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Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Mindfulness-Based Interventions Evidence-Based Advancements in Treating Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Across All Ages and Settings

Instructor: John P. Rettger, PhD, E-RYT 200

This workshop will provide participants with foundational knowledge of mindfulness applications in clinical and educational settings and exposure to the core mindfulness skills, practices, and competencies necessary to develop or expand a mindfulness practice. Participants will engage in and practice mindfulness meditations including seated meditation, mindful hatha yoga, and compassion practices. This workshop will include didactic instruction on mindfulness philosophy, research and clinical practice, as well as highly experiential labs. Participants will learn the necessary tools to take with them to continue to develop their mindfulness practice after the workshop. more...

Daily Relief and Creative Solutions for Problem Behaviors & Reducing Anxiety in Sensory, Autism & ADHD
Daily Relief and Creative Solutions for Problem Behaviors & Reducing Anxiety in Sensory, Autism & ADHD

Instructor: Nisha S. Sanghvi, OTR/L

This interactive one-day workshop will provide a way to systematically analyze various environments and the triggers that lead to anxiety and problematic behaviors. Participants will acquire several treatment strategies and coping mechanisms to support the child and family in an appropriate manner. They will learn how prioritize the needs of the children, providing support at the foundation and then building upon that. You will leave this workshop with effective strategies, interactive techniques, visual supports and movement activities that can be incorporated into treatment immediately to promote improved body regulation and decreased anxiety. more...

Assessment and Intervention Strategies Using The DIR/Floortime Approach
Assessment and Intervention Strategies Using The DIR/Floortime Approach Improving Development and Independence for Children with Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Instructor: Jennie Trocchio Kirkland Ph. D

This workshop will focus on the Developmental, Individual Differences and Relationship-based (DIR/Floortime) approach, a theoretical and practical model for professionals to comprehensively assess and create intervention programs, tailored to the individual strengths and challenges of each child. Through hands-on labs, participants will learn to use interactions to strengthen each child's social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. Participants will leave this workshop with practical strategies that can be utilized immediately to build strong developmental foundations for even your most difficult cases. more...

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disorders Achieve Developmental Progression in Infants and Children with Cerebral Palsy, TBI, Down Syndrome, and other Neuromotor Disorders

Instructor: Karen L. Crilly PT, MAPT, DPT

This workshop will provide participants with quick and practical techniques to identify neuromotor impairments in infants and young children. The hands-on strategies will allow you to be a proactive clinician, allowing the implementation of a plan of care that can improve functional outcomes. Return to your practice with tools to immediately implement the best interventions, the latest research, and safely challenge this very fragile population. more...

Oppositional, Defiant, Anger Issues, and ADHD
Practical Strategies and Interventions for Oppositional, Defiant, Anger Issues, and ADHD In Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Tra A. Ahia, Ph.D.

This dynamic workshop will address a full range of behavioral disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved treatment approach to ODD and other behavioral disorders. more...

Play-Based Interventions
Play-Based Interventions Improving Sensory Skills, Behavior, and Communication for Children Ages Birth-6

Instructor: Sheryl Rosin Ph.D., CCC-SLP

In this workshop, you will learn to use evidence-based play methods, techniques and activities in applied early intervention to achieve better socialization, communication, and behavior outcomes in children with a wide range of developmental disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome and ADHD. This workshop also offers practical techniques to reduce negative behaviors and overcome various sensory challenges. Participants will implement a play-based system to assess and treat children according to their current level of development, interests, and sensory profile during daily home, school, and community interactions. Participants will leave this workshop with play-based intervention strategies that are practical and sufficient for everyday use to support children's growth and development in early intervention settings.  more...

Evidence-Based Kinesiology Taping for Pediatrics
Evidence-Based Kinesiology Taping for Pediatrics Practical and Effective Techniques for Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Genetic Pediatric Disorders

Instructor: Kristin L. Sanders, PT, MPT, PCS

This hands-on and interactive workshop will empower participants to integrate kinesiology tape into their pediatric practice. Through several lab practices and discussions participants will learn to safely and effectively apply therapeutic tape to multiple areas of the body and improve outcomes in various pediatric conditions. Participants will leave with effective evidence-based kinesiology taping strategies to integrate into their toolbox the next day to improve therapeutic outcomes. more...

Treating Torticollis
Treating Torticollis What's In Your Toolbox? Evidence-Based Assessments & Interventions

Instructor: Kim Lephart, PT, DPT, MBA, PCS

This interactive workshop provides resources and education to understand the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of infants with CMT. The Section of Pediatrics of the APTA's Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) is discussed and applied to determine appropriate interventions, guide referrals to other specialists, and determine when discharge is appropriate. Participants will discuss cases, group problem solve, and practice use of tools for evaluating this population. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be familiar with the CMT Clinical Practice Guidelines and have the proper tools for evaluating and treating infants with CMT. more...

Creative Approaches to Rehabilitation for Older Adults
Creative Approaches to Rehabilitation for Older Adults Ensuring Effective Treatments and Patient Compliance in All Settings to Improve Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA

This workshop will teach participants to utilize a unique combination of assessment techniques, therapeutic exercises, and documentation strategies specifically geared toward the older adult population to reach targeted outcomes efficiently, and realistically. Through hands-on practice scenarios, you will hone your skills to integrate the most relevant treatment techniques into the plans of care for your geriatric clients to improve balance, independence, and ADLs. In addition to the most practical geriatric rehab techniques available today, this workshop offers the added value of techniques to motivate your patients to comply with the exercises you choose for them. Participants will also learn skills to deal with difficult behaviors and compliance issues associated with dementia using practical psychological techniques that give you a playbook to overcome difficult behaviors that may stand in the way of your patients achieving outcomes. more...

Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab
Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab Evidence-Based Solutions for Spasticity, Motor Control, and Sensory Loss

Instructor: Erica A. Pitsch, PT, MPT, DPT, NCS

This workshop offers evidence-based, practical solutions to challenging topics in stroke rehabilitation. Participants will learn which outcome measures to choose and what the latest research shows about some of our more challenging problems with stroke rehabilitation including sensory impairment, neglect, and spasticity. In addition, you will be inspired to try a few new things with your patients who have survived a stroke, including motor imagery, TENS, mirror therapy, and promoting cardiovascular exercise. more...

Evidence-Based Yoga and Pilates
Evidence-Based Yoga and Pilates Therapeutic Exercise for Geriatric Rehabilitation

Instructor: Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, CPI, CYT

This dynamic and interactive workshop will teach you to easily and effectively integrate Yoga and Pilates into your treatment plans. The most clinically relevant and easily reproduced adaptations for geriatric rehabilitation will be taught in this one-day course. Participants will learn exercises that can be applied to effectively improve function in a wide range of geriatric patients. This workshop is jam-packed with exercise modifications, including seated modifications, so you can utilize the techniques taught with any geriatric client. Skills gained in lecture and lab will allow you to leverage the popularity of Pilates and Yoga to improve adherence to Home Exercise Programs and exercise compliance, increase performance of ADLs, and gain new clients. Participants will practice Yoga and Pilates throughout the day, so they can effectively utilize these simple, but effective techniques, the next day in the clinic. These invaluable modalities will allow you to expand your treatment toolbox to improve function, ROM and ADLs in the older adult patient population. more...

Therapeutic Exercise and Self-Care for Older Adults
Evidence-Based, Innovative Therapeutic Exercise and Self-Care for Older Adults Safely Challenging Geriatric Patients through Yoga, Pilates, and Strength Training

Instructor: Deanna Lesmeister, PT, DPT, CWT, STS, CPI, CYI

This one-day workshop will provide participants with tools to address the unique challenges of rehabilitating older adults. Participants will practice strength training techniques, Pilates exercises and yoga based techniques to gently, but effectively, challenge geriatric patients. Through active demonstrations, case studies, and practice, participants will acquire a unique exercise toolbox that will improve outcomes in older adults with varying dysfunctions. Upon workshop completion attendees will be able to create and implement effective treatment plans to facilitate improved quality of life and reduce recovery times from a wide range of injuries. more...

Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning Skills
Practical Effective Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning Skills Practical Effective Strategies to Improve

Instructor: Jocelynn B. Wallach, MS, OTR/L

This workshop will teach participants to understand the components of self-regulation and executive function skills and how they contribute to school and life success. Participants will gain an understanding of the basic neuroanatomy underlying these skills. Through an understanding of the developmental progression, participants will learn how to analyze specifi c self-regulation and executive function dysfunction. They will learn how to implement eff ective methods to facilitate the development of self-regulation, attention, organization and working memory. Participants will learn how to make accommodations and modify the environment for various selfregulation and executive function challenges and to adapt these strategies as needed to allow all children to succeed at school, in the home and community.  more...

Breakthrough Solutions for Improving Executive Functioning Skills in Children and Teens
Breakthrough Solutions for Improving Executive Functioning Skills in Children and Teens

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

This highly engaging, practical workshop offers strategies and tools to childhood professionals and parents alike, that seek to assist children in the development of effective control over mood, organization, and time concepts. By providing insight into executive functioning skills, participants will understand what to look for in children who struggle in therapy, at home, in social situations, and in the classroom. Participants will leave with hundreds of specific tools, strategies and resources that offer real world solutions to real world problems children face with self-regulation and organization. This workshop is essential for anyone struggling with teens or children facing chronic underachievement, who are making limited growth in emotional control and understanding, who struggle with constant disorganization of materials, time and space, and children who are overly prompt-dependent and need support moving to higher levels of independence. more...

Effective Treatment Solutions for Sciatica and Low Back Pain
Effective Treatment Solutions for Sciatica and Low Back Pain Using Massage Therapy and Other Treatment Methods for Pain Reduction

Instructor: Adam Chaifetz, DC, DIBCN, MSCS

This workshop is designed to give the therapist a review of the intricate anatomy of the lumbar spine, lumbar-sacral plexus, and associated muscles that are affected when a patient presents with lower back pain and sciatica. This workshop will address appropriate history and evaluation techniques which allow the individual to make an informed decision as to the avenues of treatment available. In addition to lecture, there will be hands on labs enabling the therapist to develop palpation and evaluation skills appropriate for their level of training and certification. Examples include differentiation of a lumbar intervertebral disc syndrome from myofascial pain syndrome, and the referral patterns for each. This will include an understanding of the standard criteria of myofascial trigger points versus the lumbar spine and associated neuroanatomical structures known to produce sciatica. Lastly, treatment options will be covered, including hydrotherapy and home stabilization exercises routinely given for conditions known to produce sciatic neuralgia. more...

Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise and Self-Care Techniques
Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise and Self-Care Techniques Utilizing Hands-on Treatment to Efficiently Restore Function

Instructor: Bill Meritt, PT, OCS, Cert. DN, FAAOMPT

This lab-intensive workshop will focus on finding the appropriate combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and self-care strategies. Participants will learn simple, yet effective manual techniques, primarily focusing on joint mobilizations and manipulations of the spine and extremities. These techniques will be taught with an improved understanding of more of the potential benefits that occur when providing hands-on care. Participants will also learn how to integrate appropriate exercises that will help to reinforce the manual techniques by helping to reduce pain and optimize functional improvement in every patient. The end-result is a clinician who is prepared to offer their patients improved treatment outcomes while maintaining the productivity standards required in many of today's rehabilitation settings. more...

Essential Manual Therapy and Self-Care Techniques
Essential Manual Therapy and Self-Care Techniques A Full-Body Approach to Effective Rehabilitation

Instructor: Rick Rutkowski, PT, DPT, MTC, BOC Ped, CPT

In this workshop participants will develop new manual therapy skills and new self- care techniques for immediate clinical application. Participants will create new strategic programs combining manual therapy with self-care strategies for the most commonly injured and painful areas to treat a broad range of patient pathologies. Through several interactive hands-on labs participants will learn how to assess and implement proven, evidence-based techniques for neck impairments, shoulder rehabilitation, hip and pelvis dysfunction, knee dysfunction, foot pain, and ankle sprains. Documentation and reimbursement will also be addressed to ensure participants are able to accurately show functional improvement using the techniques learned in this course.  more...

Taping, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy for Shoulder Disorders
Taping, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy for Shoulder Disorders

Instructor: Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT

This lab-based shoulder workshop will take participants from basic rehabilitation protocol to comfortably using more advanced treatment methods that produce optimal results. Proven evidence based techniques will be provided for the most effective assessments and interventions. Participants will gain expertise for next day clinical application in skills incorporating therapeutic taping techniques, exercises, mobilization methods, proprioceptive & graded motor imagery concepts while learning to address the whole kinetic chain. These proficiencies will come together as you design customized treatment programs that will effectively optimize patient outcomes for both conservative and post-operative conditions. more...

Essential Manual Therapy and Self-Care Techniques
Essential Manual Therapy and Self-Care Techniques Developing Plans of Care for Effective Rehabilitation

Instructor: Eric W. Krell, PT, DPT, MTC, Cert. DN

This lab-intensive workshop is structured to help attendees learn and develop new manual examination and treatment skills while also improving on their existing knowledge. This workshop effectively combines manual therapy and self-care techniques for immediate clinical application. Effective treatment techniques will be taught to help participants overcome common pathologies of the shoulder, neck, hip, knee, and ankle. Participants will learn to assess, apply, and properly sequence manual therapy and self-care techniques for most musculoskeletal injuries in an easy to learn, guided lab setting. more...

Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders Overcoming the Barriers to Functional Recovery

Instructor: Amie Marie Flores, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CEEAA

Applying stroke and brain Injury guidelines and recommendations can be challenging when participation is limited by cognition and oftentimes with concomitant physical restrictions. This workshop will expand the participant's knowledge on the cognitive impairments relevant to functional activities. To develop clinical reasoning and skills, participants will learn evidence-based assessment techniques that support each element of the patient/client model, and really work in daily clinical practice. By analyzing case studies and performing relevant techniques in hands-on labs, participants will leave with practical tools necessary for effective rehabilitation of movement and improved quality of life for patients with acquired brain injuries varying from stroke, MS, Parkinson's, dementia and more. more...

Joint Replacement and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Evidence-Based Strategies for Joint Replacement and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Instructor: Paul Frizelle PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES

Participants will learn evidence-based testing to improve evaluation skills. Manual therapy and functional exercise interventions for patients in all settings will be taught to optimize the return to function and ADLs. Appropriate and accurate documentation of these interventions will be presented to give participants confidence in the utilization of these techniques. The information in this workshop will provide all rehab professionals with clinically relevant knowledge that can be put immediately into practice. more...

Improving Behavior and Social Skills
Improving Behavior and Social Skills in Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Eric J. Nach, Ph.D.

This brand new and unique, practical seminar will use real-life scenarios to identify social skills deficits along with proven strategies to treat and improve them. Utilizing proven examples from actual therapeutic settings, participants will be able to relate to the realism of the situations and the practicality of how to address them. Participants will be exposed and encouraged to practice using these strategies during hands-on activities. The goal of this seminar is to provide participant with over a hundred specific corrective valuable and realistic "tools" they can use right away when they return to their practice, school, institution, or home. more...

Healthy Interventions for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory & ADHD in Children and Adolescents
Healthy Interventions for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory & ADHD In Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Gary Eisenberg, Ph.D., CPQ

This fresh one-day workshop was designed to integrate traditional & alternative therapies for the best possible outcomes. Utilizing multiple video demos, interventions as diverse as diet, video modeling & medication are explored. Behavioral interventions and social skills training are honed for use in the classroom and PT/OT/SLP office. New methods for handling meltdown then increasing classroom compliance are taught. This workshop will put the teacher and therapist in the mind of the autistic individual there by allowing them to speak the child's language. Nonpharmocological interventions for ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder will be thoroughly examined. You will return to your children with a proactive look at these disorders, and the tools to identify alternative, traditional and behavioral techniques & how they may apply in your setting. more...

Healthy Interventions for Autism, Sensory and ADHD In Children and Adolescents
Healthy Interventions for Autism, Sensory and ADHD In Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Gary Eisenberg, Ph.D., CPQ

This fresh one-day workshop was designed to integrate traditional & alternative therapies for the best possible outcomes. Utilizing multiple video demos, interventions as diverse as diet, video modeling & medication are explored. Behavioral interventions and social skills training are honed for use in the classroom and PT/OT/SLP office. New methods for handling meltdown then increasing classroom compliance are taught. This workshop will put the teacher and therapist in the mind of the autistic individual there by allowing them to speak the child's language. Nonpharmocological interventions for ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder will be thoroughly examined. You will return to your children with a proactive look at these disorders, and the tools to identify alternative, traditional and behavioral techniques & how they may apply in your setting. more...

Alternative & Innovative Interventions for Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety
Alternative & Innovative Interventions for Autism, ADHD & Anxiety: Unique Classroom and Therapy Strategies

Instructor: Andrew Kahn, Psy.D.

This acclaimed workshop was designed to help therapists, educators and administrators develop a therapeutic approach that elicits client expertise and establish well-formulated and realistic treatment goals with clients diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, and Anxiety. Through years of clinical experience as well as teaching thousands of clinicians across the country, Dr. Kahn has developed a practical, immediately useful array of information and interventions for the attendees. Using contemporary, creative intervention strategies and evidence- based techniques specifically designed for today's pediatric professionals, parents, and educators, who will leave with an array of new information and interventions to be used the very next day. Dr. Kahn uses real life case studies to show successful application of strategies relevant to your profession as well as useful materials and tools to design individual treatment plans. more...

Autism Across the Spectrum
Autism Across the Spectrum Current, Practical Strategies for Behavior and Skill Development in Every Level of Autism

Instructor: Joani M. Richardson, OTR/L

This fast-paced, practical and evidence-based workshop will help participants gain a full understanding of the world of Autism. Participants will leave with a framework to guide their problem-solving and decision-making along with intervention strategies for day-to-day success. Extensive use of examples, pictures and anecdotes will prepare you to use the strategies immediately and effectively. From low to high functioning, this seminar will help participants put the pieces together to discourage negative behaviors and to foster growth and skill development in children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder. more...

Complementary Interventions for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory & ADHD in Children & Adolescents
Complementary Interventions for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory & ADHD in Children & Adolescents

Instructor: John F. Taylor, Ph.D.

This brand new, practical seminar explores clinical applications from several directions for maximum impact on the child, teen, and family. You will find truly CREATIVE and USER-FRIENDLY STRATEGIES that REALLY WORK for any involved professional or concerned family member. Because it provides a comprehensive set of practical strategies, this seminar is a pivotal training experience for anyone concerned with helping a child or teen with Autism, SPD or ADHD. It details many factors that can decrease symptoms, and you will be able to immediately create and implement a potent program of symptom control upon return to your practice, school, institution or home. It features extensive assessment information and hundreds of specific corrective activities. more...

Autism, ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation
Practical & Effective Interventions for Autism, ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation in Toddlers, Children, and Adolescents

Instructor: Ann-Louise Lockhart Psy D., ABPP

This interactive and highly engaging workshop will apply the research on typical and atypical developmental, to childhood and behavioral disorders, and teach you to identify when certain behaviors are developmentally appropriate and when it becomes a diagnosable condition warranting effective behavioral strategies, and identify reasons for misbehavior to ensure maximum home and school success. Participants will learn specific strategies for a variety of disorders including Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance, and anxiety. Case discussions, published research articles, and proven self-regulation strategies will address difficult behavior issues associated with a variety of developmental disorders. Practical and ready-to-use handouts and behavioral strategies will be provided for therapists, licensed providers and parents to use immediately upon completing the workshop. more...

Non-Medicated Interventions for Children with ADHD and Sensory Processing Challenges
Non-Medicated Interventions for Children with ADHD and Sensory Processing Challenges Mindful Movement Activities to Increase Focus, Attention and Self-Regulation

Instructor: Colleen Williams, PT

This new, one-day workshop will teach participants to improve brain function as it relates to learning in children with autism and other sensory challenges. Drawing upon the most up to date brain research, this workshop will provide a thorough understanding of the brain's impact on a child's success. Participants will learn the significance of the mind-body connection, and how to set up brain neurochemistry for the most effective learning and best performance. Participants will leave this workshop with strategies that can be implemented immediately in the classroom and therapy settings. more...

Effective Early Intervention
Effective Early Intervention Using Play and Other Modalities to Treat Sensory Deficits and Motor Skill Development in Children Birth to 3

Instructor: Teresa Westerbur, OTR/L

This workshop will help therapists, teachers, ECI specialists, and many other professionals make an impact on later school success as well as improve motor and sensory development with the 0-3 population. Early intervention specialists must address multi-cultural differences, environmental issues, and parenting styles. It is important to properly evaluate and treat developmental concerns to provide children a better quality of life. Using case studies, hands-on experiences, and video examples participants will be able to assess, set goals, develop treatment plans, and document progress in their youngest clients with a wide variety of conditions. Veteran therapists will learn new options and those new in pediatrics will gain information to help them be successful in their daily interactions with children and families. more...

Preschoolers & Autism
Preschoolers & Autism: Keeping Calm When They're Carrying On

Instructor: Cindy Lee, M.S.Ed.

Participants in this workshop will acquire knowledge about the diagnostic process for young children who demonstrate atypical developmental patterns. Effective tools to support family members with understanding the diagnosis and treatment recommendations will be provided. Various treatment approaches will be discussed along with research based conclusions regarding the efficacy of each. Common issues that arise in children's behavior, emotional regulation, sensory processing, communication, and socialization will be reviewed in depth with practical strategies to mitigate negative effects. Participants will leave this workshop with practical tools that can be immediately implemented to effectively support the youngest learners. more...

Early Childhood Interventions & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early Childhood Interventions & Autism Spectrum Disorder Keeping Cool While They're Melting Down

Instructor: Shanon Gibson, Ed.D.

This workshop provides an insight into the diagnostic process that is used with young children who demonstrate atypical developmental patterns. A variety of treatment approaches, and the research supporting each approach will be discussed and interventions using the approaches will be practiced in an interactive lab-based format throughout the day. This workshop examines issues regarding emotional regulation, sensory processing, communication, and socialization. Strategies to support the development of positive replacement behaviors will be presented. This workshop will provide participants with effective teaching strategies backed by the latest research, giving participants the tools you need to facilitate successful early intervention in pre-school children on the spectrum. more...

Pediatric Feeding Problems
Effective Strategies to Overcome Pediatric Feeding Problems

Instructor: Becky Miksic, OTR/L, T-NLP, T-TET, CHt

In this workshop you will learn to identify medical, motor, sensory and other key factors impacting a child's success with eating. You will be given handouts and checklists to assist in planning comprehensive feeding programs for children with mild to severe developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders and tube fed children. Video case studies and break-out sessions will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and practice communicating your recommendations in a supportive environment. You will leave equipped with everything you need to implement comprehensive feeding programs in your practice setting the next day. more...

Interventions to Achieve Emotional Regulation In Children with Autism, ADHD and Anxiety
Interventions to Achieve Emotional Regulation In Children with Autism, ADHD and Anxiety

Instructor: Kathy Whitmire, M.Ed.,

Using an Emotional Thermometer, a model of the brain, and an Importance Scale, you will use 'The E.R. program' to teach children how to identify reasons for their feelings, brain reactions when angry, anxious, or fearful, and what skills and strategies are needed to promote the development of emotional regulation. The variables and triggers that lead to emotional outbursts will be discussed. A list of tools and resources for preventing, intervening, and calming children will be provided. more...

101 Immediate Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Children with ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism
101 Immediate Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Children with ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism: Working with Brain-Based Strengths

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

This highly engaging, interactive, and practical seminar discusses the brain in an easy, manageable manner, and introduces attendees to over 100 immediately-usable tips, tools and activities for meeting the diverse needs of the children with whom you work. Through a quick-moving combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning, participants will be able to begin making positive changes in children's lives the very next day! Comprehensive manual and resource list included.  more...

