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Physical Therapy Today
Transcript of Physical Therapy Today
"Promote the highest quality of life for all children, people with developmental disabilities, and their families."
Orthotics and Prosthetics
What are orthotics?
Device that prevents or assists movement of the
muscles/ joints (2)
What are prosthetics?
Substitutions for missing part of the body (3)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Specialty Settings & PT "Niches"
Veteran's Administration (VA)
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Physical Therapy Today
1 Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins; 1995:1263.
2 Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Second ed. Alexandria, VA: American Physical Therapy Association; 2003:76.
3 Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins; 1995:1442.
Causes for need:
Limb Loss Awareness Month
"Each day, 500 Americans lose a limb"
TAOS Walking System
Cranial remodeling helmets
Cervical & Breast Cancer
Pre & Post-Partum Issues
BC - Egypt, Italy
World War II
Olympic Games Athlete
"to advance excellence in the physical therapist profession in women’s and men’s health globally through innovative education, research, and advocacy"
Women's Health Section Mission
What is Incontinence?
involuntary loss of urine
20 million are affected in U.S.
can lead to isolation, depression, & reduced quality of life
pelvic floor muscle exercises
organized voiding schedules
daily/great consumption of carbonated beverages
Because published reports describing effective physical therapy interventions are scarce, it is unknown whether physical therapy is beneficial to all women with urinary incontinence and coexisting pelvic floor disorders.
What is the Problem?
How Do We Resolve These Issues?
The Problem with Pelvic Girdle Pain
many PTs do not have the knowledge
patients have limited access to trained PTs
recognition of trained PTs is minimal
delay between symptoms and PT referral
research to identify effective treatments
promote Physical therapy to the healthcare world & general population
Dusi, J., France, D., George, S., Phelps, A., & Somers, D. (2012). Assessing Physical Therapy Outcomes for Women With Urinary Incontinence. Journal of Womenʼs Health Physical Therapy, 36(2), 78-89.
Binford, J. (2013). Physical Therapy Management of Outlet Dysfunction Constipation and Pelvic Pain. Journal of Womenʼs Health Physical Therapy, 37(2), 59-69.
(2015, January 1). Retrieved April 12, 2015, from http://www.womenshealthapta.org/about-us/mission-and-vision/
Taumatic Brain Injury
And Many Others
Current Issues Within Pediatrics
Prolonged Physical Therapy
- Mimics Gait
- Neuromuscular Responses
- Social & Psychological
Coordination and Balance Disorders
Advantages of Video Games as Therapy
Ability to Manipulate Treatment
"Pediatric therapy is growing rapidly
with advances in health care
and in the knowledge of
Section on Pediatrics
To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
Credentials & Licensure
Definition: the loss of skeletal muscle mass that is associated with a person's aging.
PTs use ultrasound as a diagnostic tool to determine if the muscle appears normal.
Ratliffe & Sanekane (2009). Equine-assisted therapies: Complementary medicine or not? Australian Journal of Outdoor education, 2009;13(2):33-43
Bender, E. (2012). Should we integrate video games into home-based rehabilitation therapies for cerebral palsy? Future Neurology, 2012(7.5), 515-520
Johnson, LH. (2002). The Challenges of Modern Society. PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy, 2002(11), 42-48
-“Highlights Of The Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through The Veterans Choice Program Interim Final Rule”. 2014. www.apta.org
-Pillen, Sigrid. “Skeletal Muscle Ultrasound” European Journal Translational Myology. 2010. 1 (4) 145-155.
-Harris Love, Michael, PT, MPT, DSc. “Providing a Proactive Model of Sarcopenia Screening in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center Setting. www.apta.org
-Non-VA Medical Care Program – Information for providers. www.va.gov
What is Women's Health Physiotherapy? « Richmond Physiotherapy. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24, 2015, from http://www.richmondphysio.co.uk/what-is-womens-health-physiotherapy
The Evolution of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle. (n.d.). Retrieved April 23, 2015, from http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2009/11/17/the-evolution-of-the-coca-cola-contour-bottle.html
Campanile, C. (2013, September 30). Obesity up 25 percent in NYC. Retrieved April 23, 2015, from http://nypost.com/2013/09/30/obesity-up-25-percent-in-nyc/