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Ken Learman

PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Youngstown State University where he is responsible for teaching manual therapy, patient examination and clinical reasoning, and research design and data analysis in the curriculum. Ken is also affiliated faculty at Duke University Division of Physical Therapy. Ken has been a practicing physical therapist for over 27 years and has 14 years of full-time academic experience and is currently engaged in clinical research. Ken received his BSPT at SUNY- Buffalo, his MEd in Health Education at Penn State University and his PhD in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Ken is a board certification specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, a certified orthopedic manual therapist through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS), and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Ken received a distinguished professorship award for scholarship and a second distinguished professorship award for service at YSU. He is a deputy editor for the Journal of Manual and manipulative Therapy, serves as a reviewer for at least 10 other journals and has served as an external reviewer for tenure and promotion reviews. He has over 25 peer-reviewed journal publications, 6 book chapters and was a co-editor on an orthopedic cases text published in 2015.

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Statistical Analysis

Presented by Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT and Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Statistical Analysis

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Many clinicians struggle with applying their research design and statistical knowledge to the research articles they read. Many find that the principles of what statistical analyses tell them is simply not intuitive enough nor do they apply them frequently enough to feel comfortable with the process of linking stats to specific clinical questions. This course will specifically address these concerns by discussing the major considerations in statistics and applying these consideration to clinical problems in order to enhance the participants understanding of how to interpret research findings.

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Self-Report & Outcome Measures

Presented by Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Self-Report & Outcome Measures

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One of the most germane questions a clinician can ask themselves after a patient encounter is "did the patient get any better?" This is not a straightforward question to answer for a myriad of reasons. Even though outcomes measures have been frequently found to be reliable and have been validated sometimes on diverse populations, many cues provided in a patient encounter can impact the results of the outcomes assessment and may alter the real nature of the results you are seeking. This course will explore many of the clinical considerations for clinical outcomes measures and will identify methods to minimize inappropriate biases often encountered in practice. It will also assist the participant in identifying useful self-report outcomes measures.

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Improving Grant Writing

Presented by Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Improving Grant Writing

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Many clinicians have clinical questions that cannot be answered by the current available evidence. It is highly recommended that these clinicians and researchers collaborate on seeking answers to these questions but resources to accomplish this may not be readily available. Research studies require an extensive amount of resources including time and money, especially if the investigator is required to alter clinical practice in a way that may impact billing or just to have the time necessary to dedicate to program completion. This course will discuss and provide resources for the basic principles of the grants acquisition process and introduce strategies to improve the likelihood of winning a grant.

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Translating Research to Practice

Presented by Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Translating Research to Practice

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This course will introduce and inform the participant on the fundamental concept of translating research into practice (TRIP). This course will provide further elucidate the many barriers that exist in translation and will cover the dearth of translational research that would assist the clinician in implementing research. This course will pull the previous courses together and show how their concepts either can be used to assist in TRIP or serve as functional barriers to TRIP. Finally, options for translation and strategies to assist will be expanded upon.

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