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Upcoming: Winter Conference  |   Fairmont, MT  |   Jan. 27-28, 2018

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    • 19-Jan-2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fairmont Hot Springs
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    • 27-Jan-2018
    • 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana
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    Winter Conference 2018: Two Courses 

    course 1: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Skills for helping patients make healthy choices

    One day course

    Dave levison, pt, mhs


    6 Contact Hours

    Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below.


    If you are registering a member, and you find the selection does not give you member pricing, please log in with the email we have on file for you. This will recognize you as a member. If that doesn't work, feel free to call or email and we will find the problem and fix!


    Provisions: 

    Provisions include a light continental breakfast both days including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Parking and Map:

    The Conference will be held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda, MT. 


    Accommodations:

    • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has a room block for MAPTA at a rate of $135. This block ends January 6.
    • Reservations made after expiration dates are subject to standard rates and availability.

    Board Meeting

    There will be a board meeting at 6pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Fairmont Hot Springs.


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by January 6, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by January 17, 2018.

    Cancellation Policy

    MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

    Registration Cancellation by Participant:

    • Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
    • A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.

    Group Discounts:

    10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date.

    Lifetime Member:

    Lifetime members can take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount.


    Agenda

    Saturday

    7:15-8:00 Professional Issues Forum - MAPTA
    8:00-12:00 Course, with short break
    12:00-2:00 MAPTA Membership Business Meeting & Lunch
    2:00-6:30 Course, with short break
    7:00 Post-CE Reception

    Sunday 

    8:00-12:00 Course, with break
    12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own
    1:00-5:30 Course, with break


    About the courses:

    course 1: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Skills for helping patients make healthy choices

    Course Description:

    The demands of the current health care system include the delivery of high quality, patient-centered care. And, more and more, payment from third parties for care of patients is tied to demonstrated achievement of clinical and patient satisfaction outcomes. These expectations are especially challenging given that many of our patients are complex, with multiple co-morbidities that compromise their health and often lead to disability. Chronic diseases account for seven out of the ten leading causes of death and 75% of the total health care costs in the U.S. In Montana, fifty-eight percent of adults have at least one chronic condition and 33% have two or more. Particularly troublesome is that most of these conditions are due to or exacerbated by life-style choices that people make.

    The purpose of the presentation is to introduce the audience to Motivational Interviewing (MI), an empirically supported, patient-centered counseling style. A case will be made that physical therapists are well positioned to have a productive impact on the choices patients make through strategic communications that can lead to changed patient behavior and improved health outcomes The course will include an overview of MI principles, and provide the participant a chance to practice key elements of the MI approach. The participant will also be provided various resources that will allow for developing improved patient rapport and psychologically informed physical therapy. Links between MI and other widely used models and philosophies in PT practice and education will also be explored.


    Course Objectives

    Participants will:

    1. Describe the spirit, principles and application strategies of Motivational Interviewing

    2. Understand how MI is philosophically consistent with modern physical therapy education and practice expectations.

    3. Examine opportunities for integrating MI and other psychologically informed strategies into their practice.

    4. Appreciate the need for advanced training in MI


    Course Outline

    Saturday ONLY

    7:15-8:00 Professional Issues Forum - MAPTA
    8:00-12:00 Course, with short break
    12:00-2:00 MAPTA Membership Business Meeting & Lunch
    2:00-5:00 Course, with short break
    7:00 Post-CE Reception



    About the Instructor

    Dave Levison, PT, MHS

    Dave Levison, PT, MHS, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Montana (UM). He is also Director of Curriculum and Interprofessional Education for the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. Dave has been a faculty member at UM since 1990 where he has taught content related to professionalism, teaching and learning, patient – provider communication, prevention and wellness, clinical reasoning, and practice management and administration. Mr. Levison has been a co-presenter at regional and national conferences on MI in PT practice and education and has taught MI principles to PT students at the University of Montana. Mr. Levison has sought to improve his knowledge and skills in MI though formal training and mentoring including attending the standard 2-day training workshop in Motivational Interviewing.


     This next course is offered at the same conference. To register for the 2 day course, please click on the next "event" in this series of events.

    COURSE 2: Comprehensive Stabilization Strategies for the Low Back, Pelvis & Hips -Teaching Postural Control & Optimal Movement Skills


    • 27-Jan-2018
    • 7:15 AM
    • 28-Jan-2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana
    • 20
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    Winter Conference 2018: Two Courses 


    Course 2: Comprehensive Stabilization Strategies for the Low Back, Pelvis & Hips -Teaching Postural Control & Optimal Movement Skills

    Two day course

    gordon browne, pt, gcfp


    16 Contact hours, mt category a

    Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below.

    If you are registering a member, and you find the selection does not give you member pricing, please log in with the email we have on file for you. This will recognize you as a member. If that doesn't work, feel free to call or email and we will find the problem and fix!

    Provisions: 

    Provisions include a light continental breakfast both days including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations and Conference Site:

    • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has a room block for MAPTA at a rate of $135. This block ends January 6.
    • Reservations made after expiration dates are subject to standard rates and availability.

    Board Meeting

    There will be a board meeting at 6pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Fairmont Hot Springs.


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by January 6, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by January 17, 2018.

    Cancellation Policy

    MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

    Registration Cancellation by Participant:

    • Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
    • A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.

    Group Discounts:

    10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date.

    Lifetime Member:

    Lifetime members can take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount.


    Agenda

    Saturday

    7:15-8:00 Professional Issues Forum - MAPTA
    8:00-12:00 Course, with short break
    12:00-2:00 MAPTA Membership Business Meeting & Lunch
    2:00-6:30 Course, with short break
    7:00 Post-CE Reception

    Sunday 

    8:00-12:00 Course, with break
    12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own
    1:00-5:30 Course, with break


    About the courses:

    COURSE 2: Comprehensive Stabilization Strategies for the Low Back, Pelvis & Hips -Teaching Postural Control & Optimal Movement Skills

    Course Description:

    While a step in the right direction, recent research suggests that improving muscle activation patterns alone (aka core strengthening) is not the one stop shopping solution we initially thought it would be when it comes to treating low back pain. This course blends existing core stabilization principles with the emerging Regional Interdependence realities to advance our understanding and treatment of low back & hips issues, while advocating for a more patient-centered and individualized approach to corrective exercise. We will move beyond origin/insertion thinking using integrative movement principles that address hip/lumbar mobility & instability issues thoracic mobilization & focal strengthening with simultaneous lumbar stabilization. Principles of Specific Motor Control Exercise (SMCE) follows from a thorough understanding of these regional relationships and addresses them in a way that makes our exercise mimic the specific motor behavior we are trying to influence. The movement sequences are built around the functional contexts of sitting, standing, bending, lifting and walking. This helps our patients with both skills acquisition (strength and flexibility) and with application of functional lumbar stabilization during ADLs. The Dynamic and Static Integration principles are well defined and contrasted in a relaxed and thought-provoking environment. Come experience this fun and interactive approach to studying movement that introduces ways of making the exercises we prescribe more informative, more functional and much more effective!

     

    Course Objectives

    By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    • Recognize regional relationships; hypermobility/hypomobility pairs both locally and globally; semi-predictable hip muscle antagonist imbalances and how they affect directional lumbar instability; thoracic organization and implications for lumbar compensation; perception/re-calibration and maintenance of neutral back.
    • Distinguish Static Integration and Dynamic Integration exercise by characteristics; cardinal plane vs multi-planar movement; arms/head move from a statically stable trunk vs with a dynamically moving trunk; pelvic influences from waist and hip muscles.
    • Pinpoint long-term habitual movement and postural mistakes and correlate to specific lumbo-pelvic repetitive stress injuries; low back/SI pain, labral or piriformis syndromes, femuro-acetabular impingements, hip bursitis/tendonosis, joint degeneration/THR, hip fractures and more.
    • Utilize teaching techniques that make exercise more "informational" reciprocating movements, use of constraints, change of venue, goldilocks principle and link to functional context.
    • Specify your exercise prescription to optimize motor control; individualizing your exercise approach thru analysis of Global and Differentiated movement patterns and specific muscle synergist coordination locally, regionally and globally.



    Course Outline

    Lab sessions include experiential movement, partner observations, facilitation techniques, modifications & discussion of clinical relevance.

