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Upcoming: Fall Conference  |   Missoula, MT  |   October 13-14, 2018

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    • 20-Aug-2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn and Suites, Billings
    Register

    Town Hall Meeting - Billings
    Aug. 20, 2018, 5:30pm
    Best Western Plus Kelly Suites and Inn
    4915 Southgate Dr

    The Montana Physical Therapy Association invites you to join us in Billings August 20 for an open house and town hall-style meeting. Jay Shaver, President of MAPTA will be hosting the meeting, He will be discussing various issues that are affecting our profession as well as current efforts by the MAPTA in state legislation, and public awareness of our profession. 

    More importantly, we want to hear what your concerns are regarding your profession and what MAPTA's role can be to work with you as we move into the future. 

    We will meet at 5:30 pm at the Best Western Plus Kelly Suites and Inn at 4915 Southgate Drive in Billings. 

    Please e-mail me if you have any questions. jaygshaver@gmail.com or mapta@mapta.com

    Regards,

    Gail Oss
    MAPTA
    406-543-1823
    mapta@mapta.com


    • 13-Oct-2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 14-Oct-2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, Montana
    Register

    Cervical Spine: Manual Therapy Management 

    Presented by Jessica Davis, Institute of Clinical Excellence (ICE)


    14 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 including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations:

    Missoula Hilton Gardon Inn. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-532-5300

    Board Meeting

    October 12, 2018, 6pm. Missoula


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 Septemer 22, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by October 3, 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

    Saturday:
    7:00 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum
    8:00am - 12noon Course with break
    12noon - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon
    2:00pm - 6:00pm Course with break
    6:00pm Reception
    Evening Dinner location TBA, no host

    Sunday:
    8:000am - 12noon Course with break
    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
    1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break



    About the course:

    Cervical Spine: Manual Therapy Management

    Course Description: 

    This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of neck pain. Lecture material will summarize the developing body of literature regarding the subgrouping of cervical spine patients. We will present and discuss relevant safety concerns of evidence based treatments with a special emphasis on cervical spine thrust manipulation. The laboratory component will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust and non-thrust manipulation to the cervicothoracic spine and supporting mobility and motor control exercises. The didactic portion will comprise 30% of the class with 70% of the time being spent in the lab.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Understand the risk factors associated with spinal manipulation and be able to screen patients properly using a thorough history and targeted physical examination
    2. Understand the strengths and limitations of current objective tests for vascular insufficiency in the cervical spine
    3. Perform a thorough objective examination using clinical practice guidelines and current best evidence to determine which data to collect
    4. Demonstrate an excellent understanding of current best evidence in regards to manual therapy, thrust and non-thrust joint mobilization techniques, in the treatment of patients with neck pain.
    5. Demonstrate proper technique with cervical mobilization and thrust manipulation to the cervical and thoracic spine
    6. Demonstrate proper technique with all cervical and thoracic mobility exercises and their home exercise counter parts
    7. Perform upper cervical ligament integrity testing


    Course Agenda:

    Day One, schedule includes 2 15 minute breaks

    8:00am-9:00  Subjective exam and clinical reasoning
    9:00-9:30  Cervicothoracic examination
    9:30-10:00  Examination lab
    10:00-10:30  Subgrouping and manual therapy
    10:30-11:00 Cervical manipulation safety
    11:00-12:00pm  Lab – Cervical thrust lab
    12:00pm-2:00pm MAPTA Business Meeting and Lunch
    2:00-2:30 Cervical mobilization lab
    2:30pm-3:30 Cervical mobility/motor control
    3:30-4:30 Lab – Mid thoracic manipulation
    4:30-5:30 Thoracic mobility/motor control
    5:30-6:00pm Lab – Student demonstration

