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Certification Series Badge
Certification Series Badge
Certification Series Badge

Certification Series

Summit's Certificate Series provide a way for therapists to show enhanced understanding of a certain practice area by completing multiple continuing education courses. Summit's expert course content team has selected only top-rated instructors and courses for inclusion ensuring the highest quality learning experience. By progressing through these curated courses, therapists will deepen their skills and improve their impact on patients.

For Therapists

For Therapists

As a therapist, you can confidently approach a practice area and ensure that your patients get the highest quality of care. Your employer will also appreciate your desire to formalize your understanding of a topic and your efforts to increase your therapy skills and outcomes.

Each Summit Certification Series comes with a customized certificate to showcase your new achievement (in addition to standard, per-course CE certificates) and a new Summit account badge. Both your certificate and badge can be downloaded, shared on social media, and placed on resumes!

For Administrators

We understand efficiently serving patients with your most qualified therapists (thereby creating the best outcomes) is your number one goal. Ensure every therapist on your team is working from the same base of knowledge by having them complete all applicable Summit Certification Series.

While taking a certification series, your therapists will earn both required CE credits and, after series completion, a custom certificate and account badge noting their achievement.

We also encourage you to speak with our Group Learning team to gain access to our free set of administrator tools. Our Group Learning Platform provides a full view of your team's licenses, CE credits earned (from any provider), upcoming scheduled courses, certification series status, and much more! Schedule a demo via email or by calling (615) 376-8890.

For Administrators

Available Certification Series

Home Health

Spanning 14 hours of content, this in-depth look at Home Health covers home modifications, innovative rehab solutions, and minimizing fall risks. This Summit Certification Series is a must-have for therapists working in and around the home care setting to gain deeper knowledge of the medical perspective, functional perspective, ADLs, and mobility requirements.

Courses included:

  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Creating Accessible Home Modifications Facilitating Safety, Function and Options" taught by Rob Horkheimer, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Evidence-Based Home Health Rehabilitation" taught by Timothy Dunn, PT, DPT, GCS, COS-C
  • 2-Hour Online Video or Text: "OASIS-D Demystifying the M1800/GG Relationship" taught by Andrew Morgan, PT, DPT, MBA, COS-C

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Stroke

Combining three popular stroke courses into a 18-hour series, therapists will look at assessment, treatment, and overcoming challenges in stroke rehab and recovery. Each course is geared to further equipping therapists with immediate take-homes to impact patients the very next day.

Courses included:

  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Stroke Recovery Strategies" taught by Anysia Ensslen-Boggs, Ed.D., M.S., CCC-SLP
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab" taught by Erica A. Pitsch, PT, MPT, DPT, NCS
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Stroke Recovery" taught by Ron Sheppard, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FABDA

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Cancer Rehab

Both cancer itself and treatment regimens can cause a host of complications for therapy interventions and require new considerations to achieve desired outcomes. These two courses, together spanning 12 hours, approach both short and long term oncology rehab through risk assessment, side effects of chemotherapy, lymphedema considerations, and exercise prescription.

Courses included:

  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Evidence-Based Oncology Rehabilitation" taught by Hidelisa C. Manibusan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CLT-LANA
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Cancer and Cognitive Rehabilitation" taught by Courtney Huber, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Geriatric

Combining four comprehensive courses focused on geriatric assessment and rehabilitation into a 16-hour series, participants an in-depth look at improving assessment, functional tasks, and optimizing overall quality of life for elderly patients.

Courses included:

  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Functional Geriatrics" taught by Melinda Butler, OTR/L, OTD
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Fall Prevention Strategies" taught by Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Exercise in Geriatric Rehabilitation" taught by Nicki Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Strength Training in Geriatric Rehabilitation" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Vestibular

According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, nearly 100 million Americans have experienced a vestibular problem at some point in their lives. In these three courses spanning 14-hours practicing healthcare professionals will leave this course series with a clear understanding of normal functioning of the inner ear's vestibular system, the pathophysiology of BPPV and its variants, and application of a simple clinical algorithm to help make differential diagnoses of BPPV.

Courses included:

  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Assessment and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" taught by Naseem Chatiwala, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders" taught by Jean McConnell, MS, PT, ATC
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Vestibular Rehab & Balance Training" taught by Karen Hogan-Curran, PT, DPT

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Women's Health

This three-part, 18-hour course series will focus on pelvic floor dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, and core stability. Preparing rehabilitation professionals to apply their muscular expertise to improve the strength and mobility of the pelvic floor, effectively improving the function of multiple systems and addressing common issues associated with women's health.

  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Therapeutic Exercise Using Yoga and Pilates to Safely Challenge Older Adults" taught by Catherine Lewan, DPT, CYT
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Strengthening Core Stability" taught by Lori Duncan, DPT, MTC, CPT
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Functional Pelvic Floor Training for Weakness, Pain, and Dysfunction in Men, Women, and Older Adults" taught by Catherine Lewan, DPT, CYT

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Lymphedema

Clinicians often encounter patients who are affected by edema, lymphedema, and general swelling. A therapist needs to understand how to differentiate types of edema, and why proper edema management is critical to optimal rehab outcomes. This 15- hour series will focus on to improve the way therapists treat this patient population and overcome the unique challenges associated with the issue through various phases of treatment.

