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

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on Flash Drive
11.5 Contact Hours, Program #13282
Download Syllabus
$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

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on Flash Drive
6 Contact Hours, Program #13280
Download Syllabus
$275

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.

Course Instructor

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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Upper Extremity Instability Methods and Management: Digital Encore Presentation of WI Hand Experience

Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive
1.0 CEU’s (10 Clock Hours), Program #12707
Download Syllabus
$445

Course Description

This encore webcast provides evidence based state-of-the-art scientific sessions outlining the latest advances in the diagnoses and treatment of upper extremity instability.Topics Include:

  1. Evaluation and Treatment of Thumb Instability
  2. Therapist’s Management of Thumb Instability
  3. Understanding Wrist Instability Patterns: Scapholunate (SL), Lunotriquetral (LT), Midcarpal Instability, and Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ)
  4. Clinical Testing for Stability of the Wrist: SL, LT, Midcarpal Joint (MCJ) and DRUJ
  5. Current Research on Improving our Understanding of SL Issues and the Dart-Thrower’s Motion
  6. Panel Discussion and Questions
  7. Surgeon’s Management of SL and DRUJ Instability
  8. Post-Operative Considerations with Therapy
  9. Conservative Management of SL Issues with Proprioceptive Training
  10. Anatomy of the Elbow: Understanding the Key Ligamentous Structures of the Elbow
  11. Therapist’s Management of Medial and Lateral Elbow Instability
  12. Physician’s Management of Shoulder Instability
  13. Therapist’s Management of Shoulder Instability: Conservative Management and Post-Operative Considerations
  14. Panel Discussion and Questions

Course 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, CMTPTA
  • David Ross, MD
  • Cynthia Watkins, PT, DPT, CHT
  • Aviva Wolff, EdD, OTR, CHT
  • Brian Zafonte, MD, PhD, FAAOS
  • Maria Zanoni, PT

The Revolving Door of Hand Therapy: Innovative Ways to Break the Cycle: Digital Encore Presentation of WI Hand Experience

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on Flash Drive
11.5 Contact Hours, Program #13281
Download Syllabus
$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

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive
9.5 Contact Hours, Program #12706
Download Syllabus
$445

Course Description

Evidence-based presentations targeting medical interventions for wrist and hand injuries, holistic patient needs and pre and post-operative outcomes. Experienced surgeons and therapists will share their treatment strategies complemented by cadaver dissections and question and answer sessions.Topics Include:

  1. Kinesiologic Overview of the Wrist
  2. Tendinopathy of the Hand and Wrist
  3. Digging Deeper with Tendon Pathology at the Wrist:
    Is it Just a Tendon Issue?
  4. Cadaveric Dissection: Wrist
  5. Q&A Panel: The Wrap
  6. Anatomy and Biomechanics of Brachial Plexus and
    Thoracic Outlet
  7. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Surgical Procedures
  8. Gain an Overview of How to Conservatively Manage Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  9. Brachial Plexus Surgery, Therapy and Case Studies
  10. Surgical Management of Nerve and Free Muscle
    Transfers in the Upper Extremity
  11. Cadaveric Dissection: Nerve Versus Muscle Transfers

Course 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

Rehab Challenges Following Upper Extremity Trauma: Digital Encore Presentation WI Hand Experience

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive
1.1 CEU’s (11 Clock Hours), Program #12705
Download Syllabus
$445

Course Description

This encore webcast provides evidence based state-of-the-art scientific sessions and workshops outlining the continuum of care following traumatic injury of the upper extremity.Topics Include:

  1. From Finger Fractures to the Mangled Hand: An Acute Trauma Overview
  2. Fracture Fixation
  3. Wounds and the Hand Therapist
  4. Effective Upper Extremity Edema Management: Burying the Use of Retrograde Massage
  5. Interventions in Action
  6. The Role of Modalities Post Trauma
  7. One-handed ADL and IADL Techniques
  8. Wrist Stiffness after Trauma: Orthopedic Manual Therapy Solutions to Restoring Function
  9. Evaluation in Fracture Care of the Upper Extremity
  10. Cadaveric Dissection: ORIF of the Distal Radius and Potential Hardware Complications
  11. Neuromuscular Re-education for the Wrist and Forearm
  12. Sensibility and Sensory Recovery
  13. Adhesive Capsulitis: The Unfortunate Consequence of Distal Trauma
  14. Use of Dermal Matrix Substitute in Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Injuries
  15. Panel Discussion and Questions

Course Faculty

  • Jamie L. Bergner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, COMT
  • Bethany Brooks, MOTR/L
  • Anthony LoGiudice, MD
  • Brian H. Gander, MD
  • Theresa Parry, OTR, CHT, COMT
  • Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
  • Victoria Johnsen Ralph, MPPA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
  • Andrew Starsky, BSEE, MPT, PhD
  • Greg P. Watchmaker, MD
  • Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, PhD, RN, CWCN

January 2021

No classes are open for January 2021 at this time.

