Tip Tuesday! We are offering Human Trafficking and Pain Management CEU’s

Paramount Rehabilitation Services is proud to offer the required continuing education units that are required for licensure for physical therapists and physical therapist assistance.

This is a one day combined course that will be put on by the Michigan Physical Therapy Association

Follow the link below to get signed up.

MPTA Northern District Professional Development Opportunity – Identification of Human Trafficking Victims (1 PDR) and Introduction to Pain Science for the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant (1 PDR)

Saturday, April 14th 2018

9:30 am – 12:00 pm


Paramount Rehabilitation Services

2535 22nd St.

Bay City, MI 48708


Click Here to Register

  • Cost:

○       $15 MPTA Member

○       $35 non-member – (Must have an APTA profile to register – non-members can create a profile at apta.org.  Click on profile in the upper corner.

Identification of Human Trafficking Victims:

Presented by Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS, CEEAA

President; Generation Care, PLC


Course Description: This course is designed to assist the physical therapy professional in identifying potential victims of human trafficking in the clinical and community settings.  Communication strategies, legal reporting guidelines, and awareness of this critical problem in our state are discussed, meeting the re-licensure guidelines for PT’s and PTA’s in Michigan.


Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to :

  1.    Describe the current types, epidemiology and status of human trafficking activity in the state of Michigan, as well as the prevalence in our communities and work settings.
  2.    List the guiding principles of assessment and care of human trafficking victims, using a “trauma informed’ care approach.
  3.    Identify “red flag” indicators of human trafficking in the clinical settings
  4.    Discuss effective communication strategies and a framework for initial inquiry with victims of human trafficking .
  5.    Follow legal guidelines for reporting potential human trafficking illegal activity to  law enforcement and child protection agencies.


Introduction to Pain Science for the Physical Therapist

Presented by Leonard H. Van Gelder, PT, DPT

Athletic Trainer | Certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist | Certified Spinal Manual Therapist | Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Course Description: Chronic pain is more prevalent than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Research over the last 15 years has provided evidence that explaining the science of pain accurately to patients can decrease pain, decrease fear, promote better movement, allow exercise to be performed longer and motivates patients to be more willing to participate in therapy. Conversely, understanding that our words can do harm and have the potential to cause chronic pain is vital to understand. This one hour course will serve as introduction to the value of pain science education in physical therapy practice and includes principles which can be implemented into practice immediately.


OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the learner will know the following:

1.) Discuss why understanding that nociception does not have to result in a painful experience is important for both clinicians and our patients to understand

2.) Summarize two changes you can make in your current practice to more effectively educate patients on pain and improve their participation in physical therapy

3.) Describe how pain can be experienced in the absence of injury