Archive: APTA Conference 2013 Programming: Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy

  • This is archived programming for APTA Conference 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    Thursday, June 27

    Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy

    Time: 8:00 am-9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jason A. Craig, DPhil, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Physical therapists (PTs) have the opportunity to harness developments in technology to enhance and improve our service to our patients. Many PTs dread the prospect of diving into the technological world with its sheer volume of applications to choose from. Which program or app should you buy? Which one is the best for you? The first half of this session will describe of the development of a variety of technologies that can be utilized by PTs, as well as introduce the Conference's technology track. The second half will introduce attendees to some of the wiki and blog sites that are currently available from PT schools and demonstrate how to create them.Note: Bring your phone, laptop or pad to try out the resources being presented.

    Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy: Education Within University Programs

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jason A. Craig, DPhil, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; Dennis W. Fell, PT, MD; Judy F. Burnham, MLS, AHIP

    CEUs: .25 (2.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    With the ever-growing number of Internet tools, it can become either easier or more complex to find and manage the information you need. In this session, the speakers will discuss free Internet tools to help PTs maintain citations/references, communicate with other PTs regarding the existing literature and techniques, connect with patients and PTs via social media, make curriculum more interactive and engaging for students, and more. Learn how to store this information online and access, use, or manipulate it from any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Attendees will be given the opportunity to explore resources such as blogs, wikis, and podcasts and their application in physical therapy. Note: Bring your phone, laptop or pad to try out the resources being presented.

    Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy: Clinical Education

    Time: 3:45 pm-5:15 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jason A. Craig, DPhil, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; Diana Venskus, PT, PhD

    CEUs: 1.5 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Technology can enhance the clinical education experience for both the clinician and the student. Currently, there are a number of web-based tools that can be utilized by clinical instructors with regard to the evaluation of students in the clinic and that students can use. There is a tremendous need for clinical instructors and clinical coordinators to maintain open communication through the process of scheduling clinics and while students are present in the clinic. This session will provide an opportunity for clinical coordinators to access new skills and tools to enhance communication and evaluation, including Skype, Facetime, text messaging, and CPI Web. Note: Bring your phone, laptop or pad to try out the resources being presented.

    Friday, June 28

    Robotics in Rehabilitation: Today's Innovative Evidence-based Practice

    Time: 8:00 am-9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Brenda Hyland-Miller, PT, MBA; Peter Altenburger, PT, PhD

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will emphasize advances in robotics that can be integrated in physical therapists’ clinical practice and research. Presenters with interest and expertise in robotics will present cutting-edge applications of technology focusing on enhancing patient care. Following an introduction to this technology, participants will be exposed to evidence-based information on robotics and physical therapy. We aim to make this information both exciting and applicable with exposure to the latest in robotic technology for PT practice.

     

    Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy: Patient Care Inside the Clinic

     

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jason A. Craig, DPhil, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS, ATP; Elaine Lonnemann, PT, DPT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will describe the use of a variety of technological and social media resources to enhance information sharing and collaboration among clinicians, patient education and communication, and classroom interaction. Attendees will learn about the current use of wikis, blogs, Facetime, Google+, social Hangouts, Pinterest, apps, and other tools. In addition, the speakers will offer suggestions and discuss professional development opportunities for staying current on emerging technology. Note: Bring your phone, laptop or pad to try out the resources being presented.

    Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy: Patient Care Outside the Clinic

    Time: 3:45 pm-5:15 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jason A. Craig, DPhil, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; Matthew W. Elrod, PT, DPT, MEd, NCS; Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, GCS

    CEUs: .25 (2.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will emphasize advances in telehealth that can be integrated into physical therapist practice, in education, clinical practice, and research. Presenters with interest and expertise in telehealth will present cutting-edge applications focusing on enhancing patient care. Following an introduction to telehealth, telemedicine, and telerehabilitation definitions, participants will be exposed to evidence-based information on telerehabilitation and physical therapy. Clinicians will also learn about current regulatory concerns with telehealth implementation in their local jurisdictions.Note: Bring your phone, laptop or pad to try out the resources being presented.


    Saturday, June 29

    Embracing Technology, Enhancing Therapy: Business in Physical Therapy

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Jason A. Craig, DPhil, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; Diana Venskus, PT, PhD

    CEUs: .3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    There are a number of programs and applications that are available to help smooth the business aspects of physical therapy. In this session, participants will be exposed to many that can be used to enhance communication with patients and other providers, or simply make the day-to-day running of a clinic easier. Clinicians will be introduced to a number of these technologies with the purpose of providing options for the physical therapists (PT) to consider before determining what would be most appropriate for their clinic’s communication needs—interoffice, between doctor and PT, between PT and patient, marketing, internal systems, and documentation. Note: Bring your phone, laptop or pad to try out the resources being presented.

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