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Saturday, February 24th – 25th, 2024 from 8am – 5pm

CC’s Physical Therapy
207 West Front Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58504 United States (map)

Evidence in Motion: FDN Level 2

FDN Level 2 is an intermediate level course that builds upon the skill set developed in FDN Level 1. This course focuses on technical proficiency in foundational dry needling techniques in more complex regions of the body, expanding the skill set to bolster application in clinical practice. Musculature taught includes advanced spine, trunk and upper and lower quadrants.
Anatomy, safety, precautions, and psychomotor aspects of needling are reinforced alongside in-depth instruction in neurophysiology behind dry needling mechanisms and critical appraisal of current evidence. FDN Level 2 is a hybrid learning experience that integrates online learning prior to the lab-based weekend intensive.

Register by clicking here and selecting the Bismarck 2 day course with Michael Voltz.

Target Audience: PT, MD, DO, DC, PA, NP, Other

Cost: $1,099-$1,299

Contact Hours: 2 Day: 25hrs / 2.5 CEU / 25 CCU


Saturday, March 9th – 10th , 2024 from 8am – 5pm

CC’s Physical Therapy
207 West Front Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58504 United States (map)

Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete:

Pregnancy and Postpartum

This live two-day course will teach participants how to appropriately treat and manage the female athlete from preconception to postpartum return to sport. There are more females pushing the boundaries of sport through motherhood. Female athletes are wanting to continue to participate in and return to sport after baby. As clinicians, we need to understand the needs of these athletes and help empower them to return to sport whenever they wish to.

This course will be structured in lectures and labs that will teach you basic internal intra-vaginal techniques to guide your plan of care, pelvic floor anatomy, common pelvic floor issues in female athletics, coaching for the female athlete with or without pelvic floor dysfunction and planning treatment to get them back to the sport they love!


The course will be held at CC’s on Saturday, and CrossFit Tertiary on Sunday. Register by emailing info@glseminars.com and requesting a secure link.

Target Audience:Chiropractors, Doctors of Medicine, Doctors of Osteopathy, Fitness Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Students, Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Students


Saturday, May 18th – 19th, 2024 from 8am – 5pm

CC’s Physical Therapy
207 West Front Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58504 United States (map)

ICE Modern Management of the Older Adult

Designed for rehabilitation and fitness professionals who want to elevate their skill set in the management of older adults. The size of this population is growing rapidly, unfortunately the desire to manage them with cutting edge evidence guided treatment has lagged well behind. Too often we see our older adults getting under treated, both with exercise and manual therapy, apparently as a consequence of both fear and ignorance.

Take a deep dive into exploring myths and misconceptions of aging while laying out a clear current best evidence pathway to enable our older adults to not only survive but to thrive. A special emphasis is placed on progressive functional fitness in this population to stave off functional decline. Register by clicking here.

Target Audience: Fitness Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, University Faculty


Friday, August 2nd – 3rd, 2024 from 8am – 5pm

CC’s Physical Therapy
207 West Front Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58504 United States (map)

2024 Great Lakes Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

At a loss about how to treat your patients with jaw pain? Come learn a straightforward and practical approach to treat these underserved patients and expand your treatment population!

This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of temporomandibular joint anatomy, biomechanics and dysfunctions, and how they can create pain in the jaw, head and neck. Through this, you’ll see that treatment of TMJ dysfunction is really no different than the treatment of other joints. Treatment techniques include joint mobilization, myofascial release, posture re-education and exercises. As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic. Register by clicking here.

Target Audience: PT, MD, DO, DC, PA, NP, Other


Saturday, August 24th – 25th, 2024 from 8am – 5pm

CC’s Physical Therapy
207 West Front Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58504 United States (map)

ICE Extremity Management

This seminar covers current best evidence in the physical therapist’s management of the most common extremity syndromes seen in a general outpatient orthopedic practice. A special emphasis will be placed on fitness forward treatment progression and exercise prescription.

We will challenge several traditional philosophies regarding the assessment and treatment of orthopedic conditions. The laboratory component will focus on enhancing manual therapy and exercise skills, while the lectures will highlight the most up to date literature in extremity management. Register for course by clicking here.

Target Audience: Chiropractors, Doctors of Medicine, Doctors of Osteopathy, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Students, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Students, University Faculty

Past Events

Included are  the events CC’s Physical Therapy has held for professional development. We pride ourselves on innovative excellence and bringing light to new topics in the care and wellbeing of those we care for, and colleagues throughout the area. We strongly encourage you to reach out if you see a course we have previously hosted, that you would like to see on the calendar again.

Evidence in Motion : Functional Dry Needling L2

This seminar covers current best evidence in the physical therapist’s Successful completion of this advanced level of the dry needling course of study will deem you competent and proficient in becoming a Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Practitioner. Similar to the class model of FDN Level 1, this course includes theoretical and laboratory sessions which incorporate instruction in safety, needling technique, treatment rationales for various diagnoses, and education in contraindications, precautions, and possible complications of dry needling. Content is taught in a blended format including both pre-course online content and hands-on lab-intensive weekend course.

June 2022

Intro to Vestibular Rehab by Great Lakes Seminars

Therapists often have scattered pieces of knowledge about vestibular rehabilitation. This course will help you put those puzzle pieces together in a way that enables you to quickly assess and provide treatment for a patient with vestibular dysfunction. We’ll start with the comprehensive anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system then practice different diagnostic tests to assess vestibular dysfunction and guide your treatment. BPPV is covered at great length in this course, from diagnosis to treatment. Concepts will apply to clinicians without any vestibular rehabilitation experience, while still maintaining the interest and expanding the capabilities of more experienced clinicians!

June 2023

ICE : Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete

Our friends from The Institute of Clinical Excellence are bringing this much-anticipated course to Bismarck and we couldn’t be more excited to host! This-two day course is designed to educate participants on proper technique of the fundamental movements in Fitness Athlete programming. Learn coaching, analysis, and breakdowns of the squat, deadlift, push, pull, and basic olympic lifts. Through the use of multiple models the instructors will cover each movement beginning with proper performance and then highlighting commonly seen mistakes. Students will learn how to correct these common mistakes through coaching, and as needed through breaking down the movement to identify relevant physical impairments and addressing these through targeted mobility and stability exercises.

September 2023

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor L1

This is a satellite course, which includes pre-recorded lecture videos, alongside interactive labs with the instructor remoting in for a more in-depth learning opportunity.
We designed this course to provide a thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions. This course is geared to the therapist who wants to synthesize the information and apply it to individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This continuing education seminar teaches evaluation and treatment interventions by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination, and SEMG biofeedback assessment (please note that, for the time being, SEMG is being demonstrated in video lectures; for hands-on learning, consider attending Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction). The information is immediately applicable to clinical practice.
January 2024

FREE consults are always available and remember, physical therapy does not require a prescription or referral in most cases. Come and see us today!


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