Archive: CSM 2013: Preconference Programming

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    Preconference courses come with specific fees above and beyond the CSM registration fee. CSM registration isn't required to attend a preconference session. 

    Sunday, January 20

    Aquatic Session: Introduction to AquaStretch™: A New Aquatic Manual Therapy Technique

    Location: Hilton Gaslamp | Marina AB

     Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

     Speakers: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.7 (7.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    AquaStretch™ is a myofascial release technique performed in shallow water. AquaStretch™ breaks down fascial adhesions using a combination of the facilitator/therapist's manual pressure and the client/patient's active movement, quickly restoring flexibility and reducing pain. AquaStretch™ promotes relaxation, which helps to improve function, quality of life, and sleep, and the overall ability to heal. This 1-day introductory course will cover the basic applications of AquaStretch™. Topics include starting positions and grips for several techniques. The attendees will practice AquaStretch™ procedures, including dialoguing with patients/clients regarding pain and grips/holds for several body regions.

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

    • Explain the basic AquaStretch™ theories, including enhanced flexibility, stretch resistance, fascial adhesions, and intuitive movement.
    • Safely perform at least 4-6 basic starting positions and grips within the AquaStretch™ program.
    • Effectively cue and perform the basic AquaStretch™ procedure.
    • Discuss appropriate water depth and equipment usage, including safe application and removal of weights.

    California Chapter Session: Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Implications for the Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 500

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    Altered lower-quarter mechanics are frequently implicated as being contributory to various musculoskeletal conditions. An understanding of how abnormal limb function can contribute to the mechanisms of specific joint dysfunction is essential for the evaluation and treatment of common orthopedic disorders. This evidence-based course will use focused laboratory sessions to review the anatomy and mechanics of the lower-kinetic chain, particularly in relation to specific pathologies of the ankle, knee, and hip. Emphasis will be placed on current research findings in the areas of gait analysis, lower-limb function, and joint biomechanics. Implications for the evaluation and treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions also will be addressed. Attendees will be provided with practical information to take back to the clinic, including the opportunity to develop observational gait analysis skills.

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

    • Describe the normal anatomy and biomechanics of the foot/ankle, knee, and hip.
    • Describe the normal joint kinematics, kinetics, and muscle actions during walking and running.
    • Describe the normal interaction of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot during walking and running.
    • Describe pathological lower-chain mechanics and segment interactions.
    • Identify the pathomechanics of common disorders of the foot/ankle, knee and hip.
    • Develop observational gait analysis skills.
    • Discuss the current research literature related to lower-extremity biomechanics and pathomechanics.
    • Perform a biomechanical evaluation of the lower extremity.
    • Plan appropriate treatment interventions based on a biomechanical assessment of the lower extremity.

    Education Session: Systematic Program Assessment: A Dialogue and Workshop for PTA Educators, Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 402

    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Speakers: Becky S. McKnight, PT, MS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.5 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    This workshop is designed for PTA educators from established programs. The workshop will open with a review of foundational principles and current literature of program assessment. After this introductory discussion, small and large-group activities will allow attendees to self-evaluate their program assessment plans as well as receive peer feedback. Group activities also will include creating assessment tools for various aspects of the assessment process. Specific tools and topic areas will be determined based upon attendees' identified area of need. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop and program assessment materials, including a copy of their assessment plans and examples of assessment tools used.

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

    • Describe critical elements of a program assessment plan.
    • Describe methods to structure assessment processes to increase efficiency, efficacy, and effectiveness.
    • Evaluate one's own PTA program assessment plan in light of critical elements.
    • Select methods to improve one's own PTA program assessment plan.
    • Create assessment tools required to adequately evaluate specific components of the PTA program.
    • Clearly communicate, in written form, a comprehensive program assessment plan to bodies of interest (eg, state agencies, administration, CAPTE).

    Health Policy and Administration Session: Leading Others: Adaptive & Transformational Leadership in Physical Therapy (C2), Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 306

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Stacey L. Zeigler, PT, DPT, GCS; Michael Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS; Kerry R. Wood, PT, DPT; Amy Lafko, PT, MS; Debora L. Miller, PT, MBA, FACHE

    Level: Advanced

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    Required Prerequisites: Registrants must have previously attended LAMP Institute C1: Lead Wherever You Are,, and they must have demonstrated progress toward completion of the Intermediate Leadership Project (ILP). In this advanced, two-day leadership program, attendees—having already attended Part 1 (Lead Wherever You Are: Becoming a Personal Leader)—will continue to explore, deepen, and strengthen the development of their leadership skills to lead others effectively in both formal and informal leadership situations. Adaptive and transformational leadership approaches will be featured. Our "Leadership Labs" will be introduced and attendees will have the chance to showcase insights acquired and progress made on their Intermediate Leadership Projects (ILPs), gaining valuable input from colleagues and mentors.

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

    • Identify and discuss the personal characteristics of adaptive and transformational leaders.
    • Define the 3 forms of networking and their impact on the ability to lead others.
    • Determine how to set vision and strategy such that others will want to follow.
    • Generate a strategy to help foster effective followership.
    • Recognize the importance of establishing relational and organizational trust.
    • Describe aspects of leadership that promote fostering others and leading diverse workforces.
    • Formulate a plan to help lead others through change.
    • Develop effective negotiation strategies.

    Health Policy and Administration Session: Lead Wherever You Are: Becoming a Personal Leader (C1), Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 306B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Michael Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS; Amy Lafko, PT, MS; Stacey L. Zeigler, PT, DPT, GCS; Debora L. Miller, PT, MBA, FACHE; Kerry R. Wood, PT, DPT

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    This two-day course is the first in a series of leadership courses and other applied learning activities intended to develop leadership skills and professionalism in physical therapists. Evidence shows that leadership can be developed, and developing leadership skills is an integral part of professional development in physical therapist practice. This course emphasizes the development of new leadership behaviors, behaviors that foster autonomous practice, accountability, professional values, diversity, and ethics. Attendees will learn how to influence others to achieve shared goals; build better relationships and networks; resolve conflicts; negotiate effectively; and identify the value and differences between leadership, coaching, and mentoring. Attendees are required to complete a leadership self-assessment and other preparatory work prior to the session.

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

    • Identify and discuss the personal characteristics of an effective leader.
    • Recognize the importance of values and ethics and their impact on personal leadership and professionalism.
    • Given a case scenario, select appropriate leadership styles and actions.
    • Generate examples of leadership behaviors to influence, align, and empower others.
    • Recognize energy management actions to set priorities and delegate.
    • Describe varying characteristics of a diverse workforce (generational, cultural, and gender differences).
    • Formulate effective responses to conflict in a variety of situations.
    • Develop personalized professional leadership development plans with timelines.

    Home Health Session: Therapy Leadership in Home Health: Building Your Executive Portfolio, Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 304

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Diana L. Kornetti, PT, MA; Sherry L. Teague, PTA, MS, ATC; Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT; Kristin Mattson, PT; Cynthia J. Krafft, PT, MS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    Therapy leadership is crucial for success in the home health industry. However, there are often many barriers to physical therapists taking leadership roles within agencies. By recognizing the fundamentals of physical therapy leadership and industry metrics, physical therapists will be able to build a personal leadership portfolio needed for successful industry leadership. This 2-day preconference course will cover key areas integral to physical therapy leadership in the home health agency setting. Industry leaders will present the following content to assist physical therapists interested in leadership development: infrastructure: rules and regulations related to corporate compliance and conditions of participation; dashboards: understanding financial, clinical, and operational metrics for success; and leadership: developing your portfolio to attain a leadership position within your organization.

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

    • Identify 3 key regulatory resources/guidelines integral to Medicare home health.
    • Identify 3 pieces of data/dashboard statistics that contribute to the "health" of an agency's therapy services.
    • Recognize the fundamentals and skills needed to become a leader within an agency.
    • Verbalize strategies to develop/enhance an agency's evidence-based practice approach to therapy services.

    Neurology Session: Multiple Sclerosis From Diagnosis to Intervention: Translating Science Into Clinical Practice, Part 1

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 4

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Linda A. Csiza, PT, DSc, NCS; Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS; Evan Cohen, PT, MS, PhD, NCS; Donna Fry, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS; Eduard Gappmaier, PT, PhD

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects 350,000 people in the United States and more than 2.5 million people worldwide. It is a disease of great variability, leading to a spectrum of disability—which can range from mild to severe—with no stereotypical presentation. With a greater understanding that MS is a disease that significantly impacts mobility, the frequency with which individuals with MS participate in physical therapy has increased. However, MS is a unique disease that requires a specific understanding of its characteristics in order to provide competent treatment. There is an ever-growing body of research available to guide clinicians in the physical therapy management of individuals with MS. The primary goal for this preconference course is to propose a systematic evidence-based model for the physical therapy care of individuals with MS across the continuum of the disease. Research suggests that individuals with MS can show meaningful improvement in body structure/function, activity, and participation as a result of appropriate medical management and physical therapy intervention. A panel of experts will present the most current evidence in support of the full range of care in individuals with MS. The topics discussed in this course will move from medical diagnosis and treatment to the full spectrum of physical therapy examination through intervention.

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

    • Outline impairments of body structure/function, activity, and participation limitations associated with MS, and analyze variations in clinical presentation across the disease continuum.
    • Characterize the pathology and medical interventions currently used in the treatment of people with MS.
    • Plan an evidence-based physical therapy examination for persons with varying levels of disability related to MS.
    • Analyze the recommendations of the MS EDGE taskforce on the selection and use of appropriate outcome measures.
    • Describe the process of neuroplasticity as it relates to the disease process.
    • Deduce and develop evidence-supported intervention strategies.
    • Integrate theories and concepts based on the evidence in analysis of cases.

    Orthopaedics Session: Manual Therapy Interventions for the Lower Extremity: A Laboratory Intensive Course, Part 1

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 7A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Gail Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Stephanie Albin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Jake Magel, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.7 (17.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    This 2-day, hands-on, laboratory-based course will review the use of mobilization and manipulation techniques for the lower extremity, including the hip, knee, and foot/ankle. The morning session will focus on the current evidence to support the use of the manual therapy techniques for the lower extremity. The afternoon session of the first day will be a hands-on laboratory session on manual therapy techniques for the hip region. The morning session of the second day will focus on knee and foot/ankle manual therapy techniques. The afternoon session of the second day will include a laboratory session on the use of mobilization of movement, followed by case studies to demonstrate the integration of manual therapy interventions into the patient plan of care. The best available evidence will be integrated into all discussions and laboratory sessions. The intent of this course is to provide attendees with useful, clinically relevant information that can be immediately applied to various practice settings.

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

    • Select appropriate manual therapy techniques to address impairments identified for selected patient populations.
    • Recognize impairments, above and below the affected regions, that may contribute to the patient's primary complaint.
    • Safely, effectively, and skillfully perform the manual therapy techniques to effectively manage motion dysfunctions and/or pain of the hip, knee, and foot/ankle.
    • Critically appraise the manual therapy intervention strategies used for the hip, knee, and foot/ankle, consistent with the available evidence-based literature.
    • Use appropriate manual therapy interventions to augment a comprehensive therapeutic exercise as part of the plan of care.

    *SOLD OUT - Orthopaedics Session: Manual Therapy Interventions for the Spine: A Laboratory Intensive Course, Part 1

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 8

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT; Christopher Showalter, PT

    Level: Advanced

    CEUs: 1.7 (17.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    This 2-day, hands-on, laboratory-based course will focus on the use of mobilization and manipulation techniques for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the sacroiliac joint. The morning session of the first day will review the current evidence to support the use of the manual therapy techniques for the spine. The afternoon session of the first day will be a hands-on laboratory session focusing on manual therapy techniques for the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint. The speakers will discuss the thoracic spine during the morning session of the second day. The cervical spine will be the subject of the afternoon session of the second day. Case studies will be used to illustrate the integration of spinal manual therapy interventions into the patient plan of care. The best available evidence will be integrated into all discussions and laboratory sessions. The intent of this course is to provide attendees with useful, clinically relevant information that can be immediately applied to various practice settings.

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

    • Select appropriate manual therapy techniques to address impairments identified for selected patient populations.
    • Recognize impairments, above and below the affected regions, that may contribute to the patient's primary complaint.
    • Safely, effectively, and skillfully perform the manual therapy techniques to effectively manage motion dysfunctions and/or pain of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as sacroiliac joint.
    • Critically appraise the manual therapy intervention strategies used for the spine and sacroiliac joint, consistent with the available evidence-based literature. • Use appropriate manual therapy interventions to augment a comprehensive therapeutic exercise as part of the plan of care.

    Orthopaedics Session: Treating Scoliosis of All Ages: The 3-Dimensional Schroth-based Method to Arrest and Prevent the Progression of Scoliosis, Part 1

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 7B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, MSPT, SST

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.5 (15.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    The Schroth Method for scoliosis treatment is defined as the best practice by the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment. It has been found to be an effective conservative treatment modality when used in the management of patients with scoliosis. The goals of this unique technique are to arrest and/or prevent curvature progression; maintain function; reduce and prevent symptoms of scoliosis, such as pain and pulmonary dysfunction; and raise patient self-esteem. This method is a conservative physical therapy approach that works with exercises that elongate the trunk, correct the imbalances of the body, and use special corrective breathing techniques to change the shape of the thorax and the imbalanced pelvis that have been effected by scoliosis. The speaker will discuss, demonstrate, and practice the principles of the Schroth Method throughout 2 days of lecture, laboratory demonstration, and practice. A review of the most recent literature will be provided, with a focus on the application of the method for outpatient physical therapy in the US. Topics will include classification, clinical evaluation, principles of correction, starting positions, basic exercises, and active-passive corrections.

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

    • Identify the clinical assessment steps performed during patient examination and screening.
    • Describe the Schroth Method classification for scoliosis and differentiate patients into therapeutic subgroups.
    • Identify appropriate physical therapy interventions in regards to the scoliosis curve angle/pattern, age, and maturity.
    • Differentiate between the Schroth Method principles: axial elongation (detorsion), asymmetric sagittal straightening, increasing frontal plane corrections, rotational breathing, and increasing muscle activation.
    • Determine exercises appropriate for the patient classification (eg, major thoracic, major lumbar, double major, with/without pelvic deformity)

    Private Practice Session: Essentials to Starting a Private Practice, Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 505

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA; Barb Tschoepe, PT, PhD; Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT; Paul Welk, PT, JD

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    The "How To Start a Private Practice" program is aimed at helping practitioners gain the foundational knowledge and skills they need to start their private practice successfully and to arm those practitioners who are considering private practice ownership in their futures. This 2-day interactive workshop invites private practitioners to engage in evidence-based practice management decisions while developing individualized action plans. Guided by a team of experts, attendees will evaluate their practice to identify their greatest strengths, areas needing attention, and opportunities for growth. Pre-work will be required so that we can hit the ground running when we convene as a group.

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

    • Craft a vision, mission, and goals for a future business.
    • Develop a business plan that is inclusive of a vision, executive summary, competitive market analysis, marketing plan, service description, human resource plan, and facility layout/design.
    • Select business structures that match state regulations, strategic vision, and financial plans for the organization.
    • Determine the needs of health care consumers that influence health care buying decisions.
    • Establish a marketing plan.
    • Explore funding options.
    • Identify areas of risk within business structure and systems.
    • Define various types of contracts.
    • Identify the basics of billing and collections.
    • Identify personal and practice clinical goals (short-term and long-term).

    Private Practice Session: Taking Your Practice to the Next Level, Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 503

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA; Barb Tschoepe, PT, PhD; Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT; Paul Welk, PT, JD

    Level: Advanced

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    This course is aimed at private practitioners that have been in business for 1-7+ years and need help maximizing their business success and/or are ready to expand their business models. This 2-day interactive workshop invites private practitioners to engage in evidence-based practice management decisions while developing individualized action plans for their practice. Guided by a team of experts, participants will evaluate their practice to identify greatest strengths, areas needing attention, and opportunities for growth.

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

    • Reevaluate vision, mission, and goals for future business.
    • Incorporate new product lines and services with intention.
    • Incorporate multiple sites into overall business strategy and vision.
    • Implement corrective strategies to meet unique gaps in performance.
    • Formulate exit strategies and/or succession planning.
    • Choose a practice valuation method that matches your strategic vision.

