Piston Science Part 2: It Depends! Clinical Decision Making in the Real World
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Piston Science Part 2: It Depends! Clinical Decision Making in the Real World

Piston Science Part One provided clinicians with the skills and strategies to begin to blend pelvic, musculoskeletal and return to fitness principles. Building on that foundation, Piston Science Part Two is designed to equip rehabilitation professionals with a clinical reasoning framework to think through the varied needs of fit women to help them make the leap from basic exercise to fitness at any level.

First, clinicians will learn to listen to their client to grasp the contribution of their developmental, physical, pregnancy and postpartum history as it relates to their current presentation. Then evaluating the demands of their fitness and their strategies and capacity to meet those demands will provide the backdrop for the organization of treatment planning and progressions. Clinicians will gain the critical capacity to break down symptomatic functional and fitness activities in order to build them back up while monitoring and modifying the programs as they go. The use of fitness as modality for the simultaneous rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain, central sensitization, pelvic health considerations, and return to performance is presented.

Guided by Julie Wiebe, PT this unique course is an opportunity for participants to collaboratively reason through the needs and goals of two women in real time over two days. It’s never the same course twice. Come and be ready to think and participate! 

This course is co-hosted by Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness and Balance and Flow Physiotherapy. Course and registration details here. This course is Part Two in the series and Part 1 is being held at the same location September 29-30, 2018. Click here for more information about The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One in Bellevue. 

Course inquires can be directed to  Sarah Haag at sarah@entropy-physio.com

You must have completed either the live or online version of Piston Science Part One (Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations) at least 3 months prior to participating with effort towards implementing the concepts.

The course is intended for PTs, PTA’s, OTs and OTAs only. This is a clinical rehabilitation course.

Need to take Part One to join the fun? FIND THE ONLINE VERSION HERE.

Day One

8:30-9:00 Welcome/Introduction

9:00-10:00 Clinical Reasoning Framework 

10:00-12:30 Live collaborative evaluation, treatment planning and clinical decision making for Patient #1

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30 Live collaborative evaluation, treatment planning and clinical decision making for Patient #2

4:30-5:00 Q and A

 

Day Two

8:30-9:00 Q and A

9:00-12:00 Live re-assessment, trouble shooting, progression and ongoing plan for Patient #1

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Live re-assessment, trouble shooting, progression and ongoing plan for Patient #2

4:00-5:00 Q and A


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Managing the Female Athlete (VICTORIA, BC)
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Managing the Female Athlete (VICTORIA, BC)

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Course Instructors:

Allison Tenney, CSCS

Dr. Ellie Somers, PT

Course description:

This course will help to define strategies important in the care of a female athlete, before, during or after injury. We will cover the barriers female athletes face to performance at higher levels, language considerations to help combat those barriers and empower your female athletes. We will present a collaborative novel approach to treatment, coaching and return to competition phases of sport for female athletes after injury. This course will cover load management strategies of the female athlete, appropriate training strategies and coaching cues to facilitate the transition back to sport with the ultimate goal of keeping girls and women engaged in sport and activity for their lifetime.


Objectives

  1. Participants will demonstrate proficient understanding of why words matter for female athletes recovering from injury and returning to sport

  2. Participants will demonstrate an ability to effectively evaluate a female athlete through a holistic/biopsychosocial lens

  3. Participants will understand common injuries sustained by female athletes

  4. Participants will conceptualize essential exercises used with female athletes and why to use those exercises

  5. Participants will understand the importance of female involvement in sport from a population health perspective

  6. Participants will develop an improved understanding of the basics of strength and conditioning in working with female athletes

  7. Participants will feel confident coaching and cueing essential exercises for female athletes including front squat, deadlift, kettlebell swings and turkish get-ups.

  8. Participants will have a greater understanding of programming for athletes after injury and how to progressively load so that there is no delay for return to sport for female athletes.

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Managing the Female Athlete (Bridgewater, MA)
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Managing the Female Athlete (Bridgewater, MA)

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Course Instructors:

Dr. Ellie Somers, DPT

Allison Tenney, CSCS

Course description:


This course will help to define strategies important in the care of a female athlete, before, during or after injury. We will cover the barriers female athletes face to performance at higher levels, language considerations to help combat those barriers and empower your female athletes. We will present a collaborative novel approach to treatment, coaching and return to competition phases of sport for female athletes after injury. This course will cover load management strategies of the female athlete, appropriate training strategies and coaching cues to facilitate the transition back to sport with the ultimate goal of keeping girls and women engaged in sport and activity for their lifetime.


