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Everyone Poops … or do they? (CAD)
Texas State University Department of Physical Therapy Round Rock Campus, Willow Hall
200 Bobcat Way
Round Rock, TX 78665
Monday, November 04, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

To reduce the stigma and fear of addressing the topic of constipation in general PT practice. Goals of presentation will be to review constipation, discuss intervention techniques that all therapists can perform (especially when it presents as a secondary condition), and decide and educate on when a patient should be referred to a specialist. 1CCU

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevalence and effects of constipation.
2. Screen and identify when constipation needs to be addressed in physical therapy patients.
3. Implement management techniques for constipation in general physical therapy practice, specifically when addressed in combination with another condition.
4. Identify when a patient should be referred to another healthcare professional including a pelvic health specialist.

Hazel Anderson, PT, DPT is a core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine, Austin, Texas and is currently the lead instructor for Applied Anatomy I and II and teaches in an Biomechanics as well. Hazel is originally from Gweru, Zimbabwe. She moved to Scotland to study and graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2007. She moved to the United States in 2008 and went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) through Texas Tech and gained her certificate in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (cert. MDT) as well. She has worked in a variety of hospital and clinic settings but especially enjoys outpatient orthopedics and, in particular, hip and lumbopelvic related problems.

Kristy Demers PT, DPT  is a full-time Instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St Augustine in Austin, TX. She is currently lead instructor in the courses Movement Science I and Patient Care Management III, and she holds a secondary role in Musculoskeletal III. Prior to achieving full-time status as an Instructor in November 2017, she was contributing faculty in numerous courses and has worked in several outpatient orthopedic clinics in the Austin, TX area. During her years in the outpatient setting, her primary focus was on the evaluation and treatment of movement impairment disorders, repetitive overuse injuries, chronic pain and woman's health issues. Dr. Demers earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006, and prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Motor Development from Texas A&M University in 2002. She also has her Pilates Certification from Peak Pilates, and she enjoys combining Pilates, wellness and holistic health in her physical therapy practice.

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

PT/PTA/Student Members $0
PT/PTA/Student Non-Members $10

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Additional Locations
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 5401 La Crosse Ave, Austin
Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, PTA Dept, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin
Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Kyle, 5980 Kyle Parkway, Kyle

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Contact: Ronna Ross Keagle, PT, DPT at [email protected]