IARP New England Fall 2018 Conference
Cost Credits Agenda
Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Conference, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Conference (Onsite registration)
5.75 CEUs requested for CRC, CDMS, CCM, CLCP, ABVE, and CVE
Chronic Shoulder Conditions
The session will review chronic conditions of the shoulder, elbow and wrist that are often difficult to diagnose and treat. These include shoulder impingement, lateral and medial epicondylitis and ulnar and radial-sided wrist pain. The lecture will encompass identifying workers and the activities that often cause these conditions without trauma. Pertinent anatomy will be reviewed. Often simple job modifications, medicines, braces/splints can help reduce the risk of developing these problems. The treatment algorithms both operative and nonoperative will be discussed. The duration of time for job modification and conservative modalities versus surgical treatment will also be reviewed.
- Eric Walsh, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., CAQSH – Orthopedic Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University | President, Rhode Island Orthopedic Society | Vice-President and Medical Director, OrthoRI
Scrambler Therapy’s Success Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain
This session will focus on providing an overview of the use and effects of Scrambler Therapy on patients with chronic neuropathic pain as well as its benefits in the rehabilitation process. Patients have seen up to an 80% reduction in the use of narcotic pain medication within two weeks of utilizing this therapy method. In many cases there has been a complete resolution of pain.
- Francis R. Sparadeo, Ph.D. – Neuropsychologist
Is Thank You for Your Service Enough? Supporting our Veterans in their Transition Back to Civilian Life
The first session will provide a general overview of military culture and will address key points related to deployment cycles and the impact of deployment / combat situations on our service members. There are some common transition difficulties faced by many of our returning Veterans and having a better understanding of these challenges allows providers to serve this population more effectively. Also covered are some potential workplace issues that our Veterans may face as well as resources available to Veterans related to employment, community services, and healthcare.
The second session will discuss two federally funded grant programs; the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) and the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF), and how the programs work to combat homelessness amongst the veteran population, what is required for eligibility for Veterans, Inc. Services, and the importance of rehabilitation counseling in the Veteran population
- Micaela Black, M.Ed. CRC, LMHC – VSOC Coordinator, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Nicole Robert, M.A., CRC – Vocational Rehabilitation Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Adam DeCiccio – Regional Manager for RI and Southeastern MA, Veterans, Inc.
- Alyssa Pereira – HVRP and SSVF Case Manager, Veterans, Inc.
The Visual Consequences caused by a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This session will introduce a new perspective for understanding and addressing the visual process with a more integrated approach of how information gathered through the kinesthetic, proprioceptive, vestibular, and tactile systems, are matched with visual information to support and organize sensorimotor systems. By applying the theories of the bi-modal visual process, and treating the imbalance or interference caused by neurological events with yoked prisms, evidence has shown improvements in midline posture, gait, and balance. Research will be discussed as well as the characteristics and symptoms of Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS) and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS). Treatment with lenses and prisms will be presented. Videos will be presented demonstrating the result of treating spatial visual processing dysfunction following a TBI or concussion.
- William V. Padula, O.D., SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA – Director, Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation