Monday, August 7, 2017

Physical Therapy Breakout

1:00 – 4:15 pm    
Grand Ballrooms 11 & 12
Convention Level
    
Program Moderator:
Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II
Vice President, National Product Leader
Align Networks, A Division of One Call Care Management 
Jacksonville, FL
    
1:00 – 2:00 pm    
Prepare & Predict: Post Offer Employment Testing (POET), Wellness, Predictive Analytics & Telemedicine

    
Panel:
Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II
Vice President, National Product Leader
Align Networks, A Division of One Call Care Management
Jacksonville, FL

Joshua Schuette, DPT, MBA, M.E.S.S, CFCE, CEAS
National Workers’ Compensation Sales and Account Manager
Brooks Rehabilitation 
Jacksonville, FL 

During this first hour of the course, we will provide preventative strategies to reduce the potential for the occurrence of injuries. These strategies include: post-offer employment testing (POET), wellness programs, predicative modeling, and body mechanics, just to name a few. 
    
2:00 – 3:00 pm    
Predict: Future of Wearable Technology and Exoskeleton Demonstration

    
Speaker:
Robert Mclver, PT, DPT, NCS
Director of Clinical Technology and Wellness
Brooks Rehabilitation 
Jacksonville, FL 

During the second hour of the course, our speaker will focus on technology including wearable technology. In this session, you will be able to observe an exoskeleton in action. You will also be able to understand the use and need for wearable technology and how it can impact your injured worker.

3:00 – 3:15 pm    
Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm     
Prosper: Mitigating Risk with FCEs and Data Driven Programs

Panel:
Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II
Vice President, National Product Leader
Align Networks, A Division of One Call Care Management
Jacksonville, FL

Joshua Schuette, DPT, MBA, M.E.S.S, CFCE, CEAS
National Workers’ Compensation Sales and Account Manager
Brooks Rehabilitation 
Jacksonville, FL 

During this third hour of the course, our panel will focus on safe return-to-work strategies. We will discuss functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), how to use data to determine injury patterns to prevent re-injury, ergonomic changes needed, and using data post-claim closure.