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Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

Dawn Sandalcidi

Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD is a trailblazer and leading expert in the field of pediatric pelvic floor disorders. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1982 and is actively seeing patients in her clinic Physical Therapy Specialists, Centennial CO. www.ptspecialist.com #ptspecialist

Dawn is a national and international speaker in the field, and she has gained so much from sharing experiences with her colleagues around the globe. In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn is also a faculty instructor at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Additionally, she runs an online teaching and mentoring platform for parents and professionals. www.kidsbowelbladder.com #kidsbowelbladder

In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). She has also been published in the Journals of Urologic Nursing and Section of Women’s Health.

In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health for providing Extraordinary and Exemplary Service to the Field of Physical Therapy for Children.

Courses Instructed by Dawn Sandalcidi

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    Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders - Remote Course - August 27-28, 2022 (CANCELED)

    Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 3:30pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 2:30pm

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    • Description

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    • Discounts

    Price: $600
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 15

    This two day, remote course is offered on Zoom and is the next step for therapists those who focus on the pediatric pelvic floor patient population. It is designed to expand your knowledge of development of normal bowel patterns in children, introduce the new Rome IV criteria (Zeevenhoovenet al. 2017), and review the anatomy and physiology of the GI system with emphasis pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID).

    According to van den Berg et al, up to 30 percent of children suffer from constipation and account for approximately 3% to 5% of all visits to pediatricians. Early intervention can avoid stool-withholding patterns with worsening constipation leading to prolonged bowel issues into adulthood (Chase, Lewina, 2017) with psychosocial consequences.

    This course will delve into the most common types of functional constipation and tests and measures used to assess it. Special emphasis on constipation with coexistence of fecal incontinence (Nurko, Scott. 2011) and the psychological effects of these disorders will also be presented.

    Additionally, participants who have not yet been trained will learn external and internal anorectal PFM evaluation of the pediatric perineum. Indications for rectal balloon training and determining the appropriate patient will be instructed with lab. Functional defecatory positions for breathing and PFM relaxation, manual therapy techniques of the abdominal wall and viscera will be taught. Video demonstrations of pediatric patients are also presented. Treatment techniques and progressions, including management of supplements and dietary influences will be discussed.

    This course is appropriate for physical therapists, occupational therapists, pediatric nurse practitioners and medical doctors.

    Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

    Prerequisites:

    This course is available to pelvic health physical therapists interested in expanding their practice as well as pediatric therapists. It requires Pediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Incontinence live class. Participants should also have a basic knowledge of biofeedback and pelvic floor muscle anatomy.

    Prerequisite Assignments

    2.75 hours of prerecorded lectures. Students will receive these via Teachable 2 weeks prior to the course. Check the Schedule tab above for more information. 

    What to Gather before the meeting:

    For the lab please bring TheraBand medium resistance 4-5 feet long and 10 cuff pound weight or equivalent.
    Be sure to wear loose fitting pants for external PFM palpation. Jeans and tight fitting yoga pants are not acceptable.


    References: Zeevenhooven, J, Koppen I, Benninga, M. The new Rome IV criteria for functional gastrointestinal disorders in infants and toddlers. Pediatric gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. January 2017.
    Nurko S, Scott S. Coexistence of constipation and incontinence of children and adults. Best practice & research Clinical gastroenterology. 2011;25(1):29-41. doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.12.002.
    van den Berg MM, Benninga MA, Di Lorenzo C. Epidemiology of childhood constipation: a systematic review. Am J Gastroenterol 2006; 101:2401.
    Loening-Baucke V. Prevalence, symptoms and outcome of constipation in infants and toddlers. J Pediatr 2005; 146:359.
    Chase J, Lewina S. childhood incontinence and pelvic floor muscle function; can be learned from adult research? JPUrol (2017) 13, 94-101

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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) Digestive Anatomy (25 min)
    2) Diaphragm and PF Development (4 min)
    3) Nerve and Blood Supply to the GI System (15 min)
    4) The Brain-Gut Axis (9 min)
    5) Normal Bowel Function (23 min)
    6.1) Pediatric FGID: Infant - Toddler (24 min)
    6.2) Pediatric FGID: Child - Adolescent (39 min)
    6.3) Pediatric FGID: Abdominal Pain (13 min)

