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A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neuro Rehab - Physical therapy continuing education course

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation

Current research in integrative medicine has shown that a dynamic systems approach to rehabilitation can play a significant role in enhancing functional outcomes for people with stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and Post Polio Syndrome. In this course, integrative techniques -- such as tai chi, yoga, health-focused meditation, and acupressure -- along with traditional neurological methods such as soft tissue techniques to reduce tone, trigger point and myofascial release, and lymphedema massage for the swollen upper extremity patients; are incorporated with traditional western medical treatments.

Participants will leave this course with a wealth of ideas to take to their clinics for addressing the obstacles that people with neurological disorders often face. You will feel confident with modifying these activities so that even your lower level patients can participate and benefit with measurable functional outcomes.

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Master Clinicians course for the shoulder - Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course- Physical therapy continuing education course

A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Combine forty years of clinical experience with expertise from over one hundred evidence based research articles and you have a recipe for an advanced shoulder course providing the most up to date practical evidenced based information. This hands-on course will enhance your expertise in examination, manual therapy, and reasoning skills, thus providing you with the expertise to develop advanced therapeutic exercise programs for shoulder dysfunction.

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Thoracic Spine continuing education course for PT and PTA

A Systematic Manual Therapy Approach to the Thoracic Spine

Treating thoracic spine dysfunction can often be very challenging. A thorough understating of the interrelationship between the cervical/thoracic region, thoracic region and shoulder, thoracic spine and ribs as well as the thoracic/lumbar regions is necessary. This course will provide you with the information needed for a good foundation to develop an appropriate evaluation and treatment process for thoracic spine dysfunction. Clinicians will be prepared to utilize a combination of manual therapy, joint mobilizations, muscle energy and targeted exercises to develop a comprehensive program that produces positive functional outcomes.

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Acute Care Rehab

Acute Care Rehab

This two-day, intermediate level course will provide the clinician with the tools necessary to make appropriate decisions in the ICU and acute care environments. The core principles are introduced so that clinician can acquire specific information on a variety of topics in order to effectively manage and progress patients with varying degrees of involvement. Specific details on how to work with tubes, lines, and other medical equipment will enhance the clinician’s ability to feel confident. Tools such as the ABCDEF bundles and other evidence-based assessment and treatment tools will be reviewed and utilized in lab sessions. In addition, clinicians will also learn proper management strategies for the cardiac and pulmonary patient and hands on techniques to improve function.

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Comprehensive Management of Cervical Spine Disorders- Physical therapy continuing education course

Advanced Clinical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine

An understanding of the functional anatomy and biomechanics leads the way to improving cervical spine disorders. This course will provide you with the tools needed to evaluate and treat common cervical spine disorders in a biomechanically smart approach. The evidence based approach will provide you with better outcomes and function.

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Advanced Evaluation and Treatment for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Foot and Ankle- Physical therapy continuing education course

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Foot and Ankle

Many clinicians are uncomfortable performing a differential diagnosis examination on the foot and ankle. However, if you are provided with a systematic approach to the functional mechanics of the foot and ankle, you will be better prepared to identify the source of dysfunction--dysfunction that can lead to problems throughout the kinetic chain. This course provides you with the skills necessary to prepare an organized approach to assessing the foot and ankle, developing clinical reasoning skills, enhancing manual skills and optimizing clinic visits to get results.

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Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies- Physical therapy continuing education course

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies

Left untreated a hip injury could manifest itself into more serious complications and over time lead to a domino effect of problems throughout the musculoskeletal system. This course will provide you with skills necessary to perform a differential diagnosis examination and identify specific hip disorders in a timely manner. You will be better prepared to develop an effective treatment plan for obtaining optimal biomechanics and function and preventing the development of problems in other parts of the body.

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Advanced Management of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation- Physical therapy continuing education course

Advanced Management of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Last year approximately 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were projected to be diagnosed. Given this statistic it is likely that at some point in your therapy career you will treat a patient with a breast cancer diagnosis. Do you know what the common complications are from chemotherapy? From surgery? Do you have a thorough understanding of the multiple physiological systems that are affected with cancer treatment? How will this affect your rehab plan? This course will expand your clinical knowledge in the areas of differential diagnosis, treatment, side effects and surgical procedures. You will also be shown how to develop an appropriate time sensitive program that will result in positive outcomes.

