Physical Therapy Continuing Education

CE for Therapy has compiled a comprehensive database of 100’s of Providers of Physical Therapy Continuing Education. Link to Comprehensive Provider Directory The Comprehensive Provider Directory offers 1000’s of Continuing Education Opportunities, Techniques, Methods, Certifications, Specializations, and Topics. Also, we are scanning for new Physical Therapy CEUs opportunities continuously. Therefore, the website is always as up-to-date as possible.

Comprehensive Provider Directory of Physical Therapy Continuing Education

Recent additions to the Provider Directory include Intricate Art Spine & Body Solutions. the American Academy of MSK Ultrasound, Move-Play-Thrive, Occupro, Inertia Therapy Services, Myopain Seminars, Freedom Physical Therapy Services, MET Seminars USA, Snowden & Litos, LLC.Infant Motor Performance Scales LLC., Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Education Resources Inc, and Rehab Education. Also, one of our newest providers is Redefine Health Education.

Redefine Health Education  Link to RHE offers Live and On-Demand courses for physical therapists and other health professionals to enhance competency in the utilization and interpretation of diagnostic imaging. The Company also offers courses on the Physical Therapy role in Primary Care and Cancer Management. Course offerings include Introduction to MSK Imaging and region-specific courses for the Cervical Spine, Thoracolumbar Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand, Hip & Pelvis, Knee, and Foot & Ankle. Students can choose from individual courses (offered in live webinars or on-demand) or bundle & save with region-specific certification tracks.

New Additions

Intricate Art  Link to IA  specializes in Dry Needling and Spinal Manipulation instruction. From the laid-back nature of the classes to the highly enriched knowledge their students gain, students come away with more than just credentials. The Company offers 8 courses and 3 unique certifications in Dry Needling, Cervicothoracic Manipulation, Lumbopelvic Manipulation, and Extremity Manipulation.

Physical Therapy Seminars

5 Tool Sport, LLC Link to 5 Tool provides rehabilitation professionals with quality educational opportunities via collaborative and informative course content in an effort to advance the field of sports medicine. the Company aims to be the leading provider for sports-specific continuing education content across the spectrum of sports rehabilitation professions. 5 Tool Sport appreciates the need for quality material that offers the sports rehabilitation specialist an industry-leading edge when it comes to treating and caring for high-level athletes. Quality education experiences include informative presentations, hands-on laboratory sessions, collaborative visual demonstrations. 5 tool courses offer a superlative entertainment experience unparalleled by other programs. Additionally, the 5 Tool Sport course on Rehabilitation of the Softball Athlete is described on the Certifications/Techniques page.

New Addition

  ASFA® provides quality testing, certifications, and educational materials for health and fitness professionals with online course convenience. In addition, other popular certifications include Senior Fitness Instructor Certification, Sports Nutrition Certification, Kettlebell Instructor Certification, and Foam Rolling Certification. The Certifications/Techniques page further describes all of these Certifications and many others. 

New Addition

Freedom Physical Therapy Services along with provide medical professionals with high-quality educational opportunities. This is accomplished via informative, hands-on course content in an effort to advance the skill and training of those in the medical field. Michael Karegeannes and his team aim to be the leading provider for TMD and facial pain rehabilitation and treatment. Subsequently, with TMD courses, many world-renowned practitioners are brought to the clinic to provide training and educational courses on various topics. The course Evaluation and Treatment of Temporal Mandibular Disorders is also listed on the Certifications/Techniques page. Link to Cert Page


New Additions

Inertia Therapy Services  Link to Inertia offers a wide variety of aquatic continuing education classes as well as staff and community in-services. Inertia currently hosts the only certification courses from the International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (IATF) in the U.S. This includes international certifications in Halliwick/Water Specific Therapy, The Bad Ragaz Ring Method, and Clinical Ai Chi, which are all listed on the Certifications/Techniques page. Inertia is offering the Halliwick Aquatic Therapy/Water Specific Therapy Certification Course during September 2021, in Sun City Az. The special focus of the course this year will be about influencing neuroinflammation with aquatic therapy. A relationship exists between neuroinflammation and neuromusculoskeletal problems that we encounter in allied health care. Consequently, therapeutic interventions have to address the immuno-metabolic system by influencing endothelium of blood vessels, the hypothalamus, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and other brain regions.

