VC: Virtual Courses

The IPA is excited to offer the following options for live virtual education for professional advancement.   Please scroll through the following course descriptions to identify a topic area relevant to your practice and for which you seek better understanding and mastery.  All lab classes are interactive with the instructor to allow for feedback on the application of techniques.

Virtual Courses

  • TES: The Endocannabinoid System

    A Virtual Seminar for PTs, OTs and Their Patients
    11am to 5pm Eastern Time, November 13, 2021
    Registration closes Noon Mountain Time, Friday, November 12

    Approved for PTs for 5.5 contact hours (see general policy)
    $185

    Optimal management of pain often goes beyond the application of our manual therapy techniques. Chronic pain can be the result of dysregulation of the body’s systems.  Having tools to facilitate the body’s return to a state of balance is essential to pain management.  TES presents an in-depth analysis of the body’s primary homeostasis system, The Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

    This groundbreaking seminar will:

    • Present the regulatory attributes of the ECS 
    • Discuss the pain recovery role of phytocannabinoids
    • Present the pros and cons of THC versus CBD
    • Discuss the regulatory effects of marijuana versus hemp
    • Compare the efficiency of each delivery system/method for phytocannabinoids
    • Discuss best choice strategies for patient education

    Instructor:  Cheryl Wardlaw, PT, MMSc, CFMT, author of Taming Pain
    and Taming Stress

    Virtual Course Dates

    Course Date Scheduled Instructor(s)
    TES Date: November 13, 2021 - November 13, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Cheryl Wardlaw Enroll / More Info
  • VCFFP: CoreFirst® for Fitness Professionals

    A Virtual Interactive Course for Personal Trainers, Pilates and Yoga Teachers and  other Fitness Professionals
    This course is not approved for PT professional continuing education contact hours
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm ET, January 23, 2021
    Registration closes Friday, Jan 22, Noon Mountain Time
    $245

    A Lab Intensive Learning Opportunity

    CFFP is designed to equip the Fitness Professional with visual, manual, and training skills for assessment program development to better facilitate CoreFIrst® strategies of posture and movement for all clients during exercise and training.  There is no singular way to train an athlete or client. Each trainer or coach has a different perspective to improve performance. However, one needs an assessment and training approach based on biomechanics and physiology. ‘CoreFirst® Strategies’ for Fitness Professionals will teach you underlying, foundational motor control principles, upon which you can layer your already existing repertoire of training methods/techniques. These underlying principles – the CoreFirst Strategies (CFS) – are based upon the genetics of human growth and development and steeped in the rich application of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). Regardless of your background, CFS for Fitness Professionals Virtual Course will improve your outcomes with any client at any training level.

    A CoreFirst® approach to maximizing fitness potential!

    Enhance your understanding of posture’s affect on function.

    Expand your skill level to include CoreFirst® strategies of efficient movement.

    Ensure your patient’s exercise routine is dynamic, safe, and effective.

    OBJECTIVES

    • Differentiate mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control components of exercise limitations
    • Correlate Posture to Function
    • Utilize the Saliba Postural Classification System to more efficient alignment for exercise and training programs
    • Apply CoreFirst® movement strategies to optimize your clients automatic activation of their core
    • Train your clients to improve mobility utilizing Active Elongations principles
    • Identify and train efficient exercise progressions

    Required Equipment: 
    Exercise Mat
    Elastic Resistance Band (recommend CLX theta: available on Amazon)
    Elastic Band or Sport Cord with handles (can be ordered at https://www.betterfitnessproducts.com/sportcord.html)
    Mobilization Belt / Pelvic Belt (can be ordered from IPA at https://my.instituteofphysicalart.com/index.php/products/ipa-mobilization-belt.html)
    10-15 lb Kettlebell and a variety of dumbbells

    Recommended Equipment:
    Exercise Ball
    Small Step
    Medicine Ball

    Nationally Renowned Faculty
    Pete Rumford DPT, FAAOMPT, FFMT, OCS, CSCS
    Nicholas Hagen, PT, DPT, CFMT, SCS, CSCS

    NOTE:  Due to the overwhelming positive response, this class will be offered again soon.  Stay tuned for the new dates.

