Continuing Education Courses

Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration Part B

C-715 B Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration Part B
November 5-6, 2017
Dominican College
3 Campus Drive
Prusmack G-27 (Movement Lab)
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Please Note: This course meets on Sunday and Monday.

This course will utilize case-based instruction to illustrate specific conditions of the integrated upper quadrant and the decision making process inherent to their total management. Designed to develop intermediate to advanced clinical reasoning skills in the field of orthopedic manual physical therapy, participants will develop the skills necessary to move beyond an initial patho-anatomical diagnostic hypothesis towards a detailed exploration of the etiology behind the diagnosis. Complex, multi-region patient/client problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system will be analyzed in an instructor specific methodology, based on the various biomechanical and neuromusculoskeletal models available, including original, and novel, thoughts and theory. Management will focus on a multi-faceted approach encompassing manual therapy, neurophysiological techniques, and various other treatment approaches.

Instructor: Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Co-Intructor: Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT

• $599.00 Regular Registration
• $299.00 Repeat Participant (applies only if you have taken the same course in the past)
• For group discounts, please contact, (In order to be eligible for a discount please contact me prior to anyone in your group registering for the course)
• This course is 2 days on-site.  You will receive an email 1 week prior to the course with a link to the course materials.  Please watch for it in your inbox. A flash drive containing the course materials will be given on the first day of the course.
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Level I C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I

Level I C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I
September 8-9, 2017
Dominican College
3 Campus Drive
Prusmack G-27 (Movement Lab)
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Please Note: This course is taking place on Friday – Saturday.

This course is focused on enhancing the physical therapists’ ability to make decisions about clinical presentations that may indicate serious pathology in the lumbopelvic region. Course participants will develop a safe, effective, and efficient lumbopelvic screening examination that has three (3) primary aims; a) to ensure that the patient/client is within the scope of physical therapy practice and suitable for management, b) to provide a provisional diagnosis, and c) to guide the remainder of the evaluation and management. Course participants will identify an all-source evidence-informed approach to evaluation and management through consideration of normal, abnormal and applied lumbopelvic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and movement science. Course participants will apply the concepts of total patient health, function, life-participation, pain behaviors and their manifestations, and their role in the total patient/client management. Management strategies will include education, activity modification, manual therapy techniques, and individualized neuromuscular rehabilitation prescription, with the goal of restoring optimal function and preventing future health conditions and impairments.

Instructor: Liz Henry, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT

• Cost: $599.00
• For LI courses – $299.00 Student Registration (student rate applies to 2nd & 3rd year PTs and recent grads not yet licensed)
• Repeat Participant: $299.00 (Applies if you have taken the same C-511 course in the past)
• For group discounts, please contact,
• This course is 2 days on-site and one day on-line. You will receive an emailed link to the on-line pre-coursework 2 weeks prior to the course. You will also receive an emailed link to the course materials 1 week prior to the course. Please watch for these links in your email inbox. Flash drives containing the course materials will be provided on the first day of the course.

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Ethics in the Real World of PT

Ethics in the Real World of PT
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Dominican College, Fury Lecture Hall
Prusmack Center for Health Sciences
470 Western Hwy, Orangeburg, NY 10962
(GPS address: 3 Campus Drive, Blauvelt, NY)

Course Schedule:
4:30 Registration/Refreshments
5:00-5:30 Issues/trends in PT practice
5:30-6:30 Interactive Case Discussions 6:30-6:45 Break
6:45-7:45 Interactive Case Discussions

CEU’s: 2.75 Contact hours for NJ (pending approval) & NY awarded to participants
Cost: $60 (free for current students, alumni, & clinical instructors)
Deadline: October 21, 2017

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Royce Aldea at

Course Description:
This 2.5 credit Ethics Course is designed for therapists wishing to satisfy the mandatory New Jersey Ethics requirement with an interactive problem-solving course based on real clinical examples. It builds on previous ethics knowledge. The course is designed to integrate the core values of our profession into everyday clinical interactions. The use of the core documents are the foundation of ethical decision making and are integrated into the decision making process. This course requires active participation in problem solving in small groups. It is recommended that you only choose this course if you are willing to participate in group discussions. If you prefer a more passive learning environment there are other opportunities including on line courses that will satisfy the ethics education requirement.

About the Speaker:
Nancy R. Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA is a professor of physical therapy and Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She currently serves on the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Division of Consumer Affairs in New Jersey. She is Vice President of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, and served as Chair of the national APTA Reference Committee and Ethics and Judicial Committee. Most recently she served on the Imaging in PT Task Force and Scope of Practice Task Force. She is on the faculty of ProBE a national ethics remediation program. Dr. Kirsch presents on topics in ethics and risk management on the national level at APTA and other professional meetings. Her academic and research interest is professional behavior and ethical decision making and she is determined to help the professional community become engaged in this dialogue. Dr. Kirsch writes a monthly column in PT in Motion Magazine, called Ethics in Practice.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1) Analyze a situation to determine if there is an ethical issue.
2) Apply the principles of ethical decision making to the ethical situations presented.
3) Employ the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice in resolving ethical situations.
4) Evaluate a situation and determine the appropriate course of action to protect patients, improve care and elevate clinical practice.
5) Recognize the relationship between competence and ethical practice.

Registration information:
Payment can be made by check ONLY. Please make checks payable to Dominican College.
Please send all completed registration forms with payment to:
Royce Aldea, PT, DPT, DHSc, DCE
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Dominican College
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg NY 10962.
(For your convenience, registration forms may be faxed to 845-398-4892, attn: Royce Aldea. Please note, however, that your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received by the registration deadline.)

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