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Continuing Education

Introduction of Evidence Informed Physical Therapy Management for Patients with Cervicogenic Dizziness:
- Part A: Decision Making Algorithm and Clinical Reasoning
- Part B: Selected Features of Physical Examination and Manual Physical Therapy

When: Saturday October 7, 2017
Where: Allied Health Building: 100 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Instructors: Francis C Jung, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT & Sherin Mathew, PT, DPT, CMTPT
CEU: approved for .7 contact hours by the MD Board of PT Examiners; approved for 7.5 contact hours by the MD Board of OT Practice
Price: Free to alumni and CIs with vouchers, $150 for CIs without vouchers, $200 non-affiliates

Part A Learning Objectives

  • Participants will recognize history and behavior of symptoms to consider a possible hypothesis of cervical origin of dizziness in clinical encounter.
  • Participants will demonstrate clinical judgment to expand clinical decision making in comparing and contrasting most common differential diagnoses of dizziness.
  • Participants will able to organize or collect evidence informed clusters of signs and symptoms of cervicogenic dizziness.
  • Participants will incorporate overall diagnostic decision making paradigm/pattern of cervicogenic dizziness in clinical practice setting.

Part B Learning Objectives

  • Participants will design a paradigm of comprehensive sensorimotor evaluation relevant to dizziness in physical therapy setting and prioritize selection of physical therapy management.
  • Participants will acquire skills in physical examination and special tests of cervicothoracic-scapular complex region to collect relevant items for cervicogenic dizziness.
  • Participants will demonstrate to perform differential diagnosis between BPPV and cervical origin of dizziness.
  • Participants will be familiar with assessment and manual therapy interventions in upper cervical region.


APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

When: Saturday November 18 & Sunday November 19, 2017
Where: Allied Health Building: 100 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Instructor: Linda J. Johnson, PT, MS
Course Description: The program addresses issues of planning for students during their clinical education experiences, developing and facilitating learning experiences, supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback, and partnering between the academic program and clinical sites.

Evaluation tools and skills are discussed as well as the identification and management of both the difficult and the exceptional student. The program includes a brief look at legal, regulatory, and ADA implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by HIPAA and Medicare.

The information presented will be useful for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators, new and experienced clinical instructors and clinical educators from nonphysical therapy providers based on a solid theoretical foundation. Successful completion of the six stations of the Assessment Center is required by PTs and PTAs to be awarded the Credentialed Clinical Instructor designation. The Assessment Center is integrated into the schedule for the course, therefore it is imperative that each individual attend all sessions of the program and Assessment Center in order to be successful.


APTA Members: UMB CI’s using vouchers: $100.00
UMB Affiliates (PTRS Alumni, CI’s of UMB Students in the last 3 years; but not redeeming a voucher): $120.00

UMB Non-Affiliates: $140.00
Non-APTA Members:
UMB CI’s using voucher: $200.00
UMB Affiliates (PTRS Alumni, CI’s of UMB Students in the last 3 years; but not redeeming a voucher): $220.00
UMB Non-Affiliates: $240.00
Non-physical therapy clinical instructors: $280.00

CEU Credits: PTs/PTAs: 1.6 CEUs, Healthcare providers from other disciplines: 1.2 CEUs

Additional details/pricing

Registration: online:

To pay by check:

Make check payable to:
University of Maryland PTRS

Mail to:
University of Maryland PTRS 
Attn: Laurie Neely
100 Penn Street Suite 115
Baltimore, MD 21201

Questions specific to Continuing Education courses please contact Laurie Neely at or 410-706-7770.

Important information regarding Continuing Education Seminars: 

  • Parking is NOT included with the registration fee. All attendees are responsible for parking fees.
  • The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science reserves the right to make changes to the content, time, and location up until the day of the seminar.

Alumni & CEU Events Refund Policy 

Refunds for Paid Events:
In order to receive a full refund for a paid event, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations must receive notice at least one week (5 business days) before the event. Please call 410-706-7770 or email Laurie Neely at to request a refund. Special circumstances will be taken into consideration.

If you choose not to attend an event and prefer to make a charitable donation to the university, for tax purposes, please notify the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in writing that you would like your purchase to become a charitable donation at least one week (5 business days) before the event. Refunds will not be available for no shows at events.

Canceled Events:
UMSOM PTRS reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If an event is cancelled, all registrants will be offered a full refund for their purchased ticket(s), or you may choose to make a charitable donation to the University for tax purposes. If an event is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the future date.

Questions? Contact Laurie Neely at or 410-706-7770
For more details regarding the upcoming seminars, including detailed schedules and CEU confirmation, please check this page frequently.