This is archived programming for APTA Conference 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Richard D. Woolf, PT, DPT, CSCS; Rebecca E. Porter, PT, PhD; Lorin Mueller, PhD
CEUs: .9 (9 contact hours/CCUs)
This workshop is designed to provide academic faculty members with increased knowledge of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) program. Through discussion of an array of topics, including methods for writing multiple-choice questions, utilizing analyses to improve test questions, and preparing students to take the NPTE, the workshop is designed to benefit both you and your students.
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Wayne Rath, PT, Dip MDT
CEUs: .8 (8 contact hours/CCUs)
Spiraling health care costs, rising rates of chronic spine pain disorders and disability, and the need to focus on long-term solutions all dictate the need for prevention-oriented health care strategies. Intervention effectiveness depends on knowledge of the most relevant risk factors for each category, the clinical model utilized, skillful application of tools, and customization to the individual. This workshop will demonstrate how to recalibrate the application of 4 major clinical tools to a preventative strategy. The speaker will review the literature, discuss over 25 years of experience in developing prevention strategies, and build the case for physical therapy to occupy a leading role in disability prevention.