North Central District News

The North Central District hosted social meet-and-greet events in October 2016, in Marshfield and Wausau. Future events are being considered. Please direct any questions to our Membership Committee, Denise Kearns-Legoo, PT and Cindy Koehler, PT.

The District hosted a CE Course, “Pelvic Floor – Stranger No More” presented by Shani Johnson, DPT, October 1-2 in Marshfield and an ethics course, “Optimal Documentation, Billing and Compliance 2016-2017” presented by Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT on October 4. Both courses were well attended and received excellent feedback from participants.

Join us at our upcoming District meetings, starting May 9 for the first in a three part series, “Waking the Sleeping Giant”, as presented by Wesley Kurszewski, PT, DPT. In part one, Kristin Eneberg-Boldon, PT, DPT (PMRS Supervisor at Tomah VA), will present an overview of the transformative pain treatment program, at Tomah Pain University. In parts 2 and 3, (May 9 and Feb 13, 2018), Dr. Kurszewski will present PAIN 101. Be with us on site in Marshfield, or via any of our multiple videoconference sites. Please join us in the conversation and discussion of how physical therapists in Tomah are leading the way and transforming the model of pain care for our veterans.

Congratulations to Dennis Kaster, PT, District member, who is the new Vice President of the WPTA.

At our February meeting, the District voted to donate funds to the WPT-Fund Legacy Endowment Fund, used to support annual PT and PTA student scholarships. See meeting minutes for details.

The next formal District meeting via videoconferencing will be Tuesday, May 9. For more information, feel free to contact District Secretary Dave Smith, PT at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org or 715/389-7501.

Submitted by Dave Smith, PT, Secretary

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