Objectives

  1. Participants will demonstrate proficient understanding of why words matter for female athletes recovering from injury and returning to sport

  2. Participants will demonstrate an ability to effectively evaluate a female athlete through a holistic/biopsychosocial lens

  3. Participants will understand common injuries sustained by female athletes

  4. Participants will conceptualize essential exercises used with female athletes and why to use those exercises

  5. Participants will understand the importance of female involvement in sport from a population health perspective

  6. Participants will develop an improved understanding of the basics of strength and conditioning in working with female athletes

  7. Participants will feel confident coaching and cueing essential exercises for female athletes including front squat, deadlift, kettlebell swings and turkish get-ups.

  8. Participants will have a greater understanding of programming for athletes after injury and how to progressively load so that there is no delay for return to sport for female athletes.

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The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One
Sep
29
to Sep 30

The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One

Instructor: Julie Wiebe, PT, MPT, BSc
Location:  Bellevue, WA

Course Description:

Despite its inclusion in most definitions of the core, few rehabilitation or fitness programs integrate the pelvic floor into strengthening or neuromotor training. An integrated clinical model of the pelvic floor requires a broadened definition of pelvic floor function beyond merely maintaining continence. When linked to the diaphragm, the pelvic floor acts as a powerful stabilizer of lumbosacral, sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, and pelvic-hip joints ensuring efficient LE and UE mechanics. In addition, the dynamic interplay of these deep muscular elements will balance and harness the intra-abdominal pressure system as a component of central stability.


Clinicians will be introduced to an innovative, clinical model that incorporates a neuromuscular-based core recruitment and IAP balancing strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm. This provides a sturdy, yet dynamic foundation that is responsive to the demands of function, movement, fitness and sport. Regardless of age or sport of choice, building programs that maximize results without compounding common women’s health issues such as incontinence, and organ prolapse is a critical clinical skill for all clinicians who treat females (regardless of specialty).


Session participants will have the opportunity to experience the material themselves through exercises that integrate the diaphragm/pelvic floor piston into core stabilization, postural muscle patterning, gait, fitness and sport specific activities.

For more information on registration and course details, visit Entropy's Website below:

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Woman's Guide to Running Pain
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Woman's Guide to Running Pain

From tendinopathies, to stress injuries, to knee pain, or shin splints, navigating pain and discomfort as a runner can be a challenge. Knowing when to stop, when to go, or when to course correct is valuable when working through an injury or painful experience. This workshop is designed to help you gain clarity on your training "niggles" and become a more empowered, resilient runner. From understanding best practices for maintaining a healthy body, to knowing how to safely progress long distance running, this discussion will foster greater understanding of how you move.  You will also learn how to move better as a runner and feel more confident with your training. There will be whiteboard visuals, handouts, and movement involved.

Come ready to move and leave with confidence! 

For registration information --> ATHLETA

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Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners #EntropyWest
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners #EntropyWest

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Instructor:  Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment, and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

·      Urinary incontinence
·      Pelvic Pain
·      Diastasis Recti
·      Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
·      Pelvic floor dysfunction
·      Bowel issues
·      How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention

For Tickets and Information Visit Entropy's Website below:

Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness

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2018 Treadmill Running Screens
Jan
27
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Treadmill Running Screens

Start 2018 off on the right foot with a Sisu Sports Performance Running Screen at Magnuson Athletic Club!

What you get:

  • Video screening of your running gait
  • Brief discussion and written explanation of your unique running characteristics
  • Recommendations for skill improvement
  • Shoe inspection
  • A guide for managing painful symptoms
  • FREE - strengthening exercise recommendations for runners 

COST = $50 for a 30 min session (a $75 value!) 

This is a one time offer for a discounted running screen on Saturday January 27th, 2018! 

Appointment times available from 8:00am - 12:00pm every 30 minutes

To book your appointment, schedule below or email ellie@sisuphysicaltherapy.com for more information. 

(*Note: this screen is not meant for injured runners, if you have an injury, please schedule a full 60 min appointment*)

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