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Sep 13 - 14, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $450 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Spinning Beyond Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Sep 13 - 14, 2019 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is PT, PTA, OT, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credits. This course is 18 contact hours/1.8 ceus for therapists licensed in NY, IL, or DC. Course Objectives: • Identify signs and symptoms that differentiate the diagnostic groups of BPPV, cervical dysfunction, psychogenic, Meniere's disease and migraine. • Perform appropriate examination procedures to distinguish between the diagnostic groups of BPPV, cervical, psychogenic, Meniere's disease and migraine. • Design customized exercise protocols for each of the diagnostic groups of BPPV, cervical, psychogenic, Meniere's disease and migraine. • Identify psychological problems that can affect the management of vestibular problems and learn how to modify treatment interventions, plans and goals. • Recognize role of migraine as both primary (causing of distinct vertigious episodes) and secondary (traditional migraines leading to more persistent motion, intolerance) contributor to dizziness and its impact on rehabilitation. • Develop an understanding of the important role of both the medical and rehabilitative aspects managing dizziness and when to refer to another provider. • Identify a multitude of balance facilitation techniques both for motoric and sensory balance deficits with the dizzy patient. • Develop skills related to the "fine art" of vestibular rehabilitation, which is the accurate interpretation of eye motion as it relates to the patient's clinical presentation. • Develop improved management skills for patients stable vestibular deficits such as status post acoustic neuroma disability, including fundamental skills related to facial rehabilitation, expected outcomes and treatment progressions. • Identify the clinical presentation and learn clinical testing of patients with superior canal dehiscence (fistula) and current management. • Recognize the clinical presentation of patients with Mal de Debarquement, current theories of pathophysiology and current recommended management strategies. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 05 - 06, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $450 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Functional Mechanics of the Lumbopelvic Region and Lower Extremity is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Oct 05 - 06, 2019 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 contact hours. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18.0 contact hours/18 ccu’s/ 1.8 ceu’s for therapists licensed in IL, NY, DC. Conference Description : This two-day intermediate course provides you with the information and skills necessary to analyze the functional anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. Evidence-based research and up-to-date clinically-relevant techniques are presented. Extensive laboratory sessions focus on differential diagnosis to rule out lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, lumbar disc herniation, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis as well as posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction. The manual therapy skills practiced will assist with promoting normal function while decreasing the potential risk of further injury. Differential diagnosis laboratory sessions, along with key examination techniques to analyze gait and functional mobility, will provide the essential skills needed to identify altered movement patterns within the ankle, knee, hip and lumbar spine. This approach demonstrates the importance of understanding of how synergistic movement is necessary within the lumbar spine and lower extremities to maintain functional, healthy movement patterns and to avoid compensatory motions that can contribute to long-term injury. Conference Objectives are : • Identify anatomical structures and normal biomechanical motion of the hip, lumbar spine and lower quarter. • Apply etiological and physiological concepts as they pertain to the hip, lower quarter and lumbar spine function while recognizing signs and symptoms associated with various conditions. • Implement a systematic approach to gait assessment and describe common impairments throughout the lower kinetic chain that can lead to movement dysfunction. • Establish and integrate an accurate treatment classification category into a comprehensive program for treatment of lumbopelvic disorders. • Perform a differential diagnosis examination to rule out: lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, lumbar disc herniation, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction. • Plan and implement an evidence-based assessment for the lumbopelvic region and correlating structures based on a biomechanical assessment of the lower extremity and trunk. • Justify and perform specific mobilizations and manipulations to the lumbar spine, and lower quarter. • Incorporate clinical reasoning skills and evidence based research when analyzing the results from a movement analysis examination as it pertains to lower extremity and lumbar dysfunction. • Develop a progressive exercise program to decrease pain and promote biomechanically optimal motion within the lumbar spine and lower quarter. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes (Oct 12 - 13, 2019)
