Joe has spent the last 30 years training physical therapy residents and fellows in programs in Southern California, and across the US and around the world in USC affiliated programs.
And, from 2006 to 2017, he served as the editor of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Common Musculoskeletal Conditions for the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
What a participant will get by participating in the AOPT meeting in Minneapolis in April
- Summary of what makes this meeting different than other continuing professional education events
- Quality of the presenters – actual authors of the cutting edge science match with master clinicians who were also authors of the recent clinical practice guidelines
- Small group – hands-on sessions – an opportunity to interact in a face to face manner with the presenters
- Leading-edge content – integrating science into practice with a focus on inter-regional relations
- There are two unique practice areas of physical therapists.
- One is making clinical decisions on and providing interventions for our clients based upon movement/pain relations
- The other is making clinical decisions and providing interventions for our clients based upon inter-regional relationships
- We need to own these areas.
- This the presentations and discussions in this meeting are focused on making this improving the ability of the participants in these two areas of practice for the Head, Neck, Thorax, and Shoulder regions.
Clinical success in physical therapy for our clients with common musculoskeletal disorders is highly related to correctly determining the physical impairments most related to the clients reported concern or limitation
- Then, determine the intervention and the dosage of that intervention is critical to be therapeutic
- Make incorrect decisions or poor treatment implementation results increased likelihood of chronic disablement in our clients. The stakes are high. The responsibility is high.