2018 Knowledge Translation Bootcamp: Empowering Knowledge Use

Saturday, November 10
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 13/14/15 - Convention Center

The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) supports the development and practical application of new knowledge across pediatric physical therapy settings. Knowledge translation implies a process for facilitating the uptake of new knowledge within clinical practice and professional education. The APPT Knowledge Translation (KT) Boot Camp is designed to enable and empower participants to harness the power of sharing and practically applying new knowledge. A workshop format will be used to build participant’s understanding of and capacity to apply specific KT strategies presented within the framework of the “Knowledge-to-Action” process. This process includes identifying and supporting key stakeholders in the knowledge use continuum, formatting knowledge in a user friendly manner, sharing information and practical experiences with others, using strategies for capacity development, and systematically evaluating outcomes of knowledge translation initiatives. Participants will have the opportunity to relate KT Boot Camp content to topics within their own practice setting. Examples of using the KT strategies to implement the Torticollis Clinical Practice Guideline across varied service areas will be shared. In addition to the presentation handout, participants are encouraged to access pre-session materials made available prior to KT Boot Camp.


Learning Objectives:

Ellen Brennan, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapy Clinical Lead
Children's Specialized Hospital

Ellen currently serves as Clinical Lead for Physical Therapy at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New
Jersey where she treats children ages birth to 18. She is a member of multidisciplinary team focused on
clinical quality across 12 sites. Ellen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from
Northeastern University in 1991 and her Doctorate in Physical therapy from The Stockton College of
New Jersey in 2012. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical specialist and is certified in
Neurodevelopmental Training. Ellen is currently serving as the New Jersey State Representative for the
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.


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Erin Bompiani, PT, DPT,PCS

Physical Therapist
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Erin Bompiani has worked in multiple settings across pediatric physical therapy with experience advocating and influencing change in a variety of environments. She is a pediatric physical therapy residency program graduate at Oregon Health and Sciences University and a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. Erin works as an assistant professor at Pacific University, in private practice, and as a consultant with Columbia Regional Program. She currently serves the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy as Region I Director, and as Secretary for the Knowledge Translation Committee.


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Catie Christensen, PT, DPT, PCS

Staff Physical Therapist and Evidence-Based Practice Coordinator
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Catie Christensen, PT, DPT, PCS is a Staff Physical Therapist, the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Coordinator, and a member of a multidisciplinary stroke clinic team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As the EBP Coordinator and an invited author of a book chapter on flexibility in children with cerebral palsy (CP), she has reviewed the literature on contracture management in this population. Combining her EBP and clinical work has allowed her to translate this evidence into practice. Catie has 12 years of experience managing contractures with serial casting and orthoses. She has presented 16 educational sessions or posters and has 6 peer-reviewed publications.


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Barbara Pizzutillo, PT, DPT, MBA

Private practice and Early Intervention

Barb Pizzutillo is a clinician with over 40 years experience in Pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, rehab, pediatric orthopedics, and outpatient settings as a clinician and administrator. She has been an early intervention practitioner for 32 years and maintains a small private practice. Barb completed the 2016 cohort of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Knowledge Brokering Network (KBNet) Demonstration Project and continues with resource development for the CMT CPG. She has participated in data collection for 2 research projects. She is on the editorial board of Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.


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