Using Aquatic Therapy to Avoid the One and Done Patient
October 11, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Presented By: Keith Ori, PT, Owner of Orthopedic Rehab, Inc., and Teresa Kropp, PT
We all know patients who believe that PT stands for Pain and Torture! Patients sometimes have a preconceived idea of what physical therapy is only to have their fears confirmed when land-based physical therapy proves to be too difficult because of their low function levels and pain tolerance. Some of these patients never return to physical therapy and pass that unflattering message on to others.
In this webinar, Keith Ori, PT, Owner of Orthopedic Rehab, Inc., and Teresa Kropp, BS PT, will share tips for identifying these individuals and strategizing the appropriate course of therapy for each patient. They will discuss what makes water the ideal treatment environment for low-functioning patients, such as those struggling with co-morbidities and obesity, that will likely not do well in a land-based physical therapy environment.
Keith and Teresa will share how aquatic therapy, in their experience, has developed into the best available tool to use for these individuals by giving them an opportunity to experience early physical and mental success in their treatment program to keep them coming back.
As a result of attending this webinar, attendees will learn:
- Strategies for identifying the best course of treatment for each patient based on their pain and function levels
- How to effectively utilize an aquatic therapy pool to create the ideal environment for low-functioning patients
- How to attract referrals from doctors with low-functioning patients with few options
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Keith Ori has been a practicing physical therapist since 1982. He graduated from the University of Montana and worked at an acute care hospital for 4 years prior to opening his private practice in 1986. He is currently a clinical instructor with the University of Montana. He has opened 7 physical therapist owned clinics specializing in post-operative physical therapy including general orthopedics, sports injury, total joint and spine rehabilitation. Keith Ori has been a practicing physical therapist since 1982. He graduated from the University of Montana and worked at an acute care hospital for 4 years prior to opening his private practice in 1986. He is currently a clinical instructor with the University of Montana. He has opened 7 physical therapist owned clinics specializing in post-operative physical therapy including general orthopedics, sports injury, total joint and spine rehabilitation.
He works closely with 9 orthopedic surgeons and his staff in developing state of the art pool therapy and post-operative protocols for their clients. He has considerable experience in both clinical and administrative settings. He has spoken extensively about the aquatic business model at Combined Section Meeting of the APTA, the Private Practice Section of the APTA, the National Rural Health Association and for the International Council on Active Aging. Keith and his business partner opened Orthopedic Rehab Spine and Aquatic Center in 2009.
Teresa Kropp was born in Jamestown, North Dakota and raised in a small farming community of Spiritwood, North Dakota. She graduated from Jamestown High School In 1979. She received her Minor in Sport Medicine and Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1984 from the University of North Dakota . Teresa specialties are Aquatic therapy, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine. Teresa joined the staff of Orthopedic Rehab in 2001 and became the Clinic Manager of the Aquatic and Spine Center in 2009. Teresa and her husband Mike have two adult children.