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Brain to Hand - Progressive Approaches to Pain, Impairment, and Function: Digital Encore Presentation of WI Hand Experience

(Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive)

Anytime
10.5 Contact Hours, Program #10394

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$475
Course Description

This intermediate to advanced level course focused on “Brain to Hand: Progressive approaches to pain, impairment, and function” and offers participants the opportunity to explore the following topics:

  • Hand, brain, and surgery
  • Exploiting neuroplasticity to enhance prehensile skill
  • Cadaveric dissection, wrist ligaments, and nerve injury/transfer
  • The brain and the wrist: evidence for practice
  • Assessing the wrist: what about proprioception?
  • Mirror therapy and graded motor imagery: training the brain
  • Proprioceptive re-education of non-surgical and post-surgical wrist instability
  • The use of tape to enhance proprioception in the upper extremity
  • Pain is in the brain – the neurophysiology of understanding and treating pain based on the mechanisms of pain
  • Coping with chronic pain
  • Rehabilitative strategies for treating persisting pain including complex regional pain syndrome
  • Strengthening the efficacy of neuro-rehabilitation intervention
  • The hand and brain connection

 

Current Topics in Upper Extremity Orthopedics: State of the Art in Research and Practice: Digital Encore Presentation of WI Hand Experience

(Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive)

Anytime
11.5 Contact Hours, Program #10395

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$495
Course Description

Experts in upper extremity treatment provide a comprehensive exploration of critical elements of upper extremity orthopedics.Topics Include:

  • Stability and mobility following digital fractures
  • Prehension and expectations for thumb injuries
  • Complexities and complications of distal radius fractures
  • Therapy and rehabilitation following wrist, elbow and
    shoulder fractures
  • Evaluation and treatment strategies for the cervical spine.
  • A cadaveric presentation demonstrates anatomy and the
    techniques used for managing orthopedic injuries with
    unparalleled clarity.

 

Upper Extremity Anatomy: Cadaveric Dissection and Review: Digital Encore Presentation
(Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive)

Anytime
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #10396

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$375

Course Description
Do you remember the cords of the brachial plexus? Can you still differentiate the brachioradialis from the extensor carpi radialis longus? If these structures sound familiar but you can’t quite put your finger on them, this course is for you. Using a fresh frozen cadaver specimen, faculty will complete dissection and lead you through the vital anatomy of the upper extremity, from the glenohumeral joint all the way to the DIPs. Functional relationships and common conditions of the upper extremity will also be reviewed.
Rebecca Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Rebecca Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Washington University and a PhD in Education from Saint Louis University. After 15 years of practice and teaching in St. Louis, Dr. Neiduski now serves as the Occupational Therapy Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin. She was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Hand Surgery and has served as both the Research Division Director and Annual Meeting Program Chair for the American Society of Hand Therapists. She has been teaching gross anatomy with cadaver dissection for the past 18 years.
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The Revolving Door of Hand Therapy: Innovative Ways to Break the Cycle: Digital Encore Presentation of WI Hand Experience
(Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive)

Anytime
11.5 Contact Hours, Program #10400

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$495

Course Description
Do you ever feel like your patients are stuck in a revolving door and can’t move forward? Those unstable wrists, thumbs that are out of balance, and tendons that just won’t glide? This course is designed to explore the difficult conditions that just keep coming back: from caphoid nonunion advanced collapse wrists (SNAC) to adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulders) and a lot of evidence-informed assessment and intervention in between. Highly experienced surgeons and therapists will share their strategies complemented by cadaver dissections.

 

Treatment of Nerve and Tendon Injuries: Optimizing Clinical Reasoning and Intervention Strategies: Digital Encore Presentation of WI Hand Experience
(Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive)

Anytime
9.5 Contact Hours, Program #10879

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$445

Course Description
Topics Include:

  • Kinesiologic Overview of the Wrist
  • Tendinopathy of the Hand and Wrist
  • Digging Deeper with Tendon Pathology at the Wrist:
    Is it Just a Tendon Issue?
  • Cadaveric Dissection: Wrist
  • Unfolding and Addressing Flexor Tendon Pitfalls
  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of Brachial Plexus and
    Thoracic Outlet
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Surgical Procedures
  • Gain an Overview of How to Conservatively Manage Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery, Therapy and Case Studies
  • Surgical Management of Nerve and Free Muscle
    Transfers in the Upper Extremity
  • Cadaveric Dissection: Nerve Versus Muscle Transfers

For more details download the PDF Syllabus here.

Faculty
  • Curtis A. Crimmins, MD
  • George B. Haasler, MD, FACS
  • Krista Kienitz, OTR, CHT, CLT
  • Rebecca Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
  • Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Theresa Parry, OTR, COMT
  • Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
  • Neil Salyapongse, MD
  • Amy Turner, OTR, CHT
  • Kirk Turner, OTR, CHT
  • Renata V. Weber, MD

 

February

Lateral Elbow Pain
2/10 8:00AM-4:30PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #10391

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$295

Course Description
Most of the time, tennis elbow involves a tendon issue—but what if this time it isn’t? How can I determine is the patient’s pain is originating from the humeroradial joint or the radial nerve? Using an evidence-supported approach, this course can help you to develop a systematic process to evaluate your patient presenting with lateral elbow pain, as well as get hands-on techniques to treat the pain-generator!
Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
Ann Porretto-Loehrke is a skilled clinician with a passion for teaching and clinical treatment of upper extremity disorders. She has been practicing for over 20 years and teaching continuing education courses for the past 12. She is the therapy co-manager of a large department at the Hand to Shoulder Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. Ann is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for treatment of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM). She has extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of the upper quadrant. Ann completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Drexel University with a specialty in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation. She is also certified in dry needling through Myopain Seminars, as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). Ann previously served as an item writer and Vice-Chair of the Examination committee for the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). She is a lead instructor who co-developed the Hand & Upper Extremity Track through IAOM, a set of 6 manual therapy courses designed specifically for hand and upper extremity specialists. She co-authored a chapter in Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity on nerve compression syndromes of the elbow and forearm, as well as published an article entitled “Clinical Manual Assessment of the Wrist” in the 2016 Journal of Hand Therapy’s special edition of the wrist. Ann has presented at American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) annual conferences, Canadian Hand Conferences, Philadelphia meeting, and Teton Hand Conferences. She also teaches online courses for MedBridge education.

 

Lymphedema Level III
(Can be taken before Lymphedema Level II)

2/15 – 2/17 8:00AM – 5:30PM
34 Contact Hours, Program #10403

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$615 (before 1/15), $665 (after 1/15)

Course Description
This course is open to Certified Lymphedema Therapists who have completed a minimum of 62 hours of prior lymphedema education. Through this course participants will be provided with an updated understanding of the structure and function of the lymphatic system. Participants will receive a combination of lecture and practical workshops on the treatment of special situations; such as head and neck edema, truncal edema, breast edema, and genital edema. This is an intensive course and is hands on including breast drainage, pelvic floor and full body MLD techniques. In addition a spa style of manual lymphatic therapy will be taught to further expand participant’s skills and ability to treat a more diverse range of patients.
There will be an opportunity to share creative solutions, products, resources, manual techniques and time to discuss problem cases. There will be an opportunity to teach, learn, and collaborate with classmates regarding skin care and bandaging options, MLT, and other areas. Various commercial compression garments and alternatives will be presented.
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (MFR), and Kinesio Taping in addition to many years’ experience as a treating lymphedema therapist in a variety of settings. He is currently the director of therapy services for a large home health and hospice agency. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various lymphedema certification programs. Having a background as a therapist he has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to numerous disorders and how they can interact with and impact the lymphedema client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about lymphedema wherever and whenever he finds a place for it. He joined the staff at UWM in November 2012 teaching the Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management course and Lymphedema II: The Next Level. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

 

March

Nonsurgical Evaluation & Treatment of the Shoulder
3/2 – 3/3 8:00AM – 5:30PM
14 Contact Hours, Program #10876

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Syllabus Coming Soon
$500 (before 2/2) $550 (after 2/2)

Course Description
Course Description Coming Soon
Dana Washburn, MS, OTR/L
Dana Washburn has 16 years of experience as an occupational therapist, three years as an occupational therapy educator and is presently a clinical assistant professor for the UWM Department of Occupational Science & Technology. Her focus is adult rehabilitation, having worked in a variety of practice settings, including acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation, home health and outpatient therapy. She has significant clinical expertise in the area of shoulder rehabilitation. In addition, she completed her master’s thesis in the area of patient compliance with occupational therapy treatment programs. She has a strong interest in occupational therapy fieldwork, and remains active in the field working part time at a local skilled nursing facility.

 

Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts & Techniques

(Previously Known as Kinesio Taping 1 & 2)

3/9 – 3/10 8:00AM – 5:30PM
16 Contact Hours, Program #10896

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$575 (before 2/9), $675 (after 2/9)

Course Description
Two day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. Lecture tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically.Day Two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping® Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database.

Each course participant will receive a Kinesio Taping product kit containing the following items; messenger bag, pen, workbook, 2 rolls of FP Tape, 1 roll of Classic Tape, 1 roll of Performance Plus Tape, 1 individual Fan Cut, and 1 strip of EDF.

Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI
Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI, is Adult-NDT certified and a Certified TheraTogs Fitter. Currently, Ms. Jaraczewska is the manager of rehabilitation services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She received her physical therapy degree from the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw, Poland and completed a three month internship at the Center for Children with Duchene muscular dystrophy in France. Following graduation, she worked as a staff physical therapist in the neurology clinic at the Medical School Hospital in Warsaw. After two years, Ms. Jaraczewska became a faculty member at the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw. Four years later, Ms. Jaraczewska moved to the United States where she worked in acute care at George Washington University and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in inpatient rehabilitation at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and in homecare at a private agency. Throughout her career, she has been involved in research and teaching. At George Washington University Hospital, Ms. Jaraczewska, was actively involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she developed a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She is a contributor and presenter for the annual Kinesio taping Symposium. Past presentations include Kinesio taping for stroke and Parkinson’s disease. She recently collaborated on the KT4 neuro manuscript with friend and colleague, Steven Hubert, PT and the Kinesio taping DVD for older adults. She has been a Certified Kinesio taping Instructor since 2003.

 

Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts & Techniques, Advanced Techniques & Clinical Reasoning

(Previously Known as Kinesio Taping 1, 2, & 3)

3/9 – 3/10 8:00AM – 5:30PM  and 6/8 8:00AM – 5:30PM
24 Contact Hours, Program #10895

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$785 (before 2/9), $885 (after 2/9)

Course Description
Day one is designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. Lecture tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically.Day two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. At the conclusion of day two participants will receive 60-day access code to the KTAI database.

Day three focuses on advanced taping techniques and assessments are presented as Lecture Tutorials to introduce step by step applications for chronic edema, scar and fascial management, nerve taping as well as acute and chronic pain management. Participants will be offered ample lab time to practice each advanced technique guided by the Assessment Flowchart for clinical decision making. Case studies are presented for designing a clinically relevant application within a treatment program guided by the instructor. Case studies are then introduced for small groups of students to practice the variety of assessment techniques and advanced taping applications.

Each course participant will receive a Kinesio Taping product kit containing the following items; tote bag, pen, workbook, 1 roll of FP Tape, 1 roll of Classic Tape, 3 individual Fan Cuts. Each course participant will receive a Kinesio Taping product kit containing the following items; tote bag, pen, workbook, 1 roll of FP Tape, 1 roll of Classic Tape, 3 individual Fan Cuts.

Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI
Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI, is Adult-NDT certified and a Certified TheraTogs Fitter. Currently, Ms. Jaraczewska is the manager of rehabilitation services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She received her physical therapy degree from the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw, Poland and completed a three month internship at the Center for Children with Duchene muscular dystrophy in France. Following graduation, she worked as a staff physical therapist in the neurology clinic at the Medical School Hospital in Warsaw. After two years, Ms. Jaraczewska became a faculty member at the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw. Four years later, Ms. Jaraczewska moved to the United States where she worked in acute care at George Washington University and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in inpatient rehabilitation at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and in homecare at a private agency. Throughout her career, she has been involved in research and teaching. At George Washington University Hospital, Ms. Jaraczewska, was actively involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she developed a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She is a contributor and presenter for the annual Kinesio taping Symposium. Past presentations include Kinesio taping for stroke and Parkinson’s disease. She recently collaborated on the KT4 neuro manuscript with friend and colleague, Steven Hubert, PT and the Kinesio taping DVD for older adults. She has been a Certified Kinesio taping Instructor since 2003.

 

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) for the Upper Extremity and Scapula
3/16 8:00AM – 4:30PM
6.5 Contact Hours, Program #10875

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$255 (before 2/16), $295 (after 2/16)

Course Description
Upper Extremity PNF course will review the basic principles utilized in PNF in a functional manner. The class will review the basic extremity patterns and scapular patterns and enhance the student’s knowledge of activities, patterns and techniques of PNF. There will be simulated patient scenarios for both the treatment of neurologic and orthopedic dysfunction, as well as functional outcomes. The course will be both a lecture and lab setting.
Ann Briscoe, PT
Ann Briscoe PT graduated from Marquette University in 1985 with an interest in the rehabilitation of the neurologically involved patient. In 1989 she completed an intensive 3 month post-graduate PNF studies at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo California. Also completed graduate studies at Finch University of Health Sciences at Chicago Medical School [now Roselind Franklin University of Medicine and Science] in North Chicago Illinois. Ann was past Teacher/ACCE at Gateway Technical in the PTA program. Currently presents PNF in lecture /lab format at Marquette University since 1993 and at Carroll University since 2000. She has also taught PNF in Ohio and Arizona to both PTs and OTs. She is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore.

 

Knee Rehab: Deep Tissue for Knee Recovery
3/23 – 3/24 8:00AM – 5:30PM
16 Contact Hours, Program #10897

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Syllabus Coming Soon
$525 (before 2/23) $575 (after 2/23)

Course Description
Course Description Coming Soon
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (MFR), and Kinesio Taping in addition to many years’ experience as a treating lymphedema therapist in a variety of settings. He is currently the director of therapy services for a large home health and hospice agency. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various lymphedema certification programs. Having a background as a therapist he has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to numerous disorders and how they can interact with and impact the lymphedema client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about lymphedema wherever and whenever he finds a place for it. He joined the staff at UW-Milwaukee in November 2012 teaching the Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management course and Lymphedema II: The Next Level and Lymphedema: Module III. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

 

April

Treating Pelvic Pain
4/6  8:00AM – 5:00PM and 4/7 8:00AM – 4:00PM
14 Contact Hours, Program #10114

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$500 (before 3/6), $550 (after 3/6)

Course Description
This unique course provides a framework for your clinical practice to assess and treat central pain mechanism. Learn practical applications and exercise design to address central and peripheral components of pain. This course will give you a way to design a custom program for your patient using best evidence and clinical skill.
Sandy Hilton, PT, DPT, MS
Sandy graduated from Pacific University (Oregon) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in December 2013. She has worked in multiple settings across the US with neurologic and orthopaedic emphasis combining these with a focus in pelvic rehabilitation for pain and dysfunction since 1995. Sandy has teaches Health Professionals and Community Education classes on returning to function following back and pelvic pain, assisted with Myofascial Release education, and co-teaches Advanced Level Male Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment. Sandy’s clinical interest is chronic pain with a particular interest in complex pelvic pain disorders for men and women. Sandy is also pursuing opportunities for collaboration in research into the clinical treatment of pelvic pain conditions. Sandy brings science and common sense together beautifully to help people learn to help themselves.

