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Continuing Education

Last Kinesiotaping Courses of 2018

Need CEU’s?  Come join our last two Kinesiotaping courses of 2018.  Two choices to join:  Seattle or Portland.  See below for more details and links to our informational pages.  

Kinesio Taping ® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques
Day 1&2  
(Formerly:  Fundamentals and Advanced Kinesio Taping® 1 and 2):

  • Registration Fee: $555 prior to/$600 on or after the registration deadline.
  • 16 Contact Hours

October 20-21, 2018
Seattle, WA (click here for more information)

Instructor:  Calvin Kwan, ND, CKTI
Online Registration:  th_register-button
Download Paper form to fax or mail:  Registration Form KT 1 and 2 October 20-21 2018 Seattle WA

October 27-28, 2018
Portland, OR (click here for more information)

Instructor:  Kyle Nelson, MPH, ATC-R, CKTI
Online Registration:  th_register-button
Download Paper form to fax or mail:  Registration Form KT 1 and 2 October 27-28 2018 Portland OR

Continuing Education

Parkinson’s Course this week

Parkinson’s Disease Course is coming up this Friday and Saturday!  It is not too late to register.  Join us for an insightful and educational day!

Presenter:  Ann Zylstra, PT
Date:            Friday October 12 (1-5 pm) and Saturday October 13, 2018 (8-3:30 pm)
Location:    Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Contact Hours:  11
Who should attend?:  This course is appropriate for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants​ with all levels of experience.​​  Areas of interest:  Home health, inpatient, SNF, and outpatient-based practices.
Registration Fee:  $270 prior to October 1, 2018/$310 on or after October 2, 2018

Click here for Online Registration:   th_register-button
Paper Registration:                                  Registration Form Parkinson’s Disease October 12-13 2018 Kirkland WA

Continuing Education

Fall Continuing Ed! Register today.

PTNW’s Fall Course line up is here!  Registration is open!  See you soon!!

Parkinson’s Disease Update:  ​Practical and Evidence-Based Rehabilitation
October 12-13, 2018
Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Shoulder to Hand UE Course
October 20-21, 2018
Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Kinesio Taping® Days 1 and 2
October 20-21, 2018
Seattle, WA

October 27-28, 2018
Portland, OR

Evaluation and Treatment of the TMD Patient Utilizing a PT/Dental Coordinated Approach:  A Clinical and Evidence-Based Program
October 27-28, 2018
Seattle, WA

Kinesio Taping® Days 3 and 4
November 17-18, 2018
Seattle, WA

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Posture and Positioning for Comfort and Sleep Benefitting Pediatric and Neurologic Populations

OOOOoooops!!  Our registration link for this course went off-line for a few days.  Our apologies!  All is repaired and you may now register for this excellent course!

Sleeping Better: A Hands-On Approach to 24 hour Postural Care for Pediatric and Neurologic Patients- Live Seminar

Online Registration:       th_register-button
Paper Registration:          Registration Form Sleeping Better May 5 2018 Puyallup WA

Course Description:

This is an active, hands-on course in which participants will learn to provide physical supports for clients in positions of sleep and rest so that they are empowered to rest straight, minimize pain, and avoid body shape distortions over time. We will cover background first:

  • What is the evidence base?
  • Why postural care is important even out of the wheelchair?
  • What difference can it make in the lives of clients and their first circle of support?

Then, we will jump into hands-on learning: Participants will have the opportunity to experience resting in a supported position, placing their learning partner in a supported resting position, and talk about how to measure success.  Participants will leave with a list of resources for further learning, a shopping list, and the skills needed to begin implementing with their clients on Monday!

Goals and Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the effects of gravity over time in positions of sleep and rest
  • Participants will learn how they can make gravity work in their client’s favor over time to achieve therapeutic objectives
  • Participants will learn to evaluate client body shapes, link them to sleep positions, and develop a client centered plan for “sleeping better”
  • Participants will experience sleep supports from both the client and the caregiver role and will have the opportunity to try a variety of commercially available products.
  • Participants will learn effective multisensory strategies for educating patients and direct supporters (paid and unpaid) so that they understand both “how” and “why” well enough to implement the plan on their own in the middle of the night.

Practice Setting:  Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Developmental Disabilities, Neuromuscular Diagnoses
Contact Hours:  6
Registration Fee:  $175 prior to April 25, 2018; $225 on or after April 26, 2018