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When: Live Virtual Learning: Second Thursday of Every Month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: ZOOM Meeting Platform
United States
Presenter: Anthony Rapplean, PT
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff, Member Services Manager

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Interested in research? The IPTA’s Research Awareness & Support task force are now offering FREE monthly Live virtual learning webinars that helps our members stay informed about ongoing research efforts, and insight and knowledge on current research and researchers. Plus  - participants can earn continuing education credits (CE).


"Health Literacy 101: Overview of Recommended Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Stress Management Guidelines to Combat Chronic Disease"

Earn 1 FREE hour of CE!

Join us for this month's Spotlight on Research Virtual Learning course as Anthony Rapplean, PT presents his research on "Health Literacy 101: Overview of Recommended Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Stress Management Guidelines to Combat Chronic Disease."


According to the Centers for Disease Control website, as of 2012, about half of all adults had one or more chronic health conditions. One quarter of adults had 2 or more chronic health conditions.  Upwards of 80% of the nation’s. 2.7 trillion healthcare expenditures are for people with chronic conditions.  Additionally, according to the National Association of Adult Library, only 12% of adults have proficient health literacy.  Essentially, 9 out of 10 adults have low health literacy, which has been linked to poor health outcomes.  As physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, we all to often see the detrimental effects of chronic illness and we are well positioned to evaluate and educate our patients to make better lifestyle choices.  This webinar will educate participants in the prevalence of chronic disease and the burden it places on the nation’s healthcare system as well as the economy.  Participants will then learn the most up to date, evidenced based guidelines for physical activity, nutrition, and stress management that they can use to promote health literacy to their patients. 


Upon completion of this virtual learning webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand that chronic diseases are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.
  2. Describe the recommended minimal physical activity guidelines for adults.
  3. Describe the recommended dietary guidelines for adults.
  4. Describe evidenced based stress management strategies.


Anthony (Tony) Rapplean PT is a licensed Physical Therapist and Health Coach with over 20 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. Tony was Co-Owner of Premier Physical Therapy Services in Peoria, IL for 12 years. During his time with Premier, in addition to running the day to day operations of four outpatient centers, Tony specialized in Industrial Rehabilitation and lead a successful work injury management and prevention program within Premier. More recently, Tony has taken a passion for Wellness and Health Promotion. He is currently employed by Professional Therapy Services (PTS) Inc. in Peoria IL as a Business Development Specialist with an emphasis on development and implementation of various Wellness and Health Promotion programs throughout the region. Tony received his BS in Physical Therapy from Bradley University in 1995 and his Health Focused Lifestyle Intervention Certificate from the University of Montana in 2017.



You are encouraged to send questions and comments prior to the event using the IPTA Research Question Box and the IPTA Research Forum. Please note that you must be logged into the site as an IPTA member to submit your questions.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will also be eligible to earn up to 1 FREE CE by filling out a short evaluation form. You MUST RSVP, prior to the date of webinar, in order to receive the email that is sent out the morning of the webinar with the evaluation link.



Webinar Instructions: 

Topic: Spotlight on Research: Importance of Health and Wellness
Time: Jan 11, 2018 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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   US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 463 413 1429


ZOOM Virtual Meeting Information -

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.

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!


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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