Continuing Physical Therapy Education Program Calendar of Events www.usask.ca/cpte For more information, please contact: Pat Tremaine, Bus (306) 966-2043 Fax: (306) 966-1986 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The following courses are open to occupational therapists. The October 3, 2009 Research for the Future session and the March 6, 2010 Taijiquan course are also open to Occupational Therapy Assistants. Course Date Sept 19-20/09 Course Title Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussions and Cervicogenic Dizziness: An Overview Instructor Brief Course Description Robynne Smith, PT and Carolyn Ball, OT This course will provide a current and evidence-based perspective on dizziness and balance disorders in relation to vestibular, post concussion and cervical causes in adults of all ages, and will review assessment of balance. Presentations will be given to discuss the causes of dizziness and balance disorders, whiplash and dizziness related to neck concerns and post-concussion symptoms. Vestibular assessment will be reviewed with the emphasis on a screening tool for attendees to be able to discern between the major causes of dizziness and balance disorders. View and Download more information and registration form at www.usask.ca/cpte Location Saskatoon October 3/09 Research for the Future: Moving Physical Therapy Forward This important day will mark the completion of the program for the first cohort of MPT students and their transition from students to Health Care Professionals. To set the tone for this exciting day, keynote speaker – Dr. Michel Landry, MScPT, PhD, of the University of Toronto and current President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, will speak on “Meeting the Global Health Challenge – The Role of Rehabilitation”. The remainder of the day will be used to showcase the research undertaken by the students over their two-year program. Each of the eight groups will have a 15minute podium presentation as well as an interactive poster session. View and Download more information and registration form at www.usask.ca/cpte Saskatoon March 6, 2010 Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) for Rehabiitation Professionals Shane Kachur, BMR(PT) This course will provide basic fundamental understanding of Taijiquan to be used by rehabilitation professionals in the clinical environment. The course will present the scientific evidence on Taijiquan treatment effectiveness on balance, posture and fear of falling. Saskatoon View and Download more information and registration form at www.usask.ca/cpte March 25, 26 & 27, 2010 The ABC’s of Baby Treatment Kim Barthel, OT & Shelley Manell, PT This three day course highlights the development of motor skills in children from birth to one year and how this development differs in children with neuro-motor dysfunction. Lectures will focus on how the development of postural control supports the components of these motor skills as they differentiate and combine to allow ever more complex skills to emerge. The implications of the neurobiology of attachment will also be discussed. We will have the opportunity to observe and assess both typical babies as well as those experiencing delays. Handling labs will focus on integrating Neuro-Developmental treatment handling skills and sensory organization strategies to support the development of more efficient functional skills. Two practicum sessions with babies will provide a more in-depth opportunity to integrate both assessment and treatment skills. Previous NDT experience would be an asset for this course. View and Download more information and registration form at www.usask.ca/cpte Regina To download registration forms and obtain CPTE information: Visit the new CPTE website at www.usask.ca and choose the CPTE Course Calendar link.