presented by Kathe Wallace
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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…Read full bio
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.