Ridge Physical Therapy

Continuing Education

At Ridge Physical Therapy, we believe that Continuing Education is the key to assisting you in achieving your best outcomes. Every year our therapists explore the wide variety of classes and seminars available to improve our clinical skills.  We attend those that will enable us to provide  the highest quality treatment techniques available in today's therapy market. Here is a list of courses our therapists have attended:

Trish Hopps, PT / CPI

Myofascial Release (MFR): all training through the John F. Barnes, PT organization
  • *Myofascial Release I
  • *Myofascial Release II
  • *Myofascial Unwinding
  • *Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release
  • *Cervical-Thoracic Myofascial Release
  • *Myofascial Rebounding
*All MFR course work completed through the John F. Barnes, PT organization Orthopedic
  • Lumbo-Pelvic Integration: Jeff Ellis, PT
  • Functional Orthopedics I: Jeff Ellis, PT
  • Treating the Difficult Shoulder: Partridge, PT
  • SIJ Evaluation and Treatment: Dawn Salcido, PT
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization and Muscle Energy Techniques for the Upper Quadrant
  • Kinesiotaping I and II
  • Strain Counterstrain for the Spine: Jones Institute
Pelvic Pain and Incontinence
  • Solving the Pelvic Pain Puzzle: Dunbar/Smith
  • Beyond Kegels: Janet Hulme, PT
  • Childbirth and Menopause and the Pelvic Floor: Janet Hulme, PT
  • Female Pelvic Floor I: Function, Dysfunction & Treatment, Level 1: Herman and Wallace
  • Female Pelvic Floor II: Function, Dysfunction & Treatment Level 2: Herman/Wallace
  • Cholorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment: Herman/Wallace
  • Mobilization of Visceral Fascia for the Treatment of Pelvic Dysfunction, Level 1: The Urinary System, R. Horton, MPT
  • Mobilization of the Viscera: Level 2: The Reproductive System, R. Horton, MPT
Pilates
  • Pilates for Rehabilitation: Polestar Pilates 8 month Certification Program (CPI)
  • Pilates for Osteoporosis, Sherrie Betz, PT
  • Advanced Spine in the Pilates Environment: Brent Anderson, DPT
Visceral
  • Visceral Mobilization: Abdomen I: Barral Institute
  • Visceral Mobilization: Abdomen II: Barral Institute
  • Visceral Mobilization: Neck and Thorax: Barral Institute
  • Visceral Mobilization: Pelvis: Barral Institute
  • Manual Articulation of the Lower Extremities: Barral Institute
  • Manual Articulation of the Spine and Pelvis: Barral Institute
Pamela Serafine, PTA Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • *Myofascial Release I
  • *Myofascial Release II
  • *Myofascial Unwinding
  • *Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release
  • *Cervical-Thoracic Myofascial Release
  • *Women's Health Myofascial Release
  • *Rebounding, Myofascial Release Techniques
  • *40 hour Skill Enhancement Seminar, Advanced Myofascial Release techniques in the Clinical Setting, Sedona, Arizona
*All MFR course work completed through the John F. Barnes, PT organization
  • Pelvic Floor I: Evaluation and Treatment for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Herman and Wallace
  • CranialSacral Therapy I: Upledger Institute
  • Spinal Cord Injury Physical Therapy Approach to Treatment & Functional Outcomes
  • Analysis of Upright Motor Control Problems in Adults with Neurological Deficits
  • Introduction to Neurological Development Techniques in the Treatment of the Neurologically Impaired
  • Swiss Ball Course for Back Stabilization Progression
  • Strain-Counterstrain for the Spine: Jones Institute
Visceral
  • Visceral Mobilization: Abdomen I: Barral Institute
  • Visceral Mobilization: Abdomen II: Barral Institute
  • Visceral Mobilization: Pelvis: Barral Institute
  • Visceral Mobilization: Neck and Thorax: Barral Institute
Shawna Hoffman, PTA