KPTA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference | October 23-24, 2020

General Details

The APTA Kansas Fall Conference will be going virtual October 23-24, 2020 

Friday, October 23rd sessions will contain two tracks and be eligible for 3.5 CEU credits 1:00-5pm

Tract 1 - Zane Ochs' presentation will be Diagnostic Classification and Management Strategies for Patients with Low Back Pain.  This course is designed to share an evidence based approach to the physical therapy examination, diagnosis, and management of patients with low back pain by comparing and contrasting some of the more common systems used by physical therapists. The course will provide an overview of various systems as well as the diagnostic labels used and the appropriate treatment strategies. A lab component of this course will be aimed at giving the learners a chance to try many of the commonly used exercises from each of the systems.

Tract 2 - Hippotherapy 101 - Katherine Smith, Edye Godden, Kaitlann King, and Shelby Winnail will cover Hippotherapy (Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and those interested in acquiring a better understanding of therapy on horses may be interested in the Hippotherapy educational session).

Saturday October 24th sessions will be eligible for 3.5 CEU credits (Beginning at 8:00am)

Tract 1 - Kirk Peck's presentation will be Animal Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Historical Perspectives, Educational Standards, Clinical Practice, and Legal Implications.  The practice of treating animals by licensed physical therapists has grown exponentially nationwide since the 1970s. Many of the skills used by physical therapists to treat animals are transferable with additional educational competencies in anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, and relevant behavioral adaptations and restraint. Identifying educational opportunities to acquire such competencies however has been limited due to a lack of post-graduate courses, especially those taught by licensed physical therapists. In addition, no formal documented standards of education for animal practice have existed until recently, and multiple scope of PT practice laws exhibit unfortunate barriers to the profession.

Tract 2 -Linda D'Silva will be presenting Vestibular Rehabilitation: Current Concepts and Future Directions. This presentation will cover the anatomy, physiology and pathologies that affect the vestibular system. Symptom presentation will be used to make a differential diagnosis so that optimal outcome measures can be used to detect change with interventions. The pathology and interventions to treat a common vestibular condition, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, will be discussed. Evaluation and treatment of vestibular hypofunction following the Clinical Practice Guidelines will be outlined. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of telehealth and the barriers to effectively treat patients with vestibular hypofunction will be highlighted by Dr. Sarah Gallagher. Additionally, more recent vestibular diagnoses, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (3PD) and Vestibular Migraine, will be discussed by Dr. Lisa Farrell.

You may also sign up to attend the Business Lunch meeting "virtually" on Saturday (1.0 CEU Credit) 12:00-2pm

  • Business lunch
  • Medicaid Needs
  • Delegate Updates from 2020 House of Delegates
    Presentation Overview:
    APTA Kansas Delegation will be reporting on the results of the June 2020 Virtual House of Delegates. We will have
    discussion on possible subjects that may be suitable for forming a motion and submitting.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Member Discussion
    Presentation Overview:
    Board Members will be discussing the meaning of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as reviewing the Statement
    Sent out in June. We will be presenting how the APTA is leading the discussion.

Social events!!

Saturday 6:30-9:30pm

APTA Kansas PAC sponsored "Events Around Kansas"
Keep your eye out for more details and how to join. Following CDC and health
guidelines, we will have small groups across Kansas joined through Zoom to gather
for some fellowship, fundraising, and fun.

These events will not only provide opportunities to make a financial contribution to your profession but will also allow ways to mingle with others in an atmosphere that meets social distancing standards. Stay safe and prepare to meet again in person in the spring of 2021 for our Centennial Celebration Spring Conference.

***After the live meeting, attendees will have the option to view the tracts they missed for additional CEU credits***

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