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Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Erica Vitek

Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This three-day, intermediate course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist evaluating and treating neurologically complex patients. Conditions that will be covered in depth include Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson Disease. General neurologic evaluation and treatment considerations will also be covered. This will be useful for a multitude of other neurologic conditions one might encounter to help optimize the quality of life and help in promoting your neurologic specialty services. This course was written and developed by Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT, WCS, Program Director for the Women’s Health PT Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and new member for SACE (Specialization of Content Experts) for Women’s Health and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, program director for Parkinson disease rehabilitation at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LSVT BIG certification course faculty member for LSVT Global (providing exercise rehabilitation education for clinicians treating people with Parkinson disease), and partner, author, and presenter with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

    The first day will introduce neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and related pelvic structures to provide a base knowledge for in depth neuro discussion over the three day course. An overview of neurogenic bladder, the neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations will also provide clinic reasoning resources when discussing evaluation and treatment of specific neurologic conditions. The remaining coursework will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of characteristic pelvic health conditions and therapeutic and medical pelvic health interventions for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson disease. 

    Lab work will include neurological pelvic examination, identification of red flags, neurologic facilitation techniques for emptying/storage disorders and difficult conversations, which will address the challenges we face clinically when addressing restoration vs compensation with this very challenging population. The final day will include an hour of Ask the Experts Q&A, so participants may problem-solve with the instructors about their own complex neurologic patients.

    Special Considerations

    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. 

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is required. It is also highly recommend the particpant have past experience with assessing and treating patients with bowel dysfunction. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us

     

    Required Readings

    1. NICE Guidelines on Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence
    2. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor
    3. Neurogenic Bowel Physiology Overview

     

    What To Bring:

    A couple pieces of theraband of different resistance for exercise (not a roll)
    A Pilates ball (around 8inches on average if have already, please do not feel the need to buy one)
    Colored pencils

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration/Check - In
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:15 Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Related Pelvic Structures
    9:45 Pelvic Neuro Pathophysiology
    10:30 Break
    10:45 The Neurogenic Bladder Overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 The Neurogenic Bowel Overview
    2:15 Neurogenic Sexual Health Overview
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lecture / Lab: Abdominal-Pelvic Examination for Neurologic Conditions
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00 Multiple Sclerosis: Categories of disease and disability
    8:30 Multiple Sclerosis: Characteristic pelvic health conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Bladder facilitation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab: Trigeminal/Vagal System; Abdominal Massage; Diaphragm
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Spinal Cord Injury: Levels of injury and neuroplasticity concepts
    2:00 (Start) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lab/Discussion: Bladder Training/Catheters. (Continue) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Therapeutic Approach to Sexual Health
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00Parkinson disease: Basal Ganglia and Dopamine
    9:15 Parkinson: Disease: Pharmacology, Medical/Disease Management, DBS
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Parkinson disease: Sensory Perceptual and Cognitive Impairment
    11:30 Lab: Difficult conversations
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Parkinson disease: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions
    2:00 Ask the Experts, Wrap-up
    3:00 Adjourn

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

    1. List key parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulation of neurologic and pelvic function

    3. Understand spinal cord segments, communication tracts, reflexes, plexuses, and contributions to pelvic function

    4. List neurotransmitters and their contributions to brain functionality and pelvic function

    5. Understand the parasympathetic, sympathetic and autonomic nervous system contributions to pelvic function

    6. Describe pelvic visceral function and nervous system control

    7. Understand the pelvic genitalia, innervation, and hormonal influence on pelvic function

    8. Identify neurological pathways related to pelvic function

    9. Determine strategies for therapeutic evaluation and interventions for urologic complications of neurogenic bladder, for gastrointestinal complications in neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations when neurologic interruptions impact sexual functionality

    10. Through clinical reasoning, determine when to refer or consult for further neurologic medical assessment

    11. Develop advanced bladder or bowel training programs for complex overactive bladder, urinary retention, catheter weaning, constipation, and incontinence

    12. Discern when pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate in persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    13. Identify evidenced based rehabilitative evaluative and treatment interventions for persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    14. Understand when to appropriately consider recovery vs compensatory techniques

     

      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)

     

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.