Swim Angelfish offers Totally Treatment – Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Course. This course dives into gaining an understanding of the properties of the water and how to apply each in treatment sessions. The course is 4 hours online.  Handling techniques for strengthening, balance reactions, relaxation, and sensory integration within the aquatic environment will be addressed. Through video content and case studies, learn up to 10 new treatment techniques and creative ways to structure an aquatic therapy session. This will assist in achieving therapy goals with clients that have both physical and sensory disorders. Link to Course

Online Physical Therapy Continuing Education

Physical Therapy Continuing Education

ERI is celebrating 30 years of life-changing learning. The Company provides physical therapy continuing education courses that remind you why you became a therapist. And why you love what you do. Learn skills you’ll use right away, through hands-on learning, both live and online. At the heart of it all, it’s about improving outcomes – by improving patient care. ERI strives to be your Preferred Provider – your go-to source for all of your physical therapy continuing education needs, across the patient’s lifespan – neonatal through adult and geriatric care.

Education Resources courses on ICU and Acute Care Update, Breathing and Postural Control, TBI, Pharmacology Fundamentals, NDT – Baby Treatment, Physical Therapist Management of Patients in the Emergency Setting, Cognitive Intervention, Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child, Torticollis, Amputee Rehabilitation, Praxis, Plagiocephaly, and Intervention in the NICU are listed on the Certifications/Techniques page. <a href= >Read More</a>

Additionally, ERI Neurology courses currently include Building the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and Treatment; TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged Patient; and Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Deficits. Link to ERI Online Courses

Online Physical Therapy Continuing Education offers PT and PTA Continuing Education Courses.  Subsequently, you can take a free introductory course worth one hour of credit. Course formats include abstract reviews of journal articles with clinical commentary, original lectures, slide shows, audio/video, online dissections, and e-books. has produced clinically relevant courses for Physical therapy CEUs in a wide variety of topics. These courses include Therapeutic Modalities, Upper Extremity Anatomy, Wound Management, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Driver Rehabilitation, and Emergency Procedures. Link to Online Courses

New Physical Therapy CEUs Addition

In 2005, PTs, Brandon & Anne Osborn, created HomeCEU with the vision to provide convenient and cost-effective online CEUs for healthcare professionals. As therapists themselves, Brandon & Anne had tried traditional continuing education – but they discovered a meager selection of stale educational opportunities. They knew there had to be a better way, and HomeCEU was born!    HomeCEU understands your profession and your busy schedule and invites you to join over 100,000 of your peers. Link to HomeCEU  HomeCEU Courses on Nutrition, Clinical Massage, and Physical Agents in Rehabilitation are listed and described on the Certifications/Techniques page. Also, HomeCEU has recently added the courses “Patient-Driven Payment Model Overview (PDPM)” ; “Malnutrition – Identification and Management of Malnutrition in Older Adults”; and “ACSM’s Nutrition for Exercise Science” to its library.

New Addition

Physical Therapy Continuing Education

PORi offers a comprehensive curriculum in Oncology Rehabilitation for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists. Recently, PORi has decided to hold all courses live on Zoom through the rest of 2020.
The company is equipping therapists to treat this unique and incredibly rewarding population. Consequently, PORi accomplishes therapist enablement by providing an emphasis on patient presentations, practice clinical skills and deep physiological understanding of the oncology patient. All therapists enter the PORi curriculum through Foundations in Oncology Rehabilitation and then build their knowledge through CORE courses (Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation, Pelvic Cancer & Lower Extremity Rehabilitation, and Chemotoxicity & CancerExercise Management) and beyond through adjunct courses. Each specialist module will be an assessment-based certificate program. Link to Certification

New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Additions

Physical Therapy Continuing Education

Biologix Solutions ↗

Biologix Solutions is a nationally approved provider of online continuing education (CE) courses for PT, OT, and other professionals. All of the Biologix courses are authored by experienced professionals/clinicians to provide the highest quality continuing education. All courses are 100% online independent self-study courses. This allow you to work at your own pace, and you can study when it is convenient. There is no limit to the number of times a participant may re-take the exam in order to obtain a passing score. CE For Therapy has the Biologix courses on de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Headaches, Hip Labral Injuries, Spinal Stenosis, and PatelloFemoral Syndrome are listed on the Certifications/Techniques page. Read More To view the full list of approved courses for Physical Therapy Continuing education, visit the Biologix website. Link

