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April 13, 2017

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 13.  Our first district meeting of 2017 begins at 6:30 PM, with CE opportunity featuring Kate Brewer from 7-8.  See below for details.
When:  Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 - 8pm.
Where:  Felician Village;  1635 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, WI.  To get to the village hall, use the main entrance on 21st street.  Walk straight ahead to the chapel-the village hall is off to the right of the chapel.
What:  Newly-elected Chair, Joe Kucksdorf, will lead a brief District meeting outlining plans for 2017.  Rachel Speel has arranged a timely CE opportunity:  Communication Strategies for Successful Patient and Workplace Relationships.  See the bio below for Kate Brewer, a dynamic speaker with loads of experience related to this topic.  As those who attended APTA's recent Combined Sections Meeting will attest, communication strategies promoting the psychologically-informed PT/PTA is a hot topic and relevant to all practice areas.
Questions?  Email Jennifer Gansen at Jen.Gansen@gmail.com
Hope to see you on April 13!
Speaker Bio:  Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT is an owner and President of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Inc. Mrs. Brewer has a Baccalaureate degree in Communication and a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University as well has her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.
Mrs. Brewer has been active in the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. She has served on the state's Practice Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Delegation, District Chairperson and as the State Treasurer. Mrs. Brewer is also active nationally and is the Treasurer of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Section, and has served on the Finance Committee and Editorial Board for Gerinotes. She has held positions on the Nominating Committee, Government Affairs and Practice Committee for the Section on Health Policy and Administration. Mrs. Brewer has also enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Chapter for the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mrs. Brewer has several articles published and presented nationally on various topics including rehabilitation management, documentation and coding of therapy services and strategies for denial management. She is the author of the book "Nursing and Therapy Documentation in Long Term Care - Skills for Collaboration and Compliance" with Theresa Lang" "The How To Manual for Rehab Appeals and Denials", "Restorative Nursing Made Easy", "The Essential Guide to Rehab Management" and "ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals". She is a member of the editorial advisory board for "Briefings on Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations, Outpatient Physical Therapy Coding Alert, and Eli's Rehab Report.
Mrs. Brewer was a Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. As one of only 14 Geriatric Clinical Specialists in the state of Wisconsin, this certification recognizes advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in the evaluation and management of the geriatric client.


April 18, 2017

Health Science Center, UW-La Crosse, room 2006

6:30-8:30 PM (2 CEUs)

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Speaker: Andrea Weber DPT, Andrew Kupper DPT

Topic: Lumbar spine injuries in the athlete, Testing and Treatment


April 20, 2017 to April 21, 2017

2017 WPTA Spring Conference
Radisson, Green Bay
Click here for more details: http://conference.wpta.org
Registration Open


May 5, 2017

Meeting details to follow.


May 6, 2017

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chapter Office - 3510 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704

Please RSVP to wpta@wpta.org so we have an accurate count for space and food.



June 18, 2017 to June 21, 2017

House of Delegates Meeting - Boston, MA


June 21, 2017 to June 24, 2017

APTA NEXT - Boston, MA

Visit http://www.apta.org/next/ for more information.


July 15, 2017

Location: Chapter Office, 3510 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI


September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Detroit, MI


October 12, 2017 to October 13, 2017

Location: Madison Marriott West, Middleton


October 13, 2017

6-10pm, at WPTA Fall Conference, Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI

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