WPTA Events Calendar

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.


August 20, 2016

McCarty Park, 8214 W Cleveland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219 starting at 10am. Registration will for $15 a person. Lunch will be included in the entrance fee. BYOB. 

For more information, download the flyer by clicking here.

The Facebook event is located at https://www.facebook.com/events/277092929317201/

And to register online visit http://www.123contactform.com/form-2087923/My-Form-2


August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016

Strategic Orthopedics IV
Vestibular Rehab
Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28, 2016
Day 1: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weston, Wisconsin



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


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. Watch for more details soon.


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.