New Physical Therapy CEUs Additions

Physical Therapy Continuing Education



Occupro offers courses and certifications for professionals in the business of rehabilitation, wellness, safety and health, and other fields associated with industrial rehab. When you complete a training course you are deemed a trained evaluator and may perform the services you have learned. OccuPro instructors have years of experience performing FCEs, developing POETs, building profitable work hardening programs, and implementing ergonomic consulting services. OccuPro also travels the country bringing continuing education to major cities! You can Take a training course in person, online, or request a quote for a private course. Every Live In Person, Live Webcast, and On-Demand course is approved for continuing education units in most states


More New Additions

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Herman and Wallace provides continuing education courses for physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals seeking evidenced based training for treating pelvic floor dysfunction and other related conditions of pelvis, hip and spine. The Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC), also available through the Institute. PRPC is the only certification available which recognizes excellence in pelvic floor/pelvic girdle rehabilitation for patients of all genders, throughout the lifecycle. Additionally, the PRPC program, and the courses Pelvic Floor Level 1 – Satellite Lab Course, Pregnancy Rehabilitation – Remote Course, Nutrition Perspectives in Pelvic Rehab – Remote Course, and Athletes & Pelvic Rehabilitation – Remote Course, are listed and described on the Certifications/Techniques page. Link to Cert Page




American Academy of MSK Ultrasound

Recent advances in ultrasound technology have created a functional and practical approach to evaluate joints, muscles, ligaments, and even nerves. The AAMU offers Advanced Programs consisting of extensive classroom time and require the completion of numerous Real Patient Study Assessments. These assessments are subsequently graded by an RMSK certified mentor. Healthcare providers also have the opportunity to participate in a Live Mentorship Experience with Real Patients in a Clinical Setting side by side with an RMSK Certified mentor. Link to Programs

More New Additions


Move Play Thrive is a place to learn about Neurodevelopmental Movement programs that increase the effectiveness in life. See the transformative power of neurodevelopmental movements in these inspiring case studies from students of the Brain and Sensory Foundations course.
Link to Case Studies 

Can movements help overcome ADHD?
Link to Article


Rehab Education
Rehab Education is offering KEYtoCP™: A Systematic, Intensive Treatment Model.  Developed by Pia Stampe, PT, DPT, the KEYtoCP™ Treatment Model provides a comprehensive and completely unique treatment experience for every client and their family– to address their unique goals, and keep improving long after the intensive has ended. Participants will learn how to use this highly systematic approach to treatment of children with all types of cerebral palsy. This will help to jumpstart change, address how to avoid formation of maladaptive habits, and change maladaptive habits that have already developed. Link to Course

More New Additions

Integrative Dry Needling Institute
Neurologic dry needling is the evolution from needling points (myofascial trigger points) to needling the system. Neurologic dry needling can be used to treat all types of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. These conditions are not limited to orthopedics but are applicable to any condition where inflammation (neurogenic), reduced blood flow and muscle guarding is present. The Neurologic Dry Needling system is based on peripheral and central neurologic principles. Therefore, the traditional trigger point paradigm does not limit the system. Using the peripheral nerve mapping model allows a broader opportunity to deliver treatment locally, segmentally, and most importantly systemically. The Certification in Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN) process is further described on the Certifications/Techniques page.
MET Seminars USA  Link offers Physical Therapy Seminars designed to give clinicians a fresh look at functional exercise using a method that has its roots in Europe and has withstood the test of time. Norwegian-born Oddvar Holten is considered the “father” of the MET method which has become a perfect adjunct to manual therapy. MET Seminars USA offers a certification process that is listed on the Certifications/Techniques page. Link Additionally, the company is now offering Physical Therapy CEUs through a new online course on Creating Strength Profiles Using Hand-Held Dynamometry, which is also listed on the Certifications/Techniques page.


In conclusion, if you are aware of any additional providers of Physical Therapy CEUs that you think should be included, please contact us.


Physical Therapy Continuing Education

Certifications/Techniques Page

Our CE For Therapy  Certifications/Techniques page has an extensive database of Physical Therapy Certifications, Courses, Methods, Specialties, and Topics offered by Continuing Education Providers. Correspondingly, If you are aware of additional Physical Therapy Certifications, Specialties, Courses, and Topics that you think should be added, please contact us. Recent additions to the Certifications/Techniques page include Fascial Manipulation Specialist Certification (CFMS), Functional Standards for Optimal Aging Expert Certification (FSOAE), Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification (SFMA), Thrust Joint Manipulation Certification (Cert. TJM), Wellness Coach Certification (CWC), Geriatric Training Certification (GTC), Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist™ (REAS), and Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification.  

