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Managing Patients on GLP-1 Medications in Physical Therapy

Presented by Anna DelaRosby, PT, DPT, MDT, Julie Mulcahy, PT, DPT, and Todd Norwood PT, DPT

Managing Patients on GLP-1 Medications in Physical Therapy

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event July 17, 2024 EDT
access_time 6:00 pm–8:10 pm EDT
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  • For PTs/PTAs, Intermediate
  • For OTs/OTAs, Intermediate
  • For Nurses, Intermediate
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Managing Patients on GLP-1 Medications in Physical Therapy

Description

Rehabilitation professionals are increasingly likely to manage patients on GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro, which are revolutionary in their efficacy in promoting weight loss in patients with obesity and improving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. With nearly one
in eight American adults reporting they have used GLP-1s, it is vital for rehabilitation professionals to develop effective management strategies. Their expertise is crucial in addressing complications from obesity and type 2 diabetes, such as diabetic tendinopathy and osteoarthritis, while considering that GLP-1s are associated with muscle mass loss and sustained calorie deficits, increasing injury risk and affecting recovery. Therefore, providers must screen for GLP-1 use, identify injury risks, and promote resistance training and aerobic exercise that patients enjoy to mitigate these risks and foster healthy behaviors. This course highlights the necessity of adopting behavior change principles and providing guidance on resistance training, aerobic conditioning, and injury prevention. Achieving long-term health benefits of GLP-1s requires rehab professionals to be well-informed about these medications’ side effects and to play a vital role in patients’ health journeys through expert exercise guidance and chronic condition management.

Instructors

Anna DelaRosby, PT, DPT, MDT

Anna has been a physical therapist since receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008, and loves all things PT. Anna became certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2012 and in 2014 she became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She is the Clinical…

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Julie Mulcahy, PT, DPT

Julie received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Michigan. For the past 20+ years, she has specialized in orthopedics, sports medicine, and women's health. She obtained her Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy…

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Todd Norwood PT, DPT

Todd received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Southern California and has a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in both Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy and is currently the…

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Disclaimer

Financial: Anna DeLaRosby is an employee for Physera Phsyical Therapy Group and receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Anna DeLaRosby has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Financial: Julie Mulcahy is an employee and shareholder for Omada Health and receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Julie Mulcahy has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Financial: Todd Norwood is an employee and shareholder for Omada Health and advisor for Nice Healthcare Inc. He also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Todd Norwood has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Accreditation

Requirements

To receive CEU credit all disciplines must attend the webinar for the full duration, complete the quiz with a minimum score of 70%, and complete the participant survey.

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AR, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, NE, NJ, NC, OK, TN, TX, VA

OT/OTA

DE, FL, KS, NY, TN, AOTA

AT

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SLP

CA, CT, ME, MS, ASHA

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How to Prepare

Learning Objectives

  1. Determine the prevalence and impact of obesity on health and the role GLP-1 medications play in managing obesity and obesity-related conditions, including their mechanisms of action and effects on patient care
  2. Distinguish the specific challenges that GLP-1 medications present in rehabilitation, including their side effects, such as caloric deficit, gastrointestinal issues, loss of muscle mass, challenges of medication discontinuation, glycemic control, and weight regain, and how these factors affect patient management
  3. Implement effective management strategies for rehab professionals working with patients on GLP-1 medications, encompassing comprehensive screening and intervention strategies, identification and management of red flags, and approaches to mitigate incomplete medication histories
  4. Construct personalized treatment plans that consider the importance of muscle mass preservation through resistance training, appropriate protein and nutrient intake, and the implementation of lifestyle behavior modifications using principles of behavior change
  5. Examine the interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities to enhance patient care and support, ensuring rehab professionals can effectively contribute to a holistic healthcare approach for patients using GLP-1 medications
  6. Analyze the current research and considerations around the effects of GLP-1 medications implications for rehabilitation practices

Agenda

All times in EDT.

6:00 PM–6:15 PM
Chapter 1: Prevalence of GLP-1 Usage, Diabetes, and Obesity
6:15 PM–6:30 PM
Chapter 2: The Role of PTs in Managing Patients With Obesity and Related Conditions
6:30 PM–6:55 PM
Chapter 3: Challenges Induced by GLP-1 Medications
6:55 PM–7:15 PM
Chapter 4: Management Strategies for Rehab Professionals
7:15 PM–7:30 PM
Chapter 5: Watchpoints/Conclusion
7:30 PM–7:40 PM
Break
7:40 PM–8:10 PM
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