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Advanced Management of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle - Physical therapy continuing education course

Advanced Management of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle

This continuing education course on the lumbar spine and pelvic girdle focuses on movement dysfunction and working with the neuromechanical and biomechanical systems to restore function. Incorporating multiple systems for recovery enhances the body?s ability to work synergistically which will improve overall function. In this course you will be equipped with resources and skills that will lead to better outcomes when working with the lumbar spine and pelvis, and you will also gain the benefit of utilizing techniques that can be incorporated with other movement dysfunctions.

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Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes  - Physical therapy continuing education course

Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes

If you have an understanding of the physiological impact of cancer then you can develop a comprehensive approach to obtain functional outcomes. This continuing education course will provide you with the underlying basis of how and why you should treat specific diagnoses with specialized clinical skills. A rehab professional will learn how to effectively make decisions on the most appropriate assessment and treatment approach.

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Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury- Physical therapy continuing education course

Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

There are approximately 11,000 to 12,000 new spinal cord cases each year in the United States. Understanding this, will you be the therapists equipped to help these patients achieve their maximum functional level? In this course, you will learn how to find function at levels where you thought there was none. You will understand how the current research and new clinical techniques can affect your patients’ functional outcomes. When you leave this course you will be envigorated to approach the treatment of spinal cord injury in a brand new functional and more effective way.

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Balance Dysfunction and Intervention

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

Determining the cause of a patient’s imbalance is just as important, or in some cases more important, than providing treatment for imbalance. This advanced course helps the medical professional determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement the appropriate treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed are evidence-based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed, including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction.

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Cancer Rehab - Bridging the Gap Between Medical  Prognosis and Physical Realities- Physical therapy continuing education course

Cancer Rehab - Bridging the Gap Between Medical Prognosis and Physical Realities

Cancer rehabilitation encompasses the mind as well as the entire body. Both psychological and physiological factors are involved. As a therapist you need to understand how the the body works in optimal conditions and in compromised situations. An understanding of how the body responds to specific cancer treatments and the associated response time will ultimately affect your rehab program and plans. This knowledge will provide you with the tools needed to successfully encourage and treat a patient throughout the continuum of care and enable you to reach measurable functional outcomes in a timely manner.

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Comprehensive Management of Elbow, Wrist and Hand- Physical therapy continuing education course

Comprehensive Management of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

This intermediate-level course provides an in-depth presentation on the successful management of elbow, wrist and hand injuries. Discover the essential anatomy and biomechanical contributions to optimal healing and function. A comprehensive approach to enhancing evaluation skills and tools to understand common surgical procedures, will be presented. Specific laboratory sessions will provide expert feedback from the instructor on the key elements for effective evaluation and treatment techniques. This information will contribute to the overall understanding of how to appropriately develop rehab programs that produce optimal functional results.

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Current Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Stabilization Concepts for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint- Physical therapy continuing education course

Current Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Stabilization Concepts for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint

As a clinician, what can I do first with a patient being treated for mechanical lumbosacral region pain in order to provide the best outcome possible for him/her? In other words, what gives me the best chance to provide the most effective and prompt care with my first interventions in the treatment of mechanical lumbosacral region pain? This course will help to answer this question, as you will learn the manual and clinical reasoning skills necessary to restore function and decrease pain in these patients.

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Developing Post Surgical Rehab Programs for the Cervical and Lumbar Spine- Physical therapy continuing education course

Developing Post Surgical Rehab Programs for the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

The overall number of cervical and lumbar spine surgeries is increasing by the thousands each year. Learn in detail about the mechanical and physiological changes that occur with many different spinal surgeries and how postoperative therapy can build upon the surgical corrections. You will leave this course with an understanding of physiological changes that occur post-surgically and how and when to apply specific techniques to enhance function and decrease pain.

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Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Biomechanics- Physical therapy continuing education course

Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Biomechanics

A comprehensive understanding of the normal biomechanics of the shoulder girdle provides the foundation for a well-balanced evaluation and treatment program. This course delivers evidence-based and clinically efficient information from a master clinician with more than 37 years of experience. Learn how to effectively assess for dysfunction in a variety diagnoses and develop the most comprehensive rehab program for the best functional outcomes.

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Evidence-Based-Rehab-Techniques-for-Parkinsons-Multiple-Sclerosis-and-Peripheral-Neuropathy PT OT Continuing Education Course

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

Thinking outside the box is essential when working with patients with neurological disorders. Combining everyday functional activities and sports related movements can improve overall functional movement. This course will enlarge your understanding of how to incorporate appropriate progressions of movement into the rehab program and thus build upon a foundational base of strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance.

