2013-14 Continuing Education Courses

September 21 – 22, 2013 ~ M3: “No Man’s Land” The ALL External Assessment and Treatment of CPPS: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Instructor: Tom Ockler, PT

September 28, 2013 ~ Mobilization Splinting Course
Instructor: Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

October 12, 2013 ~ Tapping Into Primal Instincts to Reverse Chronic Pain and Central Sensitization
Instructor: Tom Ockler, PT

October 26 – 27, 2013 ~ Kinesio Taping 1&2: KT1 – Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Tests & Corrective Techniques; KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques
Instructor: Lori Robinson, OTR/L, CKTI

November 16 – 17, 2013 ~ The Test of Infant Motor Performance: From Research to Practice
Instructor: Laura Zawacki, MS, PT, PCS

January 19 - 20, 2014 ~ M4: “Rotten To the Core” Muscle Energy Evaluation and Treatment of the Ribs, Thoracic Spine and the Abdominal Thoracic Functional Core Unit
Instructor: Tom Ockler, PT

January 24 - 25, 2014 ~ The Foot & Ankle 
Instructor: Laura Ramus, PT, ATL

February 15, 2014 ~ Real World CounterStrain
Instructor: Sherry McLaughlin, MSPT, CSCS

March 22 – 23, 2014 ~ Kinesio Taping 1&2: KT1 – Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Tests & Corrective Techniques; KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques
Instructor: Teresa Pesci, MPT, CKTI

May 17 – 18, 2014 ~ Kinesio Taping 3&4: Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques for the Kinesio Taping Method
Instructor: Teresa Pesci, MPT, CKTI

 

Course Information

M3: “No Man’s Land” The ALL External Assessment and Treatment of CPPS: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic concepts of muscles and spindles as they relate to somatic dysfunctions.
  • Understand the overwhelming advantages of M.E.T / Counterstrain vs.   Manipulation.
  • Be able to palpate a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
  • Externally palpate the basic bony and tissue landmarks of the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Pelvic Floor.
  • Evaluate the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Pelvic floor for asymmetry, hypo-mobility and trigger points.
  • Decide on a proper sequence for treating disorders of the pelvis and pelvic floor.
  • Perform Muscle Energy Counterstrain, Ischemic Release Techniques for the Pelvis/Pelvic Floor.
  • Be able to dialog with patients about physical and emotional perpetuating factors/precautions.
  • Demonstrate basic stabilization exercises for the Pelvis, Sacrum and Pelvic Floor.
  • Demonstrate the basic use of EFT for issues of the pelvic floor and related diseases.
  • Demonstrate basic tissue mobilization for the surrounding connective tissues of the pelvis and pelvic floor.

Contact Hours: 
19; 1.9 CEU’s

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Mobilization Splinting Course

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain understanding of the indications, precautions and contraindications for mobilization splinting of the upper extremity
  • Appreciate the mechanical properties required to fabricate low temperature thermoplastic mobilization splints for the upper extremity.
  • Appreciate the anatomical knowledge base required to fabricate low temperature thermoplastic mobilization splints for the upper extremity.
  • Develop skills in proper selection of different splinting materials for specific splints.
  • Develop skills necessary to successfully fabricate and fit splints using several different splinting materials.
  • Gain awareness of the variety of different splinting materials.
  • Gain skills in assessment and critique of different splinting materials.

Contact Hours:
8; .8 CEU’s

Fees: 
$299.00 Early Bird Rate (until 8/28/13) 
$349.00 Regular Rate

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Tapping Into Primal Instincts to Reverse Chronic Pain and Central Sensitization

Course Objectives: 
The epidemic of chronic pain in the USA alone now costs more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. Other countries show similar trends. 
Clearly going after the symptoms is not working. 
By accessing the sub-cortical structures of the brain with research based techniques, dramatic improvements can be realized in seconds.
A tool that should be in every therapist’s arsenal.

Contact Hours: 
8; .8 CEU’s

Fees:
Early Bird $219.00 (until September 12, 2013)
Regular $269.00

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Kinesio Taping 1&2: KT1 – Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Tests & Corrective Techniques; KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques

Course Objectives: 
The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio Taping Method. Over the course of this 8 hour class, the instructor will discuss the fundamental concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method and the unique properties and use of Kinesio Tex Tape. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice screening and muscle testing created for the enhancement of your KT skills and muscle applications for both the upper and lower body. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling. In addition to instruction provided by a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI), the attendee will receive 2 full-color Kinesio Taping Workbooks (KT1 Workbook 1) to augment their training. Each attendee also receives 60 day membership to the Kinesio Taping Association which includes access to a reference data base.

The KT2 course builds on material learned in KT1. During this 8 hour class, the instructor will introduce the six Corrective Techniques (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) and discuss their application in a variety of clinical conditions. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice applying these techniques to a variety of upper and lower body conditions. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the KT Method to orthopedic & neurological conditions. Attendees will receive Workbook 2 (KT Correctional Techniques and Clinical Applications) to augment their training.

Contact Hours: 
16; 1.6 CEU’s

Fees:
Early Bird $489.00 (until September 26, 2013)
Regular $529.00

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The Test of Infant Motor Performance: From Research to Practice

Course Description: 
This two-day intermediate level workshop is designed for physical therapists and occupational therapists working with infants under 5 months of age.  Participants will gain working knowledge of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), a new test of functional motor behavior in infants from 34 weeks post-menstrual age through 4 months past term. 

The TIMP can be used both in special care nursery settings and in early intervention programs, facilitating communication among caregivers in different settings.  TIMP items are related to demands for movement placed on infants during daily life interactions.  Thus the test is an assessment of the posture and movement skills needed by infants for daily life activities.

Contact Hours: 
13.5; 1.3 CEU’s

Fees:
$475 Early Bird Rate (until 10/16/13) 
$525.00 Regular Rate

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M4: “Rotten To The Core” Muscle Energy Evaluation and Treatment of the Ribs, Thoracic Spine and the Abdominal Thoracic Functional Core Unit

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic concepts of muscles as they relate to the somatic dysfunctions.
  • Understand the overwhelming advantages of M.E.T. vs. Manipulation.
  • Be familiar with muscle spindle structure as well as its neuro-faciliatory functions.
  • Be able to palpate a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
  • Identify gait / stance asymmetries as they relate to somatic dysfunction.
  • Palpate the basic bony landmarks of Ribs, Thoracic Spine and abdominal-thoracic core unit.
  • Evaluate Ribs, Thoracic Spine for asymmetry hypo-mobility.
  • ….And MUCH more!

Contact Hours:
17; 1.7 CEU’s

Fees: 
$419.00 Early Bird Rate (12/18/13) 
$470.00 Regular Rate

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The Foot & Ankle

Course Objectives: 

  • Perform a Biomechanical Evaluation as it relates to the foot/ankle
  • Treat the Acute and Chronic Ankle Sprain with Gary Grays Functional Exercise Progression
  • Treat a variety of foot / Ankle diagnosis’ with manual techniques and Leuko taping techniques
  • Assess the foot / ankle for orthotics
  • Fabricate orthotics both off the shelf and custom

Contact Hours: 
12.25; 1.2 CEU’s

Fees:
$315.00 Early Bird (until December 27, 2013) 
$365.00 Regular Rate

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Real World CounterStrain

Course Objectives:

Come take part in an interactive 8-hour seminar designed to introduce the concepts and basic techniques of the osteopathic manual technique, counterstrain. The seminar will include:

  • Real world scientific rationale for counterstrain
  • Treatment of the most common UE and LE trigger points as the pertain to musculoskeletal disorders of the UE/LE and spine in the real world
  • Exercises to prevent the recurrence of trigger points in the real world

Real World Counterstrain will enhance the participants ability to think outside of the box in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and use a truly integrated approach with manual therapy and exercise.

Contact Hours: 
8; .8 CEU’s

Fees:
Early Bird TBD (until January 15, 2014)
Regular TBD

 

Kinesio Taping 1&2: KT1 – Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Tests & Corrective Techniques; KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques

Course Objectives:

  • Explain and apply the concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method.
  • Utilize and demonstrate application skills in guided laboratory sessions.
  • Practice the various cutting techniques and their clinical application.
  • Apply Kinesio Taping method to relax and stimulate muscles.
  • Apply Kinesio Taping methods for pain, swelling, joint mobility and stability.
  • Apply various taping techniques for treatment of the spine, and upper/ lower extremity dysfunction.
  • Apply various taping techniques for treatment of unique conditions using the concepts and principals of the Kinesio Taping Method.

Contact Hours: 
16; 1.6 CEU’s

Fees:
$489.00 Early Bird(until February 22, 2014)        
$529.00 Registration Fee

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Kinesio Taping 3&4: Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques for the Kinesio Taping Method

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this lecture and lab on Kinesio Taping for Pediatrics, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the major clinical implications for pediatric taping.
  • Understand the difference between taping for facilitation and taping for relaxation when using Kinesio Tape.
  • Know how and when to use Kinesio Tape for various corrective techniques in pediatrics.
  • Experience applying tape on a partner and having tape applied to oneself on lower extremities, trunk and upper extremities.
  • Problem solve practical applications of therapeutic taping via case studies and treatment demonstrations.

Contact Hours: 
TBD

Fees: 
TBD

 

**For more information on any of our courses, e-mail ahippler@med.umich.edu 

If you are interested in attending one of our courses, please print and fill out the registration form included in the particular course brochure you are interested in. Registration fee must accompany the registration form. Hotel accommodations and maps of the area will be sent with your confirmation letter. You will not be registered for the course until you receive confirmation that verifies your registration. If you do not receive this, or have any further questions about any Cont. Ed. courses, please call the OT/PT CE Coordinator at 734-936-4376.

Cancellation Policy

UMHS OT/PT Division reserves the right to cancel the course “at any time” from two weeks prior to the first day of the course. UMHS OT/PT Division will not be responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course, other than the cost of the course.