Skyes Notes:

Download the APP– rooms change, announcements, drag and drop scheduling

Tues and Wed = Pre-conference course. For some, you can still register on site

POSTERS- run in groups by section Thurs/Fri/ Sat and they can be found in the rear of the Exhibit Hall 1-3 PM

PLATFORMS- 2 hrs by section, hear the latest in research typically between 20-30 long

No programming between10 and 11 and  1-3

Text Step4Kids to 27126 to download the MoveSpring app or visit their webpage and sign up for an account using organization code Step4Kids! The challenge will start at 12:01 am Thursday morning, February 22 and runs through midnight, Saturday, February 24. Walk 30,000 steps over the 3 days of the conference and help reach our goal of 100 million steps! If we can make the goal, APTA will donate $10,000 to Shoes4Kids! Visit sponsor Cora Physical Therapy at booth #1255 to pick up your T-shirt and participation sticker and to enter prize drawings. Check the leaderboard on our digital signs for the up-to-date step totals!

Wed- Specialist recognition ceremony 8 pm – 9:30 followed by reception in Hall A


Exhibit Hall 9:30-4; some unopposed hours 9:30-3 pm on Sat

In all AM’s different networking coffees anywhere from 6:30-8 AM

8:00-10 AM The Anne Shumway-Cook Lectureship is designed to acknowledge and honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the area of neurologic physical therapy research and practice.  Stuart Binder-Macleod, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, whose lecture will describe the evolution of his research career from conducting single motor recording using animal models to conduction a random trial to determine the effectiveness a novel intervention to improved walking function in individuals post-stroke.

11-1 Sessions with the journal editors- explaining the peer review and submission process

11-1   Section on health policy and administration

Jennifer Audette, PT, PhD
  Cheryl Footer, PT, PhD
  April Gamble, DPT, PT
  Susan Klappa, PT, Ph.D. TED-style Catalyst Talks provoke and challenge us to consider how our attitudes and actions impact the health of individuals and communities around the world, whether these communities are close to or far from our homes.

11-1 and 3-5 co-sections: Neuro and Pediatrics  Harnessed life- Body-Weight Support Systems in the Real World, part 1 and part 2

Kendra Gagnon, PT, PhD
  James (Cole) Galloway, PhD
  Andrina Sabet, PT, ATP
  Jennifer Tucker, PT, DPT, PCS

11-1 Co-sections: Ortho and Research  The Chronic Pain Epidemic: National Research, Education, and Practice Initiatives (PMSIG Programming)

Kara Gainer
  Linda Porter, PT, PhD
  Kathleen A. Sluka, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA
  David Thomas, PhD

3-5 pm The Linda Crane Lecture 2018: Synthesis: Causal Models, Causal Knowledge

Section: Cardiopulmonary Section  Speaker is Sean Collins

3-5 pm  Co -section (Ortho and Geri)
The Silver Tsunami: Meeting the Growing Rehab Challenges of Older Adults

Kathryn Brewer, DPT, M.Ed., GCS
  Matthew Briggs, PT, DPT, Ph.D., AT, SCS
  Greg Hartley, DPT, GCS
  Becky Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT, GCS
  Jacqueline Osborne, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
  Raine Osborne, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  C. E. Robinson, DPT, GCS
  Kathleen Shirley, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS
  Carol Jo Tichenor, PT, MA, HFAAOMPT, FAPTA

Team Gleason Event!

Alumni Happy hours 6:30-

PT Pub night Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 to 10 p.m. at World of Beer  Rehab Therapists Give Back, donates  $1

APTA Step challenge for Shoes 4 kids: Step to the Beat campaign—join your fellow attendees in a walking challenge. If we can walk 100 million steps over 3 days, APTA will donate $10,000 to Shoes4Kids charity! Step up, step out, and let’s do this together! More details to follow.


6:45 AM

NCS Breakfast: Move Forward and Say Yes: Utilizing Your Strengths to Build a Successful Career

Section: Academy of Neurologic PT

8-10 So you want to present a poster- Academy of acute care

8-10 AM Academy of Acute care: Addressing Compassion Fatigue: An Interdisciplinary ICU Staff Support Group Miriam Gross, PT, DPT, NCS
  Jessica Marshall, MS, LCSW In this session, the speakers will identify key elements of compassion fatigue, how to recognize it in our colleagues and ourselves, and discuss strategies to cope to allow for long productive careers working with patients who are critically ill and their families.

