Injury Prevention with Dr. Vicki LaFay
In this week’s Ignite Speaker Series, Vicki LaFay PT, DPT, PhD will focus on innovations in physical therapy practice that challenge conventional healthcare expectations and provide opportunities for interprofessional collaboration, innovation, and technology. Specifically, Dr. LaFay will discuss “embedded physical therapy,” where physical therapy is practiced outside the traditional PT domain (i.e. factories, emergency rooms, military installations), and telehealth, where PTs work with patients remotely, using technology to drive optimal patient/client experiences. She will then explore how embedded PT practice and telehealth have led to creativity, innovation, and technological advances, especially during this unprecedented time.
Dr. LaFay is a clinical associate professor and Physical Therapy program chair at Clarkson University. Her clinical practice and areas of expertise are focused on worksite injury prevention, rehabilitation, wellness, and ergonomics. She is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an APTA Geriatrics Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. Dr. LaFay has served on numerous national and state professional association boards and task forces; she is currently the chair of the New York Physical Therapy Association Practice Committee and a recent delegate at the APTA House of Delegates. Dr. LaFay has published and presented at the state and national level on topics such as PT student clinical performance, collaboration and best practice in PT clinical education, students as knowledge brokers for clinical practice, and PT clinical education leadership.
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