Dr. Larry Benz to Speak at 2013 Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Virtual Conference

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Evidence in Motion Co-Founder to Speak at Virtual Physical Therapy Conference About Improving Patient Outcomes Through Clinical Behavior

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As physical therapists, have we fully understood how we consciously or unconsciously influence patient care through measures other than direct hands on interventions?

Dr. Laurence Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA and Co-Founder of Evidence in Motion (EIM) is set to speak at 2013’s Healthy, Wealthy & Smart, a virtual conference hosted by Karen Litzy, MS, PT, on November 4-8, 2013.

As one of twenty experts speaking at the conference, Dr. Benz will present “Left Out and Forgotten: What PTs Are Missing in Patient Care” which will address avenues other than hands-on intervention that physical therapists can use to improve patient outcomes. Throughout the course of his presentation, Dr. Benz will answer the following questions:

(1)    As physical therapists, have we fully understood how we consciously or unconsciously influence patient care through measures other than direct hands on interventions?
(2)    Have we internalized how our framing of patient problems and our resultant verbal and nonverbal clinical behavior influence patient outcomes?
(3)    Perhaps most importantly, have we fully embraced evidence behind empathy, compassion, and positive psychology principles that are directly relevant to patient care?

In response to these questions, the team at Evidence In Motion has developed two courses, AmaZing! Customer Service and Called to Care, which will be offered at a 10% discount for those who purchase the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart upgrade package. AmaZing! Customer Service strives to improve clinic experiences so that patients are happier, healthier, and more loyal. The Called to Care course integrates compassion and empathy into the patient-therapist relationship to improve clinical outcomes.

The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Virtual Conference is free and registration can be completed at http://www.healthywealthysmart.com. Participants who wish to purchase the 2013 Healthy, Wealthy & Smart package, including unlimited, permanent access to materials as well as various gifts, can do so during the event for $149. Upgrade fees after the event are $249. Additional topics covered at the conference include business, branding, mindfulness, pain education, critical thinking and of course clinical skills. For a full list of topics and speakers, visit the conference website.

About Evidence In Motion (EIM):
Evidence in Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find Evidence In Motion on Facebook and Twitter, @EIMTeam.


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