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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...

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...

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...

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 and safe cardiovascular exercise. more...

Creating Sensory Friendly Environments
Creating Sensory Friendly Environments Adaptable Intervention Strategies that Work in Any Setting

Instructor: Rochelle Marx-Asher, MS Ed., OTR, CIMI

This workshop will deepen your knowledge of sensory processing disorders and how they manifest themselves in different settings. You will gain information on the current research into sensory interventions and how to discuss these issues with others. You will leave with concrete information to alter multiple environments and approaches with children experiencing sensory disorders. more...

Comprehensive Shoulder Rehabilitation
Comprehensive Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises, Mobilizations, Core and Taping

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...

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...

Signs for Success!
Signs for Success! Using Sign Language to Expand Communication and Behavior Strategies for Pre-Verbal and Non-Verbal Infants and Children

Instructor: Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP

Participants will become familiar with the benefits of using sign language with children who have been diagnosed with general speech and language delays, global developmental delays, hearing loss, ASD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or childhood apraxia of speech as well as those who have difficulties with communication secondary to premature birth or other medical complications. Also covered are the benefits sign language offers for children with a variety of learning styles and how it can enhance the development of language, literacy and spelling skills. Additionally, sign language can help children who are expressing themselves through maladaptive behaviors learn more pro-social methods for getting their needs met. 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...

Practical, Ready-to-Use Strategies for Autism and Developmental Challenges
Practical, Ready-to-Use Strategies for Autism and Developmental Challenges in Children and Adolescents

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This fast-paced, practical and evidence-based workshop will help you gain new insight into the world of Autism, sensory differences and related challenges. You will be introduced to the Intervention Hierarchy, a unique tool used to guide your day-to- day interaction, problem solving and treatment planning. Extensive use of examples, pictures and anecdotes will prepare you to use the strategies immediately and effectively in any setting. Whether you're working in pre-school, high school or between, this workshop will prepare you to discourage negative behaviors while fostering growth in all levels of social, academic and behavioral skill development. 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...

Practical and Effective Behavioral Interventions for Toddlers, Children, and Adolescents
Practical and Effective Behavioral Interventions for Toddlers, Children, and Adolescents

Instructor: Ann-Louise Lockhart Psy D., ABPP

This interactive solution-based workshop will teach participants to apply the research on typical and atypical developmental, childhood and behavioral disorders for effective solutions to behavior challenges. Identifying when certain behaviors are developmentally appropriate and when they warrant application of effective behavioral strategies is critical to long term success. Case discussions and published research articles will address a wide variety of presenting concerns. Practical and ready-to-use handouts and behavioral strategies will be provided to use immediately upon completing the workshop.  more...

Improving Functional Communication
Improving Functional Communication for Sensory and Behavioral Challenges in Children and Adolescents

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

In this workshop, functional communication strategies will be discussed in terms of evidence-based practice to produce greater long-term, efficient communicative outcomes for all individuals. This workshop will teach participants about a visually based learning system to improve functional communication. Participants will learn how to implement strategies to increase communication during daily home, school, and community interactions. Participants will leave this workshop with seven concrete communicative operations that are sufficient to support functional communication needs in practical, everyday information exchanges. Communication=connection -- because there's more than one way to talk! more...

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

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

Research is urgently voicing the need for the teaching of executive functioning skills and how they effect the social, emotional and academic performance of children and teens. This highly engaging, practical workshop offers support to parents and professionals seeking to assist children in the development of effective time/space/emotional control. By providing insight into the development and assessment of executive functioning skills, participants will understand what to look for in struggling students. Hundreds of specific tools and strategies will give individuals hands-on, ready-to-use information for immediate and easy use. more...

Improving Interventions for Culturally Diverse Children
Improving Interventions for Culturally Diverse Children Supporting the Development of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Skills in Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Dr. Angel Avila Ed.D

The literature supports that early childhood interventions are more effective when cultural differences are embraced in the educational environment. Research has recognized that working with culturally diverse and linguistic groups requires professionals to enhance their knowledge and practices by rethinking traditional strategies and adopting comprehensive treatment models. This workshop is designed to offer participants practical strategies to deliver effective interventions and establish effective communication with families. Participants will enhance their understanding about current practices, identify best methods to engage in active collaboration, and maximize effectiveness of interventions with culturally diverse groups. more...

