How to form successful treatment teams, including Physical therapists, medical and behavioral health professionals, to effectively treat patients with Musculoskeletal pain (MSK) and substance use disorder (SUD)
Instructor: Holly Johnson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Saturday, August 13 ( Virtual only)
9:00 am -12:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6 CEUs available
Free for APTA-KY members, $50 for non-members
Course Explanation: For PTs/PTAs and midlevel’s, MDs, Behavioral Health
Course Description: This course describes the newly researched team approach utilizing physical therapy with other trauma informed care health practitioners to offer patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and chronic pain better solutions and outcomes. Practitioners will learn how to combine pain neuroscience education with informed substance use disorder (SUD), trauma informed PT and medical intervention. With the right education and preparation, clinicians in the in-patient and out-patient setting can create a successful practice improving both evaluation and non-pharmacological interventions with the addition of evidenced base pain neuroscience and musculoskeletal addiction recovery care. In this introductory course, PTs, PTAs and MDs, midlevel’s and behavioral health specialist will acquire the practical skills to become a powerful part of the solution to the US opioid crisis by creating a strong practice in treating SUD musculoskeletal disease (MSD) patients.
In this course we also review how to use the APTA KY Addiction Recovery Tool Kit for all medial and behavioral health providers and patients.