As an occupational therapy fieldwork educator, your knowledge, supervision, and direction are critical to the success of your students and to the future of occupational therapy. AOTA is your partner in both of these important endeavors. For that reason, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to advance your skills in this important area. This course is designed specifically for fieldwork educators and academic fieldwork coordinators.
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.
The Lidcombe Program is a behavioural intervention, developed by Professor Mark Onslow and his colleagues at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre to treat stuttering in preschool aged children. After training, speech-language pathologists will be prepared to teach parents to administer appropriate feedback about fluency and stuttering to their children in their everyday-speaking environment and to monitor treatment goals and progress.
This dynamic evolving course will concentrate on progressive, effective treatment schemes for infants and young children with a diagnosis of torticollis with or without plagiocephaly, including challenging cases. The course is designed to provide therapists with current research and recommendations pertaining to the implications of torticollis, sleep posture and increased use of positional devices on infant postural and motor development.
Have you ever struggled in treating a patient with Plantar Fasciitis? Have you considered that maybe the patient really did not have plantar fasciitis? Ever wonder if your patients poor foot alignment is a factor in their back, knee or hip pain? Don’t know when a patient should have a custom orthotic? Then you owe it to yourself and your patients to attend this course.
Elevate your practice to a new level of patient care by entering this foundational Functional Dry Needling course of study which teaches the insertion of fine filament needles into neuromuscular junctions/motor points, stimulating the muscle, bringing unbelievable pain relief and significantly improved function to athletes and patients who have been suffering for years.
This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on effective identification and management of the physical symptom sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The emphasis of the course will be placed on knowledge of both neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation to effectively manage these clients, and the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach.
This two-day course is designed to provide physical and occupational therapists with information and instruction on Kinesio Taping methods. Kinesio Taping is a method of treatment for musculoskeletal and myofascial disorders and edema control. This method can be used during physical activity and in conjunction with many therapies.
This course will focus on clinical decision-making for the use of vision, occulomotor and movement strategies to enhance outcomes. Emphasis will be on frameworks used with special populations and analysis of assessment data. Movement-based therapeutic strategies and ocular-motor assessment will be incorporated through case study review for effective and evidence-based treatment planning.
Oral motor impairment presents a variety of challenges for both the individual affected, and for the care team providing intervention. Often the individual experiencing oral motor difficulties is not able to follow commands. The person may not be eating or taking fluids orally, which reduces the opportunities for observation of oral movement patterns. The majority of baseline protocols currently available require at least minimal direction-following skills.
This two day course is designed for the therapist who treats or wants to treat pediatric clients (birth to 21 years) with neurological deficits. It is highly recommended for physical, occupational, and speech therapists and assistants and has a major focus on movement experiences in lab.
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.
You must have completed a minimum of 1000 hours of bedside care in the NICU or SCN to apply. Once accepted, go to www.creativetherapyconsultants.com/ntmc to register. Spots are limited so register soon!
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.
This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Focus on Function is the Weekend Intensive II (Labs & Practical Application) for the Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification.