Elevated Care Conference

Transforming Physical Therapy Careers


The Details

Dates: January 20-23, 2022

Location: Virtual - Join from the comfort of your own home.

What to Expect: Get 10 CEUs for attending live keynotes, discussion panels, and research labs taking place over 3 days.

Student Tickets: $25
General Admission Tickets: $145 (Includes 10 Live CEUs)
Elevated Package: $299 (10 Live CEUs + 10 Bonus Virtual CEUs)

Every student will have access to the recorded CEUs after the conference.


What Outcomes Can You Expect?

This is not your average physical therapy conference.

We want you to walk away feeling...

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!

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*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.


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


Resarch 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 | Speaker: 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 | Speaker: 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 | Speaker: 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

Description coming soon!

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 | Speaker: Multi-Disciplinary Panel | 1 Hour CEU

Why This Matters to Us

Hi, I’m Dr. Rachel Bradrick, DPT, and I started PT Learning Lab out of extreme frustration that my physical therapy career was not what I expected it to be. I got into this field to help people heal and transform their lives. My favorite part of the job is being a ray of sunshine and a voice of hope for people who are experiencing a lot of pain and hopelessness.

It did not take long for me to realize that being a physical therapist can quickly become more about meeting productivity requirements and jumping through insurance hoops than it is about helping people.

This has to change. Patients deserve to be humanized, helped, and healed. I want to help lead the change in physical therapy and beyond so that all of us in the medical field can do the job we set out to do: change lives.

This conference is for you if:

  • Patient care is your top priority at work
  • Excellence and ethics matter to you
  • You enjoy learning new topics and hearing about new research
  • You want to be more aware of your patients' mental and emotional health
  • You're interested in other PT career opportunities
  • You want to meet and discuss with other like-minded PTs
  • You're fed up with insurance, productivity standards, and office politics
  • You need or want to get 10 hours of CEUs in just one long weekend!

This conference is not for you if:

  • Difficult topics make you uncomfortable. We're setting out to talk about productivity, insurance, mental health, trauma, cultural awareness, and cutting-eduge research. If you don't want to hear keynote speakers and panel discussions on topics a lot of administrators would cringe at, this conference isn't for you.
  • You're looking for education on modalities, physical treatment, or specific injuries/ailments. We have digital CEUs that address other specific topics, but The Elevated Care Conference is not offering those at this time.
  • You are looking for CEUs for occupational therapy or speech therapy. You are all more than welcome to attend! But our CEUs aren't approved for OT or Speech yet. We hope to add more content in the future.


If I can't make the live sessions, will they be recorded?

Yes! You will be able to access all sessions through your PT Learning Lab portal after the conference is over.

What is the full schedule for the conference?

Sessions take place Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings/afternoons. A full schedule complete with finalized topics and presenter bios will be available soon.

Can I get CEU credit for attending?

Yes. There are 10 hours of CEUs available for attending live sessions with the General Admission ticket. If you register with the Elevated Package you will receive 20 total hours of CEU credit. We will also be offering exclusive discounts on some of our recorded CEUs and other content we have available on our website.

Will you email me a certificate of completion for CEUs?

Yes. We will take attendance at each live session and you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each session.

What is the difference between a student ticket and General Admission?

Students must have an active student email address to register for PT Learning Lab at the student rate. Prices are drastically discounted because students do not need CEU certificates upon completion.

What is the difference between a General Admission Ticket and the Elevated Package?

You will receive all the same benefits of the General Admission Ticket with the Elevated Package, but you will also receive an additional 10 hours of CEU credit for a total of 20 hours.

How do I get access to the live sessions?

Zoom information will be emailed to you and made available in your PT Learning Lab portal by the end of September.

When do I need to register?

Register before December 1, to get early bird pricing! ($10-off student tickets and $50 off general admission). All other registrations must be in by December 13 to attend!
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