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Functional Mechanics of the Lumbopelvic Region and Lower Extremity

Functional Mechanics of the Lumbopelvic Region and Lower Extremity

This course will teach you how to enhance your differential diagnosis skills by identifying specific dysfunctions within the lumbar spine and the lower extremities. Manual therapy techniques, combined with a thorough functional movement analysis, will enable you to effectively identify faulty movement patterns within the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. The treatment techniques, manual therapy skills, and critical thinking concepts presented in this course will provide you with the tools necessary to address musculoskeletal imbalances and develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program to optimize healthy and efficient functional movement patterns.

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Functional Mobility through Manual Facilitation

Functional Mobility Through Manual Facilitation

The application of PNF facilitation techniques enhance muscular activation directly and indirectly through the principle of irradiation. Knowing how to utilize indirect, as well as, direct treatment techniques is an essential tool for all therapists, as it enhances patient engagement and improves functional movement outcomes. Clinicians and patients see immediate results which encourages them to build upon the gains they achieve during subsequent visits. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large variety of diagnoses including orthopedic, neurological, geriatric and general debilitated patients.

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Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities- Physical therapy continuing education course

Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities

Neurological gait disorders can be debilitating. Limited motion in the elderly can lead to additional life-threatening conditions and even death. Understanding the underlying multifactorial causes of diminished gait will provide the foundation for developing an effective program for your client to maximize mobility. Coordinating rehab activities to enhance motor relearning and mental processing will provide the client with a progressive treatment approach leading to a higher functional level.

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Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements- Physical therapy continuing education course

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements

Mobility is one of the most important factors when dealing with post-op fracture repair. Understanding the mechanisms of injury, surgical procedures and healing process will provide you with the ability to develop an appropriate progressive rehab program. Learn the essentials in this course to enhance, mobility, proprioception, motor skills and overall functional ability.

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Geriatric Pain and Mobility- Physical therapy continuing education course

Geriatric Pain and Mobility

This geriatric continuing education course takes you through a logical progression of how to treat musculoskeletal and neurological pain, train the nervous system to move the body without recreating the pain response, and progress the patient through functional gains as he or she continues through the healing process. Discussion will include age-related changes and special considerations needed for this clientele. Extensive hands-on laboratory sessions will enhance your manual therapy skills to promote soft tissue changes and improve function. Participants that attend this course will be confident in developing a comprehensive program that addresses the functional challenges that often occur with the aging population.

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Geriatric Posture and Performance

Geriatric Posture and Performance - A Joint by Joint Mobility and Stability Approach

Proper Posture is the result of numerous anatomical and physiological components that contribute in varying levels to the end result. As we age, this delicate balance is challenged, often resulting in deficiency which manifests itself as improper posture. This course will utilize a joint by joint approach from the foot upwards differentiating either a mobility or stability deficit (or both). The clinician will learn to treat the entire patient from a postural standpoint using a holistic approach of functional based manual therapy techniques, therapeutic activities designed to mobilize the patient in weight bearing and reflexively stabilize them in functional movement patterns.

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Geriatric Strengthening and Movement Re-education for Mobility- Physical therapy continuing education course

Geriatric Strengthening and Movement Re-education for Mobility

One out of three adults over age 65 falls each year, which translates to millions of older adults experiencing a fall and possibly suffering from a lifelong disability. A rehab specialist properly trained in geriatric care can significantly impact the life of the geriatric patient for fall prevention, strengthening, and safe mobility. Attend this course and learn rehab techniques that will benefit this aging population and positively impact an older person’s quality of life.

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Integrating Evidence Based Rehab Progression for Current Surgical Procedures for the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

Integrating Evidence-Based Rehab Progression with Current Surgical Procedures for the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

Surgical techniques are constantly changing. New procedures and interventions are created to optimize the surgeons intervention. Is your rehab program for post surgical cervical and lumbar spine patients also changing and adapting to address these new surgical procedures? This course will deliver up to date knowledge on the latest surgical techniques used for cervical and lumbar surgeries and the optimal rehab progressions to maximize the surgical outcome. This course combines online training with a one day hands on lab portion designed to maximize your learning experience.

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Making Sense of Neck Pain - PT OT Continuing Education Course

Making Sense of Neck Pain A One Day Hands On Live Course combined with an Online Home Study Course

Managing patients with neck pain can be confusing and frustrating for novice and experienced clinicians alike. In this one-day live course with online home study, Dr. Durall will provide a systematic and integrative approach that demystifies the screening and treatment process, reduces frustration, and most importantly helps clinicians manage neck disorders with greater confidence and proficiency.

