(646) 355-8777

Debora Chasse, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA

Deborah Hickman

Debora Chasse, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA, has been practicing physical therapy since 1996 and is licensed in California. She began her physical therapy practice in Redlands, California in 1998. She is also a lecturer at Loma Linda University and has produced a self-help educational DVD on manual lymph drainage (MLD).

She is highly sought after as a physical therapist because of her creative insight and experience in helping those who thought they were without hope from traditional therapy or were unhappy with their response to medication or surgery. Through her experiences she has developed an innovative and whole-person approach to evaluating the body to treat pain and tissue dysfunctions, using manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and electrical stimulation.

Clients are referred to her from all over the United States and Canada. Debora Hickman graduated from Loma Linda University in 1996 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and in 2006 with a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. In addition to being a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, she is a certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner and Lymphedema Certified with the Lymphology Association of North America.

She is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University and a volunteer member with the American Physical Therapy Association of Specialization Academy of Content Experts. Currently she is promoting women’s health and wellness with the use of osteopathic-based techniques, alternative medicine, and traditional physical therapy. She has an educational DVD for therapists on MLD for pelvic pain patients. She accepts patients for obstetrics, gynecology, lymphedema, and orthopedic-related issues.

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    • Description

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    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    Patients who have pelvic floor dysfunction frequently present with a variety of comorbidities and symptoms. One potentially severe complication of pelvic issues is a disruption in the lymphatic system that may lead to lymphatic congestion. Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is an intervention that pelvic rehabilitation providers can offer alongside manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, education, behavioral therapies, and other modalities for patients who present with pelvic floor dysfunctions and pain.

    This 2-day training begins by teaching the fundamentals of lymph anatomy and physiology in addition to the identification, staging and classification of lymphedema. This continuing education course emphasizes the benefits of utilizing manual lymph drainage for patient with pelvic pain. The participants will be instructed in an approach for Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) that emphasizes pelvic lymphatic decongestion to utilize in conjunction with current interventions for pelvic pain. As you will see in the training course, this approach is warranted for a variety of pelvic floor dysfunction including: painful bladder syndrome, vulvodynia, vaginissmus, and many more.

    Course attendees will learn how to examine the lymphatic system, how to integrate concepts of pelvic lymphatic dysfunction with common pelvic pain diagnoses, as well as how and when to apply appropriate manual lymphatic drainage techniques for specific patient presentations.

    An emphasis is placed on hands-on practice with MLD, and several hours within the continuing education course are devoted to lab activities. Participants will not only learn standard lymph drainage protocols, but also how to adjust and supplement existing protocols with new decongestion MLD techniques for pelvic pain relief. At the end of this 2-day course, therapists can leave with a well-defined protocol for treating pelvic pain patients using manual lymphatic drainage.

    Come and see how a lymphatic therapeutic approach is beneficial for reducing pain in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.

     

    Audience:

    This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

     

    Assignments:

    Participants are to complete the first objective by viewing a 20 minute video on the lymphatic system prior to the course date. This video will be emailed to participants 1 week before the course.


    References

    Dunberger, G., Lindquist, H., Waldenström, A. C., Nyberg, T., Steineck, G., & Åvall-Lundqvist, E. (2013). Lower limb lymphedema in gynecological cancer survivors—effect on daily life functioning. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(11), 3063-3070.

    Rasmusson, E., Gunnlaugsson, A., Blom, R., Björk-Eriksson, T., Nilsson, P., Ahlgen, G., ... & Kjellén, E. (2013). Low rate of lymphedema after extended pelvic lymphadenectomy followed by pelvic irradiation of node-positive prostate cancer. Prostate, 50(1), 4.

    Vannelli, A., Basilico, V., Zanardo, M., Caizzone, A., Rossi, F., Battaglia, L., & Scaramuzza, D. (2013). Pelvic lymphedema in rectal cancer: a magnetic resonance feasibility study: a preliminary report. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci,17(7), 929-35.

    Yost, K. J., Cheville, A. L., Al-Hilli, M. M., Mariani, A., Barrette, B. A., McGree, M. E., ... & Dowdy, S. C. (2014). Lymphedema After Surgery for Endometrial Cancer: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 124(2, PART 1), 307-315.