Improving the Body-Brain Connection in Children with ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Challenges
Improving the Body-Brain Connection in Children with ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Challenges

Instructor: Colleen Williams- PT

This new, one-day workshop will allow you to understand the brain and how its function relates to learning. 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. You will learn the significance of the body-brain connection, and how to set up brain neurochemistry for the most effective learning and best performance. This workshop will equip you 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...

Improving Communication Skills in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Improving Communication Skills in Children with Developmental Disabilities Versatile Strategies for Children Birth to 5 Versatile Strategies for Children Birth to 5

Instructor: Michelle Mintz CCC-SLP

This workshop will teach you evidence-based techniques that effectively and efficiently enhance language development so young children can learn the most essential skill to help them reach their greatest potential... communication! These valuable techniques are beneficial for ALL children birth through 5 years old, including children with Autism and other diagnosed conditions. Not only will you learn how to incorporate these strategies into everyday routines, you will also learn to recognize early signs of Autism. You will learn easy-to-implement activities to facilitate communication and essential take-home strategies to enhance language development in every child birth through 5 years old. more...

Preschoolers & Autism
Preschoolers and 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. You will leave this workshop with practical tools that can be immediately implemented to effectively support the youngest learners. more...

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

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 you with effective teaching strategies backed by the latest research, giving you 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 A Comprehensive Approach Simplified into Easy to Use Tools

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...

Guiding Practical Solutions to Challenging Behaviors in Infants, Children, and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities, Conduct Disorder, and ODD
Guiding Practical Solutions to Challenging Behaviors in Infants, Children, and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities, Conduct Disorder, and ODD

Instructor: Cindy Lee, M.S.Ed.

Determining the underlying reasons for challenging behavior is a critical component in the support process. However, it is just the beginning and many professionals and parents feel at a loss for how to obtain durable behavioral change once the functional assessment process is completed. Participants in this interactive, solution- oriented workshop will acquire strategies to proactively teach replacement behaviors that will help children and adolescents to demonstrate socially appropriate responses across settings. Hands-on practice will include video analysis and the use of various data collection methods that are effective before, during, and after strategy implementation. Culminating with the application of a 7 step strategic process, participants will leave this session with practical solutions that can be implemented immediately. more...

Behavior GPS Guiding Practical Solutions to Challenging Behavioral Issues in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities
Behavior GPS Guiding Practical Solutions to Challenging Behavioral Issues in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities

Instructor: Cindy Lee, M.S.Ed.

Determining the underlying reasons for challenging behavior is a critical component in the support process. However, it is just the beginning and many professionals and parents feel at a loss for how to obtain durable behavioral change once the functional assessment process is completed. Participants in this interactive, solution- oriented workshop will acquire strategies to proactively teach replacement behaviors that will help children and adolescents to demonstrate socially appropriate responses across settings. Hands-on practice will include video analysis and the use of various data collection methods that are effective before, during, and after strategy implementation. Culminating with the application of a 7 step strategic process, participants will leave this session with practical solutions that can be implemented immediately. more...

Early Intervention for Autism & SPD
Early Intervention for Autism, SPD: Evidence-Based Assessments & Interventions

Instructor: Rochelle Marx-Asher, MS Ed., OTR, CIMI

Early childhood intervention programs have been shown to yield benefits in academic achievement, behavior and educational progression. This practical and evidence- based workshop will provide the therapist, teacher, caregiver and any special needs professional with the latest assessments and interventions critical to providing services to this unique population of children. You will receive the most current research in clinical fields, the best home-based interventions and leave the workshop with practical tools to use with your youngest clients in the clinic or at school the following day! more...

What to Do When Interventions Fail
What to Do When Interventions Fail: Practical Strategies for Autism Spectrum, Sensory, ADHD & Other Developmental Disorders

Instructor: Jennie Trocchio-Kirkland, Ph.D.

This workshop will provide strategies and solutions for professionals to utilize when popular interventions fail. Participants will engage in multi-disciplinary case studies to understand the complex underpinnings influencing progress, and gain practical solutions to empower the skilled professional with the tools needed to address these issues and to maximize progress. Participants will leave this workshop with practical strategies and solutions that can be utilized immediately to begin to reach even your most difficult cases. more...

Interventions for ASD, ODD, Intellectual Disabilities and Trauma
Interventions for ASD, ODD, Intellectual Disabilities and Trauma: Adaptable Behavioral Solutions for All Environments

Instructor: Kellie Band, DBH, BCBA, LBA

The interventions and strategies discussed in this workshop will be immediately applicable in a variety of settings. With the component of generalization added to this workshop, participants will learn how to assess each situation and immediately create a solution for any environment. Participants will create and practice labs of the interventions implementation through role-play and feedback. Learning how to analyze the outcomes and modify interventions will support the success of the individuals that all professionals serve. 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...

Oppositional, Defiant & Anger Issues
Practical Strategies and Interventions for Oppositional, Defiant & Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents

Instructor: Jay Berk, 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 with disruptive behavior disorders. Attendees will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, family, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. You will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. You will return to your practice or clinic with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioral disorders. 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...

Treating Speech and Feeding Disorders in Young Children
Treating Speech and Feeding Disorders in Young Children

Instructor: Cheryl A. Rondinella, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSHH

In this workshop you will learn to assess and treat a wide range of feeding disorders with confidence. You will acquire easy to implement assessment strategies to treat the whole child by taking into account the role of respiratory and gastrointestinal dysfunction along with other systems that can indirectly contribute to a feeding issue. By identifying hidden factors that play a role in a child's feed dysfunction you will significantly improve outcomes and overall nutrition. By the end of the day, you will have a toolbox of effective interventions and behavior modifications you can implement immediately for dysphagia, cleft palate, and tube-feeding, from birth to early adolescence. more...

Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Assessment & Early Intervention for Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A Sensory & Motor Approach

Instructor: Rochelle Marx-Asher, MS Ed., OTR, CIMI

In this innovative, one-day workshop you will learn the difference between typical and atypical feeding patterns and how to analyze feeding for sensory and motor problems resulting in atypical feeding. Participants will be introduced to common feeding problems and intervention strategies to treat them. Different considerations for nipples, cups, and straws will be discussed. A strong problem solving approach is used to help participants generalize and apply knowledge to many different situations. Common feeding problems such as food stuffing, poor chewing, and tactile aversions will be addressed along with specific intervention strategies. 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...

Overcoming Sensory-Based Challenges from Early Intervention to Adulthood
Overcoming Sensory-Based Challenges from Early Intervention to Adulthood

Instructor: Kathleen Morris, MS, CCC-SLP

Sensory deficits can be present in infancy and continue through adulthood if not addressed. Focusing on infants and young children, this workshop will help you understand what is contributing to developmental delays and challenging sensory- based behaviors. You will also gain knowledge and skills to assist in improving the sensory deficits of school-aged children for school and home. Equally important as children grow into adolescents and young adults, sensory deficiency can impact their lives at school, at the workplace and in their relationships. This workshop will focus on the older child from middle school through high school and moves into difficulties that affect adults in the workplace.  more...

Pay Attention!
Pay Attention! School-Based Strategies Using Apps, Visual Exercises, Primitive Reflexes, and Sensory Tools

Instructor: Kimberly M. Wiggins, OTR/L, HWT, CP-BC

Professionals around the country are finding out that the two most effective strategies to address poor attention are multi-sensory techniques and technology. Children that receive movement breaks and learn in a multisensory approach are able to retain information better, and there are now many technology tools that can be used to increase motivation and attention spans while working on the basic fine motor and visual perception skills. Unfortunately, technology and sensory equipment can be expensive and hard to come by. This workshop will teach you attention grabbing strategies that can be implemented immediately into practice. Resources on where to find sensory equipment as well as low-tech options and instructions on how to make your own sensory items will also be presented in this interactive workshop. After completing the course, you will have gained activities, exercises, and resources that you will be able to use the very next day to benefit individual students. more...

How to Integrate Smart Technology
How to Integrate Smart Technology into Special Needs Therapy and Education

Instructor: Polly Benson, OTR/L

Therapists and teachers are challenged with time and financial constraints and can be hesitant to combine traditional learning with new technology. This innovative one-day workshop is designed to teach therapists and teachers to unlock the potential of apps for smart phones, tablets and other smart technology and guide them through the many beneficial ways to incorporate it into traditional treatment situations. This beginner to intermediate course will help participants to think outside the box and utilize new treatment tools available to them. There will be focus on various touch screen technologies for all ages, all levels of cognition, and multiple diagnoses to help improve treatment outcomes. We will learn to motivate and engage our students, work with all team members for the best rehab and school- based practices. In addition to improving treatment outcomes, this workshop will show you how to manage productivity and organization using Apple, Android, and Window tablet/smartphone technologies. more...

How to Integrate Smart Technology into Special Needs Therapy and Education Interventions for ASD, Learning Disabilities, and SPD
How to Integrate Smart Technology into Special Needs Therapy and Education Interventions for ASD, Learning Disabilities, and SPD

Instructor: Polly Benson, OTR/L

Therapists and teachers are challenged with time and financial constraints, and can be hesitant to combine traditional learning with new technology. This innovative one-day workshop is designed to teach therapists and teachers to unlock the potential of apps for smart phones, tablets and other smart technology and guide them through the many beneficial ways to incorporate it into traditional treatment situations. This beginner to intermediate workshop will help you to think outside the box and utilize new available treatment tools. There will be focus on various touch screen technologies for all ages, all levels of cognition, and multiple diagnoses to help improve treatment outcomes. Participants will learn to motivate and engage your students, working with all team members for the best rehab and school-based practices. In addition to improving treatment outcomes, this workshop will demonstrate how to manage productivity and organization using Apple, Android, and Windows tablet/smartphone technologies. more...

101 Immediate Tips, Tools& Strategies for Children with ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism
A Comprehensive Approach to the Young Brain Strategies for Learning, Organization and Self-Control

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

Breakthroughs in brain research and its direct implications to learning are transforming the way we are able to work with children. No longer do professionals need to view education through a "medical model", focusing on deficits. Benefits from PET scans, FMRIs, etc. allow us to more fully appreciate the unique brain make-up of children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and a variety of other conditions. By understanding and highlighting the strengths of these children, we are better able to meet their needs in an efficient, effective and empowering manner. more...

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

Instructor: Allison Morgan, MA, OTR, RYT

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

Pediatric Yoga
Pediatric Yoga: Evidence-Based Therapeutic Activities and Self-Regulation Strategies for Attention, Sensory, Behavioral and Developmental Disorders

Instructor: Chrys Kub, MSPT, ERYT500

This course equips you with the skills to practice yoga therapy for the child with hypotonia, hypertonia, musculoskeletal imbalance, chronic and/or progressive disorders, and sensory dysfunction. You 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. You will learn effective documentation and billing procedures to go along with these dynamic new interventions. This workshop will add to your treatment toolbox by integrating therapeutic yoga principles that will allow you to supplement traditional modalities and treatment methods with therapeutic exercise modifications that offer functional holistic solutions to keeping your patients engaged and active in their treatment program. more...

How to Manage Challenging Behaviors in Older Adults
How to Manage Challenging Behaviors in Older Adults: Improving Functional Outcomes Through 7Effective Behavior Management 7

Instructor: Robert Bogenberger Ph.D,

Effective behavior intervention demands that providers address a complex array of factors. This workshop will address the fundamental components of behavioral interventions and how to improve compliance with difficult care or rehabilitation demands. This workshop is intended to improve skills for relationship forming, problem identification, intervention, clinical competency, and ethical practice while providing practical, evidence-based, standard of care approaches to treatment of the most frequent behavioral challenges faced by seniors and their caregivers. Dr. Bogenberger will share his extensive experience in behavioral geriatrics from family settings, continuous care, and secured or behavioral units. Participants will leave this workshop with strategies to better understand what their client is expressing and effective behavioral interventions that will improve their quality of life. 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...

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...

Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Preventing Falls in Older Adults Evidence-Based Assessment and Interventions

Instructor: Christopher Brechtel, PT, MBA, GCS, CSSGB

This comprehensive, lab-based workshop on balance and fall prevention is designed to teach clinicians to assess the entire patient and devise a treatment plan that will provide optimal outcomes. Standard assessments to reduce risk factors for falls will be combined with a thorough explanation of individualized treatment plans to broaden the attendee's assessment skill set. Vestibular rehabilitation strategies and techniques will be practiced in a lab format to ensure participants leave with treatments that can be implemented the next day in practice. Techniques to insure compliance, improve documentation efficiency, and optimize re-imbursement will be explained and demonstrated. The techniques you will learn in this workshop will allow you to provide better balance assessments and effective treatments that will be invaluable to you, and you staff to prevent falls in your practice. 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...

Evidence-Based Geriatric Rehab and Therapeutic Exercise
Evidence-Based Geriatric Rehab and Therapeutic Exercise Assessment and Treatment Strategies for 7Successful Outcomes in Older Adults 7

Instructor: Nicole Dawson, PT, MA, MSPT, GCS

Older adults can pose unique challenges for clinicians due to their sedentary lifestyle and potential for complex medical history. This uniquely interactive workshop is filled with functional assessment and treatment strategies to facilitate successful outcomes in older adults. By combining evidence-based principles of exercise prescription with psychological strategies to motivate the most resistant geriatric client, participants will learn and practice training methods that are both effective and justifiable as medically necessary. more...

