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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.
Location: Hilton Gaslamp | Marina AB
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Speakers: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
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.
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Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 500
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speakers: Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 402
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Speakers: Becky S. McKnight, PT, MS
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.
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
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 306B
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
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 304
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
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 4
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
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 7A
Speakers: Gail Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Stephanie Albin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Jake Magel, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
CEUs: 1.7 (17.0 contact hours/CCUs)
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 8
Speakers: Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT; Christopher Showalter, PT
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 7B
Speakers: Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, MSPT, SST
CEUs: 1.5 (15.0 contact hours/CCUs)
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 505
Speakers: Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA; Barb Tschoepe, PT, PhD; Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT; Paul Welk, PT, JD
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 503
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 2
Speakers: Lance Gill, MS, ATC; Barbara Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC; Greg Rose, MD; Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAPTA; Dave Rose
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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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 308
Speakers: Eric Franklin
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Elevation Room (30th Floor)
Speakers: Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS; Patricia S. Smith, PT, PhD, NCS
CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)
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.
Speakers: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 16B
Speakers: Sharon A. Martino, PT, PhD; Shane Phillips, PT, PhD
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.
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
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 520
Speakers: Karen W. Albaugh, PT, DPT, MPH, CWS; Harriett B. Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS; Luther Kloth, PT, MS, FAPTA, CWS, FACCWS
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 400
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
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 5A
This is a joint program. See full description under Geriatrics.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 15B
Speakers: Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT, GCS, CWS, CEEAA, FACCWS; Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, FACWS
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 15A
Speakers: Michele Hribar, PT; Maribeth Gibbon, PT; Jennifer Ochi, DPT; Mary S. Morrison, PT, DScPT, MHS
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 14B
Speakers: Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CTI
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.
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
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Cobalt 501
Speakers: Carol Waggy, PT, PhD, CHT, Mia Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 306A
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Aqua 310
Speakers: Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, PhD; Kate Nemetz, PT, DPT; Emily Neel, PT, DPT
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 14A
Speakers: Desiree Lanzino, PT, PhD
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 5B
Speakers: Janet O. Helminski, PT, PhD; Janet Callahan, PT, MS, NCS
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 410
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
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.
Location: Hilton Bayfront | Sapphire 411
Speakers: Steve Morris, PT, PhD, FACS; Alison T. DeLeo, PT, DPT, NREMT-B
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 10
Speakers: Cindy McGregor, PT, PhD, OCS; Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 33C
Speakers: Margaret O' Neil, PT, PhD, MPH; Kristie F. Bjornson, PT, PhD, PCS; Nancy Lennon, PT, MS; Deborah Thorpe, PT, PhD, PCS
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 33A
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
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 1B
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
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 1A
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
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.
Location: San Diego Convention Center | 3
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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.