Please review the list of courses coming up. Click on the name of any course you may be interested and information will expand and there will be links for more information that will take you to course specifics and registration forms.
Discounted fee for Marquette Alumni, community participants welcome!
This course will include description of the kinematics and functional anatomy of the thoracic spine and rib cage and the physical therapy examination, classification, and treatment of thoracic spine and rib disorders with integration of an evidence-based manual physical therapy approach.
Limited to Physical Therapists. Licensure verification required.
More information on the course.
This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for rehabilitation professionals treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions. Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders. This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the victim or the culprit.This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction within concurrent musculoskeletal dysfunction.
An intensive four-day study of the anatomical and psycho-physiological principles essential for the development of effective treatment programs. This course meets didactic training and practicum requirements for Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) certification in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction biofeedback. A benefit for the PT Faculty Scholarship Fund to assist graduate students in the doctor of physical therapy program. Detail information to follow.
This course is designed for licensed physical therapists with a BS or MPT degree. DPT entry-level lecture course focusing on a broad range of medical diseases and their various clinical presentations. The focus is on the use of clinical decision making skills when analyzing a patient's medical history intake and the review of systems. The course addresses screening, to include referral for conditions or diseases that are not within a physical therapist's scope of practice.More information on the course.
Neurologic Outcomes Assessment: Beyond the Basics
June 7, 2014
Are you seeing patients with neurological impairments? Does selecting, administering, and interpreting outcome assessments take longer than you have time for? G-codes got you stressed? This PEARLS course was created to provide clinicians with a current detailed look at selecting, administering, and interpreting appropriate evidence based assessments to support your G-code documentation in neurologic patient populations including Stroke, MS, SCI, TBI, Parkinson’s, and patients with vestibular impairments. Recommendations on outcome assessment use are incorporated from APTA’s Neurology Section EDGE documents and best of all, clinicians will have the opportunity to practice various outcomes assessments on patients with neurologic diseases during the course. No productivity standards to worry about, no patients to impress, and expert clinicians will be available to answer your questions while you administer various outcomes. A sample of outcomes assessments that will be covered include: Orpington Prognostic Scale, Trunk Impairment Scale, Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), 12-item MS Walking Scale, High Level Mobility Assessment Tool, and Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale.
More information on the course TBD.
This course consists of an intensive four-day anatomical dissection and kinesiological review. Even-year summers focus on the lower extremity and odd-year summers focus on the upper extremity. The primary purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with a solid anatomical and kinesiologic basis for understanding normal and abnormal function of the musculoskeletal system. This information is essential for the development of effective treatment programs.
Course 1: July 12-13, 2014
Course 2: August 16-17, 2014
Course 3: October 11-12, 2014
Please see http://www.geriatricspt.org/events/experts.cfm#date for course descriptions and registration information.
This course consists of an exciting three-day anatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord, as well as a compelling review of recent advances in functional neuroscience. Participants will work in groups and be allotted three afternoons to perform regional dissections on embalmed human cadaveric material. The faculty consists of neuroscientists and clinicians qualified and experienced as neuroanatomical instructors. Faculty members guide 12 hours of dissection in the afternoons. These sessions are complemented by three morning lecture sessions enriched by slide, video, computer animation and microscopic presentations. Detail information to follow.
Ethics and Jurisprudence
July 25, 2014 - Alumni Weekend
This course provides training in neuroscience applied to higher mental functions and their disorders. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of structural properties, sensorimotor systems and neurolinguistic organization of the human brain. This learning is supplemented by the guided brain dissections and neurological problem solving. Participants will also learn about the modern neuroradiological techniques, advances in neurological management of stroke and related syndromes, bioethical issues, neuropsychological concepts and neurolinguistic implications of various neurosurgical techniques. The faculty is derived from the disciplines of neurolinguistics, neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, law and neuroradiology.
Information about the course pending.
This is an advanced two-day course designed for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care providers who are seeking a better understanding of the various bowel disorders that affect children, women and men; and the specific rehabilitation strategies that are useful in treating these disorders.
Donald A Neumann, PT, Ph.D. FAPTA and Andrew Starsky, BSEE, MPT, Ph.D.
Information on course pending.
This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program and is being sponsored by Marquette University on behalf of the WI Clinical Education Consortium. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J. Emery, Ed.D., PT and with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, M.Ed. and Lynn Foord, MS, M.Ed., PT and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education, Inc. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing.
Information on course pending.
The Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program brings two constructs together in one professional development program that advances both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. Using a case-based and interactive approach to education, this program provides participants with the essential knowledge and skill to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a doctoring profession. Through the program's unique philosophy and design, best outcomes will be achieved for student learning by concurrently advancing concepts of clinical teaching and clinical practice.
Information on course pending.
Focus on the Upper Extremity with Dr. Donald Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA and special guest Dr. David Williams, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS.