Special Topics for Pelvic Floor Muscles and Pregnancy

Special Topics for Pelvic Floor Muscles and Pregnancy

with Dr. Pamela Morrison

Saturday, June 2nd 1:00-5:00pm

$80 in Advance | $90 at the door

(included in the mentorship program)

This is an essential workshop for anyone working with the pregnant population: prenatal or experienced yoga or pilates instructors, birthworkers, and advanced practitioners. PYC is thrilled to host Dr. Pamela Morrison Wiles, MS, DPT, BCB-PMD, IMTC, IF for this lecture and experiential workshop on common issues for the pelvic floor muscles. Gather the tools that will help you go beyond the basics and dive deep into knowledge few of us have through a unique combination of lecture, case studies, assessment tools, and musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging technology. Learn appropriate yoga and pilates-based intervention techniques and assessment for students experiencing pelvic pain. Basic knowledge of pelvic floor muscle anatomy and physiology is a pre-requisite.


Workshop topics will include:

  • Review of the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM)
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction (PFMD): Overactive and Underactive
  • Quick Screening Test
  • Diastasis Recti (DR)
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  • Coccydynia (Coccyx pain)
  • Case studies
  • Common issues Physical Therapists treat as a result of yoga or Pilates practice

*Please not this workshop is intended for Birth Workers, Yoga Instructors, and Advanced Practitioners.*

Saturday, June 2nd 1:00-5:00pm
$80 (Pre-registration)

or included in the mentorship program


About Dr. Morrison:

For more than 20 years, Dr. Morrison Wiles has been practicing in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine, and  pelvic health issues.  She earned a BA in biology, psychology, and completed the program in athletic training at the University of Stony Brook, New York in 1991. Dr. Morrison Wiles achieved a BS in physical therapy in 1993 from Downstate MedicalCenter in New York, as well as an advanced master’s degree in orthopedic physical therapy from Touro College, New York in 1999. Dr. Morrison Wiles has completed all courses given by the Institute of Physical Arts on functional manual therapy re-education and mobilization techniques. Certified as a specialist in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback, she has also completed training in real-time ultrasound imaging for lumbar and pelvic dysfunction. She has completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Touro College in 2006 with research completed in physical therapy evaluative findings in patients with vulvar pain. Dr. Morrison Wiles has also completed a Certification in Integrative Manual Therapy at the Connecticut School for Integrative Manual Therapy in 2006. She has attended more than 80 continuing education courses and lectures in many topics including pelvic floor dysfunction, women’s and men’s health issues, pelvic and low back pain, visceral/urogenital manipulation, sports injuries, prenatal/postpartum issues, craniosacral therapy, vulvar diseases, nutrition, and advanced manual therapies.

Dr. Morrison Wiles has lectured at Johns Hopkins University, the New York Academy of Medicine, The School of Integrative Manual Therapy, and Touro College’s Transitional Physical Therapy Doctorate Program on the topics of vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, treatment of pelvic pain, biofeedback, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and myofascial release.  She has also presented research on the topics of women’s sexual pain, vulvar pain, and manual therapy for infertility at international medical and physical therapy conferences.  She is a member of many organizations such as the National Vulvodynia Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, Interstitial Cystitis Association, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the American Physical Therapy Association. As an active participant on their Vulvar Pain Task Force, she has devised evaluation and treatment algorithms for vulvar pain. Dr. Morrison Wiles was inducted as a fellow into the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases as an expert in her field in 2007.  She has been cited as an expert in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and  pudental neuralgia by PT Advance Magazine, Today in PT, the National Vulvodynia Association, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, and the American Physical Therapy Association, and on medical radio talk shows.  She has also been cited as an expert in low back pain exercises by international women’s health magazines. A recognized expert in a wide range of disorders affecting the sexual and reproductive systems, Dr. Morrison Wiles is a reviewer for papers and research studies for the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the National Vulvodynia Association. In 2015, she was named an Associate Editor of the newly established quarterly journal Sexual Medicine Reviews in 2015. In this position, Dr. Morrison Wiles is responsible for reviewing papers on sexual medicine, assigning / inviting reviewers, and submitting recommendations for publication. In 2011, Dr. Morrison was recruited by the American Physical Therapy Association (Section on Women’s Health) to be a national instructor on pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She will be instructing fellow physical therapists on how to care for this patient population. Above all, she is committed to providing the best possible care for her patients by continually updating herself and her staff on new medical advances and treatment techniques.

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