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Our mission is to facilitate the pursuit of professional excellence and innovative practice by providing the highest quality clinical, academic and evidence-based educational programs to our clinical instructors and physical therapists to meet the health and wellness needs of the communities in which they work.

In-Person - Beyond Bio◦Psycho◦Social: Optimizing Health Across Communities - POSTPONED

Featuring Dan Kang, PT, DPT & Ryan Jacobson, PT, DPT, PCS


George Fox University
Roberts Center - Room 203
501 Villa Road
Newberg, Oregon

Parking is available in the Roberts Center parking lot. A parking pass will be issued to you prior to the event.


$350 - General Registration
$300 - GFU Physical Therapy Alumni and Clinical Instructors
$99 - GFU Physical Therapy Students

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Please contact Linda Dallof at or 503-554-2451 with any questions.

Event Details

New patient-reported outcome measures empower clinicians to efficiently capture biomedical, psychological, and social variables of health during routine care.  These new measures are person-centered and population-based, enhancing the focus on the individual and community.  This course reviews interpretation and application of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to routine clinical care.  Specific measures that span a biopsychosocial model of care include Physical Function, Fatigue, Self-efficacy of Symptom Management, and Satisfaction with Social Roles and Activities.  We will cover basic clinical interpretation of each measure, available data from physical therapy clinics, case studies, and interviews with providers and patients where these scales were used to augment care.  Participants can expect to be exposed to concrete ways of using PROMIS measures to target treatments for specific patients, document patient care, and identify new psychosocial areas of practice that may enhance patient outcomes.

  • This course will be hands-on using iPad PROMIS, videos, case vignettes, and live case study.
  • We will demonstrate the power of PROMIS to enhance your clinical decision making.
  • Lunchtime Idea Session with Dan & Ryan - LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!
  • Online modules will also be made available to you to enhance your learning after the course.
  • 8 CE contact hours will be issued upon completion of the course.


  1. Interpret and apply the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Measures to assess and track health for patients attending physical therapy.
  2. Understand and apply strategies to improve patient self-efficacy in physical therapy care and to encourage increased physical activity.
  3. Understand and apply strategies to assess and treat high fatigue symptoms that occur in patients attending physical therapy.
  4. Understand and apply strategies to identify social participation goals and use these goals to enhance commitment to rehabilitation programs and satisfaction social roles and life activities.


Dr. Kang is an associate professor of physical therapy at George Fox University, where he teaches in the area of pathophysiology, cardiopulmonary therapeutics, orthopedics, and persistent pain rehabilitation and in 2019 was awarded Teacher of the Year for the graduate programs. Dan received his doctor of physical therapy degree (2004) and a master's degree in physical therapy (2002) from Loma Linda University. He serves as a commissioner for the Oregon Pain Management Commission and as the Oregon Physical Therapy Association liaison for population health. Dan enjoys speaking about clinical practice and person centered care and he currently practices at George Fox University's Community Clinic and Providence Primary Care Clinic in Oregon.

Ryan Jacobson

Dr. Jacobson is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy and currently serves as full-time faculty at George Fox University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, teaching courses in pediatrics, orthotics, and patient care.  His current research endeavors are around leveraging meaningful outcomes in Physical Therapy to affect improved models of care across the lifespan.  He also enjoys speaking on child and family empowerment toward better health and wellness outcomes.  Ryan plays jazz saxophone and volleyball, loves creative endeavors with his daughter Alex and wife Stephanie, and eats way too much dark chocolate.




Coffee & Tea Provided

Motivation for the Bio◦Psycho◦Social Model


Dr. Jacobson

Why use PROMIS?


Dr. Jacobson

Review of Interpretation – Clinical Decision Making


Dr. Jacobson & Dr. Kang

  • Physical Function



  • Video & Vignettes






  • Fatigue



  • Self-Efficacy of Symptom Management



  • Satisfaction with Participation in Social Roles & Activities



  • Video & Vignettes



LunchIdea Sharing with Dr. Kang and Dr. Jacobson


Lunch Provided

Case 1: Orthopedic Live Case


Dr. Kang

Case 2: Health and Wellness Case


Dr. Kang

             Video & Data






Case 3: Chronic Pain


Dr. Kang

Building a Biopsychosocial Program


Dr. Jacobson & Dr. Kang

Question and Answers


Dr. Jacobson & Dr. Kang




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