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Great Lakes Seminars Courses

Great Lakes Seminars’ goal is to provide you with exceptional physical therapy continuing education courses that increase your level of expertise as a therapist. Our hands-on format allows you to practice each technique and thoroughly understand the material being presented.

Our courses facilitate a learning process that will keep you engaged, help you feel confident and ready to use what you’ve learned Monday morning. See for yourself why Great Lakes Seminars' physical therapy continuing education courses are the best available!

Mobilization of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Ribs
This class focuses on taking an area of the body – the neck, upper back and ribs - and simplifying it so that the therapist feels comfortable treating it.

Treatment of the Lumbar Complex
This class was designed to give the clinician a thorough and in-depth understanding of the lumbar spine complex.

The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization
The greatest strength of this class is its ability to simplify a seemingly complex region of the body and give the clinician a set of tools to use with confidence on Monday morning.

Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder
This course shows the clinician an entirely new and unique way to treat the shoulder girdle complex. It focuses on the concept of hypo-hyper compensation.

Comprehensive Treatment of the Knee
This class will show you an entirely different way to treat the knee. It focuses on a manual therapy approach to treatment of knee dysfunction, including joint mobilizations, meniscal mobilizations and myofascial / soft tissue releases.

Comprehensive Treatment of the Foot and Ankle
This course takes a significantly different approach to treatment of the foot and ankle. It focuses on how to restore normal foot mechanics and take stress off of the soft tissues in the foot through manual techniques, taping and orthotic therapy.

Treatment of Common Extremity Dysfunction through Mobilization
There are few classes available where you will learn how to treat so many common extremity dysfunctions with so much success.

An Orthopedic Approach to Myofascial Release
This class will help you to learn a clinically and anatomically based approach to myofascial release.

Myofascial Release:  Functional Integration
This class will give the participant an entirely new way to look at treating the soft-tissue system of the upper quarter (neck, upper back and arm) and lower quarter (lower back, hip, thigh, lower leg, and foot).

Advanced Dynamic Anatomy: Bridging the Gap between Anatomy & Treatment
This class will give the clinician the ability to apply functional anatomy principles and palpation to find the source of a patient’s symptoms.

Functional Strength: An Updated Approach to Exercising our Patients
Advance your understanding of therapeutic exercise and create basic to advanced functional exercise programs.

Manual Therapy Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint
Learn to treat the temporomandibular joint through joint mobilization, myofascial release, posture re-education, and exercises.

Building Better Balance
Course material will include an overview of how the musculoskeletal system, sensorimotor control systems (proprioception, vision, vestibular) and the contributing elements of the central nervous system relate to balance dysfunction.

Finding Dysfunction: A Master Clinician's Approach to Finding the Cause of Patient's Pain

This class will give the participant a unique and systematic framework for assessing the body and finding the true cause (what we call the driver) of a patient’s limitation of motion and / or symptoms.

Self Treatment: Empowering Your Patient to Maximize Their Outcomes

This course was designed to give the clinician the knowledge and skills needed to instruct their patients in self-joint mobilizations, self-soft tissue mobilizations (instrument and non-instrument assisted), and taping techniques that the patient can use at home.

The Overhead Athlete: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach

This course will examine common areas of dysfunction in the overhead athlete in the context of an understandable biomechanical framework that addresses the entire kinetic chain.

A Manual Therapy Approach to Treatment of Headaches

This one-day class focuses on taking a very common condition that is not commonly treated by therapists.  Clinicians will be comfortable treating headaches at the end of this course.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation
This class focuses on providing an excellent framework for the clinician to effectively treat vestibular disorders.

Synthesis Course
The Synthesis course is our certification course. This course, if passed, will allow a person to become a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT).