Continuing Education as conducted by Great Seminars imparts large amounts of evidence based material that directly impacts clinical care and decision making. It has been recently shown that continuing education is more effective if followed by a one on one intervention by a person proficient with the information. (Cleland, 2009) To that end, Great Seminars offers course participants the opportunity to hire consultants to work directly with their staff therapists. Below are the details.

Consulting services are as follows:

All consultants will need travel and accommodations paid by the facility. Great Seminars charges a $200 set up fee to coordinate the facility and the consultants. The consultant’s fee depends on the area of expertise and skill and experience of the consultant. Consultants are as follows:

GREAT Seminars Lecturers:

Washington, DC
BS in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University
Masters of Science in Gerontology from University of Southern California Masters of Public Administration from University of Southern California
Doctor of Philosophy from University of Maryland
Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions
Editor-in-Chief, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Department of Geriatrics, College of Medicine

Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTCCS, CWT, COS-C
Denver, Colorado
Bachelor’s in Biology, Pre-Med and Athletic Training from Mount Vernon University, Mount Vernon, OH
Master’s in Physical Therapy from University of Southern California
PhD in Aging Studies from University of South Florida
Doctor of Physical Therapy (to be completed in May 2013) from Regis University
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Regis University

Dale Avers DPT, PHD
Syracuse, NY
BHS in Physical Therapy from University of Kentucky
MSEd in Clinical and College Teaching from University of Kentucky
DPT from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
PhD from Indiana University
Associate Professor at Upstate Medical University

Janene Barber PT, GTCCS, FSOAE
BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri
Lecturer for “Taking Balance to the Limits” for Great Seminars
Lab Assistant for “Geriatric Neurology” for Great Seminars
President of consulting company to Home Health and Long-Term Care companies, specializing in training for Balance Impairments.

Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA®-CPT
Miami, FL
BS in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University
Vice-President Polestar Pilates Education
Chair, Bone Health Special Interest Group, Geriatric Section, APTA
Board Member, American Bone Health
FORE Professional Committee Member
NOF: ERAC Committee Member

Alisa Curry, PT, DPT, GTCCS GCS
Hayward, CA
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
BS in Physical Therapy, Langston University, Langston OK
DPT from Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ
Coordinator of Rehab Clinical Programs– Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
Specializing in Geriatrics, Acute Care and Total Joint Arthroplasty
Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Fremont CA

Doug Dillon PT, GTCCS, CSST
Campbell CA
BA in Physical Education/Athletic Training
BS in Physical Therapy
Director of Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Center with Inpatient/Outpatient/Stroke Rehabilitation and Aquatic Program
Lecturer for Great Seminars on “Comprehensive Rehabilitation Strategies for the Complex Geriatric Patients
Expert Consultant for the Physical Therapy Board of California
Expert Consultant for the California Department of Consumer Affairs

James R. Gose, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, COMT, CMP
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist
Certified McKenzie Practitioner (Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment)
Certified Maitland Practitioner (Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist)
Certified Mulligan Practitioner
Adjunct Professor University of Tennessee Chattanooga Physical Therapy Program

Sandy Shelton PT, GTCCS
Eagleville, TN
BS in Physical Therapy from University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis TN
Level 3 Staff Physical Therapist in Acute Care Orthopedic Unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Specialty Areas: Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, Extremity Fractures

Nicole L. Stout MPT, CLT-LANA
Bethesda, Maryland
Master of Physical therapy- Chatham University, Post-graduate certificate in Health policy- George Washington University School of Public Health
Senior Rehabilitation Practice Consultant – Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic States, Rockville, MD

Geriatric Training Certified (GTCCS) Therapists

Olga Boudreau PT, GTCCS
Tamarac, Florida
BS in Physical Therapy from Florida International University
Director of Rehabilitation at Allcare Medical Services

Amy L. Brensel MS PT, GTCCS
Clive, IA
Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University
Bachelor of Science from Northwest Missouri State
Outpatient Physical Therapist for Mercy Clinics in Clive, IA

Nolan R. Dyer PT, GTCCS
Independence, MO
BS in Physical Therapy from Langston University, Oklahoma.
BS in Criminal Justice from Winona State University, Minnesota.
Employed with Genesis Rehabilitation Services.

Diana Dickey PT GTCCS
Kansas City, Missouri
BS in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis
Employed with Sports Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Associates Inc currently at their St. Joseph Hospital outpatient contract location

Karey Ledbetter, PT, DPT, GTCCS, GCS
Jacksonville, FL
BS in Physical Therapy from Bradley University
DPT from Boston University
Program Manager for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Florida Community College at Jacksonville
PRN Physical Therapist for Taylor Care Center, Jacksonville FL

Dana Logan, MS, PT, GTCCS
Washington DC
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology, Miami University
Outpatient orthopedic physical therapist in Washington, DC
Lab assistant, GREAT Seminars and Books

Barbara Miller-Howard, PT, GTCCS
Ashland, KY
Bachelor’s in Biology; Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan
Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
NDT Certified
Senior Physical Therapist, Inpatient Rehabilitation at Kings Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky

Peter Vander Weide PT, GTCCS
Battle Creek, MI
BS Health Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University 1990
Employed full time at Muscle and Spine Rehabilitation Center–outpatient private practice and part time at Integrity Rehab–SNF.

Please contact GREAT Seminars for more information:

Phone: 330-836-2275
Fax: 330-865-6941
Toll-Free: 877-79-GREAT