Mobilization of Visceral Fascia Level 2: The Male & Female Reproductive System – September 2022

Mobilization of Visceral Fascia Level 2: The Male & Female Reproductive System – September 2022

Ramona C. Horton
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Course Description:

This continuing education course is a two-and-a-half day seminar designed to expand on the therapists existing knowledge concerning the relationship between the endopelvic fascia and the connective tissue surrounding the urogenital viscera as it relates to mechanical dysfunctions within the musculoskeletal system. The course includes extensive lectures on anatomical structures as well as visceral mobilization theory and techniques. Participants will learn a variety of avenues for mobilizing the fascial structures of the male and female reproductive and lymphatic system within the scope of pelvic physiotherapy practice.

This manual therapy course emphasizes science and clinical reasoning with the goal of immediate implementation of the material into an existing musculoskeletal and pelvic health practice. Information presented has applications for a variety of diagnoses related to pelvic health to include: Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, SI joint dysfunction, coccydynia, dysmenorrhea, prostadynia, orchialgia, mechanical infertility, and chronic pelvic pain.

Lab sections include both external abdominal, pelvic as well as internal vaginal and anal techniques. Attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Male course attendees may participate in the entire course and will be expected to model for gender specific anatomy. Pregnant attendees may participate in a very limited capacity owing to obvious limitations. Seminar content is targeted to licensed health care professionals working within the field of pelvic health. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner’s license or regulation.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Complete review of the osteopathic theories of fascial mobilization
  2. Understand the known mechanisms of fascial based manual therapy, the somato-visceral and viscero-somato reflex
  3. Review basic structures of the urinary system covered in level 1 and their treatment approaches
  4. Cite potential causes for development of restrictions in the connective tissue of visceral structures of the reproductive system and potential causes of lymphatic congestion.
  5. Identify specific visceral structures with relation to the reproductive system via external as well as internal vaginal and anal landmarks.
  6. Recognize abnormal tissue mobility of visceral structures within the male and female reproductive system.
  7. Apply the technique of three-dimensional fascial mobilization to visceral structures, utilizing external body and internal vaginal and anal approaches.
  8. Treat basic lymphatic congestion within the pelvis, as it relates to symptoms of pelvic pain and dysfunction for the male and female patient
  9. Implement visceral fascia mobilization techniques into a comprehensive treatment program for the patient with varied pelvic health diagnoses to include pelvic girdle pain, prostadynia, dysmenorrhea, anorgasmia, mechanical infertility, dyspareunia, and pelvic/abdominal pain as they relate to physical therapy practice.


    1. Minimum of pelvic floor level 1 training (to be approved if not completed through PHS) to include internal vaginal examinations and relative clinical experience
    2. Visceral Mobilization Level 1: Urinary System or equivalent training

    Pre-Course Work:

    1. Horton (2015) Clinical Review: Visceral Mobilization for Pelvic Dysfunction
    2. Kramp (2012) Combined manual therapy for infertility
    3. Review visceral anatomy terms (will be provided)

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    Visceral Reproductive September 2022


    In-person course

    September 16, 2022 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm ET

    September 17, 2022 – 8:00am – 5:30pm ET

    September 18, 2022 – 8:00am – 4:00pm ET


    Ramona C. Horton MPT completed her graduate training in the US Army–Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, TX. She then applied her experience with the military orthopedic population in the civilian sector as she developed a growing interest in the field of pelvic dysfunction. Ramona serves as the lead therapist for her clinics pelvic dysfunction program in Medford, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of men, women, and children with urological, gynecological, and colorectal issues. Ramona has completed advanced studies in manual therapy with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, and visceral and fascial mobilization.


    PHS Vaughan 

    399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
    Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada 
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