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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 DVD or Flash Drive
11.5 Contact Hours, Program #12440
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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

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #12438
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$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 #11721
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$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 DVD or Flash Drive
11.5 Contact Hours, Program #12439
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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

Anytime
Work at your own pace; on DVD or Flash Drive
9.5 Contact Hours, Program #10879
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$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: Webcast Encore Presentation WI Hand Experience

Webcast offered Anytime Oct 1-31
1.1 CEU’s (11 Clock Hours), Program #12437
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$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

 

November 2019

2019 Wisconsin Lymphedema Pathways Conference

11/1 – 11/2
13 Contact Hours, Program #12556
Syllabus Here
$445

Course Description

The Wisconsin Lymphedema Pathways Conference is a two-day event detailing the latest advances in diagnoses, treatments, and innovations for the chronic condition of lymphedema. Attendees will experience evidence based state-of-the-art scientific sessions and participate in workshops on the current issues that face therapists, physicians, caregivers, and patients. In addition, interdisciplinary sessions and workshops will focus on the latest therapies employed to treat the condition.

Course Instructors

  • David A. Doubblestein, MSPT, OCS, CLT, Cert. MDT, LLCC
  • Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA/li>
  • Victoria (Vicki) Ralph, MPPA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
  • Julia Rodrick OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC
  • David C. Zawieja, Ph.D
  • Jeannette Zucker, DPT, PT, CLT-LANA, CSCS, WCC, CKTP

Instructor Bios

Returning to Work after a Neurological Event

11/8/19 8:00AM – 4:30PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #12175
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$255 (before 10/8/19) $295 (after 10/8/19)

Course Description

Through the use of lab and lecture this single day course addresses needs in multiple care settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings for the neurological patient who plans to return to work after experiencing a stroke or other neurological event. This course will identify and provide hands on experiences with evidence-based assessments and interventions. This course will also address making reasonable accommodations for the work site and provide community-based resources.

Course Instructor

Sarah Danforth, OTR-L and Amber Kieck, OTR-LSarah Danforth has 7 years of experience as an OT currently practicing in Aurora’s comprehensive Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program. Sarah specializes in stroke recovery, cognition, driver’s readiness, return to work, functional movement disorders, and is LSVT certified. Amber Kieck has 10 years of experience as an OT currently practicing in Aurora’s comprehensive Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program. Amber specializes in stroke recovery, vision therapy, cognition, driver’s readiness, return to work and is LSVT certified.

Physical Therapy Evaluation and Management of Cervico-Thoracic Pain

11/8-11/9 8:00AM – 5:00PM
15 Contact Hours, Program #12322
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$500 (before 10/8/19) $550 (after 10/8/19)

Course Description

The emphasis of this course will be on applying evidence-based practice to clinical decision-making strategies for the examination and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions of the cervico-thoracic region. A systematic examination process will be presented that will guide the clinician to effectively categorize patients into impairment-based classifications. Lab time will be utilized to teach specific interventions including manual therapy techniques to the cervical and thoracic spine and rib cage, therapeutic exercise and patient education. Other intervention strategies will be discussed to enhance treatment outcomes.

Course Instructor

Dr. Paul Reuteman PT, DPT, OCS, ATCis a Clinical Associate Professor in the Program of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. His primary teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal examination and intervention principles, clinical-decision making principles and clinical radiology. He maintains an active clinical practice at Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine where he also serves as faculty of the Sports PT Residency Program. Dr. Reuteman is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the ABPTS and is a board-certified Athletic Trainer from the NATA. He is the co-founder of Specialized Physical Therapy Education and serves as Faculty of their Orthopedic Residency Program.

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management

11/18/19 – 11/23/19 8:00AM – 7:30PM and 8:00AM – 12:15PM
62 Contact Hours, Program #11918
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$1,435 before 10/18/2019 $1,485 after 10/18/2019

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) “Hands-on” opportunities to work directly with patients and hear their stories; (2) Therapists teaching therapists an integrated, practical approach which is applicable to the American reimbursement system; (3) 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; (4) Lab time “hands-on” and mentoring is integrated into all sections equally (2/3 of class time).

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.

 

December 2019

Women's Health for the Non-Pelvic Health Therapist

12/13/19 – 12/14/19 8:00AM – 4:30PM
14 Contact Hours, Program #11734
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$525 before 11/13/2019 $575 after 11/13/2019

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.