February 2021

No classes are open for February 2021 at this time.

March 2021

Comprehensive Manual Therapy for Low Pack Pain

March 12, 2021
7 Contact Hours, Program #13480
Download Syllabus
$255 before 2/12/2021; $295 after 2/12/2021

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.

Course Instructor

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 Patellofemoral Pain Among Females” at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting.

April 2021

Dry Needling 1 (DN-1): by Bond Institute of Advanced Therapies

April 15-17, 2021
26 Contact Hours, Program #13481
Download Syllabus
$665 before 3/15/2021; $715 after 3/15/2021

Course Description

This course is designed to be the first half of 52 hours of classroom training toward meeting most state requirements for dry needling training and certification. The purpose of Dry Needling-1 with Bond Institute of Advanced therapies is to introduce the basic structure and knowledge regarding the history, background, foundation and application of using solid needles in treatment of pain and neurologic syndromes. DN-1 will cover many aspects of dry needling including safety, basic needling skills, body application, theory, core competency and more. The course is a 3 day, 26 hour, applied-learning course that combines highly visual lectures and hands-on practical labs. Students will begin using needles on day 1 of the course and participate in several practical session intended to provide learning and instructor feedback about performance to ensure comprehension of critical application techniques. Practical time is intensive and full participation is required for all labs to gain the skills and competency needed to self-evaluate performance at the completion of the course. In addition students will achieve a level of proficiency in skills needed to diagnose and treat soft tissue pain, injury and dysfunction using solid, dry needles.

Course Instructor

Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, CIDN,has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual / manipulative therapy, soft tissue mobilization, deep tissue work, injury rehabilitation, myofascial release (MFR), cupping, electro therapies, and elastic 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 cash based business serving predominantly athletes. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various manual therapy courses and 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 painful, dysfunctional and edematous client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings from acute care to private practice. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about soft tissue dysfunction, edema and 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, Lymphedema 2: The Next Level, Lymphedema 3, Manual Edema Mobilization, MFR, and Deep Tissue Injury Rehab Courses and Dry Needling. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

Manual Edema Mobilization (MEM): Swelling Management for the Upper and Lower Extremities

April 16 – 17, 2021
16 Contact Hours, Program #12608
Download Syllabus
$450 before 3/16/2021; $500 after 3/16/2021

Course Description

Following an injury, orthopedic surgery or trauma the consequences of longstanding edema are well known. The consequences include: persistent pain, delayed wound healing and the development of fibrotic scar tissue that can restrict motion and impact overall return to function for the patient. Therapists often struggle in helping patients with edema management, despite their best efforts with interventions such as rest, ice, compression and elevation.The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in fluid homeostasis, yet this role has been greatly overlooked. Following an injury, trauma, or orthopedic surgery, persistent edema is often the result of an overloaded lymphatic system. Knowing how to stimulate the lymphatic system to quickly reduce edema can make all the difference to patients for pain reduction, increasing ROM, and return to function. The purpose of this course is to teach the therapist the lymphatic decongestion method of Manual Edema Mobilization (MEM). MEM is a specific treatment method with evidence-based rationale designed to reduce sub-acute and chronic edema. Lecture and hands-on labs will be used to learn the tenets and demonstrate the 5 Key Components of the method. Problem-solving through case study presentations will help participants apply MEM to manage sub-acute and chronic edema as seen in their specific patient populations. This method is not applicable for primary lymphedema or post cancer lymphedema treatment. This 2 day course covers UE and LE, including specific hand, finger, foot and toe management, and allows more time for bandaging compression instruction.

Course Instructor

Sandy Heald Sublett, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT, has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings in 3 states since 1986 and is a senior clinician and program development lead at an orthopedic and sports PT private practice in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. She received her BS in PT from The University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center, and transitional DPT from St. Ambrose University (Iowa) in 2008. In addition to her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy certification (2009) and being a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (2005), she has passed competencies in vestibular rehabilitation, and held NDT certification. Past teaching experience includes an adjunct faculty position at Clarke University (Dubuque, IA), teaching continuing education courses through the Iowa Physical Therapy Association, serving as a consultant for total contact casting at a wound care center, and community lecturer on multiple topics related to PT. She is a member of the APTA and Orthopedic Section, National Osteoporosis Foundation, and VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association. Sandy’s special interests range from lower extremity biomechanics to balance and vestibular rehabilitation, but intertwined with these and everything between is a strong reliance on edema management to optimize outcomes. Dr. Sublett looks forward to sharing treatment techniques that will change how clinicians view their abilities to enhance healing and recovery as well as maximize outcomes.

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management

4/19/2021 – 4/24/2021
62 Contact Hours, Program #13482
Download Syllabus
$1435 before 3/19/2020 $1485 after 3/19/2020

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.

UNIQUE TO THIS PROGRAM:

    1. Therapists teaching therapists an integrated, practical approach which is applicable to the American reimbursement system

Critical problem-solving related to co-morbidities. One-third of the course is devoted to lymphatic system anatomy and physiology; one-third to theory and practice of manual lymphatic treatment and bandaging skills; one-third to exercise, skin care, patient evaluation/assessment, pneumatic pumps, compression garments, patient self-management, and clinic set-up topics such as insurance (codes, forms, etc.), marketing, support groups, and equipment

Lab time “hands-on” and mentoring is integrated into all sections equally (2/3 of class time)

CERTIFICATION: A certificate will be awarded to those who complete 62 hours (6.2 CEUs) of class time, evening written assignments, and pass a clinical competency test on the final day. The test consists of evaluating, treating, and performing manual lymphatic treatment and bandaging on a patient. Eighty hours (additional 18 hours, 1.8 CEUs) of certification will be awarded to those who complete additional coursework at home. The following sequential modules may allow participants to apply for the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) exam: Lymphedema 1, Lymphedema 2, Lymphedema 3. Therapists who complete 135 hours of training in these three modules at UWM will be eligible to apply and sit for the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) national certification exam. To meet LANA requirements, participants must complete at least 135 hours of training from one institution. This training cannot exceed four consecutive or cumulative courses. These courses must be one-third theoretical and two-thirds hands on mentoring. It is the applicant’s responsibility to keep updated on current LANA requirements.

Course Instructor

Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, CIDNhas 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.

Comprehensive Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine and Ribs

April 30, 2021
7 Contact Hours, Program #13483
Download Syllabus
$255 before 3/30/2021; $295 after 3/30/2021

Course Description

Diagnosing and treating thoracic and rib pain can be challenging and frustrating. Due to the complex nature of the thoracic region, finding the root cause of mid back pain is often difficult. This course intends to simplify evaluation and treatment for the most common thoracic and rib dysfunctions from a manual therapy perspective. This is a hands-on course that is meant to impart a streamlined approach for care of the mid 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 therapeutic exercises for the thoracic spine with be covered to ensure long term success of manual treatments. It is intended that each course attendee be able to immediately utilize the covered techniques to improve their clinical efficiency.

Course Instructor

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 Patellofemoral Pain Among Females” at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting.

May 2021

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF); Systematic Review and Treatment Guidelines

May 1, 2021
7 Contact Hours, Program #13591
Download Syllabus
$255 before 4/1/2021; $295 after 4/1/2021

Course Description

This course will provide a review of the pathophysiology for COPD and CHF. It will provide an overview of risk factors and assessment techniques to assist in identification of them. The course will include the common medications prescribed to treat COPD and CHF as well as the common adverse side effects. Guideline for prescribing a treatment program are essential for prevention of exacerbations and will be incorporated into the course. The course will also include energy conservation technique to enhance patient’s quality of life and ease of completing ADLs/IADLs.

Course Instructor

Virginia Bowen PT, COS-C, has 25 years’ experience in homecare. She received her BS-Physical therapy degree from University of Wisconsin in 1987 and is currently pursuing her t-DPT at College of St Scholastica. Her current role, she develops and teaches the curriculum for onboarding therapists. She also develops/presents education to enhance current therapy staff’s knowledge in assessment and treatment of the geriatric population. Her clinical background includes: acute care, rehabilitation and home care with a primary focus on Chronic Heart Failure, COPD, and geriatrics in home care. She has worked in Colorado, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Virginia has received the CEO Impact award in 2017 and 2018 for development of education for therapists in homecare.

WI Hand 2021- Hand Therapy Through the Continuum of Care

May 6-8
Single Day Registration Available – Fully Online or In-Person
17.5 Contact Hours
Go to WI Hand Website for Details
$640 for all three days

Course Description

Topics Include:

  • Dry Needling: Mechanisms and Practical Application for the Hand Therapist
  • Therapist Management of Pre-dynamic Wrist Instability
  • Complexities and complications of distal radius fractures
  • Progression of Degeneration with SLAC and SNAC Wrists and Surgical Options
  • Optimal Documentation and Compliance
  • Optimal Billing and Compliance
  • Management of Flexor and Extensor Repairs and Cadaveric Dissection
  • Current Concepts and Considerations in Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation with an Emphasis on Zone II
  • Extensor Tendon Rehabilitation
  • Scar Adherence Following Tendon Repair: Techniques to Maximize Gliding and Function
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnostic Criteria and Management
  • Therapist Management of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Surgeon’s Perspective with Both Total (Anatomic) and Reverse Total Shoulders
  • Rehab Principles for the Overhead Athlete

Clinical Pain Science for The Low Back, Pelvis, and Hip

May 14-15, 2021
14 Contact Hours, Program #13484
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$525 before 4/14/2021; $575 after 4/14/2021

Course Description

This 2-day course will focus on how to use an evidence-based framework to achieve better outcomes in the treatment of the low back, pelvis and hips for manual and movement therapists. An understanding of current pain science and biopsychosocial principles will be learned and applied to help participants re-conceptualize pain and inform their clinical decision making. Participants will learn how to adapt their current practice and be more comfortable in their communication and application of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic movement and exercises using current principles of the pain sciences.

This course provides the opportunity to learn how manual therapy, movement modification and therapeutic exercises can be implemented to improve patient outcomes. General and specific movement and exercise interventions will be learned and practiced.

Course Instructor

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 group’s goal is to provide education, research and evidence based treatments for more effective pain management strategies in the manual and movement therapies.

An Introduction of Low Vision into Therapeutic Practic

May 21, 2021
6 Contact Hours, Program #13498
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$215 before 4/21/2021; $265 after 4/21/2021

Course Description

This introductory course will bring awareness to the unique expertise of Occupational Therapy in Low Vision through description of clinical and functional presentation of age-related eye conditions. This will facilitate clinicians to better adapt treatment planning to optimize patient outcomes and recognize when it is appropriate to refer for formal Low Vision services.

Course Instructor

Lindsey Angst, MS, OTR/L, CLVT is a practicing Occupational Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In 2012, she became a Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) and developed a growing Low Vision Program at HSHS Prevea where she treats age-related eye conditions, concussion patients, and also practices outpatient hand therapy. Lindsey has been practicing for 8 years as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and enjoys giving community educational presentations and guest lecturing at UW-Milwaukee Occupational Therapy graduate program.

June 2021

No classes are open for June 2021 at this time.

July 2021

Dry Needling 1 (DN-1): by Bond Institute of Advanced Therapies

July 15-17, 2021
26 Contact Hours, Program #13485
Download Syllabus
$665 before 6/15/2021; $715 after 6/15/2021

Course Description

This course is designed to be the first half of 52 hours of classroom training toward meeting most state requirements for dry needling training and certification. The purpose of Dry Needling-1 with Bond Institute of Advanced therapies is to introduce the basic structure and knowledge regarding the history, background, foundation and application of using solid needles in treatment of pain and neurologic syndromes. DN-1 will cover many aspects of dry needling including safety, basic needling skills, body application, theory, core competency and more. The course is a 3 day, 26 hour, applied-learning course that combines highly visual lectures and hands-on practical labs. Students will begin using needles on day 1 of the course and participate in several practical session intended to provide learning and instructor feedback about performance to ensure comprehension of critical application techniques. Practical time is intensive and full participation is required for all labs to gain the skills and competency needed to self-evaluate performance at the completion of the course. In addition students will achieve a level of proficiency in skills needed to diagnose and treat soft tissue pain, injury and dysfunction using solid, dry needles.

