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Treating Patients with Complex Back and Neck Pain

2 Hrs
Tue Dec 1 | 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT
Patients with back and neck pain make up a sizable portion of outpatient therapy visits. Chronic pain associated with this growing population can be debilitating and successful outcomes can be hard to achieve. The complexity of this type of pain can be difficult to diagnosis and requires a systematic approach to evaluation to identify the type of pain that is most dominant and helps to classifying patients according to treatment. Using specific evaluation techniques and probing questions to identify both red and yellow flags can help to prioritize what areas need to be addressed first.


This course will identify the best cervical and lumbar oriented special tests and partner those results with treatment techniques within each classification. Additionally, the benefits of Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) and a best practice approach to combining hands-on treatments, exercises and patient education to achieve a more precise prognosis and expectation of outcomes will be discussed.
$79.00
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Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip & Knee

6 Hrs
Wed Dec 2 | 10:00 am – 04:00 pm EDT
Total Joint Replacements are the fastest growing segment of orthopedic surgery. Tens of millions of Americans are currently diagnosed with arthritis of the hip and knee with a dramatic increase in these diagnoses projected over the next decade. As a result, an increase in Total Joint Replacement surgeries is also predicted. Clinicians must have a good working knowledge of non-surgical conservative interventions for this patient population. With the recent changes in Medicare, knowing the correct approach and how to properly document your therapy with patients is imperative.


In this seminar, you will gain the knowledge to identify and deter the progression of degenerative changes, and manage this ever growing segment of clients for the rehab professional.  Dr. Rzepkowski will give you the necessary tools to clinically identify common orthopedic problems of the Hip and Knee and understand the rehab implication of various surgical techniques for repair. Attendees will gain useful prevention strategies of youth injury, clinical identification of joint pathology, and functional rehab interventions for all ages including total joint replacements. Using videos of surgical procedures Dr. Rzepkowski will demonstrate changes before and after intraoperative repair. Attendees will learn how to use electronic strategies to provide functional analysis and create custom rehab exercises in both non-operative and post-operative patients to optimize functional return and deter re-occurrence of injury. The clinical techniques covered in this course can be easily integrated into the clinic or home the next day.
$229.00
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Movement-Based Therapy

6 Hrs
Sun Dec 6 | 10:00 am – 04:00 pm EDT
Research shows that the combination of hands-on manual therapy with exercise is superior for the successful treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.  Treatment outcomes will improve when you appropriately add manual therapy in preparation to mobility and strengthening exercises. Failing to implement exercise therapy following manual therapy prevents the full resolution of the injury. Exercise treatment is key to solid outcomes, but proper programming goes well beyond “3 sets of 10 reps”.


Appropriate for all populations, this live web-based course will predominantly focus on proper exercise treatment as a continuation of soft tissue treatments. You will be guided through the effective use of IASTM and cupping strategies as a preparation for exercise, with the goal of making manual therapy a more dynamic, active technique rather than a passive treatment. Through demonstrations you will answer questions such as; Where to start? Mobility first? Stability first? And why? How do you progress? How do you regress? You will also discuss when to consider using and how to implement treatments like Blood Flow Restriction (BRF). With the popularity of weightlifting for fitness, it is now more important than ever you to be able to evaluate lifting technique and know what mobility & stability requirements have to be met in order for someone to participate in weightlifting. Whether you have been exposed to the use of IASTM and/or cupping, and simply want to learn more about how it fits with the rest of your treatment techniques, or If you have never used instruments or cups, this course will teach you the optimal way of combining manual therapy techniques and exercise programming for the most successful outcomes.
$229.00
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Assessment and Programming of Weightlifting Exercises

1 Hrs
Thu Dec 10 | 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm EDT
More and More people are lifting weights, in gyms and in Crossfit boxes. Do you know how to breakdown a squat or a deadlift? What do you tell your patients that want to keep lifting while they have pain? This course will discuss how to assess and correct basic weightlifting movements. Through video analysis you will identify corrective exercises for each lift and gain a broad understanding of how to program weightlifting and related exercises. You will finish with improved knowledge and skills in the evidence-informed treatment and assessment of patients that engage in weightlifting activities.
$39.00
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Comprehensive Manual Therapy

6 Hrs
Sat Dec 12 | 09:00 am – 03:00 pm EDT
The latest evidence shows that manual therapy, IASTM and cupping all reduce pain and improve function by restoring optimal movement. In this course you will learn how this treatment combination falls within the BPS model and how you can use pain science education to explain the benefits of this treatment method to your clients.


