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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







Tech Can Add Years to Your Life: Lifelong Tech Summit Presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2014

The Lifelong Tech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES®, shows attendees the benefits of bringing technology to an aging population. Attendees will hear Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff in conversation with robots designed to care for us, learn about the latest technologies that aid in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and be introduced to the investor community stressing the importance of 50-plus funding and ventures.

The conference takes place on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006).

How big is the senior market? The 50-plus community is responsible for over $ 7.1 trillion in annual economic spending, and it is estimated that the opportunity to serve this untapped market with health and wellness products or services will generate $ 30 billion in cumulative revenue over the next five years. This summit will help attendees discover the opportunities and challenges that innovators and developers need to understand when reaching this specialized market.

“This summit identifies technologies that are going to be paramount in the lives of our elders. As they get more tech savvy we need to be ready with innovations that will benefit and inspire them,” said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Lifelong Tech Summit. “We are even seeing the White House take notice, as they start to understand the hurdles that have been brought by the 21st century and the promise that new technologies can bring to the most deserving marketplace.”

Lifelong Tech Summit session highlights will include:

Will your robot care for you? A Conversation with Robots and their Creators: Don’t miss Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff as he asks creators and their robot comrades, SaviOne and NAO the Robot, the hard hitting questions about the future of robotics. Kavita Krishnaswamy will be Beamed in to join the conversation.

Alzheimer’s and Tech: An Unlikely Marriage: Alzheimer’s is a growing epidemic that shows no signs of stopping. Join leading experts and innovators in a discussion about utilizing technology to detect and help manage this debilitating disease.

Is Technology Smart Enough to Care for Us?: New York Times writer Eric Taub moderates a conversation between leading healthcare and tech representatives from Intel-GE Care Innovations, the VNA Health Group and Honeywell Life Care Solutions as they unveil the latest developments about how to bring technology to the home, promoting longer and healthier lives.

Designing Irresistible Tech: Kim Herman, president of ReSound, and Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of WHILL Inc., discuss how to design the most enticing tech for the boomer and senior markets.

5 Voices: A Can’t Miss Consumer Roundtable: Get a front row seat as Jeffrey Makowka, senior strategic advisor of thought leadership for AARP, leads Lifelong Tech’s first-ever consumer roundtable, as they divulge the insight that developers need to know about designing products for the 50-plus market.

2015: The Year of Funding it Forward: Funding the development of the most critical technologies for the 50-plus crowd has been overlooked! Join Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of thought leadership for AARP, and John Hopper, chief investment officer, Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund LP, as they share their own funding plans and how aspiring entrepreneurs can tap into this market.

“With the rising costs of healthcare, the lack of appropriate housing alternatives for an aging population, transportation issues and the quickly rising ranks of retirees in the US, we face a challenge that technology can help answer,” said Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times. “The innovative products we’re seeing make both good sense and good business sense.”

For updates on the Lifelong Tech Summit, follow Lifelong Tech Summit on Twitter at @lifelongtech, “like” Lifelong Tech Summit on Facebook and follow the hashtag #LifelongTechCES.

About Living in Digital Times:

Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About CES:

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $ 211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at CESweb.org and through social media: cesweb.org/social.

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