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Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle- Physical therapy continuing education course

Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

Master your foot and ankle evaluation and treatment techniques. Become an expert clinician when it comes to differential diagnosis of foot and ankle dysfunction. This course will teach you to master your examination and treatment skills to achieve functional outcome success in a shorter period of rehab time.

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Mastering Rehab Solutions for the Complexities of Concussions

Sports related Traumatic Brain Injury is often in the news today, yet the cause of injury can also come from many other sources. This increases the likelihood that you will treat patients some form of a TBI. Learn to integrate successful rehab programs into treatment programs for patients with concussion and forms of TBI. This two-day advanced course is designed for physical and occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are looking to expand their knowledge and clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of persons with mild traumatic brain injury and concussion

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Myofascial Release - From Surface to the Depths- Physical therapy continuing education course

Myofascial Release - From Surface to the Depths

The outcomes achieved from performing Myofascial release techniques are largely dependent on the skill of the clinician performing the technique. This course is unique because it combines manual techniques with the training to enhance kinesthetic perception. These two very important components work together when performing direct and indirect techniques for membranes, tendons, ligaments, dura, organs, ribs and essentially all parts of the body. A review of current evidence-based research will reveal the theory behind the application for specific disorders. Another unique aspect of this course is that it teaches not only how to perform the techniques but also how to incorporate the therapist’ s sense of touch, thus enabling him/her to identify deep tissue movement and obtain desired outcomes.

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Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Techniques to Improve Functional Outcomes and Reduce Pain

Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Techniques to Improve Functional Outcomes and Reduce Pain

Pain is often the symptom associated with a wide range of underlying physiological disorders. Traditional medicine frequently relies on prescription pain killers to assist with pain management, as demonstrated by more than 23 million Americans who currently abuse opioids. This course will demonstrate the effectiveness of reversing the pain pathway cycle through hands-on myofascial techniques. By combining evidence-based information with clinical efficacy and hands-on training, you will be able to utilize the most effective techniques to decrease pain and increase function.

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Optimizing Functional Outcomes in the Older Adult Population - Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

Optimize your understanding of comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care.

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Orthopedic Sports Taping Evidenced Based Continuing Education Course for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

Orthopedic and Sport Taping

Taping techniques are an extremely valuable resource for therapists, both in the clinic and on the playing field. This evidence-based course provides you with the tools needed to critically think through taping solutions to achieve the desired results, whether it be joint protection, injury prevention, muscle facilitation and/or stability. Learn the top 50 sports/kinesiology taping techniques to enhance your overall treatment approach.

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Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies

Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

Many physical limitations resulting from neurological and orthopedic conditions can be minimized and even eliminated when proper strengthening and coordinated activities are performed. Learn how to incorporate the concept of Pilates into a comprehensive rehab program. This course will help you enhance your patients’ functional motion and strength to perform daily activities. The combination of self paced learning and an intensive one day hands-on course will give you a comprehensive treatment approach as well as some sore muscles. The Pilates DVD will also serve as a great reference or rehab tool that you can use and benefit from indefinitely.

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PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait

Enhance functional mobility and gait by combining PNF techniques with a comprehensive, coordinated approach to traditional rehab methods. This course offers a host of techniques for determining appropriate treatments for the facilitation of coordinated movement and function. Course participants can immediately apply the techniques learned in this PNF seminar to their orthopedic and neurological patients.

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Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions- Physical therapy continuing education course

Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

This comprehensive, evidence-based and interactive course combines running biomechanics, exercise physiology, and orthopedic and sports physical therapy principles in order to formulate an easy-to-understand evaluation and treatment approach that can be immediately utilized with your patients and clients. The lecture sessions lay the foundation for understanding running mechanics and present the latest evidence on treating running injuries. The laboratory sessions will teach you the fundamentals of evaluating an injured runner, performing a 2-D running gait assessment, and incorporating the latest evidence-based treatment technique. This course highlights the emerging science of running gait retraining and provides in-depth pointers on how to best implement these techniques with your patients and clients.

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Speed, Agility and Quickness Training- Physical therapy continuing education course

Speed, Agility and Quickness Training

For athletes to perform their best, they need to train for optimal muscle function. Speed and agility are two of the most desired qualities in sports, and therapists with the ability to determine deficits in mechanics can appropriately direct an athlete toward training that improves speed, agility and overall performance. This course is unique in that it combines clinical expertise with scientific research. In this course, you are taught how to take complex sport movement patterns and break them down into an easy-to-follow format. After this course, participants will be able to help athletes develop a more explosive first step, increase speed and improve their ability to rapidly change direction. This information can be applied to all athletes, including youth, high school, collegiate, recreational, and professional.

