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Rehabilitative Ultra Sound Imaging: Women's Health and Orthopedic Topics

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   21
Registration Fee:   $675

Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between rehabilitative ultrasound imaging and medical ultrasound imaging
2. Describe how rehabilitative ultrasound imaging fits into physical therapy scope of practice
3. List current uses and limitations of ultrasound imaging in women’s health physical therapy practice
4. Describe basic principles of physics that apply to ultrasound use
5. Describe safety issues and the ALARA principle concerning rehabilitative ultrasound imaging in physical therapy practice
6. List and appropriately use components of ultrasound machine
7. Generate, recognize, and interpret ultrasound images of the bladder base, pelvic floor muscles, transverse abdominal muscles, deep multifdi muscles, and rectus abdominis before and after contraction using transabdominal viewing methods
8. Generate, recognize, and interpret ultrasound images of the levator ani muscles, detrusor muscle, bladder neck, and urethra using transperineal viewing methods
9. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements of diastasis rectus separations
10. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements relating to the transverse abdominus, deep multifidus, and the detrusor muscle
11. Incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into evaluation and development of treatment protocols for the women’s health patient
12. Save and transfer images and clips into multimedia presentations

Target Audience
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

Day One:
7:30 Registration 8:00 Introductions, goals, objectives, history of ultrasound, scope of practice 8:45 Limitations, reliability, validity 9:15 Safety and risk of harm issues 9:45 Understanding ultrasound images 10:50 Lab: Intro to US Machines 11:30 Vendor Presentation 12:00 LUNCH 12:45 Vendor Presentation 1:00 Imaging PFM- transabdominal 2:00 Lab: Imaging PFM muscles 3:00 Imaging midline abdominal wall 3:45 Lab: Imaging midline abdominal wall 4:45 Review, questions 5:00 End of day 1

Day Two:
8:30 Imaging transverse abdominal muscles 9:15 Lab: Imaging transverse abdominal muscles 10:15 Imaging deep multifidus muscles 11:00 Lab: Imaging deep multifidus muscles 12:00 LUNCH 1:00 Functional training with US imaging 1:30 Lab: Functional training with US imaging 2:15 Measurements of transabdominal 2:45 Lab: Measurements 3:45 Review/questions 4:00 End of day 2

Day Three:
8:00 PVR- transabdominal 8:30 Lab: PVR 9:15 Transperineal viewing of the anterior compartment 10:00 Measurements of the anterior compartment 10:45 Lab: Imaging of the anterior compartment 11:45 Lab: Measurements of the anterior compartment 12:45 Review/extra time 1:00 End of day 3

This continuing education seminar is a two-and-a-half day course designed to provide instruction in the generation and interpretation of rehabilitative ultrasound images as they relate to the pelvic girdle. Both lecture and lab material will be presented that will allow the participant to immediately incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into their evaluation and treatment plans for patients with diagnoses including lumbo-pelvic pain and instability, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence.
The continuing education course comprises of lectures and labs that present both ideal and abnormal responses of real-time imaging of the transverse abdominals, rectus abdominis, deep multifidus, levator ani, bladder, bladder neck, urethra, and vagina during contraction and valsalva. Imaging methods used during labs will consist of transabdominal viewing as well as transperineal/translabial viewing methods. Prior experience with perineal and vaginal assessments is required to take the course.
This is an intermediate level rehabilitative ultrasound imaging course intended for therapists having a sound knowledge in training techniques for the local stabilizing muscles of the pelvic floor, transverse abdominals, and deep multifidi muscles and experience with internal vaginal exam. Prior coursework regarding the local stabilizing muscles (Diane Lee/ Linda Joy Lee, Paul Hodges, Pelvic Floor/Pelvic Girdle) is required.
This coures instructs in the use of ultrasound equipement. Equipment at the course will be supplied by our partners at SonoSite. If you would like to contact them prior to the course to inquire about equipment purchases, you can do so using this link. A representative will be able to assist you if you tell them which Herman & Wallace course you will be taking.

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