The next enrollment cycle for the PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathway (APP) program has been extended through March 1, 2019. APP is the premier program for increasing and acknowledging PTAs' knowledge and skill in a chosen area of physical therapy. Pathway content areas includes geriatrics. Using the PTA APPs, participants complete online core courses common to all of the APPs; content specific courses for the selected area of work; and mentoring experiences with a qualified clinical mentor of the participant's choosing. For more information and to complete an online enrollment, visit the APP program website.
Location: Live Q & A
Course Type: Flipped Classroom
Presenter(s): APTA Staff Kara Gainer, JD; Bud Langham, PT, MBA; Carol Zehnacker, PT, DPT
Price: APTA Members Only (FREE)
Description: Gain a better understanding of the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can start to prepare for the changing Medicare payment structure for home health services.
A recorded webinar will be provided February 20, 2019 (on this webpage) for review in preparation for the follow-up question and answer sessions (on the above dates) that will allow individuals to engage with APTA members and staff experts.
March 5, 2019
2:00 pm-3:00 pm, ET
March 6, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm, ET
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program has posted a draft systematic review for review. This draft is entitled "Skin Substitutes for Treating Chronic Wounds" If you are interested in reviewing this document, please visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/ta/index.html. The document will be available for review from 9:00 am on FEBRUARY 13, 2019 to 5:00 pm on MARCH 6, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
CSM 2019 in Washington DC was a huge success and we're already looking forward to CSM 2020 in Denver! We invite you to submit your proposals for CSM 2020. Options include 2 hour education sessions and 1- or 2-day preconference courses. The deadline to submit proposals for 2020 programming is March 20th. All details can be found at APTA.org/CSM/Submissions
JW Marriott near the White House in Washington, DC. Registration will open in January 2019.
We are pleased to offer this advanced course for CEEAA grads. Full details and registration info at https://geriatricspt.org/?5db8ni
Register before 31st October 2018 to take advantage of the new Super Early Bird rate and save up to 35% on your registration fee. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the profession’s largest international congress – the place where the world of physical therapy meets.
Advances in Exercise for the Older Adult:
A 2 Day Lab/Lecture PTA Focus Course
June 7-8, 2019
8 am – 4:40 pm both days
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105
This 2-day course will focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s (PTA) use of exercise as an advanced rehabilitation
intervention for the aging adult. Several common functional outcome measures will be actively performed by
participants or demonstrated by instructors. The physical stress theory regarding proper exercise intensity will be
presented. PTA’s will learn how to utilize this concept in exercise programs for aging adults, as indicated by the physical
therapy (PT) plan of care (POC), for aerobic conditioning, balance, gait and strength training. A variety of diagnoses
commonly treated in aging adults will be reviewed and discussed relative to the application of exercise principles,
treatment progression, and precautions. A discussion of barriers and motivation strategies to assist the aging adult in
achieving goals will be included. The course will include both lecture and hands-on practical lab activities
Spaces are limited so register for this course early!