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World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying and Treating Pain

Description:This two-day live interactive webinar introduces information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain. Utilizing pain science research regarding pain mechanisms this webinar teaches pain clinicians how to classify and treat pain as it relates to the peripheral and central nervous system. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced and then guide selection of patient education and active care interventions for each pain mechanism. The PMCS demonstrated through video and paper case studies will aid application to pain clinicians’ practice. This webinar highlights a subgrouping framework, PMCS, which addresses pain throughout the continuum from acute, subacute and chronic stages covering chemical, structural, mechanical, cognitive, emotional, social, psychological and cortical mechanisms. This webinar integrates pain science research into a biopsychosocial approach with practical application for patient education and active care interventions. Promoting a common language between pain clinicians of all disciplines and patients. Included in this webinar, the brief application of peripheral nervous system neurodynamic evaluation, treatment, and central nervous system sensory and motor evaluation, patient rated outcome measures and psychometric tools outlined by dominant pain mechanism. The PMCS patient education and active care interventions support all patient ages and musculoskeletal to neurological diagnoses suffering from pain.

Cost: $399

CEUs: 14.5 Contact Hours

Date: April 13-14, 2024, 8:00am-5:00pm EST

Location:  Live-Virtual

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Dynamic Core for Kids – Stability in Action

Presented By: Shelley Mannell, PT & Julie Wiebe, DPT, PT

Description: This two-day course is designed to equip pediatric rehabilitation professionals with the knowledge, clinical reasoning, and tools to apply a systems based, neuromuscular central control framework to the specific needs of a variety of neurodiverse children: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), hypotonia, and more.

Cost: $550


Date: April 27-28, 2024, 8:00am-4:30pm EST

Location:  Ivy Rehab for Kids- 11488 Telegraph Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180

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Ivy Education: Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Intervention and Treatment

Description: This evidence-based course focuses on comprehensive screening, evaluation, assessment, treatment of Torticollis and Plagiocephaly. The course will include strategies for prevention, education, and differential diagnoses of infants, toddlers, and children. Lab will include live demonstrations and hands-on practice with a variety of ages.

Cost: $350

CEUs: 15 Contact Hours

Date: May 4-5, 2024, 8:00am-5:00pm EST

Location: Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, 475 Allendale Road, Suite 205, King of Prussia, PA

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World of Hurt: “Food”- A Non-Pharmacy Intervention for Pain

Description:This one-day course will fine tune clinical reasoning for the selection of foods as a non-pharmacy intervention for pain, chronic illness and disease. If you have ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you are right! In fact, what food we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differs in phases of healing and wellness. Your stage of inflammation, recovery and wellness reflect your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, pain, longevity, fitness, emotional strength, and how we heal. The food you eat determines your susceptibility to illness and prevents the most troubling health diseases. Foods are the most frequently introduced chemicals to the body and considered an intervention for pain and disease.  The chemical reactions brought into the body through foods can be positive or negative. In conjunction with the healthy state of the liver and gut, they can alter the response to treatment for pain and chronic illness.  Recent ongoing literature suggests a non-pharmacy intervention for pain and disease, in the area of healthy eating including a whole food plant-based diet. The function of the liver, the microbiome of the gut, and the integrity of the gut lining play an integral role in inflammation. Whole food plant-based eating offers an individualized lifestyle health plan that is right for your patients. Gentle detox and balancing protocols for the liver, adrenal glands, gut, and thyroid can reactivate an immune system causing remission to many autoimmune and neurological diseases. The inflammatory mechanism may have a chemical component systemically in the tissues, such as, cytokines, lipopolysaccharides, chronic infection or histamine, etc.  The patient’s inflammatory symptoms can reflect the immune system’s stress and inability to heal the body.  A person with an autoimmune condition will have more pre-existing inflammatory molecules present in the body compared to a person without.  Therefore, an intervention focused on foods can alter the rate of healing and the overall outcome.  The “Root Cause” to the inflammatory cascade and immune system stress response identified within the foods people select can be the missing link to sustained benefits from pain and remission for chronic illness.  The World of Hurt “Foods” course will introduce an eclectic scientific based framework involving the four blood types O, A, B, and AB, ketogenic diets, and whole food plant-based eating to individualize food selection for healthy immune systems.  In addition, fundamental protocols for the liver, adrenal glands, thyroid and gut to promote a healthy immune system will be discussed. Each person can greatly benefit from its own exercise regimen, meal plans, and vitamin supplements, that can be identified within this simplistic framework.

