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Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging - Orthopedic Topics

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $475

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. Describe basic principles of physics that apply to ultrasound use
4. Describe safety issues and the ALARA principle concerning rehabilitative ultrasound imaging in physical therapy practice
5. List and appropriately use components of ultrasound machine
6. 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
7. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements of diastasis rectus separations
8. Demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound imaging in order to take measurements relating to the transverse abdominus, deep multifidus, and the detrusor muscle
9. Save and transfer images and clips into multimedia presentations
10. Incorporate the use of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging into evaluation and development of treatment protocols for the lumbopelvic pain patient.

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, safety and risk of harm issues 9:15 Understanding ultrasound images 10:30 Lab: Intro to US Machines 11:00 Imaging Pelvic Floor Muscles - Transabdominal 12:00 LUNCH 1:00 Vendor Presentation 1:15 Lab: Imaging pelvic floor muscles 2:15 Imaging midline abdominal wall 3:00 Lab: Imaging midline abdominal wall 3:45 Case Study 4:30 Review, questions 5:00 End of day 1
Day Two:
8:30 Imaging transverse abdominal muscles 9:15 Lab: Imaging transverse abdominal muscles/palpation of the transverse abdominal muscles 10:30 Imaging deep multifidus muscles 11:15 Lab: Imaging deep multifidus muscles/palpation of the multifidus muscles 12:30 LUNCH 1:30 Functional training with US imaging 2:00 Lab: Functional training with US imaging 2:45 Measurements of transabdominal 3:15 Lab: Measurements 4:00 Case Study 4:45 Review and questions 5:00 End of day 2

This continuing education seminar is a two day course designed to provide instruction in the generation and interpretation of rehabilitative ultrasound images as they relate to the pelvic girdle and low back stabilization. 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.
This 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, and bladder neck. During labs, participants will be able to practice using machines provided by our co-sponsor, The Prometheus Group. An onsite representative from Prometheus will also be available to answer questions about the equipment.
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. Prior coursework regarding the local stabilizing muscles is required.

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