APTA Utah 47th Annual Fall Conference
October 28-29, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
12 CEU Hours + 1 Ethics
Dates: October 28-29, 2022
Times: Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Ethics Presentation will be Saturday 7:00 - 8:00 AM.
Location: Sheraton SLC
*Registration prices for in person and virtual are the same*
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*Pediatric track is only offered in person.*
Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC, LAT, CSCS
"Upper & Lower Extremity Update"
Highlights on Performance Enhancement
As the director of sports medicine, I’m constantly searching for ways to elevate our approach to care. Top sports medicine programs do three things better than others – education, research and clinical practice. I’m passionate about working on these initiatives.
Dan Lorenz isn’t only the Director of Sports Medicine at LMH Health OrthoKansas, he’s the only fellowship-trained physical therapist in sports physical therapy in Lawrence and the Kansas City metro.
Previously the owner and Director of Physical Therapy for Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) in Overland Park, Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and a master’s in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida.
He also has a wealth of experience in the professional sports world. Dan worked as an athletic training intern for the Chicago White Sox; an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist for the Kansas City Chiefs; and has served as a rehabilitation consultant for many local sports teams including Sporting Kansas City, Kansas City Chiefs and Mavericks, as well as local colleges including Mid-America Nazarene University and University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was also recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as the 2018 Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Professional of the Year.
The Lower Extremity Update is a one-day course the covers that major lower extremity orthopedic and sports conditions including but not limited to: tendinopathies, ankle/foot pathologies, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ACL reconstructions, meniscus tears/repairs, and hip labral repairs/FAI. The attendee will get the best available research to inform their practice as well as sound exercise progressions. This course is best for the clinician that wants a crash course in upper extremity pathologies and rehabilitation. For some clinicians, this may be a review of key concepts and evaluation principles, others may find the information more current. Either way, attendees will leave this course confident in their ability to tackle lower extremity pathologies on Monday in the clinic/training room/rehabilitation setting.
The Upper Extremity Update course is a one-day course that covers all the major upper extremity orthopedic and sports injuries, including but not limited to: tendinopathies, rotator cuff tears/repairs, SLAP tears/repairs, labral tears/repairs, shoulder instabilities, UCL reconstructions, and total shoulder/reverse total shoulder replacement. The attendee will get the best available research to inform their practice as well as sound exercise progressions. This course is best for the clinician that wants a crash course in upper extremity pathologies and rehabilitation. For some clinicians, this may be a review of key concepts and evaluation principles, others may find the information more current. Either way, attendees will leave this course confident in their ability to tackle upper extremity pathologies on Monday in the clinic/training room/rehabilitation setting. ., the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland and at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ryan Knight, PT, DPT & Heather Hayes, DPT, PhD
"Moving Forward, Using Evidence to Elevate Your Practice,
Patient Outcomes, and the Profession."
Ryan Knight, PT, DPT, graduated from Creighton in 2008, is currently a clinician therapist at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha NE. Ryan also serves as the Stroke Program Leader at the Madonna Omaha campus. Professional responsibilities include clinical practice, program development, quality control and improvement, mentorship/teaching, maintaining CARF accreditation standards, implementing evidence-based practices as recommended by national professional organizations. Ryan has worked in nearly all settings of care, though over the last 6 years has found a passion for the inpatient neuro-rehab setting. Ryan has been working both formally and informally with research groups to implement relevant knowledge and tools within his organization to improve the value of service being provided and improve the patient experience and outcomes as a result. Ryan is co-chair of the ANPT‘s ’Moving Forward Knowledge Translation Task Force‘. This group is also in charge of the ANPT‘s national campaign known as ’Evidence Elevates‘. Ryan has presented several internal CEU courses at Madonna Rehab Hospital and recently on a national stage at CSM in 2022; Rethinking the Tools in the Toolbox? Evidence-Based Strategies to Move Forward in Neurological Rehabilitation.
Heather Hayes, DPT, PhD, NCS, CSRS, CEEAA is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. She received her DPT from Northern Arizona University and her PhD in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis on motor learning from the University of Utah. She has 17 years of clinical experience focused on Neurologic Rehabilitation in the outpatient setting. She is passionate about the care that stroke survivors receive and seeks to provide opportunities beyond traditional rehabilitation. She has focused on applying current evidence into practice, which she has achieved by creating wellness programs and a 2-week intensive camp program for stroke survivors. Her current research is focused on discharge placement after an acute stroke, cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation, and long-term outcomes of patients post-stroke. She has been the chair of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT), Stroke Special Interest Group for the past 6 years and now serves as a member of the ANPT Moving Forward, Knowledge Translation Task Force.
"Move to Participate: Evidence Update for Children Across the Lifespan"
Ginny Paleg is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. For the past 17 years, she has worked with children aged 0-3 years in homes and childcare. Ginny earned her master‘s degree in physical therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland
Baltimore. Ginny specializes in posture and mobility assessment and
interventions for children at GMFCS Levels IV and V. She is certified in Prechtl General Movement Assessment (GMA) and the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam (HINE) and trained in Routines Based Interventions
(McMaster) and coaching (Sheldon and Rush). She has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles on standers, supported stepping devices, and power mobility. She is the lead author for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Hypotonia Care Pathway and the Chair of the AACPDM Communications Committee. She served on the Scientific Committees for the AACPDM and EACD in 2022.
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46th Annual Fall Conference Highlights
Local and National Exhibitors
APTA Utah Business Meeting Luncheon Friday
Research Presentations on Saturday