NOTE: This webinar will be delivered live on September 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Easterm).

Physical therapists in private practice are looking to position themselves as the solution to today's biggest healthcare challenges. According to the Surgeon General, America is currently facing an opioid epidemic. Multiple healthcare disciplines are actively serving to be the change to this crisis. You can position your clinic and profession as an important part of your community to provide alternative means to opioid use. This presentation will describe the development and operation of a pain management program.

Participants will learn how to identify opportunities in their community, develop a pain management program, market to the community, and manage daily operations.

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe five factors contributing to opioid abuse and safe alternatives in the healthcare segment.
  2. Identify three successful pain management alternatives that can be retailed in your clinic.
  3. Develop a pain management program with appropriate marketing and managing.
Shawn Burger, PT, DPT
Performance Health

Shawn received his Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1998; later earning a transitional Doctorate from the University of St. Scholastica. Dr. Burger has extensive experience through the continuum of rehab having owned, operated, and managed programs from acute, skilled nursing as well as multiple location outpatient clinics. Currently, he owns and operates PearFit Physical Therapy. Dr. Burger previously operated Burger Physical Therapy, one of the largest private practices in California. Shawn has a personal interest in identifying value added solutions to rehab; he has extensive history working with HMO / Capitation contracts and teaches others how to maximize best practices.

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CEU Approval and Certification - PPS

As a Component of the American Physical Therapy, Private Practice Section online courses are accepted by the following physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, PR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

The Private Practice Section is accredited by the California Physical Therapy Association (Provider # CPTAAP-12) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 2008027TX). Thus, Private Practice Section course credits are accepted in California and Texas.

PPS online courses are NOT approved in AK, AR, LA, MD, NV, NM, NJ, OH and PA.

PPS issues CEUs/CCUs based on the following definitions: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours/10 CCUs. .1 CEU = 1 contact hour/1 CCU. 1 contact hour/1 CCU = 60 minutes of structured educational activity.

Completion Instructions

Attend the live webinar and return to the Learning Center to complete the session evaluation.

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Type:E-Learning Course
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Learning Time:1h  30m
Domains:opioid, business planning, operations, marketing, social responsibility, Private Practice
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Private Practice
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollar