Continuing Education Courses in Maryland

If you are near or, better yet, within the area, you might be interested to enrol in the following courses at AACC.

PTA 316
Designing Progressive Spinal Exercise Programs (19-20 October 2007; 8:30 AM – 4 PM)
Learn how to progress rehabilitation patients through stabilization exercises for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Gain medical understanding and improve the quality and number of spinal exercises in your repertoire. Design spine stabilization exercise programs. $115 includes $5 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 1.2 CEUs or 12 contact hours.

PTA 503
Kinesio Taping: KT1 and KT2 (26-27 October 2007, 8 AM – 5:30 PM)
Learn general principles, techniques and applications of kinesio taping. Conduct screening and muscle testing. Demonstrate how to tape specific muscles and orthopedic conditions. Explore how kinesio taping can enhance an existing treatment regimen. CEUs awarded. $450 includes $330 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Course approved by the Kinesio Taping Association (KTA), and hours can be applied toward KTA certification. Tuition includes workbooks, Kinesio Tex Tape and a one-year KTA membership. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.6 CEUs. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 15 contact hours. Call 410-777-2908 for information on attire to wear to class.

PTA 504
Aquatic Therapy for the Rehab Professional (2-3 November 2007; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM)
Learn the principles of aquatic therapy treatment. Discuss indications and precautions for clients with different conditions. Explore how aquatic therapy increases strength, decreases pain and improves balance and functional skills. Discuss insurance coverage options and marketing strategies for physicians. CEUs awarded. $400 includes $287 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Offered in partnership with Aquatic Resources Network and held at SPY Aquatics in Severna Park. Bring two bathing suits and two beach towels and comfortable clothes to change into after the pool. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs. Approved by the NCBTMB for 13 CE hours. The approved NCBTMB CE hours do not include a discussion of insurance coverage options.

PTA 321
Examination and Treatment of Patella Femoral Syndrome (10 November 2007; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM)
Review the anatomy and kinematics of patella femoral joint and knee complex. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Study common impairments and misdiagnoses. Learn how to make a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. CEUs awarded. $80 includes $5 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 7.5 contact hours or 0.7 CEUs.

MST 317
Introduction to Sports Massage (17 November 2007; 9 AM – 5:30 PM)
Gain the skills and knowledge to become an effective sports massage therapist. Explore the physiological basis for sports massage and learn common sports massage techniques. Discuss the background and training required. CEUs awarded. $60 includes $5 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Bring a fitted sheet and wear or bring shorts. Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for 7 CE contact hours and the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice (for 7 contact hours or 0.7 CEUs).

Source: AACC

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