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




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/ 

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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




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/