Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is a learning organization. We value and promote education to further individual professional development and maintain excellent, evidence-based clinical treatment. Our Continuing Education classes offer timely subject matter taught by leading instructors to help our own therapists and those outside our organization to achieve these goals.

For More Information:

Contact Dorothy Klemetson if you have any questions regarding 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://team.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 Courses (click course to expand)

This course is limited to TAI Employees

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.
[Register]


BreathWorks 101 Getting Started: Essential Physiology and crucial concepts

Format:
2-hour on-line course  found on the TAI Learning Center

Cost:
$50


BreathWorks 102 Exercise, Activity and Meditation

Date:
July 9, 2016

Time:
10 AM-12 PM

Format:
2-hour live web-based course

Prerequisite:
Breathworks 101

Cost:
$50


BreathWorks 103 Lab

Date:
September 10, 2016

Credit:
5-hour instructor-led course

Prerequisite:
Breathworks 101
Breathworks 102

Cost:
$150

Location:
The Oregon State Bar Center
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Room Columbia B
Tigard, OR 97224


Instructors:
David Deppeler, PT, DSc and Kelly Reed, PT

Course Description:
This course series will help the clinician better understand the importance of the breath as it relates to Physical and Occupational Therapy treatments. Equally important, this material will aid the clinician in their own physical presence in the clinic. Technology will be used to help demonstrate the effects of different breathing strategies but the take away functional activities will not be dependent upon owning, or having access to the technology (specifically, a capnotrainer).

Course Syllabus:
Click to download (PDF)

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.
[Register]

Non-TAI Therapists
[Register]

Date:
October 8-9, 2016

Time:
7:30 AM // Registration
8 AM-5 PM // Saturday
8 AM-12 PM // Sunday

Registration Deadline:
September 23, 2016
Registrations may be made after deadline for additional fees – contact Course Coordinator

Location:

TAI Downtown Portland Physical Therapy
837 SW First Ave, Ste 150
Portland, OR 97204

Instructor:

Stephanie Tutalo Smith, MS and Tommy Campbell

Sportsmetrics Overview

The first ACL Injury Prevention Program that is scientifically proven, was created by a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes. Sportsmetrics™ is the foundation upon which sports-specific skills are built. Sportsmetrics™ is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. With Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, injury rates that are 2-10 times higher in female athletes than in male athletes, it is time to TAKE ACTION and get involved with Sportsmetrics™–the training program for injury prevention AND performance enhancement. Sportsmetrics™ is not just another plyometric training program. Jumping drills are used to teach the athlete to preposition the entire body safely when accelerating (jumping) or decelerating (landing). The selection and progression of these exercises are designed for neuromuscular retraining proceeding from simple jumping drills (to instill correct form) to multi-directional, single-foot hops and plyometrics with an emphasis on quick turnover (to add sport-like movements). Performing maneuvers with sound mechanics decreases the likelihood of an injury, and it is also essential to maximizing sport performance. A solid foundation of strength, coordination and overall physical conditioning is required for athletes to attain their highest potential in their sport-specific skills. Train with Sportsmetrics™ to reduce your risk of injury AND enhance competitive athletic performance.

NEWBERG:

TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.
[Register]

Non-TAI Therapists
[Register]

Date:
November 12-13, 2016

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

Registration Deadline:
October 14, 2016
Registrations may be made after deadline for additional fees – contact Course Coordinator

Location:
George Fox University:
Newberg Campus
414 N. Meridian Street,
Classroom 117
Newberg, Oregon 97132

Instructor:
Paul Shew, PT, DPT

 

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Overview
This voluntary program is designed primarily for people interested in or involved with clinical education (clinical instructors [CIs], center coordinators of clinical education [CCCEs], academic coordinators of clinical education [ACCEs]) and is recognized by APTA as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program.
The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J Emery, PT, EdD; with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, MEd; and Lynn Foord, PT, MS, MEd; and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education.

The program addresses issues of:

  • Planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences
  • Developing learning experiences
  • Supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • Developing skills of performance evaluation
  • Identifying and managing students with exceptional situations
  • Identifying legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation

The Assessment Center provides each physical therapist and physical therapist assistant learner with the opportunity to apply information from the education program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA CI credentialing. The six stations of the Assessment Center have been integrated into the program schedule. Therefore, it is essential for each participant to attend all sessions of the Course and Assessment Center in its entirety to be eligible for credentialing. It takes a total of 15 hours to complete the entire CI Education and Credentialing Program, which may be offered in several different configurations depending on the accessibility and needs of learners. Successful completion of this entire program (didactic and Assessment Center) earn physical therapists and physical therapist assistants APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing.

The Course and Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators involved with clinical education. Although the information presented covers the basic skills for CIs, the interactive tasks and large- and small-group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced educators. APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program (CIECP).