Physical Therapy Certifications

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CE For Therapy has an extensive database of Physical Therapy  Certifications, Methods, Techniques, Specialties, and Topics offered by Continuing Education Providers. If you are aware of additional Physical Therapy Certifications, Specialties, Methods, Techniques, or Topics that you think should be added, please contact us.

Physical Therapy Certifications and Techniques

Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Optimizing Outcomes Course

PT Seminars

PT Seminars ↗

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

Smart Tools Certified Clinician (STCC)

Smart Tools

Smart Tools ↗

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.

Lymphedema Clinic/Program Start-up Teletraining Course

International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute

International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute ↗

ILWTI is now offering this course dedicated to assisting certified lymphedema therapists in how to start-up your own clinic or program. This course will teach you the supply details from your treatment room to your office and reception space. You will learn the Medicare guidelines for your clinic set-up so you don’t end up in violation. There will be multiple vendors with instruction for rep contact and account set-up to make ordering your bandages, garments and wound care supplies with ease. The ins and outs of lymphedema billing with ICD-10 and CPT 4 coding willbe covered, along with documentation for lymphedema evaluations, daily notes, progress and discharge notes with focus on Medicare and insurance guidelines

PNF: Functional Neuromuscular and Motor Control Training

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

To effectively treat as a Functional Manual Therapist®, one must address the interrelationship between the neuromuscular, soft tissue, and articular systems. PNF offers a dynamic and functional evaluation and treatment approach to this interrelationship based on specific analysis of motor recruitment patterns and Characteristics of Neuromuscular Function. This course progresses from specific shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and trunk patterns to weight bearing postures and movements. Content emphasizes the establishment of efficient motor recruitment patterns for rehabilitation of neurological and orthopedic patients and post manipulative techniques.

CoreFirst® Strategies (CFS)

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

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. Link to Course

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Smart Tools

Smart Tools ↗

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.
Link to BFR Courses

Functional Manual Therapy Certification (CFMT)

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

A mastery level manual therapy certification for PTs restoring optimal function and movement for all patient populations. Become the go-to person in your community to confidently treat all complex patient populations by completing ten advanced manual therapy courses and passing oral practical and written exams. Specific training includes high level palpation skills, intuitive and evidence enhanced clinical reasoning, advanced Soft Tissue Mobilization, advanced Functional Mobilization, CoreFirst® Strategies of Posture and Movement, manual techniques of neuromuscular and motor control training.

FM I: Functional Mobilization™

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

Written and developed by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT and Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT. FM I was the first biomechanical soft tissue mobilization (STM) course offered to the PT profession. It presents an integrated approach to patient care with emphasis on soft tissue mobilization combined with PNF, joint mobilization and exercise training. FM I trains the participant to observe structure, posture, and movement and correlate the presenting mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control objective findings to dysfunctions in the soft tissue system.

PGP: The Pelvic Girdle Puzzle

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

This course is a lab-intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system for the management of the pelvic girdle. In the Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) treatment approach, management of the pelvic girdle is an essential aspect of patient care for the restoration of efficient mobility, alignment and motor control of the human system. Participants will be instructed to utilize a clinical reasoning framework for examination, evaluation, and treatment planning for the management of the patient with decreased function secondary to neuro-musculoskeletal impairments of the pelvic girdle.

Functional Manual Therapy® Certified Assistant (CAFMT)

Functional Manual Therapy® Certified Assistant (CAFMT)

Functional Manual Therapy® Certified Assistant (CAFMT) ↗

Push your limits with the only manual therapy certification for PTAs. Become a critical part of your physical therapy team with advanced skills of Functional Mobilization, body mechanics education and exercise training by completing six manual therapy courses and passing oral practical and written exams. Specific training includes advanced level palpation and observation skills, total body integration assessment and training, Functional Mobilization of soft tissues, articular structures, and the neurovascular system and viscera, CoreFirst® Strategies of Posture and Movement, and manual techniques (PNF) for neuromuscular and motor control training.

