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Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation: Part B

presented by Kathe Wallace

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Part 2 of the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation Course provides lecture for teaching anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of daily functions and laboratory practicums for learning external evaluation and treatment techniques for the pelvic region. Participants will find it informative and clinically helpful to learn patient symptoms have an anatomic/physiologic connection to the pelvic floor and that there are simple techniques to help patients.

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Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD

Kathe Wallace owns a clinic specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the pelvis, pelvic floor and ob/gyn musculoskeletal conditions. She is also a founder of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Kathe Wallace, co-founder of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer and consultant in women's health and pelvic…

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1. Orthopedic Connections - The Hip

The online learner will review fascial layers connecting the hip to the pelvic floor muscles, palpate the adductor muscles attaching from posterior to anterior along the pelvic bone, describe potential risk to the pelvic floor muscles of hip nailing post-fracture, name the muscles on either side of the sciatic nerve in the buttock, and palpate the levator ani, proximal hip adductors, and the obturator internus bilaterally.

2. Orthopedic Connections - The Low Back and Coccyx

The online learner will be able to describe 2 different relationships occurring between the pelvic floor muscles and the coccyx, describe the expected outcomes for a rigid coccyx versus a hypermobile coccyx, and demonstrate the "struck drawer technique" for the coccyx.

3. Abdominal Diastasis

The online learner will be able to define a diastasis recti, cite 2 research studies relevant to prevalence of diastasis recti, relate the presence of diastasis to other urogynecologic complaints, describe fascial connections between the abdomen, pelvis and thighs, and demonstrate an assessment as well as treatment activity for a diastasis recti.

4. Pelvic Floor/Pelvic Girdle Models of Function

The online learner will be able to describe the research concepts that were set forth in the literature related to models of function that help in development of exercises for pelvic rehabilitation, list the muscles typically referred to as global versus local muscles, and demonstrate local muscle activation exercises with addition of knee drop or leg slide.

5. Exercise Assessment and Treatment

The online learner will be able to describe and teach various motor control learning exercises for the trunk and pelvic girdle, describe muscle actions of the superficial versus deep lumbosacral multifidi, and palpate the multifidi during exercise training. The learner will also be able to choose appropriate patients for this type of exercise instruction.

6. Progression of Exercises

The online learner will be able to describe some of the research that has contributed to concepts of exercise progression, progress a patient from use of more local muscles of the trunk and pelvic floor to more functional activities, choose the best exercise approach for the patient based on the research as well as on the examination findings.

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