DUE TO COVID-19 THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND ALL REGISTRANTS HAVE BEEN REFUNDED.
Friday, May 1 – 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This continuing education course is a two-and-a-half-day seminar designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the visceral structures of the urologic system as it relates to the musculoskeletal system. This course is geared toward the experienced pelvic health therapist who wishes to integrate advanced manual therapy skills into their treatment regime.
The material will be presented that includes the science of and evidence behind the use of fascial based manual therapy with the presentation of relevant visceral and fascial anatomy and their embryologic origins. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning with the goal of immediate implementation of the techniques learned following this introductory course. Students will be instructed in an extensive number of treatment techniques, both external abdominal as well as internal vaginal approaches. Course participants will be able to immediately incorporate the evaluation and treatment of visceral fascia for patients with a variety of urinary dysfunction diagnoses.
This course includes extensive lab work; all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Abdominal and vaginal pelvic approaches to access visceral structures will be taught in labs. Male course attendees may participate fully in the entire course but should make arrangements in advance for a lab model for the internal approaches. Pregnant attendees may participate in a limited capacity as deep abdominal palpation is ill-advised in pregnant women. Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner’s license or regulation.
Pre-requisites: Minimum level of pelvic floor training Level 1
About the instructors:
Ramona C. Horton MPT, DPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She then applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics’ pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization. She developed and instructs the visceral and fascial mobilization courses for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, presenting frequently at local, national and international venues on topics relating to women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction and manual therapy.
Lizanne Pastore PT, MA, COMT is a 1987 graduate of the University of Vermont and for the last 20 years has been in private practice, currently in association with POST-Wellness by Design in Petaluma. As an orthopedic manual therapist, Lizanne treats people with myriad musculoskeletal-neural issues, including those with complex diagnoses and persistent pain. Since 2005 she has specialized in the pelvic floor treating all genders and children, using a broad integrative approach that includes many forms of manual therapy including visceral fascial mobilization.