Archive: CSM 2012: Federal Physical Therapy Programming

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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. 

    Thursday, February 9

    *OVER CAPACITY -- Feet, Shoes, and Injuries: Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Risk Factors for Overuse Injuries

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Discuss the evidence for intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for overuse injuries.
    • Differentiate between different methods of foot assessment.
    • Explain the typical plantar pressure and lower-extremity biomechanical differences observed between arch height extremes.
    • Identify the typical injury trends observed between arch height extreme groups.
    • Employ prevention and intervention strategies that may be successful in reducing the incidence of lower-extremity overuse injuries in individuals with arch height or foot mobility extremes.

    The Changing Face of American Veterans: Incorporating Women's Health Issues Into Today's VA Medical Centers

    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

    Level: Basic

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Discuss physical and psychological issues that deployed and returning female soldiers face.
    • Identify the wide range of services available for returning female veterans throughout their lifespan.

    Friday, February 10

    US Army Musculoskeletal Action Plan and Strategic Initiatives, Part 1

    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

    Level: Intermediate

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Describe current information on the MAP and ongoing strategic initiatives.
    • Explain the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries in the US Army.
    • Outline what the current Army injury prevention and human performance optimization programs and initiatives are, to include PTs in the Brigade Combat Teams.

    US Army Musculoskeletal Action Plan and Strategic Initiatives, Part 2

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    (Joint Program: Health Policy and Administration)

    Speakers: Nikki Butler, Janet Papazis, PT, Barbara Springer, PT, PhD

    Level: Intermediate

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Describe current initiatives for early-identification and management of injuries in the US Army.
    • Identify current rehabilitation initiatives.

    I Am Iron Man: Prosthetics and Orthotics Meet Robotics

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    (Joint Program: Orthopaedics)

    Speaker: Leif M. Nelson, PT, DPT, Madeline Kwok, PT, DPT

    Level: Basic

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Provide an overview of existent robotic exoskeleton ambulation technologies and prosthetic devices.
    • Identify potential benefits and limitations to Robotic Prosthetics and the ReWalk.
    • Possess the clinical rationale for when to advocate for high technology devices over classic options.
    • Gain insight as to how these technologies work, so you are able to teach your patients how to optimally function using the technology. 

    Saturday, February 11

    Redefining Normalcy for Wounded and Injured Warriors Through Exercise and Sport, Part 1

    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

    Level: Basic

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Illustrate how sport enhances the rehabilitation of those who suffer a traumatic injury.
    • Explain what sport opportunities are available for veterans.
    • Recognize, from hearing a veteran's perspective, how sport has affected her life after suffering a life-threatening injury during deployment.
    • Identify what military sport camps are available.

    Redefining Normalcy for Wounded and Injured Warriors Through Exercise and Sport, Part 2

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 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

    Level: Basic

    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.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Differentiate the Paralympics from the Special Olympics.
    • Provide an overview of the military division of the Paralympics.
    • Recognize, from hearing a veteran's perspective, how sport has affected her life after suffering a life-threatening injury during deployment.
    • Identify the variety of prosthetics that are used to aid sport performance for veteran athletes.
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