Desert Palms Physical Therapy


UPCOMING COURSES

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Functional Dry Needling Level 1(Tucson,AZ)

June 2-4, 2017
Desert Palms Institute, Tucson, AZ
7400 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741


NAIOMT C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I (Phoenix, AZ)


August 17 - August 20, 2017
Franklin Pierce University
14455 West Van Buren
Suite 100, Building A
Goodyear, AZ
85338


C-626 Upper Extremity (Phoenix, AZ)


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)


November 17-19, 2017
Desert Palms Institute, Tucson, AZ
7400 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741


Level III (C-730) Certification Exam


December 3 & 4, 2017
Franklin Pierce University
14455 West Van Buren
Suite 100, Building A
Goodyear, AZ
85338



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


March 1-4, 2018
Franklin Pierce University
14455 West Van Buren
Suite 100, Building A
Goodyear, AZ
85338



YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS 



 







​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. 


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  




Desert Palms Institute

Physical Therapy

Movement Studio

Institute

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

Erl Pettman
PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT

Mark R. Bookhout 

P.T., M.S., FAAOMPT

Desert

Palms