VPTA Continuing Education Course Listings

Are you offering a course for continuing education? Post information about your course on the VPTA website.  This is an option for both Type I (face-to-face) and Type II (online or home study) courses.  The cost is $50 for a four month posting.

 

Place your course listing online! 

 

Click here for information on Online Courses!

 

Courses 

The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy the Visual­ Vestibular System and Treatment Applications
Course Date: March 10-11, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13 Contact Hours/1.3 CEUs
Location: Roanoke, VA


 
The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy the Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment Applications. This course will provide therapists with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-system involvement of the brain in reflex integration, movement, learning, and daily functioning. The instructor will use innovative and multi-sensory approaches to help participants relate the information to their everyday practice. The course will focus on the functional aspects of Neuroanatomy and on the interaction between the vestibular-visual systems. Participants will review real life cases through video. Therapists will leave with proficient functional knowledge of neuroanatomy and the visual-vestibular systems in the dysfunctional pediatric population, and immediately utilize this knowledge to augment their current practice.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Janine Wiskind, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Contact: Education Resources, Inc. 
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA)     

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
Course Date: March 18-19, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 contact hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Alexandria, VA


 
Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance. This evidence-based lab course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, pathology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician's ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: Education Resources, Inc. 
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA)     

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
Course Date: March 18-19, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 contact hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Alexandria, VA


 
Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance. This evidence-based lab course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, pathology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician's ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) www.educationresourcesinc.com 

 

Treating the Cardiac Patient: Reaching Full Potential Safely
Course Date: March 25-26, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13 contact hours/1.3 CEU
Location: Alexandria, VA


 
Treating the Cardiac Patient: Reaching Full Potential Safely

Patients, in each setting, are sicker than ever before. This requires that therapists in settings, where patients were traditionally considered "stable," now be aware of acute co-morbidities, precautions and contraindications, as well as to make decisions quickly and independently to preserve the patient's safety and help them reach their full potential. This course delivers clinically relevant and immediately applicable knowledge to inform such decisions for practitioners in any setting, from acute care to rehab, outpatient or home care.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Donna Frownfelter, PT, MA, CCS, DPT, FCCP
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) www.educationresourcesinc.com 

 



The Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders: A Lecture and Laboratory Course
Course Date: April 8 – 9, 2017
Location: Wingate, NC

More Information: Click HERE





Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention and Balance
Course Date: April 28-29, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 15 Contact Hours/1.5 CEU
Location: Fairfax, VA


 
Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention and Balance

Falls risk has been identified as a key factor in hospital admission and re-admission. Learn to use evidence based interventions for improving balance, preventing falls, promoting strength and function in geriatric and neurologic patients. A key focus is learning to select and use the most appropriate tools for assessing balance/risk of falls and evaluating function. Participants will examine the relationship between cognition, the sensory system and balance control problems and will apply motor control interventions and motor learning concepts to specific conditions. Focus is on effective evidence-based treatment strategies to prevent falls and re-admission, improve functional balance and optimize the environment for patients with balance problems, including the elderly, those with stroke, Parkinson's disease, and medically complex conditions across the continuum of care

 

More Information: Click HERE



Level I: IASTM Fundamentals

Level I – Basic skills to begin IASTM technique

 

Course Date: April 29-30, 2017
Type: 2 hour online & 8 hour live Course
CEUs: up to 11


Phone: Karli Jenkins( 505-261-4546) - https://hawkgrips.com/events/

 

Level II: Advanced IASTM

Level II – Builds on principles in Level I

 

Course Date: April 29-30, 2017
Type: 2 hour online & 8 hour live Course
CEUs: up to 12


Phone: Karli Jenkins( 505-261-4546) - https://hawkgrips.com/events/

 

Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder
Course Date: March 18-19, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: This activity is certified by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for 15 hours and accordingly accepted by the regulatory boards/agencies in the states of Washing, DC and Virginia.  This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy examiners for 1.6 CEUs.


Location: Metro Orthopaedics & Sports Therapy, 8401 Colesville Rd, Ste 50 Metro Level Silver Spring, MD 20910



 
Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder


"The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO) has organized and sponsored a PT CEU Program to address the CE needs of Physical Therapists, and to also promote a spirit of camaraderie and shared learning of best practices amongst PT providers. The course, Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder, is scheduled for March 18-19, 2017 at the CAO location of Metro Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

This course shows the clinician an entirely new and unique way to treat the shoulder girdle complex. It focuses on the concept of hypo-hyper compensation. While symptoms in the shoulder are commonly in the glenohumeral joint, the driver of the symptoms is commonly elsewhere in the shoulder girdle complex. The class incorporates joint mobilization in ways not often shown along with myofascial release, taping techniques and a fresh way to look at muscle re-education and strengthening of the shoulder.

