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

Wetzler Integrative Physical Therapy
Owner: Wetzler Integrative Physical Therapy
Denver, Colorado

Director of Curriculum and Research: Barral Institute of Advanced Manual Therapy,
West Palm Beach, FL

Instructor: Currently teaches 16 different levels of postgraduate continuing education courses in manual therapy techniques for the Barral Institute and the APTA

Previous instructor for the Institute of Physical Art

Previous: Owner of South Coast Craniofacial Pain Center/Takeo Yamamoto, DDS Physical Therapy Advisor,
UCLA, School of Dentistry/Terry Tanaka, DDS

Director of Physical Therapy, Integrative Medicine,
University of California, Irvine Review Board, NIH, Fascial Research


Dynamic Interaction of Visceral Fascial Relationships in Restoring Airway Health

Tension patterns within the fascial networks of our body can create a cascade of effects near or far from their original source. Upper or Lower Airway restrictions can be a result of conflicting forces (pressures, fluids, gases) within the cranium, thorax, abdomen or pelvis, all having a relationship to the multiple visceral components within our body. Visceral Manipulation integrates mechanical aspects of function with biological principles. It is a systems approach using specific manual therapy techniques for the visceral, vascular and neural fascial relationships of the entire body. While giving a tour of applied anatomy, Gail will present an overview of the origins of thoracic, cranial and abdominal restrictions as they apply to airway function, share her experience of treatment approaches and demonstrate a specific visceral/fascial technique for a person with airway challenges.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Panel Discussion: Dental and physical therapy collaborative management for patients going through airway orthodonic treatment

Orthodontic treatment of the airway often includes repositioning and/or guided growth of the maxilla, mandible and soft tissue structures. It has been found that patients tolerance and outcomes are much improved when working collaboratively with physical and myofunctional therapy. This panel discussion will focus on evaluation and intervention strategies related to treatment of this population.
Participants will have a better understanding of how physical therapists and dentists are problem solving and working together to help improve patient outcomes for this patient population.

Saturday, November 14, 2020