Course Instructor

Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, CIDN,has been a physical therapist since 1997. He graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) and has a background in headache pain management, manual / manipulative therapy, soft tissue mobilization, deep tissue work, injury rehabilitation, myofascial release (MFR), cupping, electro therapies, and elastic 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 cash based business serving predominantly athletes. In addition to treating patients, he supervises the work of numerous staff that have been trained in various manual therapy courses and 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 painful, dysfunctional and edematous client. He also understands the perspective of many who attend this program due to his experience in a variety of practice settings from acute care to private practice. He is very active in treating, consulting, and teaching about soft tissue dysfunction, edema and 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, Lymphedema 2: The Next Level, Lymphedema 3, Manual Edema Mobilization, MFR, and Deep Tissue Injury Rehab Courses and Dry Needling. He is invested in this education due to both personal and professional reasons.

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management

7/19/2021 – 7/24/2021
62 Contact Hours, Program #13486
Download Syllabus
$1435 before 6/19/2020 $1485 after 6/19/2020

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.

UNIQUE TO THIS PROGRAM:

    1. Therapists teaching therapists an integrated, practical approach which is applicable to the American reimbursement system

Critical problem-solving related to co-morbidities. One-third of the course is devoted to lymphatic system anatomy and physiology; one-third to theory and practice of manual lymphatic treatment and bandaging skills; one-third to exercise, skin care, patient evaluation/assessment, pneumatic pumps, compression garments, patient self-management, and clinic set-up topics such as insurance (codes, forms, etc.), marketing, support groups, and equipment

Lab time “hands-on” and mentoring is integrated into all sections equally (2/3 of class time)

CERTIFICATION: A certificate will be awarded to those who complete 62 hours (6.2 CEUs) of class time, evening written assignments, and pass a clinical competency test on the final day. The test consists of evaluating, treating, and performing manual lymphatic treatment and bandaging on a patient. Eighty hours (additional 18 hours, 1.8 CEUs) of certification will be awarded to those who complete additional coursework at home. The following sequential modules may allow participants to apply for the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) exam: Lymphedema 1, Lymphedema 2, Lymphedema 3. Therapists who complete 135 hours of training in these three modules at UWM will be eligible to apply and sit for the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) national certification exam. To meet LANA requirements, participants must complete at least 135 hours of training from one institution. This training cannot exceed four consecutive or cumulative courses. These courses must be one-third theoretical and two-thirds hands on mentoring. It is the applicant’s responsibility to keep updated on current LANA requirements.

Course Instructor

Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, CIDNhas 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.

August 2021

Lymphedema II: The Next Level

August 12-14, 2021
26 Contact Hours, Program #13487
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$615 before 7/12/2021; $665 after 7/12/2021, Day 1 Only – $235 Fee After 7/12/2021 = $285,
Day 2 Only – $235 Fee After 7/12/2021 = $285,
Day 3 Only – $235 Fee After 7/12/2021 = $285

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.

Course Instructor

Mike Bond, MS, PT, CLT, CIDN,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 2021

Where Do I Start? Acute Care Rehab of Patients with Multiple Traumatic Injuries

September 24-25, 2021
14 Contact Hours, Program #13488
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$500 before 8/24/2021; $550 after 8/24/2021

Course Description

In this two-day, hands-on seminar, you will learn to recognize injury patterns based on the mechanism of injury and the age of the patient to perform age-appropriate responses. Learn to distinguish between acute and chronic injuries to determine how chronic conditions may influence acute response to treatment. Evaluation and treatment decisions based on specific injuries including common fracture patterns of the upper and lower extremities, traumatic brain injury, axial skeleton injuries, and burns will be presented. Finally, determine your specific role in discharge planning to potentially reduce the risk of patient readmission.

Course Instructor

Steve Rankin, OTR,has 20 years of experience as an acute care Occupational Therapist in an Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma, and Regional Burn Center. He has insight into the plight of the injured worker, having left a prior career in construction due to injury. After years of continuing education in specific content areas (shoulder, elbow, hand, TBI, burns, orthopedics) but never finding a comprehensive trauma course, he designed and teaches one himself. He has trained Physical and Occupational Therapy staff, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Doctors. He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has presented a version of this course as an AOTA pre-conference institute and as a WOTA one day seminar. Mr. Rankin has written patient and family education materials and regularly presents to students contemplating careers in health care through high school and college programs.

October 2021

No classes are open for October 2021 at this time.

November 2021

No classes are open for November 2021 at this time.

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