Functional Gait Assessment and Therapeutic Exercise Systems
The Gait Assessment and Training Clinic Functional Re-training Solutions for Neurological and Orthopedic Disorders

Instructor: John B. Perry, PT, CSCS

This interactive, hands-on workshop is designed to look beyond an inspection of the walking foot and into an extensive geriatric gait analysis using an applied functional science perspective. Through biomechanical assessments, participants will discuss proven principles, strategies and techniques for comprehensive and individualized gait analysis. Early interventions based on gait analysis and the different factors and disorders affected by gait will be examined. Utilizing live & video case studies, you will discuss plans of action required after analysis and the tools required for proper implementation, including instructions for functional, proprioceptive-based exercise routines. You will return to your practice with an enhanced knowledge of geriatric gait biomechanics and the ability to immediately implement a functional exercise plan based on gait analysis findings.  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...

Setting and Implementing Effective Goals and Interventions in Home Health Rehab
Setting and Implementing Effective Goals and Interventions in Home Health Rehab: Improving OASIS Accuracy and Plans of Care While Meeting Documentation Requirements

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 for their patients in the home health setting based on the 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 pressure ulcer prevention and falls prevention. You will also learn OASIS guidelines for functional scoring, documentation recommendations to maximize reimbursement, and the knowledge and tools for setting up plans of care. Information gained from this workshop will allow attendees to be more effective as rehab professionals, and deliver quality care in the home health setting. 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 Modifications
Effective, Alternative & Practical Home Modifications: Strategies & Tools for Creating Safe Environments for Clients Living at Home

Instructor: Marnie Renda, MEd, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

This workshop was specifically developed for therapists looking for new, alternative and creative ideas for home modifications to prepare their clients for the highest quality of care, optimize ADLs and best outcomes. Through real world examples and current and future demographics, attendees will learn about the latest equipment and products that are available as well as effective ideas and strategies for the best home modifications. This interactive workshop is highly beneficial for therapists and clinicians already working in home care as well as those who are looking to expand their knowledge and skills. more...

The Fundamentals of Home Health Therapy & Rehab
The Fundamentals of Home Health Therapy & Rehab

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...

Evidence-Based Innovative Solutions for Home Health Rehab
Evidence-Based Innovative Solutions for Home Health Rehab Strategies for Success in an Ever-Changing Landscape

Instructor: Dr. Shawn A. DeVol, PT, DPT, CDP, CSST

This workshop is designed to cover a wide range of topics in order to provide the participant with an improved understanding of the "big picture" of home health rehabilitation. Participants will learn to overcome common barriers to successful rehabilitation along with development and implementation of dementia and fall prevention programs that work. This workshop will also include practical strategies for documentation across all levels and settings to ensure reimbursement. Knowledge is power and being able to identify problems, collaborate, and launch effective solutions is the key to being effective healthcare providers. more...

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

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

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 & abilities useful to the patient. Participants will examine strategies for incorporating best practice principles of evidencebased care that are driven by patient centered goals. You will return to your agency and patients 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...

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...

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

Instructor: Ann C. Brown, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, COS-C,

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...

Re-training Solutions for Geriatric Gait Mechanics & Functional Limitations
The Gait Assessment and Training Clinic Functional Re-training Solutions for Neurological and Orthopedic Disorders

Instructor: John B. Perry, PT, CSCS

Mobility, fluidity and gait mechanics with our clients looks different from setting to setting. Although the scientific principles remain the same, the strategies and techniques of our programs can vary. In this workshop, we look at movement awareness as it pertains to human movement during activities of daily living. We will also focus on the varied approaches to gait assessment, treatment, goal setting, and documentation based on specific rehabilitation settings throughout the geriatric population. This workshop addresses exercise progressions and specific program planning for a range of work environments including outpatient, hospital, and home health. SNF strategies will all be addressed. Rehab strategies for improving proprioception, functional mobility, injury management, and decreasing the risk of falls will be the focus. You will come away with an improved knowledge of biomechanics and exercise strategies as it pertains to human movement that are available for specific, immediate application. more...

Evidence-Based Interventions & Treatments for Stroke Rehab & Recovery
Evidence-Based Interventions & Treatments for Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Instructor: Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS

Some experts believe that stroke could soon be the most common cause of death worldwide. It is already the second leading cause of death in the western world, ranking above cancer, killing 144,000 people each year and is the leading cause of adult disability in the US and Europe. Stroke related physical disabilities include gait and balance problems, paralysis, speech loss, vision loss, apraxia (inability to perform learned movements) among others. The incidence of stroke increases exponentially at age 30, and with the baby boomers entering the section of the population that requires the most medical care, the amount of people affected by stroke will overcome many long-term care facilities, hospitals and other clinical settings. 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 for Skills Stroke Rehab
Practical for Skills 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...

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 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...

Assessment and Treatment of the Vestibular System
Assessment and Treatment of Vestibular System: Evidence-Based Examination and Intervention Strategies

Instructor: Amy Muncy, DPT, PT

This evidence-based, hands-on workshop will provide the participant 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 course is designed so the participant can 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 course 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...

The Shoulder Clinic: Innovative Treatments for Post-Surgical and Sports-Related Shoulder Disorders
The Shoulder Clinic: Combining Evidence & Innovation for the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Shoulder Disorders

Instructor: Robert McCabe, MS, PT, OCS

Shoulder disorders are common in the post boomer fitness enthusiast, recreational and professional athlete. The ability to accurately identify dysfunction or the weak link along the kinetic chain is critical and can challenge even the most advanced clinician. This dynamic course reinforces practical evaluation techniques of key performance factors in sports (baseball and golf) and their relationship to shoulder dysfunction. This unique workshop blends evidence-based biomechanical concepts with innovative rehabilitation strategies for the athlete or high level patient following injury or surgery. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will understand the biomechanical rationale and reasoning for implementing regular vs. accelerated rehabilitation protocols for patients following specific shoulder surgeries. Attendees of this course will be able to immediately use practical strategies to maximize outcome, even in the most demanding or complex patient. This pivotal workshop features lecture presentations, videos of innovative rehabilitation interventions, open discussions, and ample lab time to practice newly learned techniques including corrective exercises and taping techniques for scapula dyskinesia. more...

Medicare Documentation and Compliance : Improving Efficiency in Reimbursement Part B Therapy Services
Medicare Documentation and Compliance : Improving Efficiency in Reimbursement Part B Therapy Services

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

This timely one-day workshop distills down the principles and background of coding, billing and documentation for outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy services, and how to achieve a clean claim without denials. Through hands-on practices, you will learn how to correctly utilize CPT and HCPCS codes for services and supplies, and when and how to use G-Codes in functional limitation reporting along with severity modifiers. You will participate in tracking a therapy insurance claim through a billing cycle from evaluation to payment received. Outcome instruments will be demonstrated, performed and scored along with appropriate documentation to support medical necessity. You will also learn how to prepare for a Medicare audit, what constitutes fraud and abuse, and how to safely incorporate digital data with patient care and medical records for HIPAA compliance. Effective strategies for communicating policies and collecting from patients will also be demonstrated and practiced. more...

Comprehensive Elbow, Wrist and Hand Rehabilitation
Comprehensive Elbow, Wrist and Hand Rehabilitation Taping, Exercises and Manual Techniques

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...

Testing, Treatment, Splinting & Taping Strategies for Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Testing, Treatment, Splinting & Taping Strategies for Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Instructor: Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT

A practical hands-on approach to solving a variety of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions will be presented. This interactive course describes common pathologies, mechanisms of injury, and progressive pre and post-operative treatment involving fractures, sprains/strains and dislocations. Treatment topics include graded motor imagery, exercises, splinting/ positioning, edema, sensibility, ROM, home programs, and the selection of appropriate outcome measures. The participant will learn new treatment techniques to start using immediately after the course. Patient education handouts for common upper extremity conditions will also be provided. The workshop has lab time included for provocative testing techniques and therapeutic taping for the hand, wrist, and elbow. more...

Evaluation and Treatment of Hip and Pelvis Dysfunction
Evaluation and Treatment of Hip and Pelvis Dysfunction: A Hands-On Approach Integrating the Spine, Hip, and Pelvis for Optimal Outcomes

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

This workshop engages multi-disciplinary practitioners with proven manual therapy, neuromuscular and myofascial techniques and justifies their use in the treatment of hip and pelvic dysfunction. This workshop integrates all aspects of treatment to provide a start to finish approach for patient/clients in all phases of rehab with special focus on targeted application of neuromuscular control exercises ensures whole body functional gains. Progressing from an efficient evaluation method, participants will learn a wide variety of myofascial mobilization, neuro re-education, and strength training techniques providing a complete, start to finish approach for patients in all phases of rehabilitation. more...

