WPTA Events Calendar

September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Southeast District Meeting 
When: September 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: Concordia University
             12800 N Lake Shore Dr.
             Mequon, WI 53097
Please join the SE District for our business meeting followed by a presentation
by Lois Harrison, PT, DPT, MS on the PT Annual Wellness Exam.  
Attendees will receive one contact hour of continuing education.
Please park in lot H - the room is located in "Barth", enter at door #21.  The room is the 2nd one on the left (B027). Please email wpta@wpta.org if you would like a map of campus.
Any question call Phil at 414-940-7278


September 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

West Central District of the WPTA


The Grand Adjustment: Complexity of Coping with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Bryan Kolberg Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 Gundersen Health System


Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

6:30-8:30 pm

Health Science Center UW-L

Badger and 13th Street, La Crosse

2 CEUs as approved by WPTA


Nonmembers $25        Members and students  FREE!


September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to September 21, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

The 2015 State Policy & Payment Forum is scheduled for September 19-21, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado.




September 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

NE District Fall Meeting and CE

Bellin Health - Marinette

3200 Shore Drive

Marinette, WI 54143

Tuesday, September 22

6:30pm-7:00pm District Meeting

7:00pm-8:00pm CE Offering "Clinical Application of Movement Analysis"


Lisa Reinke, DPT and Charlie DeCleene, PT

Cost:  APTA/WPTA Members Free; Non-Members suggested $10 donation

Description: This course will provide education, research review and instruction in movement analysis from the athlete to the everyday patient.  The course will educate attendees on how to utilize apps in-clinic to provide basic movement assessment pieces to allow for more in-depth patient evaluation and treatment.  It is recommended for course attendees to download the free "Coaches Eye" or "Ubersense" app on your smartphone or tablet prior to the course for the ability to complete hands-on learning during the last part of the course. 


No RSVP necessary


September 30, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Date: September 30, 2015
Time: 11 am - 12 pm CT (1 CEU)
Best practice for School Based Services (SBS) documentation is guided by a number of considerations, regulatory and professional standards. Join your peers in a lively discussion of a contemporary look at what meets standards of SBS documentation including professional standards, audits, liability, Medicaid billing, and ICD-10.
Meets Ethics and Jurisprudence requirements
Webinar will be recorded and available for purchase at www.wpta.org at a later date.
Webinar Limited to 100 Participants
For more information and to register, click here.


October 1, 2015 to October 2, 2015

Fall 2015 - October 1-2 - Kalahari

Full Details Here!


October 1, 2015

Fall Conference CESIG meeting
October 1st  (time TBD)


October 2, 2015

Kalahari Resort, WIsconsin Dells


October 3, 2015


Baltimore, MD


October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015

Clinical Applications of Neurodynamics

Robert Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS

Who: NOI Group and WPTA – North Central District

What: Upper Level Course; Clinical Applications of Neurodynamics

When: Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point, WI

Address:  900 Illinois Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Accommodation information will be sent with confirmation

Cost: $375 for APTA members, $475 for non-members

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


October 22, 2015 to October 24, 2015


National Student Conclave, Omaha, NE


October 24, 2015 to October 25, 2015

Examination and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine : A manual physical therapy based approach

Click here to download the registration form.

This course has limited enrollment so register soon! It is open to PTs and PT Students.

Course description:

This course will cover kinematics and functional anatomy of the lumbar spine, and physical therapy examination, classification and treatment of lumbar spine disorders and SI and pelvic dysfunction, including manual therapy and exercise. The course will be primarily lab based hands on learning and practice.


1.       Describe the functional anatomy and kinematics of the Lumbar spine

2.       Classify and describe the components of lumbar disorders, including SI joint dysfunction

3.       Perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Lumbar spine

4.       Instruct treatment procedures including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation and exercise instruction

5.       Differential diagnosis SI vs lumbar pain

Outline/Course schedule

Day 1

8:30-8:45: welcome/Intro

8:45-9:15: review of Lumbar spine functional anatomy and kinematics

9:15-10:00: Examination and classification of Lumbar spine disorders

10:00-10:15: break

10:15-12:00: Examination of the lumbar spine, including neuro exam, leg length ,neurotension testing , pivmt testing and bony landmark palpation- lab

12:00-1:00: lunch

1:00-3:30: Manual therapy treatment of the Lumbar spine, including manual stretching, soft tissue mobilization , mobilization/manipulation,  and exercise-lab

3:30-3:40: break

3:40-5:00: Assessment and Manual therapy treatment of the SI joint including mobilization and manipulation

Day 2

8:30-9:00: complete SI joint  spine treatment

9:00-10:30: pelvic rotations- assessment and treatment


10:45-12:00: Review of mobilizations/manipulations from day 1-lab

12:00-1:00: questions/further review and practice as needed


Jeff Davis PT, OCS, Cert MDT

Jeff has over 20 years of experience working outpatient orthopedics, he became board certified in orthopedics through the APTA in 1998. He completed a 2.5 year certificate program in manual therapy in 2004. He became a McKenzie certified therapist in 1996. He has done several spine, UE and Hip related CEU courses, as both instructor and assistant. He has taught at Rosalind Franklin university as a lab assistant in orthopedics from 1994-1996 and has worked at Marquette university in both the orthopedics and advance orthopedics class since 2005 teaching manual therapy including mobilization and manipulation techniques.



October 28, 2015

Details soon!


November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to November 8, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

SoPAC 2015: Advance Registration Open through October 15

The Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference will be held November 6-8, 2015, in Pittsburgh, PA (preconference courses will be November 4-5). The conference features multiple tracks to highlight different areas of pediatric and general practice, including developmental disabilities, early intervention, pediatric sports, school practice, etc, to allow participants to customize their educational experience.  The SoPAC Exhibit Hall is sold out; PCS prep sessions are marked on the posted Full Schedule. Fun events include an evening event at the Andy Warhol Museum, option to attend a Pitt-Notre Dame Football Game, the SOP Silent Auction, a student/new professional mixer, and more.   



February 17, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to February 20, 2016 @ 6:00 PM



March 1, 2016 @ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

CESIG Strategic Planning Meeting
March 1st, 2016 at WPTA Madison office, 9-3PM.


April 14, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Spring 2016 - April 14-15 - Madison Marriott West


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



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

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