Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Bill Gallagher, PT, CMT, CYT
Bill Gallagher has developed a uniquely integrative approach to maximize comfort and function. By integrating the Physical Therapy traditions of the East (Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga) with somatic therapies of the West (Conventional Therapeutic Exercise, Feldenkrais, Alexander, Pilates, Osteopathy), Mr. Gallagher helps his clients maximize function and minimize pain. Through meditation instruction, guided imagery, biofeedback…Read full bio
Richard Sabel, OTR, MA, MPH, GCFP
Richard Sabel is the Education Director of East West Rehab and a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program. For many years he successfully integrated occupational therapy and somatic practices of the East and West into a distinctive approach to help clients reengage in meaningful occupations. This integrated practice evolved from his personal…Read full bio
1. Introduction and Pelvic Breath Lab
Walk through a seated pelvic breath lab as an introduction to this experiential course. After the lab, Bill Gallagher and Richard Sabel provide an introduction to their backgrounds in integrative medicine as well as the course topics.
2. Core Concepts and Anatomy
Explain how physical and mental habits impact health and function, apply the concept of mindfulness to therapeutic practice, apply the Weber-Fechner law to therapeutic practice, and contrast a structural intervention to a functional movement intervention.
3. Pelvic Movements and Pelvic Clock
Describe common movements of the pelvic bony structure, guide clients to experience movements of the pelvic bony structure, explain the benefits of the pelvic clock, and use the pelvic clock as a therapeutic intervention.
4. Pelvic Breath II
Perform a second pelvic breath lab, which involves a sensory “snapshot” of body and breath, allowing breath to happen below the rib cage, and a bladder-lung image (hammock, balloon).
5. Breath Lecture and Conclusion
Understand pelvic floor and spinal mechanics involved in respiration. Explain benefits of a lower breathing pattern and identify the possible causes of chest breathing.