Medicare Alphabet Soup for Outpatient Rehabilitation Practices: Navigating the Medicare Maze

Medicare is an ever-changing landscape for outpatient physical therapists. From Functional Limitation Reporting, Manual Medical Review and Medicare caps, to outcome tools, probe and targeted audits, total time rules, maintenance, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, and documentation requirements, the regulations seem overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the Medicare maze. This course will provide a clear understanding of the Medicare Rules and regulations for outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Participants will develop a basic understanding of the audit process and how to position oneself for success in an audit situation. This course will cover the issues that therapists find most confusing.

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Stress, Movement, and Pain: A Systematic Approach

Whether you practice in outpatient, in-patient, acute care, orthopedics or neurology nearly all your patients are experiencing stress and it is fundamentally affecting how they move and perceive the world and themselves.

This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neurological and musculoskeletal issues centered around the neuroscience of stress and movement
through the application of current clinical evidence. We will identify the relationship between perception, the autonomic nervous system, the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, and movement to create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with stress and movement.

Designed for the clinician not interested in the status quo; you will learn how to improve your patient outcomes regardless of specialty or condition because the science of stress, perception, and movement is foundational to all human experience.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Aug 25, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018

    4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Houston (Pasadena), TX 77504

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    Bayshore Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
    4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Houston (Pasadena), TX 77504

    Across the street from front entrance of Bayshore Medical Center

    FREE parking in adjacent lot or on street.
    Course in Rehab Gym.

    http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot

    Directions
    http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn & Suites – 281-998-3300
    4741 East Sam Houston Parkway S, Pasadena, TX 77584
    (2.5 miles away)

    Houston Marriott South – 713-943-7979
    9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
    (4.4 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Sep 15, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018

    5655 First Boulevard, Nashville (Hermitage), TN 37076

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    Summit Medical Center
    5655 First Boulevard, Nashville (Hermitage), TN 37076

    1st Floor Conf. Rm - Follow Signs
    www.summitmedctr.com

    Nearby Hotels
    Country Inns & Suites - 615-277-1099
    3423 Percy Priest Dr - 37076
    (2.5 miles away)

    Hilton Garden Inn - (615) 884-0088
    412 Royal Parkway - 37214
    (6.0 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Oct 6, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018

    1935 Don Wickham Drive., Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

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    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
    1935 Don Wickham Drive., Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

    www.southlakehospital.com


    (on the campus of South Lake Hospital)

    http://www.usantc.com/

    NTC Classrooms


    Area Accommodations
    Fairfield Inn and Suites Clermont
    1750 Hunt Trace Boulevard
    Clermont, FL
    352-394-6585
    (0.2 miles away)

    Hampton Inn and Suites Clermont
    2200 E Highway 50
    Clermont, FL
    352-536-6600
    (0.5 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

    16251 Sylvester Road SW, Seattle (Burien), WA 98166

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    Highline Therapy Services
    16251 Sylvester Road SW, Seattle (Burien), WA 98166

    Cedar Building
    Somers Auditorium

    Parking available in the Cedar Garage

    Nearby Hotels
    Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport
    17001 Pacific Highway South
    Seattle, WA 98188
    (206) 244-6000
    (2.25 miles away)

    Holiday Inn Seattle Airport
    17338 International Boulevard
    Seattle, WA 98188
    (800) 718-8466
    (2.25 miles away)

    Hilton Seattle Airport
    17620 International Boulevard
    Seattle, WA 98188
    (206) 244-4800
    (2.5 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
    Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

    7900 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City, MO 64139

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    Truman Medical Center Lakewood
    7900 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City, MO 64139

    Truman Room 2

    Parking: Long-Term Care Parking Lot

    Enter Long-Term Care Entrance,
    go to 1st floor and follow signs for Truman Room 2

    Travel Directions:
    From North or South
    Take M291 to Woods Chapel Road exit. Heading west,
    follow Woods Chapel to the stop sign. Turn left, Hospital is immediately on right hand side.

    From East or West
    Take I-70 to Lee's Summit Road exit. Head south on Lee's Summit Road, follow to intersection of Woods Chapel and Lee's Summit Road.
    Hospital is immediately on right hand side.

    http://www.trumed.org/trumedweb/lw/LW_Contact/lw_directions.asp

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn - 816-347-8600
    1751 NE Douglas St - (2.5 miles away)

    Holiday Inn - 816-795-6400
    4825 NE Lakewood Way - (2.75 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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The Foot and Ankle Complex

The foot and ankle comprise one of the most fascinating and complex areas of human anatomy and divine engineering. Dysfunction in this anatomical region can be difficult to assess, and the same physiological movements often are referenced using several different terms. Foot function can influence lower quarter kinematics and kinetics, as well as lower quarter function having the potential to influence foot kinematics and kinetics. The purpose of this program is to enhance the ability to: understand the biomechanics of this anatomic region; assess foot, ankle, and selected aspects of lower quarter dysfunction accurately; and plan and implement appropriate treatment regimens for these pathologies, including the use of foot orthoses and shoewear.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Jul 28, 2018 – Jul 29, 2018

    Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Private Course – Closed to the Public

  • Sep 29, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

    3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

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    WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

    Building Name:
    Andrews Center
    Conference Rooms 1 & 2
    Phone #: 919-350-8000

    Parking
    Free parking located on upper and lower deck of the Andrews Center.