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    Day One
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    7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    8:00 am PST - Course begins / Introduction and Review Pre-Course Learning
    8:30 - Treatment for constipation: Fiber, Laxatives, Magnesium & Probiotics
    9:45 - Break
    10:00 - Enemas and Disimpaction
    10:30 - Treatment for Slow Transit and Severe Constipation
    11:00 - Q&A
    11:15 - Manual Treatment for Bowel Including Video Demonstrations of Sphincter Releases and Q&A
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Pediatric Anorectal Disorders including Psychological & QoL Tests and Measures
    1:15 - Treatment Techniques and Progressions: Pelvic Floor and Scar Release
    2:45 - Treatment Techniques and Progressions: Diaphragm and Breathing
    3:30 - Treatment Techniques and Progressions: The Core and Rib Cage
    4:30 - 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 / Questions
    8:30 - Pediatric Diagnostic Testing for Bowel Dysfunction: Anorectal Manometry, Radiographic Studies – Indications and Assessment
    9:45 - Break
    10:00 - Anorectal Exam and Rectal Balloon Training Lecture with Video and Live Balloon Demonstration (please have rectal balloon present to practice)
    11:30 - Lunch
    12:00 - Case Studies: Encopresis, Constipation, Abdomino-phrenic Dyssynergia
    2:00 - Interactive Case Study
    3:00 - Summary and Review
    3:30 - Adjourn

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

    1. Understand normal digestive anatomy and physiology

    2. Understand the function of the PFM as it relates to defecation

    3. Understand FGID in children and be able to identify potential medical “red flags” requiring referral to the physician.

    4. Review tests and measures for FGID and be able to refer back to a physician if therapy is not appropriate or advised.

    5. Understand medications used for bowel dysfunction and titration for long term bowel health

    6. Distinguish if a patient is taking too much or too little medication

    7. Assess bowel diaries to better determine rationale for treatment and differential assessment of bowel disorder type

    8. Provide education for diet/medication/supplement titration

    9. Recognize the psychosocial and behavioral component for proper referral and rectal balloon treatment and determine if psychological referral is necessary.

    10. Observe use of perianal surface electromyography (sEMG) and identify PFM discoordination in the pediatric patient

    11. Understand how to use sEMG biofeedback to increase or decrease pelvic floor muscle activity and if contraindicated

    12. Complete an evaluation of a pediatric patient diagnosed with bowel disorders and be able to determine if any medical red flags are present for further work up.

    13. Assess and provide exercises and techniques for diastasis recti.

    14. Learn techniques to stimulate BM and rectal sensation using rectal balloon training and OTC medications

    15. Treatment progressions for children with pediatric bowel disorders using manual therapy and breathing techniques

    16. Implement an appropriate plan of care based on a patient’s symptoms and physical examination

     

    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

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

    Dawn Sandalcidi

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD is a trailblazer and leading expert in the field of pediatric pelvic floor disorders. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1982 and is actively seeing patients in her clinic Physical Therapy Specialists, Centennial CO. www.ptspecialist.com #ptspecialist

    Dawn is a national and international speaker in the field, and she has gained so much from sharing experiences with her colleagues around the globe. In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn is also a faculty instructor at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Additionally, she runs an online teaching and mentoring platform for parents and professionals. www.kidsbowelbladder.com #kidsbowelbladder

    In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). She has also been published in the Journals of Urologic Nursing and Section of Women’s Health.

    In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health for providing Extraordinary and Exemplary Service to the Field of Physical Therapy for Children.

    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 Student2022. (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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    Pediatric Incontinence - Remote Course - April 23-24, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

    Pacific Time: Day 1 9:00am - 5:30pm/ Day 2: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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    • Discounts

    Price: $625
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 19.5

    This two day, remote course includes over five hours of pre-recorded learning followed by a live, remote course taught by instructor Dawn Sandalicidi, PT on Zoom. 