Courses included:

  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Edema Bootcamp" taught by Nicole Scheiman, DrOT, MHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CES, CKTP, CEES-Advanced, CSST, CDCS, CORE
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Swelling, Edema, and Lymphedema" taught by Lisa Sylvestri, MSPT
  • 1-Hour Online Video: "Treatment of Cancer Patients with Lymphedema" taught by Hidelisa Manibusan, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CLT-LANA
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Oncology Rehabilitation" taught by Nicole Scheiman, DrOT, MHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CES, CKTP, CEES-Advanced, CSST, CDCS, CORE

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Adolescent Athlete

Young athletes may be subjected to many different types of injuries because of playing their sport. Injuries to the musculoskeletal system in adolescence can have long-term repercussions including decreased activity, and long-term disability and health quality.This six part, 12-hour certification will focus on the most current evidence for the management of these injuries along with evidence-based manual therapy, neuromuscular retraining, and therapeutic exercise interventions.

  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Foot & Ankle in the Adolescent Athlete" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Evaluation & Treatment of the Adolescent Athlete Elbow & Wrist" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Evaluation & Treatment of the Knee in the Adolescent Athlete" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Evaluation and Treatment of the Spine in the Adolescent Athlete" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Evaluation and Treatment of the Hip in the Adolescent Athlete" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Treating the Shoulder in the Adolescent Athlete" taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Fall Prevention

This four part, 20-hour series will focus on better recognition of fall risk factors as well as research-driven and clinically proven interventions to improve patient quality of life and functional independence. The certification content will outline the current best practices and interventions available to healthcare professionals in managing falls and aid in the prevention of future falls.

Courses included:

  • 6-Hour Online Video or Live Session: "Fall Prevention Strategies" taught by Brandi Singleton, PT, DPT, CCI
  • 6-Hour Online Video or Live Session: "Fall Prevention Strategies" taught by Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Comprehensive Management of Falls in Older Adults" taught by Nicki Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "How Classes of Medications Impact Falls" taught by Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Hand Therapy

This 11-hour series will assist therapists in developing their skills in testing differential diagnosis and developing an understanding of pathology leading to dysfunction. Attendees will be able to identify tests needed for a number of differential diagnoses to enhance patient care and their knowledge as it relates to hand therapy preparation.

  • 1-Hour Online Video: "Hand Over Hand Taping Techniques to Restore Function" taught by Ron Sheppard, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FABDA
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Hand Therapy Differential Diagnosis and Testing to Lead Effective Treatments" taught by Catherine Valentino, OTR/L, OTD, MHSc, MAAL, BS
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Innovative Treatments for the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow" taught by Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Common Orthotics for the Hand and Wrist" taught by Catherine Valentino, OTR/L, OTD, MHSc, MAAL, BS

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Sports Performance and Rehab

People are more active than ever and are participating in athletic and recreational activities ranging from running to extreme sports resulting in a number of orthopedic injuries. Expectations in the rehabilitation of these injuries are to utilize an evidence-based approach to develop appropriate exercise programs. This 11-hour comprehensive certification will cover common sports-related injuries and effective treatment for return to sport.

Courses included:

  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Advanced Concepts in Post-Operative ACL Rehabilitation" taught by Joseph Villena, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, COMT
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "Evaluation of Inversion Ankle Sprains" taught by Stephen (Chris) Owens, PT, ScD, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
  • 6-Hour Online Video: "Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Strategies for Concussion and Mild TBI" taught by Lenore Herget, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS
  • 1-Hour Online Video: "Running Biomechanics" taught by Joseph Villena, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, COMT

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

80% of adults over the age of 65 have multiple chronic conditions. This can be a difficult patient population to work with considering these patients see an average of 13 different physicians each year and have an average of 50 different prescriptions filled each year. Due to the complexity of this patient population, obtaining progressions through a therapy program can be a very daunting task. These four courses, together spanning 20 hours, approach effective assessment, treatment for patients with diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and COPD. Pharmacologic considerations, chronic pain, and recommended exercise guidelines will be reviewed.

  • 6-Hour Online Video or Live Session: "COPD, Diabetes, Heart Failure, and Hypertension" taught by Amy Shevlin, PT, MS, DPT, GCS
  • 6-Hour Online Video or Live Session: "A Rehab Professional's Guide to Pharmacology" taught by Jennifer DeFeo, PhD
  • 6-Hour Online Video or Live Session: "Chronic Pain Solutions" taught by Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C
  • 2-Hour Online Video: "ACSM Guidelines for Exercise for Special Populations" taught by Julie Barnett, PT, DPT, MTC

Read full course descriptions, highlights, learning objectives, and instructor bios here.