WPTA Events Calendar

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 4, 2016

WPTA North Central District Ethics Course
Optimal Documentation, Billing and Compliance 2016-2017
Instructor: Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT
This compliance presentation and discussion will address major areas of healthcare system updates as they effect physical therapy in everyday practice!
Cancellation policy: 1 week notice required to receive refund minus $25.00 processing fee.
Date: October 4, 2016 - 4 - 8 pm
(4 CEUs - fulfills state ethics and jurisprudence requirement)
Live In Person Location: Froehlke Auditorium, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
Teleconference Locations: St. Michaels Hospital - Conference Room 2, Stevens Point
Marshfield Clinic - Conference Room 4, Wausau
Marshfield Clinic - Room 1, Minocqua
A light meal will be served at each location
For more information and to download the registration flyer, 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 11, 2016

North Central District PT Pub Night - Marshfield area members

Location: The Blue Heron Brew Pub "The Oven Above the Pub" Room - 108 W 9th St, Marshfield, WI 54449

Time: 4:30 pm

RSVP to jimatejulia@yahoo.com

For more information click here.



October 15, 2016


October 18, 2016

Ethical Practice: Applying an Ethical Decision Making Model to Clinical Decisions
Instructor: Shari Berry, PT
In this course, participants will examine the “Four Way Method for Ethical Decision Making” created by
Rick Kyte, Ph.D. Applicants will then apply this model to pre-established clinical scenarios to determine
possible, ethically sound, outcomes or decisions. Time will also be given for discussion of scenarios or
ethical conflicts that participants bring to the course.
Participants will need to review materials online before the actual course. Instructional material that
needs to be reviewed will account for one hour of time in this four hour course. The participants will
then meet face to face for three hours for application and discussion of the model.
$80 Member, $100 Non-Member, $60 Student
Deadline for dinner registration is Monday, October 10.
For more information and to download the registration form click here.


October 20, 2016

North Central District - Wausau area members PT Pub Night

Location: Great Dane Brew Pub

Time: 6:30 pm, Packer vs. Bear game starts at 7:25 pm.

RSVP by October 18 to koehler.cynthia@marshfieldclinic.org.

For more information click here.


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 2, 2016

Interested in learning what it means to be a Home Health PT or PTA?  

This one hour webinar will introduce the PT and PTA to the home care environment by describing the role of the clinician in home health, the qualifications required for working in home health, the Medicare Conditions of Participation, and general documentation principles and treatment strategies for the home health clinician.

By the end, learners will understand:

  • The role of the PT and PTA in home health care
  • Who can provide home health services
  • What the qualifications are for working in home health as a
  • PT or PTA
  • Medicare Conditions of Participation for Home Health
  • The definition of homebound status for Medicare patients
  • General evaluation and testing in home health
  • Basic documentation requirements for home health
Instructor: Jane Bernatovich, PT
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 pm CT (1 CEU)
Webinar will be recorded and available for purchase at 
www.wpta.org at a later date.
Webinar Limited to 100 Participants!
Click here for details and to download the registration form.


November 15, 2016

UW-La Crosse Health Science Center

Instructor: Mary Goodsett, MD

6:30-8:30 pm

2 CEUs

More details coming soon!


November 15, 2016

To download a nomination form for the Mary Pat Murray award please click here.

Marquette University - watch for details.


January 21, 2017 to January 22, 2017

Practical Application of Muscle Energy Techniques in Managing Common Neuromusculoskeletal Pathology of the Thoracolumbar Spine & Pelvis

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.
Date: January 21-22, 2017; 8 am - 5 pm both days (16 CEUs)
Location: Bellin Health – Bellevue, 
3263 Eaton Road, Green Bay, WI 54311
Contact Joe Kucksdorf, PT at 920/207-0824.
For more information and to download a registration flyer, click here.