Professional Development

 

Education Division

Our mission is to provide quality, affordable continuing education for our Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy professionals, enabling them to improve patient care. Topics range from pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders to diagnosis of hip and knee dysfunction in geriatric patients. The format may vary from one- to two-day seminars to short courses. Nationally known speakers, as well as, regional and local speakers are invited to present in their area of specialization. Topics and content are selected through staff surveys and suggestions from participants of previous training sessions. 

Current Education Courses

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities for the Speech and Language Pathologist:

Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14, 2018
The SOFFI Method SM: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants by Dr. Erin Ross
UnityPoint Clinic Methodist North- 2338 Van Winkle Way, Peoria, IL 61615

$450 per registrant (PTS employees to contact Trish Rettke or Angie Joellenbeck for employee pricing)
Please register online at educationresourcesinc.com
14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation by a participant must be written and postmarked no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled seminar date and will result in a refund less a 15% service fee.  PTS reserves the right to cancel the seminar 7 days prior to the scheduled seminar date.  All participants will be notified in the event of a cancellation and a full refund will be issued.

Registration Information:  Class size is limited so advanced registration is required.  Registrants will be accepted on a first come basis. Registration fee included course materials and a certificate of attendance. (No refreshment service available.)


Vestibular Course for Physical Therapists

“Beyond BPPV”
Rene Crumley, DPT, NCS and Michelle Langston, PT, GCS

COURSE LOCATION AND DATE:
Saturday October 6, 2018 from 8:00a -5:00p (lunch on your own)
Registration: Begins at 7:30a (light refreshments provided)
Location: PTS Regional Office: 411 Hamilton Blvd, Suite 1908, Peoria, IL 61602
Parking: Street and Associated Bank parking deck available (free on weekends)

COST:
$300 for the 8 hour course. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your spot for the course. Registration is limited to 12-14 participants. PTS employees should contact Angie Joellenbeck regarding employee pricing.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Explore diagnoses such as Meniere’s Disease, concussions, migraines, UVL/BVL, and cerebellar CVAs and their effects the vestibular system. Attendees will learn new tests/treatments for BPPV. Hints for ED triage of vestibular patients will be discussed.

PREREQUISITE/RECOMMENDATIONS:
Attendees must have attended at least one CE course on vestibular management beyond that which is taught in school. Attendees should wear clothing that is comfortable and are also encouraged to bring a yoga mat.

PRESENTERS:
Rene Crumley, DPT, NCS is a senior outpatient physical therapy at Unity Point Health St. Luke’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department in Cedar Rapids, IA. She received her B.S degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University in 1980, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2008. She earned her vestibular certification through Emory University in 2002. She is a board-certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, with her NCS earned in 2004 and renewed in 2014.

Michelle Langston, PT, GCS is a senior outpatient physical therapy at Unity Point Health St. Luke’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department in Cedar Rapids, IA. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa in 1999. She earned her vestibular certification through Emory University in 2006, and cervicogenic dizziness certification through the APTA in 2008. She is a board-certified specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, with her GCS earned in 2009.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
This course is offered for 8.0 continuing education hours (0.8 CEU). Professional Therapy Services, Inc. is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for physical and occupational therapy, license numbers 216-000021 and 224-000038.


Summer Skill Enhancement Series

Date/Time

Topic-Description

Speaker

Cost

Location

Thursday July 19, 2018
6pm – 8pm

*Class size limited to 20 participants

* Lab attire required

Joint Mobilizations of the Extremities: Not Just for the PT

 

*Content designed for PTAs, PTs welcome to attend pending available spots

Jonathan Hamm, PT, DPT, OCS

 

Brody Rapp, PT, DPT

$50

PTS Washington

1201 N. Cummings Ln
Washington, IL 61571

Thursday July 26, 2018

6pm – 8pm

 

*Class size limited to 20 participants

* Lab attire required

Joint Mobilizations of the Spine: Not Just for the PT

 

* Content designed for PTAs, PTs welcome to attend pending available spots

Jonathan Hamm, PT, DPT, OCS

 

Brody Rapp, PT, DPT

$50

PTS Washington
1201 N. Cummings Ln
Washington, IL 61571

Saturday July 21, 2018

9am – 1pm

 

0.4 CEUs

Geriatric Exercise-Making the Most of Exercise Prescription

Melissa Peterson, PT, PhD, GCS

 

Maureen Sylvester, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA

$100

PTS Regional Office

Lower Level Conference Room

411 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602

 

Continuing Education Credit: PTS is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for physical therapy and occupational therapy, License 216-000021 and 224-000038.  Each course is offered for 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours) unless otherwise noted.

 

Attendees: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants. 

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation by a participant must be written and postmarked no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled seminar date and will result in a refund less a 15% service fee.  PTS reserves the right to cancel the seminar 7 days prior to the scheduled seminar date.  All participants will be notified in the event of a cancellation and a full refund will be issued.

 

Registration Information:  Class size is limited so advanced registration is required.  Registrants will be accepted on a first come basis. Registration fee included course materials and a certificate of attendance. (No refreshment service available). PTS employees should contact Angie Joellenbeck regarding employee pricing.

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