October 5, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Therapeutic Alliance: A Moral Imperative and Just Good Practice
Overholt Auditorium at Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse
Date: October 5, 2015
Time: 5-9 pm
FREE to WCD APTA Members and clinicians who take UW-Madison students
A light box meal will be provided
To register, e-mail: Lisa Levy in Madison at Levy@pt.wisc.edu by Weds, Sept 30 at noon
This 4 hour ethics and jurisprudence course focuses on the constructs of therapeutic alliance(TA) and the effect of a strong alliance on health outcomes. TA originated in psychology but applies well to all health encounters. The APTA Code of Ethics requires PTs and PTAs to compassionately care for our clients and this virtue of caring is central to creation of a strong TA with those we treat. The course will present strategies to enhance TA and will present evidence on outcomes and risk management as applied to TA.
October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
“Annual PT Wellness Exam”
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine
1160 Kepler Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311
Cost: $25 WPTA/APTA Member; $50 Non Member
Instructors: Kristi Hallisy PT, DSc and Becky Piazza PT, OCS
To download the registration form click here.
October 17, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to October 18, 2015 @ 4:30 PM
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 @ 8:00 AM to October 24, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
National Student Conclave, Omaha, NE
October 24, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to October 25, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
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.
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
8:45-9:15: review of Lumbar spine functional anatomy and kinematics
9:15-10:00: Examination and classification of Lumbar spine disorders
10:15-12:00: Examination of the lumbar spine, including neuro exam, leg length ,neurotension testing , pivmt testing and bony landmark palpation- lab
1:00-3:30: Manual therapy treatment of the Lumbar spine, including manual stretching, soft tissue mobilization , mobilization/manipulation, and exercise-lab
3:40-5:00: Assessment and Manual therapy treatment of the SI joint including mobilization and manipulation
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 @ 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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.
November 13, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to November 14, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Vestibular Rehabilitation for the Orthopedic Therapist
Friday, November 13, 2015 6pm-9pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015 8am-5pm
Aurora Medical Center – Oshkosh
855 N. Westhaven Dr
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Cost: $150 APTA/WPTA Members; $250 Non Members
Instructor: Jim Cumming, PT, OCS
This course will provide therapists who normally work in other areas of physical therapy, including orthopedics, with basic skills necessary to evaluate and treat patients with complaints of dizziness. Treating patients with dizziness can be intimidating, and this beginning level course will provide you with confidence and the "need to know" information to tackle the most common conditions which cause dizziness. In addition, you will learn how skills in orthopedics can enhance care for these individuals. The course will include both lecture and lab, with extensive hands-on practice of skills.
1. Understand basic vestibular anatomy and physiology and use in the context of evaluation and treatment
2. Understand balance in the context of a systems model, and apply this to patients with a variety of conditions
3. Be able to perform a basic vestibular and balance exam
4. Perform evaluation and treatment techniques for common forms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
5. Screen patients with dizziness, and be able to know when to refer for further medical or therapy evaluation
6. Understand differential diagnosis of common forms of dizziness, including cervicogenic dizziness
7. Treat impairments commonly seen in those with dizziness and imbalance, including treatment for cervicogenic dizziness
**This course is open to PT’s only**
To download the registration form click here.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
February 17, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to February 20, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
March 1, 2016 @ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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