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Diabetes Consideration for the Physical Therapy Professional
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When: March 9, 2015
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Various - Select Under Sessions
Contact: Suzanne Fox Trotter, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT

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We are in a diabetes epidemic in this country. We are seeing more and more patients in clinical practice with diabetes and its associated complications. This program will discuss the etiology, pathogenesis, and progressive nature of diabetes and provide relevant considerations for the physical therapy professions when working with people with diabetes.



At the end of this program participants will be able to:
- Identify the most common types of diabetes, pathogenesis, progression of diabetes, and relevant statistic in the United States
- Discuss the profession of physical therapy’s role in diabetes prevention, prevention of complications, and care of people with diabetes



Speaker Bio:

Dr. Scarborough is the Director of Public Policy and Education for American Medical Technologies, headquartered in Irvine, California. Her career spans over 30 years having practiced in a variety of settings including acute, out-patient, home health, and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care.

Pamela has published numerous book chapters, articles, and monographs on the topics of diabetes and wound care. She holds an active licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Texas and is board certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA).

She has served on multiple board and conference planning committees over her extensive career including the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Pamela currently serves on the Editorial Boards for WoundSource and Today’s Wound Clinic and as co-chair for PRESENT Wounds, Ostomy and Continence. Pamela is frequently invited to present at state health care associations meetings and regional and national wound care symposiums. In addition, she is adjunct faculty at St. Augustine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Austin, Texas.

When not traveling, presenting and teaching, she enjoys a quiet, nature-filled life in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, dogs and cats and other various visiting wildlife.


This course is approved for 1.0 CCUs under TPTA's Accredited Provider Status.


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Members:  Complimentary

PT/PTA Non-Members:  $10.00

Students:  Complimentary


Registration Deadline:  March 8, 2015


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