Conferences Page

Our CE For Therapy  Conferences Page lists multiple Annual Conferences and Meetings that would be of interest to Physical Therapists and Assistants. Recently added Conferences include Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference 2020, American Academy of Orofacial Pain 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 74th Annual Meeting, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals 2020 Educational Conference “One Vision on the Magnificent Mile!”, and American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine 2020 – Cutting Edge Solutions for Cutting Edge Physicians

Credentials and Acronyms

The CE For Therapy Credentials and Acronyms page contains an extensive database of Physical Therapy Credentials, Acronyms, Designations, and Physical Therapy Honors being used by CE Providers.  We are continuously adding to this page. Recent additions to the Credentials page include AAOP, ACPP, CCTT, CAFS, Certified Expert in Applied Geriatric Neurology (CEAGN), Functional Standards for Optimal Aging Expert Certification (FSOAE), Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist™ (REAS), and CAPS = Certified Aging in Place Specialist. We will let you look up the other four examples.

Specialty Category Posts

CE For Therapy has individual posts for Course Providers of some of the various Physical Therapy Specialty categories. These include Dry Needling, Lymphedema, Pain Management, Aquatic, Geriatrics, Neurology, IASTM, Orthopedics, and Manual Physical Therapy.

United Dry Needling Education

United Dry Needling Education Link to UDN is currently the only Dry Needling Education Providers designed for physical therapists whose state practice act requires fifty face-to-face continuing education hours before you can even needle a patient. With United Dry Needling Education, you pay one affordable price, you take two classes which are scheduled two weekends in a row. When you pass a comprehensive exam and check off, you get credentialed with the state. Then you can start treating patients immediately.

  If a clinic has five or more therapists they wish to get certified, MSDN/UDN can come to you! Avoid lodging and travel expenses for your therapists. Learn dry needling in your own clinic in a uniquely intimate environment.  Correspondingly, in June 2021, United  Dry Needling Education is launching Pelvic Floor Dry Needling: Implementing a Specialized Approach to Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction. This is a 1 day 10-hour course for pelvic floor trained Therapists who have completed Basic or Intermediate Dry Needling coursework, and wish to expand their pelvic floor treatments to include dry needling. 

Additional Physical Therapy Continuing Education Information – Informative Posts

CE For Therapy Informative Posts includes RECORDING YOUR CEU/CCU ACTIVITY. “The most efficient and convenient method of Recording CEU Activity or Continuing Competence Activity that CE For Therapy is aware of is using the aPTitude system. That system was provided by The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Unfortunately, FSBPT decided to discontinue the ProCert / aPTitude system as of December 31, 2019. As a result, currently there is not a centralized, uniform CEU approval/recording process for Physical Therapy”.

CE For Therapy Informative Posts includes PHYSICAL THERAPIST POST-GRADUATION CONTINUING COMPETENCY. “After graduation, the opportunities for a PT to further his education become quite varied. These opportunities have different levels of regulation.”

Furthermore, CE For Therapy Informative Posts includes APPROPRIATE USE OF PHYSICAL THERAPIST DESIGNATIONS.  “APTA’s 2016 House of Delegates adopted a motion that limits the use of abbreviated designations after a physical therapist’s or physical therapist assistant’s name.”

More Physical Therapy Continuing Education Information – Informative Posts

Additionally, CE For Therapy Informative Posts includes Continuing Education Accreditation. “The term “CEU” is in the public domain. Many organizations use the term for their continuing education or professional training hours. According to the International Association for Continuing Education and Training website Link to IACET, the Continuing Education Unit or CEU was created and defined in 1970 after IACET and the U.S. Department of Education task force studied the measurement of non-credit continuing education activities.”

Likewise, other Informative posts include Physical Therapist Residency and Fellowship Programs Face ABPTRFE Mandated Changes. “According to the new APTA rules, 2019 will be the last year that PTs can be accepted into and begin an APTA-accredited Fellowship program without first completing either an ABPTRFE accredited residency or an  American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) written exam. Consequently, this rule change affects all 30 APTA/ABPTRFE accredited Fellowship programs.”


Frequently Asked Physical Therapy CEUs Questions

How many Physical Therapy CEUs do you need each year?

At this time, we will not be addressing some other important CE factors such as level of evidence and CE approval. However, we have found a very useful resource for determining Physical Therapy Continuing Education requirements for individual states on the website, link to page is .

What are the Physical Therapy CEUs requirements?

Another good resource for determining individual state Continuing Education Activity Approval is the Jurisdiction Licensure Reference Guide. The guide is on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website. The link to the site is

Are Physical Therapists board certified?