    Currently no courses scheduled - Check back later
  • V3PS: Management of the Three Pressure Systems to Enhance Posture and Movement

    Management of the Three Pressure Systems:  Abdominal – Thoracic – Intrapharangeal
    Approved for 4 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $150


    This class includes guided lab sessions.
    Subject required during hours 2 through 4

    Required Equipment
    • Treatment table
    • Fascia Free
    • Pillows for support
    • Several towels
    • Non-Latex Gloves
    • 2- Half foam rolls/Yoga blocks

    This webinar is designed to impart an understanding of the interrelationship between the abdominal, thoracic, and pharyngeal pressure systems to provide core stability and support during dynamic functional activities.  Research and clinical evidence are presented to create a clinical reasoning system in which a practitioner can utilize manual and motor learning skills to better enhance a patient’s CoreFirst® strategies for posture and movement through pressure systems interventions.

    Objectives

        • Identify the anatomical structures of each pressure system
        • Correlate dysfunctions in each pressure system to inefficient posture
        • Practice FMT assessment and treatment strategies for normalizing the pressure systems during guided lab sessions
        • Experience motor learning strategies for effectively utilizing the pressure systems to enhance posture and movement


    Techniques To Be Taught:

        • Ischial Abduction
        • Pelvic Floor Facilitation
        • Diaphragm Elongation
        • Resisted Breathing
        • Sternal Mobilization
        • Hard Palate Mobilization
        • Glottis Mobilization
        • Facilitation of muscles of pharynx and tongue
    Instructor:  Gregory S Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

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  • VSPCS: Saliba Postural Classification System

    Saliba Postural Classification System:  A Valid and Reliable Approach to Training Posture
    Approved for 3 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $125

    This class includes guided lab sessions
    Subject required for lab during hours 2 and 3
    Computer camera and audio allow for instructor feedback

    Required Equipment
    • Tall mirror for standing reflection
    • Adjustable height stool (for subject)
    • Additional chair or stool (for participant)
    • A wooden dowel or broom stick

     

    Posture matters, for function, for pain, for optimizing performance. 

    Clinicians need to utilize a valid and reliable classification system for inter and intra-rater reliability.

    The human core system is designed to be automatically engaged (Automatic Core Engagement, ACE™).

    Learn to identify a valid functional posture that promotes a CoreFirst®  response during stabilization and movement.

    Two key goals for physical therapy intervention for all patients are postural education and core facilitation.  In this 3 hour webinar, Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMT (aka the Posturequeen) will discuss the Saliba Postural Classification System, supporting research, self- assessment and correction, clinical application of the principles, and the use of CoreFirst® principles to ensure an Automatic Core Engagement™ during all functional activities.  The webinar will also include live demonstration and guided experiential application of these principles to pushing activities.

    Objectives

        • Identify the anatomical and genetic rational for a vertical/vertical alignment.
        • Identify the five inefficient postural classifications.
        • Correlate each inefficient classification with presenting mechanical and neuromuscular dysfunctions.
        • Utilize two IPA Functional Tests for objective feedback related to efficiency of one’s posture.
        • Practice during guided labs sessions specific CoreFirst postural training on a subject.
        • Utilize pushing to explore affect of alignment on Automatic Core Engagement (ACE)

    Instructor:  Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

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    Currently no courses scheduled - Check back later
  • TPVCPRO: Taming Pain - Lessons from the Trenches

    Taming Pain – Lessons from the Trenches. Explore the Complex Interactive Nature of Chronic Pain
    TPVCPRO ($475) is approved for 14 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    TPVCPA ($150)  is not approved for CEU.  This is the patient registration portal and cannot be used for professional registration.

    NOTE:  Registration closes on the Friday prior to the start of the class at 12:00 noon Mountain Time.

     

    What are your strategies for management of patients whose pain is not resolved with advanced manual therapy interventions?  

    Do you have the knowledge to recognize the signs and symptoms of inflammatory pain symptoms verses mechanical?

    This lecture course is designed to help clinicians and their patients understand the complex, interactive nature of on-going pain. The participants will learn how each of the body’s systems contributes to the pain experience. Further, the participants will learn how to determine which systems are relevant to their own pain. Most importantly, the participants will learn self-treatment techniques to begin the journey of control and recovery.

    Objectives

    By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

    • Differentiate among acute, chronic and sustained pain.
    • Explain how the body’s systems interact to successfully progress from injury and acute pain to recovery.
    • Explain the role of the Nervous System in the development and perpetuation of chronic pain.
    • Develop a treatment plan to rehabilitate the hypersensitivity of the Nervous System present in chronic pain.
    • Differentiate which system(s) and factors are involved in the production of a given patient’ sustained pain, including: Immune System, Gastrointestinal System, Endocrine System, Peripheral Nervous System, Fascial System, coccyx, viscera, Lymphatic System, Musculoskeletal System, nutrition, posture
    • Develop therapeutic interventions to positively impact the identified system(s)’ role in the patient’s sustained pain.


    Instructor:  Cheryl Wardlaw, PT, MMSc, CFMT, author of
    Taming Pain
    and Taming Stress

    NOTE:  This course is open to patients and professionals and the dates listed just below are the same for both.  However, the registration link is different for professionals and patients.  If you are a patient, please scroll to bottom of main virtual course page for the link to register as a patient.  TPVCPRO is the link for professionals and TPVCPA is the link for patients.

    Currently no courses scheduled - Check back later
  • VSOP: Strategies for Optimizing Performance

    Strategies for Optimizing Performance:  Pushing the Limits for our Highest Functioning Patients
    Approved for 14 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $450

    This is a lab intensive class.

    Build on the CoreFirst principles taught in CFS, VCFF, and other IPA/FMT classes to enhance the stability and physical performance of our highest functioning patients.

    Description
    Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT, CSCS, primary faculty for IPA for over 20 years, joined the medical staff of the Washington Nationals as their Lead Team Physical Therapist in 2016. He regularly treats professional football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer players and became the Team Physical Therapist for the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) Washington Spirit in 2020. He has done multiple podcasts discussing rehab in professional sports and has been on ESPN as part of the E60 Project 11 program.

    In this dynamic seminar, Seth will present a framework for the utilization of CoreFirst principles when evaluating and treating your higher level functioning patients, as well as competitive athletes.  The focus is to enhance the participant’s visual assessment skills when observing details of movement for quality, timing, sequencing, stability, and control.  Through demonstration and instructor led, self experiential, practice sessions, the participant will explore mechanisms to maximize efficiency of movement and improve physical performance by minimizing aberrant compensations and movement patterns which can lead to injury or decrease functional performance.  The virtual class will also include demonstrations integrating FMT treatment protocols and techniques as appropriate.

    Objectives
    By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

    •  Explain how Automatic Core Engagement (ACE) can be used to assess physical performance capabilities
    •  Discuss the Saliba Postural Classification System (SPCS) and how these variations can impact physical performance.
    •  Apply the principles and techniques taught in CFS, applying these principles to Dynamic Functional Testing.
    •  Expand on the Functional Tests taught in CFS, applying these principles to Dynamic Functional Testing.
    •  Utilize Dynamic Functional Testing in multiple positions to highlight the importance of ACE for high level performance activities.
    •  Explain and apply the CFS for posture and movement to various sports specific positions and activities.
    •  Utilize PNF in developmental positions to enhance optimum function using principles of positioning, manual contacts, resistance, and irradiation to enhance facilitation for improved stability and physical performance.
    •  Identify key exercises commonly used in the performance and strength environment and discuss common dysfunctions based on the integration of the thoracic and pelvic girdle.

    CHALLENGE YOUR PERSONAL PHYSICAL POTENTIAL as well as discover how to push your patients to their optimum potential!

