2019 Conference Session Descriptions
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FRIDAY 10/18/19


 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT:

AM: Orthopedic Practice Management -- Optimizing Your Business

3.25 CE

Mark Amir, PT, DPT, MPH & Michael Mattia, PT, DPT, MS, MHA


Description

This course is for private practice business owners, high level managers or potential private -practice owners who are interested in learning about what makes a company operate efficiently and effectively. The participant will be able to create specific tools and resources that will help them to recruit, train and track their employees and company’s success. This is a mid-level course and some basic experience in managing daily operations and hiring would be very helpful. Participants should have prior work experience. New graduates with some other work experience may also benefit from the information presented.

 

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Create a management tool using specific manager and owner needs that address company culture, values, vision and mission to maximize business potential. 
  2. Create measurable tracking tools that use leading indicators to expose and improve operational efficiencies.
  3. Create a hiring plan that ensures employers and managers identify potential employee candidates who can maximally support the organization.  
  4. Analyze the business owner and managers personal vision and how it relates to the organizational success.
  5. Apply business tools that can increase an owner and managers’ effectiveness in maximizing profits.

 

GERIATRICS:
Full Day: Are you Pushing Aging Adults Hard Enough?

6.5 CE

Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA & Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT

 

Description:

This one-day session will encompass didactic and laboratory practice to enhance knowledge and skill in the management of aging adults. The session will provide functional tests for aging adults in the areas of aerobic capacity, anthropometric characteristics, balance, gait, mental function, mobility, muscle performance, posture, and range of motion with normative data to provide evidence-based baseline information to support the need for interventions. These interventions should be supported by research for best practice. The course will detail how to scientifically prescribe safe and effective exercise prescriptions of appropriate intensity in the areas of aerobic conditioning, balance training, and muscle performance.

 

Course Learning Objectives:

  1.  Analyze and have skill in functional tests and measures of aerobic capacity/endurance, balance, gait, mobility, and muscle performance
  2. Understand the responses to exercise and analyze the components of physical therapist exercise prescription
  3. Analyze and have skill in exercise prescription for: aerobic conditioning/endurance training; balance training; and muscle performance training (strength, power, endurance)

Participants are Instructed to Bring:

  1. MUST be dressed in exercise clothing and sneakers
  2. Stopwatch (preferably a good one, not their cell phone)
  3. Tape measure
  4. 12-inch ruler
  5. Stethoscope
  6. Sphygmomanometer
  7. Exercise mat (or thick towels or blanket to use for exercising on the floor)
  8. 3 different strengths of Theraband elastic bands (red, green, blue)
  9. 2 weights each (1 set of between 3-5 pounds for women and 1 set of between 5-8 pounds for men) whatever they think they can lift

 

RESEARCH:
AM: Research: It's Been a Bad Investment

3.25 CE

Chad E. Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA
PM: Research Poster Presentations 3.25 CE

 

Description

Despite investing millions of dollars in research, the health related outcomes of patients have not markedly improved. There are valid reasons for this. This course discusses the reasons behind the poor rate of return on our investments including reasons such as fraud, bad ideas, inappropriate methodology, and short-sidedness.

 

Course Learning Objectives:

  1.  Compare and contrast research priorities and methodologies
  2. Discuss implementation failures
  3. Evaluate some of the funded projects and their impact on society

 

DOCUMENTATION:

PM: Medicare Documentation

3.25 CE

NGS Medicare

 

Description:

This course is recommended for physical therapists, occupational therapists and their billing staff.  The course will cover Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and Supplemental Instructions Article (SIA) and other information pertinent to our therapy providers.

 

The course will cover:

  1. LCD and SIA requirements for physical and occupational therapy including documentation requirements
  2. Assist with reduction of the claims and CERT error rates
  3. National Government Services Website
  4. Medical necessity/general guidelines
  5. LCD and SIA
  6. The use of Timed Codes
  7. Use of Functional G-Codes and Modifiers
  8. Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction
  9. Resources

 

SATURDAY 10/19/19


 

PEDIATRICS:
AM: Development of a Clinical Practice Guideline on the Use of Instrumented Gait Analysis in the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

3.25 CE

Ellen M. Godwin, PT, PhD

 

Description:

This course is designed to describe the role of instrumented gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy and to describe the process of development of a clinical practice guideline on the role of instrumented gait analysis in the management of children with cerebral palsy.    The general steps of the APTA guide on development of CPG’s will be reviewed as well as where this CPG is in the process.   It will also describe the needs assessment survey and systematic review of the literature that was conducted to help develop the CPG.   Attendees will also learn about the basic components of IGA used in gait laboratories that see children with CP and how the data obtained is used in treatment planning.   There will be a review of common gait patterns seen in children with CP and how to read basic kinematic, kinetic and EMG graphs   Case studies with video will be presented.

 

At the completion of this course participants will:

 

  1. Understand the Role of the APTA and APPT in the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines 
  2. Learn the process of development of a CPG and learn how to become involved 
  3. Gain knowledge of the role of gait analysis in the management of children with cerebral palsy
  4. Identify common gait patterns seen in children with cerebral palsy
  5. Read basic kinematic, kinetic and surface EMG graphs of children with CP and identify common patterns

 

CARDIAC:

Full Day: Rehabilitation of Non-Operative and Post-Operative Cardiac Pathologies

6.5 CE

Ethel M. Frese, PT, DPT, MHS, FAPTA

 

Description

The focus of this course will be on the therapeutic management of chronic heart failure.  Concepts that will be covered include:  the pathophysiology of right and left heart failure including differentiating the signs and symptoms of right and left heart failure; hemodynamic monitoring; multisystem effects of heart failure; medications commonly used to treat CHF; patient assessment; exercise prescription including high intensity interval training; adaptations to exercise training; and re-hospitalization.  Rehabilitation of patients post coronary artery bypass or valve replacement surgery also will be covered with the emphasis on Phase I cardiac rehab.  Sternal precautions also will be discussed.

 

Course Learning Objectives:

  1.  Discuss the pathophysiology of chronic heart failure
  2. Compare/contrast right and left heart failure
  3. Recognize signs and symptoms of right and left heart failure
  4. Discuss the central, peripheral and ventilatory effects of chronic heart failure
  5. Recognize precautions/contraindications to exercise in patients with heart failure
  6. Identify common medications used to treat heart failure and their side effects
  7. Utilize the results of a 6-minute walk test or a 2-minute walk test for exercise prescription.
  8. Discuss the benefits of aerobic, strength and inspiratory muscle training for patients with heart failure
  9. Formulate an aerobic and strength training program for a patient with heart failure based on evaluation of examination results.
  10. Discuss the use of the talk test, perceived exertion scale and breathlessness scale for exercise prescription and for evaluating exercise responses.
  11. Assess a patient’s response to exercise/activity and modify the exercise/activity as appropriate
    Formulate an exercise prescription for a Phase I cardiac patient post-op valve or coronary artery bypass
  12. surgery based on vital sign guidelines.
  13. Modify patient interventions based on sternal precautions.

 

ORTHO:

Full Day: Physical Therapy Examination and Management of Nonarthritic Hip Pathologies

6.5 CE

Brittany Popkin, PT, DPT

 

Description:
Nonarthritic hip pain is a common reason patients seek out physical therapy. This course will focus on the management of nonarthritic hip pathologies. It will discuss the current evidence-based examination and management of nonarthritic hip pathologies with an emphasis on conservative, as well as post-operative management. A combination of lecture-based, discussions, and lab demonstrations will foster clinical reasoning and decision making in daily clinical practice. Manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, movement re-training, motor control skills, and patient education will be discussed throughout the course. Physical therapists are equipped with the knowledge, manual skills, and movement expertise to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to improve quality of life and patient outcomes. Skills and knowledge gained from this course will be measured with group discussion, and lab-based demonstrations.

 

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe the important functional anatomy of the hip.
  2. Describe and articulate two possible causes of nonarthritic hip pain.
  3. Identify and describe the different anatomical layers of the hip.
  4. Describe and be able to perform special tests and movement screens to aide in the differential diagnosis of nonarthritic hip pain.
  5. Describe intra and extra-articular forms of hip impingement.
  6. Develop an appropriate plan of care for conservative management of nonarthritic hip pain.
  7. Develop an appropriate plan of care for a patient post hip arthroscopy.
  8. Describe and educate on a return to sport plan for patient with nonarthritic hip pathologies.
  9. Perform and articulate as least 1 manual therapy and 1 neuromuscular re-education technique for patients with nonarthritic hip pathologies.
  10. Be able to communicate effectively with the surgeon following surgical procedures to the hip.

Participants are Instructed to Bring:

  1. Yoga Mat
  2. Loose Clothing

 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT:

PM: Using Social Media to Optimize Your Practice

3.25 CE

Juanita Benedict, PT, DPT

 

Description:

Social media is increasingly becoming an informal entry point into the health care system.  Research indicates potential patients use social media to educate themselves, to discuss treatment options, including trusted practitioners, and to find support for their medical issues.  

Unfortunately, the information found online or through social media is often inaccurate or misleading which may lead to exacerbations of symptoms or delay in appropriate care. 

Physical therapists have a unique opportunity to leverage social media to serve their current population and generate leads for new patients by becoming a trusted source of healthcare information. 

More than just a marketing endeavor, strategic and effective use of social media allows physical therapists to reach beyond the confines of the clinic walls to connect with their desired audience, provide evidence-based education, and influence lifestyle and health care choices. 

Upon Completion of this Course:
Participants will have the practical knowledge and tools necessary to launch a successful social media campaign to improve clinic census, to support patient education/compliance efforts and to advance physical therapy as a profession.


 

KEYNOTENEW in 2019! - Presented during lunch on Saturday. 

Managing the Future: Capitalizing on the Driving Forces on Change

Robert B. Tucker

 

Description

Economic trends are important, which is why conference planners often hire economists to interpret current economic conditions, and forecast what’s ahead. But these days, business leaders are being challenged by more than changing economic conditions. A multitude of powerful macro-trends — which Tucker calls the Driving Forces of Change — have the potential to create new winners and losers in their wake, and to spell either boom or doom depending on how rapidly you and your business respond to them. These Forces range from artificial intelligence and other rapidly evolving technologies, to workforce issues such as labor shortages and talent wars, all the way to the demographic “Age Waves” that will impact your workforce and alter what your customers will want tomorrow.

 

This kickoff session serves as a powerful road map for leaders who want to thrive amidst the uncertainty and unpredictability of exponential change and sudden disruption. The powerful strategies revealed here show you how to spot emerging trends early — in time to shape an effective and bold response. While economists confine themselves to economic trends, Tucker explores the consumer, political, technological, economic, regulatory, demographic, lifestyle and social trends that are most relevant to your industry. And he shows how to capitalize on the trends and use them as stepping stones to growth, profit and competitive advantage. Tucker will leave you and your colleagues inspired and refreshed, with actionable “take-home” strategies and ideas to seize tomorrow’s opportunities today.


 

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