North American Seminars receives California PT Board approval for Seventeen Continuing Education Courses presented in the Fall of 2015.

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North American Seminars is a national provider of continuing education courses for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists. North American Seminars is a California Approved Provider of Continuing Education Courses.

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North American Seminars will present Seventeen approved PT and OT Continuing Education Courses in California in the fall of 2015.

North American Seminars will present seventeen PT and OT Continuing Education courses throughout California in the fall of 2015. These seventeen courses are pre-approved for CME credit for Physical therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapists.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult
August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015 presented at Huntington Hospital Pasadena, CA

Optimize your understanding of comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care.

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements
August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015 presented at Emanuel Medical Center Turlock, CA

Mobility is one of the most important factors when dealing with post-op fracture repair. Understanding the mechanisms of injury, surgical procedures and healing process will provide you with the ability to develop an appropriate progressive rehab program. Learn the essentials in this course to enhance, mobility, proprioception, motor skills and overall functional ability.

Orthopedic and Sport Taping
August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

Taping techniques are an extremely valuable resource tool for therapists, both in the clinic and on the sporting field, since virtually all musculoskeletal problems will likely benefit from these techniques. This course will teach you the top 50 sports/kinesiology taping techniques.

Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities
September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015 presented at Palomar Health Downtown Campus Escondido, CA

Neurological gait disorders can be debilitating. Limited motion in the elderly can lead to additional life-threatening conditions and even death. Understanding the underlying multifactorial causes of diminished gait will provide the foundation for developing an effective program for your client to maximize mobility. Coordinating rehab activities to enhance motor relearning and mental processing will provide the client with a progressive treatment approach leading to a higher functional level.

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation
September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015 presented at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills, CA

Current research in integrative medicine has shown that a dynamic systems approach to rehabilitation can play a significant role in enhancing functional outcomes for people with stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and Post Polio Syndrome. In this course, integrative techniques -- such as tai chi, yoga, health-focused meditation, and acupressure -- along with traditional neurological methods such as soft tissue techniques to reduce tone, trigger point and myofascial release, and lymphedema massage for the swollen upper extremity patients; are incorporated with traditional western medical treatments.

Participants will leave this course with a wealth of ideas to take to their clinics for addressing the obstacles that people with neurological disorders often face. You will feel confident with modifying these activities so that even your lower level patients can participate and benefit with measurable functional outcomes.

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes
September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015 presented at Huntington Hospital Pasadena, CA

Evidence based research has proven that Pilates can improve functional outcomes in a variety of dysfunctions from orthopedic to neurological, acute to chronic. This continuing education course will discuss the application of the Pilates principles and exercises will be discussed for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patient populations. Utilizing coordinated motion will enhance the neural processing and improve muscle coordination and strength and ultimately function!

Myofascial Release - From Surface to the Depths
September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

The outcomes achieved from performing Myofascial release techniques are largely dependent on the skill of the clinician performing the technique. This Myofascial release continuing education course for PT and OT is unique because it combines manual techniques with the training to enhance kinesthetic perception. These two very important components work together when performing direct and indirect techniques for membranes, tendons, ligaments, dura, organs, ribs and essentially all parts of the body. A review of current evidence-based research will reveal the theory behind the application for specific disorders. Another unique aspect of this course is that it teaches not only how to perform the techniques but also how to incorporate the therapist’ s sense of touch, thus enabling him/her to identify deep tissue movement and obtain desired outcomes.

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies
October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

Left untreated a hip injury could manifest itself into more serious complications and over time lead to a domino effect of problems throughout the musculoskeletal system. This course will provide you with skills necessary to perform a differential diagnosis examination and identify specific hip disorders in a timely manner. You will be better prepared to develop an effective treatment plan for obtaining optimal biomechanics and function and preventing the development of problems in other parts of the body.

