Children's Hospital Colorado's Annual Physical Therapy Training Day
This registration website will allow you to register for the Physical Therapy Training Day on April 3, 2023 taking place at Children's Hospital Colorado's Anschutz Campus. The sessions will take place in the Medical Conference and Education Center located on the 2nd floor. Individual meeting rooms will be assigned at a later date and shared closer to the event. You will be asked to make choices for your breakout sessions, a preview of the breakout sessions is availabel on the 'Program' tab.
9:00 am - The Power of Words
Presenter: Kat Denlinger
The words we choose to use matter. As clinicians, our words can have healing or harmful effects on our patients and their recoveries.
10:00 am (Choose from the following 3 lectures)
Functional Neurologic Disorders (FND)
Presenters: Anne Hammel and Shannon Mele
Learn more about tools, resources, and best practice multidisciplinary care for management of patients with FND in inpatient and outpatient.
Foot Assessment and Orthotic Prescription
Presenters: Nickie Harris and Tia Fischer-Osborn
Hands on lab to practice basic foot assessment skills and apply these skills to building an appropriate foot orthotic using Vasyli semi-custom products.
Presenters: Matt Sremba and Mimi Babcook
Bring your computers to practice and discuss running cases through video analysis, physical examination and treatment strategies.
11:00 am (Choose from the following 3 lectures)
Mental Health: How to Support the Conversation
Presenters: Lara Dato
The psychosocial effects of injury and/or chronic conditions: How to help guide conversations.
Spinal Cord Injury
Presenter: Jessie Brown
Come learn and get hands-on experience about current concepts, treatment, and management of pediatric Spinal Cord Injury.
Neuroplastic Changes & Motor Learning Strategies: Advanced Exercise Prescription
Pre-Recorded Presenter: Shane Noffsinger
Facilitators: Nicki Harris, Jaime Guthrie, Caryn Keller
Exploring the application of motor learning strategies to advanced exercise prescription based on the work of Dusty Grooms PhD. Facilitators will expand on Dr Groom’s work into multiple programmatic areas.
12:00pm - Optional: Lunch Team building
Facilitated by Lori Loftus
Join team members to meet other PTs outside of your typical workday and make some new friends. Lunch not provided.
1:00 pm - Social Styles
Presenter: Ryan Humphries
Social Styles: How our preferences contribute to high-performing teams.
2:00 pm (Choose from the following 2 lectures)
The Great Debate: What is the best way to measure clinical strength?
Presenters: Cass Hallagan, Cody Yeaman, Jim Hedgecock
Facilitated by Matt Sremba
Explore perspectives as we discuss the gold standard to measure and interpret clinical strength (Example: 85%/100%/etc).
- CHCO ACL Protocol: “Hypertrophy Phase Goal: 85% strength compared to unaffected lower extremity”
- CHCO Bankart Protocol: “Advanced Strengthening Phase Goal: 100% strength compared with contralateral upper extremity”
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy – Case reviews
Presenters: Laura Borgstede, Kara Pontius, Jamie Guthrie, Ann-Marie Wilson
Follow three cases through full spectrum of care from initial decision making, pre-op gait analysis, rehab process, outpatient treatment, and post-op gait analysis.
3:00 pm (You will breakout by program: Sports, Ortho, Foot Management, Rehab, Neurodevelopmental)
Program Debrief/Think Tank
Sign up with your primary program area for a reflection on the day: what were your takeaways and what are possible next steps?
- 7.00 Attendance