Oct 12 - 13, 2019 | CME 16.00 | USD $425 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Oct 12 - 13, 2019 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16 hours of CME credit. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 19 contact hours/1.9 ceu’s for DC, NY or IL therapists. Conference Description : This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting. Conference Objectives are : • Identify the anatomical structures responsible for perception of movement and understand their physiological functions. • Recognize the intricate connections between the vestibular, oculomotor and somatosensory systems and how they combine to maintain stability of posture and vision. • Recognize and understand the different mechanisms of recovery of the vestibular system and how they impact the course and content of rehabilitation. • Recognize typical vestibular disorders by symptom and category and identify critical areas for therapeutic intervention. • Perform evaluative procedures and assess findings (interview/history, Dizziness Handicap Inventory, oculomotor exam, visual-vestibular exam, positional testing, Motion Sensitivity Quotient, Dynamic Gait Index, static balance assessments, systems screening). • Recognize typical presentations of nystagmus and their relevance to treatment. • Design an appropriate treatment plan including; appropriate tasks, therapeutic exercises and measurable goals. • Perform appropriate therapeutic exercises and procedures to patients with vestibular disorders. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 19 - 20, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $425 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Biomechanics is organized by Health Click and will be held from Oct 19 - 20, 2019 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, 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 therapists licensed in New York, Illinois, or District of Columbia. Conference Description : This two-day intermediate level course is designed to emphasize the clinical guidelines utilized when developing an evidence-based rehabilitation program. Biomechanics form the keystone philosophy for a multi-modal treatment approach; emphasizing both manual treatment/assessment and dynamic exercise methods. Current evidence-based interventions are presented and analyzed for a variety of diagnoses. Postsurgical programs and time phased rehab progression are thoroughly discussed for diagnoses such as: rotator cuff tendonitis, tears, ligamentous injuries and dislocation. Evaluation and treatment techniques for specialized sports shoulder injuries and dysfunctions include rotator cuff undersurface tears, dead-arm syndrome, scapular neuritis, myofascial syndromes and microtrauma principles. The instructor will describe essential components of overhead performance biomechanics and relate specific injuries and treatment concepts for the myriad of sports that involve throwing motions, swimming strokes and weight training for the upper extremity. Clinicians will also be presented with information and techniques on how to analyze and recognize dysfunction phases for painful, stiff shoulders (adhesive capsulitis), in addition to understanding the prognosis of recovery while incorporating evidence-based manual therapy techniques. The presentation of rehabilitation programs are based on actual patient cases and outcomes. The assessment and treatment techniques will be thoroughly practiced during the laboratory sessions. This course incorporates the use of exercise and manual skills combined with new evidence-based perspectives to promote excellent patient outcomes. Conference Objectives are : • Discuss the importance of understanding the biomechanics of the shoulder when developing a comprehensive shoulder evaluation. • Discuss the underlying mechanisms of common shoulder dysfunctions. • Perform special tests of the shoulder to determine dysfunction. • Recognize the components of overhead performance biomechanics as it relates to injuries of sporting events that involve throwing motions, swimming strokes and weight training for the upper extremity. • Recognize that myofascial trigger point therapy is an integral part of the rehab program. • Develop specialized assessment and treatment programs for specific sports injuries to include: rotator cuff undersurface tears, dead arm syndrome, suprascapular neuritis, myofascial syndromes and microtraumas. • Explain the dysfunction phases of adhesive capsulitis, painful shoulder and integrate evidence-based rehabilitation techniques to maximize outcomes. • Analyze available multimodal treatments and rehabilitation techniques. • Justify the role of current evidence-based information for effective shoulder treatments. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 01 - 02, 2019 | Contact Hours 13.00 | USD $435 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Treating the Cardiac Patient: Decrease Re-Admissions Promote Optimal Outcome is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Nov 01 - 02, 2019 at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Audience: An intermediate-level course for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, and Occupational Therapy Assistants who treat patients with cardiac impairments. CEU Credits: Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) - 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 - 13 PDUs. Course Description: Preventing hospital re-admissions is a priority whether you work in acute care, home care, or skilled/transitional care units. The top four reasons for re-admission are MI, CHF, Pneumonia and COPD with Central Venous Pressure issues. Through complex case analysis of these conditions you will be armed with the skills needed to make decisions quickly and independently to preserve a patient’s safety and enable them to reach their full potential to help prevent hospital re-admissions. You will learn strategies to educate treat and motivate patients to achieve optimal health and outcomes. Medical and surgical issues that impact the patient’s examination, evaluation and interventions, as well as the patient’s prognosis and outcomes will be discussed. Through case analysis and clinical problem-solving participants will be given an opportunity to decide which impairments are significant and how they can alter their interventions to take the dysfunction into consideration. Clinical monitoring and parameters for safe exercise given a cardiac impairment will be explored. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to: • Differentiate normal vs. abnormal cardiovascular function and response to exercise. • Perform an appropriate basic examination of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. • Summarize the examination/assessment to developing an appropriate therapy intervention to prevent re-admissions. • Identify treatment interventions for complex cardiac patients to achieve full potential safely Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 09 - 10, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $475 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 09 - 10, 2019 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, OT, 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 contact hours/1.8 ceu’s for therapists licensed in Illinois, New York, or the District of Columbia. Conference Description : This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role. Conference Objectives are : • Describe the core features and overlap of symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury to post-concussion syndrome protracted recovery, expected outcomes and literature updates. • Identify possible barriers to rehabilitation following a concussion and how to address them to maximize outcomes in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. • Identify the areas of possible damage to the vestibular system following a TBI or concussion. • Develop advanced understanding and knowledge of how to choose the most appropriate tests to deferentially diagnose vestibular and balance deficits following TBI. • Describe the tools used for balance and vestibular interview and evaluation and apply it to this complex population. • Evaluate the visual system and identify abhorrent eye movement and what it means to rehab and outcomes. • Describe how to effectively manage whiplash associated dizziness. • Develop and perform appropriate examination and treatment options for a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve injuries, fistulas, traumatic Meniere's, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise-induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. • Develop individualized treatment programs for peripheral, central vestibular and/or balance deficits following a head injury. • Describe the importance of multi-sensory damage and interdisciplinary management. • Develop programs that incorporate “return to play” guidelines in a more useful, clinically relevant manner. • Describe how technological advances can help in your clinic and how to utilize low-cost evaluation and treatment tools. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions (Dec 07 - 08, 2019)
Dec 07 - 08, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $450 | Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Dec 07 - 08, 2019 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, 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 contact hours/1.8 ceu’s for therapists licensed in New York, Illinois or the District of Columbia. Conference Description : This two-day intermediate level lecture and hands-on laboratory course will provide the clinician with the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines for the examination, differential diagnosis and treatment interventions for running-related injuries. New research on how to accurately diagnose and treat plantar heel pain, Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, stress fractures and muscular strains will be reviewed. An emphasis on the utilization of video gait analysis as a key diagnostic and treatment tool will be incorporated throughout the course. Hands-on laboratory break-out sessions will focus on performing a functional biomechanical examination specific to runners, fabricating orthotic devices, and performing and interpreting selected special tests for the hip, knee and ankle with an emphasis on their application to runners. 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 runners. The overall course objective is to provide course participants with a thorough understanding of running biomechanics and the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines in order to effectively and efficiently enhance the quality of patient outcomes. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic. Conference Objectives are : • Explain the relationship between lower extremity anatomy and physiology and running biomechanics. • Perform and independent and accurate functional runner-specific lower extremity evaluation. • Discuss normal running mechanics and apply this understanding to successfully treating injured runners. • Identify and apply the latest evidence-based approaches to evaluating and treating the following common running injuries: plantar heel pain, Achilles tendonopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and lateral hip pain. • Perform an independent assessment of a running two-dimensional video gaitanalysis with emphasis on breaking down a runner’s form from the anterior, lateral and posterior views. • Analyze and correlate biomechanical examination findings with a two-dimensional video gait analysis in order to apply evidence-based running-specific exercises to treat the runner’s biomechanical impairments. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.