Long Island District of the NYPTA
LONG ISLAND DISTRICT RESEARCH AWARD
Congratulations to Richard Cowan and Sinead FitzGibbon! These Long Island District members had posters accepted to the 2013 New York Physical Therapy Association Conference. Long Island district is awarding each of these individuals $500 to cover cost of attendance, travel, hotel, etc...
It is the districts intention to make these awards available annually. Support our talented members in Albany by stopping and congratulating them. Please continue to support our district as we try and find meaningful ways to add value to your membership.
GO LONG ISLAND!!!!
Long Island District to Fund Conference for Select Research Poster Presenters
Would you like some funding to go to state conference? Long Island District would like to support its members who would like to share their scholarly work. The Long Island District has designated up to $1,500 to fund members of the district to cover the cost of attending conference. People who already submitted posters and who have been accepted to display their poster would be eligible to submit their name to the district.
Do you have a research project you would like some feedback on? Have you collected some patient outcomes data you want to discuss? Do you have some pilot data but are not sure what to do next? Or, do you have an idea that you just want to bounce off some colleagues? NOW IS THE TIME! The Research Committee would like to provide an opportunity for a new, creative, collegial, exchange of ideas to take place at the NYPTA conference in October.
What: NYPTA Conference Expanded Poster Session. All topics welcome! (pilot data, case studies, literature reviews, clinical descriptions, questions, etc)
When: October 25-26 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany
Who: All are welcome! (students, clinicians, new faculty, seasoned faculty exploring a new area, administrators, etc)
What next: First, submit an "abbreviated abstract" (half page describing your ideas) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 16 so the Research Committee can organize and tally the topics to be included. Second, bring a poster to the Annual Meeting to discuss and create dialogue with colleagues, friends, peers. Third, learn and have fun chatting about topics you are interested in!
Posters should not exceed a standard A1
poster size (27.5 x 39.37 inches; 70 x 100 cm).
The website www.posterpresentations.com can be a nice resource to both develop, print, and ship your poster if you choose.
The Long Island District of the NYPTA is proud to offer the following continuing education course, which will be hosted by the New York Institute of Technology. Upon completion you will have earned 2.4 contact hours of NYPTA approved continuing education.
Date: October 1, 2013
The SI Joint as a Pain Generator
Clinical Examination and Differential Diagnosis
Presented by: Robert D. McKee, PT, M.P.A.
Robert is the founder of and former President of New York Physical Therapy, PC which was established in 1986. Currently, he continues his private practice and consultant services in Merrick, NY as Robert McKee PT PLLC. He has diverse orthopedic & sports clinical experience in hospital and private practice settings. Robert has been noted for the development of clinical guidelines and practice management for orthopedic services. He has authored and lectured on various topics involving Orthopedics, Biomechanics, and the Musculoskeletal System. His experience in orthopedics and sports has been at the professional, collegiate, high school and recreational levels and continues to be his passion. Robert is the co-founder of Youth Athletic Performance Programs which are dedicated to the development of youth athletes. He has been acknowledged by Nassau County and is the recipient of several awards for his commitment, support and involvement with the Nassau County athletic community. Robert is a consultant to the medical education department of SI Bone-Inc.
* A surgeon knowledgeable in the MIS SIJ fusion technique may also present
This course will show the prevalence of the SIJ as a pain generator in the low back. The tests to diagnose and treat the joint in a conservative manner have evolved as well. A review of clinical studies focusing on the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) found three or more positive stressing tests have discriminative power for diagnosing SI joint pain. (3) Educating front line practitioners to properly perform these tests is critical to identifying the SI joint as a pain generator. Fluoroscopic guided diagnostic SI joint blocks are currently the most reliable approach for identification of patients with SI joint pain following lumbar fusion surgery. Minimally invasive SI joint fusion has proven to be safe and effective using a series of triangular porous plasma coated titanium implants in carefully selected patients.
This course will also include a hands on demonstration of the provocative tests used to diagnose SIJ pain.
Target Audience: Various
At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:
- Quantify the prevalence of SI joint pain and recognize potential causes
- Describe the algorithm to diagnose SI Joint pain
- Perform provocative testing to evoke SI joint related pain patterns
- Define and identify appropriate candidates for conservative therapy to treat SI pain as well those who progress to MIS SIJ fusion
- Review retrospective clinical results for MIS SIJ fusion
For directions to the NYIT campus go to: http://www.nyit.edu/locations/old_westbury/
6:15 pm: Course Sign In
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Lecture
This course is FREE to members with check deposit (see directions below). Food will be provided. Course size is limited to 50 participants and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
In order to get your deposit or course fee refunded, you must notify the course coordinator, Colleen Lamb, at email@example.com by September 24, 2013 if you are unable to attend.
NYPTA - Long Island District
7 Arlington Lane
Bayville, NY 11709
Check payable to: NYPTA – Long Island District
APTA members and Student members (please include APTA#): $40.00, which will be refunded at the course (payable by check only)
Non-member Registration: $40.00
Questions can be directed to:
Colleen.Lamb@ncc.edu: Long Island District Chair
Dear Long Island Membership,
I am a volunteer member of the Organization for International Development (OID: www.oidinc.org). This organization provides medical, dental, nursing, rehab and educational/computer training for people in the Caribbean- Haiti, Jamaica, Africa- Ethiopia and Ghana.
We are currently collecting physical therapy books for a new BSc PT Program in Ghana, the second such program in the country. PTA texts, journals, used equipment and/or teaching videos/charts on any PT-related subjects will be gladly accepted. No books will be considered outdated! There is also a list of books required to be in compliance towards future accreditation. If interested in this book list, please contact me at the email address or phone number below.
Donations will be picked up by volunteers. Shipping of the supplies to the country (Ghana) will be done in stages with the first one planned towards mid-June '2013.
If you can assist this newly developing program with a donation of books, please free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516 578-8322.
Kindly accept my gratitude for any assistance offered on behalf of post-secondary (high-school) students who seek careers to help their community, family and themselves.
Sylvene Blissett, PT
For more information, contact Sylvene Blissett at email@example.com
The Anatomical Explanation for the Cervical Spine Dysfunction with a Holistic View of the Human Cadaver.
Presented by: Peter Smith DPT, ATC
The Handout is available
August 8, 2013
May 21, 2013
February 28, 2013
June 25, 2012
Project: “Treadmill Training Study for Persons with Unilateral Lower Extremity Limb Loss”
Study PI’s: Eric Lamberg, PT, EdD and Lisa Muratori, PT, EdD
The purpose of this study is to see if a large amount of walking practice on a treadmill can improve the functional abilities of an individual with unilateral lower extremity limb loss.
The study involves 15 sessions over 10-12 weeks for a total commitment of about 13.5 hours.
- An initial testing session for baseline functional and quality of life measures.
- 12 treadmill training visits that take place 3x/week for 4 weeks.
- A post-training testing session, 1 week after completing the training.
- A follow-up testing session, 4 weeks after completing the training.
Upon completion of the study participants will receive $300.00.
To be eligible:
- • Unilateral leg amputation that is either below the knee, through the knee, or above the knee
- • Between the ages of 21 -70
- • Weight less than 360lbs and height less than 6'3"
- • Have current prosthesis for at least 6 months
What should you do? If you know of individuals who meet these criteria and may have interest, please have them contact us at (631) 444-1200.
Questions? Please contact us at (631) 444-3058 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This study has been approved by the Stony Brook University Committees on Research Involving Human Subjects (CORIHS) Institutional Review Board –CORIHS# 2009-0573
Long Island District Bylaws
Take a look at the District Bylaws
Long Island District Leadership
- Chapter Director - Bill O'Keefe, William.OKeefe@ncc.edu
- Chair - Colleen Lamb,Colleen.Lamb@ncc.edu
- Vice Chair- Lori Hochman, PT, email@example.com
- Nominating Committee - Cherly Gillespie, PT, DPT, MA, firstname.lastname@example.org and Robert Streb, PT, PhD, email@example.com .
- Recording Secretary - Pat Benz, Pat.Benz17@gmail.com
- Treasurer- Patricia Gallo, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Legislative Co-Liaisons- Chris Lopez, email@example.com and Edith Goody, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Relations Liaison- Robert Streb, PT, PhD, email@example.com
General District Information
Member Directory for District Chairs This memebership directory gives the district chairs a way to see member information that the general membership does not have access to.
District HOD Delegates List
District Contact Hour Application (can type in this document with Acrobat 11 or higher. Get the FREE upgrade here.)
Continuing Education Attendee Template To make the certificate process more efficient, use this template for your continuing education attendee information.
Continuing Education Evaluation Form