    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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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

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

    This three-day, intermediate course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist evaluating and treating neurologically complex patients. Conditions that will be covered in depth include Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson Disease. General neurologic evaluation and treatment considerations will also be covered. This will be useful for a multitude of other neurologic conditions one might encounter to help optimize the quality of life and help in promoting your neurologic specialty services. This course was written and developed by Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT, WCS, Program Director for the Women’s Health PT Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and new member for SACE (Specialization of Content Experts) for Women’s Health and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, program director for Parkinson disease rehabilitation at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LSVT BIG certification course faculty member for LSVT Global (providing exercise rehabilitation education for clinicians treating people with Parkinson disease), and partner, author, and presenter with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

    The first day will introduce neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and related pelvic structures to provide a base knowledge for in depth neuro discussion over the three day course. An overview of neurogenic bladder, the neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations will also provide clinic reasoning resources when discussing evaluation and treatment of specific neurologic conditions. The remaining coursework will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of characteristic pelvic health conditions and therapeutic and medical pelvic health interventions for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson disease. 

    Lab work will include neurological pelvic examination, identification of red flags, neurologic facilitation techniques for emptying/storage disorders and difficult conversations, which will address the challenges we face clinically when addressing restoration vs compensation with this very challenging population. The final day will include an hour of Ask the Experts Q&A, so participants may problem-solve with the instructors about their own complex neurologic patients.

    Special Considerations

    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. 

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is required. It is also highly recommend the particpant have past experience with assessing and treating patients with bowel dysfunction. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us

     

    Required Readings

    1. NICE Guidelines on Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence
    2. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor
    3. Neurogenic Bowel Physiology Overview

     

    What To Bring:

    A couple pieces of theraband of different resistance for exercise (not a roll)
    A Pilates ball (around 8inches on average if have already, please do not feel the need to buy one)
    Colored pencils

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration/Check - In
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:15 Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Related Pelvic Structures
    9:45 Pelvic Neuro Pathophysiology
    10:30 Break
    10:45 The Neurogenic Bladder Overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 The Neurogenic Bowel Overview
    2:15 Neurogenic Sexual Health Overview
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lecture / Lab: Abdominal-Pelvic Examination for Neurologic Conditions
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00 Multiple Sclerosis: Categories of disease and disability
    8:30 Multiple Sclerosis: Characteristic pelvic health conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Bladder facilitation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab: Trigeminal/Vagal System; Abdominal Massage; Diaphragm
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Spinal Cord Injury: Levels of injury and neuroplasticity concepts
    2:00 (Start) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lab/Discussion: Bladder Training/Catheters. (Continue) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Therapeutic Approach to Sexual Health
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00Parkinson disease: Basal Ganglia and Dopamine
    9:15 Parkinson: Disease: Pharmacology, Medical/Disease Management, DBS
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Parkinson disease: Sensory Perceptual and Cognitive Impairment
    11:30 Lab: Difficult conversations
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Parkinson disease: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions
    2:00 Ask the Experts, Wrap-up
    3:00 Adjourn

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

    1. List key parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulation of neurologic and pelvic function

    3. Understand spinal cord segments, communication tracts, reflexes, plexuses, and contributions to pelvic function

    4. List neurotransmitters and their contributions to brain functionality and pelvic function

    5. Understand the parasympathetic, sympathetic and autonomic nervous system contributions to pelvic function

    6. Describe pelvic visceral function and nervous system control

    7. Understand the pelvic genitalia, innervation, and hormonal influence on pelvic function

    8. Identify neurological pathways related to pelvic function

    9. Determine strategies for therapeutic evaluation and interventions for urologic complications of neurogenic bladder, for gastrointestinal complications in neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations when neurologic interruptions impact sexual functionality

    10. Through clinical reasoning, determine when to refer or consult for further neurologic medical assessment

    11. Develop advanced bladder or bowel training programs for complex overactive bladder, urinary retention, catheter weaning, constipation, and incontinence

    12. Discern when pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate in persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    13. Identify evidenced based rehabilitative evaluative and treatment interventions for persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    14. Understand when to appropriately consider recovery vs compensatory techniques

     

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.


     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

    350 Lafayette Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Recommended Lodging

    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
    (616) 774-2000

    187 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Nearest Airport

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport
    Airport Code: GRR

    5500 44th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

     

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

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 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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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This three-day, intermediate course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist evaluating and treating neurologically complex patients. Conditions that will be covered in depth include Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson Disease. General neurologic evaluation and treatment considerations will also be covered. This will be useful for a multitude of other neurologic conditions one might encounter to help optimize the quality of life and help in promoting your neurologic specialty services. This course was written and developed by Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT, WCS, Program Director for the Women’s Health PT Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and new member for SACE (Specialization of Content Experts) for Women’s Health and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, program director for Parkinson disease rehabilitation at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LSVT BIG certification course faculty member for LSVT Global (providing exercise rehabilitation education for clinicians treating people with Parkinson disease), and partner, author, and presenter with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

    The first day will introduce neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and related pelvic structures to provide a base knowledge for in depth neuro discussion over the three day course. An overview of neurogenic bladder, the neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations will also provide clinic reasoning resources when discussing evaluation and treatment of specific neurologic conditions. The remaining coursework will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of characteristic pelvic health conditions and therapeutic and medical pelvic health interventions for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson disease. 

