CE For Therapy has an extensive data base of Physical Therapy Certifications, Courses, Methods, Specialties and Topics offered by Continuing Education Providers. If you are aware of additional Physical Therapy Certifications, Specialties, Courses and Topics that you think should be added, please contact us.
3D Movement Analysis and Performance System (3DMAPS®) Certification
Three-Dimensional Movement Analysis and Performance System (3DMAPS) leverages movements that are authentic to everyday life by utilizing all three planes of motion. This system allows the practitioner to examine, evaluate, and treat patients based on the philosophy that the influence of one part of the body effects another. This 10-hour, 100% online course is the perfect complement for physical therapists and other movement professionals. Link to Course
Advanced Competency in Dry Needling Certification (CACDN)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level I and Level II ODNS Dry Needling courses. This exam emphasizes clinical application of dry needling as it applies to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Link to IAOM Courses
Advanced Exercise Therapist Certification (AET)
The AET Certification will further develop your existing skill set. With your 5-year certification, you will be a health professional with a level of proficiency in the Method that very few have achieved. While this course hits on a wide variety of topics, the program provides particular focus on the gross anatomy knowledge needed for many of your therapeutic interactions.Practitioners with the AET Certification are the only students allowed to open an Egoscue Method facility.
Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Certification (AOEAS®)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the many causative factors of and solutions for the prevention of office musculoskeletal disorders. Using the OSHA survey tool the D-2, this course certifies that you are able to perform an OSHA-compliant ergonomics analysis in multiple types of offices. Participants will learn to identify and resolve the common risk factors in today's traditional and non-traditional office environments.
Advanced Training Specialist (ATS) Certification-Level 1
This 100% online course provides a deeper and clear understanding of how human movement occurs, by teaching the functional anatomy, biomechanical principles & biomechanics behind daily & sport specific movements. Paticipants will gain a clearer understanding of the essential integrative training components, and truly understand the foundation of periodization training, and recognize and understand comprehensively about how common movement dysfunctions occur, all based on evidenced based research with practical application. Link to ATS
Aging-in-Place Specialist Certification (CAPS)
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
Ai Chi – Clinical Ai Chi© International Certification
The basis of Ai Chi are it’s 19 kata’s: continuous movements that form a sequence with gradual increasing difficulty. There is no need to perform all movements. Different protocols exist, consisting of a choice of the 19 movements and/or a different amount of repetitions.
Clinical Ai Chi® is Ai Chi, which is used to solve a patient specific problem. This mostly means that it is adapted to the possibilities of a person with a musculoskeletal and/or neurological problem. The elements of Clinical Ai Chi® should fit in a custom-made treatment programme and be the result of a clinical reasoning process. Link to Course
The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States.
Angular Joint Mobilization® – Extremity I
This two-day seminar includes 80% hands-on practical training and 20% lecture. The contents of the seminar highlights the biomechanical principles and practical hands-on skills required to perform Angular Joint Mobilization® techniques in a competent and safe manner for extremities. Angular Joint Mobilization® is a rotary joint mobilization technique with joint shift that follows joint biomechanics, not like traditional translatoric joint mobilization technique, that is based on Kaltenborn's theory that the joint restriction is from impaired gliding. Link to Course
Applied Prevention & Health Promotion Certification (APHPT)
The APHPT course is very rigorous 12 week online certification course with a great deal of didactic and practical content contained within each two week unit. Upon completion the clinician earns the APHPT credentials offered by the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Link to APHPT
Applied Functional Science Certification (CAFS®)
CAFS® was developed for movement professionals from all industries and from all levels. The program includes more than 25 hours of video content, testing, and supplemental documents to help you design and implement functional programs based on the needs, wants, and goals of each unique client. CAFS is entirely online and can be completed at your own pace. Once enrolled, the student will have access to the content for a period o three years and can continue to access the content even after completion. Link to CAFS
Applied Movement Specialist (AMS) Certification-Level 2
This comprehensive higher level advanced education training goes into more depth from the course material experienced during level 1. An Applied Movement Specialist is an advanced fitness professional who truly understands the functional anatomy and biomechanics behind both everyday and sport movement, and is able to apply this knowledge with research, to design effective programs based on the principles of Periodization Training and Tudor Bompa. Link to AMS
Introduction to AquaStretch Technique. AS is a new form of facilitated aquatic exercise that has been successful in treating various patient populations, including people with chronic pain, joint replacements, wellness participants, and elite athletes. AquaStretch™ theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator / therapist’s manual pressure and the client / patient’s active movement. This one-day introductory AS course will cover the basic wellness applications. Topics include starting positions and grips for several AS techniques within the wellness program paradigm. Link to Aquastretch
Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute Certification (ATRIC)
ATRI’s Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise Certification is for competent, knowledgeable professionals in aquatic therapy, rehab and therapeutic exercise. The exam tests your ability to meet the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry Standards to practice. Passing the exam will allow you to use the term “ATRI Certified” or the initials “ATRIC” after your name. The Certification Exam may be taken by anyone who has fulfilled the prerequisite of 15 hours of education in aquatic therapy and rehab. Link to Certification
Aquaticist℠ Certification (Aq)
ATU offers the newest form of advanced recognition for the devoted aquatic therapist: the Aquaticist℠ (Aq) credential. This aquatic therapy certification is awarded to licensed PTs, OTs and assistants only so the world knows you are a genuine clinician. WARNING: becoming an Aquaticist℠ is not for the faint of heart. Our curriculum involves 84-hours of intense coursework and grueling pool-labs. The good news: there are no exams and there are no expensive test fees or annual renewals to pay. Link to ATU
Assistive Technology Professional Certification
The ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analysing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers' needs, and providing training in the use of the selected devices. Link to ATP
Autonomic Cranial Enhancement
Autonomic Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System and Related Disorders- Utilizing Integrative Manual Therapy. This course presents the principles of Advanced Strain and Counterstrain Technique to help balance the autonomic nervous system in order to help alleviate symptoms, by creating homeostasis. Link to Flex
Bad Ragaz for Neuromuscular Re-education
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This Bad Ragaz workshop includes hands-on techniques of passive, active, resistive and isometric that can be used to treat orthopedic and neurological patients to increase ROM, core/UE/LE stability, and trunk muscle re-education. The course will explore the history of the Bad Ragaz technique, identify short lever passive, active and isometric Bad Ragaz techniques, and examine long lever passive, active, and isometric Bad Ragaz techniques. Link to BR
Bad Ragaz Ring Method© International Certification
The Bad Ragaz Ring Method® (BRRM) is a hands-on aquatic therapy concept, based on e.g. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). It developed at Bad Ragaz in Switzerland in the 1960s and aims at increasing muscular function at different levels of muscular intensity. Mainly inter-muscular coordination, intra-muscular coordination and muscular endurance are known to be addressed. Muscles are activated via patterns of movement, performed against operator resistance and utilizing a variety of techniques such as combination of isotonics and dynamic reversals. Link to Course
Balance – 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 conducting a comprehensive evaluation to guide intervention. Link to Balance Course
Bariatrics – Safe Patient Handling & Bariatric Rehab
This eight-hour live course prepares the health care professional with valuable information for meeting the fastest growing patient population in health care today; “Bariatrics” as a unique patient population requiring unique intervention. Present transfer & mobility challenges for those who are obese and functionally impaired while demonstrating a systematic method of progression and introduction of the “Lift Free Zone”. This provides participants the basis for establishing a “Paper Trail” for their facilities in meeting the new Federal Safe Patient Handling Standards. Link to Bariatrics Course
Bike Fitting – Professional Bike Fitting Certification
This course will provide an evidenced-based and practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of the injured cyclist. Didactic lectures will focus on current literature pertaining to epidemiology, cycling mechanics, and bike fitting. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to lab, so participants will be confident in performing a full bike fit by the end of the course. The overall course objective is to provide participants with the “whole picture” of rehabilitating injured cyclists with an emphasis on bike fitting. Link to Course
Bike Hab: Exercises for Biking
Bike Hab: Exercises for Biking. In this course the patient’s posture, mobility, stability, and even pedaling technique blend together to impact body stress during cycling. Clinical goals are developed for rehab in terms of posture and neuromuscular recruitment patterns, and to ensure that they are carried over to on-the-bike skills. Link to MedBridge
Biofeedback – Evaluation and Treatment for Elimination Disorders and Pelvic Floor Disorders
This is a beginner to intermediate course designed to provide a basic working knowledge of biofeedback assisted behavioral therapy for bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain disorders. This workshop meets all of the didactic and practicum requirements for the BCIA Certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. Upon completion of the course, participants will have the knowledge to begin treating patients with these disorders. Link to Course
Biofeedback – Introduction to General Biofeedback
The course provides sufficient material so participants will (a) know the psychophysiological bases for performing the recordings (b) what the common assessments and interventions are as well as how they work, (c) what the common associated interventions are, (d) how the recording devices work in a clinical setting, (d) how to perform an effective recording, and (e) how to perform effective psychophysiological assessments and interventions. Link to Course
BioMechanical Taping with Dynamic Tape
Dynamic Tape hands-on 8 hr workshops introduce you to the BioMechanical Taping Approach—taking into consideration the load and force required for proper joint movement. It’s strong recoil and lack of a rigid end-point allow it to move in all 4 directions and consistently recoil back every time. The Biomechanical approach afforded by Dynamic Tape has been quickly adopted in Australia, Europe, South America and now in North America due to its ability to directly manage load and modify movement patterns.This is not a kinesiology tape or a kinesiology taping course. Link to Course
Biosynchronistics – Intro to Biosynchronistics: Promote Wellness with Fascial Therapy for Posture Alignment, Pain Relief and Enhanced Functional Mobility
BioSynchronistics® is a therapeutic method in which a client is assessed from postural, biomechanical, energetic and functional impairment perspectives to evaluate mobility impairments related to abnormal alignment, kinetics and kinematics of motion. BioSynchronistics interventions manage identified mobility impairments using gentle manual therapy and functional movement to balance the neuromusculoskeletal system for improved function. Link to Biosynchronistics
Blood Flow Restriction Training
BFR is the act of safely restricting venous blood flow from a working muscle, but allowing arterial blood flow to that working muscle. Since the ability of that blood to escape is dramatically reduced, metabolic stress and cellular swelling are greatly increased. This course will cover the benefits of BFR training, contraindications to BFR and when and where it should be applied, how to safely screen and assess your patient/client prior to BFR, how to safely apply BFR cuffs for the upper and lower extremity, how to compare and contrast different uses of BFR from bed ridden to athletic performance training, and how to develop a rehab program for patients.
