Members of the University of Rhode Island’s Doctoral Physical Therapy Program faculty recently contributed their work at the Annual American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting held in Las Vegas.
Dr. Jennifer Audette, along with two colleagues – Lana Svien, from the University of South Dakota, and Cathy Peterson from the University of the Pacific – presented a 2 hour workshop “I’m Taking Students Abroad! What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” They discussed how to plan, prepare, and organize international travel with PT students in ways that reduce the risk of things going wrong. Dr. Audette is one of the profession’s recognized leaders in the area of International physical therapy experiences.
Dr. Pete Blanpied, led a group of International collaborators in an effort on revising the “Neck Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
Professors Janice Hulme and Samantha Brown presented a poster titled: ” Building Collaborative Environments in Geriatrics Curriculum: An Inter-professional Educational Model”. The goals of inter-professional, community and patient partnerships are to provide opportunities for students to improve hands-on and clinical reasoning skills, foster professional behaviors, and strengthen effective communication strategies with patients and the healthcare team.