The theme of 2016 Massachusetts Physical Therapy Convention is to promote Physical Therapy. It wants to imply that it is a safe substitute for pain relief and management. There are educational presentations which enlighten members to the newest effective techniques in managing pain and disability. It also includes legislative news on the state’s current movement regarding opioids addiction and mental health awareness.
There are four types of presentation which are viable for submission in the Massachusetts Physical Therapy Convention. The first is an educational presentation which enhances the participant’s knowledge in a specific topic using lecture form. The second is a case presentation which can be a real life patient scenario. It provides complex and contextual situation during analysis of a patient. The third option is platform presentation which is an oral presentation of a particular interest topic that is unique and can contribute to physical therapy practice. The last is poster presentation which is a visual report that highlights research projects, patient cases, and PT related projects on a poster board.
What To Learn
The physical therapist attendee learns by following a lecture that demonstrates and utilizes the technique. People also learn skills by imitation of a real-life process while using handheld devices for motor pattern understanding. The convention also discusses the quality of tools for the senior population who have problems with therapy avoidance or overuse.
It is a highly informative convention where it serves as an excellent place to meet knowledgeable physical therapists who are renowned in the field. The event provides the opportunity to increase network, social interaction, and get better education courses for competitive prices. There’s the possibility to acquire a new idea which new physical therapists can use in their clinical practice. Lastly, new graduates can become members of APTA (American Physical Therapists Association) of Massachusetts which can create opportunities for higher education, advocacy, legislative representation, and fellowship towards state-level professionalism.