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Join Us For The 2018 VPTA Annual Spring Conference; March 3, 2018, Radford University, VA
by Jacob McCrowell, PT, DPT, CMTPT, SFMA
The purpose of this course is to teach Licensed Practitioners (PT, PTA, ATC, Strength coaches, Chiropractors) to integrate clinical problem solving with key concepts in the Rehabilitation realm to improve outcomes and success. While allowing clinicians to work together, this course is designed to develop the clinician's treatment skills while implementing evidence-based research.
Topics covered include the effective exercises progression, integrative exercises to transition from manual techniques to exercise, functional loading with Kettlebells, Kinesiotaping to improve posture and many easy to implement hands-on manual therapy techniques to improve motor control and mobility.
by Wil Kolb, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Opioid overdose deaths now exceed fatalities from gun violence or car crashes in the commonwealth of Virginia. The opioid epidemic beckons all health professionals to get out of our individual professional boxes and take action. This conference invites attendees from multiple professions to collaborate and learn about the opioid epidemic and alternatives to opioid prescription. Speakers from different professions will address the evaluation and management of the patient with a complex pain presentation in their unique area of expertise. Topics include how to recognize opioid abuse, classification of pain presentations, the opioid tapering process and the application of neuroplasticity and exercise. Case based clinical reasoning will be used in a format for interprofessional collaboration and problem solving. Alternatives to opioid prescriptions including hands on techniques and neuroscience pain education as applied to a patient with complex pain will be demonstrated.
7:30 am-8:00 am: Registration
8:00 am-10:15 am: Course
10:15 am-10:30 am: Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm: Course
12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Break
1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Course
3:00 pm-3:15 pm: Break
3:15 pm-5:00 pm: Course
Radford University Program in Physical Therapy
Located in Roanoke at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital
101 Elm Avenue, Suite 8A, 8th floor
Rooms 838 & 840
Roanoke, VA 24013