Fifth Annual SED CSM 2017

  • Dates: 01 – 01 Apr, 2017
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 1001 Locust Street
  • Contact: Bob Wellmon
  • Email: wellmon@comcast.net
  • How to find us: Thomas Jefferson University 1001 Locust Street Dorrance H. Hamilton Building Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.ppta.org

The Southeast District (SED) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) is modeled after the APTA CSM and is designed to be an affordable and valuable learning opportunity. See old friends, make new friends, learn, get inspired, earn CEUs, network and visit our exhibit hall.

Registration fees are low (even LOWER than last year's event!) and the discounted CEUs are a member benefit provided by the Southeast District! Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) to help in their mission for serving the physical therapy profession. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Attendees will be able to sign-up on site for APTA/PPTA membership and immediately receive the discounted registration rate.

We hope that you will join us in what will be fun day of programming. The event last year sold out  so be sure to  register early to reserve a seat!

This event is open to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students studying to become physical therapists and physical therpist assistants. Occupational therapist are also welcome to attend as the educational content is also approved by the SBPT and will be able to be applied toward liscensure requirements.

Join us for another exciting year of programming and help celebrate our FIFTH Anniversary!

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Please note, all CEUs are submitted to the State Board and are awating approval.

Schedule and Programming

7:15: Registration Opens

8:00-8:30: Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

Speakers: Bob Wellmon, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS and Colleen Chancler, PT, MHS

8:45-10:45: Morning Educational Sessions (2 General Contact Hours, unless otherwise noted. Choose from 1 of 5 Tracks)

Lymphedema and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in the Gynecological and Genitourinary Cancer Populations: Implications for the Physical Therapist

Speakers: Lisa Sator PT, DPT, CLT, Brandis Johnson PT, DPT, CLT-LANA and Pia Leone, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the medical management of gynecological cancers, and genitourinary cancers including surgical treatment, chemotherapy agents, and radiation. Treatment considerations for the lymphedema therapist, and pelvic floor therapist will be discussed. Screening questions to either specialty will be reviewed, as well as, case study presentation with open discussion encouraged.

Late Phase Rehabilitation for Pediatric Lower Extremity Injuries and Clinical Decision Making for Return to Sport (1 Hour General, 1 Hour Evaluative)

Speaker: Ryan Algeo, PT, MSPT, CSCS

Course Description: This sports therapy course is geared towards clinicians that work with pediatric patients of all ability levels.  Assessment and treatment strategies are presented on late phase rehabilitation and functional testing to support clinical decision making. The main focus of this seminar will be on evidence based strength training for the pediatric athlete and clinical decision making for return to sport following lower extremity injuries.

The Neuropathophysiological Basis for Patient Signs and Symptoms Following Lesions of the CNS: A Comprehensive Review, Part 1 (2 Hours Evaluative)

Speaker: Joseph A. Rubertone, PT, MS, PhD

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide clinicians with the neuropathophysiological basis for the types of patient presentations encountered following lesions of the CNS.  Clinical correlations will be made between patient signs and symptoms and the neuronal groups and/or pathways affected by the lesion. This correlative approach is invaluable in the evaluation process, the establishment of a differential diagnosis and making appropriate referrals.  The ability to explain the etiology of the various pathologies discussed will also enhance patient/caregiver education. This course will follow a regional approach by addressing common pathological entities occurring in the spinal cord, brainstem, cerebellum, basal nuclei and cerebral hemispheres and will provide participants with the appropriate knowledge base to correctly evaluate and establish a differential diagnosis for patient presentations following lesions of the CNS.

Differential Diagnosis and Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis (1 Hour General and 1 Hour Evaluative)

Speaker: Tiffany Prince PT, OCS and Erica Rao, PT, DPT

Course Description: This two hour course will review the arthritic progression. Differential diagnosis of the varied pathology will be discussed using the most current evidence based practice  and diagnostic tools. This course will focus on the most appropriate screening procedures to differentially diagnosis osteoarthritis of the hip and knee using current literature. A review of the literature will be discussed to optimize physical therapy treatment plans for patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis.

Examination and Treatment of Common Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes

Speaker: Ivan Mulligan, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Course Description: The high incidence and prevalence of shoulder injuries can be identified due to improper conditioning and poor mechanics. This session will examine biomechanics, examination, and treatment techniques for the shoulder complex specifically related to overhead athletes.  An emphasis of the current evidence will provide the basis for each area discussed.  


 

11:00-12:00: Breakout Sessions (1 General Contact Hour, unless otherwise noted. Choose from 1 of 6 Tracks)

Applying Leadership Principles to Develop Innovative Interdisciplinary Pressure Ulcer Prevention Strategies: A PT-led endeavor

Speakers: Marci Ruediger, PT, MS and Amy Bratta PT, DPT

Course Description: The journey to stop pressure ulcers in our rehabilitation hospital began more than 4 years ago, after several patients acquired serious pressure ulcers, despite a constellation of evidence-based prevention efforts.  As we struggled to uncover the causes, the team came to realize that the life-saving care delivered to these patients in the acute hospitals often came at a cost.  When these patients were transferred to rehab, they were typically malnourished, incontinent, not on effective bowel programs, and on tube feedings that had inadequate protein for their extreme metabolic needs.  The stage was set for catastrophic skin breakdown, and affecting change within the rehab setting would require new thinking.  At the same time regulatory changes heightened awareness of the importance of pressure ulcer prevention, and hospital leaders were calling for a more coordinated effort. In order to address these challenges, a multidisciplinary team, led by a physical therapist, spent four years developing and refining new processes. This presentation will describe the ways that various leadership principles were applied to build an effective team and achieve successful clinical outcomes.

Throwing While Growing: Developmental Adaptations in Youth Baseball Players

Speaker: Elliot Greenburg PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

Course Description: Baseball players exhibit a more posteriorly oriented humeral head in their throwing arm. This is termed humeral retrotorsion (HRT) and likely represents a response to the stress of throwing. This adaptation likely occurs while skeletally immature. This talk will review the normal development of humeral retrotorsion, outline the biomechanical factors responsible for altering this position in throwing athletes and review recently published research detailing the specific development of these adaptations and the possible role they may play in injury, rehabilitation and sports performance.

Promoting Excellence in Patient Care Through Therapist-Led Interdisciplinary Group Rounds

Speaker: Rachel Houtman, PT, DPT, ATC

Course Description: The content of this presentation will focus on the concept of therapy led interdisciplinary rounds to promote excellence in patient care and best practice. It will describe the catalysts and process of developing an interdisciplinary communication system with emphasis on respiratory care and motivational/behavioral aspects of patient care. The content will incorporate evidence based practice concepts, and will discuss the results after implementing therapy led interdisciplinary rounds in the acute inpatient rehab setting.

Core Muscle Strengthening to Reduce the Risk of Falls

Speaker: Brian Walls, PT, DPT, USAW

Course Description: The presentation will present the most up to date information regarding the financial, physical and emotional costs of experiencing a fall.  The presentation will continue on to a brief anatomy session of the muscles that make up core muscles followed by an interactive session of exercises to strengthen the core muscles.

Technology in Physical Therapy, Part 1: Use of the Lokomat, Alter G Anti Gravity Treadmill, Safe Gait and Andago in the Rehab Setting: What Does the Literature Say?

Speakers: Nikki Sosa PT, DPT, Naomi Greenburg PT, DPT, GCS, ATP and Neera Prabhakar PT, DPT, NCS

Course Description: Robotics and body weight supported treadmill or over ground lokomotor training have their place in the acute rehab setting.  Different equipment has been developed to increase the intensity, dosage and duration at which pts receive locomotor training as well as preventing injuries in treating therapists.  Various patient populations can benefit from this technology for endurance, balance, and strength training, and improving their functional mobility such as gait training.  Different devices will be discussed including the Lokomat robotics and body weight support treadmill training, Safe Gait, Alter G Anti Gravity Treadmill, and Andago Body Weight Support Device.  This course will present the standards of practice as well as our findings for clinical use, dosage, and patient populations who benefit from robotics and lokomotor training with these devices and alternative practice models for rehab settings without these devices.

Evidence Based Approach to Treating Someone with ALS

Speaker: Jospeh McCoy, PT, MSPT

Course Description: This presentation will inform the clinician regarding pathophysiology and etiology of ALS.  Provide rationale to differentiate ALS from other disease processes and utilize current evidence to formulate an exercise prescription.

