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Cervical Spine to Diaphragm and Pelvic Floor: The Whole Body Connection – SELF-PACED with Susan Clinton

June 4, 4:21 pm EDT

Susan Clinton teaching an amazing course on the relationship between the cervical spine, the diaphragm, and the pelvic floor for pelvic physical therapists and fitness professionals.

Course Faculty: 

Susan C. Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, NBHWC

THIS COURSE CAN BE FOUND AS AN ONLINE, SELF-PACED COURSE HERE.

Description:

Look beyond the traditional regional approach of pelvic floor PT 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 biological plausible methods of examination and intervention of upper quarter dysfunctions to the lower quarter region.

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.

Format

Lecture, interactive question/answer, case study presentations, movement labs. It will be fully interactive with lots of opportunities to ask questions. 

Equipment/Setup Needs:

  • You will receive the pre-course reading, slides, and resources for the course ahead of time.
  • Access to adequate technology and wifi
  • A lab partner or someone to perform the manual techniques on.
  • A hi-lo table is preferrable
  • Theraband
  • Straps
  • 2 pillows
  • 2 towels
  • A chair

What people are saying about this course: 

“She is amazing. So smooth with covering questions and content and can redirect so well when needed. She genuinely appears interested and dedicated to making sure all questions are answered and content understood.  So great with practical applications. ” 

“I enjoyed listening to how Susan treats her patients from a whole body perspective and this class allows the pelvic floor therapist to continue to think outside of the pelvic bowl by giving increased knowledge on how the cervical spine and epiglottis can impact the pelvic floor.   Very applicable to all my patients from my ortho to pelvic floor clientele. And I was able to incorporate it into practice the next day.”   

“Susan puts an entirely new perspective on breathing, posture and pelvic floor function. The education can be immediately integrated into practice. I’m 2 days out and patients LOVE the new education and techniques I’m bringing to the table.Thank you so much for sharing your depth and breath of knowledge and a fun and personable way… Looking forward to taking other courses with you!”