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Thursday, February 9 | Friday, February 10 | Saturday, February 11
* Should you choose to preselect sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full.
Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Sports Physical Therapy)
Speakers: Deydre S. Teyhen, PT, PhD, OCS, Donald L. Goss, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Level: Multiple Level
Lower-extremity overuse injuries place a major burden on our medical system, accounting for approximately 50% of all the injuries among active populations. Navigating the evidence related to prevention and treatment of these types of overuse injuries can be daunting. This course will review the evidence related to the extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors for injuries, as well as the different clinical tools that assess static foot structure (Foot Posture Index, Arch Height Index, Arch Mobility Index, and Wet Foot Test). Participants will learn novel techniques that use plantar pressure measurements to assess the dynamic foot during gait and hear a discussion of reliability, validity, and applicability for each measure. The speakers will present the results of the Foot Assessment Algorithms for Soldiers in Training (FAAST) study in an effort to demonstrate which foot assessment method best predicts musculoskeletal injury in an active duty military population. Participants will learn how to use this information as part of a well-rounded prevention and treatment program for overuse injuries to include the influence of running form, barefoot running, lower-extremity alignment, core strengthening, training programs, running shoes, orthotic devices, and terrain.
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Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Women's Health)
Speakers: Denise Jagroo, PT, DPT, Tejal Patel, PT, DPT, Deena L. Olson, PT, DPT, Sandra Diamond, PT
Women today make up a much larger percentage of veterans and active duty military members than in any previous wars. 'Of the 1.7 million troops deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 190,000 are women. Unlike past wars, where women were not subject to actual combat, women deployed today serve on the front lines in combat zones and experience many of the same traumatic stressors that male combat troops do. Because of the military's changing demographics, the Department of Veterans Affairs expects the number of female veterans enrolled in the VA health system to double within 4 years. This course will discuss the many physical and psychological issues facing women veterans. Female soldiers returning from deployment, as well as active military personnel overseas, have a multitude of health concerns, ranging from pelvic floor dysfunction and sexual assault to custody battles upon returning stateside. Attendees will gain insight into the lives of female soldiers and a wealth of knowledge to help better serve this dynamic population throughout their lifespan.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Health Policy and Administration)
Speakers: Nikki Butler, Janet Papazis, PT, Barbara Springer, PT, PhD
The U.S. Army needs a proactive comprehensive approach to prevent injury, optimize performance, and hasten recovery of its soldiers. More than 1 million medical encounters resulted from injuries in 2009, and from 2003 to 2008, non-battle injuries accounted for 34% of medical evacuations while battle injuries accounted for only 19% of medical evacuations. The Musculoskeletal Action Plan (MAP) was developed through collaboration with subject matter experts throughout the Army, Department of Defense, and academic, civilian, and professional organizations. Part 1 of this session describes initiatives the Army has developed, either on its own or in collaboration with other entities, that look at physical performance outcome measures that increase soldier readiness.
Part 2 of this session specifically discusses early identification and management of initiatives for injuries and for rehabilitation and reintegration. Early identification and management of injuries initiatives are support tools that provide point-of-care assistance in algorithm form to effectively and efficiently evaluate acute musculoskeletal injuries, recommend referral when necessary, and provide initial treatment and activity modification. Rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives assist in the critical tasks of appropriate rehabilitation and expeditious reintegration, and facilitating the soldier's return to duty or transition into productive roles in society.
(Joint Program: Orthopaedics)
Speaker: Leif M. Nelson, PT, DPT, Madeline Kwok, PT, DPT
Have you ever wanted to time travel in a DeLoren to the future? Well now is your chance and you do not need a flux capacitor. The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently outfitting veterans with the newest prosthetic and orthotic technologies. Clinically, veterans are being fit with the Helix Hip, X2, Genium, Power Knee 2, iWalk BiOM, and iLimb. All of which are marvels in engineering, and the later incorporate robotic technologies. In the research realm, the Bronx VA is studying the effectiveness of the ReWalk, made famous in the hit TV Show Glee. This lecture will encompass these devices and more, and give feedback to the audience as to what "Iron Man" technologies are ready for use today and what is on the horizon.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Sports Physical Therapy)
Speakers: Shana E. Harrington, PT, PhD, SCS, MTC, John Register, Diana Helt, CTRS, Melissa Stockwell
Lives of the individual, their family, and their community are turned upside down when an individual suffers a traumatic injury due to military service. What was once "normal" is no longer normal! "Normal" must be redefined. How does one who suffered traumatic injury go about redefining normal? What does this normalcy look like? Participation in sport can help these individuals regain that sense of normalcy. This program will investigate how sport enhances the rehabilitation of those who suffer traumatic injury while providing military service. The second part of this program will discuss military sports camp opportunities throughout the country, how Paralympic sport redefines normalcy for veterans with disabilities, and the unique adaptive prosthetic devices that can assist these individuals with sport.
Part 2 of the course will continue to address individuals who have suffered traumatic injury due to military service. In addition, Part 2 will discuss military sports camp opportunities throughout the country, how Paralympic sport redefines normalcy for veterans with disabilities, and the unique adaptive prosthetic devices that can assist these individuals with sport.