Webinar Catalog

APTAMD On Demand Catalog is FREE for Members

Members SAVE $200. The following courses are available on demand. Please take the post test for each course in order to receive your certificate of attendance. A passing score of 80% is required. The catalog is currnely worth twenty eight (2.8) CEUs. Questions?

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Courses by Topic

General

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

Acute

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

Advocacy

It is vital that PTs, PTAs, and students of physical therapy make a connection with their legislators, so they understand our priorities as a profession. This includes the importance of advocating for policies that address social determinants of health with effect patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives: This course will teach you:

  • How and where to communicate with legislators
  • How to create a long term professional relationship with your legislator
  • Tips for Meeting with legislators
  • The impact of social determinants of health on the communities we serve
  • Advocacy to remove barriers to care


Educational Credit:
 This course meets the requirements for one(0.1) CEU by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speakers:  Linda Horn PT, DScPT, MHS and JD Sheppard II PT, DPT

Audience: PT, PTA

Instruction Level: Basic

COVID 19

This 3 hour course will review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology and acute management of patients with COVID-19. The speakers will review the current literature and utilize clinical examples to provide recommendations on specific physical therapy interventions to address impairments and activity limitation in acute phase of recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review pathophysiology and clinical presentation for patients with COVID-19
  • Discuss common physical therapy interventions for client management
  • Describe a tertiary care hospital’s approach in managing patients during the pandemic
  • Utilize case examples to facilitate discussion on acute management of COVID-19
Speakers
Karen Murdock, PT, DScPT 
currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware, providing lecture and lab support for areas of acute care, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Dr. Murdock spent 15 years practicing at a level 1 trauma center and tertiary care hospital developing clinical expertise in the acute and critical care of physical therapy clients. Her particular areas of interest include trauma and neurotrauma. Over her 34 year career, Dr Murdock has held roles of clinician, clinical instructor, PT and rehabilitation department manager and clinical research manager. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at Marquette University in 1986 and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland in 2009.

Sowmya Kumble, PT, MPT currently works as Clinical Resource Analyst in the acute care at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She has been practicing for 19 years and is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She received her Bachelor in Physiotherapy in 2001 and her Master of Physiotherapy degree with specialization in Adult and Pediatric Neurosciences in 2003 from Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, India. She is an active member of the Early Mobility in the Neuro Critical Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a co-investigator in multiple research studies and quality improvement projects at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has also presented at multiple national and international conferences. She serves as the Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Delaware Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She is also a subject matter expert for the education and training for the Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion Program and works closely with the hospital Fall Prevention and Safe Patient Handling Work group.

Enjeen Woolford, PTA has been a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant for over 10 years. She is an advanced practitioner at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) where she specializes in the treatment of acute neurological populations. Enjeen also serves as the Physical Therapy Student Education Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins, East Baltimore Campus. She leads the Legislative section and is a member of the CEU committee for the Board of Maryland Physical Therapy Examiners. She is also co-chair of the education section for the APTA Academy of Acute Care. Enjeen resides in Phoenix, Maryland with her husband and is looking forward to her daughter’s wedding in early October.

Alexandra Hayman, PT, DPT received her Bachelor's degree in Natural Science from the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, Puerto Rico in 2003, and her Doctorate degree from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, in 2007. She currently works as Level II Physical Therapist for the Acute Care Therapy team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Hayman is the lead Physical Therapist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit where she loves working with critically ill patients in the prevention of hospital associated deconditioning and post ICU syndrome.

Educational Credit: This course meets the criteria for three Hours (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

DEI

Part I of the course is a 2 hour presentation by Todd Davenport and Tamiko Stanley.

For this portion of the course you will be asked to take the Race Implicit Association Test (Instructions to access the Race IAT). The live course included breakouts. We encourage you to consider the questions posed in the breakouts and pause the video when appropriate.

Part I Overview

  1. Basic definitions & what are social determinants
  2. Bias and how it impacts health outcomes
  3. Race IAT Break out sessions
  4. Mitigating the impact of bias
  5. Race and racism in health
  6. What does it look like in PT
  7. Addressing SDOH and Disrupting systemic inequity

Part II is a presentation by Maryland 2-1-1 with their Director of Operations, Kenyn Benjamin. 

Educational Credit: This course meets the criteria for three Hours (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Audience: Students, PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

Course Description: This course sets out to show that unlike using diversity, equity and inclusion as the buzzwords that many corporations do especially after a social uprising, by making DEI a priority in your workplace, everyone benefits. Your productivity will increase, bottom line increases, employees become more engaged and a company has more satisfaction in their employees and in turn their customers. The three speakers will show by having diversity, equity and inclusion not only with staff but with management and leadership, there’s a better understanding and empathy of the clientele of the location you serve, more revenue and creating value for shareholders.

