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.

2017 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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Jan 6-8  |  Birmingham AL  |  Futterman/Haarmann

Jan 6-8  |  Tampa FL  |  Downey/Rader

Jan 27-29  |  Stockton CA  |  Tanner/Gabelsberg

Feb 26-28  |  Bayshore NY  |  Miller/Abbate

Mar 10-12  |  Houston TX  |  Tanner/Reale

Mar 17-19  |  Seattle WA  |  Tanner/Allen

Apr 7-9  |  Boston MA  |  Dustienne Miller

May 5-7  |  Denver CO  |  Allison Ariail

June 23-25  |  Columbia MO  |  TBD

June 23-25  |  Washington DC  |  TBD

July 30-Aug 1  |  Newark NJ  |  Lyons/Abbate

Aug 25-27  |  Palo Alto CA  |  Elizabeth Hampton

Aug 25-27  |  Albany NY  |  TBD

Sept 8-10  |  Maywood IL  |  Elliott-Burke/Pribyl

Sept 29-Oct 1  |  Bel Air CA  |  TBD

Oct 27-29  |  Springfield MO  |  Megan Pribyl

Nov 3-5  |  Phoenix AZ  |  Allison Ariail

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

Feb 24-27  |  Tampa FL

Mar 17-19  |  Stockton CA

Mar 24-26  |  Baltimore MD

Apr 28-30  |  Middletown CT

July 16-18  |  Bayshore NY

Oct 13-15  |  Boston MA

Dec 8-10  |  Atlanta GA

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

Feb 24-27  |  Trenton NJ

Mar 17-19  |  Minneapolis MN

June 23-25  |  Stockton CA

Sept 15-17  |  Houston TX

Oct 27-29  |  Seattle WA

Nov 6-8  |  Bayshore NY

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.

Course Details

Jan 28-29  |  Ft Lauderdale FL  |  Ginger Garner

Mar 4-5  |  Los Angeles CA  |  Jenni Gabelsberg

Dec 2-3  |  Jupiter FL  |  TBD

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

Apr 7-9  |  Dallas TX

Sept 8-10  |  Minneapolis MN

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

Mar 11-12  |  Annapolis MD  |  Sara Chan Reardon

July 22-23  |  Annapolis MD  |  Sara Chan Reardon

Sept 23-24  |  Annapolis MD  |  Sara Chan Reardon

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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Jan 13-15  |  Baton Rouge LA

Apr 7-9  |  Medford MA

Apr 21-23  |  Los Angeles Ca

May 1-3  |  Tokyo Japan

May 19-21  |  Conway AR

June 23-25  |  Kirkland WA

Aug 25-27  |  St Louis MO

Sept 15-17  |  Houston TX

Nov 10-12  |  Greenville SC

Pelvic Floor Level 2:

This 3-day evidence-based 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

Jan 20-22  |  Dublin OH

Mar 10-12  |  Portland OH

June 9-11  |  Bolingbrook IL

Sept 15-17  |  Los Angeles CA

Sept 22-24  |  St Louis MO

Oct 14-15  |  Kirkland WA (*Bowel Dysfunction)

Nov 4-5  |  East Greenwich RI (*Pelvic Pain)

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

Mar 3-4  |  Orlando FL (*Hybrid course)

Apr 21-23  |  Houston TX

Sept 9-10  |  Portland OR (*Hybrid course)

Nov 17-19  |  Los Angeles CA

Dec 1-3  |  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 and Pelvic Floor 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, and participants will stay fully clothed throughout the workshop. It will be limited to 16 participants. 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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March 31-April 1  |  San Marcos TX  |  Tiffany Ellsworth Lee and Jane Kaufman

September 7-9  |  Burlington VT  |  Tiffany Ellsworth Lee and Jane Kaufman

Hands-On Biofeedback for Complex Pelvic Floor Cases

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

This 14 hour 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. It will be limited to 12 participants.

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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April 2-3  |  San Marcos TX  |  Tiffany Ellsworth Lee and Jane Kaufman

September 10-11  |  Burlington VT  |  Tiffany Ellsworth Lee and Jane Kaufman

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. live and recorded webinar courses are available for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

Webinar Course Options: Both live and recorded Webinar courses include book/kit & PowerPoint handout. Live Webinar courses are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:00-4:30 PM MST.

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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Phoenix Core Solutions webinar courses are 1.5 hours, for three days. They are LIVE, so you must watch them during the 1.5 hours that are scheduled to start at 3:00pm mountain standard time. Since you are watching in REAL time you can ask Janet questions during the webinar, by typing your question.

You will need a computer with high speed internet and speakers. You will watch and listen to the webinar over the computer. Make sure that your computer has the newest version of Adobe Flash Player downloaded. You can get this for free online if you do not have it.

At the end of the webinar there will be an evaluation and a post-test. When you return these documents to us we will send you a certificate. There are 4.5 hours of continuing education credit to be earned.

A kit for the webinar will be sent to you through the mail. The Friday before the webinar, Phoenix Core Solutions will email you the log on instructions and the handouts for the course.

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