and make the event available for registration. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Please practice good hygiene, and be safe!

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    SterlingHeights
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $675 (Early Registrant Price $650)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 19.50

    “Despite decades of research Breathing Pattern Disorders, together with a range of the resulting pathophysiological biochemical, psychological and biomechanical effects, remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction”- Leon Chaitow


    This two-and-a-half day continuing education course is designed to expand the participants knowledge of the diaphragm and breathing mechanics and their relationship with the pelvic floor. Through multiple lectures and detailed labs, participants will learn how the diaphragm and breathing can affect core and postural stability through intra-abdominal pressure changes. As an integrated approach, the course looks at structures from the glottis and the cervical region to the pelvic floor and helps in understanding a multi component system that works together.

    Optimal function of the diaphragm and correct breathing patterns are key to a healthy pelvic floor, a normal functioning core and postural stability. Evidence-based methods to assess the diaphragm and breath mechanics are presented along with easy to apply practical intervention strategies. This course includes assessment and treatment of barriers by addressing thoracic spine articulation and rib cage abnormalities, and the abnormalities in the fascial system of muscles related to breathing and the diaphragm. Both internal and external pelvic floor assessment and treatment techniques are taught during the course, however, the primary concepts instructed are designed to be used even where internal evaluation of the pelvic floor is not possible. The assessment concepts and treatment techniques can be easily integrated into a therapist's current evaluation and intervention strategies. Sufficient lab time is built into the class to allow the participant to practice the material that is demonstrated.

    The course information is applicable to the patient who presents with pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, GI Dysfunction, cervical/ thoracic/ scapular/ and lumbar pain. In addition, current literature has shown that these breath and diaphragm training techniques can effectively improve athletic performance in runners, throwers, swimmers, weight lifters, and Cross Fit athletes by improving motor control patterns.

    NOTE: There are two versions of this course. This edition is designed for therapists with experience in intravaginal examination, and it includes an extra 90 minute lab at the end of day two. Therapists without experience with intravaginal examinations can attend the Breathing and the Diaphragm: Orthopedic Therapists version of the course, which does not have prerequisites.

    Target 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.

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

    What to Bring:

    • Theraband blue (a fairly long length)
    • Goniometers

    Special Considerations: As this continuing education course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Participants need to bring a goniometer, a mobilization wedge, and some medium resistance theraband.

    Day One:
    4:00-4:15 Objectives and Introductions
    4:15-4:45 Basic anatomy of the thorax (Lecture)
    4:45-5:45 Function of the Diaphragm and normal breathing (Lecture)
    5:45 Break
    6:00-7:45 Dysfunctional breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    7:45-8:15 Questions/Post-test

     

    Day Two:
    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 recap
    8:30-9:30 Regional Interdependence (Lecture)
    9:30 Break
    9:45-12:00 Posture, Core and Intra-abdominal Pressure (Lecture/Lab combo)
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:00 Assessment and treatment of the Ribs (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:00-3:00 Myofascial system Part 1 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    3:00 Break
    3:15-4:45 Myofascial system Part 2 (Lecture/Lab combo)
    4:45-5:15 Questions/Post-test
    5:15-6:45 Glottis and internal and external pelvic floor (lecture/lab combo)

    Day Three:
    8:00-8:30 Questions/Day 1 and 2 recap
    8:30-9:30 Assessment and treatment of the Thoracic Spine (Lecture/Lab combo)
    9:30-9:45 Evaluation/Assessment of the Thorax recap (Lecture)
    9:45 Break
    10:00-11:00 Treatment of Breathing (Lecture/Lab combo)
    11:00-12:00 Exercise progression (Lab combo)
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-2:30 Sport integration (Lecture/Lab combo)
    2:30-3:00 Post-test and Questions

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

    1. Describe the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and diaphragm.
    2. Appreciate the unique biomechanical interactions that occur between the lumbosacral spine, the pelvis, pelvic floor and the hip complex.
    3. Assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns including but not limited to chest, abdominal and paradoxical breathing patterns.
    4. Understand the concept of Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP)/ and the control and use of IAP with the diaphragm in a lowered position as a stabilizing mechanism for the spine.
    5. Understand the concept of regional interdependence and it’s application in the treatment of back or pelvic pain patients.
    6. Recognize the effects of postural patterns and the linkage to the diaphragm and pelvic floor.
    7. Understand the muscles and myofascial components involved in dysfunctional breathing and techniques to effectively treat the same.
    8. Understand and demonstrate mobilizations of the rib and thoracic spine and develop a comprehensive treatment program.
    9. Develop an exercise progression for dysfunctional breathing for use in the clinic and in-home programs.
    10. Integrate diaphragmatic breathing and mobility in the athletic clientele.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

