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Reevaluating Clinical Success, Differentiating Capacity from Performance: APTA CSM 2021 Webinar

This is a recorded 1-hour APTA CSM 2021 presentation with a 30 minute recorded Q&A.

Utilizing standardized measures throughout a patient’s plan of care is considered best practice and should allow clinicians to deliver a more patient-specific and tailored health care plan. In fact, a recent clinical practice guideline recommends a core set of outcome measures to be utilized along the continuum of neurologic practice where the focus of these assessments is at the activity level. However, what these activity measures fail to capture is how individuals change outside of the clinical environment, their real-world performance, where patients report they wish to make changes over the course of therapy services. In this session, speakers will differentiate the constructs of capacity and performance through current research and clinical cases, establishing a new framework for evaluation of clinical success. Through demonstration and discussion, attendees will build a foundational understanding of capacity and performance; compare and contrast capacity versus performance goals as a benchmark for clinical success in an environment of variability; and critique explicit examples of these constructs across real-world patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between capacity and performance measurement and the day to day variability of both metrics;
  2. Select at least one strategy to capture patient gait capacity and mobility performance;
  3. Construct a treatment plan to address mobility and modify based on patient and environmental response; 
  4. Appraise how these concepts allow clinicians and patients to define clinical success over the course of rehabilitation.

Course Recorded 2021

Catherine Lang

PT, PhD

Dr. Catherine Lang, PT, PhD is a Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy, Program in Occupational Therapy, and Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.  She received her physical therapy degree from the University of Vermont in 1993, her PhD in Movement Science from Washington University in 2001, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester between 2001 and 2004. 

Dr. Lang directs the Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory where efforts are targeted toward the development of effective and efficient, individualized rehabilitation for people with stroke and other neurological injury.  The interdisciplinary, interactive laboratory environment promotes collaborations within and outside the lab with scientists and clinicians, resulting in a productive, successful research program.   Numerous studies are focused on characterizing neurobehavioral changes over the course of stroke recovery, developing new and optimizing current motor interventions, and improving clinical practice.   Research funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Department of Defense, Foundation for Physical Therapy, HealthSouth Corporation, Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation, and Missouri Physical Therapy Association.

Marghuretta Bland

PT, DPT, MSCI

Dr. Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Within her current faculty position she is actively engaged in clinical research focused on stroke rehabilitation and therapist delivery of care. She is the Course Master for the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions course within the DPT program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy, she provides skilled physical therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is actively involved in research. In 2016, Dr. Bland received the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She is currently the Chair of the Neurologic Specialty Council and is Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of outcome measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

Carey Holleran

PT, MPT, DHS, NC

Carey L Holleran PT, MPT, DHS, NCS is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Neurology in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. She is an educator within the neurologic and professionalism curriculum, an outpatient Physical Therapist at the Washington University Program in Physical Therapy, Research Coordinator in the Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, and the ANPT Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task force for the Locomotor CPG.

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