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Session Descriptions

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Opening Session: PT/PTA Collaboration

Presenters: Janice Lwin and Carrie Simmons

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Morning Sessions 10:15 - 11:45 am

Jason Kaiser

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At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Oscar Gallardo, PT, DPT

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At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Jimmy Pacini, PTA, MEd

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At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Minverva Meeker, PT

Session description coming soon!

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Kelley Kubota, PT, MS

Gait assessment and the appropriate use of bracing to improve walking is essential to the practice of neurologic physical therapy. Clinicians are often challenged to determine the most appropriate brace to help a patient’s walking ability. The Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. (Recommendations for Orthotic Assessment, Decision-Making, And Prescription), an algorithm used as a tool to guide clinical decision-making related to bracing, will be introduced. Current technological advances including the Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. app will be presented through live demonstration. The R.O.A.D.M.A.P. app guides the user through the algorithm in an interactive method determined by the user. Participants in this lab-based session will work in groups to determine what AFO type would be optimal with different neurologic clinical presentations and why.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • State advantages and disadvantages of articulating vs. non-articulating braces
  • State advantages and disadvantages of different materials 
  • Identify how the Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. can be used to assist with bracing decision-making

Derrick Sueki, PT, DPT

This session is designed to provide physical therapy students with the opportunity to refine basic spinal manipulation skills under the guidance and mentorship of expert clinicians and instructors in manipulative therapy. The sessions will blend clinical reasoning and decision making, case based education, and hands on practice sessions.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the types of spinal manipulation
  • Decide when clinical manipulation is warranted
  • Discuss the contra indication and risks involved in utilizing spinal manipulative techniques
  • Develop a plan of care that includes spinal manipulation as an intervention
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the mechanics involved in spinal manipulation

 

Afternoon Sessions 1:45 - 3:15 pm

Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT

This session is designed to assist the PT or PTA student identify barriers to their own thriving while in school, and provide specific, evidence-based strategies for building resilience. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of mindset, mindfulness, self-compassion as they relate to resilience and building a foundation to flourish during what can be a stressful time.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Implement strategies for changing from a fixed to a growth mindset
  • Incorporate basic mindfulness techniques into their daily routine
  • Describe the three elements of self-compassion

Stephanie Kaplan, PT, DPT & Aubin Elliott, PT, DPT

Session description coming soon!

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Jason Tonley PT, DPT

Session description coming soon!

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Megan Wroe MS, RD, CLEC, CNE

Session description coming soon!

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:


Kelley Kubota, PT, MS

Gait assessment and the appropriate use of bracing to improve walking is essential to the practice of neurologic physical therapy. Clinicians are often challenged to determine the most appropriate brace to help a patient’s walking ability. The Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. (Recommendations for Orthotic Assessment, Decision-Making, And Prescription), an algorithm used as a tool to guide clinical decision-making related to bracing, will be introduced. Current technological advances including the Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. app will be presented through live demonstration. The R.O.A.D.M.A.P. app guides the user through the algorithm in an interactive method determined by the user. Participants in this lab-based session will work in groups to determine what AFO type would be optimal with different neurologic clinical presentations and why.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • State advantages and disadvantages of articulating vs. non-articulating braces
  • State advantages and disadvantages of different materials 
  • Identify how the Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. can be used to assist with bracing decision-making

Derrick Sueki, PT, DPT

This session is designed to provide physical therapy students with the opportunity to refine and expand their manual therapy skills through the introduction of advanced myofascial release techniques. The course will be blend research and experience using case based educational models to help student integrate learned skills into clinical practice.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the science and research underlying fascia
  • Decide when myofascial techniques are warranted
  • Discuss the contra indication and risks involved in utilizing myofascial techniques
  • Develop a plan of care that includes myofascial techniques as an intervention
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the mechanics involved in performing advanced myofascial techniques.

Closing Session:Transforming Society

Presenters: Ben Braxley, PT DPT & Cheryl Resnik, PT

Come hear the perspectives of two individuals at different stages of their careers share their vision for the role of physical therapy in transforming society.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of looking beyond 1:1 interactions with patients, clients and colleagues
  • Analyze the challenge of providing population health interventions for PTs and PTAs
  • Discuss the potential impact of physical therapy and its role in population health at every opportunity: patient interactions (social determinants of health), meetings with legislators, collaborative practice, and the community in which you live