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September 2016
$695

PNF: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I

September 23 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 3:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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  For more information and to register, click here.  To effectively treat as a Functional Manual TherapistTM, one must address the interrelationship between the neuromuscular, soft tissue, and articular systems. PNF I offers a dynamic and functional evaluation and treatment approach to this interrelationship based on specific analysis of motor recruitment patterns and Characteristics of Neuromuscular Function. This course progresses from specific shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and trunk patterns to weight bearing postures and movements. Content emphasizes the establishment of…

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Physioyoga 101

September 27 @ 7:00 am - 7:45 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 18, 2016
Des Moines University, Wellness Center,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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For absolute beginners Physioyoga is designed to decrease injury while increasing strength, flexibility and mindfulness.  Perfect for beginners or those wanting to refine their practice Emphasizes stability and balance over flexibility Promotes mindfulness and meditation Recognizes the breath as the foundation for movement Instructed by two physical therapists trained in Medical Therapeutic Yoga, participants are sure to receive individual attention and quality instruction.  Taught by Kate Cardamon, M.P.T., and Laura Covill, D.P.T., DMU physical therapists trained in Medical Therapeutic Yoga. More…

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$10

Active Older Adult Exercise

September 27 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that begins at 2016-09-27 09:45 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s) with no end date
Des Moines University Clinic, 9th Floor,
3200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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An exercise class specially designed for older adults, focused on improving balance, strength and flexibility. Taught by Des Moines University Physical Therapy clinicians Tuesdays, 9:45–10:30 a.m. $10 per class or 5 classes for $45 Des Moines University Clinic – 9th floor, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines Call 271-1717 for more information. Some participants may require a physical therapy evaluation prior to the first class. More Details and Registration

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$75

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 10, 2016
Des Moines University, Wellness Center,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Reduce pain and stiffness from arthritis through a series of gentle, pain-free movements. Improve balance, strength, flexibility, stamina and, most importantly, your quality of life. Taught by Dr. Kathy Mercuris and Michael Walsh, certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructors. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Register Online

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$25

Aging with Agility

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 4, 2016
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC),
3300 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Getting older doesn't mean you have to slow down.

Discover the keys to healthy, active aging in three weeks. Tuesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. September 20 | Body systems and balance as we age Presented by Paul Volker, M.D. Gentle Yoga facilitated by Laura Covill, D.P.T. September 27 | Overcoming osteoporosis and the loss of bone mass Presented by Noreen O’Shea, D.O. Balance exercises and stretching facilitated by Michelle Brown, M.S.P.T. October 4 | Causes and coping with arthritis pain Presented by Catherine Stevermer, P.T., Ph.D. Tai…

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$10

Active Older Adult Exercise

September 29 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that begins at 2016-09-29 09:45 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s) with no end date
Des Moines University Clinic, 9th Floor,
3200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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An exercise class specially designed for older adults, focused on improving balance, strength and flexibility. Taught by Des Moines University Physical Therapy clinicians Tuesdays, 9:45–10:30 a.m. $10 per class or 5 classes for $45 Des Moines University Clinic – 9th floor, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines Call 271-1717 for more information. Some participants may require a physical therapy evaluation prior to the first class. More Details and Registration

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Free

The Breadth and Depth of Standardized Patients in the Teaching and Assessment of Clinical Skills

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50322United States
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 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Over the past five decades Standardized Patient methodology has evolved from its roots in teaching and assessing proficiency in communicating with patients. Standardized Patients (SPS) now perform a variety of roles in medical and non-medical education from undergraduate learning to licensure examinations to continuing education. In this presentation, we will use a non-traditional definition of Standardized Patients (SPs): “individuals…

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$75

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 10, 2016
Des Moines University, Wellness Center,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Reduce pain and stiffness from arthritis through a series of gentle, pain-free movements. Improve balance, strength, flexibility, stamina and, most importantly, your quality of life. Taught by Dr. Kathy Mercuris and Michael Walsh, certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructors. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Register Online

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Core Strength with Pilates

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Des Moines University,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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We are thrilled to bring back Pilates for our patients and the community!  Learn to engage and retrain your deepest core muscles for improved posture, reduced pain and better mobility.  Taught by Kari Smith, A doctor of physical therapy and Stott Pilates certified instructor, you can be assured that these exercises are a safe and effective way to get in shape! Some people with more pain or more widespread pain may be asked to undergo a physical therapy evaluation prior…

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Free

Alumni Reception in Des Moines, IA

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West End Salvage,
22 9th St
Des Moines,IA50309United States
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Please join your colleagues and friends of Des Moines University for an event at the West End Architectural Salvage in Des Moines. Cash bar and appetizers will be provided. If you have questions please email alumni@dmu.edu or call 515-271-1463. RSVP Online

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Free

D.iscovering P.odiatric M.edicine

September 30
Des Moines University,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Hosted by Podiatric Medicine Advocacy, Des Moines University, and the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society Who:Undergraduate and high school students interested in healthcare What:An introduction to podiatric medicine and surgerySimulation Lab, Anatomy Lab, Surgery Lab experiencesStudent and professional testimonialsPresentation about podiatric medical education and future careerNationally recognized lecturers at the Heartland Foot and Ankle Scientific ConferenceDes Moines University admissions and campus tourFree lunch with current students When:Friday, September 30, 2016 8:45-9 am Registration at Downtown Des Moines Marriott 9-9:15 amWelcome 9:20-10 amPodiatric Lectures 10-10:40 amOverview of Podiatric Medicine Presentation10:40-11:15 amTour…

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$150

Fundamental Manual Physical Therapy Interventions

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 3:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 For more information and to register, click here. Manual physical therapy is an important dimension of physical therapy practice. This laboratory-based course will focus on the fundamentals of manual physical therapy that are applicable in various physical therapy practice settings. A foundational set of manual physical therapy interventions and manual therapy clinical reasoning that is informed by recent evidence will be taught. Instruction on interventions for the spine and extremities will be provided including joint and soft tissue mobilization, manipulation, mobilization…

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