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If you weren't able to attend Transform 2021 in person, we have put together the most popular topics in one program.  You must complete all six tracks to earn 7.5 CEUs.
 
  • Track 1 - Transform Talks 1
  • Track 2 - Building Blocks: Athlete Nutritional Needs and Supplements for Rehab
  • Track 3 - PFS: The Triad of Health and Wellness
  • Track 4 - Transform Talks 2
  • Track 5 - Merging Optimal Performance and Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes Through Physical Therapy
  • Track 6 - Strong Bones, Good Balance, and a Focused Mind: Pilates for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention

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Transform 2021 - Track 1 - Transform Talks 1

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Summary

This track contains four Transform Talks on a variety of topics.
 
  • Talk 1 - Effects of Extracurricular Activity on Strength Balance and Endurance on Children with Disabilities.
    • Description: While about 18% of children and adolescents in the United States have a chronic condition or disability, there are minimal opportunities for these children to participate in extracurricular physical activities. Those with disabilities are at an even greater disadvantage as they are often socially segregated due to negative societal stereotypes, rendering them with limited opportunities for participation in group activities. Thus, understanding the positive effects of physical activity done out of school is essential in raising awareness, increasing participation, and promoting an overall healthy active lifestyle. Research that identifies the effects on specific outcomes, including strength, balance, endurance, and quality of life for children with disabilities participating in extracurricular physical activity is of interest to pediatric physical therapists. This evidence can support the need for more programs in the community.  
  • Talk 2 - Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Childhood Obesity
    • Description: It is time for physical therapists (PTs) to better understand and develop our role in the assessment and treatment of children with obesity. The prevalence of pediatric obesity and its impact on functional mobility indicates this need. Speakers will describe Be Well Kids Clinic, a pediatric multidisciplinary weight management clinic, and the role of a PT as a provider in this clinic. Education will be provided regarding the assessment of functional strength and submaximal functional exercise capacity of children with obesity throughout the course of intervention. Implementation of individualized intervention and activity recommendations will be discussed. In summary, this talk hopes to provide an example of PTs addressing functional deficits in pediatric patients with obesity and discuss how this information may be translated into practice for PTs in the treatment of patients with obesity. 
  • Talk 3 - Recharging Our Batteries: Why Are We Sleep Deprived and Why Does it Matter?
    • Description: Sleep is an important human need that affects and is affected by a variety of lifestyle, socioeconomic, and health-related factors. Research suggests that human sleep time has decreased on average by seventy minutes over the last century. In addition, nearly half of the United States population reports getting less than the recommended amount of sleep on a daily basis. Sleep deprivation contributes to wide-ranging neurobehavioral deficits that decrease wellness. Physical therapists may especially be interested, but lacking applicable knowledge and skills, in the neurobiology of sleep and pain management. This session will discuss the current limitations of the management of sleep deprivation and then introduce the assessment of sleep deprivation and its effects on wellness with a focus on the pain. Attention will be brought to novel management techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and sleep restriction therapy.   
  • Talk 4 - Wellness Begins with We – and Me!
    • Description: Chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, prompting a call to action for healthcare providers to respond to these escalating health concerns. Physical therapists have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the lead in implanting critical wellness initiatives with patients and our communities. In this session, we will explore strategies to encourage behavior change associated with modifiable risk factors, particularly in the area of inactivity based on the health-disease/wellness-illness continuum and the multiple dimensions of wellness. We will discuss ideas to promote wellness within our clinics and communities by thinking beyond the traditional PT role and leveraging our knowledge of disease prevention and honing our skills to invoke behavior change. The goal is to shift the healthcare delivery mindset from the current disease-based model to one that is focused on prevention and wellness.

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Presenters

Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, PT, PhD
Associate Professor - University of Dayton

Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Pediatric Specialist, is an Associate Professor in the Department... Read More

Trisha Renner, PT, DPT
Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education - University of Dayton

Trisha Renner, PT, DPT, is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education in the Department of... Read More

Raquel Griffis, PT, DPT
Outpatient Pediatric Physical Therapist - Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

Raquel Griffis, PT, DPT is an outpatient pediatric physical therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for... Read More

Meridith Jochum, PT, DPT

Meridith Jochum, PT, DPT received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Elon University in 2015 and her Doctorate in... Read More

Patrick McGinty, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Patrick McGinty, PT, DPT, OCS is a graduate of West Point with a bachelor’s degree in engineering psychology and the... Read More

Lori DeShelter

Lori DeShetler received a Bachelor of Health Science in 1991 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992 from the... Read More

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Transform 2021 - Track 2 - Building Blocks: Athlete Nutritional Needs and Supplements for Rehab

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the energy, protein, dietary fiber, and vitamin/mineral needs important to the healing process.
  • Identify current dietary supplement trends, and resources to examine for evidence of purity, safety, and efficacy.
  • Recognize when patients should be referred to a nutrition professional.

