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Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Audience: PT
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Check in time: 7:30-8 am
Course time: 8-5 pm
Location: St. Catherine’s University
601 25th avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Held on 5th floor Rm 560
Contact hours: 7.5
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: $175

Chris Pegram PT, OCS, FAAOMPT works as a physical therapist in Northfield, MN, at Northfield Hospital and Clinics Rehabilitation Services. In 1998 he completed his physical therapy training at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, and has spent the vast majority of the past 20 years working in orthopaedics with a focus on manual therapy and exercise. In 2014 Mr. Pegram was board certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Shortly after receiving his OCS he began his fellowship training through Regis University in Denver, CO. In the summer of 2016 he was recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT). Mr. Pegram lives in Northfield with his wife and two sons and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT).

Rick Mewes, PT, OCS is a graduate of St Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN where he remains adjunct faculty within the DPT Program. He is currently a Director at the Institute for Athletic Medicine and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. His clinical focus is in orthopedic lower extremity rehabilitation and low back pain care. Rick is currently involved in clinical best practice, continuing education, and technology innovation initiatives at IAM.

Course Description:

Lifetime prevalence for neck pain has been shown to be as high as 70%. Unfortunately, 44% of those will likely become chronic conditions. As such, neck pain and neck related upper extremity pain are common conditions physical therapists will treat throughout their careers. Manual therapy and exercise have been demonstrated in the literature as effective modes of treatment for those presenting with functional limitations related to the cervical spine. This one-day course will focus on specific clinical reasoning strategies to efficiently design and implement a treatment plan. Why do we use the techniques we use? When should we use them, and to what intensity? What exercise approach should be taken? To address these questions, this course will present an evidence based guideline to clinical decision making that will incorporate the JOSPT clinical practice guidelines, a process for understanding each individual’s unique pain experience, treatment strategies that are based on the patient’s unique characteristics and methods for retesting that ensure an efficient management plan. Significant lab time will be used to practice manual assessment techniques of the cervicothoracic spine, as well as mobilization and manipulation for treating neck pain and neck related upper extremity pain. Discussion and lab time will also be devoted to exercise prescription in order to maximize the effectiveness of our patient management.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to complete an evidence based subjective evaluation incorporating key concepts for clinical decision making
  • Participants will be able to efficiently complete an evidence based objective evaluation of cervical spine disorders by leveraging key concepts and appropriate hypothesis testing
  • Participants will understand cervical spine specific red flag considerations and risks associated with cervical spine manual therapy
  • Participants with perform safe and effective manipulation/mobilization of the thoracic and cervical spine
  • Participants will understand an evidence based approach to exercise prescription and cervical spine disorders

Agenda

7:30-8 am         registration/continental breakfast

8:00-8:30

  • Introduction and course overview
  • Intro to clinical decision making
  • JOSPT Neck Pain CPG: classification of neck pain
  • The subjective evaluation: key concepts to aid clinical decision making
  • Determining a pre-test hypothesis

8:30-9:30

  • Clinical decision making and the cervical spine evaluation
  • Instruction and lab

9:30-10:15

  • Safety considerations and cervical spine manipulation
  • Cervical spine upslope manipulation

                 Instruction and lab

  • Cervical spine downslope manipulation

      Instruction and lab

10:15-10:30       Break

10:30-11:15

  • Clinical decision making and the manual therapy segmental assessment

Reliability and clinical utility

  • Manual therapy segmental testing

Instruction and lab

11:15-12:00

  • To mob and manip or not to mob and manip?

Evidence behind proposed neurophysiological mechanisms of manual therapy

Clinical decision making and manual therapy

  • Putting the pieces together

Clinical decision making within a test-treat-retest model

12:00-1:00     Lunch

1:00-1:45

  • Thoracic spine manipulation and neck pain

Instruction and lab

1:45-2:30    

  • Mobilization of the cervical spine

Instruction and lab: supine and prone

  • Manipulation of the cervical spine

Instruction and lab: review upslope and downslope

2:30-3:15

  • Therapeutic Exercise: A patient response based method 
  • Therapeutic Exercise: An impairment based method
  • Proprioceptive and neuromuscular control exercise: Craniocervical flexion vs laser assisted exercise 
    • Instruction and lab

3:15-3:30    Break

3:30-4:15

  • Increasing strength and load tolerance: intensive neck and upper quarter strengthening

Evidence review

Instruction and lab

4:15-5:00

  • Round robin technique review
  • Questions and wrap-up

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Date:
Friday/Saturday, January 18-19, 2019
Check in time: 7:30-8 am Friday
Course time: Friday: 8-6:15 pm Saturday: 8-3:45 pm
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
Held in International Room A and B
Course fee: $450

Contact hours: 15.0 
A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. Approved CEUs provided by North American Seminars/Health Click. 

All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered. 

North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

Course description
This two-day advanced course is designed for physical or occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are seeking to refine their clinical evaluation and treatment skills beyond the basics. Therapists who are comfortable with their fundamental skills will find this course helpful at adding more treatment options to successfully treat the complex dizzy patient. Patient diagnoses discussed will include cervical dizziness, atypical BPPV, psychogenic, chronic subjective dizziness, migraine, acoustic neuroma, superior canal dehiscence, and Mal de Debarquement. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to al-low optimal customized treatment protocols. Clinical skills to be taught will include fistula screening, cervicogenic screening, BPPV treatments beyond the posterior canal (anterior/horizontal canals), acoustic neuroma management including exposure to facial rehabilitation techniques, migraine screening and treatments, and identification/management of psychologi¬cal factors. All testing and treatment protocols presented will be evidence-based and clinically relevant to more effectively manage the dizzy patient. Lectures will intersperse the refining of clinical testing protocols with specific treatment strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, videotapes, lab breakouts, detailed demonstrations and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual giving details of all recommended testing and treatment protocols. 

Janene M. Holmberg, PT, DPT, NCS

received her BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Utah in 1987 and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009. Her doc¬toral project analyzed treatment outcomes/strategies in patients with refractory to care or resistive forms of BPPV. She has vast clinical experience having seen thousands of "dizzy" patients over the past 20 years. She became an ABPTS board certified Neurological Clinical Specialist in 1996, with Re-certification obtained in 2006. She is currently the Coordinator of Balance Rehabilitation at the Intermountain Hearing and Balance Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Holmberg serves as auxiliary faculty at Drs Herdman and Clendanial's annual Vestibular Competency course and the University of Utah physical therapy pro¬gram, and is the facial rehabilitation specialist for the Fa¬cial Disorders Center of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her initial clinical work included an emphasis in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation with completion of her certification in NDT (Neuro Development Technique) in 1990. She completed clinical competency in Biofeedback training in 1991. Since 1991, she has passionately special¬ized in Vestibular Rehabilitation with a sub specialty (since 1996) in Facial Rehabilitation. Dr Holmberg is a member of the APTA Neurology Section's Vestibular Special Inter¬est Group, the Vestibular Disorders Association, and the Acoustic Neuroma Society. She has lectured nationally with many leaders in the field of vestibular and balance rehabilitation, including numerous national conferences/conventions. Since 1998, she has taught many courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation both introductory and advanced as well as courses in falls interventions in the elderly. Dr. Holmberg was the key note speaker in the Utah Chapter APTA annual conference and in 2000 and was awarded Physical Therapist of the Year by the Utah Chapter APTA in 2001. In 2009, she was selected from applicants around the country to form a national core group of vestibular therapists to discuss and develop advanced vestibular re-habilitation concepts for the APTA neurology section. She was guest lecturer at the APTA's 2011 Combined Sec¬tions Meeting for the Vestibular Special Interest Group. Dr. Holmberg is currently collecting clinical outcome data on the effectiveness of vestibular and facial rehabilitation. Her current clinical practice consists of a broad scope of vestibular and neurological patients for which she draws on her extensive experience to help clinicians learn how to manage the complexities of the dizzy and unsteady patient.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Identify signs and symptoms that differentiate the diagnostic groups of BPPV, cervical dysfunction, psychogenic, Meniere’s disease and migraine. 
  • Perform appropriate examination procedures to distinguish between the diagnostic groups of BPPV, cervical, psychogenic, Meniere’s disease and migraine. 
  • Design customized exercise protocols for each of the diagnostic groups of BPPV, cervical, psychogenic, Meniere’s disease and migraine. 
  • Identify psychological problems that can affect the management of vestibular problems and learn how to modify treatment interventions, plans and goals. 
  • Recognize the role of Migraine as both primary (causing of distinct vertigious episodes) and secondary (traditional migraines leading to more persistent motion, intolerance) contributor to dizziness and its impact on rehabilitation. 
  • Develop an understanding of the important role of both the medical and rehabilitative aspects managing dizziness and when to refer to another provider. 
  • Identify a multitude of balance facilitation techniques both for motoric and sensory balance deficits with the dizzy patient. 
  • Develop skills related to the “fine art” of vestibular rehabilitation which is the accurate interpretation of eye motion as it relates to the patient’s clinical presentation. 
  • Develop improved management skills for patients with stable vestibular deficits such as status post acoustic neuroma surgery including an introduction to facial rehabilitation, expected outcomes, and treatment progressions. 
  • Identify the clinical presentation and learn clinical testing of patients with superior canal dehiscence (fistula) and current management. 
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of patients with Mal de Debarquement, current theories of pathophysiology and current recommended management strategies.
Day One 

7:30 8:00 am                Registration

8:00 10:15                    Introduction and Conceptual Framework

  • Overview of dizziness statistics
  • Review of key components of vestibular anatomy and physiology important to the understanding of clinical testing and treatment

10:15 10:30                  Break

10:30 12:00                  Understanding Diagnostics and Vestibular Pathology

  • Critical findings and implications of key diagnostic tests
  • ENG, Rotary Chair, computerized dynamic posturography, VEMP
  • Key clinical features of each of the common vestibular pathologies

12:00 1:00                    Lunch (on your own)

1:00 2:15                      Critical Clinical Examinations

  • Review critical clinical or bedside vestibular revaluations skills (gaze, spontaneous/ positional nystagmus, head thrust testing (beyond just horizontal), CTSIB sensory testing, Frenzel lens examination, vestibular- specific gait testing
  • Optimizing your skills, techniques and interpretation of each of the clinical tests
  • Reliability, validity and limitations of each specific test

2:15 3:45                      Identifying and Treating Cervicogenic Dizziness (Lecture/Lab)