    Sports Session: Titleist Performance Institute: Level 1 Golf Fitness Certification

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 2

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Lance Gill, MS, ATC; Barbara Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC; Greg Rose, MD; Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAPTA; Dave Rose

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 1.5 (15.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Special Registration: Register Here 

    This course is the entry-level course for certification in golf-specific fitness assessment. Designed for health providers who work with golf athletes, it is offered by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). It offers the latest information on golf performance, swing faults, and screening for golf performance.

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

    • Describe and correctly sequence the components of the golf swing using appropriate terminology.
    • Describe the Kinematic Sequence of the golf swing, and relate it to correct or incorrect performance of this complex skill.
    • Apply principles of the Kinematic Sequence to an analysis of the golf swing and identify the 12 most common swing faults.
    • Perform a sequential physical movement screen to identify movement dysfunction (including deficits in mobility and stability).
    • Identify, using the functional movement screening techniques, the major physical performance factors that limit golfers from reaching their potential.
    • Use 2-D and 3-D motion analysis technology and appropriate software to analyze the golf swing.
    • Apply concepts of physical screening in the context of a video or real-time case study.
    • Incorporate new knowledge into your existing practice or methodology
    • Describe possible mechanisms for promotion of a golf fitness program.

    Women's Health Session: The Practical Application of Mental Imagery in the Therapeutic Setting, Part 1

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 308

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Eric Franklin

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    Mental imagery is not just for athletes; it is a most versatile tool for health with a solid scientific foundation. This hands-on session introduces the use of mental imagery as a practical tool to release tension and pain and increase flexibility and ease of movement in all areas of the body. Mental imagery is a safe and effective intervention that can be used at any age and for any population. This session will introduce the science of imagery, its most effective use, the types of imagery, and the most beneficial imagery perspectives and sensory modalities. Special emphasis will be placed on releasing tension in the shoulders, neck, and lower back; improving posture; and training the pelvic floor with the use of imagery. Attendees will leave the course with a personal experience of the benefits of imagery as well as a treasure trove of client-centered applications.

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

    • Describe a client-centered approach for releasing shoulder and neck tension, increasing flexibility, and improving the health of the spine and pelvic floor.
    • Recognize the science of imagery in practice.
    • Describe the effective use of a variety of types of imagery.
    • Identify imagery perspectives and sensory modalities useful in clinical practice.

    Monday, January 21

    Acute Care Session: Do It Right From the Start: Task-Specific Training for Relearning Gait After Stroke

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Elevation Room (30th Floor)

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS; Patricia S. Smith, PT, PhD, NCS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    The typically slow, inefficient gait after stroke often results in sequelae, such as heart disease, diabetes, and low aerobic capacity. What has yet to be determined is if this outcome is inevitable. Based on our current knowledge, is it possible to construct clinical interventions that will produce better gait and diminish these unwanted consequences? This preconference course is designed to challenge the advanced clinical practitioner to raise expectations for gait recovery in individuals post stroke. Current evidence suggests that effective interventions must include high-intensity, task-specific training initiated as soon as possible after the onset of the stroke. Research data, case studies, and patient videos will be used to explain the development and application of early, standardized, task-specific interventions for gait recovery after stroke. Course content will include a brief review of the neurophysiology of gait control and a review of neuroplasticity principles as they apply to stroke. Specific elements of gait-training interventions will be discussed, including an in-depth look at the role of lower-extremity bracing in gait recovery. Attention also will be given to the use of effective evaluation methods for gait recovery as well as the application of these principles across the continuum of care.

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

    • Describe the post-stroke pathological gait pattern.
    • Recognize the concomitant comorbidities that accompany the pathological gait pattern for individuals post stroke.
    • Understand the current evidence for gait recovery following stroke.
    • Appreciate the role of standardized outcome measures for documenting change in gait for this patient population.
    • Acknowledge the need for task-specific training programs across the continuum of care for individuals post neurological injury.
    • Provide rationale for the choice of orthosis for gait retraining after stroke.
    • Discuss discrete treatment interventions to improve walking for individuals in the acute, sub-acute, and chronic stage of recovery from stroke.
    • Consider the long-term implications of improved gait following stroke.

    Aquatic Session: The Burdenko Method: Therapeutic Applications

    Location: Hilton Gaslamp | Marina AB

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    The Burdenko Method is an active therapeutic approach using interplay between gravity and buoyancy to facilitate healing and minimize dysfunction for clients of all ages, levels, and diagnoses. The speaker will present basic principles of the Burdenko Method, followed by a water exercise lab to reinforce these principles. At the end of the course, the attendees will be able to apply the basic principles to design exercises to meet the specific needs of their patients by targeting the 6 essential qualities of movement: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed, and strength.

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

    • State the 6 qualities of movement addressed in the Burdenko Method.
    • Apply the basic principles and therapeutic benefits of the Burdenko Method to a variety of patient populations.
    • Implement the basic principles of the Burdenko Method into exercise prescription.
    • Select, design, and instruct patients in exercises that correspond to the 6 essential qualities of movement within the Burdenko Method.

    California Chapter Session: Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Implications for the Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 500

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    Altered lower-quarter mechanics are frequently implicated as being contributory to various musculoskeletal conditions. An understanding of how abnormal limb function can contribute to the mechanisms of specific joint dysfunction is essential for the evaluation and treatment of common orthopedic disorders. This evidence-based course will use focused laboratory sessions to review the anatomy and mechanics of the lower-kinetic chain, particularly in relation to specific pathologies of the ankle, knee, and hip. Emphasis will be placed on current research findings in the areas of gait analysis, lower-limb function, and joint biomechanics. Implications for the evaluation and treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions also will be addressed. Attendees will be provided with practical information to take back to the clinic, including the opportunity to develop observational gait analysis skills.

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

    • Describe the normal anatomy and biomechanics of the foot/ankle, knee, and hip.
    • Describe the normal joint kinematics, kinetics, and muscle actions during walking and running.
    • Describe the normal interaction of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot during walking and running.
    • Describe pathological lower-chain mechanics and segment interactions.
    • Identify the pathomechanics of common disorders of the foot/ankle, knee and hip.
    • Develop observational gait analysis skills.
    • Discuss the current research literature related to lower-extremity biomechanics and pathomechanics.
    • Perform a biomechanical evaluation of the lower extremity.
    • Plan appropriate treatment interventions based on a biomechanical assessment of the lower extremity.

    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Session: Assessment and Treatment of the Obese Patient Across the Lifespan: The Role of Physical Therapy

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 16B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Sharon A. Martino, PT, PhD; Shane Phillips, PT, PhD

    CEUs: 0.7 (7.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    Obesity is a multifaceted disorder with concomitant effects on the cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and psychosocial systems. Obesity is associated with major causes of death and disability, and these adverse effects are observed throughout the life course—with the highest prevalence of obesity-related conditions occurring in middle-aged and older adults. The need for multidisciplinary intervention programs is clear; however, the assessment of the overweight/obese patient is less apparent, and the choice of outcome measures is even less evident. Cardio-metabolic measures, such as waist circumference, fasting blood glucose, blood pressure, and submaximal exercise testing are suitable for many in this population and may be predictive of future cardiovascular disease. The speaker will describe the epidemiology, risk factors, pathology, assessment, outcome measures, and physiologic biomarkers associated with obese patients across the lifespan. Additionally, the development, standardization, and sustainability of model programs will be described. The speaker will discuss case studies of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients and group discussion will be facilitated to enhance the learning experience. Finally, the speaker will present research topics in obesity across the lifespan that provide evidence to support comprehensive obesity-rehabilitation paradigms.

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

    • Identify the organ systems and common complications that are related to obesity across the lifespan.
    • Recognize methods for assessing the patient who is overweight or obese.
    • Describe the importance of as well as methods for standardizing exercise programs.
    • Discuss methods for the development of multidisciplinary teams and programs to address obesity.
    • Express the scientific evidence that supports the role physical therapists can and should assume in the multidisciplinary-team approach to obesity prevention and treatment.