Summary

Patients often work very hard in rehab to work through an injury or surgery, and rehabilitation. Optimizing nutrition during this time of specific needs for the body is important to good tissue healing and maintenance of lean mass. Patients are often tempted to take dietary supplements based on the advice of well-meaning supports and may ask the therapist for advice on such topics. This presentation will provide current evidence-based recommendations for nutrition, and supplement support for healing and rehabilitation. Resources important to consider while researching dietary supplements will also be shared.

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Presenters

Jackie Buell, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ATC

Dr. Buell is an expert in sports nutrition at The Ohio State University. As an athletic trainer/dietitian, she has worked... Read More

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Transform 2021 - Track 3 - PFS: The Triad of Health and Wellness

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the pathophysiology involved in common health risk factors and chronic diseases.
  • Select appropriate education modalities for specific populations and settings.
  • Address health risk factors and chronic diseases alongside of normal human movement, mobility, and the ability to engage in optimal lifestyle activities.
  • Construct a statement sentence supporting why PTs and PTAs are health and wellness experts.

Summary

Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapy assistants (PTAs) have long been looked to as leaders in neuro-musculoskeletal training across the lifespan aimed toward rehabilitation. However, PTs and PTAs are excellently positioned to provide physical activity and lifestyle change counseling while addressing fitness-oriented goals and producing pathophysiologic changes to those at risk for chronic disease. Utilizing Physical, Functional and Social Determinants (PFS) of health (the triad of health and wellness), this course will overview key aspects of chronic diseases and active self-management, providing a robust course of information that PTs and PTAs of all levels of experience will be able to reference.

 

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John Connell, PT
Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist

Mr. Connell has been a practicing physical therapist for over 15 years in various practice settings after graduating from the... Read More

Stephanie Christman, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Dr. Christman has served at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center for over ten years. She began her VA career designing... Read More

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Transform 2021 - Track 4 - Transform Talks 2

Date Published: April 21, 2021

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Track 4 – Transform Talks 2
Designed to Move: Leveraging Physical Literacy to Optimize Movement for Young Athletes
Christy Zwolski, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
 
Description:
While sports participation has been a tool of public health for over a century, particularly among youth, the recent professionalism of the youth game is manifesting in a culture of overuse injuries, lower participation rates, and decreased quality of life for a higher than expected proportion of children. With a special focus on the role of injury prevention and rehabilitation specialists at the intersection of sport, youth, and health, this talk promises to reach to the core vision of the physical therapy profession: to transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. The emerging construct of physical literacy will headline this dialogue as the transformative lens for practice, research, and public health initiatives that can optimize the human experience for our youngest generation…kids who are designed to move, and who deserve to move well. 
 
Learning objectives:
•    Appreciate the current youth sports injury landscape while evaluating the quality of current rehabilitation efforts for young athletes.
•    Understand the importance of positive physical literacy development for the long-term health and wellness of our youth.
•    Apply the fundamentals of physical literacy development within injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts for the young athlete.
 
Designed to Move: Leveraging Physical Literacy to Promote Population Health and Get Kids Active  
Matthew Paponetti, PT, DPT 
 
Description:
With over 13 million obese youth and declining rates of physical activity, our nation faces a public health crisis. As champions of the human movement system, physical therapists are ideally positioned to promote lifelong physical activity at the individual and population health levels. However, the complexity of this epidemic requires the role of the physical therapist to evolve if we are truly going to “transform society.” Physical literacy, an integration of one’s physical competence, motivation, confidence, and knowledge to engage in physical activity, may enhance how physical therapists optimize the health of our patients and our society.
 
This Transform Talk will provide the audience with background information regarding the current state of childhood obesity and inactivity epidemic. We will also explore how physical therapists can leverage the emerging construct of physical literacy to improve prevention and health promotion efforts, and ultimately transform society.   
 
Learning objectives:
•    Understand the construct of physical literacy and its relationship with disease prevention, physical activity, and population health.
•    Understand how physical therapists can incorporate physical literacy to improve the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.
•    Incorporate the construct of physical literacy into practice to optimize outcomes for obese and inactive youth.
 
