Continuing Education


What is Continuing Education?

Continuing education programs refer to any type of post-secondary training or educational opportunity offered to a professional seeking to enhance or increase learning and knowledge in a specific area of study, such as Physical Therapy.

Why is Continuing Education Important?

As technology and knowledge continue to evolve and grow especially in the medical field, it is extremely important to continue the process of on-going learning for career growth and licensure or certification.

2018 Continuing Education Courses

The Prometheus Group has worked in conjunction with the professional development organizations below for many years. We are committed to providing the necessary equipment and supplies to ensure a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace. Please continue to scroll down for further information on the courses available to you.


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Herman & Wallace, Inc Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
646-355-8777, www.hermanwallace.com
Click here for Herman & Wallace, Inc Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Courses.

Section on Women’s Health/American Physical Therapy Association
703-610-0224, www.womenshealthapta.org
Click here for Section on Women’s Health/American Physical Therapy Association Courses.

Biofeedback Training & Incontinence Solutions
512-557-6310, www.pelvicfloorbiofeedback.com
Click here for Biofeedback Training & Incontinence Solutions Courses.

Phoenix Core Solutions
800-549-8371, www.phoenixcore.com
Click here for Phoenix Core Solutions Courses.

Herman & Wallace, Inc Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

For more information on the below courses offered by Herman & Wallace or to register go to www.hermanwallace.com. Please note, the below dates, locations, or instructors are subject to change without the notice of The Prometheus Group.

PF 1: Introduction to Examination and Treatment of Female Pelvic Floor Conditions

This continuing education course is a three-day seminar designed to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. It is geared to the physical therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes, chronic pelvic pain (CPP), levator ani syndrome, vulvodynia, and interstitial cystitis (IC). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment. The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

Presentation of evidence-based evaluation and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for both urinary incontinence and pain syndromes. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of pelvic floor muscle evaluation with external palpation and internal vaginal examination of pelvic floor musculature. For each condition the therapist will learn to: recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities; use an evaluation/outcome tool; and perform a suggested protocol of treatment interventions. Clinical treatment interventions will include therapeutic exercise, SEMG biofeedback, external manual therapy, patient related education/behavioral instructions and electrotherapeutic modalities.

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Sept 28-30 | Atlanta GA | Reale/Haarmann

Oct 5-7 | Lansing MI | Vande Vegte/Rader

Oct 26-28 | Little Rock AR | Reardon/Nazari

Nov 30-Dec 2 | San Diego CA | Ross

PF 2A:  Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment

This continuing education course is a three-day intermediate-level seminar designed as a next step in completing the clinicians’ ability to comprehensively evaluate the female and male pelvic floor by learning colorectal examination and treatments. Current medical evaluation, management, evidence-based references and case studies will be presented.

This continuing education seminar focuses on physical therapy evaluation and treatment protocols for anal incontinence, constipation, pudendal nerve entrapment, coccydynia, prostatodynia (prostatitis Category IIIB) and post-prostatectomy incontinence. The relationship between pelvic floor muscle impairment and the diagnoses presented for physical therapy evaluation and treatment will be instructed.

Course Details

Oct 5-7  | Minneapolis MN

Nov 9-11 | Baltimore MD

Dec 7-9 | Carlsbad CA

PF2B: Urogynecological Examination and Treatment Intervention

This continuing education course is a three-day intermediate-level seminar designed to refine the clinicians’ ability to comprehensively evaluate the pelvic floor by learning more specific examination and treatment interventions for female urogynecologic conditions. Evidence-based references and case studies will be presented for thorough understanding of current medical evaluation and management of each condition.

Topics include evaluation and treatment protocols for overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, vaginismus, interstitial cystitis and pelvic organ prolapse. Topics also include post hysterectomy/oopherectomy pelvic floor considerations. The key to understanding those conditions is to teach the relationship of pelvic floor muscle impairment to the diagnosis presented for physical therapy evaluation and treatment. The examination labs will focus on the pelvic floor in relationship to the vagina, uterus, urethra, bladder, rectum and abdomen with external and internal vaginal palpation, testing and observation.

Course Details

Sept 28-30 | Salt Lake City UT

Oct 19-21 | Boston MA

Nov 9-1 | Atlanta GA

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging: Women’s Health and Orthopedic Topics

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.

Course Details

Nov 10 – Nov 12  | San Diego CA | Ariail

Finding the Driver in Pelvic Pain
Instructor:  Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Clinical Reasoning is an essential tool in the evaluation and treatment of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction as it enables differential diagnosis and prioritization of treatment interventions. The majority of clients with pelvic floor dysfunction have associated co-morbidities which may include labral tearfemoral acetabular impingement (FAI), discogenic low back pain (LBP), altered respiratory patterns, nerve entrapmentsfascial incompetence or coccygeal dysfunction. These complex clients require the clinician to have a comprehensive toolbox to screen musculoskeletal, neurologic as well as pelvic floor dysfunctions in order to design an effective treatment regimen. This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for physical therapists treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Evidence based test item clusters for all associated contributing factors will be covered, including urogynecologic, sexual, colorectal, orthopedic, key history taking questions as well as direct perineal and pelvic floor assessment. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the outcome or the cause of the problem.

This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment interventions of clients with pelvic floor associated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Course Details

TBD

Elizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Care of the Pregnant Patient – PREG

This two-day seminar instructs the participant in the critical hormonal shifts that take place during pregnancy and in how these endocrine changes contribute to systems changes during pregnancy. Specific body regions and common conditions associated with pregnancy are discussed, and the participant will learn evidence-based treatments for each of the common conditions. The participant will also learn all contraindications for evaluation and treatment, and information about exercise during pregnancy, care of the high-risk patient, as well as concepts in marketing for this population.

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Pediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Evidence has shown that adult pelvic muscle dysfunction began in childhood in many cases. The pediatric population is greatly underserved causing stress for the child and family as well as development of internalizing and externalizing psychological behaviors. The two most common pelvic floor dysfunctions in the pediatric population are dysfunctional elimination syndrome and bedwetting. This specialty focuses on the treatment of children with day or nighttime incontinence, fecal incontinence, and/or dysfunctional voiding habits.

This continuing education course will review common causes of incontinence in the pediatric patient as well as a comprehensive approach to evaluation, including video examinations of the pelvic floor, education and exercise strategies. The course format includes lecture, video, demonstration, and practical labs. Participants will be provided with surface electrodes for use with SEMG biofeedback lab and will practice SEMG evaluation and treatment techniques on each other.

Course Details

Oct 26-28 | Richland VA

Post-Prostatectomy Patient Rehabilitation

Prostatectomy for prostate cancer is a common surgery that increases in incidence with age. Well-known adverse consequences of prostatectomy include urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. As more men seek help from pelvic rehabilitation providers for the recovery from prostate surgery, therapists are seeking more detailed information about the procedure, program development, and rehabilitation approaches that are effective for men with post-prostatectomy dysfunction. This course will cover detailed male pelvic anatomy and pathology, surgical interventions for and recovery from prostatectomy. Also included will be relevant conditions such as TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate).

Course Details

Nov 10-11 | Houston TX | Reardon/Haarmann

Section on Women’s Health/American Physical Therapy Association

For more information on the below courses offered by APTA or to register go to www.womenshealthapta.org, education, regional courses in WH PT. Please note, the below dates, locations, or instructors are subject to change without the notice of The Prometheus Group.

Pelvic Floor Level 1:

This 3-day course provides physical therapists with practical knowledge and skill in the treatment of female urinary incontinence, with an introduction to the treatment of pelvic pain. Instruction in pelvic floor muscle function, anatomy, physiology, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction will provide the clinician with skills for immediate clinical application and build the base for future courses. This course is the first in a series of three courses designed to give the practicing clinician a comprehensive knowledge base in pelvic physical therapy treatment. Course content is evidence based, and will promote the use of the most reliable tests and validated outcomes measures. Instruction in vaginal examination of the pelvic floor is a key component of this course. Participants will perform and experience intra-vaginal EMG biofeedback and electrical stimulation.

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Oct 12-14 | Houston TX

Pelvic Floor Level 2 (Bowel Dysfunction (BD) and Pelvic Pain (PP):

This course will advance the pelvic physical therapist’s examination, evaluation and intervention skills. Lab sessions will focus on intrarectal and coccyx examination skills.  Lab will also include abdominal assessment and progression of previously learned intravaginal assessment skills, with focus on treatment of pelvic floor pain conditions. Didactic topics will include bowel and colon anatomy and physiology, defecation disorders, and pelvic pain disorders (including IBS, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndromes, and endometriosis).

