It Takes a Village….How a Team Approach Drives PT Outcomes in Pediatrics

Des Moines, IA US
May 14, 2019



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Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


7 pm

Continuing Education Session: It Takes a Village….How a Team Approach Drives PT Outcomes in Pediatric

Katherine Lefert, PT, PCS
Therapy Supervisor, Transitional Care Unit and Homecare, ChildServe

Katie Purcell, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, ChildServe

  • Describe the complexities that are unique to providing PT in a pediatric setting
  • Identify the key team members and/or roles that are needed for good therapy outcomes in a pediatric setting
  • Explore a case example to illustrate how team members contribute to the PT outcomes of a child
8 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email Dr. Katie Stevermer at

  • Approval of Minutes
  • SW District Office & Committee Reports
    • Spring Board Meeting
  • IPTA Officer & Committee Reports
    • Vice President
  • Foundation Report
  • Student IPTA Reports
    • DPT'19, DPT'20, DPT'21
  • Old Business
    • District Member Outreach Updates
    • Meeting Day/Time for 2019-2020
  • New Business
    • District Elections *Please send your nominations to Dr. Katie Stevermer by 5/13/19 and ensure the nominee consents to serve.
      • Vice Chair
      • Two District Directors
      • At-Large Advisory Member
9 pmAdjourn


Katherine Lefert, PT, PCS
Therapy Supervisor for the Transitional Care Unit and Homecare, ChildServe

  • Master of Physical Therapy, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Ms. Lefert works as an inpatient therapy supervisor at ChildServe where she leads a team of therapists in providing treatment to children recovering from brain injury. She was part of a team to develop programs utilizing FES technology to treat children recovering from illness and injury including brain injury.

Katie Purcell, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, ChildServe

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/14/2019 - 7:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/14/2019 - 9:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.


Continuing Education Credit

Certificates of attendance will given for 1.0 continuing education contact hour.


No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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