 

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management (6 Day Certification)
4/9 – 4/13 8:00AM – 7:30PM and 4/14 8:00AM – 12:15PM
62 Contact Hours, Program #10484

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$1435 (before 3/9), $1485 (after 3/9)

Course Description
Upon completion of this six day, 62 hour introductory course, participants will be awarded applicable CE hours and full certification as a lymphedema therapist, (CLT). This course combines various European lymphedema and soft tissue mobilization techniques, integrated with practical clinical oriented treatment techniques to achieve outcomes in the managed care market. The course awards 62 hours (6.2 CEUs). An additional 18 hours (1.8 CEUs) may be earned with coursework completed at home.
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (MFR), and Kinesio Taping in addition to many years’ experience as a treating lymphedema therapist in a variety of settings. He is currently the director of therapy services for a large home health and hospice agency. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various lymphedema certification programs. Having a background as a therapist he has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to numerous disorders and how they can interact with and impact the lymphedema client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about lymphedema wherever and whenever he finds a place for it. He joined the staff at UW-Milwaukee in November 2012 teaching the Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management course and Lymphedema II: The Next Level and Lymphedema: Module III. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.
 

Management of Elbow Flexion and Extension Stiffness Through Joint Mobilization and Static Progressive Orthoses *DATE CHANGE*
(Date Change)

4/14 8:00AM – 4:30PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #10900

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$255 (before 2/24), $295 (after 2/24)

Course Description
This course will focus on tackling the tough task of restoring elbow flexion and extension after injury. We will explore the union of manual therapy and traditional hand therapy to improve the outcomes of stiff elbows. Therapists will get hands-on practice with joint mobilization at the elbow as well as fabrication of static progressive orthoses to address both elbow flexion and elbow extension
Theresa Parry, OTR, CHT, COMT
Theresa Parry, OTR, CHT, COMT, is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Theresa became a certified orthopedic manual therapist of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine and is now a faculty member for the upper extremity track with IAOM. She also serves on the board for the Wisconsin Hand Therapy Association. Theresa is the therapy co-manager at the Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin in Appleton, Wisconsin where she specializes in both conservative and post-operative treatment of orthopedic conditions of upper quadrant.

 

An Encounter with Touch: Successful Treatment of Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release
4/12 – 4/14  8:00AM-4:30PM
20 Contact Hours, Program #10518

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$600 (before 3/12), $650 (after 3/12)

Course Description
Treating patients with chronic pain is one of the most challenging problems we therapists face. Most manual treatments for these patients are limited and focus on the musculoskeletal aspect of the chronic pain while ignoring the myofascial component and its relationship with the nervous system. Such a one-sided approach provides only temporary relief, and as a result, patients cycle through our clinics, frustrating both themselves and the therapist. We can do better!
Treating chronic pain has many facets, requiring a multidimensional approach. For successful therapy, we must understand:

  1. How every structure in the body is connected to the whole via the fascial system, and how the health of one body region will affect another region
  2. How manual therapy addresses the myofascial restrictions
  3. How our touch and the patient’s nervous system interact with each other
  4. How perception of touch influences the treatment process
  5. How to facilitate movement in order to re-educate the body into pain-free movement.

This class is designed for therapists who are new to the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach (MFR), who may or may not have some experience with treating the chronic pain population. We will be learning a multidimensional treatment approach combining specific soft-tissue mobilization and deep-tissue release techniques while expanding our repertoire of perception and palpation skills to recognize the hidden complexities of chronic pain. We will then use therapeutic exercises to integrate restored mobility.

Michele Rozansky, PT and Anne M. Becker, OTR
Michele Rozansky, PT, owner of Orlanu Therapies – The Myofascial Release Center of Milwaukee, SC, is a graduate of UW-Madison. In 2008, Michele began teaching at UWM. “My purpose, and my passion, is teaching these skills to other therapists, knowing I will touch so many more patients in need.” Michele is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for children, has advanced training in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Rebirthing for children and adults. Therapeutic horseback riding, Exercise based on the Pilates method, and women’s health challenges are some of her unique treatment interests. Michele has facilitated personal growth workshops for women and has been an assistant instructor for Boehme Workshops and for John F. Barnes, PT. At Orlanu Therapies, Michele provides whole- body treatments for individuals with chronic pain and neurological challenges, and guidance in discovering their own inherent healing abilities. Her expertise has evolved into a specialty working with patients who live with cumulative trauma.Anne M. Becker, OTR, is owner of Touchpoint to Function, LLC, where she treats both children and adults. She also works at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and with children with chronic and acute pain issues in the outpatient setting. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee and has advanced training in Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for children and adults. Anne utilizes Neurodevelopmental and Pilates-based exercise to support her manual therapies work. She has been a teaching assistant for Upledger Craniosacral Therapy workshops.
Anne provides whole-body treatment for a variety of diagnoses, working with premature infants to the elderly. She combines MFR and CST to increase patients’ body awareness, discover their own inherent healing qualities, and discover improved ways of movement for developmental progression and/or reduction in pain issues. Her passion is discovering with her patients the significant myofascial strain patterns existing within their bodies and then together releasing those patterns while strengthening new and freer patterns of movement.

 

Handling of the Neurological Patient from a Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) Approach
4/14 8:00AM – 4:00PM
6.5 Contact Hours, Program #10892

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Course Description
Course Description Coming Soon
Laurie Misslich, OTR, C/NDT, CLT & Gail McGaughy, PT, C/NDT, CLT
Laurie Misslich OTR, C/NDT, CLT has been an Occupational Therapist for 21 years specializing in neurological disorders. She has worked in all levels of care with stroke patients and has Fifteen years of experience with treatment of neurological patients in the outpatient setting. She is certified in neurological developmental treatment, LSVT BIG for treatment of Parkinson’s and lymphedema treatment. Laurie also has specialized training in low vision, driver re-training and splinting. Past presentations include the 2010 and 2015 WOTA annual conference and continuing education for Aurora Health Care including annual training for stroke treatment to her peers since 2006. She serves as an adjunct professor for Carroll University in the Master’s OT program.Gail McGaughy, PT, C/NDT, CLT has specialized in adult neuro rehab since receiving her master’s degree in physical therapy from St. Ambrose University in 1998. Gail spent two years at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, in inpatient rehab and hospital-based transitional skilled care, followed by 10 years at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a strict focus on inpatient rehabilitation. Gail returned to Genesis Medical Center for two years and finally landed at On With Life, Outpatient Neuro Rehab in Ankeny, Iowa. Gail was certified in NDT for adult hemiplegia in 2002, followed by NDT advanced gait in 2004. Gail has taught various courses on Gait and Treatment of Stroke in Wisconsin. Gail was certified in lymphatic treatment in 2009 and LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s in 2011.

 

Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain
4/20 8:00AM – 4:00PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #10407

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$255 (before 3/20), $295 (after 3/20)

Course Description
Low back pain is one of the most prevalent and costly ailments seen in a variety of healthcare settings. Diagnosing and treating low back pain can be challenging and frustrating. Due to the complex nature of the lumbosacral region, the root cause of lower back pain is often elusive. This course intends to simplify evaluation and treatment for the most common lumbar and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions from a manual therapy perspective. This is a hands-on course that is meant to impart a streamlined approach for care of the lower back that can be applied to both acute and chronic conditions. Manual techniques that will be covered in this course include muscle energy, mobilization, articulation, and manipulations. A brief overview of Pilates-based stabilization exercises will also be covered to ensure long-term effectiveness of the manual corrections. It is intended that each course attendee be able to immediately utilize the covered techniques to improve their clinical efficiency.
Ted German, PT, AAS, BS, DPT, CIMT, CPRS
Ted German, PT, AAS, BA, DPT, CIMT, CPRS has over 18 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and has taught dozens of manual therapy courses all over the country. He currently works at Group Health Cooperative in Madison, WI as a spine specialist. He also works in the Urgent Care Physical Therapy department
at GHC and is currently developing an Acute Low Back Pain program. Dr. German’s education includes a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN; a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN; and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH. He is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist and a Certified Pilates Rehabilitation Specialist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section. Dr. German’s other significant teaching experiences include guest lectures on “Pilates for Rehabilitation” for St. Catherine University’s Orthopedics Department and “Risk Factors for Patello

 

 

May

2018 Wisconsin Hand Experience: Upper Extremity Instability Methods and Management
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

5/10 12:15PM – 5:15PM and 5/11 8:00AM – 4:45PM and 5/12 8:00AM – 1:30PM
17 Contact Hours, Program #10898

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$640

Course Description
Topics Include:

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Thumb Instability
  • Therapist’s Management of Thumb Instability
  • Understanding Wrist Instability Patterns: Scapholunate (SL), Lunotriquetral (LT), Midcarpal Instability, and Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ)
  • Clinical Testing for Stability of the Wrist: SL, LT, Midcarpal Joint (MCJ) and DRUJ
  • Current Research on Improving our Understanding of SL Issues and the Dart-Thrower’s Motion
  • Surgeon’s Management of SL and DRUJ Instability
  • Cadaveric Dissection: Soft Tissue Reconstruction for SL and DRUJ
  • Post-Operative Considerations with Therapy
  • Conservative Management of SL Issues with Proprioceptive Training
  • Anatomy of the Elbow: Understanding the Key Ligamentous Structures of the Elbow
  • Therapist’s Management of Medial and Lateral Elbow Instability
  • Physician’s Management of Shoulder Instability
  • Therapist’s Management of Shoulder Instability: Conservative Management and Post-Operative Considerations
Workshops
  • Physician’s Management of Shoulder Instability
  • Therapist’s Management of Shoulder Instability: Conservative Management and Po
  • Therapeutic Management of Elbow Instability
  • Incorporating Yoga into Your Hand Therapy Practice: Stabilizing the Core and More
  • Treatment of Wrist Instability: Orthoses, Proprioception and More!
  • Understanding Finger Instability
  • Conservative Management of Shoulder Instability
Faculty
  • Emily Altman, PT, DPT, CHT, OCS, CLT, WCC
  • Megan Bjella, MS, OTR/L, RYT-200
  • David Meister, MD
  • Theresa Parry, OTR, CHT, COMT
  • Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
  • David Ross, MD
  • Cynthia Watkins, PT, DPT, CHT
  • Aviva Wolff, EdD, OTR, CHT
  • Brian Zafonte, MD, PhD, FAAOS
  • Maria Zanoni, PT

 

Low Vision
5/19 8:00AM-4:30PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #10878

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$255 (before 4/19), $295 (after 4/19)

Course Description
Vision loss can have a major impact on quality of life, independence, and safety. Learn how to perform a low vision screening and incorporate interventions in a variety of skilled rehabilitation settings to maximize performance of activities of daily living.
Brenda McGinley, OTR, CLVT, NDT
Brenda McGinley, OTR, CLVT, NDT trained has over 25 years’ experience working in rehab. She currently is a clinician at Aurora West Allis Medical Center with experience in acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient neuro. She graduated from UWM in 1992 and has assisted with lab courses and presented at both WOTA, AOTA and outreach courses at UWM. She received her certification in Low Vision from ACVREP in 2008 and assisted with the development of the Low Vision Clinic, Drivers Rehabilitation Program and Parkinson’s BIG/Loud program at AWAMC.

 

A Manual Therapy Approach to Treating Shoulder Pain
5/25 8:00AM-5:00PM
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #10881

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$255 (before 4/25), $295 (after 4/25)

Course Description
Patients with shoulder complex pain provide clinicians with several challenges in attempting to identify the nature of the patient’s symptoms and determine an appropriate course of treatment. This hands-on course will integrate current evidence of how information from the physical therapy examination is used to enhance clinical decision making for the integration of manual therapy interventions (joint and soft tissue mobilizations) for the shoulder complex. Extensive laboratory sessions will be offered to develop the clinician’s skills in assessing shoulder dysfunction, performing a variety of manual therapy skills, and prescribing appropriate follow-up therapeutic exercises. Ideas for patient education will be presented to facilitate the manual therapy techniques.
Paul Reuteman PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, ATC
Dr. Paul Reuteman PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, ATC is a Clinical Professor in the Program of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. His primary teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal examination and intervention, clinical-decision making principles and clinical radiology. He maintains an active clinical practice at Riverside Corporate Wellness in La Crosse, WI. Dr. Reuteman is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the ABPTS and is a board-certified Athletic Trainer from the NATA. Dr. Reuteman is the co-founder of Specialized Physical Therapy Education and serves as Faculty and a Lead Instructor of their Orthopedic Residency Program. In 2017, he was voted the Physical Therapist of the Year in the La Crosse area. He was also recently honored by his alma mater, Marquette University, by receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Health Sciences.

June

Kinesio Taping Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning
(Previously known as Kinesio Taping 3)

6/8 8:00AM-5:30PM
8 Contact Hours, Program #10894

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$285 (before 5/8), $385 (after 5/8)

Course Description
This course offers a brief review of the basic taping and assessment concepts learned in the first 2 day course. Advanced taping techniques and assessments are presented as Lecture Tutorials to introduce step by step applications for chronic edema, scar and fascial management, nerve taping as well as acute and chronic pain management. Participants will be offered ample lab time to practice each advanced technique guided by the Assessment Flowchart for clinical decision making. Case studies are presented for designing a clinically relevant application within a treatment program guided by the instructor. Case studies are then introduced for small groups of students to practice the variety of assessment techniques and advanced taping applications.
Each course participant will receive a Kinesio Taping product kit containing the following items; tote bag, pen, workbook, 1 roll of FP Tape, 1 roll of Classic Tape, 3 individual Fan Cuts.
Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI
Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI, is Adult-NDT certified and a Certified TheraTogs Fitter. Currently, Ms. Jaraczewska is the manager of rehabilitation services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She received her physical therapy degree from the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw, Poland and completed a three month internship at the Center for Children with Duchene muscular dystrophy in France. Following graduation, she worked as a staff physical therapist in the neurology clinic at the Medical School Hospital in Warsaw. After two years, Ms. Jaraczewska became a faculty member at the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw. Four years later, Ms. Jaraczewska moved to the United States where she worked in acute care at George Washington University and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in inpatient rehabilitation at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and in homecare at a private agency. Throughout her career, she has been involved in research and teaching. At George Washington University Hospital, Ms. Jaraczewska, was actively involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she developed a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She is a contributor and presenter for the annual Kinesio taping Symposium. Past presentations include Kinesio taping for stroke and Parkinson’s disease. She recently collaborated on the KT4 neuro manuscript with friend and colleague, Steven Hubert, PT and the Kinesio taping DVD for older adults. She has been a Certified Kinesio taping Instructor since 2003.

