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Therapeutic Exercise - PNF for the Orthopedic Patient

  • Arizona Physical Therapy Specialists 6245 N 24th Pkwy #105 Phoenix United States (map)

1 Day Course for Physical Therapists



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Location: 6245 N 24th Pkwy Phoenix AZ 85016

Dates: Saturday November 9th 8am to 5pm

Student Discounts available email for details

Price: $295

CEU: 7.75 contact hours of Approved AZ CEU's

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to bridge the gap from passive intervention to patient active rehabilitation and self management. Using the principles of PNF applied to the Orthopedic patient you will gain skill in designing truly therapeutic exercise from the early stage of an episode of care to discharge and beyond.

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Day 1 will focus on applying PNF principles and techniques for the patient who is ready to transfer from passive intervention to patient active therapist guided techniques. You will develop skills in leveraging the patients neuromuscular system to give them the ability to change their own symptoms preparing for self directed exercise.


Day 2 will will focus on the transition from Day 1's activities to truly patient directed activities for management of their own symptoms enabling them to drive towards independence


Instructor Bios:

Tim Fearon

Timothy Fearon received his PT degree from The Ohio State University in 1978.  He completed the graduate program in the Musculoskeletal Sequence at Northwestern University in 1985.  He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University.

He founded Phoenix Manual Therapy, which initially offered courses, based on the Nordic System of orthopedic manual therapy.  Phoenix Manual Therapy progressed to offering a long-term course frame for study of the Australian clinical reasoning approach to orthopedic manual therapy with integration of Norwegian techniques.  The course has run since 1986 with an interruption for teaching in several fellowship programs.  He earned his Full Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy by the challenge process in 1999; he successfully renewed that status in 2010. 

Dr. Fearon is currently adjunct faculty at A. T. Still University where he teaches manual therapy of the spine and extremities.  He is lead faculty for the University of Montana transitional DPT curriculum He has been a guest instructor for multiple universities across the country.  He is lead faculty for Evidence in Motion manual therapy courses, Clinical Decision Making and the Fellowship Virtual Rounds. He has taught manual therapy courses over the last 20 years, spoken at numerous meetings for the APTA, and multiple state chapters of the association.

Dr. Fearon currently practices in an outpatient private practice specializing in orthopedic manual therapy and spinal rehabilitation where he has been for the last 30 years.

Pablo Ruiz

Pablo Ruiz, P.T. received his undergraduate degree from The University of Connecticut in 1982. From 1986- 1989 Pablo relocated from Arizona to California to participate in and graduate from Folsom Physical Therapy’s Long term study in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Nordic system of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Pablo was an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University from 1992-2001 teaching students a pre-physical therapy course titled, Introduction to Physical Therapy. Pablo has been practicing orthopedic manual therapy for 35 years and is currently practicing in Goodyear, AZ at his private practice, White Tanks Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, LLC. He has been assisting the faculty at Phoenix Manual Therapy since 2016 with the short courses and long term study curriculums.