Hands-On, In-Person Seminar Series


  •  Guidelines-based Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders using Manual Therapy, Movement Reeducation, and Exercise


  •  This seminar series aims to train the practitioners in the skills required to implement the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy's Clinical Practice Guidelines at a high level. All participants are provided with interactive digital learning tools to prepare them with the knowledge of the clinical guidelines before attending the seminars. Participants will also be encouraged to take and pass the AOPT’s CPG Knowledge Competency Examination before the 12 days of this hands-on skill-building seminar series. The pre-session online knowledge components enable the in-person sessions to be 12 days of fast-paced, high-level skill-building.

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  • Joe Godges, DPT
    • Dr. Godges has over 30 years of experience providing lab instruction and clinical mentoring for orthopaedic and sports physical therapy residents, as well as for manual therapy, movement science, and spine fellows in programs for Kaiser Permanente and the University of Southern California. Dr. Godges began his PT training as an officer in the US Army. Then, he attained certification as a manual therapist, Rolfer, and PNF practitioner. Dr. Godges' professional development also included receiving his MA in counseling psychology.
    • From 2008 to 2017, Dr. Godges was the coordinator and editor of the AOPT/JOSPT’s ICF-based Clinical Practice Guidelines. He has also served terms on the Orthopaedic Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, on the APTA’s Committee on Clinical Residency and Fellowship Credentialing, and the AOPT and JOSPT Board of Directors. Dr. Godges was among the first 26 clinical specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy, certified initially in 1989. He attained his third OCS recertification in 2019. 


The Cardon Center for Continuing Education 

Cardon Rehabilitation and Medical Equipment Ltd

Burlington, Ontario, Canada


Session Month Days  Days of the Week  Topics


April  19th, 20th & 21st Wed/Thu/Fri Low Back & Pelvis 
2 April  22nd, 23rd & 24th Sat/Sun/Mon Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot
3 September 29th, 30th & (October) 1st Fri/Sat/Sun Neck & Thorax 
4 October 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon/Tue/Wed Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand

Registration Fees

*Member includes: APTA, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and International PT Association Members*

  Number of Sessions Price 
Member All-Four Sessions (12-Days) $2,000
  One Session (3-Days) $600
Non-Member All-Four Sessions (12-Days) $2,500
  One Session (3-Days) $700

The Registration Fees Include: 

  • Access to the AOPT/PhysioU’s CPG Interactive Learning Modules, Integrated Clinical Decision Trees, handouts summarizing the seminar’s content, videos of the procedures covered in the seminars, and multiple apps with guidelines-related movement analysis, exercise progressions, and case simulations.
  • Introductory rate to sit for the AOPT’s CPG Knowledge Competency Examination and, upon successful completion of the examination, listing in the AOPT’s Directory of Clinical Practice Guidelines Trained Practitioners.