Applications in Patient Engagement: The One Tool that None of Us are Maximizing Yet
Applications in Patient Engagement: The One Tool that None of Us are Maximizing Yet
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  • Total Seat(s): 75
  • Left Seat(s): 60

Motivational interviewing, collaborative goal setting, shared decision making, active listening, autonomy…it is time for us to pull all of these together into intuitive applications. Dr. Mike Studer, a veteran physio with over 32 years of clinical experience will guide you in evidence-based and psychologically-informed rehabilitation techniques focused on fostering patient's self efficacy, autonomy, adaptability, resilience, and independence. Attendees can expect to learn how to advance their soft-skills in examination and intervention by incorporating psychology with principles of motor learning. No matter the diagnoses of the patients that you are seeing – be ready for practical applications from a therapist whose cancellation rate in the last 18 years running has averaged below 1.45%.

Speaker biography

Mike Studer,PT, DPT, MHS,NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA has been a PT since 1991, board certified in neurologic PT in 1995, and a private practice owner since 2005. Dr. Studer has been an invited speaker covering 50 states, 10 countries, and 4 continents speaking on topics ranging from cognition and psychology in rehabilitation, aging, stroke, motor learning, motivation in rehabilitation, balance, dizziness, neuropathy and Parkinson Disease. Dr. Studer is an adjunct professor at Oregon State University’s DPT program, where he leads the coursework on motor control and assists the national network of neurologic PT residencies (Neuroconsortium).  He is the co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness, a multidisciplinary Healthy Aging and Neurology rehabilitation clinic, also in Bend, OR. In 2011, Mike was recognized as Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, joining a group of under 300 persons at the time for the history of the profession. Mike’s honors additionally reflect his service for Vice Presidency of the Academy of Neurologic PT, the Mercedes Weiss award for service to the Oregon chapter of APTA. He holds a trademark in dual task rehabilitation and has a patent pending on the same. Over his career, Mike has authored over 35 articles, 6 book chapters, and routinely has clinical research projects in affiliation with one of many universities. He is a consultant to Major League Baseball on the motor control of pitching and hitting. As a very fun and lighthearted note, Mike is the four time and current WR holder for the fastest underwater treadmill marathon, a mark that was set most recently in January 2022. 

Course Objective(s)

Objectives: By the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Identify 3 barriers to behavioral change (adopting recommendations) that are commonly seen in healthcare settings.
  • Identify 3 applications for behavioral economics in the clinical, rehabilitative, or wellness settings.
  • Identify 5 common concepts in behavioral economics that apply to healthcare.
  • Describe how to apply 3 behavioral economic concepts in their own healthcare interactions.
Course Outline

Saturday, June 10, 2023

7:30am     Registration

8:00am     Welcome and Introduction

8:10am     Defining the problem of patient engagement, attendance, intensity and more 

8:40am     The principles of Behavioral Economics: More familiar than you think

9:15am     Beyond motivational interviewing and active listening...the patient experience

9:55am   Break

10:10am   Patient engagement revisited: Practical and evidence-based applications

11:00am   The role of placebo... dare we even mention it? 

11:20am   Improving our soft skills from interview, exam, treatment, home ex and discharge

12:00pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm     Help!  Shared decision making, collaborative goal setting, active listening, therapeutic alliance...what do I do?

1:35pm     Delivering agency through autonomy: Recovery and wellness

2:20pm     Break

2:35pm     Managing fear and associated barriers to health pursuits

3:25pm     Preventing burnout - YOU do not have to absorb everything

3:50pm     Summary and questions

4:20pm     Conclusion


Providence Portland Medical Center

Cancer Center Amphitheater

4805 NE Glisan St

Portland, OR 97213

Applications in Patient Engagement
Registration Information

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.  Masks are still required in medical facilities at this time and will be required to be worn for the entirety of the course.  Participants will be informed if any infection prevention guidelines change. 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$199 for Providence employees, $299 for all other participants. A $25 early bird discount is available to participants who register prior to May 20, 2023.   Registration fees cover electronic certificate of attendance and electronic course handout. 

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by May 27, 2023. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 7.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Pathology Assistants in Oregon and Washington. Providence is also an approved provider for Physical Therapy continuing education in New York. Continuing education credit in additional states may be available.  Please email to determine if continuing educations credits can be submitted for your state.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.