This course provides immediately applicable practical information to help clinicians better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and ill term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach— both in the NICU, and after discharge to early intervention through the first six months—the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills.
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4-6 participants will receive a 5% discount.
7 or more participants will receive a 10% discount.
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This two-day intermediate level course provides the practicing therapist with essential and fundamental skills needed to evaluate and treat vestibular dysfunction in patients with dizziness and/or balance disorders. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as visual and somatosensory interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinician’s ability to perform testing techniques designed to identify vestibular dysfunction properly.
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.
Children with medical problems and/or physical disabilities are surviving to adulthood. Adults with chronic health conditions are living longer. As these patients “survive” their health conditions, atypical breathing patterns and atypical postural control strategies often develop and cause repetitive stress on the musculoskeletal system. The consequences can be chronic pain, inefficient motor plans, and/or physical dysfunction, all which limit health and participation. Current research suppo
Eccentric muscle contractions are the brakes of the human movement system. Although there is yet little direct research on voicing eccentrics, preliminary data shows that glottal control is integral to upright postural control. Modulation of glottal constriction such as during voicing regulates intra-thoracic pressure, and by extension, intra-abdominal pressure, both of which are necessary for finely tuned postural control.
The 20-hour Kinesio Taping® Express Course will present all the concepts and techniques of Kinesio Taping in an expedited course format. The first day will present an overview of the development of the Kinesio Taping Method®, fundamental concepts, assessments and screening tests, and begin to introduce Kinesio Correction taping techniques. After completing fundamental concepts, the course will move into advanced techniques and clinical reasoning. Attendees will problem-solve complex clini
Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficient intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical therapists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to improve their skills.
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.
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.
This two-day advanced course provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific and clinical rationale for examination and treatment of selected shoulder complex conditions. Over one-third of this course involves hands-on lab sessions utilizing case studies, clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis, and problem-solving skills. A particular focus will be on the algorithm-based examination format for the special tests of the shoulder.
The Basic Certification course is open only to Physical Therapists. Other courses may be held for Physicians and Orthotists. Only Physical Therapists will be eligible for certification, Physical Therapist Assistants may attend with a physical therapist who is attending to be certified.
This program will introduce clinicians to the basic philosophy and treatment principles developed at the Institute of Elena Salva in Barcelona, Spain, over the last 45 years.
More children than ever need early intervention and other services. nd, there are not enough available services. Therapists, early interventionists, parents, medical professionals, and others have seen a sharp rise in children with delayed and/or disordered feeding, speech, and mouth development. These include children with disabilities as well as many typically-born children who, for some reason, are not developing as expected.
Lymphedema is an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the superficial tissues and is a very common and serious condition worldwide. It has important pathological and clinical consequences for the patient if left untreated.
Secondary lymphedema is often caused by trauma to the lymphatic system, such as surgery, injury, scarring, infection, and radiation therapy. Post-mastectomy lymphedema of the upper extremity caused by breast cancer treatment is very common in the United States.
Find the underlying causes of challenging behavior and improve functional outcomes by assessing and treating visual and vestibular disorders, motor challenges, and specific diagnosis. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate with teachers and caregivers, and create comprehensive treatment plans to be used in multiple domains of the child’s life.
The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP), Level 1, provides clinicians with the skills and information necessary to provide a structured learning environment and enhanced educational experience for students. Course content reflects an interdisciplinary approach to experiential learning methods, with an emphasis on didactic content related to clinical teaching, supervision, and evaluation.
Classification in Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Disorders: Hypertonia, Hypotonia, Ataxia, Dystonia & Athetosis.
The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program, Level 2 (CCIP Level 2) is the successor to APTA’s former Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (ACCIP). This voluntary program is designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have successfully completed the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Level 1 Program (CCIP Level 1), and want to further develop their clinical teaching skills and construct a clinical curriculum.
We are in the midst of a 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.
Having practiced and perfected the techniques of FDN Level 1, practitioners are now experienced and skilled enough to cover musculature in more technical areas, including that of the thoracic spine and trunk, lumbar spine, cervical spine, hip, hand, foot, upper extremity, temporomandibular joint, and connective tissues.
Join us for a Train-the-Trainer session on the Early Feeding Skills Assessment (EFS) Tool. Effective feeding care starts with assessment of what the infant needs to be successful. Learn to use the EFS to effectively plan provide an infant-guided approach to feeding. Simultaneously learn to train others back home to use the EFS to strengthen your unit’s feeding care. Review current research, the role of experience, dynamic systems theory, and feeding outcomes after NICU.