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General
* Blood-Flow Restriction Training (0.2 CEUs)
Care for Rare: Opportunity for Evolution of Clinical Practice & Research (0.3 CEUs)

Acute
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Mobility Technology in the Acute Care Setting (0.1 CEU)

Neuro
Parkinson's Disease: Beyond the Basics (0.2 CEUs)

Payment & Policy for the Physical Therapy Profession
Federal Legislative, Regulatory,Commercial Payer Trends (0.3 CEUs)

Social Media
Using Social Media to Optimize Physical Therapy Practice (0.3 CEUs) 

Telehealth
Telehealth in our Changing World  (0.2 CEUs)
*  In-depth Telehealth Guide for Physical Therapists during COVID-19 (0.1 CEU

Workers' Comp
Workers’ Comp 101:  Translating the system (0.1 CEU)
Auto Accident 101:  From Impact to Verdict (0.1 CEU)
 


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The presentation will walk through the life of an auto accident case from a legal perspective using a case example. We will include topics such as PIP, lost wages (need for proper documentation) and expert testimony.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to outline the lifecycle of an auto accident from beginning and end from the view of your patient’s attorney.
  • Understand how the words memorialized in reports/notes may be interpreted by attorneys.
  • Understand the importance of documenting the limitations a patient has in their activities of daily life.
  • Understand how an insurance adjuster may view a gap in treatment or overtreatment.
  • Identify the roles of the typical participants in an auto accident case, such as a property damage adjuster, PIP adjuster, bodily injury adjuster, etc.
  • Understand what is required to be qualified as an expert witness.
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for one (0.1) CEU by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: Jason A. Plotkin, Esq., the CEO of The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team a law firm that focuses on personal injury law: auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and workers' compensation. Plotkin has been involved several motor vehicle collisions and his personal experience impacts his approach to the cases his firm accepts. In 2018, Plotkin was honored to be certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He has also been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list, and is a recipient of The Daily Record VIP award. Plotkin is also the founder of MotorcycleTalks(r) providing educational blogs and information to help protect the rights of motorcycle riders.

Audience: PT/PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

Blood-flow restriction training (BFRT) can help patients to make greater strength training gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb. By applying the right amount of external pressure to an extremity, it's possible to maintain arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow distal to the occlusion site. This 1.5 hour course will provide an overview of the history, physiologic basis, safety, ethics, and application of BFRT. The course will include a laboratory portion with video demonstration of device set up and exercise examples. References are provided throughout the presentation and instructors will be available for questions at the conclusion of the course and via email.

Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for two (0.2) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speakers: Michael Zarro, PT, DPT
Robert Rowland, PT, DPT
Alisa Pravdo, PT, DPT
Peter Bowman, PT, DPT


Audience: PT
Instruction Level: Basic

How would your involvement in clinical research expand your practice? Each speaker’s professional development has grown from clinical practice to meaningful clinical research for people with rare disorders. Despite the term ‘rare’, there are about 7000 rare diseases that affect nearly 30 million Americans increasing the likelihood that a PT or PTA will encounter clients over the course of their practice who present with rare diagnoses. However, literature to guide physical therapy interventions and dosing in rare disorders is often limited, and presentation between patients can be highly variable. Here we will provide clinically relevant, evidence-based information from our experience in multidisciplinary clinics for the care of people with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and mitochondrial disorders. The speakers will present on their study results from the diagnoses of Rett Syndrome, Barth Syndrome, Osteogensis Imperfecta and leukodystrophy (AMN and LBSL). The speakers will discuss how to select and apply the tools that they have come to rely on in their clinical practice and research including dynamometry, apps for postural sway, accelerometry and exercise intervention. Attendees will take away strategies to implement in their own practice for selecting evaluation tools, targeting interventions and strategies to use clinical practice to drive clinical research in patients with rare disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Select most appropriate assessment tools for evaluating impairments resulting from rare disorders.
  • Discuss the most current available literature and practical evidence regarding physical therapy treatment of rare disorders and how to apply this literature to specific cases.
  • Understand the application of the available literature to cases of rare disorders that may be encountered in clinics.
  • Design paradigms to conduct clinical research within clinical practice treating patients with rare disorders.
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for three (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speakers: Briana Czerwinski PT, DPT; Brittany Hornby PT, DPT, PCS; Chris Joseph PT, DPT; Jen Keller, PT, MSPT

Briana Czerwinski is a physical therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Briana obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington and Lee University and a doctorate of physical therapy from Duke University. She completed the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program through the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2018. Her clinical experience includes spinal cord injury rehabilitation, developmental delay and Rett Syndrome. Her research interests involve the role of physical therapy in preventing functional decline in Rett Syndome, as well as developing an appropriate outcome measure to track gross motor function in patients with Rett Syndrome. Her professional interests include teaching (she is a teaching assistant at the University of Maryland Baltimore) and patient advocacy.