    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Session: Clinical Reasoning for the Patient with Complex Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 16A

    Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Speakers: Daniel Malone, PT,PhD, MS,CCS; Stephen Sadowsky, PT, RRT, MS, CCS

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    Patients suffering complex cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders benefit from early mobilization and exercise training. Physical therapists who examine and plan interventions for these patients must consider the latest literature, as well as the pathophysiology of the disorder(s) to develop a reasoned clinical approach. The intervention should safely and effectively progress and maximize the patient’s activity tolerance, functional mobility, and independence. The speaker will use both lecture and small-group discussion to provide a comprehensive review of the pertinent literature, and examination and intervention techniques of selected diagnoses from across the practice spectrum. This practical exploration will address the clinical reasoning used for select diagnoses and medical tests and procedures, which often creates uncertainty in physical therapists. While this can be a great preparatory course for individuals considering taking the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Board Certification Examination, it is intended as an opportunity for all clinicians seeking to advance their skills with patients presenting with complex cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders.

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

    • Analyze patient cases using the International Classification of Function and Disability (ICF) framework.
    • Apply clinical reasoning and diagnostic screening to determine if there is a need for referral to other health care professionals.
    • Use the current best evidence to facilitate decision-making in complex cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical cases.

    Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Session: Wound Debridement Skills

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 520

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Karen W. Albaugh, PT, DPT, MPH, CWS; Harriett B. Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS; Luther Kloth, PT, MS, FAPTA, CWS, FACCWS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    This preconference session features an emphasis on clinical debridement skills through experiential lab activities, including sharp debridement using porcine models, pulsed lavage with suction, and low frequency ultrasound devices. The speakers will discuss the various means to achieve wound bed preparation, with 3+ hours of actual hands-on skills application. This session will culminate with an interactive case study session, where attendees will select an appropriate debridement method for the presented scenarios. The speakers will review an update on coding, billing, and documentation associated with debridement procedures. Attendees who successfully demonstrate the ability to use sharp instruments for debridement in a lab setting using porcine models will receive a competency certificate upon completion of the course.

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

    • State the significance of debridement in wound bed preparation.
    • Demonstrate competence in sharp debridement of a porcine model.
    • Select an appropriate means of debridement for a variety of clinical presentations of necrotic tissue.

    Education Session: iTeach, iLearn, iPad

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 400

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Kendra Gagnon, PT, PhD, Carla Sabus, PT, PhD, Angela M. Heaton, PT, MSEd, Cindy Brandehoff, PTA, Andrea Liles, PT, Diana Rammel, PTA

    Level: Multiple level

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    This interactive workshop will showcase the iPad and demonstrate how the device may be used by faculty and students in DPT and PTA education. The speakers will present comprehensive strategies for optimizing the use of technology to support an interactive and engaging classroom. Two models of iPad deployment and implementation will be described: a student-centered pilot, with iPads provided to each student in a PTA program; and a faculty-centered project, with an iPad provided to each faculty member in a DPT program. The speakers will present exemplars of faculty and student iPad use and will include discussion of student and faculty feedback, triumphs, and challenges associated with adopting iPads in higher education. Through a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on learning, the attendee will discover iPad applications and accessories that will ultimately enhance the educator's ability to "iTeach" and the student's ability to "iLearn." Attendees are encouraged—but not required—to "BYOD" (bring their own devices) to access technology, participate in demonstrations, and use social media to discuss this workshop in real time.

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

    • Describe specific strategies for using the iPad to improve work flow, productivity, and outcomes in education, research, and practice.
    • Discuss benefits and challenges associated with various models of departmental and/or institutional iPad adoption, including one-to-one and bring-your-own-device programs.
    • Develop kinesthetic applications with the iPad using the camera, video, and annotated screen.
    • Discuss free "app" technology to enhance learning experiences.
    • Develop classroom rules and department policies that reflect ethical and legal use of iPad technology in education and health care.
    • Describe effective strategies of using iPad technology within the classroom, lab, and clinical environment to enhance learning experiences.
    • Brainstorm with other course attendees and share experiences, including opportunities and challenges, with using the iPad in clinical and academic settings.
    • Use iPad applications in a simulated teaching or learning scenario.

    Education Session: Systematic Program Assessment: A Dialogue and Workshop for PTA Educators, Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 402

    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Speakers: Becky S. McKnight, PT, MS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.5 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    This workshop is designed for PTA educators from established programs. The workshop will open with a review of foundational principles and current literature of program assessment. After this introductory discussion, small and large-group activities will allow attendees to self-evaluate their program assessment plans as well as receive peer feedback. Group activities also will include creating assessment tools for various aspects of the assessment process. Specific tools and topic areas will be determined based upon attendees' identified area of need. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop and program assessment materials, including a copy of their assessment plans and examples of assessment tools used.

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

    • Describe critical elements of a program assessment plan.
    • Describe methods to structure assessment processes to increase efficiency, efficacy, and effectiveness.
    • Evaluate one's own PTA program assessment plan in light of critical elements.
    • Select methods to improve one's own PTA program assessment plan.
    • Create assessment tools required to adequately evaluate specific components of the PTA program.
    • Clearly communicate, in written form, a comprehensive program assessment plan to bodies of interest (eg, state agencies, administration, CAPTE).

    Education Session: Strategies for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 5A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Level: Intermediate

    This is a joint program. See full description under Geriatrics.

    Geriatrics Session: Focus Geriatrics: The Aging Adult

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 15B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT, GCS, CWS, CEEAA, FACCWS; Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, FACWS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    A physical therapist working with the aging adult needs to understand the difference between normal aging changes and pathological changes in all systems. These changes—along with the increased frequency of diagnosis—affect physical activity, activities of daily living, and other functional limitations that can accelerate the decline to frailty. Focus Geriatrics is an ongoing, updated course that addresses these changes to enable the physical therapist to adequately address aging issues and promote successful aging. This course will look at the changing demographics and the changes in the major systems: musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary.

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

    • Recognize the normal aging process of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary systems.
    • Discuss the relationship between the aging process and function.
    • Describe pathologies that commonly occur in aging adults.
    • Discuss physical therapy interventions used to minimize potential consequences of pathologies that typically occur with aging.
    • Explain nutritional requirements for a healthy musculoskeletal system for the aging adult.
    • Summarize the impact of prescription medications on the aging systems.
    • Recognize the importance of exercise capacity for older adults.
    • Explain normal and abnormal vital signs at rest and as a response to exercise.
    • Apply principles of exercise prescription to the elderly, both for normal aging and for those with diseases.
    • Discuss demographic changes that affect outcomes, particularly the changing family dynamics.

    Geriatrics Session: Cleveland Clinic Osteoporosis and Bone Health Education Program

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 15A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Michele Hribar, PT; Maribeth Gibbon, PT; Jennifer Ochi, DPT; Mary S. Morrison, PT, DScPT, MHS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    The Cleveland Clinic Osteoporosis and Bone Health Special Interest Group Clinician Education Program course directly relates to physical therapy professionals by providing insight into a population served in inpatient, outpatient, and home health care settings. Many Americans present with and are at risk for developing osteoporosis. Fractures related to osteoporosis can cause pain and disability. Through exercise, education, identifying risk factors, and balance/fall prevention activities, physical therapists can appropriately manage their clients to optimize outcomes by reducing disability, pain, and minimizing disease progression. The goal is for health care professionals to provide a consistent, safe examination and plan of care for patients with osteoporosis as a primary or secondary diagnosis as well as those with low bone density.

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

    • Define and list signs of osteoporosis.
    • Differentiate characteristics of low bone density/osteoporosis from healthy bone.
    • Describe difference between bone mineral density and bone mineral content and how they are measured. Introduce the FRAX tool for fracture risk assessment.
    • Provide an example of an examination template citing evidence for focused assessments.
    • Discuss the importance of back extensor strength and site specific therapeutic exercise using a population-based exercise prescription chart.
    • Describe an appropriate exercise program for each population, giving specific exercise examples across the continuum of care.
    • Discuss medical management, including current pharmacological interventions and surgical procedures.
    • Describe appropriate body mechanics for a patient with osteoporosis, including the importance of postural alignment.

    Geriatrics Session: Tai Chi Fundamentals® Professional Training Program: Level 1

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 14B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CTI

    Level: Basic

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    In this 1-day course, Attendees learn mind-body principles for health promotion and wellness and the 12 Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF) movement patterns that support the sequencing of the TCF form. Tai chi movement is introduced in a motor-development sequence integrating mind/body exercise components. Instruction includes diaphragmatic breath work, sensory awareness, visualization, and motor-control sequencing for weight-bearing tai chi and its seated applications. This course not only qualifies for APTA CEUs, but it fulfills 8 of the 30 contact hours for TCF Instructor Certification Levels 1 and 2 (refer to www.taichihealth.com for more details). The Tai Chi Fundamentals® program has a wide range of applications for therapy and function, including: geriatrics, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, pain management, sports training, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, functional capacity for the medically complex, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and special populations. It can be used in a variety of treatment settings, including hospitals, sub-acute, outpatient clinics, and home care. In addition, tai chi can be taught individually or in group settings in community wellness classes, senior centers, and long-term care facilities.

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

    • Describe the mind-body, biomedical, biomechanical, and functional benefits of tai chi.
    • Demonstrate 12 Tai Chi Fundamentals® movement patterns and their seated adaptations.
    • Integrate somatosensory, proprioceptive, sensorimotor elements of tai chi into treatment protocols.
    • Apply tai chi as therapeutic exercise for function, rehabilitation, and wellness.
    • Discuss evidence-based practice and documentation for tai chi in physical therapy practice

    Geriatrics Session: Strategies for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 5A

     Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Joint Program: Education

    Speakers: Carol Jo Tichenor, PT, MA; Gail Jensen, PT, PhD; Ivan Matsui, PT, FAAOMPT; Greg Hartley, PT, DPT, GCS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    Professional competence goes well beyond technical skills. Competence builds on a foundation of basic clinical skills, scientific knowledge, and moral development. Mentorship is a critical element in the formation of a professional. This course will provide the attendees with in-depth instruction in the skills necessary for residency and fellowship clinical mentoring and an opportunity to apply those skills in interactive problem-solving situations. This 8-hour course is directed toward academic and clinical educators who are currently teaching in or considering developing residency and fellowship programs. The course is designed to guide individuals in how to design, implement, and evaluate mentoring experiences in postgraduate residencies and fellowships. Topics will include: characteristics of a good mentor and how mentoring differs from traditional teaching; how to structure productive mentoring sessions to facilitate clinical reasoning; strategies for mentoring the difficult resident; planning remediation sessions; methods for facilitating communication between faculty members and between faculty and residents; and assessment of the effectiveness of the mentoring experiences. The speakers also will discuss strategies that can be applied to mentoring colleagues and entry-level students.

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

    • Compare and contrast the characteristics of a good mentor in relation to one's own clinical teaching experience.
    • Analyze and structure mentoring experiences to facilitate reflective thinking and enhance clinical growth for the resident and for the faculty mentor.
    • Develop strategies for addressing common mentoring challenges in residency and fellowship programs.
    • Guide the resident in implementing strategies for change.
    • Design activities for developing and evaluating mentoring skills for new faculty members.

    Hand Rehabilitation Session: Survey Course in Hand Therapy: The Basics and Beyond

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 501

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Carol Waggy, PT, PhD, CHT, Mia Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with a comprehensive review of wrist and hand anatomy, radiology, examination procedures, and treatment strategies. The speakers will discuss self-report measures and their use in hand therapy. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice special tests in a lab format. In addition, the speakers will present treatment approaches—including best available evidence—for fractures, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, thumb osteoarthritis, and others. Attendees will be provided with tips from the field and as well as common pitfalls in managing wrist and hand disorders.

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

    • Describe bone, ligament, and tendon anatomy of the wrist and hand.
    • Describe the interplay between the hand intrinsics and the extensor/flexor tendons.
    • Perform a wrist or hand examination that includes identifying appropriate special tests and measures based on best available evidence.
    • Identify appropriate self-report measures and be able to apply them to patients.
    • Provide evidence-based treatment to wrist and hand conditions.

    Health Policy and Administration Session: Leading Others: Adaptive & Transformational Leadership in Physical Therapy (C2), Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 306A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Stacey L. Zeigler, PT, DPT, GCS; Michael Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS; Kerry R. Wood, PT, DPT; Amy Lafko, PT, MS; Debora L. Miller, PT, MBA, FACHE

    Level: Advanced

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    Required Prerequisites: Registrants must have previously attended LAMP Institute C1: Lead Wherever You Are, and they must have demonstrated progress toward completion of the Intermediate Leadership Project (ILP). In this advanced, two-day leadership program, attendees—having already attended Part 1 (Lead Wherever You Are: Becoming a Personal Leader)—will continue to explore, deepen, and strengthen the development of their leadership skills to lead others effectively in both formal and informal leadership situations. Adaptive and transformational leadership approaches will be featured. Our "Leadership Labs" will be introduced and attendees will have the chance to showcase insights acquired and progress made on their Intermediate Leadership Projects (ILPs), gaining valuable input from colleagues and mentors.

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

    • Identify and discuss the personal characteristics of adaptive and transformational leaders.
    • Define the 3 forms of networking and their impact on the ability to lead others.
    • Determine how to set vision and strategy such that others will want to follow.
    • Generate a strategy to help foster effective followership.
    • Recognize the importance of establishing relational and organizational trust.
    • Describe aspects of leadership that promote fostering others and leading diverse workforces.
    • Formulate a plan to help lead others through change.
    • Develop effective negotiation strategies.

    Health Policy and Administration Session: Lead Wherever You Are: Becoming a Personal Leader (C1), Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 306B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Michael Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS; Amy Lafko, PT, MS; Stacey L. Zeigler, PT, DPT, GCS; Debora L. Miller, PT, MBA, FACHE; Kerry R. Wood, PT, DPT

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    This two-day course is the first in a series of leadership courses and other applied learning activities intended to develop leadership skills and professionalism in physical therapists. Evidence shows that leadership can be developed, and developing leadership skills is an integral part of professional development in physical therapist practice. This course emphasizes the development of new leadership behaviors, behaviors that foster autonomous practice, accountability, professional values, diversity, and ethics. Attendees will learn how to influence others to achieve shared goals; build better relationships and networks; resolve conflicts; negotiate effectively; and identify the value and differences between leadership, coaching, and mentoring. Attendees are required to complete a leadership self-assessment and other preparatory work prior to the session.

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

    • Identify and discuss the personal characteristics of an effective leader.
    • Recognize the importance of values and ethics and their impact on personal leadership and professionalism.
    • Given a case scenario, select appropriate leadership styles and actions.
    • Generate examples of leadership behaviors to influence, align, and empower others.
    • Recognize energy management actions to set priorities and delegate.
    • Describe varying characteristics of a diverse workforce (generational, cultural, and gender differences).
    • Formulate effective responses to conflict in a variety of situations.
    • Develop personalized professional leadership development plans with timelines.

    Home Health Session: Strengthening Your Exercise Intervention: Effectively Using Thera-Band®

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 310

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, PhD; Kate Nemetz, PT, DPT; Emily Neel, PT, DPT

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    This hands-on course provides the evidence basis for resistance training with the older adult and describes practical methods to provide this effective intervention to patients in the home care setting. The speakers will discuss resistance training, including important exercise parameters and how to manipulate those parameters in order to maximize the therapeutic exercise intervention. Attendees will learn how to assess patients' strength with Thera-Band® and use that assessment to establish an effective exercise program. Case examples will augment the presented principles and interactive, hands-on sessions will allow attendees to practice presented skills.

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

    • Describe indications for prescribing exercises for strength, power, and endurance.
    • Establish exercise parameters to best target improving functional activities, such as sit-to-stand transfers, gait velocity, and ADL.
    • Use Thera-Band® to objectively assess strength.
    • Prescribe upper- and lower-extremity exercises using Thera-Band®.
    • Problem-solve exercise positions and prescriptions for specific patient situations.
    • Cite evidence for resistance training with the older adult.

    Home Health Session: Therapy Leadership in Home Health: Building Your Executive Portfolio, Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 304

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Diana L. Kornetti, PT, MA; Sherry L. Teague, PTA, MS, ATC; Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT; Kristin Mattson, PT; Cynthia J. Krafft, PT, MS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (2A) 2 Day

    Therapy leadership is crucial for success in the home health industry. However, there are often many barriers to physical therapists taking leadership roles within agencies. By recognizing the fundamentals of physical therapy leadership and industry metrics, physical therapists will be able to build a personal leadership portfolio needed for successful industry leadership. This 2-day preconference course will cover key areas integral to physical therapy leadership in the home health agency setting. Industry leaders will present the following content to assist physical therapists interested in leadership development: infrastructure: rules and regulations related to corporate compliance and conditions of participation; dashboards: understanding financial, clinical, and operational metrics for success; and leadership: developing your portfolio to attain a leadership position within your organization.

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

    • Identify 3 key regulatory resources/guidelines integral to Medicare home health.
    • Identify 3 pieces of data/dashboard statistics that contribute to the "health" of an agency's therapy services.
    • Recognize the fundamentals and skills needed to become a leader within an agency.
    • Verbalize strategies to develop/enhance an agency's evidence-based practice approach to therapy services.

    Neurology Session: Correlating Neuroanatomy with Patient Presentation and the Neurologic Exam

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 14A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Desiree Lanzino, PT, PhD

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    The vision for physical therapy practice, according to APTA's Vision 2020 statement, asserts the role of the physical therapist as an autonomous, first-line practitioner of choice who will evaluate and treat patients directly for care. With that in mind, this 1-day course is designed to strengthen the skills of all physical therapists' neurologic screening, examination, and differential diagnosis proficiency. After an overview of the central nervous system, the neurologic exam will be presented in a manner that demonstrates how each component assesses a different neurologic level. Attendees will view a video of a neurologic screening exam and practice the neurologic exam on each other. The speaker will present clinically relevant neuroanatomy in a step-wise fashion, from the dorsal cortex to the spinal cord through the use of neuroimaging. At each level, evidence-based case scenarios that incorporate a variety of pathologies will be used to improve clinical reasoning by identifying expected signs and symptoms.

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

    • Describe how each level of the nervous system is assessed by the neurologic examination.
    • Perform a neurologic screening examination.
    • Identify the functions of the major areas of the central nervous system.
    • Based on the area of CNS pathology, identify the expected clinical presentation, describe the components of the neurologic exam useful for elucidating those signs and symptoms, and identify when symptoms are not consistent with diagnosis or area of pathology.

    Neurology Session: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Typical and Atypical Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 5B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Janet O. Helminski, PT, PhD; Janet Callahan, PT, MS, NCS 

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the single most common cause of vertigo and is frequently misdiagnosed. This preconference course will focus on the process of differential diagnosis for BPPV and particle repositioning maneuvers for the treatment of typical and atypical BPPV based on fluid dynamics and anatomical alignment of the canals and computer simulations. Attendees will use case histories and digital oculography recordings to formulate differential diagnoses and design comprehensive treatments, as well as practice positional tests and particle repositioning maneuvers.

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

    • Apply the process of the differential diagnosis in the management of BPPV.
    • Describe normal fluid dynamics and anatomical alignment of the canals and abnormal responses due to BPPV.
    • Differentiate between AC- and PC-BPPV based on findings of positional testing.
    • Differentiate between LC-BPPV and other diagnoses based on findings of positional testing in the transverse plane in the recumbent position and in the pitch plane in sitting.
    • Treat typical and atypical BPPV with particle repositioning maneuvers, taking into account the anatomical alignment of the canals.
    • Identify examination and treatment findings that would suggest the need for referral to a physician.

    Neurology Session: Multiple Sclerosis From Diagnosis to Intervention: Translating Science Into Clinical Practice, Part 2

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 4

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Linda A. Csiza, PT, DSc, NCS; Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS; Evan Cohen, PT, MS, PhD, NCS; Donna Fry, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS; Eduard Gappmaier, PT, PhD

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.5 (15.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects 350,000 people in the United States and more than 2.5 million people worldwide. It is a disease of great variability, leading to a spectrum of disability—which can range from mild to severe—with no stereotypical presentation. With a greater understanding that MS is a disease that significantly impacts mobility, the frequency with which individuals with MS participate in physical therapy has increased. However, MS is a unique disease that requires a specific understanding of its characteristics in order to provide competent treatment. There is an ever-growing body of research available to guide clinicians in the physical therapy management of individuals with MS. The primary goal for this preconference course is to propose a systematic evidence-based model for the physical therapy care of individuals with MS across the continuum of the disease. Research suggests that individuals with MS can show meaningful improvement in body structure/function, activity, and participation as a result of appropriate medical management and physical therapy intervention. A panel of experts will present the most current evidence in support of the full range of care in individuals with MS. The topics discussed in this course will move from medical diagnosis and treatment to the full spectrum of physical therapy examination through intervention.

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

    • Outline impairments of body structure/function, activity, and participation limitations associated with MS, and analyze variations in clinical presentation across the disease continuum.
    • Characterize the pathology and medical interventions currently used in the treatment of people with MS.
    • Plan an evidence-based physical therapy examination for persons with varying levels of disability related to MS.
    • Analyze the recommendations of the MS EDGE taskforce on the selection and use of appropriate outcome measures.
    • Describe the process of neuroplasticity as it relates to the disease process.
    • Deduce and develop evidence-supported intervention strategies.
    • Integrate theories and concepts based on the evidence in analysis of cases.

    Oncology Session: Developing an Oncology Rehabilitation Program Through the Integration of Physical Therapy Intervention

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 410

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Nancy Roberge, PT, DPT, MEd; Linda Boyle, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-LANA; Linda T. Miller, PT, DPT, CLT; Barb Nicholson, PT, MSPT, CLT-LANA

    Level: Beginner - Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defined a cancer survivor as being one who has been diagnosed with cancer, throughout treatment, into survivorship. The IOM's recommendation to the medical community was to define "survivorship" as a "distinct" phase of the oncology patient, from diagnosis onward. Cancer is now being treated as a chronic disease, and cancer treatment can be a grueling journey of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy—leaving patients with significant musculoskeletal (and other) issues, which can be successfully addressed by physical therapy intervention. Historically, MDs have only sent patients to physical therapy if they have a problem; we need to foster a paradigm shift where the physical therapist is there at the initial diagnosis of cancer. PTs should be part of the multidisciplinary team that works with the individual diagnosed with cancer. This preconference session will help those who have seen this need for a paradigm shift by providing a template for moving their oncology program forward.

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

    • Recognize the musculoskeletal, neurological, psychological, integumentary, and genitourinary (including pelvic floor) issues related to cancer treatment.
    • Develop an "action plan" template for forming an oncology rehabilitation program.
    • Appreciate the need for physical therapy intervention in the oncology patient to improve quality of life, from diagnosis to survivorship.
    • Describe how to both integrate the oncology rehabilitation program into existing facilities and market it successfully.

    Oncology Session: Exercise Training Guidelines for Cancer Survivors: Endurance and Strength

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 411

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Steve Morris, PT, PhD, FACS; Alison T. DeLeo, PT, DPT, NREMT-B

    Level: Basic

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    Exercise reconditioning has become a widely utilized treatment intervention for treating the oncology survivor. However, these survivors present with unique needs, comorbiditites, and impairments. The purpose of this course is to teach the attendees how to apply currently existing knowledge of exercise and fitness training to the unique needs of the oncology patient.

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

    • Describe the basic constructs of exercise physiology and oncology.
    • Write an exercise prescription for a cancer survivor.
    • Recognize the safety issues connected with exercising cancer survivors.
    • Identify helpful clinically useful methods of exercise testing and outcome assessments.

    Orthopaedics Session: Manual Therapy Interventions for the Lower Extremity: A Laboratory Intensive Course, Part 2

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 7A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Gail Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Stephanie Albin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Jake Magel, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.7 (17.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    This 2-day, hands-on, laboratory-based course will review the use of mobilization and manipulation techniques for the lower extremity, including the hip, knee, and foot/ankle. The morning session will focus on the current evidence to support the use of the manual therapy techniques for the lower extremity. The afternoon session of the first day will be a hands-on laboratory session on manual therapy techniques for the hip region. The morning session of the second day will focus on knee and foot/ankle manual therapy techniques. The afternoon session of the second day will include a laboratory session on the use of mobilization of movement, followed by case studies to demonstrate the integration of manual therapy interventions into the patient plan of care. The best available evidence will be integrated into all discussions and laboratory sessions. The intent of this course is to provide attendees with useful, clinically relevant information that can be immediately applied to various practice settings.

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

    • Select appropriate manual therapy techniques to address impairments identified for selected patient populations.
    • Recognize impairments, above and below the affected regions, that may contribute to the patient's primary complaint.
    • Safely, effectively, and skillfully perform the manual therapy techniques to effectively manage motion dysfunctions and/or pain of the hip, knee, and foot/ankle.
    • Critically appraise the manual therapy intervention strategies used for the hip, knee, and foot/ankle, consistent with the available evidence-based literature.
    • Use appropriate manual therapy interventions to augment a comprehensive therapeutic exercise as part of the plan of care.

    *SOLD OUT - Orthopaedics Session: Manual Therapy Interventions for the Spine: A Laboratory Intensive Course, Part 2

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 8

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT; Christopher Showalter, PT

    Level: Advanced

    CEUs: 1.7 (17.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    This 2-day, hands-on, laboratory-based course will focus on the use of mobilization and manipulation techniques for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the sacroiliac joint. The morning session of the first day will review the current evidence to support the use of the manual therapy techniques for the spine. The afternoon session of the first day will be a hands-on laboratory session focusing on manual therapy techniques for the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint. The speakers will discuss the thoracic spine during the morning session of the second day. The cervical spine will be the subject of the afternoon session of the second day. Case studies will be used to illustrate the integration of spinal manual therapy interventions into the patient plan of care. The best available evidence will be integrated into all discussions and laboratory sessions. The intent of this course is to provide attendees with useful, clinically relevant information that can be immediately applied to various practice settings.

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

    • Select appropriate manual therapy techniques to address impairments identified for selected patient populations.
    • Recognize impairments, above and below the affected regions, that may contribute to the patient's primary complaint.
    • Safely, effectively, and skillfully perform the manual therapy techniques to effectively manage motion dysfunctions and/or pain of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as sacroiliac joint.
    • Critically appraise the manual therapy intervention strategies used for the spine and sacroiliac joint, consistent with the available evidence-based literature. • Use appropriate manual therapy interventions to augment a comprehensive therapeutic exercise as part of the plan of care.

    Orthopaedics Session: Manual Therapy for Mechanical Dysfunctions of the Canine Lumbar Spine: Human and Canine Comparisons

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 10

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Cindy McGregor, PT, PhD, OCS; Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)

    Research suggests that manual therapy techniques provide mechanical advantages. These advantages include restoration of passive and active motion, improved nutrition of both cartilage and the intervertebral disc, changes in the metabolism of soft tissue structures, and improved rate and quality of tendon repair. Equally strong is the evidence demonstrating neurological effects of mobilization techniques. These include acute pain reduction and decreased muscle inhibition. Symptoms arising from disorders of the lumbar spine are more difficult and complicated to diagnose, with specificity greater than almost any other spinal level. The canine lumbar spine is prone to pain just as it is in humans. Facet joint dysfunctions are often not well-explored in traditional veterinary medical practices, but they can be a common clinical finding for canine rehab practitioners. Translation of human manual therapy techniques to the canine patient can be made once a comparison of anatomy is understood.

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

    • Identify anatomical similarities and differences in the canine and human lumbar spinal region.
    • Identify the mechanical and neurophysiological effects of mobilization.
    • Discuss selection of technique and manner of application, including grade and dose.
    • Take home manual techniques for assessment and treatment of the canine lumbar spine.

    Orthopaedics Session: Treating Scoliosis of All Ages: The 3-Dimensional Schroth-based Method to Arrest and Prevent the Progression of Scoliosis, Part 2

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 7B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, MSPT, SST

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.5 (15.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    The Schroth Method for scoliosis treatment is defined as the best practice by the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment. It has been found to be an effective conservative treatment modality when used in the management of patients with scoliosis. The goals of this unique technique are to arrest and/or prevent curvature progression; maintain function; reduce and prevent symptoms of scoliosis, such as pain and pulmonary dysfunction; and raise patient self-esteem. This method is a conservative physical therapy approach that works with exercises that elongate the trunk, correct the imbalances of the body, and use special corrective breathing techniques to change the shape of the thorax and the imbalanced pelvis that have been effected by scoliosis. The speaker will discuss, demonstrate, and practice the principles of the Schroth Method throughout 2 days of lecture, laboratory demonstration, and practice. A review of the most recent literature will be provided, with a focus on the application of the method for outpatient physical therapy in the US. Topics will include classification, clinical evaluation, principles of correction, starting positions, basic exercises, and active-passive corrections.

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

    • Identify the clinical assessment steps performed during patient examination and screening.
    • Describe the Schroth Method classification for scoliosis and differentiate patients into therapeutic subgroups.
    • Identify appropriate physical therapy interventions in regards to the scoliosis curve angle/pattern, age, and maturity.
    • Differentiate between the Schroth Method principles: axial elongation (detorsion), asymmetric sagittal straightening, increasing frontal plane corrections, rotational breathing, and increasing muscle activation.
    • Determine exercises appropriate for the patient classification (eg, major thoracic, major lumbar, double major, with/without pelvic deformity)

    *SOLD OUT - Pediatrics Session: Fit and Active Physical Therapy for Individuals With CP: Intensity and Outcome Measures

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 33C

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Margaret O' Neil, PT, PhD, MPH; Kristie F. Bjornson, PT, PhD, PCS; Nancy Lennon, PT, MS; Deborah Thorpe, PT, PhD, PCS

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    Youth with cerebral palsy (CP) have decreased aerobic capacity, gross motor function, physical activity, and participation compared to peers with typical development. Aerobic fitness is critical for optimal health and functional mobility. Activity-based interventions may improve activity, fitness, and function in individuals with CP. "Dosing" exercise intensity using target heart rate may improve aerobic capacity and function in land and aquatic settings. The speakers will review the evidence on outcome measures and the effectiveness of "dosing" interventions to promote physical activity, fitness, and function in youth with CP. Recommendations on interventions will use the FITT principles (frequency, intervention, type, and time). The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) will be used to classify outcome measures for body function and structure, activity, participation, and personal and environmental factors. Attendees will work in small groups to design intervention and measurement protocols. A lab session will be conducted for attendees to get hands-on experience.

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

    • Distinguish between health-related and performance-based fitness intervention strategies and measurement techniques.
    • Distinguish between performance and capacity measures.
    • Design an intervention protocol (using the ICF) that aims to increase physical activity, fitness, and gross motor function in children and youth with CP.
    • Design a measurement protocol that measures physical activity, fitness, and gross motor function in children and youth with CP and that includes components of the ICF Model.
    • Identify which participation and physical activity measures to use and when to use them while examining outcome effectiveness.

    *SOLD OUT - Pediatrics Session: Linking Structure to Function: Muscle, Bone, and Brain

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 33A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Jill Heathcock, PT, PhD; Robyn Fuchs, PhD; Noelle Moreau, PT, PhD; Laura Prosser, PT, PhD; Mary Gannotti, PT, PhD; Andrew Gordon, PhD; Thubi H. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Jennifer B. Christy, PT, PhD

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    Rehabilitation strategies vary greatly due to vast differences in frequency, intensity, type of intervention, and timing (dosing). Intervention for children with brain injury provides an additional challenge to the pediatric physical therapist due to maturation during typical and atypical development. This course will explore the state of the science in dosing as it relates to children with cerebral palsy and includes 2 main topic areas: the musculoskeletal system and brain plasticity, which are both specific to dosing and early brain injury. Using the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health) model, this course will familiarize attendees with the current research on the responses of muscle, bone, and brain to pediatric neurorehabilitation. The speakers will place an emphasis on strategies with established criteria for dosing—including frequency, intensity, type of treatment, and timing—with a focus on structural and functional changes in the context of lower- and higher-intensity protocols. Plasticity and recovery outcomes will guide the clinical discussion on how to use targeted interventions by applying best available evidence. Minimal and optimal dosing parameters will be discussed. The format for this session will include lecture and interactive discussions among presenters and attendees.

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

    • Discuss changes in bone and muscle that are associated with brain injury.
    • Analyze dosing parameters and protocols for improvements in muscle and bone structure and function.
    • Compare dosing parameters among rehabilitation protocols for pediatric clients with brain injury.
    • Differentiate between levels of evidence of effective interventions for muscle and bone adaptation.
    • Integrate the knowledge of dosing parameters from evidence-based research with clinical expertise.
    • Evaluate dosing parameters and their potential to change brain structure and function.
    • Articulate various mechanisms implicated in neuroplasticity in children with brain injury.
    • Apply relevant literature findings related to pediatric neurorehabilitation to functional outcomes in infants and children.
    • Differentiate between levels of evidence for known interventions for changes in brain structure and function.
    • Evaluate current interventions and their potential to influence structure-behavior change in children with brain injury.

    Private Practice Session: Essentials to Starting a Private Practice, Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 505

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA; Barb Tschoepe, PT, PhD; Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT; Paul Welk, PT, JD

    Level: Intermediate

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    The "How To Start a Private Practice" program is aimed at helping practitioners gain the foundational knowledge and skills they need to start their private practice successfully and to arm those practitioners who are considering private practice ownership in their futures. This 2-day interactive workshop invites private practitioners to engage in evidence-based practice management decisions while developing individualized action plans. Guided by a team of experts, attendees will evaluate their practice to identify their greatest strengths, areas needing attention, and opportunities for growth. Pre-work will be required so that we can hit the ground running when we convene as a group.

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

    • Craft a vision, mission, and goals for a future business.
    • Develop a business plan that is inclusive of a vision, executive summary, competitive market analysis, marketing plan, service description, human resource plan, and facility layout/design.
    • Select business structures that match state regulations, strategic vision, and financial plans for the organization.
    • Determine the needs of health care consumers that influence health care buying decisions.
    • Establish a marketing plan.
    • Explore funding options.
    • Identify areas of risk within business structure and systems.
    • Define various types of contracts.
    • Identify the basics of billing and collections.
    • Identify personal and practice clinical goals (short-term and long-term).

    Private Practice Session: Taking Your Practice to the Next Level, Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 503

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA; Barb Tschoepe, PT, PhD; Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT; Paul Welk, PT, JD

    Level: Advanced

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    This course is aimed at private practitioners that have been in business for 1-7+ years and need help maximizing their business success and/or are ready to expand their business models. This 2-day interactive workshop invites private practitioners to engage in evidence-based practice management decisions while developing individualized action plans for their practice. Guided by a team of experts, participants will evaluate their practice to identify greatest strengths, areas needing attention, and opportunities for growth.

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

    • Reevaluate vision, mission, and goals for future business.
    • Incorporate new product lines and services with intention.
    • Incorporate multiple sites into overall business strategy and vision.
    • Implement corrective strategies to meet unique gaps in performance.
    • Formulate exit strategies and/or succession planning.
    • Choose a practice valuation method that matches your strategic vision.

    Sports Session: Comprehensive Management of the Triathlete: Injury, Rehab, and Performance

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 1B

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Shefali M. Christopher, PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, ATC; Scott Miller, PT, MS; John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS; Erik Moen, PT; Robert Maschi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    The triathlon is a growing sport. With the growth of this sport, physical therapists face the daunting task of treating the multisport athlete. A triathlon presents a multitude of challenges in each of its events, and requires unique preparation to transition from sport to sport. This course will give attendees an in-depth understanding of the physical demands, biomechanics, and injuries faced by triathletes and ways to help these athletes return to competition faster and injury-free.

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

    • Recognize the components and distances involved in the sport of triathlon.
    • Identify key medical issues faced in the sport and understand treatment guidelines.
    • Perform basic swim stroke evaluation and identify biomechanical variables to correlate to the development of injury in the triathlete.
    • Recognize the most current approaches for managing shoulder injuries as they relate to swimming.
    • Identify key sources of overuse injury and pain syndromes for the bicyclist.
    • Identify biomechanical differences between endurance "road bicycle" pedaling skills compared to aerodynamic pedaling.
    • Identify parameters critical for neutral aerodynamic bicycle fit.
    • Identify critical flexibility parameters that allow for best aerodynamic positioning on the bicycle.
    • Identify common injuries as well as biomechanical variables that correlate to the development of injury in runners and multisport athletes.
    • Develop a treatment program for injured runners and multisport athletes.

    Sports Session: The Female Runner Throughout the Lifespan

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 1A

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Carol M. Ferkovic, PT, DPT; Mitchell J. Rauh, PT, PhD, MPH, FACSM; Kari Brown, PT, DPT, SCS; Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD, DS; Blaise Williams, PT, PhD; Elizabeth Chumanov, PT, PhD; Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DsC, SCS, ATC; Lori T. Brody, PT, PhD, SCS

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)

    The purpose of this 1-day preconference course is to assist the clinician with the management of issues that female running athletes may encounter throughout the lifespan. The speakers will discuss problems unique to adolescent females, pre and postpartum endurance athletes, and older females. In addition, this course will provide information on current research unique to these populations in regards to running-gait analysis, shoe wear, and special treatment considerations.

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

    • Identify risk factors for lower-extremity, overuse injuries and the etiology of the female athlete triad in adolescent female runners.
    • Recognize issues unique to the pregnant runner and to the postpartum runner and properly manage these issues.
    • Review the management of health issues in the older female runner, such as osteoarthritis, menopause, cancer, and osteoporosis.
    • Perform running-gait analysis and evaluate running biomechanics in youth, pre and postpartum, and older female running athletes.
    • Determine appropriate shoe wear and orthotics in youth, pre and postpartum, and older female running athletes.
    • Develop management techniques for hip, knee, and lower-leg injuries in youth, pre and postpartum, and older female running athletes.

    Sports Session: Titleist Performance Institute Level 2: Medical Professional Certification, Part 2

    Location: San Diego Convention Center | 3

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Speakers: Lance Gill, MS, ATC; Barbara Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC; Greg Rose, MD; Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAPTA; Dave Rose

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 1.5 (15.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Special Registration: Register at Part 1

    This course is designed for medical providers who work with golf athletes and is the second in a series of certification courses. Provided by Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), this course features an in-depth approach to movement screening and intervention strategies for golf athletes. Successful completion of TPI Level 1: Golf Fitness Certification is required to enroll in this course.

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

    • Describe the injury-inducing mechanics of the golf swing.
    • Relate injury-inducing mechanics to specific injuries sustained by the golfer.
    • Use a systematic, algorithmic approach for a functional assessment of the golfer.
    • Use the findings from the assessment to direct functional intervention choices.
    • Enhance your ability to care for injured golf athletes by using a comprehensive, detailed, functional approach.
    • Consider the possibilities for performance screening and enhancement using a multidisciplinary approach.

    Women's Health Session: The Practical Application of Mental Imagery in the Therapeutic Setting, Part 2

    Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 308

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Speakers: Eric Franklin

    Level: Multiple Level

    CEUs: 1.6 (16.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2B) 2 Day

    Mental imagery is not just for athletes; it is a most versatile tool for health with a solid scientific foundation. This hands-on session introduces the use of mental imagery as a practical tool to release tension and pain and increase flexibility and ease of movement in all areas of the body. Mental imagery is a safe and effective intervention that can be used at any age and for any population. This session will introduce the science of imagery, its most effective use, the types of imagery, and the most beneficial imagery perspectives and sensory modalities. Special emphasis will be placed on releasing tension in the shoulders, neck, and lower back; improving posture; and training the pelvic floor with the use of imagery. Attendees will leave the course with a personal experience of the benefits of imagery as well as a treasure trove of client-centered applications.

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

    • Describe a client-centered approach for releasing shoulder and neck tension, increasing flexibility, and improving the health of the spine and pelvic floor.
    • Recognize the science of imagery in practice.
    • Describe the effective use of a variety of types of imagery.
    • Identify imagery perspectives and sensory modalities useful in clinical practice.
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