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2014 Continuing Education Courses

March 22 – 23, 2014 ~ Kinesio Taping 1&2: KT1 – Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Tests & Corrective Techniques; KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques
Instructor: Teresa Pesci, MPT, CKTI

March 29 – 30, 2014 ~ Kinesio Taping 3&4 KT3 – Advanced Concepts & Corrective Techniques for the Kinesio Tape Method; KT4 – Specialty Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method: Influencing the Adult Nervous System
Instructor: Lori Robinson, OTR/L, CKTI

April 12 – 13, 2014 ~ M1: Muscle Energy for the Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremities
Instructor:: Tom Ockler, PT

April 26 – 27, 2014 ~ The Thorax: An Integrative Manual Therapy Approach for Diagnosis and Treatment
Instructor: Jay Sandweiss, DO

May 4, 2014 ~ Animal Assisted Therapy within the Scope of Occupational, Physical and Recreational Therapies
Instructor: Kate Thomas, MA

CANCELED: May 17 – 18, 2014 ~ "Kinesio Taping 3&4: KT 3 - Advanced Concepts & Corrective Techniques for the Kinesio Tape Method; KT 4 - KT4: Specialty Pediatric Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
(Prerequisite, completion of KTAV

Instructor: Teresa Pesci, MPT, CKTI

CANCELED: June 21 – 22,  2014 ~ M4: “Rotten To The Core” Muscle Energy Evaluation and Treatment of the Ribs, Thoracic Spine and the Abdominal Thoracic Functional Core Unit
Instructor: Tom Ockler, PT

CANCELED: July 12 – 13,  2014 ~ M2: Muscle Energy Techniques for the Ribs, Upper Extremity, Thoracic and Cervical Spine
Instructor: Tom Ockler, PT

CANCELED: October 17 – 18,  2014 ~ Pharmacology
Instructor: Ross Biederman, MD, DPM


Course Information

Kinesio Taping 1&2: KT1 – Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Tests & Corrective Techniques; KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques

Course Objectives:

Contact Hours:
16; 1.6 CEU’s

Fees:
$489.00 Early Bird(until February 22, 2014)       
$529.00 Registration Fee

Brochure:

 

Kinesio Taping 3&4 KT3 – Advanced Concepts & Corrective Techniques for the Kinesio Tape Method; KT4 – Specialty Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method: Influencing the Adult Nervous System

Course Description
The KT4 Neurological course builds on and expands techniques learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses. This course addresses variations in nervous system status. The attendees will develop treatment strategies and practice extensive Kinesio Taping techniques to address a wide variety of issues encountered when treating patients with neurological diseases. Some examples include: CVA, CP, ALS, MD, MS, and TBI. The course considers other physiological systems which impact patient considerations when working with the trunk and extremities. Developing, recovering, and deteriorating nervous system patients are investigated, strategies planned, and Kinesio Taping techniques practiced.

Contact Hours
14 Contact Hours; 1.4

Fees
$489 Early Bird (until 3/24/14)
$529.00 Regular Rate

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M1: Muscle Energy for the Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremities

Instructor: Tom Ockler, PT

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, the attendees will be able to:

• Understand the basic concepts of muscles as they relate to the somatic dysfunctions.
• Understand the overwhelming advantages of M.E.T. vs Manipulation.
• Be familiar with muscle spindle structure as well as its neuro-faciliatory functions.
• Be able to palpate a “barrier” and understand the physiologic significance.
• Identify gait / stance asymmetries as they relate to somatic dysfunction.
• Palpate the basic bony landmarks of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lumbar spine.
• Evaluate the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lumbar spine for asymmetry and hypo-mobility.
• Decide on a proper sequence for treating a variety of somatic asymmetries.
• Perform basic Muscle Energy Techniques for the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lumbar spine.
• Be able to dialog with patients about perpetuating factors and intercourse precautions.
• Demonstrate basic stabilization exercises for pelvic, sacral and lumbar dysfunctions.

Contact Hours
16 Contact Hours; 1.6 CEU’s

Fees
$419.00 Early Bird (until 3/27/14)
$570.00 Regular Rate

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The Thorax: An Integrative Manual Therapy Approach for Diagnosis and Treatment

Instructor: Jay Sandweiss, DO

Course Description
This course will introduce attendees to a multi-faceted algorithm for evaluating and treating pain and dysfunction in the thoracic region.  A variety of diagnostic and treatment systems will be explained, demonstrated and then practiced by all attendees.  These efficient and effective systems include: Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Strain and Counterstrain Functional Release, Visceral Manipulation, High Velocity/Low Amplitude Mobilization and Applied Kinesiology.  Dr. Sandweiss will draw on his 34 years of clinical experience to present relevant clinical pearls and procedures that can improve motion with vertebral segments, ribs, muscles, fascia, viscera and meridian flow. 
Upon completion of this two day, weekend course, participants will gain a greater appreciation of ways to interact with the complex functional anatomy of the thorax. 

