Physical Therapy and Public Health: Connecting perspectives with research and practice - #EntropyWest
to Aug 12

Physical Therapy and Public Health: Connecting perspectives with research and practice - #EntropyWest

August 11-12, 2018
Location: Bellevue, WA
Instructors: Dr. Steven Kamper and Dr. Christopher Williams

Musculoskeletal pain is a public health problem because it affects a large
proportion of the population. There is also consistent evidence that people with persistent musculoskeletal pain are those most likely to have lifestyle related health risk factors, and suffer from other chronic diseases. For example, meta-analyses have found strong associations between pain and; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, smoking, inactivity, alcohol misuse and mental health problems. This suggests that making substantial improvement to general and musculoskeletal health requires alignment of clinical care, population health and public health sectors. At this point however, musculoskeletal practitioners and researchers do not work effectively in the population health or public health space.

Research and development of models of care (clinical and population health) that integrate consideration of pain and lifestyle-related health risks is relatively new. Interest in the idea is high, new initiatives are being actively encouraged by governments and providers, and more efficient use of resources is an imperative faced by healthcare systems across the world. But arguably, intentions have progressed further than action.

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

Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness

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Managing the Female Athlete - #EntropyWest
to Dec 2

Managing the Female Athlete - #EntropyWest

Instructors:  Dr. Ellie Somers, PT, DPT and Allison Tenney, CSCS

This course will help to define strategies important in the care of a female athlete, before, during and after injury. We will cover the spectrum of female athletes from youth to the older adult woman, including common injuries sustained, management of those injuries through careful physical assessment and education, as well as techniques in training to facilitate an empowered woman or young girl. We will present a novel approach to evaluation, treatment, fitness management and coaching through an evidence-based approach. This course will cover load progressions strategies for the female athlete, appropriate training strategies and coaching cues to facilitate the safe transition back to sport or activity.

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

Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness


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Woman's Guide to Running Pain
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
to Mar 11

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners #EntropyWest


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:

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2018 Treadmill Running Screens
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 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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