    Day One

    7:45-8:00 Registration & Snacks

    8:00-9:00 Introduction to Integrated Movement Principles

    9:00-9:30 Lab I: Lumbo-Pelvic Relationships AP Flex/Ext Differentiations

    • Hip Extensor/Abdominal Synergy
    • Hip Flexor/Back Extensor Synergy
    • Balancing Antagonists Locally & Regionally
    9:30-9:45--Break

    9:45-12:00 Lab II: Finding & Maintaining AP Neutral Spine

    • Facilitating Accurate Patient Perception
    • Functionalizing Exercise: Sit, Stand, Bend, WIFS
    12-2 - State Chapter Business Meeting and Luncheon

    2:00-4:00 Lab III: Lumbo-Thoracic Relationships Flex/Ext Differentiations
    • Mobilize Thoracic/Stabilize Lumbar: Funneling Movement Appropriately
    • Applying Constraints & Changing Venues: Targeted Thoracic Activation

    4:00-4:15 Break

    4:15-6:30 Lab IV: Lumbo-Pelvic Rotational Relationships
    • Mobilizing Hip IR/ER: Stabilizing Pelvis & Low Back Rotationally
    • Balancing Pelvic Antagonists: Pelvic Force Couple Balance & Competence

    Day Two

    8:00-9:30 Lab V: Lumbo-Pelvic Rotational Relationships (Continued)

    • Adding Resistance: Facilitating Core Awareness & Control
    • Coordinating 3 Layers of Stability

    9:30-9:45 Break

    9:45-12:00 Lab VI: Lumbo-Pelvic Diagonal Relationships
    • Unilateral Hip Flexor & Hip Extensor Use: Balancing L/R
    • Belly Up & Belly Down Orientations
    1:00-3:30 Lab VII: Lumbo-Pelvic Diagonals (Continued)
    • Hip Bursitis, FAI, Labral Issues & Piriformis: Stabilizing the Hips
    • Hip Flexor, Adductor & Hamstring Injuries
    3:30-3:45 Break

    3:45-5:30 Lab VIII: Putting It All Together

    • Advanced Movement Training & Multi-Planar Control
    • Introduction to Pelvic Force Couple Gait Pattern


    About the Instructor

    Gordon Browne, PT, GCFP

    Gordon Browne is a Physical Therapist with 25+ years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics and manual therapy. With a lifelong passion for movement, he has modified and medically articulated the clinical use of various integrated movement systems; the Feldenkrais Method®, Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. Lecturer for 15+ years and author of two books; “A Manual Therapist’s Guide to Movement” and “Outsmarting Low Back Pain”.

    This next course is the alternative course offered at this conference. To register for this conference, please click on the previous link in this event series.

    COURSE 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: SKILLS FOR HELPING PATIENTS MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES


    • 21-Apr-2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 22-Apr-2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Great Falls, Montana

    Spring Conference - Pain Science Approach to Treating Whiplash AND Peri-operative Neuroscience Education 

    Therapeutic Neuroscience Education from ISPI: 

    Pain Science Approach to Treating Whiplash Know Pain

    AND

    Peri-operative Neuroscience Education

    7.5 Contact Hours, MT category A 

    Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below, or click here for the PDF 

    If you are registering a member, and you find the selection does not give you member pricing, please log in with the email we have on file for you. This will recognize you as a member. If that doesn't work, feel free to call or email and we will find the problem and fix!


    Provisions: 

    Provisions include a light continental breakfast including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations:

    TBA

    Board Meeting

    April 20, 2018, 6pm. Great Falls


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, April 21, 2017 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by March 31, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by April 11, 2018.

    Cancellation Policy

    MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

    Registration Cancellation by Participant:

    • Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
    • A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.

    Group Discounts:

    10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

    Student Discounts: 

    Students may take any classroom course for only $99. Courses in which we need to limit numbers or labs do not apply.  If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

    Lifetime Member:

    Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.


    Agenda


    7:15-8:00 Professional Issues Forum - MAPTA
    8:00-10:00 Course
    10:00-10:15 Break
    10:15-12:00 Course
    12:00-2:00 MAPTA Membership Business Meeting & Lunch,
    2:00-end Course with break (see course agenda for actual end time)
    5:30 - end Join us at the Sip-n-Dip for a fun filled evening!