    15595 15 Mile Road
    Clinton Township,MI, 48035
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling Heights-Detroit Area
    (586) 272-2300

    8515 15 Mile Rd
    Sterling Heights, MI 48312
    Nearest Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport
    Airport Code: DTW

    Detroit, MI 48242

     

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

    Aparna Rajagopal PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, Capp -OB Certified

    Aparna Rajagopal, PT, Mhs, PRPCAparna holds a bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from India and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis. She developed a growing interest in treating pregnant and post partum patients in 2003. The birth of her daughter in 2006 served as the driving force behind her passion for the field of pelvic dysfunction. She treats men, women and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Her work with female athletes led her to realize the importance of correct breathing techniques in rehabilitation and led her to co-author the breathing and diaphragm class.

    She serves as lead therapist for the pelvic dysfunction program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital where she mentors and teaches other pelvic therapists. She is consultant for the hospitals Sports therapy team for the athletic triad syndrome. She frequently presents and educates physicians, residents, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. She serves as co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital system where she helps to write and develop courses.

    She resides in the metro Detroit area with her husband and daughter and her interests include traveling the world, hiking, and reading.


    Leeann Taptich DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS

    Leeann Taptich, PT, DPT Leeann Taptich has been a physical therapist since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. In 2009, she earned her Manual Therapy from the University is St Augustine and her board certification as a Sports Certified Specialist in 2018. She also has her strength and conditioning specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Leeann leads the Sports Physical Therapy team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan where she mentors a team of therapists. She also works very closely with the pelvic team at the hospital which gives her a very unique perspective of the athlete. With her combination of credentials and her exposure to pelvic health she is able to use a very eclectic but complete approach in her treatment of orthopedic and sports patients. With the hospital system, she is involved with the community promoting health and wellness at local running competition and events.

    Leeann is passionate about educating and teaching and has assisted in teaching multiple courses at the local State a university PT department. She is co-chair of the continuing education committee at her hospital where she writes and develops courses. She is co-author of the Breathing and Diaphragm class at Herman and Wallace.

    Leeann lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football.

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    Price: $475 (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)

    This 2-day, beginner-level continuing education course provides a foundation in education specific to caring for the patient during pregnancy. Foundational to diagnosis of the musculoskeletal issues present in the peripartum period is an understand of the amazing changes that occur in the body, and the potential risks and benefits of evaluation and intervention techniques. These physical changes are driven by significant hormonal shifts. 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 like 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 patient. Participants will learn about contraindications for modalities such as US, TENS, and the applications of specific exercises within safe postures throughout the 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 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

    Aurora Medical Center – Kenosha

    10400 75th St
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Recommended Lodging

    Candlewood Suites Kenosha
    (262) 842-5000

    10200 74th St
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Nearest Airport

    General Mitchell International Airport
    Airport Code: MKE

    5300 S Howell Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53207

     

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

    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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

    Rehabilitation of geriatric pelvic floor dysfunction is often confounded by comorbid conditions such as disease processes, cognitive dysfunctions, prior injuries and changes resulting from the aging process. Pelvic floor dysfunctions in our geriatric patients include pelvic pain, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Regarding urinary incontinence, the National Association for Continence reports that more than 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, with women being 4-5 times more likely to develop leakage. How is rehabilitation of patients who are older affect evaluation and treatment planning? The pelvic rehabilitation therapist must consider many aspects of health, aging, and even reimbursement when addressing pelvic dysfunction in the geriatric patient.

    This new course has been developed by Heather Rader, who works exclusively with patients who are considered within the geriatric age range. The continuing education course is targeted to the pelvic rehab therapist seeking specific techniques and adaptations of pelvic rehabilitation skills for the older patient. Covering a system-based review of the normal aging process, this course will integrate issues created by co-morbidlites and the effects on the pelvic floor. Considerations will be instructed regarding evaluation and intervention modifications for patient who are immobile or frail, including those patients who are wheelchair-bound.

