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)


ACRM Honors Dr. Mark Nash with John Stanley Coulter Award


Congratulations to ERI faculty member Mark S. Nash, PhD, FACSM on receiving the 2018 John Stanley Coulter Award at the 95th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Conference in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Nash is an expert in the field of Neurological Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the award recognizes his professional achievements which have contributed significantly to the field of rehabilitation.

Dr. Nash teaches ERI course “Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists” which examines prescription and non-prescription medicine used in the therapy setting, as well as the side effects that influence treatment and outcomes. He is a dynamic instructor who is highly regarded for his ability to take complex information and make it meaningful and clinically relevant. His pharmacology courses have earned widespread kudos for ease of understanding and relevance to therapy practice. Check out what course participants are saying:

“The course was extremely informative but what made the course a home run was the presenter; Mark Nash. He presented the material in an extremely organized and efficient way with dabs of good humor, and the patience to adeptly answer all questions.” – J. Shulman

“This was one of the most informative and interesting courses I have ever been to in years. Dr. Nash was fantastic. I would recommend this course to any discipline in need of a good pharmacology review” – Class Attendee

Join us in congratulating Dr. Nash and be sure to expand your knowledge and practice safer, more effective therapy by registering for the course “Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists.”



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!