Spring Meeting

APTA of Maryland's Spring Chapter Meeting
March 28, 2020

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Come together to network with colleagues and share challenges, stories, and successes in this continuing education event.

A FREE Member Event to Thank You for your Membership and Support!
Fee for Non Members: $100 

Student Registration: Members (Free) | Non Student Members $25 

Earn up to 3 (0.3) CEUs. APTA of Maryland is presenting our 3rd Annual
Mini Combined Sections’ Meeting. This educational gift from the APTA of Maryland is to celebrate and spotlight
the many local Clinical Specialists in various setting and practice areas. We will also hold our semiannual member meeting.


Exhibitors & Sponsor Information

Educational Credit - Each course is approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for three (0.3) credit hours.

Course Options (Select 1)
  1. Fundamentals of Advance Work Rehabilitation
    This course presents the fundamentals of the APTA's Orthopedic Section's Advanced Work Rehabilitation, including review of terminology, treatment Levels (1-4), job description methodology, Physical Demands Classification, energy expenditure, MET level to physical demands correlation, material handling classifications according to load and frequency of lifting, progression in rehab and case resolution strategies.  
    Audience: PT/PTA
    Instruction Level: Intermediate
  2. Introduction to Performance Improvement (PI) using Lean and Six Sigma Tools to Improve Physical Therapy Care
    Performance improvement (PI) in healthcare is about measuring and solving problems with how we care for patients. The science of PI comes from multiple sources, including the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to decrease waste and process variation borne out of manufacturing industries, in companies such as Motorola and Toyota in the 1980s. More recently, this robust set of techniques and tools has been applied within the healthcare industry to address problems whose consequences impact patient mortality and other serious outcomes, and is a necessary component of high reliability organizing, as defined by the Joint Commission. This course will provide a basic introduction to the Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC) framework for project management, highlighting several Lean and Six Sigma tools that may be used to help solve problems in any physical therapy practice setting.

    Audience: PT and PTAs who are or aspiring to be in a leadership role
    Instruction Level: Intermediate
  3. Payment and Practice: A review of the changing landscape
    Join APTA staff as they review state/federal and commercial insurance changes and the impact on practice. The discussion will include both public and private insurers and and a variety of practice areas (private practice , outpatient, inpatient, SNF, home care., etc.)

    Audience: PT, PTA, and Office Managers*
    Instruction Level: Basic
  4. Using Social Media to Optimize Physical Therapy Practice
    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.

    Audience: PT, PTA, Office Managers* and other Allied  Health Professionals
    Instruction Level: Basic
  • 8:00 am Registration
  • 8:30-11:30 am Course Selections
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Member Meeting
  • 1:30 pm Continue the Conversation at our Happy Hour
* You can use your member ID to register your office managers for the course

Cancellations and Refunds This cancellation policy applies to all elements of the chapter meeting.

  • A $10 fee will be assessed to cancel between the time of registration and March 12th for non members
  • No refunds will be given after March 12, 2020.