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.

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)


TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.

Non-TAI Therapists

May 20-21, 2017

Cynthia Robinson, PT, Ph.D.

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

Registration Deadline:
April 28, 2017
Registrations may be made after deadline for additional fees – contact Course Coordinator

Total Hours: 16 contact hours (1.6 CEU’s) for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with award of the CI Credential; health care providers from other professions are eligible to receive 12 contact hours (1.2 CEU’s),* but may not be awarded the CI Credential.

Cost: $170 APTA members/$260 APTA non-members/$310 Other Providers


PIMA Medical Institute Northgate
9709 3rd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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).


TAI therapists should use the TAI Learning Center for online registration.

Non-TAI Therapists

May 20-21, 2017


Michael Voight PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, TPI-3, FAPTA
& Ashley Campbell PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-2

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

Cost: $900 non-TAI


Therapeutic Associates Lake Oswego Physical Therapy
17355 Boones Ferry Rd, Ste B
Lake Oswego, OR 97035



This certification course will cover the background, philosophy and evidence related to movement testing and regional interdependence in a lecture format. Then participants will enjoy a demonstration and laboratory sessions covering the full body movement tests and corrective exercise strategies of the SFMA. Participants will be taught the assessment criteria and ample lab time will be given to ensure the participants are comfortable integrating the tests immediately into their clinical practice. All of the information provided is practical, useful, logical, and can be incorporated into clinical practice immediately.


Following the completion of this SFMA certification course, the healthcare provider will be able to:

  • Accurately describe the importance of identifying dysfunctional movement patterns without referring to notes in patients/clients with functional limitations.
  • Accurately describe and competently demonstrate the seven basic evaluation components of the base SFMA examination on a patient model in less than 3 minutes.
  • Independently explain the role of pain provocation during the examination process and list two ways in which pain alters motor control.
  • Correctly identify typical movement pattern dysfunctions within a reasonable amount of time through the use of video case examples.
  • Independently and competently perform a complete SFMA evaluation and all portions of the breakouts derived from the base tests in no more than 20 minutes.
  • Independently analyze the information gained from the SFMA base screen and breakouts on a model patient to correctly identify the key impairments in order to establish a diagnosis.
  • Design a rehabilitation intervention program based upon the video case SFMA key findings and list three appropriate exercises that will assist in normalizing the dysfunctional movement.
  • Link the SFMA information to the initial therapeutic exercise strategy in order to formulate, describe, and defend the use of the most appropriate treatment interventions (manual therapy and functional exercise) into the traditional rehabilitation program to normalize dysfunctional movement.
  • Justify the use of three acceptable manual therapy techniques to incorporate into a treatment program given a case with a mobility limitation.
  •  Evaluate the intervention effectiveness by monitoring the initial changes in the case dysfunction and impairment as seen on the SFMA re-evaluation in order to guide the therapeutic exercise progression.

The Complete Runner:

Biomechanics, Comprehensive Assessment Techniques, Rehabilitation Strategies, Strength Development and Form Optimization for the Running Patient.

Optimizing the performance of a healthy runner is very challenging; returning a running patient back to their sport while optimizing their mechanics and training strategies adds another complicating layer to the equation.

Dates:   [Register]

September 9-10, 2017
Therapeutic Associates Bend Neff Road
Bend, OR

October 21-22, 2017
Therapeutic Associates Canyon Park Physical Therapy
Bothell, WA

Instructors: Matthew Walsh Bsc, PT &
David V. McHenry PT, DPT, COMT

Times: 7:30 AM Registration, Saturday 8 AM-5 PM; Sunday Class 8 AM-4 PM

Contact Hours: 18 hours total

  • 2 hours pre-reading
  • 6 hours lecture
  • 10 hours practical

Cost: $425 TAI; $475 non-TAI

The intention of the course is to provide the participants a wide range of information from different elements necessary to comprehensively evaluate and treat your running clients. In this two-day course physical therapists of all levels will learn:

  • evidence based assessment and treatment strategies
  • biomechanical form assessment skills
  • epidemiological information about running injuries and strength and conditioning strategies or end stage rehabilitation of the running client.

For More Information:

Contact Dorothy Klemetson if you have any questions regarding TAI Continuing Education classes.
Dorothy Klemetson
•253-872-6028 ex.2200
•Fax: 253-872-4935

TAI Therapist should contact Susan Heath if you have any questions regarding the internal TAI Leadership Development program.
Susan Heath
•253-872-6028 ex.2219
•Fax: 253-872-4935

TAI Therapists:

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