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Lifestyle Medicine & Your Healthcare Team Opportunity

presented by Russell Certo & Lynn Steffes

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Your Healthcare Team Opportunity in Lifestyle Medicine is the second in a series of courses designed to introduce and build both understanding and resources to create a Lifestyle Medicine program in your practice setting. This course clearly outlines the skill set needed. The presentation identifies those skills that are already a part of the physical therapist’s practice and those needed for development or to access through collaboration. It explores a few specific models of implantation for your consideration. The Lifestyle Medicine Series will provide comprehensive instruction, tools and resources to strengthen your skills and fill the gaps!

Meet Your Instructors

  • Russell Certo, PT, OCS

    Russell Certo, PT, OCS, a physical therapist for 35 years, is the Founder of Trilogy, MOG National, and Grand Island Physical Therapy. He designed and developed the idea of an integrated physical therapy practice and medically oriented gym (MOG). He has become a leading expert in the field of medical fitness and lifestyle management and has been an invited speaker at many national association conferences. The catalyst for the creation of Trilogy was the recognition of the impact that a MOG model and its partners can have on the health of any employee population. 

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  • Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

    Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT, is President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service. She provides consulting services to rehab providers nationwide, enabling countless providers to achieve optimum success in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care to their patients/clients. Dr. Steffes is also has extensive clinical experience and educational background in pediatric and adult neurological treatments. She co-authored the publication Refresh! Life Re-Energized, a manual for building a health and wellness program for aging adults, and developed BrainyEX, a turnkey program for brain health and fitness throughout the lifespan. Dr. Steffes is a 1981 graduate of Northwestern University and completed her Transitional DPT in December of 2010. She served as a Network Administrator for a group of more than fifty private practice clinics, where her primary responsibilities included marketing, payer and provider relations, and contract management. In addition, Dr. Steffes is active in her profession, serving on the Nominating Committee for the Private Practice Section of APTA, and in the Wisconsin Chapter of APTA, serving as the Chapter’s Reimbursement Specialist.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Building A Lifestyle Medicine Skill Set

    1. Building A Lifestyle Medicine Skill Set

    Lifestyle Medicine has key motivations, parameters and skills that are need to make assess and create a successful program.

  2. Outlining the Role of a Physical Therapist

    2. Outlining the Role of a Physical Therapist

    Review the attributes of Physical Therapy & its mission to improve quality of life. Review the opportunities for Physical Therapists to lead and consult on LM initiatives.

  3. Exploring Models of Lifestyle Medicine Programs

    3. Exploring Models of Lifestyle Medicine Programs

    Explore and Outline alternative programs for your facility, practice. Looking at Individual models, small groups and community outreach models and consultation. What Model meets your community & your practice setting?