 

Kinesio Taping 4: Specialty Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
6/9 8:00AM – 5:30PM
8 Contact Hours, Program #10893

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$299 (before 5/9), $399 (after 5/9)

Course Description
The KT4 Neurological course builds on and expands techniques learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses. This course addresses variations in nervous system status. The attendees will develop treatment strategies and practice extensive Kinesio Taping techniques to address a wide variety of issues encountered when treating patients with neurological diseases. Some examples include: CVA, CP, ALS, MD, MS, and TBI. The course considers other physiological systems which impact patient considerations when working with the trunk and extremities. Developing, recovering, and deteriorating nervous system patients are investigated, strategies planned, and Kinesio Taping techniques practiced.
Each course participant will receive a Kinesio Taping product kit containing the following items; pen, workbook, 2 rolls of FP Tape, 1 roll of Felix Classic Tape, 1 box of Fan Cuts.
Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI
Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI, is Adult-NDT certified and a Certified TheraTogs Fitter. Currently, Ms. Jaraczewska is the manager of rehabilitation services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She received her physical therapy degree from the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw, Poland and completed a three month internship at the Center for Children with Duchene muscular dystrophy in France. Following graduation, she worked as a staff physical therapist in the neurology clinic at the Medical School Hospital in Warsaw. After two years, Ms. Jaraczewska became a faculty member at the Physical Therapy School in Warsaw. Four years later, Ms. Jaraczewska moved to the United States where she worked in acute care at George Washington University and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in inpatient rehabilitation at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and in homecare at a private agency. Throughout her career, she has been involved in research and teaching. At George Washington University Hospital, Ms. Jaraczewska, was actively involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she developed a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She is a contributor and presenter for the annual Kinesio taping Symposium. Past presentations include Kinesio taping for stroke and Parkinson’s disease. She recently collaborated on the KT4 neuro manuscript with friend and colleague, Steven Hubert, PT and the Kinesio taping DVD for older adults. She has been a Certified Kinesio taping Instructor since 2003.

 

Myofascial Release; Deep Tissue Concepts
6/29 – 6/30 8:00AM – 5:30PM
16 Contact Hours, Program #10877

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$525 (before 5/29), $575 (after 5/29)

Course Description
There are times when intuition and skilled hands far surpass protocols. When a patient presents with a symptom or range of symptoms that do not or have only shown a limited response to traditional protocols therapists must poses additional non-traditional skills, knowledge and techniques. Deep tissue MFR and an intuitive therapist can frequently generate a break through and achieve additional positive outcomes where a therapist using only traditional protocols cannot.
No longer will you be frustrated by lack of progress. You will become a non-traditional but highly successful therapist. This course is designed to steer you toward becoming that therapist. You will have “tools” at your disposal and “tricks” of the trade that others do not have. You will be able to treat the debilitating pain, stresses, and strains that patients have unsuccessfully been searching for relief from.
This courses is designed to manage body systems in relationship to incoming trauma and stress. It will introduce clinically relevant, highly efficient, alternative techniques that will increase effective outcomes for a broad range of dysfunctions.
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (MFR), women’s health and Kinesio Taping in addition to many years’ experience as a treating orthopedic clients and athletes in a variety of settings. Having a background as a therapist he has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to numerous disorders and how they can interact with and impact body structure, movement and function. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about lymphedema, edema, deep tissue, MFR, spinal manipulation wherever and whenever he finds a place for it. He joined the staff at UW-Milwaukee in November 2012 teaching the Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management course and Lymphedema II: The Next Level and Lymphedema: Module III and is expanding his course offerings yearly. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

July

Clinical applications of Pain Science for Manual & Movement Therapists
7/6 – 7/7 9:00AM – 5:00PM
14 Contact Hours, Program #10920

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$525 (before 6/6), $575 (after 6/6)

Course Description
This two day course will focus on re-conceptualizing pain and manual therapy and their roles in musculoskeletal healthcare. The focus will be on how to use manual and movement techniques in a manner that is consistent with the evidence and theories of how biopsychosocial factors can impact pain and its related disability.
The course provides the opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional manual and movement therapy practices can improve patient outcomes. The course aims to decrease practitioner stress and increase confidence when working with routine and complex patients. Instructors will thoroughly discuss the science of pain and how to incorporate effective therapeutic pain management approaches into your daily practice. The course will challenge many misconceptions about pain and manual therapy as we learn the basics of utilizing a biopsychosocial framework in musculoskeletal practice.
Traditional manual and physical therapy beliefs will be challenged throughout the course to provide attendees an understanding of how a biopsychosocial approach is often more beneficial than a pathoanatomical one. Lecture, discussion, observation, practical applications and small group work will be used to emphasize key learning objectives.
Eric Purves, RMT & Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS
Eric Purves, RMT is a registered massage therapist, based in Victoria, BC Canada. In 2010, he opened Achieve Health, a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic which offers services across five different health care professions; massage therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and acupuncture. Eric’s main area of clinical and rehabilitation interest is ‘Persistent Pain Management’. He is a faculty member with PainBC, where he teaches workshops for RMT’s on pain management. Eric has been invited to instruct pain management strategies for manual and movement therapists, at various events throughout Canada and the US. He also sits on the executive board of the professional association’s (RMTBC) professional practice group (PPG) in pain management; where the groups goal is to provide education, research and evidence based treatments for more effective pain management strategies in the manual and movement therapies.

Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS, graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. Over the past 10 years, Sarah has seized every opportunity available to her in order to further her understanding of the human body, and the various ways it can seem to fall apart in order to sympathetically and efficiently facilitate a return to optimal function. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Sarah has completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and is now a Registered Yoga Instructor. Sarah plans to integrate yoga into her rehabilitation programs, as well as teach small, personalized classes.

August

Lymphedema II: The Next Level
8/23 8:00AM – 6:30PM, 8/24 8:00AM – 6:00PM and 8/25 8:00AM – 5:30PM
26 Contact Hours, Program #10921

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$615 (before 7/23), $665 (after (7/23)

Course Description
This course is designed for certified lymphedema therapists who want to acquire more in depth knowledge in specific treatment areas, increase “hands on skills” in these areas, and learn additional treatment skills through group discussions.
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (MFR), and Kinesio Taping in addition to many years’ experience as a treating lymphedema therapist in a variety of settings. He is currently the director of therapy services for a large home health and hospice agency. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various lymphedema certification programs. Having a background as a therapist he has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to numerous disorders and how they can interact with and impact the lymphedema client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about lymphedema wherever and whenever he finds a place for it. He joined the staff at UW-Milwaukee in November 2012 teaching the Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management course and Lymphedema II: The Next Level and Lymphedema: Module III. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

September

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management (6 Day Certification)
9/11 – 9/15 8:00AM – 7:30PM, 9/16 8:00AM-12:15PM
62 Contact Hours, Program #10488

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$1435 (before 10/11), $1485 (after 10/11)

Course Description
Upon completion of this six day, 62 hour introductory course, participants will be awarded applicable CE hours and full certification as a lymphedema therapist, (CLT). This course combines various European lymphedema and soft tissue mobilization techniques, integrated with practical clinical oriented treatment techniques to achieve outcomes in the managed care market. The course awards 62 hours (6.2 CEUs). An additional 18 hours (1.8 CEUs) may be earned with coursework completed at home.
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR
Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, DOR has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (MFR), and Kinesio Taping in addition to many years’ experience as a treating lymphedema therapist in a variety of settings. He is currently the director of therapy services for a large home health and hospice agency. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various lymphedema certification programs. Having a background as a therapist he has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology related to numerous disorders and how they can interact with and impact the lymphedema client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about lymphedema wherever and whenever he finds a place for it. He joined the staff at UW-Milwaukee in November 2012 teaching the Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management course and Lymphedema II: The Next Level and Lymphedema: Module III. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

October

Women's Health for the Non-Pelvic Health Therapist
10/12 – 10/13 8:00AM – 4:30PM
14 Contact Hours, Program #10919

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$525 (before 9/12), $575 (after 9/12)

Course Description
This 2 day course will be a comprehensive introduction to the world of Women’s Health. Women’s Health includes more than just the pelvis, and this course will cover not just issues women are more likely to experience, but also how healthcare providers can address those issues. Pain, incontinence, dysmenorrhea, pregnancy, menopause, and female athlete triad are just some of the issues that will be addressed in this course. Bowel, bladder and sexual health will be addressed in detail, as well as basic assessment and interventions that will be within the scope of practice for participants.
Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, WCS, Cert. MDT, RYT
Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. Over the past 10 years, Sarah has seized every opportunity available to her in order to further her understanding of the human body, and the various ways it can seem to fall apart in order to sympathetically and efficiently facilitate a return to optimal function. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Sarah has completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and is now a Registered Yoga Instructor. Sarah plans to integrate yoga into her rehabilitation programs, as well as teach small, personalized classes.

November

Manual Therapy of the Thumb *DATE CHANGE*
11/3 8:00AM – 4:30PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #10880

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Course Description
Course Description Coming Soon
Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
Ann Porretto-Loehrke is a skilled clinician with a passion for teaching and clinical treatment of upper extremity disorders. She has been practicing for over 20 years and teaching continuing education courses for the past 12. She is the therapy co-manager of a large department at the Hand to Shoulder Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. Ann is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for treatment of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM). She has extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of the upper quadrant. Ann completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Drexel University with a specialty in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation. She is also certified in dry needling through Myopain Seminars, as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). Ann previously served as an item writer and Vice-Chair of the Examination committee for the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). She is a lead instructor who co-developed the Hand & Upper Extremity Track through IAOM, a set of 6 manual therapy courses designed specifically for hand and upper extremity specialists. She co-authored a chapter in Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity on nerve compression syndromes of the elbow and forearm, as well as published an article entitled “Clinical Manual Assessment of the Wrist” in the 2016 Journal of Hand Therapy’s special edition of the wrist. Ann has presented at American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) annual conferences, Canadian Hand Conferences, Philadelphia meeting, and Teton Hand Conferences. She also teaches online courses for MedBridge education.

December

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January 2019

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