    The Andrews Center is located at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. After exiting the Beltline on New Bern Avenue, drive through the Sunnybrook Road intersection and take a left into the Emergency Entrance. The Andrews Center is on your left. Click here for a map of Raleigh Campus.

    Area Accommodations
    Marriott-Raleigh City Center – 929-833-1120
    500 Fayetteville St , Raleigh, NC 27601
    (3.6 miles away)

    Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown – 919-872-2323
    3415 Wake Forest Road , Raleigh, NC 27609
    (3.6 miles away)

    Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
    421 S Salisbury St , Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 834-9900
    (3.6 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Lower Quadrant

This lab intensive manual therapy course presents the use of mechanical movements which lead to proper selection of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), select joint mobilizations and home exercises to correct positional faults, muscular imbalance and hypo-mobility of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Aug 11, 2018 – Aug 12, 2018

    2211 N. Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707

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    Chicago Shriners Hospital
    2211 N. Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707

    Map and Directions: http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Chicago/~/Media/Hospitals/PDF/chicago_directions.pdf

    Area Accommodations
    Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
    10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176
    (847) 671-0371

    Chicago Marriott O'Hare
    8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
    (773) 693-4444

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport - Rosemont
    5460 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
    (847) 292-9100

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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The Lumbo-Sacral Complex

Low back pain is one of the most debilitating and costly epidemics in industrialized society, comprising over 25% of all outpatient physical therapy visits with a notable increase expected over the next 15 years. Consequently, this course has been designed to provide an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of lumbosacral dysfunction. This two day lab intensive course incorporates medical screening procedures, differential diagnosis, muscle energy techniques, functional exercise prescription, mobilization and manual therapy of the lumbosacral complex. Evaluation and treatment is approached as a systematic process utilizing clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. Significant lab time allows each attendee to process, practice, and polish intervention techniques under the guided supervision of experienced manual therapists. The end result is the ability to immediately apply new skills upon return to the clinic.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Sep 8, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018

    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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    St Mary's Medical Center
    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    www.stmarysmc.com

    Cypress Room- Use front entrance

    Parking- in front of hospital

    Area Accommodations
    Best Western
    1800 Palm Beach Lakes ,
    WPB , Fl 33401
    Phone# 561-683-8810
    Saint Mary's Discounted Rate of $109.00
    (ask for Rick or Astrid in sales)

    SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95
    2437 Metrocentre Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 689-6814

    Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach
    2455 Metrocentre Boulevard,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 682-9188

    Residence Inn By Marriott West Palm Beach
    2461 Metrocentre Blvd East
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 687-4747

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the "other" mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

    Emerson Conference Room "A"
    Tel: 781-340-8000

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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The Cervico-Thoracic Complex

Neck pain is present in a large portion of the population. Treatment of these patients can often be difficult, particularly when specific causative structures cannot clearly be defined. Attempting to treat neck pain without an attempt to classify the patient can lead to inconsistent outcomes and frustration for both the patient and clinician. Guiding strategies can help improve patient outcomes and lead the clinician based on the most appropriate evidence-based interventions. This seminar will help clinicians identify common problems associated with neck pain as well as appropriate functional treatments. Evaluation procedures will also be introduced to group patients in treatment categories. This classification system will assist the clinician in determining which patients will most benefit from specific treatment interventions and improve outcomes. Finally, eclectic functional treatment interventions will be covered including stabilization, manual techniques, and pain management strategies. Corrective home exercises will also be reviewed. Participants will walk away with practical and functional treatment techniques that can be implemented with their patients the very next day.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

    19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, Seattle (Lynnwood), WA 98036

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    Northwest Return to Work
    19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, Seattle (Lynnwood), WA 98036

    Our Lynnwood clinic is conveniently located in the Alderwood Business Campus (next to John L. Scott) near Alderwood Mall

    Nearby Accommodations
    Courtyard Seattle North/Lynnwood Everett
    4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (425) 670-0500

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood
    20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (425) 775-2500

    Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle North/Lynnwood
    19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (425) 771-1888

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
    Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Management of Nerve & Tendon Pain in the Upper Extremity

