Improve Orthotic Treatments with “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation,” with Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT

Are you a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or ATC seeking to increase your skills with orthotic treatments for the foot and ankle in patients with neurological, developmental and/or orthopedic diagnoses? ERI has the course for you! Register for “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation,” with Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT.

You’ll learn to:

  • Recognize the interplay of Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Movement System Diagnoses and neuroplastic changes on foot and ankle dysfunction
  • Perform a detailed foot and ankle examination including gait kinematics, neuromotor function, and musculoskeletal structures
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care for the foot and ankle to improve gait in the context of supporting the best structural outcome
  • Perform treatment techniques to address relative flexibility and promote progressive strengthening in foot and ankle for function
  • Make detailed recommendations for casting and orthotic interventions

Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT

ERI instructor Amanda Hall spoke at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in 2019. She is an engaging speaker and experienced therapists who developed a proven framework for pediatric and neuro ankle intervention. Amanda is an expert in therapeutic casting and orthotic design based on developmental kinesiopathology, differential diagnosis, manual therapy, and alignment for therapeutic gait with individualized intervention and patient-centered designs. Amanda is a hands-on, practicing therapist who currently provides therapeutic casting as well as orthotic and assistive technology.

 

 

Registration is now open for the following dates and locations:

April 4-5 at Pediatric Therapy Associates of South FL in Plantation, FL

May 1-2 at Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, TX

Sept 25-26 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT

Oct 17-18 at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago, IL

Earn CEUs and improve your practice with “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation.” Register online today!

Registration Open for “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient – Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings”

Registration is now open for “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient – Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings” – a new course by ERI instructor Robyn Ligotti PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, LLC, QCP.

Participants will learn evidence-based assessments and treatments to boost function and decrease re-hospitalizations and improve the quality of life in complex older adult clients. 

Robyn has years of experience sharing her experience with fellow therapists. She has treated the older population in nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehab, wellness and prevention, and inpatient rehab settings. Our community of therapists really enjoy learning from Robyn – just hear what they have to say:

“Robyn is a great speaker and provides very applicable information.”

-D. Ward-Baughman, PT

“Very well organized and thorough course. The instructor was very experienced and provided evidence-based information. Provided a good background for regulatory updates, evidence-based tests, and best practice guidelines.”

-M. Myers, PT

If you’re a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or SLP working with the adult population, register for Robyn Ligotti’s course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient – Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings” at one of the dates and locations in Florida, Missouri, or New York:

February 29, 2020 – March 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, FL

April 25, 2020 – April 26, 2020, Kansas City, MO

September 11, 2020 – September 12, 2020, White Plains, NY

Become Sensory Aware with ERI Instructor Liesa Persaud

Are you a therapist looking to gain practical tools to treat children with gross motor and sensory dysfunction? You’re in luck! Acclaimed ERI Instructor, Liesa Persaud, DPT, PCS, PT, CKTP is back with a new two-day course, “Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction.”  Liesa will teach evidence-based “Sensory-Aware” tools and techniques that transcend common knowledge and practices and integrate with a motor learning frame of reference.

Therapists will leave this course with the ability to improve children’s postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, and restricted mobility by utilizing sensory knowledge. The techniques in this course will help children improve functional outcomes and increase participation in school and at home.

“Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction,” will be offered across the country at the following dates and locations:

March 6-7, 2020 – BDI Playhouse Children’s Therapy in Aurora, Illinois

March 14-15, 2020 – Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA

March 28-29, 2020 – Easter Seals of NH, Salem, NH

September 25-26, 2020 – Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, TX

October 23-24, 2020 – Can Do Kids, Culver City, CA

We’re scheduling courses in Washington, Massachusetts, Texas and California, so be sure to check the ERI website and sign up for notifications about courses coming to your area.

Register for “Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction” before December 27, 2019, use code HOLIDAY2019 at checkout and receive $50 off your registration. We look forward to helping you become Sensory Aware!

Help Your Patients Experiencing TBI Get on the Road to Recovery

We know how important it is for therapists to have the most recent techniques and knowledge to help patients experiencing a TBI on the road to recovery which why we are excited to welcome Dr. Carolyn Tassini as she presents the new course “Navigating the Challenges of Mild and Moderate TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes.” This 2-day course provides a comprehensive and evidence-based framework for maximizing the efficiency of assessment and interventions for individuals with mild through moderate injuries.  Dr. Tassini is an engaging speaker and accomplished board-certified neurologic physical therapists. She will address both the functional and structural deficits, review dynamic and evidence-based interventions to optimize learning and neuroplasticity, as well as addressing the management of challenging behaviors. Case examples will be used to apply learned knowledge and provide clinicians with tools to return to practice with an improved clinical toolbox.

“Navigating the Challenges of Mild and Moderate TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes” will be offered:

If you’re a therapist looking to improve your understanding of TBI and strengthen your skills in treating patients experiencing the effects of brain injury, register for “Navigating the Challenges of Mild and Moderate TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes.”

Register before December 27, 2019, and use code HOLIDAY2019 to receive $50 off the cost of your course registration.

ERI has the BPPV Course You’ve Been Searching For

Are you therapists seeking to improve your skills in diagnosing and treating BPPV?  If so, ERI has the course for you! Register for “BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment” with Kim Fox, PT, DPT.  Kim is an inspiring presenter and dedicated therapist who has worked in numerous settings and served in active duty as a reservist for the U. S. Airforce.  She will help participants gain a better understanding of typical and atypical forms of BPPV and how to treat them. Participants will dive into the depths of BPPV to effectively, efficiently, and properly diagnose and treat these patients, consistent with evidence-based medicine. Participants will also learn other vestibular and non-vestibular basics to understand when signs and symptoms and not consistent with BPPV. This course will include many videos of positional nystagmus and various abnormal eye movements from other peripheral and central sources, ensuring plenty of opportunities to learn how to identify abnormal eye movements first-hand. You will walk away with a commanding knowledge of BPPV and how to treat this common form of peripheral vertigo, even when the presentation is not as common.

Reserve your spot for “BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment” will take place on March 21-22, 2020 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Atlanta.  Register online before December 27, 2019, and use code HOLIDAY2019 and save $50.