Course Instructor

Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, WCS, Cert. MDT, RYT, 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.

 

January 2020

Diabetes – The Impact Therapy Can Make

1/17/20 8:00AM – 4:30PM
7 Contact Hours, Program #12479
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$255 before 12/17/2020 $295 after 12/17/2020

Course Description

In 2015, 30.0 million individuals had been diagnosed with diabetes (DM) in the United States. $327 billion was the total cost spent on DM in 2017. Diabetes causes multi-organ disorders from diabetic retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, vestibular issues and a compromised cardiovascular system. Individuals struggle with managing their diabetes whether it is type 1 or type 2. This course will provide a review of the pathophysiology of DM. It will also include an overview of medications used to manage this disease. This course will provide tools required for therapists to complete their essential role in equipping these individuals in successfully self-managing their illness. One example is low vision modifications to allow diabetics to manage their medication containers and draw up INS. Therapists can provide education regarding food labels during meal prep or education on the impact exercise on blood sugars. Guideline for prescribing a treatment program will be incorporated into the course. Therapists can positively impact the overall diabetes management of our clients and therefore improve their functional outcomes and quality of life.

Course Instructor

Jodi Borck, OT, graduated in Occupational Therapy from UW-Milwaukee in 1995. She began her career in sub-acute rehab and then transitioned to homecare where she has worked for the past 19 years. Jodi is was a volunteer for the Family Link committee for the American Diabetes Association from 2012 to 2017 and currently is the Milwaukee Coordinator of the Slam Dunk for Diabetes basketball camp and the Kicking Diabetes Soccer Camp.Virginia Bowen, DPT, COS-C, has 25 years of experience in homecare. She received her t-DPT at the College of St Scholastica. In 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. 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.

Brachial Plexus Injuries: Anatomy, Physiology and Management from a Rehabilitation Standpoint

1/24/20 8:00AM – 4:30PM
6 Contact Hours, Program #12679
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$215 before 12/24/2020 $255 after 12/24/2020

Course Description

The brachial plexus is directly related to upper extremity function. Damage to this system is associated with significant disability. However, its complex anatomy and physiology make it a challenge to evaluate in the rehabilitation clinic. This course will set the foundations for evaluation and guide clinicians to perform a thorough yet concise upper extremity evaluation in the setting of nerve damage, and improve understanding of evidence-based interventions.

Course Instructor

Nicole Hoover, graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Masters in Occupational Therapy (OT) in 2011 and has since dedicated her career to advances in hand therapy. She began teaching with the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education shortly after graduation and has since increased her involvement in academia including teaching Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab and Musculoskeletal Analysis and Occupational Function courses for Masters level OT students. Nicole has experience in a variety of clinical settings including ergonomics, various levels of inpatient rehab and outpatient hand therapy. She currently works at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Hospital and was instrumental in developing and executing the recently approved AOTA Fellowship program of which she remains a clinical educator. She is also the President of Wisconsin Hand Therapy Association (WISHTA). She is very passionate about hand therapy, research, knowledge sharing and networking.Dr. Bhagwant S. Sindhu is also a UW-Milwaukee alumni. He received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science with an emphasis in movement dysfunction from University of Florida in 2007. He currently works at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an Associate Professor and also serves as the Director of the Occupational Therapy (OT) Program. His research focuses on pursuing theoretically rigorous exploration of approaches for improving rehabilitation of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in two related areas: rehabilitation assessments and rehabilitation outcomes. He currently teaches anatomy, biomechanics and neuroscience in the OT program.

 

February 2020

No classes are open for February 2020 at this time.

March 2020

An Encounter with Touch: Successful Treatment of Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release and Mindfulness Approaches

3/12 – 3/14 8:00AM – 4:30PM
22 Contact Hours, Program #12409
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$600 before 2/12/2020 $650 after 2/12/2020

Course Description

Acute health issues can easily turn into chronic health issues, the most challenging and the most expensive problems we therapists face. Most manual treatment approaches for patients with chronic challenges are limited. They focus only on the musculoskeletal aspect of the chronic pain while ignoring both the myofascial component and its relationship with the nervous system and our level of mindfulness. 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 Myofascial Release (MFR) and Mindfulness, who want to deepen their manual therapy skills and who may or may not have some experience with treating people with chronic pain. 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 in order to recognize the hidden complexities of myofascial strain patterns. We will then use therapeutic exercises to integrate restored mobility.
Through hands-on lab sessions you will learn:

  1. MFR techniques
  2. Centering and grounding skills
  3. Expanded awareness and palpation skills
  4. The recognition of myofascial strain patterns unique to each patient with chronic pain

Course Instructor

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.

