Education & Events

  • DCPTA Annual Conference 11.9.19
  • DCPTA Student Conclave 10.26.19

 The Institue of Physical Art | Upledger Institute International

The Institute of Physical Art Presents

CoreFirst Strategies: Principles of Posture and Movement which promote an Automatic Core Engagement (ACE)
June 28 - 30, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

Location: George Washington Univ. Hospital Washington, DC
Fees: Early Bird Price: $595 (till 5/28) Regular Cost: $661
CEU’s hours: 2.5 Days, 20 Contact Hours

Fri. 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat. 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sun.8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who can attend: PT, PTA, OT & SPT

Register: Online or call the IPA office 970-870-9521

Functional Mobilization I: A biomechanical approach to soft tissue mobilization
August 16-18 (Friday - Sunday)

Location: George Washington Univ. Hospital Washington, DC
Fees: Early Bird Price: $695 (till 7/16) Regular Cost: $772
CEU’s hours: 3 Days, 30 Contact Hours Hours:
Fri. 8:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat. 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sun.8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Who can attend: PT, PTA, OT & SPT

Register: Online or call the IPA office 970-870-9521

Upledger Institute International Presents

Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) Is Coming To Washington, DC
August 15-18, 2019
Teacher/Presenter: LuviaJane Swanson D.C., CST-D

In this CranioSacral Therpy 1 (CS1): Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment Protocol workshop you'll learn gentle techniques to normalize the craniosacral system and allow the body to self-correct. By unraveling pain and dysfunction at the source, you'll naturally help eliminate stress, strengthen resistance to disease, and enhance health in every dimension.

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

Save up to $216 with early registration! Contact: 800-233-5880 or
The APTA Learning Center in 2019

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The APTA Learning Center allows you to register for online courses and print CEU certificates for completed courses. See what's available. Note - members can access both free and discounted courses through the Learning Center.

Members take a look at over 30 courses that are free to APTA members.

Questions about DCPTA Programs, email

Continuing Education Approval in DC

The Licensing entity for PTs and PTAs in DC is through the Department of Health. They no long approve CE. Instead, they will recognize and accept, for licensure renewals, continuing education seminars, workshops, or programs that have been approved by the following entities: 

1. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); 
2. The Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)- ProCert; 
3. The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.; 
4. A health care facility accredited by the Joint Commission; 
5. A college or university approved by an accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation or the Secretary of the United States Department of Education; or 
6. Any of the following organizations if the training is substantially related to physical therapy services: 
a. The American Medical Association under Physician Category I; and 
b. The American Nurses Association. 

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