Continuing Education


The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at St. Ambrose University offers a number of continuing education opportunities in collaboration with the Quad City Consortium for Continuing Education, which includes Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, and the Children's Therapy Center.

Orthopaedic Course Series

About

The St. Ambrose University Physical Therapy department is providing advanced level courses in the area of orthopaedics. These courses will involve lectures, laboratory sessions, pre-course readings and post-course assignments. The overall purpose of this course series is to:

1. Enhance therapists' knowledge of musculoskeletal patient management and manual therapy treatment philosophies and approaches.
2. Develop therapists' clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills for the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
3. Prepare therapists to analyze, synthesize and apply current evidence in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

All courses will be offered in conjunction with our Orthopaedic Clinical Residency Program. Courses will be limited to 32 physical therapists, and there is an expectation that attendees complete reading assignments prior to each course.

Primary Instructors for these courses will be: Kevin P. Farrell, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; Candi Gardner, PT, DPT, OCS, CMT; and Jill Hipskind, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMT.

Courses

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Manual Therapy I: Differentiation and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Practice
Friday, January 12 - Saturday, January 13, 2018
Contact Hours: 12 hours

Description: This course is designed to facilitate therapist's "wise action" during examination and intervention for a patient with a supposed musculoskeletal condition. Emphasis will focus on applied anatomy and physiology, palpation skills, differentiation, "clinical reasoning," and basic manual therapy techniques.  Course Objectives

Manual Therapy II: Manual Therapy for the Upper Quadrant (Occiput-T8)
Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
Contact Hours: 20 hours

Description: This course addresses examination and assessment of headache, dizziness, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, cervical and thoracic symptoms. Examination and manual intervention for peripheral symptoms will make up approximately 35% of the course, with conditions of the axial skeleton making up approximately 65% of course. Course Objectives

Manual Therapy III: Manual Therapy for the Lower Quadrant (T8 and below)
Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Contact Hours: 20 hours Description: This course addresses examination and assessment of lumbar and pelvic pain, as well as peripheral symptoms. Examination and manual intervention for peripheral symptoms will make up approximately 45% of the course with conditions of the axial skeleton making up approximately 55% of course. Course Objectives

Manual Therapy IV: Technique Review and Examination
Friday, January 12, 2018 (Friday, January 11, 2019)
Contact Hours: 8 hours

Description: This course provides 8 hours of case-based review related to patients with supposed musculoskeletal conditions. Psychomotor skill review and practice will be included in the 8 hours. Attendees will complete a written examination and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination at the end of this course to demonstrate their comprehension of materials for all the courses in the sequence. Course Objectives

Radiology in Physical Therapist Musculoskeletal Practice
Friday & Saturday, February 9 & 10 and Friday, May 18, 2018
Contact Hours: 18 hours

Description: This course provides the practicing physical therapist the basis for radiograph, MRI, CT scan & bone scan integration into the clinical decision making process for a patient with a supposed musculoskeletal condition. The initial class will discuss the basics of interpretation with the following class meetings addressing regional or joint specific conditions. Course laboratory experiences will allow the therapist to practice interpreting radiographic tests as they pertain to a specific case presentation. Course Objectives

Tuition and Registration

The below table shows the breakdown of tuition associated with the courses. All registration and payment for courses must be done through the Physical Therapy Department's online registration system. For those who need special accommodations or if you have questions about registration, contact our office at 563-333-6403.

Course NameContact Hours*CostSAU Alumni or
QCCCE Member
Cost
Remaining Cost after
Clinical Education
Voucher is applied
Manual Therapy I 12 $375 $350 $175
Manual Therapy II 20 $540 $515 $340
Manual Therapy III 20 $540 $515 $340
Manual Therapy IV 8 $215 $200 No Voucher Accepted
Radiology 18 $475 $450 $275

A limited number of Clinical Education Vouchers will be accepted for these courses. Efforts will be made to ensure that there is a distribution of clinical sites that are able to use vouchers. Multiple vouchers from the same site will not be accepted until other sites have had an opportunity to use their vouchers. An individual may only use one voucher per calendar year for the Orthopaedic Course Series.

*See Courses (above) for specific contact hours and requirements.

Register here for the Orthopaedic Course Series

Quad City Consortium for Continuing Education

St. Ambrose University, Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, and the Children's Therapy Center are members of the Quad City Consortium for Continuing Education.

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Contact


Michael Puthoff, PhD, Program Director

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education at Genesis
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6403
PT@sau.edu

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