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Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging: Orthopedic Topics Satellite Lab Course - Self-Hosted - November 12-13 2021

Pacific Time - Day 1: 9:00am - 4:45pm / Day 2: 8:00am -4:45pm

Self Hosted

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Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 14

This course is in an online format. An instructor will be presenting the information via Zoom. Since there are labs in this course,participants MUST register with a partner, or plan to have a volunteer available to work on during course labs (each group must have a functional webcam). It is expected that the partners will be at the same location for lectures, so that they can participate in labs together. While working with their partners it is expected for participants to adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

Self-Hosted groups should be no larger than 4 individuals for every ultrasound machine available.

This continuing education seminar is a two day course designed to provide instruction in the generation and interpretation of rehabilitative ultrasound images as they relate to the pelvic girdle and low back stabilization. Both lecture and lab material will be presented that will allow the participant to immediately incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into their evaluation and treatment plans for patients with diagnoses including lumbo-pelvic pain and instability.

This continuing education course comprises of lectures and labs that present both ideal and abnormal responses of real-time imaging of the transverse abdominals, rectus abdominis, deep multifidus, levator ani, bladder, and bladder neck. During labs, participants will be able to practice using machines provided by our co-sponsor, The Prometheus Group.

This is an intermediate level rehabilitative ultrasound imaging course intended for therapists having a sound knowledge in training techniques for the local stabilizing muscles of the pelvic floor, transverse abdominals, and deep multifidi muscles. Prior coursework regarding the local stabilizing muscles is required.

Have questions about equipment and want info on purchasing? Contact our co-sponsor, The Prometheus Group

Supplies for Self-Hosted US course

  • US machine with curvilinear transducer that images a frequency that ranges from 3 to 10 MHz.  It must be able to view abdominal viewing.
  • US gel
  • Towels or washcloths 5 per day per participant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Alcohol free cleaning wipes (saniwipes with grey lid are alcohol free)
  • Webcam.  A second webcam that is portable is recommended for labs (a phone is okay)
  • If taking the pelvic floor 3 day course the below is also required:
  • Chux pads one per participant
  • Baby wipes for clean up
  • Plastic wrap or US covers



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: Prior coursework regarding the assessment and treatment of the local stabilizing muscles.

Pre-recorded lectures- Limitations, safety, understanding US images lectures (2 Hours and 45 Minutes Total)

"Relative" Hourly schedule of live Zoom meetings*

Day One:
0:00 Registration
0:30 Intro, goals, objectives, questions from online stuff
1:00 Review lecture principles R probe facing, handling of probe, etc.
1:45 Lab 1- turning the machine on, handling
2:45 PFM lecture
3:45 PFM lab
4:30 Meal break
5:30 Midline abdominal wall lecture
6:30 Midline abdominal wall lab
6:45 TA lecture
7:45 Questions
8:00 Adjourn

Day Two
0:00 Questions
0:15 TA lab
1:15 Break
1:30 LM lecture
2:15 LM lab
3:15 Vendor presentation
3:30 Meal break
4:30 Functional training lecture
5:00 Functional training lab
6:00 Measurements transabdominal
7:00 Break
7:15 Measurements lab
8:00 Case studies
8:30 Final questions
8:45 Adjourn

*Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture.

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

1. Describe the difference between rehabilitative ultrasound imaging and medical ultrasound imaging
2. Describe how rehabilitative ultrasound imaging fits into physical therapy scope of practice
3. Describe basic principles of physics that apply to ultrasound use
4. Describe safety issues and the ALARA principle concerning rehabilitative ultrasound imaging in physical therapy practice
5. List and appropriately use components of ultrasound machine
6. Generate, recognize, and interpret ultrasound images of the bladder base, pelvic floor muscles, transverse abdominal muscles, deep multifdi muscles, and rectus abdominis before and after contraction using transabdominal viewing methods
7. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements of diastasis rectus separations
8. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements relating to the transverse abdominus, deep multifidus, and the detrusor muscle
9. Save and transfer images and clips into multimedia presentations
10. Incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into evaluation and development of treatment protocols for the lumbopelvic pain patient.

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
  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.

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

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

Allison Ariail

Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011, and board certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner.

Allison specializes in treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.

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

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

Outside of work, Allison enjoys cooking, reading, exercising and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.

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

Multi-Course Discount

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

Group Discount

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

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

Student Discount

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


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

First-Time Registrant Discount

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

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

Referral Credit/Discount

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

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

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

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

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