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.

No refunds will be accepted 3 weeks prior to a course.

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July 20 – 21, 2019

This introductory-intermediate level course will focus on therapeutic intervention programs in the NICU that are evidenced-based and will provide neonatal therapists with tools, strategies, and enhanced critical problemsolving skills. The course will provide a case- based approach to the challenges seen in special populations: the very low birthweight infant, NAS, and the long-term NICU infant. Critical problems will be the  emphasis. Small baby teams will be discussed.

July 20, 2019

This one-day, combined concepts course will give you new techniques that can be used immediately with numerous “take home” tips and pearls. It will include significant demonstration, lab and video evidence to present the concept of “Treating without Pain”.

July 21, 2019

This one-day, combined concepts course will teach new techniques that can be used to treat pain conditions in the upper extremity. Includes extensive demonstrations, lab and video evidence to present the concept of muscle imbalance and alignment. Focus on the agonist/antagonist muscle relationship, joint kinematics with movement as well as compensation movement patterns. Learn to recognize which muscles are “under functioning “and which are “over functioning”.

July 26, 2019

The KT3 course combines the Kinesio Taping Method foundational concepts of KT1&KT2 with advanced clinical concepts. The course provides lab time for attendees to practice their skills on the new concepts through a variety of clinical applications. The KT3 course is designed to allow the Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI) to cater specific clinical applications to address specific professions.

July 27, 2019

The KT4 Pediatric course is designed to provide advanced Kinesio Taping techniques and problem solving to physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals specializing in pediatrics. Kinesio Taping is a method of treatment for musculoskeletal and Myofascial disorders. Kinesio Taping can be used during physical activity and in conjunction with many therapeutic interventions.

July 28, 2019

The KT4 Neurological course builds on and expands techniques learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses. This course addresses variations in nervous system status. The attendees will develop treatment strategies and practice extensive Kinesio Taping techniques to address a wide variety of issues encountered when treating patients with neurological diseases. Some examples include: CVA, CP, ALS, MD, MS, and TBI.

August 17-18, 2019

Woman can benefit from aquatic therapy at so many points in their lives. This class is designed to address the unique rehab needs of the female client and why water often works better to tackle these needs.

Students will learn innovative aquatic interventions for:

September 7, 2019

It is estimated that up to 15% of children are labeled with emotional and behavior disorders, exhibiting problem behaviors that interfere with learning, relationships, and participation in daily activities. Many of these children have received multiple diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, ODD and sensory issues. Some of these children are simply labeled as “bad” and left to fall through the cracks.

September 14 – 15, 2019

This course is a two-day advanced hands-on seminar focusing on effective identification and management of physical symptom sequella that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Through this course, participants can expect to further advance their knowledge of the complexities of the vestibular system and understand why knowledge of this system is paramount to the successful management of this diagnosis.

September 14 – 15, 2019

This is a two-day seminar emphasizing interpretation of basic science knowledge toward the development of clinical skills needed for differential evaluation and effective treatment of spinal dysfunction. General principles of functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology and treatments are applied to clinical examination and treatment. Includes instruction and techniques of evaluating structure, active movements and palpation for condition, position and mobility of the spine.

September 21- 22, 2019

This two-day course is designed to help medical professionals gain basic knowledge of Pilates theory and principles and be able to integrate it into their rehabilitation programs. The core stabilizing muscles will be reviewed, as well as how core stabilization is important to functional activities and activities of daily living. The lab portion will be devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises.

September 27-28, 2019

A new version of the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) has been developed for young children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) aged 8-18 months called the Mini-Assisting Hand Assessment (Mini-AHA). Like the AHA, the Mini-AHA involves a video-recorded play session using carefully selected toys that provoke bimanual hand use. Twenty object related actions of the affected hand are then scored on a 4 point rating scale.

September 28 – 29, 2019

The treatment of upper extremity pediatric conditions can be complex and challenging for therapists. Analyzing these conditions requires a good knowledge of development, anatomy and biomechanics to understand the underlying problems.

September 29-30, 2019

A new assessment of hand function has recently been developed for infants at risk of developing cerebral palsy (CP) in the age range 3-12 months old. The development of this test has been done in collaboration between research groups at IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris in Pisa Italy, and at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The HAI intends to measure the degree and quality of goal directed actions performed with each hand separately as well as with both hands together.

October 4-5, 2019

This two day course provides an overview of evidence based practice for vestibular and oculomotor related impairments in children. Didactic content includes a detailed review of the anatomy, physiology and development of the Vestibular System, the epidemiology of vestibular dysfunction in children, diagnostic and clinical testing of vestibular function, and examination and evaluation of, and intervention for, for vestibular related impairments in children with peripheral (i.e.

October 11 – 12, 2019

Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, most pediatric clinicians will encounter this disorder in some form or another. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, such as coughing/choking during meals, poor oral-motor skill acquisition, food refusal, oral aversion, g-tube dependence and more.

October 19 - 20, 2019

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.

October 24 – 27, 2019

This intensive, 4-day, hands-on course will leave therapists with concrete tools and strategies to effectively conduct an in depth physical and sensory/motor function assessment and design effective interventions for clients birth to adult.

October 26-27, 2019

Pain is a perception engaging sensory, cognitive and emotional processes. Beliefs, expectations, fear, catastrophizing, childhood stress and trauma, and learning and memory can all modulate a patient’s pain experience. In addition, structural and functional brain changes have been identified in patients with persistent pain that may play a significant role in driving pain chronicity.

October 26 – 27, 2019

We are in the midst of a second running boom. With the popularity of running exploding so too has an epidemic of injury. The expectations to get your runners back out on the road, trails, or track can be stressful for the sports medicine team, not to mention the client. It is essential to be up-to-date on the clinically relevant and evidence-based evaluation and treatment approaches for injured runners to maximize functional outcomes in a safe and timely manner.