Rehabilitation Services Continuing Education Courses

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Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP
Course level: Introductory
Date: Friday-Sunday, June 7-9th, 2019
Check in time: 8-8:30 AM Friday
Course time: Friday and Saturday 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday: 8:30-4 pm
Location: St. Catherine’s University Minneapolis
601 25th Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact hours: 19.25

Course fee: $550

Instructor: Cathy Hazzard, MBA, B. Sc. PT, is a Physiotherapist with over 28 years’ experience working with adults with varied neurological diagnoses.  Her clinical background also includes experience and continuing education courses in manual therapy and orthopedics.  She obtained an MBA in 1993 while continuing to work as a PT. 

She has been an NDTA™ Coordinator Instructor in Adult Courses since 1998 and has taught introductory, certificate and advanced level NDT courses extensively throughout North America and internationally in such countries as Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Estonia, Peru, Colombia, India, and Mexico.  Cathy practiced in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for over 20 years in the acute, rehabilitation and outpatient phases of care.  She is now working in private practice and Home Health on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Cathy has been an invited speaker at the NDTA™’s annual conferences in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  She served as the Chair of the NDTA™’s Instructor Group from 2002 – 2005 and a member of the Board of Directors of NDTA™ from 2003 – 2007.  She has written 2 articles for the Neurosciences Division’s journal, Synapse, of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and an article for the NDTA™’s Network.  She is one of 5 editors for the NDTA book – NDT in Action published by Thieme Publishers.

Course summary:

This workshop follows the NDT/Bobath Philosophy and its clinical applications for adults post stroke and brain injury. This interdisciplinary course is designed to give participants basic knowledge about NDT and how it is applied in clinical practice to promote recovery of function following neurological damage. The course format will include interactive laboratory sessions, a patient demonstration by the instructor, and group discussions. Information will be presented in a cross-functional manner to incorporate all rehabilitation disciplines and practice settings.

Upon completion of this interactive course, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize basic treatment principles and concepts of NDT practice model
  • Identify what's possible for recovery based on research in the fields of Plasticity, Motor Learning, and Constraint Induced Movement Theory (CIMT), and how to "set up" this recovery in our rehabilitation environments
  • Demonstrate skill for analyzing movement components in functional activities
  • Identify major impairments that interfere with function in the adult client post stroke or BI
  • Demonstrate options for handling skills to enhance efficient functioning
  • Recognize and integrate the critical elements of a successful intervention session
Friday (Two 15 minutes breaks will be added)
8-8:30 am Registration
8:30-11am Introductions, Course Outline
9-11 am Lecture: Recovery of Function: Plasticity; what’s Possible?
11-11:45 am Using the ICF as an Assessment Framework to get to the point
11:45-12:30 pm The Intervention Triad-Making choices in the intervention session to maximize outcomes
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Lab: Understanding Normal Movement
2:30-4:30 pm Lab: Facilitating the Trunk

Saturday (Two 15 minute breaks will be added)
8:30-10:30 am Lab: Facilitating the Trunk in transitions
10:30-12:30 pm Lab: Scooting on a Surface/Sit to Stand
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-4:30 pm Lab: continued: Hypothesizing Impairments from Clinical Observations in functional tasks-Getting to the “zig” that causes the “zag” Patient Demo

Sunday (1 15 minute break will be added)
8:30-12 pm Lab: Shoulder Girdle Assessment and Facilitation
12-12:30 pm Discussion of the Painful Shoulder
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-4 pm Gait Concepts and Basic Facilitation
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Audience:Therapists and/or nurses working within cardiac rehab
Course level: Introductory  
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Check in time: 5-5:30pm
Class time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
International Room

Contact hours: 3.0  hours will be submitted to ASHA for approval

Course intended to be completed in full.  If you need to arrive late or leave early the CE department must be notified before course takes place for contact hours to be adjusted.

Course fee: $60

Group discounts:

If three people from the same organization register for a course, each person will receive a 10% discount. Four or more registered will receive a 15% discount.

You must register at the same time. Please email or call ahead of time with the names of the people who will be registering as a group, or 612-672-5607.

Course description

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a debilitating disease that affects the ability to ambulate of the afflicted individual. It also is associated with a very poor quality of life and an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This workshop will provide the attendees with an overall view of the patient with PAD, including their most common risk factors, medical presentation, and aerobic exercise treatment modalities. Additionally, since SET for those with PAD is performed in many cardiac rehabilitation centers, this workshop will also review the processes of CR for these patients within the context of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid guidelines. This will primarily focus on the referral/reimbursement, and aerobic exercise training processes.


Dr. Diane Treat-Jacobson is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota and the Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research to Improve Care. She received her BSN from Georgetown University, her MS in Nursing from, the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and her PhD, from the University of Minnesota. Her program of research is focused on three areas: promotion of increased awareness about peripheral artery disease (PAD), improvement in care of patients with PAD, and development of better outcome assessment measures to evaluate these patients.  She is recognized as a national and international expert in the development and implementation of exercise interventions for patients with claudication from PAD. Her scholarship has consisted of both traditional randomized clinical trials and implementation of supervised exercise therapy in the clinical setting. I have received external funding from the American Heart Association, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and most recently, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. She served as Chair of the writing groups for the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Statement: Optimal Exercise Programs for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease and the American Heart Association Science Advisory: Implementation of Supervised Exercise Therapy for Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease. She has given presentations on this topic at local, regional, and national scientific and clinical conferences.

Dr. Dereck Salisbury graduated in 2014 from the University of Minnesota with a PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and applied physiology.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Physiology in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota.  Currently, Dr. Salisbury’s research focuses on 1) maximizing the effectiveness of supervised exercise therapy programs for peripheral artery disease through the study of alternative modes of aerobic exercise and their physiological mechanisms of action, and 2) the use of aerobic exercise training interventions to combat cognitive and cardiovascular declines seen in Alzheimer’s disease.  He is currently a supervising exercise physiologist and co-investigator on 3 NIH studies investigating the therapeutic effects of aerobic exercise training in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Salisbury is an active member of the AACVPR, AHA, and ACSM, and recently participated in the AHA writing group for "How to Implement Supervised Exercise Therapy for Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease," and presented on this topic at the 2018 AACVPR national meeting.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Overview of the clinical presentation of patients with symptomatic PAD
  2. Outline the referral and reimbursement process associated with SET
  3. Describe the current aerobic exercise training algorithms of different modes of exercise therapy to be used in SET programs, and how to select the primary aerobic exercise training modality
  4. Show how to properly use the treadmill algorithm through a live demonstration

Timed agenda

5-5:30 pm– Check in
5:30-6 pm – Pathophysiology and epidemiology
6-6:55 pm – Principles of Exercise (Q&A 6:45-55)
6:55-7:05 pm – Break
7:05-7:45 pm – Treadmill demonstration
7:50-8:15 pm – Home-based Exercise
8:15-8:30 pm – Wrap up

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