Continuing Education Seminar

Continuing Education Seminar
November 2, 2017

Part I: “Measures and Measurement in Clinic Practice: Why Should I Care?”

Regardless of professional discipline or setting of practice, physical medicine and rehabilitation clinicians must make decisions daily about which tests and measures to select to quantify clients’ functional status and how to practically interpret the information gained. This interactive session will focus on International Classification of Function (ICF) measures as ‘tools’ rather than giving specific recommendations for instrument choice. Please bring real-world examples and questions for discussion or problem-solving!


  • What do we mean when we say “Measures are Tools”?
  • What can measures ‘do’?
  • What are the basic properties of measures and how do we look for, find, (sometimes create), and sue the right properties for the right issues?
  • How can the WHO’s ICF Framework help us think about and analyze measures?

Part II: “Knowledge Translation: What's the Big Deal? We already do that!”

This interactive, problem-solving session will be focused on knowledge translation in rehabilitation sciences, or moving evidence from research into the clinician’s practice. Many barriers appear to exist. How do we overcome them and build collaborative bridges between researchers and clinicians to optimize care for individuals with disabilities?


  • What do people mean by ‘KT’,  and why is it important?
  • I’m a service provider/clinician, isn’t this just an issue for researchers?
  • If ‘KT’ is important, who needs to know what and why?
  • How can we get better at knowledge translation?
  • What is ‘knowledge broker’ and do I need to be one? 


Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, CA

CEU Credit

This course is offered for .4 (4 hours)
Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA) CEU's

Sponsored by

Physical Therapy department
UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI)


UNMC Michael Sorrell Center, Room 1005
Northeast corner of 42nd and  Emilie

Directions and Parking

Parking is available in the student and visitor lots next to the UNMC Student Life Center on 39th and Jones (see map).


Registration Fee

$45 for professionals (dinner included)
$30 for students
(Registrations end October 27, 2017 @ 12:00pm)

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