Distinguished Therapist Mary Massery Returns to ERI with New Course

If you are a therapist striving to improve your practice and treatment of children and adults with common consequential spinal and rib cage restrictions then you cannot miss ERI’s new course, “I SURVIVED, NOW WHAT? Treating the musculoskeletal consequences of maturing with a chronic health condition,” taught by Mary Massery, an expert in treating musculoskeletal restrictions. 

Recognized with numerous distinctions and honors, including The Florence Kendall Practice Award (American Physical Therapy Association’s highest clinical award), Mary Massery is a pioneer in therapeutic treatment. She is celebrated for her multi-system approach to analyzing, recognizing, and identifying treatments that transform the lives of patients, caregivers, and therapists. This course will teach therapists to identify and treat thoracic kyphosis, scoliosis, pectus deformities, rib flares, asymmetries, tightness, and implement proven methods to treat chronic pain and increase patients’ quality of life.

At ERI, we know our community of therapists is dedicated to improving the lives of their patients and we are confident Mary’s course can help improve your practice as well as your patients’ wellbeing.  

Don’t delay, register for Mary Massery’s new course, “I SURVIVED, NOW WHAT? Treating the musculoskeletal consequences of maturing with a chronic health condition.”

Space is limited!


Looking to Treat Young Children with Complex Problems? Start Here.

When it comes to treating young children with complicated developmental challenges, too often it is hard to know where to begin. That is why ERI is excited to welcome Kim Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT, and introduce her new class “Integrating NDT, SI, and Motor Learning Perspectives in Pediatrics.”

A Pediatric OT instructor for NDTA and active member of the NDTA Instructor Group, Kim is truly passionate about her field. She knows “where to start” and how to design, implement, and execute treatment plans to help young children with neurodevelopmental, sensory, and motor learning disabilities and she wants to share her knowledge with you!

If you’re a therapist in a clinic, school, home-based, community-based, or hospital in or out-patient setting, Kim’s hands-on approach will help improve your clinical thinking skills and offer practical concepts and intervention approaches that can be easily and quickly applied to your practice.

We’re hoping Kim can assist as many therapists as possible so we are offering her course in three popular areas of the country – Texas, New Jersey and California.

Register for ““Integrating NDT, SI, and Motor Learning Perspectives in Pediatrics” today!



ERI 2018 Year in Review

Happy New Year!

2018 was quite a year for us here at ERI – we were busy coordinating nearly 300 courses both online and in rehab facilities across 35 states, with nearly 10,000 clinicians in attendance! Our 19th Annual Therapies in the Schools took place in November and was a huge success with more than 300 people in attendance – in fact, many participants told us this year’s conference was “the best Therapies Conference” to date!

We welcomed faculty members Melissa Gerber, Rhonda Mattingly, Robin Glass, Lynn Wolf, Holly Schifsky, and Jocelynn Wallach who taught numerous OT, PT and SLP courses across the country throughout the year.

We were also busy behind the scenes in our Medfield, Mass. office welcoming three new employees; Carolyn Cwalinski, Lauren Offringa, and Catherine Troutman. Both Carolyn and Lauren bring their clinical expertise to help improve ERI offerings, work with speakers, and offer guidance to clinicians, while Catherine will assist with marketing and communication efforts.

Yes, 2018 was busy – but wait until you see what we have in store for 2019:

This year, ERI will help clinicians bring their practice to the next level by offering innovative classes and courses at online and at first-rate facilities across the country.

Once again, we are partnering with renowned experts in the OT, PT, and SLP field including Inger Brueckner, Richard Clendaniel, and Mary Massery.  We are also welcoming new, engaging faculty members including Colleen Carey, Robert Hand, Robyn Ligotti, Kimberly Miczak, Siobhan O’Donnell, Andrew Packel, Elizabeth Sauter, Pat Tino, and Kim Westhoff.

You’ll notice ERI’s new look this year with new branding and an updated and intuitive website that makes it even easier to find and register for ERI classes. Stay tuned!

Looking back, 2018 was an impressive year at ERI, and we are excited to welcome 2019!

Resolve to stay in the know this year by registering for our online mailing list which includes courses and information sure to help improve your practice!

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Your Contribution to OT Research Matters!

My name is Lisa Shooman, I am an occupational therapist and doctoral student at Simmons University. I’m conducting a research study about the education of OTs about childhood aggression. The requirements for participation in this study are that you are an OT or an OTA with at least one year of experience within the last five years, working with children between the ages of 5 and 12, in any setting. Here is the link for the confidential survey which should take about 10 minutes: https://bit.ly/2OcTUcB

I would be grateful for the chance to learn from you because you have a lot of valuable knowledge that could be helpful for the work that I am doing. Please complete a simple survey which will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is highly encouraged and your answers will be anonymous. To contribute to advancing OT research begin here: https://bit.ly/2OcTUcB

The results of this study will help us better understand the needs of families experiencing aggression. Your participation is very important, and I appreciate that you will complete the anonymous online survey which takes about 10 minutes.

Thank you in advance! 

We ask that you please help Lisa, a member of our Learning Community, in her research. We will be happy to share her results and findings with you.


ERI Instructor Bobbie Pineda Receives 2018 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation

Congratulations to Bobbie Pineda, PHD, OTR/L renowned clinician, research scientist, and ERI faculty member on receiving the 2018 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation from the University of Southern California. Bobbie teaches “Assessment and Intervention with the High-Risk Infant in the NICU and During the Transition to Home,” a popular two-day ERI course that focuses on the practical strategies to address behavioral, developments and feeding assessment and intervention with high-risk infants in the NICU. The course has helped countless neonatal therapist enhance observational and clinical skills that improve patient outcome in the NICU and during the transition home.

[caption id="attachment_6054" align="alignright" width="300"] ERI faculty member, renowned clinician, and research scientist Bobbie Pineda, PHD, OTR/L receives the 2018 Patricia Buehler Legacy Award for Clinical Innovation from the University of Southern California.[/caption]

Stacy Sheppard, OT, who attended Bobbie’s ERI class, says, “Great course! Bobbie is a great teacher and a wealth of knowledge for anyone working in the NICU.”  Student, Kyla Sherrard Ph.D., CCC-SLP says, “The level of research analysis combined with clinical application makes this a valuable course for any NICU therapist adding to the knowledge regardless of field.”

In 2019, ERI will offer Bobbie’s NICU course in six states across the country including Arizona, Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri, New York state, and California. Check out all the course details including cities and locations, by on the ERI website.

Join us in congratulating Bobbie on her most recent accomplishment and be sure to sign up for “Assessment and Intervention with the High-Risk Infant in the NICU and During the Transition to Home” today!