July 2019
 July 27, 2019 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

August 2019
 August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Calling All Southwest District Members!

The Southwest District is hosting a summer social for members and students on Thursday, August 1 at Capital Brewery in Middleton. Celebrate the summer with fellow PTs/PTAs and enjoy free music and food from 6 - 9 pm.

Capital Brewery

7734 Terrace Ave.

Middleton, WI 53562

RSVP to Ben Armstrong at [email protected] so we have an accurate headcount for food.

September 2019
 September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to September 14, 2019 @ 5:00 PM


Mary Pat Murray Lecture Hall - Room 356

Schroeder Health Sciences Complex

561 N. 15th St. Milwaukee, WI

Continental breakfast and break food/beverages included.  Lunch on your own.

16 Contact Hours approved by the WPTA


Friday, September 13

7:30 - 8 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8 am - Noon - Introduction to Pain Neuroscience EducationJessie Podolak, PT, DPT, TPS

Noon - 1 pm - Lunch on your own

1 - 5 pm - Motivational Interviewing: Effectively Encouraging Behavior ChangeLaura Saunders, MSSW


Saturday, September 14

7:30 am - Continental Breakfast

8 am - Noon - Pain Mechanisms - Marie Hoeger Bement, PT, PhD and Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD

Noon - 1 pm - Lunch on your own.

1 - 5 pm - Pain Mechanisms - Marie Hoeger Bement, PT, PhD and Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD

To download course information, read speaker bios and register visit https://bit.do/paineducation

 September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

The Northeast District of the WPTA is pleased to present the sixth cohort Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Professional Development Program. The program is sponsored by the WPTA Northeast District. The program goal is to provide a quality and affordable continuing education program where content builds from one course to the next implementing complementary educational principles. It is designed to advance the skill set of physical therapists working in the outpatient orthopedic setting at a discount to those who are active WPTA members. The total cost of the course is $1,200, with $600 due prior to the start of the 1st and 4th courses. Course dates will be determined four to six months in advance. Participants who miss one course are able to attend future courses at no additional cost.

Click here to download a registration flyer with more information.

 September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

WPTA's Northeast District presents

"Evaluation and Management of Headaches Including Temporomandibular Disorders and Non-Radicular Neck Pain"


Speakers: Garrett Naze, PT, DPT, OCS, CCTT, FAAOMPT and Stephen Shaffer, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT

Date: September 28-29, 2019 (16 Contact Hours)

Location: ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - 900 E. Grant St. Appleton

Price: $300 Members, $400 Potential Members


This course is clinically focused and designed to teach each participant to be thorough, effective, and efficient when managing patients with musculoskeletal sources of upper neck, head, and face pain. Lecture material will cover both context and background information including but not limited to relevant anatomy, pathology, joint mechanics, interdisciplinary management, and pain science. A comprehensive approach for the examination, diagnosis, and management of upper neck, headache (HA), and temporomandibular (TM) disorder pain will be presented. The content will be both academically rigorous and clinically focused to optimize the education experience. Upon completion of this course, each student will possess the skills necessary to begin managing this all too often underserved patient population.

For more information and to register online visit https://wpta.org/group-meetings/?recid=8D5B9B7D-5056-A04E-372C69A5A792FE9F

October 2019
 October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to October 11, 2019 @ 10:00 PM

Location: Madison Marriott West, Middleton

 October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Board of Directors meeting will take place at the conclusion of WPTA Fall Conference at the Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI

 October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

NSC 2019 will be held Thursday, October 31-Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

At National Student Conclave (NSC), network with other PT and PTA peers, professionals, and APTA leaders while attending educational sessions specifically designed to prepare you for your physical therapy career. NSC is the only APTA national conference that’s planned for students, by students, giving you the opportunity to discover, grow, and transform with APTA. At NSC  you will have the chance to:

DISCOVER Learn from industry leaders by attending the preconference session and 4 of our education sessions.

GROW Network with peers, professionals, and APTA leaders during the conference and at special events such as PT Pub Night and PT PAC Late Night.

TRANSFORM Participate in community service projects.

For more information visit www.apta.org/NSC/Overview


April 2020
 April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to April 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Q Center, St. Charles, IL

Wisconsin and Illinois are teaming up to plan a two day conference with more tracks, bigger speakers, and an opportunity to network with their neighbors across the border.