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Free CEU course awarded to New Grads


CONGRATULATIONS RECENT GRADS

Thank you to all the new therapists who joined our mailing list, and congratulations on your graduation. We are sure that you will enjoy your chosen profession and enjoy the rewards that it will bring.

We were thrilled to announce that we have awarded a free CEU course to some of the entries.

Education Resources would like to help you plan your future professional development and guide you through your continuing education requirements.

We offer relevant dynamic continuing education courses  for PT’s, PTA’s, OT’s OTA’s and SLP’s  in a full range of specialties: Pediatrics, Special Education, Adult/Geriatric Rehab., Feeding, Acute Care, NICU, Home Care, and many more.

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We also encourage you to join our popular Blog and Facebook page where where we post clinical challenges and solutions, therapy nuggets from our distinguished faculty, therapy tips from colleagues, professional development and CEU issues, as well as clinical research updates.

Please feel free to post any thoughts and comments; ideas for future courses, topics, future speakers. We look forward to welcoming you to our ERI community.

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Physical Therapy Designed for Cardiac, Pulmonary Patients


Our new Faculty Member Komal Deokule shares how her clinic caters to the special needs of cardiac and pulmonary patients:

Please listen to her podcast  shared here with you from “pttalker”

Please share with us how your clinic meets the special needs of this group of patients.

 

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Therapies in the School Online CEU Courses – Testimonial


Great Testimonial for our Online Courses….. thank you Amanda

What can I say, I am already halfway through my online version of Therapies in the School and I have already learned so much about current topics that I was interested in!!! Education Resources is always my preference for continuing education opportunities and I am thrilled to have access to an online version of one of your amazing courses. I would love to see more and more online versions of the courses you offer. Thanks so much!”
Amanda

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New Intensive Lab course for Therapists Treating Acutely Ill Patients


We are excited to announce a new valuable addition to our list of distinguished faculty members:

KOMAL DEOKULE PT, MSc.PT, CCS, MCSP, MPNZ, MIAP Komal photo.JPG resized

Komal Deokule is a respected clinician and renowned instructor and brings a unique perspective from her international training and diverse clinical background.
She is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist and the founder of Vital Physical Therapy out-patient practice specializing in cardiovascular and pulmonary out-patients. She is also an adjunct faculty at the University of St. Augustine, CA teaching on the cardiopulmonary course in the DPT program. Komal has over 20 years of clinical experience as a cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist. She has worked with patients with heart-lung, liver transplants, cardiac and thoracic surgeries, mobilizing medically complex patients in ICUs, and in outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. 

Komal will be teaching her new course:

Management of Acutely Ill Patients:
An Evidence Based Approach From A Cardiopulmonary Perspective
Intensive Lab
Pediatric through Geriatric

September 19-20, 2014 – Edgewood, KY
October 17-18, 2014 – Portland, OR

This course gives an evidence based clinical approach to the cardiopulmonary perspective of assessment and management of acutely-ill patients (of any diagnosis) across the continuum of care. Therapists working in different settings are frequently challenged with complex patients with cardiopulmonary diagnoses or multiple systemic co-morbidities with effects on the cardiopulmonary system. This course will empower the therapist with assessment tools and understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary conditions, to modify their therapy accordingly. The course content includes cardiopulmonary physical examination including auscultation, ABG analysis, CXR etc, exercise testing and prescription with strong emphasis on outcome measures and documenting
effectiveness of therapy. Pulmonary interventions taught in this course are positioning, breathing techniques, chest clearance techniques and adjuncts of respiratory therapy like use of flutter, acapella etc.

Please visit the course page for a full schedule, to download a brochure, or to register.

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Great Testimonial for our Yoga CEU Course


Thank you Michele for your great Testimonial.

Michelle attended “Yoga and Pilates Therapy for the Child with Special Needs”

Coming from a “fitness” background, not only was I impressed with the things I was able to immediately incorporate into my sessions, but they way in which I was able to make my toughest kids participate! Angelique was absolutely awesome! 

This course is coming to:

Hollywood, FL – August 22-23, 2014
and
Hartford, CT – October 11-12, 2014

Please click the link above for full course details to download a brochure or to register.

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NEW Faculty Member and New CEU Course


Education Resources is thrilled to announce a great addition to its renowned team of Faculty members:

Monica Diamond, MS, PT

Monica Diamond

Monica Diamond

Monica Diamond, MS, PT,is an active Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association Coordinator Instructor and International Bobath Instructors Training Association
(IBITA) member with over 25 years experience teaching basic and advanced Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association approved courses for management of adult neuro patients. She has over 30 years experience treating adults with neurological diagnoses and continues her clinical practice at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute at Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee, WI where she treats patients in the acute rehab program, the inpatient brain injury and coma programs, the OP neuro rehab program, and the brain injury day treatment program.

Monica received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and teaches NDT as an adjunct faculty member at several universities. She has presented her clinical research at APTA, NeuroDevelopmental Treatment Association and WCPT national and international conferences

Monica will be teaching:
Postural control for UE and LE funtion
NDT approach, Motor Learning, Evidence Based Practice

August 9-10, 2014 – Miami Beach, FL
December 5-6, 2014 – Lees Summit, MO

Please click above for full details, to download a brochure or to register.

