Third Annual Professional Physical Therapy Symposium Offers Students Hands-on Understanding of the Healing Process

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For the third consecutive year, Professional offered a complimentary student symposium. The symposium, with 130 students in attendance, was held at the Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City, NY, included five lectures and a hands-on live demonstration

We take great pride in mentoring young Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, and feel it's equally important to give back to our profession.

Once again, Professional Physical Therapy (“Professional”) has shown its commitment to the professional development and clinical excellence of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. For the third consecutive year, Professional offered a complimentary student symposium. The symposium, with 130 students in attendance, was held at the Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City, NY, included five lectures and a hands-on live demonstration for return to play testing following ACL reconstruction. Students currently affiliating with Professional were invited, along with their classmates. Additionally, all Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant programs at local colleges and universities were extended an invitation to the event.

“We take great pride in mentoring young Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, and feel it’s equally important to give back to our profession,” stated Timothy Stump, Director of Professional’s Clinical Affiliation Program.

Robert Panariello, founding partner and Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy, and 2015 winner of the prestigious Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator and Professional Development Award, added “Feedback from the students and college programs has been universally positive across the board. Continuing Education is an extremely important component in providing quality care to all our patients”.

The Symposium included the following specific topics and speakers:

  •     Healing Continuum and Acute Rehab Principles, Timothy Stump MS, PT, CSCS USA-W
  •     The 7 Key Principles of Manual Therapy, Glenn Bitran MPT, COMT
  •     Upper Extremity Functional Progressions, Adam Discepolo, DPT
  •     Lower Extremity Functional Progressions, Adrian Datu DPT, OCS, CSCS, Cert. MDT
  •     ACL Return to Play Testing, Robert Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
  •     Return to Play Practical Lab/Demonstration, Dean Maddalone PTA, CSCS

The Student Symposium, hosted by Professional Seminars, has seen a three fold increase in attendance since the inception of this program in 2012. Professional Seminars, a division of Professional Physical Therapy, has gained significant popularity over the past several years due to great events such as the one held on February 21, 2015. Professional Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art award–winning physical therapy company founded in 1998 and is dedicated to the treatment of orthopedic conditions as well as leaders in continuing education for rehabilitation specialists.

ABOUT PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (“Professional”), headquartered in Uniondale, New York, is a leading provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the New York-metropolitan area and New Jersey. Founded in 1998, Professional now operates 41 outpatient physical therapy centers: 12 located within Equinox Fitness Centers, four located in Blink facilities, one located in a Velocity Sports Performance Center, and 24 standalone. The company’s outpatient physical therapy centers provide treatment to patients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments associated with accidents, sports injuries, and other medical conditions. Additionally, Professional operates a 20,000 square foot sports performance training facility in Garden City, New York. http://www.professionalpt.com

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