Clinical Education Courses - Ivy Rehab

Institute of Physical Art: CoreFirst Strategies® 

Description: CoreFirst® Strategies presents a methodical and unique functional assessment and treatment program for patients with dysfunctions of the spine. The CFS approach trains the therapist to directly correlate an evaluation of the patient’s base of support, alignment, and Lumbar Protective Mechanism to the patient’s motor activation and strength response. Building on this assessment, the participant is trained in five principles to enhance efficient posture, movement, and the automatic-not volitional-activation of the core stabilizers. These principles serve as a kinesthetic checklist for patients during ADL such as sitting and lifting. To complete this dynamic approach to active functional rehabilitation, the therapist is trained in a progressive functional exercise program that addresses flexibility, coordination, strength, stability, and functional movement patterns.

Cost: $625  •  Ivy Participant: $525 * 

CEU’s: 20-22 hours (varies by State)    

  • May 21-23, 2021 Ivy Rehab/Generation Care, Grand Haven MI
  • June 11-13, 2021Ivy Rehab HSS Center of Excellence, Princeton, NJ 
  • September 17-19, 2021 Ivy Rehab/Cleveland PT, Shelby, NC
  • September 24-26, 2021Ivy Rehab Philadelphia, PA 
  • October 15-17, 2021Ivy Rehab, Harrison, NY
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Institute of Physical Art: Functional Mobilization 1 

Description: FM 1 presents an integrated approach to patient care with an emphasis on soft tissue mobilization combined with PNF, joint mobilization, and exercise training. This course presents techniques that are the foundation to advanced course material.  

FM 1 trains the participant to observe structure, posture, and movement and correlate the presenting mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control objective findings to dysfunctions in the soft tissue system. The concept of the human body as an interconnected dynamic system will be stressed, presenting evidence as to the interrelationship between the soft tissue system and the articular, neuromuscular, and motor control systems.  Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the soft tissue structures and the application of specific treatment techniques to normalize any identified dysfunction. 

Cost: $725  •  Ivy Participant: $605* 

CEU’s: 22.5-30 (varies by state) 

  • April 9-11, 2021All Care Physical Therapy, Toms River, NJ  
  • June 4-6, 2021 Ivy Rehab Northbrook, IL 
  • July 16-18, 2021Ivy Rehab, Wallingford, CT 
  • September 10-12, 2021Ivy Rehab, Richmond, VA (West End) 
  • November 12-14, 2021Ivy Rehab/ Peak Performance, Lynbrook, NY

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders Assessment & Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding 

Description: The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. The Main Conference is designed for babies, toddlers, and small children.  Other ages and special populations are covered in the Advanced Workshops. Click here for more details

Cost: $800  •  Ivy Participant: $325

Course Dates: August 12-15, 2021

Location: Doubletree by Hilton

42100 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375


  • Dr. Kay A. Toomey
  • Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L
  • Amanda Foster, MS CCC-SLP

This course is full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email Taylor at


StrongSteps Fall Prevention Certification Program

Description: “StrongSteps: Comprehensive Fall Prevention” educational program is an intensive, geriatric-specific training program that combines self-study, live webinar, and lab activities for successful certification as a StrongSteps therapist. The didactic portion of the program includes 15 separate training modules totaling 16 hours of contact time. Each module is followed by 5 questions, with a total of 75 questions. Once this didactic portion is complete, the therapist participates in an active case study and application of principles for 1 hr with a clinical instructor. The final task is a review of clinical competencies with an instructor, and the application of skills in a “live” screening event on-site.

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Cost: $350  •  Ivy Participant: No Cost 


  • Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS, CEEAA
  • Sheetal Thayil, PT, DPT
  • Julianne Munda, PT, DPT, LSVT-C