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Discovering the Path to P.O.T.S. Management
Pikes Peak State College - Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES) - Room 243
1850 Cypress Semi Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921
United States
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM MST
Category: District Events

Discovering the Path to P.O.T.S. Management

APTA Colorado SE District Sponsored Event

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2023  |  6:30pm - 9:00pm MT

Where: Pikes Peak State College OR Virtual via Zoom 
             Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES) - Room 243 
             1850 Cypress Semi Drive 
             Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, a common form of Dysautonomia, impacts up to three million Americans, who often remain untreated and face functional disability. Due to comorbidities, persons with P.O.T.S. arrive in the physical therapy clinic for many reasons, and therapists may encounter significant difficulty addressing the primary diagnosis without an understanding and treatment plan supporting and facilitating management of this syndrome. During this session we will define the potential origins, diagnostic parameters, and more frequent symptoms experienced by those with P.O.T.S. With a better understanding of the condition, we will then explore treatment and management options for the many patients searching for guidance.

CEU: 1.5 Credit Hours

About the Presenter: 
Dr. Allison Brown grew up primarily in Nebraska with her parents, a secondary teacher and a hospital CEO, and her younger brothers.  She earned an undergraduate degree in Public Health and Health/Science Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. That same year, Allison matriculated at Creighton Medical Center, where she earned a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy as part of the world’s first DPT class, giving her a front row seat to the work that went into this leap forward for the profession, and allowing her to have as her personal mentors Dr. Gary Soderberg, Dr. Loretta Knutson, and Dr. Wayne Stuberg.

Since graduation from PT school, Dr. Brown has specialized in many areas of pediatric and young adult care from the NICU to college athletics and the arts, with a bit of adult care thrown in the mix. Currently, she treats patients in a hospital-affiliated outpatient clinic covering general orthopedics, dysautonomia, rheumatology, chronic pain, and cystic fibrosis. She is also contracted by two local ballet studios; sees clients in the private domain by personal referral, focusing on injury risk reduction, self-care, technique enhancement, educational workshops, and Yamuna Body Rolling classes; and is contracted by an international agency providing physical therapists for touring performing artists. Her primary areas of special interest include performing arts medicine and adolescent / young adult integrative care.  One of Dr. Brown’s loves is teaching and she is privileged to teach both basic science and physical therapy related topics in classrooms, seminars, and one-on-one sessions.

Outside the clinic, Allison has lived in Colorado Springs with her husband and children since 2008 and home educated their children all the way through school with a daughter now training at a nationally ranked ballet conservatory while earning a degree and a son pitching his way through a senior year in high school before entering a university aeronautics program. Away from home, she has taught health and science classes to many other home educated students and is determined to turn every inch of their suburban hill of sand into a productive homestead!

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