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Professional Learning Institute

Each of the classes below are linked to a page which includes more information about the course and class registration. Watch for more information or call 630-909-6923.


Start in January

Winter / Spring 2015 Course Registration


Defensive Documentation: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

April 10, 2015

This up-to-date course will cover and review the necessary components of documentation required to support the need for therapy services and the provision of skilled treatment by the clinician. With ongoing changes to regulatory and third party payer requirements, healthcare providers must stay current with the criteria utilized for determining medical necessity and the provision of reasonable and necessary services when documentation is audited. It is essential for therapists to critically select, effectively utilize and succinctly document objective tests and measures. Definitions of key documentation items will be reviewed and tips will be provided to help strengthen the content of your documentation. Additionally, education will be provided on how to minimize your legal risk as an organization and practitioner through use of audits and quality improvement activities. This interactive course will utilize case studies and small group discussion to provide opportunities to apply and integrate techniques discussed throughout this course. A documentation tool-kit will be provided to pull the information together and allow the clinician to immediately implement these strategies in clinical practice. Your active involvement is required in order to complete the course and to ensure a dynamic learning experience.

Presenters: Paula Eppenstein, PT, MS; Emily Becker, PT, MS; Sharon Seitzinger, OTR/L

Intended Audience:

Contact Hours: 7 hours

Registration Deadline: 3-27-15

Fees: Single Registration: $179; Group Registration Fee: $159 (2+ from one facility)



Therapeutic Touch: A Healing Modality

May 15-16, 2015

Therapeutic Touch (TT) promotes a sense of balance, peacefulness and relaxation, along with decreased pain and anxiety. Additionally, for the practitioner, TT helps to create a sense of peace and centeredness during stressful times. It enriches one’s life both professionally and personally. This course establishes a foundational knowledge base for the beginning of your TT practice. For those who continue on for the credential of QTTP (Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner awarded by the Therapeutic Touch International Association), this is the first of the two required courses. Contact hours will be available for nurses who have not previously taken this course.

Presenters: Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, RN, EdD, QTTP, QTTT and Donna Pilkington, RN, CRRN, MSML, QTTP

Intended Audience: Nurses; Chaplains

Other disciplines are welcome to attend, however CE credit will not be granted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, or social workers.

Contact Hours: 12 hours

Registration Deadline: 5-1-15

Fees: Single Registration: $125; Group Registration Fee: $105 (2+ from one facility)

Summer / Fall 2015 Courses
Coming Soon!

October 2015

“Working Out” Dysphagia with Exercise-Based Principles & Practices

October 3, 2015

Medical Screening for Therapists: The Sherlock Holmes Approach

October 24-25, 2015

September 2015

Visual Processing Impairment II: Evaluation & Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury

September 25-27, 2015

Special Note: To register for this course, please visit: and search for the Chicago, IL location.

November 2015

Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Advanced Practice in Vestibular Physical Therapy 

November 7-8, 2015

Special Note: Presented by the Neurology Section, a component of APTA

To register for this course, please visit: 




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Contact Information:

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

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