This course is a case-based course, designed to enhance physical therapy intervention development, prescription, and delivery for an individualized exercise program related to orthopedic conditions. The course will focus on revealing and interpreting the functional limitations of patients, utilizing a cognitive function treatment framework, to develop a patient-centric treatment approach. This course will cover principles of the local, regional and global model for exercise dosage while considering normal tissue healing times and the optimum stimulus for repair for tissues in the involved regions. This course will focus on enhancing the understanding of these principles to physical therapy professionals to design functional exercise progression programs in order to achieve optimum functional outcomes.
At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
Identify and interpret key functional spinal, upper quarter, and lower quarter limitations base on patients individualized needs and subjective complaints
Demonstrate entry level understanding of cognitive functional based limitations and basic functional treatment progression
Develop and implement cervical, thoracic, and lumbar functional exercise progression programs based on a cognitive functional therapy framework
Develop and implement upper and lower quarter exercise progression programs based on a cognitive functional therapy framework
Progress patients from basic functional exercises to high level functional progressions that are specific to the patient’s goals.
Develop a treatment plan with a focus on improving patient compliance and adherence to the plan of care.
8:00 am-8:30 am – Introduction
8:30 am-9:30 am – What is functional movement?/Determining the functional needs
9:30 am-10:00 am – Patient Interview Skill Building/Patient Engagement