Archive: PT 2012: Perspectives in Neurology and Pain Programming

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    Thursday, June 7

    The New Genomics: Applications and Implications for Physical Therapist Practice and Education

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Catherine Curtis, PT, EdD; Allon Goldberg, PT, PhD

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Many conditions and impairments encountered in physical therapist practice have genetic underpinnings, and there is evidence that physical performance capabilities of humans and response to rehabilitation interventions may be genetic. A patient's genetics may allow for the delivery of individualized rehabilitation programs that could result in improved functional outcomes. This course will review basic human genomics terminology, as well as the Human Genome Project, the HapMap project, and the genetics competencies of the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics. Attendees will learn about common genetic variants associated with human physical performance and chronic diseases, the importance of family history, and heritability of strength, flexibility, and balance. The speakers will introduce Web-based resources to improve participants' genetics knowledge and present modules being taught in a DPT genomics seminar.


    Friday, June 8

    Medical Errors

    Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Sheila K. Nicholson, PT, DPT, Esquire, MBA, MA

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    This course will help physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to understand the safety concerns facing health care systems. This will include background on the magnitude of safety concerns, error reduction and prevention, and root-cause analysis. The speakers will address the importance of event reporting, as well as high-risk populations, patient outcomes, and safety education. Participants will learn about specific indications, contraindications, and pharmacological components of physical and occupational therapy and patient management.

    The Role of Physical Therapists in Public Health: Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease and Disability

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Rose M. Pignataro, PT, DPT

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and associated cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, diabetes, and cancer represent one of the highest threats to morbidity and mortality in the United States. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the greatest risks in developing MetS, and the benefits of physical activity provide a valuable opportunity for PTs to expand our role in public health promotion This session will explore the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to reduce risk of chronic disease and disability and enhance functional outcomes and health-related quality of life. The speakers will discuss the role of the PT in practice-based research and use case examples to illustrate use of the physical therapists' unique skill set in framing relevant research questions and selecting methods that best meet the needs of our patient care communities.

    The Management of Older Individuals With Chronic Illness: A Case-based Approach

    Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Emmylou Beekman, PT, MS; Rob de Bie, PT, PhD; Matthew D. Heintzelman, PT, DPT, Cert MD; Waldemar Hogerwaard, MS; Roger M. Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    The incidence of multiple comorbid conditions in older adults is high, but it is estimated that less than one third of patients with chronic conditions are obtaining effective care. The combination of comorbid conditions and advanced age often complicates the true assessment of the individual's risk-adjusted outcome. In this case-based presentation, the speakers will illustrate mechanisms to understand the older adult's response to the skilled intervention with respect to a risk-adjusted cohort of patients. Attendees will learn current mechanisms to measure the risk-adjusted response to intervention in 2 cases: one older individual with COPD and spinal stenosis and a second older individual with diabetes and a recent knee replacement.

    Saturday, June 9

    Emerging Practice: Wounded Warriors and Civilians With Osteomyoplastic Transtibial Amputation

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jonathan D. Day, BS, CPO; Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT; William J. Ertl, MD

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    In the United States, approximately 1 out of every 200 people has undergone a limb amputation, many due to a traumatic event. Military personnel and civilians with amputation due to trauma typically undergo a trans-tibial procedure (TTAT); however, they frequently are healthy and of working age. Many struggle with job re-entry and retention due to time out of the prosthesis secondary to residuum-related issues. Osteomyoplastic TTAT is an innovative surgical technique that, when combined with comprehensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation, aggressively addresses those issues. This course will update attendees on the interdisciplinary management of osteomyoplastic trans-tibial amputation.

    Interdisciplinary Management of Patients With Complex Lower Limb Amputations

    Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Kevin Carroll, CP, MS, FAAOP; Randy Carson, PT, DPT, NCS; Scott D. Cummings, PT,CPO,FAAOP; Robert S. Gailey, PT, PhD; Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, CP, FAAOP; Jason Kahle, CPO, FAAOP; Phil M. Stevens, CPO, Med, FAAOP

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Join leaders in the field of prosthetics and physical therapy to discuss several complex cases of patients with lower limb amputations. What's the latest evidence to support optimal short- and long-term management? And, how do the experts adapt when complications, additional health issues, or lifestyle issues confound or "twist" the optimal approach? Here is your opportunity to engage in a clinically pertinent discussion of best practice options that confront prosthetists and physical therapists in their daily practice. Two prosthetist/physical therapist teams, who work with each other frequently, will present cases and engage in some "what if" discussions with expert colleagues. Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage in some active discussion with colleagues. This session is co-sponsored by the Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and APTA.