Registration Now Open for Robyn Ligotti’s “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings.”

Robyn Ligotti, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, QCP, is passionate about helping rehab departments that treat older adults thrive. Her expertise is in assisting teams in nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehab, wellness and prevention, and inpatient rehab setting improve organization, staffing patterns, training, and implementation of best practices. Robyn believes the key to achieving strong outcomes is establishing a team of professionals who use critical thinking and evidence-based skills in day to day practice.

This year, Robyn is bringing her course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings,” to our ERI community.  The course focuses on providing evidence-based tests and measures to use for evaluations, reviewing frameworks for effective care planning to reduce re-hospitalizations, and providing evidence-based interventions for optimal outcomes in treating the complex older adult in the SNF and Home Health settings.

Robyn’s course will be offered May 4-5 at Hillcrest Rehab Services in Bellevue, Nebraska, and November 16-17 at Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Participants will learn to identify evidence-based standardized tests, understand the upcoming changes to SNF and HH payment structure and the impact on therapy and outcomes, utilize research to create functional therapeutic interventions, and how to apply best practices in documentation of skilled services for the complex elderly patient.

If you’re a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or SLP working with the older adult population – do not miss this course!  Register to attend Robyn’s course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings,” online at

Treating Patients with Post Joint Arthroplasty or Fracture Repair?  Don’t Miss This Course.

The latest surgical updates for joint arthroplasty and surgical fixation of fractures have become minimally invasive. Procedures that once required days of post-op care and weeks if not months of physical and occupational rehab have become procedures with little to no post-operative precautions and a shorter rehab course. The post joint arthroplasty and fracture repair landscape is changing and so must the way PTs, PTAs, OTs and OTAs think about rehabilitative treatment.

ERI’s new course “Total Joint Arthroplasty and Fracture Rehabilitation,” with Pat Tino PT, DPT reviews current surgical procedures and components and their relation to rehabilitation services.  During the course that takes place April 27-28, 2019 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, Pat will review principles of fundamental biomechanics and its importance when designing, programming, and dosing post-op and non-op exercise programs; realizing sometimes “less is more” to facilitate optimal function.

Register for “Total Joint Arthroplasty and Fracture Rehabilitation” – an essential course for any therapist treating patients post joint arthroplasty or fracture repair.



ERI Offers OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, and Special Educators Continuing Ed Courses in Pennsylvania

Are you an OT, OTA, PT, PTA, SLP or Special Educator in Pennsylvania or the surrounding area looking to earn CEUs, improve your practice, and increase patient outcomes? ERI has good news!  We are offering nearly 40 courses throughout PA, NY, NJ, and OH to help therapists learn effective techniques and critical problem-solving skills. Our courses are a step above the rest as ERI offers world-renowned faculty and experts who provide clinically relevant, evidence-based courses, and teach skills that can be immediately applied to the work setting.

Check out some of the courses we are offering in PA this year, including:

Treating Complex Feeding Problems: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Rhonda Mattingly
March 22-23, 2019- Wilkes-Barre Township, PA
November 3-4, 2019 -Bridgeville, PA

Sensory Integration Intensive
Jeannetta Burpee
May 2-5, 2019 – Wilkes-Barre Township, PA  

Treating Falls and Balance Problems
Jennifer Bottomley 
June 21-22, 2019 – Doylestown PA

Rehabilitative Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions
Robert Hand
September 13-14, 2019 – Doylestown, PA

Treating the Cardiac Patient: Decrease Re-Admissions Promote Optimal Outcomes
Donna Frownfelter
November 1-2, 2019 – Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 

Treating Complex Feeding Problems: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Rhonda Mattingly
November 2-3, 2019 – Sewickley, PA

The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding
Nina Johanson
November 8-9, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA 

And there is no need to worry about receiving credit for the courses you take. ERI is an approved provider of CEUs in many states including NC, NY, TX – and since the PA Board of Physical Therapy recognizes other state board approvals, PTs who take our courses will earn CEU credits. OTs can also rest assured as ERI is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses.   If you’re an SLP, you’ll be happy to learn that ERI is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. Find more information Continuing Education Courses in Pennsylvania for PTs OTs SLPs and Special Educators here.

A full list of courses in the PA area and across the country, including online course offerings, is available on our website. Register today for an ERI Course and earn CEUs while improving your practice and patient outcomes.



New Course! Robert Hand Helps Therapists Treat Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions

Robert (Bobby) Hand, board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, multiple sclerosis certified specialist, and ERI faculty member, will offer a new course, “Rehabilitative Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions.” This course will improve clinician skills from diagnosis through late-stage management of progressive conditions like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Huntington’s disease.

As therapists, we know that rehabilitation professionals play a crucial role in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions. But how do therapists set appropriate goals and apply interventions when treating conditions that present individuals with new, often worsening, impairments? Bobby will answer that question by drawing on his professional and personal expertise, and through evidence-based techniques, literature review, video case studies, and group discussion.

“Rehabilitative Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions” is being offered in Texas,  Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Register today to improve your understanding of diagnoses, pathologies, and medical management of patients battling neurodegenerative diseases.



ERI to offer NEW online Course – Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

We are excited to be able to announce the launch of a new online series
Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent,” 

taught by Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, an expert in pediatric vestibular dysfunction. 


New to treating vestibular patients? Get started here! 
Previously worked with adults? Adapt your skills to treat pediatric patients! 

The online course, which benefits practitioners in schools, hospitals, OPD, and clinic settings, combines lectures, lab demonstrations, and presentations to teach evidence-based techniques and identify and treat common vestibular conditions in children and young adults.

  • Learn new, cost-effective screening/assessment and treatment techniques to improve functional outcomes
  • Update classrooms to improve functional outcomes
  • Improve communication with school nurses, parents, and teachers
  • Identify children whose school functions are negatively affected by visual/migraine and HA/vestibular issues
  • Develop home exercise programs for children with vestibular issues

Registration is open at, or by calling ERI at 800-487-6530. Through the course, Ms. Brueckner teaches practitioners how to describe the vestibular system and common pediatric dysfunctions to patients and caregivers. The course highlights the role of therapy in managing and treating vestibular disorders including mTBI, Trauma, BPPV, autonomic and oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness imbalance and migrainous disorders. Clinicians will learn to design, implement, and modify treatments to ensure optimal patient success.    

“Having researched and practiced in the field of vestibular dysfunction and rehabilitation for more than 25 years, I understand the challenges in diagnosing and treating and children and adolescents,” said Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, and ERI faculty member. “I am excited to offer my course in an online setting to help clinicians address the needs of this unique population.”

The course’s online format offers clinicians a flexible format to extend learning and expertise. Participants can register for the entire online course series (a saving of over $200) or  four individual segments: Understanding the Unique Aspects of the 
Vestibular system in Children and Adolescents Pathophysiology of Vestibular Symptoms in Children Pediatric Vestibular Screening and Assessment: Evaluation and Testing Practical Treatment Techniques to Improve Function and Participation 
for the Child with Vestibular Symptoms (includes lab)