Foundations: Modules 1-4
Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations Online
Foundations: Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations
Formerly Piston Science Part One
Foundations will transform your approach to adult rehab, recovery and return to fitness. In Modules 1-4, 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. Learn to address issues with the musculoskeletal system, movement patterns, pelvic health, and fitness simultaneously by coordinating elements of this central team. Integrated as a dynamic foundation for movement and fitness programs, this inside-out strategy is reinforced and embedded to build automaticity and optimize outcomes.
Adapted for the online educational format, embedded video, case examples from recreational to high intensity athletes 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 modules building on the previous presentation.
Module 1-4 is an introduction to the theory, concepts, evidence and application of the Piston Science approach. When you’re hungry for more in depth understanding of the practical integration into clinical programming, watch the integration of the ideas filmed with a live volunteer who is a runner in Modules 5-7 here.
- Foundations (Module 1)
- Treating and Training the Female Runner (Module 1)
- Female Athlete: Ready for Impact and High Intensity (Case Study)
- Treating and Training the Female Runner
- Foundations (Modules 1-7)
- Treating and Training the Female Runner
- Foundations (Modules 1-4)
Online Course FAQ’s: Total run time of these 4 modules is approximately 8 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Identify form and alignment that optimizes re-establishing the interrelationship of the components of the anticipatory and reactive core for function, movement and fitness.
- Integrate the use of optimized breath mechanics as the gateway to anticipatory central stability and the postural control system
- 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.
- 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.
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. 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.
I need a Certificate of Completion
You will have the option of two different course completion certificates depending on the regulatory requirements of your professional licensing body. Option one for international professionals that do not need CEUs and option two for US based PT and PTA professionals that require CEUs (available in 41 states and counting). For both options, new regulations require that you complete all course modules in order, achieve a passing mark on the post-course quiz, and complete a course evaluation to receive a Course Completion Certificate. You will have 3 attempts to achieve a score of at least 70% to unlock the course evaluation. All participants will be eligible for a course completion certificate generated through the Teachable School. Those who require evidence for CEUs must take the additional step of following a link to the regulator website, Redefine Health Education, to receive your CEU Course Completion certificate**
Is the course eligible for CEU's?
**This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education and has been approved for 8 CEUs. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of 41 states and counting. Find your state here: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].
Computer Compatibility Needs
This course is hosted on the teachable.com online streaming service designed to handle any system setup. So if you have a computer and an internet connection you should have access without issue. If you have issues with a slower bandwidth connection then you can change the video settings to a lower quality to help improve any loading issues.
Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health, specializing in abdominopelvic, pregnancy and postpartum health for fit and athletic populations. Her passion is to return active patients to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip professionals to do the same. She has pioneered an integrative approach to promote pelvic health in and through movement and fitness. These strategies have been successfully incorporated by medical providers, rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations (ortho/sports medicine, pelvic health, neurology, and pediatrics).
A published author, Dr. Wiebe is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations. She provides direct care to fit and athletic populations through telehealth and her clinical practice. Recently, Dr. Wiebe joined the faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint, a welcomed opportunity to pursue both her educational and research goals to promote optimized care in clinical practice across the continuum.
Want to book Julie for an onsite or online lecture, inservice or course? Please contact [email protected]