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    • 22-Apr-2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    APTA Montana will hold its Spring Business Meeting for Members on April 22, 2021, at 6-8pm, over Zoom.

    • If you have a topic to add to the agenda, please contact this office by April 1, 2021.
    • Agenda and board reports will be posted and distributed by April 12, 2021, per bylaws. (Link here will be live on April 12)
    • We will send you an email on April 12 with the registration link and the link to the agenda and reports. Please click on the registration link contained in the email to register. We will send emails to current members and recently expired members. If you aren't on this list and would like to join this meeting, you are welcome to as a PT or PTA. Please contact the office. Your confirmation from Zoom will contain the connection information.

    HOW TO CONNECT:

    1. info to be placed here on April 12.

    • 23-Apr-2021
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Program - Zoom
    Register

    Perinatal Care for Physical Therapists: Master Class

    Presented by Dr. Sinéad Dufour PT, PhD

    4 Contact Hours, MT category A 

    This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. You may sign up for one 4 hour course or for both. $20 discount if you register for both courses.

    About the course:

    Course Description:

    The perinatal care period represents an important time when women need support. From trying to conceive, to understanding how to optimize their health and function through pregnancy, to being empowered to birth and recover well….it takes a village! Physical therapists are well-positioned to enact a key role to support and care for women through this time to improve health outcomes. To do this, a systems biology and health promotion care approach is needed.

    This short course is designed to supplement content from foundational pre and post-natal courses. Dr. Dufour will provide an overview of evidence informed care considerations for pre-natal and post-natal contexts. Specifically, the following topics will be covered in depth:

    1. Physical therapists’ role in fertility – no this is not just for pelvic health PTs!
    2. Translating best practicing guidelines to optimize birth and pelvic health outcomes.
    3. Diastasis rectus abdominis – often frustrating but actually rather straight forward.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss relevant literature related to fertility, pre-natal health promotion and post-partum recovery with an emphasis on diastasis rectus abdominis.
    • Justify rational for appropriate and evolved care in the antepartum stage to enhance health outcomes post-partum.
    • Apply current evidence-informed care principles to best leverage a physical therapists scope of practice through the perinatal care period.


    About the Speaker

    Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She teaches and conducts research in both the Schools of Medicine and Rehabilitation Science. She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2013). Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health. Sinéad stays current clinically through her work as the Director of Pelvic Health Services at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) a family of perinatal care centers in Ontario, Canada. Sinéad has been an active member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) sitting of two committees and leading several clinical practice guidelines. Her passion for optimizing perinatal care and associated upstream health promotion for women stemmed from her own experience as a mother of twins. She is an advocate for women’s pelvic health and a regular invited speaker at conferences around the world.

    Course Registration, Discounts, and Other Logistics

    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.

    Virtual Meeting using Zoom:

    This meeting will be held by Zoom. We will send the codes to log on the week of the course.

    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 email or mail. A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld.

    Discounts:

    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 Discount:

    Student members may take a course for $10! Email mapta@mapta.com with your APTA ID and we'll send you a code. 

    Student non-members may take the course for only $15. Email mapta@mapta.com, tell us which school you are enrolled in, and we'll send you a code.

    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.



    • 30-Apr-2021
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Program - Zoom
    Register

    Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain: State of the Science and Beyond

    Presented by Dr. Sinéad Dufour PT, PhD

    4 Contact Hours, MT category A 

    This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. You may sign up for one 4 hour course or for both. $20 discount if you register for both courses.

    About the course:

    Course Description:

    Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a separate diagnostic classification which may affect over half of all pregnant women with symptoms persisting well beyond the post-partum period. PPGP remains a common and often debilitating clinical presentation that continues to be misunderstood and thus care approaches often miss the mark. Although largely theoretical, PPGP is currently thought to be due to a diminished capacity for the pelvis to accept and transfer load. Is this perspective actually substantiated by the evolving literature base?

    In this short course, Dr. Dufour will present an evidence-based overview of physical therapy for PPGP including pathomechanical background, etiological factors, classification and diagnosis, examination and intervention. Additionally, emerging theories related to pain science, HPA axis dysregulation, therapeutic alliance and trauma informed care, will be explored and applied. A clinical vignette will be used as a tool to apply all care concepts and inform physical therapists how evidence-informed cognitive approaches to care “fit” the established science relative to PPGP.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss relevant literature on PPGP including etiology, diagnosis, risk factors and prognostic factors.
    • Justify rational for appropriate evolved care (inclusive of primary and secondary prevention).
    • Apply current evidence-informed care principles for PPGP with an emphasis on the roles of physical therapists and primary care providers.

