WPTA Events Calendar

June 8, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to June 11, 2016 @ 6:00 PM



June 14, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Date: June 14, 2016

Where: UW Health at The American Center, Room: The Learning Kitchen, classroom 1, room 1900

Time: 6:00-6:30 pm social time, 6:30‐7:00 business meeting; 7:00‐8:00 1 hour CE and question/answer session to follow

TITLE:    Promoting Health & Wellness: The Annual Wellness Exam

SPEAKERS:          Becky Piazza PT, OCS & Kristi Hallisy PT, DSc, OCS, CEEAA

                                WPTA H&W Committee (Co-Chairs)

Description:        This aim of this course is to support the APTA Vision Statement “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”

Participants will learn about the APTA Adult Fitness Examination and how to the use the APTA toolkit to produce a wellness exam program unique to your facility.

Objectives include:

—  Explain the relationship of the wellness exam and the APTA vision statement.

—  Analyze the APTA Adult Fitness Examination and how this toolkit can be used and modified in PT practice.

—  Delineate the four domains of the APTA Annual Exam and identify sample data for each domain.

—  Select and implement a variety of resources for assessing various domains of wellness for your clients.

—  Create a list of strategies on how to implement a wellness exam in your practice system. 

Please RSVP to Kelcie Wittman @ kwittman@uwhealth.org




July 16, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting:

* July 16, 2016 - Madison



August 20, 2016 to August 21, 2016

The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association is currently accepting registrations for the third co-hort of the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Professional Development Program.  The program is sponsored by the WPTA Northeast District as part of their Continuing Education Series but is open to all WPTA members across the state. The goal of the program is to provide quality and affordable continuing education in the form of a structured, professional development program. Specifically, it is designed to advance the skill set of the entry-level Physical Therapists in the management of orthopedic conditions.  The program is geared to rapidly help continue develop and expand entry-level PTs orthopedic manual physical therapy skill set.  The focus is on clinical reasoning and integration of EBP including lecture and heavy hands on lab in the form of manual therapy (mobilization, manipulation, muscle energy, etc.) and complementary therapeutic exercise and related treatment. 
The program is designed for entry-level WPTA PT members with three years or less experience treating in the orthopedic setting but open to all current WPTA PT members.  We ask if you have more than three years of experience you please contact the program coordinator (contact information below) before sending in your registration. 
The six weekend courses will take place over a two-year time frame worth roughly 90 total continuing education credits.  The total cost of the program is $1,200.00; $600.00 due prior to the 1st and $600.00 due before the 4th course.  The first course will be held in Green Bay, WI the weekend of August 20th and 21st, 2016.  The second course is tentatively planned for November 12th and 13th.   Participants unable to attend course are able to attend future courses as participants at no additional charge.
For more information, contact Joe Kucksdorf, PT, DPT, OCS, course coordinator, at Joseph.kuck@yahoo.com or 920/207-0824

To register and for more information about the program, click here.


September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to September 18, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

September 17-18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA


October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 AM to October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

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


October 21, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting:

* October 21, 2016 - Waukesha