This is archived programming for CSM 2012. See current programming.
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Tuesday, February 7 | Wednesday, February 8 | Thursday, February 9 | Friday, February 10 | Saturday, February 11
* Should you choose to preselect sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full.
Time: 8:00 am-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Sara M. Meeks, PT, MS, GCS
Level: Multiple Level
Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2 day)
CEUs: 1.5 (15 contact hours/CCUs)
People of all ages and physical conditions are flocking to yoga classes. With the majority of people over the age of 50 estimated to have low bone mass, it is imperative that both yoga teachers and physical therapists understand the movement implications, both indicated and contraindicated, for this sometimes very fragile population. This highly experiential workshop focuses on movement "from and for the bones" through the practice of yoga. Movement "from the inside out," with emphasis on alignment, creates an experience of effortless, conscious flow from posture to posture and position to position. The workshop is divided into 3 primary sections: Hip Openers, Core Strengthening, and Safe Active Spinal Rotation. Safety and precautions are emphasized throughout the seminar.
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Speaker: Mary P. Massery, PT, DPT
This presentation is an expansion of a 2-hour presentation to the Section on Women's Health at CSM in 2008. This 2-day pre-conference course will challenge physical therapists to make a paradigm shift and acknowledge the entire trunk as an integral component of normal postural control and movement strategies from the vocal folds on top, to the diaphragm in the middle, to the pelvic floor on the bottom. Through the use of a "soda pop can" model and novel research, the speaker will demonstrate how every muscle of the trunk has a simultaneous role in postural control and respiration. These muscles finely regulate intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures in order to meet the constantly fluctuating, yet simultaneous demands of postural control, respiration, and internal organ function. This concept provides the cornerstone for the speaker's use of a multi-system approach for evaluating and treating movement dysfunction. The longer pre-conference format will allow for in-depth lab sessions to help the women's health practitioner gain skill in breathing assessment and treatment, and to improve the application of these concepts and skills into daily practice. Multiple clinical examples will be presented from pediatric and adult cases (physical as well as physiologic cases) to demonstrate concepts.
This presentation is an expansion of a 2-hour presentation to the Section on Women's Health at CSM in 2008. This 2-day preconference course will challenge physical therapists to make a paradigm shift and acknowledge the entire trunk as an integral component of normal postural control and movement strategies from the vocal folds on top, to the diaphragm in the middle, to the pelvic floor on the bottom. Through the use of a "soda pop can" model and novel research, the speaker will demonstrate how every muscle of the trunk has a simultaneous role in postural control and respiration. These muscles finely regulate intrathoracic and intraabdominal pressures in order to meet the constantly fluctuating, yet simultaneous demands of postural control, respiration, and internal organ function. This concept provides the cornerstone for the speaker's use of a multi-system approach for evaluating and treating movement dysfunction. The longer pre-conference format will allow for in-depth lab sessions to help the women's health practitioner gain skill in breathing assessment and treatment, and to improve the application of these concepts and skills into daily practice. Multiple clinical examples will be presented from pediatric and adult cases (physical as well as physiologic cases) to demonstrate concepts.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Marc A. Singer, MD
Looking at current trends and treatment in the field of colorectal disorders and surgery.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Julie W. Wiebe, PT, MPT
Despite its inclusion in most definitions of the core, few rehabilitation or fitness programs integrate the pelvic floor into strengthening or neuromotor training. Instead, the pelvic floor remains an isolated entity, strengthened with disconnected activities. An integrated clinical model of the pelvic floor in core programs requires a broadened definition of pelvic floor function beyond merely maintaining continence. The pelvic floor is a primary stabilizer of the lumbosacral, sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, and pelvic-hip joints, ensuring efficient lower and upper extremity mechanics. Current evidence supports a model that trains a synergistic coordination of all components of the lumbopelvic musculature. This first installment of a 2-part session will introduce clinicians to the evidence for an integrated clinical model that incorporates a neuromuscular-based core recruitment, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm in precise alignment. Evidence of dysfunction in this system can manifest across a woman's lifespan: at puberty, possibly contributing to non-contact ACL injuries in adolescent girls; during pregnancy and beyond, as a plethora of musculoskeletal complaints; and, finally, as balance and incontinence dysfunction in older women.
Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Marcy Crouch, PT, DPT, CLT, Darla Cathcart, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, Valerie Bobb, PT, MPT, ATC, Nicole Coleman, PT, DPT, Jessica Strobel, Stephanie Bush, Susannah Haarman
This course is for physical therapists and physical therapy students who are interested in learning more about women's health physical therapy. Participants will meet the leaders of the Section on Women's Health along with the Student Special-Interest Group and learn about the different aspects of this physical therapy specialty practice. The speakers will introduce participants to pelvic pain, incontinence, lymphedema, the female athlete, and pregnancy-related care. There will also be an overview of the ways to achieve women's health certifications, such as courses offered through the Section on Women's Health, residencies, mentoring opportunities, and more. This course will end with a question-and-answer session.
Despite its inclusion in most definitions of the core, few rehabilitation or fitness programs integrate the pelvic floor into strengthening or neuromotor training. Instead, the pelvic floor remains an isolated entity, strengthened with disconnected activities. However, our evolving understanding of optimized muscle performance demonstrates that muscle groups do not work in isolation, but are prepared for return to function, fitness, or sport performance through integrated muscle patterning activities. Part 1 of this 2-part session introduced clinicians to the evidence for an integrated clinical model for core recruitment driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm in precise alignment. Part 2 will demonstrate an assessment model of the postural alignment that enhances the relationship between the diaphragm and pelvic floor. Participants will then have the opportunity to experience the material themselves through exercises that integrate a dynamic pelvic floor into core and postural muscle patterning activities. A case study will be presented to demonstrate clinical application and treatment progression in a complicated patient.
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Sports Physical Therapy)
Speakers: Karen H. Liberi, PT, MPT, MS, WCS, Victor Liberi, MS, CSCS, ATC
There is a need among athletic health care providers and women's/men's health care providers for increased awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in male and female athletes. PFD can occur due to either acute traumatic pathology or subtle mechanical changes over time. Educating the clinician on these conditions is a critical component for intervening with proper treatment. There has been little research on PFD in the athlete in terms of incontinence, but even less research on pelvic pain in this specific population. This presentation will help the audience better understand the anatomy contributing to pain as well as the urologic/urogynecologic presentation of the athlete. It will be critical for the athlete to functionally regain control of the dysfunctional components contributing to pain, not only for the present time, but to hopefully prevent pelvic pain in the future.
Speaker: Pamela Morrison, PT, DPT, MS, BCA-PMD
Orthopedic and women's health physical therapists treating pelvic pain and sexual pain disorders will benefit from learning about the transgender woman population and have a greater understanding of their medical histories. The material will cover the history of male-to-female sex reassignment, transgender terminologies, vaginoplasty surgery, sexual practices in the transsexual woman, and physical therapy for pelvic pain after vaginoplasty. A case study will be reviewed.
Speakers: Patricia R. Nelson, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Carol Figuers, PT, EdD, Mary Dockter, PT, PhD, Ann Dunbar, Jill S. Boissonnault, PT, PhD, WCS, Kathleen Anderson, PT, PhD, MBA, OCS, FAAOMPT, Andrea Branas, MSE MPT, CLT, Kathleen A. Alcon, PT, MS, CLT
This session provides an overview of the process of updating the suggested content provided to students in their professional program. It includes a review of the survey instruments, giving eligible participants the opportunity to complete them. The format session is an interactive discussion on the skill set needed for the different levels of women's health providers: entry level, experienced, and expert. While some of this information will be collected from the survey, an interactive discussion may provide additional considerations to the content recommendations.
