New grad James Newman, PT, DPT, talks about his experience transitioning from working in an outpatient setting to working in acute care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. James will share how life as a physical therapist has changed for him and the sacrifices he and his colleagues have had to make in the face of the pandemic.
Experts from physical therapy, psychology, and the Pan American Health Organization will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how physical therapists play an important role in the recovery of patients’ mental and physical health. Presenters will share experiences from working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
Did you know that a baby can have a stroke before it’s born? Emma Fitzsimmons didn’t, until her son was about four months old. Emma shares her story and physical therapist Patricia Torres provides a clinical point of view and why it’s never too early to start physical therapy.
Physical therapists who have changed their care models to adapt to the COVID-19 health crisis will discuss how they modified their practices in response to the pandemic, and will share innovative strategies to provide physical therapist services to patients in need. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
Despite living in different countries and health systems, physical therapists in Colombia and Peru are facing the same challenges as physical therapists in the United States. This discussion features Nancy Molina, president of the Colombian Physical Therapy Association, Gabriela Mallma, president of the Peruvian Physical Therapy Association and Ana Herrera, PT in Peru. Both presidents describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their countries, the response of each government, and how PTs are challenged by insufficient PPE and other difficulties to providing services. They also describe how PTs are finding innovative ways to care for their communities. The discussion is in Spanish and English.
Telehealth and telePT are increasing in scope and availability to providers and patients. As adoption and uptake of these delivery innovations has expanded, physical therapy research and education has been slow to address the nuances of clinical reasoning and patient management in a setting in which the patient is not in the same location as the clinician. In this panel, providers across specialties answer questions from audience members.
COVID-19 has dramatically increased the interest in telehealth services. Listen in as U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs lead PT Christi Crawford discusses the benefits of telehealth for veterans, their caregivers, and health care providers. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/telehealth-physical-therapy-why-now-more-than-ever
In this episode, Physical Therapist Rick Segal guides listeners as to how they can discover their career interests, what to do once they narrow down their options, and further insight on how to advance within our field and move our profession forward.
Get an overview of disaster phases and epidemiological information on COVID-19; experiences from the speakers in past disasters, an overview of the response to COVID-19 in Canada and the UK.
In this panel, providers across specialties will discuss how they are implementing telehealth in their clinical practices. Providers will discuss how they manage patients and deliver effective care from a distance in pediatric, neurological, women’s health, orthopedic settings. The presenters will provide insights into current practice models and the research surrounding digital care delivery. Additionally, they will explain clinical decision making in digital care delivery and traditional clinical settings to optimize outcomes.
A PT with scoliosis helps others with the condition. By April Gerard, PT
Howard Wolinsky, 72-year old medical columnist, had serious neck pain but his doctor would not give him a referral for physical therapy. He settled at first, then eventually advocated for himself to finally get a referral to see a physical therapist who helped him a lot.
APTA’s live #XchangeSA chat with Kendra Lucas, PT, DPT on Advocacy. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA/
Anjana Bhat, PT, discusses her research and experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and answers these questions: What helps to develop social and cognitive abilities and why do kids with autism tend to smile and engage more when they take part in creative movement activities like dancing with music and yoga? https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/dancing-to-music-physical-therapy-helping-kids-wit
Will Stokes, PT, DPT, is on a mission to prepare students for the transition to professional. In this episode, Will shares his story as a student transitioning into a clinician, and gives insight on his experience as a professional.
Employing contemporary theories of neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity to enhance children’s lives. By Sara Kerrick, PT
APTA’s live #XchangeSA chat with Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD on Telehealth and Telerehab. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA/
Due to an active lifestyle and a lot of bad luck, Lauren Ziaks, PT has had nine concussions. After a series of wrong turns and missed connections during her own recovery, Lauren now helps those who experience concussions. Her goals are to close the education gap about concussion and how to treat it. The other is to help prevent anyone who has had a concussion from experiencing long-term deficits. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/pt-overcomes-nine-concussions-designs-protocol-tre
A program plays a key “roll” in altering perceptions. By Cathy Carver, PT
The Morelands knew before their son Brody was born that he would face significant challenges from spina bifida. Thanks to their son’s spirit, their pediatric physical therapist, and their “frog,” a mobility device created by Brody’s dad, Brody’s abilities and his future are looking bright.