    Lab work will include neurological pelvic examination, identification of red flags, neurologic facilitation techniques for emptying/storage disorders and difficult conversations, which will address the challenges we face clinically when addressing restoration vs compensation with this very challenging population. The final day will include an hour of Ask the Experts Q&A, so participants may problem-solve with the instructors about their own complex neurologic patients.

    Special Considerations

    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. 

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is required. It is also highly recommend the particpant have past experience with assessing and treating patients with bowel dysfunction. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us

     

    Required Readings

    1. NICE Guidelines on Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence
    2. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor
    3. Neurogenic Bowel Physiology Overview

     

    What To Bring:

    A couple pieces of theraband of different resistance for exercise (not a roll)
    A Pilates ball (around 8inches on average if have already, please do not feel the need to buy one)
    Colored pencils

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration/Check - In
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:15 Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Related Pelvic Structures
    9:45 Pelvic Neuro Pathophysiology
    10:30 Break
    10:45 The Neurogenic Bladder Overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 The Neurogenic Bowel Overview
    2:15 Neurogenic Sexual Health Overview
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lecture / Lab: Abdominal-Pelvic Examination for Neurologic Conditions
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00 Multiple Sclerosis: Categories of disease and disability
    8:30 Multiple Sclerosis: Characteristic pelvic health conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Bladder facilitation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab: Trigeminal/Vagal System; Abdominal Massage; Diaphragm
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Spinal Cord Injury: Levels of injury and neuroplasticity concepts
    2:00 (Start) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lab/Discussion: Bladder Training/Catheters. (Continue) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Therapeutic Approach to Sexual Health
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00Parkinson disease: Basal Ganglia and Dopamine
    9:15 Parkinson: Disease: Pharmacology, Medical/Disease Management, DBS
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Parkinson disease: Sensory Perceptual and Cognitive Impairment
    11:30 Lab: Difficult conversations
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Parkinson disease: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions
    2:00 Ask the Experts, Wrap-up
    3:00 Adjourn

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

    1. List key parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulation of neurologic and pelvic function

    3. Understand spinal cord segments, communication tracts, reflexes, plexuses, and contributions to pelvic function

    4. List neurotransmitters and their contributions to brain functionality and pelvic function

    5. Understand the parasympathetic, sympathetic and autonomic nervous system contributions to pelvic function

    6. Describe pelvic visceral function and nervous system control

    7. Understand the pelvic genitalia, innervation, and hormonal influence on pelvic function

    8. Identify neurological pathways related to pelvic function

    9. Determine strategies for therapeutic evaluation and interventions for urologic complications of neurogenic bladder, for gastrointestinal complications in neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations when neurologic interruptions impact sexual functionality

    10. Through clinical reasoning, determine when to refer or consult for further neurologic medical assessment

    11. Develop advanced bladder or bowel training programs for complex overactive bladder, urinary retention, catheter weaning, constipation, and incontinence

    12. Discern when pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate in persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    13. Identify evidenced based rehabilitative evaluative and treatment interventions for persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    14. Understand when to appropriately consider recovery vs compensatory techniques

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Maguire Center

    Maguire Center
    2160 S. 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60153
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Oakbrook
    (763)576-0700

    790 Jorie Boulevard
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
    Nearest Airport

    Chicago Midway International Airport
    Airport Code: MDW

    5700 S Cicero Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: The hotel will provide a free shuttle to and from the course on a first-come, first-served basis

     

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.


    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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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructors

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

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

    This three-day, intermediate course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist evaluating and treating neurologically complex patients. Conditions that will be covered in depth include Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson Disease. General neurologic evaluation and treatment considerations will also be covered. This will be useful for a multitude of other neurologic conditions one might encounter to help optimize the quality of life and help in promoting your neurologic specialty services. This course was written and developed by Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT, WCS, Program Director for the Women’s Health PT Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and new member for SACE (Specialization of Content Experts) for Women’s Health and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, program director for Parkinson disease rehabilitation at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LSVT BIG certification course faculty member for LSVT Global (providing exercise rehabilitation education for clinicians treating people with Parkinson disease), and partner, author, and presenter with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

    The first day will introduce neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and related pelvic structures to provide a base knowledge for in depth neuro discussion over the three day course. An overview of neurogenic bladder, the neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations will also provide clinic reasoning resources when discussing evaluation and treatment of specific neurologic conditions. The remaining coursework will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of characteristic pelvic health conditions and therapeutic and medical pelvic health interventions for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson disease. 

