Satellite Lab Course with Multiple Options for Attendance

  • Live satellite format course with hands-on labs
  • Competency-based educational model following based on international recommendations (Whittaker et al, 2019)
  • Experienced faculty at all Host and Satellite locations
  • Interested in hosting a learning pod or serving as a teaching assistant? Contact us: [email protected]
  • 20 contact hours, tuition $575
  • Prometheus Pathway RUSI users receive a 10% discount on all EchoGen Seminars. The discount code is located on the member's side of

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Crown Point, IN

Host Location

Houston, TX

Satellite Location

Portland, OR

Satellite Location

Norfolk, VA

Satellite Location

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  • Ultrasound imaging allows for valid, reliable, efficient, and non-invasive measurement of motor control deficits of the deep stabilizing muscles that are associated with neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
  • The ability to qualitatively assess motor control in real-time followed by visual feedback training has been shown to improve clinical decision-making and superior patient performance.
  • We believe that the objective data obtained from ultrasound imaging will solidify the profession of physical therapy as the healthcare team's experts in musculoskeletal care.

About the Course

This two-day satellite-format course is designed as a competency-based model following international recommendations. Lectures followed by hands-on instruction for the utilization of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) for lumbopelvic dysfunction are the basis of the curriculum. The material will explore the scope of practice, ultrasound science, clinical evidence, regional anatomy, image generation, and ultrasound probe techniques for evaluating tissue morphology and motor pattern training. Clinical applications include a variety of lumbopelvic dysfunctions, including lumbosacral pain, urinary incontinence, diastasis rectus, pelvic organ prolapse, outlet dysfunction constipation, and chronic pelvic pain.

A prerequisite list of RUSI terminology and three hours of recorded lectures followed by a quiz must be completed prior to course onset. Saturday morning will begin with a review of recorded material, proceeded by a live lecture. Technique demonstrations and hands-on lab training sessions with ultrasound equipment and skills assessment will follow each lecture. Faculty will be present during all lab sessions for assistance in learning. The afternoon of day two is specific to pelvic health diagnoses.

Topics to be covered:

  • History of Ultrasound
  • Professional Considerations, ethics, and scope of practice
  • Ultrasound 101: US physics, knobology, image generation, image interpretation
  • Systematic techniques for performing an ultrasound scan on any region of the body
  • Sonoanatomy and image interpretation
  • M-Mode to perform objective testing
  • Anterior abdominal wall
  • Lateral abdominal wall
  • Lumbar multifidus
  • Pelvic floor: Transabdominal approach
  • Respiratory Diaphragm
  • Pelvic floor: Transperineal approach for people with female anatomy
  • Transperineal approach for the anterior and middle compartment of female anatomy
  • Transperineal approach for people with male anatomy
  • Transperineal approach for the posterior compartment of male and female anatomy
  • Midline contents of the pelvis for prolapse, post-void residual, and megarectum
  • Measurements and recording images of significant
  • Using RUSI to market and grow your practice

Licensed health care provider with a solid grasp of lumbopelvic anatomy and rehabilitation of the muscles of local control. Prior ultrasound experience is not required. Pelvic floor training is required for participation in the transperineal labs. (Equipment required for self-hosted option).

Target Audience:

Course content is directed toward improving a clinician’s skill in the evaluation and treatment of lumbopelvic rehabilitation and is appropriate for all rehab clinicians. Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Certified OT Assistants. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner’s state license or regulations.

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Schedule By Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 - 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 - 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Central Standard Time

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Mountain Standard Time

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pacific Standard Time

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 - 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Course Equipment Sponsor

For information on the RUSI systems being used in this course, visit: The Prometheus Group

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