Continuing Education

Continue to expand your skills and knowledge with our Continuing Education Program. We offer an annual lecture and other educational courses. Please see upcoming events below.

The Agile PT: Meeting the needs of whomever comes in your door

Do your patients arrive with problems that are a mix of specialty practice areas? Maybe your geriatric patient wants to run a marathon or your patient with a degenerative neurological disorder experiences a fracture? Being an Agile PT means adapting to whatever needs your clients may have and being effective in any practice setting! This three-course series will bring specialists together to support the Agile PT in adapting to the needs of their practice.

Click the drop-down sections below for more information regarding each series. For questions contact Maikha Xiong at xion1047@umn.edu or 612-626-5303.

Ortho for Neuro

"Ortho for Neuro"
Presented by: Jacquelyn Ruen, PT, DPT, OCS & Dan Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT
Tuesday, March 3rd 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children's Rehabilitation Center, Room 202

Includes 2 contact hours of category 1 plus a snack and beverage

Register for the event

Neuro for Ortho

"Neuro for Ortho: Dust off your neurons with hands-on assessment techniques and treatment principles!"
Presented by: Teresa Bisson, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP & Dan Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT
Tuesday, March 24th 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children's Rehabilitation Center, Room 202

Includes 2 contact hours of category 1 plus a snack and beverage

Register for the event

Sports for Geri

"Sports for Geri"
Presented by: Justin Staker, PhD, PT, OCS, SCS featuring Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residents, Allyson Barys, PT & Jeremy O'Keefe, PT
Tuesday, April 21st 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children's Rehabilitation Center, Room 202

Includes 2 contact hours of category 1 plus a snack and beverage

Register for the event

Learn More About Jack Allison

Jack Allison

Jack Allison was a beloved professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. He received his baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1954. He served as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army at Valley Forge Hospital from 1954-1955 and at the University of Minnesota Hospital from 1956-1957. His teaching career in the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota extended from 1957-1993. With outstanding vision and leadership, he served as the Director of the Program from 1978-1993. He was an accomplished educator endeared by all students. In 1992, he received the prestigious Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for his outstanding teaching talent. He was an inventor of two patents on devices related to supporting the head during physical therapy and measuring head mobility. He served on numerous committees and in elected positions at both the state and national levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. He was a renowned speaker on health care insurance and served as a consultant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Above his many professional accomplishments, he will be remembered most by the 1000 physical therapy students whom he taught in his career for his genuine friendliness, helpfulness and dignity shown to all.