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Wellness & PT Seminar Series & Certification

This seminar series consists of Facilitating Wellness in PT, Wellness and the APTA Patient/Client Management Model, Smoking Cessation, Body Composition, CAM Interventions in PT, Biology-Based CAM Interventions, Body-Based CAM Interventions, Mind-Body Connection CAM Interventions, and Certification as Wellness Physical Therapist (WPT)



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Facilitating Wellness in PT (3CE)

DESCRIPTION: 

In this seminar, we examine the concept of wellness, including the "component" models of wellness and the Model of Life Wellness (MLW). We discuss Motivational Interviewing and explore the Change Model (including the stages of incognizance, pre-contemplation, contemplation, recognition, preparation / planning, action, maintenance and permanent maintenance - as well as the concepts of lapse and relapse) and apply them in case scenarios. An important component of this learning activity is practicing how to utilize the Change Model and Motivational Interviewing to facilitate wellness and enhance patient compliance. 


OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar ou will be able to:

1.Review the wellness movement including the APTA and the profession of physical therapy. 

2.Define and discuss the concept of wellness

3.Identify and define the 3 types of prevention and provide examples. 

4.Discuss various wellness models, most especially the Model of Life Wellness (MLW). 

5.Describe Motivational Interviewing and the Change Model, including the concepts of lapse and relapse. 

6.Using case case scenarios, demonstrate the ability integrate wellness concepts into the provision of PT.

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Wellness & ThE APTA Patient Management Model (3CE)

DESCRIPTION: 

In this seminar, we apply wellness to the APTA Patient/Client Management Model. We demonstrate how a physical therapist can examine physical activity wellness and body composition wellness as well as screen medical wellness (including nicotine dependence and alcohol abuse), nutritional wellness and mental and social wellness. We explain how to best utilize the results of the wellness examination to determine realistic outcomes / goals and design an appropriate intervention plan. Included in this skill set is the ability to discern the clinical indications to refer a patient to another discipline and possibly even discontinue physical therapy. Concurrently, we provide the opportunity for clinicians to explore and enhance their own self-wellness and thus serve as a positive wellness role model to their patients and community. That is, “walk the talk.”


OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar ou will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to examine and/or screen various components of wellness, including physical activity wellness and nutritional wellness. 

3. Evaluate the results of a wellness examination / screen, design an appropriate intervention plan.

4. Given a patient case scenario, determine if it is appropriate to make a referral to another discipline.   

5. Examine your own self-wellness and discuss the ability to serve as a positive wellness role model. 

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CAM Interventions IN PT (1CE)

DESCRIPTION: 

In this seminar, we examine the three components of APTA's PT Scope of Practice: Jurisdictional, Professional and Personal. We compare mainstream and non-mainstream medicine and how traditional physical therapy and complementary / alternative medicine (CAM) interventions fit into the big picture. 


OBJECTIVES:

1. Discuss the Jurisdictional aspect of the PT Scope of Practice, particularly as it relates to CAM. 

2. Discuss the Professional aspect of the PT Scope of Practice, particularly as it relates to CAM. 

3. Discuss the Personal aspect of the PT Scope of Practice, particularly as it relates to CAM.  

4. Describe the process of how to determine if a CAM intervention is within the PT Scope of Practice or not. 

5. Compare traditional (mainstream) and alternative (non-mainstream) medicine and describe how traditional physical therapy and complementary interventions fit into the big picture.

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BIOLOGY-based cam Interventions in PT (3 CE)

DESCRIPTION: 

In this seminar, we briefly review of the basics of nutrition and "mainstream" nutrition (including meat-based diets) and then delve into Biology Based CAM. 

We explore plant-based nutrition, including why it is increasing in popularity. We also explore herbal medicines including moxibustion, medical marijuana, CBD and common herbal supplements. 

During our journey, we examine research that supports and research that refutes the efficacy of  each of these biology-based CAM interventions. We differentiate those that are within the PT Scope of Practice and those that are not.

The seminar concludes with a discussion on how physical therapists can appropriately utilize biology-based CAM in their daily practice and provide more holistic care to their patients.


OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

1. Review the basics of nutrition. 

2. Summarize "mainstream" nutritional practices, including meat-based diets.

3. Discuss plant-based nutrition and cite evidence in support of the benefits.  

4. Describe moxibustion and summarize research that supports or refutes its efficacy. 

5. Discuss medical marijuana and CBD and cite evidence in support of their uses and efficacy.

6. Discuss common herbal supplements and summarize research that supports or refutes the efficacy of each.

7. Identify which biology-based CAM interventions are within the PT Scope of Practice, which are not and why. 

8. Discuss how physical therapists can integrate biology-based CAM in their daily practice and thereby provide more holistic care to their patients. 

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BODY-based cam Interventions in PT (4CE)

DESCRIPTION: 

In this seminar, we explore an array of Body-Based CAMs including Acupuncture, Acupressure, Cupping for myofascial release (CMR), Hijama / Cupping (with fire), Cupping Massage (CM), Gua sha (aka scraping) and Trigger Point. During our journey, we examine research that supports and research that refutes the efficacy of  each of these CAM interventions and differentiate those that are within the PT Scope of Practice (eg CMR) and those that are not (eg Cupping with fire). The seminar concludes with a discussion on how physical therapists can appropriately utilize body-based CAM in their daily practice and provide more holistic care to their patients.


OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

1. Discuss acupuncture and acupressure (including the concepts of meridians and acupoints) and identify the indications, pre-cautions, contra-indications, and benefits of each. 

2.Discuss and compare the various types of cupping (dry cupping, cupping with fire, cupping massage, wet cupping) as well identify the indications, pre-cautions, contra-indications, and benefits. 

3. Describe Gua sha (aka scraping) and trigger point and identify their indications, pre-cautions, contra-indications, and benefits. 

4. Identify those body-based CAMs whose efficacy is supported by empirical evidence and are within the PT Scope of Practice and those that are not.

5. Discuss how physical therapists can integrate body-based CAM in their daily practice and thereby provide more holistic care to their patients. 

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Mind-body connection cam Interventions in PT (4CE)

DESCRIPTION: 


We explore an array of mind-body connection CAMs including Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi. We also explore Pilates and the intervention of "quality sleep."

During our journey, we examine research that supports and research that refutes the efficacy of  each of these CAM interventions. 

The seminar concludes with a discussion on how physical therapists can appropriately utilize mind-body connection CAM in their daily practice and provide more holistic care to their patients.


OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

1. Discuss the Qigong and Tai Chi, including similarities, differences, indications, pre-cautions, contra-indications, and benefits. 

2. Discuss the Pilates and Yoga, including similarities, differences, indications, pre-cautions, contra-indications, and benefits. 

3. Discuss sleep, including the sleep cycle and the importance of "quality" sleep as well as strategies to improve sleeping patterns.

4. Identify those body-based CAM interventions whose efficacy are supported by empirical evidence and are within the PT Scope of Practice and those that are not. 

5. Discuss how physical therapists can integrate mind-body integration CAM in their daily practice and thereby provide more holistic care to their patients. 

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Smoking Cessation (1CE)

DESCRIPTION: 

In this mini-seminar, we examine nicotine dependence and discuss strategies physical therapists can integrate into their practice to promote smoking cessation. You will have the opportunity to practice these strategies during mock scenarios. 

OBJECTIVES:

1. Examine the "basics" of nicotine dependence.

2. Describe smoking cessation interventions. 

3. Engage in mock scenarios to affect positive change in patients/clients who use nicotine. 

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Body Composition (2CE)

DESCRIPTION:

In this seminar, we first differentiate between body mass index (BMI) and body composition. We then examine the methods in which body composition can be measured and the efficacy of each. The lab component of the seminar consists of the practice of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective components of the examination of body composition. We conclude with round-table discussion of case scenarios.

OBJECTIVES:

1. Differentiate between BMI and body composition

2. List and describe methods to examine body composition, including the efficacy of each.

3. Practice the cognitive, psychomotor and affective components of the examination of body composition. 

4. Engage in discussion of case scenarios related to physical therapy patients/clients, body composition and wellness. 

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