Elevated Care Conference
Transforming physical therapy careers
Jan. 20-23 | All Virtual | Get Up To 20 Hours of Continuing Education
Early bird pricing available now!
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Patient advocacy in the face of insurance, productivity, trauma, and cultural barriers.
Participate in research and stay at the cutting edge of science and technology.
Explore PT career paths, understand your worth, and go after better paying jobs.
Not your average physical therapist conference.
PT Learning Lab's Elevated Care Conference exists to equip physical therapists for careers they can be proud of. We believe in prioritizing patients, standing up for ethics, and leading positive change in our industry.
Tailoring treatment for patients with physical, emotional, and mental trauma(s).
Excellent Patient Advocacy
Providing the best care despite the barriers stacked against you.
Non-Traditional Career Paths
Explore cash-based, concierge, consulting, and other options to use your license.
Mentorship & Resources
How to build a network so you're never isolated in your career.
On the Edge of Research
Discussion and practical processes for staying informed on science and tech.
Increase awareness of sexism, racism, ableism, etc., as they relate to patient care.
What Your Ticket Includes
- Access to live, expert-led lectures and panel discussions
- Access to three expert-led participatory research labs
- Recorded versions of every lecture, panel, and lab
- 10 Hours of live continuing education credits
- Signed CEU certificate for every hour you attend
- Live opportunities for career coaching
- Live networking and discussion events
EARN AN ADDITIONAL 10 HOURS OF CEU CREDIT WITH THE ELEVATED PACKAGE!
What Outcomes Can You Expect?
This is not your average physical therapy conference.
- Be empowered to advocate for patients despite roadblocks like productivity and insurance.
- Get educated on topics we don't learn in school like mental health and trauma's influence on physical bodies.
- Leave equipped to take charge of your career because the industry is changing and you have options.
You will also receive up to 10 hours of continuing education credit for sessions you attend. If you register with the Elevated Package, you will receive an additional 10 hours of CEU credit for a total of 20 CEU hours!
*Official certificate of completion will be emailed to you for every qualifying session you attend. Please check our list of states to ensure your state accepts PT Learning Lab content for Continuing Education Units. For those who register with the Elevated Package, you will receive 20 hours of CEU credit.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
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Dr. Rachel Bradrick, PT, DPT
CEO/Founder of PT Learning Lab
Dr. Rachel Bradrick, PT, DPT graduated from the University of Kansas in 2015. Her primary area of practice is in acute rehabilitation, with other significant experience in skilled nursing and acute hospital rehabilitation. She specializes in the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries and other complex neurological dysfunctions. She has other experience working in cancer, vestibular, lymphedema, and amputee rehab. Dr. Bradrick is a guest lecturer of traumatic brain injury content for the University of Kansas Physical Therapy program. She is a KPTA conference presenter of spinal cord injury and amputation content. She founded PT learning Lab in 2020 to promote lifelong learning and excellence in clinical practice within the PT profession.
Alex Howard, LCPC, SATP-C
Alex Howard, LCPC, SATP-C graduated from Midamerica Nazarene University with a Master’s in Counseling in 2018. His primary area of practice is in working with couples as well as high-achieving men. Alex took additional courses during his graduate program in addressing and treating both incidental and developmental trauma and continues to immerse himself with the latest research and treatment in this field. Alex began his own practice in 2018 and enjoys speaking on varying topics including trauma, relationships, and spirituality.
Dr. Shana Carter, PT, DPT
Professional Physical Therapist
Dr. Shana Carter, PT, DPT worked as a Personal Training Manager, Nutrition Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach for twenty years prior to returning to school at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa to complete my undergraduate in Health Science and Nutrition. During her time at the University of Alabama she was involved in bariatric clinical rotations as well as dietary clinical rotations involving dietary prescription for patients with a variety of goals and health status. Following completion of her degree at the University of Alabama she began graduate school at the University of St. Augustine. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of St. Augustine with a focus in manual therapy in December of 2017. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education with Southeastern University in Online Curriculum and Instruction. She serves as Adjunct Faculty for Northwestern Florida State College as the primary Orthopedics Professor, Anatomy and Physiology I and II Professor, Therapeutic Techniques Professor and Modalities Professor. She is also a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy.
Dr. Bethany Peterson, PT, DPT
Professional Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Dr. Bethany Peterson, PT, DPT, is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist based in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Creighton University with a doctorate in physical therapy and today owns Well+Core Physical Therapy where she treats women struggling with a variety of pelvic floor dysfunction. Additional training includes Herman and Wallace Pelvic and Rehabilitation Institute’s Level 1 and Level 2b courses, Nicole Cozean’s Pelvic PT Rising: Rectal Evaluation and Treatment Course, and Julie Wiebe’s Treating and Training the Female Runner course.
