BenchMark Rehab Institute Continuing Education Courses

 

We offer the following continuing education courses. These courses can be taken individually or as part of an advanced certification (see details below).
CT: Comprehensive Management of the Cervicothoracic Region (Cost: $495)
UQ: Comprehensive Management of the Upper Quarter (Cost: $495)
LP: Comprehensive Management of the Lumbopelvic Region (Cost: $495)
LQ: Comprehensive Management of the Lower Quarter (Cost: $495)
TM1: Thrust Manipulation 1 – Lower Extremity & Basic/Intermediate Spine (Cost: $495)
TM2: Thrust Manipulation 2 – Upper Extremity & Advanced Spine (Cost: $495)
DN1: Dry Needling of the Lumbar Region & Lower Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach (Cost: $795)
DN2: Dry Needling of the Cervicothoracic Region and Upper Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach (Cost: $795)
DN3: Advanced Dry Needling (Cost: $525)
MPS: Modern Pain Science (Cost: $495)
MTX: Skilled Integration of Manual Therapy and Exercise (Cost: $495)

 

Clinicians who wish to earn an advanced certification must successfully complete all courses listed below for the respective certification, as well as a comprehensive written and practical exam:

Comprehensive Manual Therapist Certification

CT

UQ

LP

LQ

TM1

TM2

Certification in Comprehensive Dry Needling

DN1

DN2

Advanced Comprehensive Manual Therapist Certification
All Manual and DN Cert requirements, plus…

DN3

MPS

MTX

 

Course Descriptions

TM1: Thrust Manipulation 1 – Lower Extremity & Basic/Intermediate Spine

This 2-day lab intensive course focuses on enhancing the participant’s background knowledge, clinical reasoning process, and technical skill set related to the use of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation techniques in the management of patients with spinal or lower extremity impairments. Participants can expect to become proficient with common manipulative techniques directed to the lower extremity joints and with basic and intermediate techniques directed to the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spinal regions. Furthermore, evidence based approaches and reasoning related to the appropriate use of spinal manipulation will be emphasized.

This course is open to PTs and PT students only and is appropriate for all skill levels.

 

TM2 – Thrust Manipulation 2 – Upper Extremity & Advanced Spine

This 2-day lab intensive course is designed to follow MT1 and further refine clinical reasoning and develop more advanced technical skill in regards to effective & appropriate use of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation techniques in the management of patients with spinal or upper extremity impairments. More advanced and technically skilled spinal techniques and manipulation of the upper cervical spine will be emphasized, in addition to manipulative techniques targeting the upper extremity.

This course is open to PTs and PT students only. Prior completion of TM1 or other approved post-professional training in HVLA manipulation is required.

 

DN1: Dry Needling of the Lumbar Region & Lower Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach

This 3-day course focuses on skill acquisition of dry needling technique and clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention for the lumbopelvic region and lower quarter. Participants can expect to become proficient with identification of trigger points and treatment using dry needling. Safety with dry needling is emphasized with each technique. Furthermore, evidence based approaches for the use of dry needling will be emphasized – including non-trigger point approaches targeting pain modulatory pathways.

This course is open to PTs and PT students only only and is appropriate for all skill levels.

 

DN2: Dry Needling of the Cervicothoracic Region and Upper Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach

This 3-day course is designed to follow DN1 and to continue to build additional skill in the use of dry needling – with an emphasis on the cervicothoracic region and upper quarter.

This course is open to PTs and PT students only. Prior completion of DN1 or other approved previous training in dry needling is required.

 

DN3: Advanced Dry Needling

This 2-day course focuses on advancing skills of dry needling technique and clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention. Participants can expect to be proficient with identification of trigger points and treatment using dry needling of structures not covered in previous DN courses. Safety with dry needling is emphasized with each technique as we instruct DN of structures that are close in proximity to neurovascular bundles and other sensitive structures. Furthermore, evidence based approaches for the use of dry needling will be emphasized, including various types of needle stimulation.

This course is open to PTs only. Prior completion of DN1 and DN2, or other approved previous training in dry needling, is required.

 

LQ: Comprehensive Management of the Lower Quarter

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the hip, knee, ankle and foot. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques, neurodynamics, and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

This course is open to PTs, PTAs, ATCs, and PT students, and it is appropriate for all skill levels.

 

LP: Comprehensive Management of the Lumbopelvic Region

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques, neurodynamics, and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

This course is open to PTs, PTAs, ATCs, and PT students, and it is appropriate for all skill levels.

 

CT: Comprehensive Management of the Cervicothoracic Region

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the cervical and thoracic spine – including the upper cervical spine and junctional regions. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

This course is open to PTs, PTAs, ATCs, and PT students, and it is appropriate for all skill levels.

 

UQ: Comprehensive Management of the Upper Quarter

This course focuses on skilled examination and manual therapy treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are underscored throughout instruction utilizing thrust and non-thrust manual techniques, neurodynamics, and exercise. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This is a lab-intensive course with the majority of time spent in skill acquisition with supervised practice encouraged.

This course is open to PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, and PT students, and it is appropriate for all skill levels.

 

For more information, please contact us at BRI@benchmarkrehabinstitute.com