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Bones for Life Certification
Boundaries, Self-Care, and Meditation
This 3 day retreat-like, self-exploration course is designed to help therapists heal and restore themselves through a shared responsibility model of clinical practice. There are three primary foci of this course: 1) Changing practice patterns to work away from a model of codependency and burn out, 2) Increasing patient participation in meditation/pain reframing and how to integrate that into the practice with many different patient personality types, and 3) Therapist self-care in and out of work. Link to Course
Bowen Therapy Technique
This class is for anyone who wants a beginning foundation for using Brain Gym® both professionally and personally. Learn what Brain Gym® is and how it works. Experience and learn how to implement the renowned Dennison Laterality Repatterning Process for enhancing hemispheric integration. Learn about the three dimensions of brain-body intelligence, (Laterality, Centering and Focus), and how to use all 26 Brain Gym® movements to activate and integrate the whole brain. Link to Brain Gym
Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Certification
ACBIS offers a voluntary national certification program for both direct care staff and professionals working in brain injury services. ACBIS provides the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential.
Cadaver Dissection, Upper Extremity – Package Promotion
This dynamic 3 part movie package is a great way to understand the anatomy of the Upper Extremity, and is excellent for therapists, medical doctors, and interns wanting to explore the anatomical landmarks and more of the Upper Extremity. Course Instructors are Shannon Bogle, BHS, PT; Paul Murphy MD, Orthopedic Surgeon; and Dale Bramlet MD, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, who present meticulous dissections of the Brachial Plexus, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand. Subcribers who use the code CEFORTHERAPY2018 when registering will receive 15% off. Link to Course
Cancer Exercise Trainer Certification
Created in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainers (CETs) design and administer fitness assessments and exercise programs specific to a person’s cancers diagnosis, treatment, and current recovery status.
Cardiac Rehab Roundtable
During this webinar, participants will learn which diseases/diagnosis are included in cardiac rehab, what services beyond supervised exercise are incorporated, and what options are available for those patients who are unable to attend an outpatient program. This course is appropriate for Nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, & leaders. There are 1.75 CEs for Nursing (ANCC) and 1.0 CCUs for Physical Therapy (Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy - FSBPT) from 02/27/18 - 02/27/20. Link to Course
Case Manager Certification
Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist Certification (CCTT)
Physical Therapy Certifications
Cervical Radiculopathy – Concepts in Managing Cervical Radiculopathy Course
A two-day (16 CEUs) lab course that focuses on how to appropriately assess and treat patients with Cervicogenic Dizziness. The “Optimal Sequence Algorithm” provides a detailed and clinically relevant approach to providing the correct diagnosis and management of cervicogenic dizziness. The “Physio Blend”approach is taught, which is an evidence-based manual approach which uses multiple treatment paradigms including orthopedic, vestibular and sensorimotor. The course is taught by Dr. Harrison Vaughan & Dr. Danielle Vaughan, who have advanced training in manual & vestibular rehabilitation. Link to Course
Chronic Care Professional Certification (CCP)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Yoga
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often complain of persistent fatigue even after conventional therapies. This CEU course will delve into the use of yoga as an effective intervention for the fatigue and pain associated with CFS..
Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification (CES)
Clinical Management Of Fitness Athletes Certification (CERT-CMFA)
Obtaining the Cert-CMFA is a sure fire way to set yourself up as THE provider in your community who best serves CrossFit and other recreational and competitive athletes. The combination of evidence based lectures, relevant literature reviews, and video analysis of proper movement performance, takes your targeted exercise prescription skills to a completely different level. Link to Cert-CMFA
Coccydynia and Painful Sitting: Orthopedic and Pelvic Floor Muscle Implications
Coccyx pain is a common, frustrating condition for the patient who often has difficulty sitting, one of the most important tasks necessary for daily activity.This two-day continuing education course allows the therapist to focus on this vital, sensitive area to learn and refine skills in assessment and treatment. Anatomy, pathology, and detailed palpation skills of the coccyx region is instructed. Link to Coccydynia
Compression Band Flossing Practitioner Certification
FMT RockFloss Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial/nerve gliding to help reduce tissue swelling, improve movement and modulate pain* with the use of ‘compression band floss’.This course will cover the anatomy, physiology and neurology of the effects of compression band flossing on connective tissue gliding, tissue traction and tissue compression.
Compression Specialist Certification (CCS)
Course is designed to certify attendees in the selection, measuring and fitting of appropriate compression therapy for common and complex medical indications. The course will help attendees understand the pathophysiology of edemas of various etiologies, clinically differentiate between them, and make appropriate product recommendations.
Concussion – Comprehensive Concussion Management in Sports Medicine Course
This webinar will use recent literature to provide participants the most current understanding of concussion injury. The causes and risk factors of concussion injuries will be explored. An overview of the best practices will be presented including sideline identification, diagnosis, treatment, practice restrictions, and safe return to participation. Link to Course
This course is designed for anyone who desires to improve their concussion management skills. A temporal approach is taken to the course, where we focus on pre-injury baseline testing, followed by acute sideline evaluation of a concussion. This is progressed to management of a concussion in the first 48-hours, and eventually the physical therapy office. Day 2 of the lab intensive focuses on various concussion trajectories their associated treatment paths. The lab finishes with return-to-sport, return-to-work, and return-to-learn discussions.
Constraint-Induced Therapy: Introduction to Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy
Learn the most well-known and intensively studied neurorehabilitative therapy, taught by one of its pioneers! Learn from Dr. Page, who was the first to develop and implement modified, distributed versions of constraint-induced therapy, and to show that this reimbursable outpatient approach changes the brains and movements of patients even decades after brain injury and stroke. In this introductory course, Dr. Page will introduce the rationale, scientific basis, and practical application of modified constraint induced therapy into your clinic, including applications to the upper and lower extremities and speech.
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Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child
Course provides training in how to assess and treat babies from birth to 3 years old with known or suspected neuromotor impairments. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application of treatment strategies to gain functional outcomes appropriate for this age group and how to incorporate therapeutic strategies into family life. This course meets the criteria for 18 hours towards NDTA re-certification.
CoreFirst® Strategies (CFS)
CoreFirst® Strategies presents a methodical and unique functional assessment and treatment program for patients with dysfunctions of the spine. The CFS approach, originated and developed by Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, trains the therapist to directly correlate an evaluation of the patient’s base of support, alignment, and Lumbar Protective Mechanism to the patient’s motor activation and strength response.
CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™
This is a training program focusing on functional fitness, targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness, which together can lead to improvements in total-body strength and power, and is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.The CORE Foundational Principles followed in this training regime enhance performance by improving precision, control, strength, power and agility. The CORE system helps retrain unbalanced muscles, initiates the core, and builds strength from within that transfers on and off the playing field.
Corrective Exercise – Advancements in Exercise Selection: Corrective Exercise Lab
This course is recommended for any human movement professional looking to improve their skills and knowledge of corrective/therapeutic exercise. More than 100 self-administered techniques, are covered designed to address the most common movement impairments.This is a very interactive lecture, with plenty of time given to compare techniques, discuss common practices, case studies, answer questions and refine execution. Link to Corrective Exercise
Cultural Competency-2018 Cultural Competency
This online course outlines cultural diversity and how to translate a better understanding of cultural diversity into healthcare delivery or practice. The course reviews cultural respect, cultural competence, health disparities, health-related experience, complementary approaches, patient-centered care, trans-cultural communication, and skilled-centered approaches to care. Link to Course
Cumulative Trauma Disorders: An Evidenced-Based Approach
This 12 Contact Hour movie course will challenge your clinical skills. The instructor Paul Bonzani MOTR, CHT, takes you from occupation functional concepts/approaches, to anatomical considerations, to soft tissue pathology to neuroanotomy and biomechanics. The instructor discusses common and not so common cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive strain disorders from the shoulder to the finger. A 117 page full color manual is included with FAQ, photos, PP, and references, and the Instructional Methods include PowerPoint presentation, lecture, and videos to enhance understanding.
CUPPING THERAPY: INTRODUCTION AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
Myofascial Cupping therapy is a centuries-old method for managing medical conditions, based on traditional Asian medicine. that can be used to release scar tissue and fascial adhesions, manage trigger points, improve circulation and relieve pain. In this introductory intensive, hands-on course, you will experience the benefits of cupping techniques with clinical tips on how to utilize specialized manual therapy tools to improve functional outcomes with measurable results. Link to Cupping
Dementia Practitioner Certification (CDP)
Dermoneuromodulating (DNM) is a method for handling the human body and, most of all, its nervous system, in order to facilitate change, particularly in terms of its pain and motor outputs. DNM will not replace everything therapists have already learned, but it may provide a new conceptual container for it. At the very least it provides the participant with a novel approach to handling that is patient‑ and nervous system‑friendly.
Differential Diagnosis- Module 1: Intro to Screening for Referral/Physical Assessment
This Online course is derived from the textbook Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists by Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS. At the completion of this course, participants should be able to identify the key factors that create a need for screening, recognize clinical presentation "red flags", differentiate between medical screening versus screening for referral, describe the purpose of the diagnosis, identify issues with establishing a diagnosis and the scope of physical therapy practice, and recognize key objectives set forth by the APTA in achieving autonomous physical therapist practice. Link to Course
Dr. Ma’s Integrative Dry Needling Certification (CIDN)
Requirements: Completion of the pre-course preparation, attendance at the Foundation course (27 hours) and Advanced course (27 hours). Successful completion of written and practical examinations signifies understanding and basic competency in the delivery of Neurologic Dry Needling and results in the achievement of a Certification in Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN).
Dry Needling Certification (CDN)
Therapists that successfully complete the IAMT Dry Needling Level 1, Dry Needling Level 2 and Advanced Dry Needling Level 3 courses will receive their Certification in Dry Needling (CDN). Therapists that complete Level 1 and Level 2 will receive a “Certificate of Completion” after each course.
Dual-Task Treatment Programs
This online course describes the different components and features of computerized Dual-task assessment, and addresses treatment programs blending balance-gait, gaze, and cognitive exercise/activities, along with use of outcome tools. The course is aimed at the aging population and patients with neurological impairments, but is applicable for younger clients as well. Link to Course
Dupuytrens Disease: Advances and Updates in Treatment
Susan Weiss, OTR/L CHT and Nancy Falkenstein, OTR/L CHT. Various surgical interventions are discussed in detail. Instructional methods include lecture, PowerPoint, video, instructor demonstration, and 47 page manual. Participants will learn new surgical and therapeutic techniques, orthotic approaches and pearls from experts. Mixed level movie class. Upon Successful completion of the examination (80%) your certificate will be sent via email.
Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery™ (DNI)™
Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ is an imagery-based codified method for movement and postural control retraining. (DNI)™ combines knowledge and research from a variety of fields, including, anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, and neuroscience. The DNI approach has developed tools and approaches for imagery use which are being implemented nowadays in many dance academies universities around the world. Link to DNI
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
The DNS approach involves every component of the movement system (i.e., muscles, joints, discs, nerves, and soft tissue) by stimulating movement control centers in the brain through activation of ideal inborn movement stereotypes. This, in turn, helps restore the structural and postural alignment of the body’s neuro-musculoskeletal system by evoking the global motor patterns.
E-cise® Therapy Skills Certification (ETS)
This online skill class prepares the student for the in-clinic demands of posture therapy. Students gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the Egoscue E-cises, including access to all 12 E-cise dissection courses (EM701 – EM712). After completing the Therapy Skills track, participants will have a much better understanding of ePete usage, Menu selection, Therapist thought process, and Exercise execution and technique.
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Elder abuse is a harsh reality and this course teaches healthcare workers how to identify its victims and how to respond. Those who complete this CE will be able to explain the signs and symptoms of elderly abuse, as well is the phenomenon of abuse within institutional settings. They will also learn about how to report elder abuse and getting proper assistance.
Emergency Sports and Primary Care Assessment
This course utilizes the text from Orthopedic Physical Assessment, by David J. Magee, PhD, BPT. The author offers a systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal/orthopedic assessment with rationales for various aspects of the assessment. This comprehensive course is complete with extensive use of tables, full color pictures of special tests, reliability and validity of many of the special tests, and radiographic highlights.
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Employment Testing Specialist Certification (CETS)
This course will cover the Employment Testing process in its entirety. It will teach you steps to develop, administer, and reassess an employment testing program for each phase of the hiring process. Participants will learn how to objectively identify essential job demands information through job site analysis and turn those essential functions into an EEOC and ADA compliant protocol.
Epicondylitis – Lateral Epicondylitis: The Therapists Approach to Conquering Pain
This interactive course is in movie format, and the instructor is Nancy Falkenstein, OTR/L CHT. Instructional methods include: Lecture, examination, and demonstrations, PowerPoint presentation and video to enhance understanding. This course reviews bony landmarks, discusses causative factors, and ways to modify common tasks and treat lateral epicondylitis. This course will help the therapist gain control of this difficult diagnosis. PowerPoint presentation, lecture, and video to enhance understanding. Upon successful completion of the examination (80%) your certificate will be sent via email.
Ergonomic Assessment Specialist Certification (CEAS™)
The CEAS™ I onsite certification workshop certifies that you are able to perform basic ergonomics analyses on multiple task jobs in the office, industrial/manufacturing, and healthcare environments, using OSHA ergonomics assessment tools – W-1, D-2 and WAC. This skills-based training program allows attendees to practice performing office and non-office ergonomics assessments with focus on identifying risk factors and determining solutions and opportunities for improvements.
Ethics and Jurisprudence for the PT/PTA
Directed to Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), this 2-credit entry-level course will address ethical and moral dilemmas, the decision processes, and posit multiple ethical case studies. This course aims to assist the PT professional in understanding their ethical responsibilities for ethics and jurisprudence training
Evidence Based Concussion Certification (AIB-CON)
Requirements: Attend the 2-day (13-hour) Evidence-Based Concussion Workshop.
Demonstrate competency performing the manual portion or CRM practice.
Pass the specialist certification examination. – The certification is effective for 2 years, after which re-certification is required
FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation)
FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation) incorporates the latest research and evidence-based soft-tissue techniques into a comprehensive rehabilitation system to treat common musculoskeletal disorders and complicated injuries. The concept incorporates Various manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques (IASTM), Cupping, Joint Compression Flossing, Visual queuing of proprioceptive movement, Active rehabilitation with therapeutic exercise, Functional movement training, and BioMechanical Taping. Link to Course
Fall Prevention – Aquatic Therapy Techniques for Fall Prevention
When training balance in land could be complicated or even unsafe we have the possibility to use the properties of the water to do variations in the center of gravity improving the fall strategies in a safe environment, enjoy full and with many possibilities. Using Water Specific Therapy, Clinical Aichi and the Obstacle Course we can train many variations and be specific at the same time with the goal of our patient. At the end of this seminar, the participant will be able to apply different aquatic ways to improve stability,
apply principles to patient related problems,
recognize equilibrium problems, and
design a treatment and program according the patient’s needs. Link to Course
Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a model of assessment and treatment that speeds up the process of helping patients move better with less pain. It teaches the practitioner to read the patients' subtle, and often subconscious hand gestures they use when they describe their symptoms. There are 6 patterns of gestures described in FDM that correspond to different manual techniques. The gestures seem to be the same no matter what language the patient speaks or what culture they're brought up in. FDM uses old techniques, but likely in a different order or a different expected outcome, as well as using and even predicting new techniques that would be immediately helpful. FDM is taught to many healthcare providers, and has been brought to the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and is used by many professional sports teams.
Fascial Manipulation Specialist Certification (CFMS)
This certification is designed to affirm that the practitioner who has completed the entire FM training cycle represents the most competent individual in providing the correct application of the method to his/her patients. The CFMS® examination can be requested by anyone who has completed the three course levels in Fascial Manipulation, and has actively used the method for a period of at least one year after completion of Level III. .
Fascial Stretch Therapy Certification
Feldenkrias Professional Training Program (FPTP) Certification
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (FAAOMPT)
International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine – US Fellowship in Clinical Diagnostics and Orthopedic Manual Therapy is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
The mission statement for IAOM-US Fellowship Program is based on a commitment to excellence in clinical practice and professional development. In response, the IAOM-US Fellowship Program is committed to advancing physical therapy practitioners in evidence-based clinical diagnostics and orthopedic manual therapy.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS): A Comprehensive Overview for Physical Therapists
Fibromyalgia Syndrome affects 5 million people in this country with women more often diagnosed. Physical therapists often treat these patients or have comorbidities with this diagnosis. Understanding the dynamics of this syndrome are complex and can often be misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS): A Comprehensive Overview for Physical Therapists, will go in depth on this topic and help better guide clinicians in the management of these patients.
This two day live course is designed to educate participants on proper technique of the fundamental movements in Fitness Athlete programming. Participants will learn learn coaching, analysis, and breakdowns of the squat, deadlift, push, pull, and basic olympic lifts. Through the use of multiple models the instructors will cover each movement beginning with proper performance and then highlighting commonly seen mistakes. Link to Fitness Athlete
Functional Manual Therapy Certification (CFMT)
The CFMT review/certification is an intense 4 days of review of 8 required courses, followed by 2 days of written and oral/practical testing.
The Following is the required course work: Functional Mobilization I, CoreFirst™ Strategies for Back Education and Training, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I, FMT Foundations, Functional Mobilization II, Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant, Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant, and in addition, applicants must Attend Functional Gait.
Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Certification
The system is the product of years of innovation and groundbreaking research. The FMS provides a standardized approach to assessing fundamental movement, identifying limitations and asymmetries, and developing individualized corrective exercise programs. When you become an FMS certified exercise professional, you will experience firsthand the efficiency and proven results of the FMS system. You will gain access to an exclusive community of certified practitioners, a wealth of constantly updated professional resources, and the database of diagnostic tools and exercises that is key to the FMS system
Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Basic & Performance
Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) is a 2-part kinesiology taping certification led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. FMT is based on the obvious yet largely overlooked concept of muscles acting as a chain. Say good-bye to agonizing over muscular origins and insertions and memorizing directions of tape. Say hello to a practical framework of ‘taping movement, not muscles’.
Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Blades/ Blades Advanced
FMT Blades introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).
The FMT Blades certification will review screening dysfunctional movement patterns and utilizing soft tissue tools. The anatomy, physiology and MOST IMPORTANTLY the neurology of myofascial soft tissue work is covered along with supporting research. IASTM intervention strategies will also be combined with kinesiology taping and corrective exercise techniques to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care.
