Head to Toe

Manual Therapy and
Exercise, Activity, and Movement

Presented by Rehab Connections   


Now available at your clinic! As much as we love virtual CE, we know hands-on training is so very valuable in our PT/OT professions. So since being a leader means you have to go first, we brought back an old fashioned 2 day CE event -- all hands-on, in your facility, with snacks and beverages! A small group lab format and 1-2 instructors will facilitate an optimal learning experience.

All topics incorporate pre- and post-treatment assessments so you can experience then apply these effective, efficient "treatment pearls" to patient care immediately.

Instruction level: Various
CE contact hours 14.0 (IL) *** Duration: 12.0 hours
Intended audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs

Topics and techniques include:

Manual therapy (MT) to address impaired posture, UQ and LQ pain, headaches, optimal breathing pattern, balance, hip and knee joint ROM, and more!

**Craniofacial techniques --- Multiple 1st rib mobilizations --- Dorsal soft tissue and rib cage mobilization sequence --- Diaphragm stretch --- Hip and knee joint mobilization --- Active mobilization to dysfunctional contractile tissues --- Circumferential soft tissue mobilization --- Multiple iliotibial band mobilizations --- Joint and soft tissue sequence for the foot.**

Exercise, activity, and movement (EAM) to sustain gains made with manual therapy above plus prescribe home exercise programs including self-care will be focused. Low tech, inexpensive props that are accessible to most patients will be utilized. Functional movements and muscle mobility will be emphasized in this eclectic approach.


By the completion of this course, participants will be able to correctly:

  1. Interpret examination and reassessment tests, measurements, and observations to identify physical and functional changes related to interventions performed.
  2. Apply new and or refresher manual therapy techniques to clinical practice.
  3. Identify appropriate exercises, activities, and movements that effectively and efficiently support manual therapy techniques as presented.

IMPORTANT! 2-3 days prior to the CE event, you will receive your CE materials by email. This gives you the opportunity to preview, download or print, save, and refer back to the information at any time. If you do not receive your CE material please contact us before the day of the course or workshop.


Sheryl Poremba, PT, CCM
Sheryl focuses on the practical, most direct treatments for her patients to see immediate results.  Her exceptional clinical experience and teaching background enables her to actively involve her patients in their treatment program.  Sheryl has used several key tools/props extensively in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings, including a variety of foam rolls, the Magic Circle, yoga blocks, straps, and STM tools.  She has introduced them to hundreds of clinicians during the last 30 years to help them individualize treatment with every patient.

With a strong foundation in PNF from Northwestern University (PT school) and the Institute of Physical Art, Sheryl has added the Pilates Method and principles of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons to her rehab, exercise, and movement repertoire.  She has also been incorporating  ... 

Mandi Ehler, PTA
Mandi joined Rehab Connections in order to follow her passion for continuing education. Her experience in the physical therapy profession spans almost 10 years. She has also helped to develop a unique PT/PTA practice model that utilizes her expertise and experience with billing, coding, and collections. Her clinical interests include canine rehabilitation, the Feldenkrais Method, Movement System Syndromes (Shirley Sahrmann), and Functional Mobilization™ (Institute of Physical Art).


Rehab Connections
Education and Training Center
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone: (708) 301-9933

Registration: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Course: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Please email us for more information.

After the event and when your Evaluation has been completed you will receive an email containing your Certificate of Attendance indicating the CE contact hours completed.  If you are unable to attend the entire course or workshop, you will receive an amended certificate indicating your actual hours of attendance.

Seating is limited. Please register early!
Registrations are accepted by phone if paying by credit card. For more information about the continuing education offered by Rehab Connections please call (708) 301-9933.

Rehab Connections reserves the right to modify the content and the scheduled speakers when circumstances are beyond our control.

Rehab Connections is an approved continuing education sponsor through the State of Illinois; PT License No: 216-000101; OT License No: 224-000048.

Registration fee, less a $50 administration fee per session, is refunded if notice of cancellation is received more than 7 days in advance of the course or workshop. Cancellations made less than 7 days in advance of the course or workshop date forfeit the entire tuition fee. Tuition can be transferred to another individual or another course or workshop, one time only. No transfer, refund or credit will be given for cancellation 3 days or less before the workshop or course, or when handouts or other CE materials are available electronically, including but not limited to emailed or downloadable pdf documents.
Rehab Connections reserves the right to cancel the course or workshop up to 3 days prior to the CE event. Rehab Connections will not be responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the CE event, other than the course or workshop tuition.

No transfer, refund or credit will be given for any discounted course or workshop, such as specials, deals, introductory price, group discounts, etc.

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