Continuing Education Upcoming Events

Our mission is to facilitate the pursuit of professional excellence and innovative practice by providing the highest quality clinical, academic and evidence-based educational programs to our clinical instructors and physical therapists to meet the health and wellness needs of the communities in which they work.

What's the Big Deal About the Movement System?

Featuring Patricia L. Scheets, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS

Location

Hoover 105

Cost

Free
CEUs offered for PTs
No RSVP necessary

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Event Details

The movement system has been described as the foundation of physical therapy practice and central to our professional identity. Yet our systematic description of movement system problems has been limited and many within the profession are disconnected from the conversation. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an update of the work related to the movement system in general, particularly the work of the presenter and of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

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Patricia L. Scheets, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, is the Director of Quality and Clinical Outcomes for Infinity Rehab. She received her professional and post-professional degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and is a board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. She has worked extensively with patients with stroke, neurological disorders, and balance and vestibular disorders. She has developed a set of movement system impairment diagnoses that is used to guide the therapist's clinical examination and treatment selection for patients with neuromuscular conditions. Her professional experience has always been focused on implementing standards of physical therapy care which reduce variability and improve patient outcome.

Stairs as a Model for Understanding Prosthetic Device Development

Featuring Jason Wilken, PT, PhD

Location

Canyon Commons 101 & 102

Cost

Free
CEUs offered for PTs
No RSVP necessary

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Event Details

Treating individuals with amputation in physical therapy does not end with level-ground gait. Prosthetic users seek to fully engage in life’s meaningful activities and require devices that can reliably function of uneven terrain, slopes, and stairs. This community talk will expand the clinician’s understanding and appreciation of the biomechanics, technology and patient factors that drive state-of-the-art prosthesis development. The biomechanical data, discussion, and video examples are directly applicable for ALL physical therapists who evaluate and treat patients with mobility impairment, regardless of whether or not they have a lower extremity amputation. Please join us for a high-level and engaging talk with Dr. Wilken.

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Jason Wilken, PT, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Director of Collaborative Research and Development in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. Dr. Wilken received his master’s degree in Physical Therapy and PhD in Physical Rehabilitation Science from the University of Iowa. He then served as the founding Director of the Military Performance Laboratory at the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Senior Scientist for the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence. He returned to the University of Iowa in 2017 where he has continued his research focusing on maximizing physical function and emotional health in service members and civilians who have experienced traumatic limb injury. His efforts and nearly 100 publications focus primarily on the development and evaluation of advanced prosthetic and orthotic technologies, virtual reality based interventions, clinically relevant outcomes assessments, and development of novel approaches to enhance walking stability.

APTA | Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) - OREGON

Featuring Paul Shew, PT, DPT

Location

George Fox University,
Roberts Center – Room 201
501 Villa Road
Newberg, Oregon

Parking is available in the Roberts Center parking lot. A parking pass will be issued to you prior to the event.

Cost

$225 for PTs or PTAs who are APTA members
$325 for PTs or PTAs who are not APTA members
$375 for other professionals

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Registration

Immediately after registering: complete the required Participant Dossier electronically and email it to Gina Braden at rbraden@georgefox.edu along with a copy of your PT license for each state(s) in which you work. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to email Gina or call 503-554-2450.

Event Details

This 16-hour CE course addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapist students during their clinical internships, developing learning experiences, and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback.

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Paul Shew, PT, DPT, has been a CCIP Course Trainer since 2014. He has more than 37 years of experience as a physical therapist, including 33 years as a physical therapist for Providence Home Health Division in Portland. For seven of those years he worked as a rehabilitation coordinator for Providence/St. Vincent Home Health in Portland. He holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from Pacific University (2009), a certificate of physical therapy and a bachelor's degree of science from Pacific University (1981), and a bachelor’s degree of science and math from Southern Oregon State College (1979).

Schedule

8-8:30 a.m. Check-in for both days and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. Conference starts
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch
4:30 p.m. Conference concludes

APTA | Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) - ALASKA

Featuring Paul Shew, PT, DPT

Location

Alaska Regional Hospital - Cancer Care Center
2741 DeBarr Rd
MOB C, Suite 412
Anchorage, AK 99508

Cost

$225 for PTs or PTAs who are APTA members
$325 for PTs or PTAs who are not APTA members
$375 for other professionals

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Registration

Immediately after registering: complete the required Participant Dossier electronically and email it to Gina Braden at rbraden@georgefox.edu along with a copy of your PT license for each state(s) in which you work. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to email Gina or call 503-554-2450.

Event Details

This 16-hour CE course addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapist students during their clinical internships, developing learning experiences, and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback.

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Paul Shew, PT, DPT, has been a CCIP Course Trainer since 2014. He has more than 37 years of experience as a physical therapist, including 33 years as a physical therapist for Providence Home Health Division in Portland. For seven of those years he worked as a rehabilitation coordinator for Providence/St. Vincent Home Health in Portland. He holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from Pacific University (2009), a certificate of physical therapy and a bachelor's degree of science from Pacific University (1981), and a bachelor’s degree of science and math from Southern Oregon State College (1979).

Schedule

8-8:30 a.m. Check-in for both days 
8:30 a.m. Conference starts
12-1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
5:00 p.m. Conference concludes

Getting "Psyched" up about Low Back Pain: Manipulation or Recalibration? NEW Update!

Featuring Tyler Cuddeford, PT, PhD; Jeff Houck, PT, PhD and Dan Kang, PT, DPT

Location

George Fox University
Roberts Center – Room 203
501 Villa Road
Newberg, Oregon

Parking is available in the Roberts Center parking lot. A parking pass will be issued to you prior to the event.

Cost

$350 - Regular Registration
$300 - GFU DPT Alumni

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Registration

Contact Linda Dallof at ldallof@georgefox.edu  or 503-554-2451 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Event Details

It is well known that nearly 80% of the population will experience back pain in their lifetime. Additionally, it’s also known that many patients do not get better, despite physical therapist’s best approaches. Healthcare is rapidly changing; back/spine care and pain management is no different. Ever wonder why many of your patients don’t respond well to treatment? Biomechanical and neuromechanical approaches have little evidence and are no longer the prevailing theory and are not sufficient for the treatment of back/spine and pain management. Physical therapists and other healthcare providers need to expand their views about the causes of pain. This course will critically assess current methods and provide an evidence-based, updated approach to back/spine care and pain management, including manipulation and the use of cognitive functional physical therapy for the treatment for non-specific back/spine pain.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Using the STarT Back Tool, identify the modifiable risk factors (biomedical, psychological, social) for back pain disability
  2. Discuss the benefits of other outcome measures such as PROMIS
  3. Demonstrate appropriate spinal manipulation techniques
  4. Describe the benefit of cognitive functional physical therapy
  5. Develop a comprehensive treatment approach for the complex patient

Tyler Cuddeford, PT, PhD
Tyler Cuddeford PT, PhD is an associate professor at George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy and is the founding Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. His recent accomplishments include assisting with the implementation of the Community Clinic, Phase II Cardiac Rehab Program, and primary care physical therapy at Providence Medical Group Newberg. He has given national and international presentations related to the biomechanical causes of injuries to the lower extremity. Dr. Cuddeford’s research interests include Achilles and patellar tendinopathy as well as running and basketball injuries in the foot. He received his Master’s degree in physical therapy from Pacific University in 1992 and his PhD in Biomechanics in 2000 from University of Iowa.

Jeff Houck, PT, PhD
Jeff Houck has worked in the physical therapy field for more than 20 years. His physical therapy experience includes practice in six U.S. states, Japan and Africa. Dr. Houck has taught a variety of courses including anatomy, clinical biomechanics, clinical orthopedics, quantitative movement analysis, and evidence-based practice at Ithaca College and George Fox University. Dr. Houck is currently on the International Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Vice President of the Foot & Ankle Special Interest Group of the APTA, member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the APTA Registry, and member of the PROMIS Health Organization. He has completed studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Houck speaks locally and internationally, encouraging therapists to become early adopters of PROMIS and actively engaged in primary care.

Daniel Kang, PT, DPT
Dan Kang PT, DPT is an assistant professor of physical therapy at George Fox University. In addition, he currently practices at George Fox University’s Community Clinic and serves as the Director of the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Kang is also the Director of Clinical Training for Providence Medical Group’s primary care physical therapy initiative where he utilizes his expertise in manual therapy and cognitive functional therapy for chronic low back pain. Dan received his doctor of physical therapy degree (2004) and master’s degree in physical therapy (2002) both from the Loma Linda University.  He ran a successful private practice in Southern California for 10 years prior to coming to George Fox University.

 

Schedule

Saturday, May 25

8-8:30 a.m.     Check-in and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. Conference starts
12:30-1 p.m. Lunch
5 p.m. Conference concludes

Sunday, May 26

8-8:30 a.m.    Check-in and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. Conference starts
12:30 p.m. Conference concludes

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