OPTimize Confererence

October 04, 2019 6:00 PM to March 31, 2020 4:00 PM

Wyndham Riverfront
2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock, AR 72114
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2019 will be the 5th Annual ArPTA OPTimize Conference and we will be Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of PTAs with our Corporate Sponsor Rehabiltation Network of Arkansas. 

CEUs are pre-approved by the AR State Board of Physical Therapy for contact hours on Oct. 5 and 5 contact hours for Oct. 6.  The BOC has pre-approved up to 9.5 contacts for athletic trainers.  Please see designated courses for ATC hours.

Friday, October 4, 2019

2:00pm—5:00pm  ArPTA Board Meeting— Wyndham Riverfront  Executive Boardroom

7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Reception at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum—Tacos and Margarita

Saturday, October 5, 2019

7:00 a.m.—8:00a.m. Exhibitor Move to Silver City VI

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration—Foyer

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Refreshments with Vendors—Silver City VI

8:30 a.m.—8:45 a.m. General Session—Silver City Ballroom I & II -Seth Coulter

8:45 a.m.—10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Silver City I & II—Health Promotion & Wellness in Neuro Rehabilitation—Karen J. Hutchinson, PT, DPT, PhD, CEEAA
  • Silver City III & IV—Dispelling the Most Common Therapy Myths—Rick Gawenda, PT
  • Silver City V —Transforming assessment, intervention, and outcomes for children with neuromuscular disorders—Thubi Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA 

10:15 a.m.– 10:45am Poster Presentations in Foyer and Vendor Break in Razorback East

10:45 a.m.—12:15pm Breakout Sessions

  • Silver City I & II—Optimizing Outcomes: Connection, Coaching and Compliance—Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT
  • Silver City III & IV—Skin in the Game: A PT’s Role in Firefighting - Casey Stoneberger, PT, CSCS
  • Silver City V — Platforms
    • 10:45-Schweighart F, Doss C.  The Effects of Hippotherapy on the Motor Skills of a Child with Down syndrome and a Child with Spina Bifida

    • 11:05-Flowers M, Yates C, Fletcher J, Lowe L. Does dosing of pediatric experiential learning impact the development of clinical reasoning, self-efficacy, and critical thinking in Doctor of Physical Therapy students?

      11:25-Castillo F, Lowe L, Petrisin L, Yates C. Exploration of two clinical postural control assessments in adolescents with concussion.

      11:40-McKelvy P. How Pain Changes the Brain and How to Utilize the Brain to Treat Pain.

      12:00-Odom BH, Lowe L, Yates C. Retrospective Cohort Study of Pediatric Tracheostomy Wound Healing.

       

12:15p.m.-1:15pm Student Programming—  Silver City VII

  • SSIG Meeting (lunch will be provided for the students)

 

12:15 p.m.– 1:15 p.m. Lunch on own

1:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Silver City I & II—Health Promotion & Wellness in Neuro Rehabilitation—Karen J. Hutchinson, PT, DPT, PhD, CEEAA
  • Silver City III & IV—Dispelling the Most Common Therapy Myths—Rick Gawenda, PT
  • Silver City V —Transforming assessment, intervention, and outcomes for children with neuromuscular disorders—Thubi Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA 

2:45 p.m.—3:15p.m. Break with Vendors

2:45p.m.-3:15pm Poster Presentations in Foyer

3:15 p.m—4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Silver City I & II—Optimizing Outcomes: Connection, Coaching and Compliance—Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT
  • Silver City III & IV—Skin in the Game: A PT’s Role in Firefighting - Casey Stoneberger, PT, CSCS
  • Silver City V — Platforms

3:15-Dockery L, Forbush S, Garrison K, Fletcher J, Tucker S, Rainey J.
Analysis of Gait Propulsion and Role of Plantar Flexors During the Ankle and Forefoot Rocker Sub-Phases using Video and Pressure Mapping Systems

3:35-Hoskinds J. I have had Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, why am I not better?

4:00-Grubbs N.  Physical Therapy in the treatment of Ocular Dysfunction following a concussion: a case report.

