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Telehealth in Pediatric Physical Therapy
 /  Telehealth in Pediatric Physical Therapy

When: March 20, 2021 at (2-4:15 pm – Virtually)

Course Description

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, telehealth was being investigated as a method of service provision in a variety of health care professions. Pilot programs have been conducted with Physical Therapy in a variety of settings with very positive outcomes. As the profession navigated the pandemic, we discovered the benefits, usefulness, and limitations of providing service over telehealth platforms. This seminar will cover basic legal requirements, best practices and some tips and tricks for using telehealth as a method of service provision in Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Objectives

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss appropriate use of telehealth in a variety of pediatric PT scenarios (direct model).
  2. Discuss appropriate use of telehealth in a variety of pediatric PT scenarios (consultive model).
  3. Demonstrate the ability to problem solve various challenges as they present in a telehealth session.
  4. Elaborate on preparation needed to increase success with a telehealth session.
  5. Elaborate on follow-up activities that can be used to increase success with a telehealth session.

Speaker Biography

Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, has been practicing for 28 years. She currently serves as Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bellarmine University and owns a private practice, All About Families, PLLC. She has presented on telehealth in a variety of settings and served as a consultant for many pediatric practitioners in Kentucky and across the US during the onset of Covid-19.

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