  • Identifying key history/clinical findings
  • Criteria for diagnosing cervical dizziness
  • Neck torsion testing
  • Vascular and ligamentous stability screening
  • Cervicocephalic Kinesthesia re-education
  • Key components to rehabilitation techniques

3:45 4:00                      Break

4:00 6:00                      Update on BPPV testing and treatment (Lecture)

  • Most up to date treatment options for all types of BPPV
  • Discussion on BPPV “superstitions” • Determining when positional vertigo is not BPPV

BPPV (Treatment Lab)

  • Liberatory/canalith reposition for all canals • Teaching and prescribing self canalith repositioning maneuvers

6:00 6:15                      Question and Answers

Day Two


8:00 9:30                      BPPV Lecture/Lab (continued)

  • Analyzing eye movements
  • Infrared Frenzel lens analysis of eye movements
  • Integrating/applying clinical findings and complex clinical cases

9:30 9:45                      Break

9:45 11:30                    Identifying and Treating Fluctuating Vestibular Disorders

  • Pathophysiology, clinical presentations and treatment strategies of migraine and migraine associated dizziness including conservative treatment for visual motion sensitivity
  • Clinical presentation and treatment strategies of Menier’s disease
  • Differentiating Menier’s versus migraine and the important role of therapy sequential clinical testing
  • Clinical presentation of fistula, both endolymphatic and superior canal dehiscence

11:30 12:30                  Lunch (on your own)

12:30 1:30                    Managing Post-Surgical and Stable Vestibular Lesions (Lecture/Lab)

  • Surgical options and clinical course of recovery of Acoustic neuromas
  • Post-surgical consulting
  • Headache incidence and management
  • Application and progression of VOR adaptation exercise routine and vestibular balance/gait retraining protocols
  • Introduction to fascial rehab

1:30 2:15                      Identifying and Treatment of Central Pathologies

  • MS test findings
  • Brainstem
  • Central eye motion patterns
  • Balance retraining strategies including facilitating motor recovery strategy

2:15 2:30                      Break

2:30 2:45                      Considerations for the “Rocking” Patient

  • Understanding Mal de Debarquement (MdD)
  • Incidence and pathophysiology of MdD
  • MdD treatment options and case study application

2:45 3:30                      Identifying and Treating Psychological Disorders

  • Screening for anxiety and understanding panic attacks
  • Incidence and prevalence of psych overlay
  • Modifying treatment for anxiety
  • Applying relaxation strategies
  • Applying vestibular rehabilitation (habituation, adaptation, and balance retraining) to patient’s with psychogenic factors)

3:30 3:45                      Questions and Answers

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Functional Strength: An Updated Approach to Exercising our Patients
FAIRVIEW EMPLOYEES: This course is on a wait list for Fairview/HealthEast employees.  If you wish to be placed on the wait list continue to register. 
NON-EMPLOYEES: Seats still remain, please continue to register

Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, ATC
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Check in time: 7:30-8 am
Course time: Saturday: 8-5:30 pm and Sunday: 8-5 pm
Location: Maplewood or Minneapolis and will be TBD soon
Contact hours: 16.0 
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.

Fairview Rehab Services is host with Great Lakes Seminars

Course Fee: $475

Course description
This class will give you the ability to advance your understanding of therapeutic exercise and your ability to create basic to advanced functional exercise programs. You will learn to assess functional weakness and differentiate this from weakness found in manual muscle testing.  Finally, apply concepts learned in class to build a program that is customized to your patient. 

This course will progress from basic fundamentals to advanced, high-level athletic plyometric training. As with all Great Lakes courses, it will be 75-80% hands-on but attendees aren't required to perform all of the exercises shown in the class.  This course has been approved by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) for 1.6 CEUs (16 hours).  Our provider number:  L1183.

Instructors

Stuart W. Orr, BS, PTA, NSCA-CPT, CWcHP graduated from Pennsylvania State University earning his AS in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Physical Therapy Assistant in 1999. In 2006 he earned his BS in Marketing and Management from Pennsylvania State University. Stuart holds certifications as an exercise specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluator and Workers Compensation Healthcare Provider. Stuart is ongoing in post graduate continuing education to develop his clinical and manual skills, yet also has found a passion for teaching other healthcare professionals as an assistant instructor with Great Lakes Seminars since 2003. Stuart has more than 12 years of orthopedic and sports medicine experience & has worked extensively within the worker’s compensation field assisting the injured worker in getting back to the labor force. Stuart is currently a regional director of Work Hardening/ Conditioning for ATI Physical Therapy for PA/ Northern DE.

Steve Baynai, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT earned a doctorate degree from Northwestern University’s Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science in 2010 and has practiced in outpatient orthopedics since that time. In addition, he became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and attained his CIMT certification from Great Lakes Seminars in 2013. Steve currently works for Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy and is the clinic director and owner of an outpatient orthopedic clinic in the suburbs of Chicago. He treats a vast array of orthopedic conditions with special interest in athletic and post-operative shoulder, knee and ankle rehabilitation. Steve utilizes the principles learned through Great Lakes Seminars on a daily basis and is a strong proponent of a comprehensive approach to patient care that is rooted in manual therapy and reinforced through a functional approach to therapeutic exercise. He currently lives in western Chicago suburbs with his wife Katie and their 4 children.

