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Saturday, April 22
 

6:00am

7:00am

Breakfast, Welcome & Awards
Saturday April 22, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Colorado Ballroom AB

7:00am

Registration Open
Saturday April 22, 2017 7:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Function area

8:30am

A Biopsychosocial Approach to Pediatric Chronic Pain
The speakers will describe a biopsychosocial understanding of chronic pain and highlight the importance of pain education in the pediatric population. Will introduce motivational interviewing strategies and language to improve patient outcomes. Course will incorporate practical examples and case studies to enhance learning and translate knowledge to clinical settings.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Kent

Sheryl Kent

University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and the Children’s Hospital Colorado
Sheryl Kent is an Assistant Professor within the Departments of Anesthesiology and the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. She earned her PhD with dual specializations in child clinical psychology... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Tracey

Shannon Tracey

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Shannon Tracey graduated from Regis University with a doctorate of physical therapy in 2008. After graduation, she began her physical therapy career at Children’s Hospital Colorado working with the inpatient rehabilitation team, treating patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Platte River

8:30am

Optimizing Rehab After Total Joint Replacement in a Changing Healthcare Landscape

This course will present an in depth review of contemporary TKA physical therapy treatment including the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) and how it impacts health care professionals and patients and current evidence in best practices for rehabilitation and management of complications including persistent pain and arthrofibrosis. Discussion will also provide an in-depth analysis of emerging evidence-based treatment options and introduction of innovations including neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), progressive strength training, movement pattern retraining, and strategies to address stiffness after TKA. A lab portion of this course will focus on the application of NMES and manual therapy techniques in patients after TKA.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Bade

Michael Bade

University of Colorado
Michael is an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado with over 10 years of experience in treating individuals after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the acute, home health, and outpatient settings. In addition to his clinical experience... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Kittelson

Andrew Kittelson

University of Colorado
Dr. Kittelson is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on improving care for people with knee osteoarthritis and people undergoing total knee replacement, through 1) a better understanding of the clinical condition... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

UCD Physical Therapy Program
Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She received her PT degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Big Thompson

8:30am

Understanding How Lymphedema and Edema Should be Managed

Obesity has become a global epidemic. Lymphedema induced by obesity is prevalent and must by recognized by physical therapists. This session will address the impact of obesity on the lymphatic system and its detrimental effects. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Vicki Ralph

Vicki Ralph

University of Colorado Hospital and Klose Training and Consulting
Vicky Ralph is an accomplished healthcare manager, occupational therapy clinician and educator.  Over 22 years of experience working in acute care level one trauma hospitals, and in/out patient acute care rehabilitation hospitals. Entrepreneurial attitude adept at developing and... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Clear Creek

8:30am

Utilization and Ordering of Imaging for the Physical Therapist in Colorado

Session 1 will focus on the current scope of physical therapy practice regarding imaging and the potential barriers for each setting.

  • Participants will be able to discuss the current relevant statutes and policies regarding physical therapists and imaging.
  • Participants will be able to list strategies to overcome barrier(s) to implementing imaging into their practice.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the current evidence regarding physical therapists ordering imaging.

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Baranyi

Brian Baranyi

University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2015. He completed the University of Illinois at Chicago Orthopaedic Residency program in September 2016. After finishing the residency program, Brian spent 14 weeks at Medstar... Read More →
avatar for Craig Rudikoff PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Craig Rudikoff PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Denver VA
Craig earned his DPT degree from George Washington University and immediately enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Hospital & George Washington University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. After completing the residency and becoming board certified in orthopaedics, he had multiple... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller

PT, DSc, OSC, SCS, CSCS, Pike Peak Community College
Dr. Miller was raised in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been active in sports most of his life and participated in Semi-Professional Football and College DII Soccer. He is also an avid hiker, runner, and ultra-marathoner. Dr. Miller spent 5 1/2 years in the United States... Read More →
avatar for Scott Rezac

Scott Rezac

Owner, Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, LLC, PC
I am originally an Orange County beach bum who transplanted to Colorado Springs in 2004. My involvement in physical training and fitness goes back for over 20 years as a Black Belt instructor in Kenpo Karate, rock climber, marathoner, and in the field of physical rehabilitation. As... Read More →
avatar for Brianna Wahl

Brianna Wahl

Atlas Physical Therapy
Brianna Wahl, PT, DPT, OCS – Brianna received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the George Washington University in 2008 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2011. She has worked in the private practice outpatient orthopedic setting... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Platte River

10:00am

10:30am

Education Sessions Resume
Saturday April 22, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Lunch and Sunset Review



Speakers
avatar for Ellen Caruso

Ellen Caruso

Crag Business Group, Inc.
Govt affairs consultant.Lmk your regulatory/reimbursement problems.
avatar for Cameron MacDonald

Cameron MacDonald

Assistant Professor, Regis University
APTA CO President Fellowship Director Regis University - OMPT
avatar for Betsy Murray

Betsy Murray

Lobbyist, Association
avatar for Eliza Schultz

Eliza Schultz

Lobbyist, Association
Eliza is a Colorado native and founded SchultzPA in July of 2016 after five years with the Hickenlooper Administration. Eliza is well respected by the Governor, as well as the Lieutenant Governor (LG), senior staff, cabinet members, legislators and lobbyists. She has served multiple... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Colorado Ballroom AB

1:30pm

Exhibitor Visits
Saturday April 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Pre-Function area

2:00pm

A Biopsychosocial Approach to Pediatric Chronic Pain
The speakers will describe a biopsychosocial understanding of chronic pain and highlight the importance of pain education in the pediatric population. Will introduce motivational interviewing strategies and language to improve patient outcomes. Course will incorporate practical examples and case studies to enhance learning and translate knowledge to clinical settings.


Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Kent

Sheryl Kent

University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and the Children’s Hospital Colorado
Sheryl Kent is an Assistant Professor within the Departments of Anesthesiology and the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. She earned her PhD with dual specializations in child clinical psychology... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Tracey

Shannon Tracey

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Shannon Tracey graduated from Regis University with a doctorate of physical therapy in 2008. After graduation, she began her physical therapy career at Children’s Hospital Colorado working with the inpatient rehabilitation team, treating patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Platte River

2:00pm

Obesity Induced Lymphedema and Managing Orthopedic Swelling

Orthopedic Edema from injury or surgery can be a difficult conundrum. Learn how specific techniques can be applied to reduce swelling, decrease pain, improve ROM, and improve patient outcomes.


Speakers
avatar for Vicki Ralph

Vicki Ralph

University of Colorado Hospital and Klose Training and Consulting
Vicky Ralph is an accomplished healthcare manager, occupational therapy clinician and educator.  Over 22 years of experience working in acute care level one trauma hospitals, and in/out patient acute care rehabilitation hospitals. Entrepreneurial attitude adept at developing and... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Clear Creek

2:00pm

Optimizing Rehab After Total Joint Replacement in a Changing Healthcare Landscape

This course will present an in depth review of contemporary TKA physical therapy treatment including the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) and how it impacts health care professionals and patients and current evidence in best practices for rehabilitation and management of complications including persistent pain and arthrofibrosis. Discussion will also provide an in-depth analysis of emerging evidence-based treatment options and introduction of innovations including neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), progressive strength training, movement pattern retraining, and strategies to address stiffness after TKA. A lab portion of this course will focus on the application of NMES and manual therapy techniques in patients after TKA.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Bade

Michael Bade

University of Colorado
Michael is an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado with over 10 years of experience in treating individuals after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the acute, home health, and outpatient settings. In addition to his clinical experience... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Kittelson

Andrew Kittelson

University of Colorado
Dr. Kittelson is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on improving care for people with knee osteoarthritis and people undergoing total knee replacement, through 1) a better understanding of the clinical condition... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

UCD Physical Therapy Program
Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She received her PT degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Telluride

2:00pm

Utilization and Ordering of Imaging for the Physical Therapist in Colorado

Session 2 will discuss overcoming barriers; how to implement imaging in your practice.

  • Participants will be able to identify barrier(s) to imaging in various settings.
  • Participants will be able to discuss when and what type of imaging is appropriate based on group case discussions.

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Baranyi

Brian Baranyi

University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2015. He completed the University of Illinois at Chicago Orthopaedic Residency program in September 2016. After finishing the residency program, Brian spent 14 weeks at Medstar... Read More →
avatar for Craig Rudikoff PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Craig Rudikoff PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Denver VA
Craig earned his DPT degree from George Washington University and immediately enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Hospital & George Washington University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. After completing the residency and becoming board certified in orthopaedics, he had multiple... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller

PT, DSc, OSC, SCS, CSCS, Pike Peak Community College
Dr. Miller was raised in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been active in sports most of his life and participated in Semi-Professional Football and College DII Soccer. He is also an avid hiker, runner, and ultra-marathoner. Dr. Miller spent 5 1/2 years in the United States... Read More →
avatar for Scott Rezac

Scott Rezac

Owner, Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, LLC, PC
I am originally an Orange County beach bum who transplanted to Colorado Springs in 2004. My involvement in physical training and fitness goes back for over 20 years as a Black Belt instructor in Kenpo Karate, rock climber, marathoner, and in the field of physical rehabilitation. As... Read More →
avatar for Brianna Wahl

Brianna Wahl

Atlas Physical Therapy
Brianna Wahl, PT, DPT, OCS – Brianna received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the George Washington University in 2008 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2011. She has worked in the private practice outpatient orthopedic setting... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Platte River

3:15pm

3:45pm

Education Sessions Resume
Saturday April 22, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Various

6:00pm

PT Pub Night
Saturday April 22, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Station 26 Brewing Co. 045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207