Therapeutic Breathing in Evidence-Based Practice: A Systems Model Approach to Treatment and Lasting Results

3/13 8:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #12611
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$255 before 2/13/2020; $295 after 2/13/2020

Course Description

The breath is an integral focus in virtually all yoga traditions because of its profound physiological effect on healthy body mechanics. Now, research shows that yogic breathing techniques accelerate therapeutic gains for numerous conditions, such as back pain, scoliosis, tonal issues, temporal mandibular joint problems, pelvic floor issues, and numerous circulatory and respiratory disorders – not to mention their calming and refocusing effects on patients during therapy.

This one-day seminar provides all the tools you need to evaluate respiration effectively, while illustrating what your standard examinations – focused on range of motion, posture, and balance – have been missing. The yogic breathing exercises taught in this course are applicable to a wide variety of patients, and adaptations for various stages of healing from injury and surgical procedures are covered in detail. Discover a systems model approach to treatment that produces lasting results, and learn hands-on, how to teach your clients anywhere, anytime exercises and body awareness skills that will keep them happy, healthy, and out of the clinic.

Course Instructor

Dr. Michelle Lindsey–Wehner, ’s educational preparation and certification includes a a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Indiana University; a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at The Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, now known as Rosalind Franklin University; a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the University of Phoenix; and her Doctorate in her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), KRI Yoga Instructor, a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner, and is certified in Tai massage and Dry Needling.

She is a licensed Physical Therapist in three states (Illinois, Arizona, and Colorado) and has over 20 years of experience. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well its Arizona Chapter, she owns Rising Star Therapy Specialists, LLC, in Phoenix where she specializes in treating pediatric and adult special needs clients.

Throughout her career, Ms. Lindsey has worked as a therapist in various settings, including orthopedics, skilled nursing services, home health, outpatient, and acute care. She has been a guest speaker at the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Conference, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Recreational Therapy Association, and was the keynote speaker for Rehab Summit in 2009, 2010, and in 2013. She has delivered numerous in-service trainings to schools, day programs, group homes, and state-operated agencies on physical therapy and exercise for persons with disabilities.

She has won national recognition in many areas of fitness. She was a competitive gold medal figure skater, an elite marathon runner on the 1997 United States Maccabiah Open Track and Field Team, a triathlete, and a professional speed skater.

Ms. Lindsey views her clients as unique individuals with varied skills and abilities. She inspires them to extend beyond their best efforts by providing a comfortable, compassionate and respectful environment in which they thrive. Currently, Michelle travels across the United States speaking on four seminar topics:

  • Integrating Neurotherapeutic and Sensory Techniques into Therapy for the Special Needs Client;
  • A Systems Model Approach to Improving Function, Posture and Scoliosis –Flexibility and Function;
  • Yoga Therapy: Achieving Greater Awareness and Understanding for Healing Our Clients and Ourselves;
  • Therapeutic Breathing in Evidence Based Practice

Her first book, The Wellness Equation, offers hands-on-postures and exercises that promote healing at the crossroads of modern medicine and traditional yoga. The Metamorphic Gift: Easy, Simple Breathing and Postural Techniques to Transform Your Life is a great book for self-healing that integrates the body with breathing and postural exercises using understandable anatomy and physiology. For more information, please visit risingstartherapyspecialists.com/books.

Comprehensive Treatment of the Overhead Athlete: Integration of Technology with Clinical Evaluation and Rehabilitation

3/13 – 3/14 8:00AM – 4:00PM
13.5 Contact Hours, Program #12481
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$500 before 2/13/2020 $550 after 2/13/2020

Course Description

Explore evaluation strategies for overhead athletes including proximal screening and motion analysis. Then dive into treatment techniques ranging from manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and biomechanics retraining. This course will integrate current understandings of evaluation and diagnostic skills with the video-based biomechanical evaluation of the overhead throwing motion. Paired with advanced manual and exercise based rehabilitation techniques, and an understanding and avoidance of high risk training exercises, this course will provide the practitioner with foundational knowledge needed to care for overhead athletes ranging from youth to professional groups.