Cost: $250

CEUs: 7 Contact Hours

Date: May 18, 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm EST

Location: Live-Virtual

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Know to Change: Idiopathic Toe Walking

Description:This course will teach clinicians to develop interventions based on etiologies to produce successful long-term outcomes. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plan. This course challenges the clinician to ask the correct questions in order to form a systematic approach to treating the child who “toe walks.”

Cost: $369

CEUs: 11.5 Contact Hours (This includes course on June 8 as well)

Date: June 6-7, 2024, 10:00am-4:30pm EST

Location: Live-Virtual

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Know to Change: In Depth Clinical Applications Using an Etiological Approach


Expand your evaluation and treatment knowledge for toe walking previously learned in Liesa’s Therapeutic Evaluation & Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait). Using her systematic approach, clinical application skills will be further enhanced through case analysis using the Act! (Assessment Criteria for Toe walking) as a guided, evidence-based, detailed, decision making process. Applying Liesa’s comprehensive toe walking specific evaluation to cases, clinicians will learn to identify an etiology-based problem list, choose suitable, appropriate, and feasible interventions and develop a relevant plan of care specific to the problems of each individual child.

Course registration includes BOTH courses

Cost: $50

CEUs: 7 (This includes course on June 6-7 as well)

Date: June 8, 2024, 10:00am-4:30pm EST

Location: Live-Virtual

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Ivy Education: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Toe Walking – With Lower Extremity Serial Casting

Description: This course is for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who treat children with idiopathic toe walking, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or other medical or non-medical reasons for toe walking. This course begins with typical gait development from infancy to adolescence, enabling you to recognize gait deviations from an early age. Using an evidence-based approach, differential diagnosis and treatment plans will be discussed based on evaluation and examination findings. Conservative, evidence-based treatment strategies will be presented to effectively and efficiently remediate deficits in range of motion, strength, gait, and balance.

Cost: $475

CEUs: Pending

Date: June 22-23, 2024, 10:00am-4:30pm EST

Location: ABC Pediatrics/Ivy Rehab for Kids- 7591 Tylers Place Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

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The Autism Project: Visual Supports in Practice

Description: This training provides an understanding on how to create and use visuals to better support individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities (DD) by increasing independence, promoting communication, and reducing challenging behaviors in the classroom and at home. Participants will learn how to teach, “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a “break” using visual supports. They will also learn about Social Narratives and other strategies used to explain a given situation and provide strategies to navigate it. Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer for successful transitions. .

Cost: $30

CEU’s: 2 Contact Hours

Date: July 12, 2024, 9:00am-11:00am EST

Location: Live-Virtual

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The Autism Project: Supporting Self-Regulation

Description: Challenging behaviors impact classroom learning, time in the community, and the family dynamic. The goal of this training is to provide basic information about a variety of positive behavior supports that can be used to teach key skills to students with autism. This training provides participants with information and tools to help parents and professionals view challenging behavior through a different lens. Discussion related to skill deficits, coexisting conditions, and possible motivation of behaviors will help professionals and parents create positive behavior supports to help build healthier interactions and a successful environment.

Cost: $30

CEU’s: 2 Contact Hours or .2 CEUs

Date: August 23, 2024

Location: Live-Virtual

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Ivy Education: Rehabilitation for the Breast Cancer Patient: Focus on Manual and Therapeutic Exercise Skills

Description: This 2-part course instructs participants in the clinical skills sets and techniques needed to effectively deliver comprehensive care to breast cancer patients in any phase of their cancer treatment and beyond.  Prior to the live workshop, participants will learn essential elements of diagnosis, course of oncology care, and sequelae of treatment in part I of the course. Manual skills, patient education and case studies will be the focus of part II (live session), integrating strategies of myofascial trigger point release, joint mobilization, neural gliding fundamentals of lymphatic manual drainage, therapeutic pain science and functional restoration.

