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International Physical Therapy Congress to Feature PTs From the US

A total of 18 physical therapists (PTs) from the US will be among the main speakers at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress to be held in Singapore May 1–4, 2015.

The American PTs will be contributing to focused symposia on a wide range of topics including rehabilitation and Parkinson disease, maximizing augmented mobility for children, pain education, advocacy, physical therapy in the intensive care unit, and the use of interactive technology in rehabilitation for young people, among others. A complete list of all participants and presentations is available at the WCPT Congress website.

For more information on the PT’s at APTA

New PTNow Blog Starts the Conversation About Evidence in Practice

There’s a lot of talk out there about bringing evidence into practice. So how about a conversation?

APTA has launched a new blog on its PTNow.org website aimed at energizing thought and sparking dialogue about the role of evidence-informed practice in physical therapy. The blog will provide physical therapists (PTs) with a place to have ongoing discussions about how to move information synthesis into practice reality—from implementing changes in a patient-centered environment, to keeping up with the latest practice strategies, to finding out how other specialties are approaching the challenge.

The blog is intended to be provocative and dynamic: Readers are encouraged to react, engage, and share their own experiences and ideas.

Full story of PTNow blog at APTA

Looking For Evidence? Open the Door to PTNow ArticleSearch

For physical therapists (PTs) looking to put evidence into practice, life just got a little better: APTA has retooled one of its most popular evidence-based practice (EBP) resources to make it easier to find and more intuitive to use.

Open Door, the search tool that puts PTs in touch with the latest in EBP, has been relocated to PTNow.org and renamed PTNow ArticleSearch. PTNow ArticleSearch maintains all the functionality of Open Door, and allows APTA members to track favorite research topics, access APTA section journals, and analyze interventions through ProQuest’s Medical Evidence Matters service. All old links to Open Door will redirect to the new site.

More information on the renamed article search at APTA

Feedback Needed on First Draft of Revised Accreditation Criteria

The first draft of revised criteria for physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) education programs is now available for review, and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is seeking input both online and at the upcoming 2014 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Las Vegas.

The document is being made available at the CAPTE webpage related to the project. The draft, created by CAPTE’s Criteria Revision Group (CRG), is intended to be the basis for a set of revised criteria that will guide accreditation decisions. As part of its refinement process the CRG is hoping to receive feedback from interested parties including faculty, university and program administrators, practitioners, students, alumni, and employers.

More information on revised accreditation criteria at APTA

FLEX:NY Approval and New Course for January

New York Approval

Flex CEUs is now recognized as a Continuing Education Provider by the New York State Board for Physical Therapy!

New Courses for January

Chronic Pain – Extensive Medical Treatment Guidelines

CEU Course Description

Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines apply when a patient continues to have pain that persists beyond the anticipated time of healing and there are no plans for a curative treatment, such as surgery. This course provides an overview of the complex chronic pain phenomenon and presents multiple models to explain it. The course also provides a framework to manage all chronic pain conditions as well as parameters to establish reasonable outcomes and acceptable standards of care.

Chronic Pain – Extensive Medical Treatment Guidelines

CEU Course Description

Approximately 1.5 million Americans survive a traumatic brain injury each year. The leading causes are falls, motor vehicle accidents, struck by/against events and assaults. The incidence has significantly increased as a result of recent military and combat operations. Due to this increase, the Veterans Health Administration created a Clinical Practice Guideline to ensure that patients are screened and identified and receive appropriate treatment. This course provides clinicians that work with mild traumatic brain injury patients a structured framework to help improve patient outcomes.

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FLEX CEUs: New Courses for November

Tennis Elbow – Treatment Approaches

Tennis elbow, also know as lateral epicondylalgia or lateral epicondylosis,  is a prevalent disorder characterized by degeneration of the extensor tendon resulting in biomechanical and sensorimotor deficits that may interfere with occupational tasks, activities of daily living, and sports. This course reviews two articles; the first evaluates relationships between self-reported pain and function, and measures of tendon pathology and biomechanics in individuals with tennis elbow. The second presents an unconventional treatment approach to the commonly used intervention by examing the effects of exercises that change scapular strength and position on an individual with tennis elbow.

Knee Pain – Surgical Options for Meniscus Repair and Articular Cartilage Injuries

This course reviews two articles that explore surgical options for meniscus repair and articular cartilage injuries. Innovative approaches to treating symptomatic lesions of the knee’s articular surface are discussed in the first article. Surgical options reviewed include; arthroscopic lavage and debridement, microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation, osteochondral autograft transfer system and osteochondral allograft transplantation. The second article reviews clinical signs found during a clinical evaluation that indicate a meniscus tear. The indications for meniscus repair and/or meniscus transplantation are presented and both of these operative techniques are discussed in detail.

Company CEU Referral

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