COURSES

Lymphatic & Vascular Techniques for the Ortho Therapist

Course Dates and Locations

Frankfort, IL 6/10/23

Washington, DC                               Sunday, March 17, 2024

Full Washington DC Weekend Pelvic and Ortho

Instructor:
Mary Ellen Kramp, DPT, CLT-LANA

Mary Ellen graduated from Springfield College in 1992 with a Master of Science degree in physical therapy and received her doctorate from Boston University in 2005. She is the owner of Evolution Medical Associates, a multidisciplinary clinic in Clearwater, FL and has been working in women’s health for almost 20 years. She has also co-founded The Nourish Project to create professional and community education from a multidisciplinary standpoint for the treatment of breast/bottle feeding infant issues and mastitis.  In addition to being a teaching assistant for Barral Institute and Herman & Wallace, she has developed her own continuing education courses to teach Lymph Drainage and Vascular Release for the Pelvic PT, Lymph & Vascular Techniques for the Ortho Therapist, and Breast, Baby & The Difficult Latch. She has been a certified lymphedema therapist for 20 years. In 2014 she became the president and co-founder of Pelvic Health Research Initiative, a non-profit organization established to raise money to fund pelvic research. She published a case series report in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association on manual therapy techniques for the treatment of infertility and has also published in Rehabilitation Oncology.

 
Course Description:
This is a 2 day hybrid course in which participants will learn about the vasculature and lymphatic anatomy of the back and extremities.  Day 1 is the lecture portion of the course and is provided online for you to do at your own pace.  Day 2 of the course is all of the hands-on labs. Basic hand skills will be taught in lab for lymphatic drainage of the deep abdomen and extremities.  Vascular techniques will cover the large abdominal vessels and main vessels of the extremities.   Upon completion of the course, therapists will be able to recognize and treat lymphatic congestion and vascular tension within tissues in patients with various orthopedic issues. Skills covered will only go over the normal lymphatic anatomy and will NOT prepare a therapist for abnormal anatomy and lymphedema treatment.

These are small classes with a maximum of 10:1 student: teacher/lab assistant ratio.
 
Goals and Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic anatomy and function of the lymphatic system.
  2. Perform basic lymph drainage techniques in the epifascial lymphatic system.
  3. Perform drainage techniques on lymph nodes and deep lymphatic vessels.
  4. Describe anatomy of drainage pathways of the extremities.
  5. Perform lymphatic drainage of the deep abdomen.
  6. Differentiate between congested and non-congested tissues and utilize techniques to open congested pathways.
  7. Determine when other techniques need to be used in lieu of manual lymph drainage
  8. Recognize when basic manual lymph drainage is sufficient and when referrals to other practitioners are needed
  9. Understand need for vascular releases
  10. Describe large vessel vascular pathways within the abdomen and pelvis
  11. Perform vascular releases within abdomen and extremities.

 

Agenda

Part 1: Online Lecture: Will be emailed after registration and must be viewed prior to the course. 

Part 2: In person Lab Course

8:30-8:45          Introductions

8:45-9:30          Positional Release: Demo, Lab

9:30-10:00        Vascular Release: Aorta & External Iliacs: Demo, Lab

10:00-10:30     Vascular Techniques: Demo, Lab

10:30-10:45   Break

10:45-11:30     Vascular Release: Femoral Vessels: Demo, Lab

11:30-12:00     Vascular Release: Popliteal, Tibial vessels: Demo, Lab

12:00-12:30     Vascular Release: Spinals Vessels: Demo, Lab

12:30-1:30      Lunch

1:30-2:00          Vascular Release: Neck vessels: Demo, Lab

2:00-2:30          Vascular Release: Subclavian: Demo, Lab

2:30-3:00          Vascular Release: UE: Demo, Lab      

3:00-3:15                    Break

3:15-4:30        Demo/Lab: basic lymph drainage techniques, Depth of treatment,

Palpation & drainage of different levels of tissues, nodes, deep vessels

4:30-4:45          Drainage of the Liver: Demo, Lab

4:45-5:00       Questions

Course Cost: $550

The Infertility Protocol 

Course Dates and Locations

New Rochelle, NJ (NYC area)       Sunday, September 24, 2023

Frankfort, IL (Chicago area)          Sunday, November 12, 2023

The Infertility Protocol Goals and Objectives:

  1. Understand the available treatments for infertility for men and women
  2. Understand the role of pelvic therapists in the treatment of mechanical infertility.
  3. Understand the role of the lymphatic system in mechanical fertility treatment
  4. Understand the role of the vascular system in mechanical fertility treatment
  5. Understand the role of the visceral fascial system in mechanical fertility treatment
  6. Understand the role of the musculoskeletal system in mechanical infertility.
  7. Evaluate the infertile patient and determine which tissues require treatment.
  8. Perform musculoskeletal, fascial, vascular, and lymphatic treatments to optimize the reproductive system.

 

Course Description:

This is a 2 day hybrid course in which participants will learn about infertility and treatments to optimize the reproductive environment for fertility.  Day 1 is the lecture portion of the course and is provided online for you to do at your own pace.  Day 2 of the course is all of the hands-on labs. Basic hand skills will be reviewed in lab for lymphatic drainage of the deep abdomen and pelvis, vascular techniques of the large abdominal vessels and pelvic organs, and visceral fascial techniques for the pelvis.  Musculoskeletal techniques will be taught that also impact the reproductive environment.   Upon completion of the course, therapists will be able to recognize and treat lymphatic congestion, vascular tension, fascial restriction, and musculoskeletal issues within tissues in patients with infertility.

These are small classes with a maximum of 10:1 student: teacher/lab assistant ratio.

Pre-requisites:

        1.Lymph Drainage & Vascular Release for the Pelvic Therapist

  1. Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Reproductive System (Ramona Horton- Herman & Wallace)

         OR Gail Wexler’s Visceral Pelvic Course

The Infertility Protocol Agenda:

Part 1: Online lecture

Please complete this section prior to the lab course.  This lecture can be viewed at any time.

Part 2: In person Lab Course

8:30-8:45          Introductions

8:45-9:30          Positional Release & Other Vascular Techniques Review: Demo, Lab

9:30-10:00        Vascular Review: Aorta & External & Internal iliacs, Uterine Vessels:                                               Demo, Lab

10:00-10:30     Vascular Techniques: Renal, Ovarian/Testicular, Small Bowel

10:30-10:45      Drainage of the Liver: Demo, Lab

10:45- 11:00     Drainage of the uterus & bladder: Demo, Lab

11:00-12:30      Visceral Fascia Review: Uterus, Tubes, Bladder, Peritoneum: Demo & Lab

12:30-1:30      Lunch

1:30-2:00          Muscle Energy Techniques for the Pelvis: Demo & Lab

2:00-2:30          Sacral Floating

2:30-3:00           The Cervix: Demo & Lab

3:00-3:30           Putting the Protocol Together: Live Demos

3:30-4:45         Protocol Lab

4:45-5:00         Questions

Course Cost: $695

Lymph Drainage & Vascular Release for the Pelvic Therapist

Course Dates and Locations

Clearwater, FL                                  Saturday, July 22, 2023

New Rochelle, NJ (NYC area)       Saturday, September 23, 2023

Hayden, ID                                         Saturday, October 21, 2023

Frankfort, IL (Chicago area)          Saturday, November 11, 2023

Albuquerque, NM                           Saturday, December 2, 2023

Arlington, TX                                     Saturday, January 20, 2024

Washington, DC                               Saturday, March 16, 2024

Full weekend for Lymph Drainage & Vascular Release for the Pelvic Therapist and The Infertility Protocol Registration: 

This is a 2 day hybrid course in which participants will learn about the vasculature and lymphatic anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis.  Day one is the lecture portion of the course and is provided online for you to do at your own pace.  Day 2 of the course is all of the hands-on labs. Basic hand skills will be taught in lab for lymphatic drainage of the deep abdomen and pelvis and viscera.  Treatment techniques will also be covered for vascular releases of the large abdominal and pelvic vessels.   Upon completion of the course, therapists will be able to recognize and treat lymphatic congestion and vascular tension within tissues in patients with pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction.
Skills covered will only go over the normal lymphatic anatomy and will NOT prepare a therapist for abnormal anatomy and lymphedema treatment.
These are small classes with a maximum of 8:1 student: teacher/lab assistant ratio.

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic anatomy and function of the lymphatic system.
  2. Perform basic lymph drainage techniques in the epifascial lymphatic system.
  3. Perform drainage techniques on lymph nodes and deep lymphatic vessels.
  4. Describe anatomy of drainage pathways of the viscera of the abdomen and pelvis.
  5. Perform drainage of the abdominal and pelvic organs.
  6. Differentiate between congested and non-congested tissues and utilize techniques to open congested pathways.
  7. Determine when other techniques need to be used in lieu of manual lymph drainage
  8. Recognize when basic manual lymph drainage is sufficient and when referrals to other practitioners are needed
  9. Understand need for vascular releases
  10.  Describe large vessel vascular pathways within the abdomen and pelvis
  11.  Perform vascular releases within abdomen and pelvis

Agenda:

Lymphatic Drainage and Vascular Release for the Pelvic PT

Part 1: Online Lecture: (2hr 45 min): Will be emailed after registration and must be viewed prior to the course. 

Positional Release: scientific background: 29 minutes

Vascular system overview: 34 minutes

Lymphatic System overview: 1hr 42 min

Part 2: In person Lab Course

8:30-8:45          Introductions

8:45-9:30          Positional Release: Demo, Lab

9:30-10:00        Vascular Release: Aorta & External Iliacs: Demo, Lab

10:00-10:30     Vascular Techniques: Demo, Lab

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-11:30      Vascular Release: Internal iliacs & Uterine Vessels: Demo, Lab

11:30-12:30     Vascular Release: Renal, Ovarian/Testicular, Small Bowel

12:30-1:30      Lunch

1:30-2:00          Demo/Lab: basic lymph drainage techniques, Depth of treatment,

Palpation & drainage of different levels of tissues, nodes, deep vessels

2:00-2:30          Drainage of the Liver: Demo, Lab

2:30-3:00           Drainage of the uterus, vulva & bladder, testicles, scrotum: Demo, Lab

3:00-3:15         Break

3:15-4:30         Internal Lab: Putting it all together

4:30-4:45           Congestion in the lymphatic system

4:45-5:00         Questions

Course Cost: $550

Please call us at 727.216.3492 or send us an email to: office@evolutionmedical.org with any questions!