    According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bed-wetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a higher risk of developing urinary incontinence, and in turn, having incontinence causes significant stress and anxiety for children. (Thibodeau et al., 2013) Having bowel dysfunction such as constipation is also a contributor to urinary leakage or urgency, and with nearly 5% of pediatric office visits occurring for constipation, the need to address these issues is great. (Constipation in Children, 2013) As pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction can persist into adulthood, pelvic rehabilitation providers must direct attention to the pediatric population to improve the health in our patient populations.

    The pediatric population is greatly under-served causing undo stress for the child and family as well as development of internalizing and externalizing psychological behaviors. The two most common pelvic floor dysfunctions in the pediatric population are dysfunctional elimination syndrome and bed-wetting. This specialty continuing education course focuses on the treatment of children with day or nighttime incontinence, fecal incontinence, and/or dysfunctional voiding habits.

    This course begins with instruction in anatomy, physiology, and in development of normal voiding reflexes and urinary control. The participant will learn terminology from the International Children's Continence Society, medical evaluation concepts for bowel and bladder dysfunction, and common dysfunctions in voiding and defecation. Common causes of incontinence in the pediatric patient will be covered, and a comprehensive approach to evaluation will be instructed including video examinations of the pelvic floor and surface electromyography (or sEMG, a form of biofeedback.)

    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This is a beginning level course. There are no courses one must take as a prerequisite for this pediatric continuing education course.

    Prerequisite Assignments

    Read Suzanne's Story

    Complete a Bladder Diary (Instructions attached)

    *5.75 hours of prerecorded lectures. Students will receive these via Teachable 2 weeks prior to the course. These videos must be watched prior to the live Zoom portion of the course. Please check the Schedule tab above for more information. 

     

    What to Bring:

    Participants please log onto the meeting with a Theraband medium resistance and 10 cuff pound weight or equivalent

     

    Are you treating pediatric patients and looking for helpful resources? Check out Herman & Wallace's Pediatric Pelvic Floor Manual


    References
    Constipation in Children. (2013)retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipationchild/#common
    Thibodeau, B. A., Metcalfe, P., Koop, P., & Moore, K. (2013). Urinary incontinence and quality of life in children. Journal of pediatric urology, 9(1), 78-83.
    Urinary Incontinence in Children. (2012). Retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/index.aspx

    NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
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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: 5.3 hours

    1) Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor (37 min)
    2) Posture and Development of the PFM (6 min)
    3) Normal bowel & bladder function in pediatrics (21 min)
    4) Standardization of terminology of bladder function in children and adolescents (20 min)
    5) Conditions and diagnoses (27 min)
    6) Investigative Tools: Bladder diaries (25 min)
    7) Investigative Tools: Uroflow (23 min)
    8) Investigative Tools: Invasive Testing (16 min)
    9) Investigative Tools: KUB questionnaires (27 min)
    10) (Optional) Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR): Definition, medical-surgical management (25 min)
    11) Physiology of defecation (41 min)
    12) Neurogenic Bladder (11 min)
    13) SEMG Biofeedback Fundamentals (40 min)

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

    8:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    9:00 am PST - Course begins / Constipation and Encopresis: definitions treatment and medications Part 1
    10:00 - Questions & Break
    10:15 - Constipation Part 2
    11:15 - Video Demonstration Lab: External palpation of the PFM, PFM assessment with breath holding versus straining
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Dysfunctional voiding
    1:30 - Enuresis (Bedwetting): Definition, etiology, medical-behavioral management
    3:00 - Break
    3:15 - Psychological considerations
    4:00 - Biofeedback evaluation & treatment with Video Demonstration with exercise progression lab
    5:30 - Questions & adjourn

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

    8:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    9:00 am PST - Course begins / Review and questions from Day 1
    9:30 - Medical evaluation
    9:45 - Therapy evaluation- subjective and objective
    10:45 - Questions & Break
    11:30 - Therapy assessment, goals & plan
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Video Initial Evaluation
    1:30 - Questions
    1:45 - Treatment session examples with Video demonstration Lab: DRA assessment; belly breathing assessment and treatment
    3:15 - Break
    3:30 - Stimulating a void: lecture and lab
    4:15 - Interactive Case studies
    5:30 - Questions and adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will learn:

    1. List 2 muscles groups and describe 3 functions of the pelvic floor
    2. Understand the development of normal urinary control in pediatrics
    3. Understand medical red flags for abnormal voiding and when to refer to medical doctor
    4. List the 4 phases of defecation and describe the rectal anal inhibitory reflex
    5. Identify common causes of constipation and its’ relationship to bladder dysfunction
    6. Perform soft tissue techniques for constipation
    7. Describe the pelvic floor relationship to voiding reflexes
    8. Understand pediatric urology terminology and investigative tools used for testing the pediatric patient for differential diagnosis
    9. Discuss education and treatment about diet including bladder health and bladder retraining
    10. Understand pediatric pelvic floor dysfunctions on SEMG as it relates to bowel and bladder function
    11. Identify the need for referral based on SEMG findings and visual PFM assessment
    12. Evaluate the effects of posture and positioning on pelvic floor muscle recruitment and relaxation
    13. Understand the psychological effects of bedwetting, daytime urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence and know when to refer to appropriate practitioners
    14. Describe behavioral treatments or Urotherapy for pediatric pelvic floor dysfunctions
    15. Understand the use of surface electromyography (SEMG) in the pediatric patient
    16. Develop treatment progressions for children with pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction
    17. Perform verbal instruction of pelvic floor activation
    18. Perform 3 different diaphragmatic breathing techniques for pediatric patients including diastasis rectus abdominis assessment with examples of core activation
    19. Discuss the effects of toileting postures on pelvic floor muscle recruitment and relaxation

    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

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

    Dawn Sandalcidi

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD is a trailblazer and leading expert in the field of pediatric pelvic floor disorders. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1982 and is actively seeing patients in her clinic Physical Therapy Specialists, Centennial CO. www.ptspecialist.com #ptspecialist

    Dawn is a national and international speaker in the field, and she has gained so much from sharing experiences with her colleagues around the globe. In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn is also a faculty instructor at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Additionally, she runs an online teaching and mentoring platform for parents and professionals. www.kidsbowelbladder.com #kidsbowelbladder

    In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). She has also been published in the Journals of Urologic Nursing and Section of Women’s Health.

    In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health for providing Extraordinary and Exemplary Service to the Field of Physical Therapy for Children.

    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 Student2022. (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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    Pediatric Incontinence - Remote Course - January 15-16, 2022

    Pacific Time: Day 1 9:00am - 5:30pm/ Day 2: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    (SOLD OUT)

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Coures Info

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $625
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 19.5

    This two day, remote course includes over five hours of pre-recorded learning followed by a live, remote course taught by instructor Dawn Sandalicidi, PT on Zoom. 

    According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bed-wetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a higher risk of developing urinary incontinence, and in turn, having incontinence causes significant stress and anxiety for children. (Thibodeau et al., 2013) Having bowel dysfunction such as constipation is also a contributor to urinary leakage or urgency, and with nearly 5% of pediatric office visits occurring for constipation, the need to address these issues is great. (Constipation in Children, 2013) As pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction can persist into adulthood, pelvic rehabilitation providers must direct attention to the pediatric population to improve the health in our patient populations.

    The pediatric population is greatly under-served causing undo stress for the child and family as well as development of internalizing and externalizing psychological behaviors. The two most common pelvic floor dysfunctions in the pediatric population are dysfunctional elimination syndrome and bed-wetting. This specialty continuing education course focuses on the treatment of children with day or nighttime incontinence, fecal incontinence, and/or dysfunctional voiding habits.

    This course begins with instruction in anatomy, physiology, and in development of normal voiding reflexes and urinary control. The participant will learn terminology from the International Children's Continence Society, medical evaluation concepts for bowel and bladder dysfunction, and common dysfunctions in voiding and defecation. Common causes of incontinence in the pediatric patient will be covered, and a comprehensive approach to evaluation will be instructed including video examinations of the pelvic floor and surface electromyography (or sEMG, a form of biofeedback.)