Course Objectives
At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Given a case study, assess functional weakness in a patient using the four pathological barriers to ideal/optimal movement.
  • Perform an assessment of a dysfunctional movement pattern and specifically identify 2 primary and 1-2 secondary compensatory movements occurring due to weakness and/or pain.
  • ​Accurately justify the use of functional strength testing versus manual muscle testing when assessing a patient.
  • Properly exhibit and/or correctly perform 4 exercises using a functional approach to muscle activity.
  • Correctly state the rationale for an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk.
  • Properly execute an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk.
  • Correctly apply force couples, synergies, and muscle slings to the body to address function-specific strength deficits.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive functional exercise program, progressing from basic to advanced levels for patients.

Topics covered

  • Overview of the principles of functional muscle assessment
  • Differentiation between muscle action and muscle function
  • Proper technique for open kinetic chain exercises and closed kinetic chain exercises
  • Functional Exercises for the upper body
  • Functional exercises for the lower body
  • Functional exercise for the trunk/core
  • Exercises using body weight, therapy ball, resistance bands and foam roller

Agenda

Saturday

7:30-8 am        Continental Breakfast/ registration and pretest

8-10 am           Lecture: Introduction, functional muscle assessment, action versus function and muscle synergies

10-10:15 am    BREAK

10:15-12 pm    Lecture: functional synergies, appropriate use of different exercise tools

12-1 pm           LUNCH (on your own)

1-3 pm             Lab: Movement assessment – Upper and Lower trunk

3-3:15 pm        BREAK

3:15-5:30 pm   Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics

                        Adjourn

Sunday

7:30-8 am        Continental Breakfast

8-8:30 am        Review session

8:30-10 am      Lab: Functional Exercises for the lower extremities

12-1 pm           LUNCH (on your own)

1-3 pm             Lab: Functional Exercises of the upper trunk

3-3:15 pm        BREAK

3:15-5 pm       Lab: Functional Exercises of the lower trunk

                        Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics

                        Adjourn

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Venous Thromboembolism & Anticoagulation for Rehab Professionals
FAIRVIEW EMPLOYEES: This course is on a wait list for Fairview/HealthEast employees.  If you wish to be placed on the wait list continue to register. 
NON-EMPLOYEES: Seats still remain, please continue to register

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA or Healthcare Rehab Provider
Course Level: Introductory
Check in time: 5:30-6 pm
Course time: 6-8 pm
Location: 2450 Riverside avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

M Health Hospital West Bank/Masonic Children’s Hospital

Held on lower level of hospital in East Building Dining Room A (Next to cafeteria)

Contact hours: 2.0
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: $50

Instructors:

Linda M. Tripp graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Biology and Spanish in 2002. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the College of St. Catherine in 2007. Since then, she has been working with inpatient adults at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, East Bank. Linda became a clinical specialist in Oncology/Hematology in 2015.  She has presented on developing a therapy program for patients with Blood and Marrow Transplants with Eva Gold at CSM 2010, on Compression and Post-thrombotic Syndrome at MN Lymphedema Roundtable in 2015, Pathologic Fracture at MNPTA 2015 Spring Conference, and Venous Thromboembolism at MNPTA 2017 Conference.  She is a co-Leader of the Midwest Oncology, Wound and Lymphedema (OWLs) professional group.

Josh Breeding (JB), Pharm.D, BCPS, completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College and his doctor of pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. JB did his pharmacy residency at UMMC in 1998 and then took a position as the cardiac pharmacy clinical specialist. For the last 8 years, he has worked as a pharmacy team leader for the cardiac, neuro and transplant areas at UMMC. He is also Chair of the Fairview System Anticoagulation Subcommittee. Dr. Breeding is passionate about teaching and has spent the majority of his career teaching pharmacists, prescribers, nurses and patients the basics of cardiac medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor at the University Of Minnesota and in 2013, was awarded the College of Pharmacy’s “Preceptor of the Year” award for the state of Minnesota.

Course Description:

This course will focus on anticoagulation in patients with venous thromboembolism.  The most common anticoagulant medications and their common side-effects that may have a bearing on physical therapy and this will be discussed.  Anticoagulation assays will be reviewed along with current evidence and recommendations regarding mobilizing patient’s with venous thromboembolism.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize types of Venous Thromboembolism
  • Define Hemostasis
  • Identify common Anticoagulation & Assays
  • Ascertain when reached goal Anticoagulation
  • Analyze factors influencing the decision to mobilize
  • Apply learning to case study

Agenda

5:30-6 pm   Check in time

6-6:15 pm   Recognize types of venous thromboembolism and contributing factors

6:15-7 pm   Identify common Anticoagulants & Assays

7-8 pm        Factors influencing mobilization

                   Case Study             

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Intended Audience: Current CLTs

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Audience: Open to those who have successfully completed a 135 hour lymphedema training course/Current CLTs
Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Check in time: 8-8:30 am
Course time: 8:30-5:30 pm
Location: St. Catherine’s University-Minneapolis campus
601 25th avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Room 560

Contact hours: 7.75 To be submitted for MN Board of PT credits and through the AOTA.  (Subject to change).
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: $200.00

Instructor:
Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA, is a nationally known lymphedema specialist with over 21 years of experience as a physical therapist. During the past 14 years, she has developed a working knowledge and understanding of the lymphatic system and the many diseases that develop as a result of impairment. Having worked alongside many of the current thought leaders in the world of lymphology and lymphedema treatment, Maureen has developed a reputation for her passion and ability to articulate the needs of both clinicians and patients.

