May 2020
 May 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This event has been cancelled.  The District plans to reschedule with the future date, time and location TBD.  Please check the WPTA website for updates.


“Tai Chi for PT” will be a presentation by Courtney Fishel, DPT, at Encircle Health (ThedaCare) in Appleton, WI on May 28th 2020 at 6:30pm (address: 2500 E Capitol Dr, Appleton, WI 54911). This will include the Spring meeting for the North East District as well. 


Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that combines relaxed, fluid movement with a calm, alert mental state. It is a non-impact exercise that builds endurance and enhances flexibility, balance, and coordination. This presentation will introduce you to the Tai Chi Fundamentals program including health effects, guidelines for practice, and mind and body principles. You will learn strategies to implement tai chi basic moves and principles into your physical therapy practice and gain a better understanding of tai chi to educate your patients who may benefit from this practice.

Speaker Bio

Inspired to become a physical therapist after her own triathlon injuries required rehabilitation, Courtney Fishel is passionate about helping others return to the sports and activities they love. Courtney completed a bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Carroll University and received a doctorate degree in physical therapy there. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She enjoys mentorship through participation as a clinical instructor and she serves as a lead for support of our local running population and sponsorship of the Fox Cities Marathon. Courtney has taught several tai chi courses in the Fox Valley region and earned her Tai Chi Prime certification in Spring 2019. She is inspired to share the physical and mental health benefits of tai chi with others.


August 2020
 August 1, 2020 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

October 2020
 October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to October 2, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference and Convention Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

 October 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

 October 13, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please inform members and non-members at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA. Videoconferencing with sites as listed. If you need a link to access from your browser, let Dave Smith, MPT, know.

Videoconference Sites available at Marshfield Clinic locations:

Minocqua, Park Falls, Merrill, Stettin, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Contact Dave Smith, North Central District Secretary/treasurer for more information at 

April 2021
 April 15, 2021 @ 7:30 AM to April 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center - 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

More details to follower closer to the event!