    About the course:

    Morning TOPIC: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Pain Science Approach to Treating Whiplash

    Afternoon Topic: Peri-operative Neuroscience Education

    Course Description: 

    MORNING: This class is designed to TBA


    AFTERNOON: This class will TBA


    Course Objectives:

    Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to: TBA


    Course Outline:

    TBA


    About the Speaker

    TBA

    • 02-Nov-2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 04-Nov-2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBA
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    The Board Orientation and Retreat is required for incoming and outgoing board members to help transition new board and committee members as well as orient everyone to duties of the board, MAPTA structures and policies, and to review the strategic plan to better understand the mission and goals of the organization.

    Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend. Committee members are welcome to join this retreat.

    Please save this date and RSVP here. This will help with planning for accommodations and for meals. Site will be determined at a later date.

    Agenda:

    Friday dinner, 6:30pm


    Saturday: TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

    7:00am Breakfast on site

    8:00am - 10:00am Orientation details TBA

    10:00am - 10:15am Break

    10:15am - 12:00 Breakouts - committees meet with leaders; outgoing and incoming board members meet with leaders

    12:00-12:30pm Lunch

    12:30pm - 2:30pm Orientation details TBA

    2:30pm - 2:45pm Break

    2:45pm - 5:00pm Orientation details TBA

    Post Orientation Social encouraged but not required; accomodations are available for Saturday night.

    Sunday: 
    On your own.

    • 01-Feb-2019
    • 27-Jan-2020
    • Montana




    2018 
    2019
    2020 
    January  
    27/28
    Fairmont
    Feb 1/2*
    Helena
     25/26 or Feb 1/2*
    April
    21/22
    Great Falls 
    27/28*
    Bozeman or Chico*
     18/19 or 25/26*
    October
    13/14 Missoula 
    4/5 or 11/12*
    Missoula* 
    17/18*

    (* tentative) : Starred dates and sites are tentative until a contract is signed with a site. Some dates subject to change if we find a conflict.

Past events

07-Oct-2017 Fall Conference 2017: Postural Respiration
22-Apr-2017 Spring Conference 2017: NOI course: Explain Pain
28-Jan-2017 Winter Conference 2017, Course ONE of two: Functional movement strategies for the legs, knees & feet: Understanding relationships and optimizing movement
28-Jan-2017 Winter Conference 2017, Course TWO of two: Dizziness and Balance Issues in Persons Post Concussion and with mild Traumatic Brain Injury
24-Sep-2016 Fall Conference 2016 Course 1: Contemporary Topics in Physical Therapy Practice for Athletes with ACL Injury, Ryan L. Mizner, PT, PHD
24-Sep-2016 Fall Conference 2016 Course 2 (one day course): Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Know Pain; Know Gain AND A Pain Science Approach to Treating Headaches
31-Aug-2016 Primal Reflex Release Technique Course - DVD and Discount
23-Apr-2016 Spring Conference 2016: Two Courses - Payment/Policy by Helene Fearon or Therapeutic Exercise by Tim Fearon
30-Jan-2016 Winter Conference 2016: Wendy Burke presents Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping for the Whole Body
03-Oct-2015 Fall Conference 2015:George Davies Presents and MORE
18-Apr-2015 Spring Conference 2015: Two Courses to Choose From
24-Jan-2015 Winter Conference 2015: Treating the Person with Dizziness, Susan Whitney DPT, PhD
04-Oct-2014 Fall Conference 2014: Mobilization of the Nervous System
04-Oct-2014 Fall Conference Social: The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show, Top Hat, Missoula
12-Apr-2014 Spring Conference 2014
25-Jan-2014 2014 Winter Conference and Business Meeting
28-Sep-2013 Fall Conference 2013
20-Apr-2013 Treating the Whole Person with The Integrated Systems Model for Pain & Disability - An Evidence-Based Approach to Optimize Function & Performance, Diane Lee BSR, FCAMT, CGIMS 12.75 CE Hours/1.275 CEUs Spring Conference 2013
26-Jan-2013 Winter Conference 2013
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