Rehab. Sciences hosts 1st national conference for Physical Therapists as movement experts

The University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Physical Therapy in partnership with the Philippine Association of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (PAOMPT) and Philippine Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) conducted the PAOMT 1st National Conference with the theme “Physical Therapists as Movement Experts” at the Alfredo M. Velayo Multipurpose Hall, University of Santo Tomas on July 22, 2017. Participants were 240 licensed Physical Therapists from all over the country.

The conference commenced with a keynote address delivered by CHED Technical Committee Chair for Physical Therapy Education Prof. Cheryl Peralta, DrPH. The speakers of the conference included Mr. Andrei J. Altavas, Ms. Jane Borgehammar, and Mr. Ian Micabalo. A special lecture on Clinical Practice Guidelines was discussed by Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine Head Dr. Consuelo Suarez, MD, PhD.

Topics for the whole day conference included the McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) technique intended to further enrich the participants’ clinical practice. Current Trends in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) were also discussed to develop a basic understanding of the mechanisms of OMPT and provide variety of interventions such as mobilization, manipulation, dry needling and exercise concepts.

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