8-10 Health policy and admin- Medicare updates and rules.

11-1 Shoulder Pathomechanics in the Throwing Athlete: Causes, Surgery, Outcomes, and Rehab -Sports Section

James Andrews, MD
  Rafael Escamilla, P.T., Ph.D.
  Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA
  Kyle Yamashiro, DPT

Council on prevention, health promotion, and wellness meet and greet 1-3 pm

3-5 pm Steven George, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA   Ortho section
Daniel White, PT, ScD, MSc

15 min platforms Spotlight on Research: Let’s Talk About Pain Studies and Clinical Implications

3-5 The Pauline Cerasoli Lecture: Coddiwomple   Educ section

Jody Frost imagines innovative models and new strategies that can better align with the changing demands of practice.

3-5 Health policy and admin

A series of Lamp TED-style talks will provide shared experiences on leadership from Lamp faculty using personal stories that forged unforgettable lessons in leading within and in leading others.



8-10 What every student needs to know about Pain neuroscience education

Co-sponsored Neuro and Educ.

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD
  Emilio “Louie” Puentedura, PT, Ph.D., DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  Stephen Schmidt, OCS, FAAOMPT
  Kory Zimney, PT, DPT

Megan brown & me 11- 1

Beyond FITT-ness: Changing How We Teach Therapeutic Exercise in a DPT Curriculum

Jimmy’s Notes:

Team Gleason :

Thursday 2/22
6:30 pm – 11pm
Fulton Alley
600 Fulton Street New Orleans


PROMO CODE for $30 off! : “PT Pintcast”

Here’s the link:

The tickets are $99 with promo code: PT PINTCAST

Now I know $99 might seem like a lot for anyone, especially students but it’s a 100% all-inclusive party with your ticket!

You get:

  • All you can eat (which includes a crawfish boil! I have no idea what that is but I can’t wait for my first one here!) and the food is from 5 different NOLA restaurants.
  • All drinks included (Titos vodka is a sponsor)
  • All entertainment (DJs/ Bands)
  • Block Party (We got the city of NOLA to close the street in front of the venue!)
  • NFL Players! (So far 3 New Orleans Saints NFL Players are coming! OT Zach Streif… and we’ve YET to announce the next 2!)
  • Silent Auction for NFL memorabilia
  • We got Steve’s power wheelchair company to give us 2 x $30,000 chairs that use EYE GAZE technology (so you can drive like Steve and other ALS patients) and we’re setting up an OBSTACLE course that YOU get to pilot the chairs through and we time you!
  • And, most importantly if you come you can meet Steve and know that the $$$ Raised (close to $30,000 already JUST from sponsors donations to make the party happen) goes to Steve’s Organization #TeamGleason

The event is walking distance from the conference here’s a map.

Jimmy’s Sessions to see:

Neuromuscular Training After ACLR to Decrease ACL Reinjuries and Risk in Young Female Athletes

Section: Sports PT Section

Session Code: SP-2C-7111

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: The Great Hall A

Speaker(s):  James Andrews, MD

 Rafael Escamilla, P.T., Ph.D.

 Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA

 Kyle Yamashiro, DPT

Sports Medicine Secrets: Motor Control Impairments in the Overhead Athlete

Section: Orthopaedics Section

Session Code: OR-1A-6387

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Hilton Riverside

Room: Grand Salon A

Speaker(s):  Stephania Bell, PT, CSCS, OCS

 Marshall LeMoine, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


 Michael Wong, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Intermediate


In this session, the presenters will describe expert clinical reasoning skills used in professional and collegiate sports rehabilitation to bridge the gap between orthopedic rehabilitation and competition-level performance. With the use of precise movement analysis and manual techniques, orthopedic physical therapy clinicians will augment their orthopedic rehabilitation-to-performance toolbox. Current best evidence suggests that poor motor control or aberrant motions in the upper quarter (including thoracic spine, glenohumeral, and scapulothoracic joints) have critical implications for movement analysis and movement coordination retraining. A systematic and evidence-based examination, beginning with movement analysis, will be explored. The speakers will discuss key evidence-based impairments and their matching interventions. Attendees will learn about the use of high-definition video and apps for movement analysis via case examples from various sports including volleyball, swimming, and other overhead sports. By using an integrated, manual, movement and sports therapy examination approach, the presenters will demonstrate how specific interventions are targeted to the cause and source of extremity problems, thereby achieving competition-level outcomes.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Value movement analysis to appraise movement aberrations in athletes with spinal dysfunction, including the use of widely available mobile applications.

  1. Judge when, how, and why merging orthopedic, manual, and movement science skill sets are essential in managing upper extremity dysfunction in the orthopedic patient.

  1. Evaluate clinical reasoning models to prioritize interventions based on the paradigm used in professional, collegiate, and high school sports rehabilitation.

  1. Assess and compare how activity limitation and impairment-focused orthopedic rehabilitation can optimize orthopedic clinical practice in managing the injured upper extremity athlete.

Beyond FITT-ness: Changing How We Teach Therapeutic Exercise in a DPT Curriculum

Section: Education Section

Session Code: ED-3B-4277

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: 211

Speaker(s):  Megan Brown, DPT

 Skye Donovan, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Basic


In 2015 the American College of Sports Medicine recommended that physical activity be considered a vital sign that should be assessed at every visit with a healthcare professional; a call to action perfectly suited for physical therapists. According to a study published in 2017, only 34% of patients state they have received physical activity counseling from a physician. Therapeutic exercise is among 9 interventions that CAPTE criteria require DPT programs to cover. CAPTE also mandates health promotion and wellness to be part of DPT education. Although considered a cornerstone of our profession, therapeutic exercise and fitness assessment often are cited by students and graduates as weaknesses of the curriculum. Upon curriculum review at their university, the presenters of this session noted that new graduates cited decreased confidence in tailoring exercise to special populations and patients of varying ability levels. This led to a significant change in the therapeutic exercise course. This session will engage educators both in the clinic and in the classroom and will include strategies for implementing relevant activities to enhance therapeutic exercise instruction.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles of exercise physiology in physical therapy education and practice.

  1. Defend the importance of exercise in the prevention of disease and promotion of wellness across the lifespan.

  1. Evaluate a new approach to exercise prescription instruction in a DPT curriculum that focuses on providing patient-centered exercise prescription and progression using cases, laboratory, and hands-on participation and in-context instruction.

  1. Implement curricular changes regarding physical activity and exercise prescription.

Women’s Health in a DPT Curriculum: Integration Without Adding to Academic Bloat

Section: Section on Women’s Health

Session Code: WH-3C-4010

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: 213

Speaker(s):  Skye Donovan, PT, Ph.D., OCS

 Carrie Pagliano, DPT, OCS, WCS, MTC

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Basic


Professional education programs are faced with the constant challenge of meeting the demands of advancing evidence, innovative practice, and entry-level practice standards. Curricula may be suffering from “academic bloat,”

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the need to incorporate women’s health content consistently throughout all DPT curriculum.

  1. Recognize barriers to integration of women’s health content into academic curricula.

  1. Describe examples of effective content integration across multiple courses in DPT curriculum.

  1. Recommend strategies for practical incorporation of women’s health content in a variety of curricular structures.

Toward “Transforming Society”: The Role of Physical Therapy in Population Health

Section: Section on Health Policy & Administration

Co-Section: Section on Research

Session Code: HP-1A-6090

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: 238

Speaker(s):  Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

 Mike Eisenhart, PT

 Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Intermediate


Medical expenditures in the United States surpass $3 trillion annually, far exceeding other industrialized countries, while many important health indicators lag far behind.

  1. Compare and contrast primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies.

  1. Discuss the current literature related to the effectiveness of risk factor management.

  1. Differentiate between population health promotion and individualized lifestyle modifications in physical therapy.

  1. Apply a roadmap of development for the physical therapy profession in population health as it relates to one’s clinical practice.

The Duplicity of Opioids for Treatment of Chronic Pain

Section: Orthopaedics Section

Session Code: OR-3A-4977

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Hilton Riverside

Room: Grand Salon A


 Chad Cook, PhD, PT, MBA

 Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA

 Daniel Rhon, PT, DSc

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Intermediate


Opioid therapy is a controversial and frequently prescribed pharmacological treatment approach for chronic pain, despite the fact that opioid management strategies for chronic musculoskeletal pain are poorly defined, have yielded poor outcomes, and may be responsible for increased costs and complications.

  1. Actively discuss the neurophysiological mechanisms (both beneficial and prohibitive) associated with short-term and long-term opioid use.

  1. Synthesize the health-related risks, behaviors, and downstream costs associated with licit opioid use by individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

  1. Compare and contrast the underlying mechanisms (eg, physician prescriptions, patient pain tolerance, patient expectations) for licit opioid prescription patterns in the United States.

  1. Critically evaluate the most effective physical therapist intervention strategies that are designed to meet the CDC’s strategy for alternative pain management.

Technology for the Running Clinician

Section: Sports PT Section

Session Code: SP-2C-6305

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: 217

Speaker(s):  Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD

 Blaise Williams

 Richard Willy, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Intermediate


Gait analysis technology is evolving rapidly. However, the market is driving the buzz around these devices, leaving clinicians in the void with respect to efficacy and use of these devices. There is a big disconnect between technology’s ability to accurately obtain information and how a clinician can use this information to improve the care of the runner. On one end we have patients bringing in running data from their consumer devices, and on the other clinicians are scrambling to identify what type of equipment may improve their practice.

  1. Identify the types of running technology available and the significance of the data provided.

  1. Describe key running mechanics parameters that influence mechanical loading and the type of data they correlate with.

  1. Develop techniques to modify running mechanics to reduce tissue loading.

Can Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Improve Cardiovascular Changes?

Section: Federal PT Section

Co-Section: Sports PT Section

Session Code: FD-1C-6947

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: 225

Speaker(s):  Lawrence Cahalin, Ph.D., PT, CCS

 Johnny Owens, MPT

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Advanced


Secondary detrimental physical health effects after amputation range from atrophy and reduced strength in the residual limb to elevated cardiovascular risk factors. Young service members with osteoarthritis are at increased risk of cardiovascular comorbidities, including hypertension. Many factors have been proposed to explain the ensuing secondary health effects in these populations, including an increased sedentary lifestyle, physical barriers to activity, socioeconomic and psychosomatic conditions, altered fluid flow dynamics, and reduced insulin sensitivity.

  1. Examine the effects of BFR exercise on cardiovascular function and autonomic nervous system activity and its potential to significantly lower SBP and DBP and improved autonomic nervous system activity.

  1. Analyze the role exercise load and intensity have in the cardiovascular system and hemodynamics, especially in compromised individuals such as amputees, limb salvage, and aging veterans.

  1. Discuss the ability to personalize vascular occlusion through blood flow restriction exercises to induce a positive vascular and cardiac response.

WHO’s Rehab 2030: Crossroads of Global Health, Disability, and Rehabilitation

Section: Section on Health Policy & Administration

Session Code: HP-2A-8847

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room: 235

Speaker(s):  Michel Landry, BScPT, PhD

 Sudha Raman, BScPT, PhD

 Emma Stokes, MSc (Mgmt), PhD, MISCP

Session Type: Educational Sessions

Session Level: Intermediate


In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first ever World Report on Disability (WRD). The WRD estimated that 15% of the global population, or close to 1 billion people, live with a disability. Nearly 80% of people with disabilities live in middle- or low-income countries where access to social, health and rehabilitation infrastructure is often inadequate. At the same time, the extent to which rehabilitation professionals and global health practitioners have become involved in bridging the gap between supply and demand related to disability has grown extensively over the past 20 years, often with varying outcomes. The speakers will address the pressing problems of increasing global prevalence of disability and ways to effectively bridge the supply and demand gap for rehabilitation services.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the evolving relationships between global health, disability, and rehabilitation.

  1. Generate opinions related to the external and internal factors that are driving the prevalence of global functional limitations and disability.

  1. Illustrate with examples the extent to which sustainable rehabilitation strategies (including, but not limited to, community-based rehabilitation) can mediate the effects of disability.

  1. Apply the concepts that emerged from Rehab 2030 in their own sphere of local, regional, national, and global context.