From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections
What role do the intertwined intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressure systems have in musculoskeletal and pelvic health dysfunction? How do the top and bottom of the respiratory system and alimentary track connect anatomically, neurophysiologically, neuromuscularly and structurally? How do we optimize function of these systems?
This 2.75-hour conceptual introduction will explore the answers to these questions as it relates to common dysfunctions of the lumbo-pelvic, cervico-thoracic region, pelvic health and gut systems. Discussion of the central stability/proximal control system will include the contribution and links between alignment, breath mechanics, pressure systems, chemical contributors, cranial and autonomic nervous systems. Participants will be provided with clinical reasoning tools and self-lab opportunities to synthesize the concepts into upper and lower quarter movement strategies, immediately applicable to their client population.
- At the end of this online course the participant will be able to articulate the function of three anatomical components of the epi-glottal system.
- At the end of this online course the participant will be able to articulate three steps in the trigeminal/vagal alarm system.
- By the end of this online course the participant will be able to discuss three pieces of evidence demonstrating the link between the pressure and pelvic health systems.
- By the end of this online module the orthopedic and sports medicine participant will be able to develop three intervention strategies to address pelvic health considerations within therapeutic exercise programs.
- By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to integrate breath mechanics and vocalization strategies for 3 transitional movements (ex-sit to stand).
- By the end of this online module the participant will be able to discuss the relationship of alignment to the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse.
- By the end of this online module the practitioner will be able to develop three upper airway intervention strategies to optimize pressure management in a functional activity (ex-picking up a grocery bag).
- By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to justify 3 intervention strategies that utilize the functions of the epiglottal complex (speech, swallow, or respiration) in a treatment program for female client with low back pain and incontinence.
This course is designed to equip adult rehabilitation professionals with an introduction to the evidence, theoretical constructs and new clinical tools to link the upper cervico-thoracic structures and functions, neuro-chemical and sensory processes, and pressure systems above the diaphragm with those below in order to re-create efficient proximal control, movement, function and fitness for clients. All participants should apply the information within their state/jurisdictional scope of practice.
The PT/OT will be introduced to the theoretical basis, clinical reasoning and practical tools for integrating a multi-faceted approach to the systems from the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor that contribute to optimized postural control, movement, function and fitness from assessment to evidenced based treatment plan development.
The PTA/COTA will be introduced to the theoretical basis for the assessment process, and reasoning behind an integrated, multi-faceted approach to the systems from the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor in the therapist designed POC to aide with implementation of treatment programs to ensure continuity of care.
The Athletic Trainer/Kinesiologist (AT)/Kin will gain insight into theory, evidence and practical tools for integration of a multi-faceted approach to the systems from the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor into an athletes training program keeping pelvic and musculoskeletal health in mind.
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After you have completed the course modules, look for a link “I need a certificate of completion” at the bottom of the course page. Click the link to be directed to your post-test at www.classmarker.com. You must score a minimum of 70% on this test in order to receive the certificate. After you have submitted the test, you will be provided with the option to download your certificate of completion. In addition, click the link to be directed to a course self-refection to optimize the application of your learning to clinical practice. Please follow the provided link to complete the course evaluation. We value your feedback!
Is the course eligible for CEU's?
This course has been approved for 2 CCUs through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) ( retroactively approved from November 20, 2017).
PT, MPT, BSc.
Julie Wiebe, has over 20 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live and online educational programs.
Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into avariety of populations. Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education courses and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, professional organizations, state and national professional conferences.
Find out more and connect with Julie at www.juliewiebept.com or via social media Twitter/FB/IG JulieWiebePT.
PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Susan Clinton completed her Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and graduated with her NAIOMT fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy in 2013. She was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2014.
As a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Women’s Health, she has been actively treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses.
Susan is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate and alternate delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health and the Women’s Health Global Initiative. She is the past secretary on the Section on Women’s Health Board of Directors and the former President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.
Course Material included in this course
From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections (Part One)
From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor (Part One)
Course Power Point PDF
Course Outline with References
From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections (Part Two)
From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor (Part Two)
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