Guided by dynamic demonstrations of IASTM techniques and cupping treatments partnered with active movements, you will learn to differentiate methods to reduce pain, reduce tone, or facilitate muscular contractions. By addressing both soft tissue and joint restrictions you will see how Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a perfect complement to joint mobilization and an effective technique to help patients regain mobility more quickly.  You will leave this course with a fully integrated manual therapy approach that combines IASTM, Cupping and joint mobilizations and ultimately helps expedite your patient’s recovery.
$229.00
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A Comprehensive Clinical Approach to a Total Joint Replacement

6 Hrs
Mon Dec 14 | 09:00 am – 03:00 pm EDT
In this timely course, you will review the post-operative contraindications and precautions typically associated with rehabilitation and learn the intricate nuances of hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty surgery from a therapist who has observed over 100 procedures. Guided by video applications and case studies you will discuss interventions to regain ROM, improve strength and address the oft forgotten components of balance/proprioception/coordination re-training and others. Through interactive demonstrations and body segmentation you will target specific assessments and treatments for the hip, knee and shoulder.
$229.00
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Telehealth for Physical Therapy

1.5 Hrs
Mon Dec 21 | 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm EDT
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic required healthcare practitioners to rethink how they deliver care. The use of telehealth is one approach that can help keep both patients and providers safe from the spread of infectious disease while establishing and maintaining positive gains in patient functional outcomes. The APTA categorizes telehealth for Physical Therapy as classic Physical Therapy administered virtually, through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform such as a smartphone or computer. For the physical therapist that means having a comprehensive plan for evaluating and treating the physical body remotely. As well as ensuring that both services and billing are practiced legally and ethically and adhere to state and federal practice guidelines and payer contract agreements. This course will teach you how to set up and complete telehealth sessions, including how to evaluate, monitor and treat patients remotely. You will leave this course with a quick start guide to help you achieve successful telehealth sessions from start to finish.
$59.00
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Current Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Disorder

5 Hrs
Tue Dec 22 | 10:00 am – 03:00 pm EDT
One of the most daunting tasks facing rehab professionals is the in-depth understanding of the shoulder complex and how the intricate anatomy and biomechanics play into the post-surgical and non-surgical rehab process. With the countries aging population, there continues to be a significant rise in patients requiring care for a wide range of shoulder pathologies ranging from tendonitis to total shoulder replacements. Understanding anatomy, biomechanics and mechanisms of injury is critical to the success of the clinician interpreting special test data correctly and ultimately performing appropriate treatment to the individual.


This integral seminar will involve anatomical, kinesiological and functional considerations of the shoulder complex along with the vast importance of proximal scapular stabilization forces relating to the rotator cuff. A strong emphasis on mechanism of injury, presentation and hands-on clinical testing will tie in directly with an in-depth discussion on anatomy, physiology and surgical interventions for Rotator Cuff Disorders, Labral Pathology, Gleno-Humeral Instability and Total Shoulder Replacements. Clinicians will leave this seminar with the appropriate tools and current rehabilitation interventions and timelines for the shoulder complex ranging from acute to sub-acute and post-subacute.
$199.00
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A Comprehensive Clinical Approach to Vestibular Rehab

5 Hrs
Mon Dec 28 | 10:00 am – 03:00 pm EDT
This course will cover the functional anatomy and physiology and pathology of the vestibular and balance systems across neurologic, orthopedic, and cognitive domains. Emphasis will be placed upon formulating a working differential diagnosis for central and peripheral mediated vertigo. Additionally, equal focus will be placed on understanding how to assess and treat BPPV arising from anterior, horizontal, and posterior canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis. Guided by case scenarios and demonstrations, you will utilize and examine evidence-based assessment and intervention tools that are designed to effectively manage patients with easy and straightforward diagnosis to those who have difficult-to-diagnose complex deficits which severely impair function. The material presented in this course ranges from intermediate to advance and is applicable to multiple clinical settings ranging from acute to home to SNF to outpatient.
$199.00
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Rehab of the Complex Shoulder and Elbow – Webinar

5 Hrs
Wed Dec 30 | 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm EDT
In the United States, it’s been reported that there are over 10 Million physician office visits per year for the shoulder and elbow alone. This combined with the ever-expanding landscape of Direct Access for Physical Therapy, makes it even more imperative for clinicians to have a strong grasp on the Upper Quarter both from a non-surgical rehabilitation standpoint and post-surgical rehabilitation. The Shoulder and Elbow can be daunting to evaluate and treat, but it does not need to be this way. In this course clinicians will have an opportunity to revisit evidence-based examination and evaluation procedures meant to streamline and pinpoint the needs of the individual patient. Using case studies you will focus on manual therapy and exercise progression for both common non-surgical cases and some of the more complex, yet commonly seen post-surgical cases. You will learn why manual therapy cannot be overlooked in the comprehensive treatment of the upper quarter. We’ll dive into manual therapy treatment rationale in a way that is outside of the box and drives movement/exercise strategies. Discussion on tissue loading principles will be the foundation for exercise progression and home exercise progression. Expect to leave this seminar with a refreshed viewpoint of the upper quarter and fully prepared to implement new strategies in the clinic immediately.
$199.00