Professional Seminars Student Symposium Receives Record-Breaking Attendance

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Fourth Annual Professional Physical Therapy Symposium Offers Students Hands-on Understanding of the Healing Process

We honestly believe the best way to continue one’s lifelong professional development is to teach others, and pay it forward.

Professional Seminars, a continuing education provider hosted by Professional Physical Therapy, welcomed over 200 attendees to their fourth annual Student Symposium held on Saturday, February 20th in Garden City, Long Island. The event provided opportunity to educate students about the latest advances in physical therapy care from outstanding leaders in the field.

Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Athletic Training students were invited to participate in hands-on demonstrations as well as hear presentations from five different renowned speakers, including Robert Panariello,Timothy Stump, Robert Shapiro, Gregory Davis and Frank Hoeffner. The program covered a range of topics including the Healing Continuum and Acute Rehab Principles, Upper and Lower Extremity as well as Spine/Core Functional Progressions. The lab sessions included ACL Return to Play Testing.

“Offering these events, and on a complimentary basis, truly shows Professional Physical Therapy's ongoing commitment to the professional development and clinical excellence of Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers” stated Robert Garrick, one of the physical therapist student attendees.

“It was great to see our employees in the audience who attended last year's seminar as students and so many new faces,” stated Timothy Stump, Director of Professional Physical Therapy's Clinical Affiliation Program. We honestly believe the best way to continue one’s lifelong professional development is to teach others, and pay it forward. We encourage all students to become clinical instructors after their first year of experience”.

Robert Panariello, founding partner and Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy, and 2015 winner of the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section prestigious Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator and Professional Development Award, added “Feedback from students and college programs has been universally positive across the board. Continuing education is an extremely important component in providing quality care to all our patients”.

Professional Seminars has gained significant popularity over the past several years due to its exceptional and recognized speakers. Professional Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art award-winning physical therapy company founded in 1998 and is dedicated to the treatment of orthopedic conditions as well as leaders in continuing education for rehabilitation specialists.

Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (“Professional”), headquartered in Uniondale, New York, is an award-winning, leading provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey and Connecticut. Founded in 1998, Professional now operates 61 outpatient physical therapy centers: 12 located within Equinox Fitness Centers, five located in Blink Fitness facilities, one located in a STACK Sports Performance Center, and 43 standalone. The company’s outpatient physical therapy centers provide treatment to patients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments associated with orthopedic and sports injuries and other medical conditions. Additionally, Professional operates a 20,000 square foot sports performance training facility in Garden City, New York.

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