Physical Medicine and Rehab Courses

Continuing Education Courses

Group Discounts: Will be applied only to groups of 4 or more from the same primary facility
4-6 participants will receive a 5% discount.
7 or more participants will receive a 10% discount.
Note: Please do not make non-refundable travel reservations until you have received a confirmation from Texas Children's Hospital.

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June 2-4, 2017

Watsu is a water therapy developed by Harold Dull to create a unique blend of Zen Shiatsu and yogic stretches designed to free the body in water.  Basic Watsu is an experiential course, which introduces Watsuchanics (body mechanics in water).  In order to focus on connecting to the breath and presence, students are led through all the moves without being required to memorize a sequence.

June 3-4, 2017

You must have completed a minimum of 1000 hours of bedside care in the NICU or SCN to apply. Once accepted, go to to register. Spots are limited so register soon!

June 5-10 & 12-17, 2017; July 10-15 & 17-22, 2017; August 7-12 & 14-18, 2017

The certificate course in Neuro-Developmental Treatment is one of the longest post-graduate courses currently offered to profession­als in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology. It is an intensive training course comprising both theoretical and practical constructs developed by Dr. and Mrs. Karel Bobath, and conforms to the standards established by the North American NDTA, Inc.

June 10-11, 2017

This course will address utilizing current NDT intervention strategies for the pediatric client aged 0-18 with neuromotor challenges (eg CP, Down Syndrome, TBI and other syndromes). Information presented will address using the ICF for  assessment/evaluation while practicing intervention strategies for improvements towards function. Participants will be assisted to improve their observational and direct handling skills with analysis and problem solving using NDT techniques.

June 23-25, 2017

This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures.

June 24-25, 2017

This two day advanced running course applies the most current optimal evidence based information for the evaluation and treatment of running injuries. Information is delivered through a format that combines interactive lecture and comprehensive laboratory sessions. Analysis of the biomechanics of running through physical evaluation and video analysis will prepare the course participant in the clinical decision making process required to develop comprehensive treatment programs.

July 22-23, 2017

Leave this dynamic course understanding how, when, where and under what circumstances to provide aquatic therapy… and how to justify that choice to the world. Don't just understand the science; be able to perform the EBAT treatments on Monday morning. Course includes information designed to help parents and caregivers incorporate water-based interventions into daily life. Includes "turn key" inservice and marketing materials to help expand your caseload.

August 12-13, 2017

Orthotic management in the pediatric population serves many therapeutic purposes, with the essential function to assist with optimal alignment for function. Pediatric orthotic management requires an interdisciplinary team approach to maximize each child’s outcome. The team of OT, PT and orthotist needs to consider appropriate materials, fit, flexibility of the device, and the functional goals of the child and family.

August 18, 2017

This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech.  An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented.

August 19-20, 2017

This seminar emphasizes the interpretation of basic science knowledge and the development of basic clinical skills which are needed to complete a differential evaluation of the upper extremity dysfunction, then proceeds to treatment.  General principles to functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology, and treatment are presented. 

August 26-27, 2017

More effectively treat children and adolescents with complex behavioral, sensory integration, TBI, Autism Spectrum (DSM-V-TR associated diagnoses), cognitive limitations, PTSD, and other developmental challenges using a new approach synthesizing behavioral, sensory integration, handling, mindfulness, activity, music, and developmental strategies.

September 9-10, 2017

Focus on Function is the Weekend Intensive II (Labs & Practical Application) for the Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification.

September 16-17, 2017

Successful completion of this advanced level of the Dry Needling course of study will deem you competent and proficient in becoming a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner®.  Similar to the class model of FDN Level 1, this three-day course involves theoretical and laboratory sessions which incorporate instruction in safety, needling technique, treatment rationales for various diagnoses, and education in contraindications, precautions, and possible complications of dry needling.

September 16-17, 2017

Hearing loss is a neurodevelopmental emergency. It is essential that children with hearing loss and other auditory disorders have sufficient auditory access with technology to use audition for language and academic development. This workshop will discuss the information audiologists, speech-language pathologists, auditory verbal therapists and teachers of children who are deaf and hard of hearing need to obtain to be certain technology is meeting a child’s auditory needs.

September 23-24, 2017

Jennifer Jones' new course was created due to multiple requests for a course that addresses assessing and treating children with more involved feeding disorders. The complex medical issues and frustrating behavioral refusals that lead to profound dysphagia are discussed based on current research. The process of completing an educated, differential diagnosis, developing the appropriate treatment plan and performing treatment techniques are the focal points of this course. Dr.

October 6-7, 2017

This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists, and assistants treating children with neurological deficits who are acquiring gait, desire to have vertical mobility such as walking, or who currently function in vertical. The acquisition of typical gait and function in vertical will be studied in toddlers and children via slides, video and observation of an assessment and treatment demonstration.

October 7-8, 2017

This course will focus on clinical evaluation and decision making for a variety of etiologies that underlie pediatric dysphagia. Through case analysis participants will develop a toolkit of intervention strategies for complex issues including: medically fragile infants and children, picky eaters, children with gastroesophageal reflux, children with G-tubes and others.

October 14-15, 2017

How comfortable are you in managing a post-surgical patient? Are you dependent on generalized protocols, or can you think outside the box? Do you feel confident treating a post-op patient who walks into the clinic with bulky dressings and no prescription? Therapists who are not only empowered with the knowledge of healing properties of tissue, but also the evidence to support specific treatments, fi nd that clinical reasoning produces much better outcomes than standardized protocols.

October 18-22, 2017

AI II Sensory Integration expands on the framework of moves, philosophy and concepts learned in AI I, while deepening student’s skill for listening and translating the language of the body ~ posture, gesture, breathing, motility and expression. Students develop an understanding of the body as a physical/emotional landscape, viewing the body in a 180º, at the surface of the water.

This course includes 3+hrs of study group and supervision.

October 27-29, 2017

If all you remember about Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is random “diagonal patterns,” then this course is for you.  PNF can be a powerful approach when the techniques are creatively applied to clinical problems.  Dr.