Rehabilitation and Recovery After Traumatic Orthopedic Injury

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Lifespan Rehabilitation Services Conference Overview

Learn practical management strategies to improve outcomes for patients who have experienced traumatic orthopedic injury. Discussion will include interdisciplinary approach along the continuum of care, including managing patient and family expectations, pain management, and best practice for therapeutic outcomes. An interprofessional panel of speakers will present. Pediatric and adult tracks available. Participants will receive a certificate for 6 CEUs. APTA RI Approved Course for 6 CEUs.

Conference Objectives:

  1. To describe current trends and guidelines for the medical, surgical, and rehabilitation management of patients following traumatic orthopedic injury.
  2. Discuss variety of factors leading to pain after orthopedic injury and discuss how pain neuroscience can optimize therapeutic participation and outcomes.
  3. Optimize patient and family education and expectations during care and transitions of care.
  4. Identify unique psychosocial factors impacting rehabilitation following traumatic orthopedic injury and apply strategies to optimize rehabilitation.

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Conference Schedule

All Attendees

7:30 to 8 a.m. Registration
8 to 8:15 a.m. Welcome by Patricia Wolfe, PT, MS, Vice President, Lifespan Rehabilitation Services
8:15 to 9 a.m. Current Trends in Orthopedic Surgery (Roman Hayda, MD)
9 to 10 a.m. Traumatic Lower Limb Amputations - Physiatry Considerations
(Mustapha Kemal, MD)
10 to 10:30 a.m. Break with exhibitors
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The Role of Pain Neuroscience After Traumatic Injury
(David McIntyre, DPT)
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Psychosocial Factors Affecting Patients and Caregivers
(Denise R. Labelle, PhD, Clinical Psychologist)
12 to 1 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

Adult Track

1 to 1:30 p.m. Early Mobilization of the Complex Ortho-Trauma Patient
(Beth Fontanez, PT, DPT)
1:30 to 2 p.m. Managing the Traumatic Upper Extremity Injury
(Celia Riccardi, MOT, OTR/L)
2 to 2:30 p.m. Putting All the Pieces Together: Treatment of the Orthopedic Trauma Patient on Acute Inpatient Rehab
(David J. Michael, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS)
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Returning to Function and Higher-Level Activity After Traumatic Orthopedic Injury
(Domenic Mainelli, PT, DPT)
3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Finding Function After Trauma 
(Cate LePage, OTR/L, CHT)
3:45 to 4 p.m. Wrap-up

Pediatric Track

1 to 1:45 p.m. Managing Acute Orthopedic Injury and the Transition to the Home Environment
(Jessica Gore, PT, DPT, MSPT, CPST; Abbey Lamb, PT, DPT, CPST; and  Lindsey Wallace, PT, DPT)
1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Community Re-entry and Transition Back to School
(Katrina Borges, MSOT, OTR/L; Alissa Dattilo, PT, DPT, CBIS; Jessie Fontenault, OTD, OTR/L; and Madeline LeDuc, PT, DPT)
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Behavioral Management: Pain, Sensory, Emotional Regulation
(Alesia Disano, OTR/L; Kayla Pirri, MS, OTR/L, CLC; and Lauren Varnell, PT, DPT)
3:45 to 4 p.m. Wrap-up

Registration Information

Attendees: $200
Students: $120

There is a discount for Lifespan employees. Please use your coupon code at checkout.

Cancellations/Refunds: In case of cancellation, an email notification will be required to process your refund. A cancellation fee of $50 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be issued after October 28, 2022. For questions about registration or cancellation, please email Liz Clegg at

Questions and Dietary Requests: If you have questions and/or special dietary requests, please contact Liz Clegg at

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Location Information

Crowne Plaza
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886