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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: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Sports Physical Therapy)
Speakers: Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD, Marc Sherry, PT, DPT, Darryl Thelen, Amy Silder, Elizabeth Chumanov
This 21/2-hour session will provide clinicians with scientifically supported strategies for the prevention and treatment of hamstring strain injuries. After examining the biomechanics of the hamstring muscles during sprinting and factors associated with injury, the presenters will discuss long-term morphological and functional deficits with regard to re-injury risk. A thorough history and physical examination will be presented, highlighting tests with strong prognostic value. Finally, a rehabilitation program with criteria-based progression that incorporates eccentric training and lumbopelvic stabilization will be discussed and demonstrated. Throughout the session, attendees will gain insights regarding the contribution of biomechanics research findings to the advancement of clinical practice for patients with acute hamstring injuries.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speaker: David Scalzitti, PT, PhD, OCS
APTA's Hooked on Evidence is one of the premiere resources specific for evidence-based physical therapist practice. The database allows clinicians to rapidly locate extractions of research articles related to physical therapy interventions. These extractions provide the user with information related to the study design, participants, interventions, and outcomes for use in practice. This session will highlight efficient use of this resource, including the complementary nature of Hooked on Evidence and other APTA resources.
Speakers: Julie J. Keysor, PT, PhD, Kevin D. Gross, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT, Daniel K. White, PT, ScD
Level: Multiple Level
Ongoing large epidemiological studies afford valuable opportunities for physical therapists to gain insight into potentially modifiable risk factors for incident and progressive osteoarthritis, as well as activity and participation level outcomes among older populations. This session will review these opportunities and discuss current best evidence regarding the relationships among osteoarthritis pathology, musculoskeletal impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and the environment. Presenters will focus discussion on 2 large ongoing prospective NIH-funded cohort studies: 1) the Osteoarthritis Initiative Study (OAI) (N=4769), and 2) the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (N=3026). OAI was initiated in 2004 and MOST was initiated in 2005. Both cohorts consist of individuals with or at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and who have baseline and longitudinal follow-up measures of disease (radiographic, some MRI), pain, strength, alignment, physical performance, physical activity, participation, and general health and other contextual factors of the disablement process. Both cohort studies now have publically available baseline and longitudinal datasets (1-2 year follow-up) with the potential to inform physical therapist knowledge and practice.
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, Therese E. Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA, Roberta O'Shea, PT, PhD
The ultimate purpose of this course is to assist in the early career development of physical therapy researchers in both academic and clinical environments. The focus of this session will be on how to build a successful research career in a smaller, perhaps non-traditional, research setting. Discussion will include identifying and targeting funding sources other than the National Institutes of Health to support research in the small teaching college or clinical setting. Attendees will learn strategies for building an infrastructure in these settings. The session will open with 2 keynote speakers addressing key issues that researchers in small college settings or the clinical environment, respectively, face when building a research career in these settings. This will be followed by discussion with a panel of early career investigators who work in a variety of settings and who have faced this challenge in the past few years. Presentations and discussion will focus on mechanisms for building a culture that supports research in these settings, from the administration to teaching faculty in small college settings, or line staff in clinical settings.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Gini Blodgett Birchett, MSLS
Finding the research you need for the clinical services you provide can be frustrating and time-consuming. In 90 minutes, APTA's information specialist will walk you a variety of resources and searching techniques to help you find the literature you need. Using databases from APTA's Open Door portal, PubMed, and Hooked on Evidence, we will cover selecting the correct resource, incorporating Boolean connectors in your search, crafting a research question into a search query, selecting between keyword or subject searching, and refining search results. Participants should have basic experience with Web or database searching, but even researchers with an extensive searching background will come away with new knowledge and techniques.