    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This is a beginning level course. There are no courses one must take as a prerequisite for this pediatric continuing education course.

    Prerequisite Assignments

    Read Suzanne's Story

    Complete a Bladder Diary (Instructions attached)

    *5.75 hours of prerecorded lectures. Students will receive these via Teachable 2 weeks prior to the course. These videos must be watched prior to the live Zoom portion of the course. Please check the Schedule tab above for more information. 

     

    What to Bring:

    Participants please log onto the meeting with a Theraband medium resistance and 10 cuff pound weight or equivalent

     

    Are you treating pediatric patients and looking for helpful resources? Check out Herman & Wallace's Pediatric Pelvic Floor Manual


    References
    Constipation in Children. (2013)retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipationchild/#common
    Thibodeau, B. A., Metcalfe, P., Koop, P., & Moore, K. (2013). Urinary incontinence and quality of life in children. Journal of pediatric urology, 9(1), 78-83.
    Urinary Incontinence in Children. (2012). Retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/index.aspx

    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: 5.3 hours

    1) Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor (37 min)
    2) Posture and Development of the PFM (6 min)
    3) Normal bowel & bladder function in pediatrics (21 min)
    4) Standardization of terminology of bladder function in children and adolescents (20 min)
    5) Conditions and diagnoses (27 min)
    6) Investigative Tools: Bladder diaries (25 min)
    7) Investigative Tools: Uroflow (23 min)
    8) Investigative Tools: Invasive Testing (16 min)
    9) Investigative Tools: KUB questionnaires (27 min)
    10) (Optional) Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR): Definition, medical-surgical management (25 min)
    11) Physiology of defecation (41 min)
    12) Neurogenic Bladder (11 min)
    13) SEMG Biofeedback Fundamentals (40 min)

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

    8:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    9:00 am PST - Course begins / Constipation and Encopresis: definitions treatment and medications Part 1
    10:00 - Questions & Break
    10:15 - Constipation Part 2
    11:15 - Video Demonstration Lab: External palpation of the PFM, PFM assessment with breath holding versus straining
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Dysfunctional voiding
    1:30 - Enuresis (Bedwetting): Definition, etiology, medical-behavioral management
    3:00 - Break
    3:15 - Psychological considerations
    4:00 - Biofeedback evaluation & treatment with Video Demonstration with exercise progression lab
    5:30 - Questions & adjourn

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

    8:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    9:00 am PST - Course begins / Review and questions from Day 1
    9:30 - Medical evaluation
    9:45 - Therapy evaluation- subjective and objective
    10:45 - Questions & Break
    11:30 - Therapy assessment, goals & plan
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Video Initial Evaluation
    1:30 - Questions
    1:45 - Treatment session examples with Video demonstration Lab: DRA assessment; belly breathing assessment and treatment
    3:15 - Break
    3:30 - Stimulating a void: lecture and lab
    4:15 - Interactive Case studies
    5:30 - Questions and adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will learn:

    1. List 2 muscles groups and describe 3 functions of the pelvic floor
    2. Understand the development of normal urinary control in pediatrics
    3. Understand medical red flags for abnormal voiding and when to refer to medical doctor
    4. List the 4 phases of defecation and describe the rectal anal inhibitory reflex
    5. Identify common causes of constipation and its’ relationship to bladder dysfunction
    6. Perform soft tissue techniques for constipation
    7. Describe the pelvic floor relationship to voiding reflexes
    8. Understand pediatric urology terminology and investigative tools used for testing the pediatric patient for differential diagnosis
    9. Discuss education and treatment about diet including bladder health and bladder retraining
    10. Understand pediatric pelvic floor dysfunctions on SEMG as it relates to bowel and bladder function
    11. Identify the need for referral based on SEMG findings and visual PFM assessment
    12. Evaluate the effects of posture and positioning on pelvic floor muscle recruitment and relaxation
    13. Understand the psychological effects of bedwetting, daytime urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence and know when to refer to appropriate practitioners
    14. Describe behavioral treatments or Urotherapy for pediatric pelvic floor dysfunctions
    15. Understand the use of surface electromyography (SEMG) in the pediatric patient
    16. Develop treatment progressions for children with pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction
    17. Perform verbal instruction of pelvic floor activation
    18. Perform 3 different diaphragmatic breathing techniques for pediatric patients including diastasis rectus abdominis assessment with examples of core activation
    19. Discuss the effects of toileting postures on pelvic floor muscle recruitment and relaxation

