Summit Education CE Acceleration Virtual Conference
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November 4th-6th, 2021

18 Live Webinars 6 Learning Tracks Daily Career Tip Sessions

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Thursday, Nov 4th

  • 9am Eastern / 6am Pacific:
  • Cervicogenic Headache: Evaluation and Treatment Strategies- William Oswald, PT, DPT, OC

  • 11:30am Eastern / 8:30am Pacific:
  • Supporting Functional Development in Early Intervention- Nisha S. Sanghvi, OTR/L

  • 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific:
  • Implementing an Exercise-Based Approach to Treat Progressive Neurological Diagnoses- Meredith Roberts Lo, PT, DPT

  • 4:15pm Eastern / 1:15pm Pacific:
  • Leadership vs. Management- Andrew Morgan, PT, DPT, MBA, COS-C

  • 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific:
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency- Dana Davis PT, DPT, CWS

  • 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific:
  • Rehabilitation Approaches to Better Manage Cancer Pain- Nicole Scheiman, DrOT, MHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CES, CKTP, CEES-Advanced, CSST, CDCS, CORE

Friday, Nov 5th

  • 9am Eastern / 6am Pacific:
  • Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of the Total Knee Arthroplasty- Andrew Morgan, PT, DPT, MBA, COS-C

  • 11:30am Eastern / 8:30am Pacific:
  • Building Patient Rapport and Compliance- Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP, CCRP

  • 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific:
  • Sensory-Based Feeding Strategies- Victoria Wood, OTR/L

  • 4:15pm Eastern / 1:15pm Pacific:
  • Clinical Leadership: What is Best for the Organization- Chris Ellis PT, DPT, Cert DN

  • 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific:
  • Evaluation & Treatment of the Adolescent Athlete Elbow & Wrist- Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES

  • 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific:
  • Return to School and Sport Considerations for Concussion Rehabilitation- Lenore Herget, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS

Saturday, Nov 6th

  • 9am Eastern / 6am Pacific:
  • Bariatric Management Effective Assessment and Safe Treatment- Chad Hensel, PT, DPT, MHS, CSCS

  • 11:30am Eastern / 8:30am Pacific:
  • Post-COVID-19 Syndrome- Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT

  • 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific:
  • ACSM Guidelines for Exercise for Special Populations- Julie Barnett, PT, DPT, MTC

  • 4:15pm Eastern / 1:15pm Pacific:
  • Career Planning - Identifying Personal Areas of Interests and Strengths- Dr. Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP

  • 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific:
  • Holistic Treatment of the Dementia Population- Cristina Klymasz, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, RYT, CLT-LANA, MSCS

  • 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific:
  • Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for Sacroiliac Joint Disorder and Low Back Pain- Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT

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Track Breakouts

The Summit CE Acceleration Virtual Conference offers six distinct tracks across the three days to support your setting and patient population! Can't decide on a track? You don't have to! With only one course occurring at a time, you can mix and match as you like — take any or all courses.
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Pediatric

  • Evaluation & Treatment of the Adolescent Athlete Elbow & Wrist
  • Sensory-Based Feeding Strategies
  • Supporting Functional Development in Early Intervention

Neurological Disorders

  • Holistic Treatment of the Dementia Population
  • Implementing an Exercise-Based Approach to Treat Progressive Neurological Diagnosis
  • ACSM Guidelines for Exercise for Special Populations
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Medically Complex Patients

  • Bariatric Management Effective Assessment and Safe Treatment
  • Post- COVID-19 Syndrome
  • Building Patient Rapport

Specialty

  • Cervicogenic Headache: Evaluation and Treatment Strategies
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Rehabilitation Approaches to Better Manage Cancer Pain
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Orthopedic Rehab

  • Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of the Total Knee Arthoplasty
  • Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for Sacroiliac Joint Disorder and Low Back Pain
  • Return to School and Sports Considerations for Concussion Rehabilitation

Leadership - Career Development Sessions

  • Career Planning - Identifying Personal Areas of Interest and Strengths
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Leadership

*CE credits not available

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SLP Courses

  • Supporting Functional Development in Early Intervention
  • Sensory-Based Feeding Strategies
  • Building Patient Rapport
  • Holistic Treatment of the Dementia Population
  • Post Covid-19 Syndrome

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Course Details

Each course across the three day virtual conference is taught by an expert therapist. Summit instructors average a 4.7/5 rating across hundreds of thousands of reviews!

9am Eastern / 6am Pacific:

Cervicogenic Headache: Evaluation and Treatment Strategies

Instructor: William Oswald, PT, DPT, OC

Description:
The prevalence of cervicogenic headache has been reported to be as high as 20% of the headache population. The diagnosis of cervicogenic headache can be challenging due to the potential overlap with more serious conditions along with the unique quality and behavior of symptoms.When cervicogenic headaches are assessed systematically, it can become much less daunting. In this course we will provide evaluation and treatment strategies to manage this condition safely and effectively.

Highlights:

  • Improve your examination and treatment for cervicogenic headaches
  • Review and discuss potential causes of cervical and head symptoms
  • Effective, efficient, evidence-based interventions for headaches related to cervical spine pain

11:30am Eastern / 8:30am Pacific:

Supporting Functional Development in Early Intervention

Instructor: Nisha S. Sanghvi, OTR/L

Description
Early intervention services support the development of children during a critical time of brain development with support of self-regulation. It is important to understand typical development, identify areas of need and embed evidence-based strategies into everyday routines. It is critical to address priorities identified by the family, using a strength- based approach and team collaboration. It is imperative to empower parents and caregivers to read child cues, facilitate appropriate strategies with understanding and consistency to promote independence and success.

Highlights:

  • Recognize the foundational skills for typical development and red flags to help identify impact on everyday function
  • Implement evidence-based strategies to strengthen neurosensory motor pathways to enhance development and success with daily activities
  • Team collaboration strategies to empower parents and caregivers which support growth and learning
  • IDEA Part C Early Intervention services: providing care in natural environments with family- identified priorities

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific:

Implementing an Exercise-Based Approach to Treat Progressive Neurological Diagnoses

Instructor: Meredith Roberts Lo, PT, DPT

Description:
Over 1.2 million people in the US are diagnosed withParkinson's and this is expected to double by 2030. There is no cure for Parkinson's and other chronic progressive neurological diseases currently. However, our research has been demonstrating the effectiveness of exercise on slowing down disease progression and improving motor control recovery for our neurological population. As physical and occupational therapists, our expertise is in applying exercise physiology to pathology. We are the experts in pairing these two components and teaching our patients how to utilize them for their highest possible quality of life and functional status. If you want to do more than just help your patient compensate and give them the tools to target the disease itself, this class is for you. Learn how to take our exciting growing body of research and impact not only your client's quality of life, but your own.

Highlights:

  • Immediately improve your client's quality of life and function by directly impacting the progression of their disease
  • Current research around exercise and disease progression
  • Practical interventions and strategies for progressing activity to exercise for any level of impairment
  • Hands-on labs for creating, modifying, and progressing exercise intervention's and HEPs
  • Effective, evidence-based interventions for all progressive neurological diagnoses

4:15pm Eastern / 1:15pm Pacific:

Leadership vs. Management

Instructor: Andrew Morgan, PT, DPT, MBA, COS-C

Description:
Physical and occupational therapists are autonomous,free-thinking individuals that must work as part of a collaborative health care team. Given the large amount of professional freedom we enjoy, managing therapists can offer a challenge to an experienced director and be nearly impossible for a new lead therapist. However, with the right approach, leading therapists can be a relatively simple process. This lunch and learn will focus on the difference between management and leadership and the skill set that makes a good manager and leader.


5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific:

Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Best Practice Guidelines and Intervention Strategies

Instructor: Dana Davis PT, DPT, CWS

Description:
Venous leg ulcers present painful problems for patients and challenges to health care providers who treat them. One study showed 10%-35% of the population has a type of venous disease and 1%-22% of individuals over 60 have lower extremity skin ulcers (Sieggreen).

Highlights:

  • Improve your understanding of chronic venous insufficiency and its direct impact on the body
  • Best practices and guidelines for treatments of this population
  • Improve your outcomes and patient satisfaction

7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific:

Rehabilitation Approaches to Better Manage Cancer Pain

Instructor: Nicole Scheiman, DrOT, MHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CES, CKTP, CEES-Advanced, CSST, CDCS, CORE

Description:
Physical and occupational therapists are autonomous,free-thinking individuals that must work as part of a collaborative health care team. Given the large amount of professional freedom we enjoy, managing therapists can offer a challenge to an experienced director and be nearly impossible for a new lead therapist. However, with the right approach, leading therapists can be a relatively simple process. This lunch and learn will focus on the difference between management and leadership and the skill set that makes a good manager and leader.

9am Eastern / 6am Pacific:

Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of the Total Knee Arthroplasty

Instructor: Andrew Morgan, PT, DPT, MBA, COS-C

Description:
With more than 600,000 performed annually in the United States, the total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common elective surgical procedures that physical therapists treat.With roughly 73 million baby boomers reaching Medicare eligibility by 2029, this number is likely to increase. This course presents current best practice guidelines on clinical management of the total knee arthroplasty patient. Goal setting, outcome measures, patient progress, and patient satisfaction will all be discussed to aid the treating clinician in returning post-surgical patients back to their normal functional status.

Highlights:

  • Current best practice guidelines in the management of the TKA patient
  • Evidence-based tests and measures for documenting goals and progress at every phase of rehabilitation from theTKA

11:30am Eastern / 8:30am Pacific:

Building Patient Rapport and Compliance

Instructor: Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP, CCRP

Description
Extensive studies have shown the benefit and impact of trust in the client-patient relationship. However, rapport goes a long way with other members of the care and management teams. Such attention is given during our academic years to all we need to know clinically, that sometimes the people connection skills are missed or assumed to develop once in clinical practice. Without the ability to connect with patients, coworkers, or management; therapists can find themselves frustrated, feeling disconnected, and limited in their career advancement options.

Highlights:

  • Learn 5 practical and easy strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve communication with patients, peers, and supervisors
  • Improve your understanding of the emotional roadblocks faced by patients and develop effective strategies to progress your plan of care

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific:

Sensory-Based Feeding Strategies

Instructor: Victoria Wood, OTR/L

Description:
Just about everyone has treated a problem feeder/picky eater or has been asked to help "fix" a picky eater during their career. During the past decade children have become more sensitive in general. There has been an increased incidence of allergies, sensory sensitivities, and spectrum disorders. Along with these sensitivities, food preferences and aversions have skyrocketed. Because eating is one of the basic human needs, if a person is not eating well it plays alarge role in all other areas of development.

Highlights:

  • Review the latest evidence, trends, and why there has been a surge in picky eating during the past 5 years
  • Equip yourself with skills to assess and interpret common problems encountered during feeding
  • Improve your treatment, intervention, caregiver education, and differential diagnosis of a range of feeding barriers

4:15pm Eastern / 1:15pm Pacific:

Clinical Leadership: What is Best for the Organization

Instructor: Chris Ellis PT, DPT, Cert DN

Description:
Clinical Leadership: What is Best for the Organization


5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific:

Chronic Evaluation & Treatment of the Adolescent Athlete Elbow & Wrist

Instructor: Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES

Description:
Young athletes sustain a significant amount of injuries participating in sports. 38% of young, elite tennis players were found to have sustained overuse wrist injuries. Gymnastics, rowing, martial arts, combat sports, baseball and volleyball are just a few examples of the sports which may cause higher risk for injuries to the elbow and wrist. The unique nature of the adolescent musculoskeletal system requires an understanding of the physical/physiological differences between adolescent and adult athletes. This course will help the clinician to develop an understanding of the adolescent musculoskeletal system. Participants will also address commonly encountered elbow and wrist injuries in the adolescent athlete, and how to best manage these injuries to help the athlete successfully return to their sport.

Highlights:

  • Immediately improve your ability to identify wrist and elbow injuries specific to the young athlete
  • Practical therapeutic exercise and manual therapy techniques to use in the rehabilitation process

7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific:

Return to School and Sport Considerations for Concussion Rehabilitation

Instructor: Lenore Herget, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS

Description:
Too often, a patient is seen after sustaining a concussion and given little to no guidance with regards to how to effectively and safely return to school and sport without excessive symptom provocation. These patients frequently show symptoms well beyond the typical timeline, as they have missed out on proper rehabilitation opportunities and potentially have developed secondary signs and symptoms related to prolonged removal from school and sport, such as psychosocial dysfunction and deconditioning. Rehabilitative clinicians now are involved with these patient's care from diagnosis to full recovery.

Highlights:

  • Confidently differentiate between various system contributions to symptoms that may be limiting the student's participation in school related activities
  • Learn evidence-based exercise prescriptions and progression that are safe, effective, and efficient

9am Eastern / 6am Pacific:

Bariatric Management Effective Assessment and Safe Treatment

Instructor: Chad Hensel, PT, DPT, MHS, CSCS

Description:
Obesity is now at crisis levels in the United States in both children and adults. It is no longer a question of IF a clinician will manage a bariatric patient, but WHEN. Bariatric issue can create a formidable barrier to even the most experienced clinician. This course will provide the therapist with tools to circumnavigate these barriers and earn successful outcomes. Through learning about assessment strategies to treatment ideas, this course will provide the rehab professional with tools to optimize success.

Highlights:

  • Comorbidities, trends, and medical management for the obese patient
  • Illustrated examples of over a dozen different exercises that the rehab professional could immediately incorporate into a plan of care

11:30am Eastern / 8:30am Pacific:

Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

Instructor: Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT

Description
Increasing numbers of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors of all ages are reporting chronic or "long-haul" symptoms that require skilled rehabilitation to restore function and quality of life. Some studies indicate that 87% will have at least one lingering symptom at 2 months post virus, even if acute symptoms of the coronavirus were mild. The most reported long-term symptoms have the potential to thwart rehab efforts unless properly addressed:fatigue, dyspnea, tachycardia, exercise intolerance, "brain fog"/cognitive effects, sleep disturbances, cough, and chronic pain. These persisting phenomena are often seen in patients with chronic syndromes. Corresponding neuro- immune physiological adaptations are well-documented to heighten sensitivity of mechanisms intended to protect in times of distress, eventually outlasting their usefulness. This intermediate level workshop will review evolving research onPost-COVID-19 Syndrome, as well as more established data on similar chronic symptoms and pertinent neuro-immune physiology. Potential treatment options and case studies will be explored to facilitate participants confidence in identification and management of post-COVID-19 sequelae.

Highlights:

  • Recognize your client/patient's symptoms as post-COVID-19 sequelae and modify assessment and treatment techniques to improve outcomes
  • Immediately implement treatment techniques for Post- COVID-19 Syndrome to improve functional capacity and quality of life

2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific:

ACSM Guidelines for Exercise for Special Populations

Instructor: Julie Barnett, PT, DPT, MTC

Description:
Prescribing exercise safely under the American College ofSports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines is very important for special populations. Individuals recovering from COVID-19 will require specialized exercise guidance using our backgrounds as therapists in exercise and pathology to make the best evidenced-based recommendations for their health.

Highlights:

  • ACSM purpose for exercise guidelines and the criteria for special populations
  • Effectively incorporate more exercise into your treatments
  • Best practices for outcome instruments to use when measuring physical activity
  • Review popular wearable tracking devices to assist in motivating patients

4:15pm Eastern / 1:15pm Pacific:

Career Planning - Identifying Personal Areas of Interests and Strengths

Instructor: Dr. Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP

Description:
As rehabilitation professionals, we spend countless hours identifying our patients strengths, functional interests, and creating plans to reach the established goals of care. But so often on our own career paths, we lose focus of our why and get sucked into the zone of the mundane. This coupled with the ever-changing reimbursement climate, cut backs, and a more restricted job market, is leading to increased burnout among rehabilitation professionals. This lunch and learn will focus on identifying your areas of interests as well as strengths as an individual; and applying this to a plan so you can move forward with purpose and engagement in your career.


5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific:

Holistic Treatment of the Dementia Population

Instructor: Cristina Klymasz, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, RYT, CLT-LANA, MSCS

Description:
All rehabilitation settings treat patients with a diagnosis of dementia. In all settings, treating a patient with dementia can be difficult. Research confirms that people with dementia demonstrate less goal attainment in therapy due to not only their cognitive deficits, but their limited ability to fully engage in sessions (Zarit, et al., 2020). Recent research has addressed how to improve engagement and, in turn, goal attainment in therapy sessions with the dementia patient. This course will provide evidence-based and best practice interventions to effectively address engagement during therapy sessions with the dementia patient. Easy to use interventions will be provided to assist with improving safety. Effective community referral information will be provided to decrease caregiver burden. Course participants will be provided with a toolkit of new and effective interventions to use with their dementia patients the next day.

Highlights:

  • Next day incorporation of evidence-based techniques to improve safety of the dementia patient
  • Immediately build a toolkit of effective best practices for therapy engagement of the dementia patient
  • Effective referrals for decreasing caregiver burden

7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific:

Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for Sacroiliac Joint Disorder and Low Back Pain

Instructor: Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT

Description:
The internet and books provide information overload on biomechanics of the pelvis, within which a clinician often loses himself to obtain concise information. This course is aimed to be a resource for SIJ biomechanics explained with a functional clinical approach correlating it with common SIJ dysfunction diagnoses and integrating evidence-based research and clinical practice guidelines, thus providing a precise streamlined approach.

Highlights:

  • Biomechanics of the Sacroiliac joint explained with a functional clinical approach correlating it with common SIJ diagnoses
  • Integrating evidence-based research and clinical practice guidelines
  • Create customized treatment approaches and improve patient outcomes

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