This program offers PTs and OTs the opportunity to develop expertise in the clinical management of the aging patient population. The evidence‑based curriculum focuses on the development of clinical competencies in the treatment of older adults with functional and cognitive decline with the intention of returning patients to active and healthy lifestyles. Coursework consists of a dynamic combination of didactic, collaborative, and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive on-site courses
This lecture combines two topics. The first topic is that of strengthening the hip and trunk in the golfer. Evaluation, as well as strengthening and endurance training of the core muscles will be addressed. The second section looks at compensatory swing mechanics in the golfer and identifies possible physical limitations related to the swing, such as restricted mobility and muscle weakness.
Golf Fitness Professional Certification
Graston Technique® Specialist (GTS) – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Training
M1-Basic Training- The purpose of this basic training is to introduce clinicians to Graston Technique®, it's clinical applications, physiological effects/benefits and potential contraindications. M1 establishes guidelines for Graston Technique® and the basic framework for static stroke applications. M2-Advanced Training introduces load, movement and adds five new treatment strokes and new procedures for assessing musculoskeletal dysfunction while introducing the principles of regional interdependence and 3-D kinetic chain myofascial applications.
Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT)
This 40-week mentorship program is for all movement professionals and enthusiasts who want to become a Fellow of Applied Functional Science® (FAFS), as well as Functional Manual Reaction® (FMR). FMR is the name that Gray Institute uses to describe the application of hands to bone segments in order to facilitate an optimal sequence of motion during a functional movement. FMR evaluates and creates a three-dimensional physiological and biomechanical Chain Reaction® of the neuromusculoskeletal system consistent with the functional task.
Halliwick Aquatic Therapy/Water Specific Therapy Certification
From a broad perspective Halliwick-Aquatic Therapy (HAT) is an intervention tactic that uses the specific constraints of the aquatic environment to therapeutically influence human functioning for those that have impairments in function or structure of organ systems, limitations in their activities and/or restrictions in their participation. Link to Course
A versatile training program and tool that promotes functional strength and stability for all of your clients – from post-rehab to elite athletes. Halo® Training is a multi-functional and three-dimensional exercise program that incorporates the science of core-integrated bodyweight training with the use of the Halo® Trainer Plus and Stability Ball™. The program offers exercises that follow unique progressions or regressions designed to increase functional strength and stability for a client at any level of condition from rehab through to athletic performance training.
Hamstring Strains: Rehabilitation & Prevention of Hamstring Strains
Many athletes are missing games secondary to hamstring muscle strains. This course will cover how to rehabilitate hamstring strains and prevent reoccurrence. Topics will include: reporting hamstring strain epidemiology, examining risk factors, providing evidence for prevention of both initial and recurrent injuries, and using current evidence in choosing a rehabilitation process. Additionally the course will show to use clinical milestones to progress athletes’ return to play.
Hand Therapy – Introduction to Hand Therapy
This Hand Therapy live course is designed to provide P.T’s., O.T’s, ATC’s and assistants with in-depth information on evaluating and treating patients with injuries to the hand. The emphasis is on topics which are clinically applicable for patient care. Lecture portions cover the following topics: functional anatomy; comprehensive hand evaluation; exercises for strength and range of motion; modalities; wound and scar care; splinting principles; and protocols for treatment of common hand pathologies Link to Course .
Hand Therapy Advanced Practice Certification
Coursework includes a combination of didactic, collaborative and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive hands-on courses. Students will become highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of the upper quarter and be well- prepared to sit for the Hand Therapy Certification Examination.
The Healthy-Steps Certification training program is offered as an intensive two or three day workshop. The Instructor Certification includes technical training, as well as access to marketing resources and how-to guides, promotional materials and licensed merchandise. As a Healthy-Steps instructor, you'll also have access to a world-wide network of Healthy-Steps instructors, providing each other with guidance, expertise and encouragement. In this Certification Workshop you will receive comprehensive training, including the guidelines of Healthy-Steps, when your client should begin and how to alter program as needed, music and it's impact on recovery, and when to refer to other health care professionals.
Heart Failure – Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure
This course will provide the participant with detailed information and resources to facilitate accurate exercise prescription and dosing in the home health setting for the patient with congestive heart failure. The participant will be provided a clinical decision-making guide to assist in the determination of course of care – restorative or maintenance – for the home care patient with cardiomyopathy. Link to Course
The Hesch Method of Manual Therapy is an innovative, effective treatment to restore normative whole-body joint function, developed by Dr. Jerry Hesch, MHS, PT, DPT. The goal of the Hesch Method is to provide an alternative to ineffective long-term treatment commonly referred to as the "treatment roller coaster." The Method uses palpatory literacy skills and gentle restoration of joint and dense connective tissue and soft tissue function through reflexes and gentle sustained forces as opposed to a quick adjustment.
Hip Resurfacing – Physical Therapy After Hip Resurfacing
HIV & AIDS: Prevention for Healthcare Providers
Healthcare personnel are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposures occur through needlesticks or cuts from other sharp instruments contaminated with an infected patient's blood or through contact of the eye, nose, mouth, or skin with a patient's blood. This course describes the risks as well as preventative steps that can be taken in the workplace. Link to Course
Human Movement Specialist Certification
The Human Movement Specialist (HMS) certification acknowledges that you have completed 80 hours (or more) of course work toward a growing expertise in human movement science. All courses are short (1 - 4 hours), you choose the courses you think are important to your current work environment, you get credit for each passed exam, there is no giant final exam at the end, no timelines and it’s all included in membership, with no additional fees. Link to Certification
Hyperkyphosis: Evaluation & Treatment Considerations
Hyperkyphosis is commonly seen by physical therapists, but there is often a lack of understanding of the differentiation between postural and structural deformity. The course will provide entry level information about Scheuermann’s disease and postural hyperkyphosis. Clinical evaluation and radiologic diagnostic criteria will be described. Treatment indications and goals for physical therapy will be explained. An overview of physical therapy concepts for Scheuermann’s Disease will be provided and in addition, example exercises will be shown.
ICU Rehabilitation Care
Treating in the ICU can be quite intimidating, especially to the novice and even sometimes the experienced physical therapist. Medically complex patients challenge therapists to use high level clinical decision making skills to ensure optimal patient treatment while maintaining patient safety. This webinar will provide therapists with an overview of examination and treatment tools that can be used to optimize patient outcomes while maintaining safety and efficiency in a highly complex medical environment.
Infection Control for Physical Therapy
By following infection control techniques and other standard precautions, the physical therapist will keep themselves, their patients, and their families safer. This course shows how to practice infection control techniques that help prevent yourself, patients, and others from becoming infected by infectious diseases and illnesses. Link to Course
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Home Study Course For PTs & PTAs
This course was designed to be systematic, evidenced-based and most importantly, have direct application that can be used immediately with patients. The course comes with a 150 page comprehensive course manual that has over 240 references is divided into twelve distinct and separate chapters. The course is filled with over 100+ illustrations and graphics to enhance the learning experience,and the student will have access to over 20 videos that compliment and review each of the twelve chapters of the course. Approved for 12 CEUs from FSBPT.The course material nicely compliments the two-day live seminar on IASTM also offered by Pinnacle Training Consulting Systems. Link to Live Courses
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification – Hawkgrips IASTM Certification
HawkGrips’ Continuing Education courses are all written and taught by expert clinicians with the latest research and best clinical practices. The Hawkgrips IASTM Certification Courses are a combination of online and live instruction to optimize the attendee’s time. Over 75% of the live courses are spent in hands-on lab-based learning, increasing the attendee’s skill set so the techniques can be applied in his/her practice immediately! After the live course(s), attendees complete an online Exam (passing grade of 80%) to become a certified HawkGrips Practitioner. Link to Courses
Integrative Manipulative Therapy of the Spine
IMT-1 lays down the foundational elements of clinical reasoning, pattern recognition, and motor skills acquisition needed to effectively assess and incorporate spinal manipulation immediately into your current patient population. Participants will have the confidence, knowledge, and ability to effectively identify those that would benefit from manipulative therapy, as well as, effectively and safely perform gentle spinal manipulative techniques to all regions of the spine.
Integrative Manual Therapist Certification (CIMT)
Interstitial Cystitis: Holistic Evaluation and Treatment
The purpose of this two-day continuing education course is to help therapists understand, evaluate, and treat patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). Material will include background information on the complex condition, the most effective therapy techniques for patients, options for medical management to complement physical therapy, and how to develop a holistic treatment plan and unique self-care regimen for your patients. Link to IC
Janda Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes
Dr. Janda pioneered the concept of muscle imbalance syndromes, and developed a systematic evaluation and unique treatment approach to musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This workshop provides the scientific evidence to support the role of muscular imbalance in the pathogenesis of musculoskeletal pain.
Kettlebells: An Introduction to Kettlebell Training
The KettleBall is a unique rehabilitation tool in its design and usage which will help to augment any sound rehabilitation program. This course is designed for rehabilitation professionals who have limited to no exposure to Kettlebells and wish to acquire a solid foundation for using KBs in rehabilitation. This course will go over the history of the KB, basic KB biomechanics, exercise physiology and the basic general lifts utilized in rehabilitation, as well as overall fitness and sports performance training.
Kinesio Taping® Method
Rehab Education offers a series of Kinesio University approved live Kinesio Taping® Method courses, including Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (Formerly KT1/2), and Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (Formerly KT3). Completion of these courses can be used to fulfill the prerequisites for the Kinesiotaping University’s CKTP Certification exam. Rehab Education also offers Specialty Pediatric Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method, and Specialty Sports Orthopedic Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method. Link to Courses
Kinesio Taping® Practitioner Certification (CKTP)
In order to receive certification, candidates must complete the Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques, and the Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning Approved Seminars, and then must pass the online CKTP Exam with 80% or higher. The letters “CKTP” after a name ensure confidence that the practitioner has undergone the necessary training to integrate Kinesio Taping in to their practice.
Kinesiology Of The Musculoskeletal System
This course utilizes content from the textbook “Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System” Second Edition by Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA © 2010, published by Elsevier. Throughout this second edition, information has been updated to reflect the essential topics of kinesiology. This fully illustrated text of 681 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 4 modules. Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle. You can choose to have immediate online access to your course or select the mail format. Link to Course
Kinesis Myofascial Integration
Kinesis myofascial Integration (KMI) is a series of 12 deep sessions that work progressively through the entire body to promote balance, ease, and movement coordination – as well as a vivid and accurate self-image through kinesethetic perception and myofascial release.
LSVT BIG Certification
LSVT Global, Inc. trains and certifies physical and occupational therapy professionals and students in LSVT BIG®, a specialized, evidence-based therapy to improve function and movement in people with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions. The LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course can be taken in person at a 2-day course or may be taken as a self-paced online course. Certification is awarded to learners who receive at least an 85% on a multiple-choice examination. Link to LSVT BIG Online and Live Certification Courses
LSVT BIG® Certification
The LSVT BIG® Training and Certification Workshop is a two-day program designed to train physical and occupational therapists in an intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for individuals with Parkinson disease.
Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques Certification (LTC)
The Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques Certification Program signifies advanced skill in the application of lymph drainage therapy. This certification involves extensive study, written exams and hands-on testing. As a LDT-certified therapist you affirm your capabilities and understanding of the techniques, and
build confidence in the minds of your patients/clients that you are highly skilled in this modality.
Lymphedema & Wound Therapist Certification (CLWT)
Our CLWT course prepares you with comprehensive knowledge & hands-on skills necessary to treat medically complex patients with lymphedema and chronic wounds. Complete Decongestive Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Custom NO SLIP Multi-Layered Compression Bandaging, Advanced Wound Care, Sharp Debridement Certificate, and more! 62.5 hrs online pre-course work, 6 days intensive hands-on workshops. New Preceptorships, Oncology Certificate, ICG Fluoroscopy Guided MLD. LANA pathways.
Manual Exercise Therapist Certification (CMET)
METSeminarsUSA offers the credentials: Certified Manual Exercise Therapist Traditionally, Medical Exercise Therapy has always been provided in conjunction with manual therapy. The scientific literature now greatly supports the view that for many musculo-skeletal conditions the combination of manual therapy and exercise produces greater improvements in pain, impairment, function, quality of life and patient satisfaction. The M.E.T. METhodology promotes an alignment of the administered manual therapy intervention and the design of the follow-up therapeutic exercise.
Manual Physical Therapy Certification
EIM’s Manual Physical Therapy Certification provides post-professional training for physical therapists and is designed to advance the physical therapist as a provider of patient care with advanced clinical competency. Courses are taught by world class faculty from a variety of the best academic programs and clinical practices in the country. Coursework consists of a dynamic combination of didactic, collaborative, and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive on-site courses.
Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Integration (MNRI) Method
The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) Method is comprised of a number of integration programs, each designed to reinforce and optimize the integration of primary motor reflex patterns.
Massage – Clinical Massage Module 1: Massage and Healthcare
This online continuing education course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Sandy Fritz, MS NCTMB; Leon Chaitow, ND, DO; and Glenn M. Hymel EdD, LMT, “Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting” ©2008. Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol.
This course goes over the common issue of medical errors and how to apply strategies for prevention. Those who take this CE will be able to discuss the impact of human error, identify where these errors tend to happen and explain programs that reduce medical errors.
Medical Marijuana: Wonder Drug?
Marijuana is listed as a Schedule-1 drug along with heroin, LSD and ecstacy. Health care practitioners and the general public require more objective information regarding marijuana for any use, its risks, benefits, cost, legalities, and proper use. This course describes the history of cannabis in North
America, identifies the characteristics of medical marijuana, and explains the pros and cons of medical marijuana.
Microcurrent Point Stimulation – Ultimate Pain Therapy: Intro to Pain Management & Scar Release
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy, considered the “ultimate pain therapy” by over 40,000 therapists and physicians. You will learn how to significantly relief patient pain, PLUS save wear and tear on your hands and body PLUS reduce or eliminate your own pain from course labs! MPS Therapy combines the principles of acupuncture and modern neurology and uses microcurrent stimulation to soothe and balance the nervous system and release endorphins. These actions substantially decrease patient pain levels and reduce muscle tone that can impinge nerves and produce muscle imbalances and joint articulations. Link to Course
Mirror Therapy and Graded Motor Imagery: An Introduction to Retraining the Brain
Research shows that using mirror therapy and graded motor imagery can cause the brain to reorganize. This webinar will introduce innovative and exciting treatment techniques and methods to assist the clinician in overcoming treatment obstacles by improving the patient’s ability to immediately be an active participant in their rehab program. At the completion of this webinar, the participant will have a basic understanding of the concepts and techniques of mirror therapy and graded motor imagery to incorporate into treatment programs. Link to Course
Movement Links Certification
This 4-weekend seminar series is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the movement and neuromuscular approaches in the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Functional regional interdependence between the muscular, osteoarticular and central nervous system in the regulation of movement will be a focus of discussion and practice. Upon completion of this entire series, participants will have the option to become certified clinicians after a formal testing process.
An Evidence-Based Overview of Multiple Sclerosis. This course will review the pathology, etiology and characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, a thorough review of medication and medical interventions will precede a comprehensive review of current evidence-based treatment techniques used in physical therapy.
Integrative Manual Therapy Part 1, Muscle Energy and 'Beyond' & Strain/Counterstrain for Extremity Hypertonicity. This CEU course investigates Muscle Energy Technique treatment to increase the vertical dimension of the intra-articular joint spaces for the lower and upper extremities.
Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Upper Quadrant
This lab intensive course presents both Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) and Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs and shoulder regions. The participants will be instructed in the science and principles of these techniques along with an overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the regions. This course will provide the participant with the understanding and necessary skills to apply these techniques in the clinic environment.
Basic Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging. This course covers basic principles and interpretation of diagnostic imaging modalities as they apply for all healthcare providers with imaging privileges. The emphasis is on plain film radiography, including basic physics of the imaging technique, viewing and interpreting films, radiographic anatomy, and clinical correlation with patient cases
Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification
FMT RockPods Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial decompression to help improve tissue mobility, improve movement and modulate pain* with the use of myofascial cups. This course will cover the anatomy, physiology and neurology of the effects of myofascial cupping on connective tissue gliding, tissue traction and tissue decompression. Interventions with cupping (RockPods) will be reviewed based on the literature and integrated into current rehabilitative concepts
Myotherapy – Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® Certification
The Certification program is divided into three levels, and each LEVEL is divided into three phases. The Level I Certification consists of a Phase I, 28 hour hands on instruction workshop that prepares trainees to treat patients utilizing Bonnie Prudden “Quick Fix” Myotherapy and Corrective Movements. Level I phase II consists of a Practicum, and Phase III consists of the Practical, Oral and Written Board examination. Once a trainee has taken the Level I class, successfully completed the practicum and passed all Board Exams, he/she will hold the title of Certified Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy Technician. Link to Certification Process
Neural Mobilization: Examination & Intervention Strategies
This course covers concepts for examination and quantifying restricted neural dynamics and intervention strategies to address the dura, nerve bed, and peripheral nerves. Included is a critical review of the most up-to-date literature in peer-reviewed journals regarding the use of neural mobilization as an examination and treatment technique. Fundamental information taught in the course includes components of the brachial plexus, pathologies of the nervous system, and symptoms of brachial plexopathy of the upper quadrant. Link to Course
In this online course, Guido Van Ryssegem will provide the clinician with knowledge and skills in neurodynamic techniques. Clinicians will understand the science and concepts, principles of examination, evaluation and intervention related to injuries or symptoms related to neurodynamics. Clinicians will be able to perform neurodynamic assessment and manual therapy techniques, and will learn to make appropriate decisions for the implementation of the proposed manual therapy techniques.
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NeuroKinetic Therapy™ Certification
NKT is both an assessment and treatment technique that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum and utilizes manual muscle testing to assess if a muscle is firing properly by itself or in coordination with other muscles The basic certification includes the 15 hour Level One Course in NeuroKinetic Therapy™ corrective movement system. Level 2 and Level 3 Certification courses are also offered.
Neurologic Clinical Practice Certification
NeuroRTI’s Certification in Neurologic Clinical Practice is an intensive 7-month post-professional program using a combination of didactic, clinical and collaberative education experiences, using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive hands-on courses. designed to advance the physical therapist’s preparation as a provider of patient care services in neurologic physical therapy. Graduates will gain a strong base of knowledge of evidence-based practice and preventative and rehabilitative neurologic therapy techniques.
NICU Therapy: Developmental Support from Admit to Home
Course focus is on the infants experience in the NICU, and how the neonatal therapist can best support these infants from the beginning. You will learn how to provide developmental support, optimize outcomes, reduce parental stress, and provide collaborative developmental care through implementing best practices on your unit. Special populations will include the very low birth weight infant, the late preterm, and the long term NICU infant.
Nutrition – A Clinician’s Guide to Improving Therapeutic Outcomes: Why is Nutrition Important?
Many patients present to health care professionals with common, yet overlooked, nutritional impairments. These nutritional impairments significantly impact therapeutic outcomes. The health care professional should know how to assess for nutritional deficits and alter treatment plans accordingly.By having a comprehensive understanding of the relationship of dietary patterns on healing, clinicians whoparticipate in this Seminar-On-Demand will be able to take a wholistic approach to treatment and make the appropriate adjustments to their rehabilitation program. Link to HomeCEU
Nutrition Counseling for the Non-Dietitian
All healthcare professionals, including nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, play a role in educating patients about adopting a healthy nutritional lifestyle. Each team member has unique skills that can assist the patient meet their nutritional goals. In this course, you will learn about the nutritional goals for hearth health and strategies patients can follow to maintain heart health. Having this knowledge allows you to reinforce teaching provided by the dietitian improving the chance that lifestyle changes will occur.