    Day Two, schedule includes 2 15 minute breaks

    8:00am-8:30 Patient expectation and HEP compliance
    8:30-9:30 Upper Csp: Risk/ligament testing
    9:30-10:00 Lab - Instability testing, CN test, BP
    10:00-11:00 Lab – Upper cervical thrust
    11:00-12:00pm Open lab – demonstration
    12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
    1:00pm – 1:30 Lab – Upper thoracic thrust
    1:30-2:00 Legislative Update
    2:00 – 2:30 Lab – Cervicothoracic junction
    2:30 – 3:30 Lumbar manipulation: Broad overview
    3:30 – 4:00pm Open lab – review and demonstration


    About the Speaker

    DR. JESSICA DAVIS

    Dr. Davis has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics since graduating from Duquesne University in 1999. She became board certified in orthopedics in 2002 and received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2008. She is received her Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) in July 2017.

    Dr. Davis currently practices as a staff physical therapist in Seven Fields, PA. Prior to joining Tri-State Physical Therapy in Seven Fields, she was the clinical director of an outpatient private practice for 12 years. Her passion is manual therapy for treatment of all orthopedic conditions, especially in the performing arts community.

    Dr. Davis maintains various professional memberships, including the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA), where she currently serves as an alternate delegate for the House of Delegates. She has also served as the education committee liaison for the PPTA’s southwest District. Additionally, she has also pursued teaching for a variety of continuing education courses offered at Chatham University and with EZ Evidence. She served as the primary provider of physical therapy for the dance department at Slippery Rock University. As a former dancer, she purses excellence in treating performing artists, gymnasts and other athletes


    • 13-Oct-2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, Montana
    Register

    Hormone Health for Physical Therapist

    Presented by Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT


    4 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 including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations:

    Missoula Hilton Gardon Inn. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-532-5300

    Board Meeting

    October 12, 2018, 6pm. Missoula


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 Septemer 22, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by October 3, 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.


    Full Conference Agenda

    Saturday (all courses):
    7:00 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum
    8:00am - 12noon/12:15pm Courses with break
    12:15pm - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon
    2:00pm - 6:00pm Courses with break
    6:00pm Reception
    Evening Dinner location TBA, no host

    Sunday (Only Cervical Course continues on Sunday):
    8:000am - 12noon Course with break
    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
    1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break



    About the course:

    Hormone Health for Physical Therapists

    Course Description: 

    In this session, the participants will learn:

    Module 1: THE HPA AXIS AND STRESS HORMONES

    In this module, you will learn the biochemistry and physiology behind how the brain and adrenals support women during physical or emotional stress, and how nutrition, movement, and lifestyle strategies can help build resilience in the face of stress.

    Module 2: THE HPT AXIS AND THYROID HORMONES

    Thyroid imbalance issues are increasingly common for women. Women with thyroid symptoms such as hair loss, weight loss resistance, fatigue, anxiety, and cold intolerance need your support. Learn to use evidence-based nutrition, movement, and lifestyle strategies to optimize thyroid function.

    Module 3: THE FEMALE SEX HORMONES

    If you work with women with infertility, low libido, pelvic pain, painful sex, irregular and heavy periods and other symptoms of sex hormone imbalance, you need to deepen your understanding of the sex hormones and how to support their balance holistically.

    You can't look at the stress hormone system, thyroid hormone system or sex hormone system in isolation. They're all connected.

    This module includes a physical assessment of nutrient deficiencies.

    Bonus Module: WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH

    All of the hormonal axes - the adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormone axes - originate in the brain. If you work with women who are anxious, have sleep issues, brain fog, adrenal issues, memory loss, or are just mentally exhausted and overwhelmed, this module will give you the tools that you need to balance all of the hormonal systems from the brain. These safe, effective, and natural tools will help your clients feel clear, focused, calm, vibrant and energized again!

    Hormonal health begins with brain health!


