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Spring Meeting

March 9, 2024 | A Virtual Event 

Schedule


Educational Credit:
The spring meeting courses are approved for three (0.3) credit hours by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

* The Economic Value of PT course is worth two credit hours from 8:30-10:30 am.  We have added virtual platform presentations to allow you to receive 3 CEUs.

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This annual educational gift from the APTA of Maryland is to celebrate and spotlight the many local Clinical Specialists in various setting and practice areas as well as to give back to the valued members of our chapter as a THANK YOU for your Membership and support! APTAMD Members Receive up to three (3) FREE Contact Hours! ($50 for non-members)

Course Option 1: Learn about the landmark, evidence-based report by the American Physical Therapy Association, “The Economic Value of Physical Therapy in the United States.” Hear from one of the report authors, Jason Falvey, PT DPT, PhD about the economic model used to calculate the net benefits to patients and the U.S. health care system of choosing physical therapy over alternative treatments for eight conditions.

Dr. Falvey will breakdown the  8 conditions, and discuss how to use the data to impact payment and policy.

Course Option 2: What’s New in Amputee Rehabilitation

This course delves into the surgical considerations of amputation and their implications for physical therapy outcomes. It thoroughly examines above and below knee prosthetic alignment, highlights frequently observed gait deviations resulting from misalignment, and provides insight into assessing proper prosthetic fit. Participants will explore the Functional Lower-Limb Amputee Gait Assessment (FLAG Assessment), a novel observational gait analysis tool developed by the University of Miami. The FLAG Assessment aims to enhance communication and collaboration between physical therapists and prosthetists involved in observational gait analysis for individuals with unilateral lower limb amputation (LLA). The course also covers physical therapy interventions tailored to address the six major gait actions identified in the FLAG Assessment.

Course Objectives:

  • Review surgical considerations of amputation and their impact on physical therapy outcomes.
  • Analyze above and below knee prosthetic alignment and recognize common gait deviations associated with misalignment.
  • Evaluate methods for assessing proper prosthetic fit.
  • Explore the Functional Lower-Limb Amputee Gait Assessment (FLAG Assessment) as a tool for observational gait analysis.
  • Discuss physical therapy interventions targeting the six major gait actions outlined in the FLAG Assessment.
  • Enable providers to independently perform observational gait analysis using the FLAG Assessment.
  • Enhance communication and collaboration between physical therapists and prosthetists by facilitating the exchange of common language regarding various gait deviations
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