Continuous Learning

Course Description

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

Continuous Learning is a live, Zoom-based, program that offers a monthly 2-hour course for 9 months, along with a 3-hour course for the 10th and final session. Patrick Hoban will teach the sessions, giving you greater access to our founder than ever before. Each session will cover a different part of the body, and include a short lecture followed by technique demonstrations with high quality video and multiple camera angles.

This is your chance to fulfil your license renewal requirements without giving away an entire weekend, or even leaving home. Continuous Learning is worth live continuing education credit!

What people are saying about GLS live online offerings:


  • What if I can't attend live? You'll receive a recording of the session to view the content you missed. However, credit for missed sessions will be state dependent.
  • Does this count as live credit? Yes, this is live teaching via Zoom and counts for live con ed.
  • Will I receive any materials? Yes, you will receive the course PowerPoint slides the Wednesday before each session.
  • Do I have to sign up for the whole program? Signing up the full program ($750) is the best value, and includes the final 3-hour session, but you are able to sign up for the first three, middle three or final three sessions separately ($300).
  • Can I sign up for a single session? No, only groupings of three sessions or the full program.
  • Will there be live demonstration? Yes, Patrick will be demonstrating techniques on a lab subject.
  • Do I need someone to practice on? That's up to you. It is great to have a subject to practice on, but it's not a requirement.
  • Will I be able to ask questions? Yes! You can ask questions via the chat box or by unmuting yourself and speaking with Patrick.
  • What software do I need? The sessions are broadcast via Zoom, which is very user friendly. Zoom links are sent upon registration.

Continuing Education Approvals

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

- Full program: 21 con ed hours total

- Groupings of three sessions: 6 con ed hours each


This program is approved for Category A hours/CEUs by the Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) for Athletic Trainers.

- Full program: 21 con ed hours total

- Groupings of three sessions: 6 con ed hours each

Course Objectives

At the completion of the program, the registrant will be able to...

  • Demonstrate the ability 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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to 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.

Course Instructors

Patrick Hoban


Patrick has been a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer since 1994. He graduated from Grand Valley State University and started Great Lakes Seminars in 1996. He is the co-owner and Clinical Director for Great Lakes Seminars and is also the president of Probility Physical Therapy. Probility is a company which has 13 clinics in the Southeast, MI area. He has created the manual therapy courses for Great Lakes Seminars and has trained the instructors to ensure high quality courses and effective, consistent delivery. He has also taught manual therapy courses around the country for 20 years, has taught in PT and PTA programs since 1994, was the head athletic trainer at a high school for 5 years and he has performed both independent medical exams and peer reviews for Physical Therapy. He has an eclectic background in biomechanics, anatomy, and manual therapy.

Patrick Hoban

Course Outline

Continuous Learning Outline (All sessions begin 10am Eastern Time)

January 8, 2022

Session 1 - 15 ways to Regain Shoulder External Rotation (2 hours)

February 13, 2022

Session 2 - Unlocking the Elbow Joint (2 hours)

March 5, 2022

Session 3 - The Power (Good and Bad) of the Infraspinatus (2 hours)

April 9, 2022

Session 4 - Get That Necking Moving! Increasing Cervical ROM (2 hours)

May 14, 2022

Session 5 - The Forgotten Ribs (2 hours)

August 14, 2022

Session 6 - Psoas, Diaphragm, Quadratus Lumborum (2 hours)

September 11, 2022

Session 7 - Unlocking the Hip Through the Iliopsoas (2 hours)

October 9, 2022

Session 8 - That Darn Anterior Knee Pain (2 hours)

November 13, 2022

Session 9 - I Miss My Ankle Dorsiflexion! (2 hours)

December 10, 2022

Session 10 - Tips and Tricks for the Difficult Shoulder (3 hours)