Rehab Symposium

Rehab Symposium
Please join us for the first ever Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council Rehab Symposium, a virtual event.

The Rehab Symposium offers education and information that is vital to physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, nurses and administrators. Since the event is virtual, clinicians can join from far and wide!

Schedule at a Glance:

8:30 AM: Welcome

8:45 AM: Frankie, Beatles, Elton and Queen: Triggering Memories, Motivation and Movement in the Older Adult
 - Chris Childers, PT, BSc (Hons), MS, Ph.D., Associate Professor/ Associate Program Director, Flex DPT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos California.

So, you have a difficult client? Maybe there are cognitive challenges, maybe they are just grumpy, but as movement specialists Physical Therapists have to get them moving. Research is increasingly showing the strong links between sedentary behavior and mortality and frailty. Itis critical that we encourage the older adult to consider the latest physical activity guidelines of "some is better than none" - but how do we achieve this? Tapping into different behavior change theories and analyzing the different cohorts, this highly interactive session (be ready to jitter bug and rock and roll) looks at appropriate clinical interventions to motivate our older adults. This session will examine and demonstrate how Physical therapists can "hide" PT interventions focused on balance, strengthening, gait and movement, in fun ways that support individualized patient care. Faculty, clinicians, and students will get immediate ideas they can take back to the clinic, the home, or the classroom.
  • Analyze the differences in our current geriatric population, through comparing and contrasting the silent generation with the early Boomers.
  • Discuss the physical activity guidelines for the older adult with emphasis on movement and fall prevention.
  • Analyze the motivation and behavior change theories with respect to encouraging participation.
  • Demonstrate outside the box interventions to address typical geriatric PT issues such as balance, gait, strengthening and cognitive dual tasking.
10:30 AM: Hot Topics 
– Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions
Implementation of PDGM closely followed by the pandemic impacted the delivery of therapy in home health in ways that are still unfolding. This session will focus on the “hot topics” related to regulations, utilization and care planning as they are today and where they are headed in 2022.
  • Examine the impact of PDGM on therapy utilization
  • Explore the impact of the pandemic on therapy care planning
  • Discuss the regulations shaping therapy care in 2021 and 2022.

12:00 PM: Lunch Break

12:30 PM: COVID 19 Long-Haulers: Potential Long-term Physical Problems 
- Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc

Current projections show that up to 10 million US survivors of symptomatic COVID will become long-haulers, potentially showing a myriad of symptoms that persist for weeks and months after recovery.  These patients will likely need PT, OT and/or ST to maximize their recoveries, making it imperative that therapists seek a deeper understanding on how COVID infects the body, what organs may be potentially injured long-term, and how that may translate to physical deficits.  This webinar will focus on symptomatic COVID survivors across the lifespan who are medically stable, but surprisingly not returning quickly to their pre-morbid health status and/or pre-morbid activity levels.  The speaker will present up to minute research on the likely causes of the long-haulers’ conditions, identify the multi-organ involvement that may occur, and present a multi-system approach to identify short-term and potential long-term physical problems.  The speaker will present a contextual model of postural control (soda-pop can model) to assist therapists in analyzing potential problems of long-haulers’ trajectory of recovery such as balance, weakness and fatigue.  A detailed long-hauler case will be presented.  Robust interactive discussions will ensue as all clinicians seek to become more competent in anticipating and treating the needs of COVID long-hauler survivors. 
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
    Present an overview of COVID-19 and up to the minute research on long-haulers to project how the disease might adversely affect physical function in the post-acute phase.
  • Describe the framework of a multi-system differential diagnosis of COVID long-haulers (aka Chronic COVID Syndrome (CCS) or Post Acute Sequalae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC)), to determine possible underlying causes of persistent physical problems.  
  • Suggest early and late rehabilitation ideas looking at multi-system reactions to the virus: cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, internal organs.
  • Suggest intervention strategies to improve breathing and postural control efficiency for COVID survivors who have residual pulmonary problems and fatigue.  
3:15 PM: Time to HIIT It in Home Health! Aerobic Assessment and Exercise Prescription in Older Adults
 - Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS, Kelly Lindenberg, PT, MSPT, PhD, CSCS, James Eng, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, Jason Woollard, PT, MPT, PhD, Chatham University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is the one thing that physical therapists will likely agree is limited in the home health setting. Having adequate time to prescribe and implement a moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) program in the home health patient is a challenge. Furthermore, few physical therapists have the time to locate, read and implement the new research available for high intensity interval training (HIIT) in the older adult. This session will discuss methods of assessment to appropriately quantify baseline aerobic capacity, tools and technology that are available to ensure close monitoring of patient response to exercise, and exercise prescription and implementation of a properly dosed HIIT program to promote cardiovascular adaptation. Using videos, presenters will demonstrate practical assessment and intervention strategies for endurance training.
  • Evaluate the aerobic capacity of patients seen in the home utilizing standardized tests and functional assessment measures.
  • Interpret data gathered from aerobic capacity testing to better understand an individual baseline cardiovascular status.
  • Monitor the cardiovascular and pulmonary response using standard methods and new portable technologies.
  • Establish an appropriately dosed high intensity interval training plan that promotes cardiovascular and pulmonary adaptation.
4:45 PM: Closing

Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Registration Information

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2021

Member: $99
Non-Member: $179

Group Rate*
*Register 4 employees at regular rate, get the 5th registrant free - Call IHHC office to register - 217-753-4422

Registration Cancellations
Cancellations must be made in writing by August 12, 2021 for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after August 12, 2021 or for no-shows.  Substitutions are permitted.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credits are available through IDFPR ( Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) for the following professions: Registered Nurses, Licensed Social Workers/Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech- Language Pathologists/Audiologists, Nursing Home Administrators and Psychologists. Universal credits are available through Oakton Community College/Alliance for Lifelong Learning/Continuing Education for Health Professionals.

Discipline  August 26
 Universal 6.5
 SW 6.5
 Psychologist 6.5
 RN 6.5
 PT 8.0
 PTA 8.0 
 OT 8.0
 OTA 8.0 
 SLP 6.5
 NHA 6.5
 RT 8.0

Sponsor Prospectus

Sponsor Prospectus includes sponsorship and advertising opportunities allowing your company the chance to gain exposure to attendees and decision makers. Sponsorship includes Rehab Symposium registration. Contact Jeannine Harlow to learn about sponsor opportunities.
8/26/2021 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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