Cost: $250

CEU’s: 10 Contact Hours

Date: August 24-25, 2024

Location: Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy- 210 N Avenue E, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Ivy Education: ACL Injuries, Rehab, and Return to Sports Considerations

Description: Despite significant surgical advancements in and effort paid to ACL-injured patients, rates of secondary ACL injury remain very high in athletic patient populations. This course is a comprehensive summary of the current state of ACL injures and post-ACLR care. Primary focus of the course is to consider how ACL anatomy, healing after ACLR, assessment of physical strength and function, and known injury mechanisms and correlates can be utilized in order to make the best determination of readiness to return to sport after ACLR. This course is appropriate for PTs, PTAs, PAs, and ATCs, who manage care and advise on activity clearance for these patients after surgery. Through the material covered in the course, attendees will have a thorough understanding on managing the post-ACLR athlete through a structured protocol of exercise and training towards criteria-based functional tests in order to minimize risk for secondary ACL injury to either knee.​​​​​​​

Cost: $450

CEU’s: 7 Contact Hours

Date: September 21, 2024

Location: Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy- 210 N Avenue E, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Ivy Education: Running Analysis and Treatment

Description: This interactive, evidence-based course will teach attendees how to analyze and coach proper running mechanics. Techniques will be based on Pose Methods© running principles for treatment, and the most recent research on running mechanics’ role in injury prevention. This course will be a combination of lecture, lab, demonstration, and practice of performing video analysis. Attendees will come expecting to engage in light jogging and drill activities and should wear athletic shoes and apparel to that regard. This course is appropriate for clinicians that are interested in assessing and analyzing root cause for running injuries and learning how to coach and teach a patient how to run with less joint force and muscle strain, as a means of effectively treating runner injuries while reducing recurrence of injury.

Cost: $450

CEU’s: 7 Contact Hours

Date: September 22, 2024

Location: Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy- 210 N Avenue E, Cranford, NJ 07016

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BSPTS North America: Level 1

Description: The L1 Course builds upon the Base Course information about anatomy, etiology, clinical and radiological examination, curve classification, and treatment guidelines. The course then focuses on in-depth understanding and application of the 3-D Principles of Correction using the Rigo Method, based upon the original principles of Schroth. The goals of treatment are to facilitate corrections of the altered posture and teach the patient to maintain corrections in daily living in order to minimize progression of spinal deformity and optimize quality of life. Level 1 course teaches “unloaded” exercises for achievable and safe entry-level physical therapist clinical application. The course balances lecture and lab for each exercise position and includes patient demonstration. Additional topics include bracing, home program prescription, and ADL education. Students will complete a written examination at the end of the course.

Cost: $2,800

CEUs: 40 Contact Hours

Date: September 29-October 4, 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm EST

Location: Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, 210 N Avenue E, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Ivy Education: Wound Care Fundamentals: Essential Skills for Therapists

Description: “Wound Care Fundamentals for Therapists” is a 6-hour live, interactive course focused on the essential elements of wound care for the rehabilitation therapist. Topics include: the normal healing process; how to optimize a health wound bed; barriers to healing chronic wounds; and care algorithms for common scenarios. Management of exudate, choosing varying types of debridement procedures, and critical thinking for dressing types are covered, along with decision process for use of compression to aid in healing. Patient education topics include nutrition, hydration, prevention of infection, facilitation of healing, and home dressing changes. Therapists will also receive guidance in the creation of an “Essential Wound Care” kit for the clinic, focusing on the use of 10 basic types of dressings.

Cost: $250

CEU’s: 6 Contact Hours

Date: October 7, 2024

Location: Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy- 210 N Avenue E, Cranford, NJ 07016

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World of Hurt: Central Nervous System Pain Mechanisms

Description: This two-day course focuses information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Central Nervous System (CNS) Pain Mechanisms.  The course will aid the subgrouping of CNS mechanisms into Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor / Autonomic mechanisms. Incorporating the scientific literature and strategies for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches promoting when best utilized for each pain sub group.  This course will present specific patient motivational pain science education approaches, specific functional exercise prescriptions and CNS sensorimotor retraining. Outlining Chapter Six, Seven & Eight of “A World of Hurt:  A Guide to Classifying Pain”, pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify CNS pain mechanisms including, Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor / Autonomic utilizing psychometric measures, outcome measures, CNS sensory and motor evaluations. This course will focus on specific interventions of pain science patient education topics; patient readiness questionnaire, motivational interviewing strategies, graded exposure functional return and sensorimotor retraining for each CNS dominated pain mechanism. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will aid application to each clinician’s practice by understanding the importance of the “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse CNS pain mechanisms.

Cost: $399

CEU’s: 14.5 Contact Hours

Date: October 12-13, 2024

Location: Live-Virtual

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