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Feline Conservation Federation Offers Two Continuing Education Courses on Feline Husbandry and Conservation Education


Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 16, 2015

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) will teach its highly acclaimed Wild/Exotic Feline Husbandry Course and its Wildlife Conservation Educator’s Course on Wednesday, June 24 at the Wichita Airport La Quinta Inn and Suites in Wichita, Kansas. FCF membership is not required to take either of these two continuing education classes. Attendees may also sign up for the FCF Convention which follows on Thursday and runs through Saturday night.

The FCF Wild/Exotic Feline Husbandry Course topics include natural history, regulations, behavior shaping, diet, habitat and enclosure design, health care and contingency plans.

Husbandry Course instructor Mindy Stinner is the co-founder of the Conservator’s Center in Mebane, North Carolina. Stinner says “One of the reasons this is a great course is that students participate in discussions. Since captive husbandry covers a variety of venues, everyone has different experiences that provide new insights and ideas for the betterment of wild felines under care.”

Because exotic felines are tightly regulated by city, county, state and federal law, committed owners need to excel at husbandry knowledge and practices. Stinner says, “Taking this course will benefit feline caregivers at any level of experience, from novice to seasoned zookeeper.

The Wildlife Conservation Educator Course will be taught by two experienced educators. Michelle McKay, founder of Zoofari Educational Encounters, and Kim Barker, educator at Conservator’s Center will be instructing this class. The FCF course gives students the tools necessary to become qualified as professional conservation educators specializing in wild felines.” The instruction manual teaches the basics on outreach shows and how to promote a business. More advanced topics such as how to expand an existing wildlife education business, and how to present effective conservation messages that engage, entertain, and capture the viewers’ attention are covered as well. Students are familiarized with the various licenses and requirements, and how to choose and prepare animals for outreach ambassador rolls.

The FCF recognizes the positive value of increasing public understanding of the many threats to natural eco-systems. FCF executive director Lynn Culver says, “Becoming a wildlife educator is one way to spread awareness about wildlife and their survival issues. Informing folks about conservation is important, but experience has proven that combining the message with introductions of spectacular animal ambassadors reaches an audience’s heart and motivates personal changes that can help save wildlife and wild places.”

Both classes start at 8:00 a.m. and run to 6:00 p.m. at the Wichita Airport Las Quinta Hotel and Suites, in Wichita, Kansas. Lunch is provided. Students receive a textbook to take home. Students that complete the course and pass the test receive a Certificate of Educational Achievement suitable for framing.

An online registration form can be used to sign up for either class and to pay the $ 145 fee. Lodging at La Quinta is available for $ 95 a night, breakfast included. Call the hotel at 800-255-6484 and mention the FCF Convention to reserve a room at this price.

The Feline Conservation Federation is a self-regulating society of exotic feline owners and handlers with an established group of professional members. FCF members hold important genetic resources that help conserve feline species and are a key resource of ambassador animals used to teach the public about wildlife conservation. Culver says, “Being better informed is the best way to help felines. Teaching the FCF Husbandry Course improves captive feline welfare and teaching the Wildlife Educator’s course improves the outlook for felines in nature.”







University of St. Augustine Continuing Education Program Reaccredited

San Marcos, California (PRWEB) May 08, 2015

The Continuing Professional Education program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has been reaccredited for five years by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET sets the standard for excellence in continuing education with its rigorous reaccreditation process.

The University of St. Augustine offers more than 100 specialty certifications, in-person seminars nationwide and pre-recorded webinars for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants and other healthcare providers. Attendees can earn continuing education units (CEUs) they may be able to apply toward the licensure requirements in their profession.

For a full listing of seminars, visit cpe.usa.edu.

The University of St. Augustine’s Continuing Professional Education program has several new offerings:

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Improving Treatment Outcomes, which covers the use of a goal-directed treatment with an animal used as a key part of the process. This in-person seminar explores the history, theory and research outcomes related to animal-assisted therapy, and the use of dogs as therapeutic tools. Watch a video about the seminar at https://youtu.be/3cdevOCJluc.

Exercise Strategies and Progression for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, which shares exercise strategies for conditions that affect the spine and limbs and are commonly encountered in an outpatient orthopaedic clinic. The exercise interventions are grounded in current research and immediately applicable to participants’ work in the clinic.

“We work to ensure that our continuing education program includes topics that are relevant to people who work in physical and occupational therapy professions, with the assurance of high standards and learning formats that meet the needs of all types of learners,” said Lori Hankins, director of continuing professional education. “Our IACET reaccreditation gives us that gold seal of approval that many professionals look for.”

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The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USA has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. USA offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, education and health science, as well as residency, fellowship and continuing education programs. For more information, visit http://www.usa.edu. USA is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 institutions in 29 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences. For more information, visit http://www.laureate.net.







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North American Seminars introduces ” Making Sense of Neck Pain”, An OT and PT Continuing Education Course Presented in New Jersey, Illinois and Indiana in 2015


Franklin, TN (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

This one day intermediate level PT continuing education course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online PT continuing education course access with face to face interactive instruction and hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study material with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

Managing patients with neck pain can be confusing and frustrating for novice and experienced clinicians alike. In this hybrid self-study and one-day intermediate-level seminar, Dr. Durall will provide a systematic and integrative approach that demystifies the screening and treatment process, reduces frustration, and most importantly helps clinicians manage neck disorders with greater confidence and proficiency. Treatment-based classification and a novel algorithm are used as the course framework to streamline clinical decision making and care planning. Examination techniques and strategies that are introduced are straightforward and supported by research and clinical experience. Numerous intervention strategies are covered including mobilization & manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and directionally-specific exercise to provide clinicians with a diverse array of options to help optimize functional ability. Recent advances in cervico-thoracic spine research are integrated throughout the course to provide clinicians with new insights and rationale for decision making. Several special rehabilitation topics pertaining to the cervical spine will be covered including cervicogenic headaches and whiplash-associated disorders. Participants can expect to refine and advance their clinical skills in a supportive and relaxed learning environment. Hands-on lab time is incorporated throughout the course to promote immediate clinical application.

As an intermediate-level PT OT continuing education course on neck pain, it is expected that participants are familiar with the fundamental components of the cervical spine examination (e.g. ROM assessment, manual muscle testing, palpation, etc.). Thus these foundational skills are not covered. This course is intended for Physical Therapists although it may be suitable for Occupational Therapists, PTAs, or OTAs with strong orthopedic backgrounds.

PT OT Continuing Education Course Objectives


Perform select orthopedic special tests of the cervical-thoracic region to rule out specific disorders and to formulate differential diagnoses.
Identify signs and symptoms of vertebral artery dysfunction, upper cervical spine instability, or cervical myelopathy that warrant referral to another healthcare provider.
Recognize patients at risk for long-term disability.
Classify neck disorders, based on examination findings, for purposes of care planning and intervention decision-making.
Perform thrust and non-thrust manual therapy techniques to the thoracic spine, 1st rib, or cervical spine.
Select and implement appropriate intervention techniques for patients with arm symptoms in association with neck pain.
Formulate evidence-based therapeutic exercise programs to improve dynamic stabilization of the cervico-thoracic spine.
Identify and manage patients with cervicogenic headaches.
Differentiate cervicogenic headaches from other types of headaches.
Manage patients with acute neck pain (e.g. whiplash-associated disorder).
Identify treatments available for myofascial neck pain.
Adjust the treatment emphasis for patients with sub-acute or chronic neck pain.
Select and implement standardized functional performance instruments to assess patient outcome success.
Integrate current evidence on the cervico-thoracic spine into clinical practice.

This course will be presented at:

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center located in Englewood, NJ on May 1 2015

Vital Rehabilitation located in Chicago, IL on May 15 2015

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital located in Indianapolis, IN on September 18 2015

Saint Peters Hospital located in New Brunswick, NJ on September 26 2015

For more information and to register visit http://www.healthclick.com







North American Seminars receives California OT and PT Continuing Education Course Approval for Thirty six Continuing Education Courses presented throughout California.


Franklin, TN (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

North American Seminars has received California Approval for re-licensure credit for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists licensed in the State of California for thirty six continuing education course dates. The CA Approved OT PT Continuing Education Courses are:

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation presented Saturday, September 26 2015-Sunday, September 27 201 in Mission Hills, CA

Advanced Clinical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine     presented Saturday, April 18 2015-Sunday, April 19 2015 in Los Altos, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Foot and Ankle presented Saturday, May 16 2015-Sunday, May 17 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies presented Saturday, May 30 2015-Sunday, May 31 2015 in La Mesa, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies presented     Saturday, June 13 2015-Sunday, June 14 2015     in Escondido, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies presented     Saturday, October 03 2015-Sunday, October 04 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advanced Management of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation presented     Saturday, February 21 2015-Sunday, February 22 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes presented Saturday, March 14 2015    -Sunday, March 15 2015 in San Diego, CA

Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes presented Saturday, October 10 2015-Sunday, October 11 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury presented Saturday, February 28 2015-Sunday, March 01 2015 in San Jose, CA