 

All PTs should register to further their professional development needs.  Not only will they receive an excellent educational experience, but they will earn CEU credits and build valuable professional relationships with their peers. A link to the registration form is below. You may contact the CAO corporate office at 301 637-8710 for further information."



More Information: Click HERE
Registration Page: Click HERE


Manual Therapy Approach: Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac
Course Date: March 26, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 7 hours for each Module


Location: 1712 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006



 
Manual Therapy Approach: Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac


Following completion of this class the learner will exhibit an understanding of: the appropriate indications and contraindications for performing manual therapy on the cardiac area; the appropriate preparation work to perform prior to cardiac work; treating the appropriate hard frame structures surrounding the heart;  performing the Advanced Straincounterstrain techniques for the heart and surrounding organs; performing the compression syndromes for the heart and surrounding organs; and treating the biomechanics of the heart and surrounding and affiliated structures.

All Classes are held from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch is provided.



More Information: Click HERE




Manual Therapy Approach: Module 5: Spine and Nerves and Module 6: Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes
Course Date: Module 5 May 20, 2017 and Module 6 May 21, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 7 hours for each Module
Location: 1712 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006


 
Manual Therapy Approach: Module 5: Spine and Nerves and Module 6: Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes


Following completion of these classes the learner will exhibit an understanding of: Muscle Energy Technique for the spine: Type 1's and 2's; Neural Tissue Tension technique to treat adverse mechanical neural tension for the spine, plexi, cranial nerves, upper and lower extremity sensory and motor nerves and pelvis; the conditions for use of compression syndromes; the contraindications for the use of compression syndromes; the techniques that should be used before and after performing compression syndromes; and how to perform compression syndromes for the upper and lower extremity.

All Classes are held from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch is provided.



More Information: Click HERE



ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Course Date: May 19-20, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 Contact Hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Washington, DC


 
ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions


In this course the speaker will first discuss the multisystem adverse effects of critical illness and the impact the sequelae have on the rehabilitation process. This is critical for the clinician to understand because individuals who suffer a critical illness have high morbidity rates. The current philosophy is for early mobilization to decrease the rate of functional deficits and disability. In this medical model the therapist needs to have a sharp set of skills in assessment and optimal interventions given the activity tolerance of the patient. This discussion will establish the framework for the remainder of the course by addressing pertinent evaluation skills and intervention plans with the goal to restore function across the continuum of care. This course will discuss the interpretation of vital signs beyond the basics and system review as it relates to critical illness. The participants will gain a clinical decision framework to determine medical stability and exercise tolerance that will improve the exercise prescription of patients recovering from critical illness. Another section of this course will focus on understanding dyspnea and fatigue which are two common barriers to activity tolerance. The participants will learn how to examine chest wall mechanics, breathing pattern, cough effectiveness and incorporate interventions to improve function. This course will explore the evidence for advanced intervention for patients on advanced medical support devices and who are suffering from the common iatrogenic effects of hospitalization. Finally the participants will be engaged in a case study to discuss integration of clinical information and problem solving for a successful patient encounter.



More Information: Click HERE



Course Speaker: Chris Wells, PT, PhD, CCS, ATC
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 



Treatment of the Hypotonic Child
Course Date: May 20-21, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 Contact Hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Washington, DC


 
Treatment of the Hypotonic Child

This two day course is designed for physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children who have neurological or developmental disorders where hypotonia is a significant component such as Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Cerebellar disorders, genetic disorders, and some forms of Cerebral Palsy. The motor and sensory impairments associated with hypotonia will be defined and described along with the effect hypotonia has on function and participation. Labs will cover facilitation of improved postural control combined with strategies and use of moveable surfaces to enhance postural stability ,strength and motor learning related to specific functional outcomes. Adjuncts and home program suggestions will also be covered.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Linda Kliebhan
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 

 



Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development
Course Date: June 3-5, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 21 Contact Hours/2.1 CEUs
Location: Washington, DC


 
Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development

Have you ever felt "at a loss" when treating a one month old...or an infant whose chronological age hasn't yet reached term? Have you ever assessed an infant born preterm and seen movement issues that weren't reflected in the norm referenced tests? In this course, you will learn how to treat movement dysfunction in infants born preterm beginning at NICU discharge. We will assess movement pattern differences on which to build effective treatment interventions and address the challenges unique to the population of infants born preterm. Intervention handling and facilitation techniques will be introduced for use during functional activities with infants born preterm. Interventions and techniques will be appropriate for in-home early intervention and parent coaching.