Evaluation and Treatment of Hip and Pelvis Dysfunction
Evaluation and Treatment of Hip and Pelvis Dysfunction A Hands-On Approach Integrating the Spine, Hip, and Pelvis for Optimal Outcomes

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

This workshop engages multi-disciplinary practitioners with proven manual therapy, neuromuscular and myofascial techniques and justifies their use in the treatment of hip and pelvic dysfunction. This workshop integrates all aspects of treatment to provide a start to finish approach for patient/clients in all phases of rehab with special focus on targeted application of neuromuscular control exercises ensures whole body functional gains. Progressing from an efficient evaluation method, participants will learn a wide variety of myofascial mobilization, neuro re-education, and strength training techniques providing a complete, start to finish approach for patients in all phases of rehabilitation.  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 is

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...

Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise for the Upper Quarter
Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise for the Upper Quarter Safe and Effective Treatments to Improve Functional Outcomes

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

This one day workshop will consist of mostly hands-on intensive lab participation and instruction focusing on assessment and treatment skills of the upper quadrant. Participants will learn to safely integrate a variety of manual therapy techniques for various dysfunctions of the shoulder and neck. Techniques will be demonstrated and watchfully practiced so they can be used in the clinic immediately. Participants will also receive a detailed comprehensive manual with photos and descriptions of learned techniques for easy integration into daily practice. 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...

Using Objective Functional Tests, Manual Therapy, and Therapeutic Exercise Progressions
Using Objective Functional Tests, Manual Therapy, and Therapeutic Exercise Progressions for Effective Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Instructor: Darren Riccio- MSPT, COMT, CFT, CWT

This lab oriented workshop will provide the framework for successfully evaluating our orthopedic patients via functional testing, particularly once they have passed through the maximum and moderate protective phases of recovery. Participants will learn how to apply myofascial trigger point techniques to physiologically impaired muscle tissue, and prescribe corrective exercises based on the imbalances in the kinetic chain revealed through functional testing. This workshop will also provide hands on experience in implementing appropriate dynamic or movement preparation skills to sharpen neuromuscular coordination and improve mobility and flexibility. Participants will learn to apply advanced therapeutic and neuromuscular exercises for effective treatment. more...

Evidence-Based Pilates
Evidence Based Pilates: Therapeutic Exercise for Functional Orthopedic and Geriatric Rehabilitation

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This workshop will teach you to use Pilates techniques effectively in therapeutic exercise to diversify your professional toolbox and improve your treatment plans. Participants will learn over 40 techniques that improve neuromotor control, stabilization, strength, and balance as well as modifications that are applicable in both orthopedic and geriatric rehabilitation plans. Skills gained in this course will allow participants to leverage the popularity of Pilates to gain new clients and build a network of referring providers. This workshop will allow you to experience and practice Pilates-based therapeutic exercise in an evidence-informed, lab-focused environment, giving you tools that you can apply in the clinic immediately, easily, and effectively. Upon completion, you will be able to adapt Pilates-based exercises for clients with orthopedic pathologies and balance deficits to create effective Home Exercise Programs and improve client/patient outcomes. more...

Evidence-Based Pilates for Functional Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Moving Beyond Core Strength: Evidence-Based Pilates for Functional Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Instructor: Sarah Petrich- MPT, DPT, PRC, PMAr-CPT

This workshop will summarize the evidence of Pilates and instruct clinicians on implementing the basic principles of Pilates into evidence-based practice. Each principle will be practiced using multiple exercises throughout the day with considerations for specific injuries and learning appropriate modifications based on the patients' needs. Learn evidence-based exercise techniques which best activate & facilitate the desired muscles while inhibiting others. Ultimately, each participant will enhance their reasoning for prescribing specific exercises, be more effective at instructing the exercises and be able to progress patients to greater efficient functional movement. more...

Current Advances in Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Disorders
Current Advances in Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Disorders

Instructor: Tony Mikla DPT, CSCS

This workshop will teach you to effectively implement a common sense approach to shoulder rehabilitation that will yield consistent results across multiple settings, over and over again. You will learn to manage the healing process early with the most effective manual and taping skills ensuring seamless progression to high-end functional outcomes. This workshop teaches proven methods for healing progressions and explores in detail multi-joint movements including pushing, pulling, reaching, throwing, and striking as well as their open/closed chain patterns in order to optimize client performance in tactical operations, sport, and life. more...

Assessment & Treatment Solutions for Shoulder Disorders
Assessment & Treatment Solutions for Shoulder Disorders Current Advances to Safely Improve Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Tony Mikla DPT, CSCS

This workshop will teach you to effectively implement a common sense approach to shoulder rehabilitation that will yield consistent results across multiple settings, over and over again. You will learn to manage the healing process early with the most effective manual and taping skills ensuring seamless progression to high-end functional outcomes. This workshop teaches proven methods for healing progressions and explores in detail multi-joint movements including pushing, pulling, reaching, throwing, and striking as well as their open/closed chain patterns in order to optimize client performance in tactical operations, sport, and life. 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...

The Shoulder Clinic: Hands-On Manual Therapy for Shoulder Disorders
The Shoulder Clinic: Combining Evidence & Innovation for the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Shoulder Disorders

Instructor: Robert McCabe, MS, PT, OCS

The management of patients with shoulder dysfunction often challenges the most experienced clinician. Increasing the clinician's ability to accurately identify sources of dysfunction will serve to enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care by indicating the most appropriate and effective treatment protocol. This unique course offers evidence-based biomechanical treatment approach that incorporate advanced manual therapy techniques and innovative rehabilitation exercises for regular and challenging patients with common surgical and non-surgical shoulder disorders. An important aim of this course is to provide the clinician with new clinical tools that can be applied immediately to a wide variety of patients. This pivotal workshop features lecture presentations, videos of surgeries and innovative rehabilitation techniques, open discussions, case studies and shoulder / scapula mobilization techniques. Extensive lab time will be devoted to a hands-on instruction approach, with ample time for practicing newly learned techniques. 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...

Shoulder Rehabilitation: An Approach Beyond Standard Protocols
Shoulder Rehabilitation: An Approach Beyond Standard Protocols

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

As part of the workshop, you will explore the relationship of regional mechanical systems to recurring shoulder pain and replace diagnosis specific protocols with an individualized methodology for the assessment and treatment of muscular movements related to pain. Going beyond standard post-op protocols, you will gain knowledge to customize and progress rehabilitation programs based on scientific principles and individual patient characteristics/life-style. With a clear understanding of the musculoskeletal connections within the upper quadrant kinetic chain, you will return to your practice with the ability to implement exercises, manual techniques, and proprioceptive training methods to customize a patient's rehabilitation program to reach optimal clinical outcomes. more...

Therapeutic Tai Chi for Falls Prevention
Therapeutic Tai Chi: Effective Evidence-Based Interventions for Falls Prevention and Improved Functional Outcomes

Instructor: Brian Trzaskos PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese exercise method, requiring no special equipment and shown to improve cognitive skills, memory, psychological wellness, strength, flexibility, immune function, and balance; and is now being advocated by the CDC and Harvard Medical School for fall prevention and functional improvement programs. This lab-intensive and hands on, one-day workshop offers you the opportunity to experience the practice and principles of Therapeutic Tai Chi as they apply to balance and functional rehabilitation. Upon completion, you will have new, effective, evidence based, and insurance reimbursable treatment tools that can be immediately employed with clients resulting in improved functional outcomes, higher program compliance, and greater patient satisfaction. 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...

Evidence-Based Kinesiology Taping Strategies
Evidence-Based Kinesiology Taping Strategies Evidence-Based 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...

Therapeutic Taping, Posture and Positioning Techniques
Therapeutic Taping, Posture and Positioning Techniques for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

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

Therapeutic taping has been shown to provide external support to optimize joint alignment, inhibit overactive synergistic or antagonistic muscles, facilitate underactive movement synergist, promote proprioception, reduce pain, and unload irritable neural tissue. Because of these benefits, the application of therapeutic taping is widely used among rehabilitation therapists. This interactive lab-based course will introduce participants to evidence-based techniques combined with theoretical constructs to support therapeutic taping as an adjunct to rehabilitation programs. Extremely relevant and practical clinical skills will be learned by combining therapeutic taping, posture exercises, and positioning interventions for the treatment of common upper extremity pathologies. You will immediately optimize patient outcomes for both, conservative and post-operative conditions. more...

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