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3rd Annual AHU Physical Therapy Research Presentation

Registration Fee: FREE! Hours: 2.50 April 19, 2023
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April 19, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Platform: TEAMS
J. Liphart PT, DHSc, NCS; B. Young PT, DPT, PCS; E. Clark PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, RYT 200; L. Podschun PT, DPT, PhD, COMT; J. Emde PT, DPT, CSCS; L. Lopez PT, DPT, CCS; M. Samsam MD, PhD
Cheryl Foca
3030 Potomac Avenue
Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
Continuing Education Hours: 2.5, Category: General, Expires: 12/31/2023 CE Credits: 2.5, Category: General, Expires: 12/31/2023

Graduating students and faculty will co-present faculty-driven research, via virtual platform, to promote scholarly inquiry, professional discovery, and networking. The intended audience are practicing PT clinicians that seek to infuse their practice with research, and may want to generate future scholarly agendas in collaboration with AHU DPT students and faculty.

Upon completion of this research event, attendees will:

  1. Embrace the importance of evidence informed practice.
  2. Successfully network with AHU DPT faculty and future graduates in a professional forum.
  3. Benefit from evidence to inform practice and/or future scholarly agendas.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Community CI's and Clinical Partners

Influence of Non-Cognitive Traits on Success in AdventHealth Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program

Presenters: Jodi Liphart PT, DHSc, NCS, William Young PT, DPT, PCS, Berkeley Currier-SPT, Kara Schmoyer-SPT, Kyle Jones-SPT

This project was performed to determine if non-cognitive factors (such as personality, grit or anxiety) play a role in the success of students in AHU’s DPT program as measured by GPA. Results from the study may provide guidance on measures used in future admission processes. 

Leadership Development in DPT and MOT Graduates at AHU: Focus Groups

Presenters: Elizabeth Clark PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, RYT 200, Christine Moghimi ScD, MAS, OTR, Janelle Ealdama-SPT, Bojana Penjevic-SPT, Michael Scheraldi-SPT, Steven Vidal-SPT

This project is a follow up to a multi methods study that looked at the prevalence of leadership in Graduate Curriculum at AHU, and how students in DPT and MOT perceived their leadership growth via the SALI.  This study utilized focus groups to try to further understand what parts of the curriculum most influenced leadership knowledge and skill development in graduates to inform our understanding, as well as the potential for future faculty and curriculum design.

Is the Use of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Safe and Effective for Muscle Hypertrophy in Patients with Cardiac Disease? A Scoping Review

Presenters: Laura Lopez, PT, DPT, CCS, Kelsie Grady-SPT, Meraiah Hill-SPT, Kyle Taylor-SPT

Cardiovascular disease remains one of the top killers in the US. Patients suffering from these conditions also suffer from skeletal muscle weakness and dysfunction. This dysfunction can be improved through structured exercise however these patients also have a decreased exercise capacity making it difficult to work at the necessary workload to make significant improvements. Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR) allows for resistance training at lower workloads and has been shown to produce gains in strength. This review seeks to synthesize the evidence surrounding the safety and efficacy of BFR for patients with cardiovascular disease. 

The Use of Standardized Tools to Develop Clinical Reasoning in Physical TherapyvStudents: A Scoping Review

Presenters: Laura Lopez, PT, DPT, CCS, Bradley Gabriel-SPT, Logan Keedy-SPT, Mark Wimberley-SPT

This project describes the evidence related to the use of published tool in the teaching of clinical reasoning in DPT curriculum. Clinical reasoning is the corner stone of physical therapy practice however it remains a concept which is difficulty to teach in preparation for clinical education. Tools such as the Physical Therapy Clinical Reasoning and Reflection Tool (PT-CRT), the Systematic Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy (SCRIPT), and the Hypothesis Oriented Algorithm for Clinicians II (HOAC II) have been developed to assist in the development of clinical reasoning in clinical settings. This scooping review investigates their use in the classroom settings.

Physical Therapy Techniques in the Treatment of Primary Headaches: A Literature Review

Presenters: Mohtashem Samsam MD, PhD, Alexandra Disque-SPT, Jasmin Click-SPT, Elizabeth De La Cruz Lopez-SPT, Alexa Lopez-SPT

The primary headaches including migraine, tension, and cluster headaches are common neurological disorders which cause pain and disability to the patients.  Despite various medications for treatment of headaches, the pain is not relieved in many patients, or some may have contraindications due to pre-existing problems such as cardiovascular disorders. Some patients even discontinue medications due to lack of efficacy or the side effects. Therefore, the non-pharmacological treatment of headache including electrical stimulation of various nerves might be beneficial in many patients.  The primary goal of the study was to find evidence-based physical therapy research and techniques used to relief pain in primary headaches.

Prevalence of Imposter Phenomenon in Healthcare Students

Presenters: Jeff Emde PT, DPT, CSCS, Tyler Jones-SPT, Natalia Reyes-SPT, Cavy Joseph-SPT

Impostor Phenomenon (IP) has been described by Dr. Pauline Clance as a “psychological experience of intellectual and professional fraudulence.” Given the profound impact of burnout in medicine and recent literature showing a high prevalence of IP in the healthcare field, understanding IP within the context of the healthcare field is critical. The primary purpose of this study is to describe the relationship of IP and students in the healthcare field.

Retraining and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review

Presenters: Laura Podschun PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CMT, Danielle Palmer-SPT, Will Townsend-SPT

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a commonly reported running-related injury, with an incidence rate of nearly 16% of all running-related injuries.  Gait retraining is one of the recommended intervention strategies to address PFPS, but specific retraining approaches and dosage have not been defined.  Thus, the aim of this study was to systematically review current literature to address whether gait retraining with various forms of feedback improve pain and function for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and which types of feedback might be most useful?  

Continuing Education Credit:

Licensed PT attendees that wish to be awarded CE MUST provide license number upon registration, and MUST complete port test upon completion of the event. CE will only be awarded to those registrants that attend for the entire presentation time, AND complete the post test.

Continuing Education

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this activity, the participant must:

  • Sign-in prior to the start time and attend the full activity session.

  • Pass the online test if applicable.

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation.

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.

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