Certified TheraTogs Fitter Labs
Please note: Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 1 Lab is a prerequisite for Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 2 Lab.
And to enroll in Lab 2, you must have successfully completed both on-demand courses.
Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 1 Lab
For Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, and Orthotists
Inside this hands-on lab, you'll apply the principles and strategies you learned in the corresponding online course beginning with the measurement of sagittal-plane spinal and pelvic alignment in sitting and standing positions.
Next, you'll don TheraTogs garments and assorted straps to optimize postural alignment and bodyweight loading on the feet in standing position.
Upon successful completion of the lab, you'll receive a Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 1 credential within two weeks.
Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 2 Lab
For Physical Therapists and Assistants and Orthotists
Designed to build upon the principles and strategies of Lab 1 pertaining to aligning the torso in the sagittal plane — and the corresponding online course — in Lab 2 you'll identify and address factors at the hip joint and femur that can contribute to altered foot progression angle (FPA) in walking.
You'll learn to execute precisely three musculoskeletal assessment procedures to quantify hip medial and lateral rotation range of motion (ROM) and femoral torsion. And under your instructor's supervision, you'll perform strapping applications addressing persistent pelvic retraction, in-toed and out-toed gait, and stance-phase hip stability.
Upon successful completion of the lab, you'll receive a Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 2 credential within two weeks.
Please note: Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 1 Lab is a prerequisite for Certified TheraTogs Fitter - 2 Lab. And to enroll in Lab 2, you must have successfully completed both on-demand courses.
→ Clinician Center Account
Personal access to TheraTogs password-protected Clinician Center website, where you can access discount links for online training, how-to videos, technical and research updates, online conversations with Clinical Support and your fellow clinicians… and much more!
→ Learn What You Don’t Know
For instance, the importance of pediatric postural alignment and the developmental causes of common gait issues.
→ Increase Your Confidence
Our hands-on lab certification program gives you a leg up when using and recommending TheraTogs.
→ Improve Your Families’ Compliance
When you're more confident in your use of TheraTogs, it's easier to teach the caretaker and improve the family’s confidence and compliance in using the system.
→ New Client Referral Engine
Caretakers and clinicians often ask the staff at TheraTogs, Inc. to find clinicians who understand and use TheraTogs in their practice. TheraTogs includes a map of Certified TheraTogs Fitters under their Find a Certified TheraTogs Fitter.
→ Earn CEUs for Your License Renewal
All Certified TheraTogs Fitter courses are approved for CEUs for physical therapists and assistants and orthotists. If you are an occupational therapist or an assistant, you can earn CEUs for the CTF - Level 1 Lab, only.
→ Contribute to New Product Development
TheraTogs may call on you to participate in occasional field trials of new TheraTogs designs and materials.
After you enroll in one or both CTF labs, we'll contact you via email about your TheraTogs garment size options. We'll send your selected garment to the lab location for you to use during the lab.
In addition, we'll provide assessment tools for your lab use.
Dr. Deborah Stack, PT, DPT, PCS, — and a Level 2 Certified TheraTogs Fitter — will lead this practice-changing lab in Doylestown, Pennsylvania over two consecutive days.
Dr. Stack has been a physical therapist in Bucks County for over 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.
While a student at Jefferson she was awarded the Faculty Prize in Neurology.
She completed the Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy course through the American Physical Therapy Association and received her Board Certification in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2008.
Dr. Stack is a member of the APTA, the APTA section on Pediatrics, the APTA section on Private Practice, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.
Her areas of special interest include: childhood stroke, brain injury, toe walking retraining, torticollis, identifying community wellness activities for children with disabilities, and working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
For Certified TheraTogs Fitter - Level 1 Lab CEU details, follow this link.
For Certified TheraTogs Fitter - Level 2 Lab CEU details, follow this link.
Given its focus on lower extremity issues and applications, the TheraTogs Fitter – 2 Lab is not approved for OT CEUs, but interested OT’s are welcome to attend.