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)    

  • 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) 

  • September 10-12, 2021Ivy Rehab, Richmond, VA (West End) 
  • November 12-14, 2021Ivy Rehab/ Peak Performance, Lynbrook, NY

Comprehensive Evaluation & Treatment of Toe Walking – With LE Serial Casting 

Course 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.  ​

Course Cost: $375 *For Ivy Rehab Employees, cost will be directly deducted from your CE allowance.

CEUs: 16.0-Pending in NJ and NC

Course Location/Dates/Times: Ivy Rehab for Kids, 80 Route 6, Baldwin Place, NY 10505/September 17-18, 2021/ 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Course Instructor: Sarah Goncalves PT, DPT, PhD(c), PCS

Course Registration Information: to Register email Taylor at

ACL Injuries, Rehab & Return-to-Sport Considerations 

Course 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 injuries 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. Course format is synchronous online. 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.

Course Cost: $25 *For Ivy Rehab Employees, cost will be directly deducted from your CE allowance.

CEUs: 3.0-Pending in NJ

Course Location/Dates/Times: Zoom/October 9, 2021/9:00 am-12:00 pm

Course Instructors: Ryan Stahl PT, DPT and Matthew Lesniak PT, DPT

Course Registration Information: to Register 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