Designed to Move: Leveraging Physical Literacy for Wellness after Neurological Injury/Diagnosis
Doug Eck, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
 
Description:
Imagine being thrust into a body that no longer operates like it once did. This is often the experience of our patients diagnosed with neurologic conditions including SCI, TBI, CVA or neurodegenerative diseases. They have experienced a profound disruption in their capacity to participate in physical activity. Our job as PTs and PTAs is to help them learn a new ‘movement language.’  Are you equipped?
 
Physical literacy (PL) provides a powerful lens for examining a patient’s motivation, confidence, physical competence, and knowledge contributing to the capacity for physical activity. We’ll explore PL in the context of the adult patient and how PTs and PTAs can best help them reestablish a sound understanding of what PL means after neurologic diagnosis. We’ll also discuss that, if utilized effectively, inclusive physical activity and adapted sport can serve as powerful catalysts in the development of PL in individuals after neurologic diagnosis.  
 
Learning Objectives:
•    Define physical literacy (PL) in the context of the adult neurologic patient population and describe how it might differ from the development of PL in the pediatric population.
•    Provide potential tools for the assessment of physical literacy in the adult neurologic patient population.
•    Understand the role of inclusive physical activity and adapted sport in the development of physical literacy in individuals after neurologic injury or diagnosis. 
 

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Presenters

Christy Zwolski, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Dr. Zwolski is a board-certified orthopaedic physical therapy specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center... Read More

Matthew Paponetti, PT, DPT

Dr. Paponetti is an orthopaedic physical Therapy resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is a graduate... Read More

Doug Eck, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Dr. Eck is a board-certified neurologic physical therapist currently working in an adult outpatient neurologic clinic in Las... Read More

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Transform 2021 - Track 5 - Merging Optimal Performance and Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes Through Physical Therapy

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • Synthesize the evidence for youth athletic performance training in order to manage youth athletes.
  • Apply performance measures to youth athletes in order to track progress in modifiable risk factors for injury.
  • Discuss the factors that lead to youth athletic injuries.
  • Discuss the PT role in injury prevention for the youth athlete.
  • Implement strategies for collaboration among stakeholders (athlete, coach, parents, medical team).

Summary

Youth sports participation is at an all-time high and the rate of injuries has unfortunately followed. Physical therapy is frequently recommended for the young athlete after an injury; however, there is variability in the training before the occurrence, interventions applied during the episode of care, and the post-rehab return to sport program. Current evidence for an integrated functional rehab regimen and an injury prevention/performance enhancement program for individual athletes and teams will be presented. The opportunities to positively affect this population are great but there are challenges as well. We know that incorporating training components is beneficial to the health and longevity of our youth athletes. We will facilitate a discussion on how physical therapists are well-positioned to bridge the often-competing approaches of sport-specific skill training coaches and parents prefer to evidence-based total athletic development that medical professionals and the literature recommends.

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Presenters

Dr. Tonya Apke

Dr. Tonya Apke is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the School of Health and Rehabilitation... Read More

Dr. Caroline Brunst

Dr. Caroline Brunst is a physical therapist in the sports medicine division at The Ohio State University. She is a... Read More

Dr. Joann Walker

Dr. Joann Walker is a physical therapist in the sports medicine division at The Ohio State University. She is a dual... Read More

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Transform 2021 - Track 6 - Strong Bones, Good Balance and a Focused Mind: Pilates for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention

Date Published: April 21, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Pilates can be used as a tool to address the prevention of falls and manage osteoporosis.
  • Perform and learn how to teach 10-12 exercises to address the needs of the aging population.
  • Understand which Pilates exercises are indicated and contraindicated for osteoporosis and falls management.

Summary

This interactive session will discuss Pilates-based intervention and wellness programs to prevent falls and manage osteoporosis. The speaker will highlight the benefits of using Pilates programs to improve balance, strength and decrease kinesiophobia and pain in the aging population as supported by research. Attendees will participate in a specialized Pilates class tailored to the needs of our active aging population. Exercises can be used in a clinical setting when applied through a physical therapy model or for wellness programs in the community or clinic. Contraindications and modifications relevant to this population will be covered in order to create safe and effective options for bone-building and fall risk reduction. Long-term wellness and post-rehabilitation plans will also be described to illustrate the maximum benefit to this population.

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Dr. Ashley Gauthier, PT, DPT

Dr. Gauthier is a physical therapist, Pilates instructor and educator specializing in Pilates-based rehabilitation. Her... Read More

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