WPTA Events Calendar

September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 6:30-8:00 pm               

Location:  Thedacare Medical Center – Shawano, Wolf River Conference Room, 100 County Road B, Shawano, WI 54166

·         1 hour of CEU offered “Direct Access and X-ray Legislation Update”

·         Presenter:  Dennis Kaster, PT, OCS, WPTA Vice President and Chair of WPTA Autonomous Practice Committee

·         No cost to attendees


September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016

Practical Application of Muscle Energy Techniques in Managing Common Neuromusculoskeletal Pathology of the Thoracolumbar Spine & Pelvis
Date: September 17-18, 2016 (16 CEUs)
Instructor: Dr. Phil Schaible, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
This two-day seminar will focus on the evaluation and treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis utilizing contract relax (muscle energy) techniques, as well as therapeutic exercise to support these manual interventions.  Emphasis will be placed on exposure to the osteopathic examination methodology of the lumbar spine and pelvis including relevant anatomy, as well as identification and treatment of somatic dysfunction.  This course is designed to establish a simple, biomechanical basis for spinal assessment that will guide your therapeutic interventions.  This course is appropriate for those new to muscle energy techniques as well as those who are interested in reviewing the basics.  Course work will emphasize clinical pearls learned by the instructor using these techniques over the last 23 years.  Emphasis will be placed on learning these basic applications very well.  Therapists who have completed the WPTA Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Professional Development Program will find this an excellent adjunct course that expands on the Osteopathic Model.
Location: Bellin Health - Bellevue, 3263 Eaton Road, Green Bay, WI
For more information and to download the registration form, click here.


September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016

September 17-18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA


September 20, 2016

The Northwest District meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00pm.  Continuing Education will be provided by Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CEEAA on the “Annual PT Wellness Exam.”  CEU certificate will be provided for those that attend.  A short business meeting will follow the presentation. 

Please RSVP to Shani Johnson for numbers to for a light dinner at shanijohnson17@gmail.com

The meeting will be held at the Marshfield Clinic Eau Claire Physical Therapy Center, 1262 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, right next to Pizza Hut.


September 27, 2016

“Ethics: Optimal Documentation, Billing & Compliance 2016-2017”

Instructor:  Dr Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Location: Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI 54912-2277

·         4 hours CEU, this course meets ethics and jurisprudence requirements

·         $40 APTA member, $75 Non member

More information and a registration form can be found here.


October 1, 2016 to October 2, 2016

Pelvic Floor, Stranger No More!
Instructor: Shani T. Johnson, MPT, DScPT, CPMT
This exciting two day course will focus on the pelvic region and its relationship with the lumbar spine, hip, abdomen and diaphragm. It will include a review of anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic region, scanning techniques, and interpretation of findings. The course will also cover the manual therapy treatment and exercise techniques specific to alleviating pelvic floor contributions to the low back, pelvic and hip pain. This course will not include internal pelvic floor treatment.
Comfortable athletic clothing for lab is recommended
Date: October 1-2, 2016
Time: 8 am - 5 pm ( 16 CEUs)
(Snacks and beverages provided; Lunch on your own)
Location: Marshfield Clinic - Room LL207 1000 N. Oak Ave. Marshfield, WI
For more information and to download the registration form, click here.



October 7, 2016 to October 8, 2016

95th Annual WOTA Conference

October 7-8, 2016

Sheraton Hotel Brookfield

Revolutionizing the Future of OT

Register:  http://www.wota.net/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=785102



October 8, 2016

Saturday, October 8, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix, AZ




October 8, 2016

Save the date! October 8,  2016 -  8 hour CE with lab and lecture component, Presenter: Joe Tupta, Title: “Evaluation and Treatment of Lumbopelvic Dysfunction”, Location: 4th and 5th floor labs of the UW-Madison Medical Sciences Center (1300 University Ave.) are reserved. 

For more information and to download a registration form, click here.


October 15, 2016


October 20, 2016 to October 21, 2016

October 20-21, 2016 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha


October 21, 2016

Board of Directors Meeting:

* October 21, 2016 - Waukesha


November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Marquette University - watch for details.