(646) 355-8777

Frank J Ciuba DPT, MS

Frank Ciuba

Dr. Ciuba is the owner of H/S Therapy Associates and graduated from Temple University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Dr. Ciuba received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December 2004. Recently Dr. Ciuba obtained his Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Instructor certification. Dr. Ciuba is now able to perform biomechanical evaluations of golfers and prescribe an appropriate, objective researched exercise program. Dr. Ciuba collaborates regularly with local golf professionals regarding swing mechanics.

Dr. Ciuba has also become a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method which was designed by Sara Meeks, PT to combat the effects of Osteoporosis without taking medication. The program focuses on improving strength, mobility, posture and balance and teaching patients proper bending mechanics for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of a compression fracture.

Dr. Ciuba is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). Dr. Ciuba routinely speaks in the community regarding physical therapy intervention for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Ciuba currently resides in Harleysville, PA, with his wife Suzanne, their two daughters and son.

Courses Instructed by Frank Ciuba

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    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

    3601 W 13 Mile Rd
    Royal Oak, MI 48073
    Recommended Lodging

    Holiday Inn Express - Birmingham
    (248)642-6200

    35270 Woodward Ave
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Nearest Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport
    Airport Code: DTW

    Detroit, MI 48242

     

    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 Student2019. (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 FirstTimer2019 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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    Fairfield
    • Description

    • Schedule

    • Objectives

    • Instructor

    • Location/Lodging

    • Discounts

    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.

     

    Frank J Ciuba DPT, MS

    Frank Ciuba

    Dr. Ciuba is the owner of H/S Therapy Associates and graduated from Temple University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Dr. Ciuba received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December 2004. Recently Dr. Ciuba obtained his Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Instructor certification. Dr. Ciuba is now able to perform biomechanical evaluations of golfers and prescribe an appropriate, objective researched exercise program. Dr. Ciuba collaborates regularly with local golf professionals regarding swing mechanics.

    Dr. Ciuba has also become a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method which was designed by Sara Meeks, PT to combat the effects of Osteoporosis without taking medication. The program focuses on improving strength, mobility, posture and balance and teaching patients proper bending mechanics for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of a compression fracture.

    Dr. Ciuba is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). Dr. Ciuba routinely speaks in the community regarding physical therapy intervention for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Ciuba currently resides in Harleysville, PA, with his wife Suzanne, their two daughters and son.

     NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
    Course Location

    The Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital

    400 Mill Plain Rd
    Fairfield, CT 06824
    Recommended Lodging

    The Trumbull Marriott
    (203)-378-1400

    180 Hawley Ln
    Trumbull, CT 06611
    Nearest Airport

    Bradley International Airport
    Airport Code: BDL

    Schoephoester Rd
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096

     

    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 Student2019. (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 FirstTimer2019 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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    • 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

    CentraState Medical Center

    901 West Main Street
    Freehold, NJ, 07728
    Recommended Lodging

    Radisson Hotel Freehold
    (732) 780-3400

    50 Gibson Pl
    Freehold, NJ 07728
    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 no map appears below)

    Frank J Ciuba DPT, MS

    Frank Ciuba

    Dr. Ciuba is the owner of H/S Therapy Associates and graduated from Temple University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Dr. Ciuba received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December 2004. Recently Dr. Ciuba obtained his Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Instructor certification. Dr. Ciuba is now able to perform biomechanical evaluations of golfers and prescribe an appropriate, objective researched exercise program. Dr. Ciuba collaborates regularly with local golf professionals regarding swing mechanics.

    Dr. Ciuba has also become a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method which was designed by Sara Meeks, PT to combat the effects of Osteoporosis without taking medication. The program focuses on improving strength, mobility, posture and balance and teaching patients proper bending mechanics for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of a compression fracture.

    Dr. Ciuba is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). Dr. Ciuba routinely speaks in the community regarding physical therapy intervention for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Ciuba currently resides in Harleysville, PA, with his wife Suzanne, their two daughters and son.

    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 Student2019. (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 FirstTimer2019 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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