Fellows-Only-Weekend Intensive

Fellows-Only-Weekend Intensives

Lower Quarter-Phoenix, AZ

Date: September 17-18, 2022
Location:
 6245 N 24th Pkwy, #105 Phoenix, AZ 85016

(No cost for Bellin College Fellows)
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About the weekend intensive

Course 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 a 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, and 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.  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. 

Appropriate Dress

Lab attire that allows for the ability to perform lifting movements of the extremities and trunk.

COVID-19

Participants 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 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. 
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

16 hours 

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

Speaker 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 throughout 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. 


Person-Centered Approach for Spine Pain- Austin, TX

Date: March 4-5, 2023
Location:
TexasPTS
Avery Ranch, 10526 W. Parmer Lane, Suite 403, Austin, TX 78717
Cost: $300 (Bellin College Fellows Only, >1 year will take preference)
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About the weekend intensive

Course Description

This course will focus on a person-centered approach to addressing those with spine pain.  Learners will first refine their hypothesis development skills using a modern person-centered framework and how to integrate advanced manual therapy skills and exercise prescription related to the spine.  Learners will walk away with focused practice on psychomotor skills specific to thrust and non-thrust techniques of the cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine.  Exercise prescription for optimal strength and hypertrophy gains will be explored.  Discussion topics related to fellowship training will be infused throughout the course to enhance mentoring skills.

Approach

An eclectic approach combining evidence-based examination techniques along with thrust and non-thrust techniques and exercise for spinal regions will be used.  Participants are taught with more advanced and nuanced techniques in several different positions (supine, prone, seated) and refine exercise dosing parameters for strength training of the spine. 

Appropriate Dress

Lab attire that allows for the ability to perform lifting movements of the extremities and trunk.

COVID-19

Participants 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 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.
Objectives

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

  1. Perform advanced manual therapy techniques to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  2. Determine a person-centered hypothesis consisting of pain mechanisms, functional limitations and complicating factors that contribute to an individual’s presentation of spine pain.
  3. Perform various tests and measures that are track changes throughout the plan of care related to a person’s presenting pain mechanism(s).
  4. Perform various evidence-informed manual therapy techniques of the spine.
  5. Develop exercises that target strength and motor control performance for the spine.
Contact hours / CCU credits requested

12 hours

Course Instructor Bio

Will be a mix of individuals leading aspects of each portion of the lab.


Modern Management for Common Conditions of the Hip – Sparks Glencloe, MD

Date: April 15-16, 2023
Location: Sparks Physical Therapy
954 Ridgebrook Rd, STE 300, Sparks Glencloe, MD 21152
Cost: Free for Bellin College Fellows, $300 for general public
Registration to come soon.
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About the weekend intensive

Course Description

It is not lost on you that it is common to treat individuals with hip pain, but are you following a comprehensive, evidence-informed approach?  The goal of this lab-based course is to review evidence-based evaluative and treatment techniques that can be utilized for those presenting with conditions such as hip osteoarthritis (OA), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip labral pathology and posterior and lateral hip pain.  Learners will learn how to differentiate the pain mechanisms involved with these conditions as well as determine if the lumbar spine is contributing to primary hip symptoms.  To top it all off, the course will focus on an evaluation and intervention approach grounded in a biopsychosocial and signs and symptoms approach to empower patients to reach their goals.

Approach

An eclectic approach combining evidence-informed examination and intervention techniques involving specific exercise prescription, tendon neuropathic training, manual therapy techniques and pain education.

Appropriate Dress

Lab attire that allows for the ability to perform lifting movements of the extremities and trunk.

COVID-19

Participants 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 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.

Participants need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination before attending the course.

Bellin College will provide hand sanitizer.

Objectives

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

  1. Differentiate different common musculoskeletal conditions of the hip including hip osteoarthritis (OA), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip labral pathology and posterior and lateral hip pain.
  2. Determine pain mechanisms that contribute to an individual’s presentation of hip pain.
  3. Perform various evidence-informed evaluative techniques of the lumbopelvic and hip region.
  4. Perform various evidence-informed manual therapy techniques of the hip region.
  5. Develop exercises that target strength and motor control performance.
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.

Course Instructor Bio

Mark Shepherd: is a physical therapist who holds both a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DSc).  He is board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and is fellowship trained in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (FAAOMPT).  He is the program director of Bellin College’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Program.  Dr. Shepherd has published several peer reviewed articles and presented at both state and national conferences.  He continues to practice in clinical care in the state of Maryland.

 


Questions?

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

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