    Lab work will include neurological pelvic examination, identification of red flags, neurologic facilitation techniques for emptying/storage disorders and difficult conversations, which will address the challenges we face clinically when addressing restoration vs compensation with this very challenging population. The final day will include an hour of Ask the Experts Q&A, so participants may problem-solve with the instructors about their own complex neurologic patients.

    Special Considerations

    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. 

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is required. It is also highly recommend the particpant have past experience with assessing and treating patients with bowel dysfunction. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us

     

    Required Readings

    1. NICE Guidelines on Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence
    2. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor
    3. Neurogenic Bowel Physiology Overview

     

    What To Bring:

    A couple pieces of theraband of different resistance for exercise (not a roll)
    A Pilates ball (around 8inches on average if have already, please do not feel the need to buy one)
    Colored pencils

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration/Check - In
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:15 Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Related Pelvic Structures
    9:45 Pelvic Neuro Pathophysiology
    10:30 Break
    10:45 The Neurogenic Bladder Overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 The Neurogenic Bowel Overview
    2:15 Neurogenic Sexual Health Overview
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lecture / Lab: Abdominal-Pelvic Examination for Neurologic Conditions
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00 Multiple Sclerosis: Categories of disease and disability
    8:30 Multiple Sclerosis: Characteristic pelvic health conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Bladder facilitation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab: Trigeminal/Vagal System; Abdominal Massage; Diaphragm
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Spinal Cord Injury: Levels of injury and neuroplasticity concepts
    2:00 (Start) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lab/Discussion: Bladder Training/Catheters. (Continue) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Therapeutic Approach to Sexual Health
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00Parkinson disease: Basal Ganglia and Dopamine
    9:15 Parkinson: Disease: Pharmacology, Medical/Disease Management, DBS
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Parkinson disease: Sensory Perceptual and Cognitive Impairment
    11:30 Lab: Difficult conversations
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Parkinson disease: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions
    2:00 Ask the Experts, Wrap-up
    3:00 Adjourn

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

    1. List key parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulation of neurologic and pelvic function

    3. Understand spinal cord segments, communication tracts, reflexes, plexuses, and contributions to pelvic function

    4. List neurotransmitters and their contributions to brain functionality and pelvic function

    5. Understand the parasympathetic, sympathetic and autonomic nervous system contributions to pelvic function

    6. Describe pelvic visceral function and nervous system control

    7. Understand the pelvic genitalia, innervation, and hormonal influence on pelvic function

    8. Identify neurological pathways related to pelvic function

    9. Determine strategies for therapeutic evaluation and interventions for urologic complications of neurogenic bladder, for gastrointestinal complications in neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations when neurologic interruptions impact sexual functionality

    10. Through clinical reasoning, determine when to refer or consult for further neurologic medical assessment

    11. Develop advanced bladder or bowel training programs for complex overactive bladder, urinary retention, catheter weaning, constipation, and incontinence

    12. Discern when pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate in persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    13. Identify evidenced based rehabilitative evaluative and treatment interventions for persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    14. Understand when to appropriately consider recovery vs compensatory techniques

     

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.


     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Good Shepherd Penn Partners Penn Therapy and Fitness

    1865 E Marlton Pike suite 110
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Philadelphia - Mt. Laurel
    (877) 666-3243

    6000 Crawford Pl
    Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
    Nearest Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport
    Airport Code: PHL

    8000 Essington Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

     

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

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 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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    Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Contact Hours: 21

    This three-day, intermediate course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist evaluating and treating neurologically complex patients. Conditions that will be covered in depth include Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson Disease. General neurologic evaluation and treatment considerations will also be covered. This will be useful for a multitude of other neurologic conditions one might encounter to help optimize the quality of life and help in promoting your neurologic specialty services. This course was written and developed by Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT, WCS, Program Director for the Women’s Health PT Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and new member for SACE (Specialization of Content Experts) for Women’s Health and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, program director for Parkinson disease rehabilitation at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LSVT BIG certification course faculty member for LSVT Global (providing exercise rehabilitation education for clinicians treating people with Parkinson disease), and partner, author, and presenter with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

    The first day will introduce neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and related pelvic structures to provide a base knowledge for in depth neuro discussion over the three day course. An overview of neurogenic bladder, the neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations will also provide clinic reasoning resources when discussing evaluation and treatment of specific neurologic conditions. The remaining coursework will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of characteristic pelvic health conditions and therapeutic and medical pelvic health interventions for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson disease. 

    Lab work will include neurological pelvic examination, identification of red flags, neurologic facilitation techniques for emptying/storage disorders and difficult conversations, which will address the challenges we face clinically when addressing restoration vs compensation with this very challenging population. The final day will include an hour of Ask the Experts Q&A, so participants may problem-solve with the instructors about their own complex neurologic patients.