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Spinal Cord Rehabilitation - The Next Step

Spinal Cord Rehab- The Next Step - One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

There has been a paradigm shift in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injured patients. There are now activity-based recovery strategies that help sensory-motor function regain the capacity to generate real function. Learn th elatest evidence based techniques to maximize your spinal cord patient treatment program.

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Spinning Beyond Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course- Physical therapy continuing education course

Spinning Beyond Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

More than 40% of Americans will experience dizziness that is serious enough to seek medical treatment. Become a master at differential diagnosis for the evaluation and treatment of dizzy patients. In this course, you will learn to treat based on what is “driving the dysfunction,” not the diagnosis alone, and by incorporating what you have discovered from careful history, your analysis of subjective complaints, and differential diagnosis by testing key structures. Incorporate your clinical findings into a comprehensive program to stop your patient from spinning!

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Stroke Rehab - An Integrated Functional Movement Approach- Physical therapy continuing education course

Stroke Rehab - An Integrated Functional Movement Approach

Over 750,000 people suffer from a stroke each year. Timing of aggressive treatment approaches in combination with innovative rehab techniques is essential in order to minimize physical disability. Learn how to optimize treatment and outcomes and improve motor control and function.

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The Female Athlete- Physical therapy continuing education course

The Female Athlete

Over the last three decades there has been an increase in participation in sports with female athletes which also lead to an increase in overuse and acute injuries. Female athletes will experience a higher rate of specific musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts. This course will provide you a fundamental understanding of the common injuries that female athletes present with and how to help prevent and treat them.

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The Hip Complex - An Advanced Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment- Physical therapy continuing education course

The Hip Complex - An Advanced Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment

When should you suspect intra-articular hip pathology? Do you know how to perform the correct tests and techniques to find the true source of hip dysfunction? This CME course will assist you in developing your differential diagnosis skills by mastering your hands on evaluation techniques. An immense knowledge of recent evidence based research is discussed to support a the validity of certain techniques and procedures. Clinical research and reasoning will provide you with the tools to master proper rehab of hip pathologies.

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The Lumbopelvic Region - A Systematic Approach Utilizing Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercises and Muscle Energy Techniques

The Lumbopelvic Region - A Systematic Approach Utilizing Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercises and Muscle Energy Techniques

Learn to improve patient outcomes with significantly less treatments! Hands-on experience is the only way to improve your clinical skills, especially when working within the complex biomechanics of the lumbar spine. This course not only examines the fundamentals of motion and musculoskeletal synergy in the lumbopelvic region, but also provides extensive hands-on techniques to improve your assessment and treatment skills for functional improvement in the lumbopelvic region.

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Post Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine Rehab

The Post-Surgical Cervical and Lumbar Spine

Discover the most effective treatment techniques to optimize results for your spinal surgery patients. This course provides the most up-to-date surgical procedures, evidence-based information and clinically relevant techniques to maximize functional outcomes. The manual therapy techniques presented, as well as the current protocols discussed throughout this course, will enhance the clinician’s ability to immediately apply these skills in the rehab setting.

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The Post Surgical Elbow, Wrist and Hand

The Post-Surgical Elbow, Wrist and Hand

How comfortable are you in managing a post-surgical patient? Are you dependent on generalized protocols, or can you think outside the box? Do you feel confident treating a post-op patient who walks into the clinic with bulky dressings and no prescription? Therapists who are empowered with the knowledge of healing properties of tissue, as well as the evidence to support specific treatments, find that clinical reasoning produces much better outcomes than standardized protocols. Attend this course to enhance your knowledge and rehab skills for the post-surgical elbow, wrist and hand patient.

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The Power of Posture in the Management of Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction

The Power of Posture in the Management of Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction

Understanding Posture and the elements contributing therein can be the gateway to unlocking optimal biomechanics The effective intervention for lumbopelvic dysfunction must be organized around an understanding of static and dynamic posture. Intervention should integrate the anatomic/physiologic components of both biomechanical and neuromechanical dysfunction in the context of postural control. Learn strategies developed for examination and intervention regarding postural inefficiencies in order to repair and optimize movement dysfunction.

