Physical Therapy Role in Chronic Disease Management


From APTA:

The major chronic diseases of our time have direct links to movement and physical activity—which means that physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have an important opportunity to make an impact on what are literally matters of life or death.

During the recent APTA NEXT conference, some of physical therapy’s top experts on the profession’s role in chronic disease shared an overview of a few of the world’s most pressing health issues—rheumatoid arthritis (RA), cancer survivorship, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD)—and how PTs and PTAs can be life-changers.

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Keep up to date with these continuing education courses that focus on Chronic Disease Management:

Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation and Its Role in Cancer Survivorship 
Lisa VanHoose
July 24-25, 2015 – Olney, MD
September 26-27, 2015 – Rockford, IL
October 23-24, 2015 – Englewood, NJ
November 21-22, 2015 – Kissimmee, FL

Improving Outcomes for the Medically Complex Patient: Acute Care, Home, Rehab, SNF, OPD
Suzanne Clark
October 17-18, 2015 – Hollywood, FL

Best Practices in Home Health Care
Suzanne Clark
September 19-20, 2015 – Scottsdale, AZ
November 14-15, 2015 – Fairfax, VA

Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes. If You Can’t Breathe Nothing Else Matters
Donna Frownfelter
August 7-8, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN
October 3-4, 2015 – New Brunswick, NJ

Treating the Cardiac Patient: Reaching Full Potential Safely 
Donna Frownfelter
November 7-8, 2015 – Denver, CO

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