Courses

Professional Therapies Northwest offers a variety of courses and seminars for therapists and other medical professionals!  If you are ready to register, visit our registration page!  Looking forward to seeing you at our next course!

Kinesio Taping®

Registration is open for our upcoming Kinesio Taping® courses!  Join our dynamic KT instructors for hands-on and practical courses approved by Kinesio University and the Kinesio Taping® Association.  New and updated course manuals and a new type of tape are included with course registration. PTNW is among the top three Kinesio University approved providers in… Continue reading Kinesio Taping®

Office Ergonomics

The one-day course, Ergonomics in the Trenches:  Office Ergonomics, focuses on the assessment of office work stations and communication with patients and employers regarding ergonomic considerations and recommendations.  Presenter, Janet Peterson, PT, DPT, and Ergonomic Consultant since 1998 will share her “in the trenches” tips with you.  This course will be held in the Seattle-Area… Continue reading Office Ergonomics

Temporomandibular Joint Disease

“​Evaluation and Treatment of the TMD Patient Utilizing a Physical Therapy/Dental Coordinated Approach” is a 2-day lecture and lab-based course developed by Mr. Esser. This course presents the fundamental principles underlying the most common temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.  Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, dentists, and dental assistants are welcome to attend. Evaluation and Treatment of the TMD Patient Utilizing… Continue reading Temporomandibular Joint Disease

Neurological Vision

Treating Patients with Neurological Vision Impairments course with presenter, Ann Ferguson, OT has been a popular and practical course for OT and PT practitioners.  Ann is an accomplished instructor and leader in Neurological Vision assessments and treatments.  She shares a host of knowledge and treatment tools for various practitioner settings.   This continuing education course is… Continue reading Neurological Vision

Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries

​​​​​​​​​​​​Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT returns this year to present a new course titled, “Fuel Your Clinical Skills:  Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries”.   This course will methodically begin with discussion, assessment, and treatment from the brachial plexus to the distal nerves.  Therapeutic interventions presented may be used in your clinic practice… Continue reading Peripheral Nerve Compression and Injuries

UE and Hand Splinting

Instructor Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT returns to the Pacific NW to present her hands-on intensive orthotic fabrication courses.  She shares easy to follow orthotic fabrication for the beginner and more complicated and in-depth instruction and collaboration for the advanced therapist.  Her popular courses are Orthoses for Immobilization Day 1 and Orthoses for Mobilization Day… Continue reading UE and Hand Splinting

Muscle Energy Technique

Muscle Energy Technique is one of the most effective and valuable manual techniques for the identification and correction of somatic asymmetry and hypomobility.  We are pleased to present with Tom Ockler, PT a leader in Muscle Energy Technique education.  PTNW and Tom have teamed together annually to present his often sold out Muscle Energy course… Continue reading Muscle Energy Technique

Sleeping Better: A Hands-On Approach to 24 hour Postural Care

Patricia Toole makes her debut with PTNW this spring!  She presented a brief talk at the Fall ’17 WOTA meeting and this course is the resulting expanded version.   This workshop offers a hands-on and functional approach supporting those individuals who have difficulty completing full rest and sleep due to positioning challenges.  This course is guaranteed… Continue reading Sleeping Better: A Hands-On Approach to 24 hour Postural Care

Parkinson’s Disease Update

Ann Zylstra, PT will present her amazing course on Parkinson’s Disease.  Parkinson’s Disease patients have a multitude of symptoms and challenges that often require involvement of a team of medical professionals throughout their lives.  Ann offers updated information and tricks/tips on successful symptom management for her patients and course attendees alike. Parkinson’s Disease Update:  ​… Continue reading Parkinson’s Disease Update