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Friday, April 27, 2018
Breakout Session Details

Following the general session on Friday, three concurrent breakout sessions will be offered. The registrant will attend all three breakout sessions following the morning general session, based on order of preference indicated on the registration form. Note, individuals registering early will receive priority with selecting their order of attending these breakout sessions.

Breakout Session #1:

Identification of Pain Mechanisms in Patient Populations
Speaker: Kathleen A. Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Lab Assistant: Tara Jo Manal, PT, FAPTA
Description: This breakout session will focus on identifying and assessing pain mechanisms in patients seen routinely in outpatient physical therapy practices. We will focus on dissecting the histories of patients with chronic pain to identify signs of peripheral sensitization, central sensitization and neuropathic pain using small group discussion and case studies to enhance your clinical evaluations. We will discuss available survey tools that can help to identify central sensitization and their usefulness in clinical practice. We will then discuss common physical therapy interventions and how they may be incorporated into your treatments to directly modify these pain mechanisms.

Objectives
At the end of this session the PT and PTA will be able to:

  1. Identify patient-reported factors that are suggestive of peripheral sensitization, central sensitization, and neuropathic pain in a patient with chronic pain.
  2. Identify interventions that target peripheral sensitization, central sensitization and neuropathic pain.
  3. Develop a set of assessment and decision making tools to implement a mechanism-based approach for the treatment of people with pain.
Breakout Session #2:

Put Psychologically Informed Practice in Action – Tips for Exercise and Activity Prescription
Speaker: Steven Z. George, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Lab Assistant: Jason Beneciuk, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT
Description: This breakout session provides an overview on risk stratification for psychologically informed practice. The session will follow an implementation model for delivering treatment for patients at high risk for prolonged disability developed from an ongoing pragmatic clinical trial. This breakout session will focus on specific aspects of the implementation model; 1) identification of appropriateness 2) importance of patient centered communication 3) delivering behaviorally oriented exercise and activity prescription and 4) relevance of treatment monitoring. The breakout session will include a mix of short bursts of didactic information followed by directed activities that reinforce skills necessary to improving proficiency in delivering effective psychologically informed physical therapy.

Objectives
At the end of this session the PT will be able to:

  1. Interpret how existing measurement tools can be used to identify patients that are appropriate for behavioral modification of exercise.
  2. Describe key differences between application of graded exercise and graded exposure.
  3. Demonstrate exercise prescription that is consistent with graded exercise or graded exposure, including establishing initial parameters and progression of program.
  4. Determine how treatment monitoring can be used to enhance clinical decision making for applying behaviorally oriented treatments

At the end of this session the PTA will be able to:

  1. Interpret how existing measurement tools can be used to identify patients that are appropriate for behavioral modification of exercise.
  2. Describe measurement tools that are used to identify patients appropriate for behavioral modification of exercise.
  3. Describe key differences between application of graded exercise and graded exposure.
  4. Demonstrate exercise prescription that is consistent with graded exercise or graded exposure, including progression of program.
  5. Describe what treatment monitoring is when used in conjunction with behaviorally oriented treatments.
Breakout Session #3:

Patient Engagement Skills: Improving Engagement, Improving Outcomes
Speaker: Stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP
Lab Assistant: Carolyn McManus, MSPT, MA
Description: This breakout session provides an overview and practice activities that provide PTs and PTAs introduction to motivational interviewing to increase patient engagement in rehabilitation treatment and promote behavior change. The breakout session will include a mix of didactic information followed by directed activities that reinforce skills necessary to improving proficiency in incorporating motivational interviewing and patient engagement strategies into psychologically informed physical therapy.

Objectives
At the end of this session the PT will be able to:

  1. Be able to outline the basic principles and theory of motivational interviewing and patient engagement strategies.
  2. Demonstrate the basic skills of motivational interviewing.
  3. Gain experience through practice of the basic skills of motivational interviewing.
  4. Explore ways to utilize motivational interviewing skills with rehabilitation populations

At the end of this session the PTA will be able to:

  1. Be able to outline the basic principles and theory of motivational interviewing and patient engagement strategies.
  2. Demonstrate the basic skills of motivational interviewing.
  3. Gain experience through practice of the basic skills of motivational interviewing.
  4. Explore ways to utilize motivational interviewing skills with rehabilitation populations

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