Contact Hours
14 Contact Hours; 1.4 CEU’s

Fees
$525.00 Early Bird (until 3/26/14)
$577.00 Regular Rate

Brochure:

 

Animal Assisted Therapy within the Scope of Occupational, Physical and Recreational Therapies

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, which includes seminar lecture & discussion, demonstration, problem solving exercises and supervised hands-on practice, the participant will be able to:

Contact Hours
6 Contact Hours; .6 CEU’s

Fees
$170.00 Early Bird (until 4/21/14)
$205.00 Regular Rate

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Kinesio Taping 3&4: Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques for the Kinesio Taping Method

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, which includes seminar lecture & discussion, demonstration, problem solving exercises and supervised hands-on practice, the participant will be able to:

Contact Hours
16 Contact Hours; 1.6 CEU’s

Fees
$489.00 Early Bird (until 4/30/14)
$589.00 Regular Rate

 

M4: “Rotten To The Core” Muscle Energy Evaluation and Treatment of the Ribs, Thoracic Spine and the Abdominal Thoracic Functional Core Unit

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, which includes seminar lecture & discussion, demonstration, problem solving exercises and supervised hands-on practice, the participant will be able to:

Contact Hours
17 Contact Hours; 1.7 CEU’s

Fees
$419.00 Early Bird (until 5/22/14)
$470.00 Regular Rate

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M2: Muscle Energy Techniques for the Ribs, Upper Extremity, Thoracic and Cervical Spine

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, which includes seminar lecture & discussion, demonstration, problem solving exercises and supervised hands-on practice, the participant will be able to:
Muscle Energy Technique is one of the most effective and valuable manual techniques for the identification and correction of somatic asymmetry and hypo mobility. Fred Mitchell Sr. D.O., who is considered one of the patriarchs of Muscle Energy Technique, was a pioneer in forward thinking as he searched to develop an alternative to manipulative therapies.

These techniques have been refined over the years and are even more accurate, efficient and effective than in their original form. These techniques can be used immediately to find and correct the causes of all types of pain. These are not cover up procedures, but rather, techniques that cure the problem with dramatic results.

Unlike manipulative therapies, which presume joints are stuck out of place by some physiologic glue, Muscle Energy is based on the EVIDENCE BASED NEURO-PHYSIOLOGY that the joints are held out of place by muscles which have too much tone. The technique positions the joint in the direction of restriction of motion and recalibrates the precise muscle spindles which are holding the bone in a less than optimal position. The muscle returns to normal resting length, tone and excitability thus allowing the joint to return to the normal position. By re-calibrating the spindle and correcting the cause of the dysfunction, these techniques will correct all types of biomechanical / orthopedic problems.

Contact Hours
17 Contact Hours; 1.7 CEU’s

Fees
$419.00 Early Bird (until 6/12/14)
$470.00 Regular Rate

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M3: “No Man’s Land” The ALL External Assessment and Treatment of CPPS: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome          

Course Description
By incorporating Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Ischemic Trigger Point releases, as well as Tissue mobilization and EFT, inter-vaginal or inter-rectal work is rarely required. The combination of the pioneering work of Fred Mitchell Sr, D.O. Lawrence Jones, D.O., Janet G. Travell M.D., Dr Roger Callihan Ph.D., along with other pioneers in non-manipulative manual therapy techniques will transform your approach and allow many more therapists to effectively treat these debilitating diseases in significantly reduced time.

For years, inter-vaginal and inter-rectal stretching have been the “gold standard” of evaluation and treatment of Vulvadynia, Dispareunia, Genital pain, Rectal pain, Interstitial Cystitis, Pudendal neuritis, and a host of related dysfunctions of the predominately female pelvis and pelvic floor. Most therapists avoided these patients as the treatments were painful, embarrassing, and caused tendonitis of the wrist and fingers of the treating therapists….NEVER AGAIN!

These Non-Manipulative and Neuro-energetic techniques focus heavily on the actual causes of the dysfunction which is: the muscle spindle mechanism and the release of the tone and tension in the pelvis and pelvic floor. Once you release the nerve and blood vessel entrapments and reverse the painful stasis of blood and lymphatic fluids, you promote normal function and tissue repair.

Contact Hours
19 Contact Hours; 1.9 CEU’s

Fees
$440.00 Early Bird (until 6/12/14)
$490.00 Regular Rate

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Pharmacology

Course Description & Objectives
Most of your patients and clients are taking prescription and/or over-the-counter medications. What should you know about clinical pharmacology to manage them effectively? You’ll study the effect of drug actions on the major body systems, including mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects, problems of drug interaction, and variables that modify their effects. This course will focus on many of the drugs most commonly encountered in physical and occupational therapy from a practical patient management perspective.

Contact Hours
12.5 Contact Hours; 1.3 CEU’s

Fees
$339.00 Early Bird (until 9/17/14)
$389.00 Regular Rate

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**For more information on any of our courses, e-mail ahippler@med.umich.edu 

If you are interested in attending one of our courses, please print and fill out the registration form included in the particular course brochure you are interested in. Registration fee must accompany the registration form. Hotel accommodations and maps of the area will be sent with your confirmation letter. You will not be registered for the course until you receive confirmation that verifies your registration. If you do not receive this, or have any further questions about any Cont. Ed. courses, please call the OT/PT CE Coordinator at 734-936-4376.

Cancellation Policy

UMHS OT/PT Division reserves the right to cancel the course “at any time” from two weeks prior to the first day of the course. UMHS OT/PT Division will not be responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course, other than the cost of the course.