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:

https://portal.taiweb.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

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


Connect the Whole Body & Optimize Performance with the Thoracic Ring Approach™ & ConnectTherapy™

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for on-line registration. https://portal.taiweb.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

Download  [Registration Form]

Date: Friday-Sunday, June 12-14, 2015

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

Location:

Pacific University
222 SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Instructor: Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee PhD, BSc, BSc(PT), FCAMPT, MCPA

Total Hours: 21 contact hours

Cost:  $900

Course Description:

Based on her clinical ideas and research work on the thorax over the past 15 years, LJ has proposed multiple mechanisms by which a dysfunctional thorax can be the “Primary Driver” for pain and problems as diverse as pelvic girdle pain, low back pain, groin pain / hip impingement, incontinence, disc injuries, lower extremity overuse syndromes such as Achilles tendinopathy, head and neck pain, and shoulder girdle dysfunction. Thus, a patient with a dysfunctional thorax can present with a wide variety of symptoms and functional problems.

The innovative Thoracic Ring Approach explains these connections and provides a clinical reasoning approach and new manual assessment techniques to determine when the thorax is the primary driver and essential to treat in order to alleviate problems elsewhere in the kinetic chain. On this 3-day course, you will learn the manual skills and clinical reasoning framework of the Thoracic Ring Approach and ConnectTherapy to determine when the thorax is or is not the primary driver for pain or reduced performance during whole body movements. These skills provide the base to examine the thoracic rings across a wide variety of meaningful tasks. Specific thoracic ring treatment techniques developed by LJ will be practiced, and an introduction to the 3 phases of specific exercise training and program design for optimal neuromuscular control and loading of the thoracic rings will be discussed.

This course is the pre-requisite for the course Advanced Thoracic Ring Control – Exercise Prescription & Program Design in The Thoracic Ring Approach™ and ConnectTherapy™

 

 

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. https://portal.taiweb.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

Download  [Registration Form]

Dates: October 10-11, 2015

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

Location:

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. https://portal.taiweb.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

 

Portland:

Fall Course Dates: being finalized

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. https://portal.taiweb.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

Non-TAI Therapists – please contact Performance Dynamics to register 800.333.0244 http://www.performancedynamics.com/professionals/certification.asp

Portland:

Fall Course Dates: being finalized

 

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