Education & Wellness

Continuing Education


We value and promote education to further professional development and maintain treatment excellence among physical therapists. Our Continuing Education series offers timely subject matter taught by leading instructors to help our own therapists and those outside our organization to achieve these goals.

For More Information:

clinical_educationContact Dorothy Klemetson if you have any questions regarding the TAI Continuing Education classes.

Contact Susan Heath if you have any questions regarding the internal TAI Leadership Development program.

TAI Therapists:

To access the TAI Leadership Development program courses, log onto the TAI Learning Center via the Employee Portal at:

Course Schedule

Upcoming continuing education classes are listed below.

  • Get more details on the class by clicking on the class name
  • Click on [Register] to download a registration form, unless otherwise indicated
  • TAI therapists should use the Intranet to register
  • Keep in mind that TAI therapists should get the approval of their director before signing up for a course

Forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader Software to read.

Current Classes


TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for on-line registration.

Date:  January 10, 2015 [Registration]

Time: Registration 8:00 AM; Class 8:30 AM-4:30 PM


Pacific University, Hillsboro
222 SE 8th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Instructor: Lynn Steffes PT, DPT

CEU: 7 contact hours

Cost: $230

The BraineyEX program uses a multi-modal approach to Build a Better Body & Build a Better Brain. Its initial design is optimal for the practices of physical therapist and exercise professionals.

BraineyEX is an evidence based, turnkey, cash program designed for PT Private Practices where science, medicine, nutrition, wellness and fitness intersect to help people proactively manage their brain health, an essential component in achieving and maintaining a high quality of life. BraineyEx is the first program of its kind, based on a multi-faceted approach to cognitive fitness and the best evidence available in body and brain health.


Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Educating Patients About Pain

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for on-line registration.

Date: February 21-22, 2015  [Register]


Saturday: Registration 7:30 AM; Class 8 AM-6 PM
Sunday: 8 AM-4 PM


Pacific University Health Professions Campus
222 SE 8th Avenue, HPC2, Room #430
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Instructor: Adriaan Louw PT, PhD, CSMT

CEU: 15 contact hours

Cost: $475

Course Description:

 This 2 day/15 hour class is designed to update attendees on the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Therapeutic neuroscience education changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain. This class will discuss the evolution of therapeutic neuroscience education, why neuroscience education is needed in physical therapy and, more importantly, the clinical application and implementation of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain. Special features include various metaphors, images, examples and case studies explaining neuroscience to patients in pain. In addition, the class will cover clinical issues such as compliance, pacing exercise and activity, incorporation of therapeutic neuroscience education with traditional movement based therapy, billing and insurance reimbursement concerns and delivering therapeutic neuroscience education in busy, time-constrained clinical environments. This class is a must for all therapists dealing with patients in pain.


ASTYM™ from Performance Dynamics

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for on-line registration for tracking TAI guaranteed spaces.

Non-TAI Therapists – please contact Performance Dynamics to register 800.333.0244


Course Dates: March 13-15, 2015

Course times: Friday: 7:30 AM registration; 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday: 8 AM to 5 PM Sunday: 7 AM to 4 PM


Therapeutic Associates James B. McKillip Center
7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 220
Seattle (Tukwila), WA 98188


CEU: 24

Cost: $995 UE & LE $895 UE only $360 One Time Tool Lease Fee and Annual Contracted Network Fees Will Apply.

Course Description

The ASTYM System is an advanced form of soft tissue mobilization which enables clinicians to effectively initiate remodeling and regeneration of dysfunctional tissue. The ASTYM System has also been proven to be a highly effective treatment for chronic tendonitis/tendinosis.

Treatment is performed with ergonomically designed instruments to allow rapid identification and effective treatment of areas exhibiting texture changes associated with soft tissue scar/fibrosis or chronic tendinopathy.

Exercise and activity are then integrated to guide the body’s healing in the most advantageous manner possible. Continuation of work, athletic, and recreational activities throughout the treatment process promotes optimal healing. The ASTYM System is used in settings ranging from therapy clinics to hospitals to industrial rehabilitation. This proven treatment helps countless patients every day.



TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for on-line registration.

Date: March 21, 2015  [Register]

Time: 7:30 AM Registration, Class: 8AM-5PM


Pacific University, Hillsboro
222 SE 8th Ave. HPC2 #430
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Instructor:  Erin E. Jobst, PT, PhD

Total Hours: 15

8 hours Pre- and Post-assignments
7 class hours March 21, 2015

Cost:  $160 TAI, $200 non-TAI


Pacific University, Hillsboro
222 SE 8th Ave.  HPC2 #430
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Course Description:

Patients are frequently taking drugs for medical conditions that may or may not relate to the reason they are in physical therapy. Many drugs have the potential to influence therapeutic functional outcomes. Understanding basic clinical pharmacology allows physical therapists to identify common adverse drug reactions (ADRs), when to refer to other healthcare professionals, and potential ways to mitigate common ADRs during physical therapy. This course includes pharmacodynamics (how the drug affects the body) for major drug classes and pharmacokinetics (how the body responds to a drug). Emphasis will be on how physical therapy interventions – especially exercise – can affect drug absorption and distribution. The course covers drugs that affect the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems, which an emphasis on those drug classes more like to be taken by outpatient orthopedic patients. Common ADRs, important drug-drug interactions, and potential therapy solutions to limit ADRs are discussed.


APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing Course

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for on-line registration.

Seattle Metro Registration

Date: April 18-19, 2015

Course Times: 7:30 AM Registration; Class: 8 AM-5 PM

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015*

Instructor: Cynthia Robinson, PT, PhD


Therapeutic Associates James B McKillip Center
7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 222
Seattle, WA 98188

Cost: $140 APTA members/$230 APTA non-members/$280 Other Providers

CEUs: 1.5 (15 contact hours, 12 to non-PTs who do not complete the assessment centers.)

TAI is pursuing this course for the purpose of assisting clinicians in becoming valuable clinical instructors, knowing that in the end, it makes the student and the clinical instructor better clinicians.

APTA writes:

This voluntary program is designed primarily for persons interested in or involved with clinical education (clinical instructors [CIs], center coordinators of clinical education [CCCEs], and academic coordinators/directors of clinical education [ACCEs/DCEs]), and is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program. The program is divided into two distinct parts: 1) CI education via an interactive course format and 2) assessment of curricular outcomes through a six-station Assessment Center. These components are designed to be used together to first provide and then assess, the knowledge and skill identified as essential for CIs of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students. All APTA CI Education and Credentialing Programs must be provided by APTA-recognized Credentialed Clinical Trainers.

 * Registration deadline is set in order to meet APTA designated timeframe for material order. Registrations received after that deadline may be added with an additional fee to cover expedited mailing of materials.


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