February 2020
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 February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

In this course, you will deepen your understanding of the power of the core with both a lecture and lab component. As therapists, we are experts on the importance of the transverse abdominals, but this course will also bring you into the bowl of the pelvis. You will leave confident in your skills to assist patients in engaging their pelvic floor and how to address dysfunction at the sacrum and sacroiliac joints perpetuated by some yoga poses with possible pose alterations to fit clients with SI dysfunction or to prevent SI irritation. This course will take you through assessment via observation and manual skills and provide ideas for teaching our patients to link breath and movement to enhance the support of the core and pelvic floor—versus utilizing unhealthy breath patterns and bearing down to "feel" strong.

Location: Mayo Clinic Health-System Luther Campus

Time:  8 AM to 3 PM with 1 hour for lunch (not provided).  Approved for 6 contact hours by the WPTA.

For more information and to register online visit https://wpta.org?4eeohy

 
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 February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wisconsin Student Conclave (WiSC) 2020
Sponsored by: WPTA Student Special Interest Group (SSIG)
Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Carroll University
Address: Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies
2140 Davidson Rd, Waukesha, WI 53186


Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration/Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM: Introduction of WPTA Student SIG
8:45 AM – 10 AM: Keynote Address: Becoming the Best Version of Yourself!
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Break/Transition
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Morning Breakout Session
● Breakout Session #1: Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of a Physical Therapist Recruiter
● Breakout Session #2: Travel PT: Should I do it?
● Breakout Session #3: So You Want to Own Your Own Clinic?
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Break/Transition
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: New Grad/Residency/Clinician Panel
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch/Career Fair
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon Breakout Session
● Breakout Session #1: Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of a Physical Therapist Recruiter
● Breakout Session #2: Travel PT: Should I do it?
● Breakout Session #3: So You Want to Own Your Own Clinic?
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Break/Transition
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: SSIG Candidate Statements, Swearing in of New Officers, Announcement of Raffle Winners


WI Student Conclave Event Descriptions
Keynote Address: My Journey, Your Journey and Making a Difference in Physical Therapy and the World – Becoming the Best Version of Yourself!
Rob Worth, President/CEO of Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine


Breakout Session #1: Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of a Physical Therapist Recruiter
Brian Weidner, President of Career Tree Network
How do Rehab Managers and Clinic Owners make hiring decisions? How are PT candidates evaluated after a job interview? What are the most common mistakes on PT resumes?
In this interactive session, we will explore best practices related to the job search process, with a focus on resume writing and interview skills. After this session, you’ll feel more confidence in your ability to land the PT position of your dreams. We will discuss how companies make hiring decisions and how you can be successful within your job search process. Bring questions.


Breakout Session #2: Travel PT: Should I do it?
Ceilia Maccani, PT, DPT, NCS
This presentation will cover how travel physical therapy works, the pros and cons of travel PT, and how to get started in the process of travel physical therapy.


Breakout Session #3: So You Want to Own Your Own Clinic?
Brett Roberts, DPT, President/Owner of Roberts Physical Therapy, Impact Physical Therapy, Inertia Solutions, 113 Brooklyn Street LLC, and Cold Creek Investments
Dr. Roberts will help to create an interactive game that simulates a week in the life of a clinic owner. With an open invitation to dialogue during the course and after, we will talk about some of the various aspects that one must consider to run their own clinic / health and wellness business.

 
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 February 11, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please inform members and non-members at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA. Videoconferencing with sites as listed. If you need a link to access from your browser, let Dave Smith, MPT, know. Smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org.

Videoconference Sites available at Marshfield Clinic locations:

Minocqua, Park Falls, Merrill, Stettin, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Contact Dave Smith, North Central District Secretary/treasurer for more information at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org. 

 
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 February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Health Science Center - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence

 

 
 
 February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 AM to February 22, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

WPTA North Central District presents "Integrating Yoga into Rehabilitation - Hip/Pelvic Dysfunction and Spinal Stabilization"

Speaker: Katy O’Leary, MPT

Date: February 21-22, 2020

Location: Wellness Center - 717 Western St. Marshfield

Approved for 14 contact hours by the WPTA. Lunch will be on your own.

For a course description and to register online visit https://wpta.org?lg2zx9

Questions? Please contact Wes Kurszewski, District Vice Chair, at wesley.kurszewski@gmail.com.

 
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 February 22, 2020 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office - 3510 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704

 
March 2020
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 March 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Health Science Center - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

Presented by GL Residents Samual Wenzlaff, DPT and Lauren Hoppa, DPT

 
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 March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Health Science Center - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

$90 APTA members; $120 non-members (4 CEUs)

Presented by Paul Reuteman, DPT and Pat Grabowski, DPT

 
April 2020
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 April 21, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Health Science Center - 2nd Floor - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

5:30 pm - Pizza provied by UW-La Crosse PT Department

5:30 - 6 pm - View Posters (2nd Floor)

Platform Presentations will be in Room 2006 from 6-8 pm.

THIS EVENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AREA CLINICIANS AND STUDENTS!

CEUs will be available for those who attend the platform presentation from 6-8 pm.

Questions? Contact Linda Shepardson at linda.shepardson@prhomecare.com.

 
 
 April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to April 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Q Center, St. Charles, IL

Wisconsin and Illinois are teaming up to plan a two day conference with more tracks, bigger speakers, and an opportunity to network with their neighbors across the border.  

Visit www.ptrevitalize.org for more information on courses, exhibiting and the event schedule.

 
May 2020
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 May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location to be deteremined.

 
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 May 12, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please inform members and non-members at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA. Videoconferencing with sites as listed. If you need a link to access from your browser, let Dave Smith, MPT, know. Smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org.

Videoconference Sites available at Marshfield Clinic locations:

Minocqua, Park Falls, Merrill, Stettin, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Contact Dave Smith, North Central District Secretary/treasurer for more information at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org. 

 
August 2020
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 August 1, 2020 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office - 3510 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704

 
October 2020
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 October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to October 2, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference and Convention Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

 
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 October 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

 
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 October 13, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please inform members and non-members at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA. Videoconferencing with sites as listed. If you need a link to access from your browser, let Dave Smith, MPT, know. Smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org.

Videoconference Sites available at Marshfield Clinic locations:

Minocqua, Park Falls, Merrill, Stettin, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Contact Dave Smith, North Central District Secretary/treasurer for more information at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org. 

 
April 2021
 
 April 15, 2021 @ 7:30 AM to April 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center - 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

More details to follower closer to the event!