Continuous Learning

Just because your life is busy doesn’t mean you have any less desire to advance your skills and provide better care for your patients. We’ve designed Continuous Learning to give you the best live continuing education available, in a format that’s friendly to your schedule.

 

Continuous Learning is a live online program, via Zoom, that includes nine 2-hour sessions and a final 3-hour session over 10 months (that’s 10 total sessions and 21 total credit hours)! Each session will cover a different region of the body or a particular dysfunction, with a short lecture followed by live treatment demonstrations with high quality video and multiple camera angles. Our excellent instructors will lead each session, giving you greater access to our expertise than ever before! Expect many clinical “pearls” our instructors have picked up throughout their careers as well as answers to your specific patient questions.

 

This is your chance to fulfil your license renewal requirements without giving away an entire weekend, or ever leaving home. Continuous Learning is ultra-flexible in that you can register for the Full 10-Month Program for a great value, or any of the individual sessions alone. Remember, all sessions are worth live continuing education credit (see state approvals below).

Sat 18 May 2024

Session 5: The Forgotten Ribs (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jeff Garbacz

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 18 May 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours)

  • Live Online
Presented by
Jeff Garbacz
  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 18 May 2024

Session 5: The Forgotten Ribs (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jeff Garbacz

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 29 Jun 2024

Session 6: The Psoas-Diaphragm-QL Connection (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 29 June 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours)

  • Live Online
Presented by
Jason Hepworth
  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 29 Jun 2024

Session 6: The Psoas-Diaphragm-QL Connection (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 24 Aug 2024

Session 7: Unlocking the Hip Through the Iliopsoas (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 24 August 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours)

  • Live Online
Presented by
Jason Hepworth
  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 24 Aug 2024

Session 7: Unlocking the Hip Through the Iliopsoas (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 28 Sep 2024

Session 8: That Darn Anterior Knee Pain (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 28 September 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours)

  • Live Online
Presented by
Jason Hepworth
  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 28 Sep 2024

Session 8: That Darn Anterior Knee Pain (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 12 Oct 2024

Session 9: I Miss My Ankle Dorsiflexion (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 12 October 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours)

  • Live Online
Presented by
Jason Hepworth
  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 12 Oct 2024

Session 9: I Miss My Ankle Dorsiflexion (10am-12pm EST)

Live Online

Jason Hepworth

  • $99.00 incl. Tax

Sat 23 Nov 2024

Session 10: Tips and Tricks for the Difficult Shoulder (10am-1pm EST)

Live Online

Robert Bunnell

  • $119.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 23 November 2024

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (3 hours)

  • Live Online
Presented by
Robert Bunnell
  • $119.00 incl. Tax

Sat 23 Nov 2024

Session 10: Tips and Tricks for the Difficult Shoulder (10am-1pm EST)

Live Online

Robert Bunnell

  • $119.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of the program, you will be able to…

  • Correctly describe the how 7 different muscles or joints  can cause overpronation
  • Correctly perform 2 shoulder, 4 elbow and 2 wrist joint mobilizations to improve tennis elbow
  • Correctly perform 5 MFR techniques to improve scapular mobility
  • Correctly perform 5 joint mobilizations to improve headaches
  • Correctly describe the how 8 different muscles or joints can cause snapping in the hip
  • Correctly perform 4 MFR techniques to improve pain in the shoulder from the rib
  • Correctly state 5 key anatomical structures of the lower quarter and their application to joint mechanics, movement and dysfunction
  • Correctly perform 4 joint mobilizations to improve knee flexion
  • Correctly perform 4 MFR techniques to improve shoulder internal rotation
  • Correctly perform 8 joint mobilizations to improve pain or loss of ROM in the knee

At the completion of the program, you will be able to…

  • Interpret current manual therapy research to utilize in clinical application for treatment of the spine and extremities.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for therapist positioning and patient position for MET and Mobilization Techniques of the spine and extremities.
  • State the 5 normal and 5 abnormal biomechanics of the extremity, spine and sacroiliac joint to determine treatment order and rationale.
  • Demonstrate 5 advanced manual therapy techniques to address dysfunctions of the spine and sacroiliac joint.
  • Accurately describe the significance of applying the Test-Treat-Retest concept and justify the use of 1-2 manual therapy techniques for each pathological barrier to motion.
  • Synthesize data from a clinical exam to develop a master-level approach to finding the root cause of upper and lower extremity pain and justify the use of 1-2 manual therapy techniques for each pathological barrier.

2024 Continuous Learning Schedule (All sessions begin 10am EST)

 
Jan 13, 2024

Session 1: 15 Ways to Regain Shoulder External Rotation

Feb 24, 2024

Session 2: Unlocking the Elbow Joint

March 9, 2024

Session 3: The Power of the Infraspinatus

April 6, 2024

Session 4: Get that Neck Moving! Increasing Cervical ROM

May 18, 2024

Session 5: The Forgotten Ribs

June 29, 2024

Session 6: The Psoas-Diaphragm-QL Connection

Aug 24, 2024

Session 7: Unlocking the Hip Through the Iliopsoas

Sept 28, 2024

Session 8: That Darn Anterior Knee Pain

Oct 12, 2024

Session 9: I Miss My Ankle Dorsiflexion

Nov 23, 2024

Session 10: Tips and Tricks for the Difficult Shoulder (3-hour final session)

FAQs

  • What if I can’t attend live? You’ll receive a recording of the session you missed. However, recordings may not count for credit depending on your state.
  • Does this count as live credit? Yes, Continuous Learning counts for live credit if you attend sessions live, real time.
  • When will I get my certificate? Certificates are sent within 3 business days of each session.
  • Will I receive any materials? Yes, session lecture slides will be sent a few days before each session.
  • Do I need someone to practice on? It’s great to have a subject to practice on during the sessions, but it’s not a requirement.
  • What software do I need? The sessions are broadcast via Zoom, which can be accessed on a computer, tablet or phone.

State Continuing Education Approvals

This program is approved in the following states for PTs and PTAs in 2024: AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MT, NV, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

  • Full program: 21 hours
  • Sessions 1-9: 2 hours each
  • Session 10: 3 hours

Instructors

Jeff Garbacz

PT, DPT, CIMT

Jeff began his education as a physical therapist at Albion College where he received a B.A. in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on Biomechanics. He went onto the University of Michigan to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jeff has extensive clinical experience working with the orthopedic population. He utilizes manual therapy in combination with a functionally based exercise to allow his patients to return to their prior functional level. Jeff’s philosophy in treating patients involves finding the origin of the problem versus treating the symptoms, allowing problems to go away and stay away. Jeff has trained the primary instructors for the Knee and Shoulder courses and is the primary instructor for the Extremity Mobilization course for Great Lakes Seminars. Jeff is the Director of Operations for Advanced Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI.

Extremity Mobilization CEU Course Instructor Headshot

Mike Antal

MPT, CIMT, CSCS

Mike received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1997. He has also received his CIMT through Great Lakes Seminars and his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike is currently the director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic treating a variety of orthopedic dysfunctions with specialization in post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation. Mike employs a diverse treatment approach utilizing a combination of joint mobilization techniques, muscle energy and myofascial release. He joined the Great Lakes Seminars team in 2006 after taking a number of the GLS courses and experiencing the effectiveness of these techniques with his patients. He continues to expand his knowledge in manual therapy through teaching and continuing education courses.

Jason Hepworth

PT, DPT, CIMT, CIDN

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University. He also holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars. Jason’s approach to therapy encompasses the use of joint and soft tissue mobilization, functional therapeutic exercise and patient education to return his patients to their highest functional level. Jason is always looking for opportunities to learn new things and improve himself as a clinician. Jason, his wife, and two children live in Southeast Michigan.

Advanced Spine CEU Course Instructor Headshot

Robert Bunnell

DPT, MED, CSCS, CIMT

Robert earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University in 2010, where he also obtained his start in the health and wellness industry as a personal trainer. He went on to earn his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2013 well as his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Cleveland State University in 2015. Robert ultimately earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018 from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and has been a Certified Integrative Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars since 2019. He is currently the director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic, treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions with specialization in post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation as well as sport populations.

Robert employs a diverse treatment approach utilizing a combination of joint mobilization techniques, muscle energy and myofascial release. He joined the Great Lakes Seminars team in 2022 after taking a number of the GLS courses and experiencing the effectiveness of these techniques with his patients. He continues to expand his knowledge in manual therapy through teaching and continuing education courses.

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