CSM 2012 Daily News - Highlights - (Page 1)
AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
2 • Leading Chaos 4 • Home Health 6 • Recertification 7 • Pediatrics 8 • PT 2012 in Tampa
Linda Crane Lecturer Addresses Professionalism and Core Values
Have you optimized your chance encounters in life? Have you optimized your rofessionalism as chance encounters in physiexemplified by Linda cal therapy?” Crane often is ampliThe second major area of fied by chance encounters. Cahalin’s address expanded For that reason, all physion the definition of profescal therapists (PTs) should sional behavior. He cited the optimize those chance endefinition of professional counters. That was 1 of behaviors in physical therthe messages presented apy as defined by May et al: by Lawrence Cahalin, PT, “The actions and skills that PhD, CCS, in the Linda reflect the attitudes, beliefs, Crane Lecture, “Profesand values identified by the sionalism and Core Values profession and required for in Physical Therapy,” presuccess in the profession.” sented February 9 at CSM Cahalin then linked that 2012 in Chicago. definition to APTA’s Vision He gave as 1 example 2020: “By 2020, physical of a chance encounter his Lawrence Cahalin, PT, PhD, CCS therapy will be provided own experience as a college freshman unsure if a business degree was by physical therapists who are doctors of physihis true calling. At the university’s career center cal therapy, recognized by consumers and other he opened a career book … to a page describing health care professionals as the practitioners of physical therapy. Other chance encounters dealt choice to whom consumers have the direct access with his selection of a physical therapy school and for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations, and his choice of employer. Cahalin said, “Your ‘chance encounters’ are likely numerous, especially in physical therapy. ›› see page 3 By Don Tepper
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New Communication Technologies Offer Educational Opportunities, Challenges
By Don Tepper ew communication technologies offer myriad benefits for teaching and mentoring, but both educators and students need to adapt to benefit from those technologies. That was among the themes in the Pauline Cerasoli Lecture, “Googling, Texting, and Browsing, Oh My! Mentoring and Teaching in an Electronic Age,” presented by Christine Baker, PT, EdD, February 10. In addition to presenting a view of the population using the more familiar descriptions (Baby ›› see page 2 Christine Baker, PT, EdD
Michels Forum Explores Fusion of Regenerative Medicine, Rehabilitation
By Lois Douthitt he development of innovative regenerative medicine technologies holds the promise of offering patients treatment alternatives once never thought possible. As these technologies are increasingly translated to the clinic, exciting new opportunities for physical therapists to offer unique interventions are becoming realities, for such specialty areas as orthopedics, neurology, cardiovascular and pulmonary, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Unfortunately, noted panelists for CSM’s annual Eugene Michels Research Forum, ›› see page 3
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