    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

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

    Dawn Sandalcidi

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD is a trailblazer and leading expert in the field of pediatric pelvic floor disorders. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1982 and is actively seeing patients in her clinic Physical Therapy Specialists, Centennial CO. www.ptspecialist.com #ptspecialist

    Dawn is a national and international speaker in the field, and she has gained so much from sharing experiences with her colleagues around the globe. In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn is also a faculty instructor at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Additionally, she runs an online teaching and mentoring platform for parents and professionals. www.kidsbowelbladder.com #kidsbowelbladder

    In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). She has also been published in the Journals of Urologic Nursing and Section of Women’s Health.

    In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health for providing Extraordinary and Exemplary Service to the Field of Physical Therapy for Children.

    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 Student2022. (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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    Pediatric Incontinence - Remote Course - June 4-5, 2022

    Pacific Time: Day 1 9:00am - 5:30pm/ Day 2: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Coures Info

    • Instructor

    • Discounts

    Price: $625
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 19.5

    This two day, remote course includes over five hours of pre-recorded learning followed by a live, remote course taught by instructor Dawn Sandalicidi, PT on Zoom. 

    According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bed-wetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a higher risk of developing urinary incontinence, and in turn, having incontinence causes significant stress and anxiety for children. (Thibodeau et al., 2013) Having bowel dysfunction such as constipation is also a contributor to urinary leakage or urgency, and with nearly 5% of pediatric office visits occurring for constipation, the need to address these issues is great. (Constipation in Children, 2013) As pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction can persist into adulthood, pelvic rehabilitation providers must direct attention to the pediatric population to improve the health in our patient populations.

    The pediatric population is greatly under-served causing undo stress for the child and family as well as development of internalizing and externalizing psychological behaviors. The two most common pelvic floor dysfunctions in the pediatric population are dysfunctional elimination syndrome and bed-wetting. This specialty continuing education course focuses on the treatment of children with day or nighttime incontinence, fecal incontinence, and/or dysfunctional voiding habits.

    This course begins with instruction in anatomy, physiology, and in development of normal voiding reflexes and urinary control. The participant will learn terminology from the International Children's Continence Society, medical evaluation concepts for bowel and bladder dysfunction, and common dysfunctions in voiding and defecation. Common causes of incontinence in the pediatric patient will be covered, and a comprehensive approach to evaluation will be instructed including video examinations of the pelvic floor and surface electromyography (or sEMG, a form of biofeedback.)

    Audience:

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

    Prerequisites:

    This is a beginning level course. There are no courses one must take as a prerequisite for this pediatric continuing education course.

    Prerequisite Assignments

    Read Suzanne's Story

    Complete a Bladder Diary (Instructions attached)

    *5.75 hours of prerecorded lectures. Students will receive these via Teachable 2 weeks prior to the course. These videos must be watched prior to the live Zoom portion of the course. Please check the Schedule tab above for more information. 

     

    What to Bring:

    Participants please log onto the meeting with a Theraband medium resistance and 10 cuff pound weight or equivalent

     

    Are you treating pediatric patients and looking for helpful resources? Check out Herman & Wallace's Pediatric Pelvic Floor Manual


    References
    Constipation in Children. (2013)retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipationchild/#common
    Thibodeau, B. A., Metcalfe, P., Koop, P., & Moore, K. (2013). Urinary incontinence and quality of life in children. Journal of pediatric urology, 9(1), 78-83.
    Urinary Incontinence in Children. (2012). Retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/index.aspx

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

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    Before Day One
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    These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
    Total video lecture time: 5.3 hours