This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neurological and musculoskeletal issues associated with repetitive stress injuries through the application of current clinical evidence. A thorough review of tendon/nerve physiology, pathomechanics, and surgical techniques will create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with repetitive stress injuries. Course content includes current conservative and surgical treatment options, ergonomic assessment/intervention, imaging, post-surgical guidelines, splinting options, joint and soft tissue mobilization, modalities and specific therapeutic exercise techniques. The student will participate in lecture and small group discussion before implementing assessment and treatment strategies in laboratory sessions.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Nov 17, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018

    1935 Don Wickham Drive, Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

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    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
    1935 Don Wickham Drive, Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
    (on the campus of South Lake Hospital)
    1935 Don Wickham Drive.
    Clermont, FL 34711

    http://www.usantc.com/

    NTC Classrooms

    Nearby Accommodations
    Fairfield Inn and Suites Clermont
    1750 Hunt Trace Boulevard
    Clermont, FL
    352-394-6585
    (0.2 miles away)

    Hampton Inn and Suites Clermont
    2200 E Highway 50
    Clermont, FL
    352-536-6600
    (0.5 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Upper Quadrant

This lab intensive course presents both Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs and shoulder regions.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Aug 18, 2018 – Aug 19, 2018

    1076 W. Chandler Blvd. Suite 103, Phoenix (Chandler), AZ 85224

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    360 Physical Therapy
    1076 W. Chandler Blvd. Suite 103, Phoenix (Chandler), AZ 85224

    Directions
    We are located on the NW corner of Chandler Blvd and Alma School.
    We are in the same shopping center as East Valley Imaging and Dr. Wilson.
    We are behind Chase Bank and Wells Fargo, next to Cathy's Rum Cake.
    From Loop 101 exit Chandler Blvd and go east to Alma School Road (about 2.5 miles).

    http://360physicaltherapy.com/locations/physical-therapy-chandler/


    Nearby Accommodations
    Hilton-Phoenix
    2901 W Frye Rd , Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 899-7400
    (2.6 miles away)

    Courtyard-Fashion Ctr
    1100 S Price Rd , Chandler, AZ 85286
    (480) 855-8600
    (3.2 miles away)

    Homewood Suites-Chandler
    1221 S Spectrum Blvd , Chandler, AZ 85286
    (480) 963-5700
    (3.9 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Sep 22, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018

    4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Houston (Pasadena), TX 77504

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    Bayshore Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
    4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Houston (Pasadena), TX 77504

    Across the street from front entrance of Bayshore Medical Center


    FREE parking in adjacent lot or on street.

    Course in Rehab Gym.

    http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot

    Directions
    http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn & Suites – 281-998-3300
    4741 East Sam Houston Parkway S, Pasadena, TX 77584
    (2.5 miles away)

    Houston Marriott South – 713-943-7979
    9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
    (4.4 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018

    7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

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    Medical City Dallas Hospital
    7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

    Building E 2nd Floor
    Classroom 1,2,3,

    Area Accommodations
    Hyatt Place Dallas/Park Central
    12411 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243
    Phone: (972) 458-2887

    Westin Dallas Park Central
    12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251
    Phone: (972) 385-3000

    Residence Inn Dallas Park Central
    7642 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251
    Phone: (972) 503-1333

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Nov 17, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018

    1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans (Jefferson), LA 70121

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    Ochsner Therapy and Wellness, Elmwood Clinic
    1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans (Jefferson), LA 70121

    Building Name:

    Sports Medicine building B

    Gym A, 1st Floor

    Phone #: 504-842-1819

    Parking

    Free parking located in the parking garage attached to Building B

    Ochsner Therapy and Wellness Clinic is located on the Ochsner Medical Center Elmwood campus. From I-10, take the Clearview Pkwy south (toward the Huey P Long Bridge). U-turn at a stoplight just past the campus (the campus will be on your left). Return to the campus and turn right onto the campus. Building B and the parking garage will be on your left.

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  • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

    4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

    Founders Banquet room - Warner Building

    Free Visitor Parking in main parking garage directly on your left as you are entering the facility grounds.

    Walk out of garage at ground level and walk across street and into the building on the right. Walk through this building, through garden, into next building (the Warner Building), and Founders is on the immediate right.

    Nearby Accommodations
    Wyndham-Miami Beach Resort
    4833 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
    (305) 532-3600
    (2 miles away)

    Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront
    3925 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33140
    (866) 427-8382
    (2 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity

This two day course will enable the participant to understand the role of manual therapy in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and apply manual and exercise techniques appropriately.

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Core Stabilization: Facilitation and Training

This hands on intensive course will teach you to properly assess impaired movement patterns followed by treatment concepts focusing on corrective strategies and other facilitation techniques to enhance the quality of movement

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