Pain Management After Limb Amputation

Date and Time

August 23, 2023
12–1 p.m. ET

Location

Virtual Event

About this course:

This one hour CE course is intended to provide clinicians with the most current in-depth information about pain management after limb amputation. The lecture will reinforce concepts and information related to the prevalence of amputation, importance of collaborative care, physiology and characteristics of pain including types of pain following amputation and treatment options. The course content and clinical protocols are evidence-based and oriented to immediate clinical applications impacting patient activity performance and participation in mobility and social roles.

Instructors:

Seema Gurnani, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Senior Manager, Clinical Operations

Seema Gurnani received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2001. She became a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2013, as well as a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the ABPTS in 2016. Seema has 19 years of experience in a variety of settings, including acute and post-acute care, with a particular focus on geriatric patient management. During her ACP tenure, she has provided extensive education and consultation on evidence-based clinical interventions and treatment pathways. More recently, she works as the Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, with a focus on developing material to support collaborative care as well as continuing education courses for therapy and nurse clinicians.

Kelly Contreras, PT, GCS, CEEAA
Senior Manager, Remote Clinical Services

Kelly Contreras received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1996. She became a Certified Exercise Expert through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2010, as well as a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the ABPTS in 2011. Kelly has over 20 years of clinical experience across the spectrum of care, with an emphasis on the aging adult. She has extensive clinical teaching and speaking experience on integrating evidence based practices for the effective integration of biophysical agents as part of a complete therapeutic plan of care as well as multiple advanced exercise systems to increase quality of care, clinical outcomes, and client satisfaction, including APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting. Kelly currently serves as the Manager of Remote Clinical Services with ACP.

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