Course Description:

Once trained, many CLTs do not have opportunities to expand their lymphedema management and lymphatic system knowledge base. This one day course will provide a framework to assess their current skills and knowledge base and provide structure for continued advancement in the field. The course will summarize emerging evidence and clinical concepts to help current CLTs tackle challenging issues facing the field.

Topics will include:

  • Scientific Review and Who’s Who in the Lymphedema World
  • Emerging Technologies, Controversies and Surgical Treatment
  • Patient and Medical Team Engagement
  • Anatomy & Physiology review
  • Exercise and the Lymphatic System
  • Managing co-morbid conditions such as Obesity, OSA, wounds
  • Garment & Product updates
  • Indications for “Pure CDT” vs. Treatment modifications
  • Self-care “It takes a village to treat lymphedema”
  • Support team options

Objectives:

Understand the emerging science and how it will shape the future of lymphedema care

Be able to describe the changes in understanding of key anatomical features and physiological concepts related to the lymphatic system

Discuss the current types of garments and equipment that can enhance a patient’s ability to appropriately manage their chronic disease

Enhance the clinician’s ability to formulate a treatment plan based on their foundational training and newly gained information

Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 am                          Sign in & Coffee

8:30 - 10:00 am                       Scientific Review / Who’s Who in the Lymphedema World

            Emerging Technologies, Controversies and Surgical Treatment

10:00 - 10:15 am                      BREAK

10:15 - 12:15 pm                     Patient and Medical Team Engagement

Anatomy & Physiology review

Exercise and the Lymphatic System

12:15 – 1 pm                           LUNCH

1 - 2:45 pm                              Managing co-morbid conditions such as Obesity, OSA, wounds

                        Garment & Product updates

2:45 - 3:00 pm                       BREAK

3:00 - 5:30 pm                       Indications for “Pure CDT” vs. Treatment modifications

Self-care “It takes a village to treat lymphedema”

Support team options

                                                   Review & Questions

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Intended Audience: PT, PTA, OT, AT
Course level: Advanced
Date: March 2-3, 2019
Check in time: 7:30-8 am Saturday
Course time: Saturday 8-6:30 pm and Sunday 8-3 pm 
Contact hours: 15.0 
Course Fee: $450
Location: Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

Course Fee: $450.00

Contact Hours
A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. Approved CEUs provided by North American Seminars/Health Click. 
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.
North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

Karen Skop, PT, DPT, graduated in 2000 from University of Miami with her Master’s in Physical Therapy, 2008 from Temple University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her coursework at the University of Miami (UM), she studied under Dr. Susan Herdman, completing the first of 4 “Vestibular Rehabilitation” competency course work while still a student. She was also able to have Dr. Herdman as her faculty advisor while completing research in providing visual feedback in individuals with vestibular dysfunction. It is through this mentorship she developed her love for working with individuals with vestibular dysfunction. Since graduation, Dr.Skop has continued her work in vestibular rehabilitation helping “dizzy” patients of all ages from high school athletes to geriatric population. She has worked under a variety of Neurologists, Neuro-opthamologists and Orthopedists leading the rehabilitation efforts for various clinics including Parkinson’s, stroke, and vestibular disorders and sports clinics. She has published research on FIM data in stroke recovery, and currently is working on a variety of research/best practice for rehab in mild TBI, identification of mTBI and its effect on the vestibular system. She currently practices for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, National Polytrauma Center, managing rehabilitation for Veterans and active duty soldiers in a comprehensive concussion management program and vestibular disorders clinic. Dr.Skop has lectured for the Department of Defense and National Centers of Excellence regarding multisensory impairment following blast injuries in soldiers. She also lectures to residents and physicians to raise awareness and effective management of vestibular disorders. She serves as faculty for the VA’s ABPTS Neurological Residency program, lectures for the University of South Florida, and is active in the APTA.

Course Description:
This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on effective identification and management of the physical symptom sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The emphasis of the course will be placed on knowledge of both neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation to effectively manage these clients, and the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach. The primary physical symptoms following a mTBI are dizziness, balance complaints, headaches, and oculomotor dysfunctions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of these physical symptoms. We will also emphasize how the knowledge of the vestibular system, and effective pathology management, is paramount to the success of your treatment. The participant will learn common diagnosis’s following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current ‘return to play’ guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Complex case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to ‘return to play’. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role. 

Objectives:
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to: 
  • Describe the core features and overlap of symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury to post-concussion syndrome protracted recovery, expected outcomes and literature updates. 
  • Identify possible barriers to rehabilitation following a concussion and how to address them to maximize outcomes in the most efficient, cost effective manner. 
  • Identify the areas of possible damage to the vestibular system following a mTBI or concussion. 
  • Develop advanced understanding and knowledge of how to choose the most appropriate tests to differentially diagnose vestibular and balance deficits following TBI.
  • Describe the tools used for the balance and vestibular interview & evaluation and apply it to this complex population.
  • Evaluate the visual system and identify abhorrent eye movement and what it means to rehab and outcomes. 
  • Describe how to effectively manage whiplash associated dizziness. 
  • Develop and perform appropriate examination and treatment options for a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve injuries, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. 
  • Develop individualized treatment programs for peripheral, central vestibular and/or balance deficits following a head injury. 
  • Describe the importance of multi-sensory damage and interdisciplinary management.
  • Develop programs that incorporate “return to play” guidelines in a more useful, clinically relevant manner.
  • Describe how technological advances  can help in your clinic, and how to utilize low cost evaluation and treatment tools.