    Special Considerations

    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. 

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is required. It is also highly recommend the particpant have past experience with assessing and treating patients with bowel dysfunction. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us

     

    Required Readings

    1. NICE Guidelines on Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence
    2. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor
    3. Neurogenic Bowel Physiology Overview

     

    What To Bring:

    A couple pieces of theraband of different resistance for exercise (not a roll)
    A Pilates ball (around 8inches on average if have already, please do not feel the need to buy one)
    Colored pencils

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration/Check - In
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:15 Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Related Pelvic Structures
    9:45 Pelvic Neuro Pathophysiology
    10:30 Break
    10:45 The Neurogenic Bladder Overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 The Neurogenic Bowel Overview
    2:15 Neurogenic Sexual Health Overview
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lecture / Lab: Abdominal-Pelvic Examination for Neurologic Conditions
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00 Multiple Sclerosis: Categories of disease and disability
    8:30 Multiple Sclerosis: Characteristic pelvic health conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Bladder facilitation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab: Trigeminal/Vagal System; Abdominal Massage; Diaphragm
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Spinal Cord Injury: Levels of injury and neuroplasticity concepts
    2:00 (Start) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lab/Discussion: Bladder Training/Catheters. (Continue) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Therapeutic Approach to Sexual Health
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00Parkinson disease: Basal Ganglia and Dopamine
    9:15 Parkinson: Disease: Pharmacology, Medical/Disease Management, DBS
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Parkinson disease: Sensory Perceptual and Cognitive Impairment
    11:30 Lab: Difficult conversations
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Parkinson disease: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions
    2:00 Ask the Experts, Wrap-up
    3:00 Adjourn

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

    1. List key parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulation of neurologic and pelvic function

    3. Understand spinal cord segments, communication tracts, reflexes, plexuses, and contributions to pelvic function

    4. List neurotransmitters and their contributions to brain functionality and pelvic function

    5. Understand the parasympathetic, sympathetic and autonomic nervous system contributions to pelvic function

    6. Describe pelvic visceral function and nervous system control

    7. Understand the pelvic genitalia, innervation, and hormonal influence on pelvic function

    8. Identify neurological pathways related to pelvic function

    9. Determine strategies for therapeutic evaluation and interventions for urologic complications of neurogenic bladder, for gastrointestinal complications in neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations when neurologic interruptions impact sexual functionality

    10. Through clinical reasoning, determine when to refer or consult for further neurologic medical assessment

    11. Develop advanced bladder or bowel training programs for complex overactive bladder, urinary retention, catheter weaning, constipation, and incontinence

    12. Discern when pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate in persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    13. Identify evidenced based rehabilitative evaluative and treatment interventions for persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    14. Understand when to appropriately consider recovery vs compensatory techniques

     

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.


     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Good Shepherd Penn Partners Penn Therapy and Fitness

    1865 E Marlton Pike suite 110
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Philadelphia - Mt. Laurel
    (877) 666-3243

    6000 Crawford Pl
    Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
    Nearest Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport
    Airport Code: PHL

    8000 Essington Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

     

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

     

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


    Multi-Course Discount

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


    Group Discount

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

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


    Student Discount

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

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 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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    Neurologic Conditions and Pelvic Floor Rehab - Washington, DC - July 31 - August 2, 2020 (RESCHEDULED)

    Update 6/17/2020: 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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    Washington DC
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

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

    This three-day, intermediate course is intended for the pelvic rehab therapist evaluating and treating neurologically complex patients. Conditions that will be covered in depth include Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson Disease. General neurologic evaluation and treatment considerations will also be covered. This will be useful for a multitude of other neurologic conditions one might encounter to help optimize the quality of life and help in promoting your neurologic specialty services. This course was written and developed by Stephanie Bobinger, PT, DPT, WCS, Program Director for the Women’s Health PT Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and new member for SACE (Specialization of Content Experts) for Women’s Health and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, program director for Parkinson disease rehabilitation at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, LSVT BIG certification course faculty member for LSVT Global (providing exercise rehabilitation education for clinicians treating people with Parkinson disease), and partner, author, and presenter with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

    The first day will introduce neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and related pelvic structures to provide a base knowledge for in depth neuro discussion over the three day course. An overview of neurogenic bladder, the neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations will also provide clinic reasoning resources when discussing evaluation and treatment of specific neurologic conditions. The remaining coursework will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of characteristic pelvic health conditions and therapeutic and medical pelvic health interventions for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson disease. 