Orthopedic and Sport Taping
October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015 presented at Palomar Health Downtown Campus Escondido, CA

Taping techniques are an extremely valuable resource tool for therapists, both in the clinic and on the sporting field, since virtually all musculoskeletal problems will likely benefit from these techniques. This course will teach you the top 50 sports/kinesiology taping techniques.

Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes
October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

If have an understanding of the physiological impact of cancer then you can develop a comprehensive approach to obtain functional outcomes. This continuing education course will provide you with the underlying basis of how and why you should treat specific diagnoses with specialized clinical skills. A rehab professional will learn how to effectively make decisions on the most appropriate assessment and treatment approach.

Vestibular Rehabilitation- A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes
October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015 presented at Regional Medical Center of San Jose San Jose, CA

The information presented in this course is vestibular in nature combined with a comprehensive interactive laboratory component., It is actually focused on the class participant’ s “Monday Morning“ issues. Therapists will learn an extensive amount of information related to structure and function of the vestibular system as well as testing, diagnostics and intervention strategies to address a large scope of symptoms and diagnoses. When therapists return to their jobs on “Monday Morning“ they will encounter patients with problems related to upright instability. And although these patients may not be diagnosed with vestibular disorders, these patients are indeed equipped with vestibular systems. Without basic knowledge of vestibular structure and function, therapists will likely be missing a crucial element of the initial evaluation that may very well lead to more successful intervention outcomes.

Stroke Rehab - An Integrated Functional Movement Approach
October 24, 2015 - October 25, 2015 presented at Sutter Cancer Center Sacramento, CA

Over 750,000 people suffer from a stroke each year. Timing of aggressive treatment approaches in combination with innovative rehab techniques is essential in order to minimize physical disability. Learn how to optimize treatment and outcomes and improve motor control and function.

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait
October 24, 2015 - October 25, 2015 presented at Sharp Grossmont-Brier Patch Campus La Mesa, CA

Combine PNF techniques with a comprehensive coordinated approach to utilizing traditional rehab methods with the goal of enhancing function mobility and gait. The techniques learned in this PNF Continuing education seminar can be applied to orthopedic and neurologically involved patients. You will have a whole host of techniques to draw from when determining appropriate treatments which will facilitate coordinated movement and function.

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study
October 24, 2015 - October 24, 2015 presented at Palomar Health Downtown Campus Escondido, CA

This hybrid (Responsible CME) course combines both online/DVD self paced training with live hands on training. Master the evaluation and treatment techniques on your own and then enhance your hands on skills in the live course. You will learn how to perform a differential diagnosis exam and apply the appropriate treatments to specific disorders to achieve positive outcomes. This course also provides a DVD so you can reference all of the techniques as you begin incorporating them into your clinical care.

Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle
November 7, 2015 - November 8, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

Master your foot and ankle evaluation and treatment techniques. Become an expert clinician when it comes to differential diagnosis of foot and ankle dysfunction. This course will teach you to master your examination and treatment skills to achieve functional outcome success in a shorter period of rehab time.

Current Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Stabilization Concepts for the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint
November 21, 2015 - November 22, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

As a clinician, what can I do first with a patient being treated for mechanical lumbosacral region pain in order to provide the best outcome possible for him/her? In other words, what gives me the best chance to provide the most effective and prompt care with my first interventions in the treatment of mechanical lumbosacral region pain? This course will help to answer this question, as you will learn the manual and clinical reasoning skills necessary to restore function and decrease pain in these patients.

Geriatric Strengthening and Movement Re-education for Mobility
November 21, 2015 - November 22, 2015 presented at Emanuel Medical Center Turlock, CA

One out of three adults over 65 fall each year which translates to millions of older adults experiencing a fall and possibly suffering from a lifelong disability. A rehab specialist properly trained in geriatric care can significantly impact the life of the geriatric patient for fall prevention, strengthening, and safe mobility. Attend this course and learn the fundamentals of rehab for this age group which will positively impact an older person’ s quality of life.

In addition to these live courses all of North American Seminars PT Online Continuing Education courses are approved by the California PT Board for Re-licensure.

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