Continuing Education

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  • Online Courses
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain
  • Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Neuroanatomical Dissection Course
  • Behavioral and Rehabilitation Treatment of Bowel Disorders
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCIP)
  • CCIP Level II (Previously Advanced CCIP)

Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain

This course will no longer be held at Marquette University. Please reach out to the course organizer at the registration page for additional details.

This two day course provides a basic understanding of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain(CFP). Participants will learn anatomy and biomechanics of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as abnormal mechanics or pathophysiological mechanism that will require a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach. This course is designed to help differentiate myofascial related pain from internal derangements, and educate on the interrelationship between the cervical spine and the TMJ. Lab time will allow participants to palpate anatomical structures as they relate to TMD and CFP, and learn how to mobilize the TMJ as well as the upper cervical spine. Participants will gain insight into a basic home exercise regimen for their patients. There will also be discussions about appropriate orthotic therapy, lifestyle changes, potential surgical interventions and how to build a rapport with the dental community and other health care providers so the best possible outcomes can be achieved for patients.

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Treatment of Bowel, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor Disorders

TBD, June 2021

An intensive 4-day study of the anatomical and psycho-physiological principles essential for the development of effective treatment programs.

This course fulfills the didactic training and practicum components for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) certification in Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction (PMDB) Biofeedback

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Neuroanatomical Dissection Course: Human Brain and Spinal Cord

July 23-25, 2020

Human brain

This course consists of an exciting three-day anatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord, as well as a compelling review of recent advances in functional neuroscience. Participants will work in groups and be allotted three afternoons to perform regional dissections on embalmed human cadaveric material. The faculty consists of neuroscientists and clinicians qualified and experienced as neuroanatomical instructors. Faculty members guide 12 hours of dissection in the afternoons. These sessions are complemented by three morning lecture sessions enriched by slide, video, computer animation and microscopic presentations.

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Behavioral and Rehabilitation Treatment of Bowel Disorders — An Advanced Course

November 6-8, 2020

This is an advanced three-day course designed for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care providers who are seeking a better understanding of the various bowel disorders that affect children, women and men; and the specific rehabilitation strategies that are useful in treating these disorders.

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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

March 2021

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program and is being sponsored by Marquette University on behalf of the WI Clinical Education Consortium. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J. Emery, Ed.D., PT and with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, M.Ed. and Lynn Foord, MS, M.Ed., PT and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education, Inc. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing.

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CCIP Level II (Previously Advanced CCIP)

March 2021

This voluntary program is designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have supervised or overseen the supervision of at least one student in clinical practice, or have been actively involved in student learning and education since receiving the APTA CCIP Level I credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who have completed CCIP Level I and meet the above student supervision criteria are also welcome to participate.

Program participants must complete prerequisites including completion of a CCIP Level II Participant Dossier, a series of three online professionalism modules, and review of four articles, in addition to completing a live 2-day program with an Assessment component. Successful completion of the course provides credentialed CIs with 1.7 CEUs and the APTA CCIP Level II credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who complete CCIP Level II are eligible to receive 1.3 CEUs, but would not be awarded the Level II CI Credential.

Information about the course.