The Role of Health Professionals in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion #3232

INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE DETAIL

MON, 26 OCT: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SPEAKERS

James H Rimmer, PhD;
Sharon Ann Martino, PT, PhD;
Robert Streb, PT, PhD;
Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM;
Maria C Milazzo, RN, MS;
Shane Phillips, PT, PhD;
Eric M Lamberg, EdD, PT, CPed;
Raymond McKenna, PT, PhD;
Kirsten Ness, PT, PhD

DIAGNOSIS

Cross cutting: Cardiovascular, Obesity, SCI, Cancer, Arthritis;
Diagnosis-independent or NA

FOCUS

Clinical practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP)

DESCRIPTION

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic diseases and disability including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and spinal cord injury. The benefits of physical activity (PA) cross all ages and disabilities; however many patients do not receive the appropriate advice on how to engage in PA and many health care professionals are unsure where to begin when faced with such patients. This 1 day translational course will present evidenced based research on how to prevent, treat and promote healthy lifestyle activities for a variety of chronic diseases / disabilities including: cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, arthritis and spinal cord injury.

ABSTRACT BODY

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic illnesses and disability.  These conditions include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, cancer, and spinal cord injury. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.  Nearly half of all adults (117 million people) report having one or more chronic health conditions, while one out of four adults have been shown to have two or more of these chronic health conditions.  About 15% to 18% of children in the United States live with a chronic health condition. Additionally more than 21 million adults 18–64 years of age have a disability.  Deleterious effects of chronic diseases can be prevented or improved through regular physical activity, healthy nutrition and other healthy lifestyle choices.  Benefits associated with physical activity include weight control, maintenance of health bones, muscles and joints, promotion of lean muscle while reducing fat, and attenuation of or delay in the development of hypertension. The benefits of physical activity cross all ages and disabilities; however many patients do not receive the appropriate advice or guidance on how to engage in such activities, and likewise, many health care professionals are unsure where to begin when faced with such patients.  This 1 day translational course will present evidenced based research on how to prevent, treat and promote healthy lifestyle activities for a variety of chronic diseases / disabilities including: cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, arthritis and spinal cord injury. Strategies for developing interdisciplinary wellness programs as well data from existing programs will be presented.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify common chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, obesity and spinal cord injury) and disability in United States.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the role of physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
  3. Recognize the bidirectional relationship between chronic disease and disability.
  4. Understand the role of health care professionals in delivering programs of physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits in both chronic diseases and/or related disability.
  5. Identify the role of wellness for adult and pediatric chronic disease states and acknowledge the role of family centered programs.

BIO SKETCHES

James H. Rimmer, PhD

Dr. James Rimmer is director of the Lakeshore Foundation/University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative. For the past 25 years, Dr. Rimmer has been developing and directing health promotion programs for people with disabilities. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics related to physical activity, health promotion, secondary conditions and disability. He is director of two federally funded centers, the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities. In 2008 he was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Shane Phillips, PT, PhD

Dr. Phillips is an associate professor and associate head of the Department of Physical Therapy and has faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism Division) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Phillips has clinical expertise in obesity, cardiovascular risk biomarkers, and cardiovascular rehabilitation. He completed his Masters in Physical Therapy in 2000 at Marquette University. After his PhD in physiology was completed at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), he completed post-doctoral training in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2006 at the same institution. He is the Director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory in the College of Applied Health Sciences where he studies the control of blood flow and oversees the implementation of diet and exercise interventions for weight loss in obesity. Dr. Phillips directs a multidisciplinary team including physical therapists, exercise physiologists, endocrinologist, and dieticians focused on lifestyle interventions that improve cardiovascular risk factors and protect cardiovascular health in obese adults.

Sharon A. Martino, PT, PhD

Dr. Martino is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Post Professional Physical Therapy program at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Martino completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Hunter College followed by a Masters in Health Care Policy and Management from Stony Brook University and a PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Martino has clinical expertise in childhood and family obesity and is the Associate Director of a cardiovascular risk prevention program called Fit Families for Life. Fit Families for Life is a family centered, multi-disciplinary program which provides a 10 week structured nutritional education, behavioral modification, stress reduction and exercise program for children and families who are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD

Dr. Sisto is a professor of physical therapy, research director for rehabilitation sciences, director of the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Lab, and the program chair for the PhD Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University. Her current research direction is recovery of locomotion in spinal cord injury (SCI) and the impact on health outcomes. Dr. Sisto has served on multiple grant review panels; she is associate editor for the Journal of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. She published a textbook on SCI rehabilitation in 2009.

Maria Milazzo, RN MS, PNP-C

Maria Milazzo is an advanced practice nurse and Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at Stony Brook University. Her area of interest is with children and emerging adults with Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic disabling conditions. She has developed programs to connect child and families isolated by a rare pediatric disorder, including a residential summer camp for youth with MS. Her interest extends to the design, implementation and evaluation of a residential program for adults with Spinal Cord Injury.

Eric Lamberg, PT, EdD

Dr. Lamberg received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. He went on to receive his Doctoral degree in Movement Science from the Department of Bio-behavioral Sciences at Columbia University. Currently, Dr. Lamberg holds the title of Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University. Dr. Lamberg is also the Head Coach for the US National Amputee Soccer Team.

Robert Streb, PT, PhD

Dr. Streb is a Clinical Associate Professor at Stony Brook University,Stony Brook, NY in the department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Streb is a graduate of Long Island University Brooklyn where is received a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences and a Masters or Science in Physical Therapy in 1989. Dr. Streb completed his PhD in Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University in 2005. Dr. Streb’s clinical expertise in in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and his research interests are in measurement, prevention, and rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal dysfunction, including chronic degenerative diseases.

Kirsten Ness, PT, PhD

Dr. Ness is an associate member of St. Jude Children’s Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control and the Department of Pediatric Medicine. Kiri received her MPH in 2002 and her PhD in 2004, both from University of Minnesota. She has been at St. Jude’s Children’s since 2006. Her research interests include clinical and population measurement of physical performance and disability, exercise and physical activity intervention for chronic disease in childhood, impact of disability on quality of life and life satisfaction, obesity and metabolic syndrome in long-term cancer survivors, and analysis of epidemiologic data. Kiri’s current research includes the establishment of a Lifetime Cohort of Adults Surviving Childhood Cancer, the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, Longitudinal Cardiotoxicity in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Web-based Physical Activity Intervention in Adolescent Cancer Survivors, Physical Activity to Modify Sequelae and QOL in Childhood ALL, Brain Integrity in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Treated with Thoracic Radiation, and Aerobic Training Intervention for Children with Newly Diagnosed Medulloblastoma.

Raymond McKenna, PT, PhD

Dr. McKenna is a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University. Ray’s research interests include understanding and treating functional deficits in childhood survivors of cancer, investigating the effects of a wellness program on childhood survivors of cancer and their families, and assessing the effects of prosthetic devices in individuals with lower extremity amputations. Ray is the Program Director for Play Fit-Stay Fit! a comprehensive wellness program for childhood survivors of cancer and their families. It provides physical activity, nutrition education, and psychosocial counseling for the entire family. The program serves as a model program with the goal of creating similar seed programs in other locales.

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