Fellows-Only-Weekend Intensive

Locations

San Antonio, TX: July 24-25, 2021                     Phoenix, AZ: September 18-19, 2021


San Antonio
Fellows-Only-Weekend Intensive:
Lower Quarter

July 24-25, 2021 – 8 am to 5 pm each day
TexPTS – Stone Oak Clinic

300 East Sonterra Boulevard, Suite 210, San Antonio, TX 78258

Cost: $300 – General public
No charge for Bellin College fellowship students and Bellin Health Employees

About the weekend intensive

Description:

This two-day onsite laboratory course is focused on the advanced examination / interventions targeting the lower quarter, including mechanical diagnosis and therapy concepts, adverse neural dynamics, mobilization/manipulation techniques, and manual resisted exercise. The course will include discussion on optimizing the patient history, key differentiation testing to use in the physical exam, and strategies to select optimal intervention procedures.

Approach:

An eclectic approach combining evidence-based examination techniques along with thrust and non-thrust techniques (including graded mobilization, MWM, etc.), exercise, neural dynamics to all lower quarter regions will be used.  Students are taught with sequential levels of difficulty beginning with more foundational techniques and building towards techniques with additional complexity.  This approach is taken to allow lead faculty and assistants to fine tune each technique at progressive levels of challenge resulting in greater overall psychomotor proficiency.  We enforce regular switching of partners to allow for modification on different body types and sizes with the addition of clinical reasoning discussions to add depth to the clinical application.

Appropriate dress:

Lab attire that allows for appropriate exposure of the lower quarter.

COVID-19:

Students will be required to sign a form, stating they understand and will follow COVID rules as stated below:

  • Two participants per 6-foot long table, seated at opposite ends of the table.
  • The participants at the table will be partners for the entire course.
  • All participants will wear surgical-grade masks and remain masked for the entire course except for socially distanced, planned breaks for fluid consumption.
  • Participants will be asked to sanitize their hands frequently; beginning of the course, all breaks and lunch.
  • Tables/used surfaces will be sanitized at the beginning, lunch, and the end of the day.
  • Participants will eat lunch off campus or outside of the teaching course room.
  • Participants may bring their own water/beverage in individual containers and asked to drink only during breaks when the group can disperse further.

Student are encouraged to bring a mask.

Bellin College will provide hand sanitizer.

Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Analyze the selection of lower quarter manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  2. Performed selected manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with lower quarter pain or dysfunction.
  3. Performed advanced lower quarter techniques with growing expertise, including mechanical diagnosis and therapy concepts, adverse neural dynamics, mobilization/manipulation techniques, and manual resisted exercise.
  4. Demonstrated ideal progression of exercise with increasing demands on the patient with lower quarter symptoms and conditions.
  5. Discuss evidence-informed communication strategies that enhance clinical-decision making processes in those with lower quarter presentations.
Contact hours / CCU credits requested:

16 hours

Note: Participants will be responsible for submitting proof of attendance for CEU verification. Bellin College will not be seeking CEU verification for this course.

Bios:

Elise Wendorf: Dr. Wendorf is the Stone Oak Clinic Director.  Elise’s lengthy list of credentials began with her Bachelor’s degree in dance from Texas Woman’s University, where she also performed with the national touring company and danced professionally even while enrolled in physical therapy school (now that’s what we call multitasking)!

She went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Now, she is also a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics and has studied extensively with the International Spine and Pain Institute, earning her credentials as a Certified Spine Manual Therapist. 

In 2019, Elise completed her Fellowship training and earned the prestigious title of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring and currently acts as a faculty member at both Bellin College and Evidence In Motion (EIM). Additionally, she’s involved in Evidence In Motion’s Residency Program, both onsite at TexPTS Stone Oak and abroad. Elise certainly knows what’s what in the physical therapy world.  


Marcos Lopez:  Dr. Marcos Lopez, is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. He is native to El Paso, Texas, where he completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at University of Texas El Paso. Following his DPT, he graduated from the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

Additionally, he is a certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist and a Fellow in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, both of which he completed through Evidence In Motion (EIM). Professionally, he has had the privilege of speaking at national and international multi-disciplinary conferences with a target audience of physicians, physician assistants, and rehabilitation professionals speaking all things physical therapy, pain recovery, and opioid use disorder.

Marcos has aspirations to travel nationally and internationally. A few bucket list items include white water rafting, deep sea fishing, visiting the Grand Canyon and Zion National park. He is a proud uncle of 3 kiddos based in the Dallas area. When not working in the clinic, he enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and trail running. He also enjoys participating in obstacle course races! He is a sucker for brunch food and sweets. An ideal day outside of clinic would be spent with family and/or friends, include live music outdoors, and a tasty cool beverage.


Ben Morgan:  Dr. Morgan attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences center in Lubbock where he graduated with Masters of Physical Therapy in 2004 and Masters of Athletic Training in 2005. In 2012, he completed a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) through Evidence In Motion with a focus on orthopedics and manual therapy. In 2013, he became Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS) and competed EIM’s Manual Therapy certification. In 2015, he completed a Fellowship in Orthopedics and Manual Physical Therapy and was awarded Fellowship status by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has since followed up with specialty training in Chronic Pain through the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI). He also practiced as a licensed Paramedic for the local MICU level 911 service in Lubbock

In the clinic, Dr. Morgan strives to provide the best orthopedic care for all conditions with a focus on spine and chronic pain.

Ben serves as a Managing Partner and Residency Director for TexPTS with a focus on the growth and development of our clinical staff and team building.

He likes to spend his spare time with his wife, Cassie, and daughter, Madeline, play washers with friends, and try his hand at BBQing. He also travels the US teaching Physical Therapy skills through Evidence in Motion.

Register

General public:
weekend intensive registration

Bellin College fellowship students and Bellin Health employees:
Bellin Registration



Phoenix, AZ
Fellows-Only-Weekend Intensive:
Upper Quarter

September 18-19, 2021 – 8 am to 5 pm each day
6245 N 24th Pkwy #105, Phoenix, AZ 85016

About the weekend intensive

Description:

This two-day onsite laboratory course is focused on the advanced examination / interventions targeting the upper quarter, including mechanical diagnosis and therapy concepts, adverse neural dynamics, mobilization/manipulation techniques, and manual resisted exercise.  The course will include discussion on optimizing the patient history, key differentiation testing to use in the physical exam, and strategies to select optimal intervention procedures.

Approach:

An eclectic approach combining evidence-based examination techniques along with thrust and non-thrust techniques (including graded mobilization, MWM, etc.), exercise, neural dynamics to all upper quarter regions will be used.  Students are taught with sequential levels of difficulty beginning with more foundational techniques and building towards techniques with additional complexity.  This approach is taken to allow lead faculty and assistants to fine tune each technique at progressive levels of challenge resulting in greater overall psychomotor proficiency.  We enforce regular switching of partners to allow for modification on different body types and sizes with the addition of clinical reasoning discussions to add depth to the clinical application.

Appropriate dress:

Lab attire that allows for appropriate exposure of the upper quarter.

COVID-19:

Students will be required to sign a form, stating they understand and will follow COVID rules as stated below:

  • Two participants per 6-foot long table, seated at opposite ends of the table.
  • The participants at the table will be partners for the entire course.
  • All participants will wear surgical-grade masks and remain masked for the entire course except for socially distanced, planned breaks for fluid consumption.
  • Participants will be asked to sanitize their hands frequently; beginning of the course, all breaks and lunch.
  • Tables/used surfaces will be sanitized at the beginning, lunch, and the end of the day.
  • Participants will eat lunch off campus or outside of the teaching course room.
  • Participants may bring their own water/beverage in individual containers and asked to drink only during breaks when the group can disperse further.

Student are encouraged to bring a mask.

Bellin College will provide hand sanitizer.

Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Analyze the selection of upper quarter manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  2. Performed selected manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with upper quarter pain or dysfunction.
  3. Performed advanced upper quarter techniques with growing expertise, including mechanical diagnosis and therapy concepts, adverse neural dynamics, mobilization/manipulation techniques, and manual resisted exercise.
  4. Demonstrated ideal progression of exercise with increasing demands on the patient with upper quarter symptoms and conditions.
Contact hours / CCU credits requested:

16 hours

Note: Participants will be responsible for submitting proof of attendance for CEU verification. Bellin College will not be seeking CEU verification for this course.

Bios:

Tim Fearon: Timothy Fearon received his PT degree from The Ohio State University.  He completed the Musculoskeletal Sequence graduate program at Northwestern University.  He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University.  While doing extensive long-term study with the Folsom Physical Therapy group he founded Phoenix Manual Therapy, which initially offered courses, based on the Nordic System of orthopaedic manual therapy. Phoenix Manual Therapy progressed to offering a long-term course frame for study of the Australian approach to orthopedic manual therapy and integration of Norwegian techniques.  The course has been running over the last 35 years.  He has participated as both a student and now lead instructor through out those years.  He earned his Full Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy by the challenge process in 1999, he successfully renewed that status in 2010.  He has been specializing in orthopedic manual therapy and spinal rehabilitation for the last 35 years.

Dr. Fearon is currently adjunct faculty at A. T. Still University where he teaches manual therapy concepts as well as clinical instruction for the residency program.  He has taught manual therapy courses across the country over the last 15 years as well as fellowship instruction.


Britt Smith:  Britt Smith is a physical therapist and owner of SOAR Physical Therapy, a private practice in Grand Junction, CO. He received his doctorate of physical therapy at Regis University in 2007. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University (BS, 1981), Samuel Merritt College (MSPT, 1997) and Regis University (DPT 2007). He serves as adjunct faculty at Regis University and NAU.

Dr. Smith is member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Britt serves on boards of directors and committees in the Grand Junction medical community and he has presented at national conferences for the three associations. Britt received the 2008 Colorado Outstanding Physical Therapist award.

Register

Bellin College fellowship students and Bellin Health employees:
Bellin Registration


Questions?

Please contact Jon Weiss at PhysicalTherapy@bellincollege.edu or (920) 433-4310. 

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