In an increasingly virtual world, how can you use telehealth to better serve your patients? Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, and Gretchen Walsh, PT, DPT, MTC, MDT Cert., tag-team this important conversation covering education, convenience, and successful outcomes along with real-life cases in which telehealth made a positive impact on patients’ lives.
About our Speakers
Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, has practiced as an occupational therapist for over 40 years. Specializing as a board-certified hand therapist led to her interest and specialization of treating lymphedema and fibrosis 20 years ago.
Karen’s passions in lymphedema practice are equipment innovation and development, treatment of underlying fibrosis and inflammation, and assessment of complex and difficult cases. She is considered an expert in the clinical use of pneumatic compression and has participated in the development of numerous devices and appliances. She has outpatient lymphedema practices at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California, and Dominican Rehabilitation in Santa Cruz, California, as well as a private telehealth and consulting practice.
Karen speaks frequently at academic, clinical, and professional settings and performs clinical research that she presents and publishes nationally and internationally. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of the Pacific in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program.
Gretchen Walsh, PT, DPT, MTC, MDT Cert., is a licensed physical therapist having received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2003 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Services in 2011. Prior physical therapist experience includes a wide variety of settings including outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehab, home health, and skilled nursing facilities.
In Gretchen Walsh’s current role with Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, as Director of Clinical Excellence and Leadership, she oversees clinician training programs, strategic initiatives, and Agile Virtual Physical Therapy (Alliance PTP’s nationwide virtual-only PT brand). In addition to her roles with Alliance PTP, Gretchen Walsh is adjunct faculty in the physical therapy department at Grand Valley State University.
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