(Joint Program: Geriatrics, Neurology, Acute Care)
Speakers: Carolynn Patten, PT, PhD, Daniel P. Ferris, PhD, Thomas (George) Hornby, PT, PhD, Andrea L. Behrman, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Locomotor training (LT) is one example of a task-specific training strategy to promote recovery of walking function. Several variations of LT exist in current clinical practice, and there is decided controversy regarding both the optimal training approach and the target outcomes. Although based on principles of activity-dependent neural plasticity and originally developed for rehabilitation of individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries, to date there is no definitive evidence of the efficacy of LT in other neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or cerebral palsy. This lack of convincing clinical and research evidence raises the question of whether LT, in its current form, effectively addresses diagnosis-specific motor impairments. Intended for clinicians, researchers, and administrators, especially those who use and are experienced with LT, this session will advance participants' understanding of both the current evidence and controversies relevant to promoting locomotor recovery in patients with neurological disorders. The speakers will examine key variables in an effort to understand the "'active ingredients'" of effective therapeutic interventions. This session will include panel discussion, audience participation, and a question-and-answer period.
Speakers: Carolynn Patten, PhD, Andrea L. Behrman, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Thomas (George) Hornby, PT, PhD, Daniel P. Ferris, PhD
Locomotor training (LT) is 1 example of a task-specific training strategy to promote recovery of walking function. Several variations of LT exist in current clinical practice, and there is decided controversy regarding both the optimal training approach and the target outcomes. This session builds on Part 1 as well as on the experience at CSM 2011, with a focused paned discussion, audience participation, and interaction to discuss experiences and perspectives, pose questions, and identify the barriers to implementing LT in the current clinical setting.
Speakers: Jan Reynolds, Alan Jette, Sara Mulroy, PT, PhD, Jessie VanSwearingen, G. Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Nancy Latham, PT, PhD
As much as 10% of the world's population and almost 20% of the US population has a disability. That percentage will only grow as the Baby Boomers age-but there still is little evidence to guide strategies to reduce activity limitations and increase participation in people with disability. That's why PTJ recently published a special series on improving the evidence base for disability intervention. In this session, authors who contributed to the series share the results of their trials and offer frank discussion about the special challenges of doing RCTs in this area. Their focuses include factors associated with participation poststroke, exercise intervention in knee osteoarthritis, the PTClinResNet database on disability outcomes, and the relationship of exercise and gait to the outcomes of activity and participation in older adults. No matter what your area of interest, you'll benefit from the experience and valuable insights of these groundbreaking authors.
Speakers: Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Daniel L. Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Chris Maher, PT, PhD, Jan Reynolds
You've heard of "Dancing With the Stars"; now it's time for "Writing With the Editors"! PTJ's Editorial Board members know publication inside and out-both as editors and as authors who've had their own share of accepts and rejections. Take advantage of their collective wisdom! During the first half of this session, a Foundation for Physical Therapy PODS I/II recipient will serve as moderator to quiz the editors about everything you need to know, including trial registration, study participant flowcharts, and informed consent. During the second half of the session, you'll break into small groups, each including an editor, with interactions geared for authors who plan to submit a paper to a journal or who have questions broad or specific about writing, submitting, and revising.
Speakers: David Scalzitti, PT, PhD, OCS, Cheryl J. Hill, PT, PhD, Jamie Tomlinson, Greg Karst, PT, PhD, Mary Ann Holbein-Jenny
APTA's Hooked on Evidence database allows clinicians to rapidly locate and sort through the constantly growing body of literature related to physical therapy interventions. The database has been built through the grassroots efforts of many contributors, including many physical therapist education programs. In this session presenters from entry-level and postprofessional programs will highlight their experiences teaching evidence-based practice; focusing on how contributing to Hooked on Evidence has been integrated into their curriculum and has enhanced student learning.