Course Instructor

Andrew Naylor, PT, DPT, SCS, is a board-certified sports physical therapist with over 10 years of experience caring for athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level. He works at Bellin Health at the Titletown location with clinical interests including upper extremity rehabilitation for the overhead athlete, dry needling, performance enhancement and manual therapy techniques. He completed his physical therapy degree and his sports physical therapy residency program at Ohio State, and has had sports medicine experience with the Cincinnati Reds and the United States Olympic Committee.

Jesse Krzyzanowski, PT, DPT, SCS, is a board-certified sports physical therapist employed with Bellin Health at the Titletown location in Green Bay. He has been practicing in an outpatient setting for 8 years. He has a passion for working with the overhead athlete and directs the overhead athlete programming at Bellin’s Movement Performance Lab. He has clinical interests including manual therapy, biomechanics, and the evaluation and treatment of hip, knee and shoulder disorders. He obtained his sports physical therapy specialty certification in 2016.

Integrating Neurotherapeutic and Sensory Techniques Into Therapy for the Special Needs Client

3/14 8:00AM – 5:30PM
8 Contact Hours, Program #12610
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$255 before 2/14/2020; $295 after 2/14/2020

Course Description

The special needs client often presents a unique set of challenges for therapists, other professionals and caregivers. The coexistence of multiple disabilities, including impaired mobility; sensory dysfunction; limited range of motion; and compromised coordination, strength and tone, calls for a paradigm shift in assessment and treatment of these individuals. It is important for therapists to utilize a multilateral approach to evaluation and treatment, thinking beyond traditional protocol and integrating the most effective techniques from different models in order to help individuals with disabilities achieve the greatest functional outcomes—physically, emotionally and socially.

Participants in this one-day seminar will acquire practical strategies for assessment and treatment of clients with special needs, from both the neurological and sensory perspectives to form a systems model approach. You will examine therapeutic techniques to improve tone, balance, coordination, strength, range of motion and focus, and you will learn multilateral observation methods to help write appropriate goals for a better overall evaluation and assessment. Home and classroom exercise programs will be outlined to help foster continued progress. These skills can be used immediately to help clients with special needs experience greater function, independence and improved self-esteem that will allow them to succeed in a variety of environments.

Course Instructor

Dr. Michelle Lindsey–Wehner, ’s educational preparation and certification includes a a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Indiana University; a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at The Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, now known as Rosalind Franklin University; a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the University of Phoenix; and her Doctorate in her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), KRI Yoga Instructor, a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner, and is certified in Tai massage and Dry Needling.

She is a licensed Physical Therapist in three states (Illinois, Arizona, and Colorado) and has over 20 years of experience. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well its Arizona Chapter, she owns Rising Star Therapy Specialists, LLC, in Phoenix where she specializes in treating pediatric and adult special needs clients.

Throughout her career, Ms. Lindsey has worked as a therapist in various settings, including orthopedics, skilled nursing services, home health, outpatient, and acute care. She has been a guest speaker at the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Conference, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Recreational Therapy Association, and was the keynote speaker for Rehab Summit in 2009, 2010, and in 2013. She has delivered numerous in-service trainings to schools, day programs, group homes, and state-operated agencies on physical therapy and exercise for persons with disabilities.

She has won national recognition in many areas of fitness. She was a competitive gold medal figure skater, an elite marathon runner on the 1997 United States Maccabiah Open Track and Field Team, a triathlete, and a professional speed skater.

Ms. Lindsey views her clients as unique individuals with varied skills and abilities. She inspires them to extend beyond their best efforts by providing a comfortable, compassionate and respectful environment in which they thrive. Currently, Michelle travels across the United States speaking on four seminar topics:

  • Integrating Neurotherapeutic and Sensory Techniques into Therapy for the Special Needs Client;
  • A Systems Model Approach to Improving Function, Posture and Scoliosis –Flexibility and Function;
  • Yoga Therapy: Achieving Greater Awareness and Understanding for Healing Our Clients and Ourselves;
  • Therapeutic Breathing in Evidence Based Practice

Her first book, The Wellness Equation, offers hands-on-postures and exercises that promote healing at the crossroads of modern medicine and traditional yoga. The Metamorphic Gift: Easy, Simple Breathing and Postural Techniques to Transform Your Life is a great book for self-healing that integrates the body with breathing and postural exercises using understandable anatomy and physiology. For more information, please visit risingstartherapyspecialists.com/books.

