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    Bringing Ideas to Life: A Guide to Launching Your Therapy Product

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    Add to Calendar 08/24/2024 08:00 AM 08/24/2024 05:30 PM America/Chicago Bringing Ideas to Life: A Guide to Launching Your Therapy Product Hotel: Home2Suites Gulf Breeze
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Physical Therapist
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist

Course Description

"I have a great idea for a new therapy product? - Now what?" Therapists are natural entrepreneurs but navigating the steps to bring ideas to life can be challenging. This instructor has created and sold over 30,000 products designed for adults, children, and pets that were sold from distributors to retail, and online. Ms. Tompson will share the steps to take ideas from concept to reality. At the completion of this course participants will have the answers to bringing their ideas to life. Participants will gain an understanding of funding, prototypes, concept protection, manufacturing, shipping, packaging, warehousing, sales and marketing. This course will offer an insight to challenges and how to solve them as you develop your new therapy product. After this event, therapy entrepreneurs will feel inspired, excited, and encouraged about the possibility of stepping out and bringing their therapy product to life to improve the lives of others while discovering their own creative side!


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.


  • This live event is streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.
  • OTs - Participants who need live hours for state license renewal must attend in real time yet, will still have access to the recording for 14 days.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compile a list of sources and resources for new product ideas
  • Document budgets and expectations for prototypes, production, shipping and marketing
  • Select cost effective manufacturers and shipping processes
  • Differentiate between factors involved in domestic vs importing products
  • Create a target list of marketing opportunities and pricing

Janet Marie Tompkins


Janet Tompkins has a master’s degree in Communication Disorders with a concentration in Psychology from Appalachian State University. She has been working as a speech language pathologist for 25 years. During this time, Janet traveled throughout the United States working across various healthcare settings with an affinity for the adult and geriatric population. While working as a traveler, Janet decided to start her business of creating and manufacturing therapy products and has sold over 30,000 items through distributors, online, and in retail. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her pup Remy and spending time with friends and family.

Financial Disclosure: Janet receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of this course. He also receives royalties for the purchase of his recorded course(s).
Non-financial Disclosure: There are no financial relationships to disclose.

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
Ideas – Why Create?
08:30 - 09:30
Getting Started
09:30 - 10:30
Financing, Business Structure and Protecting Your Idea
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00
Financing, Business Structure and Protecting Your Idea
11:00 - 12:00
Manufacturing Your Product
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:30
01:30 - 03:00
Launching Your New Product
03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 04:00
Review, Questions & Answers

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 7 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.7 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (7 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov #2502009#TX
  • This activity meets continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations
  • CIAO is a Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Approved for:
  • 7 Hrs. PT/PTAs in IL, TX (APTA TX #2502009 for 7 CCUs), CA(CIAO24-119)
  • 8 Hrs. OT/COTAs, PT/PTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-1192170)
  • 8.4 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
  • 7 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN
  • 7 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for PT/PTAs in AZ, GA, OK, SC, TN

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT,
  • PT/PTAs in NE, NH, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • OT/COTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,
  • OT/COTAs in NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

  • Introductory Level
    0.7 ASHA CEUs

    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.

    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)


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