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Manual Therapy for the Abdominal Wall - Remote Course - November 13, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

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Price: $225
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 7

This 7-hour remote course is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of myofascial techniques and applying them to the abdominal wall. This course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist who may be new to palpation and manual therapy techniques, or who wants to refine their skills of discriminate touch. These myofascial techniques can be utilized to assist with treatment of abdominal scars, endometriosis, IC/PBS and abdominal wall restrictions that impact pelvic girdle dysfunction.





This continuing education seminar is targeted to any licensed health care professional. 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.


Suggested Self-Review

Abdominal wall anatomy



This course will include video lab demonstration following by practice time. If participants are able, a live model will allow participants to practice the lab techniques on a human body or the participant can practice on themselves during the lab time.
Different shapes and sizes of coins (dime, quarter, nickel, penny, foreign coins), a hand towel, pillow case, Kinesiotape roll/strips, Scissors.

 Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings. All times are in Pacifc Standard Time:

Pre-recorded lecture: Basics of Myofascial Interventions 60 minutes

Day One:

  • 7:30 Registration
  • 8:00 Introductions, goals, objectives, and questions from Pre-Recorded
  • 8:30 Discriminate touch exercise
  • 8:45 Abdominal Wall Anatomy and Connections Lecture
  • 9:45 BREAK
  • 10:00 Lab: Surface anatomy and assessment techniques with videos and practice
  • 11:00 Lab: Global and combination techniques with videos and practice
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:45 Treatment session video and discussion
  • 1:15 Patient Home Program and practice
  • 2:00 BREAK
  • 2:15 Case Studies and Q&A
  • 3:15 Adjourn

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

  1. Describe current literature and concepts in myofascial therapy and apply these concepts and techniques to treatment to abdominal wall dysfunction
  2. Explain the function of the myofascial structures of the abdominal wall and the potential dysfunctions resulting from injury to these tissues
  3. Design fascial techniques to address examination findings
  4. Instruct patients and partners in a home program for abdominal wall dysfunction

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

Tina Allen, PT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Tina Allen, PT, PRPC, BCB-PMD has been a physical therapist since 1993. She received her PT degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her initial five years in practice focused on acute care, trauma, and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy at Loyola Medical Center in Illinois. Tina moved to Seattle in 1997 and focused her practice in Pelvic Health. Since then she has focused her treatment on the care of all genders throughout their life spans with bladder/bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain syndromes, pregnancy/ postpartum, lymphedema, and cancer recovery.

Tina’s practice is at the University of Washington Medical Center in the Urology/Urogynecology Clinic where she treats along side physicians and educates medical residents in how pelvic rehab interventions will assist clients. She presents at medical and patient conferences on topics such as pelvic pain, continence, and lymphedema. Tina has been faculty at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2006. She was the physical therapist provider for the University of Washington on a LURN Multi-Center study for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome treatment with physical therapy techniques. Tina was also a co-investigator for a content package on pain education for the NIDA/NIH on treatment of pelvic pain.

Outside work Tina enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, traveling, reading and meditation.