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Overview

We are proud to present a continuing education series that incorporates some of the latest advances in the clinical management of the patient with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. This course series is designed to promote the development of clinical decision-making skills and the implementation of manual therapy principles. Relevant research findings are combined with traditional, fundamental standards to produce a course of study that every clinician will find stimulating and applicable to their clinical setting. 

This program of post-professional training is centered about the following concepts:

  1. This program is designed to develop and foster clinical decision-making skills utilizing case reports and publications, all illustrating the analysis of cases, by interpreting the subjective examination, and integrating the objective examination findings based on static landmarks, pain/range-of-motion patterns, and manual therapy principles.

  2. Differential diagnosis by stages, in a sequential series of integrated course segments designed to provide multiple opportunities to learn, review and master selected manual therapy assessment and treatment techniques.

  3. Multiple exposures to real-life clinical presentations and associated treatment approaches to address mechanical dysfunction of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

  4. An emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, which will include multiple opportunities to learn and review manual therapy assessment and treatment techniques.

This program is designed as five-part course series distributed over the course of a eight month interval.  All instructional segments are integrated around several common principles.  Ample laboratory time is built into each segment, to allow for the mastery of hands-on-skills.  Supplemental study material is provided to improve the retention of learning objectives between the scheduled course segments.

 

Course Dates & Times

Course One: Clinical Decision-Making for “The Lower Body Region”

September 30-October 1, 2022

Course Two: Considerations for the Management of Low Back Pain: “A System of Classification” November 11-12, 2022
Course Three: Clinical Decision-Making for “The Upper Body Region” January 27-28, 2023
Course Four: Considerations for the Management of Neck Pain: “Biomechanical Assessment of the Cervical Spine” February 17-18, 2023
Course Five: Concepts in Spinal Stabilization and Manual Therapy Utilization: Case-Based Applications March 24-25, 2023

  

Course times are as follows:

Courses One through Four

Friday - 4:00PM to 9:00 PM EST

Saturday - 8:00AM to 4:00 PM EST

Course Five

Friday - 4:00PM to 8:00 PM EST

Saturday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

 

Each course is eligible for General and Direct Access contact hours. Click the following links to learn more about each course:

Course One

Course Two

Course Three

Course Four

Course Five

 

Cost and Registration

The cost for each course is $450. Courses can be taken individually for continuing education. It is not required that participants take every course in the series.

 

Registration Now Open!

Registration for Courses One and Two is now open.
Register for Course One here! (Deadline to register September 26, 2022)
Register for Course Two here! (Deadline to register November 7, 2022)

 

Contact Us

Contact Michael Timko PT, MS, FAAOMPT at mtimko@pitt.edu with any questions related to the series.