Reshma and Miriam dedicated time to help others in their professional development in January and February. Reshma taught a nearly full day webinar to physical therapists of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) February 4th. The topic was Muscle Energy Technique (MET), an osteopathic manipulation technique where the action of a muscle is used to improve joint range of motion and the ability of muscle to fire. Reshma and Miriam started their study about and using MET in the 1990’s at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine CME. Reshma is one of a hand full of primary health providers in the world for the WTA!
Miriam also spent February 4th teaching for Sex Therapy U at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in downtown Washington, DC. The topic was Women, Sex and Therapy: Ongoing Sexual Pleasure and Couples Interventions for Healing – Treating Pelvic Floor Issues with PT and Sex Therapy. She presented various issues that affect pelvic floor and sexual function and how physical therapy can help those dysfunctions. The students got to practice breathing into the pelvic floor, and using racquet balls to roll out muscular trigger points in the legs and back and tips to help their patients understand pelvic floor function. They also learned ways to help their clients experience and explore communication through touch.
The staff of Restore Motion is planning to offer a pelvic floor and manual therapy continuing education course for Physical Therapy CEUs in the near future – “watch this space.”