Learning Objectives: How to best incorporate DEI programs and policies to better foster trust, commitment, engagement and employee retention to yield greater revenue and customer satisfaction. Speakers: Monique Caruth, Danelle Dickson, Josh Funk

Monique Caruth, PT, DPT is the Owner and founder of Dr. Monique Caruth, LLC also known as Fyzio4U). Dr. Caruth hails from Trinidad & Tobago and migrated to the US to pursue her physical therapy degree. She graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with her bachelor's, masters and doctor of physical therapy degrees. She currently serves as the Southern District Chair of APTA Maryland and Secretary of the APTA Home Health Section. Dr. Caruth is passionate about improving diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare and improving better access to rehab and mental health/social services. She has helped launch the APTAMD's DEI committee and currently serves on the DEI leadership development workgroup.

Danelle Dickson, PT, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist, Performing Arts specialist, Orthopedic clinical specialist and owner at Performance Plus Physical Therapy. She is also the host of the Dancing around Elephants Podcast, co-founder of a business mentorship for minority women: The Black Female Foundation , and co-founder of the Dance Ready Project, an online hub for tools and resources for dancers. Dr. Danelle’s thirty-nine years in the dance world fueled her passion to work with dancer’s injuries. She combined her passion for dance with her skills in orthopedics to work with thousands of dancers and other athletes, at the pre-professional level and professional levels. She has worked with local DC dance companies, DC dance schools and notable companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, and Little Dancer Theater. Dr. Danelle has used her 15 year experience in the field to help her patients, but also to give back. She has lectured at Howard University, University of Maryland and University of Delaware on dance medicine , injury assessment and treatment. She has also presented at the national level, at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and international dance medicine conferences on dance research at International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Dr. Danelle’s expert topics include dancer injuries, injury prevention, patient advocacy and business mentorship for minority women.

Josh Funk, DPT, , a lifelong athlete, became interested in becoming a physical therapist when going through PT as a D1 lacrosse player at Ohio State. After avoiding shoulder surgery for a torn labrum and rotator cuff, Josh has been entrenched in the world of physical therapy and sports performance. Over the years, he has continually developed his knowledge base and expertise as a physical therapist through continuing education courses and working with athletes of all ages. A Montgomery County resident, Josh is heavily involved in all areas of the community throughout the region. Dr. Josh Funk was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD and attended Poolesville High School. Josh went on to play Division 1 lacrosse and earn a B.S. degree from The Ohio State University before earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. It was a little over 3 years after graduating from Maryland, that Rehab 2 Perform was founded in late 2014. In addition to his physical therapy expertise, Dr. Funk has been equally, if not more committed to the growth of his role as CEO of Rehab 2 Perform. He has made sure that his personal development is not just reserved for the clinical side of things, but also to ensuring that Rehab 2 Perform is one of the most well-run and well-known health care companies in the area. Dr. Funk has immersed himself in business programs and community initiatives over the past few years in his efforts to ensure that the team and clients of Rehab 2 Perform are receiving everything they need to be at their best. It is his goal to push Rehab 2 Perform to the forefront of the community through innovation, progressive business operations, strategic growth and clinical excellence.

Educational Credit: This course meets the criteria for three Hours (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Audience:Students, PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

LGBTQ+

Presented by PT Proud - The LGBTQ+ Committee under the Global Health Special Interest Group of the Health Policy & Administration Section APTA. This course also meets the requirement by the DC Physical Therapy Licensing Board for Licensure Renewal.

Learning Objectives:

 

1. Identify and convey the importance of being culturally sensitive /respectful and knowledgeable with patients and students who identify as a sexual and/or gender minority
2. Be able to discuss and understand the structural and societally endorsed inequities that contribute to health and healthcare disparities for sexual and gender minority populations.
3. Differentiate current factors contributing to disparity amongst the LGBTQIA+ community in the Physical Therapy clinical and academic settings.
4. Identify applicable community resources and professional resources to assist in health education for these communities.

