First-ever virtual Symposium conference

Infinity Rehab will host its annual Symposium in a one-day conference May 22, 2021. This year’s virtual Symposium conference is full of courses to help you grow your leadership skills, clinical skills, and more. Symposium will have all the features you know and love and special virtual integrations newly added for 2021.

In this second installment highlighting 2021 speakers at the conference, get a closer look at what Michael Friedman, Shirley Sahrmann, and the Jennifer Brush Company will be presenting. To see our first article on Symposium conference speakers, click here.

Michael Friedman will present

Michael Friedman, PT, is the Senior Director of Strategic Program Development and faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is Director Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP) safety quality program, which focuses on combatting the hospital immobility harm. Also, he is Director of International Activities for the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute. His responsibilities include integration of rehabilitation within health system initiatives, inclusive but not limited to population health, quality improvement, clinical research, practice standardization and functional outcome measurement. Furthermore, he is responsible for rehabilitation knowledge transfers and service line knowledge transfer activities with Johns Hopkins International’s global partners.
At the Symposium conference, he will present Culture of Mobility and Activity: An Interdisciplinary Approach.

Shirley Sahrmann brings her expertise

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has a decorated career in the therapy industry. Dr. Sahrmann is Professor Emerita of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, master’s and doctorate degrees in Neurobiology from Washington University. She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association’s Marion Williams Research Award, the Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Kendall Practice award, and the Inaugural John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Lecture awards. Dr. Sahrmann has also received Washington University’s Distinguished Faculty Award, the School of Medicine’s Inaugural Distinguished Clinician Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has also received the Bowling-Erhard Orthopedic Clinical Practice Award from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She has served on the APTA Board of Directors and as president of the Missouri Chapter.
In addition to her numerous national and international presentations, Dr. Sahrmann has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Japan, and Danish national congresses. Dr. Sahrmann’ s research interests are in development and validation of classification systems for movement system impairment syndromes as well as in interventions for these syndromes. Her books, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical and Thoracic Spines and the Extremities, describe the syndromes and methods of treatment.
At the Symposium conference, she will present:

  • Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip
  • Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical Spine and Shoulder (Part 2)

Jennifer Brush joins Symposium

The Jennifer Brush Company joins the conference for the first time. Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, is a Fulbright Specialist and an award-winning dementia care author and consultant. Jennifer also serves as Program Director, Montessori Education for Dementia St. Nicholas Montessori College in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests, and abilities.
With her nearly three decades of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered projects for the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. Jennifer serves on the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and she is the only AMI Certified Trainer of Trainers for Montessori for Aging and Dementia in the US (one of two in the world).
Jennifer is the author of numerous research articles and several nationally recognized books on dementia including her latest book, Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care, published by Health Professions Press. Jennifer is widely known for her innovative work in the Spaced Retrieval memory intervention, pioneering this area of study in speech-language pathology and publishing two books on the subject.
At the conference, the company will present Spaced Retrieval and Montessori.

See you there

Join us to learn, network, and grow your skills! Registration opening soon – keep a lookout for more information.
We look forward to seeing you at Symposium 2021!

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