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PTA Orthopaedic Skills Weekend Intensive


Contact Hours: 24 Hours/2.4 CEU/24 CCU

Length: 4 weeks

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For: PTA

EIM’s PTA Orthopaedic Skills Weekend Intensive/Virtual Lab Course is an interactive course designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with common upper and lower quarter disorders and dysfunction. Participants will gain pragmatic knowledge in the areas of safety, professionalism, clinical decision-making, pain neuroscience education and data collection. In addition, attendees will learn and practice evidence-based manual techniques and exercise interventions in order to improve patient outcomes. For the best learning scenario for attendees, 8 to 10 hours of online learning precede the weekend course. Pre-course work is not required for students in the PTA Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics program who already completed required foundational components.

This course is being offered in person or as a virtual lab. Learn more about the virtual lab experience here.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Discuss and implement pain neuroscience education for the appropriate patient case.
  • Demonstrate safe and professional behaviors when treating patients with common musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Synthesize and analyze data from the upper quarter/lower quarter clinical examination based on best practice.
  • Enhance the clinical decision-making of the PTA treating a patient with upper and lower quarter conditions and dysfunction.
  • Select, implement, and defend decision-making related to key elements of a basic and advanced exercise prescription for patients dealing with common upper and lower quarter conditions and dysfunction, within the PT plan of care.
  • Select, implement, and defend decision-making related to manual techniques for patients dealing with common upper and lower quarter conditions and dysfunction, within the PT plan of care.


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  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • I took home more information from PTA Orthopaedic Skills than any other course in 19 years. I was able to apply what I learned the day I was back to work. It gets you out of a rut that we get stuck in. Course Graduate

  • This course is much more than just learning manual techniques. It provided me with additional evidence based practice for various parts of the body, in addition to reviewing the importance of health monitoring. Course Graduate


CEU and Cancellation Policy

If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.

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