Upcoming Medical Conferences in FreeholdSearch Criteria : United States of America Freehold
Aug 02 - 04, 2019 | USD $772 | Freehold, New Jersey
PNF I: The Functional Approach to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Aug 02 - 04, 2019 at CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. Audience: PT, PTA, OT, SPT Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act. Course Purpose: To effectively treat as a Functional Manual Therapist®, one must address the interrelationship between the neuromuscular, soft tissue, and articular systems. PNF I 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 posts manipulative techniques. The material in this course is directly related to current neurophysiology of muscle function and motor control. Course Objectives: The participant will develop an understanding of the: • normal growth and development principles on which PNF has founded • neurophysiology behind the PNF principles • FMT paradigm of mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control. • application of the FMT paradigm to the practice of PNF. • FMT operational definition of Functional Efficiency and how it applies to the practice of PNF. • attributes and differences between tonic vs phasic contractions and isometric vs maintained isotonic contractions. The participant will develop the: • clinical skills to determine a patient’s neuromuscular ability to initiate functional movements with a proper feed-forward mechanism, and if necessary, select the proper PNF technique to facilitate a CoreFirst contraction. • manual skills to assess the mechanical capacity of the joint and soft tissues associated with PNF patterns and functional positions of hook lying, on-elbows, sitting, and gait. • observation skills to identify inefficiencies in the scapula and pelvic patterns as they relate to functional activities • skills to identify the presence or absence of CoreFirst® strategies in various functional movements and postures and demonstrate the necessary clinical reasoning to determine the proper PNF intervention if a dysfunctional motor strategy is identified. • clinical reasoning necessary to implement a plan of care related to the restoration of efficient mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control through the utilization of appropriate principles and techniques of PNF based on the objective and subjective findings related to a patient’s presenting symptoms. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 07 - 08, 2019 | CME 13.00 | Freehold, New Jersey
An Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Treatment Approach to the Baby is organized by Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) and will be held from Sep 07 - 08, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.0 credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex - New Jersey
Sep 21 - 22, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $595 | Freehold, New Jersey
A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Sep 21 - 22, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT’s, PTA’s, OT’s and AT’s. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18.0 contact hours/1.8 ceus for New York, Illinois or District of Columbia licensed therapists. Conference Description : This two-day advanced course provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific and clinical rationale for examination and treatment of selected shoulder complex conditions. Over one-third of this course involves hands-on lab sessions utilizing case studies, clinical reasoning and problem solving skills. A special focus will be on the algorithm-based examination format for the special tests of the shoulder. Updated evidence-based information on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios of the tests will be thoroughly addressed. In addition, selected mobilization techniques, rhythmic stabilization, perturbation techniques, and open and closed chain exercises will be practiced in the laboratory sessions. Discussion of evidence-based rehabilitation will include the optimum exercises for rehabilitation of the shoulder complex, shoulder taping, proprioceptive/kinesthetic training techniques and the scientific basis for plyometrics. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practice incorporating the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment intervention strategies and clinical outcome studies for patients with selected shoulder conditions. Conference Objectives are : • Identify an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of evidence-based practice into ones own clinical practice patterns. • Describe and utilize the resources available to research the current best practices. • Demonstrate an understanding of algorithm-based examination and evaluation of the shoulder complex. • Explain the key factors affecting clinical efficiency and accuracy when using an algorithm-based examination process. • Discriminate and evaluate the examination findings using clinical reasoning skills to develop successful therapeutic intervention programs. • Describe the difference between adhesive capsulitis and shoulder selective hypomobility. • Develop an integrated evidence-based (when available) and empirically-based rehabilitation program for specific dysfunctions of the shoulder. • Describe the selected disorders of the shoulder discussed in the course. • Differentiate an understanding of the most recent advances in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment interventions and outcomes of selected shoulder disorders using evidence-based concepts. • Design effective outcome evaluation measures based upon current evidence-based clinical and scientific information to develop effective outcome evaluation measures. • Interpret outcomes to impact future treatment models. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 05 - 06, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
Stroke: Impacting the Under 55 Year Old Population is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Oct 05 - 06, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18 contact hours/1.8 ceu’s for DC, NY or IL therapists. Conference Description : This is a two day advanced course focusing on identification and management of the barriers to achieving good outcomes in the under 55 year old population. In the United States, the incidence of stroke in individuals under the age of 55 continues to increase and billable length-of-stay continues to decrease across the continuum for stroke survivors. This course will help therapists identify the key issues that need to be treated in order to facilitate the “younger” stroke survivor back to active participation in their community. This course will provide review of basic but critical issues in the stroke population such as area of the brain involved and the cognitive, visual, language, and behavioral sequelae. There will be identification and management of comorbitities. The importance of a transdisciplinary team approach across the continuum will be discussed throughout the course. This class provides clinicians with the information they need to know about motor learning, managing fatigue, treatment of the hemiplegic shoulder, and management of hypertonicity to achieve improved outcomes. These are frequently the most complicated issues in stroke rehab and are the most frequent barriers to the stroke survivors progress in therapy and participation in their community. Laura’s sixteen years of experience in the post acute setting provides a clinical perspective on how to treat/manage these issues for the best outcomes. There will be lab sessions for the hemiplegic shoulder, movement analysis, and gait, as well as case studies on neuroanatomy, comorbities, and home program development. Conference Objectives are : • Identify neuroanatomical lesions and subsequent deficits. • Identify cognitive, behavioral, vision, and language deficits post stroke. • Develop strategies for assessing and treating cognitive, behavioral, vision, and language deficits for improved outcomes throughout the continuum. • Identify the impact of comorbidities on outcome and therapy planning. • Define a transdisciplinary approach and describe ways to develop this in your treatment setting. • Define motor learning and identify how to achieve better outcomes by using a motor learning approach. • Define spasticity, dystonia, and spastic dystonia, and identify the best medical and therapy interventions for management. • Identify key movements to analyze, interpretation of the movement observed, and how to set up treatment strategies for improved outcomes. • Identify causes of fatigue in the stroke population and treatment strategies to diminish the impact of fatigue on function. • Identify the pain generators that contribute to hemiplegic shoulder pain, and perform basic treatment techniques for management. • Discuss the most current evidence based information on upper and lower extremity orthotics for the stroke population. • Identify keys to achieving community ambulator status and community integration. • Develop home programs for continued progress not just maintenance. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 11 - 13, 2019 | Contact Hours 20.00 | USD $661 | Freehold, New Jersey
GAIT: Functional Gait: Component Assessment and Treatment is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Oct 11 - 13, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20 Contact Hours. Audience: PT. PTA, OT, SPT Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act. Course Purpose: Many aspects of function are impeded by motor control problems that are reflected in a patient’s gait and rolling patterns. The skill to observe and then affect a positive impact on a patient’s gait dysfunction is a powerful tool in the total rehabilitation of both orthopedic and neurological patients. Building on the foundational skills learned in other IPA courses,Functional Gait emphasizes component assessment and the governing structural and motor control factors which influence each component. Each gait component is self-evaluated,assessed by two partners, and then treated using PNF, CFS®, and FM treatment strategies. Course Objectives: By the end of the course, the participant will demonstrate through small group discussion monitored by the instructor the ability to identify: • The biomechanical principal which govern gait • The mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control impairments which can alter efficient gait • The functional interrelationship of the body's systems and regions necessary for efficient gait By the end of course, the participant will demonstrate the manual and visual skills necessary to accurately: • Analyze gait dysfunctions in lab partners or on video The participant will develop the manual and observational skills to: • Assess the mechanical impairments contributing to the identified inefficient gait • Assess the neuromuscular CoreFirst strategies necessary to perform efficient gait • Perform appropriate mobilization and re-education treatment to facilitate a more efficient gait pattern By the end of the course, participant will demonstrate, through supervised lab practice sessions, the ability to perform appropriate manual skills of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control treatment to correct any identified gait dysfunctions in lab partners. By the end of the course, the participant will demonstrate, in supervised lab practice sessions the ability to instruct the patient in an appropriate home program. Throughout the course, the participant will participate in guided discussions related to the current evidence for Gait assessment and treatment.
Oct 12 - 13, 2019 | CME 14.00 | USD $479 | Freehold, New Jersey
Upper Extremity Tendon Injury Update: Advances in Clinical Management is organized by Rehab Education and will be held from Oct 12 - 13, 2019 at Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Certified Hand Therapists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 Contact hours. Course Description : This intermediate level evidence-based course is designed to enhance the clinician’s understanding of the impact of upper extremity tendon injuries on the wrist and hand. This comprehensive course provides an analytical approach to the rehabilitation of tendon injuries, combined with hands-on orthotic fabrication (splinting) lab sessions. Includes treatment protocols, case-studies and review of current research and literature. Focus on : • Extensor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Zone-specific Management of Extensor Tendon Injuries. • Flexor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Zone-specific Management of Tendon Injuries. • Tendon behavior following fractures, complex injuries and secondary deformity. • Therapeutic intervention. • Hands-on Orthotic Fabrication (splinting) Labs. Conference Objectives are : • Identify the anatomy of upper extremity flexor tendons and extensor tendons. • Identify the mechanism of digital flexion, extension and thumb opposition. • List and recognize the various methods for management of flexor and extensor tendons using various methods described in the literature & practice. • Identify treatment hierarchy and goals for complex traumatic upper extremity injuries. • Fabricate immobilization and mobilization orthoses (static, dynamic and static progressive) for the wrist and hand. • Utilize clinical reasoning for treatment of various injuries of the hand based on tendon mechanics. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Motor Control - Enhancing Functional Movement Through Central Nervous System Neuroplastic Change - Freehold, New Jersey, USA
Oct 19 - 20, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $425 | Freehold, New Jersey