Agenda:
Day 1
7:30 8:00
Registration
 8:00 9:30
 Is This a Concussion or TBI? 
  • Mechanisms for Injury-blast/blunt traumas 
  • Co-morbidities that may impact care PTSD, sleep, cognitive, migraine, pain, polypharmacy 
  • Literature update-concussions
 9:30 10:00
 Anatomy and Physiology(Lecture) 
  • Review of CNS, CN, postural control reflexes, multiple sensory system impairments
 10:00 10:15  BREAK
 10:15 11:30  A Team Approach: Is it the Eyes, Ears, Neck or Brain? (Lecture) 
  • Eye movements what to look for and when to refer to a specialist 
  • Audiological testing- Interpretation from a rehab therapists perspective 
  • Whiplash associated disorders-association with neck pain, headaches and dizziness after head injury 
  • Multisensory & psychological considerations prioritizing treatments
 11:30 12:00
 Lunch (on your own)
 1:00 3:45  Examination/Assessment Tools (Lecture/Lab) 
  • Basic and advanced exam skills including detailed assessment of visual, vestibular system differential diagnosis of central versus peripheral pathologies (CN assessment, ocular misalignments, frenzel exam, aVOR, gaze stabilization, BPPV, balance testing, CTSIB, exertional testing)
  • Guided lab and hands on testing including video analysis
 3:45 4:00  BREAK
 4:00 5:15
 Is There a Problem with the Neck? (Lecture/Lab)
  • Cervicogenic dizziness 
  • Literature update-Lecture, lab skills acquisition 
  • Cervical assessments-proprioception, orthopedic tests, head/neck differentiation, cervical fl exion tests, neck torsion tests (guided-lab)
 5:15 6:15
 Case Studies and Clinical Interpretation (Lecture/Lab) 
  • Guided analysis  and interpretation of subjective and objective data - Utilization of ICF model and EBM - Case studies to include: complex clinical presentation of multimodal pathologies following head trauma-single or multiple events
 6:15 6:30
 Wrap Up/Summary/Questions

Day 2

 8:00 9:00
 Return to Play (Lecture/Lab) 
  • Learn current guidelines and ACSM/AAN recommendations 
  • Application and exercise prescription 9:00 10:15 Differential Diagnosis and Exercise Prescription (Lec/Lab) 
  • Exercise paradigms rationale behind adaptation, substitution, habituation,vision rehabilitation - Exercise prescription – Management of co-morbidities during rehab 
 10:15 10:30
 BREAK
 10:30 12:00  Cervicogenic Problems (Lecture/Lab) 
  • Whiplash associated dizziness 
  • Proprioception and kinesthetic training 
  • Intrinsic muscle strengthening 
  • Mobilization for headaches
  • Cervical dysfunction
 12:00 12:45  Lunch (on your own)
 12:45 2:30  Management of Central/Peripheral Pathologies (Lecture/Lab) 
Differential diagnosis-building an appropriate treatment plan from prior case studies 
Apply exercise prescription
Prioritizing interventions
 2:30 3:00
 Clinical Tools and Clinical Integration 
Do it yourself sans technology 
There is an APP for that 
Wrap Up Questions

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Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Audience: Pediatric PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP
Course Level: Intermediate
Check in time: 7:30-8 am
Course time: 8-3:30 pm
Location: Maplewood Professional Building
1655 Beam Avenue #202, Maplewood, MN 55109

Contact hours: 6.0
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: $195

Instructor:

Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1993 and her master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Cari is a therapist, consultant, author and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…TALK! She works exclusively with young children, birth to age five, and their families and believes that early intervention is the key to future success. Cari’s son has autism spectrum disorder, apraxia and sensory processing disorder. This allows her to engage audiences both as a professional and as a parent of a child with special needs. She has an energetic personality and this translates to a high-energy speaking style. Join Cari as she explores important issues for enhancing the development of young children…you’ll be glad you took the time!

Course Description:

Young children with special needs will benefit when practitioners work together as a cohesive unit to assess and treat the whole child. This transdisciplinary team approach requires pediatric therapists and educators to understand and synthesize knowledge from the fields of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and education. Understanding that sensory input drives motor and behavioral output provides the foundation for this course. The way young children take in and respond to sensory information can significantly impact their learning, development and behavior.

Pediatric therapists and early childhood educators can gain confidence and competence by increasing their knowledge related to the impact of sensory-motor issues on speech, language and social development. This one-day course will provide an overview of the external and internal sensory systems along with observable characteristics of sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity and sensory craving behaviors. Participants will examine the benefits of using a multisensory therapy approach to help young children interact more effectively with their environment.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Contrast how sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity and sensory-seeking behaviors impact learning, development and behavior.
  • Utilize case studies to understand the sensory explanation behind challenging behaviors.
  • Implement a multisensory therapy approach for children with severe and persistent speech sound disorders.
  • Integrate sensorimotor strategies into pediatric therapy sessions and early childhood classrooms to support learning and development.
  • Recognize how organization of the environment can influence the young child’s attention and ability to learn.
  • Interpret the five functions of behavior and identify the key differences between a behavioral tantrum and a sensory meltdown.

