COVID-19 Panel Discussion on August 25, 6-8:00 pm

* This virtual course fulfills the public health priority of “Implicit bias, cultural competence and  culturally and Linguistically  Appropriate Services  in health and health care.”

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License Renewal Requirements

  •  PTs shall complete forty (40) hours and PTAs thirty hours (30) of approved continuing education during the two (2) years’ period preceding the date the license expires.Because of COVID-19, the Board voted to suspend the live, in-person, face-to-face requirements through to January 31, 2021. Accordingly, PTs and PTAs may fulfill their CE requirement with CE programs or activities obtained via remote methods, distance learning, or home studies, including pre-recorded online presentations.


  • Ten percent (10%) of the total required continuing education shall be in the subjects determined by the Director as public health priorities of the District, which shall be duly published every five (5) years or as deemed appropriate; and
  • Two (2) hours of LGBTQ continuing education.
Changing of the Guard: Effective Pain Management Strategies to Impact Opioid Prescribing Practices
This course supports the Mayor’s public health priority of responsible opioid prescribing and effective pain management.
Educational Credit: 2 CEUs Price: Free for Members | $50 for Non Course Description Over 20 years after its beginnings, the worldwide opioid crisis continues to take its toll on patients, families, nations, industries, and the global economy. Finally, non-opioid, and even non-pharmacological, pain management strategies are gaining serious recognition in the fight against the overutilization of prescription opioids, our underlying cultural issues surrounding pain, and the plague this has caused. Physical therapy offers patients, prescribers, and health insurers safer ways to manage pain, offering a beacon of hope in a bleak landscape. Course Objectives:
  • Recognize how the prevailing ideas about pain may undermine a patient’s chances of recovery
  • Understand the mechanisms involved in the transition from acute/nociceptive pain to chronic/persistent pain
  • Stratify a patient’s risk of developing chronic LBP by utilizing an evidence-based approach
  • Identify modifiable risk factors for LBP-related disability
  • Understand the strength of evidence regarding various non pharmacological pain management approaches
Speaker: Roy Film PT, MPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is an assistant professor at the School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) where he teaches primarily in the areas of orthopedic PT, manual therapy, chronic pain, and evidence-based practice. Roy’s interests focus on the conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions and helping to elevate clinical practice by teaching throughout the full spectrum of the field by teaching doctoral students, practicing clinicians, residents, and fellows. His personal mission is to help minimize the burden of the opioid crisis via promoting the use of evidence-based nonpharmaceutical pain management approaches such as physical therapy.
Roy is the Program Director of UMSOM Fellowship in OMPT as well as the Academic Director for the University of Maryland Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He has been a recipient of the PTRS Faculty of the Year Award three times and the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award twice. Roy was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association of Maryland. He is the current Vice President of the APTA of Maryland and serves on accreditation bodies for PT residency and fellowship programs both nationally and internationally. Dr. Film is currently serving as the national taskforce leader for increasing access to non-pharmacological pain management through US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) for the National Opioid Crisis Community Summit. On campus, he serves on the UMB Faculty Senate and the SOM Diversity Advisory Committee in addition to the many departmental service roles he has played in PTRS over the years.

Sexual Harassment and Physical Therapy Ethics
July 13th at 7:00 pm via Zoom

This course supports the Mayor’s public health priority of ethics and appropriate patient interactions. 

Educational Credit: 1 CEU

Price: Free for Members | $25 for Non

Course Description
This one-hour seminar will explore the ethics and particulars of sexual harassment related to physical therapy. The seminar covers inappropriate patient sexual behavior including a synopsis of recent physical therapy research in this area, as well as discussion on PT practitioner sexual misconduct. Applicable APTA code of ethics principles and DC practice act language will be explored.

Course Objectives:

Upon Completion of the session the Participant should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of sexual harassment definitions
  • Identify types of Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior (IPSB)
  • And discuss prevalence of IPSB in PT settings
  • And discuss some known risk factors for IPSB
  • And discuss common PT responses to IPSB
  • And discuss effectiveness of those responses
  • Identify inappropriate therapist behavior (sexual misconduct)
  • Be aware of the DC practice act regarding inappropriate therapist behaviors
  • Be aware of APTA Code of Ethics principles applicable to this topic

Speaker: Jill S. Boissonnault, PT, PhD, is an Emeritus American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Certified Specialist in Women’s Health and an Associate Professor at Shenandoah University, Physical Therapy Program where she teaches professional issues, therapeutic exercise related to the spine, women’s health, and research. She teaches continuing education seminars in women’s health physical therapy on musculoskeletal management of obstetrics clients and on pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr Boissonnault is a past president and founder of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, a subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). She received her bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University of Illinois, her master’s in orthopedic physical therapy from Northwestern University, and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, in curriculum and instruction with a minor in women’s studies. She has held various leadership positions within the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including treasurer from1983–1989, vice president 1995–1999, and education director 2005–2006. In 2000, Dr Boissonnault was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award; in 2006, the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Mentor of the Year Award, and APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award; and in 2011, WCPT’s International Service Award. She is the author of numerous professional articles and textbook chapters.

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