Technology in the Physical Therapy World


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A lecture about Technology in Physical Therapy Practice. Given at the OPTA Western District Meeting on 06/30/11 by Casey Kirkes PT, DPT and Dale Boren Jr. PT, MPT, O

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Technology in the Physical Therapy World

  1. 1. Dale Boren Jr., PT, MPT, OCS<br />and<br />Casey Kirkes, PT, DPT<br />Technology in the PT world<br />
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  4. 4. Objectives<br />The audience will be able to access and navigate at least two websites for enhancing evidence based practice in physical therapy at the conclusion of the lecture.<br />The audience will understand how to incorporate at least two websites and two mobile applications for increasing the efficiency of physical therapy practice by the end of the lecture.<br />
  5. 5. Objectives<br />The audience will value the importance of social media in marketing for physical therapy at the conclusion of the lecture.<br />The audience will demonstrate the ability to use at least one mobile application for objective physical therapy measures by the conclusion of the lecture<br />
  6. 6. Objectives<br />The audience will recall the steps involved to be able to download a mobile application to a mobile device for collecting objective physical therapy measures by the conclusion of the lecture.<br />The audience will understand how mobile applications can enhance and encourage the use of evidence based practice for physical therapy by the end of the lecture.<br />
  7. 7. Key Areas of Practice<br />EBP<br />How can technology help you keep up with the most current evidence?<br />Efficiency<br />How can technology help make my practice more efficient?<br />
  8. 8. Key Areas of Practice<br />Marketing<br />How can technology help to promote my practice and my profession?<br />Treatment<br />How can technology help provide the best possible treatment for my patients?<br />
  9. 9. Technology and EBP<br />Physiopedia<br />Wiki platform for PT’s worldwide<br />Place for PT’s to contribute and share knowledge<br />Evidence based resource<br />Cervical Myelopathy<br />
  10. 10. Technology and EBP<br />EVERNOTE<br />Project organization<br />Article organization<br />
  11. 11. Technology and EBP<br />Data bases<br />CI’s inquire about access to online libraries<br />Most schools provide access<br />APTA Open Door<br />
  12. 12. Technology and EBP<br />Educata <br />Online continuing education PT, physicians, and allied health professionals<br />Educata has partnered with many state PT associations to provide discounted CEU’s. <br />Oklahoma next??? <br />
  13. 13. Technology and EBP<br />Evidence in Motion<br />Web-Based Online Course Offerings<br />EIM Mobile PT app – evidence based push service that delivers PT news, blogs, and journals to mobile devices<br /> – online professional network for all things PT<br />OCS Prep Course <br />
  14. 14. Efficiency<br />Google calendar<br />Multiple Calendars<br />Sync to mobile device<br />Multiple users for clinic calendar<br />Invites<br />Alerts<br />
  15. 15. Efficiency<br />Electronic Medical Records<br />Paperless documentation<br />Cloud based storage <br />Improved Compliance<br />
  16. 16. Efficiency<br />Electronic Medical Records<br />OptimisPT<br />Web PT<br />APTA Connect<br />
  17. 17. Marketing <br />Social Media<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />YouTube<br />Linkedin<br />Social Medial Revolution<br />
  18. 18. Marketing<br />Facebook<br />More than 500 million active users<br />People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook<br /><br />
  19. 19. Marketing<br />Twitter<br />Twitter now has 105,779,710 registered users.<br />Twitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day<br />Twitter’s search engine receives around 600 million search queries per day<br /><br />
  20. 20. Treatment<br />Blogs<br />Mike Reinold<br />Jeff Cubos<br />EIM Blog<br />APTA Moving Forward Blog<br />
  21. 21. Treatment<br />Protocols<br /><br />Up-to-date evidence based protocols<br />Exercise idea resources<br /><br />Excellent source for therapeutic exercise ideas<br /><br />
  22. 22. Mobile Technology<br />Applications that make you better<br />
  23. 23. Research Apps<br />iAnnotate<br />Papers<br />
  24. 24. Efficiency Apps<br />Dropbox<br />WorldCard<br />DocsToGo<br />GoTomeeting<br />Keynote<br />
  25. 25. Marketing Apps<br />Flipboard<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />Hootsuite<br />
  26. 26. Treatment Apps<br />Exercise<br />Go to app store.<br />Search iGoni<br />Download install FREE iGoni app<br />We’ll come back to it after it downloads.<br />
  27. 27. Treatment Apps<br />Clinically Relevant<br />“I would recommend this to all clinicians who perform orthopedic examinations.”<br />J M David, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, CSCS. Book Reviw.J Orthop Sports PhysTher 2011;41(4):283-287.<br />
  28. 28. Treatment Apps<br />MedCalc Pro<br />iGoni<br />Exercise<br />
  29. 29. Questions<br />