The instructor will use lecture, video, lab, and problem solving formats. During the lab components, you will learn to treat by working with other class participants and with dolls. You should bring a beach towel (or yoga mat), a 20" Raggedy Ann type doll, and wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker:Jan McElroy, PhD, PT, PCS, C/NDT
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 

 

Manual Therapy Approach: Module 7: Cranial 1 and Module 8: Cranial 2
Course Date: Module 7 June 24, 2017 and Module 8 June 25, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 7 hours for each Module
Location: 1712 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006


 
Manual Therapy Approach: Module 7: Cranial 1 and Module 8: Cranial 2

Following completion of these classes the learner will exhibit an understanding of: appropriate preparation work to be performed prior to treatment of the cranial joints and bones; mobilization of the temporo-mandibular joint and the spheno-basilar joint; mobilization of the basic cranial bones; mobilization of the cranial dura on multiple planes; and treatment for ensuring blood flow in and out of the cranium; mobilization of the key bones involved in the cranial facial gear mechanism; performing the neuro-fascial releases for the cranium; performing the compression syndrome techniques for the cranium.

All Classes are held from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch is provided.

 

More Information: Click HERE



New Therapies in the School Online Courses for School Therapists
Course Date: N/A
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 3 - 4.5 Contact Hours per session
Location: Online Courses


 
New Therapies in the School Online Courses for School Therapists

We are pleased to offer four new online courses recorded live at our Seventeenth Annual Therapies in the School conference 2016. These courses complement our established e-Learning program which is taught by leading experts in their fields. These new seminars will help you address the most pressing cognitive, behavioral, motor and sensory challenges, with the latest evidence based strategies to implement in the classroom. Choose from four individual courses, or choose the complete package of all four courses. A great option to share with your colleagues or district. It's the next best thing to attending live!

 

More Information: Click HERE

Contact: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 



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VPTA Continuing Education Course Listings

Are you offering a course for continuing education? Post information about your course on the VPTA website.  This is an option for both Type I (face-to-face) and Type II (online or home study) courses.  The cost is $50 for a four month posting.

 

Place your course listing online! 

 

Click here for information on Online Courses!

 

Courses 

The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy the Visual­ Vestibular System and Treatment Applications
Course Date: March 10-11, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13 Contact Hours/1.3 CEUs
Location: Roanoke, VA


 
The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy the Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment Applications. This course will provide therapists with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-system involvement of the brain in reflex integration, movement, learning, and daily functioning. The instructor will use innovative and multi-sensory approaches to help participants relate the information to their everyday practice. The course will focus on the functional aspects of Neuroanatomy and on the interaction between the vestibular-visual systems. Participants will review real life cases through video. Therapists will leave with proficient functional knowledge of neuroanatomy and the visual-vestibular systems in the dysfunctional pediatric population, and immediately utilize this knowledge to augment their current practice.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Janine Wiskind, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Contact: Education Resources, Inc. 
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA)     

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
Course Date: March 18-19, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 contact hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Alexandria, VA


 
Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance. This evidence-based lab course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, pathology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician's ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: Education Resources, Inc. 
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA)     

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
Course Date: March 18-19, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 contact hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Alexandria, VA


 
Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance. This evidence-based lab course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, pathology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician's ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) www.educationresourcesinc.com 

 

Treating the Cardiac Patient: Reaching Full Potential Safely
Course Date: March 25-26, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13 contact hours/1.3 CEU
Location: Alexandria, VA


 
Treating the Cardiac Patient: Reaching Full Potential Safely

Patients, in each setting, are sicker than ever before. This requires that therapists in settings, where patients were traditionally considered "stable," now be aware of acute co-morbidities, precautions and contraindications, as well as to make decisions quickly and independently to preserve the patient's safety and help them reach their full potential. This course delivers clinically relevant and immediately applicable knowledge to inform such decisions for practitioners in any setting, from acute care to rehab, outpatient or home care.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Donna Frownfelter, PT, MA, CCS, DPT, FCCP
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) www.educationresourcesinc.com 

 



The Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders: A Lecture and Laboratory Course
Course Date: April 8 – 9, 2017
Location: Wingate, NC

More Information: Click HERE





Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention and Balance
Course Date: April 28-29, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 15 Contact Hours/1.5 CEU
Location: Fairfax, VA


