This session to be taught by Kimberly Miczak.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.
This session to be taught by Kimberly Miczak.
- CEU DETAILS
TBI results in an abrupt disruption to the functioning of the brain, with the potential to impact any or all of our mental and physical functions. The complex impairments, functional limitations and activity restrictions that the individual experiences can pose considerable challenges for clinicians from the acute through the chronic phases. This 2-day course will provide a framework and utilize video-based cases to provide optimal evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries. Best practices and the integration of existing evidence into clinical reasoning, along with strategies for reflection to drive professional growth, will be emphasized. This will facilitate efficient and effective decision-making by the clinician to optimize outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe TBI.
Following this course, participants will report increased confidence in their ability to:
- Perform a comprehensive examination of an individual with moderate or severe TBI, including assessment of physical, cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial variables.
- Integrate multiple sources of information to anticipate areas of deficits to help guide examination, goal setting and prognosticating
- Develop a patient-centered plan of care that prioritizes addressing impairments linked to activity and participation restrictions, considering co-morbidities, acuity of injury, resources, and personal factors.
- Implement evidence-based and theory-based interventions that will comprehensively address the needs of the individual patient.
- Utilize reflective strategies throughout the clinical reasoning process to foster professional growth and continue to drive one’s own expertise.
Andrew Packel, PT, NCS is a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy. He is currently the Locomotor Coordinator at MossRehab outside of Philadelphia, PA, where he has practiced for over 20 years. He has served in numerous roles there, including Physical Therapy Team Leader on the TBI service and has also contributed to multiple research projects and numerous peer-reviewed publications. He is an active member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT), most recently serving on its Movement System Task Force. He has spoken nationally on multiple topics including management of severe TBI, analysis of walking dysfunction, specification of rehabilitation treatments, and clinical reasoning and expert practice in physical therapy.
Kimberly Miczak, PT, NCS has 16 years of experience working with persons with TBI in various settings including residential, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2002, was board certified in neurologic physical therapy in 2008, and re-certified in 2018. She is employed at MossRehab Hospital where she provides clinical services in an outpatient therapy specialty clinic for individuals with TBI in addition to her role as coordinator of the Neurologic Residency Program. Her areas of clinical interest include movement disorders after acquired brain injury, maladaptive behaviors after acquired brain injury, as well as promotion of health and wellness for survivors of traumatic brain injury. She has spoken to a variety of audiences, including at national and regional conferences, on topics related to traumatic brain injury, including the use of exercise to address cognitive and behavioral dysfunction, and the implications of cognitive dysfunction to physical therapy assessment, intervention, and outcomes.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi Street,
Mission Hills, CA 91384
Hampton Inn - Santa Clarita
25259 The Old Road
Newhall, CA 91381
The 2-day live course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (14 CEUs)
ERI is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours for Intermediate Level Occupational therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA
NBCOT professional development provider - 14 PDUs
12 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification