APTA Michigan Pediatric SIG is holding our inaugural JOURNAL CLUB MEETING! We will be discussing “Embracing our Role in Prevention of Chronic Pain” by Swiggum, et al., published in the January 2021 edition of Pediatric Physical Therapy. This very informative article is now open access, available for all to review. The authors highlight the role of pediatric physical therapists and advocate for the recognition of PTs as contributors to primary and secondary prevention of chronic pain during the critical developmental periods of infancy and early adolescence. Dr. Mary Swiggum will be joining our conversation, and we hope to engage in a thought-provoking discussion about this important topic. Registration is required; please stay tuned for further information. Non-members are welcome, but only for the first Journal Club meeting; we are hoping to solicit passionate PTs and PTAs to join our community of passionate therapists!
Article: Embracing Our Role in the Prevention of Chronic Pain
Author: Mary Swiggum, PT, Ph.D.; Erin Jacobson, DPT; Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD
Date: Monday, June 6th, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom (Link to be emailed before event)
Register to participate HERE
*For those eligible for licensing renewal, this will be a great opportunity to fulfill a Professional Development Requirement (PDR), while engaging in thoughtful conversation related to pediatric therapy practice. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in the state of Michigan must complete 24 (PDR) credits in activities that are approved under administrative rule R 338.7163. The PDR credits must be completed during the 2 years that immediately precede the expiration date of the license, and one of the 24 PDR credits must be in the area of pain and symptom management. This is a perfect opportunity to complete the pain requirement, which can be fulfilled through multiple activities, including reading a journal article. (There is a max of 6 PDRs that can be earned by reading a journal article and completing the requisite forms.)