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History

Thirty years ago,
Trudy Goldstein, PT, created QUEST Seminars with a mission to provide physical therapists with the latest rehabilitation information and treatment techniques that were practical and immediately usable in the clinic.

Courses initially included the rehabilitation of patients with arthritis, total joint arthroplasties, fractures, stroke, and back pain. As rehabilitation medicine evolved, QUEST expanded, providing courses for PTs, OTs, Assistants, and ATCs which were innovative and ahead of the treatment standard.

QUEST has strived to provide cutting-edge courses on motor control, pain management, imaging, stabilization, virtual rehabilitation, functional movement, tai chi, fitness, and balance training.

QUEST has been and always will be on the rehabilitation frontier, providing courses that are new and beneficial for patients, while always being practical and usable in the clinic.

The Team
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Trudy Sandler Goldstein, PT

Ms. Goldstein is a nationally known physical therapist with over thirty years of clinical and supervisory experience. She is the founder and director of QUEST Seminars and has presented many orthopaedic lectures to PTs, OTs, Assistants, nurses, and athletic trainers throughout the United States. She received dual bachelor degrees in Physical Therapy and Biology from the University of Connecticut in 1978. She has authored two best-selling therapy texts: Geriatric Orthopaedics, 2nd ed. and Functional Rehabilitation in Orthopaedics. She has also produced two educational videos: Evaluation of the Adult Knee and Tai Chi for Rehabilitation.

Currently, she is a staff PT at the Emerson Center for Sports and Rehabilitative Therapies in Westford, MA and teaches Tai Chi classes to adults in the greater Boston area.

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Jamie Paula Goldstein, PT, DPT

Jamie Goldstein, PT has presented many lectures throughout the United States on virtual rehabilitation and on imaging for the physical therapist. She graduated from Boston University in 2007 with her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings from nursing homes to out-patient facilities and currently is the Clinical Supervisor of Out-patient Rehabilitation for Hebrew Senior Life in Dedham and Roslindale, MA.

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Clare E. Safran-Norton, PT

Clare E. Safran-Norton earned her B.S. Degree in PT from Northeastern University, her advanced Master’s Degree in Sports PT from Boston University, her Master’s Degree in Gerontology and her PhD in Gerontology from University of Massachusetts-Boston. Dr. Safran-Norton is also board-certified in Orthopaedics from the APTA Board of Specialties.

Dr. Safran-Norton has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of geriatric orthopaedic topics. She is currently the lead physical therapist researcher of a five-year NIH funded multi-site randomized controlled trial on “aging-in-place”. In addition, Dr. Safran-Norton teaches portions of the musculoskeletal curriculum at Simmons College in Boston and has been a national speaker for QUEST Seminars on orthopaedic problems of the upper extremity and the aging spine.

More Testimonials
It has been a pleasure to take this class. Presentation, depth of knowledge, and content were great. It will be very helpful with my home care clients. You’ll definitely be seeing me again. Thanks for the up-to-date info and the bibliography. Lots of good ideas.” Gayle Welch, PT Framingham, MA
This is the best course I‘ve taken all year. I wish they had courses like this on the west coast. However, I will say it was worth traveling across the country to take this. I have never seen such a thorough overview of hip problems with the elderly. Michael Long, PT Framingham, MA
I appreciated the documentation tips, evidence-based info, and contagious enthusiasm. I have new knowledge that I can use right away. Thanks. Debbie Martin, PT Myrtle Beach, SC
I really enjoyed the course. I feel that I am now much more “up to date” on current concepts. Very good course – exceeded my expectations. Robert Huggins, PT Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Excellent course content. Trudy is an excellent presenter. Correlation of current research and relationship to clinical practice is the most effective approach of any course I have attended…and I have attended many courses in 42 years of practice. Well Done!!! Francis Golden, PT Pigeon Forge, TN
Trudy gave information that I can immediately use in the clinic. Lane Utterback, PTAPigeon Forge, TN
Materials were great. Science of imaging was made relatable to practice. Thank you. Richelle Sipriora, PT Peterborough, NH
I thought the program was well presented with good content, including extensive therapeutic use of the Wii with modifications for different patient populations. I enjoyed the small groups and plenty of practice time. I learned many ways to use the Wii in all clinical settings and with all patient populations.” Lisa Guilbouit, PT Rocky Hill, CT
Trudy Goldstein’s Tai Chi course is the best continuing education class I have encountered. The material, techniques, and charm with which she presents this martial art as rehab therapy for the therapy professional is quite exceptional. Thank you.” Rick Kaplon, DPT St. Thomas, VI
Just wonderful. I can’t wait to get started with these treatments for my patients. Thank you so much.” Hollace Johnson, PT St. Thomas, VI
Testimonials
Excellent course content. Trudy is an excellent presenter. Correlation of current research and relationship to clinical practice is the most effective approach of any course I have attended - and I have attended many courses in 42 years of practice. Well Done!!!” Francis Golden, PT Pigeon Forge, TN
Best shoulder course ever & one of the best courses ever!” Mary Punyear, PT Greenville, SC
I thoroughly enjoyed The Adult Shoulder course. I will continue to attend QUEST courses by Trudy because I have learned the the most at her courses and have been able to implement the things I have learned in both acute-care rehab and outpatient rehab. I always enjoy returning to work and sharing the info with my co-workers. Thanks Trudy! ” Ashley Dunovant, PTA Greenville, SC
Even working in sports med, I was very pleased how much background info and research was relevant to my practice. The research and studies were excellent, especially with the protocols. I plan on using the objective measures for my shoulder patients, particularly the Yang Functional Measure Test. Keep up the good work!” Jeff Ziegler, PT Somerville, New Jersey
Great course. I will recommend it to others. I learned a great deal.” Scott Hurley, COTA Somerville, NJ
I appreciated the documentation tips, evidence-based info, and contagious enthusiasm. I have new knowledge that I can use right away. Thanks.” Debbie Martin, PT Myrtle Beach, SC
I really enjoyed the course. I feel that I am now much more “up to date” on current concepts. Very good course — exceeded my expectations.” Robert Huggins, PT Myrtle Beach, SC
Trudy gave information that I can immediately use in the clinic.” Lane Utterback, PTA Pigeon Forge, TN
This is the best course I’ve taken all year. I wish they had courses like this on the west coast. However, I will say it was worth traveling across the country to take this. I have never seen such a thorough overview of hip problems with the elderly.” Michael Long, PT Framingham, MA
It has been a pleasure to take this class. Presentation, depth of knowledge, and content were great. It will be very helpful with my home care clients. You’ll definitely be seeing me again. Thanks for the up-to-date info and the bibliography. Lots of good ideas.” Gayle Welch, PT Framingham, MA
Loved the WiiHab course. I feel prepared to return to the clinic with some great treatment strategies. Thanks! ” Laurie Kolosky, PT Rocky Hill, CT
I got lots of very good ideas for adaptations of the Wii in the clinic. Enjoyed being able to try things out and share thoughts with group.” Karen Omartian, PT Rocky Hill, CT
My goals were definitely met. I’m returning to work with lots of ideas to try. I found out how useful the Wii will be with different diagnoses in a SNF setting. This course was great!” Lynda Derosier, COTA Rocky Hill, CT
Excellent course. Nice facility with lots of room to move around. QUEST courses are always great!” Nicole Duursema, PT Rocky Hill, CT
The two-days flowed- beautiful balance of lecture & interactive learning. The class participants were perfectly matched along with the size of the class.” Eileen Short, PT St. Thomas, VI
Great class. It opens up more treatment options for my patients. I feel this is only the beginning. I loved this class!” Deborah Homes, OTR St. Thomas, VI