Dr. Chelsea Jerabek, PT, DPT
Professional Physical Therapist
Dr. Chelsea Jerabek, PT, DPT graduated from Rockhurst University in 2015. Her career has had a focus in outpatient clinics specializing in complex patient management. She has dedicated time to studying chronic pain and complex cases through a four-week clinic rotation with a chronic pain specialist, independent studies, and continuing education courses including Modern Pain Science (Evidence in Motion), Combining Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Movement to Improve Function and Performance (RockBlades of RockTape), and Functional Dry Needling (Kinetacore). Dr. Jerabek first developed a passion for learning about chronic pain/complex cases because of her own health journey battling Lyme Disease. Everything she experienced in fighting Lyme Disease inspired her to become a physical therapist and improve the quality of life for as many people possible.
Compassion Is A Skill
Patients should always be your first priority. But what happens when insurance, productivity expectations, workplace politics, angry family members, or bad patient attitudes get in your way? You already want to be compassionate. But we're taking it a step further by giving you actionable, tangible advice on turning your compassion into a skill that will be transformative for your patients.
Time: 8 p.m. Central | Speaker: Dr. Rachel Bradrick, DPT - Owner and Founder of PT Learning Lab | 1 Hour CEU
Research Workshop: Analyzing Research on Compassion in Physical Therapy
Recent studies have suggested increasing compassion practices also increases overall health outcomes. In this group workshop, we will analyze and discuss the data presented in a few of these studies and work together to create a useful outline that other physical therapists and health professionals can use in the workplace.
Time: 7 p.m. Central | Speakers: Dr. Rachel Bradrick, DPT; Dr. Bethany Peterson, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Panel: Patient Advocacy in the Face of Insurance, Productivity and Other Obstacles
We believe it's time for an industry-wide change that will transform how patients receive physical therapy. We refuse to settle for treatment practices that prioritize the wealth of insurance companies and medical practices over the health of patients. This panel of professionals will discuss how you can take steps now to legally and morally advocate for your patients in spite of common obstacles you will face.
Time: 8 p.m. Central | Speakers: Multi-Disciplinary Panel | 1 Hour CEU
Integrating Counseling Techniques with PT Interventions for Better Outcomes
Physical therapy patients often experience a combination of physical, mental, and emotional traumas that can leave an imprint on their body. Physical therapists are a vital part of a patient’s compassionate care team but if we only focus on physical healing, we risk further traumatizing our patient. This course is co-led but a Licensed Counselor to equip physical therapists with counseling techniques to aid in the healing process, improve overall outcomes, and reduce PT errors from emotional biases.
Time: 9 a.m. Central | Speakers: Alex Howard, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Dr. Rachel Bradrick, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Workshop: Techniques in Trauma-Informed Physical Therapy
With a foundational understanding of how different types of trauma manifest in a person’s body and how that can affect the physical healing process, it’s time to practice integrating counseling techniques with PT interventions. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of case studies and complex situations, and practice becoming better trauma-informed physical therapists during treatment.
Time: 10 a.m. Central | Speakers: Alex Howard, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Dr. Rachel Bradrick, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Workshop: High Civic Mindedness Reduces Compassion Fatigue
Physical therapy is a career that can be personally draining in nature. Keeping your eye on the bigger picture can help keep you energized and optimistic about the work you’re doing. In this workshop, we’ll analyze research about reducing compassion fatigue in the medical field, for the purpose of increasing longevity and happiness in our field and decreasing burnout.
Time: 11:30 a.m. Central | Speakers: Dr. Rachel Bradrick, DPT; Dr. Bethany Peterson, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Complex Patient Management
Description coming soon!
Time: 2 p.m. Central | Speaker: Dr. Chelsea Jerabek, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Workshop: Complex Patient Management
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Time: 3 p.m. Central | Speaker: Dr. Chelsea Jerabek, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Workshop: Does Mentorship Improve Patient Outcomes?
Physical Therapists undergo a lot of initial training and education. But then we’re thrown out into the world, expected to thrive in whatever environment we land in. When we switch facilities or employers, we don’t always get the best training for new situations. What does the research and data tell us about the importance of mentorship and continued education in the physical therapy industry? What proven ways can we continue to improve ourselves and achieve better patient outcomes?
Time: 1 p.m. Central | Speaker: Dr. Shana Carter, DPT | 1 Hour CEU
Panel: Effects of Different PT Models on Patient Outcomes
The physical therapy world has gone through several changes over the last several years. Patients have more options and control over their physical therapy experiences than ever before. How do concierge, private practice, specialized, or other physical therapy models impact a patient’s experience and healing process?
Time: 2 p.m. Central | Speakers: Multi-Disciplinary Panel | 1 Hour CEU
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