Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Population Modules 2-7

This course is designed to equip adult rehabilitation professionals with the evidence, theoretical constructs and practical clinical tools to provide a neuromuscular, systems- based clinical model for postural control, inclusive of the teamwork between the diaphragm, pelvic floor and pressure systems. Musculoskeletal, movement pattern, pelvic health, and fitness issues are addressed simultaneously when this central team is coordinated, then effectively linked to the rest of the postural, movement and performance systems.

Piston Science is a new approach to adult rehab, recovery and return to fitness. The viewer is introduced to a dynamic team of muscles, inclusive of the relationship between the diaphragm and pelvic floor. That team works together to balance muscular forces and pressures creating an integrative model of dynamic central stability (Modules 1-4). Issues with the musculoskeletal system, movement patterns, pelvic health, and fitness can be addressed simultaneously when this central team is coordinated, then effectively linked to the rest of the postural system. When embedded into fitness programs, this inside-out strategy is reinforced and optimizes outcomes (Modules 5-7). Adapted for the online educational format, embedded video, case examples from recreational to high intensity athletes, independent lab opportunities and live course footage of a runner “volunteer” provide the viewer with ample opportunity to interact with the material and apply this approach in all areas of adult rehab and fitness (women’s health, orthopedics, sports medicine, fitness and neuro). The course is a bundled learning opportunity, with each of the 7 modules building on the previous presentation.

Course Objectives:

  1. Articulate the evidence for the evolution of practice from stiffening musculoskeletal interpretations of core strength to an understanding of a neuromuscular, systems approach to responsive central stability (“Core Strategy”) for the purpose of educating patients in a new clinical approach to meet their needs.
  2. Analyze common issues experienced by men and women across the life span with new attention to deficits in pelvic health, maturation, breathing mechanics, sensory changes and faulty central stability strategies as contributing variables to patient presentation.
  3. Identify form and alignment that optimizes re-establishing the interrelationship of the components of the anticipatory and reactive core for function, movement and fitness.
  4. Integrate the use of optimized breath mechanics as the gateway to anticipatory central stability and the postural control system
  5. Execute external qualitative evaluation of the pelvic floor, TA and diaphragm and their coordinated function via observation and palpation of postural alignment, breathing patterns, muscular recruitment patterns, movement strategies, and postural control compensations during movement tasks.
  6. Recognize the relevance of pelvic health considerations to musculoskeletal, and performance issues. Conversely gain an understanding of the impact of musculoskeletal and performance considerations on pelvic health.
  7. Develop programming and modifications for ADLs, movements and fitness activities for women and men that maximize results while keeping pelvic health in mind.
  8. Learn to monitor, cue, and modify functional and exercise tasks to facilitate integration of Core Strategy into clinical programming for a variety of patient populations.
  9. Develop exercise programs that marry a coordinated “anticipatory core” foundation with more superficial “reactive” postural muscle groups (postural synergies/slings) to promote symptom-free functional movement patterns, empowered gait, aligned posture, and return to fitness and sport activities.

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT, Kin.
All participants should apply the information within their state/jurisdictional scope of practice.

The PT/OT will gain the theoretical basis, clinical reasoning and practical tools for integrating a neuromuscular, systems-based approach to postural control from assessment to evidenced based treatment plan development integrating pelvic, musculoskeletal, and performance health concepts. Co-professional collaboration and referral will be stressed.

The PTA/COTA will gain insight to the theoretical basis for assessment process, and reasoning behind the POC designed by the therapist. Course participation and experience with specific cueing, exercise guidelines, progression parameters and treatment methods will insure continuity of care.

The Athletic Trainer/Kinesiologist (AT)/Kin will gain insight into theory, evidence and practical tools for integration of the POC into an athletes training program keeping pelvic and musculoskeletal health in mind.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Total run time is approximately 15 hours of content. Each single viewer purchase allows for unlimited access: review, re-watch, rewind as often as you need to for as long as you like. The online course is essentially identical to the live version, but has boosted content (more mini-case studies, videos, cues, self-labs, evidence, etc.) to facilitate independent learning. CEU’s for American physical therapists are currently not available for the course, please check with your state board for their retroactive approval process. This course is currently being submitted for CEU approval for physical therapists and we will keep you updated when the course is approved.

Please read the following terms and conditions prior to purchasing this course.

About the Instructor:

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 avariety 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.

Find out more and connect with Julie at www.juliewiebept.com or via social media Twitter/FB/IG JulieWiebePT.

Instructor Name Julie Wiebe
Cost CA$599.00
Run Time 12:15:00
Access Duration Indefinite access after purchase