Foot and Ankle – DFA: Dynamic Foot and Ankle

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

This course is a lab intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of management for the foot and ankle. Through lecture and demonstration, the participant will gain a better understanding of the anatomical and biomechanical presentation of an efficient foot and ankle which provides for a dynamically stable and mobile base of support. Each participant will explore the biomechanical and functional impact of the foot and ankle on the entire kinetic chain and examine the role of the foot and ankle as an essential component of optimal mobility, alignment, and motor control of the human system.

Knee – KJD: Knee Junction Dilemma

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

This course is a lab intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of management for the knee. Through lecture and demonstration, the participant will gain a better understanding of anatomical and biomechanical presentation of efficient knee function, and the interdependence between knee function and healthy motions of the foot/ankle and the hip. Participants will be instructed to utilize the Functional Manual Therapy® clinical reasoning system for examination, evaluation, and development of a plan of care for management of the patient with decreased function secondary to mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function and motor control impairments of the knee.

Shoulder – KSC: Kinetic Shoulder Complex

Institute Of Physical Art

Institute Of Physical Art ↗

This course is a lab-intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system that will train the participants in the management of the Shoulder region. Participants will learn to treat and assess the Thoracic Girdle, Shoulder Girdle, and Intrinsic Motions of the Glenhumoral Joint.

Oncology Rehabilitation Certification

Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute

Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute ↗

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 PORi



Physiopedia ↗

Physiopedia, the "Wikipedia" for physiotherapy, is a free comprehensive online reference written by physiotherapists for physiotherapists. The charitable website has over 3000 evidence based knowledge articles that can be accessed for free at any time, and is used by around 1.5 million people every month. Perfect for answering all your professional and clinical questions, it even has an app that puts all of this in your pocket.

Muscle Energy

Flex CEUs

Flex CEUs ↗

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.

Ultrasound (POCUS) Musculoskeletal Certification – Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy ↗

This program is an online certification program designed to provide independent validation of clinical providers proficiency in three (3) specialty clinical areas, Musculoskeletal (MSK) Upper Extremity, Musculoskeletal (MSK) Lower Extremity, and Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue. Applicants will have 180 days to complete the program. Each specialty clinical area of this POCUS Certification is comprised of three components: a Clinical Case-Based Assessment, a Peer Evaluation, and Video Submissions.

Geriatrics – Massage – Promote Functional Mobility with Massage and Manual Therapy for Geriatrics


HomeCEU ↗

Therapeutic massage is an essential component of a treatment plan for seniors, with proven efficacy in the evidence-based literature for improving functional outcomes.
Intervention approaches for specific problems of the elderly (such as circulatory deficits, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia, balance issues, and chronic pain) are discussed in this Online Course. Evidence reveals how therapeutic massage may be readily implemented as part of a treatment program to achieve better functional outcomes in elderly patients.

Microcurrent Point Stimulation – Ultimate Pain Therapy: Intro to Pain Management & Scar Release

MPS Therapy Education

MPS Therapy Education ↗

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

Concussion – CCMI Clinic Certification Program

Complete Concussion Management Inc

Complete Concussion Management Inc ↗

The Complete Concussion Management (CCMI) program provides partnered clinics with everything needed to implement an effective, evidence-based concussion management program.

Through practitioner education, continuous research updates, state-of-the-art Concussion Testing and Management Software, access to marketing resources and technology tools, the CCMI program has been proven to help our Certified Clinics and Clinicians improve patient outcomes and stay at the forefront of concussion management, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Link to Course

Sports Medicine – IAR Running Rehabilitation Specialist Certification (RRS)

Institute for Athlete Regeneration Education Systems ↗

This course will cover in depth all aspects of running that place these athletes at risk for pathology, including biomechanical movement impairments, training regimen, loading strategies, articular and soft tissue mobility deficiencies, nutrition, and performance training. The most current research will be presented and discussed in a clinically applicable format to allow the clinician to immediately integrate the information into practice. Upon successful completion, participants will become a certified Running Rehabilitation Specialist (RRS).

Sports Medicine – Runner’s Rehab Certificate: Reduce Injury and Increase Performance for Runners of all Ages & Abilities



In this advanced skills training, you will be instructed in the proven, innovative techniques you have to have to identify and tackle the most common running injuries: heel-striking, arthritis, foot pain, and more. You’ll know the right questions to ask and the right ways to rehab your runners to get them back on the trail.