Brittany Hornby is currently a senior physical therapist in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute where she treats patients in addition to striving to advance research produced by the department. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where she majored in Biology and minored in Spanish. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Washington University in Washington DC. She began working at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011. In 2015, Brittany completed a pediatric physical therapy residency with Kennedy Krieger Institute and the University of Maryland. Following completion of the residency, she earned a specialist certification in pediatric physical therapy. Her professional interests include fitness across the lifespan, standardized clinical outcome measures, mitochondrial disorders and teaching (she currently serves as adjunct faculty of pediatrics for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and George Washington University). Brittany also serves on the Communications Committee for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Her current research interests include functional ability and quality of life in patients with Barth Syndrome.

Chris Joseph PT, DPTreceived his masters from Thomas Jefferson University in 1994 and his Doctorate in 2015 from Arcadia University in physical therapy. He started his career as a staff physical therapist dividing his time between school and outpatient based services. In 1998 he moved to early intervention and in 2003 and then became the Director of Physical Therapy at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. He joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011 as the Director of Physical Therapy, and adjunct faculty of pediatrics at the University of Maryland school of medicine Physical Therapy and rehabilitation science program (PTRS). He is the primary physical therapist in the Leukodystrophy and osteogensis imperfecta clinics at Kennedy Krieger. He is a member of ALDconnect and was on the workgroup to develop the motor based data elements for Clinical Research Form (CRF). He also was on the NINDS Common Data Elements workgroup for Cerebral Palsy and the development of the common data elements and the therapy intervention data collection form for the Cerebral Palsy Research Network. His current research interests include the investigation of robotic assist gait training with FES for children with cerebral palsy, natural history data collection for children and adult with osteogensis imperfecta and pediatric chronic pain.

Jennifer Keller is a research physical therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Center for Movement Studies. Jen obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College. She went on to complete a masters of science in physical therapy through the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been working with people with neurodegenerative disorders for more than 15 years. Under the direction of Dr. Bastian and Dr. Zackowski, Jen is involved in studies on how to rehabilitate people with stroke, cerebellar ataxia, multiple sclerosis, and leukodystrophies.

Audience: PT/PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

Join APTA staff as they review Federal legislative and regulatory, and commercial payer trends, challenges, and opportunities for the physical therapy profession. The discussion will include both public and private insurers and and a variety of practice areas (private practice, outpatient, inpatient, SNF, home care., etc.)

Learning Objectives

  • Review the current payment and reimbursement policies for major payers in the industry, including Medicare; Medicaid, and major commercial payers.
  • Identify APTA resources on payment and reimbursement.
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for three (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: APTA Staff - Kara Gainer JD, and Elise Latawiec,PT, MPH, APTA lead senior practice management specialist from the Payment and Practice Management Department, TBD.

Kara Gainer joined APTA in 2017 and provider leadership and strategic direction to the regulatory affairs team on key programs, initiatives, and policy development in the federal regulatory space. She has extensive knowledge and experience working on policies related to Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, and provider billing and reimbursement. Prior to joining APTA, she was a health care consultant with Drinker Biddle & Reath, where she developed and executed comprehensive public policy strategies for her clients that integrated legislative, regulatory, and communications efforts. She also served as an attorney advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, and she clerked with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana and law degree from the University of Montana School of Law, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Elise Latawiec, PT, MPH, is Senior Practice Management Specialist at APTA in the Public Policy, Practice, and Professional Affairs Unit. Her primary responsibilities at APTA include the development of resources related to all areas of practice management to include direct access as well as impacts of health care reform. Elise came to APTA from Physical Therapy Provider Network where she served as National Director of Quality Assurance and Utilization Management as well as an independent consultant. She was responsible for expansion of the Quality Assurance Program as well as creation/ development/ implementation of PTPN’s Utilization Management, Membership Standard and Case Management Programs. Elise received her master’s in public health from UCLA (University of California- Los Angeles) and completed her undergraduate physical therapy degree at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Audience: PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