Developing and Implementing Sensory Diets
Developing and Implementing Sensory Diets: Practical & Effective Modulation Plans for Children of All Ages

Instructor: Donna Schulman, OTR/L

Children with SPD often require a daily routine that incorporates various calming and organizing activities referred to as a Sensory Diet. It is essential that therapists, clinicians, teachers, and parents have a comprehensive set of practical and proven sensory-based strategies necessary to create a Sensory Diet that is effective across all functional environments. This exciting, hands-on workshop will provide participants with the latest conceptual and practical information to be able to further understand and obtain a complete picture of a child's sensory functioning at home, school or virtually any setting. Every child is different and when one treatment plan may work for one, it may be ineffective for another. Using the latest assessment tools, treatment strategies and real life case studies, you will be able to immediately create and implement a specifically designed Sensory Diet (a.k.a. sensory modulation) upon return to your practice or home. From certain types of tactile objects, foods and smells to music, sounds and movement you will be able to individualize an activity schedule that a child needs to stay focused and organized throughout the day and keep the body functioning at its optimal level. more...

Developing Effective Sensory Diets
Developing and Implementing|Effective Sensory Diets|for Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR

This exciting hands-on workshop will provide participants with the latest conceptual and practical information to be able to further understand and obtain a complete picture of a child's sensory functioning at home, school or virtually any setting. Every child is different and when one treatment plan may work for one, it may be ineffective for another. Using the latest assessment tools, treatment strategies and real life case studies, you will be able to immediately create and implement a specifically designed Sensory Diet (a.k.a. sensory modulation) upon return to your practice or home. From certain types of tactile objects, foods and smells to music, sounds and movement you will be able to individualize an activity schedule that a child needs to stay focused and organized throughout the day and keep the body functioning at its optimal level. more...

Managing Behaviors for Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Activities and Resources to Manage Behaviors for Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Kathleen Morris, MS, CCC-SLP

I've learned from my audiences that although there is value in understanding autism and sensory issues, what people need the most help with is learning how to manage the apparent unmanageable behaviors that get in the way of learning, progressing and relationships. As a result, I have spent the past year researching new resources, building on tried and true strategies and refining more ways to equip you with the best tactics to impact children with difficult behaviors. At this new workshop, we are going to have a chance to understand the foundations of sensory processing and autism, how we can impact arousal, how our attitude influences behavior and most importantly for our day - have fun!  more...

School-Based Strategies to Improve Attention Using Apps, Visual Exercises, and Sensory Tools
Listen Up! School-Based Strategies to Improve Attention Using Apps, Visual Exercises, and Sensory Tools

Instructor: Polly Benson, OTR/L

Do you know how to incorporate touchscreens and hi-tech devices into traditional learning without losing the hands-on experience of what you do successfully? This innovative one-day workshop is designed to teach therapists and teachers to unlock the potential of integrating multi-sensory techniques and smart technology to improve behavior in children regardless of developmental level. Participants will be guided through the many beneficial ways to incorporate low and hi-tech methods into traditional treatment and intervention situations. This workshop will help you think outside the box and show cost-effective strategies to immediately implement into practice. Participants will learn to integrate various touchscreen technologies using Apple, Android, and Windows tablets, smartphones, and e-reader technologies, and combine these with multi-sensory techniques, proven visual exercises and other hands-on sensory interventions. This workshop offers practical sensory solutions for any childhood professional and is applicable for all ages as well as all levels of cognition and diagnoses. Participants will learn to motivate and engage students while working with team members for the best rehab and school-based practices. In addition, this workshop will demonstrate how to help you manage your productivity and organization. Polly Benson has done all the research for you, and compiled it into an invaluable resource to anchor your professional practice in the 21st Century! more...

Breakthrough Learning Interventions for Children with Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia
Breakthrough Learning Interventions for Children with Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia Helping Visual-Spatial Learners Succeed

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

This innovative new workshop takes you inside the mind of the visual-spatial learner to view the classroom and home through the child's eyes of complete concepts and pictures instead of words. Comprehensive assessment tools will be outlined to identify the characteristics of the visual-spatial learner. The sometimes overwhelming task of accommodating various learning styles will be presented in a clearly formatted and effective approach. Participants will learn methods to build auditory skills while teaching to the visual strengths of the child. Participants will return to your classroom or clinic with functional intervention strategies and visualization tools to engage children and help them learn more effectively. more...

Pediatric Yoga and Mindfulness
Pediatric Yoga and Mindfulness Techniques for Sensory, Behavioral, Attention & Other Developmental Disorders

Instructor: Allison Morgan, MA, OTR, RYT

This timely one-day workshop will guide participants through essential sequences to incorporate yoga as part of a sensory diet into pre-k-8th grade classroom or clinic. Previous yoga experience is not necessary. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the effects of breathing, movement, mindfulness, relaxation and yoga games in order to confidently and successfully implement them with children. Immediately support treatment and classroom lessons through the implementation of sequences and strategies that promote carryover in multiple settings. Participants will learn to incorporate yoga as part of a sensory diet and use as a daily exercise program. more...

Pediatric Yoga & Mindfulness
Pediatric Yoga & Mindfulness Self-Regulation Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Physical, Behavioral, Sensory, and Developmental Challenges

Instructor: Chrys Kub, MSPT, ERYT500

This workshop equips you with the skills to practice yoga therapy for the child with behavioral disorders, sensory dysfunction and musculoskeletal imbalance. Participants will learn to perform a unique and functional assessment to determine the needs of each child and to utilize breathing/pranayama, asanas/postures, sound therapy, and relaxation techniques to improve the child's overall health, well-being and function. Participants will learn effective documentation and billing procedures to go along with these dynamic new interventions. This workshop will add to participants' treatment toolbox by integrating therapeutic yoga principles that supplement traditional modalities and treatment methods. Participants will leave this workshop with therapeutic exercise modifications that offer functional holistic solutions to keeping children engaged and active in their treatment program. more...

Functional Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Treatment Plans for Older Adults with Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Functional Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Treatment Plans for Older Adults with Cardiopulmonary Conditions

Instructor: Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, MS, CCS, GCS

The cardiopulmonary comorbidities that are present in the geriatric population greatly impact how rehabilitation professionals should treat patients. This includes assessment, interventions, and recommendations. In order to have an in-depth understanding of geriatric cardiopulmonary pathologies, the rehab professional must also have an understanding of cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy in conjunction with the normal aging process. This workshop will review all of these areas and will discuss the most common cardiopulmonary pathologies seen in the geriatric population. The proper techniques to monitor vital signs, the use of functional assessments and the most effective documentation techniques will be taught in a hands-on format. In addition, cardiopulmonary medications will be reviewed so that the rehab professional can gain an understanding of the specific classes of drugs used for the pathologies discussed, their side effects and potential impact on rehab. more...

Documentation Bootcamp for Skilled Therapy Services
Documentation Bootcamp for Skilled Therapy Services

Instructor: John Adamson, PT, M.Div.

Documentation Bootcamp is a one-day workshop designed to take you through the steps to denial-proof documentation. You will learn how to interpret assessment data for patients on Medicare, set realistic functional goals, and effective interventions to facilitate improvement of function based on accurate assessment data. By strengthening therapy documentation skills, you protect your patients from prematurely being discharged from deserved care; prevent extra demands upon therapists due to denied claims that have to go through challenging appeals; and ensure stable levels of reimbursement for companies that employ therapists. more...

Effective Geriatric Rehab
Applying the Evidence for Positive Outcomes | Effective Geriatric Rehab | A One-Day Seminar for PTs and OTs

Instructor: Andy McCormick, DPT, OCS, CSCS

This dynamic one-day seminar will cover best-practice evaluation and screening techniques that are essential in every therapist's clinical toolbox. Dr. McCormick will cover outcome measure selection and application for area-specific dysfunction as well as how to apply the findings for effective treatment. Attendees will develop manual therapy skills that can be effectively combined with functional training. Participants will learn to use the most current evidence- based functional testing procedures and how to apply their findings. Case studies and demonstration will show effective progression principles that can be used at work the next day. more...

