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Register for these upcoming CE courses that will inspire and enlighten:

CE Request form for Centrex employees

Living in the Fast Lane: Gait Speed in Older Adults

If you are a full-time Centrex Rehab employee, please click here to complete the Living in the Fast Lane: Gait Speed in Older Adults Continuing Education Request form.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 • Bloomington, MN • Southtown Office Park

Class Schedule: Tuesday April 24th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Intended Audience: PT/PTA (Centrex Rehab & St. Therese staff only)

CE Hours: 2 Hours, Category 1 CE

Presenter: University of Minnesota Geriatric Resident, Megan McCallum, PT, DPT (at Augustana Care Center in Apple Valley)

Course Description: 

This course will review some of the more prominent studies in gait speed, as well as look at research on gait speed in special populations.

To see all the objectives for the course and sign up for the course, click here.

 Lymphedema Certification Course

Thurs. April 26th,  2018 – Sun., April 29th 2018• Bloomington, MN • Southtown Office Park  

Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA

Course Approval #: 0810

CE Hours: Category 1 CE Hours Awarded from the MN Board of PT: 31.

Course Schedule:

Thursday, April 26 – 4-8pm (Check-in at 3:30pm)

Friday, April 27 – 12-9pm

Saturday, April 28 – 8am-6pm

Sunday, April 29 – 8am-6pm


Ann Elise Kryszak, OTR, CLT, is a treating therapist and educator specializing in advanced practices in Lymphedema Management. She has been a practicing therapist for 40 years and a Lymphedema Specialist for 20 years.

Course Description:

This comprehensive certification course is designed to teach therapists the most current management techniques to effectively treat Lymphedema. Participants will leave this course with a certificate of Comprehensive Lymphedema Management Therapy (CLT) and techniques needed to immediately begin managing patients with Lymphedema. Effective assessment and treatment approaches will be thoroughly discussed and practiced in the laboratory experience. You will gain information pertaining to the necessary manual techniques from Comprehensive Lymphedema Management for American Health Care required to appropriately design a therapeutic treatment approach and self-care program.

To see all the objectives and the full profile for the course, click here.

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018• University of Minnesota Children’s Rehab Center • 426 Church ST SE, Room 202, Minneapolis

If you are a full-time Centrex Rehab employee, please click here to complete the BPPV Continuing Education Request Course Form.

Intended Audience: PT/PTA (Centrex Rehab & St. Therese staff only)

CE Hours:  4 Hours, Category 1 CE credits

Instructor: Becky Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Residency Director, Geriatric Clinical Residency Division of Physical Therapy

Course Description:

BPPV is the most common vestibular disorder, and is relatively easy to test and treat. This course is based on the newest BPPV Clinical Practice Guidelines published in 2017. Through both lecture & lab, this course will review:

  • The basic anatomy & physiology of the vestibular system with regard to BPPV
  • How to view & interpret nystagmus
  • The pathophysiology of BPPV
  • How to test for BPPV
  • Treatment interventions for BPPV
  • Post treatment considerations

To see the full course objectives and to sign up for the course, click here.


Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) 2018 Revised Manual and Practice Model

If you are a full-time Centrex Rehab employee, click here to complete the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) 2018 Continuing Education Request Form.

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 • Alexandria, MN • Knute Nelson Care Center 


CE Hours: 4

Course Description:
This course presents the neurocognitive base of the Cognitive Performance Test(CPT) and its evidence-based practice model. It includes its use in functional diagnosis, and in predicting capacity for IADL/ADL, independent living, and safety. New research that differentiates CPT levels from Allen levels will be presented including outcome studies in Driving and differential diagnosis for Mild versus Major Neurocognitive Disorders (i.e. Dementia).

Course Schedule: 

Saturday, May 12th – 9 am  – 1 pm


Theressa Burns, OTR, is the Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist at the Minneapolis VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinicial Center (GRECC). She is the creator and author of the nationally recognized and standardized Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) evaluation. This evaluation is a standard in the therapy industry as a tool that establishes levels of client competency in the performance of daily life, and cognitive-functional profiles of intervention. To see all the objectives and the full profile for the course, click here.


Leadership 201: Advanced Leadership Development: The Catalyst for Leading Others

If you are a full-time Centrex Rehab employee, click here to complete the Leadership 201 Continuing Education Request Form.

Sat., May 19th, 2018 – Sun., May 20th 2018• Bloomington, MN • Southtown Office Park  

Intended Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA & SLP’s that attended Leadership 101 Course

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, May 19 – 7:30am-5:30pm

Sunday, May 20 – 7:30am-5:00pm

Category 1 hours: 15.5

Meets Category 1 continuing education credits because it is an APTA sponsored course.


Amy Lafko, MS PT, MBA has been a practicing physical therapist for over 15 years. Her clinical background includes a wide variety of settings with the primary focus in acute care but inclusive of inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and outpatient. Her first formal leadership position was as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center. Amy has a passion for traveling and capitalized on this as a contract therapist in several states, as well as volunteering in Da Nang, Vietnam. The desire to remain engaged in her career carried on as a contract therapist with many informal leadership opportunities.

Today, Amy continues formal leadership by serving as Director of Rehabilitation Services at York Hospital. Amy completed the LAMP program in 2012 and knows there is a lifetime of learning ahead. She is thrilled to help others find their own leadership path as a faculty member.

Stacey L. Zeigler, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, CEEAA is a Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy at Clarkson University and is the President/CEO of Fun in Aging Physical Therapy, providing in-home fitness and wellness programming for older adults. She earned her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 1994 from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She holds a Master of Science degree in Community Health Administration and Wellness Promotion from California College for Health Sciences, became a board certified geriatric specialist in 2001, and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons College in January 2005. Stacey’s clinical background encompasses a wide variety of settings including home health, acute care, out-patient orthopedics, in-patient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, hospice care and cardiopulmonary rehab. In addition to her clinical work, Stacey has also been involved in therapy services management and leadership throughout her career including roles as the Chief of physical therapy at the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Hanau, Germany, serving as a hospital assistant administrator in Northern New York and most recently as private practice owner. Stacey’s passion is to inspire those she serves to be the best that they can be through her work with students at Clarkson, the community of older adults through her private practice and volunteerism, with new and emerging leaders as a faculty member for HPA-LAMP, and with her family.

To see all the objectives and the full profile and to sign up for the course, click here.

Novel Aquatic Balance, Proprioception & Fall Prevention Strategies

If you are a full-time Centrex Rehab employee, click here to complete the Novel Aquatic Balance, Proprioception & Fall Prevention Strategies Continuing Education Course Request form.

Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2018 – Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 • Apple Valley, MN • Centrex Rehab

Intended Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA

Tentative Class Schedule:

Sat., Sept. 22nd – 8:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Sun., Sept. 23rd – 8:00 AM – 5:45 PM

CE Hours: TBD. We have applied to the MN Board of PT for Category 1 CE Hours.

Speaker: Andrea Salzman, MS, PT

Andrea graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Salzman is the Founder and Owner of  the Aquatic Resource Network, the largest multidisciplinary clearinghouse of information on aquatic therapy.

Course Description:

A 16 hour in-service packed into 2 days. Designed to progress beyond the commonly used methods of challenging balance and proprioception in the water. Provides adaptations appropriate for both children and adults. Includes research findings which support balance and proprioceptive training in the water. Provides in-water instruction of: Andrea Salzaman’s adaptations of the Berg, Aquatic Blanket Drills (ABD), Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI), rhythmic stabilization, modified underwater weight-bearing, developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom), and other novel methods to hone balance, gait and proprioceptive skills.

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