    The participant will also learn how to modify examination and intervention techniques for immobile patients, and address common challenges such as unsteadiness, forgetfulness, reluctance, and complexity of medical conditions in the geriatric patient. For the purposes of this course, all examples will assume the patient has Medicare as their primary insurance.

    The Geriatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation course will also cover co-morbidities of aging including cardiorespiratory illness, osteoporosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, spinal stenosis, incontinence and balance, hip dysfunction, dyspareunia and prostate cancer. Topics will also include sexuality in the elderly population and potential causes of sexual dysfunction such as hormonal factors and pelvic pain. Lab activities throughout the course will allow the participant to apply new concepts. Emphasis will also be placed on documentation, reimbursement considerations, and program development.

     

    Audience:

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    Pre-Requisites:

    While it is recommended to have prior experience with pelvic evaluations, this is not a prerequisite to participation. Both beginners and intermediate practitioners will benefit from attending this course.

     

    What to bring:

    Participants should feel free bring lap tops or tablets for use during marketing and documentation labs.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions
    8:30 Aging Factors
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Pelvic Floor Impairments
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Pelvic Floor Co-Morbidities
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Pelvic Floor Marketing, wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Sign in
    8:00
    Pelvic Floor Documentation
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Evaluation Modifications
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Treatment/Fitness Modifications
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Case Studies – Modify that Rehab!
    4:15 Adjourn

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

    1. Understand differences between normal effects of aging on the body versus effects of co-morbidities.
    2. Identify statistically common co-morbidities in the geriatric population and their physiological effects on pelvic floor disorders and the rehabilitation process.
    3. Develop a marketing plan that targets the needs of the geriatric pelvic floor patient to include the front office experience, retention strategies, advertisement development, presentation to medical professional presentation and community education lectures.
    4. Develop treatment plans that maximize Medicare reimbursement and minimize documentation time.
    5. Document and write functional goals, justification of skilled services and response to treatment for the geriatric pelvic floor population as well as appropriate G-Code selection.
    6. Develop treatment plans that combine pelvic floor disorders and co-morbidities.
    7. Demonstrate evaluation modifications for the older and less mobile pelvic floor patient.
    8. Demonstrate treatment modifications for the older and less mobile pelvic floor patient.

    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Touro College: Bayshore

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

    Hampton Inn at Commack
    (631)462-5700

    680 Commack Rd.
    Commack, New York 11725
    Nearest Airport

    LaGuardia Airport
    Airport Code: LGA

    New York, NY 11371

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Discounts

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

    Rehabilitation of geriatric pelvic floor dysfunction is often confounded by comorbid conditions such as disease processes, cognitive dysfunctions, prior injuries and changes resulting from the aging process. Pelvic floor dysfunctions in our geriatric patients include pelvic pain, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Regarding urinary incontinence, the National Association for Continence reports that more than 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, with women being 4-5 times more likely to develop leakage. How is rehabilitation of patients who are older affect evaluation and treatment planning? The pelvic rehabilitation therapist must consider many aspects of health, aging, and even reimbursement when addressing pelvic dysfunction in the geriatric patient.

    This new course has been developed by Heather Rader, who works exclusively with patients who are considered within the geriatric age range. The continuing education course is targeted to the pelvic rehab therapist seeking specific techniques and adaptations of pelvic rehabilitation skills for the older patient. Covering a system-based review of the normal aging process, this course will integrate issues created by co-morbidlites and the effects on the pelvic floor. Considerations will be instructed regarding evaluation and intervention modifications for patient who are immobile or frail, including those patients who are wheelchair-bound.

    The participant will also learn how to modify examination and intervention techniques for immobile patients, and address common challenges such as unsteadiness, forgetfulness, reluctance, and complexity of medical conditions in the geriatric patient. For the purposes of this course, all examples will assume the patient has Medicare as their primary insurance.

    The Geriatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation course will also cover co-morbidities of aging including cardiorespiratory illness, osteoporosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, spinal stenosis, incontinence and balance, hip dysfunction, dyspareunia and prostate cancer. Topics will also include sexuality in the elderly population and potential causes of sexual dysfunction such as hormonal factors and pelvic pain. Lab activities throughout the course will allow the participant to apply new concepts. Emphasis will also be placed on documentation, reimbursement considerations, and program development.

     

    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.


    Pre-Requisites:

    While it is recommended to have prior experience with pelvic evaluations, this is not a prerequisite to participation. Both beginners and intermediate practitioners will benefit from attending this course.

     

    What to bring:

    Participants should feel free bring lap tops or tablets for use during marketing and documentation labs.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions
    8:30 Aging Factors
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Pelvic Floor Impairments
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Pelvic Floor Co-Morbidities
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Pelvic Floor Marketing, wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Sign in
    8:00
    Pelvic Floor Documentation
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Evaluation Modifications
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Treatment/Fitness Modifications
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Case Studies – Modify that Rehab!
    4:15 Adjourn

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

    1. Understand differences between normal effects of aging on the body versus effects of co-morbidities.
    2. Identify statistically common co-morbidities in the geriatric population and their physiological effects on pelvic floor disorders and the rehabilitation process.
    3. Develop a marketing plan that targets the needs of the geriatric pelvic floor patient to include the front office experience, retention strategies, advertisement development, presentation to medical professional presentation and community education lectures.
    4. Develop treatment plans that maximize Medicare reimbursement and minimize documentation time.
    5. Document and write functional goals, justification of skilled services and response to treatment for the geriatric pelvic floor population as well as appropriate G-Code selection.
    6. Develop treatment plans that combine pelvic floor disorders and co-morbidities.
    7. Demonstrate evaluation modifications for the older and less mobile pelvic floor patient.
    8. Demonstrate treatment modifications for the older and less mobile pelvic floor patient.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Neuroscience Center—Regions Hospital

    295 Phalen Boulevard
    St Paul, MN 55130 USA
    Recommended Lodging

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

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

    Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    Minnesota, USA

     

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

    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

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    • Discounts

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

    Rehabilitation of geriatric pelvic floor dysfunction is often confounded by comorbid conditions such as disease processes, cognitive dysfunctions, prior injuries and changes resulting from the aging process. Pelvic floor dysfunctions in our geriatric patients include pelvic pain, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Regarding urinary incontinence, the National Association for Continence reports that more than 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, with women being 4-5 times more likely to develop leakage. How is rehabilitation of patients who are older affect evaluation and treatment planning? The pelvic rehabilitation therapist must consider many aspects of health, aging, and even reimbursement when addressing pelvic dysfunction in the geriatric patient.

    This new course has been developed by Heather Rader, who works exclusively with patients who are considered within the geriatric age range. The continuing education course is targeted to the pelvic rehab therapist seeking specific techniques and adaptations of pelvic rehabilitation skills for the older patient. Covering a system-based review of the normal aging process, this course will integrate issues created by co-morbidlites and the effects on the pelvic floor. Considerations will be instructed regarding evaluation and intervention modifications for patient who are immobile or frail, including those patients who are wheelchair-bound.

    The participant will also learn how to modify examination and intervention techniques for immobile patients, and address common challenges such as unsteadiness, forgetfulness, reluctance, and complexity of medical conditions in the geriatric patient. For the purposes of this course, all examples will assume the patient has Medicare as their primary insurance.

    The Geriatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation course will also cover co-morbidities of aging including cardiorespiratory illness, osteoporosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, spinal stenosis, incontinence and balance, hip dysfunction, dyspareunia and prostate cancer. Topics will also include sexuality in the elderly population and potential causes of sexual dysfunction such as hormonal factors and pelvic pain. Lab activities throughout the course will allow the participant to apply new concepts. Emphasis will also be placed on documentation, reimbursement considerations, and program development.

     

    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.


    Pre-Requisites:

    While it is recommended to have prior experience with pelvic evaluations, this is not a prerequisite to participation. Both beginners and intermediate practitioners will benefit from attending this course.

     

    What to bring:

    Participants should feel free bring lap tops or tablets for use during marketing and documentation labs.

