March 9, 2024 | A Virtual Event
APTA Maryland is…Celebrating & Spotlighting Local Clinical Specialists and Content Experts
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 RehabilitationThis 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.
- 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
- 8:30-11:30 am Courses
- 12:00-1:00 Member Meeting
Dr. Falvey is a board-certified geriatric physical therapist and clinician-scientist dedicated to improving aging in place for older adults living with new disability. Dr. Falvey received both a dual bachelors degree in English Literature and Kinesiology and his DPT degree from Husson University in his home state of Maine, a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, and he subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology of Aging at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Falvey is also the director of The ENhancing Rehabilitation to Improve Community Health (ENRICH) lab, which aims to reduce participation and mobility inequities among older adults.
Dr. Falvey’s published scholarship and grant funding has focused on improving functional outcomes and quality of life for older adults recovering from disabling hospitalizations, such as those for orthopedic surgery, critical illness, or hip fracture. The overall focus of Dr. Falvey’s work is to reduce disparities in healthy aging in place among older adults. This work is currently supported by federal, foundation, and institutional funds. Dr. Falvey is the second physical therapist ever to be awarded a $1.1 million Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders in Aging Career Development Award (K76) from the National Institute on Aging, which supports a large scale initiative focused on understanding and address neighborhood-level barriers to community mobility among older adults recovering from fall-related traumatic injuries like hip fracture. He uses quantitative epidemiological and health services research methods, qualitative methods, and community-participatory approaches to address research questions important to the Baltimore community and more broadly older adults and their caregivers.
Dr. Falvey is also the co-principal investigator with Dr. Jasmine Travers (NYU) on a 2 year, $150,000 grant from the The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation to evaluate neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and the resultant impact on nursing home staffing and resident outcomes. Dr. Falvey is also a co-investigator on two additional studies funded by the NIH NHLBI and PCORI evaluating post-acute care use, care transitions, and patient-centered outcomes for older survivors of heart attacks and hip fractures.
Dr. Falvey is an active member of the APTA, and serves on multiple committees evaluating how to demonstrate value of post-acute rehabilitation care on patient outcomes following acute hospitalization. He is 1 of 13 appointed members of the APTA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, and is a standing member of the Post-Acute Care Workgroup. He is also co-lead of the National Value in PT Workgroup of the APTA. Dr. Falvey also has a an appointed position on the Examination Development Committee for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
Locally, Dr. Falvey is a member of the Transporation CORE of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, providing input on public transportation infrastructure and accessibility specific to the needs of older adults.