 
Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention and Balance

Falls risk has been identified as a key factor in hospital admission and re-admission. Learn to use evidence based interventions for improving balance, preventing falls, promoting strength and function in geriatric and neurologic patients. A key focus is learning to select and use the most appropriate tools for assessing balance/risk of falls and evaluating function. Participants will examine the relationship between cognition, the sensory system and balance control problems and will apply motor control interventions and motor learning concepts to specific conditions. Focus is on effective evidence-based treatment strategies to prevent falls and re-admission, improve functional balance and optimize the environment for patients with balance problems, including the elderly, those with stroke, Parkinson's disease, and medically complex conditions across the continuum of care

 

More Information: Click HERE



Level I: IASTM Fundamentals

Level I – Basic skills to begin IASTM technique

 

Course Date: April 29-30, 2017
Type: 2 hour online & 8 hour live Course
CEUs: up to 11


Phone: Karli Jenkins( 505-261-4546) - https://hawkgrips.com/events/

 

Level II: Advanced IASTM

Level II – Builds on principles in Level I

 

Course Date: April 29-30, 2017
Type: 2 hour online & 8 hour live Course
CEUs: up to 12


Phone: Karli Jenkins( 505-261-4546) - https://hawkgrips.com/events/

 

Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder
Course Date: March 18-19, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: This activity is certified by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for 15 hours and accordingly accepted by the regulatory boards/agencies in the states of Washing, DC and Virginia.  This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy examiners for 1.6 CEUs.


Location: Metro Orthopaedics & Sports Therapy, 8401 Colesville Rd, Ste 50 Metro Level Silver Spring, MD 20910



 
Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder


"The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO) has organized and sponsored a PT CEU Program to address the CE needs of Physical Therapists, and to also promote a spirit of camaraderie and shared learning of best practices amongst PT providers. The course, Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder, is scheduled for March 18-19, 2017 at the CAO location of Metro Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

This course shows the clinician an entirely new and unique way to treat the shoulder girdle complex. It focuses on the concept of hypo-hyper compensation. While symptoms in the shoulder are commonly in the glenohumeral joint, the driver of the symptoms is commonly elsewhere in the shoulder girdle complex. The class incorporates joint mobilization in ways not often shown along with myofascial release, taping techniques and a fresh way to look at muscle re-education and strengthening of the shoulder.

 

All PTs should register to further their professional development needs.  Not only will they receive an excellent educational experience, but they will earn CEU credits and build valuable professional relationships with their peers. A link to the registration form is below. You may contact the CAO corporate office at 301 637-8710 for further information."



More Information: Click HERE
Registration Page: Click HERE


Manual Therapy Approach: Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac
Course Date: March 26, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 7 hours for each Module


Location: 1712 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006



 
Manual Therapy Approach: Module 9: Manual Therapy for Cardiac


Following completion of this class the learner will exhibit an understanding of: the appropriate indications and contraindications for performing manual therapy on the cardiac area; the appropriate preparation work to perform prior to cardiac work; treating the appropriate hard frame structures surrounding the heart;  performing the Advanced Straincounterstrain techniques for the heart and surrounding organs; performing the compression syndromes for the heart and surrounding organs; and treating the biomechanics of the heart and surrounding and affiliated structures.

All Classes are held from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch is provided.



More Information: Click HERE




Manual Therapy Approach: Module 5: Spine and Nerves and Module 6: Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes
Course Date: Module 5 May 20, 2017 and Module 6 May 21, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 7 hours for each Module
Location: 1712 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006


 
Manual Therapy Approach: Module 5: Spine and Nerves and Module 6: Upper and Lower Extremity Compression Syndromes


Following completion of these classes the learner will exhibit an understanding of: Muscle Energy Technique for the spine: Type 1's and 2's; Neural Tissue Tension technique to treat adverse mechanical neural tension for the spine, plexi, cranial nerves, upper and lower extremity sensory and motor nerves and pelvis; the conditions for use of compression syndromes; the contraindications for the use of compression syndromes; the techniques that should be used before and after performing compression syndromes; and how to perform compression syndromes for the upper and lower extremity.

All Classes are held from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch is provided.



