The Core - Stability, Breathing, and Training

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This intermediate level, one-day course challenges the clinician to focus on coordinating breathing control and core stabilization to optimize functional mobility and performance. The Neuromuscular techniques that enhance the synergistic function between breathing patterns, stabilization and coordination can be applied to patients in a variety of settings from acute care to the pro athlete.

Clinicians will be presented with the information to assess and correct a variety of breathing patterns and core stabilization strategies to optimize the most efficient pattern for all patients and conditions. A few of concepts that will be taught and practiced during this lab based course include appropriate postural positioning, reflexive stabilization, isometric rotational stability, proprioceptive facilitation, irradiation, approximation, and core integration with prime movers. Applications of techniques will cover beginning core activation for the post-op or ICU patient in supine position all the way to the high level performance client utilizing asymmetric positions.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Discuss the concepts of the working model of the core.
  • Identify how to reflexively activate the core using facilitation and approximation.
  • Assess respiraton and stabilization patterns and develop corrections to optimize performance.
  • Develop rehab programs that train and progress core stability with functional movements.
  • Identify the most appropriate low level core activation activities that can be utilized to improve the functional movement for patients in ICU, acute and SNF settings.
  • Demonstrate low and mid level core activation activities for home health and outpatient clients.
  • Demonstrate high level therapeutic activities for outpatient, wellness and sports performance patients/clients.

Instructor name

John Wilson, PT, DPT, MA, CSCS

My experience is not limited to teaching. I’m an instructor, but also a trainer, mentor, staff developer and coach, and I can draw from all of these roles to respectfully challenge therapists’ thought processes and encourage them toward prescribing treatments uniquely suited to the needs of each patient.
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OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018

7.5 hours of CME credit

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

Tuition $ 220.00



October 18, 2019 - October 18, 2019

9 hours of CME credit

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Miami, FL

Tuition $ 220.00

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December 6, 2019 - December 6, 2019

7.5 hours of CME credit

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood, NJ

Tuition $ 220.00

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State Continuing Education Course Approvals

All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehab Outcomes

Price when purchased with registration: $ 165.00

Delivery: DVD and Online (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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