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New Course Release: From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections

What role do the intertwined intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressure systems have in musculoskeletal and pelvic health dysfunction?

How do the top and bottom of the respiratory system and alimentary track connect anatomically, neurophysiologically, neuromuscularly and structurally?

How do we optimize the function of these systems?

This 2.75-hour conceptual introduction will explore the answers to these questions as it relates to common dysfunctions of the lumbo-pelvic, cervico-thoracic region, pelvic health, and gut systems.

Discussion of the central stability/proximal control system will include the contribution and links between alignment, breath mechanics, pressure systems, chemical contributors, cranial and autonomic nervous systems.

Participants will be provided with clinical reasoning tools and self-lab opportunities to synthesize the concepts into upper and lower quarter movement strategies, immediately applicable to their client population.

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In this course, you will learn:

    1. How to articulate the function of three anatomical components of the epi-glottal system.
    2. The participant will be able to articulate three steps in the trigeminal/vagal alarm system.
    3. The participant will be able to discuss three pieces of evidence demonstrating the link between the pressure and pelvic health systems.
    4. The orthopedic and sports medicine participant will be able to develop three intervention strategies to address pelvic health considerations within therapeutic exercise programs.
    5. By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to integrate breath mechanics and vocalization strategies for 3 transitional movements (ex-sit to stand).
    6. Discuss the relationship of alignment to the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse.
    7. By the end of this online module, the practitioner will be able to develop three upper airway intervention strategies to optimize pressure management in functional activity (ex-picking up a grocery bag).
    8. By the end of this online module, the participant will be able to justify 3 intervention strategies that utilize the functions of the epiglottal complex (speech, swallow, or respiration) in a treatment program for a female clients with low back pain and incontinence.

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About the Instructors


Julie Wiebe PT, MPT, BSc.

Julie Wiebe, has over 20 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos, and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live and online educational programs.

Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations. Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education courses and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, professional organizations, state and national professional conferences.

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Susan Clinton completed her Doctor of Science degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and graduated with her NAIOMT fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy in 2013. She was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2014.

As a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Women’s Health, she has been actively treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries, and post-surgical diagnoses.

Susan is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate and alternate delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health and the Women’s Health Global Initiative. 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.

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