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Events in & around the Physical Therapy Program



Cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy: improving spine surgery outcomes

Presented by Kristin Archer, PT, PhD, DPT

Monday, April 14, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Education 2 North Building, Room 2104
13120 E 19th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045

No cost to attend
For more information please call 303.724.9144

Kristin Archer PT, PhD, DPT is a visiting professor from Vanderbilt University where she is the Director of the Orthopaedic Research Division in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. Dr. Archer’s research focuses on behavioral interventions to improve patient physical activity and functional during rehabilitation from orthopaedic surgery. She will be presenting on her study examining the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral based rehabilitation for patients after spinal surgery.

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Update Course for Clinical Instructors and Community PTs

Elevating exercise progression; are you optimizing patient outcomes?

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Anschutz Medical Campus

Course Objectives

  • Effectively apply principles of biomechanics to exercise progression.
  • Appreciate cardiovascular exercise guidelines to optimize exercise progression.
  • Apply resistance exercise guidelines to optimize exercise progression.
  • Understand when and how to incorporate dynamic stabilization exercises.
  • Refine clinical prioritization of exercise progression (considering cardiovascular, resistance and dynamic stabilization objectives).

Registration for this course:
$50 for Community Clinicians
$30 for Clinical Instructors and CU PT Alumni Association Members

This course will be lead by three instructors from the CU Physical Therapy Program, Drs. Cory Christiansen, David James, and Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley. Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the PT Program where he teaches movement science, including analysis of exercise and functional movement intervention. His research and clinical interests also focus on movement science and aging. David A. James, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS is an associate faculty member of the PT Program and is a dual board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and sports physical therapy and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the PT Program where she teaches exercise science, including exercise prescription and progression. She is the Director of the Muscle Performance Laboratory where her research focuses on interventions following total knee athroplasty.



Clinical Instructor Credentialing Course

April 11-12, 2014

This program, recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program, addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapist students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing. Learn More


Physical Therapy Program Alumni Reunion

September 18-20, 2014

Save the Date. More details will follow.