Cancer Rehab – Bridging the Gap Between Medical Prognosis and Physical Realities presented Saturday, June 06 2015-Sunday, June 07 2015 in     Pasadena, CA

Comprehensive Management of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in San Jose, CA

Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Biomechanics presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy presented Saturday, March 21 201-Sunday, March 22 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in Sacramento, CA

Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities presented Saturday, September 12 201-Sunday, September 13 201 in Escondido, CA

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements presented Saturday, February 21 2015-Sunday, February 22 2015 in Sacramento, CA

Geriatric Pain and Mobility presented Saturday, January 31 2015-Sunday, February 01 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Geriatric Pain and Mobility presented Saturday, April 11 2015-Sunday, April 12 2015 in Pasadena, CA

Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle presented Saturday, November 07 2015-Sunday, November 08 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Myofascial Release – From Surface to the Depths presented Saturday, March 21 2015    Sunday, March 22 2015 in Los Altos, CA

Orthopedic and Sport Taping presented Saturday, August 29 2015    Sunday, August 30 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Orthopedic and Sport Taping     presented Saturday, October 03 2015-Sunday, October 04 2015 in Escondido, CA

Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study presented Friday, March 20 2015     in San Ramon, CA

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait presented Saturday, March 28 2015-Sunday, March 29 2015    in San Ramon, CA

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in Escondido, CA

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait presented Saturday, October 24 2015-Sunday, October 25 2015 in La Mesa, CA

Speed, Agility and Quickness Training presented Saturday, April 18 201-Sunday, April 19 2015     in San Diego, CA

Stroke Rehab – An Integrated Functional Movement Approach presented Saturday, October 24 2015-Sunday, October 25 2015 in Sacramento, CA

The Runners Rehab Program     presented Saturday, April 11 2015-Sunday, April 12 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions presented Saturday, February 28 2015-Sunday, March 01 2015 in La Mesa, CA

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes presented Saturday, September 26 2015-Sunday, September 27 2015 in Pasadena, CA

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study presented Friday, March 06 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study presented Saturday, October 24 2015 in Escondido, CA

Vestibular Rehabilitation – A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes presented Saturday, April 25 2015-Sunday, April 26 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Vestibular Rehabilitation – A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes presented Saturday, October 10 2015    Sunday, October 11 2015 in San Jose, CA

For more information or to register visit http://www.healthclick.com







North American Seminars introduces Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies, a new CA, NV, FL, NJ and IL state approved Continuing Education Course for PT,OT, COTA and PTA.


Franklin TN (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

This one day OT PT continuing Education Course course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access with face to face interactive instruction and hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study materials with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

Pilates is an effective treatment tool when properly integrated into a rehabilitation program. The proper integration of Pilates principles for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations will be presented during the online educational course and reinforced with a one day hands-on training session supported with lecture. Case study presentations with discussion of the supporting theories of Pilates exercises are integrated into the live and online materials. Expert HD video demonstrates, with narration, over 80 Pilates techniques and exercises and is delivered online and with a DVD. The live session reinforces these concepts and techniques and provides comprehensive lab sessions devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements.

Supporting written material is provided for the online as well as live training sessions, and a DVD is provided for self-paced offline learning and reference. Specifically, participants will receive a comprehensive manual containing information on the evidence-based practice of Pilates in rehabilitation (including references to current research articles, types of exercises, effectiveness of Pilates, comparison of Pilates with other forms of exercises, and the use of Pilates in various patient populations) and a professionally filmed and mastered interactive DVD with online access.

This OT PT Pilates CME course will provide a deeper understanding of how to properly perform and instruct patients on Pilates techniques. This understanding forms the basis for integrating Pilates principles, fundamental and core stabilization exercises into your specific rehab programs and real life patient related functional activities. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.

This Pilates Rehab Continuing Education Course will be presented at:

January 30, 2015-January 30, 2015 presented at UHS-Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, NV

Tuition: $ 399.00- 7 Live 10 Home Study    

March 20, 15-March 20, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, CA Tuition: $ 399.00-7 Live 10 Home Study    

June 05, 2015-June 05, 2015 presented at Vital Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL Tuition: $ 399.00-8 Live 12 Home Study

October 02, 2015-October 02, 2015 presented at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ Tuition: $ 399.00-7 Live 10 Home Study    

November 07, 2015-November 07, 2015 presented at Baptist Hospital of Miami in Miami, FL Tuition: $ 399.00-8 Live 12 Home Study    

For more information and to register visit http://www.healthclick.com







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