    Lab work will include neurological pelvic examination, identification of red flags, neurologic facilitation techniques for emptying/storage disorders and difficult conversations, which will address the challenges we face clinically when addressing restoration vs compensation with this very challenging population. The final day will include an hour of Ask the Experts Q&A, so participants may problem-solve with the instructors about their own complex neurologic patients.

    Special Considerations

    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. 

    Prerequisites:

    Pelvic Floor Level 1, through Herman & Wallace or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA is required. It is also highly recommend the particpant have past experience with assessing and treating patients with bowel dysfunction. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us

     

    Required Readings

    1. NICE Guidelines on Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence
    2. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Pelvic Floor
    3. Neurogenic Bowel Physiology Overview

     

    What To Bring:

    A couple pieces of theraband of different resistance for exercise (not a roll)
    A Pilates ball (around 8inches on average if have already, please do not feel the need to buy one)
    Colored pencils

     

    Day One:
    7:30 Registration/Check - In
    8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
    8:15 Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Related Pelvic Structures
    9:45 Pelvic Neuro Pathophysiology
    10:30 Break
    10:45 The Neurogenic Bladder Overview
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 The Neurogenic Bowel Overview
    2:15 Neurogenic Sexual Health Overview
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lecture / Lab: Abdominal-Pelvic Examination for Neurologic Conditions
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00 Multiple Sclerosis: Categories of disease and disability
    8:30 Multiple Sclerosis: Characteristic pelvic health conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Bladder facilitation
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Lab: Trigeminal/Vagal System; Abdominal Massage; Diaphragm
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Spinal Cord Injury: Levels of injury and neuroplasticity concepts
    2:00 (Start) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Lab/Discussion: Bladder Training/Catheters. (Continue) Spinal Cord Injury: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions; therapeutic interventions. Lab/Discussion: Therapeutic Approach to Sexual Health
    5:15 Questions, Wrap-Up
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Three:
    7:30 Questions
    8:00Parkinson disease: Basal Ganglia and Dopamine
    9:15 Parkinson: Disease: Pharmacology, Medical/Disease Management, DBS
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Parkinson disease: Sensory Perceptual and Cognitive Impairment
    11:30 Lab: Difficult conversations
    12:00 Lunch
    12:45 Parkinson disease: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions
    2:00 Ask the Experts, Wrap-up
    3:00 Adjourn

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

    1. List key parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulation of neurologic and pelvic function

    3. Understand spinal cord segments, communication tracts, reflexes, plexuses, and contributions to pelvic function

    4. List neurotransmitters and their contributions to brain functionality and pelvic function

    5. Understand the parasympathetic, sympathetic and autonomic nervous system contributions to pelvic function

    6. Describe pelvic visceral function and nervous system control

    7. Understand the pelvic genitalia, innervation, and hormonal influence on pelvic function

    8. Identify neurological pathways related to pelvic function

    9. Determine strategies for therapeutic evaluation and interventions for urologic complications of neurogenic bladder, for gastrointestinal complications in neurogenic bowel, and neurogenic sexual health considerations when neurologic interruptions impact sexual functionality

    10. Through clinical reasoning, determine when to refer or consult for further neurologic medical assessment

    11. Develop advanced bladder or bowel training programs for complex overactive bladder, urinary retention, catheter weaning, constipation, and incontinence

    12. Discern when pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate in persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    13. Identify evidenced based rehabilitative evaluative and treatment interventions for persons with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson disease

    14. Understand when to appropriately consider recovery vs compensatory techniques

     

      Name Street Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    George Washington University Hospital
    Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

    2131 K St NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    Recommended Lodging

    The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
    (202)-955-6400

    2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    Nearest Airport

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Airport Code: DCA

    Arlington, VA 22202

     

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    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.


    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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    Pacific Time:Day 1 8:00am - 12:30pm/Day 2 8:00am - 12:30pm

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    Price: $300
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 10

    This virtual course will introduce basic neuroanatomy with a detailed overview of pelvic neurophysiology in preparation for an extensive in-depth look at pelvic health treatment options for Parkinson disease. Pelvic floor external and internal neuro-musculoskeletal assessment considerations will be instructed with the understanding that participants have prior experience in pelvic health coursework or pelvic health patient treatment experience.

    Preparatory lectures about Parkinson disease will help develop a clear understanding of the neurophysiology of the disease to establish an equal foundation between experienced practitioners and those who have never worked with this patient demographic. Live course lectures deep-dive into characteristic pelvic health conditions that people with Parkinson's disease may face, discuss multiple assessment and treatment planning options, and will also discuss applications for TENS in the neurologic population.

    You may choose to have a TENS unit available for use during the TENS lecture for application on yourself, but this is not required. It is highly recommended that you have a variety of colored pencils available to you for a few of the lectures to help in your understanding of the complex neurophysiological pathways you will learn about.

