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 Export to Your Calendar 7/16/2020
When: Thursday, July 16
Program starts at 6:15 pm
Where: Virtually Via Zoom Meeting Platform
United States
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff

Online registration is available until: 7/15/2020
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Music therapy and Physical Therapy collaboration for better outcomes following COVID-19

We invite you to join us from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, July 16th as we welcome Donna Lee Frownfelter PT DPT MA FAPTA & Lauren Frownfelter Viljamaa, BM, MEd, MT-BC, LPMT to share their insight and expertise on "Music therapy and Physical Therapy collaboration for better outcomes following COVID-19."

This course will look at the evidence based practice of Music Therapy and discuss the collaboration with Physical Therapy for optimal outcomes with post COVID-19 rehabilitation.

What to expect: 

By the end of this lecture participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence basis for Music Therapy
  • Discuss the difference between Medical Music and Music Therapy (MT) and what are the qualifications of a MT & MT Specializations
  • Identify collaboration with MT and PT in continuum of treatment from ICU to Home Care
  • Discuss the MT selection of music interventions according to ‘preferred music’


About the Speakers

Donna Lee Frownfelter PT DPT MA FAPTA received her Physical Therapy Education at Northwestern University Programs in Physical Therapy and her certificate in Respiratory Care from the University of Chicago. Additionally, she has an MS in Organizational Development from Loyola University of Chicago and her DPT from RFUMS. Dr. Frownfelter is recognized internationally as a teacher, clinician, author, and consultant in the area of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy and is an APTA Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist as well as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner. Her most recent book that she co-edited, entitled Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy; Evidence and Practice is the primary text used in many Physical and Respiratory Therapy Programs. She is currently in the process of the 6th edition of the book which will have an “e” book format as well as a hard copy textbook. She has received many teaching awards and has presented at APTA National Conventions as well as many Continuing Education Courses. She has served two terms as the President of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the APTA. She is a Board Member of the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and serves on the COPD Advisory Committee. She is certified to present Courage to Quit Smoking Cessation Programs. She was elected a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), the only physical therapist to be granted that distinction. In June 2020 she was given the Catherine Worthingham Fellowship award (FAPTA), the highest award the APTA presents to a member for service and professional achievements.

Lauren Frownfelter Viljamaa, BM, MEd, MT-BC, LPMT
Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT)
originally from a Northwest suburb of Chicago, attended the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin where she earned a duel degree in Music Education (K-12) and Choral Music Education (K-12). Being blessed by two Chicago-land working artist siblings and many friends in the Appleton Fine and Performing Arts communities, Lauren was convinced by her fellow art teacher posse to go back to school to earn their Master’s Degrees together. After teaching K-12 Choral/General Music for 10 years in the Appleton Area School District she attended Lesley University of Boston, Massachusetts to earn her Master of Arts Education degree in Integrating the Arts Into the Curriculum. Lauren has nearly 20 years of teaching experience including general music, choral music and private lessons. She then earned her Music Therapy Equivalency Degree form the University of Georgia, Athens.

Lauren enjoys having the opportunity to work with many different varieties of client populations from newborn to ‘vintage’. Currently she facilitates the Intergenerational Rock Band, The Giving Tree and Memory Care at Arbor Terrace’s Hamilton Mill location, The Giving Tree and Memory Care at Emory’s Memory Center in John’s Creek, Adult Daycare at The Guest House in Gainsville and the choir at The Cottage School in Roswell. She also has numerous private clients for music therapy and adaptive lessons who focus on voice, piano, guitar and ukulele.


This meeting will be presented virtually via Zoom. Prior to the meeting, you will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

An email will go out to all those who RSVP'd to attend the course the morning of the #THIRDTHURSDAY. In that email will have important information including the meeting ID # and password. It will also contain the course handouts and the link to complete the post presentation evaluation for CE credit. 

Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Revitalize PT Interventions With A Music Therapist
Time: July 16, 2020 06:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Note to Nonmembers:  The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association, click here to join!

Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).


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