Oncology Rehabilitation Certification
Starting January 2018, participants will start their PORi training with a 2-day PORi Foundation Course. Once they have completed the PORi Foundation Course, they can advance their specialty skill set by building additional specialty modules (e.g. Head & Neck Cancer; Breast Cancer, Pelvic & GI Cancers) onto the PORi Foundation Course. This will enable participants to pursue one or more specialized fields of interest within oncology rehabilitation. Each specialist module will be an assessment-based certificate program. Link to Certification Program
Opioid Abuse Part 1: An Overview
In this online course, opioid addiction and its prevalence in today's society is discussed, and the course examines how buprenorphine and naloxone/naltrexone affect patterns of medical care/addiction medical services and costs from the health system perspective. The safe and effective use of opioids in specialized settings is also addressed. Link to Course
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification (COMT)
The IAOM-US Certification in OMT is a career-defining achievement. For this reason, it is a life-long credential. The IAOM-US offers the clinician the resources and tools which serve as a segue to expanding horizons and reaching new milestones.
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification (COMT)
IAMT has developed a unique curriculum of manual therapy courses specifically designed to provide clinicians with a solid foundation in both examination and treatment
The certification program consists of 8 manual therapy courses and upon completion candidates will be eligible to sit for IAMT’s COMT exam.
A variety of manual therapy and exercise interventions are taught by expert clinicians throughout the curriculum with a strong emphasis on patient outcomes and function achieved through constant assessment
Orthotics: Static, Dynamic and Static Progressive Splinting – Package Promotion
This dynamic movie duo will teach you basic to advanced splinting skills, and the instructor is Deborah A. Schwartz OTD, OTR/L, CHT. The movie format allows you to watch, rewind and replay whever you want. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of Evidence Based Practice, Low Load Prolonged Stress (LLPS), Total End Range Time (TERT), torque, and force. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and identify a variety of marketplace orthotics and how they apply to the clinic. Subcribers who use the code CEFORTHERAPY2018 when registering will receive 15% off.
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OSTEOPOROSIS: There IS Something You Can Do About It! Practical Applications for Practice. The Meeks Method
This webinar will focus on the comprehensive physical therapy approach to the epidemic condition of low bone mass (osteoporosis and osteopenia) with practical, safe and therapeutic movement and exercises. Focusing on better body alignment to improve muscle contraction and weight-bearing forces on bone, this innovative, comprehensive, evidence-based, 12 point approach of The Meeks Method has been shown to be useful and safe for other diagnoses, such as spinal stenosis, as well.
Pain Practitioner Certification (CPP)
Certified Pain Practitioner (CPP) was developed to equip the practitioner with the skills and knowledge necessary to treat any pain condition and produce significant functional outcomes. The learning is accomplished through class study, case reflections, written projects and through the candidate’s own practical experiences of MPS protocols and principles. Courses required to be awarded certification include Introduction to MPS Pain Therapy, Scar Release Certification, and Integrative Circuits I. Link to Certification
PatelloFemoral Syndrome – A Comprehensive Approach to Common Knee Problems
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain in the
outpatient setting. It is caused by imbalances in the forces controlling patellar tracking
during knee flexion and extension, particularly with overloading of the joint. This continuing
education course will assist the participant to evaluate and then classify PFS into a
treatment-based category. Learn the predisposing factors associated with PFS as well as
the most up-to-date evaluation and treatment strategies and exercise. Link to Course
Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC).
Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute provides continuing education courses for medical professionals seeking to improve their practice skills for the treatment of pelvic floor/girdle dysfunction and numerous other conditions affecting patients' lives. The certification available through the Institute is called the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC). This certification is awarded to those therapists who successfully apply to sit for the exam and receive a passing score on the computer-administered multiple-choice examination. Link to PRPC
Performing Artist: Comprehensive Management
This live course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of the performing artist. Lecture material will cover current best practice on evaluation and functional screening, summarize the most prevalent injuries/conditions, and discuss application of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise strategies for the dance population. Lab sessions will emphasize manual therapy interventions, re-education of common movement patterns, and dance specific therapeutic exercise strategies. Course Instructor is Jessica Davis, PT, DPT, OCS. Link to Performing Artist
Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Therapists
This 2-part course is designed to provide physical therapists a basic understanding of the actions of drugs and potential issues that may be encountered by individuals who may be using prescribed and over-the-counter medications. The first lecture explains how the relationship between drugs and physical therapy is a complex two-way street, and he second lecture takes students through a variety of commonly prescribed drugs used for neurological and psychiatric disorders and metabolic syndrome.
Physical Agents in Rehabilitation Module 1: Pathology and Patient Problems
This online course utilizes text from the soft cover textbook by Michelle Cameron “Physical Agents in Rehabilitation” ©2012. Presenting a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research, this 4th edition is your guide to the safe, most effective use of physical agents in your rehabilitation practice. Coverage in this new edition includes the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers, and electromagnetic radiation. Straightforward explanations make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients' overall rehabilitation plans.
Pilates for Rehabilitation Matwork Certification
Attaining certification as an APPI Pilates for Rehabilitation Matwork Instructor requires the completion of three matwork courses (Level 1,2 and 3), pre-course requirements, hours of observation, self practice, practice teaching and the certification exam (to be completed after matwork level 3). The matwork Pilates training series has been designed for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting, and is based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, strength/conditioning and pain.
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Pilates Reformer Certification
The certification course is comprised of six days of practical and theoretical teaching. You must have attended Pilates for Rehabilitation (Matwork Level 1) or equivalent two-day matwork course with a recognised Pilates training institution. in order to attend this certification course. Ninety five beginner and intermediate original and APPI evolved movements are taught along with countless modifications and variations There is a 60 minute written examination and a 60 minute practical examination for APPI reformer certification. Link to Certification
Piston Science – Diaphragm/pelvic floor piston for adult populations, online
Piston Science is a new approach to adult rehab, recovery and return to fitness. The viewer is introduced to a dynamic team of muscles, inclusive of the relationship between the diaphragm and pelvic floor. That team works together to balance muscular forces and pressures creating an integrative model of dynamic central stability. Total run time for the online course is approximately 15 hours of content. Link to Juliewiebept
Pose Method Specialist Certification
The Pose Method® is a system for teaching human movement and sport specific techniques developed by a 2-time Olympic Coach Dr. Nicholas S. Romanov in 1977 in the former Soviet Union. The name of the method comes from the word “pose” or “body pose”. The 2-day Certification Course is designed for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to learn how to use video analysis and running technique assessment tools to analyze running gait, movement patterns and identify deviations from the standard established by the Pose Method framework. Link to Pose
Positional Release Therapist Certification (PRT-c®)
PRT Course Participants can earn their certification as a Positional Release Therapist (PRT-c®) by taking three educational sessions and through successful completion of a written and oral practical examination. Three courses must be completed in full prior to taking the examination. Taking the examination immediately after or during the third course is not permissible as the examination is compiled from the three courses and the candidate will need time to study. Once Certified, you will be listed on the PRT-i® Practitioner so patients can find you!
Positional Release: Reflex Release For Painful Trigger Points and Muscle Tension
Positional release (PRT) interventions modify abnormal reflexes to relax and spontaneously release painful muscle tension, improving flexibility, strength, and function. Upon completion of this home study program, participants will be able to iscuss the theoretical basis and evidence-based research for positional release (PRT), identify trigger points (TPs) and their relationship to neuromuscular tension and pain, and apply specific positioning to reduce the painful sensitivity of TPs, release abnormal neuromuscular tension and improve functional mobility. Link to PR
Post-Prostatectomy Patient Rehabilitation
As more men seek help from pelvic rehabilitation providers for the recovery from prostate surgery, therapists are seeking more detailed information about the procedure, program development, and rehabilitation approaches that are effective for men with post-prostatectomy dysfunction. This course will cover detailed male pelvic anatomy and pathology, surgical interventions for and recovery from prostatectomy. Also included will be relevant conditions such as TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate).
Postural Alignment Specialist Certification (PAS)
Posture therapy is a method of restoring the body back to its functional design posture, alleviating pain and allowing people get to an active, pain free lifestyle. As a Certified Postural Alignment Specialist, it is your job to help change your client's focus from a symptom-driven approach to a cause-driven approach, and you will have the knowledge on how to assist clients in relieving chronic pain through a series of gentle, corrective exercises. This method of posture therapy enables pain sufferers to free themselves from chronic pain and regain proper function of the body. Link to Egoscue Courses
Postural Restoration Certification (PRC)
The Postural Restoration Institute credentialing program recognizes individuals with advanced training and extraordinary interest in the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body. The PRC credentialing program is available to PTs, PTAs, OTs, and chiropractors who have attended the required PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participate in both clinical and analytical testing.
Postural Restoration Trained (PRT)
PRT is a credential available to Athletic Trainers, Athletic Therapists and Strength and Conditioning Coaches who have attended PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT Application and successfully participated in both clinical and analytical testing. It recognizes practitioners with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body.
Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT)
PRRT was developed by John F. Iams, M.A., P.T. , and is a technique that identifies and instantly disengages the body’s overly protective reflexes that inhibit a patient’s progress in recovering from injury or other stress. The process begins with the One-Minute Nocioceptive Exam to evaluate and identify underlying pain and stiffness due to reflexes that have defaulted to a state of hyper readiness.
