CC Promoted Courses

The following courses are being promoted by sponsors via an advertising option with TPTA. The TPTA does not endorse the products or services of any of its advertisers or exhibitors.  The TPTA does not guarantee that the courses listed are approved for CCUs; please contact the course sponsor or check the TPTA website approved course search (available here) for verification.



Course Title: Dry Needling for the Manual Therapist

Presenter: Dr. Miller McVay, PT, DPT, FDN, STMT-1, STMT-C, NSCA-CPT

Sponsor: &

CCUs: 18

Date: April 4-5, 2020

Location: 1475 Richardson Drive #120, Richardson, TX 75080

Description: Dry Needling has been in demand from patients wanting quick improvements in pain, function, and performance. In this course, students will learn the history of DN and the vast difference between DN and Acupuncture and their application. Students will review current state practice acts, state law, and APTA stance on DN. Labs will consist of instructor demonstrations and hands-on practice of safe application of DN for a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate the safe application of DN including safety with handling of myofilament needles, infection control, contraindication, precautions, and possible side effects of DN.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and identify precautions and contraindications of IMMT-DN.
  • Perform appropriate assessments, define findings, and appropriately applu IMMT-DN as useful, effective, safe modality to improve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate safety and competency with use of and application of IMMT-DN during lab.
  • Implement different IMMT-DN techniques to improve active motion and functional mobility.
  • Discuss and demonstrate progression of MFD techniques with other manual techniques such as soft tissue mobility, instrument assisted soft tissue mobility, and joint mobility.

Registration Information: Register at or call (469) 941-4603
Normal Price $899
Early Registration $799 use code: 100off

Posted: 3/4/2020 

Course Title: Craniosacral Therapy 1 (CS1): Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment

Sponsor: Upledger Institute International

CCU's: 24

Date & Time: March 19-22, 2020

Location: Houston, TX

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the Craniosacral System through our practical hands-on "learning by discovery" method. You will learn advanced palpatory skills, fascial and soft tissue release techniques, and a concise 10-step protocol for evaluation and treatment of the entire body via the Craniosacral System. To supplement class instruction you will receive a full-illustrated, comprehensive study guide.

By the end of this 4-day workshop you should be able to:

  • Describe the scientific foundation and principles of Craniosacral Therapy - and why it's the key to relieving pain and dysfunction at their source
  • Demonstrate finely tuned palpation skills you can rely on as highly sensitive and intuitive healthcare tools
  • Identify the subtle craniosacral rhythm and interpret its patterns to accurately evaluate dysfunction and improvements
  • Locate the source of physical problems by traveling through the fascial system, that complex web of tissue that impacts all body structures and systems
  • Release dural tube restrictions to enhance interactions between the central nervous system and the rest of the body
  • Use techniques that produce dramatic health and relaxation effects, including Direction of Energy and Still-Point Induction
  • Work with approaches to a number of common ailments such as TMJ dysfunction, head and neck pain, central nervous system disorders and many more
  • Put a simple, effective 10-step protocol into practice right away

Registration Information:

Register at or email [email protected] for more information.

Normal Price $795
Early Registration Price $595
Registering 30 days in advance saves you $100

Registration begins at 8am on the first day of class. A continental breakfast will be served until 9am, at which time the workshop will begin. Subsequent class hours are 9am to approximately 5:30pm daily, and the last day will meet from 8am to approximately 3:30pm. Class ending times are approximate, and may run late based on class participation.

Tuition Discount available to full-time healthcare students who qualify. Please call (561) 622-4388.

Posted on January 30, 2020

Course Title: 473 Hip and Knee: Advancements in Joint Replacement - The Most Up to Date Evidence Available

Presenter: Sarah R. Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT


CCUs: 10

Date & Time: Home Study - available 365 days a year

Course Description: 

This course provides physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals with a thorough overview of current approaches in hip and knee arthroplasty and the factors involved with managing these patients. The course examines relevant anatomy and pathophysiology, presents current concepts and recent advancements in joint replacement practice, and describes the main surgical approaches used. Prognosis and complications for the post-arthroplasty patient are presented. Traditional and rapid-recovery therapy intervention parameters are discussed, with the aim of maximizing the patient’s functional outcomes. Therapist Tips and case study discussions help focus the clinician’s application of the material. This course will be immediately useful in clinical practice for therapists and therapy assistants who work with hip and knee replacement patients at any stage of their recovery.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify relevant anatomical features of the hip and knee regions and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Recall the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the U.S.
  • Recall the history of hip and knee joint arthroplasties
  • Identify recent advancements in the construction and use of joint replacement components
  • Differentiate the main standard and minimally invasive surgical approaches used for hip and knee total joint arthroplasties, including computer-assisted surgery, and recall their advantages and disadvantage
  • Define elements of the healing sequence and identify possible complications after joint replacement
  • Recall traditional post-operative hip restrictions and precautions specific to various surgical approaches
  • Identify and apply in case studies conventional and rapid-recovery therapy interventions for patients with these joint replacements at various stages of recovery
  • Recall appropriate therapeutic interventions to specific case studies
  • Recall comprehensive treatment approaches to help patients who are status post hip and knee replacement in order to regain function.

Registration Information: (Available by mail, email or online) or call (866) 257-1074 (9-5 M-F)

Posted on June 27, 2019