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Hot Topic Webinar Series

The ANPT Practice Committee and Online Education Committee have created webinar series to present live sessions on a variety of topics. Each webinar is recorded and can be found on the ANPT Synapse Education Center.

Upcoming Webinars:

HOT TOPIC SERIES from the ANPT Practice Committee

Applying the OPTIMAL: We believe you can do this!
Presenter: Mike Studer, PT, HS, NCs, CEEAA, CWT, FAPTA
2 Hour Live Webinar
December 7, 2021 8:00 pm ET/7:00 CT/ 6:00 MT/ 5:00 PT 

Registration is open: ANPT Members $30 and Non-Members $40

Time has never been something that we could afford to waste in rehabilitation. From length of stay to number of visits, and finally to the minutes we spend with our patients - we need to use time effectively for our patients' benefit. Applying the OPTIMAL motor learning theory (Optimizing Performance Through Intrinsic Motivation and Attention for Learning) can help all of us achieve higher levels of rehabilitative effectiveness and promote higher levels of engagement, intensity, and ultimately positive change. In this course, we will review, but most importantly demonstrate strategies to apply the three pillars of this approach (e.g. Autonomy, Enhanced Expectancies, and External Focus) to patient handling, and session management. No matter your familiarity with OPTIMAL, this course will focus on applications, such that you develop working knowledge to help you be the best therapist that you can be, as you extend a helping mind, hand, and spirit in order that your patients ultimately need less of all three.      

 

Online Education Webinar Series

Vestibular function, Visuospatial Ability and Cognition in Aging: Where are We?! (An APTA CSM 2021 Course)
Presenters: Julie D. Ries, PT, PhD; Eric R. Anson, PT, PhD; Brooke Nicole Klatt, PT, DPT, PhD  
1 Hour Live Webinar
November 17, 2021 8:00 pm ET/7:00 CT/ 6:00 MT/ 5:00 PT 

Registration is open: ANPT Members $30 and Non-Members $40

If you work with older adults, you don’t want to miss this course! Understanding the intricacies of working with older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) will enhance your therapeutic success with this population. You'll hear about the most recent and relevant research that helps us to understand the inter-relatedness of vestibular function and cognition, especially spatial cognitive skills. This course provides insights into the impact of aging on vestibular cognition and will introduce you to outcome measures used to assess vestibular cognition. Vestibular rehabilitation may have an important role for some individuals with AD, and this course will provide some practical suggestions for how you might modify therapeutic interventions for those with cognitive impairment. Come learn where we are, as a profession, in our understanding of vestibular function, visuospatial ability, and cognition!

Moving Beyond the Motor System: Other Factors Influencing Neurorehabilitation after Stroke (An APTA CSM 2021 Course)
Presenters: Margaret A. French, PT, DPT; Allison Elizabeth Miller, PT, DPT; Darcy Schwartz Reisman, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Jennifer Semrau, PhD
1 Hour Live Webinar
January 11, 2022 8:00 pm ET/7:00 CT/ 6:00 MT/ 5:00 PT 

Registration is open: ANPT Members $30 and Non-Members $40

After stroke, physical therapists aim to improve function and quality of life through interventions targeting upper extremity function and mobility. We often focus on measures that are specific to physical function; however, function and people’s response to our interventions are impacted by factors outside the motor system. In this course, presenters Margaret French, Allison Miller, Darcy Reisman, and Jennifer Semrau discuss how the sensory system, cognition, self-efficacy, and the environment influence post stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Check it out!

Previous Hot Topic Webinars:

Now hosted on the ANPT Synapse Education Center

Movement System 1: Diagnoses in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Movement System 2: Task Analysis in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Movement System 3: Balance Diagnoses in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Integrating Current Evidence into Vestibular Rehabilitation Educational Programs
Rhythm and the Motor System: Gait Training in Persons Post Stroke
Rhythm and the Motor System: Gait Training in Persons with Parkinson Disease
PT Management of Peripheral Nervous System Conditions
Fear Avoidance Behaviors in Concussion Management: Using the Pain Science Framework to Improve Outcomes

 

Previous Online Education Webinars:

Now hosted on the ANPT Synapse Education Center

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