Pusher Syndrome – Evaluation and Treatment Techniques
The purpose of this online course is to familiarize the learner with modern definitions and identifying features of contraversive pushing, as well as instill an understanding of the principles of treatment for this disorder. Participants will recieve information on the Definition of Pusher Syndrome, research findings, prognosis, and the many names of Pusher Syndrome. Link to Course
Qigong – Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi Certification
This certification training bridges the gap between western bodymind science and the time-tested principles of Qigong and Tai Chi. During this comprehensive e-course, including power point presentations, engaging lecture, and active demonstration, students will learn the science and physiology of bodymind rehabilitation, resulting in the practitioner’s ability to effectively leverage natural healing processes immediately with every client. Link to Qigong
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Optimizing Outcomes Course
This online presentation will give clinicians confidence by thoroughly addressing RTSA mechanics, considerations, and pitfalls. Attendees will understand a logical, specific progression of post-operative management to achieve maximum outcomes while managing expectations and therapy visits. Link to Course
Rhythmic Movement Training – One-Day Introduction to Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Training (BRMT)
This one-day seminar introduces the participant to the history, philosophy and basic patterns of Rhythmic Movement Training: how BRMT was developed by Harald Blomberg, MD, in Sweden; how rhythmic exercises can be utilized to regulate muscle tone; and how these essential exercises stimulate the brain. The course also includes an overview of the most important primitive reflexes and how to integrate them with rhythmic exercises. Link to Course
Saebo UE Orthoses Certification: Improving Upper Extremity Motor Recovery Following Neurological Injury
This 8-hour self-study course includes video lecture and lab activities that will certify you to use Saebo’s Functional Dynamic Orthoses on patients that have had a neurological injury. This innovative course offers practical experience and training which will enable you to incorporate the latest evidence based treatment approaches for UE neurological rehabilitation for those individuals who are appropriate
Scapular Dysfunction- Functional Assessment and Treatment of Scapular Dysfunction Course
A systematic approach that includes scapular position, muscle performance, and movement patterns is required to best understand the role of scapular dysfunction in patients with shoulder pain. This webinar will provide a scientific basis for the evaluation and treatment of scapular dysfunction based on the latest evidence and current clinical thought. Link to Course
This course presents an introductory clinical understanding of the scapula and its role in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries while specifically examining the deleterious effects associated with scapular dyskinesis. The intent of this course is to review the gross anatomy and basic movement patterns in the shoulder, the pathomechanics of scapular dysfunction, and the evaluation and treatment of the scapulothoracic complex as supported by evidence based literature.
Schroth Method Certification
These courses provide in-depth explanation of anatomy, etiology, clinical examination, and treatment of different scoliosis curve patterns. Course format includes lectures, labs and live patient demonstration. The C1 Basic Certification Course is a 9 day course for individual treatment of patients with idiopathic scoliosis, and requires taking the C2 course within 1-3 years in order to maintain C1 certification. The C2 Advanced Certification course is a 6 day course for treating adults with painful scoliosis, degenerative scoliosis, treating in group therapy and learning more details on bracing principles.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certification
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment Course is designed for clinicians that treat patients with musculoskeletal pain and injuries. The SFMA identifies the root cause of symptoms and standardizes the way clinicians approach fundamental movement assessments. The SFMA gives heathcare professionals the ability to design a rehabilitation and exercise program that helps to normalize dysfunctional movement in patients.
Smart Tools Certified Clinician (STCC)
Level 1 Certification: This course lays the foundation for how to properly use the SMART Tools most effectively with respect to movement.This is an evidence-based technique that stresses early loading exercises and kinesiology tape after SMART Tools treatment.
Spasticity: Eclectic Treatment Approaches
Spasticity is seen in all types of patients with a whole variety of diagnoses. It is clear that no one truly knows the answer to the most effective treatment for spasticity, but there are several methods that can ease its severity and possibly increase the patient's. tolerance of the condition. While there are still some mysteries as to the cause, a variety of treatment approaches are described, and participants are encouraged to take this class over time, applying the strategies with patients in the clinic
Spinal Cord – Aging and Spinal Cord Injury
This online course discusses aging with spinal cord injury. The course addresses changes to physiological systems attributed to a spinal cord injury related to chronological age and the aging process, and the relationship between sleep problems and aging with SCI is presented. Link to Course
Spinal Cord Injury – Occupational and Physical Therapy Management of SCI: A Functional Treatment Approach
SCI Seminars presents a comprehensive approach to the treatment of the spinal cord injured (SCI) client from onset of injury through acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Expert presenters from several nationally-recognized facilities share evidence-based and experienced-based treatment techniques and considerations through lecture, video, discussion and lab activities. Participants with all levels of experience will learn to more effectively and efficiently progress their clients with spinal cord injury to reach their highest functional level. Link to Course
Spinal Stenosis – Treatment & Management
This online continuing education course contains general information about Spinal Stenosis. It describes the condition's causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis & evaluation, surgical and non-surgical treatments, physical therapy management, and patient education. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Link to course
Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)
The SAIL Program is a strength, balance and fitness fall prevention class for adults 65+ and is recognized as a Title IIID – Evidence-based Program by the National Council on Aging. Our online certification training is offered in conjunction with Pierce College.
Strain Counterstrain Technique
Stress, Movement, and Pain: A Systematic Approach
This live 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. Participants 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. Link to Stress Course
Stroke Recovery Specialty Certification
NeuroRTI’s Specialty Certification in Stroke Recovery is an 11-15 month program of post-professional clinical and didactic education designed to translate evidence into practice and provide PTs and OTs with the tools to provide best practice management in persons following stroke. This evidence-based curriculum will guide participants through the full spectrum of stroke rehabilitation, from neuroanatomy and pathology to examination and treatment, with the ultimate goal of facilitating recovery of function and improved reported quality of life
Structure & Function Dry Needling (SFDN)
Structure & Function Dry Needling (SFDN) is a system of dry needling developed by Sue Falsone, utilizing her vast experience with rehabilitation and performance of the professional athlete.
Swim Angelfish Methodology Certification
Swim Angelfish methodology works to improve swim skills and safety for swimmers with Anxiety, Attention Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Challenges, Coordination Problems, Physical Disabilities and more. The E-Learning Certification Course Includes 15 Hours of Online Training, 16 Video Lectures, 75+ page Study Guide, 18 Video Sessions, 75 question Exam, Printable Certificate and Access to “Ask your Instructor”. Link to Course
Tai Chi – Flow into Function
This dynamic online interactive course will teach the therapist how to integrate tai chi and qi gong into any rehabilitation program, emphasizing balance, gait, strength, coordination and occupational function. Through lecture, demonstration, and step-by-step instructions, the therapist will practice and learn the fundamentals of tai chi and qi gong, and how to use them to improve mobility, transfers, ROM, strength, posture and ADLs. Link to Tai Chi
Tendons, Flexor and Extensor – Package Promotion
The Instructor for this package of 2 digital text courses with FLASH movie demonstrations is George LaCour OTR, CHT. The courses will cover topics including anatomy, biomechanics, surgical technique, rehab protocols and treatment, and will equip therapists with the tools necessary for success in flexorand extensor tendon rehab. Subcribers who use the code CEFORTHERAPY2018 when registering will receive 15% off. Link to Course
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises
The Temporomandibular Joint
This course is designed to present a beginning framework for TMJ dysfunction treatment and some of its possible clinical presentations and treatment. At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to Identify the components of the gross anatomy of the TMJ and the cranio-cervical complex, discuss possible clinical presentation of local TMJ dysfunction, including clinical relevance in other pathologies, and demonstrate direct and indirect TMJ techniques.
Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification (TPS)
TPS is a true interdisciplinary pain certification, open to various healthcare providers including but not limited to, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, medical doctors, and doctors of osteopathy. Coursework, lasting approximately five months, consists of a dynamic combination of didactic, collaborative, and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive on-site courses. The on-site courses occur at Evidence In Motion Network Partners and academic centers.
Total Body Balancing Certification
Total Motion Release
TMR was created to help clinicians provide a 1st of it's kind simple, initially "weird", patient driven, quick full body assessment & treatment system
Tui Na for Back and Neck Therapy
Vestibular Assessment and Management Certification (AIB-VAM)
Requirements: Attend the 5-day (32.5hour) Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop,
Demonstrate competency performing the manual portion or CRM practice.
Pass the specialist certification examination – The certification is effective for 2 years, after which re-certification is required
Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification (AIB-VR)
Attend the 3-day (19.5-hour) Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop.
Demonstrate competency performing the manual portion or CRM practice.
Pass the specialist certification examination – The certification is effective for 2 years, after which re-certification is required.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist Certification (Cert.VRS)
This designation exemplifies that the practitioner has mastery in training in order to treat those with vestibular hypofunction, peripheral vestibular issues and post-concussion pathology
Visceral Functional Mobilization™ (VFM)
Visceral Functional Mobilization™ (VFM) is designed to train the participant to identify mechanical dysfunction within the abdominal viscera and provide treatment strategies to enhance function and mobility. Participants will be trained to palpate and identify structures of the digestive system, starting from the esophagus to the rectum, including the gallbladder, liver, and sphincters. Other structures that will be introduced include the diaphragm, prostate, bladder and uterus. Link to Course
Visceral Manipulation Practitioner Certification
Physical Therapy Certifications
Watsu® Applied Clinically
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Review client case histories to determine appropriate application of forms and orientation of Watsu®. Learn how to be fully present with the person in your arms to promote trust and relaxation using optimum Watsuchanics. Learn how to optimize the water to minimize the impact on you. You will practice the footwork and arm positions to establish a strong foundation for more advanced Watsu® work. Learn multiple Watsu® positions and moves and the integration of those moves into a flowing sequence to apply in the clinical setting.
