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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January 7-14, 2019

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. The 3-D Treatment of Scoliosis from the Barcelona School is based on a system developed in Germany by the late Katerina Schroth and her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth, beginning in the 1920s. This three-dimensional scoliosis treatment is based on sensorimotor and kinesthetic principles.

January 12-13, 2019

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.


Course Objectives

January 12, 2019

In the neonatal intensive care unit, we encounter the most fragile 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.

January 19, 2019

One day course that reviews all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including recertification in CPR, review of wound and fracture management, spine board, specialty populations as related to sports.  The student is responsible for successful completion of a practical test. This course is open for students who are no more than 60 days in lapsed expiration of their last EMR course.  Workbook is only required if a revision update has been released by the ARC.

January 19-20, 2019

This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training students, licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy and physicians who want specialized training in sideline and venue emergency management of the athlete.  The ERA is a leap forward in quality and value for students and hosts.

The benefits of this new course include:

January 26, 2019

This course offers information on the most prevalent defects, including anatomy/physiology, surgical intervention and pharmacological considerations. This course will guide therapists into their most effective role in the cardiac intensive care unit. Participants will learn the best developmental care strategies to have the greatest impact on development. Participants will also learn considerations and interventions for feeding, positioning and handling of infants with CHD.

February 2-3, 2019

Pacifying Pregnancy Pain is a course that is intended to teach currently practicing physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, who have some experience in pelvic health related conditions, more advanced examination, assessment, and intervention techniques to better serve women during pregnancy.

February 9-10, 2019

This course is for C/NDT therapists who are ready to add gait knowledge and understanding to their certificate course base of information. In addition to in depth study of the phases of gait, the course will go further into intra and inter-limb relationships. Various gait functions and the gait tasks most relevant to the patients will be used to develop intervention strategies.

February 9-10, 2019

This 16 hour seminar on water-based interventions is designed to rapidly introduce pediatric therapists to motor, sensory and play-based interventions in water. Participants will create a series of aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to alleviate the most common problems associated with the pediatric population and then adapt these ideas to novel situations.

February 22-23, 2019

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical or occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are seeking to refine their clinical evaluation and treatment skills beyond the basics. Therapists who are comfortable with their fundamental skills will find this course helpful at adding more treatment options to successfully treat the complex dizzy patient.

February 22-24, 2019

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.

March 2, 2019

This course will focus on providing therapists with various treatment ideas to improve function for patients with CVA, TBI, and other neurological deficits. The latest research and evidence will be highlighted emphasizing the importance of neuroplasticity and motor learning, including the specifics of how to integrate the research into the realities of practice.

March 2-3, 2019

The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) 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.

March 4-9, March 11-15, 2019

This 10-day course is designed for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists treating infants and young children who have Neuro-Motor Disorders.

March 15-17, 2019

Learn how to assess and treat babies from birth to 3 years old with known or suspected neuromotor impairments. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application of treatment strategies to gain functional outcomes appropriate for this age group and how to incorporate therapeutic strategies into family life.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of course, participants will be able to:

March 23-24, 2019

The field of fascial research is exploding with fascinating new knowledge about the role of fascia in sensory communication, force transmission, postural stability, cellular health, and much more. Gaining knowledge of this important three-dimensional structure in the body will enhance the clinician’s ability to improve outcomes in many diverse types of patient diagnoses, including tendonitis, joint restrictions, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and neurological hypertonicity.

March 29-30, 2019

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.

March 30-31, 2019

In this updated Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding class, complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed, utilizing new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicum.

March 31, 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.

April 12-13, 2019

As pediatric therapists we are challenged to use Evidence Based

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