Orthopaedic Section (OrthoPT)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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Join us in san diego!

Please join us in San Diego, California, at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina for the 5th Annual Orthopaedic Section Meeting, April 20 - 22, 2017. This meeting is designed to allow physical therapists and physical therapist assistants an opportunity to learn from and engage with experts in the field and the leadership of the Orthopaedic Section.

The meeting begins Thursday evening with a keynote address followed by an enjoyable reception. The focus of the next 2 days will be on current topics related to the knee, foot, ankle, and shoulder regions. Each day begins with a general session attended by all participants followed by smaller concurrent breakout sessions. Each of the speakers in the general session will lead a breakout session intended to allow case-based, advanced application and hands-on experiences related to the topics presented earlier.

Regarding the lower extremity, you will learn about current evidence, examination, and treatment of individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage lesions of the knee, forefoot pain, flat foot deformity, posterior tibialis, and Achilles tendinopathy. A special emphasis will be placed on the implication of these pain problems for walking and running. Regarding the shoulder, you will learn about current evidence, examination, classification, and treatment for a variety of disorders described in the Shoulder Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines and return-to-sport rehabilitation following a shoulder injury.

Finally, a new "Rise and Learn" optional session will be offered during breakfast. Using total knee arthroplasty rehabilitation as a model, the speakers will highlight key elements in a care process improvement project designed to improve outcomes for patients.

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