Coming Soon: Courses to increase knowledge in treatment areas typical to therapeutic practice.

Human Balance System

2.5 Credit hours

PQAS Instructor: Cynthia Kennedy, PT, MS, PCS
PA PT and OT Board Approved

Applicable to: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, for COTAs and PTAs.

This course explores general balance and, specifically, human balance. The components of human balance are examined and how they interconnect to produce efficient, effective balance in varying situations and environments. Processing of perceptual information and the neuroscience of processing the information are discussed.  Common causes of balance disorders in adults and children are identified. Testing and treatment of vestibular disorders are presented. Examples of treatment strategies for adults and children are presented along with problems solving opportunities.

Rotator Cuff Management: Part I

2 Credit hours

Terry Trundle, ATC, LAT, PTA
PT and OT Boards Approved

This course will provide a relevant review of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to function of the rotator cuff. This course demonstrates innovative treatment planning in functional rehabilitation of the upper kinetic chain with evidence based interventions based on the latest research. The course uses videos and written examples. Upon completing this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of how the rotator cuff works including mechanisms and contributions from other regions. This deeper understanding will allow the participant to more completely and fully assess and manage patients with rotator cuff dysfunction. This course will explore why scapular stabilization is so important to the upper kinetic chain including evaluating the evidence based positional recruitment of open and closed kinetic exercises, this will allow participants to develop improved plans of care and exercise progressions for their patients with rotator cuff dysfunction. Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers.

Rotator Cuff Management: Part II

2 Credit hours

Win Chang MD, FAAOS
PT and OT Boards Approved

The Rotator Cuff Management Course will take students of the 21st century on a paradigm shift to what is new on the horizon — introducing what may be considered as the rotator cuff management technique of “tomorrow”. This course begins with an emphasis on contemporary knowledge of the functional anatomy of the rotator cuff. This is followed by a discussion on the rationale and basic science behind a revolutionary technique of rotator cuff management.  This revolutionary technique is the rotational training method as opposed to “today’s” linearly driven techniques of pushing, pulling, lifting, and pressing dumbbells or rubber bands.  This rotational method is the rotator cuff management technique of “tomorrow”.  The course finishes with  a deep dive introducing the novel rotator cuff exercise device, the ShoulderSphere® as the rotator cuff management technique of “tomorrow”. This course is for PTs, PTAs, OTs and COTA,  and ATL. 

Taping for Function: Lower Extremity and Trunk

3 Credit Hours

PQAS Instructor: Cynthia Kennedy, PT, MS, PCS

PT and OT Boards Approved

This course provides the background for and use of taping techniques using Leukotape, Hypafix and Kinesiotape to correct common postural and functional problems seen with pediatric clients. This course includes a printable manual of lessons with photos of each taping technique. Videos and patient photos are used within the course to illustrate problems and taping to correct alignment and function of the lower extremity and trunk. 

Taping for Function: Upper Extremity and Trunk

3 Credit hours

PQAS Instructor: Cynthia Kennedy, PT, MS, PCS

PT and OT Boards Approved

This course provides the background for and use of taping techniques using Leukotape, Hypafix and Kinesiotape to correct common postural and functional problems seen with pediatric clients. This course includes a printable manual of lessons with photos of each taping technique. Videos and patient photos are used within the course to illustrate problems and taping to correct alignment and function of the upper extremity and trunk.