Course Outline
I. Introduction/speaker background
II. Terminology/Foundation of Social Determinants of Health
III. Theory Frame of Reference
IV. Structural Inequities
V. Healthcare/Health Disparities
VI. Inclusive Practices for Clinicians
VII. Inclusive Practices for Academics
VIII. Relevant Resources/Access to Updated Information
IX. Case Analysis/Discussion

SpeakersKarla Ann Bell, PT, DPT, GCS is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Education at Thomas Jefferson University Physical Therapy. Dr. Bell’s teaching focuses around leadership and business, inclusive cultural humility, and sexual and gender minority health and curricular integration. Dr. Bell has 20+ years of clinical experience and is board certified in geriatric physical therapy. As a member of the APTA, she is active in the Health Policy section and Academy of Education. Dr. Bell serves as a co-chair of the LGBTQIA+ PT Proud Committee through the Health Policy Administration of the APTA. She presents/facilitates discussions around inclusive cultural humility practices and health care and health disparities at the local, state, and national levels. She has been invited as a guest lecturer for multiple health professions including nursing, occupational therapy, medicine, and communication disorders, and has provided on-site seminars and workshops for health systems and campus faculty/staff on the topics of intersectional cultural humility recommendations for best practice care and health profession education. Bell also provides faculty development workshops around inclusive practices for student support and curriculum integration of inclusive practices. She is currently part of two funded active educational research projects around sexual and gender minority education in the healthcare professions. Bell is pursuing her PhD in Population Health Sciences to help inform her research in this area and is a member of Academy Health.

Melissa C. Hofmann: Melissa Hofmann, MSPT, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Regis University. She teaches in areas of Evidence Based Practice and Research, Management of Applied Physiology, and Motor Behavior. Dr. Hofmann’s educational background includes a BS/MS in Physical Therapy (D’Youville College, 2000) and a PhD in Research Methods and Statistics (University of Denver, 2016). She has 20 years of clinical experience and continues to practice as a Senior Physical Therapist at the University of Colorado Health. As a member of the APTA, she is active in the neurologic, research, health policy, and education sections. Dr. Hofmann serves as a co-chair to the board for the LGBTQ+ PT Proud Committee through the Health Policy Administration of the APTA. Additionally, she is a member of the Queer Resource Alliance (QRA) and the Anti-Hate Campaign committee at Regis University through the office of Diversity and Inclusivity that supports efforts for marginalized communities and specifically LGBTQ+ issues/events. Through the QRA, she has completed Brave Space Training to increase awareness and dialogue about sexuality and gender specific to the LGBTQIA+ community. Currently Dr. Hofmann is engaged in a SGM (Sexual and Gender Minority) National Mixed Methods Study examining LGBTQ+ cultural competence from clinical, academic and patient levels. In addition to SGM research, Dr. Hofmann has presented and facilitated discussion of research centered around Trauma Advocacy for Practitioners/Patients, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke at local, state, and national levels..

Educational Credit: This course meets the criteria for three hours (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Neuro

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

Payment & Policy

This course includes 2 recorded webinars from APTA payment and government affairs staff that provides the latest information on what is happening across the 2022 federal and state policy and reimbursement landscape. This webinar will help physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students stay apprised of the policy changes at the federal and state level that may impact them and their practice. As this part was not live, we are directing you to APTA's learning center for this portion. APTA staff also provided a live webinar for APTAMD that covered Congressional and Commercial Payer Updates.

 

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

 

Speakers: APTA Staff - Kara Gainer JD, and  Alice Bell PT, DPT, Steve Postal and Brian Allen

Audience: PT, PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

Telehealth

 *Note - the speaker has updated the slides as regulations and policies have changed since the start of the pandemic

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

Join clinicians as we explore the new world of Telehelath and how COVID-19 has quickly changed the landscape of telehealth and other communication technology-based services. During the session we will have breakouts based on your practice setting and focus area.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to incorporate technology into treatment interventions
  • Learn about opportunities for physical therapy with the increase of home offices and ergonomics
  • Discuss how to maintain professionalism through telehealth Discuss best practices for maintaining a relationship with patients through Telehealth

Educational Credit:This course meets the requirements for three (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Speakers: Jodi Barth, PT, CCI and Michael Zarro PT, DPT
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.

Michael Zarro PT, DPT graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. His clinical practice focuses on sports and orthopedic physical therapy. He is an assistant professor for the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He teaches in the human anatomy, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal content within the program with a focus on sport and exercise rehabilitation. He serves as a clinical instructor for DPT students on their clinical experiences. He currently serves as team physical therapist for the University of Maryland Terrapins and previously served as team physical therapist for Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds. He also volunteers with the local running and strength and conditioning community as well as United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Zarro is a member of the APTA Maryland Board of Directors and serves as the Director for Practice.


Audience: PT/PTA
Instruction Level: Basic

Workers' Comp

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

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