FPTA CE Summer Event - Marathon, FL
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The FPTA CE Summer Event in Marathon, FL is an all day event that offers 8 CEH's!

 Export to Your Calendar 8/24/2019
When: 8/24/19
Starts at 8:00am
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Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawks Cay Resort
Marathon, Florida  33050
United States
Contact: Annmarie Salvagni
(850) 222-1243

Online registration is available until: 8/24/2019
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

08:00am - 10:00am     Pharmacology

10:00am - 12:00pm    "You Have a Pelvis! You Have a Pelvis!"

12:00pm - 01:00pm     Lunch

01:00pm - 03:00pm     Vital Signs are Vital

03:00pm - 05:00pm     "I’ll Show you Mine if you Show me Yours"         

Hawks Cay Resort

61 Hawks Cay Blvd

Marathon, FL



FPTA Member Price $109

Non-Member Unit Price  $139     



The Ins and Outs of Pharmacology in Physical Therapy Practice

This course will cover review the pharmacotherapeutics of common classes of medications seen in physical therapy practice. Factors affecting pharmacokinetics such as age, gender, body composition, and disease, will be discussed. Administration routes, absorption and distribution, biotransformation and excretion will also be presented. Current trends and factors in pharmacological issues relevant to physical therapy practice including the opioid epidemic will be discussed as well. 


Presented by Jaime Dyson PT, DPT and Kathy Swanick, PT, DPT

Vital Signs are Vital

Physical therapists and therapist assistants (PT/PTA) are expected to integrate multiple elements from to make decisions regarding best clinical practice. While vital signs are consistently documented; therapists often express frustration and difficulty with determining whether a patient is appropriate for skilled treatment. The core competencies of the APTA outline the necessity for every PT/PTA to demonstrate proficiency with monitoring vital signs and integrating them into their clinical decision making. Expectations are that each therapist will integrate relevant information to anticipate medical conditions which may affect safe intervention. As early mobilization becomes a reality in all patient populations, PT/PTA need to recognize clinical implications and how to modify the treatment plan accordingly. Through lecture, attendees will recognize the importance of monitoring both invasive and non-invasive vital signs and their implications to promote safe and effective care and improve human movement.


Presented by Kathy Swanick, PT, DPT and Jaime Dyson PT, DPT

 "You Have a Pelvis! You Have a Pelvis! You Have a Pelvis!"

Pelvic health issues are common, under reported, and under addressed in physical therapist practice. This course will provide the non-pelvic health provider with information to screen for pelvic health conditions as part of physical therapist practice, including appropriate referral sources. Additionally, participants will learn effective, conservative interventions to help address urinary urgency and incontinence, including pelvic floor muscle training and dietary and behavioral modifications.


Presented by Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD

 "I'll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours"

Understanding expectations for treatment from the perspectives of both client and provider is an essential aspect of maximizing outcomes across all aspects of performance. We will discuss how we can harness these expectations in the context of rehabilitation


Presented by Mark Bishop, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Parking Instructions

Parking information to come.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received no later than August 19th, 2019. After this date, no refunds for cancelled registrations or no shows will be given. Cancellations must be received via email and sent to info@fpta.org.

800 N Calhoun St #1A
Tallahassee, FL 32303
PH: 850.222.1243
FAX: 850.224.5281
Email: info@fpta.org
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