This course will focus on the cardiopulmonary implications for the premature or medically-complex infant as related to physiological stability, evolving motor control, sensory stability, and transition to oral motor skills that support feeding. It will focus on advancing the critical reasoning skills of the neonatal therapist to support the infant's ability to obtain foundational motor and sensory skills.
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.
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This course delivers clinically relevant assessment and treatment strategies for infants and children with neuromuscular impairments and challenges to their oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory function. A special emphasis is on postural alignment and control as well as on sensory factors that can influence a childs feeding and swallowing. Effective treatment strategies to improve cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage function will be highlighted.
Designed to demonstrate the advanced skills necessary to bring aquatics to the child, adolescent and adult with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, muscular dystrophy or other medically fragile or profoundly involved conditions.
Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity. Patients who find help from a pelvic rehabilitation provider have often experienced pain near the tailbone for long periods of time, leading to chronic pain in addition to neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Successful completion of AI I and II, minimum of 15 clinical hours completed, minimum of 2 Study Groups. Current License/Certificate to Touch.
100% attendance is required to complete this course. If any hours are missed, the student will be required to make-up the time.
This hands-on class concentrates on the Professional Development. From expanding skills acquired in AI I and II the student broadens their skills in assessment, verbal and somatic dialogue.
This seminar is designed for OTs/OTAs & PTs/PTAs interested in gaining further knowledge and comfort in the “skill” of static splinting as well as an overview of dynamic splinting techniques and application. This seminar will provide and introduce the history of splinting, splinting theories, principles and techniques for several types of splints commonly fabricated in the rehabilitation setting.
Given that we will be working with children with intermediate and advanced seating needs, the prerequisite for this class is a review of WHO Basic wheelchair training package. This can be downloaded for free here
This intensive, hands on, evidence based four-day course addresses sensory processing disorder and sensory integration intervention across all ages in those with autism spectrum, developmental, and learning disorders. Participants will leave armed with new direct treatment strategies, as well as contextual interventions to assess and treat across five interdependent systems: motor, sensory, emotionalrelational, communication and cognitive problem solving.
This two-day intermediate course provides you with the information and skills necessary to analyze the functional anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. Evidence-based research and up-to-date clinically-relevant techniques are presented.
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.
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.
This advanced Lymphatic Kinesio Taping Course is aimed at building on the basic Kinesio Tex Taping techniques and concepts learned in KT1/2, to provide a solid platform of clinically relevant Kinesio Tex Taping skills for the management of post operative and post injury oedema and Lymphoedema.
To build on Basic Kinesio Tex Taping Skills and concepts.
To learn advanced Kinesio Tex Taping techniques.
The KT4 Lymphatic 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 treatment of patients with lymphatic disorders.
Is it better to run with or without shoes? How do you know when you should utilize a custom foot orthotic versus an over the counter device to treat a lower extremity symptom? What makes certain ankle sprains seem to heal faster than others? How do you know if an orthotic actually made the patient better? If you have had questions about your patients like this in the past, then this is the course for you.
Pre-requisite: Completion of Part A, B and C*
Instructional Level: Advanced
This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures.
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.
In the neonatal intensive care unit, we encounter the most fragile of infants with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction that can greatly affect the movement system while still in the NICU and well after discharge. We as therapists can address these infants’ movement dysfunction early on with various techniques to improve their long-term outcomes.