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Our History

Great Lakes Seminars was founded in 1998 in the basement of Patrick Hoban’s Seattle, Washington home. Patrick was the sole instructor and taught one course, three to four times a year. This course was titled “Peripheral Joint Mobilization,” and is now known as “Treatment of Common Extremity Dysfunction through Mobilization.” At the time, our company name was Biomechanics & Integrated Orthopaedic Seminars. It’s no surprise we changed the name.

In 2001, Patrick invited his college friend, Tony Castaldi, to join Great Lakes Seminars and take over all business functions. This allowed Patrick to focus more on teaching and his work as a full-time physical therapist. From this point forward, the schedule of courses and locations offered grew significantly.  

Today, Great Lakes Seminars is based out of Toledo, Ohio, and our team consists of 12 instructors and 13 assistants, as well as four full-time office staff members. Currently, Great Lakes Seminars offers 11 different courses, including our Integrated Manual Therapy Certification course for over 125 course offerings a year. Great Lakes Seminars has come a long way since 1998, but has stuck with the same primary goal over the years: To provide the highest quality physical therapy courses available and outstanding customer service.

From the moment that you inquire about or sign up for a course, to the moment you receive your certificate of completion, Great Lakes Seminars hopes to make your continuing education experience as enjoyable as possible!