Do You Feel this Same Way about Complex Cases?
YOU CARE ABOUT
but you only have so much to give and you are feeling tired, exhausted, and heavy from the work you do.
YOU LOVE THE
but get frustrated and discouraged when you feel lost with what to do with ALL those moving pieces.
YOU ARE PROUD TO BE A TRUSTED THERAPIST...
but you feel overburdened, overwhelmed, and alone trying to be "all things" for your client.
The Complex Case Masterclass is for Therapists Who
✔ Are looking for a course that helps them put theory into action in a clinically relevant way
✔ Find working with people who have complex cases rewarding, but hard sometimes
✔ Love the problem solving with complex cases like FND, dystonia, pain, CRPS, dizziness, or multiple diagnoses.
✔ Struggle to maintain boundaries, but also want to have a connection with and have empathy for their clients
✔ Want a clear framework for how to break down and simplify a complex cases
✔ Want to enhance their clinical reasoning skills to evaluate/treat at a client holistically and efficiently
✔ Want to learn more about how to assess and treat the Autonomic Nervous System, Sensory System, and Lifestyle Factors
✔ Find psychosocial issues challenging and need communication strategies
✔ Want guidance in how to build a team to support themselves and their client (including how to build an interdisciplinary team)
By the end of this course
You will learn how to become a psychologically informed therapist
You will have strategies and be able to improve patient self efficacy
You will be able to effectively manage psychosocial issues and lifestyle factors
You will be able assess and treat the Autonomic Nervous System
You will be able to assess and treat the Sensory System
You will be able to assess and treat motor control impairments
You will be able to efficiently perform differential diagnosis in complex cases
You will be able to break down complex problems more efficiently by utilizing a framework
You will be able to navigate complex orthopedic, neurologic, and conditions that affect full body systems
You will learn self management skills as a therapist to reduce burnout
You will learn how to build a team to support yourself as a clinician professionally
You will know where to start in building your own interdisciplinary team
"This course has truly helped me set personal boundaries and made a large impact on my ability to treat my patients without feeling overwhelmed. I enjoy the pie chart idea of looking at patients and really helps to break down complex cases." -M.S. a PT
"The motor and sensory portion of this course were really helpful to me as an OT - to understand areas I would like to explore further to increase my clinical knowledge. I really appreciated the start of the course about acknowledging burn out and having me consider how to set my own boundaries. Every part of this course was very applicable to my caseload. It made me feel more connected to other disciplines- and validates my feeling on how important collaborative care is!" -L.T. an OT
"This course helped me stay in the game, I was pretty close to leaving patient care when I signed up. Instead, I have changed jobs - hopefully for the better...getting started at my new job and I hope to set a better foundation with the new perspectives I have in part from this course." -H.R. a PT
Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS
Julie has practiced in all settings in the neuro world including acute, inpatient rehab, home health, clinical research, community re-integration, tele-health and outpatient private practice. She started the only neurology-based fellowship program in the world, the Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship. She mentors PTs internationally in their clinical growth and is a faculty member at USC. In addition, she started and runs re+active physical therapy & wellness. She was honored with the 2019 Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology by the ANPT and has received several teaching awards from USC.
Brittany Kim PT, DPT, OCS
Brittany received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC. After finishing the program she participated in USC's Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program to earn her OCS. She is a guest lecturer on the topic of Centralized Pain in USC's DPT program. She has taught in the USC Spine Fellowship Program as well. She mentors physical therapists internationally in the management of complex cases and she treats people with CRPS, POTS, EDS, and neurologic patients with orthopedic issues.
Naoya Ogura, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Naoya Ogura is a neurologic OT with a passion for lifestyle interventions in chronic disease. He is the clinic director at re+active West LA and the director of the pain program. His expertise lies in sleep, diet, stress management and mindfulness. He has taught continuing education courses for therapists on the topic of lifestyle management and mindfulness as an intervention, as well as led patient group education courses on the topics of lifestyle management, stress management, and sleep.
What's included in the Masterclass
3 Core Modules
16 hours of engaging self guided online learning material + activities to implement with your patients every week
Videos, audios, PDFs, cheat sheets, self reflection activities
Module 01: You
2 Section Module About You Taking Care of Yourself
We will discussing and addressing areas that may be causing you to feel overwhelmed and burned out from working with complex cases.
We discuss and apply:
The evidence about burnout in healthcare providers
Developing good lifestyle habits that support your work as a clinician
How to take care of yourself when you have to encounter difficult or emotionally taxing situations
Module 02: The Client
5 Section Module About Breaking Down Complex Cases
We will focus on bolstering your clinical reasoning skills and help you be more holistic and efficient with complex cases.
We will discuss and apply:
Differential diagnosis of neuro and complex pain presentations
Reviewing a framework to help break down complex problems
Learn assessments and treatments for the Autonomic Nervous System, Sensory System, Motor Control Impairments
Review psychosocial and lifestyle management
Tackle how to manage flare ups and discharge
Module 03: The Team
1 Section Module About Building Your Team
We will discussing and taking action steps towards building a team that supports both you and your clients.
We will discuss and apply:
The role of OT, the medical team, and psychology in the management of complex cases
We will talk about strategies to help you develop your own interdisciplinary team
We will talk about the importance of continued professional support for you as a clinician
We will have special guest lectures from other healthcare fields
How-To Section + Resource Vault
-How to videos for specialized assessment and treatments
-Smart-text swipe file
What is not included
This course is a self paced/self guided course that not only provides the tools and information you need, but it also provides action steps that are meant to be applied every week to your current patient case load.
This course, however, does not include live mentorship or support while taking the course.
We highly recommend that you consider joining our Brain Bytes Community so that you can get the support you need while taking this course.
All Brain Bytes Members get this course included for FREE with their membership.
During the first 3 months of your membership, we will be providing monthly live mentorship and will help you apply concepts from this course. Additionally, you will have access to our community private chat which allows you to ask the instructors questions and learn more from our amazing community members about specific diagnoses and hot topics.Learn more about Brain Bytes
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