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.
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4-6 participants will receive a 5% discount.
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This course is designed to provide physical, occupational and speech therapists specializing in pediatrics advanced taping techniques and clinical problem-solving skills. Attendees will review theory and basic taping, wrapping and strapping techniques, learn advanced and combination taping techniques, and develop clinical reasoning skills.
Living with cerebral palsy is a journey. No life period is isolated from another. In this course we will examine the complex relationships among the varying challenges of each life stage and the clinician’s role throughout. Clinicians will examine their own beliefs about cerebral palsy and how those beliefs impact the long term outcomes for the babies, children, adolescents, adults, and families they serve.
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.
This dynamic intermediate-advanced course will elucidate 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. These skills include the ability of the infant to cough,
This is a 16-hour training module packed into two days (seven hours lecture plus nine hours pool lab). This two-day course will teach participants how to transition the therapy pool into a sensory and motor planning room for pediatric, adult, and geriatric clients. Extrapolated from the 16-treatment station concept, participants will harness the use of common everyday items such as bath blankets, snow shovels, umbrellas, polyspots, and clingy clothes to create a sensory effect and to achieve
If you panic when you get a referral for a splint or orthosis, this course is for you! This course is designed for therapists who would like to gain confidence in their orthosis fabrication skills.
This course includes didactic, lab, and video treatment demonstrations for participants to analyze typical and atypical task-based posture and movement control, focused on the upper extremities – in relation to other body segments. The central theme will be learning about and practicing handling/treatment strategies towards goal-related functional change in requested daily tasks.
Designing effective intervention programs to improve strength, endurance, and function in school-aged children 5-21 years with disabilities can be enormously challenging. This course will help clinicians set realistic goals, prioritize treatment, and implement successful programs for children with a variety of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, autism, developmental coordination disorder, and obesity. An evidence-based approach to outcome measure and intervention design will be discussed,
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.
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.
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
Ai Chi is a water movement and relaxation program that has been created to help aquatic practitioners and clients enjoy the water in a flowing yet powerful progression. It is an efficient exercise program that increases oxygen and caloric consumption simply with correct form and positioning in the water. It is a perfect relaxation technique for highly-stressed, over-challenged clients, and it is ideal for creating improved range of motion, balance and mobility.
The Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) is now a well-established and frequently used evaluative tool to measure how effectively children with unilateral hand dysfunction actually use their involved hand, collaboratively with their well-functioning hand, to perform bimanual tasks. For the child, the AHA is an enjoyable 10-to-15-minute semi-structured play session using a test-kit of selected toys requiring bimanual use.
This course will expand on knowledge from the more basic pediatrics courses to help the physical therapist treat more complicated bowel and bladder difficulties in pediatric clients. It will discuss both evaluation and treated strategies for the more complicated pediatric bowel and bladder issues. It will also cover common bowel and bladder issues that occur in neurologically involved child.
This five-day module expands upon the basic handling and problem-solving activities gained in the Foundation and Classification Modules. Lab, problem-solving activities, and client demonstrations will incorporate: analysis and facilitation of movement and postural control, transition from floor-to-stand, transition on-and-off equipment, and introduction to the use of moveable surfaces.
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.
This timely seminar will bring you essential information to problem-solve complex swallowing and feeding disorders. Correlating co-morbidities, clinical data, and the infant/child’s behaviors is at the heart of completing a good differential.