Attention Pediatric Therapists! Register for “Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care”

ERI Instructor Siobhan O’Donnell DPT, PCS, PT

We are “acutely aware” that the demand for pediatric physical therapists is at an all-time high. Be ready to provide your patients with advanced care by broadening and improving your skillset. Join renowned clinician Siobhan O’Donnell as she teaches evidence-based therapeutic interventions in her new course “Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care.”  

An enthusiastic presenter and clinical mentor, Siobhan offers insightful information beneficial to all members of the rehabilitation team.  She teaches evidence-based care and clinical problem-solving skills to treat acutely ill, complex pediatric patients. Her experience in acute care, rehabilitation, home and healthcare facilities provides a unique point of view from which she draws practical approaches to treatment of pediatric patients.

“Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care” is offered:

Register today – Space is limited!
Have a group or team of three or more people who want to take the course? We offer a discount!
For complete details, visit our course page “Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care” or call 800-487-6530.

ERI’s New, Enhanced Website is Live!

Improved Website and Updated Brand Logo Highlights Company’s Continued Commitment to the Therapy Community

We’re excited to announce that our new website is up and running. What makes our news so special is that our website is designed with you in mind. We spoke with thousands of therapists, our faculty members, and facility partners and developed a website that offers a more personalized experience and celebrates our commitment to you and our mission to deliver life-changing learning

Our website will continue to offer:

  • Top-quality courses that set the industry standard
  • Hands-on learning based on the latest research
  • Knowledge and skills you’re excited to apply right away
  • Unparalleled customer service and support to advance your career

New features include:

  • Brand new website based upon your feedback, that makes it easier than ever to search for courses, connect with fellow therapists, track your credits, and earn rewards
  • New brand look, reflecting our tradition, our future, and our commitment to you
  • New referral program coming soon, to help you learn alongside more of your friends

We’re excited for you to check us out – and hope you are too!
Use your email address to log into your account at to connect with the ERI community and experience everything that’s new. (if we have your email then you have an account with us!)
Vist our FAQ page for a full guide on how to navigate your new account and profile 

And be sure to let us know what you think by emailing

Yes, there are some changes taking place at ERI, but one thing remains the same is our commitment to the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology community by offering innovative and compelling continuing education courses that patient and student outcomes while reminding you why you love what you do.

Thank You Neonatal Therapists!

September 15 to 21, 2019 is National Neonatal Therapy week!  Started seven years ago by NANT, this week honors occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who specialize in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Thank you to this group of highly professional, passionate, and driven group of caregivers who dedicate their time to the smallest of patients resulting in a lifetime of positive change. 

At ERI, we know that neonatal therapists have an emotional connection to their profession and are always looking for ways to improve upon their practice. To help these therapists meet their professional goals, we have partnered with NANT and offer exceptional neonatal continuing education courses taught by renowned faculty.  Our courses teach the latest techniques and treatments that can be immediately applied to practice helping therapists improve outcomes in the NICU and beyond. The CEU hours from our evidence-based NICU courses count toward the required 40 hours of education for certification offered by the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board (NTNCB).

If you’re a neonatal therapist looking to grow your career and improve outcomes, register for one of our life-changing neonatal courses which will remind you why you became a therapist and why you love what you do.  Visit our website and type NICU in the search bar to view upcoming classes around the country.

Therapies in the School Annual Conference – Register Now!

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Network With School Therapists and Learn from Experts in the Field


NOVEMBER 21-22, 2019 – Sheraton Framingham Hotel

Year after year, therapists practicing in a school setting gather at our annual conference to learn new innovations, research, evidence and practical tools to improve the lives of the children they serve. Whether new to practice or having worked in a school setting for many years, they anticipate reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new friends who share their passion.

Based on feedback from last year’s conference we are excited to announce that the following renowned speakers will be joining us and sharing their expertise and passion:

Athena Oden, Deirdre Azzopardi, Emily Zeman, Susan Roberts, Susan Saavedra
and welcoming back by popular demand:
Kathryn Biel, Nicole Barmen and Susan Cecere

ERI provides sessions for therapists who have been working for many years, as well as therapists new to practice in a school-based setting, providing a diverse array of options for participants. This year’s topics include cutting-edge sessions including:

  • Discuss how to help children prepare their brains and bodies for learning
  • Summarize neurological approaches to improve self-regulation
  • Discuss how to implement a trauma-informed approach
  • Discuss strategies for building effective groups and improved postural control
  • Summarize how to foster internal motivation in students
  • Relate effective collaboration strategies

Join the ERI atmosphere that promotes therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

There is no better way to reach school therapists
This annual event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your relevant products to a receptive and curious crowd.

Please click here for more information and to download details of the multiple opportunities offered


Music Therapy Helps CVP Patients Get Their Groove Back

As therapists, we are constantly exploring new and innovative methods to motivate patients, increase engagement, and shorten healing time.  Many therapists have found combining music with physical therapy has a positive and lasting effect on patients with neurological impairments such as CVA, autism, and Parkinson disease. But did you know that music therapy has been shown to have positive effects on patients with CVP issues?

ERI faculty member Donna Frownfelter PT, DPT, MA, is featured in the May issue of PT in Motion where she shares her personal experience with music therapy, the benefits to CVP patients, and how she has incorporated the treatment into her practice. In the article, “That’s Entertainment: Giving New Meaning to the Term ‘Healing Art’,” written by Keith Loria, Donna says, “I have used music with my patients and I used it myself when I had my knees replaced. I have seen its effect on patients – either getting them more involved with activity and motivates in pulmonary or cardiac rehab programs or calming them during stressful procedures.”

You can learn from Donna in her upcoming ERI courses “Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes: If You Can’t Breathe Nothing Else Matters,” and “Treating the Cardiac Patient: Decrease Re-Admissions Promote Optimal Outcomes.” If you’re a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, working with school-age through adult clients with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary impairments be sure to register for these engaging and informative classes where Donna will help you take your practice to the next level.

Read more about how Donna is treating CVP patients with music therapy, and learn how other PTs and PTAs are treating patients with dancing, singing, and other increasingly popular alternative methods of therapy in this month’s PT in Motion. And be sure to register for Donna’s upcoming courses by visiting