Physical Therapists have the opportunity to become Board-certified Clinical Specialists. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) offers this opportunity. Accordingly, specialization is the process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional education and practice. Building a broad base develops a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice. Additionally, Specialty certification is voluntary, and Physical Therapists can become board-certified specialists in multiple areas. These areas include Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Sports Physical Therapy, and Women’s Health. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) has certified more than 24,000 individuals.  These individuals have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in physical therapy specialty areas.

Is there an online physical therapy program?

Currently, Professional (entry-level) and Post-Professional (transitional) physical therapist education programs in the US offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree to all new students who enroll. Accordingly, the length of professional DPT programs is typically 3 years. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) prescribes the curriculum that all DPT programs offer. Subsequently, the curriculum consists of around 40 individual classes plus internships. The curriculum is contingent on the educational model that the individual school follows.

Does physical therapy help chronic pain?

Many patients that are experiencing chronic pain can benefit from seeing a Physical Therapist. In general, Physical Therapists use a wide variety of evidence-based modalities and manual treatment techniques. Subsequently, these techniques help patients reduce and manage their chronic pain. Accordingly, the CE For Therapy Pain Management Courses post lists major providers of Pain Management CE Courses for PTs.

History of CEUs


The International Association for Continuing Education And Training (IACET) developed the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU). As a result, IACET today ensures that providers of continuing education and training can prove they provide high-quality instruction. IACET accomplishes high-quality instruction by following the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training. Likewise, IACET achieves provision through the process of rigorous accreditation.

IACET’s story begins with a U.S. Department of Education task force and a challenge: Is it feasible to measure noncredit continuing education activities?

Initially, in1970, the CEU is Born.
The CEU is born and standardized as 10 contact hours.
Subsequently, in 1977, the Task Force Grows.
The task force grows into the Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CCEU). The CCEU is then encouraged to become a certifying body.
1990 – IACET is Founded.
The CCEU becomes into IACET, an international membership organization.
1992 – IACET Launches Accreditation Program
IACET launches its Certified Provider Program.
1998 – When the Certified Provider Program evolves into the Authorized Provider Program, the IACET CEU is created.
2006 – IACET Becomes an ANSI Standards Developer.

More Physical Therapy CEUs History


The term “CEU” is in the public domain. Consequently, many organizations use the term “CEU” for quantifying continuing education or professional training hours. According to the IACET website, a task force created and defined the CEU in 1970 after IACET and the U.S. Department of Education task force studied the measurement of non-credit continuing education activities. As a result, the DOE and IACET designed the continuing education unit (CEU). Subsequently, DOE and IACET designed the CEU to provide a standard unit (10 contact hours) of measurement for continuing education and training; quantify continuing education and training (CE/T) activities; and accommodate for the diversity of providers, activities, and purposes in adult education.


For the purpose of improving continuing education and training ACCET was founded in 1974. Since 1978,  ACCET has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “reliable authority” as to the quality of education and training provided by the institutions we accredit. Subsequently, accreditation serves the interests of companies, agencies, and the public through the establishment of standards, policies, and procedures. Additionally, ACCET has established the standards, policies, and procedures in conjunction with an objective third-party professional evaluation. ACCET has designed the evaluation to identify and inspire sound education and training practices. A partnership for quality becomes reality when such a process is matched by an institution’s commitment to high standards and accountability,

   The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) is a voluntary group of educational organizations. These organizations are affiliated to improve continuing education and training. Accordingly, through its support of an independent Accrediting Commission, the ACCET membership promulgates and sustains the Standards for Accreditation. ACCET also provides policies and procedures that measure and ensure educational standards of quality. The U.S. Secretary of Education has recognized the ACCET for this purpose, and accordingly, the U.S. Department of Education lists ACCET as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.


The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy formerly offered the ProCert system until Dec 2019. Earlier on, the ProCert system awarded whole-number Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) values. Accordingly, these values reflected compliance with 14 Standards for Continuing Competence Activities that the FSBPT had developed. However, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy discontinued the ProCert program at the end of 2019. Also, the FSBPT discontinued the accompanying aPTitude system at the end of 2019. Therefore, the unfortunate result is there currently is not a centralized, uniform CEU approval/recording process for Physical Therapy CEUs.


CE For Therapy was launched in June 2017 and is scanning for new Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses continuously. Consequently, the website is always as up-to-date as possible.  Likewise, If you are aware of additional Providers of Physical Therapy CEUs that should be included, please contact us.