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration
    8:00 Introductions
    8:30 Aging Factors
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Pelvic Floor Impairments
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Pelvic Floor Co-Morbidities
    2:45 Break
    3:00 Pelvic Floor Marketing, wrap up
    5:15 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Sign in
    8:00
    Pelvic Floor Documentation
    10:30 Break
    10:45 Evaluation Modifications
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 Treatment/Fitness Modifications
    3:30 Break
    3:45 Case Studies – Modify that Rehab!
    4:15 Adjourn

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

    1. Understand differences between normal effects of aging on the body versus effects of co-morbidities.
    2. Identify statistically common co-morbidities in the geriatric population and their physiological effects on pelvic floor disorders and the rehabilitation process.
    3. Develop a marketing plan that targets the needs of the geriatric pelvic floor patient to include the front office experience, retention strategies, advertisement development, presentation to medical professional presentation and community education lectures.
    4. Develop treatment plans that maximize Medicare reimbursement and minimize documentation time.
    5. Document and write functional goals, justification of skilled services and response to treatment for the geriatric pelvic floor population as well as appropriate G-Code selection.
    6. Develop treatment plans that combine pelvic floor disorders and co-morbidities.
    7. Demonstrate evaluation modifications for the older and less mobile pelvic floor patient.
    8. Demonstrate treatment modifications for the older and less mobile pelvic floor patient.

    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

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

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

    2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
    Nearest Airport

    Tampa International Airport
    Airport Code: TPA

    4100 George J Bean Pkwy
    Tampa, FL 33607

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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


    Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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


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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding text book are not required to purchase an additional one.

     

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

     

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

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

    Day One:

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

    Day Two:

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

     

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

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

    Dustienne Miller, MSPT, WCS, CYT

    dustienne

    Dustienne Miller is the creator of the two-day course Yoga for Pelvic Pain and an instructor for PF1. Born out of an interest in creating yoga home programs for her patients, she developed a pelvic health yoga videos series called Your Pace Yoga in 201. She is a contributing author in two books about the integration of pelvic health and yoga, Yoga Mama: The Practitioner’s Guide to Prenatal Yoga (Shambhala Publications, 2016) and Healing in Urology (World Scientific). Prior conference and workshop engagements include APTA's CSM, International Pelvic Pain Society, Woman on Fire, Wound Ostomy and Continence Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly.

    She started her clinical practice, Flourish Physical Therapy, in Santa Rosa CA, and moved to downtown Boston. She is a board-certified women's health clinical specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dustienne weaves yoga postures and breathing into her clinical practice, having received her yoga teacher certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

    Dustienne's love of movement is apparent not only in her physical therapy and yoga practice but also in her career as a professional dancer. She danced professionally in New York City for several years, most notably with the national tour of Fosse. She bridged her dance and physical therapy backgrounds working for Physioarts, who contracted her to work backstage at various Broadway shows and for Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She is currently an assistant professor of jazz dance for the musical theatre department at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

    Dustienne passionately believes in the integration of physical therapy and yoga in a holistic model of care, helping individuals navigate through pelvic pain and incontinence to live a healthy and pain-free life. Find her on SM @yourpaceyoga and on her website, www.yourpaceyoga.com, where you will find her blog, guided meditations, videos, and additional resources.


    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    The Sage Colleges

    65 1st street
    Troy, NY 12180
    Recommended Lodging

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

    1 4th St
    Troy, NY 12180
    Nearest Airport

    Albany International Airport
    Airport Code: ALB

    Albany Shaker Rd, New York

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding text book are not required to purchase an additional one.

     

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

     

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

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

    Day One:

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

    Day Two:

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

     

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

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

    Dustienne Miller, MSPT, WCS, CYT

    dustienne

    Dustienne Miller is the creator of the two-day course Yoga for Pelvic Pain and an instructor for PF1. Born out of an interest in creating yoga home programs for her patients, she developed a pelvic health yoga videos series called Your Pace Yoga in 201. She is a contributing author in two books about the integration of pelvic health and yoga, Yoga Mama: The Practitioner’s Guide to Prenatal Yoga (Shambhala Publications, 2016) and Healing in Urology (World Scientific). Prior conference and workshop engagements include APTA's CSM, International Pelvic Pain Society, Woman on Fire, Wound Ostomy and Continence Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly.

