Archive: PT 2012: Preconference Courses

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    2-Day Courses: Tuesday, June 5 thru Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    Alzheimer Disease: Rehabilitation Considerations in the Examination, Evaluation and Interventions

    Time: Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Wednesday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jennifer M. Bottomley, PT, PhD, MS

    Preconference Pricing: Member $349/Nonmember $488

    CEUs: 1.7 (17 contact hours/CCUs)

    This 5-part course will address pathological changes, functional manifestations, and changing rehabilitation perspectives related to Alzheimer disease. Part 1 will review Alzheimer disease and its history, pathology, etiology, and risk factors. Part 2 will present a model of staging Alzheimer disease based on neurological and functional features. In Part 3, the speakers will discuss the principles and practice of rehabilitation of patients with Alzheimer disease, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches in evaluation and treatment. Part 4 will examine various medical and therapeutic approaches to treatment, addressing neurological involvement and safety issues, environmental planning and design, balance and falls, and behavioral management techniques. In Part 5, attendees will be updated on issues related to the reimbursement under Medicare and other third-party payers, as well as new horizons in research dealing with evaluative and treatment efficacy.fter you complete the precourse readings and attend the live course, you will return to the My Courses page on the APTA Learning Center to take the online posttest and print your CEU certificate. Additional handouts and/or suggested readings may be provided during the course. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.

    Diagnosis and Screening in Physical Therapist Practice (available to PTs only)

    Time: Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Wednesday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Gail D. Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Preconference Pricing: Member $349/Nonmember $488

    CEUs: 1.7 (17 contact hours/CCUs)

    This course will cover advanced concepts of probability-based differential diagnosis in physical therapist practice. Students will study and receive classroom instruction on using indices of diagnostic tests, and clinicians will learn to critically review diagnostic literature in order to select appropriate clinical diagnostic tests. The speakers will present a model to combine the hypothetico-deductive reasoning process with the patient/client interview, examination, prognosis, and intervention to facilitate diagnosis and medical screening. PTs, as direct access providers, will be able to make accurate diagnostic and screening decisions according to the best available evidence. After you complete the precourse readings and attend the live course, you will return to the My Courses page on the APTA Learning Center to take the online posttest and print your CEU certificate. Additional handouts and/or suggested readings may be provided during the course. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.


    Overuse Foot Disorders: Biomechanics, Examination, and Selected Interventions (available to PTs only)

    Time: Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Thomas G. McPoil, Jr, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA, Mark W. Cornwall, PT, PhD, CPed

    Preconference Pricing: Member $349/Nonmember $488

    CEUs: 1.7(17 contact hours/CCUs)

    This lab-intensive course will address the best evidence in the physical examination and selected interventions of the foot and ankle. Participants will evaluate the biomechanics of the foot and ankle with normal and abnormal motion during walking, especially in relation to lower-extremity dysfunction and the physical examination of the foot. The speakers will review the principles of foot orthotic prescription as well as the evidence to support the use of both prefabricated and custom foot orthoses. The treatment direction test will be presented as a tool to determine if foot orthoses are indicated and to guide the orthotic prescription. Practitioners will learn assessment and management principles and clinical management techniques for common chronic foot disorders. After you complete the precourse readings and attend the live course, you will return to the My Courses page on the APTA Learning Center to take the online posttest and print your CEU certificate. Additional handouts and/or suggested readings may be provided during the course. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.

    The Pediatric Client Birth to Six Years: Screening for Medical Referral (available to PTs and OTs only)

    Time: Tuesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Wednesday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS; Margaret McGee, PT, PhD, BSN, PCS

    Preconference Pricing: Member $349/Nonmember $488

    CEUs: 1.6 (16 contact hours/CCUs)

    PTs who provide services to young children need to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms that indicate referral to another health care practitioner. Children may present with symptoms unique to the pediatric population; techniques for assessment and examination differ as well. Using case studies, this course will address taking a pediatric patient history and using evidence to screen and review the cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, urogenital, and integumentary systems for infants and toddlers. Participants will review normal growth and development, including feeding, communication, cognition, and sensory processing. The course will not include sports and other injuries commonly seen in the middle or older adolescent patient. After you complete the precourse readings and attend the live course, you will return to the My Courses page on the APTA Learning Center to take the online posttest and print your CEU certificate. Additional handouts and/or suggested readings may be provided during the course. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.


    1-Day Courses: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    Introduction to the CranioCervical and Craniomandibular Biomechanics (sponsored by the Florida Chapter)

    Time: 8:00 am-4:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Mariano Rocabado, PT, DPT

    Preconference Pricing: Member $225/Nonmember $315

    CEUs: 0.8 (8 contact hours/CCUs)

    The purpose of this seminar is to describe the common sources of head, neck, and facial pain related to the synovial temporomandibular joint (STMJ) and cranio-mandibular musculature with subsequent physical therapist management of these conditions. An overview of neuromusculoskeletal anatomy of the STMJ will precede a discussion of common disorders related to STMJ and cranio-vertebral malfunction. Additionally, the critical role of the trigeminocervical nucleus in the manifestation of head, neck, and facial pain syndromes will also be described in detail. This seminar will highlight physical therapist examination, evaluation, and treatment techniques used to identify and manage neuromusculoskeletal temporomandibular and cranio-vertebral disorders. Last, the collaborative role of the physical therapists and dentists in the nonsurgical management of temporomandibular and cranio-cervical disorders will be discussed. Specifically, the discussion related to a multi-disciplinary treatment approach will include rationale for the application of orthopaedic manual therapy techniques concomitant with conservative dental procedures.

    Yoga Therapy: Achieving Greater Awareness and Understanding for Healing Our Clients and Ourselves

    Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Michelle Lindsey, PT, MBA, CPT, KRI Yoga Instructor, Certified Reiki

    Preconference Pricing: Member $225/Nonmember $315

    CEUs: 0.9 (9 contact hours/CCUs)

    There has been recent widespread recognition of the contribution that the practice of yoga brings to health and the ability of the mind, body, and spirit to improve health. This course will focus on using Kundalini yoga for self-healing and for healing our clients. Becoming aware and practicing these simple, highly effective tools from the practice of Kundalini yoga can bring more joy, peace, and greater enjoyment into one's life. The speakers will incorporate multiple hands-on labs and group exercise sessions for a hands-on learning experience and present the latest information on how to receive optimal reimbursement when utilizing yoga therapeutically.

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