Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3177
oupace@oakland.edu


Course Content Questions: 

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
Dr. John Krauss
Instructor
(248) 364-8693
krauss@oakland.edu
 
APTA
Darlene Mathiak
(248) 364-8659
mathiak@oakland.edu
    
Registration Questions: 
Professional and Continuing Education
(248) 370-3177

Physical Therapy

APTA Credentialed
Clinical Instructor
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
May 2019

Course Description
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program is for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists and other health care disciplines. The program prepares clinical instructors to:
  • develop learning experiences
  • support ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • discuss performance evaluation skills
  • identify and manage students with exceptional situations
The course and assessment center will be useful for both new and experienced clinicians involved with clinical education.

During the program, an assessment center provides the course participant with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations. Upon successful completion, PTs and PTAs receive an APTA Credentialing Certificate of Completion of 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs).

Copies of the complete participant dossier must be sent to APTA once the individual successfully completes the program. The information will then be entered into a national database of credentialed CIs. The six stations of the assessment center have been integrated into the program schedule. It is essential for each participant to attend all sessions of the two-day course and assessment center in its entirety.

How to Register
A 10 percent discount is available for groups of five or more from the same institution registering at the same time. Contact Darlene Mathiak at mathiak@oakland.edu for the group discount registration code.

All participants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is limited so apply early.

If an individual is unable to attend the course following payment, he/she must request a refund no later than April 24, 2017. The amount of the refund will be equivalent to the APTA portion of the registration fee only.

Schedule
Sample Schedule
Day 1
7:45 a.m.Registration, continental breakfast
8:15 a.m.Welcome and introduction
8:30 a.m.Section I - The Clinician as Educator
10 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Section II - Readiness to Learn
12:30 p.m.Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m.Section III - Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
3:30 p.m.Break
3:40 p.m.Orientation to Assessment Center, Assessment Center #1 and #2
4:45 p.m.Adjourn
Day 2
7:45 a.m.Registration, continental breakfast
8 a.m.Section IV - Performance Assessment in the Clinical Environment
9:45 a.m.Break
10 a.m.Section V - Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical Education
NoonLunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.Section IV - Managing the Exceptional Student and Student with Problems
2:15 p.m.Break
2:30 p.m.Assessment Center #3, #4, #5, #6
4:30 p.m.Scoring, course evaluations
5 p.m.Adjourn

Requirements
Participants must be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists or from other health care disciplines.

Submit the following by email to pt@oakland.edu:
  • Completed participant dossier form. (Click link for a copy of the form. The participant dossier must be completed by participant and signed by participant's supervisor. Each participant must complete and submit this form electronically to receive CEU credit and the CCIP credential.)
  • Copy of APTA membership certificate, if applicable.
  • Copy of your professional license.
Musculoskeletal
Physical Therapy
The Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy continuing education program trains physical therapists for extensive hands-on healing. OU offers four Musculoskeletal introductory courses where students can learn the examination and intervention of a variety of musculoskeletal systems. Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy training is offered in more depth as a graduate certificate program.

Course Description
Content within the S1, S2, E1 and E2 courses are organized by tissue structure and function. This allows for a concise overview of concepts, principles and rules of examination and treatment of the covered tissue(s). In addition, the presentation of materials is grouped to maximize retention and to facilitate comparisons of tissues with similar structure and function throughout the body.

S1
This two-weekend course teaches an approach to the examination and treatment of muscles of the trunk, neck and head. Evidence supported manual therapy specialty skills presented in this course include symptom localization, muscle play and palpation, functional massage, manual muscle stretching, self-functional massage, and autostretching. Foundational sciences, clinical reasoning, orthopedic pathologies and patient cases will also be presented and discussed.

S2
This two-weekend course teaches an approach to the examination and treatment of the joints of the trunk, neck and head. Evidence supported manual therapy specialty skills presented in this course include symptom localization, joint play, multidirectional translatoric joint mobilizations, and an introduction to traction manipulations. Foundational sciences, clinical reasoning, orthopedic pathologies, and patient cases will also be presented and discussed.

E1
This two-weekend course teaches an approach to the examination and treatment of muscles of the upper and lower extremities. Evidence-supported manual therapy specialty skills presented in this course include symptom localization, muscle play and palpation, functional massage, manual muscle stretching, self-functional massage, and autostretching. Foundational sciences, clinical reasoning, orthopedic pathologies and patient cases will also be presented and discussed.

E2
This two-weekend course teaches an approach to the examination and treatment of the joints of the upper and lower extremities. Evidence supported manual therapy specialty skills presented in this course include symptom localization, joint play, multidirectional translatoric joint mobilizations and an introduction to traction manipulations. Foundational sciences, clinical reasoning, orthopedic pathologies and patient cases will also be presented and discussed.

Registration
Register today!
Enrollment is limited to 24 students.

Schedule
Each course is 2.8 CEU's (28 contact hours)

S1Examination and intervention for the muscles of the trunk, neck and head

September 8-9, 2018, 8 am to 4 pm
October 6-7, 2018, 8 am to 4 pm

S2Examination and intervention for the joints of the trunk, neck and head

November 3-4, 2018, 8 am to 4 pm
December 1-2, 2018, 8 am to 4 pm

E1Examination and intervention for the muscles of the upper and lower extremities

January 12-13, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm
February 9-10, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm

E2Examination and intervention for the joints of the upper and lower extremities

March 9-10, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm
April 6-7, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm


Requirements
Participants must be licensed physical therapists. You must fax a copy of your current PT license to (248) 364-8660. Participants are required to actively participate in lab sessions and wear appropriate lab clothing.
Treatment of the
Injured Runner

Clinical examination and treatment of the injured runner: Hypothesis driven by experience, research and technology.

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Registration is now open. Click HERE to register.

Course Description
We will introduce the very latest evidence about common lower extremity overuse injuries and link them to clinically available running gait analysis technology. We will enable practitioners to develop case specific hypothesis driven clinical exams including fitness testing to hone in on efficacious intervention including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, fitness training and running gait drill training.

Speakers
Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAAOMPT (Hon) is a Professor and Co-Director of the Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Her research is clinically motivated, theoretically informed and experimentally tested. She studies human movement and postural control in a model of clinical conditions characterized by frequent recurrence of painful symptoms. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Liz Poppert DPT, MS, OCS blends academics at the University of Southern California and clinical work at her Santa Monica private practice. She educates practitioners to apply best evidence to maximize patient outcomes with rehabilitative exercise programs, especially for individuals with low back pain and running-related injuries. Dr. Poppert is a member of the APTA Running Special Interest Group, and is certified as an ACSM Fitness Specialist and United States Track and Field Level One Coach. She is avid recreational runner and enjoys training and competing with the Track Club of Los Angeles.

Program Information
Location: Human Health Building, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309

CEUs: 5 CEUs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Sponsor: Physical Therapy Program, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester MI 48309.

Registration Information
Registration fee: Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and athletic trainers - $200.00

Physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and athletic trainer students - $75.00

Proceeds from this course support OU DPT student scholarships.

To register please click here.