    She started her clinical practice, Flourish Physical Therapy, in Santa Rosa CA, and moved to downtown Boston. She is a board-certified women's health clinical specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dustienne weaves yoga postures and breathing into her clinical practice, having received her yoga teacher certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

    Dustienne's love of movement is apparent not only in her physical therapy and yoga practice but also in her career as a professional dancer. She danced professionally in New York City for several years, most notably with the national tour of Fosse. She bridged her dance and physical therapy backgrounds working for Physioarts, who contracted her to work backstage at various Broadway shows and for Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She is currently an assistant professor of jazz dance for the musical theatre department at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

    Dustienne passionately believes in the integration of physical therapy and yoga in a holistic model of care, helping individuals navigate through pelvic pain and incontinence to live a healthy and pain-free life. Find her on SM @yourpaceyoga and on her website, www.yourpaceyoga.com, where you will find her blog, guided meditations, videos, and additional resources.


    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    The Sage Colleges

    65 1st street
    Troy, NY 12180
    Recommended Lodging

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

    1 4th St
    Troy, NY 12180
    Nearest Airport

    Albany International Airport
    Airport Code: ALB

    Albany Shaker Rd, New York

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Audience:

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

     

    Assignments

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

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

     

    Required Readings

    1. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Urinary Incontinence
    2. The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient's Booklet on Chronic Pelvic Pain
    3. Principles of Biofeedback from Professor Tim Watson's website- an incredible resource!
    4. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (a download from Tim Watson's site: electrotherapy.org.)
    5. IUGA/ICS report on female pelvic floor terminology
    6. Many participants find it helpful to review the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
    7. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding text book are not required to purchase an additional one.

     

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

     

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

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

    Day One:

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

    Day Two:

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

     

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

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

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    University of North Texas Health Science Center

    University of North Texas Health Science Center - 1000 Montgomery ST
    Fort Worth TX 76107
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Fort Worth Cultural District
    (817)-885-8250

    2500 Museum Way
    Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Nearest Airport

    Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
    Airport Code:DFW

    2400 Aviation Dr
    DFW Airport, TX 75261

     

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

    Dustienne Miller, MSPT, WCS, CYT

    dustienne

    Dustienne Miller is the creator of the two-day course Yoga for Pelvic Pain and an instructor for PF1. Born out of an interest in creating yoga home programs for her patients, she developed a pelvic health yoga videos series called Your Pace Yoga in 201. She is a contributing author in two books about the integration of pelvic health and yoga, Yoga Mama: The Practitioner’s Guide to Prenatal Yoga (Shambhala Publications, 2016) and Healing in Urology (World Scientific). Prior conference and workshop engagements include APTA's CSM, International Pelvic Pain Society, Woman on Fire, Wound Ostomy and Continence Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly.

    She started her clinical practice, Flourish Physical Therapy, in Santa Rosa CA, and moved to downtown Boston. She is a board-certified women's health clinical specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dustienne weaves yoga postures and breathing into her clinical practice, having received her yoga teacher certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

    Dustienne's love of movement is apparent not only in her physical therapy and yoga practice but also in her career as a professional dancer. She danced professionally in New York City for several years, most notably with the national tour of Fosse. She bridged her dance and physical therapy backgrounds working for Physioarts, who contracted her to work backstage at various Broadway shows and for Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She is currently an assistant professor of jazz dance for the musical theatre department at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

    Dustienne passionately believes in the integration of physical therapy and yoga in a holistic model of care, helping individuals navigate through pelvic pain and incontinence to live a healthy and pain-free life. Find her on SM @yourpaceyoga and on her website, www.yourpaceyoga.com, where you will find her blog, guided meditations, videos, and additional resources.


    Heather S. Rader, PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

    Heather Rader

    Dr. Heather Rader the owner of The OB PT Clinic, a practice devoted to the treatment of pregnancy-related pain and dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex pelvic pain located in Eustis, FL. A physical therapist since 1994, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She was board certified in the use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Disorders in 2006. She was awarded the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2014 and served as a subject matter expert and question writer for the PRPC examination. She is on faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, teaching Pelvic Rehabilitation around the country several times a year, teaching courses in the Pelvic Floor Series and Pregnancy Series.

    Her mission as an educator is to assist in the national expansion of qualified pelvic floor therapists and promote awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to medical professionals and the community at large. She runs a social media site on Facebook called “Team Pelvic Floor”, which posts articles and facts about pelvic floor rehab while promoting a team approach to treating pelvic dysfunction. She is a practice consultant and mentors therapists wishing to incorporate pelvic rehabilitation into their practice.

    Office: 352-585-9135 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

    Web: www.theobptclinic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamPelvicFloor

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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

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


    Group Discount

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

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

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

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