CSM 2016

Changing Behavior Through Physical Therapy: Improving Patient Outcomes
Section: Orthopedics
Session Code: OR-1B-2453
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Room: 304 A

Speaker(s):   Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT
  Susan Vanston, PT, MS
  Stephen Wegener, PhD, ABPP

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Psychosocial risk factors, such as fear of movement, have a negative influence on rehabilitation outcomes and often result in higher levels of pain and disability. Changing Behavior through Physical Therapy (CBPT) is a program designed to improve patient outcomes through decreases in fear of movement and increases in self-efficacy. CBPT focuses on graded activity, goal setting, problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and relaxation training. This session will introduce the CBPT program, a targeted approach to rehabilitation, and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies that can be integrated into clinical care. Clinicians and researchers will learn ways to help patients manage their pain and increase their activity level, replace negative thinking with positive thoughts, find the right balance between rest and activity, and decrease setbacks by recognizing high-risk situations. This session will provide a framework for addressing psychosocial risk factors and improving outcomes in patients with acute, subacute, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Learning Objectives:
1 . Describe a targeted approach to rehabilitation for patients at risk for poor rehabilitation outcomes.
2. Explain how evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies can be integrated into clinical care.
3. Identify successful strategies for addressing psychosocial risk factors and improving pain, disability, and physical activity.
4. Describe how the principles of motivational interviewing skills can be used to facilitate behavior change within a physical therapy framework.

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