Agenda:

7:30-8 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast

8-8:30 am - Understanding Sensory Processing

  • Sensory processing vs. sensory acuity
  • Defining sensory processing
  • How young children learn best

8:30-10 am - Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

  • Defining SPD and considering the etiologies
  • Self-regulation, co-regulation and dysregulation
  • Why SPD is not just a concern for occupational therapists
  • “Stimming” behaviors in children with autism
  • The challenge of providing effective therapy services to the dysregulated child

10-10:15 am - BREAK

10:15-11:30 am - Overview of the Sensory Systems

  • Recognizing the signs of sensory over-responsivity
  • Recognizing the signs of sensory under-responsivity
  • Recognizing the signs of sensory craving

11:30-12:30 pm - LUNCH

12:30-1 pm - Communicative Functions of Behavior

  • Examining ABC (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence)
  • Anatomy of a behavioral tantrum
  • Anatomy of a sensory meltdown

1-2 pm - Supporting the Dysregulated Child

  • Sensory strategies and activities
  • Natural sensory diet

2-2:15 pm - BREAK

2:15-3:30 pm - Documentation

  • Sensory goals
  • Expected outcomes of sensory input

Application and Case Studies

Q & A

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FAIRVIEW EMPLOYEES: This course is on a wait list for Fairview/HealthEast employees.  If you wish to be placed on the wait list continue to register. 
NON-EMPLOYEES: Seats still remain, please continue to register

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA or Healthcare Rehab Providers.  **All rehab professionals working with ADULTS in all settings (Acute care, TCU, LTC, Homecare…)
Course Level: Introductory
Check in time: 5-5:30 pm
Course time: 5:30-8 pm
Location: 2450 Riverside avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

M Health Hospital West Bank/Masonic Children’s Hospital

Held on lower level of hospital in East Building Dining Room A (Next to cafeteria)

Contact hours: 2.5 Will be submitted to the MN Board of PT for approved credits and AOTA
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: $50

Course Description:

The purpose of the course is to develop a better understanding of lab values and how they affect our patients' functional abilities. It's essential to understand the underlying causes and implications 

of abnormal lab values to provide safe interventions in the rehabilitation setting. With this knowledge, we are better able to serve our patients and reach optimal outcomes.

Instructors:

Linda M. Tripp graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Biology and Spanish in 2002. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the College of St. Catherine in 2007. Since then, she has been working with inpatient adults at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, East Bank. Linda became a clinical specialist in Oncology/Hematology in 2015.  She has presented on developing a therapy program for patients with Blood and Marrow Transplants with Eva Gold at CSM 2010, on Compression and Post-thrombotic Syndrome at MN Lymphedema Roundtable in 2015, Pathologic Fracture at MNPTA 2015 Spring Conference, and Venous Thromboembolism at MNPTA 2017 Conference.  She is a co-Leader of the Midwest Oncology, Wound and Lymphedema (OWLs) professional group.

Kelli Nielsen graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Spanish. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the Mayo School of Health Sciences and graduated in 2012. She then went on to complete a neurologic residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She became American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist in 2013. She worked full time with inpatient adults at the University of Minnesota Medical Center from 2013-2016 and continues to work part time primarily in the intensive care unit and step down ICU. She is now an assistant professor in the doctoral physical therapy program at Saint Catherine University teaching neurologic, pulmonary, and acute care physical therapy.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Accurately identify normal laboratory value ranges, (complete blood count, liver and kidney function tests, and anticoagulation) to which system they belong, and their implications for patient care and therapeutic intervention.
  • Evaluate information gathered from patient monitors and laboratory tests as it relates to patient management and use this information in clinical decision- making’
  • Recognize complete blood count and anticoagulation.
  • Identify the implications of abnormal fluid and electrolyte balance on patients’ health and function.
  • Describe the impact of arterial blood gas findings on the physical therapy patient/client management and consider factors that contribute to the abnormal findings.
  • Recall both respiratory and metabolic acid-base imbalances given appropriate laboratory data.
  • Accurately interpret patient’s symptoms and connect to possible lab value abnormalities.

Agenda

5-5:30 pm      Check in time

5:30-6:30 pm   Introduction to labs

                        Review hematology and complete blood counts

                        Understanding anticoagulation

6:30-7:30 pm   Blood chemistry

                        Cardiac and liver panels                     

7:30-8 pm        Acid base imbalances

                        Lab Value mini case questions

A 15 minute break will be added in agenda

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NON-EMPLOYEES: Seats still remain, please continue to register

Date: Saturday and Sunday,  March 16-17, 2019

Audience: Pediatric PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP
Course level: Intermediate
Check in time: 8:30- 9 am first day for registration/continental breakfast and Sunday 8-8:30 am for continental breakfast
Course time: Saturday: 9-5 pm and Sunday: 8:30 4:30 pm
Location: 6401 France Avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
International Room A and B
Held on Lower level of hospital across from Physicians lounge and library
Contact hours: 13.0
The continuing education hours obtained at this course qualify toward NDTA re-certification.
Course intended to be attended in full. 

