This course is designed to provide an overview of the relevant laws and rules governing practice for PTs and PTAs in Michigan. Although it will be especially helpful for those preparing to take the jurisprudence exam as part of an application for licensure in Michigan, it also essential for practicing clinicians who are not intimately familiar with all relevant rules/laws. An emphasis is placed on scope of practice.
About The Speaker(s)
Speaker: Michael Shoemaker, PT, DPT, PhD
Dr. Shoemaker received a B.S. in Physical Education with an Exercise Science Specialization from Calvin College in 1996. In 1999 he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University, and earned his PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University in 2012. Dr. Shoemaker is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University. His practice has been focused in cardiopulmonary and geriatric rehabilitation across multiple practice settings including acute care, long-term acute care, long-term care, subacute care and outpatient care, and he currently practices in the cardiothoracic critical care setting at the Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center. Dr. Shoemaker’s research interests, spanning 45 peer-reviewed papers, 5 textbook chapters, 26 peer-reviewed platform/poster presentations, and 7 continuing education presentations/workshops, includes cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, health policy, and the use of simulation in professional and interprofessional education. Dr. Shoemaker has served APTA Michigan as Legislative Committee Chair, Legislative Director, Vice President, and President.