Continuing Education

Designing Activity-Based Interventions to Promote Fitness and Mobility in School-Aged Children with Physical Disabilities
June 27th and 28th, 2020 at CUIMC
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must postpone this course. We will let you know when we are able to reschedule. We hope you will be able to attend. We hope you and your families are safe and healthy in these difficult times.

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This two-day course is designed for pediatric physical therapists who work with school-aged children with physical disabilities who are 5-21 years old. The primary goal of the course is to provide an evidence-based approach in designing activity-based interventions including the integration of fitness and exercise principles. The course includes interventions and outcome measures for youth with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other neuromuscular diagnoses, Down syndrome and other genetic conditions and developmental coordination disorders.

Learn complete course details, download the brochure and register here.



Recap of Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Evaluation and Management for the Rehabilitation Specialist, held October 20 and 21, 2017 at CUIMC

The purpose of this conference was to (1) educate health providers on the broad phenotypic spectrum of pediatric and adult SMA, the natural history of the disease, recent updates to the standards of care, standardized clinical outcome measures and the implications of approved and investigational therapies, and (2) to prepare clinicians outside of specialized SMA centers to manage rehabilitation care and administer and monitor progress using standardized SMA clinical assessments. View videos of the presentations and discussions.



 If you are interested in having the Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy host a course, please contact the Continuing Education Chair, Dr. Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg:

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.