Speakers: Anita M. Santasier, PT, PhD, OCS, Susan F. Wainwright, PT, PhD
As an increased number of physical therapists choose to pursue a research-based doctoral degree (PhD or EdD), the need to ensure that this experience is fruitful becomes more and more important to both the individual PT and the profession. Thus, this course looks to capture the experience of doctorally prepared PTs, as well as those PTs who were unsuccessful in their quest to earn a research-based doctoral degree (PhD or EdD). It is hoped that the knowledge and behaviors learned, if made explicit, can result in a more efficient, productive, and valued journey. This 3-stage program begins with the observation of a focus group of doctorally prepared PTs (PhD or EdD). Prior to CSM, these focus group participants will have read both the methods and the results sections of a research study titled, "Factors That Facilitate the Transition From PT to PT, PhD," and have been given explicit instruction to reflect upon how their own doctoral experience was similar and different to the results provided. During this course, the focus group will be facilitated by an experienced qualitative researcher who will engage the participants in a discussion about how the findings resonated (or not) with their personal experiences. This focus group serves as a means to confirm the findings of the original data set. In addition to these focus group participants, attendees will observe this focus group discussion as it transpires.
As an increased number of physical therapists choose to pursue a research-based doctoral degree (PhD or EdD), the need to ensure that this experience is fruitful becomes more and more important to both the individual PT and the profession. The second stage of this course will be a lecture summarizing the focus group findings, as well as revealing the findings from the original study, "Factors That Facilitate the Transition From PT to PT, PhD." This study reveals the experiences of both successful and unsuccessful PTs in their pursuit of doctoral education. The course will conclude with a Q&A from attendees to a panel of representatives from a variety of doctoral settings. In this way, those who desire guidance during the difficult decision-making process involved in choosing an institution of higher learning and/or navigating the journey will have an opportunity to ask candid questions and make a comparative analysis of the options available. Opportunities for networking will be available.
Speakers: David Scalzitti, PT, PhD, OCS, Mary Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Ralph Nitkin, PhD, Daofen Chen, PhD, Lyndon Joseph, PhD, Patricia A. Dorn, PhD, Amanda Boyce, PhD
This symposium will provide an overview of several of the institutes and centers that compose the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which supports funding for rehabilitation research. The speakers will discuss information on the institutes'/centers' extramural research programs, current research interests and initiatives, and opportunities for training and career development. A panel discussion will include representatives from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; the National Institute on Aging; and the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases. In addition, a representative with the Veterans Administration, will participate in the panel. After a brief summary from each panel member, there will be the opportunity for open questions and for one-on-one discussions.
Speakers: Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, Heather Ross, PhD
Medical advances are occurring at an unprecedented rate. The development of innovative regenerative medicine technologies holds the promise of offering patients treatment alternatives once never thought possible. As these technologies are increasingly translated to the clinic, so opens up exciting new populations of patients for physical therapists; such populations may present to a variety of physical therapy specialties, including orthopaedics, neurology, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics and pediatrics, for example. Indeed, emerging research reveals that activity-driven chemical and mechanical signaling is critical for maximizing tissue functional capacity. Such findings highlight a critical role for physical therapy in the implementation of these technologies to the clinic. Unfortunately, regenerative medicine scientists frequently default to laboratory methodologies to mimic the effects of mechanical stimulation while all-too-often overlooking the clinically relevant approaches that achieve the same desired outcome. Through this forum, we will utilize musculoskeletal and neurological advancements in regenerative medicine as examples to illustrate a proposed central role that our profession may play in the convergence towards Regenerative Rehabilitation. To close the session, leaders representing both fields will participate in an open discussion about how our profession can be a driver of forward progress, while challenging our historical perceptions about technology and emerging sciences.
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (McCormick Place, Room 257)
Finding the research you need for the
clinical services you provide can be frustrating and time-consuming. In
90 minutes, APTA's information specialist will walk you a variety of
resources and searching techniques to help you find the literature you
need. Using databases from APTA's Open Door portal, PubMed, and Hooked
on Evidence, we will cover selecting the correct resource, incorporating
Boolean connectors in your search, crafting a research question into a
search query, selecting between keyword or subject searching, and
refining search results. Participants should have basic experience with
Web or database searching, but even researchers with an extensive
searching background will come away with new knowledge and techniques.