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    1. List key parts and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulatory pathways of neurologic pelvic function

    3. Understand neurologic based pelvic musculoskeletal external and internal examination considerations

    4. Describe options for the use of TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel

    5. Explain the neuroanatomical reasons for bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson disease

    6. Develop advanced bladder, bowel and sexual health assessment techniques and treatment plans for people with Parkinson disease

    Day One:
    8:00 Course Intro
    8:15 Basic Neuroanatomy Overview
    9:00 Pelvic Neurophysiology
    10:00 Lecture/Lab: Pelvic Floor External and Internal Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment Considerations
    10:30 Break
    11:00 Parkinson disease (PD): Basal Ganglia, Dopamine & Autonomic Dysfunction
    12:00 PD: Pharmacology and Disease Management & Relationships to Pelvic Health
    1:00 Questions & Answers

     

    Day Two:
    8:00 Follow-up Questions/Review
    8:15 Lecture/Lab: TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel
    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

    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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

    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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    Pacific Time:Day 1 8:00am - 12:30pm/Day 2 8:00am - 12:30pm

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    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discounts

    Price: $300
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 10

    This virtual course will introduce basic neuroanatomy with a detailed overview of pelvic neurophysiology in preparation for an extensive in-depth look at pelvic health treatment options for Parkinson disease. Pelvic floor external and internal neuro-musculoskeletal assessment considerations will be instructed with the understanding that participants have prior experience in pelvic health coursework or pelvic health patient treatment experience.

    Preparatory lectures about Parkinson disease will help develop a clear understanding of the neurophysiology of the disease to establish an equal foundation between experienced practitioners and those who have never worked with this patient demographic. Live course lectures deep-dive into characteristic pelvic health conditions that people with Parkinson's disease may face, discuss multiple assessment and treatment planning options, and will also discuss applications for TENS in the neurologic population.

    You may choose to have a TENS unit available for use during the TENS lecture for application on yourself, but this is not required. It is highly recommended that you have a variety of colored pencils available to you for a few of the lectures to help in your understanding of the complex neurophysiological pathways you will learn about.

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

    1. List key parts and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulatory pathways of neurologic pelvic function

    3. Understand neurologic based pelvic musculoskeletal external and internal examination considerations

    4. Describe options for the use of TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel

    5. Explain the neuroanatomical reasons for bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson disease

    6. Develop advanced bladder, bowel and sexual health assessment techniques and treatment plans for people with Parkinson disease

    Day One:
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    8:15 Basic Neuroanatomy Overview
    9:00 Pelvic Neurophysiology
    10:00 Lecture/Lab: Pelvic Floor External and Internal Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment Considerations
    10:30 Break
    11:00 Parkinson disease (PD): Basal Ganglia, Dopamine & Autonomic Dysfunction
    12:00 PD: Pharmacology and Disease Management & Relationships to Pelvic Health
    1:00 Questions & Answers

     

    Day Two:
    8:00 Follow-up Questions/Review
    8:15 Lecture/Lab: TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel
    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

    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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

    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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    • Schedule

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    • Instructors

    Price: $300
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    This virtual course will introduce basic neuroanatomy with a detailed overview of pelvic neurophysiology in preparation for an extensive in-depth look at pelvic health treatment options for Parkinson disease. Pelvic floor external and internal neuro-musculoskeletal assessment considerations will be instructed with the understanding that participants have prior experience in pelvic health coursework or pelvic health patient treatment experience.

    Preparatory lectures about Parkinson disease will help develop a clear understanding of the neurophysiology of the disease to establish an equal foundation between experienced practitioners and those who have never worked with this patient demographic. Live course lectures deep-dive into characteristic pelvic health conditions that people with Parkinson's disease may face, discuss multiple assessment and treatment planning options, and will also discuss applications for TENS in the neurologic population.

    You may choose to have a TENS unit available for use during the TENS lecture for application on yourself, but this is not required. It is highly recommended that you have a variety of colored pencils available to you for a few of the lectures to help in your understanding of the complex neurophysiological pathways you will learn about.

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

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    2. Identify brain regions and regulatory pathways of neurologic pelvic function

    3. Understand neurologic based pelvic musculoskeletal external and internal examination considerations

    4. Describe options for the use of TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel

    5. Explain the neuroanatomical reasons for bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson disease

    6. Develop advanced bladder, bowel and sexual health assessment techniques and treatment plans for people with Parkinson disease

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    8:15 Basic Neuroanatomy Overview
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    10:30 Break
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    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

    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.

