Continuing Education


Teachers College, Columbia University presents the Ann Gentile Memorial Conference

Optimizing Outcomes in Locomotor Training

Join us for the Second Gentile Conference on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

A joint conference sponsored by: Program in Motor Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Leading experts in movement sciences and rehabilitation will honor Ann's memory and build on her legacy with a contemporary analysis of research and clinical applications for locomotor training in rehabilitation. This one-day conference will include talks from leading experts in robotics, gait assessment, physical therapy and neurorehabiltation.

Speakers include PT faculty members Drs. Jacqueline Montes and Ashwini Rao.

Learn full program details and how to register


The Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy present:

The Role of Exercise in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Recommendations and Clinical Applications

May 18, 2019, 8AM-5PM
Vagelos Education Center, New York, NY

Course Directors:

Jacqueline Montes, PT, EdD, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist; Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, Programs in Physical Therapy, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Bart Bartels, PT, MS; Reserach Pediatric Physical Therapist, Division of Pediatrics, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands

Recognizing the growing need to better understand the role of exercise as an integral part of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) management, this one-day course will review the evidence, explore possible mechanisms for exercise as an intervention and review how to apply exercise in a clinical setting. The international faculty includes prominent clinicians and researchers in the fields of SMA and exercise physiology.

Learn complete course details and how to register. You may also email for further information.




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 Program 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 I C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I March 23-24, 2019

Level I C-516 Cervical Spine I April 27-28, 2019

Level II C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II September 21-22, 2019

Level I C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I October 5-6, 2019

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 Program in Physical Therapy host a course, please contact 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.