4:25– History of PTA education—Chelilia Hunt and Becky Keith

4:45- Celebration of PTA education with Cake and Punch

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Silver City I & II—ArPTA Business Meeting

6:30p.m.—9:00 p.m. Silver City VII - Awards on the River Banquet & Auction Fundraiser—RSVP required to attend.  Cost is $75 payable to the ArPTA/Rehab Net PAC in the Silver City VII.  Cocktails at 6:30pm and dinner starts at 7:00pm

Sunday, October 6, 2019—

Featured Speaker: Thubi Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA 

Transforming assessment, intervention, and outcomes for children with neuromuscular disorders: Implications from current technological and movement learning findings. Part 2— Silver City I & II

Featured Speaker: Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT

Optimizing Outcomes: Connection, Coaching and Compliance Part 2—Silver City III & IV

   8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration in Foyer & Refreshments in Razorback East

  8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Class

10:00 a.m.—10:15 a.m. Break with Vendors in Razorback East

10:15 a.m.—11:45a.m Class

11:45p.m.—1:15p.m. Lunch on Your Own

1:15p.m.—1:30p.m. Break with Vendors in Razorback East

1:30p.m.—2:30p.m. Class

2:30p.m.—2:45p.m. Break with Vendors in Razorback Foyer

2:45p.m.—3:45p.m. Class

3:45p.m. Adjourned

2019 Speakers & Courses Include:

RICK GAWENDA, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with over 27 years of experience and currently serves as the founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1991. Mr. Gawenda is also Director of Finance for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy, a private practice with 2 locations.

He has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, billing, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, practice management, and denial management as they relate to outpatient therapy services. Mr. Gawenda has presented nationally since 2004 and currently presents over 80 dates per year around the United States.

Mr. Gawenda is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). Mr. Gawenda is a Past President of the Section on Health Policy & Administration of the APTA as well as a Past President of the Michigan Association of Medical Rehabilitation Program Administrators.

Mr. Gawenda is also the author of “The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials” and “Coding and Billing For Outpatient Rehab Made Easy: Proper Use of CPT Codes, ICD-9 Codes and Modifiers”.

Dispelling the Most Common Therapy Myths (90 minute track on October 5)

Session Description: In my role as a consultant, speaker and presenter, one of my responsibilities is to provide my clients and participants with the correct information with references, when applicable, to successfully run their therapy practice or department while remaining compliant with Medicare and private insurance carrier rules and regulations. Over my past 16 years in my current role, I have received many “urban legend myth” questions that have been passed down that people think are true. The goal of this session is to dispel some of those myths. Some of the 22 or more myths that will be addressed in this session include:

  • Therapy students can’t treat Medicare outpatients
  • You can’t double book Medicare patient’s
  • You can’t bill 2 CPT codes during the same 15-minute period
  • You can’t bill more than 4 units per hour
  • The definition of “requires direct one-on-one contact” applies only to Medicare
  • Medicare requires an order to begin outpatient therapy services
  • Medicare requires a re-evaluation every 10 visits
  • Medicare doesn’t pay for maintenance therapy
  • You must issue an ABN when a Medicare beneficiary exceeds the therapy cap
  • I can collect cash from a Medicare patient for covered therapy services
  • Medicare Advantage plans follow Medicare rules and regulations

 

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the supervision requirements of a student treating a Medicare outpatient
  • Describe how you can schedule Medicare and non-Medicare patient’s
  • Recite what you can and can’t bill together during the same 15-minute time period
  • Describe how you can bill more than 4 time-based units in an hour
  • Define what the Medicare program does require for payment (order or plan of care)
  • Identify the criteria for a re-evaluation to be billed to Medicare and private insurance carriers
  • Recite when maintenance therapy is covered under the Medicare program
  • List what services you can collect cash for from a Medicare beneficiary
  • Understand the difference between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans

Karen J. Hutchinson, PT, DPT, PhD, CEEAA is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Boston University, Boston, MA and a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults from the APTA. Dr. Hutchinson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA in 1986 and both a Master’s degree in Neurologic Physical Therapy and PhD in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, the latter in 2000. Her dissertation work assessed various treatment interventions on sensorimotor outcomes from experimental spinal cord injury. Dr. Hutchinson completed the Clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 2008. Her primary clinical research interests include exercise prescription and functional assessment in chronic spinal cord injury and stroke, working collaboratively through a local YMCA in this area for over 15 years. She has worked to develop clinical assessments of balance and fitness in subjects with neurological conditions and in addition to her full time academic responsibilities, she currently works in a research lab utilizing metabolic assessments of graded exercise testing post stroke.

Title: Health Promotion and Wellness in Neuro-Rehabilitation: An Out-Patient Perspective on Interventions following Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury

Course Objectives

  1. Define health and wellness in NeuroRehabilitation
  2. Identify Key components for exercise prescription as they relate to Stroke and SCI (e.g. flexibility, aerobic fitness, strengthening, and neuromotor control)
  3. Describe ANPT Recommended Guidelines to Outcome Measure Utilization for General Neuro Dx
  4. Identify resources & design exercise programs following SCI and Stroke
  5. Describe the role of the PT in Transitioning to Community Based Exercise Activity

 

Thubi Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA  is the Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor and the Ann Taylor Chair for Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She holds a Ph.D. in pediatric physical therapy from Hahnemann University and MS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a co-developer of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP) for preterm infants, a norm-referenced test that is used worldwide. Her current research, funded by Foundations and Federal agencies such as National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation, examines human-robotic movement learning in children, particularly very young infants with brain insult or CP. This research also focuses on structure-function connection during skill acquisition. Her publications appear in many prestigious journals and widely used textbooks. She has been a permanent member on a Scientific Review Committee for the National Institutes of Health for 9 consecutive years, and has served a 3-year term on a committee of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. She was recently appointed to serve a 3-year term on a National Advisory Board of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH.

Dr. Kolobe is also a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), has served as chair of the APTA’s Research Committee of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT), chaired a task force to develop a research agenda for the APPT, served on the task force to revise the research agenda for the APTA, and has chaired the APTA APPT Research Summits for Dosing, Early Intervention, and Physical Activity and Fitness. Dr. Kolobe has extensive clinical experience in pediatrics and community-based interventions. Over the past 30 years, her roles in this area have ranged from direct patient care in various settings, clinical education, staff development, to program consultation. Her consultation roles have focused largely on program evaluation and development for community-based programs that serve children and families with disabilities and on funded undergraduate and graduate training programs. She has lectured nationally and internationally on pediatric interventions and maximizing outcomes, the TIMP, and measurement.

Transforming assessment, intervention, and outcomes for children with neuromuscular disorders: Implications from current technological and movement learning findings.

Description: Fundamental to the provision of pediatric physical therapy is enhancing functional independence and increasing participation in life events by children with developmental and neuromuscular disorders. Yet intervention strategies intended to promote targeted outcomes for children with neuromuscular disorders continue to do so inconsistently. A mainstay for skill development and learning in children that continues to show promise is the structure-function connection and vice versa. The challenge for pediatric physical therapists is identifying or implementing assessments and interventions that maximize this relationship. Research from the last 10 years has generated new information that has the potential to enhance this relationship in children with neuromuscular disorders. This presentation will focus on recent technological and behavioral findings from studies of children and adults with movement dysfunction and how they can be used to inform assessment and intervention approaches in a manner that enhances the structure-function relationship, and maximize functional outcomes.  

Objectives for the 90 minutes presentation.

At the conclusion of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the concept of structure-function relationship within the context of pediatric physical therapy and the ICF.
  • Discuss the science of interventions with demonstrated changes in structure, function, and participation in children with neuromuscular disorders.
  • Analyze ‘active ingredients’ of intervention approaches that show sustained benefits for application in pediatric settings.
  • Contextualize and apply task-specific training with children with neuromuscular disorders.
  • Discuss the role of error- and reinforcement-based movement learning in skill acquisition and retention for children with neuromuscular disorders.
  • Explain how technology can be used to help link assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
  • Apply information from the presentation with children in their respective settings.

 

Objectives for the 5 hour presentation

At the conclusion of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Use the concept of structure-function and brain-behavior connections to select interventions that maximize outcomes for children with neuromuscular disorders.
  • Use the information about attributes of intervention that contribute to neuroplasticity and skill acquisition to select interventions that maximize outcomes.
  • Apply task-specific training approaches with very young children, or children with severe movement disorders.
  • Given clinical scenarios, propose ways to sustain task-specific training in various settings.
  • Discuss how current interventions can be combined or adapted to incorporate error- or reinforcement-based movement learning.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of technology in assessment, promoting skill acquisition, and capturing functional outcomes.
  • Given clinical scenarios, propose how technology can be adapted for clinic, school, or home use to enhance and capture intervention outcomes.
  • Integrate information on dosing parameters from evidence-based research and contextual information in planning interventions to maximize structure-function connections for children with neuromuscular disorders.

 


Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT, has been a practicing physical therapist since 1997, on duty in the United States Army as a career military officer with over 25 years of service. Dr. Silvernail has worked with a wide variety of patient populations and settings including orthopedic/sports, chronic pain, amputee and neurological rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning.

Dr Silvernail earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Scranton, and his Doctor of Science from Baylor University. He is board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Army-Baylor Army-Baylor Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston, earning him a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

A clinician and researcher, he has published clinical commentaries and original research in the medical literature (including the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy) and he has a prominent professional presence online where you can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter.

Opinions expressed by Dr. Silvernail are his own and do not represent the official policy or position of the United States Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

Optimize Outcomes: Connection, Coaching, and Compliance (ATC approved for 1.5 contact hours on Oct. 5 and 5.0 contact hours on Oct.6)

Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT                                                                                        Arkansas Optimize 2019

Course Objectives for 90-minute block on 5 October:

  1. Discuss the primary determinants of long-term health for patients and how that might impact physical therapy practice.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of several concepts for improving alliance with patients and how to apply those in the clinical setting.
  3. List some factors that contribute to patients’ being labelled as “difficult”
  4. Explain some strategies to connect with patients labelled as “difficult”
  5. Explain the concept of coaching and how it differs from instruction according the principles reviewed.
  6. Describe two different goal setting methods and how to use them in the clinic

Course Objectives for 5 hour block on 6 October:

  1. Demonstrate background knowledge of the evidence base for improved patient outcomes based on therapeutic alliance, self-efficacy, and patient engagement.
  2. Discuss the primary determinants of long-term health for patients and how that might impact physical therapy practice.
  3. List several assessment tools to measure the concept of therapeutic alliance with patients
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of several concepts for improving alliance with patients and how to apply those in the clinical setting.
  5. List some factors that contribute to patients’ being labelled as “difficult”
  6. Explain some strategies to connect with patients labelled as “difficult”
  7. Explain the concept of coaching and how it differs from instruction according the principles reviewed.
  8. Define Motivational Interviewing and describe its objective.
  9. Apply principles of Motivational Interviewing to common clinical scenarios.
  10. Define Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and describe its objective.
  11. Apply principles of CBT to common clinical scenarios
  12. Define self-efficacy according to the principles reviewed
  13. List ways to improve self-efficacy
  14. Review principles of exercise prescription
  15. Discuss application of exercise prescription principles for patients with persistent pain
  16. Prescribe an exercise program for patients with persistent pain based on clinical scenario information.
  17. Describe the basic physiology of sleep
  18. Discuss the impact of sleep on pain, injury, and health
  19. List basic healthy sleep habits and apply these basic principles to clinical scenarios
  20. Describe ways to evaluate your coaching ability and how to improve it

 

Casey Stoneberger, PT, CSCS, is a Colorado native. He attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sport Science with a Sports Medicine concentration. Casey then attended Azusa Pacific University in Southern California where he completed his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has served as a speed and strength coach for multiple rugby organizations and has spent the last five years working side by side with the sports medicine service line of a large orthopedic surgery practice. Now at Denver Fire Department Physical Therapy, Casey is committed to develop a physical therapy practice catering to the specialized needs of fire fighters. Casey treats each patient as an individual and enjoys working with those willing to take an active role in overcoming their injury and improving their performance. He has worked with Division one college athletes from just about every major sport. Casey played football, lacrosse, and wrestled in high school and loved playing collegiate and men’s rugby for 12 years. He has since hung up his rugby boots for a jujitsu gii. His favorite job is spending time with his wife Laura, twin girls Ella and Sophia, and son Jacob. Casey is certified in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist. His treatment philosophy is simple: To show patients or clients how to use their body more efficiently in order to prevent injury or pain and eventually improve performance.

Course Title: Skin in the Game, a Physical Therapist’s Role in the Fire Service. (ATC approved for 1.5 contact hours)

Course Objectives

Introduction to the Performance Evaluation

  • Understand why physical performance standards are useful for the fire industry.
  • Be able to understand firefighter culture and other challenges that you will experience with implanting a performance standard.
  • Learn how a performance standard and support the physical rehabilitation process.

 

Denver Fire Department Physical Therapy

  • A brief history of DFD PT 
  • Define the value of the PT service provided to DFD members
  • Describe metrics used to justify fire service physical therapy
  • Introduce how an imbedded PT can impact a workforce.

 

Spine Injury Reduction Analysis & Recommendations

  • Provide data in support of the implementation of a spine-injury reduction program for all recruits and incumbent firefighters within the DFD
  • Recommend safety measures to prevent injuries and reduce costs for the DFD

 

Platform Speakers - TBA (ATC approved for 1.5 contact hours)


Policy on Cancellation and Refunds -  

The ArPTA understands that emergencies happen and that plans change, therefore we have created policies to deal with requests for refunds on courses.

Refunds can be requested prior to attending a course sponsored by Rehab Net, however if you have attended the course and received your CEUs no refund will be given.

Full refund will be provided if you cancel the course at least 10 business days before the course for any reason.  Full refunds can be obtained up to 5 business days before a course if an emergency has occurred.  After these deadlines you will only receive a 50% refund.


* Keynote Speakers on Sunday

Rehab Net is BOC approved. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 9.5 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.                 

 

BOC Approved Provider Number #3532

 

Tickets

$249.00 Member Ticket
$209.00 Earlybird rate before September 16

$119.00 New Professional Registration
$99.00 Earlybird rate before September 16

$25.00 Student Registration

$349.00 Non-Member Registration
$299.00 Earlybird rate before September 16

$1,000.00 Platinum Sponsor

$750.00 Break Sponsor

$500.00 Gold Sponsor

$350.00 Exhibitor

$250.00 Silver Sponsor

$100.00 Bronze Sponsor

$25.00 Student ArPTA Member

$35.00 Student Non Member

$119.00 New Professional Registration
$99.00 Earlybird rate before September 16