    Instructor: Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

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    Virtual Course Dates

    Course Date Scheduled Instructor(s)
    VSOP Date: November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Seth Blee Enroll / More Info
  • VVN: The Vagus Nerve - Balancing the Autonomic System

    The Vagus Nerve, Balancing the Autonomic System
    Approved for 4 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $150

    NOTE:  Registration closes on the Friday, immediately prior to the course, at 12:00 pm, Mountain Time.

    This class includes guided lab sessions.
    Subject required during hours 2 through 4

    Required Equipment
    • Treatment table
    • Fascia Free
    • Pillows for support
    • Several towels
    • Exam gloves
    • Tongue Depressor
    • Flashlight to look in the mouth (phone flashlight would work)

     

    Change your patient’s emotional experience with their body by treating the physical mobility of the vagus nerve.

    Learn how to identify and treat:

    • The physical experience of anxiety
    • High blood pressure
    • Irregular or elevated heart rates
    • Automatic contributions to breathing disorders
    • A missing link in visceral treatment

    This webinar will present the functional anatomy of the vagus nerve, its role in maintaining the homeostasis of the autonomic system, current polyvagal theories, and FMT mechanical assessment and treatment interventions to restore efficient function of the vagus nerve and the autonomic system.

    Objectives

        • Develop an understanding of the vagus nerve and its role in regulating the ANS
        • Define the Polyvagal Theory
        • Identify pathologies associated with dysfunctions in the ANS
        • Present Functional Mobilization mechanical evaluation and treatment techniques for vagal nerve and visceral mobility.
        • Discuss appropriate home program
    Instructor:  Gregory S Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

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  • VDFA: Dynamic Foot and Ankle

    Dynamic Foot and Ankle (DFA):  Finding a Firm Foundation through Functional Manual Therapy®
    Approved for 14 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $450

    NOTE:  Registration closes on the Friday, immediately prior to the course, at 12:00 pm Mountain Time.

    This is a lab intensive class.  A subject is necessary for lab practice sessions, beginning within 30 minutes of the start of class.  While a single subject is recommended to see the cumulative effects of FMT, it is acceptable to use more than one subject for practice.   A subject is not essential to complete the course, but strongly recommended.  Also, note that the practice sessions are timed for one person to practice and not intended for lab partners as with an in-person class. 

     

    DFA is a lab intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of management for the foot and ankle. Through lecture and demonstration, the participant will gain a better understanding of the anatomical and biomechanical presentation of an efficient foot and ankle which provides for a dynamically stable and mobile base of support.

    Each participant will explore the biomechanical and functional impact of the foot and ankle on the entire kinetic chain and examine the role of the foot and ankle as an essential component of optimal mobility, alignment, and motor control of the human system. Participants will be instructed to utilize the Functional Manual Therapy® clinical reasoning system for examination, evaluation, and development of a plan of care for management of the patient with decreased function secondary to mechanical impairments of the foot and ankle.

    Through demonstration and supervised lab sessions, the participant will develop advanced skills of evaluation, differentiation of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions, and implementation of an appropriate plan of care and utilization of Functional Mobilization techniques to treat the identified dysfunctions. The course includes supervised and systematic pre and post functional and structural assessment to determine the effectiveness of the selected intervention.

    Objectives

    • By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
      • Analyze the biomechanical difference between a normal and an efficient foot and ankle in supervised lab practice sessions and instructor guided discussions.
      • Verbalize the difference between a “normal” / “efficient” foot and ankle based on the presented “challenge of normal” clinical evidence.
      • Identify 6 key structural components of a “compensated supinated” foot.
      • Compare 13 functional characteristics of an efficient vs. inefficient foot.
      • Apply 14 function-based FMT™ evaluation and assessment tools on partner during supervised lab session.
      • Develop 10 structural and functional goals for treating the foot and ankle.
     