 

The presentation will walk through current updates for coding and billing telehealth services during COVD-19 pandemic. It will discuss current regulations, documentation requirements, best practices, and in-depth protocol by each major insurance payer in Maryland. It will also include recommendations for ways to incorporate telehealth and maximize cash flow.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the regulations and information related to telehealth
  • Learn how to bill and code correctly-per major payer guidelines
  • Understand ways most providers can deliver virtual care and sustain cash flow
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for one (0.1) CEU by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: Jason A. Plotkin, Esq., the CEO of The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team a law firm that focuses on personal injury law: auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and workers' compensation. Plotkin has been involved several motor vehicle collisions and his personal experience impacts his approach to the cases his firm accepts. In 2018, Plotkin was honored to be certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He has also been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list, and is a recipient of The Daily Record VIP award. Plotkin is also the founder of MotorcycleTalks(r) providing educational blogs and information to help protect the rights of motorcycle riders.

Kate Gilman, CPC is the Operations Executive at Medical Business Partners. Kate Gilman is an AAPC certified professional coder, who has over 15 years of revenue cycle management and medical coding experience in the healthcare industry. Gilman is an expert at uncovering and correcting billing and coding inefficiencies and errors, while streamlining operations to achieve maximum results. Gilman's successes include small and large practices of many different specialties, including Physical Therapy.

Audience: PT/PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

This webinar will review mobility tech in the acute care setting. A systematic review showed that 90% of physical therapy professionals experience an injury in their career. Low back pain is the most common injury and mainly occurs in the acute care setting. Inexperience is also noted as a risk for injury. Body mechanics alone does not prevent injury and a study showed that there is 35 lb limit in ideal conditions. This webinar will review the various types of mobility tech that can be used by PTs and PTAs. It will review the pros and cons of various devices, as well as the clinical reasoning for various patient interventions.
Learning Objectives

  • Identify characteristics that will increase risk of person or patient injury
  • Identify the appropriate times to use mobility tech specifically in the acute care setting
  • Be able to state pros and cons of various types of mobility technology
  • Use clinical reasoning to use with patient interventions
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for one(0.1) CEU by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speakers: Danny Ludwig PT, DPT, NCS and Rachel Reoli PT, DPT, NCS

Audience: PT, PTA

Instruction Level: Basic

 

This webinar will provide an overview of the basics of Parkinson's Disease including related syndromes, common medications, and specific tests and measures. Emphasis will then be on various treatment approaches, including LSVT-BIG and "PWR" principles of exercise training
Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of Parkinson's Disease (PD) and related syndromes
  • Understand the medical management of PD
  • Understand which tests and measures are recommended for this patient population
  • Understand current evidence for different treatment approaches
  • Be able to apply evidence based treatment for this patient population
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for two (0.2) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: Janice Sallitt, PT, DPT, NCS

Janice Sallitt, PT, DPT, NCS, has been the owner and clinical director of JVS Reahb, an outpatient clinic in Columbia, MD, for the passed 25 years.She is a graduate of Russell Sage College and University of St. Augustine. Her training includes LSVT-BIG and she is a "PWR" trained clinician through Dr. Becky Farley. Dr. Sallitt is one of a few therapists that is a long standing member of the Baltimore-Washington area Movement Disorder's physician group that meets quarterly. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Sallitt's special interest is the integration of better posture and balance in the aging population, both with and without chronic issues.

