Manual Therapy and Functional Exercise for the Shoulder Complex

Shoulder pain is extremely prevalent in the general population, being ranked as the third most common musculoskeletal complaint. This two-day hands on seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of shoulder function and its relationship to the entire upper extremity. Improve your outcomes in the clinic or training room by examining the best evidence-based manual techniques and functional exercises for conservative and post-op management of common shoulder conditions.

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  • Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

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    Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

    Course Location
    Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

    Good Health Center
    Conference room A and B

    Enter through the Emergency room and take elevator to the 2nd floor

    Parking outside of main entrance

    Area Accommodations
    Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
    4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
    Reservations: 410-235-5400
    www.doubletree.com

    Radisson Cross Keys
    5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Reservations: 410-532-6900
    www.radisson.com/unionmemorial

    Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
    20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Reservations: 410-539-8400
    www.radisson.com/hotels/mdbalhar


    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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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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Gait Recovery and Orthotic Management in Rehabilitation in Adults with Neurological Injury or Disease

This course will provide participants with essential tools for examination and evaluation of gait in adults with neurological injury or disease, with the end goal of determining appropriate therapeutic interventions and/or orthotic management to maximize gait recovery. Stroke will be the diagnosis emphasized in the course because of its prevalence, but the course will also address gait dysfunction and recovery in spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other neuromuscular disorders. Common gait deviations and trends in gait recovery will be discussed. Evidence based activity, exercise, and orthotic interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of gait will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and handle orthotic examples and practice application of information through video and paper patient cases.

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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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      Stroke Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care: An Evidence Based Approach

      This course will provide participants with essential tools for clinical examination and intervention of persons following a stroke, across the continuum of care. Common impairments, activity restrictions, and participation limitations will be discussed. Evidence based interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of basic mobility following stroke will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and work through examples and practice application of information through lecture and hands on labs.

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        Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Orthopedic Patients

        This two-day, evidenced based, laboratory intensive course will focus on teaching a historically useful manual therapy technique, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). The course introduces PNF as a manual therapy and exercise intervention technique to address common pathologies of both upper and lower extremities. The course is intended to provide the clinician with the skill to rehabilitate the patient with a hands-on, integrative approach. This will be accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and significant lab time. The structured sessions are aimed at emphasizing important concepts in neurophysiology and motor learning to improve neuromuscular control in orthopedic patients. Mastery of these techniques requires a solid foundation in basic anatomy and the pathomechanics of the shoulder and hip. Attendees will learn useful terminology, basic procedures, and techniques.

        Participants will learn to successfully apply PNF techniques in a manner that each patient-centered session is both therapeutic intervention and assessment or evaluation. The clinician will learn to develop and sequence a dynamic treatment plan incorporating PNF techniques that can be used for conservative and post-operative approaches. Current clinical evidence supports the combination of these treatments when properly performed and prescribed by a skilled clinician. Strategies for documentation and coding will also be covered.

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          The Shoulder Complex

          Successful evaluation and treatment of the shoulder complex entails an accurate understanding of its normal and abnormal anatomy, pathomechanics and biomechanics. Treatment of the shoulder can be complex and confusing based upon the multitude of approaches that exist. By utilizing a systematic approach, therapists and athletic trainers may focus on a problem-solving basis to accurately and successfully evaluate patients with a variety of shoulder conditions. Included in this two-day workshop is an overview of the most common orthopedic conditions in which therapeutic intervention is indicated, evaluation and treatment schemes to promote successful outcomes and significant lab time. Attendees will further their development involving effective evaluation and treatment (surgical as well as non-surgical); including differential diagnosis, manual therapy, exercise prescription and evidence supported treatment techniques for the shoulder proper.

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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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              The Lumbo-Sacral Complex

              Low back pain is a significant contributor to disability worldwide and is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek care. Treatment approaches can often be confusing due to dogmatic classification systems, which can be overly complicated and difficult to apply in a clinically meaningful way. However, patients with regional disorders often present with similar clinical presentations. These clinical presentations can often guide clinicians towards the best treatment options.

              This course is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs the busy clinician. Treatment approaches are organized based on categories that are consistent with how patients that report low back pain are likely to present. Patients presenting with chronic low back pain, referred leg pain, SI dysfunction or even stenosis will often respond to similar treatment approaches. This course will provide treatment options in a multimodal context that are grouped to address the most common clinical presentations. Finally, treatment approaches are organized in a logical way providing examples of how the treatments could be integrated.

