​​​Desert Palms Institute


UPCOMING COURSES

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C-626 Upper Extremity (Phoenix, AZ)

Erl Pettman

September 14 - September 17, 2017
Franklin Pierce University
14455 West Van Buren
Suite 100, Building A
Goodyear, AZ
85338


Functional Dry Needling Level 2 (Tucson, AZ)

Kinetacore

November 17-19, 2017
Desert Palms Institute - Oro Valley Clinic

12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Suite B-150
Oro Valley, AZ

85755


Level III (C-730) Certification Exam (Tucson, AZ)

Erl Pettman

December 3 & 4, 2017
Desert Palms Institute - Oro Valley Clinic

12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Suite B-150

Oro Valley, AZ

85755



NAIOMT C-616 Cervical Spine II (Tucson, AZ) 

Erl Pettman
March 1-4, 2018
Desert Palms Institute - Oro Valley Clinic

12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Suite B-150

Oro Valley, AZ
85755



Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip:

Interactions and Evidence​ (Tucson, AZ)

Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

March 17-18, 2018
Desert Palms Institute - Oro Valley Clinic
12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Suite B-150
Oro Valley, AZ
85755


C-613 Thoracic Spine (Tucson, AZ)
Erl Pettman
March 29 - April 1, 2018
Desert Palms Institute - Oro Valley Clinic
12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Suite B-150
Oro Valley, AZ
85755



C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II (Tucson, AZ)
Erl Pettman

August 16 - August 19, 2018
Desert Palm Institute - Oro Valley Clinic
12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Suite B-150
Oro Valley,  AZ
85755



C-621 Lower Extremity (Tucson, AZ)

Erl Pettman
September 13 - September 16, 2018
Desert Palm Institute - Oro Valley Clinic
12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Suite B-150
Oro Valley, AZ
85755


YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS 



 








​Erl Pettman received his diploma in Physiotherapy from the Nottingham School of Physiotherapy (England) in 1972 and from the National Academy of Acupuncture in 1976. He has been an Examiner for the Canadian Manual Therapy Examinations since 1980 and Chief Examiner from 1982-2002. In addition to being a Senior Faculty with NAIOMT, he has been a certified manual therapy instructor for the Olaf Evenjth system since 1990.

His chapter on Upper Cervical Instability was published in Modern Manual Therapy, 2nd Ed 1992 and he has presented papers at IFOMT Proceedings in 1984, 1988 and 1992. Erl Pettman developed the integrated quadrant system of evaluation in 1980 - a three-month manual therapy course in Western Canada - and co-founded NAIOMT with David Lamb, Cliff Fowler and Jim Meadows in 1984. He is currently practicing in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, and is researching early intervention work conditioning.











Mr. Bookhout received his Certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic in 1977 and his Master’s Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982. In April of 1983 he co-founded Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc., a private practice physical therapy clinic which specializes in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Mr. Bookhout has taught numerous courses throughout the United States since l981 and has taught over 200 continuing medical education courses since 2001. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan since 1987 teaching Muscle Energy Level I and II courses to P.T’s, D.O’s and M.D.s. In 1992 Mr. Bookhout developed a course on exercise as a compliment to manual medicine as part of the Michigan State Continuing Medical Education Program. Since 2011 Mr. Bookhout has been a certified instructor for the Neuromeningeal Manipulation courses with the Barral Institute. Mr. Bookhout has authored numerous articles regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients with thoracic and low back pain and was a co-editor of the 6th Edition of Bourdillon’s Spinal Manipulation book, published in 2002. 











Dr. Sahrmann is Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelors degree in Physical Therapy, masters and doctorate degrees in Neurobiology from Washington University. She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association's Marion Williams Research Award, the Lucy Blair Service Award, athe Kendall Practice award, the Inaugural John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Lecture awards.


Dr. Sahrmann has also received Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award, the School of Medicine ’s Inaugural Distinguished Clinician Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has also received the Bowling -Erhard Orthopedic Clinical Practice Award from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She has served on the APTA Board of Directors and as president of the Missouri Chapter. In addition to her numerous national and international presentations, Dr. Sahrmann has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, and at the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and Danish national congresses. 


Dr. Sahrmann's research interests are in development and validation of classification schemes for movement impairment syndromes as well as in exercise based interventions for these syndromes. Her books, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical and Thoracic spines and the Extremities, describe the syndromes and methods of treatment. 











​Dr. Bruce Franke has over 29 Years of experience and is a clinical specialist, mentor, researcher and faculty instructor in orthopedic physical therapy. Bruce has trained under many world renowned physical therapists and has always strived to provide a unique, comprehensive and aggressive approach to patient care.

Bruce received his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in 1987 from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth MN; his Masters of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2001 from the University of St. Augustine; and completed his Doctor of Science degree in 2016 from Andrews University.

Dr. Franke has presented research at the Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Barcelona, Spain in 2007 and Singapore in 2016; at the World Congress of Orthopedics (WCORT) in Xian, China in 2015 and Goyang-si, South Korea in 2016; as well as at several other national conferences here in the US. Dr Bruce Franke is a Board Certified Clinical Therapist in Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) with the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr Franke is a Fellow in the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), and a fellowship instructor and faculty with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).  


Dr. Franke established DPPT in northwest Tucson in 1997. Along with his like-minded team of professionals he provides hands-on physical therapy, notably the highest quality of individualized patient care. The team utilizes an integrative approach to physical therapy, taking into consideration the whole body not only the injury.



WE OFFER:


      *  Eclectic Approaches  
      *  Evidence Based  
      *  Enhancing Clinical Skills for over 20 years  
  
We are a mentoring facility offering regular continuing education classes in Tucson, AZ.  
  
DPI sponsors Internationally renown instructors to provide on-site training classes. Additionally, many of our Therapists are board certified clinical specialists or have acquired advanced certification in sub-specialties.  


RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS IN ORTHOPEDIC MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY - 2017  

Desert Palms Physical Therapy began sponsoring a residency in Tucson starting in 2012 and fellowship instruction in 2016.  All NAIOMT courses  we sponsor will be applicable to this residency and fellowship process.  This residency and fellowship is in association with Andrews University and NAIOMT. You can be a part of Residency and Fellowship from any work location. For more information contact Bruce Franke at brucef@desertpalmspt.com   
  
 
HISTORY   

Bruce A. Franke Jr. started Desert Palms Institute on a national level in 1996 with a vision to provide the highest quality and exceptionally well delivered continued education to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants through a series of weekend courses.   
  
BENEFITS   
   Continuing Education Courses approved by the State of Arizona  
   National/International Instructors  
   Specialty Courses  
   Mentoring/Residency/Fellowship Facility  


STUDY GROUPS  
* Study groups for NAIOMT attendees, interested clinicians and future exam candidates  in 2017  

DPI CANCELLATION POLICY  

IF THE PARTICIPANT CANCELS: If written notification of cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the course start date, the participant may substitute someone in their place, or transfer to another course at the same location without penalty. No monies will be refunded for cancellation. No money or credit will be issued for “no shows” to the course, or for cancellation after the course is in progress. IF THE INSTITUTE CANCELS PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE, NAIOMT reserves the right to cancel the course. If cancelled, a full refund is given. Host will not be held responsible for any personal costs incurred  




Erl Pettman
PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT

Mark R. Bookhout 

PT, MS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

PT, PhD, FAPTA

Desert Palms Institute

Physical Therapy

Movement Studio

Institute

NW 520-531-0305 | Oro Valley 520-338-2728 

Bruce A. Franke, Jr 

PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, MTC, FAAOMPT


Desert

Palms