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 2-hour course each month for 9 months, along with a 3-hour course for the 10th and final session. Our Founder, Patrick Hoban, and a few of our excellent instructors will teach the sessions, giving you greater access to our expertise than ever before. Each session will cover a different part of the body, including 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 ultra-flexible in that you can register for the Full Program for a great value, or any amount of individual sessions. Remember, all sessions are worth live continuing education credit (see state approvals below)!

What people are saying about GLS live online offerings:

FAQs

  • What if I can't attend live? You'll receive a recording of the session to view the session you missed.
  • Does this count as live credit? Yes, this is live teaching via Zoom and counts for live con ed.
  • When will I get my certificate? You will receive a certificate of completion after each session.
  • Will I receive any materials? Yes, you will receive a PDF of the course PowerPoint slides a few days before each session.
  • Do I have to sign up for the full program? Signing up for the full program is the best value, but you can sign up for each individual session separately.
  • Will there be live technique demonstration? Yes, instructors will demonstrate techniques on a lab subject.
  • 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.
  • Will I be able to ask questions? Yes! You will be able to ask questions via the Zoom chat box or by unmuting yourself and speaking into your computer microphone.
  • What software do I need? The sessions are broadcast via Zoom, which can be accessed on a computer, tablet or phone.

Continuing Education Approvals

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

- Full program: 21 hours total

- Individual Sessions 1-9: 2 hours each

- Final Session 10: 3 hours

 

This program is pending approval in the following states for PTs and PTAs: MD, NV, NM, WV

 

This program is not submitted for approval in the following states. If you are licensed in these states, it is your responsibility to acquire approval if you need it: LA, ME, NY, OH, TX

Course Objectives

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

Course Instructors

Patrick Hoban

PT, MS, ATC, FF-CIMT


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
Mike Antal

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.

Jason Hepworth
Stacy Wozniak

Stacy Wozniak

PT, DPT, CIMT


Stacy received her doctorate of physical therapy degree from Grand Valley State University. Participating in lifelong learning, Stacy has become a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) and continues her education throughout different areas of manual therapy. Stacy uses a variety of techniques such as manual therapy, joint and soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy and functional exercise to help return her patients to the highest level of function. Stacy is also the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for Probility. Stacy also has assisted with teaching continuing education classes across the nation. She enjoys working with a variety of patients including athletes and children. Stacy’s interests include spending time with family and friends, playing tennis and volleyball, and traveling.

Course Outline

2023 Continuous Learning Outline (All sessions begin 10am Eastern Time)


January 14, 2023

Session 1 - The Overpronation Dilemma with Patrick

February 11, 2023

Session 2 - Solving the Tennis Elbow Mystery with Patrick

March 4, 2023

Session 3 - Becoming an Expert in Scapular Treatment of the Shoulder with Mike

April 1, 2023

Session 4 - Getting Rid of Headaches with Stacy

May 13, 2023

Session 5 - What Is That Snapping in My Hip? with Patrick

July 22, 2023

Session 6 - The Rib-Shoulder Pain Connection with Mike

August 19, 2023

Session 7 - The Psoas-Glute Max Dynamic with Jason

September 10, 2023

Session 8 - I Pray I Get My Genu Flexion Back! with Patrick 

October 15, 2023

Session 9 - 10 Ways to Regain Shoulder Internal Rotation with Mike 

November 12, 2023

Session 10 - Pearls of Wisdom of the Difficult Knee with Patrick (3 hour final session)