Extremity Management

August 15 & 16, 2020
Omaha, UNMC, Bennett Hall Lab, Room 4016
Lecturer: Eric Chaconas, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT
                 Institute of Clinical Excellence (ICE)

Course Description:

This seminar covers current best evidence in the physical therapist’s management of the most common extremity syndromes seen in a general outpatient orthopedic practice. Lecture material provides participants with the current body of literature surrounding the most effective management strategies using exercise and manual therapy. A special emphasis will be placed on treatment progression and exercise prescription.

We will challenge several traditional philosophies regarding the assessment and treatment of orthopedic conditions and present the most contemporary concepts. The laboratory component will comprise 40% of the seminar with the purpose of enhancing the participant’s joint manipulation and exercise prescription skills.
As with all ICE courses, we strive to maintain a 15:1 student:teacher ratio or better.

Target Audience: Physical therapists

Contact Hours: 16 CEUs

Course Objectives:

Speaker Bio:

Eric Chaconas, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT
Eric Chaconas is an orthopaedic physical therapist, researcher and educator. He is the program director of the Bellin College Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Chaconas teaches the extremity management course for the institute of clinical excellence and has taught previous courses in DPT programs on the topics of differential diagnosis, research, exercise prescription and orthopaedic manual therapy.

He completed the DPT from the University of St. Augustine (2005), Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (2008) and PhD from Nova Southeastern University (2015).

Dr. Chaconas currently serves the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) as chair of the research committee and AAOMPT as a member of the public relations committee. He has held prior positions as the FPTA speaker of the assembly, federal affairs liaison, government affairs committee chair and vice speaker of the assembly. Eric was honored with the FPTA committee service award in 2011 and APTA emerging leader award in 2010.

Course Schedule:

Day One:

Day Two:

Course Fee (includes light breakfast, snacks, and lunch both days):

  Early Bird  Aug 1

UNMC alums and/or employed at a
UNMC clinical site

$345 $395
Public $595 $645

Cancellation/Refund Policy: