Beyond the p-value: Applied statistics for the healthcare professional
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Beyond the p-value: Applied statistics for the healthcare professional

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Instructor: Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, PhD(c)

Description: Statistics are a powerful, but often misinterpreted and misapplied language that can both enhance the allure of potentially ineffective treatments and dampen the enthusiasm for promising alternatives. This 2-day course will help healthcare professionals meaningfully evaluate and interpret statistical methodologies used to present data. This interactive and applied course will use examples from rehabilitation and medical literature to help clinicians become comfortable with reading and critiquing the statistical methods used in research articles.

Topics will include:

1.) review of statistical terminology such as power, effect size, and responsiveness
2.) simple statistical comparisons for 2 group and multiple group comparisons such as t-tests, chi-squared tests, and ANOVA
3.) linear and logistic regression and
4.) survival analysis (time-to-event). We will use publically available checklists such as CONSORT statements, STROBE statements, and PRISMA to guide reviews of articles and give attendees tools for future reviews.

 

Objectives:

By the end of the two-day course, attendees should be able to:

·      Describe common statistical tests and assumptions for group comparisons in research articles

·      Be able to define how statistical power is important to interpreting conclusions of an article

·      Define effect size and its relevance to interpreting article conclusions

·      Interpret unadjusted and adjusted statistical models within rehabilitation literature

·      Differentiate between statistical significance and clinically meaningful differences in research papers 

The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 13 CE hours.  
Approval  647-6680

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Novel Movement and the Edgework Approach
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Novel Movement and the Edgework Approach

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Novel movements describe a process of altering the context and manner in which painful movements are performed in order to change the result from one of pain and limitation. Edgework describes a specific process of attending to movement during the interventions that are used in the clinic such that self-efficacy and expansion of movement are facilitated.

In this 2 day workshop a framework for the interactive process of care will be presented with specific applications of current pain science and theory to the clinic. The approach of moving within specific novel contexts, allowing for new outputs to previously painful movements, will be presented as well as a specific process that can overlay existing models of care. Specific applications will be presented for the upper and lower quarter.

About the speaker

Cory Blickenstaff runs a private practice in Vancouver, wa using manual and movement based interventions for employees in their work setting. His focus is on fostering self efficacy in successfully self managing mechanical pain issues and eliminating the iatrogenic influence of care. To this end he has developed a movement approach called Edgework.

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This course has been approved for 13 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6678

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Performing Artist: Comprehensive Management
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Performing Artist: Comprehensive Management

January 20-21, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Jessica Davis, PT, DPT, OCS

 

This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of the performing artist.   Lecture material will cover current best practice on evaluation and functional screening, summarize the most prevalent injuries/conditions, and discuss application of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise strategies for the dance population.  Lab sessions will emphasize manual therapy interventions, re-education of common movement patterns, and dance specific therapeutic exercise strategies.

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Working with Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Values in Chronic Pain: An Introduction and Skills Building Seminar
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Working with Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Values in Chronic Pain: An Introduction and Skills Building Seminar

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Rescheduled! April 21-22, 2018

Instructor:  Dr. Kevin Vowles

Chronic pain can be a source of immense human suffering and disability. There is emerging evidence indicating that as pain sufferers set aside struggles for control over pain, attend to present experiences, and engage in meaningful activities, they suffer less and function better, even while pain persists. These treatment processes are respectively referred to as acceptance, mindfulness, and values-based action. The extant literature suggests these processes are highly relevant in the treatment of chronic pain, where the best-researched therapy model has been Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of CBT that directly targets these processes. This seminar will provide a brief overview of the theoretical model underlying ACT and will include significant opportunities for clinical practice. The majority of the seminar will be spent in experiential, skill building, and case conceptualization exercises with training modalities including a mix of didactic instruction, modeling, and practice/role play. Opportunities for consultation, instruction, and feedback will also be provided. At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to more adequately identify targets for treatment in those suffering from chronic pain and directly apply interventions to augment acceptance, mindfulness, and values.

 

This course is appropriate for Healthcare providers working in clinical or academic settings and who work with individuals who have chronic pain and illness.

This course has been approved for 14 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6552

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Chronic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

Chronic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers

Instructor: Eric Purves, B.Sc, RMT

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This one-day, in-person course will provide knowledge and practical skills for working with clients with chronic pain, and the opportunity for healthcare providers to build collaborative networks of practice.  The course provides the opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional manual therapy practices can increase practice success, improve outcomes for people in pain and decrease practitioner stress when working with chronic pain clients. We will discuss and practice effective therapeutic pain management approaches and current theories of chronic pain, with a focus on the biopsychosocial framework for pain assessment and management.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any healthcare professional interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and persistent pain.

 

 The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 7 CE hours.  Approval  647-6683 

This course has been approved by NCBTMB for 7 hours - Approved Provider 767116

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Mentorship Breakfast with Sandy and Sarah in VICTORIA
Jul
30
8:00am 8:00am

Mentorship Breakfast with Sandy and Sarah in VICTORIA

Have you ever wanted to talk shop over breakfast with people who love their job as much as you do?  Sandy Hilton and Sarah Haag are coming to Victoria for one day, and would love to organize a #pelvicmafia breakfast! 

Who? Anyone who wants to come and have a chat!  Bring your clinical questions about pelvic health or chronic pain or anything else that is on your mind!

What?  We hope to create a forum to informally discuss clinical questions while eating delicious food and having fun.

When?  July 30 at 8am

Where? Mo:Le : 554 Pandora Avenue

How much? $25 USD (this covers your breakfast!!)

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Better information for better care. Using evidence to inform practice
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Better information for better care. Using evidence to inform practice

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Instructors: Dr. Steve Kamper & Dr. Neil O'Connell

Course description
This 3 day course is designed for current clinicians and aims to help participants become better users of clinical research. The course will explain and cut-through the jargon of observational studies, trials and systematic reviews and offer a framework for critically appraising clinical research. The broad aim is that participants will develop the skills to go beyond the abstract of a paper and be able to make detailed and informed judgements regarding the validity and results of clinical research and to consider what those results might mean to their practice. Finally the course aims to see how this process informs the management of low back pain.

Format
The course will consist of a mix of lectures and group workshops. Workshops will include critical appraisal of contemporary open-access journal articles, and practical exercises to develop the skills necessary for understanding research and applying evidence-based practice. The final day will take these core principles and use the management of low back pain as a focused example of how to apply them. At all times the emphasis will be on keeping it clinically relevant, fun and interactive and there will be plenty of space for open discussion.

**We know that summer is busy!  We'd love to have you for all 3 days, but we've given you the option to choose, 1, 2 or 3 days!  

1 day = $295
2 days = $495 (early bird rate: $475 until May 1)
3 days = $750 (early bird rate: $675 until May 1)

**Note - virtual attendance will be done via private Facebook group, via Facebook live.  You will have access to all course video and materials.  Virtual attendance does not include video of breaks, lunch, or headstand competition.  Questions will be allowed via Facebook and addressed as able. 

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
Jul
8
to Jul 9

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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Date:  July 8-9, 2017
Instructor:  Ralph Dehner, COTA/L

Falls can have a devastating impact on the health and independence of people as they age.  The CDC reports that 1 out of 4 older adults fall every year and 95% of hip fractures are caused by a fall.

Reasons for falling may vary, but many factors that increase your risk of falling such as poor leg strength, difficulty walking, and poor endurance can be improved through the practice of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi has been gaining popularity as research has proven it to be one of the most effective and adaptable fall prevention options for the general public. This makes it an ideal intervention for both clinical practice and community classes. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention was developed to specifically address the pain and poor mobility associated with arthritis as well as improve stability and balance.

Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn how to impact arthritis and balance on the individual and community level! You will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi that improve balance and the quality of life of those impacted by osteoarthritis.

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Chronic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers in SEATTLE
Jul
2
9:00am 9:00am

Chronic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers in SEATTLE

Instructor: Eric Purves, B.Sc, RMT

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This one-day, in-person course will provide knowledge and practical skills for working with clients with chronic pain, and the opportunity for healthcare providers to build collaborative networks of practice.  The course provides the opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional manual therapy practices can increase practice success, improve outcomes for people in pain and decrease practitioner stress when working with chronic pain clients. We will discuss and practice effective therapeutic pain management approaches and current theories of chronic pain, with a focus on the biopsychosocial framework for pain assessment and management.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any healthcare professional interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and persistent pain.

