THE PELVIS & PELVIC FLOOR (11/3/2018 to 11/4/2018): Assessing & Managing connections from the Upper Cervical Spine/Oral Glottis region to the Diaphragm
11/3/2018 to 11/4/2018
atOncology Rehab - 7180 E. Orchard Rd, Suite 103, Centennial CO 80111
Look beyond the traditional regional approach of pelvic floor and understand how addressing dysfunctions of the thoracic/cervical spine and TMJ region can positively affect lumbo/pelvic dysfunction.
This 2-day course is designed to expand your current practice through evidence based and biologically plausible methods of examination and intervention of upper quarter dysfunctions to the lower quarter region.
Additional Course Information
Learn how the effects of intra-abdominal pressure with trunk/cervical/TMJ dysfunction results in decreased performance and fatigue of the pelvic floor musculature. The concepts of how upper quarter regional dysfunction influence musculoskeletal dysfunction will include the effects on diastasis rectus abdominus, episiotomy, prolapse, incontinence, GI dysfunction, and lumbo/abdomino/pelvic pain.
A complete review of the anatomy and physiology (including the trigeminal/vagal alarm system) from the glottis to the pelvic floor will be provided with links of clinical reasoning for expanding intervention of manual therapy, movement and exercise. The course will include an interactive format for discussion of the current concepts and the application of interventions. There will be a strong emphasis on lab with movement experiences and clinical reasoning.
At the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to:
Teaching Method: Lecture, interactive question/answer, case study presentations, movement labs
Speaker Bio: Susan Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
- Physical Therapy degree from Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
- Masters of Health Sciences at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan
- Graduated with her NAIOMT fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy in 2013.
- Accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2014 and serves as a clinical faculty and specialty course faculty for NAIOMT
- Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics & Women’s Health
Work Experience/Current Activities/Awards:
- Susan currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, LLC.
- She treats patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses.
- Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
- International instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy and a certified Total Control® Instructor.
- Research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women's Health and Orthopedic Section.
- Active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate, alternate delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health. She is the past Secretary on the Section on Women’s Health Board of Directors and the former President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.
- Susan has served as an item writer and case reviewer for the WCS board certification examination and is a member of the credentialing committee with ABPTRFE.
- Susan is proud to serve as an inaugural board member of the Women’s Global Health Imitative (GWHI)
- Susan has received awards for outstanding research in pelvic girdle by AAOMPT and Outstanding Clinical Educator by Chatham University.
- She is the 2016 winner of the Elizabeth Noble Award from the Section on Women’s Health.