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OPTIMizing Outcomes Through Purposeful Tissue Loading (SED)
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Southeast District Course - Approved for 1 CCU.

When: April 17, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas  77007
United States
Contact: Christina Gomez

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Therapists will learn about utilizing mechanotherapy for appropriate tissue loading of tendon, cartilage, and disc as well as within session treatment paradigm utilizing the pie chart method to plan for treatment time.  


At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:

1. Define Mechanotransduction and Mechanotherapy
2. Discuss clinical application of mechanotherapy via appropriate tissue loading for: tendon, articular cartilage, and intraverterbral discs
3. Explain how to appropriate determine intensity in the clinic through various methods
4. Describe how to use pie chart method for treatment flow/paradigm for within session periodization
5. Complete case studies for practice of within session programming using pie chart method 



Dana Tew , PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT specializes in orthopaedic physical therapy. His experience includes clinical management of patients with both acute and chronic orthopedic injuries in the outpatient environment. His practice is focused on integration of manual therapy and exercise into a holistic, evidence-based, and biopsychosocial approach to physical therapy treatment. He was the residency manager of Harris Health System’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program for more than 5 years and now works in outpatient private practice and runs OPTIM Manual Therapy. Dana earned his APTA Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and is also a Fellow, in the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists. He has served locally for the Southeastern District, as a delegate and PAC board member for the TPTA, and nationally on the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education credentialing council for the APTA.

Jennifer Frerich, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in business administration. She attended Texas Women's University where she graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2012. After graduating, Jennifer joined the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy team at Quentin Mease Hospital and served ad faculty and mentor for the Harris Health Orthopedic Residency Program and as a clinical instructor. She is now the district clinical quality lead for Results Physiotherapy and adjunct faculty at TWU. She received the Outstanding Clinical Instructor of the Year Award in 2014 and APTA Emerging Leader in 2017. She is an OPTIM manual therapy graduate and serves as faculty and mentor. 



5:30pm - Networking / Dinner
6:00pm - Business Meeting
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Registration Fees

PT/PTA Member: $0.00 
PT/PTA non-member: $10.00 
PT/PTA Student: $0.00


Cancellation Policy

Must cancel in advance of meeting. 


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