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Courses

Listed below are the courses we offer every year. In addition to these courses we provide customized instruction upon request. Recent topics include Cervical Spine Management: the Missing Links, and Basics of Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Thrust Joint Mobilization. Please contact us if you're interested in hosting any of these courses: Contact us now!

Cervicogenic Dizziness: An Evidence-based Competency Course

This course is intended for physical therapists who have experience managing patients with complaints of dizziness but wish to improve their skills in the differential diagnosis, manual examination and intervention in patients whose dizziness has a cervicogenic component.

"I  attended a course several years ago... that included all disciplines.  It was a bit overwhelming.  The next year I went to [another course] and really got a grasp on evaluations and treatments.  Then, I attended your Cervicogenic Dizziness course.  Honestly, I learned so much from that course!  I am amazed at the outcomes.  So many patients have a combination of cervical and "ear" dizziness.  I always have 2-3 patients at any time with cervicogenic dizzy issues. 
 
I have [my laser headlamp] stashed in my desk drawer so no one may take it!!!  When I bring out my goggles, taped over sunglasses, headlamp, and weird poster boards, everyone wonders what will happen next.  Fun stuff!  Much better than the run-of-the-mill ortho patients!"

– Renee Beard, PT, West Virginia

The Dizzy and Imbalanced Patient: Differential Diagnosis, Examination, and Treatment

Use the skills learned in this course to differentiate between central and peripheral vestibular patients, treat those who are appropriate and refer those who are not.

Comprehensive Management of the Cervical Spine

Learn and refine the manual skills necessary for the examination, evaluation and management of patients with common cervical musculoskeletal disorders. Includes evaluation and management of cervical sensorimotor deficits.

Orthopedic Interventions in the Neurologic Patient
This course will help you determine what musculoskeletal restraints your patient has, and the implications of those restraints on your patient's movement patterns and function. You'll learn to treat those problems, and incorporate newly gained mobility into more appropriate movement patterns.

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The Shoulder: movement dysfunctions and associated pathologies

This two day intermediate course provides the clinician with practical, evidence based knowledge for evaluation and treatment of the shoulder in an outpatient orthopedic type of setting.

Problem Solving Pathologies of the Elbow region

This one and 1/2 day intermediate course provides the clinician with practical, evidence based knowledge for evaluation and treatment of the elbow in an outpatient orthopedic type of setting.

The Use of Taping in Physical Therapy: Essential Skills and the Evidence

The use of tape as a intervention or modality is common in today's rehabilitation practice. This 1 day course focuses on the utilization of various forms of taping as a intervention.


Concussion or Worse? Differentiating and Managing Patients with Dizziness in a Typical (Busy!) Outpatient Clinic
Disorders common to the orthopedic PT setting, such as a concussion or whiplash, can produce the trifecta of dizziness: “mild” brain injury, vestibular disorders (central and peripheral) and cervicogenic dizziness.

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