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* Should you choose to preselect sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full.
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
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.
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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.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Eric Hegedus, PT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS
Special tests of the shoulder continue to fascinate clinicians and literature regarding special tests continues to proliferate at a rapid rate. Much of this literature espouses new tests with great diagnostic ability and yet, other publications seem to prove that well-established tests have no values. Further, research has established that the quality of literature has an effect on the reported diagnostic accuracy of tests which can cause the tests to be erroneously relied upon in the clinic. With limited time to surf the expansive literature, today's clinician often relies upon the systematic review as a way to update information to be integrated into clinical decision making. This session will provide an update of clinical special tests and test clusters for the diagnosis of shoulder pathology. New tests will be introduced and doubt will be cast upon the usefulness of some old favorites. This session will include a brief review of the diagnostic accuracy statistics and discussion of tools available to critique the quality of research studies.
Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Tom DiAngelis, PT
Discuss with experts on reimbursement the most current events and concerns that affect private practices, unique practice models, and health care reform. Take this opportunity to participate in a live question-and-answer session with professionals who will provide solutions to your current challenges.
Time: 3:00 am–5:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT
As physical therapists explore opportunities to expand their professional role in autonomous practice- private practice remains an attractive option. Thoughtful questions, consideration of options, strategic professional experience, preliminary research & planning are key elements in making an informed decision & positioning yourself to enter Private Practice. Attend this thought-provoking, information-rich Private Practice session on this life/career changing move!
Time: 8:00 am–10:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Sean McEnroe, PT, SCS, MBA; Robbie Leonard, PT, MSPT; Nicole Kluckhohn, PT, DPT; Shannon Irish, PT, DPT
Over 800 participants have completed the Lean Healthcare Certificate program at Belmont University—only 1 is a physical therapist. As a profession, physical therapists will be asked to trim the waste and focus on value-added efforts. Lean Healthcare provides an innovative way to streamline delivery and focus on what makes the patient better. This Lean Physical Therapy Program will give participants a walk through the presenters’ experience applying Lean philosophies and tools in an outpatient physical therapy environment. The training, exercises, and simulations that are presented build the foundation for you to apply them in a Mini-Kaizen Even, A3 Thinking, and 5S organization in your own clinic. Lean practitioners, leaders, and coaches will present real physical therapy examples, each with personal experience successfully applying Lean concepts in physical therapy organizations.
Speakers: Bridget Morehouse, PT, MBA; Larry Post; Kelly Sanders, PT, DPT, ATC
In this session, members of the Private Practice Section Payment Policy Committee will share their expertise and experiences to help you thrive under health care reform and the new world of physical therapy reimbursement. The panel will discuss financial assessment of your practice, managing payer relations, and developing new strategic relationships to preserve the value of physical therapy. They also will present ideas to leverage payer relationships, position for ACOs, and overcome payer objections.
Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Ross M. Nakaji, PT, MSPT; Lisa Giannone, PT, MPT; Scott Miller, PT, MS
Building a sports medicine practice in today's current economic and health care climate can be difficult, yet very rewarding. Many private outpatient physical therapy practices advertise that they are "sports therapists" or specialize in "sports injury rehabilitation"; however, many of those practices are not truly trained in evaluating and treating high-level athletes' injuries that actually occur during sports or performing arts. Are all PTs competent to do so? If not, how do they obtain the necessary training and experience to legitimately advertise "sports medicine rehabilitation" to consumers? This presentation will provide insight into unique business models to follow to achieve the goal of feeling confident about advertising "sports injury rehabilitation" services. It will include discussions on several business models for sports in private practice, the training required to develop credibility in sports rehabilitation, developing professional relationships with other health care practitioners, coaches, agents, and athletes, and integrating community outreach and program development.
Speakers: Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA
In this session, the speaker will discuss how marketing campaigns play a vital role in the success of physical therapy practices, programs, and services. It will cover the basic architecture that underlies successful campaigns and focus on the key elements required for creating the perfect campaign for a practice, program, or service. The importance of campaigns will be illustrated by differentiating between successful and unsuccessful campaigns, and will draw parallels to the marketing campaigns of physical therapy services and companies using real-life examples. The session will conclude with a presentation of specific techniques and resources that can be used for inspiring campaigns for practice owners/administrators engaged in the marketing process.
Speakers: Amelia J. Arundale, PT, DPT; Efosa Goubadia, PT, DPT; Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT PhD; Daniel Dale, PT, DPT; Colleen Sullivan, PT, DPT; Benjamin Braxley, PT, DPT
How do you find your way once you have joined the working world? How do you know you are doing the right thing? It can be difficult to find your way once you become immersed in professionalism. Clinical skills, professionalism, and ethics are all taught in school, but what happens when you face them in real life? This course is designed for students and recent graduates to provide insight and face these issues. From the opinions of esteemed panelists who range in experience to small-group discussions, this session will engage attendees to analyze and problem solve for themselves within the profession.
Speakers: James Matheson, PT, DPT, MS; Charles Sheets, PT, OCS
The use of journal clubs has been identified a key way for students to develop an understanding of evidence-based practice and for clinicians to remain up-to-date. Unfortunately, participation can be limited due to multiple factors, including difficulty of interpretation of research, fear of participation in groups, and difficulty organizing professionals with busy schedules. This presentation will describe the history and benefits of journal clubs, including the multiple available formats and opportunities for clinical and professional development. Information will be used from both the literature and the presenters' experience as leaders of journal clubs in diverse academic and private practice settings.