Virtual Course Details
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: Doors Open 10:30 AM EST | 7:30 AM PST
Course Begins at 11 AM EST | 8 AM PST
Duration: 4 Hours
Ramona C. Horton, MPT, DPT, completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX in 1985. She applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector while expanding on a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. In 2007, she began developing and instructing visceral and fascial mobilization courses, presenting at local, national, and international venues. Publications include material on the efficacy of visceral mobilization as a treatment for pelvic dysfunction and physical therapy interventions for chronic testicular pain. Currently, she serves as the lead therapist for the Asante Rehabilitation Service pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, Oregon where her practice is limited to the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues.
Ramona was recently recognized as the 2020 Elizabeth Noble Award recipient by the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health. She has presented on rehabilitative ultrasound imaging at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting and is the developer of the EchoGen Portal, a training program for the operation and clinical use of the Pathway® Ultrasound Imaging System for Lumbopelvic Rehabilitation.
Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (USI) of the pelvic floor and associated viscera is rapidly emerging as the gold standard for objective evaluation of function as well as motor control training of the pelvic floor musculature. Most clinicians are familiar with transabdominal imaging of the PFM however transperineal RUSI has multiple applications for viewing the anus, rectum and levator plate (posterior compartment), the vagina, and uterus
(central compartment), and urethra, urogenital diaphragm, and urinary bladder (anterior compartment). This half-day advanced-level specialty course will provide instruction on image generation and interpretation, objective measurements, and motor training of the PFM of both male and female patients. The presentation includes current evidence for RUSI applications to the pelvic floor within a pelvic health practice. Lectures will be presented on anatomy, tissue morphology, and morphometry for both the transabdominal and transperineal approach to imaging the pelvic floor. Following each lecture, there will be a live demonstration with male and female subjects showing transabdominal and transperineal approaches with tissue morphology, morphometry, and motor training for a variety of Pelvic health applications. Participants will be able to ask questions during the demonstration and interact remotely with the subjects.
Because this is an advanced-level course, participants must have a working knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy and function; experience with ultrasound imaging is recommended, but not required.
Pelvic Health Practitioners
4 contact hours (certificate will be provided following post-test)