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WEBINAR Time to get up: Incorporating Physical Activity into Physical Therapy Practice.
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WEBINAR Time to get up: Incorporating Physical Activity into Physical Therapy Practice.

When: Nov. 16th 2018
1:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: GoToWebinar
United States
Contact: Marcus Dean
412-243-5181 x102

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It’s no secret that sitting is the new smoking. Worldwide, 1.3 million deaths/year could be prevented with a 25% increase in physical activity. Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are ideal healthcare providers to prescribe and counsel patients on physical activity because they are trained in health promotion and exercise prescription. PTs and PTAs spend one-on-one time with patients over several visits, which is ideal for promoting behavioral change needed to increase physical activity. Patients also expect PTs and PTAs to discuss physical activity with them during their rehabilitation. Despite these facts, physical activity is not routinely performed in clinical practice. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the importance of addressing physical inactivity and providing participants with a brief physical activity intervention that is feasible to incorporate in rehabilitation. After completing the webinar, participants will have the tools to deliver an effective physical activity intervention with their patients.


Educational Objectives:

  • Review current research regarding physical inactivity and physical activity guidelines.
  • Discuss PTs and PTAs role in promoting physical activity.
  • Explore feasible physical activity interventions in rehabilitation. 
  • Recognize the barriers to incorporating a physical activity intervention in clinical practice and suggest solutions to overcoming the barriers.
  • Provide a case study of how to incorporate physical activity in physical therapy practice. 


About the speaker:

Daniel Kenta White, PT, ScD, MSc


Daniel K. White is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. White received his bachelor’s degree in health sciences, M.S. in physical therapy, and Sc.D. in rehabilitation sciences, all from Boston University. He completed a post-doctoral fellow at the Boston University School of Public Health and earned a Masters in Science in Epidemiology from the BU School of Public Health 2013. Dr. White’s research focuses on physical activity and physical functioning in older adults, people with knee osteoarthritis, and people after total joint replacement. Dr. White is an Associate Editor for Arthritis Care and Research, and an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Rheumatology Research Foundation, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. Dr. White can be reached at




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