Impact of Covid-19 in Spine, Sport, and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Description: With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading, new trends are starting to emerge in the care of patients with musculoskeletal issues. In this 60 minute panel discussion with MSK leaders from Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Colorado and New York, we will explore what changes they are making to their practices to protect staff and patients. We will discuss the transition of care between outpatient rehabilitation services and telehealth. We will explore the potential long term impact of telehealth within MSK medicine. Finally, we will discuss the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on medical education. Come prepared to ask questions and share insights from your own institutions.

Continuing Education Credits are not offered for viewing this webinar.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify changes in protocols due to COVID-19 in the delivery of musculoskeletal care in physician, therapy and injection clinics.
  • Compare the experiences and practices of musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation from hospitals across the country operating in this quickly evolving pandemic.
  • Discuss the challenges in re-opening outpatient clinics with the ongoing pandemic.
  • Identify what changes as a result of the pandemic, such as the implementation of telehealth, will have on the future of musculoskeletal medical care. Discuss the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on resident and fellowship training in musculoskeletal care.


  • Moderated by Monica Rho, MD - Chief of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the Director of Residency Training at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 
  • Venu Akuthota, MD - Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. In addition, he serves as the medical director of the Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital and is responsible for the Runners' Clinic at the University Sports Medicine Center.
  • Stanley Herring, MD – senior medical advisor and co-founder of The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, medical director of Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Health for UW Medicine, and co-medical director of the Sports Concussion Program, a partnership between UW Medicine and Seattle Children's.
  • Heidi Prather, MD – Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Section in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PM&R Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship Co-Director, Director of Orthopaedic Spine Center, Washington University
  • Joel Press, MD – Physiatrist-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

Audience:  Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physicians, 

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari


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