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Combating Autoimmune Disorders with Nutrition and Exercise (CAD)
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Capital Area District Course approved for 1 CCU.

When: March 5, 2018
6:30pm-7:30pm CT
Where: University of St. Augustine- Austin
5401 La Crosse Avenue
Room 114A & 121A
Austin, Texas  78739
United States
Contact: Ronna Keagle
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Autoimmune disorders affect over 50 million people in the United States alone and are the 3rd leading chronic illness after cancer and heart disease. Detection of these disorders is difficult so receiving a correct diagnosis can take years. PTs can play a role in helping in detection of these disorders and must take them into account when designing a treatment plan for a patient. 


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

1. Discuss hypotheses on the increasing prevalence of autoimmune disorders
2. Identify signs and symptoms of autoimmune disease in your patients
3. Discuss the pathology and medical management of autoimmune disorders
4. Analyze the role of PT and exercise in management of autoimmune disorders

Speaker Bio:

Amy Walters
After graduating from UTMB, Amy Walters moved to Seattle, Washington, where she practiced in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. She moved back to Austin in 2006, transitioning into geriatric rehabilitation and home health. After receiving her yoga certification, she began teaching continuing education classes related to the use of yoga and Pilates as rehabilitation tools. She currently lives in Austin, TX, where she teaches pharmacology and geriatric rehabilitation at the University of St. Augustine.

Germaine Ferreira
Germaine Ferreira received her Bachelors of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bombay, India. She practiced for two years as a Homoeopathic Family practitioner. On migrating to USA, Dr. Ferreira received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University and has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1998. In 2010, she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. In clinical practice, she has worked in Acute Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Long Term Acute Care and SNF. She worked as a Director of Rehab for 10 years in SNF enjoying the geriatric population. Dr. Ferreira started her experience in academic Physical Therapy Programs in 2016 at the University of St. Augustine of Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. 


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Networking 5:30-6:00
Business Meeting 6:00- 6: 30
CCU Presentation 6:30-7:30


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA/Student Member $0.00 

PT/PTA/Student Non-Member $10.00

No refunds. 

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