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Professional Seminars to Offer Personalized and Hands-On Learning Approach with 6th Annual Student Symposium

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It was a unique opportunity for me to learn from top experts in the field, and I gained a different perspective from learning in the classroom. It was well worth my time and I highly recommend it.

Professional Seminars, a leading continuing education provider for Allied Health Professionals, will be hosting its 6th annual Student Symposium on March 10th and March 24th. For the first time ever, the symposium will be held on two different dates and locations in the Tri-State area. The first course, on March 10th, will be held at 645 Stewart Avenue in Garden City, on Long Island, in New York, and the second one, on March 24th, will be held at 21 Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, New Jersey.

Each year, this free admission symposium fills to capacity, bringing local and out-of-town students together to be educated on current clinical concepts and hands-on, manual treatment techniques they can utilize during their clinical affiliations, as well as in a post-graduate professional setting. The program is specifically provided for students in the field of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training, and all are encouraged to attend. Sessions will focus on functional progressions for the lower extremity, upper extremity and core, as well as an introduction to hand therapy, and other relevant clinical topics.

In addition to these education opportunities, the symposium will allow students to interact and network with industry experts and leaders, such as Rob Panariello, a founder of Professional Seminars, and Student Symposium instructor. Rob has more than 35 years of experience in Sports Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and the Performance Enhancement Training of athletes; he lectures nationally and internationally, and has been published in more than 60 peer-reviewed industry publications.

“We launched the Student Symposium five years ago, as part of our Professional Seminars program, with the goal of providing physical therapy and allied health students with a current state-of-the-art knowledge base they can depend on,” said Rob Panariello, Founding Partner and Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy, and Professional Seminars faculty. “It’s our way of giving back to the healthcare community, as our passion and commitment to professional development and clinical excellence extends from our clinicians to our students, who are the future of the profession.”

“I really enjoyed the Student Symposium. It was an amazing experience, and it’s great that Professional Seminars can offer it to students free of charge,” said Nicole Olofson, 2017 Student Symposium Attendee. “It was a unique opportunity for me to learn from top experts in the field, and I gained a different perspective from learning in the classroom. It was well worth my time and I highly recommend it.”

The annual Student Symposium was created by Professional Physical Therapy’s Clinical Affiliation Program in conjunction with Professional Seminars Ltd., an accredited CEU provider, which is recognized by the Board of Certification (BOC) and the NY State Education Department. For additional information about the symposium and to register, visit Please note, registration closes on March 5th for the Garden City location and on March 19th for the Morristown location.

Professional Seminars is a division of Professional Physical Therapy’s Clinical Excellence Department. Professional Seminars was established in 2011 as a means to provide access to high quality continuing education for Sports Medicine and other allied health professionals, as well as students in the related field. Professional Seminars’ courses provide access to the latest techniques and trends in the industry, and include faculty renowned throughout the various allied health professions. For information on faculty, upcoming courses, and pricing, visit

Professional Physical Therapy, headquartered in Uniondale, New York, is a leading provider of physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services throughout the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Professional is an award-winning organization, honored as the recipient of the 2016 ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine magazine’s annual Practice of the Year award, selected based on clinical expertise and exceptional patient experience. Most recently, Professional has been named among the best workplaces in health care by Fortune Magazine; the only physical therapy company to achieve this honor.

Founded in 1998, Professional Physical Therapy operates 161 outpatient physical and hand therapy centers throughout the Northeast. Select Professional’s New England facilities are operating as ProEx Physical Therapy. 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. Professional’s Sports Medicine Department has one of the largest teams of certified athletic trainers in the Northeast, serving schools in Westchester, Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and provides per diem coverage for more than 2,000 events each year. Professional Physical Therapy also operates a 20,000 square foot sports performance training facility in Garden City, NY, as well as three fitness centers in Stamford, Wilton, CT, and Copiague, NY.

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