Combined Sections Meeting 2024 - Preconference Courses
Wednesday, February 14, 2024: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1-Day Preconference Courses
Registration will open mid-September
Navigating Innovations in Your Residency/Fellowship Program: Excellence in Teaching, Curriculum, Mentoring, and Outcomes
This 1-day course will assist all levels of residency/ fellowship programs (accredited, candidate and developing) with solutions to navigate the complexities of residency and fellowship education and accreditation. Innovative strategies will be presented and discussed to help programs thrive and stay in compliance with the new accreditation standards required in 2024. Learn more.
Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (HSD/hEDS) are common heritable connective tissue disorders resulting in varied musculoskeletal injuries, pain and disability due to fragile tissues, joint instability, proprioceptive deficits, biomechanical dysfunctions and movement-related fear. While many health care providers think HSD/hEDS is rare and they do not treat these patients, the condition is simply underrecognized. Learn more.
Implementation of Motor Learning Principles to Improve Function in People With Musculoskeletal Pain Problems
There is a growing understanding of the importance of implementing motor learning principles in orthopaedic physical therapist practice. Motor skill training in functional activities applies motor learning principles to improve performance of pain-limited functional activities. Recent data suggest that motor skill training in functional activities results in large short- and long-term improvements in function, pain, and movement in people with chronic low back pain (LBP). This course will describe why and how to implement motor skill training in people with musculoskeletal pain conditions using chronic LBP as an example. Learn more.