BALTIMORE, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom and distance education, has teamed up with Johns Hopkins University to offer a continuing professional education seminar, Exercise Strategies and Progression for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, at the Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center in White Marsh, Md. on Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to register for this seminar visit www.cpe.usa.edu or call 800.241.1027.
This two-day, face-to-face seminar provides 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers who treat patients in an outpatient orthopaedic setting. It covers treatment strategies for a range of patient issues from low back pain to total knee replacement, shoulder instability and sports conditions.
This seminar is taught by Eric Chaconas, PT, DPT, PhD, MTC, CSCS, FAAOMPT, assistant program director for the Department of Physical Therapy on the USAHS St. Augustine campus and 2002 Towson University alumnus. He is certified in manual physical therapy and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. His research and clinical practice focuses on orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation.
The university offers more than 100 in person seminars, specialty certifications and pre-recorded webinars for healthcare providers. Attendees can earn CEUs they may be able to apply toward licensure requirements. For a full list of continuing education seminars, visit cpe.usa.edu.
About Eric Chaconas, PT, DPT, PhD, MTC, CSCS, FAAOMPT:
Dr. Chaconas earned a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Towson University in 2002 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2005. He completed the Manual Therapy Certification program through the University in 2006, Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship in 2008 and earned his PhD from Nova Southeastern University in 2015. Currently Dr. Chaconas teaches full time in the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University and holds the position of Assistant Program Director. His research interests include the conservative management of musculoskeletal impairments with a special emphasis on tendinopathy and shoulder disorders
About University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS)
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas and Miami, Florida. USAHS offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. For more information, visit www.usa.edu. USAHS is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 institutions in 28 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences. For more information, visit www.laureate.net.
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