    Course Description and Objectives: 

    1. The participants will understand the details of and interrelationships between the HPA, HPT, and HPG Axes to support clients and patients with nutrition, movement, mindfulness, and other evidence-based lifestyle medicine tools and strategies - addressing stress, chronic pain, fatigue, weight loss resistance, and menstrual health challenges.
    2. The participant will demonstrate strategies for teaching patients stress management techniques to impact dysregulated hormone levels.
    3. The participants will be able to detail initial steps for optimizing digestive function to improve nutrient absorption in clients with hormonal imbalances and nutrient deficiencies, including chewing, movement, abdominal manual therapy, breathing patterns, and nutrient dense nutrition recommendations.
    4. The participants will be able to identify musculoskeletal, fatigue, and pain symptoms related to dysregulated cortisol and insulin levels, high or low estrogen levels, low testosterone levels, and low progesterone levels.
    5. The participants will be able to identify signs of brain health impairments related to hormonal imbalances such as blood sugar dysregulation, anemia, chronic inflammation, and low vagus nerve tone - and use evidence-based lifestyle medicine and movement strategies to improve these impairments.



    Course Agenda:

    Saturday ONLY, schedule includes 1 15 minute breaks

    (7:15am - MAPTA Professional Issues Forum begins the Day)

    8am - 10am - Course modules, see above
    15 min break
    10:15 - 12:15pm - Course modules, see above
    12:15pm - 2pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon

    2pm - 6pm Jessica's second course begins, see next event.


    About the Speaker

    Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.

    Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.

    Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.


    • 13-Oct-2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, Montana
    Register

    Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout

    Presented by Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT


    4 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 including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations:

    Missoula Hilton Gardon Inn. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-532-5300

    Board Meeting

    October 12, 2018, 6pm. Missoula


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 Septemer 22, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by October 3, 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.


    Full Conference Agenda

    Saturday (all courses):
    7:00 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum
    8:00am - 12noon/12:15pm Courses 1 &2 with break
    12:15pm - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon
    2:00pm - 6:00pm Courses 1 &3 with break
    6:00pm Reception
    Evening Dinner location TBA, no host

    Sunday (Only Cervical Course (#1) continues on Sunday):
    8:000am - 12noon Course with break
    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
    1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break



    About the course:

    Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout

    Course Description: 

    In this session, the participants will learn:

    Module 1: Start at The Beginning

    In this module, we will support you to clarify your work and life values, goals, and vision. You will also realistically consider your energy and resources, and bring self-awareness to how you like and need to work for long term sustainability. Learn to use behavioral and career assessments to determine our strengths.

    Module 2: Your Resources

    Advancing your career requires mental focus, energy, and endurance! Your physical, mental, and emotional resources are essential to your career success and longevity. How can you reach more patients with your unique skills, experience, and presence? We will also look honestly at your financial, time, skill, and support resources.

    Module 3: Stress and Productivity

    While we can’t magically erase all of your stress, there are many strategies for mitigating stress to protect your long term health. And, while stress management is ESSENTIAL. It’s not enough

    You must understand the ROOT CAUSE of your stress. Perhaps it feels like you can’t change much about the most common stressors in health care…

    • Your crazy work hours
    • Getting your patients to be more motivated
    • Lack of time for lunch
    • Too much paperwork
    • No time for self-care or exercise

    You’ll be surprised, but once you consider your work - your calling and your skill set - within the full context of your life, you’ll find that you have more power over your stressors than you think.

    In this module, we’ll go deep - get to your stress root cause, create systems in your life for buffering and balancing your stress, build your Web of Support, and align your work with your life to lower your stress load for the long term - while keeping you healthy enough to care for others for decades to come!

    Module 4: Movement, Brain Focus & Energy Maintenance

    Most healthcare professions are active, but that doesn’t mean that you’re getting the movement and specific exercise that you need each day. And, if your job is sedentary, you may struggle even more to get enough activity in each day.

    Getting enough (and not too much!) of the right kind of exercise each day can make a MASSIVE difference in your fitness, brain focus, and (especially if your job is physical - like physical therapy) even your ability to keep working for the long term.

