KPTA Fall Conference | November 3-5 Olathe

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This course highlights an evidence-based ap-proach to injury prevention and improving performance, through joint independence and interdependence. In-stead of just teaching exercises, this course helps medical professionals identify common compensatory strategies created by postural and loaded movement faults, and then create long term strategies for addressing pain and improving performance. Jon Hereth, PTA, CKTP

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This course is designed to inform the learner of the best available evidence surrounding subarcomial pain syndrome with emphasis on the evaluation and management of the disorder. Discussions will focus on the diagnosis of the condition and best available management strategies to maximize clinical outcomes. Adam Yoder, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

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As the population ages and individuals are living longer, there is an incentive for the older individual to maintain an active lifestyle. Presently, older individuals are achieving physical accomplish-ments that were unheard of in previous generations. One such cohort is the masters female endurance athlete. This 3-hour presentation will cover age-related changes, training guidelines and common injuries that face the masters female athlete. Janice Loudon, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC, CSCS

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Current health care demands, such as shorter hospitalizations, fewer treatment visits, and therapy caps make an interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation essential. Higher produc-tivity expectations with restrictive reimbursement constraints have encouraged interdisciplinary collaboration across the continuum of care to more efficiently improve functional outcomes. Finding quality, all-inclusive edu-cation courses has proven to be difficult. To enhance quality inter-professional education to provide comprehensive patient care, an interdisciplinary group of representatives from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology was founded. Since its origination, this group has successfully conducted a wide array of inter-professional education symposia. These continuing education courses were inclusive for the needs of the entry level practitioner to the more expe-rienced professional. Relevant and trending topics across the continuum of care were addressed. Departmental surveys helped the group to select topics and provided feedback on staff satisfaction. Survey responses indicated that the chosen presentations were rewarding for patient care in the acute, inpatient rehabilitation and outpa-tient settings. Maria Davenport, MSPT; Stacy Gray, MS, L/CCC-SLP; Sharon Lawrence, MSPT

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Attendees will be briefly in-troduced to interprofessional practice and education, and learn about what is happening nationally concerning this topic. The implications of the national conversation locally will also be discussed, alongside some innovative examples of interprofessional practice and education efforts at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Interpro-fessional practice and education is changing, in some capacities, how future physical therapy professionals are being educated. Both physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs are required, for accreditation purposes, to include interprofessional education and/or practice as part of their curricula. In addition, helpful re-sources related to interprofessional practice and education will be discussed. Stephen Jernigan, PT, PhD

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This course will explore the link between community health and physical therapy outcomes. It will encourage physical therapists to consider how all the various factors that influence overall health within a community can affect physical therapy treatment outcomes. Starting with the examination of one county's data, attendees will learn how to obtain and interpret data about the health of their local community (e.g., from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps) and will consider a variety of strategies that physical therapists can use to improve the overall health of their local community. Brian McKiernan, PT, PhD

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Cancer Rehabilitation is a growing physical therapy specialty area of practice, however, the ratio of adequately trained therapists to survivors is lacking. This course will provide in-sight regarding the cancer survivorship spectrum for a point of view that is patient-centered versus diagnosis-centered. The potential role of the physical therapist will be discussed via a problem-based case model to empha-size function, provide palliation, and improve quality of life. Sara Anderson, PT, DPT; Mary Calys, PT, DPT, CLT

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Physical therapy services continue to stay on the audit radar for various medical re-view entities. Participants will be provided with knowledge in how to maintain compliant with requirements for clinical documentation, as well as how to improve their documentation while demonstrating skill and medical ne-cessity for physical therapy services. Current trends regarding documentation issues will be highlighted. Aimee Riegel, PT, DPT

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he PT and PTA have been working together for 40+ years and the relation-ship is constantly evolving. This session will explore what makes a successful PT/PTA team, the challenges faced in the different settings that impact team formation and strategies that can facilitate an effective team. And finally, how does the changing healthcare landscape affect the ability to form a strong PT/PTA team? Michele Avery, PTA, MS; Yvonne Colgrove, PT, PhD; Angie Hoerner, PTA, BA

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Have you discovered PTNow? The purpose of this session is to provide the attendee with a working knowledge of PTNow, APTA's evidence-based practice (EBP) web resource. PTNow includes: Article Search-databases for abstract searching and links to full-text articles; member-authored Clinical Summaries of relevant conditions; Tests and Measures and summaries; applica-tion Clinical Cases; physical therapy-related curated Clinical Practice Guidelines and Cochrane Reviews; CPG+ for quick implementation; and Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC) point of care tool with clinical reviews, drug in-formation, patient education handouts, and exercise images. Come to this session to practice accessing the website (APTA member login required) and you'll succeed with EBP patient care! BRING YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR AN INTERACTIVE SESSION! Anne Reicherter, PT, DPT, PhD

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"Participation" has become a buzzword in physical therapist practice, but what does it really mean? In this session, we will move past academic definitions of participation, diving deeper into therapist, researcher, clini-cian, child, and family perspectives on participation. This session will introduce a paradigm shift, focusing on social model of disability and enriched environments, and will include strategies on how to make pediatric practice more participation-focused. Participants will learn how programs such as GoBabyGo! are utilizing enriched environ-ments, both locally and nationally, to promote participation for children and adults in their homes, schools, and communities. This session will include case discussion describing the creation of a novel enriched mobility environ-ment: a "real-world" harness system in a preschool classroom. It will conclude with an in-person demonstration of this harness system, as well as a question & answer session with parents and therapists who use it. Kendra Gagnon, PT, PhD; Danielle Schulte, PT

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Sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body and is therefore a critical component of optimal health. Sleep disruptions occur in 1/3 of the US popu-lation and frequently occur in individuals with various conditions that are typically treated by PTs and PTAs. There-fore, knowledge about sleep and skills to screen for sleep disorders and to promote quality sleep are necessary for healthcare providers to promote health and facilitate optimal outcomes. This session will provide an overview of sleep and a discussion of the impact of sleep on body structures and functions. The presenter will provide practical information to screen for the most common sleep disorders and information that can be integrated into practice to promote sleep health. Catherine (Katie) Siengsukon ,PT, PhD

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Treating pain patients can be a challenge and requires a team approach. This multidisciplinary forum and panel discussion will help you become a more "psychologically in-formed" PT/PTA as you listen and engage in discussion with; a counseling psychologist, a PT expert who treats chronic pain patients, a pharmacist and a patient advocate. Phil Schneider, PharmD; Jim Lemons, PhD; Ann Karasek, PT; Leslie Hill

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe Conference Center
10401 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061
913-353-9280
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Room rate - $139.00
Booking deadline is October 19, 2017
Group Name: KPTA FALL CONFERENCE
Group Code: KPT
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