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Join us to earn MN BPT Category 1 CEs, visit our sponsors at the exhibit hall and network with your colleagues at the Celebrating our Profession Awards Dinner and Toasting our Profession Wine Reception! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. This year's courses include:
Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Elder with Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
This is a two day course which focuses on neurological treatment considerations in an aging population. The changes associated with aging that affect the neurosensory system and result in problems with coordination, mobility, proprioception and kinesthesia, balance and falls, weakness, and pain will be presented. Pathological manifestations of the neurological system will be discussed. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. A focus on balance and falls, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes that increase the risk of falling, and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included. The course format is lecture with slides and video demonstrations. The session will explore evaluation tools and treatment protocols most appropriate for older persons. Evidence-based information on neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, balance and gait disorders, neurosensory pathologies, and pain problems will be provided.
Practice Management Strategies and Updates: Focus on Rehabilitation Documentation and Compliance With Helene M. Fearon, PT
This course is made up of lecture as well as audience interaction (Q/A, practice management scenario’s, problem solving) on topics to include payment policy, regulation and compliance issues related to the current billing and payment environment in OP rehabilitation. Instruction and discussion will include applying concepts related to correct coding (CPT/Diagnosis), key compliance requirements and updates on documentation policies and guidelines related to current clinical practice. Information regarding risk for audits as well as service delivery and payment methodologies for out-patient rehabilitation that are being considered for implementation in the future, will also be provided.
Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Children and Adolescents with Laura Gilchrist, PT, PhD and Lynn Tanner, PT, MPT
In this presentation, we will discuss the pathophysiology of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), its presentation in children and adolescents, as well as comparing CIPN seen in adult cancer patients. We will describe measures to prevent CIPN, and medical management of symptoms. Participants will learn physical therapy interventions designed to reduce symptoms and ameliorate associated physical performance limitations as well as instruments designed to evaluate treatment outcomes. Clinicians will leave the being able to provide appropriate physical therapy intervention for children and adolescents with CIPN.
Cancellations: Except for medical emergencies, cancellations two weeks before the conference will be completely refunded, courses one to two weeks before the conference will be refunded at the rate of 50%, and cancellations less than a week before the conference will not be refunded.