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She teaches and conducts research in both the Schools of Medicine and Rehabilitation Science. She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2013). Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health. Sinéad stays current clinically through her work as the Director of Pelvic Health Services at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) a family of perinatal care centers in Ontario, Canada. Sinéad has been an active member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) sitting of two committees and leading several clinical practice guidelines. Her passion for optimizing perinatal care and associated upstream health promotion for women stemmed from her own experience as a mother of twins. She is an advocate for women’s pelvic health and a regular invited speaker at conferences around the world.

    Course Registration, Discounts, and Other Logistics

    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.

    Virtual Meeting using Zoom:

    This meeting will be held by Zoom. We will send the codes to log on the week of the course.

    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 email or mail. A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld.

    Discounts:

    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 Discount:

    Student members may take a course for $10! Email mapta@mapta.com with your APTA ID and we'll send you a code. 

    Student non-members may take the course for only $15. Email mapta@mapta.com, tell us which school you are enrolled in, and we'll send you a code.

    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.



    • 02-Oct-2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 03-Oct-2021
    • 3:45 PM (MDT)
    • Missoula Montana

    Fall Conference: October 2/3 or 9/10

    Based on speaker availability and conflicting events. We should have this determined by end of Feb.

    Presented by TBA

    TBA 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 coffee/tea in the morning and lunch at the business meeting. Snacks are not served at breaks. 

    Accommodations and Meeting Sites:

    Room Block and Meeting Site will be at TBA

    Committees and Board Meeting

    October 1, 2021:

    • 5:00 - 6:00pm Legislative Committee Meeting, Site TBA
    • 5:15 - 5:45pm Financial Committee Meeting, Site TBA
    • 6:00 - 8:00pm Board Meeting,  Site TBA

    Other tentative meetings which may or may not be held at this particular meeting, option of video stream meeting is available.

    • Delegates
    • Nominating Committee
    • Programming Committee

    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online for this without paying). Please send agenda items to the office or President Christian Appel by Sept. 11, 2021. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by Sept. 22, 2021.

    Cancellation Policy

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

    Registration Cancellation by Participant:

    Cancellations will be accepted in writing via 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.

    Discounts:

    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 this course at a rate discounted by 50% of the member and non-member rate, if there is space available prior to the start of the course. This course is a laboratory class with limited space, and therefore we must limit the spaces available at the student rate. If you are a student and would like to attend if we do have extra room for this course, please register for the student waitlist. APTA MT will notify you one week prior to start of the course to offer you a space in the course, if available.

    Lifetime Member:

    Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, APTA MT 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:

    7:15 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum (APTA MT)

    8:00am - 12noon Concurrent courses with break, see details below

    12noon - 2:00pm APTA MT Business meeting and luncheon

    2:00pm - 6:00pm Concurrent courses with break, see details below

    6:00pm -  Reception - All PTs and PTAs invited, course enrollment not necessary to attend this reception

    7:00pm - No Host Group Dinner in Town. Details to follow

    Sunday:

    8:000am - 12noon course with break, see details below

    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own

    1:00pm - TBA  course with break, see details below


    About the course:

    Course Description:

    TBA


    Course Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • TBA

    Course Agenda:

    TBA


    About the Speaker

    TBA

    • 22-Jan-2022
    • 8:00 AM (MST)
    • 23-Jan-2022
    • 3:45 PM (MST)
    • Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel

    Topics TBA

    Presented by TBA

    TBA 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 coffee/tea in the morning and lunch at the business meeting. Snacks are not served at breaks. 

    Accommodations and Meeting Sites:

    Room Block and Meeting Site will be at Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel. More TBA

    Committees and Board Meeting

    January 21, 2022:

    • 5:00 - 6:00pm Legislative Committee Meeting, Site TBA
    • 5:15 - 5:45pm Financial Committee Meeting, Site TBA
    • 6:00 - 8:00pm Board Meeting,  Site TBA

    Other tentative meetings which may or may not be held at this particular meeting, option of video stream meeting is available.

    • Delegates
    • Nominating Committee
    • Programming Committee

    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online for this without paying).