Functional Geriatrics
Hands-on Assessment & Treatment for Functional Geriatrics: What Every Therapist Must Know to Improve Function and Outcomes in Aging Adults

Instructor: George A. Summers, MPT, OCS, C-IDN, CES, PES

This timely workshop provides the latest clinically proven and research backed approaches for appropriate treatment and optimal outcomes for our aging adults. Using hands-on labs and enhanced assessment and treatment strategies, you will be guided through rehab techniques that will lead to improvements in functional geriatric outcomes. This unique workshop will provide you not only the tools for best case treatment sequencing, controlling pain, correcting posture, gentle and easy manual therapy approaches to treating nerves, muscle, and fascia, stretching and strengthening for improved function, but also a few proven effective treatment jewels that cannot be found in the books. There will be a brief discussion on reimbursement and improving documentation as well as improving functional patient screening. The workshop offers an upbeat, interactive, and fun approach to improving your clinical skills. You will return to your practice with an improved focus on patient care and some fresh ideas to dramatically improve patient quality of life.  more...

Geriatric Rehab
A No-Nonsense Approach to Geriatric Rehab Improving Mobility in Older Adults Using Practical Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, and Taping Techniques

Instructor: Julie B. Barnett, PT, DPT, MTC

This workshop will explain what functional motions are needed for seniors to stay functionally active. Practical hands-on strategies will be demonstrated for improving proper biomechanics of functional walking and ADLs. Practical manual therapy techniques will be taught to attendees in a straightforward approach. Videos will be included to further teach the proper implementation of gait training. more...

Therapeutic Exercise
Creative Approaches for Therapeutic Exercise in the Older Adult Population

Instructor: Michael Stare, DPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT, CNS

There has been an explosion of research documenting the ability of exercise to reduce morbidity and enhance function in the older adult. This innovative one- day workshop will provide strategies & techniques based on best practices and the latest research to implement effective geriatric exercise interventions. This course is designed to go beyond discussing the aging process & simple bed mobility exercises. Through the use of video, case studies, hands on demonstration & discussion, attendees will be able to assess, design, & implement effective exercise interventions for the older patients' unique needs, abilities, & environment. You will return to your patients with tools to quickly determine how to treat common conditions in the older adult and ensure patient compliance for the best results. more...

Fall Prevention Strategies
Fall Prevention Strategies Evidence-Based Tools to Reduce Re-Hospitalization and Maximize Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Brian Trzaskos PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C

Integrative rehabilitation professionals realize that the body and mind function inseparably in all human activity. This insightful and innovative program will transform traditional fall prevention thinking into a more holistic concept of care by outlining a simple set of integrative rehabilitation principles. Throughout the day, participants will practice research supported integrative movement and manual strategies that can be immediately applied in diverse clinical settings resulting in lower cost and highly effective balance enhancement outcomes. more...

Falls and Balance Disorders
Evidence-Based Assessment, Evaluation and Treatment for Falls and Balance Disorders

Instructor: John Gwilliam, PT, MHA, CWS

This comprehensive workshop will provide you with techniques and tools to help you to identify clients most at risk for falls and to understand the risk factors for fall-related incidents. You will review and understand the most current assessment and multi- factorial based interventions that target underlying reasons for falls, along with the most effective treatments for post-fall clients. In addition, you will learn how emerging technologies are impacting assessment and treatment and how to adapt these to fall victims. After attending this workshop you will return to your practice or facility with effective and proven strategies to identify fall risk factors, reduce the incidence of falls, and improve the quality of life for fall patients. more...

Stroke Recovery
Stroke Recovery: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment to Improve Function Through Neuroplasticity

Instructor: Anysia J. Ensslen, Ed.D., M.S., CCC-SLP

This workshop will provide you with the latest evidence-based knowledge related to cognitive deficits and their impact on stroke recovery. You will learn how to apply principles of experience-dependent neuroplasticity to select and implement functional treatment objectives that help your patients to maintain and improve their current levels of function. This workshop will increase your ability to apply patient-focused interventions that facilitate more independent completion of language-based ADL's. You will learn about proper documentation of patient goals and outcomes to optimize reimbursement for skilled services provided. more...

Home Health Rehab
Evidence-Based Innovative Solutions for Home Health Rehab Improving OASIS Accuracy, Plans of Care, and Meeting Documentation Requirements

Instructor: Jason Sims, PT, MSPT, COS-C, SFS, CSCS

This workshop is designed for every member of the home health care agency team including management and direct clinical staff. All participants will learn how their specific role directly correlates with each agency's success. This workshop will also focus on unique strategies for managing OASIS accuracy, taking aggressive steps to reduce re-hospitalization rates, mitigating patient fall risks, and ensuring skilled documentation in homecare. more...

Home Health Rehabilitation
Setting and Implementing Effective Goals and Interventions in Home Health Rehabilitation Home Health Rehabilitation

Instructor: Karen Yong, MA, PT

This important workshop is designed to provide rehab therapists and managers with the knowledge and tools needed to establish an effective rehab program in the home health setting based on quality measures and documentation requirements from Medicare. Topics include discussion of current Medicare regulatory changes relevant to home health rehab and managing quality domains related to acute re- hospitalizations and falls prevention. Participants will learn OASIS guidelines for functional scoring and documentation recommendations to maximize reimbursement. Gaining the knowledge and tools for setting up plans of care will allow participants to be more effective as rehab professionals, and deliver quality care in the home health setting. more...

Home Health Therapy and Modification
The Essentials of Home Health Therapy and Modification - Practical Strategies and Modifications for Optimal Outcomes in the Home Setting

Instructor: Phyllis L. Ehrlich, MS, OTR/L, CHES

This practical and creative workshop is designed to give participants adaptive equipment ideas, alternative treatments and documentation updates required to meet the many needs of the home care patient. Whether its growing risk factors such as falls, gait/balance disorders, age related cognitive decline, orthopedic disorders, or interventions to improve activities of daily living, this workshop will prepare participants for the next standard of geriatric care. Through real world examples and contemporary "outside the box" thinking, participants will develop the skills necessary to produce better quality of living and improved patient outcomes for the rapidly approaching increase of home care patients. This workshop is aimed at those practitioners who are considering entering homecare and those who are already in the field and have some experience. more...

Creating Accessible Home Modifications Facilitating Safety, Function and Options
Creating Accessible Home Modifications Facilitating Safety, Function and Options for Independence in the Home

Instructor: Rob Horkheimer, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

This workshop will provide essential knowledge and tools for accessibility evaluations and solutions. Participants will receive practical strategies for home modification essentials including assessment, task analysis, product knowledge, funding resources, and special considerations for design and selection of ramps, lifts, and grab bars. These approaches will be presented, and practiced so that you may help individuals of varied functional levels (from high functioning to dependent). Healthcare professionals and accessibility consultants will return to work with cost effective, aesthetic, and tested solutions for environmental modifications. more...

Effective Home Health Rehab
Effective Home Health Rehab Improving Plans of Care and Documentation to Reach Targeted Outcomes

Instructor: Timothy K. Dunn, PT, DPT, GCS, COS-C, CEEAA

This timely one-day seminar will provide the home health therapist OASIS-C concepts that incorporate a multidisciplinary approach aimed at achieving measurable, meaningful characteristics and abilities useful to the patient. Participants will examine strategies for incorporating best practice principles of evidence-based care that are driven by patient centered goals. Participants will leave with tools to streamline service delivery, improve patient outcome & process measuring, and lower re- hospitalization rates - all while preserving the bottom line in a world of shrinking financial margins. more...

Evidence-Based Assessment and Management of Neurodegenerative Conditions
Evidence-Based Assessment and Management of Neurodegenerative Conditions In the Geriatric Population

Instructor: Anne Khalifeh, Psy.D., ABPP

This workshop will review diagnostic criteria, neuropsychological profiles, and differences between the neurodegenerative disorders impacting older adults. Participants will be more effective at distinguishing between these disorders and have an understanding of the current trends in research and treatment. Participants will also learn about behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions; safety, ethical and legal concerns; and effective means for communicating with the patient and their loved ones. These skills will be taught through the use of lecture and case examples to fully illustrate these points. more...

