Livestream & On-Demand Webinars for Physical Therapy Professionals

Elite Healthcare is offering a series of livestream and on-demand courses for PTs and PTAs. All courses are led by industry experts and cover important clinical topics. Learn a new modality or complete refresher courses on the topics you know and love. Sign up today for an upcoming event or register now for an on-demand webinar. Check back for more topics coming soon!

View Upcoming Livestream Courses and On-Demand Webinars

Select a topic or scroll through the list below to learn more about upcoming Physical Therapy webinar style courses.

Assessing and Treating the Rotational Athlete:

Instructor: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT

This course is designed to equip the therapist with a treatment blueprint for the assessment and treatment of the rotational athlete regardless of their sport. Using a joint-by-joint approach you will learn techniques to improve joint mobility, core stability, and the kinematic sequence of rotational athletes.  Additionally, an introduction to the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and how to apply it to rotational athletes will aid in diagnosis and treatment decisions. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of which body segments should and should not rotate and provide your patients with exercises that can be used in the clinic, the gym, or added to a home-based strength training program.

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Comprehensive Manual Therapy

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

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.

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Manual Therapy and Pain Science Education

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

As a rehab professional, understanding what type of pain is most dominant for your patient should direct your plan of care. Emerging research shows that manual therapy is a great complement to Pain Science Education, especially when applied with a bio-psycho-social approach. This webinar will discuss how manual therapy and pain science education are not mutually exclusive, but rather complementary approaches that when combined lead to successful outcomes. Guided by the most common symptomatic patient presentations, we will discuss 3 different classifications of pain and how manual therapy might be used in a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Rehab of the Complex Shoulder and Elbow

Instructor: Rick Daigle, PT, DPT

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.

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Treating Patients with Complex Back and Neck Pain

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

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.

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Assessment and Programming of Weightlifting Exercises

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

More and More people are lifting weights, in gyms, and in CrossFit boxes. Do you know how to breakdown a squat or 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.

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A Comprehensive Clinical Approach to Vestibular Rehab 

Instructor: Pat Tino, PT, DPT

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.

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Fundamentals of Blood Flow Restriction Training   

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

Are you using Blood flow restriction (BFR) in your clinic? If not, why not? This form of exercise has been studied extensively and is both safe and effective. BFR is an adjunct to low-intensity resistance exercise (LIRE) or aerobic exercise that increases muscle mass, improves aerobic capacity, and aids in repair and regrowth of tissues. This course will explain how this treatment works, the types of equipment available, contraindications, and safety protocols as well as the overall benefits to this type of treatment. You will examine safe and effective placement of BRF cuffs, pressure limits, and the body’s response to treatment. You will finish this course with improved knowledge and skills in the evidence-informed treatment using the blood flow restriction method.

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Functional Cupping Therapy

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

There has traditionally been a gap in the literature for the appropriate dosage, timing, and frequency for the proper application of cupping for musculoskeletal problems. During this web-based course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how to increase or regress the intensity of cupping making it easier to program this treatment appropriately. The live and re-recorded, hands-on demonstrations will show you various tools for cupping and you will view general treatment strategies to apply cupping both static and dynamically. From Cervico/Thoracic to lower leg, ankle, and foot you will take a step by step approach and learn the most effective ways to combine patient movement and cupping techniques. You can expect to leave with the confidence and knowledge needed to develop a cupping session based on your assessment and the individual needs of your patient

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Fundamentals of Functional Cupping

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

There has traditionally been a gap in the literature for the appropriate dosage, timing, and frequency for the proper application of cupping for musculoskeletal problems. This course will teach you the efficacy of cupping as a treatment, how cupping fits into your manual therapy toolset, and various tools and techniques used for cupping. Through discussions of pain science, BPS model, and contraindications for cupping you will finish this course with improved knowledge and skills in the evidence-informed treatment of musculoskeletal movement disorder with cupping therapy.

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Telehealth for Physical Therapy 

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

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.

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Comprehensive Clinical Approach to Total Joint Replacement


Instructor: Pat Tino, PT, DPT

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 shoulders

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Current Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Disorder


Instructor: Terry Rzepkowski, PT, DPT

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 the 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.

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Non-Operative and Post-Operative Treatment of Complex Knee Injuries


Instructor: Michael Barr, PT, DPT

This course will focus on common complex knee injuries afflicting patients of all ages from adolescents to adulthood; and all skill levels from active individuals, to amateur and professional athletes. We will review examination techniques and treatment plans, from initial injury to return to play, led by specific patient examples and case reports. You will learn new and exciting strategies to rehab the lower quarter both in patients who are attempting to prevent surgery and patients who are being treated postoperatively. At the end of this seminar, you will feel confident treating a wide range of knee injuries and be competent in proper progressions of range of motion, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and retune to play criteria.

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Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip & Knee


Instructor: Terry Rzepkowski, PT, DPT

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.

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Evaluation Concepts for Outpatient Orthopedics

Instructor: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT

This course is designed to teach therapists how to use their soft skills and other techniques, to improve patient compliance and rehab success.  Using evaluation methods, like asking the right questions, active listening, time management, and building trust will increase patient confidence and the buy-in needed to reinforce patient compliance. Evaluation components that assess the whole patient combined with collaborative, patient-focused goal setting can improve rehab outcomes and patient compliance with exercise and treatment plans.

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Movement-Based Therapy 

Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

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 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?

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Peripheral Joint Mobilization   

Instructor: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT

This class will take you through an evidence-based progression of assessing joint motion and critically determining if and when peripheral joint mobilization is needed.  These methods will seamlessly transition into other manual therapy techniques for soft tissue structures and ultimately assist with improving patient tolerance to movement. Upon completion of this course, you will leave with sharpened clinical tools to get their patients moving sooner and more efficiently.

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