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                NeuroMobilization of the Upper Quadrant

                This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant.

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                • Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

                  2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3, Melbourne (Indian Harbor Beach), FL 32937

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                  First Choice Physical Therapy
                  2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3, Melbourne (Indian Harbor Beach), FL 32937

                  Area Hotels

                  Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
                  3101 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
                  Phone: (321) 773-9260

                  Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront
                  2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
                  Phone: (321) 777-4100

                  Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne West
                  2101 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904
                  Phone: (321) 724-6400

                  There are no room blocks or discounts at these hotels. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations.

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                The Cervico-Thoracic Complex

                Neck pain leads to significant disability and limits functional abilities for patients at all levels. Treatment approaches can often be confusing due to dogmatic classification systems, which can be overly complicated and difficult to apply in a clinically meaningful way. However, patients with regional disorders often present with similar clinical presentations. These clinical presentations can often guide clinicians towards the best treatment options.

                This course is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs the busy clinician. Treatment approaches are organized based on categories that are consistent with how patients that report neck pain are likely to present. Clinical presentations such as chronic neck pain, radiculopathy, traumatic onset, asymmetric movements, headache or myofascial pain are common in clinical practice. This course will provide treatment options in a multimodal context that are grouped to address the most common clinical presentations. Finally, treatment approaches are organized in a logical way providing examples of how the treatments could be integrated.

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                  Splinting the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

                  The art of custom splinting is an often frustrating and challenging skill to master. Invariably we find our best efforts in a pile of very expensive and awkward to handle mass of materials leaving both our patients and ourselves baffled by the outcome. Taking control of the materials through understanding their properties, characteristics and “feel”, along with a strong foundation of upper extremity biomechanics and surface anatomy can quickly turn the tables in your favor. Holding true to the title, these clinicians have created a remarkable formula for mastering splint fabrication in an introductory environment that incorporates ample opportunity to both observe and fabricate custom splinting, all the while, sharing the dos and don’ts that can only come from 20 years of trial and error. A fun, relaxed and non-intimidating workshop developed to replace frustrated and baffled with enlightened and confident. Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment. Course handouts and labs are designed to allow immediate clinical application of splinting techniques.

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                  • Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

                    2351 East 22nd St, Cleveland, OH 44115

                    3  SPOTS LEFT

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                    St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
                    2351 East 22nd St, Cleveland, OH 44115

                    Course Location
                    St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
                    2351 East 22nd Street Cleveland, OH 44115

                    1st Floor
                    Main Hospital
                    DePaul Room.

                    Parking: The visitor parking lot is across the street from the main hospital and is a gated lot. Cross the street outside or take the bridge connected to the main hospital to enter.

                    Area Accommodations

                    Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown
                    1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
                    Phone: (216) 658-6400

                    Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square
                    1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
                    Phone: (216) 615-7500

                    Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown
                    629 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
                    Phone: (216) 443-1000

                    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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                  • Jul 24, 2021 – Jul 25, 2021

                    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

                    2  SPOTS LEFT

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

                    Course Location
                    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
                    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 mentioned hotels.
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                  • Sep 11, 2021 – Sep 12, 2021

                    800 East Gate Blvd., New York (Garden City), NY 11530

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                    Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy
                    800 East Gate Blvd., New York (Garden City), NY 11530

                    Metro Physical Therapy
                    800 East Gate Blvd.
                    Garden City, NY 11530
                    T:516-745-8050 


                    Area Accommodations
                    Hampton Inn Garden City
                    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
                    (516) 227-2720


                    Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
                    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
                    (516) 683-8200


                    Courtyard by Marriott Westbury
                    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
                    (516) 542-1001


                    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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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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                    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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                    Course Dates & Locations:

                    • Aug 14, 2021 – Aug 15, 2021

                      800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

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                      Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy
                      800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

                      Metro Physical Therapy
                      800 East Gate Blvd.
                      Garden City, NY 11530
                      T:516-745-8050


                      Area Accommodations
                      Hampton Inn Garden City
                      1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
                      (516) 227-2720


                      Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
                      1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
                      (516) 683-8200


                      Courtyard by Marriott Westbury
                      1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
                      (516) 542-1001


                      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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                    Building Better Balance and Preventing Falls

                    This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients. Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and using clinical examination to identify key components causing balance dysfunction and develop interventions. Utilization of functional outcome measures as a tool for creating effective balance and fall prevention programs will be emphasized. Evidence-based treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction across functional levels. Assessment procedures and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies to allow for integration of the material.

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