Motor Control - Enhancing Functional Movement Through Central Nervous System Neuroplastic Change is organized by Health Click and will be held from Oct 19 - 20, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18.0 contact hours/1.80 CEU’s for therapists licensed in District of Columbia, New York, or Illinois. Conference Description : This two-day advanced course will systematically encourage critical thinking of how a therapist might carefully consider each patient’s unique parameters that will allow him or her to learn (or re-learn) motor control through central nervous system neuroplastic change. The course will explore the connection between neuroscience and clinical outcomes in a tangible manner such that meaningful progress can be achieved. Goal setting, measuring progress and addressing funding concerns will also be discussed in detail. Unique pediatric, adult and geriatric challenges will be discussed with respect to creating the best possible outcomes. Discussion of outcome measure selection with consideration to the patient’s diagnosis and age will help the clinician follow, progress and formulate evidence-based strategies; as well as justify the need for therapeutic intervention within today’s health care funding parameters. A focus on implementing family-centered care will also be an important topic in this course. This course will prepare PT’s, PTA’s and OT’s to objectively manage the neurologically involved client in a manner that will maximize their functional movement. Conference Objectives are : • Demonstrate understanding of neuroplasticity applied to patients with neurological impairment at any age. • Demonstrate understanding of various motor control theories and select valid concepts toward developing an effective plan of care for the patient with neurological impairment. • Identify sensorimotor impairments and effective therapeutic interventions based on video case studies. • Develop programs that enhance movement therapy strategies including task-specific training, activity based strengthening, and the benefits of neuromuscular reeducation across the life span with consideration of unique diagnostic and patient characteristics. • Identify unique characteristics within specific diagnostic groups that require special attention for developing motor learning. • Identify the secondary effects of abnormalities of tone and posture. • Perform outcome tests and measures that are reliable in assessing the level of recovery for the patient with neurological impairment at any age. • Identify important documentation elements toward insuring funding for necessary therapy intervention. • Discuss current healthcare legislation and the impact on family centered care. • Identify key evaluation and treatment techniques to enhance lasting function in a value-based accountability system. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 09 - 10, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course is organized by Health Click and will be held from Nov 09 - 10, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME Credits. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18 hours/ 1.8 CEUs for therapists licensed in DC, IL and NY. Conference Description : Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention. Conference Objectives are : • Compare and contrast the systems underlying balance. • Compare and contrast changes in the balance system with neurological, orthopedic, and vestibular pathologies. • Describe changes in the balance system across the lifespan. • Perform a balance examination including examination of sensory and motor contributions to balance. • Interpret the findings of a balance examination based on diagnosis and impairments. • Differentiate neurological, orthopedic and vestibular causes of balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat neurological causes of balance dysfunction including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, peripheral nervous system disorders and cerebellar dysfunction. • Develop evidence-based intervention for patients with vestibular, neurological, and cervicogenic dysfunction. • Perform a comprehensive examination to differentially diagnose BPPV and develop a progressive program to treat BPPV. • Describe the pathology of vestibular balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat vestibular causes of balance dysfunction including cervicogenic dizziness, migraine-related vestibulopathy, anxiety related dizziness. • Develop a fall-risk assessment and intervention program. • Apply the material presented to representative patient cases. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 16 - 17, 2019 | CME 15.50 | USD $425 | Freehold, New Jersey
Lower Extremity Orthopedic and Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 16 - 17, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15.5 hours of CME credit. Course Description: This hands-on, two-day advanced course will provide an in-depth analysis of lower extremity traumatic and overuse injuries affecting the youth athlete. This course will identify the latest evidence on tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries unique to the youth athlete. Special emphasis will be spent on understanding the effects of maturational status on motor planning and injury risk. Each course attendee will leave with both didactic and hands-on assessment tools to make informed, evidence-based rehabilitation and return-to-activity decisions. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination and treatment skills of injured youth athletes. The overall course objective is to provide attendees with a thorough frame-work to make informed decisions that will enable the course attendee to become an asset in your community to youth athletes, parents, physicians, and coaches. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic. Course Objectives are: • Identify the risks and potential benefits of early sport specialization in the youth athlete. • Perform a thorough assessment utilizing evidence-based screening tools to identify at-risk populations for running, cutting, and pivoting sports involving youth athletes. • Describe the musculoskeletal implications from ACL, MPFL and PAO reconstructive. • Perform a comprehensive, hypothesis-driven lower extremity evaluation unique to youth athletes. • Develop and design comprehensive treatment programs tailored to the specific needs of the youth lower extremity athlete. • Implement an evidence-based, criterion-driven return to sport program for youth athletes returning to sports involving running, cutting, pivoting, and jumping. • Develop a program that utilizes evidence-based manual therapy and taping techniques as adjunctive techniques to help facilitate pain and functional improvements in youth athletes. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.