Course Details

Sept 21-23, Lvl 2 | St Louis MO

Oc 20-21, PP | Longmont CO

Pelvic Floor Level 3:

This 3-day course will provide clinically relevant information and training for the evaluation and treatment of male urinary incontinence, life span specific considerations, and individuals with neurological involvement. Lab will focus on EMG relaxation training and integration of complete vaginal and rectal examination learned in previous coursework. Lecture will include the pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation and treatment of male patients, pediatric and geriatric populations, and pelvic floor intervention with neurologic patients. Changes in the Pelvic organs throughout the lifecycle and interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic dysfunction will be reviewed.

Course Details

Sept 21-23 | Bolingbrook IL

Oct 13-14 | Columbus OH

Nov 2-4 | Center Valley PA

Nov 17-18, Hybrid | St Louis MO

Biofeedback Training & Incontinence Solutions

Course instructors are Tiffany Lee MA, OTR, BCB-PMD and Jane Kaufman PT, MEd, BCB-PMD. For more information on the below course offered by Biofeedback Training & Incontinence Solutions or to register go to www.pelvicfloorbiofeedback.com or by calling 512-557-6310.  Please note, the below dates, locations, or instructors are subject to change without the notice of The Prometheus Group.

Biofeedback Evaluation and Treatment for Elimination Disorders and Pelvic Disorders

This is a beginner to intermediate course designed to provide a basic working knowledge of biofeedback assisted behavioral therapy for bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders. This workshop meets all of the didactic and practicum requirements for the BCIA Certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. Upon completion of the course, participants will have the knowledge to begin treating patients with these disorders. The workshop format will include videos, lecture, case histories, hands-on lab experiences, and practice with biofeedback equipment. This workshop will NOT involve any internal examination. Lab instructors are board certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in pelvic muscle dysfunction. Resources for training and certification in this area of practice will be provided.

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Hands-On Biofeedback for Complex Pelvic Floor Cases

Hands-On Prerequisites: Biofeedback experience or completion of 3-day Biofeedback Workshop

This course is designed to give biofeedback practitioners clinical experience through hands-on lab (11 hours) and case study discussions (3 hours). This course is targeted for clinicians who have experience treating patients with sEMG biofeedback, and who understand pelvic floor anatomy and physiology. In this course we will discuss behavioral therapy and biofeedback treatment applications used to treat complex patients with urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, and/or pelvic pain. Participants will be administering biofeedback assessments, conducting treatment sessions, and role playing patient instruction/education for each diagnosis presented. Participants will experience being a biofeedback practitioner and patient (using a self-inserted vaginal or rectal sensor) and move through many treatment rooms covering constipation, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence. Lab instructors are board certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in pelvic muscle dysfunction. Resources for training and certification in this area of practice will be provided. Three hours mentoring credit will be given upon completion of this course.

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Phoenix Core Solutions

For more information on the below online courses offered by Phoenix Core Solutions or to register go to www.phoenixcore.com or by calling 800-549-8371.   Please note, the below course or information is subject to change without the notice of The Prometheus Group.

Janet A. Hulme PT. presents recorded webinar courses available for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

Webinar Courses Available:
• Beyond Kegels: Bladder, Bowel, & Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
• Pelvic Rotator Cuff: Back, SI, Hip, Knee, & Ankle
• Chronic Pain: Low Back, SI, Fibromyalgia, Pelvic Pain
• Mature Woman: Prolapse, Balance, & Aging
• Pregnancy & Post-Partum: Pre-Natal & Post-Partum Program
• Abdominal Core-Power: From Childhood to Centenarian
• Men: Bladder, Bowel, & Sexual Dysfunction
• Pediatrics: Bladder, Bowel, & Standing Balance
• Gastrointestinal & Bowel Dysfunction
• Marketing Development for Women’s Health
• Biofeedback & Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation

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These are introductory level courses. Phoenix Seminars does not register courses for state CEUs. The individual taking the course is responsible for any registration requirements.

Each recorded course is available for 4 weeks of unlimited viewing after purchase. All courses include downloadable handouts and a kit of exercise supplies, appropriate book and/or DVD.

Course Completion Requirements: At completion of a course the learner receives the post test and evaluation by email. Learner must return the post-test and evaluation within 2 weeks of test receipt. Successful completion of the post-test (75% correct answers) and return of the evaluation will result in certificate of completion sent to learner within 2 weeks.

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