Speaker: Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB, PMD
Understanding bladder diary results is essential to creating effective treatment plans for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. This session provides advanced you with objective methods of evaluating bladder function in your patients. Most pelvic PTs have some knowledge of bladder diary evaluation; however, more precise calculations can increase success and patient outcomes. Clinicians can use mathematical calculations of measured-volume diaries to determine global polyuria, nocturnal polyuria, small-volume bladder, and other conditions. Participants should bring a completed patient bladder diary to this session for use and application of the information.
Speaker: Deborah B. Riczo, PT, DPT, MEd
Physical therapists who do not consider themselves "women's health" therapists still need to be able to treat pregnant women for a variety of complaints. This session gives you the knowledge base to perform effective screenings and examinations, and therefore feel more comfortable with working with the patient who is pregnant. Examination and treatment considerations will be discussed.
Speaker: Nikol Margiotta, DN, ABAAHP, FAARFM
This session discusses how and why disease processes start and how to prevent, reverse, or stop them. Using her expertise in functional medicine, the presenterwill identify and explain the root of a disease or imbalance and give you the information you need to design specific guidelines and action plans to restore more vibrant health.
Speakers: Natalie Sebba, PT, DPT, Marcy Crouch, PT, DPT, CLT
Join the presenters as they introduce all aspects of women's health residency. The session begins with an update on all the residency programs currently available, the application process, and the highlights of each program. Next, a panel comprising the current women's health residents and an alumna provides an up-close and personal account of the daily expectations and benefits of being a women's health resident. There will be ample time for questions to ensure that you leave with detailed information about how a women's health residency can advance your career.
(Joint Program: Orthopaedics)
Speaker: Robert Johnson, PT, MS, OCS
This session provides an update to the neuromatrix model and integrates current pain science neurobiology into existing manual therapy/exercise models of intervention for chronic lumbo-pelvic/LE pain patients. Modern pain science dictates that careful evaluation of the chronic pelvic pain patient must include peripheral tissue-focused, peripheral sensitivity-driven, and central sensitivity-driven factors. The sensitization of neural networks associated with the painful body part increases with, and can drive, a chronic pain state. In addition to increased sensitivity, a variety of difficult-to-explain changes may occur including bilateral pain, unpredictable responses to tissue-targeted and pharmacological treatments, anxiety, depression, and other sensory abnormalities such as reduced sensory discrimination around the pelvis. The neuromatrix model embraces these systemic representations of chronic pain and provides a framework for clinicians to use deep clinical reasoning to provide for broader evaluative interpretation and intervention choices.
Speaker: Heather L. Moky, PT
This course will include a panel discussion from medical experts in the Chicago area who specialize in pelvic health diagnosis, medical intervention, and treatment. Recognized experts will include doctors and surgeons from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and other leaders in the Chicago medical community.
A panel of experts with different backgrounds in pelvic floor care will present on various topics of pelvic floor dysfunction. The experts will discuss pelvic pain, bowel dysfunction, and urinary dysfunction. Attendees can bring questions or case studies for the experts to provide information on examination and intervention.
Speaker: Bethanee Schlosser, MD
This session will provide a systematic approach to the vulvar examination emphasizing normal and abnormal vulvar anatomy. Content will also focus on clinical clues to the identification and diagnosis of important vulvar diseases, both common and uncommon, that have significant implications and may require aggressive intervention using systemic medications and/or surgical excision. The need for long-term monitoring of patients with vulvar diseases and the importance of patient education in the management of vulvar disease will be emphasized.
This course will present the attendee with a panel of experts in obstetrics and gynecolgy. The experts will be able to discuss controversial topics in pregnancy and delivery. Attendees may bring questions to submit to the panel.
Speakers: Elizabeth Hampton, PT, WCS, BCB-PMD, Stacy L. Tylka, PT, WCS, Wendy Baltzer-Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, Eliza Andrews, PT, WCS, Tina Mansour, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
This course will provide the attendee with helpful suggestions to prepare for the Women's Health Specialization Exam to become a women's health clinical specialist (WCS). The speakers will discuss information regarding eligibility requirements, submission of the application and the case reflection, and the roles and responsibilities of a WCS in the clinic.