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  • COMT-2 Cervical Gateway to Musculoskeletal Therapy - September 2021, Illinois

    COMT-2 Cervical Gateway to Musculoskeletal Therapy - September 2021, Illinois Course Price $600 Course Dates September 18-19, 2021 Location: ​ Chicago/Bourbonnais, IL Register Valerie Coolman ​ About the course DESCRIPTION: This lab intensive course applies clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis through formulating illness scripts based upon a thorough subjective history and a hands-on musculoskeletal assessment of the cervical and thoracic spine. This course is designed to equip the clinician with the proper subjective and objective evaluation skills to determine the appropriateness of physical therapy, recognize the need for a referral due to signs and symptoms of serious pathology and generate a provisional differential diagnosis of cervical and thoracic spinal dysfunction. Pain science, including acute and chronic nociceptive mechanisms are discussed and applied through clinical scenarios. Furthermore, intervention techniques and management of common spinal pathologies are demonstrated, including soft tissue techniques and joint articulation techniques. Neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercises are introduced to reinforce each manual treatment. Dr. James Cyriax principles are presented, including the application of the selective tissue tensioning examination. ​ Course Number: PTH 733 CEU's: 1.5 credit hours/ 21 CEU’s Format: 1 day online (7 hours) with 2 assessments + 2 days onsite (14 hours)= 21 hours Accelerated Format Option: Andrews University: 4 days back to back. Sun-Wed. Register for Gateway Lumbar and Gateway Cervical together=42 hours View all courses

  • SMT-2 Integrated Evaulation and Management of the Lower Quadrant - April 2022, Michigan

    SMT-2 Integrated Evaulation and Management of the Lower Quadrant - April 2022, Michigan Course Price $600 Course Dates April 3-6, 2022 Location: ​ Andrews University/Berrien Springs, MI Register Erl Pettman ​ About the course DESCRIPTION: This lab intensive course examines the regional interdependence of the lower quadrant and applies global comprehensive advanced biomechanical musculoskeletal assessment skills of the lower quadrant utilized by the physical therapist in the clinical setting. This course will build on skills learned in previous courses to help the clinician to understand the kinetic chain interdependence. This course integrates information generated in the assessment to understand how remote dysfunctions can be causal or contributory. Topics include: gait analysis, psoas pyramid, detailed foot musculoskeletal assessment and management, sacroiliac joining assessment and management, integration of the individual lower quadrant and lumbar/sacroiliac joint examinations into a larger regional diagnosis picture for examination and management. Course Number: PTH 752 CEU's: 42 CEU’s Format: 2 days online (14 hours) with 2 assessments + 4 days onsite (21 hours)= 42hours Accelerated Format Option: Andrews University: 4 days back to back. Sun-Wed. View all courses

  • Dr. Kathy Berglund

    Dr. Kathy Berglund Faculty & Specialty Course Faculty Kathy Berglund DScPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMT graduated with a BS degree in physical therapy and an MA degree in sports medicine and athletic training from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Kathy earned her DScPT degree from Andrews University. Kathy became a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist in 1998; a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2000, board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2001. Kathy served as physical therapy director of the sports medicine clinic in Kalamazoo, MI. She went on to become a professor at Andrews University serving as the orthopedics coordinator and later the director of the post-professional degree program in physical therapy, until 2016. She then returned to clinical practice and has been working in outpatient orthopedics. She has been a national and international teacher in orthopedic manual therapy for many years. Kathy’s clinical focus remains sports medicine and manual therapy but has also expanded to include working with chronic pain patients. ​ Find and register a course kathyberglund@me.com ​ Learn about Mentorship View Others

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