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Nutrition for the Physical Therapy Practitioner (NTD)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

We all know the saying, “You Are What You Eat.” But, do we ever think about our patients with that in mind? That what they eat could be influencing their overall health and even their rehab outcomes. Because in reality nutritional intake does affect the human body in how it recovers, ages, and becomes at risk of developing chronic diseases. With that said, nutrition should be considered as a principal component to patient care and integrated when necessary and appropriate. This course will provide you as a practitioner with the resources and skills to appropriately implement nutritional concepts into patient care, including many important factors along the way, such as determining nutritional needs, navigating professional scopes of practice, and using a patient’s readiness to change to provide the right kind of evidence-informed nutrition education at the right time. 1.5 CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Recall information on nutritional science, nutritional determinants, and evidence-based nutritional research;
2. Identify the role that nutrition plays in physical therapy patient/client care and appreciate the effects that it can have;
3. Utilize nutritional screening tools to determine the existence of nutritional needs and if there is a need for referral and/or interprofessional collaboration;
4. Implement evidence-informed nutritional education and behavioral change techniques.

Dr. Patrick Berner is a physical therapist and registered dietitian nutritionist practicing in upstate South Carolina. He is one of only a few individuals in the country who holds this combination of credentials. His company, Fuel Physio, LLC, focuses on providing quality education, consulting, and coaching for general health and well-being of individuals, with an emphasis on human movement and nutrition, while also facilitating healthier work environments and communities. Dr. Berner is currently adjunct faculty for Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at Baylor University, South College, DeSales University, and Anderson University, where he provides content knowledge related to nutrition, digestion, metabolism, and general health promotion and well-being. He also currently serves as chair of APTA Health Promotion and Wellness Council and is an advocate for physical therapists’ involvement in population health. Dr. Berner is known to be an engaging and experienced speaker on topics of health promotion and wellness and integrating nutrition in physical therapy practice.

7:00 - 7:15 PM - Business Meeting/Announcements/Sponsor
7:15 - 8:45 PM - 1.5 CCU presentation
8:45 - 9:00 PM - Q&A

You must login to your TPTA Member Account to receive member pricing. Do not create a new login. If you are unable to login to your member account, email [email protected] for assistance. 

PT/PTA Members: $10
PTA/PTA Non-Members:  $15
Students (No CCUs): $0

Additional Locations
Live-Online Only

Cancellation Policy 

You must register for the meeting. Registration is used in the attendance verification process. Registration closes at noon (CST) on 7/20/2021. In order to receive credit, you must be logged in for the full course and complete the course evaluation here. Credits will be issued by August 6, 2021Credits are only issued to PTs/PTAs. Please allow until then for processing. You will log in to the same account used for registering to retrieve your transcript. Please wait until after that date to contact TPTA if your CCUs have not posted on your transcript. Please check your email, including SPAM folder for your confirmation that includes the meeting login information. The subject of the email is "Nutrition for the Physical Therapy Practitioner (NTD)".

Register here

Contact: [email protected]