Introduction to Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

This 2-day hands on intensive seminar will help you learn a clinical and anatomical approach to myofascial release. You will learn what fascia is, the function of fascia, active and latent trigger points, and common referral pain patterns. Considerable lab time will allow you to observe and practice the most effective clinical techniques for the cervical/ thoracic/lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Heavy emphasis will be place on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) to include precautions, contraindications, and effective techniques/strokes for the upper and lower body designed to complement your manual toolbox while preserving hand strength and avoiding chronic and repetitive injuries. At the conclusion of this seminar, you will feel refreshed with a new arsenal of information and skills that you can apply immediately the next day with your patients. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to immediately apply these techniques in the clinic environment.

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Integrating Yoga Concepts into Orthopedic Rehabilitation

The benefits of yoga for musculoskeletal injuries are well-known and evidence-based. Yet, as medical practitioners, we do not get this unique and effective knowledge in our traditional schooling. This course, written and taught by a 20-year experienced board-certified orthopedic doctor of physical therapy and a certified yoga instructor, has the aim of integrating the key therapeutic benefits of yoga that are not taught in non-yoga schools into the established framework of the medical practitioner.

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    Total Joint Arthroplasty: An Intensive Lab Course to Improve Functional Outcomes

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    • Mar 23, 2024 – Mar 24, 2024

      2701 North Decatur Road, ATLANTA (Decatur), GA 30033

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      Emory Decatur Hospital
      2701 North Decatur Road, ATLANTA (Decatur), GA 30033

      Course Location
      Emory Decatur Hospital
      2701 North Decatur Road
      Decatur, GA 30033
      Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium
       
      The course will be held in Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium on the main campus. The auditorium is located on the lobby level of the Bobbie Bailey Women's and Outpatient Surgery Tower. Parking is in the parking deck to the tower or adjacent to the main hospital and is free (vouchers will be handed out at the course).
       
      Area Accommodations
       Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
      2183 North Decatur Road
      Decatur, GA
      (2 miles away)
       
      Courtyard by Marriott
      1236 Executive Park Drive NE
      Atlanta, GA
      (4 miles away)
       
      Doubletree Hotel
      2061 North Druid Hills Road
      Atlanta, GA
      (4.2 miles away)
       
      There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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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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      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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      • May 4, 2024 – May 5, 2024

        800 East Gate Blvd., NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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        Metro Physical Therapy
        800 East Gate Blvd., NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

        Course Location
        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
        Walking Distance

        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


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      • Sep 28, 2024 – Sep 29, 2024

        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

        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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      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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        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 NeuroVestibular Complex

          This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction.

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          • Apr 13, 2024 – Apr 14, 2024

            55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, BOSTON (S. Weymouth), MA 02190

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            South Shore Hospital
            55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, BOSTON (S. Weymouth), MA 02190

            South Shore Hospital
            55 Fogg Road at Rte 18
            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.
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          • Jun 1, 2024 – Jun 2, 2024

            2701 North Decatur Road, ATLANTA (Decatur), GA 30033

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            Emory Decatur Hospital
            2701 North Decatur Road, ATLANTA (Decatur), GA 30033

            Course Location
            Emory Decatur Hospital
            2701 North Decatur Road
            Decatur, GA 30033
            Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium
             
            The course will be held in Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium on the main campus. The auditorium is located on the lobby level of the Bobbie Bailey Women's and Outpatient Surgery Tower. Parking is in the parking deck to the tower or adjacent to the main hospital and is free (vouchers will be handed out at the course).
             
            Area Accommodations
             Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
            2183 North Decatur Road
            Decatur, GA
            (2 miles away)
             
            Courtyard by Marriott
            1236 Executive Park Drive NE
            Atlanta, GA
            (4 miles away)
             
            Doubletree Hotel
            2061 North Druid Hills Road
            Atlanta, GA
            (4.2 miles away)
             
            There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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          • Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024

            5655 First Boulevard, NASHVILLE (Hermitage), TN 37076

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

            Course Location
            Summit Medical Center
            5655 First Boulevard
            Hermitage, TN 37076
            (615) 316-3000 - 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.
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          • Nov 9, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024

            1309 North Flagler Drive, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

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            Good Samaritan Medical Center
            1309 North Flagler Drive, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

            Good Samaritan Medical Center
            1309 North Flagler Drive
            West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

            Class Location- HR Classroom
            Parking by valet or self parking lot out front

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