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Integrative Techniques for Pelvic Floor & Core Function: Part C - Coordination and Function

presented by Bill Gallagher and Richard Sabel

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In this third course, of a 3 part series, the online participant will continue to learn how to integrate low-tech, non-invasive techniques drawn from Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Feldenkrais with conventional rehab therapies. Part C concludes the series with integrating the pelvic floor muscles into everyday functional movements such as standing, lifting from a squat, bridging, and going up steps, as a means to maintain the suppleness (strength and flexibility) of the pelvic floor. You will be able to demonstrate and explain the benefits of Ujai breath practice, minimizing locked joints, and the benefits of tennis ball practice, as well as understand how the spinal twist in supine can be used to promote pelvic mobility and address sacroiliac pain.

Meet Your Instructors

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…

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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…

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1. Introduction and Pelvic Breath Lab IV

Choose neuromuscular reeducation based on client history, demonstrate and explain the benefits of Ujai breath practice in the fourth pelvic breath lab.

2. Coordination and Standing Stake III

Describe and explain coordination of pelvic floor with the hip adductors & obturator internus. Further your understanding and learn more progressions of the Standing Stake exercise through the pelvis-ribcage connection.

3. Spinal Twist and Tennis Ball

Demonstrate and explain the benefits of tennis ball practice, as well as how the spinal twist in supine can be used to promote pelvic mobility and address sacroiliac pain.

4. Ferris Wheel and Biomechanics

Learn how to mobilize the bony structures and soft tissues of the pelvis through the Ferris Wheel exercise.

5. Integration and Conclusion

Demonstrate and explain how the pelvic floor muscles can support and enhance everyday functional movements.

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