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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

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    • Schedule

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    1. List key parts and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems

    2. Identify brain regions and regulatory pathways of neurologic pelvic function

    3. Understand neurologic based pelvic musculoskeletal external and internal examination considerations

    4. Describe options for the use of TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel

    5. Explain the neuroanatomical reasons for bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson disease

    6. Develop advanced bladder, bowel and sexual health assessment techniques and treatment plans for people with Parkinson disease

    Day One:
    8:00 Course Intro
    8:15 Basic Neuroanatomy Overview
    9:00 Pelvic Neurophysiology
    10:00 Lecture/Lab: Pelvic Floor External and Internal Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment Considerations
    10:30 Break
    11:00 Parkinson disease (PD): Basal Ganglia, Dopamine & Autonomic Dysfunction
    12:00 PD: Pharmacology and Disease Management & Relationships to Pelvic Health
    1:00 Questions & Answers

     

    Day Two:
    8:00 Follow-up Questions/Review
    8:15 Lecture/Lab: TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel
    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

    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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

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    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    Price: $300
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 10

    This virtual course will introduce basic neuroanatomy with a detailed overview of pelvic neurophysiology in preparation for an extensive in-depth look at pelvic health treatment options for Parkinson disease. Pelvic floor external and internal neuro-musculoskeletal assessment considerations will be instructed with the understanding that participants have prior experience in pelvic health coursework or pelvic health patient treatment experience.

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    You may choose to have a TENS unit available for use during the TENS lecture for application on yourself, but this is not required. It is highly recommended that you have a variety of colored pencils available to you for a few of the lectures to help in your understanding of the complex neurophysiological pathways you will learn about.

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    3. Understand neurologic based pelvic musculoskeletal external and internal examination considerations

    4. Describe options for the use of TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel

    5. Explain the neuroanatomical reasons for bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson disease

    6. Develop advanced bladder, bowel and sexual health assessment techniques and treatment plans for people with Parkinson disease

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    10:00 Lecture/Lab: Pelvic Floor External and Internal Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment Considerations
    10:30 Break
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    8:15 Lecture/Lab: TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel
    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

    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.

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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

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    • Objectives

    • Schedule

    • Location Lodging

    • Instructors

    Price: $300
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 10

    This virtual course will introduce basic neuroanatomy with a detailed overview of pelvic neurophysiology in preparation for an extensive in-depth look at pelvic health treatment options for Parkinson disease. Pelvic floor external and internal neuro-musculoskeletal assessment considerations will be instructed with the understanding that participants have prior experience in pelvic health coursework or pelvic health patient treatment experience.

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    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

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    - 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/

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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

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    • Schedule

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    This virtual course will introduce basic neuroanatomy with a detailed overview of pelvic neurophysiology in preparation for an extensive in-depth look at pelvic health treatment options for Parkinson disease. Pelvic floor external and internal neuro-musculoskeletal assessment considerations will be instructed with the understanding that participants have prior experience in pelvic health coursework or pelvic health patient treatment experience.

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    2. Identify brain regions and regulatory pathways of neurologic pelvic function

    3. Understand neurologic based pelvic musculoskeletal external and internal examination considerations

    4. Describe options for the use of TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel

    5. Explain the neuroanatomical reasons for bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson disease

    6. Develop advanced bladder, bowel and sexual health assessment techniques and treatment plans for people with Parkinson disease

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    8:15 Basic Neuroanatomy Overview
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    10:00 Lecture/Lab: Pelvic Floor External and Internal Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment Considerations
    10:30 Break
    11:00 Parkinson disease (PD): Basal Ganglia, Dopamine & Autonomic Dysfunction
    12:00 PD: Pharmacology and Disease Management & Relationships to Pelvic Health
    1:00 Questions & Answers

     

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    8:15 Lecture/Lab: TENS for neurogenic bladder and bowel
    9:00 PD: Sensorimotor and Cognitive Impairment & Pelvic Floor Training Considerations
    10:00 Break
    10:30 PD: Characteristic Pelvic Health Conditions & Interventions
    1:00 Questions & Answers

    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

    Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

    Erica Vitek

    Erica graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002, and works for Aurora Health Care at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erica specializes in female, male, and pediatric evaluation and treatment of the pelvic floor and related bladder, bowel, and sexual health issues. She is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD) and is a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

    Erica has attended extensive post graduate rehabilitation education in the area of Parkinson disease and exercise. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman) BIG and is a trained PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) provider, both focusing on intensive, amplitude and neuroplasticity based exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. Erica is an LSVT Global faculty member. She instructs both the LSVT BIG training and certification course throughout the nation and online webinars. Erica partners with the Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) as a support group and event presenter as well as author in their publication, The Network. Erica has taken a special interest in the unique pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual health issues experienced by individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

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