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Myofascial Release - From Surface to the Depths- Physical therapy continuing education course

The Principles and Practice of Myofascial Release

The outcomes achieved from performing Myofascial release techniques are largely dependent on the skill of the clinician performing the technique. This course is unique because it combines manual techniques with the training to enhance kinesthetic perception. These two very important components work together when performing direct and indirect techniques for membranes, tendons, ligaments, dura, organs, ribs and essentially all parts of the body. A review of current evidence-based research will reveal the theory behind the application for specific disorders. Another unique aspect of this course is that it teaches not only how to perform the techniques but also how to incorporate the therapist’ s sense of touch, thus enabling him/her to identify deep tissue movement and obtain desired outcomes.

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The Runners Rehab Program- Physical therapy continuing education course

The Runners Rehab Program

Maximize your ability to differentially diagnoses during your functional screening. This will maximize your treatment time with your clients and optimally will produce better functional outcomes in a shorter period of time. Learn to identify the mechanisms responsible for inefficiency and injury during a client’ s first treatment session and develop evidence based treatment approaches. Foot and ankle assessment will be presented, including evaluation of rear and forefoot alignment, internal and external drivers of foot posture, and passive and active mobility testing.

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The Running Course - The Next Step- Physical therapy continuing education course

The Running Course - The Next Step

What makes a good runner? How can you minimize injuries and recovery time? Attend this course and enhance your skills to improve your client’s stamina, biomechanics, balance, strength and much more! You will learn new manual therapy skills, stability exercises, taping techniques, running drills, and program development ideas--all to improve the strength, proprioception, and running skill of your clients of varying age groups and functional levels.

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The SI Joint and Pelvic Girdle- Physical therapy continuing education course

The SI Joint and Pelvic Girdle

The SI joint and pelvic girdle can be the source of dysfunction throughout the entire body. Faulty mechanics can lead to pain, limited motion and gait abnormalities. Treatment can be as simple as restoring muscle imbalance to performing joint mobilization to improve biomechanics. This course will instruct you on how to differential diagnosis specific disorders and develop and appropriate rehab program to restore function and mobility and decrease pain.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions- Physical therapy continuing education course

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

The proper diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries and concussions is essential for optimal recovery in a timely functional manner. The number of reported concussions has doubled in the last 10 years, and if left untreated, serious brain damage and even death can occur. Furthermore, many symptoms of concussions are often missed, which leads to an incorrect diagnosis, decreased quality of life and an increase in medical conditions as the patient ages. This comprehensive, evidence-based course provides the clinician with the information to perform a proper differential diagnosis examination and develop an appropriate rehab program to decrease symptoms and improve function.

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Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes- Physical therapy continuing education course

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes

Evidence based research has proven that Pilates can improve functional outcomes in a variety of dysfunctions from orthopedic to neurological, acute to chronic. This continuing education course will discuss the application of the Pilates principles and exercises will be discussed for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patient populations. Utilizing coordinated motion will enhance the neural processing and improve muscle coordination and strength and ultimately function!

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Vestibular Dysfunction - An Algorithmic-Based Evaluation and Treatment Approach- Physical therapy continuing education course

Vestibular Dysfunction - An Algorithmic-Based Evaluation and Treatment Approach

Over 8 million emergency room visits are attributed to balance and dizziness complaints. This course will prepare you to perform differential diagnosis examinations to effectively determine the source of the complaint. You will also be provided with the tools to effectively develop a progressive plan of care for successful outcomes.

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Vestibular Integration Strategies

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

This hybrid (Responsible CME) course combines both online/DVD self paced training with live hands on training. Master the evaluation and treatment techniques on your own and then enhance your hands on skills in the live course. You will learn how to perform a differential diagnosis exam and apply the appropriate treatments to specific disorders to achieve positive outcomes. This course also provides a DVD so you can reference all of the techniques as you begin incorporating them into your clinical care.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes- Physical therapy continuing education course

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

The information presented in this course, while vestibular in nature, is combined with a comprehensive, interactive laboratory component. Its focus is on the class participants' "Monday Morning" issues. The structure and function of the vestibular system are thoroughly discussed along with testing, diagnostics and intervention strategies to address a large scope of symptoms and diagnoses. When therapists return to their jobs on Monday morning, they will likely encounter patients with problems related to upright instability. Although these patients may not be diagnosed with vestibular disorders, they are indeed equipped with vestibular systems. Without basic knowledge of vestibular structure and function, therapists will likely miss a crucial element of the initial evaluation--one that could very well lead to more successful intervention outcomes.

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