Upcoming Medical Conferences in LivingstonSearch Criteria : United States of America Livingston
Mar 14 - 15, 2020 | Contact H 13.50 | USD $529 | Livingston, New Jersey
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): Comprehensive Skills Course is organized by Rehab Education and will be held from Mar 14 - 15, 2020 at Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.5 contact hours. Who Should Attend: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Certified Athletic Trainers • Doctors of Chiropractic Description: Soft tissue pathology plays a primary role in limiting mobility, often resulting in a profound loss of function for those with injuries. This course covers the theory and intervention strategies for identifying and treating soft tissue restrictions utilizing Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques. This comprehensive case-study-based course uses a lab-focused teaching format, covering the upper quarter for the first half, and the lower quarter for the second half; allowing for upper extremity specialists to attend the portion of the course relevant to their area of specialty. In addition to instruction in basic treatment techniques, this course includes the utilization of motion with IASTM and the use of IASTM over nerves and nerve beds. Lab attire consisting of shorts, as well as swimsuit or halter-tops for women, is required to allow for proper practice of techniques. Tools will be provided for use during the course. Course Objectives: At the completion of this program the participant will be able to: • Identify 3 precautions for IASTM use with overuse injuries in the patient with orthopedic problems such as tennis elbow or forearm strain. • Identify 3 contraindications for IASTM use with scar management in the patient with orthopedic problems such as De Quervain's tenosynovitis. • Given a patient scenario in which the patient demonstrates movement dysfunction from fascia restrictions incorporate 2 appropriate IASTM techniques into the plan of care. • Given a patient scenario for a patient with shoulder pain, justify the following choices: concave vs convex, broad vs small contact and single vs double • Following the course and given 3 case scenarios the participant will match all appropriate strokes from the following list of basic IASTM strokes (sweeping, fanning, brushing, • • strumming, framing, rolling and filleting) to each case • Given the result of a case scenario justify the use of 2 advanced IASTM strokes (tack and mobilize, fascia torsion). • Justify based on evidence how each IASTM intervention (proprioception, soft tissue movement based restrictions) can be integrated into the overall treatment program for patients with Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment. • Describe 3 testing techniques used to identify neural tissue involvement in patients with Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapment.
If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function - Introductory Course plus TWO days of Intensive LAB (Oct 23 - 25, 2020)
Oct 23 - 25, 2020 | Contact Hours 20.50 | USD $695 | Livingston, New Jersey
If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function - Introductory Course plus TWO days of Intensive LAB is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Oct 23 - 25, 2020 at Horizon High School, Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America. Accreditation: • This course meets the criteria for 20.5 contact hours. • Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 20.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA • NBCOT professional development provider- 20.5 PDUs • This course is offered for up to 2.05 ASHA CEUs for (Intermediate level, Professional area). Description: This introductory course has revolutionized the way therapists treat patients by assessing the body’s core, from vocal cords to the pelvic floor. Assessment of breathing patterns and maladaptive core stabilization strategies will guide treatment. Participates will leave this course learning numerous interventions to improve functional outcomes in patients. Day one attendance is required to be able to participate in Days 2-3. Limited Enrollment This 3 day course, developed by Mary Massery, will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures. Through Mary Massery’s model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model), the speaker (a certified faculty member of Mary Massery Physical Therapy), will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviors (a multi-system perspective). She will present novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilizers, extending the concept of “core stability” from the vocal folds on the top of the trunk to the pelvic floor on the bottom. Numerous interventions will be presented that use positioning and ventilatory strategies to optimize motor performance. Neuromotor breathing retraining techniques and manual assistive cough techniques will be the focus of treatment labs. Multiple patient cases will be presented throughout the course. The emphasis of the course will be on developing practical, quick clinical solutions for pediatric and adult patients in all practice settings. Course Objectives: At the conclusion of Day 1, participants should be able to: • Describe how trunk pressures link breathing and postural control using the Soda Pop Can Model. • Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and venous return. • Demonstrate the role of the vocal folds in normal postural stability responses (balance) and make the case for using speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies. • Contrast normal infant chest wall development to those with impaired breathing mechanics. • Position patients for optimal physiological and biomechanical support of breathing with simple equipment (towels, pillows, etc.). • Use a ventilatory strategy algorithm presented in class to optimally match breathing with movements from bed mobility to athletic endeavors. At the conclusion of Days 2- 3, participants should be able to: • Perform a multi-system (physical and physiologic) evaluation of motor impairments. • Identify the variations of “normal” breathing patterns and discuss the efficiencies/inefficiencies for individual patient conditions. • Evaluate need for, and demonstrate, appropriate neuromotor retraining techniques for patients with ineffective breathing/postural control strategies (health or participation deficits). • Participate in a live patient demonstration (if a patient is available) and suggest possible evaluation and treatment ideas based on the course material. • Design a targeted airway clearance program using the principles of mobilization, expectoration and oral management. • Demonstrate airway clearance techniques, with a heavy emphasis on manual assistive cough techniques, and apply an airway clearance algorithm to specific patients. • Identify thoracic cage/spine restrictions as they pertain to breathing mechanics and postural control (a very brief introduction musculoskeletal issues). • Evaluate need for, and demonstrate, neuromotor retraining techniques to improve breath support for voicing. • Suggest means for incorporating the course material into therapy activities in your clinical setting immediately