Gynecologic Visceral Manipulation (GVM) Course

Given by Gail Wetzler, PT, DPT, EDO, BI-D

Course Description

This unique 4-day course is designed to educate participants on the anatomy, mobility, and motility of the pelvic viscera. Specific focus will include the bladder, rectum, uterus, ovaries, and an introduction to the kidneys. Video and patient demonstration will focus on examination and intervention strategies. Internal pelvic techniques will be presented from Jean Pierre Barral’s advanced pelvic class that, to date, has only been taught in France. Wetzler has obtained special permission from Barral to teach this material for the Section on Women’s Health. You will also learn how the internal techniques can enhance your intervention outcomes for bladder, uteral, rectal, and pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Course Objectives

1. To evaluate Anatomy/Physiology of the pelvic cavity organs through mobility and motility assessments.

2. To explain and implement V.M. techniques for chronic pelvic pain, urogenital dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunctions, infertility, pre-menstrual and post-menopausal symptoms, dysparunia, dysmenorrhea and articular mobility dysfunction.

3. Understand pelvic visceral relationship to the lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremities.

4. To recognize the relationship of visceral restrictions to load transfer.

5. Apply techniques of V.M. on Diastasis Recti and abdominal wall rehabilitation.

6. To design a home program relating organs to breathing/relaxation techniques, exercise programs, M/S re-education and conditioning.


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Gynecologic Visceral Manipulation (GVM) Registration Sheet