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Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, June 21st
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff

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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Considering Cognition, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury: Neuroanatomy, assessment, and evidence-based treatment considerations


We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, June 21st as Julie Schwertfeger, PT, DPT, MBA, CBIST shares her knowledge and expertise on "Considering Cognition, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury: Neuroanatomy, assessment, and evidence-based treatment considerations ".

Brain injury affects arousal, attention and executive function in addition to physical impairments that are the reason a patient may seek a physical therapist.

A large proportion of people with concussion (MTBI) go undiagnosed and detecting signs of brain injury may aid the patient in getting needed care.

By identifying cognitive areas impacted by TBI, physical therapists may be able to more effectively treat people with diagnosed and undiagnosed brain injury.

What to expect: 

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the levels of attention from simple to most demanding.
  • Differentiate different types of memory.
  • Identify neural structures and pathways involved in different types of learning and memory.
  • Learn evidence-based principles of cognitive rehabilitation.
  • Create a SMART behavioral goal using objective criteria to support your client's maximal success to participate in social roles. 


About the Speaker

Dr. Julie Schwertfeger, PT, DPT, MBA, CBIST holds a brain injury specialist training certification (CBIST) through the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and has successfully completed the Cognitive Rehabilitation Training through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Brain Injury Special Interest Group (BI-SIG), which utilizes the best evidence available as presented in the Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual. Her clinical background spans more than two decades of clinical and leadership positions working in rehabilitation, acute, outpatient, and home care. The major focus of practice continues to be TBI, catastrophic illness rehabilitation for trach and vent, and guideline implementation for the rehabilitation of stroke patients. She is currently teaching clinical neurology in the DPT program as well as classes in interprofessional courses throughout Rosalind Franklin University programs. Dr. Schwertfeger is completing a PhD in Interprofessional Health Services, and initiating stroke research in collaboration with UC Irvine and Advocate Health System.




Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

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.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Considering Cognition, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury
Time: Jun 21, 2018 6:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
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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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