    1) Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor (37 min)
    2) Posture and Development of the PFM (6 min)
    3) Normal bowel & bladder function in pediatrics (21 min)
    4) Standardization of terminology of bladder function in children and adolescents (20 min)
    5) Conditions and diagnoses (27 min)
    6) Investigative Tools: Bladder diaries (25 min)
    7) Investigative Tools: Uroflow (23 min)
    8) Investigative Tools: Invasive Testing (16 min)
    9) Investigative Tools: KUB questionnaires (27 min)
    10) (Optional) Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR): Definition, medical-surgical management (25 min)
    11) Physiology of defecation (41 min)
    12) Neurogenic Bladder (11 min)
    13) SEMG Biofeedback Fundamentals (40 min)

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    Day One
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    8:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    9:00 am PST - Course begins / Constipation and Encopresis: definitions treatment and medications Part 1
    10:00 - Questions & Break
    10:15 - Constipation Part 2
    11:15 - Video Demonstration Lab: External palpation of the PFM, PFM assessment with breath holding versus straining
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Dysfunctional voiding
    1:30 - Enuresis (Bedwetting): Definition, etiology, medical-behavioral management
    3:00 - Break
    3:15 - Psychological considerations
    4:00 - Biofeedback evaluation & treatment with Video Demonstration with exercise progression lab
    5:30 - Questions & adjourn

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    Day Two
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    8:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
    9:00 am PST - Course begins / Review and questions from Day 1
    9:30 - Medical evaluation
    9:45 - Therapy evaluation- subjective and objective
    10:45 - Questions & Break
    11:30 - Therapy assessment, goals & plan
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:30 - Video Initial Evaluation
    1:30 - Questions
    1:45 - Treatment session examples with Video demonstration Lab: DRA assessment; belly breathing assessment and treatment
    3:15 - Break
    3:30 - Stimulating a void: lecture and lab
    4:15 - Interactive Case studies
    5:30 - Questions and adjourn

    Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will learn:

    1. List 2 muscles groups and describe 3 functions of the pelvic floor
    2. Understand the development of normal urinary control in pediatrics
    3. Understand medical red flags for abnormal voiding and when to refer to medical doctor
    4. List the 4 phases of defecation and describe the rectal anal inhibitory reflex
    5. Identify common causes of constipation and its’ relationship to bladder dysfunction
    6. Perform soft tissue techniques for constipation
    7. Describe the pelvic floor relationship to voiding reflexes
    8. Understand pediatric urology terminology and investigative tools used for testing the pediatric patient for differential diagnosis
    9. Discuss education and treatment about diet including bladder health and bladder retraining
    10. Understand pediatric pelvic floor dysfunctions on SEMG as it relates to bowel and bladder function
    11. Identify the need for referral based on SEMG findings and visual PFM assessment
    12. Evaluate the effects of posture and positioning on pelvic floor muscle recruitment and relaxation
    13. Understand the psychological effects of bedwetting, daytime urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence and know when to refer to appropriate practitioners
    14. Describe behavioral treatments or Urotherapy for pediatric pelvic floor dysfunctions
    15. Understand the use of surface electromyography (SEMG) in the pediatric patient
    16. Develop treatment progressions for children with pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction
    17. Perform verbal instruction of pelvic floor activation
    18. Perform 3 different diaphragmatic breathing techniques for pediatric patients including diastasis rectus abdominis assessment with examples of core activation
    19. Discuss the effects of toileting postures on pelvic floor muscle recruitment and relaxation

    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

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

    Dawn Sandalcidi

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD is a trailblazer and leading expert in the field of pediatric pelvic floor disorders. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1982 and is actively seeing patients in her clinic Physical Therapy Specialists, Centennial CO. www.ptspecialist.com #ptspecialist

    Dawn is a national and international speaker in the field, and she has gained so much from sharing experiences with her colleagues around the globe. In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn is also a faculty instructor at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Additionally, she runs an online teaching and mentoring platform for parents and professionals. www.kidsbowelbladder.com #kidsbowelbladder

    In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). She has also been published in the Journals of Urologic Nursing and Section of Women’s Health.

    In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health for providing Extraordinary and Exemplary Service to the Field of Physical Therapy for Children.

    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 Student2022. (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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