Medical Cost Projection Specialist Certifiation (CMCPS™)



Medical Cost Projection is the process of reviewing records to determine future cost of medical services. It is based on medical record review usually covering a portion of the care: in most cases, the last two years. AAACEUs is proud to offer a pre-approved training program that satisfies the 45hr training requirement to sit for the CMCPS™ exam. This program is online and on-demand. It is designed to be a self-study program completed at your own pace. Each module will use written materials, articles, case studies, and quizzes. The training program has been constructed to guide the learner module by module for a complete understanding of all learning requirements and objectives set forth by the ICHCC™.

Hip Labral Injuries

Biologix Solutions LLC

Biologix Solutions LLC ↗

The diagnosis of acetabular labral tears is becoming more frequent, largely due to improvements in MRI
and arthroscopic techniques. This course will provide a review of hip anatomy and lower extremity examinations before briefly discussing the most common surgical interventions for labral tears in the hip.
Several post-operative protocols will be discussed with sample interventions and treatment progressions.

Neurological – Cerebral Palsy – KEYtoCP™: A Systematic, Intensive Treatment Model

Rehab Education

Rehab Education ↗

Developed by Pia Stampe, PT, DPT, the KEYtoCP™ Treatment Model provides a comprehensive and completely unique treatment experience for every client and their family– to address their unique goals, and keep improving long after the intensive has ended. Participants will learn how to use this highly systematic approach to treatment of children with all types of cerebral palsy to jumpstart change, address how to avoid formation of maladaptive habits, and change maladaptive habits that have already developed. The KEYtoCP™ approach is firmly based on current brain research and knowledge about how to best harness the brain’s ability to change.Course is series of four 4-hour live webinars over 4 evenings, 15 contact hours – Live Interactive Webinar (via Zoom)

Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries – Treatment of Infants and Young Children (0-3) with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries (Live Webinar)

 Rehab Education

Rehab Education ↗

This live interactive webinar (via Zoom) addresses all aspects of conservative and surgical management of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury over the course of infancy and early childhood. The number of infants with OBPI has been increasing, posing new challenges to therapists working with the 0-3 population. participants will learn comprehensive examination and intervention strategies for each stage of recovery throughout infancy and early childhood. Presentation features videotaped demonstrations of specific examination tools and intervention strategies including traditional interventions as well as the use of state-of-the art technology.

CranioSacral – CranioSacral Therapy Techniques Certification (CST-T)

Upledger Institute International

Upledger Institute International ↗

The path to certification begins when you enroll in CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1); Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment Protocol. After successful completion of both CS1 and CS2 (Moving Beyond the Dura for Assessing Acute and Chronic Conditions), you will have met the requirements to start the eligibility requirements for the CST-T designation.

Kinesis Myofascial Integration – Now Rebranded as Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI)

Anatomy Trains

Anatomy Trains ↗

Anatomy Trains is pleased to announce the new core certification program: Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI – formerly known as KMI). The ATSI program is based on the development of Ida Rolf’s pioneering work, progressed for the electronic age. The new format allows two pathways towards professional certification — a traditional intensive program, or through a series of short workshops coupled with online learning. Everybody needs to start with the Anatomy Trains Structure and Function 3-day overview class — where AT gets to know you and you get to know AT. Follow up with six regional anatomy workshops in your area or come to the 15-day intensive.

Wound Care – Certified Wound Therapist® (CWT)

International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Insitute

International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Insitute ↗

The Certified Wound Therapist® course includes comprehensive training in the assessment and treatment of the lymphatic-integumentary system.Phlebolymphedema is the number one cause of leg lymphedema. Are you prepared to provide comprehensive treatment, including management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs)? This course will show you how to differentiate and treat VLUs, arterial ulcers,pressure injuries, neuropathic foot ulcers, atypical ulcers, burns, moisture associated skin damage, and other integumentary issues. Extensive workshops enable you to get hands-on practice with integration of skin care, MLD, and lymph-integument rehab

Aquatic Therapy – Aquaticist℠ Certification (Aq)

