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

Predicting the Clinical Course of Head/Neck Trauma (whiplash)…What Every Clinician MUST Know

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

Download  [Registration Form]

Dates: October 10-11, 2015

Time: 7:30 registration, class 8 AM-4:30 PM Sat; 8 AM-1 PM Sun


Pacific University
222 SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Instructor: James M Elliott, PT, PhD

Cost: $375

Course Description:

Data from the Centres for Disease Control indicates that over 4-million adult drivers and passengers are treated in US emergency medicine departments annually for whiplash as the result of a motor-vehicle accident. Most individuals recover spontaneously, but 25% will, for reasons that are not clear, suffer from chronic whiplash-related disability.

In this two-day professional development opportunity, the research, which has produced evidence of specific neuromuscular deficits and disordered stress-response activity associated with pain-related disability will be presented. The goals of these topics are to present a novel understanding of persistent WAD that emphasizes an impartial view of the biopsychosocial model of health and pain-related disability.


APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing Course

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


Download [Registration Form]

Fall Course Dates: December 5-6, 2015

Registration Deadline: November 9, 2015


George Fox University PT School-Newberg Campus
414 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, Oregon 97132

Instructor: Paul Shew, PT, DPT

Cost: $170 APTA members/$260 APTA non-members/$310 Other Providers
TAI providers: $140 APTA members/$230 APTA non-members

Course Description:

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.


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


Fall Course Dates: being finalized

Course Description:

ASTYM® treatment is regenerative soft tissue therapy which successfully resolves many difficult conditions, including chronic tendinopathies and movement restrictions/pain resulting from scar tissue. The ASTYM® process is non-invasive, has a short treatment course, and it is reliable and safe. The effectiveness and quality of ASTYM® treatment has been achieved through its groundbreaking scientific and clinical research, and the dedication of the ASTYM® researchers, clinical partners, and staff.

ASTYM® treatment safely, effectively and efficiently stimulates scar tissue to be resorbed by the body and regenerates damaged soft tissues. It is clearly superior in chronic conditions such as plantar fasciopathy, lateral epicondylopathy, chronic hamstring or groin injuries, tendinopathies and post-traumatic/post-surgical scarring — even when nothing else seems to work. It is also very effective on sprains, strains, and other acute and sub-acute soft tissue injuries.


FM1: Functional Mobilization™ 1: Tools for Structural Assessment and the Principles and Techniques of Functional Soft Tissue Mobilization™

FM 1 was previously FO 1: Functional Orthopedics 1

This is currently a TAI Internal course – contact Dorothy Klemetson with any questions.

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

Date: Friday-Sunday, December 11-13, 2015

Time: 8:00 am registration; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm course


TAI N Portland (PACE)
4829 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Ste 101
Portland, OR 97211

Instructor: Kent Keyser MS, PT, OCS, ATC, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT, CKTP

Total Hours: 30 contact hours

Cost:  TAI $625

Course Description:

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, developed Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) for the Physical Therapy Profession in 1978; offering the first biomechanical Physical Therapy course specifically addressing the fascial system. STM, as developed by Gregg went beyond friction and traditional massage, focusing on the structural role of fascia in the function of the dynamic human system. Through his studies of the histological and anatomical role of fascia in the human body, Gregg has developed specific STM techniques that continuously impact patient care throughout the Physical Therapy profession.

FM1  trains the participant to view the human body as an interconnected dynamic system, stressing the interrelationship between the soft tissue system and the articular, neuromuscular, neurovascular, and visceral systems. Current anatomy and research related to fascia and its role in human function is presented throughout the course.


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