Evaluation and Peri-operative Management of Thumb Arthritis

3/20/20 8:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #12642
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$255 before 2/20/2020 $295 after 2/20/2020

Course Description

Evolution’s establishment of the human thumb has largely contributed to advance of our species, but when thumbs don’t function properly, the impact is debilitating. This course will advance your knowledge of thumb arthritis to facilitate improved patient satisfaction and performance with daily tasks. With a focus on osteoarthritis (OA) of the first carpal-metacarpal (CMC) joint, participants will gain a better understanding of complex anatomy and biomechanics principles that affect load and lead to destruction of joint surfaces. This course will include a hands-on lab to strengthen your skills in evaluation and treatment.

Course Instructor

Nicole A. Hoover, MS, OTR, CHT, graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Masters in Occupational Therapy (OT) in 2011 and has since dedicated her career to advances in hand therapy. She began teaching with the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education shortly after graduation and has since increased her involvement in academia, recently accepting the instructor role for the Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab course for Masters level OT students. Nicole has experience in a variety of clinical settings including ergonomics, various levels of inpatient rehab and outpatient hand therapy. She currently works at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Hospital. She is very passionate about hand therapy, research, knowledge sharing and networking.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) for the Lower Extremity and Pelvis

3/20/20 8:00AM – 4:30PM
6.5 Contact Hours, Program #12376
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$250 before 2/20/2020 $285 after 2/20/2020

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.

Course Instructor

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.

 

April 2020

Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF) Adapted Program Basic Moves Training (Course 1)

4/3/20 – 4/4/20 8:00AM – 5:30PM
62 Contact Hours, Program #12643
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$420 before 3/3/2020, $450 after 3/3/2020

Course Description

Course teaches TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves: Optional Side Support, Walker & Seated versions; introduces all versions of the TCF Short Form Part 1. Features Mind/body Skills training, applications for wellness, & rehab, partner teaching practicums, includes introduction to the ROM Dance® Program. At the end of this course, a TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants who have demonstrated ability to teach Basic Moves. Course qualifies as partial contact hour’s fulfillment for TCF Instructor Certification.

Course Instructor

Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, is Assistant Professor UW-Madison Physical Therapy Program. Her teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal coursework, health promotion and wellness and independent study in the application of tai chi to personal and professional practice. She is Advanced Certified TCF Instructor and teaches TCF courses to PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs and other health professional nationally.

Introduction to Neurological Gait

4/4/20 8:00AM – 5:30PM
6.5 Contact Hours, Program #12681
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$255 before 3/4/2020, $295 after 3/4/2020

Course Description

This course is an introductory course that will provide insight into typical gait patterns, impairments and abnormal movements associated with neurological injury. The course will cover normal/abnormal gait, postural control, and upper extremity/trunk and lower limb interplay related to gait. Lecture, lab, task analysis, problem-solving, and experiential learning will help participants improve their problem solving and handling skills for treating neurological gait.

Course Instructor

Gail McGaughy, PT, C/NDT, CLT, CBIS, CCIP, has been a PT for 20+ years with emphasis and specialty in neurological disorders primarily serving adult population. Gail has worked in Inpatient Rehab for 15 years and currently works in Outpatient Neuro Rehab at On With Life (onwithlife.org) in Ankeny, IA since 2013. Gail is certified in NDT 2002, Lymphedema 2009, LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s 2011, CBIS 2011 and CCIP 2018. Gail has attended NDT Advanced Gait and Advanced Problem Solving and Handling training as well as presented continuing education in the Milwaukee area and Iowa for Gait, Postural Control, Parkinson’s (BIG) and NDT. Gail has a passion for the neuro population and particularly loves Gait and getting people moving.

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management

4/20/20 – 4/25/20 8:00AM – 4:30PM
62 Contact Hours, Program #11920
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$1,435 before 3/20/2020 $1,485 after 3/20/2020

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.

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.

