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Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Joanell Bohmert, PT, MS; Lisa Culver, PT, DPT, MBA; John McCarthy, PT, PhD
CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)
Being physically active is one of the most important steps individuals of all ages can take to maintain or improve their health. As experts in the restoration of body function, activity and participation, physical therapy practitioners are uniquely qualified for promoting exercise and physical activity for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities. Evidence suggests that while most physical therapists believe it is their responsibility to promote physical activity and fitness with their patients/clients, many inadequately address it as part of their routine patient/client management. Still, more physical therapists are moving beyond providing specific rehabilitation services and taking a central role in assisting their patients to engage in physical activity, health promotion and wellness programs. Purposes of this 3- hour session include discussing the physical therapy practitioner as a physical activity and fitness consultant and the competencies needed to effectively provide these services in the clinical and community settings; to describe successful examples of integrated rehabilitation/fitness programs; and to share and discuss tips for developing and maintaining effective exercise and physical activity consultancy networks. Finally, exercise training certifications and educational opportunities that may be valuable for physical therapy providers will be discussed. The program is designed for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Elizabeth Dean, PT, PhD; David M. Morris, PT, PhD
Health-focused care integrates lifestyle practices into conventional medical care to lower the risk of chronic lifestyle-related conditions. The evidence supports the need to systematically assess and educate patients/clients regarding health-related lifestyle behaviors, make appropriate referrals for further care as needed, or both, and evaluate related outcomes. Based on systematic assessment, PTs can address lifestyle-related behaviors through direct interventions, serve as consultants and refer patients/clients to other professionals, or both. This session will identify barriers and solutions to implementing health-focused care as an integral component of contemporary patient/client management, present a health-focused consultation model, and identify key competencies necessary to effectively implement such a model.
Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Diane Clark, PT, MBA, DScPT; Cecilia Graham, PT, PhD; Beth Kitchin, PhD, RD; Donald H. Lein, PT, PhD; Giancarlo Scalise, PT, DPT
Modifying lifestyle behaviors is a key factor in prevention and management of chronic health conditions. Despite public health education efforts, the average American has found it difficult to change negative behaviors and adopt healthy practices. Physical therapists are well positioned to address this issue and may use a variety of approaches to facilitate behavior change in patients/clients. In this session, attendees will learn how to apply common health behavior theories and constructs to assess individuals' needs and levels of motivation, use concepts and processes of motivational interviewing, and integrate learning theory to maximize positive behavior change.
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Jennifer M. Gamboa, PT, DPT, OCS; Steven H. Tepper, PT, PhD
This is a 3-part hands on educational series that moves beyond the conceptual phase, and gives participants a model to manage health, wellness, and disease reduction across a young adult to senior lifespan of their patients. Participants will get practical experience evaluating standardized wellness visit data, as well as, developing a plan of care and specific exercise prescription to reduce risk and impact of chronic disease. Benchmarked measures for outcome tracking will also be presented. The instructors will provide practical rubber-meets-the-road business practices to facilitate realistic and immediate implementation of an Annual Wellness Visit program.