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Biohacking Lower Body Rehab with Blood Flow Restriction

Rehabilitate with less stress on joints and tendons

Craig Lindell, PT, DPT, CSCS

Revolutionize your understanding of muscle cell physiology and hypertrophy. BFR is THE technique that can increase both muscle hypertrophy and strength in patients who are load compromised.

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3 Case Studies in Primitive Reflex Treatment

Learn what to look for and how to manage symptoms

Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Get expert advice from a physical therapist and occupational therapist as they walk you through three primitive reflex case studies.

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My Mother’s Story

Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

This is not a moment to point fingers, but a moment to face the fractures in our foundation.

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How do we help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings?

FREE Coping Skills for Kids Worksheets!

Janine Halloran, M.A., LMHC

Expert and Author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Janine Halloran, LMHC, walks us through simple techniques and tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings.

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Chronic Back Pain and SIJD: Why I stopped using pain provocation in my evaluation of SIJD

Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT

Watch Dr. Hesch work with a live patient as he demonstrates step by step exactly how to apply the Hesch method manually. These proven techniques help 80 percent of hip and SI patients in just 1 to 3 visits.

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Neuroplasticity through Exercise for Fall Prevention

Download the Ten Principles of Neuroplasticity PDF

Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT

Strategies to bring the power of the brain into treatment.

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Screening vs Assessment. Does it Matter?

FREE step-by-step demonstration

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS

The key to improving movement quality starts with a high-quality screening tool. If you don’t understand a person’s dysfunction, you will never be able to give them appropriate interventions.But, screening is just the beginning. Bringing 20 years of movement analysis experience to the program, Mitch Hauschildt, will provide insight for how to screen and enhance movement quality.

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Five lifestyle factors that can help clients make progress faster

How the acronym “SEEDS” can improve emotional stability, cognitive function, and resilience.

Barbara Neiman, OTR, John Arden, PhD

Are you missing the big picture? Learn how five simple lifestyle changes can help treat trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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Introduction to Yoga for Trauma Treatment

Help your clients break the crippling grip of trauma faster (NO yoga certification or crazy flexibility required)

PESI Team

Irina Diyankova, PhD, RYT-200 busts some stubborn myths about yoga and who it’s for (hint: It’s NOT just for skinny, flexible people). You’ll also discover the many benefits of using yoga in trauma treatment.

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CBT Tools for Resolving Anxiety in Children & Adolescents

Two FREE worksheets you can use today

Worksheets can be engaging, interactive and useful tools for clinicians — especially when working with kids. Read more to get two FREE CBT tools for exploring anxiety with the kids in your practice.

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