12:00-1:30: Lunch Break Featuring Exhibit Hall with Vendors and Poster Presentation Session (Lunch Will Be Provided)

Students! Bring your resumes for review and/or questions for experts in the field.  Info Q & A during lunch!


1:30-3:30: Afternoon Educational Session (2 General Contact Hours, unless otherwise noted. Choose from 1 of 5 Tracks)

Visceral Mobilization: Treating the Back from the Front

Speaker: Nicole Dugan, PT, DPT, MSOD, CLT-LANA, WCS

Course Description: This presentation will include a review of key structures the anatomy and pelvic cavity and describe myofascial evaluation and visceral manual therapy.  The current evidence for VMT will be presented as well as clinical case presentation.  

Pediatric Lecture on (CMT)Torticollis: Torticollis: Differential diagnosis, Current Treatment Strategies, and Review of Treatment Planning and Effectiveness (1.25 Hours General, 0.75 Hours Evaluative)

Speakers: Mark Malczynski, PT, DPT, PCS and Karen Josefyk, PT, MSR, PCS

Course Description: Torticollis is one of the most common orthopedic conditions seen in the pediatric population across multiple settings.  This presentation will discuss best evaluative practices and a variety of current treatment strategies to address the deficits caused by this condition.  A  comparison will be made between the treatment plans  of experienced clinicians and clinicians new to the diagnosis of torticollis.

The Neuropathophysiological Basis for Patient Signs and Symptoms Following Lesions of the CNS: A Comprehensive Review, Part 2 (2 Hours Evaluative)

Speaker: Joseph A. Rubertone, PT, MS, PhD

Course Description: This course is designed to provide clinicians with the neuropathophysiological basis for the types of patient presentations encountered following lesions of the CNS.  Clinical correlations will be made between patient signs and symptoms and the neuronal groups and/or pathways affected by the lesion. This correlative approach is invaluable in the evaluation process, the establishment of a differential diagnosis and making appropriate referrals.  The ability to explain the etiology of the various pathologies discussed will also enhance patient/caregiver education. This course will follow a regional approach by addressing common pathological entities occurring in the spinal cord, brainstem, cerebellum, basal nuclei and cerebral hemispheres and will provide participants with the appropriate knowledge base to correctly evaluate and establish a differential diagnosis for patient presentations following lesions of the CNS.

Patellofemoral Pain: From Adolescence to Arthritis, An Evidence-Based Approach

Speaker: Lisa Hoglund, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert. MDT

Course Description: Patellofemoral pain is common in physically active adults and adolescents, and is more prevalent in females. But how many of your patients are young adult female runners? What are the best interventions for males, sedentary individuals, and older persons with patellofemoral pain and knee arthritis? The cause of patellofemoral pain is multifactorial which makes selection of optimal interventions challenging. In particular, there is limited evidence to guide treatment of the middle-aged patient with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. This session will present an evidence-based approach to guide decision making when treating persons of all activity levels with patellofemoral pain, from adolescence to middle-age. Diagnostic tests and outcome measures as well as targeted interventions will be presented. Strategies to evaluate and modify running mechanics will be discussed.

Technology in Physical Therapy Part 2: Intensity, Use, and Dosing for Various Patient Populations Using Robotics and Body Weight Support Training Systems, Our Findings

Speakers: Nikki Sosa PT, DPT, Naomi Greenburg PT, DPT, GCS, ATP and Neera Prabhakar PT, DPT, NCS

Course Description: Robotics and body weight supported treadmill or over ground lokomotor training have their place in the acute rehab setting.  Different equipment has been developed to increase the intensity, dosage and duration at which pts receive locomotor training as well as preventing injuries in treating therapists.  Various patient populations can benefit from this technology for endurance, balance, and strength training, and improving their functional mobility such as gait training.  Different devices will be discussed including the Lokomat robotics and body weight support treadmill training, Safe Gait, Alter G Anti Gravity Treadmill, and Andago Body Weight Support Device.  This course will present the standards of practice as well as our findings for clinical use, dosage, and patient populations who benefit from robotics and lokomotor training with these devices and alternative practice models for rehab settings without these devices.


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