    In this module, it’s time to get accountable to your movement plan!

    We’ll also talk efficiency and focus! How is it that some people get SO MUCH DONE each day, and others struggle to finish the never ending paperwork at the end of each work day? Why do some healers need to work through lunch most days, while others are able to take the time for a noon workout and a nice post-workout meal?

    If you struggle with forgetting details, brain fog, or memory challenges, this module is for you.

    Finally, in Module 5, we remember that pleasure is not optional.

    Your work is essential, and there is no dress rehearsal for life. Without pleasure, even running the business of your dreams, being a witness to the miracle of healing can become just another job.


    Course Description and Objectives: 

    1. The participants will identify and describe their unique, individual work/ life goals, values and vision.
    2. The participants will use validated behavioral and career assessments to determine their strengths.
    3. The participants will identify their physical, emotional, financial, and support resources, and how to apply them to reduce work-related burnout, and get support to prevent burnout, even in the context of some work-related stress.
    4. The participants will demonstrate the ability to practice mindfulness medication, and vagus nerve toning strategies to address their personal stress resilience - and teach these strategies to their patients.
    5. The participants will identify the root cause of their primary stressors, and consider options for modifying these stressors at home and at work.
    6. The participants will understand the relationship between cognitive and emotional endurance and productivity, and will practice strategies for improving cognitive and emotional endurance.


    Course Agenda:

    Saturday ONLY, schedule includes 1 15 minute breaks

    (7:15am - MAPTA Professional Issues Forum begins the Day)
    8:00am - 12:15pm   Jessica's first course begins, see previous event
    12:15pm - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon

    2:00pm - 4:00pm   Burnout Course begins with course modules, see above
    4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
    4:15pm - 6:15pm Course modules, see above


    About the Speaker

    Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.

    Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.

    Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.


    • 02-Nov-2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 04-Nov-2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBA
    Register

    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
    • 7:00 AM
    • 02-Feb-2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Butte, Montana

    Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) 

    Presented by Liesa Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS


    NOTE: This course is tentatively scheduled for Feb 1 and 2, Friday and Saturday. The Vestibular Course is scheduled for Feb. 2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday.

    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 including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations and Conference Site:

    Copper King Hotel and Convention Center. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-565-5001. Special rate of $109 for single/double. This rate and block expires on December 31, 2018. We will do our best to extend this into January, but please book early. 

    Board Meeting

    February 1, 2019, 6pm. Copper King Hotel.


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 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 Jan. 12, 2019. Final agenda will be posted on our website by Jan. 23, 2019.

    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

    TBA



    About the course:

    Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait)

    Course Description: 

    TBA

    Course Objectives:

    1. TBA


    Course Agenda:

    TBA


    About the Speaker

    TBA


    • 02-Feb-2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 03-Feb-2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Butte, Montana

    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo & Dizziness: New diagnosis advances and PT management 

    Presented by Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA


    13.5 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 including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 

    Accommodations and Conference Site:

    Copper King Hotel and Convention Center. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-565-5001. Special rate of $109 for single/double. This rate and block expires on December 31, 2018. We will do our best to extend this into January, but please book early. 

    Board Meeting

    February 1, 2019, 6pm. Copper King Hotel.


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 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 Jan. 12, 2019. Final agenda will be posted on our website by Jan. 23, 2019.

    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

    Saturday:
    7:00 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum
    8:00am - 12noon Course with break
    12noon - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon
    2:00pm - 5:30pm Course with break
    6:00pm Join us for reception and no host dinner at a Butte establishment to be announced at a later date.