Wellness Coach Certification (CWC)
Catalyst Coaching Institute has designed several program options for to earn your designation as a certified wellness coach (CWC) in an efficient and meaningful way. The Fast Track program begins with a two-day live training event held every few months in Colorado as well as a series of ten wellness webinars of your choice that can be completed on your own time. You will be immersed in the world of wellness coaching with other individuals from around the country. CCI also offers a comprehensive Distance Learning option for you to become certified as a wellness coach from the comfort of your own home. The only difference from the Fast Track program content is that you can complete all of the course requirements online. Use this link to get a special cefortherapy.com discount. Link to Discount
Western Medicine Cupping Certification (CWMC) ™
This certification course is a 2-day, “16 hours course”, which is 80% hands on, and 20% lecture. After successful completion of the written and practical exam, participants will be awarded the CWMC
Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
Evidence-Based Assessment of Acute Whiplash for Prognosis and Treatment Planning. This course will break down the challenge of whiplash, including topics such as its incidence, cost, trajectory, and presentation. There is a thorough review of the mechanisms that influence clinical presentation and recovery as well as the clinical assessment and evaluation procedures
Wound Care Certification Course
Offers Physical Therapy Certifications. The PT Wound Care Certification Course Online Training Component contains 17 interactive modules that pertain to all areas of wound management, and includes digital images, animated activities, and video clips that demonstrate important learning concepts. The Certification Training Kit has a current wound management textbook that reinforces online training, an Interactive CD containing case studies that allow you to apply your wound care knowledge through the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and a Wound Certification Study guide that includes an outline of each module and a note-taking area. The course requires 57 Hours to complete. Link to Course
Yoga Therapist Certification
Zero Balancing Certification
Zero Balancing is taught as a stand-alone system of body mind therapy. However, it is easy to incorporate into other modalities, including massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic and others. The Zero Balancing Certification Program is a professional continuing education program that provides recognition for high-level skills and experience in working with body structure and energy through touch. Students complete 100 course hours, a written exam and a practical examination to certify. Follow this link to the course calendar: Link
Physical Therapy Certifications
CE for Therapy presently features multiple providers that offer a wide variety of Physical Therapy Certifications. Here are some brief descriptions of some of our favorites, taken from the Physical Therapy Certifications / Techniques appearing above:
3D Movement Analysis and Performance System (3DMAPS®) Certification, offered by the Gray institute, leverages movements that are authentic to everyday life by utilizing all three planes of motion. This system allows the practitioner to examine, evaluate, and treat patients based on the philosophy that the influence of one part of the body effects another. This 10-hour, 100% online Physical Therapy Certifications course is the perfect complement for physical therapists and other movement professionals.
Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Certification (AOEAS®), offered by The Back School, provides a comprehensive overview of the many causative factors of and solutions for the prevention of office musculoskeletal disorders. Using the OSHA survey tool the D-2, this Physical Therapy Certifications course certifies that you are able to perform an OSHA-compliant ergonomics analysis in multiple types of offices. Participants will learn to identify and resolve the common risk factors in today’s traditional and non-traditional office environments.
Advanced Training Specialist (ATS) Certification-Level 1, offered by Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, LLC, provides a deeper and clear understanding of how human movement occurs, by teaching the functional anatomy, biomechanical principles & biomechanics behind daily & sport specific movements. Participants in this Physical Therapy Certifications course will gain a clearer understanding of the essential integrative training components, and truly understand the foundation of periodization training, and recognize and understand comprehensively about how common movement dysfunctions occur, all based on evidenced based research with practical application.
Complete Certified Lymphedema Therapist Training (CLT), offered by Monarch Continuing Education, is recommended for anyone who wants to treat more complex medical patients such as oncology patients, patients who have had lymph nodes removed or radiated, or those with extensive vascular edema with skin deterioration/ulceration. This Physical Therapy Certifications class includes all workbooks, hardback text, upper extremity and lower extremity bandaging kits, lab fees, certification exam and 135 CEUs.
Geriatric Certification, offered by Evidence in Motion, offers PTs and OTs the opportunity to develop expertise in the clinical management of the aging patient population. The evidence‑based curriculum focuses on the development of clinical competencies in the treatment of older adults with functional and cognitive decline with the intention of returning patients to active and healthy lifestyles. Coursework for this Physical Therapy Certifications course consists of a dynamic combination of didactic, collaborative, and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive on-site courses.
Applied Functional Science Certification (CAFS®), Link to CAFS offered by the Gray Institute, was developed for movement professionals from all industries and from all levels. The program includes more than 25 hours of video content, testing, and supplemental documents to help you design and implement functional programs based on the needs, wants, and goals of each unique client. CAFS is entirely online and can be completed at your own pace. Once enrolled, the student will have access to the content for a period of three years and can continue to access the content to this Physical Therapy Certifications course even after completion.
Advanced Exercise Therapist Certification (AET) offered by the
Egoscue Institute, Link to EI will further develop your existing skill set. With your 5-year certification, you will be a health professional with a level of proficiency in the Method that very few have achieved. While this Physical Therapy Certifications course hits on a wide variety of topics, the program provides particular focus on the gross anatomy knowledge needed for many of your therapeutic interactions.Practitioners with the AET Certification are the only students allowed to open an Egoscue Method facility. Link to Egoscue
Functional Manual Therapy Certification (CFMT), offered by the
Institute Of Physical Art, is an intense 4 days of review of 8 required courses, followed by 2 days of written and oral/practical testing. The Following is the required Physical Therapy Certifications course work: Functional Mobilization I, CoreFirst™ Strategies for Back Education and Training, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I, FMT Foundations, Functional Mobilization II, Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant, Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant, and in addition, applicants must Attend Functional Gait.
The Human Movement Specialist (HMS) certification, offered by the Brookbush Institute, acknowledges that you have completed 80 hours (or more) of course work toward a growing expertise in human movement science. All courses are short (1 – 4 hours), you choose the courses you think are important to your current work environment, you get credit for each passed exam, there is no giant final exam at the end, no timelines and it’s all included in membership, with no additional fees. Link to Brookbush
In order to receive the Kinesio Taping® Practitioner Certification (CKTP), offered by Kinesio University, candidates must complete the Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques, and the Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning Approved Seminars, and then must pass the online CKTP Exam with 80% or higher. The letters “CKTP” after a name ensure confidence that the practitioner has undergone the necessary training to integrate Kinesio Taping in to their practice.
WoundEducators.com offers Physical Therapy Certifications. The PT Wound Care Certification Course Online Training Component contains 17 interactive modules that pertain to all areas of wound management, and includes digital images, animated activities, and video clips that demonstrate important learning concepts. The Certification Training Kit has a current wound management textbook that reinforces online training, an Interactive CD containing case studies that allow you to apply your wound care knowledge through the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and a Wound Certification Study guide that includes an outline of each module and a note-taking area. The course requires 57 Hours to complete. Link to Cert Course
Constraint-Induced Therapy: Introduction to Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy
Offered by MedBridge. Link to MedBridge Learn the most well-known and intensively studied neurorehabilitative therapy, taught by one of its pioneers! Learn from Dr. Page, who was the first to develop and implement modified, distributed versions of constraint-induced therapy, and to show that this reimbursable outpatient approach changes the brains and movements of patients even decades after brain injury and stroke. In this introductory course, Dr. Page will introduce the rationale, scientific basis, and practical application of modified constraint induced therapy into your clinic, including applications to the upper and lower extremities and speech.
The Healthy-Steps Certification training program is offered as an intensive two or three day workshop. The Instructor Certification includes technical training, as well as access to marketing resources and how-to guides, promotional materials and licensed merchandise. As a Healthy-Steps instructor, you’ll also have access to a world-wide network of Healthy-Steps instructors, providing each other with guidance, expertise and encouragement. In this Certification Workshop you will receive comprehensive training, including the guidelines of Healthy-Steps, when your client should begin and how to alter program as needed, music and it’s impact on recovery, and when to refer to other health care professionals.
CLINICAL AI CHI©- Certification Course offered by Inertia Therapy Services
The basis of Ai Chi are it’s 19 kata’s: continuous movements that form a sequence with gradual increasing difficulty. There is no need to perform all movements. Different protocols exist, consisting of a choice of the 19 movements and/or a different amount of repetitions.
Clinical Ai Chi® is Ai Chi, which is used to solve a patient specific problem. This mostly means that it is adapted to the possibilities of a person with a musculoskeletal and/or neurological problem. The elements of Clinical Ai Chi® should fit in a custom-made treatment programme and be the result of a clinical reasoning process.
Frequently Asked Physical Therapy Certifications Questions:
How many years does it take to become a physical therapist?
Professional (entry-level) and Post-Professional (transitional) physical therapist education programs in the United States currently offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree to all new students who enroll. The length of professional DPT programs is typically 3 years, and the curriculum that is offered is prescribed by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The course pre-requisites for admission vary significantly across PT education programs. PT programs may require preprofessional (pre-PT/undergraduate) science courses to be completed in a 4-year university/college within the 7-10 years prior to enrollment.
How do you become a certified physical therapist?
After graduation, Physical Therapists have the opportunity to become Board-certified Clinical Specialists through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Specialty certification is voluntary, and Physical Therapists can become board-certified specialists in the following areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Sports Physical Therapy, and Women’s Health. Two avenues that are associated with significant PT Post Graduate Continuing Competency costs, are Clinical Residency and Clinical Fellowships.
A Clinical Residency is a planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for physical therapists that is designed to significantly advance a physical therapist resident’s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice. A Clinical Fellowship is a planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for a physical therapist who demonstrates clinical expertise in an area of clinical practice related to the practice focus of the fellowship.
Physical Therapy Certifications – NEW ABPTRFE Policies
During the past year there have been several changes in the policies that the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) has put into place, that has caused some practitioners to be concerned about the basic survival of Residency and Fellowship programs.
ABPTRFE now has the following policies:
- Item 13.4 “Change in Curriculum” – requires a physical site visit for every additional participant practice site after the addition of a second new practice site in one calendar year.
- 4.2.4 Admission Criteria: requiring residency training, or American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) specialist certification– i.e. the elimination of the “Skills Track” as the third path for admission to a fellowship program.
Some practitioners are concerned that these new poilicies threaten the future of post-professional residency and fellowship programs because they create divisiveness, disruption, and increased administrative burden in these clinical training programs. CE For Therapy will cover this issue on the “Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Programs Face ABPTRFE Mandated Changes” Post
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