    Day One:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Objectives, History, Anatomy and Physiology of Lymphatic System
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Lymphedema Defined
    11:15 Manual Lymph Drainage Lab: Abdomen and Breathing Neck
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Complete Decongestive Therapy
    2:00 Manual Lymph Drainage Lab: Pathways, Anastomose, Trunk, Pelvis, and Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity
    5:00 Adjourn

    Day Two:
    8:00 Review Manual Lymph Drainage: Impaired Lymph System Pelvic Diagnoses
    10:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00 Research Support for Lymphedema
    4:00 Review Manual Lymph Drainage
    5:00 Adjourn

     

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the design and purpose of basic lymph flow in the circulatory system.

    2. Create a visual representation of the lymph physiology at the capillary bed.

    3. Identify, stage and classify lymphedema.

    4. Review current pelvic pain diagnosis and physical therapy treatment.

    5. Organize and interpret the involvement of the lymphatic system in a variety of pelvic pain patients.

    6. Create a treatment protocol for pelvic pain patients and determine if MLD can be used or not.

    7. Create and perform techniques to decrease lymphatic congestion, including intravaginal Manual Lymph Drainage for pelvic pain patients.

    8. Review case studies with pelvic pain patients and define a lymphatic drainage approach to treatment.

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     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Bella Physical Therapy

    39-40 Broadway, Suite 4
    Fair Lawn NJ 07410
    Recommended Lodging

    Hyatt Place Fair Lawn
    (201)475-3888

    41-01 Broadway
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    Nearest Airport

    Newark Liberty International Airport
    Airport Code: EWR

    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: Click here if map is not shown below.

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

    1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
    2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

    A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".


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    • Description

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    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructor

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Maguire Center

    2160 S 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60625
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Chicago Oak Brook
    (630)568-2342

    790 Jorie Blvd
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Nearest Airport

    O'Hare International Airport
    Airport Code: ORD

    10000 W O'Hare Ave
    Chicago, IL 60666

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Maguire Center

    2160 S 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60625
    Recommended Lodging

    Residence Inn Chicago Oak Brook
    (630)568-2342

    790 Jorie Blvd
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Nearest Airport

    O'Hare International Airport
    Airport Code: ORD

    10000 W O'Hare Ave
    Chicago, IL 60666

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

     

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

    1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
    2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

    A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".


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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Methodist Hospital


    6500 Excelsior Boulevard
    St. Louis Park MN 55426.
    Recommended Lodging

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis- St. Louis Park at West End
    (952)544-0495

    5305 Wayzata Blvd
    St Louis Park, MN 55416
    Nearest Airport

    Minneapolis St Paul International Airport
    Airport Code: MSP

    4300 Glumack Drive
    St. Paul, MN 55111

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: Click here if map is not shown below.

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005 and is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method. She is currently pursuing her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric section of the APTA.

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

    1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
    2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

    A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".


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    • Description

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    • Objectives

    • Location/Lodging

    • Instructors

    • Discount

    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

    Audience:

    This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.

     

    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
    10:30 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis, Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems, Reading of Bone Density Reports
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Veterans Administration - Salt Lake City

    500 Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148
    Recommended Lodging

    Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
    (801) 581-1000

    480 Wakara Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108
    Nearest Airport

    Salt Lake City International Airport
    Airport Code: SLC

    776 N Terminal Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84122

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005 and is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method. She is currently pursuing her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric section of the APTA.

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

    1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
    2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

    A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".


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    • Description

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    • Instructor

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    Price: $510 (Early Registrant Price $490)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 16

    This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.

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    Prerequisites:

    None

     

    What to bring:

    1 yoga/exercise mat
    1 bath towel
    2 hand towels
    1 washcloth
    Please wear lab clothes.

     

    This course includes the price of a OPTP Sara Meeks Pro-Roller which you are able to take home to continue your practice

     

    Day One:

    7:30 Registration
    8:00 MODULE 1 - Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab): Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials, Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health, Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit
    9:15 MODULE 2 - Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab): PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement, EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program
    10:15 Break
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    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 3 - Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab): Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns, Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices
    2:30 MODULE 4 - Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab): Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis: Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management, Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP), Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise, Management of Acute Compression Fractures, 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement
    3:15 Break
    3:30 MODULE 5 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients, Demo of transferring to and from floor, Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of two, presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band, Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation
    5:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 

    10:00 Break
    10:15 MODULE 7 - Site-Specific Exercise (Lab): Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Roller, Demo Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift
    12:30 Lunch
    1:30 MODULE 8A - Exercise Guidelines: Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method (Lecture)
    2:00 Module 9 - Wall Exercises (Lab)
    2:15 MODULE 8B - Exercise Guidelines (Lecture): Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines, Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise, CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients
    3:00 MODULE 10 - Activities of Daily Living (Lab)
    3:30 Break
    3:45 MODULE 11 - Exercise Demos (Demo):Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel
    4:15 MODULE 12 - Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab)
    5:00 Module 13 - Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations
    5:30 Adjourn

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.

    2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.

    3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.

    4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.

    5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.

    6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.

    7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.

    8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.

    9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.

     

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Harrison Medical Center

    1780 NW Myhre Rd
    Silverdale, WA 98383
    Recommended Lodging

    Oxford Suites Silverdale
    (360)698-9550

    9550 Silverdale Way NW
    Silverdale, WA 98383
    Nearest Airport

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    Airport Code: SEA

    17801 International Blvd
    Seattle, WA 98158

     

    Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005 and is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method. She is currently pursuing her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric section of the APTA.

    Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.


    Multi-Course Discount

    This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.


    Group Discount

    This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

    Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
    Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.


    Student Discount

    This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

     

    To get this discount when checking out online, use the code 2020Student. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).


    First-Time Registrant Discount

    This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

    To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)


    Referral Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

    1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
    2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

    A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".


    Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

    Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".


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    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

    At some point during their careers, almost all PTs and OTs will work with patients who have Osteoporosis or low bone mass. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have Osteoporosis or low bone mass (osteopenia) which places them at risk for fragility fractures. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will sustain such fractures. Osteoporosis also occurs in those under 50-adults, teenagers, and even children.

    As therapists, we work with many different types of diagnoses. Osteoporosis may be present as a secondary diagnosis or undiagnosed. Prescribing the wrong exercises can, at the very least, be ineffective and at worst cause more harm. How do we ensure that we are screening for osteoporosis and creating a program that is safe, effective, and meets the needs of each patient?

    This two day interactive course includes lecture and lab activities along with case studies. Participants will leave with an understanding of the scope of the problems, specific tests for evaluating patients, appropriate safe exercises and dosing, basic nutrition, and ideas for marketing your Osteoporosis program. Evidence based research, along with critical thinking will provide an understanding of the unique challenges of the osteoporotic population.

    You will have the opportunity to experience Osteoporosis-safe exercises in your own body and learn visual imagery techniques. This provides your patients with optimal alignment and reduces compensatory strategies which put them at risk for future fractures. You will be able to explain the various tests for osteoporosis to your patients and provide them with education and a safety checklist when going to the gym or other fitness programs after therapy.

    This course is designed for immediate application on Monday morning.

     

     

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Welcome and review Pre-Read. Alignment
    8:30 Evaluation Procedures
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Exercise Library-supine. Breakout rooms
    11:45 Tests for Osteoporosis
    12:15 LUNCH
    1:00 Posture, Balance, Gait- Visual Imagery
    2:00 Exercise Library-prone. Breakout rooms
    3:00 Q & A
    3:30 Adjourn

    Day Two:

    8:00 Homework Discussion, Review Day 1
    8:15 Patient Examples
    9:00 Spinomed Orthosis, LiV vibration
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Vertical Exercises. Breakout rooms
    10:45 Marketing, Referral Sources, Reimbursement
    11:45 LUNCH
    12:30 ADLs, Nutrition / Sleep Hygiene / Relaxation
    1:00 Advanced Exercises: Life after Therapy
    2:00 Case Reports. Breakout rooms
    3:00 Q&A, Wrap Up
    3:30 Adjourn

    The student should be able to:

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      1. Epidemiology
      2. 3 first signs
      3. 3 risk factors
      4. Pathology

    2. List 3 valid, reliable measures as a part of a thorough evaluation process of the Osteoporosis patient.

    3. Explain a reason why an intervention for better bone health according to clinical conditions is more effective than with DXA scan or T-score alone.

    4. Identify 2 lifestyle choices or life events that can impact one’s posture more profoundly than normal aging. 

    5. Be able to design a 6 week osteoporosis safe program incorporating all of the following:

    1. Postural correction
    2. Falls prevention
    3. 2 recommendations on how to reduce the risk of compression fracture

    6. Compare and contrast the management of an osteoporosis patient with a compression fracture versus a non-compression fracture.

    7. Explain the importance of optimal nutrition for better bone health

    8. Be able to instruct patients in body mechanics and ADLs using:

    1. Optimal spinal alignment
    2. Hip hinging
    3. Perch posture
    4. Foot press

    9. List at least 3 marketing strategies to promote your own osteoporosis program.

    10. Identify at least 3 clinical concepts created from current research regarding management of the osteoporosis patient.

    11. Explain how to modify (step up or step down) a program based on patient presentation.

    12. Describe at least 2 safe avenues of exercise for a patient after discharge from physical therapy.

    13. Be able to explain the action of anti-resorptive and anabolic medications for treatment of osteoporosis.

    14. Describe the 2 types of mechanical forces which are effective in developing or maintaining bone strength

    Remote courses require Zoom video conferencing software. You can create an account and download the software to your computer at https://zoom.us/

    We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our start and end times. Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

    A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

    Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005 and is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method. She is currently pursuing her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric section of the APTA.

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    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Remote Course Info

    • Instructor

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    Experience Level: Beginner
    Contact Hours: 15

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    As therapists, we work with many different types of diagnoses. Osteoporosis may be present as a secondary diagnosis or undiagnosed. Prescribing the wrong exercises can, at the very least, be ineffective and at worst cause more harm. How do we ensure that we are screening for osteoporosis and creating a program that is safe, effective, and meets the needs of each patient?

    This two day interactive course includes lecture and lab activities along with case studies. Participants will leave with an understanding of the scope of the problems, specific tests for evaluating patients, appropriate safe exercises and dosing, basic nutrition, and ideas for marketing your Osteoporosis program. Evidence based research, along with critical thinking will provide an understanding of the unique challenges of the osteoporotic population.

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    This course is designed for immediate application on Monday morning.

     

     

     

    Day One:

    8:00 Welcome and review Pre-Read. Alignment
    8:30 Evaluation Procedures
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Exercise Library-supine. Breakout rooms
    11:45 Tests for Osteoporosis
    12:15 LUNCH
    1:00 Posture, Balance, Gait- Visual Imagery
    2:00 Exercise Library-prone. Breakout rooms
    3:00 Q & A
    3:30 Adjourn

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    8:15 Patient Examples
    9:00 Spinomed Orthosis, LiV vibration
    9:45 Break
    10:00 Vertical Exercises. Breakout rooms
    10:45 Marketing, Referral Sources, Reimbursement
    11:45 LUNCH
    12:30 ADLs, Nutrition / Sleep Hygiene / Relaxation
    1:00 Advanced Exercises: Life after Therapy
    2:00 Case Reports. Breakout rooms
    3:00 Q&A, Wrap Up
    3:30 Adjourn

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      1. Epidemiology
      2. 3 first signs
      3. 3 risk factors
      4. Pathology

    2. List 3 valid, reliable measures as a part of a thorough evaluation process of the Osteoporosis patient.

    3. Explain a reason why an intervention for better bone health according to clinical conditions is more effective than with DXA scan or T-score alone.

    4. Identify 2 lifestyle choices or life events that can impact one’s posture more profoundly than normal aging. 

    5. Be able to design a 6 week osteoporosis safe program incorporating all of the following:

    1. Postural correction
    2. Falls prevention
    3. 2 recommendations on how to reduce the risk of compression fracture

    6. Compare and contrast the management of an osteoporosis patient with a compression fracture versus a non-compression fracture.

    7. Explain the importance of optimal nutrition for better bone health

    8. Be able to instruct patients in body mechanics and ADLs using:

    1. Optimal spinal alignment
    2. Hip hinging
    3. Perch posture
    4. Foot press

    9. List at least 3 marketing strategies to promote your own osteoporosis program.

    10. Identify at least 3 clinical concepts created from current research regarding management of the osteoporosis patient.

    11. Explain how to modify (step up or step down) a program based on patient presentation.

    12. Describe at least 2 safe avenues of exercise for a patient after discharge from physical therapy.

    13. Be able to explain the action of anti-resorptive and anabolic medications for treatment of osteoporosis.

    14. Describe the 2 types of mechanical forces which are effective in developing or maintaining bone strength

    Remote courses require Zoom video conferencing software. You can create an account and download the software to your computer at https://zoom.us/

    We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our start and end times. Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

    A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

    Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

    Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT

    Deb Gulbretson

    Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005 and is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method. She is currently pursuing her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric section of the APTA.

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Pelvic Floor Level 1 - New York City, NY (RESCHEDULED)

Aug 2, 2020 - Aug 3, 2020
Location: Touro College

Pelvic Floor Level 1 - Birmingham, AL (SOLD OUT)

Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 9, 2020
Location: Shelby Baptist Medical Center