    Instructor:  Ryan S Johnson, PT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT

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  • SHR: Sleep Health and Recovery

    Sleep Health and Recovery® (SHR):  Resetting Brain and Body Wellness Through Sleep
    Approved for 10 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $325

    NOTE:  Registration closes on the Friday the course begins at 8:00 am Mountain Time.

    This course is open to all Health care professionals and their patients.

    Sleep is the chief nourisher of life’s feast! (Shakespeare)

    Current best practice for physical therapists requires practical knowledge and appropriate intervention skills related to the effect of sleep on health and recovery.  The APTA House of Delegates adopted Sleep Health as part of the Physical Therapy Scope of Practice in 2015.  As a physical therapist, do you feel your current knowledge and skills are sufficient to screen sleep disorders and promote sleep health?  This webinar will prepare the clinician to better assess and categorize sleep disorders and effectively choose best-practice interventions.

    OBJECTIVES

    By the end of the class, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the science of sleep health.
    • Correlate sleep physiology to body systems’ function and performance.
    • Define the most common sleep disorders.
    • Differentiate clinical signs and symptoms of sleep disorders.
    • Identify objective and subjective measures of sleep assessment.
    • Apply treatment interventions specific to each identified disorder.
    • Identify 11 healthy habits for optimal sleep hygiene.
    • Discuss current concepts of pillows and mattresses related to efficient sleep posture.

    Instructor:  Trudy Messer, PT, OCS, RYT, CKTP, CFMT
    Trudy Messer, a Canadian trained/IPA inspired and certified physical therapist, has been practicing since 1997.  Holding multiple certifications, she has always strived to determine the best practice to serve every patient she sees.  In 2015, after reading that humans sleep 20% less than they did 100 years ago, Trudy determined to research the why.  As a member of the South Carolina APTA since 1997 and an active Board of Directors member from 2012-2018, Trudy has always been on the forefront of knowledge regarding health and wellness standards of care for Physical Therapists.  In 2015, when the APTA Bylaws (RC 11-15) adapted to include sleep and nutrition as health issues for physical therapists to address, Trudy realized that as physical therapist, our knowledge and training was less than optimal for this new APTA directive!  This spark to educate our profession was further fueled when she read Matthew Walker’s book, Why We Sleep, and Nick Littlehales’ book, Sleep.  Teaching “Sleep Health and Recovery” since 2018 has put Trudy Messer in the forefront within our profession for understanding the science and management of sleep as Physical Therapists.


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    Virtual Course Dates

    Course Date Scheduled Instructor(s)
    SHR Date: November 19, 2021 - November 20, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Trudy Messer Enroll / More Info
  • VKSC: Kinetic Shoulder Complex

    Kinetic Shoulder Complex:  Balancing Mobility and Stability through Functional Manual Therapy®
    Approved for 14 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $450

     This is a lab intensive class
    Subject required for entire class after first hour

    Required Equipment
    • Treatment table
    • Fascia Free
    • Pillows for support
    • Several towels
    • Half Foam Roll: (12″ x 6″ which measures 3″ tall at the apex since the 6″ round is cut in half).  NOTE:  You may order one from IPA or from a number of other providers.  Order Half Foam Roll
      Mobilization Belt:
      1.5″ x 8′.  You may order one from IPA or from a number of other providers.
    • If ordering from IPA please place your order three weeks prior to a course to ensure processing and delivery time.

     

    KSC offers a broad introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of patient care with an intensive focus on the anatomical region surrounding the shoulder. This lab-intensive course blends material from a spectrum of the core curriculum courses and then expands upon that material providing additional techniques and concepts not presented in the core-curriculum classes. KSC is designed to meet the needs of both individuals new to IPA, and those seeking to expand their knowledge beyond the core-curriculum of IPA.

