Continuing Education



Recap of Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Evaluation and Management for the Rehabilitation Specialist, held October 20 and 21, 2017 at CUIMC

The purpose of this conference was to (1) educate health providers on the broad phenotypic spectrum of pediatric and adult SMA, the natural history of the disease, recent updates to the standards of care, standardized clinical outcome measures and the implications of approved and investigational therapies, and (2) to prepare clinicians outside of specialized SMA centers to manage rehabilitation care and administer and monitor progress using standardized SMA clinical assessments. View videos of the presentations and discussions.


We’re excited to announce that throughout 2019, the Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy will be hosting a series of continuing education courses presented by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). This enriching on-campus opportunity will guide PTs of all levels toward clinical excellence in manual therapy.  Please feel free to pass this information on to your colleagues and students.

Click on the links below for more information and to register.

Upcoming 2019 Courses:

Level II C-616 Cervical Spine II November 9-10, 2019

Level I C-516 Cervical Spine I December 7-8, 2019

Second- and third-year PT students receive a significant registration discount, and registrants in need of lodging will enjoy a reduced rate of $189/night at the Edge Hotel, conveniently located just 2 blocks from our course location at the CUIMC’s Georgian Building. PT friends from out of town are welcome!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Susan Windsor, NAIOMT Executive Liaison for Courses and Events at

 If you are interested in having the Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy host a course, please contact the Continuing Education Chair, Dr. Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg:

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.