Spring Conference Photos on the Flickr Page

Check out photos from 2009 Spring Conference on the PTWA Flickr Page. Email your photos from conference and we’ll post them too!

PTWA’s Bob Boyles to Present Course on Cervical Spine Disorders

PTWA member and UPS professor Bob Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, will present a course for Evidence In Motion titled “Examination and Selected Interventions for Patients with Cervical Spine Disorders” August 8-9, 2009 in Tacoma. The hands-on, evidence-based course will integrate clinical expertise with the most current perspectives in PT clinical examination and interventions.
Incorporate information from self-report measures and the history and physical exam to guide evidence-based decisions.

Click here for more information about this course or to register.

Help us help you!

We have created a survey for PTWA members who did not register for our last conference. We are trying to gather some data about your continuing education needs, so that we can find the best way to serve you especially in the current economic environment.The survey contains just a few questions and should not take long to complete.

Click here to share your opinion.

Thanks in advance for your particication.

Getting Fit with Dance Dance Revolution?

Students in a research course at University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy conducted a six-week program in which 30 adult subjects met for three 45-minute sessions each week to play the arcade game Dance Dance Revolution to see what effect it might have on fitness. Check out their findings here and tell us what you think about video games and fitness.

Never seen Dance Dance Revolution? (or DDR, as the cool kids call it) Here’s a video of a couple of experts to show us how it’s done:

PTWA Audio Course May 28

PTWA presents: How to Comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s New “Red Flags Rule,” an audio course presented in partnership with state chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association by Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq., Health Care Attorney and Consultant, Washington, D.C. Register by May 25! More information, online registration and printable registration forms are available at the PTWA Audio Course website.

Early PT = Better Outcomes

A very interesting article in Forbes today detailed a study that showed that early physical therapy among ICU patients led to better outcomes.

The article quotes the researchers as writing: “A strategy for whole-body rehabilitation — consisting of interruption of sedation and physical and occupational therapy in the earliest days of critical illness — was safe and well-tolerated, and resulted in better functional outcomes at hospital discharge, a shorter duration of delirium, and more ventilator-free days compared with standard care.”

Read the article here and tell us what you think!