    KSC presents the shoulder complex (humerus, scapula, and clavicle) as inextricably interconnected with the cervical spine and thoracic cage. Specific mechanical and neuromuscular assessment techniques guide the participant to identify the source of presenting shoulder signs and symptoms. In addition, utilization of the IPA disinhibition series trains participants in a unique assessment to better understand a potential cervicogenic influence on shoulder symptoms and impairments. Manual therapy interventions to the shoulder will focus on enhancing the function of 7 glenohumeral intrinsic motions and treatment through both adduction and abduction arcs of motion.

    Through demonstration and supervised lab sessions, the participant will develop advanced skills of evaluation, differentiation of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions, and implementation of an appropriate plan of care and utilization of Functional Mobilization techniques to treat identified dysfunctions. Systematic functional and structural pre and post-assessments objectify the effectiveness of each intervention.

    Objectives
    By the end of the course the participant will:

    • Articulate and apply the Functional Manual Therapy system of clinical reasoning for assessment and treatment to the shoulder girdle and shoulder complex
    • Identify underlying mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control related to shoulder and shoulder girdle function
    • Complete a comprehensive subjective and objective shoulder evaluation
    • Identify regional and remote contributing components to presenting shoulder pathologies
    • Practice specific skills of Functional Mobilization for myofascial and  articular tissues of the shoulder region, specifically:
      • First and second rib
      • Upper Thoracic Spine
      • Shoulder Girdle
      • Clavicle and AC and CS joints
      • Glenohumeral intrinsic and end range motions
    • Practice specific skills of neuromuscular and motor control facilitation and training to ensure CoreFirst function of the Shoulder Girdle and Shoulder region
    • Practice and apply the FMT skills in guided lab sessions
    • Develop an appropriate home program to ensure carry over of treatment gains and continued improvement
    • Utilize Functional Tests to measure outcomes and gains
    • Discuss current research and its relevance to assessment and treatment of shoulder pathologies
    Instructor:  Gregory S Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

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  • VKJD: Knee Junction Dilemma

    Knee Junction Dilemma (KJD):  Out of the Box Solutions for Challenging Knees
    A Virtual Lab Intensive Learning Opportunity 
    Approved for 14 PT contact hours (see CEU general policy)
    $450

     

    KJD offers a broad introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of patient care with an intensive focus on the anatomical structures related to the knee. This lab-intensive course blends material from a spectrum of the core curriculum courses and then expands upon that material providing additional techniques and concepts not presented in the core-curriculum classes. KJD is designed to meet the needs of both individuals new to IPA, and those seeking to expand their knowledge beyond the core-curriculum of IPA.

    The dilemma addressed in KJD is the amplified impact of subtle dysfunctions of the hip or foot & ankle on the knee secondary to the long lever arms of the femur and tibia. Therefore KJD participants will first be guided through select interventions for the foot & ankle and the hip prior to systematically working through an extensive series of direct treatments to the knee and surrounding structures. To effectively manage a knee it is necessary to restore a more optimal state of function of the entire lower extremity.

    Through demonstration and supervised lab sessions, the participant will develop advanced skills of evaluation, differentiation of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions, and implementation of an appropriate plan of care and utilization of Functional Mobilization techniques to treat identified dysfunctions. Systematic functional and structural pre and post-assessments objectify the effectiveness of each intervention.

    Objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the dynamic interplay between the function of the foot & ankle, hip, and knee
    • Develop a clinical understanding of efficient knee function
    • Understand why mobilizing against arthrokinematic principles can be essential to managing complex knees
    • Develop skills to evaluate the lower extremity, with a focus on how knee function is influenced
    • Critique the information gained through objective and subjective evaluations to assist in the development of an appropriate plan of care and prognosis
    • Apply FMT™ manual therapy interventions to optimize mobility and function of identified knee impairments and select impairments of the hip and foot & ankle
    • Discuss and experience the importance of a structured and individualized home exercise program
    Instructor:  Ryan S Johnson, PT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT

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    Virtual Course Dates

    Course Date Scheduled Instructor(s)
    VKJD Date: December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Ryan Johnson Nick Hagen Enroll / More Info

Requirements & Additional Information

  • Connectivity Requirements

    Connectivity Requirement:  Video/Internet access to Zoom.  You will receive specific instructions once you register, but you must have a personal Zoom account directly linked to the same email address linked to your IPA account.

    Please visit https://zoom.us/test at least 48 hours prior to the webinar to configure your computer settings and become familiar with the Zoom interface.

    Once registration closes, you will be sent a link for the class.  You must use this link to register on zoom and join the webinar.

    Please plan to log into the seminar 15 to 30 min ahead to ensure you can connect as the class will start promptly when indicated on the schedule.

  • Required Course Preparation

    • Pre-course videos or reading is required for certain virtual seminars.  Prior to the seminar,  all students must complete any required course preparation which may includes videos, quizzes, and articles.  Once enrolled in a course, required course preparation can be found by logging on to your IPA account and selecting “My Upcoming Courses.”  If you have any trouble accessing the required course preparation please email info@ipafmt.com for assistance.  Prep time varies by course so be sure to review required course work immediately following your purchase to allow for sufficient time to complete assignments prior to the start of the course. To receive CEUs all required course preparation must be completed PRIOR to course commencement.
    • Lab subjects:  Some virtual classes require a subject for lab practice sessions.  It is very important that you check the specific course description to determine if this is a requirement.  If so, please secure an appropriate subject to ensure your ability to practice the techniques presented.  NOTE:  Each lab session only includes one guided practice session.  To allow for optimum learning of the manual skills, secure your own subject and do not practice on a fellow PT taking the class.
    • Personal preparation:  If course involves hands on treatment, please have your fingernails filed and trimmed.
    • Self review of anatomy or physiology specific to the virtual class topic.

  • Manual and Document Delivery

    • Three days prior to the course date:  You will be sent the course manual via an electronic delivery.  Instructions for download and how to receive your manual and any other important documents will be included in our acceptance letter and your reminder letter.
    • Release Forms:  For those classes which require subjects during lab sessions, you will be required to complete a release form prior to the start of the class.  IPA cannot allow anyone to attend without completion of this release form.  Instructions on how you will receive this document and how to return will be included in your acceptance letter and your reminder letter.  IPA advises that you submit this release form 48 hours prior to the start of the class to allow for documentation of receipt of form in the IPA office and no interruption in your ability to participate in the virtual class.

  • CEU Information

    Contact Hours Vary by Class

    NOTE:  To receive a CEU certificate, you must complete all required pre-course preparation noted in your acceptance letter PRIOR to course commencement AND the course evaluation at the conclusion of the course.  You will receive an email prior to the class with directions on how to complete your evaluation and specific guidelines as to the time frame in which this can be completed.

    • Classes approved for PTs will be approved in NY, IL, and CA.  For a different state, please check with your state board for reciprocity of CEU approval from one of these states.  IPA will provide the standard documentation needed for individual state approval if your state does not accept reciprocity.  OTs, and PTAs should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval is acceptable.
    • Please check each virtual class for the target audience and for whom the class is designed to satisfy continuing education hours.

  • Price Information

    • Early Bird Discounts:   Do not apply to virtual classes
    • Student / New Professional Discounts: Students and First Year New Professionals can receive a 20% discount. Full details here.
    • Repeat Discounts: IPA makes two (2) spots in each in-person course available at half-price for those repeating a course within five (5) years.  Registration for the half-price spots is on a first-come basis.  You must register by phone to receive a half-price repeat spot.  Registering online will result in you being charged full price. Credits cannot be issued once your transaction is complete.  Half-price tuition does not include a course manual or any supplies distributed at the course. Full details here.

Virtual Course Dates

Course Date Scheduled Instructor(s)
VSOP Date: November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Seth Blee Enroll / More Info
TES Date: November 13, 2021 - November 13, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Cheryl Wardlaw Enroll / More Info
SHR Date: November 19, 2021 - November 20, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Trudy Messer Enroll / More Info
VKJD Date: December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021 Scheduled Instructor(s): Ryan Johnson Nick Hagen Enroll / More Info