Aquatic Therapy University

Aquatic Therapy University ↗

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


Physical Therapy Certifications

CE for Therapy presently features multiple providers that offer a wide variety of Physical Therapy Certifications, Methods and Techniques. Here are some brief descriptions of some of our favorites, taken from the Physical Therapy Certifications / Techniques appearing above:

Torticollis: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children Online Series, offered by Education Resources, Inc.,  is instructed by Cindy Miles, PT, PhD, PCS, NDT, a leading expert on torticollis and plagiocephaly, who discusses the increased incidence, etiology, and pathophysiology of this disorder. This course is chock-full of case studies and interactive at-home lab practice opportunities to provide the knowledge of effective assessment and treatment of children with torticollis. Evidence-based treatment strategies that can be integrated into routines and functional play will be provided as well as recommendations for follow-up. At-home labs are offered and can be practiced with a baby-doll or partner.

Swim Whisperers – Overcome Roadblocks for Aquatic Therapy offered by Swim Angelfish. This course dives into identification of the 14 most commonly seen roadblocks for swimmers with special needs. Connection between each roadblock to the underlying problem as a therapist along with learning a strategy to overcome the roadblock will be identified for clinical use. 2 Hour Online Course. Link to Course


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.

Physical Therapy Certifications

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.

Process-Based Specialist in Movement & Pain (PSMP), offered by Dynamic Priniciples LLC, is a 90-credit hour online and live hybrid Physical Therapy Certifications program which can be flexibly completed over the course of 1 to 5 years. This course work is designed to help participants re-conceptualize movement, manual therapy, and pain science clinical understanding and interventions to current standards of science-based evidence, while simultaneously building up communication and behavior modification skills to help clinicians better work with clients and patients who struggle with movement and pain. In this process, clinicians are introduced to a biopsychosocial process-based framework called the Movement with Pain Framework (MWPF) to help them take on uncertainty and complexity with increased comfort. This coursework is combined with a portfolio review to encourage the clinician to incorporate different science-based perspectives from other educators within the domains of Movement, Manual Therapy, Communication, and Behavior. The program finishes with a capstone providing opportunities for both conceptual and experiential integration.


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 a 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.

More Physical Therapy Certifications and Techniques

Physical Therapy Certifications

Offers Physical Therapy Certifications 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

Physical Therapy Certifications

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.

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging offered by Redefine Health Education

This course is designed for health professionals to enhance their foundational knowledge in diagnostic imaging modalities. The course focuses on a range of modalities including radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography. The course will convey the inherent statistical properties of each modality and how that impacts interpretations and clinical management. The course will instruct on radiologic verbiage to maximize the students’ ability to garner information from an interpretation and for inter-professional communication with radiologists. Students will also be taught a communication strategy with radiologists to improve the interpretation, improve the clinical correlation, and ultimately improve the management of the patient.

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CLINICAL AI CHI©- Certification Course offered by Inertia Therapy Services

The basis of Ai Chi is 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 program and be the result of a clinical reasoning process.

Certified Expert in Applied Geriatric Neurology offered by Great Seminars and Books

This 5-hour course is designed to extend and enrich learning in the area of geriatric neurology. Prerequisites: successful completion of (>80% correct on the post-test) of 5 of the following 7 courses:

  • Gait & Balance: Not Falling for You
  • Seating and Mobility: Choose the Right Path
  • Wiihabilitation: You Never Knew Skilled PT Could Be This Fun
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: Does the Thought Make Your Head Spin?
  • A Master Clinician Demystifies MS: Steps to Rehab Success for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • A Master Clinician Confronts Stroke
  • Neuro-Oncological Rehab: Head to Toe


Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate offered by Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

The MSK Soft Tissue Clinical Certificate is appropriate for medical professionals whose scope of practice requires the evaluation of MSK Soft Tissue to identify Abscess, Muscle Tear, and other common pathologies. POCUS for the evaluation of MSK Soft Tissue is portable, allowing for real-time imaging and on-the-spot interpretation. Point-of-Care Ultrasound can be used by physicians, advanced practice providers (e.g., physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists), and other medical professionals who use POCUS for clinical evaluation or therapeutic decision making.

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.


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 policies  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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