More Information: Click HERE



ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Course Date: May 19-20, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 Contact Hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Washington, DC


 
ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions


In this course the speaker will first discuss the multisystem adverse effects of critical illness and the impact the sequelae have on the rehabilitation process. This is critical for the clinician to understand because individuals who suffer a critical illness have high morbidity rates. The current philosophy is for early mobilization to decrease the rate of functional deficits and disability. In this medical model the therapist needs to have a sharp set of skills in assessment and optimal interventions given the activity tolerance of the patient. This discussion will establish the framework for the remainder of the course by addressing pertinent evaluation skills and intervention plans with the goal to restore function across the continuum of care. This course will discuss the interpretation of vital signs beyond the basics and system review as it relates to critical illness. The participants will gain a clinical decision framework to determine medical stability and exercise tolerance that will improve the exercise prescription of patients recovering from critical illness. Another section of this course will focus on understanding dyspnea and fatigue which are two common barriers to activity tolerance. The participants will learn how to examine chest wall mechanics, breathing pattern, cough effectiveness and incorporate interventions to improve function. This course will explore the evidence for advanced intervention for patients on advanced medical support devices and who are suffering from the common iatrogenic effects of hospitalization. Finally the participants will be engaged in a case study to discuss integration of clinical information and problem solving for a successful patient encounter.



More Information: Click HERE



Course Speaker: Chris Wells, PT, PhD, CCS, ATC
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 



Treatment of the Hypotonic Child
Course Date: May 20-21, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 13.5 Contact Hours/1.35 CEUs
Location: Washington, DC


 
Treatment of the Hypotonic Child

This two day course is designed for physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children who have neurological or developmental disorders where hypotonia is a significant component such as Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Cerebellar disorders, genetic disorders, and some forms of Cerebral Palsy. The motor and sensory impairments associated with hypotonia will be defined and described along with the effect hypotonia has on function and participation. Labs will cover facilitation of improved postural control combined with strategies and use of moveable surfaces to enhance postural stability ,strength and motor learning related to specific functional outcomes. Adjuncts and home program suggestions will also be covered.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker: Linda Kliebhan
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 

 



Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development
Course Date: June 3-5, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 21 Contact Hours/2.1 CEUs
Location: Washington, DC


 
Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development

Have you ever felt "at a loss" when treating a one month old...or an infant whose chronological age hasn't yet reached term? Have you ever assessed an infant born preterm and seen movement issues that weren't reflected in the norm referenced tests? In this course, you will learn how to treat movement dysfunction in infants born preterm beginning at NICU discharge. We will assess movement pattern differences on which to build effective treatment interventions and address the challenges unique to the population of infants born preterm. Intervention handling and facilitation techniques will be introduced for use during functional activities with infants born preterm. Interventions and techniques will be appropriate for in-home early intervention and parent coaching.

The instructor will use lecture, video, lab, and problem solving formats. During the lab components, you will learn to treat by working with other class participants and with dolls. You should bring a beach towel (or yoga mat), a 20" Raggedy Ann type doll, and wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in.

 

More Information: Click HERE

Course Speaker:Jan McElroy, PhD, PT, PCS, C/NDT
Organization: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/ 

 

Manual Therapy Approach: Module 7: Cranial 1 and Module 8: Cranial 2
Course Date: Module 7 June 24, 2017 and Module 8 June 25, 2017
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 7 hours for each Module
Location: 1712 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006


 
Manual Therapy Approach: Module 7: Cranial 1 and Module 8: Cranial 2

Following completion of these classes the learner will exhibit an understanding of: appropriate preparation work to be performed prior to treatment of the cranial joints and bones; mobilization of the temporo-mandibular joint and the spheno-basilar joint; mobilization of the basic cranial bones; mobilization of the cranial dura on multiple planes; and treatment for ensuring blood flow in and out of the cranium; mobilization of the key bones involved in the cranial facial gear mechanism; performing the neuro-fascial releases for the cranium; performing the compression syndrome techniques for the cranium.

All Classes are held from 9:00am to 5:00pm and lunch is provided.

 

More Information: Click HERE



New Therapies in the School Online Courses for School Therapists
Course Date: N/A
Type: Type 1
CEUs: 3 - 4.5 Contact Hours per session
Location: Online Courses


 
New Therapies in the School Online Courses for School Therapists

We are pleased to offer four new online courses recorded live at our Seventeenth Annual Therapies in the School conference 2016. These courses complement our established e-Learning program which is taught by leading experts in their fields. These new seminars will help you address the most pressing cognitive, behavioral, motor and sensory challenges, with the latest evidence based strategies to implement in the classroom. Choose from four individual courses, or choose the complete package of all four courses. A great option to share with your colleagues or district. It's the next best thing to attending live!

 

More Information: Click HERE

Contact: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone: 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA) http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/