 

May 2020

WI Hand: Hand Therapy Through the Continuum of Care

May 7 – 9, 2020
17.5 Contact Hours, Program #12594
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$640

Course Description

The 22nd Annual Wisconsin Hand ExperienceSM is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Outreach Office. Conference attendees will see evidence based state-of-the-art scientific sessions and workshops outlining hand therapy through the continuum of care.Topics Include:

  1. Dry Needling: Mechanisms and Practical Application for the Hand Therapist
  2. Therapist Management of Pre-Dynamic Wrist Instability
  3. MD Presentation: Progression of Degeneration with SLAC and SNAC Wrists and Surgical Options
  4. Optimal Documentation and Compliance
  5. Optimal Billing and Compliance
  6. MD Presentation: Management of Flexor and Extensor Repairs
  7. Cadaveric Dissection: Flexor and Extensor Tendon Repair
  8. Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation with Emphasis on Zone II
  9. Extensor Tendon Rehabilitation
  10. Scar Adherence Following Tendon Repair: Techniques to Maximize Gliding and Function
  11. Pain Physician Intervention
  12. Somatosensory Rehab Principles
  13. Surgeon’s Perspective with Both Total (Anatomic) and Reverse Total Shoulders
  14. Therapist Management of TSA and rTSA

Course Faculty

  • Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT
  • Jen Dodson, OTR, CHT
  • Steven Grindel, MD
  • David Meister, MD
  • Tara Packham, PhD, OTReg
  • Theresa Parry, OTR, CHT, COMT
  • Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
  • Jeffrey Reed, OTR, CHT
  • David Ross, MD
  • Nalini Sehgal, MD
  • Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Kinesio Taping® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts, Fundamental Techniques, Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (Previously known as Kinesio Taping 1, 2, & 3)

5/14/20 – 5/16/20 8:00AM – 5:30PM
24 Contact Hours, Program #12639
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$785 before 4/14/2020, $885 after 4/14/2020

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.

Course Instructor

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 and Techniques (Previously Known as Kinesio Taping 1 & 2)

5/14/20 – 5/15/20 8:00AM – 5:30PM
16 Contact Hours, Program #12640
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$575 before 4/14/2020, $675 after 4/14/2020

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, and 1 individual Fan Cut.

Course Instructor

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.

Regional Interdependence – Challenging Conventional Thinking about Musculoskeletal Disorders

5/16/20 8:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #12625
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$255 before 4/16/2020, $295 after 4/16/2020

Course Description

Recent studies suggest that impairments in one area of the body can be treated with interventions to adjacent regions. This course will present this concept of regional interdependence. Participants will identify research that supports evaluation and treatment techniques of anatomic regions remote from the patient’s site of pain. Current concepts will be presented using manual and exercise based interventions for the spine and upper and lower extremities. Upon completion of this course, participants will learn interventions that can be immediately incorporated into clinical practice resulting in positive outcomes.

Course Instructor

Calvin Deutsch, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, is a physical therapist and owner of Deutsch Physiotherapy, a direct-pay practice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University, is a board certified sports clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Deutsch has practiced in an outpatient orthopedic sports medicine setting since 2003. Additionally, he has been an instructor with North American Seminars, membered panel discussions, lectured and participated in numerous community programs and events regarding running injuries, injury prevention, concussion, and performance improvement.

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

5/16/20 8:00AM – 5:30PM
8 Contact Hours, Program #12638
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$285 before 4/16/2020, $385 after 4/16/2020

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.

Course Instructor

Ewa Jaraczewska, PT, CKTI 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 Concepts Hand Therapy

5/30/20 8:00AM – 4:30PM
8 Contact Hours, Program #12360
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$299 before 4/30/2020, $399 after 4/30/2020

Course Description

KT4 Hand is an 8 hour advanced seminar appropriate for practitioners who treat upper extremity/hand problems. Participants will have completed KT1, KT2, and KT3 prior to enrolling in KT4 Hand. In this seminar we will explore common diagnoses seen in the hand clinic and present suggested taping techniques for them. The seminar will utilize lecture, lab, and case studies to demonstrate appropriate taping techniques. Assessment of the diagnoses presented will help the student to apply similar techniques to any indicated problem they should encounter in the clinic. According to the acuity of injury, we will utilize techniques to target the most superficial tissues to the deepest. In addition we will also encourage problem solving by the students to enhance the learning process.

Course Instructor

Teri Casagranda, PT, DPT, CHT, CKTI graduated with her MSPT from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 2001, earned her DPT from Boston University in 2006 and became a CHT in 2007, she became a KTA in 2011 and has been a CKTI Since 2016. Teri worked at the Hand to Shoulder Center in Appleton from 2002 to 2013 and is currently working in the outpatient setting at Door County Medical Center Rehab Services in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 

June 2020

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

6/25/20 – 6/27/20 8:00am – 6:00pm
26 Contact Hours, Program #12683
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$665 before 5/25/2020 $715 after 5/25/2020

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.

DN-1 is required prior to attending DN-2 or any specialty courses offered in dry needling by Bond Institute of Advanced Therapies. Upon completion of DN-1 students will be awarded the credential BN-1 (Bond Needling Level 1). After completing DN-2 students will be awarded the credential BN-2. Subsequent specialty course attendance will offer specialty credentials added to the BN-2 designation (for example headache course completion BN-2h).

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.
 

July 2020

Lymphedema I: Comprehensive Lymphedema and Venous Edema Management

7/13/20 – 7/18/20 8:00am – 7:30pm and 8:00am – 12:15pm
62 Contact Hours, Program #11921
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$1,435 before 6/13/2020 $1,485 after 6/13/2020

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.

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.

 

August & September 2020


No classes are open for August or September 2020 at this time.

 

October 2020

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

10/1/20 – 10/3/20 8:00am – 6:00pm
26 Contact Hours, Program #12684
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$665 before 9/1/2020 $715 after 9/1/2020

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.

DN-1 is required prior to attending DN-2 or any specialty courses offered in dry needling by Bond Institute of Advanced Therapies. Upon completion of DN-1 students will be awarded the credential BN-1 (Bond Needling Level 1). After completing DN-2 students will be awarded the credential BN-2. Subsequent specialty course attendance will offer specialty credentials added to the BN-2 designation (for example headache course completion BN-2h).

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.

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

10/2/20 – 10/3/20 9:00am – 5:00pm
14 Contact Hours, Program #12686
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$525 before 9/2/2020 $575 after 9/2/2020

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.

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

10/2/20 – 10/3/20 8:00am – 4:30pm
14 Contact Hours, Program #12641
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$500 before 9/2/2020 $550 after 9/2/2020

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.

Evaluation and Treatment of Wrist Instability

10/3/20
7.5 Contact Hours, Program #12675
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$255 before 9/3/2020; $295 after 9/3/2020

Course Description

This course will provide an in-depth look at the challenging task of effectively evaluating and treating wrist instability both conservatively and postoperatively. We will review the bony and ligamentous anatomy that stabilize the wrist and how injury to these structures lead to wrist instability. We will delve into a systematic approach to evaluating the wrist including the special tests needed to establish the pattern of instability. We will them explore the clinical problem solving involved in treating these patients most effectively utilizing manual techniques, proprioception, targeted strengthening, and orthoses. Patient cases will be discussed to bring all the pieces together!

Course Instructor

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 in 2015 and is now a faculty member 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.

Dry Needling Level 2 (DN-2): by Bond Institute of Advanced Therapies

10/22/20 – 10/24/20 8:00am – 6:00pm
26 Contact Hours, Program #12685
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$665 before 9/22/2020 $715 after 9/22/2020

Course Description

Description Coming Soon.

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.

 

November 2020

Diagnosis and Management of TMJ: An Integrated Approach to Orofacial Pain

11/13/20 – 11/14/20
13 Contact Hours, Program #12626
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$525 before 10/13/2020; $575 after 10/14/2020

Course Description

This course will define temporomandibular disorders (TMD) related to diagnosis and conservative interventions. The history of TMD and its medical management will be provided. Major types of TMD as defined by “Diagnostic Criteria for TMD”, or DC/TMD will be examined. Relevant anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and biomechanics of the TMJ related to enabling a thorough clinical examination will be reviewed. Examination processes including basic clinical examinations, special tests, imaging, and differential diagnoses will be detailed. This will assist clinicians to better recognize and treat the primary variations of TMD. Options for conservative management will be provided with specific attention to manual interventions. The necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment will be presented. This multidisciplinary approach will include the dental and biopsychosocial aspects that frequently accompany TMD.

Course Instructor

Eric Cedor, BA, DPT, ScD, COMT,graduated from Louisiana State University’s School of Allied Health with a master’s degree in physical therapy in 2006. He went on to acquire a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi. Eric achieved certification in manual therapy of the spine through IAOM-US in conjunction with his acquisition of a doctorate of science degree through the Health Sciences Center at Texas Tech University. He currently maintains an extensive outpatient practice while serving as director at an orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Covington, Louisiana. Eric frequently lectures at both the physical therapy and dental schools within the LSU educational system.

 

Future Classes

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

April 16 – 17, 2021
16 Contact Hours, Program #12608
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$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.
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