Course Fee: $450

Course Description: 

This lab intensive course is designed for physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children from birth to adolescence who have Neuromuscular Disorders with severe physical involvement (GMFCS Levels IV and V) including diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, Genetic Disorders and other Neuromuscular Conditions.  Topics covered will include assessment and treatment planning for function and participation from an NDT perspective, incorporation the ICF-CY Model, current concepts of postural stability related to function, and home carryover programs including discussion of equipment.  Labs will focus on handling strategies for improved control of the head/neck, trunk and pelvis specifically related to use of vision, respiratory/phonatory control, UE function, transitions and assisted mobility.  Labs will be supplemented with patient demonstration and video.

Speaker:

Linda A. Kliebhan PT, C/NDT is a physical therapist with over 40 years of experience treating children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular disorders. Ms. Kliebhan Coordinator-Instructor. She teaches the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuro-Muscular Disorders, Advanced NDT Courses and numerous workshops and courses related to pediatric practice. Ms. Kliebhan teaches nationally and internationally on these topics. She is in private practice in the Milwaukee Wisconsin area where she also serves as Cerebral Palsy Consultant to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedics. She is President and co-founder of Partners For Progress, Inc. a non-profit organization providing short-term intensive therapy for children and young adults. She has coauthored the revision of the workbook Approach to Treatment of the Baby by Regi Boehme. Disclosure: Financial: Linda Kliebhan receives a speaker fee from Education Resources and is an author for Boehme Workshops and receives royalty payments. Non-Financial: She is a member of the NDTA Instructor Group receiving no compensation.

Objectives:

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Utilize concepts from NDT Assessment and Treatment planning with clients.
  • Incorporate NDT handling strategies practiced in labs into treatment with clients.
  • Design practical strategies for parents and caregivers to improve function and participation at home and school.

Agenda

Day I

8:30-9:00         Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:45       Assessment and Treatment Planning for Function in Children with Severe Involvement: An NDT Perspective

10:45-11:00     Break

11:00-12:15     Gaining Postural Stability For Function: Current Concepts

12:15-1:15       Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:45         Lab- Strategies for Rib/Cage/Shoulder Girdle Mobility and Postural Activation

2:45-3:00         Break

3:00-5:00         Lab- Strategies for Pelvis/Hip Mobility and Postural Activation

Day II

8:00-8:30         Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:15       Carryover Strategies and Equipment for Home, School, Community

10:15-10:30     Break

10:30-11:45     Patient Demonstration/Videos

11:45-12:45     Lunch (on your own)

12:45-2:00      Lab- Facilitating Transitions

2:00-2:15         Break

2:15-4:30         Lab- Integrating Handling Strategies with vision and upper extremity activities
Questions/Wrap Up

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Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT): Clinical application workshop

Intended Audience: OT/COTA

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Course Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Check in time: 4:45-5 pm
Course time: 5-8 pm
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
International Room

Contact hours: 3.0  
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: $70

Instructors:
Katelyn Brady attended the Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to receive her doctorate in occupational therapy in 2011. She worked at Creighton University Medical Center in both inpatient and outpatient therapy from  2011- 2015. Katelyn began working at Fairview Acute Rehab Unit in 2016- present. Katelyn has focused efforts in Post-Acute Rehab on appropriate OT cognitive assessments and treatment strategies. Katelyn presented information on EFPT presentation at the Annual MOTA conference in November. 2017 and has presented on this topic for Fairview Rehab Services in 2018. .   

Rosie Taylor attended University of Wisconsin- Lacrosse  receive her Master’s in occupational therapy in 2014. She began working at Fairview Acute Rehab Center in 2016 - present. Rosie’s serves as a representative for the all system cognitive work group, focused on enhancing cognition assessments and treatment across the continuum of care.  Rosie has presented on this topic for Fairview rehab Services in 2018.  

Course Description:
The EFPT was developed by Baum, Morrison, Hahn & Edwards in 2003 at the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University Medical School. The assessment examines executive functioning in the context of a 4 functional tasks. This course will incorporate a workshop portion that will allow each member to practice and engage with the subtests of the EFPT. It will include information on the purpose of the assessment, education on the scoring including examples of its use. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians an opportunity to focus on familiarizing themselves with how to administer this assessment in a way that helps clinicians feel prepared to bring this back and implement into their practice. 

Relevance to OT:
The Executive Function Performance Test is a performance-based assessment of executive function through observation of four Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  •  Understand the purpose and intended audience for use of this measure.
  • Define the standardization and scoring of the EFPT
  • Recognize the evidence and research behind the use of the EFPT
  • Demonstrate ability to administer this assessment and interpret the results
  • Identify resources needed to implement the assessment in your clinic
  • Add the EFPT to your occupational therapy tool box of assessments to better evaluate cognition deficits in patients with neurological deficits.

Agenda

4:45-5:00 pm       Registration/check in

5:00-5:30 pm       Description of EFPT

                              Scoring and assessment

5:30-7:30 pm      Practice parts of the assessment: 30 minutes per subtest.

7:30-8:00 pm            Reviewing the assessment step up

                              Questions & Answers

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