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!

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

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

08:00am - 10:00am     Pharmacology

10:00am - 12:00pm    Integrating Cardiopulm into Physical Therapy Practice

12:00pm - 01:00pm     Lunch

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

03:00pm - 05:00pm     Use of Ultasound Imaging in Physical Therapy          

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

 Integrating Cardiopulm into Physical Therapy Practice  

The cardio-pulmonary system is often discussed in daily interactions but do you truly understand how to integrate this system into your patient's plan of care? Life is all about ventilation and perfusion (V/Q). Without stability of this system we are not able to move forward and progress our patients to meet their therapy goals. Pathologies of the cardiopulmonary system can be either a primary diagnosis or a comorbidity for which we need to alter the assessment and plan of care to. This course will help you to understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the cardio-pulmonary systems. You will practice ongoing assessment including accessory muscle use, breathing pattern, pulmonary function and arterial blood gas results. The course objectives will be met through the use of lecture, radiographs and case studies. You will come away from this course with valuable tools to better work with all of your patients.

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

 Use of Ultrasound Imaging in Physical Therapy

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the application of ultrasound imaging in the field of Physical Therapy. The use of ultrasound will be explored in two major areas: examination of injury or disease for diagnostic purposes, and Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI). Applications of RUSI include evaluation of muscular structure and behavior, and the use of USI as a biofeedback mechanism. .
The course will include systematic examination of the shoulder, wrist, spine, knee and ankle using ultrasound imaging. Course participants will have the opportunity to practice with the ultrasound in a lab setting to identify musculoskeletal structures and discuss common pathologies.
After completion of this course, the participant will gain an understanding of technical aspects of USI; learn basic concepts of interpreting ultrasound images; discuss the application of US in physical therapy practice; discuss the role of USI in physical therapy diagnosis; gain an understanding of applications of RUSI in physical therapy practice


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

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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.

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