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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...

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

Instructor: Tra A. Ahia, Ph.D.

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

Oppositional, Uncooperative and Aggressive Behavior
High Impact Strategies for Oppositional, Uncooperative and Aggressive Behavior: Transforming Defiance into Cooperation in Children and Teens

Instructor: John F. Taylor, Ph.D.

The participants will obtain an entire tool kit of usable interventions. Discipline attempts that merely seek compliance from externally applied incentives, rewards, time-outs and punishments don't address the underlying motivations. The real solution for children with defiant issues and special needs is to meet in a pro-social way the unmet needs triggering the misbehavior. This workshop shows you not only how to identify and therapeutically meet underlying needs, but also how to prevent further acting-out. Effectively resolve attention-seeking, lying, defensiveness, defiance and sneakiness by first detecting the hidden needs and motivations. Avoid "ignore-nag- yell-punish" cycles and senseless power struggles. Learn powerful answers for hostility and aggressiveness, and introduce pro-social adaptive behaviors convincingly to help develop conscience. more...

The Gait Assessment & Training Clinic
The Gait Assessment & Training Clinic: Functional Re-Training Solutions for Neurological and Orthopedic Disorders

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

Utilizing live & interactive case studies and discussion this workshop will focus on plans of action required after analysis and the necessary tools for proper implementation, including instructions for functional, proprioceptive-based exercise routines. This workshop addresses exercise progressions and specific program planning for a broad range of work environments including outpatient, hospital, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. Rehab strategies for improving proprioception, functional mobility, injury management, and decreasing the risk of falls will be the focus. Participants will walk away with exercise strategies that are available for specific, immediate application to create meaningful improvement in patient progression and outcomes. 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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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

Instructor: John F. Taylor, Ph.D.

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

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

Instructor: Ann-Louise Lockhart Psy D., ABPP

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

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...

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

Instructor: Cindy Lee, M.S.Ed.

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & Right-Brain Thinkers
Breakthrough Learning Interventions for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & Right-Brain Thinkers for the Visual Spatial Learner

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

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

Breakthrough Learning Interventions for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & Right Brain Thinkers
Breakthrough Learning Interventions for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & Right Brain Thinkers

Instructor: Lori Benson-Adams, M.Ed.

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

Pediatric Yoga
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...

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

Instructor: Chrys Kub, MSPT, ERYT500

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

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...

Geriatric Rehab
Geriatric Rehab: Improving Mobility in Older Adults Using Manual Therapy, Exercise Prescriptions, and Taping Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

Home Health 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, CEEAA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR

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

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

Instructor: Marlon Jant, DPT, PT

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

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

Instructor: T. Daniel Walters PT, DPT, GCS

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

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

Instructor: Amy Muncy, DPT, PT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Participants 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...

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Richard Hubler, PT, DPT, OCS

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

Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy
Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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

Instructor: Robert McCabe, MS, PT, OCS

This pivotal workshop features biomechanics of the shoulder, pathomechanics of other related shoulder injuries, the latest surgical techniques for shoulder disorders and the best-practice rehabilitation protocols and trends for surgically repaired shoulders. All therapists seeking to improve patient care outcomes through the thorough examination and evaluation of patients with shoulder dysfunction will benefit from attending this seminar. more...

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

Instructor: Michael Blubaugh, MSPT, CPT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor: William Oswald PT, DPT, OCS

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

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

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

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

Myofascial Trigger Point Identification and Treatment
Manual Therapy Techniques for Myofascial Trigger Point Identification and Treatment

Instructor: Joseph E. Mancuso, PT, ATC

This dynamic course provides trigger point techniques and implementation methods that will allow therapists to provide patients with myofascial release interventions that create lasting results. Attendees will learn the highly effective pain management techniques of the Travell/Simons' methods with an emphasis on restoring balanced posture and efficient movement patterns using myofascial trigger point procedures. Attendees will participate in hands-on evaluation and elimination of trigger point labs which will demonstrate how to use your proprioceptive senses to detect changes in tissue mobility, texture and tone. You will review precipitating and perpetuating factors and return to your practice able to create an effective rehabilitation program to help relieve persistent pain, loss of function and movement impairments.  more...

Effective Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Effective Orthopedic Rehabilitation: Objective Functional Tests and Therapeutic Exercise Progressions

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, neuromuscular and sport specific exercises to treatment and training regimens. more...