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NED Webinar
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Districts

Register today to join the NED for their upcoming poster presentations! Review the poster titles and presenters below.

Poster Titles:

Coronavirus Precautions; Strategies to Keep the Physical Therapist and Facility Safe presented by Plaisir, J., Hall-Bibb, D.

Objective: By the end of the presentation the attendees will be able to:

  1. Summarize strategies that can be implemented to maintain a safe working environment and lowering the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19

Relationship Between Rate of Change in Cognition and Fall-Risk Following Group Exercise in Older Adults
Authors: Carp S. J., Brooks P., Check A., Rush K, Storr K., Stoudt J. // Presenters: Brooks P., Check A., Rush K., Storr K., Stoudt, J.

Objectives:
By the end of the presentation the attendees will be able to:

  1. Articulate the downstream physiological effects of group exercise in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Explain the predictive relationship between change in cognition and change in fall-risk in persons with Alzheimer’s disease who participate in a group exercise program.
  3. Apply the predictive relationship between change in cognition and change in fall-risk in persons with Alzheimer’s disease who participate in a group exercise program to your clinical practice.

Anxiety and Stress in a PTA program: What are the Triggers and Coping Mechanisms? presented by Gina Tarud, DPT // Beverly Labosky, PTA, ACCE // Nicole Paranich, SPTA // Brian Thomas, SPTA

Objectives:
By the end of the presentation the attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the triggers that cause anxiety/stress with the PTA program
  2. Recognize coping strategies students employ to aid in stress reduction.
  3. Draw information from the students for faculty assistance in stress reduction.

Course schedule: Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present their poster including time for questions.

Contact Hour Approval: 1 General Contact Hour

Speaker Bios:
Janice Plaisir, PT, DPT & Dawn Hall-Bibb, PhD, PT

Janice Plaisir, PT, DPT currently works for Lehigh Valley Health Network and is on the medical-surgical service line. She has worked in the states of MD, FL and PA at national and world renowned institutions in acute care, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient and home care settings. She also currently serves on the Nominating Committee of APTA Pennsylvania and on the board of Pinebrook Family Answers.

Dawn Hall-Bibb PhD, PT is currently an Associate Professor at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY teaching in the areas of cultural competence, psychosocial response, professional behaviors, basic exam/skills, biophysical agents, rehab techniques and a service learning clinic. She has also done pro bono mission work in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, South Africa and Kenya. The two, former Temple University graduate school roommates, collaborated in presenting this poster at the 2021 Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA; Dr. Hall-Bibb was amazed that 6 months after the start of the pandemic the PT staff managed to remain COVID-19 negative, despite daily exposure to the novel coronavirus.

Dr Stephen Carp PT, PhD, GCS

Stephen Carp PhD, PT, GCS is currently Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at DeSales University, Center Valley PA. His PhD is in Motor Control and he is also a Geriatric Certified Specialist. He teaches in the areas of Geriatrics, Motor Control, Motor Learning, Clinical Medicine, Professional Development, Management of Physical Therapy Practices, and Research. His areas of research interest include: effectiveness of non-government support of the poor, doctoral program admissions, immigration medicine, and exercise and its relationship to cognition and fall-risk.

He has authored over 15 publications and has published three textbooks with the most recent: Foundations: An Introduction to Physical Therapy, published in January of 2019 by Thieme, Inc. He has served as an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and has developed three continuing education programs for the APTA. Dr. Carp is a Combined Sections Meeting proposal reviewer for the Academy of Physical Therapy Education and Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy. He has presented at numerous national meetings. He was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Educator Award by the Academy of Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association and delivered the 2020 APTA-PA Conference keynote address.

He is a journal reviewer for six journals including the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a grant reviewer for the U.S. Army and the Army Medical Research and Material Command and the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration.

He has a broad community service agenda including co-directing the Norristown Immigration Clinic with Kerstin Palombaro PT, PhD, CAPS of Widener University, the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, and directing the pro bono Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Germantown, PA. For the past seven years he has led a physical therapy student-directed service trip to Guatemala.

Dr. Carp maintains a clinical practice at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He resides in Harleysville Pennsylvania with his wife Diane. He and Diane have four children and two grandchildren.

Beverly Labosky PTA, ACCE

Beverly A Labosky, PTA, BA. is currently working as a PTA in various rehabilitation settings while pursuing her Masters of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. She has over 14 years of teaching experience in PTA education and also served as an ACCE. Bev is currently the APTA Academy of PT Education PTAE SIG Secretary and the APTA Pennsylvania North East District Secretary. She has presented several times at APTA CSM. Poster presentations at both PPTA annual conference 2019 and NED meetings. She has participated in various research studies related to PTA education. She recently presented her experience in a pilot program of teaching and networking communities initiated by the APTA Academy of PT education PTAE SIG.

Gina Tarud, PT, DPT, is an Associate Teaching Professor at The Pennsylvania State University, PTA Program, in Hazleton, PA. She has worked as a full-time instructor for 14 years and continues to work per diem with both the geriatric and pediatric population. Gina has been nominated twice for outstanding teaching awards on her campus and serves in several leadership roles for her campus as well as the university. She is active in the APTA, serving on several committees at the state and national levels. Gina has completed research activities with her colleagues as well as her PTA students in the past and is currently active in this role. She is also working on publication with her colleagues, of a previous CSM presentation, “Transformation of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA): A Survey of Current Practice and Education.” This survey was disseminated to PT/PTA Programs within the United States to gather information on the utilization of the PTA.
Gina resides in Drums, Pa and has one daughter and two crazy puppies.

Beverly A Labosky, PTA, BA. is currently working as a PTA in various rehabilitation settings while pursuing her Masters of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. She has over 14 years of teaching experience in PTA education and also served as an ACCE. Bev is currently the APTA Academy of PT Education PTAE SIG Secretary and the APTA Pennsylvania North East District Secretary. She has presented several times at APTA CSM. Poster presentations at both PPTA annual conference 2019 and NED meetings. She has participated in various research studies related to PTA education. She recently presented on her experience in a pilot program of teaching and networking communities intimidated by the APTA Academy of PT education PTAE SIG.

Nicole Paranich, PTA, recently graduated from Penn State Hazelton’s PTA Program and obtained her PTA license at the beginning of this year. She is expected to graduate this Fall with her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. She plans to continue her education by pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Nicole resides in Mountain Top, Pa and is the oldest of triplets, having a brother and a sister and has two cats.

Brian Thomas, SPTA will receive his associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Penn State Hazleton this August. He also has a BSME (Mechanical Engineering), and hopes to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Brian has over 17 years of professional experiences in the field of mechanical engineering. He assisted in the design of electric scooters and motorized wheelchairs. Brian is married and has two children.

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