CC Promoted Courses

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Course Title: Craniosacral Therapy 1 (CS1): Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment

Sponsor: Upledger Institute International

CCU's: 24

Date & Time: March 19-22, 2020

Location: Houston, TX

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the Craniosacral System through our practical hands-on "learning by discovery" method. You will learn advanced palpatory skills, fascial and soft tissue release techniques, and a concise 10-step protocol for evaluation and treatment of the entire body via the Craniosacral System. To supplement class instruction you will receive a full-illustrated, comprehensive study guide.

By the end of this 4-day workshop you should be able to:

  • Describe the scientific foundation and principles of Craniosacral Therapy - and why it's the key to relieving pain and dysfunction at their source
  • Demonstrate finely tuned palpation skills you can rely on as highly sensitive and intuitive healthcare tools
  • Identify the subtle craniosacral rhythm and interpret its patterns to accurately evaluate dysfunction and improvements
  • Locate the source of physical problems by traveling through the fascial system, that complex web of tissue that impacts all body structures and systems
  • Release dural tube restrictions to enhance interactions between the central nervous system and the rest of the body
  • Use techniques that produce dramatic health and relaxation effects, including Direction of Energy and Still-Point Induction
  • Work with approaches to a number of common ailments such as TMJ dysfunction, head and neck pain, central nervous system disorders and many more
  • Put a simple, effective 10-step protocol into practice right away

Registration Information:

Register at or email [email protected] for more information.

Normal Price $795
Early Registration Price $595
Registering 30 days in advance saves you $100

Registration begins at 8am on the first day of class. A continental breakfast will be served until 9am, at which time the workshop will begin. Subsequent class hours are 9am to approximately 5:30pm daily, and the last day will meet from 8am to approximately 3:30pm. Class ending times are approximate, and may run late based on class participation.

Tuition Discount available to full-time healthcare students who qualify. Please call (561) 622-4388.

Posted on January 30, 2020

Course Title: LSVT BIG Training and Certification

Presenters: Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS
Tamara Hefferon, PT, DPT
Kathleen Salik, PT, CCCE

Sponsor: LSVT

CCU's: 12

Date & Time: Friday, November 1, 9am-5pm
Saturday, November 2, 8am-3pm

Location: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Irving
Medical Office Building II
2021 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75061

Course Description:

The LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course is a two-day program designed to train physical and occupational therapy professionals and students in an evidence-based, intensive treatment program for individuals with Parkinson disease. The fundamental treatment principles and rationale, key treatment elements, efficacy data supporting treatment outcomes, details of treatment tasks, and practice delivery will be covered. Teaching techniques include lecture, demonstration, videos, and case study presentations. Discussion will be included on application to other neural disorders and customization of treatment delivery to meet the unique functional goals of each patient.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three paradigm shifts unique to LSVT BIG treatment.
  • Provide rationale for using a single target of amplitude when working with patients with Parkinson disease.
  • Correctly identify at least three key principles used in LSVT BIG that drive activity dependent neuroplasticity.
  • Discuss efficacy findings that support use of LSVT BIG for persons with Parkinson disease.
  • Provide the rationale for each of the Maximal Daily Exercises.
  • Describe the correct performance techniques of the LSVT Maximal Daily Exercises.
  • Given patient scenarios of patients with Parkinson disease with various levels of function, describe how to adapt or progress LSVT BIG treatment.
  • Correctly list 5/5 teaching techniques unique to LSVT protocols.
  • Differentiate between Functional Component Tasks, Hierarchy Tasks, and Carryover Tasks.
  • Identify the purposes of Functional Component Tasks, Hierarchy Tasks, and Carryover Tasks.
  • Provide an example of calibration in LSVT BIG.
  • Synthesize data from patient interview, examination, stimulability tests and results of standardized tests to determine of the patient will benefit from LSVT BIG treatment.

Registration Information: Professionals $580, Students $300, Previously Certified Clinicians $200

Register at or email [email protected] for more information.

Posted on July 25, 2019

Course Title: 473 Hip and Knee: Advancements in Joint Replacement - The Most Up to Date Evidence Available

Presenter: Sarah R. Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT


CCUs: 10

Date & Time: Home Study - available 365 days a year

Course Description: 

This course provides physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals with a thorough overview of current approaches in hip and knee arthroplasty and the factors involved with managing these patients. The course examines relevant anatomy and pathophysiology, presents current concepts and recent advancements in joint replacement practice, and describes the main surgical approaches used. Prognosis and complications for the post-arthroplasty patient are presented. Traditional and rapid-recovery therapy intervention parameters are discussed, with the aim of maximizing the patient’s functional outcomes. Therapist Tips and case study discussions help focus the clinician’s application of the material. This course will be immediately useful in clinical practice for therapists and therapy assistants who work with hip and knee replacement patients at any stage of their recovery.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify relevant anatomical features of the hip and knee regions and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Recall the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the U.S.
  • Recall the history of hip and knee joint arthroplasties
  • Identify recent advancements in the construction and use of joint replacement components
  • Differentiate the main standard and minimally invasive surgical approaches used for hip and knee total joint arthroplasties, including computer-assisted surgery, and recall their advantages and disadvantage
  • Define elements of the healing sequence and identify possible complications after joint replacement
  • Recall traditional post-operative hip restrictions and precautions specific to various surgical approaches
  • Identify and apply in case studies conventional and rapid-recovery therapy interventions for patients with these joint replacements at various stages of recovery
  • Recall appropriate therapeutic interventions to specific case studies
  • Recall comprehensive treatment approaches to help patients who are status post hip and knee replacement in order to regain function.

Registration Information: (Available by mail, email or online) or call (866) 257-1074 (9-5 M-F)

Posted on June 27, 2019