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Advanced Dry Needling Concepts for the Pelvic Floor - Denton, Texas

Event date: 5/17/2019 - 5/19/2019 Export event

In this 8 hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn both diagnosis-based and symptomatic approaches to management of pelvic health disorders in men and women. Dry needling strategies are presented that have shown favorable clinical outcomes in patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, constipation, urinary retention, dyspareunia, painful episiotomy scarring, and regional nerve involvement. Advanced mobilization lab will focus on coccyx mobilization and benefits of internal mobilization versus external, and incorporating pelvic floor release during a hip mobilization to correct range of motion restrictions that have occurred due to prolonged sacroiliac joint pathology. Lastly case studies will be presented and application of new skills taught will be applied in a special topics module.

InstructorBrian Hortz, PhD AT
About the InstructorDr. Brian Hortz has been a part of the athletic training staff at Denison University since 1995. He was the Head Athletic Trainer from 1997-2010 and is currently the Director of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hortz's interest in sports medicine began when he was an undergraduate at Denison where he graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine. Upon graduation from Denison, Dr. Hortz pursued a master's degree in sports medicine from Ohio University while spending one year as the head athletic trainer at Crooksville High School. Dr. Hortz then continued his post-graduate studies at The Ohio State University where he completed his doctoral degree in Exercise Science. Dr. Hortz's primary responsibilities at Denison University include being a professor in Denison's Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Studies Major, as well as directing the sports medicine program at Denison. In addition to his professorial duties and on-field work with Denison athletes, Hortz also serves as an Assistant Director of Athletics. Hortz started using dry needling several years ago with his athletes, and it has become a primary treatment modality with many of the collegiate and high performance athletes he treats.
Subject BreakdownIn this 25-hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety considerations are emphasized. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls, allowing immediate application of dry needling into the clinicians’ professional practice. The use intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.
Total Credits25.00
FormatIn person - Live
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Learn Dry Needling in a curriculum developed by Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls, allowing immediate application of dry needling into the clinicians’ professional practice.

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