Certification in Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (STEP) (Des Plaines, Illinois)

01 Apr 2023 - 30 Nov 2023

Course Overview:

Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions is our premier course series on advanced exercise Dosage, Design, and Progressions. Improve your clinical decision-making around designing your own exercises, or modifying old ones, to address a specific impairment. Dosing exercise is fundamental to achieving the desired outcome. This curriculum is built on a foundation of the Medical Exercise Therapy curriculum, developed by Oddvar Holten in Norway in the early 1960s. This curriculum was the foundation of training for tissue repair, now referred to as mechanotherapy. Ola Grimsby's addition to this original curriculum has expanded the understanding of tissue-specific dosage for mechanotherapy. Additionally, neurophysiological concepts for motor learning and muscle activation continue to progress. This dynamic curriculum is constantly evolving forward. Come and move with us.

Signing up for each course separately will cost you $3,493 (STEP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 - $499 per weekend course). Sign up for the entire program and get a 10% discount on the total course fee and pay $3,144 only for all 7 courses.

Course Details

Registration Open (UTC): 2023-04-01 (08:00 AM)

Start Date (UTC): 2023-04-01 (08:00 AM)

End Date (UTC): 2023-11-30 (08:00 PM)

Course Fee: $3144

Faculty Details

Dan Washeck

Faculty (PT, OCS, FAAOMPT)

E-mail: dwasheck@olagrimsby.com

Dan has been working in orthopedic physical therapy with a manual therapy emphasis for nearly 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed 4 years of Post-Graduate training including Residency, Fellowship, Ph.D. training program in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 2003. After Post-Graduate training, he completed an additional year of Instructor apprenticeship. He became an instructor for the OGI in 2005 and the lead Residency instructor for Seattle in 2011/2012 and St. Louis from 2013 – present.  Dan also completed a 1-year (S.T.E.P) Therapeutic Exercise Residency in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has authored several chapters in the book series Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught Manual Therapy seminars both nationally and internationally over the past decade. He is currently on the board of directors, board of examiners, and the Residency Director for the OGI. He owns and operates Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual therapy clinic and full-time teaching clinic for post-graduate Residency and Fellowship students for the OGI.

Tom Mollsen

Faculty (PT, DMT, MPT, A.T., C., FAAOMPT)

E-mail: tmollsen@olagrimsby.com

Tom has over 25 years of extensive experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions as a licensed physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and certified massage therapist. Tom served as the head athletic trainer for 9 years at Elmhurst College. In this capacity, Tom coordinated the medical care of individuals participating in 16 men's and women's NCAA Division Ill sports programs. He was also the head athletic trainer for the Nike-sponsored Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kendall Gill, and BJ Armstrong Youth Basketball Camps for 8 years. Tom graduated from Midwestern University's College of Health Sciences with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2002. In 2014, he completed the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) residency program earning a Doctorate of Manual Physical Therapy degree. Tom completed the OGl's fellowship program and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2016. Through the Roy Matheson program, Tom is a certified work capacity evaluator. Tom is a full-time clinician and owner of Midwest Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual physical therapy clinic in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Outside of work, Tom holds a fourth-degree blackbelt in Gangi's Kung Fu System/Kang Chuan Do, a kung-fu based martial arts system.