We are back in the states after a week in Cabo, (staying true to our #stayafterclass model we stayed a few extra days). We would like to thank all of the great Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants who made it out here from all over the country! We loved meeting, having discussions, and sharing the ocean air with each and everyone of you! When planning a continuing education course with Mike Reiman from Duke University, we knew he would put on an amazing lecture. He is an amazing advocate for the Physical Therapy profession. His lecture was on point with the literature current in Physical Therapy. The high point of the course was the lab portion where we got hands-on instruction with clinical pearls gained from his many years as a clinician.
Video wrap up of Cabo 2019
Below are a few photos from the weekend. They don’t do the beautiful scenery justice.
Having a one wall open air classroom is not without distractions. The breeze, the sound of the waves, the music in the distance. Most of the credit goes to Mike Reiman for holding the attention of the class despite the environmental distractions. The students also did a great job staying focused and professional. I have always stated that if everyone were able to take a dip in the ocean on their 15 minute break, it would be easier to focus in class. It appears this was the case in Cabo! Something about the beach atmosphere gave us the feeling we were not in a classroom but on a retreat.
Physical Therapy Lab / Technique
If you want a lecture only, it makes sense to take an online course. If you want techniques to take back to the clinic, a hands on lab is essential. In this particular course, proper examination techniques and treatment techniques were taught and reviewed. Instructions were easily given to every student as the class size was kept small.
Q and A happy hour on the beach
After class we were able to secure the beach below the classroom with horderves and drinks. This was a great chance to talk about what we learned, ask Mike Reiman questions about the lecture / lab, and watch a beautiful sunset. Often students don’t get the chance to ask questions during the lecture. The Q and A happy hour seems to be a great way to talk with the instructor in a more casual setting.
The food was provided for breakfast and lunch. As a new culinary destination, Cabo San Lucas is up and coming. Here are some photos of the food we had over the weekend.
My personal favorite thing about Jetset Rehab Education is the great Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Athletic Trainer, and Chiropractic friends that I meet. It is great to meet up, have discussions and most of all, stay after class to enjoy ourselves. In the past I always took my Continuing Education, met new colleagues, and then after the class was over took off to the airport or my car. I would often never see my new acquaintances again. Here at Jetset, we are like an extended family. So many students have taken multiple courses and have joined an extended network of Rehab professionals. I am so thankful to have this network. In my opinion, it is something lacking in our profession of Physical Therapy. We work so hard, we rarely have time to actually get to know our co-workers, meet other Physical Therapists, or catch up with our distant Physical Therapy friends. These connections are what makes our company tick.
Taking a quick break in the lecture.
Andre and Jenine on the dinner cruise after the final day of class. In the background is the famous arch in Cabo. Just a quick ride from the shore.
Mike Reiman was an amazing instructor to work with. We recorded a podcast with him in our hotel room which you can listen to here. If you listen to it, you can get a great idea what his lectures are like. Follow him on twitter @mikereiman where he gives great updates on the latest Physical Therapy literature. The podcast is The Jetset Rehab Education Podcast on iTunes.
Enjoying the rooftop bar across from our hotel.
Co-founder Jay Bhatt and our new friend Ly Tieu. Our classroom at the SUR Beach House sure has a great view!
We are so thankful for this group. They were professional, added great comments to the course and were a blast to hang out with after class. We hope to see you all in the future.
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We would like to acknowledge our #1 student. Katherine Finn ( @KTPTDPT on Instagram ). She is Jetset royalty. She has taken more courses than any other student and is a fantastic ambassador to Jetset Rehab Education as well as to the Physical Therapy community. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this year for our Blood Flow Restriction course. Her traveling partner Jason ( @fatkidlivin ) is also a great guy.