This course has been approved by NCBTMB for 7 hours - Approved Provider 767116

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Chronic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers in SEATTLE
Jul
1
9:00am 9:00am

Chronic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers in SEATTLE

Instructor: Eric Purves, B.Sc, RMT

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This one-day, in-person course will provide knowledge and practical skills for working with clients with chronic pain, and the opportunity for healthcare providers to build collaborative networks of practice.  The course provides the opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional manual therapy practices can increase practice success, improve outcomes for people in pain and decrease practitioner stress when working with chronic pain clients. We will discuss and practice effective therapeutic pain management approaches and current theories of chronic pain, with a focus on the biopsychosocial framework for pain assessment and management.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any healthcare professional interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and persistent pain.

 The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 7 CE hours.  Approval  647-6683

This course has been approved by NCBTMB for 7 hours - Approved Provider 767116

 

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Piston Science Part Two: It Depends! Clinical Decision Making in the Real World
May
20
to May 21

Piston Science Part Two: It Depends! Clinical Decision Making in the Real World

Time to dig deeper. The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One (aka The Piston Science series online) provided a foundational framework to guide patients towards creating an inside-out strategy of dynamic stability by balancing muscular relationships and pressure systems with a whole lot of brainwork and motor control. The goal: to address pelvic health, musculoskeletal and performance issues simultaneously.

 Now let’s take the next step and explore how to apply the ideas more specifically into different patient populations. Piston Science: Part Two will explore clinical decision making in real time with 4 live patients over 2-days.  We will collectively participate in patient interviewing, assessment and generation of treatment ideas, treatment planning and progressions, and developing cueing options. Grow your clinical “theology” by critically thinking through guiding clinical questions: What’s your goal? What’s their goal? What’s your theory? How do you treat the why and who, not the what? What are the limits of your theology? When do you refer out? The cases will be selected by the hosts, so it will be a bit like a box of chocolates, “you never know what you’re gonna get” (if you are local you can also suggest a patient). However, the goal will be that the selected patients will have a variety of pelvic health (incontinence, prolapse), post-pregnancy (diastasis, pain) issues and fitness goals (running, crossfit). Come and be ready to think and participate.

 Pre-requisites:
You must have completed either the live or online version of Part One (Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations) at least 3 months prior to participating with effort towards implementing the concepts.

Need to take Part One to join the fun?  Find the online version here

 The course is intended for PTs, PTA’s, OTs and OTAs only. This is a clinical rehabilitation course.

Objectives: Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1.  Develop clinical decision making skills to form a “theology” for care based in critical thinking that guides patient interview, assessment and treatment progressions.

2.  Apply Piston Science concepts into multiple patient populations.

3.  Learn to live in the grey area of “it depends”! 

This course has been approved for 15 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6550

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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The Pain Picture
May
13
to May 14

The Pain Picture

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What is this course about?

The last few decades have brought about a wealth of discovery in pain sciences. Clinicians and patients are recognising the value in bringing findings from research with imaging; lab techniques; and observational and behavioural experiments to better understand pain in a clinical setting. 

Pain is an experience, not a sensation. A broad framework is required to understand the place of biological and behavioural responses that occur when someone experiences pain. Inviting philosophical thinking allows us to go some way to link these bodily mechanisms with the self. 

This 2-day course explores complex pain states by considering the dynamical interactions of brain, body and world. It uses Complex Regional Pain Syndrome as the reference point to understand the experience and perception of the person in pain. 

Course objectives

After this course you will be:     

1. Aware of predictive processing and how it explains a pain experience

2. Able to discuss generative models and active inference with regard to the person in pain

3. Able to perform basic bedside perceptual tests for the person in pain

4. Able to consider the rationale for appropriate treatment techniques and critique your own biases

Course outline:
Registration 8.30am - Start 9am - Finish 4.30pm. A mix of theory & practical sessions covering:

•   Predictive processing, hierarchical generative models and active inference
•   First-person perspective of the sufferer
•   Tools to measure pain experiences – bringing science into the clinic
•   Novel treatment techniques in rehabilitation

 

Instructor:
Tim Beames MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP

Tim is a London based chartered physiotherapist. His career began in the NHS which involved clinical specialist roles and setting up and running condition management programmes. He now consults for people with complex pain problems from all over the UK. He is co-founder of Pain and Performance and is the principal instructor for the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute in the UK which sees him teaching nationally and internationally. He is co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012) alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles and has also co-authored the cervical chapter in Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation (2013) with Robin Blake. He holds a Masters degree in Pain: Science and Society from King’s College London. 

This course has been approved for 12 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6682

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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The Hip and Shoulder: Comprehensive NOT Complicated
May
5
to May 7

The Hip and Shoulder: Comprehensive NOT Complicated

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This is a unique two day workshop that spans the Atlantic Ocean and attempts to bring the USAs and UKs physiotherapy professions closer together.

Hosted by Erik Meira from the USA and Adam Meakins from the UK it will look at TWO areas that often confuse and frustrate therapists the most, the hip and the shoulder. These areas will be thoroughly explored, investigated and probed by Erik and Adam in a workshop that promises to be unlike any other!

 THE HIP with Erik

There will be a focus on the hip pathology in the young adult discussing intra-articular and extra-articular pathology. The goal of the course is to provide a simple framework for assessing the hip region, understanding core concepts of human movement, and developing an appropriate exercise progression for the lower quarter. 

 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in non-arthritic intra-articular hip pathology
  •  Perform a simple screen for hip patients that would benefit from early surgical consult versus those that can be treated conservatively
  •  Understand special considerations regarding extra-articular hip pathology
  •  Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
  •  Consider the complexity of human movement and how it applied to rehab

THE SHOULDER with Adam

There will be an overview of the most commonly encountered causes for shoulder pain. The emphasis will be on providing the clinician with a simple framework for classifying shoulder pain with evidence based strategies for their management. There will be special attention paid to exercise selection and optimal paramenters and progressions.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess and diagnose the most commonly encountered shoulder issues
  • Understand the myths around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
  • Understand the current evidence in the reliability and utility of the assessment tests for shoulder issues
  • Examine how best to assess shoulder muscle strength, proprioception, and its kinetic chain
  • Develop a comprehensive rehab plan with an individual approach and adequate progressions

 

The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 19.5 CE hours.  
Approval  647-6679

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Physical Therapy for Comprehensive Management of Bowel Dysfunction
Mar
31
to Apr 2

Physical Therapy for Comprehensive Management of Bowel Dysfunction

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Contact hours: 24

Course Overview:  A multidisciplinary approach to Bowel dysfunction or disorders allows for the management of multiple factors simultaneously including pharmacologic management, psychosocial issues, medical-surgical decisions, and physical therapy rehabilitative intervention and urogynecologic components of the patient's symptom cluster.  A linear approach can often lead to unsatisfactory management of this complex patient type because success in one discipline may require the intervention of others to be effective. Availability of multiple services simultaneously allows for a comprehensive intervention strategy tailored to each patient's needs at any given period of time throughout the rehabilitative process.

 Objectives:

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

       

1.     Define organic lower gastrointestinal disease and lower functional gastrointestinal disorders.

2.     Recognize each discipline's role in assessment of the patient with lower gastrointestinal dysfunction or disorders including specialized testing.

3.     Identify potential medical “red flags” that warrant referral to the appropriate physician.

4.     Recognize each discipline's role in treatment of the patient with lower gastrointestinal dysfunction, especially the psychosocial component as well as the expanded roll of physical therapy management.

5.     Demonstrate appropriate physical therapy examination and intervention techniques for patients with functional bowel disorders.

6.     Identify potential “yellow flags” that warrant monitoring and potential medical co-management during the course of physical therapy care.

7.     Understand and implement an algorithm for differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal impairments, functional movement dysfunctions, and peripheral as well as central sensitization considerations when treating individuals with functional gastrointestinal disorders.

7.     Discuss the comprehensive management of patients with functional bowel disorders within a case study format.

Audience:

Seminar content is targeted to physical therapists. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated.

 

This course has been approved for 24 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6551

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Return to Play & The Injury Prevention Continuum - Evidence Informed Decision Making
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Return to Play & The Injury Prevention Continuum - Evidence Informed Decision Making

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Instructor:  Stephen Mutch

March 25-26, 2017

 With a combination of research and evidence based solutions from soccer, rugby and the world of sport this exciting workshop sets out to tackle some of the most difficult injury issues that health professionals, conditioners, sport scientists and coaches face every week in practice. 

The two-day workshop of practical sessions, discussions and theory will be a combination of the latest research and recent case studies, covering key areas ranging from managing training loads to specific injury diagnostics and return to sport. It will ask questions of what we really understand about injury prevention and injury burden. This will raise matters about context and the shared decision-making process that ought to be facilitated for optimum recovery and re-integration. As such topics such as the sociology of decision-making and self-determination theory as it can affect patients and athletes will be under discussion. There will also be an examination of mechanotransduction as it relates to how we consider load management in rehab, and how we design programmes in light of tissue stress and risk modifiers. 

As the workshop develops it will explore the three phases we deem to be important in Return to Sport, exploring the enabling of psychological conditioning rather than purely carrying out the physical competency-driven analysis. The methods involved within the three phases of participation, play or performance within the Return to Sport Continuum will ultimately affect the decision-making process in deeming athletes ‘Match Fit’. 

The focus will range from analysing how to solve movement problems in developing physical literacy, affordances and training load programs in younger populations, recreational athletes as well as within elite sports challenging participants in considering specific prehab, warm up and conditioning work that can applied at elite and amateur levels with an eye on performance outcomes. 

An extensive reference list will be supplied that will be source material for much of the content contained in the workshop in addition to clinical experiences across clinic and sporting environments and contexts. 

These sessions would be beneficial for those operating in sporting or performance settings, as well as healthcare clinics for anyone who is involved in injury, sports medicine, performance, strength and conditioning or player welfare. 

These workshops will evolve to keep pace with the breath-taking wealth of published data and papers in this changing field. 

 

 

 The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 13.5 CE hours.

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Sarah Haag and Sandy Hilton: Intro to Men's Pelvic Health
Mar
11
to Mar 12

Sarah Haag and Sandy Hilton: Intro to Men's Pelvic Health

This course provides the clinician with the specific male anatomy, physiology, evaluation skills and program design to get started confidently treatment who have pelvic health diagnoses and dysfunction. The course design allows for rectal assessment with immediate feedback. The small group setting provides opportunity for problem solving and group collaboration. Internal evaluation and labs are conducted with a professional patient. No prior internal education is required. 

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Communication, motivational interviewing and behavior change for clinicians
Feb
4
8:00am 8:00am

Communication, motivational interviewing and behavior change for clinicians

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Alison Sim

·       What are they and how do they differ?

·       What does the evidence tell us about their efficacy in the field of pain ?

·       Why should manual therapists be looking towards these approaches to improve their communication skills when dealing with patients?

·       What are some of the ways that we can start to implement some of these approaches (some practical demonstrations and workshop activities)

·       How do we deal with scope of practice and why is this important?

·       What are some resources that we can look to at to further our skills in this area?

Motivational Interviewing and behaviour change

Bronnie Lennox Thompson

·       Motivational Interviewing

·       What is resistance and motivation and how can you recognise it?

·       What happens when you meet force with force (persuasion, try to convince, argue with)?

·       Why might manual therapists want to understand motivational interviewing?

·       What are some of the simple strategies manual therapists can implement to help people begin to do things they may not be confident to do? (practical strategies)

·       What creates a sense of collaboration when giving pain education? (practical strategies) How can motivational approaches fit within a manual therapists’ scope of practice?

·       What resources can we use to further develop skills in using language to promote behaviour change

 

 

 

Objectives

·       To review the basic principles of both ACT and CBT as used by psychologists in the treatment of pain conditions

·       To understand the efficacy of these approaches when used in the pain setting with reference to the current literature

·       To look at techniques designed to improve communication for clinicians with reference to the underlying principles of CBT and ACT 

·       To review our understanding of scope of practice and how it relates to the use of these communication approaches in the clinic

·       To review the principles of motivational interviewing

·       To look at techniques that use these underpinning principles to improve communication in the clinic

Format

·       Both lecturers will provide lecture material that includes an overview of the modalities presented, a literature review of the modalities and structured teaching about elements of the modality that are relevant to the clinicians

·       Workshop activities designed to allow clinicians to practice implementing communications techniques

·       Time for discussion and case studies will follow practical demonstrations 

This course has been approved for 7 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6553

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Sandy Hilton: Pelvic Nerves-Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics in Milwaukee
Jan
29
8:00am 8:00am

Sandy Hilton: Pelvic Nerves-Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics in Milwaukee

Participants will learn gentle manual therapy techniques and neurodynamics for the abdomen, pelvis and upper leg. Labs will progress from acute to persistent pain treatment options and include education in self-treatment techniques for improved patient outcomes. Participants will be able to screen and design a progressive treatment for all of the major pelvic nerves. 

Objectives:
1) Participants will be able to explain the structural relevance of the low back and pelvic anatomy in relation to peripheral neuropathy.
2) Participants will demonstrate active movements which will promote healthy and normal neurodynamics for the low back and pelvic neural anatomy.
3) Participants will be able to explain the biopsychosocial theories underpinning manual therapy for back and pelvic pain. 4) Participants will be able to demonstrate non-provocative manual therapy techniques for the pelvis and low back. (all external techniques)

 

This course has been approved for 7.5 CE hours by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association - Approval 16485

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Treating Pelvic Pain-A New Model of Care with Sandy Hilton in Milwaukee
Jan
27
to Jan 28

Treating Pelvic Pain-A New Model of Care with Sandy Hilton in Milwaukee

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This unique course provides a framework for your clinical practice to assess and treat central pain mechanism. Learn practical applications and exercise design to address central and peripheral components of pain. This course will give you a way to design a custom program for your patient using best evidence and clinical skill. No prerequisites, no internal component. 

Through completion of this course, participants will:

•   Define central sensitization and how to clinically assess for central contribution to chronic pain.
•   Understand a new framework for treating persistent pain that expands on your current clinical skills (from new     grad to seasoned clinician)
•   Explain how to incorporate pain biology education in to your practice using accurate language and metaphors
•   Demonstrate treatment techniques that specifically target the nervous system to decrease pain. 
•   Explain how to design a treatment program that is well balanced for peripheral and central contributors to persistent pain.

This course has been approved for 14.25 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6441

This course has been approved for 14.25 CE hours by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association - Approval 16484

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Hip muscle function in health and injury: It’s not just the size that counts, but how you use it
Dec
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hip muscle function in health and injury: It’s not just the size that counts, but how you use it

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Join Adam Semciw from University of Queensland at Entropy for a discussion on the importance of our gluteals in hip function.  We will have some lovely snacks and drinks, and Adam all to ourselves for 2 hours to discuss the following:

The deep hip muscles, primarily the gluteus medius and minimus, are considered to be major stabilisers of the hip joint.  This dynamic role is essential for optimal joint reflexes, increasing joint stability and controlling joint forces.  Atrophy or weakness of these periarticular muscles has been implicated in the development, progression, and severity of osteoarthritis of the hip and these deep hip muscles are commonly a focus of physiotherapy rehabilitation for a number of hip and lower limb conditions.  The prescription of exercises for the gluteus minimus and medius is based predominantly on its presumed roles and anecdotal evidence from morphological and biomechanical studies.  This presentation will feature our electromyography (EMG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research into the gluteus medius and minimus in the normal population and pathological conditions such as osteoarthritis and gluteal tendinopathy.  The normal functioning of deep gluteals will be revealed and exercises to rehabilitate these muscles will be discussed.  The importance of the anterior gluteus minimus as a gluteal buttress will be highlighted. Insights from our research will also be provided on the function of other deep hip muscles including quadratus femoris, iliocapsularus and adductor minimus (proximal adductor magnus).

 

Bio

Adam graduated as a physiotherapist in Australia from The University of Sydney in 2001, and completed his PhD at La Trobe University in 2013. In 2015, Adam joined the University of Queensland as a Research Fellow in Physiotherapy; a conjoint position with Queensland Health. Together with Dr Tania Pizzari (La Trobe University), Adam has worked towards understanding hip and lower limb muscle function in health and disease. A key outcome of Adam's PhD was the development of a novel method for investigating the function of deep gluteal muscles. The techniques he developed have won awards at National and International conferences from 2010 to 2014. The methods are now being used to investigate the function of the deep gluteal muscles in a range of pathological conditions, including greater trochanteric pain syndrome (lateral hip pain) and lower limb osteoarthritis. It is hoped that a greater understanding of muscle function in these populations will assist in the development of targeted rehabilitation programs.

 Here's a little bit about what Adam has been up to.

 

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An EPIC night with Professor Lorimer Moseley
Dec
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

An EPIC night with Professor Lorimer Moseley

Join us for an EPIC night!  

Join us for a night of cutting edge science, convivial conversation, congenial collaboration, and Pinot Noir, with Lorimer Moseley!  After last year’s highly successful Cabernet Sauvignon Evening with Lorimer, which sent three lucky students to CSM, Entropy has established the Educational Possibilities in Collaboration (or EPIC) Scholarship. Our second fundraiser will be a Pinot Noir evening with Lorimer. Lorimer will visit Chicago for a single evening to present 'groovy recent developments in pain science, from assessing the impact of pelvic pain to classical conditioning’, to chat about your questions and ideas, seek out your wisdom, and continue what will be an EPIC tradition of connecting the clinician and the scientist. The slideshow will be short and the setting intimate, because the focus will be on conversation and collaboration (and Pinot Noir)!  

Proceeds will go to the EPIC - Educational Possibilities in Collaboration - Scholarship - an initiative to fund one person to attend the 3rd World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain, in Washington DC, in 2017.  

Space is limited to 35 people, so sign up now!

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Greg Lehman: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Greg Lehman: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science

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The biopsychosocial model of pain and injury has been argued as superior to the traditional biomedical approach for more than two decades. However, traditional therapy typically relies on explanations and a clinical reasoning model that is predominantly biomechanics based.  Significant research in the pain neurosciences and biomechanics field often appears to undermine the reasoning and justifications for many of the therapeutic approaches and techniques of the physical therapy profession. By addressing the both the weaknesses and strengths of the biomechanical approach we can see that treatment can be much simpler, congruent with the cognitive, neuroscience approach and best evidenced based practice.

This course teaches the therapist how to teach patients about pain science in a treatment framework that still utilizes specific/corrective exercise and manual therapy. Therapists are taught a model of treatment that simplifies the assessment process and the treatment. Special topics include therapeutic neuroscience education, cognition target therapeutic explanations, determining when biomechanics matters, assessment and exercise prescription, up to date Tendinopathy rehabilitation protocols, a reconceptualization of manual and exercise therapy that is symptom modification based rather than biomechanically driven.

 

This course has been approved for 14 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6251

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regultion

 

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Julie Wiebe and Shelley Mannell: Dynamic Core for Kids
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Julie Wiebe and Shelley Mannell: Dynamic Core for Kids

Join us for an exciting course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment. Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: ASD, CP, DCD, hypotonia.

This course has been approved for 14 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6440

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Sandy Hilton: Treating Pelvic Pain-A New Model of Care
Sep
17
to Sep 18

Sandy Hilton: Treating Pelvic Pain-A New Model of Care

This unique course provides a framework for your clinical practice to assess and treat central pain mechanism. Learn practical applications and exercise design to address central and peripheral components of pain. This course will give you a way to design a custom program for your patient using best evidence and clinical skill. No prerequisites, no internal component. 

This course has been approved for 14.25 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6441

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Sandy Hilton: Pelvic Nerves-Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics
Sep
16
8:00am 8:00am

Sandy Hilton: Pelvic Nerves-Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics

Participants will learn gentle manual therapy techniques and neurodynamics for the abdomen, pelvis and upper leg. Labs will progress from acute to persistent pain treatment options and include education in self-treatment techniques for improved patient outcomes. Participants will be able to screen and design a progressive treatment for all of the major pelvic nerves. 

This course has been approved for 7.5 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6164
This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regultion

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Scott Epsley: Diagnostic Ultrasound-Lower Limb
Sep
10
to Sep 11

Scott Epsley: Diagnostic Ultrasound-Lower Limb

This course is designed to educate the clinician in the theory and practice of diagnostic ultrasound of the lower limb.  Emphasis will be placed on examination protocols and techniques with a heavy emphasis on practical hands-on tutelage. The appearance and types of pathology will also be discussed. No previous ultrasound experience necessary.

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Diane Jacobs: Dermoneuromodulation
Aug
18
to Aug 21

Diane Jacobs: Dermoneuromodulation

In this hands-on workshop participants will be introduced to the nervous system, current evidence, theory and how to help guide the nervous system toward improved motor output and less pain. Participants will be guided through a novel non-tissue based set of assumptions about human pain and physical dysfunction--assessment and treatment approaches for cutaneous and motor nerves of the whole body.

We will meet Thursday night from 6:00-9:00pm for a lecture on theory and dinner will be provided!
Class on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be held from 8:30am - 5:30pm and lunch will be provided!

This course has been approved for 24.0 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6439

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Antony Lo: Managing CrossFit Athletes
Aug
6
to Aug 7

Antony Lo: Managing CrossFit Athletes

CrossFit is a worldwide phenomenon with hundreds of thousands of participants. As health professionals, we are best placed to help minimize the risk of injury and maximized the benefits that can be achieved with CrossFit training. This course will dispel some of the myths of CrossFit training and teach participants the basic movements and problems associated with CRossFit and how to modify (aka scale) a workout.

 

This course has been approved for 16.0 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6437

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Neil O'Connell: Making Sense of the Evidence
Jul
30
to Jul 31

Neil O'Connell: Making Sense of the Evidence

Neil O'Connell is coming to America! Come spend a lovely weekend in Chicago, learning about how to make sense of the evidence from trials and systematic reviews in Physical therapy. Guaranteed to be informative, fun, and applicable to your practice!

This course is designed for current clinicans and students enabling participants to become better users of the research on clinical effectiveness. Participants will be able ot make detailed and informed judgements regarding the validity and the results of trials and systematic reviews and to consider what those results will mean to their practice.

This course has been approved for 13.0 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6436
This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Vitals are VITAL with Dr. Rich Severin
Jul
16
8:00am 8:00am

Vitals are VITAL with Dr. Rich Severin

As a doctoring profession seeking to obtain direct access, and as a potential first entry point into the healthcare system, medical screening is a vital component of the clinical examination. This may be especially true in settings, such as in outpatient orthopedics, where patients are least likely to have close physiologic monitoring and may not be referred directly from a physician. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that risk factors for the development of low back pain and osteoarthritis, the most common diagnoses treated by outpatient physical therapists, are nearly identical to those for heart disease. It is also worth considering that often patients with acute pain demonstrate significant increases in blood pressure and heart rate. Given that common interventions utilized by rehab providers such as resistance training, aerobic training and spinal manual therapy interventions generate a hemodynamic response, screening for cardiovascular disease is critical.

 This course will provide rehab professionals with the most recent evidence regarding the impact of cardiovascular system, specifically the hemodynamic response to exercise in physical therapy practice rehab interventions. This course will also provide guidelines based on the most current evidence for effectively screening patients and how to potentially adapt programs for orthopedic patients with cardiovascular disease

 

This course has been approved for 7.0 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6438

This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

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Jerry Durham and Jeff Moore: Low Back Pain-Patient Experience Start to Finish
May
20
to May 22

Jerry Durham and Jeff Moore: Low Back Pain-Patient Experience Start to Finish

This class is designed to improve your ability to deliver optimal outcomes for patients with low back pain while simultaneously maximizing the consumer experience. This course will focus on current best evidence in the treatment of low back pain with a special emphasis on manual therapy intervention, the conversations that need to occur, and key business principles. 

 

This course has been approved for 15 CE Hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.  Approval 647-6359

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