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SWD Webinar: It’s a WAMI3! Wellness Aging Model Related to Inactivity, Illness, and Injury (WAMI-3): A Tool to Encourage Prevention in Practice
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Category: Districts

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Title: It’s a WAMI3! Wellness Aging Model Related to Inactivity, Illness, and Injury (WAMI-3): A Tool to Encourage Prevention in Practice

Speaker: Barbara Billek-Sawhney

Course Description: It is a steep challenge to fully implement the wide range of evidence that supports rehabilitation interventions to prevent chronic disease. Higher levels of physical activity (PA) throughout the lifespan lead to better overall population health, wellness, aging, disease prevention, and chronic condition management. This presentation introduces the Wellness Aging Model related to Inactivity, Illness, and Injury (WAMI-3) as a simple visual tool to educate patients on PA and exercise for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. As a clinical construct, the WAMI-3 can be applied to all body systems affected by aging, inactivity, illness, and injury and exemplifies the concept of Exercise in Medicine. The WAMI-3 is currently in press in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.


More About the Speaker: 
Barbara Billek-Sawhney:
Received her undergraduate and advanced master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, a doctoral degree in education from Duquesne University, doctor of physical therapy from Chatham University. She is board-certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in geriatric physical therapy. She is a full-time professor at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, where she teaches neuromuscular, geriatric, adult rehabilitation, education, prevention, and wellness. Barb is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar from her educational service to the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. She is the 2019 recipient of the APTA Humanitarian Award, the 2019 Pennsylvania Chapter Humanitarian Award, and the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Academic Impact in Geriatrics Award February 2022. 

Approved for 1 General Contact Hour 

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