Neurological Disorders
Effective Evidence-Based Rehabilitation for Neurological Disorders Strategies to Improve Mobility in Patients with Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis

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The relationship between cognition and movement has always been a complex and intricate one. Creating a foundations course which creates a holistic knowledge base for all clinicians will facilitate better plans of care, client understanding, and interdisciplinary communication which will allow the client to truly receive the best care possible. By developing a clear base of knowledge of not only the conditions, but also the complex relationship between cognition and mobility, participants will be able to create functionally based plans of care and therapy interventions that will be successful and meaningful for each client. more...

Stroke Recovery
Stroke Recovery Techniques and Therapies to Rewire the Brain After Stroke

Instructor: Peter Levine, RA, BA, PTA, AAS

This important workshop presented by clinician, researcher and author Peter Levine (Stronger After Stroke), delivers leadingedge treatment options including the most effective, reimbursable, research-driven recovery program now available to stroke patients - Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy. You will learn how "massed practice" is an essential component of the adequately vigorous neuroplastic change which drives successful patient outcomes and why "more is better" - more resistance, more repetitions, more speed, and more duration. The latest research findings will be discussed and you will return to your practice able to identify appropriate candidates and structure the massing of practice at home or otherwise away from the clinical setting. From flaccidity to spasticity to function, learn what the published evidence tells clinicians and therapists about the massive neuroplastic changes needed for the fullest possible recovery! more...

Geriatric Rehab
A Functional Testing Approach to Geriatric Rehab Designing Test-Driven Rehab Programs to Safely Improve Function and Mobility in Older Adults

Instructor: John B. Perry, PT, CSCS, FAFS, CAFS, 3D MAPS

This one-day workshop provides a continuum of practical and comprehensive evidence-based approaches for assessing, preventing, and rehabilitating injuries of aging adults in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and home care. Through the use of videos, lab, and case studies, participants will be able to perform the most effective tests and measures for aging adults, and immediately implement practical low tech exercises for functional movements, strength, balance, and flexibility. more...

Evidence-Based Resistance Training for Older Adults
Evidence-Based Resistance Training for Older Adults Safely Challenging Patients to Improve Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Tony Mikla DPT, MSPT, CSCS

This workshop will review basic changes that occur with aging as they relate to muscle strength and muscle mass. Participants will learn to achieve significant improvements in strength, even in the frailest older adult patients, to attain muscle strength and hypertrophy and how this can be achieved in the frailest of the elderly will be reviewed. Participants will learn how to safely and simply establish one-rep maximum in all patients as a baseline for improvements, regardless of co-morbid limitations and then establish a resistance training program with the appropriate duration and intensity level to achieve quality outcomes. Participants will leave this workshop able to confidently prescribe effective and challenging resistance training exercises to every patient, regardless of conditions such as COPD, osteoporosis, diabetes or all of the above. more...

Stroke Recovery
Stroke Recovery : A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Function in the Upper and Lower Extremities

Instructor: Laura K. Miller, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, ATP

This revolutionary and results-oriented workshop is focused on maximizing all aspects of treatment for effective rehabilitation of patients with all varieties of stroke. Participants will leave with strategies, including evidence-based standardized tests, to effectively establish a metric for functional improvement. Designed to be relevant in all patient care settings and used the next day in your practice, these strategies will noticeably improve the quality of care for stroke patients. Evidence-based techniques for assessment, manual therapy, seating and positioning will be practiced in an interactive format along with other unique, interventions. Participants will walk away with easy-to use handouts that will improve functional limitation reporting and documentation. This workshop uses the latest research and best practices to effectively equip clinicians of all skill levels to treat the growing stroke population in every practice setting. more...

Practical Skills for Stroke Rehab
Practical Skills for Stroke Rehab Applying Evidence to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Instructor: Naseem Chatiwala, PT, MS, DPT, NCS

This clinically relevant one day workshop will focus on learning basic concepts of motor control and motor learning and applying these principles to develop effective treatment plans. The main focus will be on evidence-based treatment approach. Patient videos will be used for better understanding of the assessments and interventions. Participants will leave this course with more tools in their tool box for successfully treating clients with stroke from knowledge about advances in gait training, task specific training, treating neglect, postural control deficits to a brief overview of orthosis to treat hemiparetic gait.  more...

Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Stroke Recovery
Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Stroke Recovery: Long-Term and Short-Term Interventions to Improve Functional Mobility in the Upper and Lower Extremities

Instructor: Ron Sheppard, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FABDA

This hands-on one day course is designed to guide you through effective, non- invasive treatment techniques for tone inhibition, edema reduction, increasing mobility of the upper extremity, realignment of the capitate bone, improving fine motor coordination of the hemiplegic hand, personalized Neurological Fine Motor Coordination (FMC) Activities "bag of tricks", and movement strategies for imbalance of the antagonist and agonist muscles toward flexion/ extension of the upper extremity. You will focus on the fundamentals and techniques of Neurological FMC as well as specific applications appropriate for persons with stroke to improve independence with ADLs, IADLs, and Leisure Performance. This course will provide you with functional reimbursable techniques you can immediately integrate into your treatments that can be used in virtually any environment with few contraindications. more...

Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Stroke Recovery
Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Stroke Recovery Interventions to Improve Functional Mobility

Instructor: Ron Sheppard, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FABDA

This hands-on one day workshop is designed to guide participants through effective, non-invasive treatment techniques for tone inhibition, edema reduction, increasing mobility of the upper extremity, realignment of the capitate bone, improving fine motor coordination of the hemiplegic hand, personalized Neurological Fine Motor Coordination (FMC) Activities "bag of tricks", and movement strategies for imbalance of the antagonist and agonist muscles toward flexion/extension of the upper extremity. Participants will focus on the fundamentals and techniques of Neurological FMC as well as specific applications appropriate for persons with stroke to improve independence with ADLs, IADLs, and Leisure Performance. This workshop will provide participants with functional reimbursable techniques they can immediately integrate into their treatments that can be used in virtually any environment with few contraindications. more...

Kinesiology Taping for Geriatrics
Kinesiology Taping for Geriatrics: Strategies for Stroke, Pain, Posture and Improving Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR

This hands-on, one day course is designed to guide you through appropriate therapeutic taping applications for the expanding geriatric population. Participants will focus on the fundamentals and techniques of taping as well as specific applications appropriate for this population including pain, edema, shoulder subluxation, stroke rehab, applications to improve posture and positioning, and many more. This course will provide you with taping techniques you can immediately integrate into your practice. You will learn non-invasive, practical methods of managing conditions specific to this population. Taping techniques learned can be used in virtually any environment with few contraindications. more...

Kinesiology Taping for Geriatrics
Kinesiology Taping for Geriatrics Evidence-Based Strategies for Stroke, Pain, Posture and Improving Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR

This hands-on, one day workshop is designed to guide participants through appropriate therapeutic taping applications for the expanding geriatric population. Participants will focus on the fundamentals and techniques of taping as well as specific applications appropriate for this population including pain, edema, shoulder subluxation, stroke rehab, applications to improve posture and positioning, and many more. This workshop will provide participants with taping techniques that can be immediately integrated into their practice. Participants will leave this workshop with non-invasive, practical methods of managing conditions specific to this population. Taping techniques learned can be used in virtually any environment with few contraindications. more...

Kinesiology Taping for Geriatrics
Kinesiology Taping for Geriatrics: Evidence-Based Interventions for Stroke, Arthritis, Safety and Improving Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Marlon Jant, DPT, PT

This hands-on, one day course will provide participants with an understanding of both orthopedic and non-orthopedic uses of kinesiology taping in geriatric patients. You will learn techniques to assess common orthopedic limitations of the upper and lower body, and gain skills to determine the appropriate integration of kinesiology taping with therapeutic exercise and other treatment techniques to improve function. Non-orthopedic uses for pain, stroke and edema will be explained and demonstrated, along with applications for scar management. Through hands-on labs and demonstrations, participants will practice taping techniques that can be applied to their practice the next day, and develop skills to improve function, safety and healing in their geriatric clients.  more...

Functional Testing & Assessment for Older Adults
Functional Testing & Assessment for Older Adults: Proven Tests to Identify Patient Needs and Show Meaningful Outcomes

Instructor: T. Daniel Walters PT, DPT, GCS

This workshop features lecture presentations, photos and videos, live demonstrations, interactive hands-on labs, quick reference handouts, case studies and open discussion. It will enable clinicians to identify practical outcome measures that will accurately reflect the effectiveness of skilled service and exercise prescription on the various aging populations. Through assessment and interpretation of current evidence-based outcome measures, clinicians will be able to develop treatment plans, better predict needs of patients and maximize performance. more...

Treatment Solutions for Dizziness, Balance & Vestibular Disorders Dizziness, Balance & Vestibular Disorders
Treatment Solutions for Dizziness, Balance & Vestibular Disorders Dizziness, Balance & Vestibular Disorders Evidence-Based Examination and Intervention Strategies

Instructor: Amy Muncy, DPT, PT

This evidence-based hands-on workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the vestibular system and its interactions with sensory balance structures that are vital for stability and function. Disorders of the vestibular system and secondary dysfunction will be reviewed. This workshop is designed to teach participants to perform a basic comprehensive examination of the vestibular and sensory systems, interpret findings, and develop a treatment plan with evidence- based interventions to help maximize functional outcomes in this patient population. Hands-on lab instruction will complement workshop content and provide the therapist with clinical tools. more...

The Fundamentals of Vestibular Assessment and Treatment
The Fundamentals of Vestibular Assessment and Treatment

Instructor: Jeff I. Ladinsky, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS

Through an integrated format of lecture, lab, case studies and open discussion, this workshop will provide therapists with the foundation and latest evidence to effectively evaluate and treat common vestibular disorders. You will acquire assessment tools to determine if dysfunction or faulty integration may exist within the vestibular, visual or somatosensory systems, along with treatment solutions to improve ADLs and quality of life for your clients. This workshop is applicable to clinicians without vestibular experience while maintaining the interest and expanding the clinical skills of the more experienced vestibular rehabilitation clinician. more...

Treatments for Vestibular Disorders
Differential Diagnosis & Treatments for Vestibular Disorders: A Comprehensive Rehabilitation Seminar

Instructor: Jean A. McConnell, MS, PT, ATC

This workshop will identify the broad based aspects relating to the complicated dizzy/vertigo/headache/balance compromised patient. There will be an overview of the multiple diagnoses and many syndromes associated with complicated patients who exhibit potential vestibular dysfunction. A review of anatomy will be provided, as well as treatment options detailing different manual therapy approaches to calming the variety of symptoms relating to patients suffering from multiple diagnoses. more...

Vestibular Rehab & Balance Training
Vestibular Rehab & Balance Training | A Fundamental Seminar Designed for PTs & OTs

Instructor: Karen Hogan-Curran, PT, DPT

This interactive workshop will cover the anatomy, physiology and function of the vestibular system and the vestibular system's important role in balance and mobility. It is designed to give therapists and clinicians basic essential information needed to assess and treat vestibular dysfunction as well as incidence, diagnosis and treatment of balance related disorders. Attendees will learn the various types of vestibular disorders, how they affect different populations and basic clinical tools for appropriate evaluation and treatment strategies. The instructor will frequently use case studies and hands on labs to bring real world relevance. more...

Taping, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy for Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Disorders
Taping, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy for Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Disorders

Instructor: Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT

The upper extremity is the most common region involved in musculoskeletal injuries and when not treated skillfully, can result in major, chronic conditions. When it comes to the hand, wrist and elbow, quicker improvement and more favorable outcomes are dependent on evidence-based rehabilitation techniques and individualized interventions that have the most impact on your patient's progress. This workshop will teach participants a treatment approach which includes proven taping methods, manual techniques and exercises that integrate the kinetic chain and other modern treatment protocols to advance your patient's progress. Participants will learn to integrate the best techniques modern therapy has to offer to improve, function, range of motion, and activities of daily living. more...

Applying Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy Combining Current Trends in Evidence-Based Practice
Applying Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy Combining Current Trends in Evidence-Based Practice

Instructor: Alex Siyufy DPT, ATC, SCS, Cert. MDT, Cert. DN

This workshop will enhance the clinician's critical reasoning process by providing the most recent advances to further enhance evidence-informed practice. Each participant will receive a comprehensive workshop manual with multiple summary tables that detail "take home" findings from the research studies. Expand your toolbox and learn manual therapy techniques to deactivate trigger points. The exercises and manual therapy techniques taught can be immediately implemented into practice with patients, athletes and clients. more...

Innovative Treatments for the Hand, Wrist, & Elbow
Innovative Treatments for the Hand, Wrist, & Elbow: Splinting, Taping, and Unique Modalities for the Orthopedic and Neurological Patient

Instructor: Deborah M. Fisher, MS, OTR/L, CHT

This comprehensive & interactive workshop not only reviews biomechanics & assessments for the hand, wrist & elbow, but also provides a wealth of creative yet functional treatments that can be easily integrated into the clinical setting and used with pediatric through geriatric populations. Expand your treatment tool box with a variety of evidence-based therapies including taping, splinting, as well as easy-to- master treatment techniques to maximize outcomes when managing pain, swelling, scarring, abnormal sensation, maximizing dexterity, ROM, strength, and proprioception. These strategies can be integrated immediately with little to no expense targeting functional decline for common orthopedic as well as neurological conditions. more...

Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Strategies for Joint Replacement
Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Strategies for Joint Replacement

Instructor: Richard Hubler, PT, DPT, OCS

This one-day workshop will provide you with evidence-based rationale for assessment and treatment techniques for post-surgical patients. Through didactic presentation, video, case study discussion, and hands-on demonstration, you will feel confident in your expanded skills in manual therapy and exercise prescription to influence muscle recruitment, tissue healing, and pain inhibition, all to facilitate improved functional mobility. You will be given multiple examples of protocol strategies and goals for progression from each stage of healing. Above all, you will be able to return to the clinic and incorporate new treatment skills into your existing expertise in rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery. more...

Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy
Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy

Instructor: Myra M. Meekins PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

This one day, lab-intensive workshop will teach clinicians how to utilize various taping techniques for the healthy, acute, sub-acute and chronic health population. You will apply knowledge of relevant region-specific anatomy and biomechanics to the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, and learn how to integrate manual therapy with taping techniques for spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Workshop sessions are hands-on and interactive to ensure successful comprehension and retention of techniques that can be used immediately upon return to practice. Proper documentation and billing codes will also be covered..  more...

Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy Applying Creative Exercises with Evidenced-Based Practices
Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy Applying Creative Exercises with Evidenced-Based Practices

Instructor: Hidelisa C. Manibusan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CLT-LANA

This workshop is designed to provide the clinician with the most recent evidence and "best practice guidelines" for a variety of challenging pathologies and dysfunctions commonly seen in clinical settings. Each participant will receive a course manual, including clinical pearls to enhance clinical reasoning. Participants will expand their toolbox by learning to combine manual techniques with appropriate therapeutic exercises to improve patient compliance and outcomes. The techniques and methods in this workshop are comprehensive, effective, and can be applied the next day in practice! more...

A Manual Therapy Approach to Rotator Cuff Disorders
A Manual Therapy Approach to Rotator Cuff Disorders

Instructor: Sue Machtley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

This lab oriented manual therapy workshop will guide you through assessment and treatment of the upper quadrant as it relates to rotator cuff impingement. Participants will leave this course with hands-on experience in joint mobility, soft tissue and movement assessment. Participants will also learn specific proven exercises and treatment strategies for functional dynamic motor control re-education to include in a home exercise program that can immediately be incorporated into practice for better clinical outcomes. more...

Rotator Cuff Disorders
Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Rotator Cuff Disorders A Hands-on, Lab-Intensive Workshop Using Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise and Self-Care Rehabilitation Techniques

Instructor: Sue Machtley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

This lab oriented manual therapy workshop will guide you through assessment and treatment of the upper quadrant as it relates to rotator cuff impingement. Participants will leave this course with hands-on experience in joint mobility, soft tissue and movement assessment. Participants will also learn specific proven exercises and treatment strategies for functional dynamic motor control re-education to include in a home exercise program that can immediately be incorporated into practice for better clinical outcomes. more...

Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Disorders | Diagnosis, Management and Evidence-Based Treatment

Instructor: Donald Earley, OTD, MA, OTR

The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to assist the clinician, therapist and trainer in the advancement of their expertise in evaluating and treating frequently seen shoulder conditions. Mr. Earley will take you step-by-step through the pathoanatomy of the shoulder and the assessment of dysfunction around the scapulo-thoracic and gleno-humeral joints utilizing case studies of recurring, complex shoulder problems. Current evidence-based interventions are presented and analyzed for a variety of diagnoses. You will return to your practice with more tools to evaluate, assess and treat difficult shoulder problems in less time and with less expense to the patient. more...

Evidence-Based Assessment & Treatment of Shoulder Disorders and Other Related Shoulder Pathologies
Evidence-Based Assessment & Treatment of Shoulder Disorders and Other Related Shoulder Pathologies

Instructor: Robert McCabe, MS, PT, OCS

This pivotal workshop features biomechanics of the shoulder, pathomechanics of other related shoulder injuries, the latest surgical techniques for shoulder disorders, and the best-practice rehabilitation protocols and trends for surgically repaired shoulders. The objectives have been designed to fill the gap for therapists between standard evidence-based approaches to rehabilitation, and the practical, clinical management of shoulder pathologies. Participants will integrate biomechanical assessment and clinical problem solving skills in order to formulate an appropriate treatment strategy for the individual patient. This seminar will benefit therapists, sports trainers, conditioning coaches, and physiologists in their delivery of challenging yet fundamentally sound workout regimens to their rehabilitating clients. All therapists seeking to improve patient care outcomes through the thorough examination and evaluation of patients with shoulder dysfunction will benefit from attending this seminar. more...

Taping, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy for Shoulder Rehabilitation
Taping, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy for Shoulder Rehabilitation

Instructor: Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT

This lab-based shoulder workshop will take participants from basic rehabilitation protocol to comfortably using more advanced treatment methods that produce optimal results. Proven evidence-based techniques will be provided for the most effective assessments and interventions. Participants will gain expertise for next day clinical application in skills incorporating therapeutic taping techniques, exercises, mobilization methods, proprioceptive & graded motor imagery concepts while learning to address the whole kinetic chain. These proficiencies will come together as you design customized treatment programs that will effectively optimize patient outcomes for both conservative and post-operative conditions. more...

Kinesiology Taping, Manual Therapy & NeuroMuscular Re-Activation
Kinesiology Taping, Manual Therapy & NeuroMuscular Re-Activation Combining Evidence-Based Approaches for Optimal Outcomes

Instructor: Michael Blubaugh, MSPT, CPT

This one-day workshop focuses on the most effective taping and proper billing practices to ensure that you are not only able to achieve superior clinical outcomes with your patients but are also able to receive full reimbursement for the services rendered. A test-treat-retest methodology is practiced so that immediate effects of treatments can be modified as needed for optimal effectiveness, and after completing the workshop, you will be able to immediately implement the strategies you learned for immediate positive outcomes. more...

The Fundamentals of Therapeutic & Kinesiology Taping
The Fundamentals of Therapeutic & Kinesiology Taping

Instructor: Matthew Casseday, PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN

This hands-on workshop gives participants an interactive opportunity to learn the benefits of therapeutic taping, using kinesiology taping and other valuable taping forms. You will participate in hands-on taping labs to optimize joint, alignment, improve joint proprioception, and treat a variety of issues, while facilitating or inhibiting muscular function. You will practice these taping strategies, which can be implemented immediately in their current practice providing added value and benefit to athletes and/or patients. more...

Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy
KinesiologyTaping and Manual Therapy: Combining Two Evidence-Based Approaches

Instructor: Mark Murphy PT, MTC, MPT, FAAOMPT, OCS

This lab-intensive, one day course will guide the participant through implementation of taping techniques for an array of pathologies throughout the human body for both athletic and non-athletic applications. Kinesiology taping strategies will be taught in a hands-on interactive format to ensure participants receive an effective modality that can be implemented immediately upon return to their practices. In addition to being able to effectively implement treatment through therapeutic taping, information will be provided on the latest taping and billing codes to be certain course participants are able to receive full reimbursement for the treatments covered throughout the day. more...

Evidence-Based Kinesiology Taping Strategies
Evidence-Based Kinesiology Taping Strategies Applying the Evidence for Improved Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Ryan Palkoner, PT, MPT, Cert. ART

This lab-intensive workshop will take you through the process of recognizing the pathologies that will most benefit from kinesiology taping techniques and how to effectively implement them. Kinesiology taping strategies will be taught in a hands-on format to ensure that you receive an effective modality that can be instantly utilized upon returning to your practice. You will learn strategies to improve joint mobility, ROM and improve outcomes across the board for every patient population by utilizing a full body approach to effective kinesiology taping. This workshop will teach you to effectively inhibit and facilitate muscle movement to meet the challenges and produce results for a wide variety of pathologies encountered throughout the body. more...

The Fundamentals of Therapeutic and Kinesiology Taping
The Fundamentals of Therapeutic and Kinesiology Taping

Instructor: William Oswald PT, DPT, OCS

Through an integrated format of lecture and hands-on labs, you will review the evidence for therapeutic and kinesiology taping, and learn specific taping protocols that can be quickly integrated into practice. Kinesiology tape can be a valuable clinical tool used in conjunction with other treatments and modalities to have immediate positive effects on movement and performance, while reducing pain and improving clinical outcomes for your clients and patients. more...

Using Evidence-Based, Standardized Tests and Measures
Using Evidence-Based, Standardized Tests and Measures

Instructor: Gerard Mounic, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, C/NDT, COS-C, AOTA Board Certified Physical Rehabilitation

This workshop will focus on how to use objective, evidence-based, standardized tests and measures to accurately and appropriately document and justify overall function. These tests also track performance in the areas of motor, sensory, perception, vision, cognition, and pain and cardiopulmonary status. The use of these standardized measures will improve and substantiate documentation, validating skilled services and justifying continued services by taking patient progress out of the realm of guessing and hypothesis into the world of proven data. In one day you will review many of the tests and measures covered with hands-on practice labs that will improve clinical documentation and substantiate sustained need while implementing evidence-based care. This workshop is beneficial for multiple disciplines, populations, and settings and offers skills and techniques that can be implemented immediately.  more...

Applying the Current Changes for the DSM-5 & ICD-10
Applying the Current Changes for the DSM-5 & ICD-10 Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Across All Settings

Instructor: Jennifer DeFeo, PhD

The ICD-10 and DSM-5 represent a fundamental shift in how disorders and diseases are conceptualized and diagnosed. This timely workshop provides more than just an overview of the manual's new organization and revisions; such as spectrum disorders. You have the chance to practice using the new system and its changes as they relate to major psychiatric and medical diagnostic groups. This workshop acts as a powerful tool to help you effectively apply the methodology of the DSM-5 and ICD-10 into every day practice. You will learn effective interpretation strategies to make sure you diagnose and set treatment plans with the level of accuracy required for the new diagnostic protocol. more...

Making Sense of Sensory Diets
Making Sense of Sensory Diets Creating and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children of All Ages

Instructor: Gina Benavente, OTR, DHSc, MPH

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with the necessary background knowledge and most up-to-date tools and resources to create and implement Sensory Diets for the children that they serve. Video case studies and make & take will help translate knowledge into practice for immediate and collaborative learning. Special attention will be given on documentation and goal setting for Early Intervention, IEPs and private practice. more...

Simplifying Standardized Tests and Measures
Evidence-Based Approaches to Simplifying Standardized Tests and Measures Support Medical Necessity, Optimize Functional Progress, and Document for Optimal Reimbursement

Instructor: Steve Noveshen, PT, MPT, OCS

This dynamic workshop will focus on which objective, evidence-based standardized tests and measures to use depending on the patient population and setting. These tests will measure motor performance, balance, cardiopulmonary implications, pain, orthopedic function and ADL status. In this one-day workshop, you will learn the most current evidence-based tests and measures with hands-on practice labs that will improve patient outcomes and justify the need for skilled therapy. This workshop is highly beneficial for multiple settings, disciplines and populations and will offer you skills and techniques that you can start implementing into your practice immediately. more...