Audience: PT, PTA

Instruction Level: Basic

 

Telehealth, now more than ever, is an emerging treatment model that can be utilized for a variety of conditions. The benefits of providing telehealth services allows the therapist to meet the needs of increasing demands for patient-centered care with social distancing. This course will encourage therapists to expand their treatment protocols into the virtual world of medicine during these difficult times. Encouraging therapists to think outside the box and adapt their skill sets.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize what types of treatments would be considered telehealth vs. E-visit
  • Understand state regulations, APTA position and Covid-19 changes
  • Adapt basic evaluation and treatment skills for use in the telehealth model
  • Identify how telehealth can be used in a variety of clinical settings
  • Know what next steps to take to get started as a telehealth therapist
< Educational Credit:This course meets the requirements for two (0.2) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: Jodi Maron Barth, PT, CCI

Jodi Maron Barth, PT, CCI, is one of only a handful of recognized Facial Palsy therapists in the United States. She is a licensed physical therapist with over 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation with a specialization in outpatient rehab. Jodi’s wide range of clinical experience has provided her with the tools, such as dry needling, Graded Motor Imagery, biofeedback, TMJ Rocabado techniques and extensive manual therapy training to perform in-depth, comprehensive physical therapy evaluations and treatments. She is a sought-after speaker nationally and internationally in the areas of TMJ, facial palsy, postural dysfunction and performance enhancement for the vocal artist. Jodi is a published author and certified clinical instructor through the APTA as well as a Faculty Research Assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College PT program, and attended the Masters of Science program at Adelphi University in the area of exercise physiology.

Audience: PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

 

Social media has become for many, an informal entry point into the health care system. Research indicates potential patients use social media to educate themselves, to discuss treatment options, including trusted practitioners, and to find support for their medical issues. Problems arise when these potential patients receive inaccurate or misleading information which may lead to exacerbations of symptoms or delay in appropriate care. Individual physical therapy practices can have tremendous influence in shaping the social media experience for potential patients. By leveraging social media effectively, PT practices can provide education for past, present and potential patients on the benefits physical therapy while promoting their own expertise. This course will equip participants with strategic tools to maximize their social media influence online. Specifically, this course will include the creation of patient friendly and engaging posts, strategies to generate leads for their practice and guidelines for maintaining HIPAA compliance while the using social media. Upon completion, the participant will be able to harness the power of social media to improve the patient physical therapy experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe health seeking behaviors on social media.
  • Create patient friendly posts to further their educational efforts of social media.
  • Evaluate social media platforms to determine the most effective for their specific population.
  • >Apply HIPAA guidelines to social media posts in order to protect the private health information of patients in addition to marketing their practice.
< Educational Credit:This course meets the requirements for three (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: Juanita Benedict PT, DPT

Juanita Benedict PT, DPT has worked in both home health and clinical settings encouraged her develop strategies to improve compliance while also setting up patients for success and health beyond physical therapy. While an ergonomic consultant for the dental industry, Dr. Benedict created industry specific content including blogs, podcasts, articles and continuing educational course material to address the needs of dental professionals. She is honored to have the opportunity to work with manufactures, educators and other leaders in the industry to reduce the amount of injuries within the dental industry. Now, Dr. Benedict is using her knowledge of social media and patient compliance to help physical therapists establish a voice online. As the founder of PTSocial, a company dedicated to providing easily implementable strategies to leverage social media, she works with physical therapists to develop effective and engaging content to connect, educate and influence patients.

Audience: PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

 

The presentation will provide an overview of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission and claim process and explain (translate) some of the acronyms and verbiage in plain English

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the historical evolution of the workers’ compensation process in the state of Maryland
  • Understand the patient’s right to receive medical treatment from a medical provider of its choosing
  • Be able to outline common acronyms.
  • Have a general understanding of how disability compensation is calculated
  • Be able to describe the primary stages of a workers’ compensation claim
  • Be able to explain to patients how a functional capacity evaluation relates to vocational rehabilitation and their eventual permanency award
  • Be able to describe a workers’ compensation hearing to a patient, including what to expect as soon as the patient walks into the hearing facility
  • Be able to describe the Statute of Limitations in a workers’ compensation claim and the need for patients to protect their rights
Educational Credit: This course meets the requirements for one (0.1) CEU by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speaker: Jason A. Plotkin, Esq., the CEO of The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team a law firm that focuses on personal injury law: auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and workers' compensation. Plotkin has been involved several motor vehicle collisions and his personal experience impacts his approach to the cases his firm accepts. In 2018, Plotkin was honored to be certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He has also been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list, and is a recipient of The Daily Record VIP award. Plotkin is also the founder of MotorcycleTalks(r) providing educational blogs and information to help protect the rights of motorcycle riders.

Audience: PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

 

 

 * APTA Maryland will be developiing at least 19 contact hours annually free for members. Our courses are reviewed annually by our continuing education committee.