    Sunday:

    8:000am - 12noon Course with break
    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
    1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break



    About the course:

    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo & Dizziness: New diagnosis advances and PT management

    Course Description: 

    Dizziness is the number one cause of office visits to physicians for patients over the age of 65. The most common cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In one study of older adults, 1 out of 10 persons presenting to the clinic for other medical conditions had undiagnosed BPPV. The persons with BPPV also had a higher incidence of recent reported falls. BPPV can be seen post-operatively or after a fall. Falls and dizziness are also a leading cause of hospital admissions with high rates of mortality and morbidity. As rehabilitation professionals, we are often called on to treat persons with balance and/or dizziness impairments. How can we determine if the problem is medical, mechanical, or from the often-misdiagnosed problem of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? This course will provide you with the tools to be able to differentially diagnosis what conditions are within your scope of practice and which patients should be referred for additional follow-up care. In addition, the program will provide hands on practice and differential diagnosis skills for identifying both peripheral and central vestibular disorders. All participants will have an opportunity to practice evaluation techniques and interventions for the treatment of BPPV and other vestibular disorders.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and how it relates to pathology and function.
    2. Begin to differentiate between peripheral and central vestibular disorders.
    3. Perform various evaluation techniques specific to the patient with dizziness and those at risk for falling.
    4. Identify the signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
    5. Treat BPPV (posterior and horizontal canals).
    6. Discuss cases that demonstrate typical and atypical presentations of persons with BPPV in order to differentiate what is BPPV from other problems that can present in your clinic
    7. Describe and utilize some of the newest technology for the treatment of persons with vestibular disorders


    Course Agenda:

    Saturday

    7am MAPTA Professional Issues Forum (not part of the CE Course). Topics to be announced at a later date.

    8:00-8:30am  Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology

    8:30-10:15 Differencing central from peripheral vestibular disorders

    10:15-10:30 Break

    10:30-12:00 Differential diagnosis of BPPV

    12:00-2:00pm  MAPTA Business Meeting and Luncheon

    2:00-4:00 Differential diagnosis of BPPV

    4:00-4:15 Break

    4:15-5:30 Lab Session: Practice of the Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers for Posterior, Anterior and Horizontal Canal BPPV


    Sunday:

    8:00-10:00 Lab Session: Practice of the Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers for Posterior, Anterior and Horizontal Canal BPPV

    10:00-10:15 Break

    10:15-12:00 Cases of persons presenting to an outpatient orthopedic or neurologic clinic with BPPV and their management

    12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

    1:00-2:30 Update on advances in the treatment of people presenting with balance and dizziness problems as their chief complaint (low and high tech)

    2:30-2:45 Break

    2:45-4:00 Interesting cases – how to treat and clinical decision making


    About the Speaker

    Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She works at the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Vestibular Rehabilitation practice at the Eye and Ear Building within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has published over 120 papers that are referenced on Medline and has written over 35 book chapters, primarily in the area of functional balance assessment and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Whitney is past President of the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She was a member of the first BPPV guideline task for of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the vestibular hypofunction CPG group for the Academy of Neurologic PT.


    • 01-May-2019
    • 27-Jan-2023
    • Montana



    2019  2020
    2021 2022
    January

    Feb 2/3
    Butte

    25/26 or Feb 1/2* 23/24
    Helena
    (2R2D)
    29/30* dependent on CSM dates
    April 27/28* Helena 18/19 or 25/26* 
    17/18 or 24/25* 23/24*
    October 4/5 or 11/12*Missoula
    17/18*
    dependent on local events
    2/3 or 9/10*
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    1/2 or 8/9*
    dependent on local events

    (* 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

21-Apr-2018 Spring Conference 2018: ISPI Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Pain Science Approach to Treating Whiplash and Peri-operative Neuroscience Education"
27-Jan-2018 Winter Conference 2018: Course 2 of 2: Comprehensive Stabilization Strategies for the Low Back, Pelvis & Hips -Teaching Postural Control & Optimal Movement Skills
27-Jan-2018 Winter Conference 2018: Course 1 of 2: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Skills for helping patients make healthy choices
26-Jan-2018 MAPTA Board Meeting
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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