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Upcoming: Fall Conference  |   Missoula , MT  |   September 27-28, 2019


  • 28-Sep-2019
  • 29-Sep-2019
  • University of Montana PT Department, Missoula MT



Montana Physical Therapy Summit

2019 MAPTA Fall Conference in Missoula
September 28th and 29th, 2019

MONTANA PHYSICAL THERAPY SUMMIT is coming soon, with many exciting events planned over this fall weekend.   Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students from all over Montana are encouraged to attend.  This is an opportunity for therapists to enhance their skills and to learn from their colleagues through innovative educational sessions. Join MAPTA at the University of Montana, as Montana therapists from all specialties present topics, incorporating best practice and strategies.  This is an exciting learning opportunity that encourages collaboration and discussion among colleagues throughout the weekend.  

Conference Highlights Include:

50th Year PTA Celebration

MAPTA Luncheon and Business Meeting

New Board Member Elections:  Nominations are still being accepted

Membership Recognition and Awards:  Nominations are still being accepted

Saturday Evening Banquet:  Honor (or Roast) MAPTAs outgoing president of 8 years, Jay Shaver

Montana Summit 2019 Presentations 

Student Presentations

$50 discount if you register for this AND the pediatric program the previous weekend in Billings. 

Montana Physical Therapy Summit Presenters and Topics are listed below:

Please note that agenda and times are not yet determined

Evaluation and Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Junction

Biomechanics, evaluation and treatment of the thoracolumbar junction will be discussed during this course. Participants will learn and practice hands on techniques for mobilization and manipulation of the TLJ. 

Presenter: Bobby Bemis, PT, DPT, COMT, DIP. MT, FAAOMPT

Ethics 101: Working as Double Agents

This course will provide clarification of the conflicting goals and values between professional practice and business practice that place PTs and PTAs in positions as double agents. Case studies will be used for the examination of how business practices can align with professional responsibilities.

Presenter: Debra Gorman-Badar, PT, MA, PhD(c)

What’s the hip got to do with it? How hip movement impairments contribute to pathology up and down the kinetic chain

Movement system impairments of the hip can contribute to impairments and pathology up and down the kinetic chain.   This session will explain these relationships and give options for intervention.

Presenter:  Elizabeth Ikeda, PT, DPT, OCS

Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner: Programing Return to Running

This seminar with cover returning the athlete to running following injury. Topics covered will include risk factors for running related injuries, the components of load capacity, principles of load management, and examples of specific patient presentations. 

Presenter:  Jason Lunden, PT, DPT, SCS

Differentiating Headaches with a Focus on Cervicogenic Headaches and Migraine

Headaches can be a consequence of numerous different conditions. Classification and differential diagnosis of headache and migraine present a unique challenge to the physical therapist. This course provides information necessary to manage these conditions. 

Presenter:  Amy Pakula, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Integrating Lifestyle Medicine into Neurologic Rehabilitation

Learn how and when to implement lifestyle medicine into neurologic rehabilitation to support prevention, maximize rehabilitation outcomes, and improve patient experience and meaningful change. 

Presenter:  Rita Pascoe, DPT, NCS

5-S Your Work Place!

Physical Therapy practice, whether hospital based or a private clinic, can benefit from “Lean Management” philosophy.  Get acquainted with the 5-S approach to increase efficiency, safety and satisfaction in your practice.

Presenter:  Lorena P Payne, PT, MPA, OCS

Periodization for the Post-Operative Patient

This presentation will focus on basic concepts of periodization, incorporating periodization and training principles into post-operative rehabilitation programs, and a review of current literature on periodization in rehabilitation. 

Presenter:  Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Yikes! It’s a Kid:  How to Handle the Occasional Pediatric Patient

The local physical therapist in our rural communities often do not feel comfortable with the pediatric population, but they may be the only physical therapist within available range for these families.  This presentation will help the local physical therapist understand what they have to offer families and how to find help to do so.

Presenter:  Karen Thornton, PT, MS, PCS

The Blind Leading the Blind?

In this session, participants will Learn about the Wellness 360 “wellness recipe” and how to integrate lifestyle change research and concepts with their patients.  

Presenter:  Mike Tran, DPT

Bridging the Gap between Pelvic Health and Orthopedics Series:  Two 90 minute sessions will be provided for Orthopedics and Pelvic Health practitioners.

Bridging the Gap Session 1:  

Integrating Pelvic Health Concepts of the Core and Breathing into Daily Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient

Learn how to integrate pelvic health concepts such as the inner core and breathe work into orthopedic treatment to support prevention as well as optimizing movement patterns and ultimately improving patient outcomes. 

Presenters:  Kimberlee Raynovich, PT, MS, PCS and Morgan York Singer, PT, DPT, PRPC 

Bridging the Gap Session 2:  

Merging pelvic floor dysfunction and sports/orthopedic injuries or drivers considerations for better patient care

This presentation uses case study examples to explore both the role of the pelvic floor in primary orthopedic complaints as well as orthopedic drivers in patients presenting with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Presenters:  Sierra Richmond, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Angela Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS

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