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Medical Improv: Skills to Enhance PT Practice

What You Will Learn

  • Explain the key “rules” of improv
  • Participate in select improvisational exercises that reinforce skills required for effective physical therapy practice.
  • Describe the application of improvisational skills into physical therapy practice

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What You Will Learn

  • Explain the key “rules” of improv
  • Participate in select improvisational exercises that reinforce skills required for effective physical therapy practice.
  • Describe the application of improvisational skills into physical therapy practice
Date Published

April 23, 2021

Publisher

Minnesota APTA

Subjects

Acute Care, Geriatrics, Home Health, Neurologic , Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Research, Sports, Women's Health

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Summary

The skills utilized by improvisational actors demonstrate their ability to accept uncertainty and ambiguity. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants require these same skills to effectively practice in an intrinsically unpredictable environment. Improvisational actors count on their fellow actors to expand on ideas as they create a scene on stage. They listen carefully while observing body language, paying attention not only to the words but also to the emotional context. They do all of this while focusing completely on the moment. These skills of listening, observing, and responding are also key skills utilized in PT practice. Medical improv, an emerging field, is the adaptation of improvisational theater principles and exercises to enhance communication, teamwork, and cognition. This course will introduce select improvisational exercises that have a direct application to physical therapy practice.

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Presenters

MarySue Ingman, PT, DSc

MarySue Ingman PT, DSc is Associate Professor in the DPT Program at St Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN. She received... Read More

Renee Broughton, DC, PhD

Renée Broughten, DC, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Interprofessional Education at St. Catherine University. She... Read More

Katie Molitor, RN, MA

Katie Molitor currently works at St. Catherine University as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She completed her MA at St.... Read More

Teresa Lyons, MFA

Teresa is a master teacher who specializes in helping others tell their stories with impact. For over 35 years, clients from... Read More

Linda Blazovich, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE

Linda Blazovich, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE is a Professor of Nursing at St. Catherine University and is the Director of Simulation... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
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