Robert Scales, Ph.D., recognized competitors at a sevens rugby event for college students prior to his keynote address at the Turkish Sports Science 14th Annual Student Sports Science Congress at Afyon Kocatepe University (May 11-13th, 2022). Students, faculty and scholars heard how Mayo Clinic conducted a recent multi-site medical education intervention to introduce Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Science students to a rewarding career in healthcare where innovation and technology were applied into clinical practice to enhance patient engagement in an effort to improve the health of the nation. For more information go to https://sbk2022.aku.edu.tr/.davetli-konusmacila/.
Clinicians were onsite at the 18th Women's Health Update 2022 (March 3-5, 2022) in Scottsdale, Arizona after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Robert Scales, Ph.D. joined Augustine Chavez, M.D. to describe options for physicians/mid-level providers to promote the latest evidence-based physical activity and exercise guidelines specific to Women's Health. Further reading is available by accessing the review publication.
Chavez, A., Scales, R., Kling, J., M. (2021). Promoting physical activity in older women to maximize health. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 38, 7: 405-415. https://www.ccjm.org/content/88/7/405
Listen to Robert Scales, PhD, join Sir Nick Faldo and other experts from the world of golf and sports science discuss physical screening and exercise training for both health and sports performance, including golf.
Robert Scales, Ph.D. uses multi-media modalities to demonstrate the clinical application of technology to promote Exercise is Medicine in the ACSM 2020 Virtual Summit Series. Hear how psychologically informed decisions influenced the design of a physical performance evaluation room to integrate the strategic application of innovative technology. A three-dimensional camera system takes you on an interactive exploration of the physical work space, and video recorded role-playing demonstrations with a standardized client/patient show four applications of technology. Dr. Scales underlines the importance of effective interpersonal communication to deliver a negotiated treatment plan during in-person consultations and/or remote access communication through a technology supported platform.
Balancing technology with the human touch to promote Exercise is Medicine can be viewed by accessing the link below.
Robert Scales, Ph.D. joined forces with Dorian L. Dugmore, Ph.D. (Consultant, English Football League Managers Association) to present a symposium on the health of the retired athlete at the annual meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) in Chicago, Illinois (November 8th, 2019). Conference attendees heard how life as a professional soccer coach and manager may increase cardiac risk in former players. A review of the literature also showed that a playing career in the National Football League often leaves retired players with orthopedic, neurological and cardiovascular health complications. It appears that in these examples, the sport may negatively influence the aging process. Recommendations were given to help healthcare professionals prepare active players for life beyond the sport and into retirement. For more information about ACRM go to www.acrm.org
CRC Press has a new book release entitled Lifestyle Medicine (3rd Edition). This includes a chapter written by Robert Scales, PhD. and colleagues from Mayo Clinic that describes how innovative models of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can increase patient participation. Examples include home-based CR, hybrid models, behaviorally-based patient education, Connected Health options utilizing mobile device applications and supervised exercise for special populations.
To read more go to CRC Press.
Attendees were given four examples of technology, including the use of (1) touchscreen display monitors such as the Ipad or whiteboard when interacting with patients, (2) video recording and analysis with the capacity to send photographs/videos to the Electronic Medical Record, (3) movement sensor technology to quantify objective metrics of movement and performance and (4) Connected Health mobile device applications that enable clinicians to monitor and prescribe treatment plans to the patient at home. For more information about the conference go to www.apta.org
Robert Scales, Ph.D. and Stephen Hunter, DPT (Intermountain Health Care) presented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Council of Health Systems Physical Therapy NEXT Conference & Exposition in Chicago, IL (June 11-15th, 2019). Attendees heard how effective communication with motivational interviewing can enhance the clinical application of technology to an outpatient physical therapy setting. Attendees were given four examples of technology, including the use of (1) touchscreen display monitors such as the Ipad or whiteboard when interacting with patients, (2) video recording and analysis with the capacity to send photographs/videos to the Electronic Medical Record, (3) movement sensor technology to quantify objective metrics of movement and performance and (4) Connected Health mobile device applications that enable clinicians to monitor and prescribe treatment plans to the patient at home. For more information about the conference go to www.apta.org
Whether you are a serious competitor or the causal golfer, there are benefits to having a golf fitness evaluation with a strategic exercise prescription to enhance performance. Robert Scales, Ph.D. joined fellow Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified golf fitness instructors at the TPI (Level 1) Golf Fitness Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona (December 3-4th, 2018) to hear about the latest developments within this field. For additional information go to www.mytpi.com.