There are more than 600 neurologic diseases affecting an estimated 50 million Americans*. These neurological impairments affect every age group from babies born prematurely to centenarians and require expert care and therapeutic interventions from medical professionals including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
To keep abreast of the latest therapeutic treatments and techniques, PTs, OTs, and SLPs turn to ERI for their continuing education. ERI’s CEU courses teach evidence-based strategies, tools, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills to assess and tailor treatment plans for patients experiencing neurological impairments. Course topics include neuroplasticity, vestibular rehabilitation, TBI, locomotor training, motor planning, degenerative diseases, and more. ERI’s faculty is second to none with world-renowned experts such as Jennifer Bottomley, Inger Brueckner MS, PT, Richard Clendaniel Ph.D., PT, Christina Finn Ed.D, OTR, Melissa Gerber, Amanda Hall, Robin Harwell, Heather Hayes, Joan Toglia, and Chelsea Steinberg, Michael Lebec, Daniel Malone, Andrew Packel and Kimberly Miczak, Carolyn Tassini, and Archana Vatwani.
Take your practice to the next level and empower your patients to meet their own goals to live life to the fullest. Register for ERI’s live webinars or on-demand online CEU courses and learn the most effective and evidence-based neuro treatments for patients.
* According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Therapists rave over ERI faculty member and master clinician Rona Alexander Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, C/NDT, calling her “Absolutely outstanding.” and her past courses “Excellent” and “The best course I’ve been to.” Now Rona has developed an exceptional, NEW CEU course “Advanced Clinical Problem-Solving: Feeding, Swallowing and More”. This intermediate to advanced course for PTs, OTs, SLPs, Nutritionists, and Dieticians takes place March 19 and 20, 2021, and offers a total of 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). Over the course of two days, registrants will learn tools, strategies, and critical thinking from the master teacher and clinician herself. Participants will expand clinical problem-solving skills and learn to apply new skills to evaluate and develop a plan of care for children with neuromuscular impairments and feeding, swallowing, and respiratory coordination function.
To participate in the course, attendees will need a professional foundation of knowledge in pediatric oral, pharyngeal, feeding/swallowing, and rib cage/respiratory musculature function in children, and the relationship of postural alignment and control to oral, pharyngeal, and respiratory musculature activity. Rona’s new course may be taken as a stand-alone or is a must for those having previously taken her course “Treatment Strategies for the Improvement of Oral, Pharyngeal, Feeding/Swallowing, and Respiratory Coordination Function: The Child with Neuromuscular Involvement.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn tools, strategies, and critical thinking from the master teacher and clinician Rona Alexander. Register for “Advanced Clinical Problem Solving: Feeding, Swallowing and More”. Click HERE for more information including brochure and complete CEU information.
Join Dr. Kimberly Wynarczuk for a three-part LIVE webinar and take your school-based practice to the next level!
Like many things, how students attend school and how we as therapists provide services may look very different these days. Developing and applying new techniques to support our students and ensure they actively and meaningfully participate in their education and routines is a challenge facing many school-based practitioners.
To help address these concerns, ERI is partnering with Kimberly Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, to offer the NEW and timely live webinar “Developing and Using Goals for Students’ Meaningful Participation In School Whether In-Person, Online or Hybrid.”
Dr. Wynarczuk, who serves as the School-Based Special Interest Group representative to the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Committee is an expert in her field and served as the keynote speaker at ERI’s annual Therapies in the School Conference in November, 2020. She has conducted, published and presented considerable research on a variety of school-based physical therapy topics, including goal development and the participation of students with disabilities in school trips.
In this NEW webinar, Dr. Wynarczuk will teach participants to assess and develop student goals that intentionally focus on student participation in all learning models, explore strategies to promote effective teaming and meaningful involvement of parents and students during IEP development, and techniques to engage and enrich students’ school experience.
The three-part webinar takes place March 31, April 7 and 14, 2021 beginning at 6:30 pm EST (US). Don’t miss this must take course for school-based therapists. Click HERE to register or for more information including course brochure and CEU details.
NANT, our Professional Partner in NICU Education, are offering this great opportunity;
If you work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), NICU follow up, or have an interest in this special population of patients, we invite you to enter a drawing for a free yearlong NANT Membership (National Association of Neonatal Therapists®).
We’re an organization full of passionate neonatal therapists who aim to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes for premature and sick infants. This is what we love. And they (babies and families) are why we do the work.
Click here to enter your name into the drawing.
Two winners will be chosen randomly by ERI.
Deadline to enter: February 16th 2021
(Members save $100 on registration for our annual conference.)
We are on a mission to improve developmental outcomes for premature and sick infants in the NICU.
We hope you join this wonderful organization
Join Michael Lebec, PT, Ph.D., for “Effective Physical Therapist Management of Patients in the Emergency Setting: Differential Diagnosis, Intervention, and Inter-Professional Collaboration”
Physical therapists are increasingly playing a critical role in emergency department (ED) settings. Between screening for appropriateness of care, consulting with fellow practitioners, and providing direct patient care, PTs are helping EDs treat a wide range of acute and chronic problems. According to the APTA, a greater number of emergency departments are welcoming the addition of physical therapy services to assist in reducing costs, increasing patient satisfaction, and decreasing the potential for readmission through patient education and subsequent physical therapist follow-up.
Michael Lebec, PT, Ph.D., practiced in one of the first EDs to offer full-time physical therapy services and served on the APTA ED task force which developed resources for individuals interested in expanding practice in the emergency environment. His experience and work is well documented and he is now partnering with ERI to offer the continuing ed course “Effective Physical Therapist Management of Patients in the Emergency Setting: Differential Diagnosis, Intervention, and Inter-Professional Collaboration.” The new course includes three prerecorded online sessions and three live webinar sessions, which meet on Tuesday, March 9, 16, and 24, 2021, beginning at 6:00 pm EST (US). Participants will learn to distinguish between mechanical and systemic sources of pathology, conduct an efficient physical exam, and administer interventions for health conditions most common among patients receiving emergency services.
Don’t miss this must take course for physical therapists seeking to expand their knowledge and practice in emergency care. Register for “Effective Physical Therapist Management of Patients in the Emergency Setting” beginning March 9, 2021, or click HERE for more details and complete CEU information.