    Please send agenda items to the office or President Christian Appel by Jan. 1, 2022. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by Jan. 12, 2022.

    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 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.

    Discounts:

    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 this course at a rate discounted by 50% of the member and non-member rate, if there is space available prior to the start of the course. This course is a laboratory class with limited space, and therefore we must limit the spaces available at the student rate. If you are a student and would like to attend if we do have extra room for this course, please register for the student waitlist. MAPTA will notify you one week prior to start of the course to offer you a space in the course, if available.

    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:

    7:15 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum (MAPTA)

    8:00am - 12noon Concurrent courses with break, see details below

    12noon - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon

    2:00pm - 5:00pm Concurrent courses with break, see details below

    5:00pm - Reception - All PTs and PTAs invited, course enrollment not necessary to attend this reception

    Sunday:

    8:000am - 12noon Course(s) continue

    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own

    1:00pm - 3:45pm Course continues


    About the course:

    Course Description:

    The TBA

    Course Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


    Course Agenda:


    About the Speaker



    • 01-Feb-2022
    • (MST)
    • 27-Jan-2024
    • (MST)
    • Montana



    2022 2023 2024
    January 29/30*  Helena 28/29* Helena or Fairmont* 27/28* 
    April 23/24*, Whitefish Lake Lodge
    22/23* OR
    29/30* Bozeman*
    20/21 OR
    27/28* 
    October 1/2 or 15/16*
    dependent on local events, Missoula
    7/8* or 14/15*, dependent on local events, Missoula 5/6* or 12/13*, dependent on local events, Missoula 

    (* 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

28-Jan-2021 PTs and PTAs are Everyday Ethicists: Strategies for Successful Practice
23-Jan-2021 Member Business Meeting - Winter 2021 *Virtual*
10-Oct-2020 Member Business Meeting - Fall 2020 *Virtual*
09-Oct-2020 2020 Virtual Conference - A Multi-State Live Virtual Event
19-May-2020 Member Business Meeting - Spring 2020 *Virtual*
18-Apr-2020 CANCELLED: Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
18-Apr-2020 CANCELLED: Optimize your Practice with Social Media Strategies
01-Feb-2020 Member Business Meeting
01-Feb-2020 Winter Conference Course 1 of 2: Treating Pelvic Girdle and LE Dysfunction using Pelvic Health and Orthopedic Concepts
01-Feb-2020 Winter Conference Course 2 of 2: Dispelling the Myths: Coding, Billing and Key Regulations for Physical Therapists
01-Feb-2020 Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse
01-Nov-2019 2019 Board Orientation and Retreat
28-Sep-2019 MONTANA PHYSICAL THERAPY SUMMIT
21-Sep-2019 Dynamic Core for Kids Part One AND Dynamic Core for Kids Goes to School
20-Sep-2019 MAPTA Town Hall Meetings Billings
27-Apr-2019 Spring Conference 2019: Course 1 of 2: Rehabilitation for the Injured Runner
27-Apr-2019 Spring Conference 2019: Course 2 of 2: Payment and Policy: What is Important and What is Noise?
02-Feb-2019 Winter Conference 2019: CE #2 choice: Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait)
02-Feb-2019 Winter Conference 2019: CE 1 of 2: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo & Dizziness: New diagnosis advances and PT management
02-Nov-2018 Board Orientation and Retreat
13-Oct-2018 Fall Conference 2018: Course 3 of 3: Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout
13-Oct-2018 Fall Conference 2018: Course 2 of 3: Hormone Health for Physical Therapists
13-Oct-2018 Fall Conference 2018: Course 1 of 3: Cervical Spine: Manual Therapy Management
20-Aug-2018 MAPTA Town Hall Meetings Billings
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
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 TWO of two: Dizziness and Balance Issues in Persons Post Concussion and with mild Traumatic Brain Injury
28-Jan-2017 Winter Conference 2017, Course ONE of two: Functional movement strategies for the legs, knees & feet: Understanding relationships and optimizing movement
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
24-Sep-2016 Fall Conference 2016 Course 1: Contemporary Topics in Physical Therapy Practice for Athletes with ACL Injury, Ryan L. Mizner, PT, PHD
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 Social: The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show, Top Hat, Missoula
04-Oct-2014 Fall Conference 2014: Mobilization of the Nervous System
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
29-Sep-2012 Fall Conference: CE, Banquet/Social, and Business Meeting
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