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Corrected Information from Erin Ross – Picky Eaters Course in Nebraska


FROM: Faculty Member Erin Ross

TO: Participants of Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders Course – June Nebraska

Dear Course Participants,

I erroneously stated that the CDC charts have been updated with the World Health Organization charts.  Please remember that the growth of breastfed infants is quite different than that of formula-fed infants.  I was incorrect.  The CDC has recommended that everyone use the WHO growth charts for Birth-2 years of age, for all infants (breast and formula-fed).  However, the CDC charts were not updated.  Here is a link for more information, and to access the growth charts. 

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/who_charts.htm 

I also want to emphasis one more point.  I stated that we all should be aware of the growth charts for children in our practice.  However, please remember that the INTERPRETATION of the growth patterns/chart is critical, and the physician and dietitian are the resources for understanding the growth pattern.  I would encourage all of us to advocate for our children to get ongoing dietitian consultations, and for us to partner with dietitians to provide the best care for our patients.   

I appreciate all of the questions we received at this conference, and apologize that we did not have time to answer all questions submitted.  Please feel free to contact me here with any questions that were not answered during the conference – I will happily do my best to answer them here or via email.  

Thank you for attending our conference – Erin  

We are thrilled to announce that we are adding a NEW DATE for this popular conference:

January 15-18, 2015 – Johnston IOWA

We would like to recommend that you register early as this course always reaches capacity.

 

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Therapies in the School Early Bird Registration


We are pleased to share with you the outline for our Popular annual conference:
And we would like to offer you our:

Early Bird
Registration Rate of $399

Register for the TWO DAYS of the conference before July 1, 2014 
and get a reduced rate of  $399.  Mention “Therapies Early Bird” when you register.

Must be used at time of registration. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Limited time Offer. 

Therapies school house Fifteenth Annual
THERAPIES in the SCHOOL Conference
November 20-21, 2014
Framingham, MA

Join us at this popular conference to learn creative, effective, evidence-based strategies that reflect the best practices for collaborative school based interventions. 
Network with therapists and educators from other school districts and learn how others are handling the very challenges you face each day. Nationally acclaimed speakers will address school-related topics such as visual and motor strategies to promote learning and participation, self-regulation skills, addressing gross motor needs and priorities, prioritizing and writing measurable and obtainable goals, practical tools to address sensory versus behavioral issues, the neurodevelopmental classroom, the top down model of assessment, and dealing with the anxious child.
 
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!
 

 

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Congratulations – Winner of Free CEU course


NAME THAT COURSE CONTEST!

Thank you to all the therapists from our community who offered such great title suggestions for our new upcoming lab intensive acute care course offered by internationally respected Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist Komal Deokule, PT, MSc.PT, CCS, MCSP, MPNZ, MIAP

We used all your suggestions and in collaboration with Komal the final title is:

Management of Acutely Ill Patients: An Evidence Based Approach from a Cardiopulmonary Perspective

Congratulations to Doreen the winner of our random drawing. She receives a free spot in a course of her choosing.

This course gives an evidence based clinical approach to the cardiopulmonary perspective of assessment and management of acutely-ill patients (of any diagnosis) across the continuum of care. Therapists working in different settings are frequently challenged with complex patients with cardiopulmonary diagnoses or multiple systemic co-morbidities with effects on the cardiopulmonary system. This course will empower the therapist with assessment tools and understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary conditions, to modify their therapy accordingly. The course content includes cardiopulmonary physical examination including auscultation, ABG analysis, CXR etc, exercise testing and prescription with strong emphasis on outcome measures and documenting effectiveness of therapy. Pulmonary interventions taught in this course are positioning, breathing techniques, chest clearance techniques and adjuncts of respiratory therapy like use of flutter, acapella etc.

Please click here for full course details, for a brochure and to register for one of the sessions offered

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy During Breast Cancer Treatment


We would like to share this article:

NORWELL, Mass.May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – Physical Therapy and Wellness News . . .

Breast cancer treatment can often include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, and while these methods are necessary for healing, they can still cause some adverse side effects that leave an impact on the patient’s function long after treatment ends.  Fortunately, some of these resulting symptoms can be treated effectively with physical therapy, helping to improve the patient’s quality of life.  Some of the most common issues seen in physical therapy after breast cancer treatment are a decrease in shoulder range of motion and strength on the surgical side, reduced aerobic capacity, and lymphedema. 

Please click here for full article

Due to the increasing role of physical and occupational therapy in working with cancer survivorship, we have developed a series of courses for 2014 to help new and seasoned therapists advance their skills.

Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation and it’s Role in Cancer Survivorship
Lisa VanHoose. PhD, PR, CLT-LANA, CKTP

Advances in the medical management of cancer have steadily increased survival rates. Research shows that most cancer survivors will have at least one physical side effect of cancer treatment, including fatigue, neuropathy, muscle weakness, and balance deficits. This interactive course will provide evidence-based tools and strategies for the care of patients with diverse cancer types across the cancer continuum. The course will also address functional outcome measures and reimbursement concerns. Participants will apply the latest knowledge about pathology and medical management of cancer to the therapy program. Participants will also learn to efficiently utilize the multiple internet resources to develop an evidence-based rehabilitation plan, while addressing current reimbursement requirements from Medicare and private insurance companies. 

July 18-19, 2014 – Kansas City, MO
October 18-19, 2014 – Freehold, NJ 

 

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