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    • 01-Oct-2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02-Oct-2022
    • 3:45 PM
    • Missoula Montana

    Fall Conference: Neuropracticity: A novel and practical clinical application to induce functional improvement

    Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

    12 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:

    Meeting Site: TBA

    Room Block TBA

    Committees and Board Meeting

    Sept 30, 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, October 1, 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 Sept. 10, 2022. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by Sept. 21, 2022.

    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 Course(s) with break, see details below

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

    2:00pm - 6:00pm Course(s) 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:

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

    12noon - 12:30pm Lunch on your own

    12:30pm - 3:15 pm course with break, see details below


    About the course:

    Course Description:

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will reveal a novel and intense clinical approach built specifically for persons that are 6 months or more in recovery post cerebrovascular accident (CVA); with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) after brain injury or surgery (from concussion, to TBI, to tumor).This approach includes Interventions that are designed and built directly from evidence and are adapted with consideration for the unique attributes of changes in the body and brain months and years after CVA/brain injury and with disease-onset for years. Additionally, this application will reveal incorporation of recent advances in motivation, motor learning, and practice - displaying all through videotape case study demonstration. Attendees will be engaged in a thought-provoking presentation that challenges previous misconceptions about the timeline of recovery and potential for improvement years after CVA and the potential to recover with MS, PD, concussion in the elderly, etc. This presentation builds on recent evidence of high-intensity interval training, procedural memory training, circuit training, task specific overtraining, motor learning, OPTIMAL, behavioral economics in rehabilitation, forced-use and many more – across mobility, communication, cognition and ADL applications. This course provides the learner from all practice points with tools to rehabilitate clients regardless of equipment and technological availability.


    Course Objectives:

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

    1. Identify physiologic changes that occur in many individuals months and years post CVA, brain injury, and with PD.

    2. Apply recent evidence in motor learning and motivation to maximize the recovery for clients in chronic stroke rehabilitation.
    3. Apply recent evidence in practice structure and feedback to maximize the recovery for clients after brain lesion/injury.
    4. Debunk rehabilitation myths about recovery dependence on timing and technology in effective rehabilitative outcomes in those with brain injury, degenerative disease, or stroke.

    Course Agenda:

    Saturday:




    About the Speaker

    Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA, received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his postprofessional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy since 2011. Dr. Studer has served as the vice president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and has been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy, including Balance and Falls, Stroke, and the Practice Committee in Neurology. He is a full-time treating therapist and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates in Oregon. Dr. Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored and coauthored more than 30 articles on topics of neurology and geriatrics, as well as several book chapters on stroke, cognition, Parkinson's disease, and preventive care. Dr. Studer is now regularly a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of stroke, Parkinson's disease, balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment, and case management. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year award by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, a section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and in 2014 received the same award from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He was the first to receive this national distinction from each entity.


    • 01-Oct-2022
    • 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    • Missoula Montana

    Fall Conference 2 of 2: Return to Work - It Won't Happen By Accident

    Presented by Lorena P. Payne, PT

    3.25 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:

    Meeting Site: TBA

    Room Block TBA

    Committees and Board Meeting

    Sept 30, 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, October 1, 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 Sept. 10, 2022. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by Sept. 21, 2022.

    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 Course(s) with break, see details below

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

    2:00pm - 6:00pm Course(s) 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:

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

    12noon - 12:30pm Lunch on your own

    12:30pm - 3:15 pm course with break, see details below


    About the course:

    Course Description:

    Return to Work- It Won’t Happen by Accident

    Presenters: Lorena P Payne and invited speaker (TBD)

    Course objectives:

    • Choose useful components to evaluate the worker with activity limiting injury
    • Assess risk factors for delayed recovery
    • Construct a meaningful functional assessment
    • Compare the demonstrated functional ability with work requirements
    • Estimate risk for delayed return to work
    • Develop a plan of care and recommendations for return to work
    • Understand the role of provider under workers compensation

    Date/time:  08:15am to 11:45 am, Saturday, October 1, 2022

    The Scenario:

    It appears that I am in for a long evening. I am preparing to complete a functional capacity evaluation that is on my schedule for tomorrow.  Along with this referral came the medical records to review, two reams of paper that were received by our clinic earlier today. I am exhausted already!  This case involves a 42-year-old worker that sustained an ankle sprain 2 years ago. To make this long story short, the worker remains off work and is applying for disability. They continue to participate in physical therapy involving soft tissue mobilization and dry needling.

    The above scenario begs the question, “What is guiding clinical decision making from initial injury to return to work?” After reading numerous histories like the one described above, a group of physical therapists decided to look at the research to figure out how to best guide practice.  Sure enough, we wrote a 102-page novel of our own, known as a clinical practice guideline! Now before I lose you, we have come up with some bite size pointers that you can implement today, with your next patient that presents with a work restricting injury. You can end this kind of story before it begins.

    Join me and invited guest speaker in an interactive presentation of clinically applicable information based upon the clinical practice guideline published in August 2021 JOSPT.  Whether you would like to participate live or virtually, register now for this short session.

    About the Speaker

    Lorena Pettet Payne

    Physical Therapist, Masters of Public Health Administration, Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

    Lorena Pettet Payne, a practicing physical therapist since 1983, assists companies in minimizing risk and promoting healthy work habits in diverse settings including auto manufacturing, steel production, food processing, light manufacturing, ranching, construction, the service industry and office environments.   

    As adjunct faculty, Lorena teaches occupational safety and health at the University of Montana for the doctoral program in Physical Therapy.

    She has served in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in various elected positions including two terms as president of the Occupational Health special interest group and two terms as president of the Montana chapter of APTA.

    Through volunteer work in under-resourced areas of Ecuador, Lorena assists individuals with physical limitations gain access to and involvement in gainful employment.  Carroll College students traveling with Lorena from Carroll College are mentored in global health initiatives and the physical therapy profession.

    Lorena is co-author of the Clinical Guidance to Optimize Work Participation After Injury or Illness: The Role of Physical Therapists 


    • 28-Jan-2023
    • 27-Jan-2026
    • Montana



    2023 2024 2025 
    January 28/29* Helena or Butte* 27/28* Kalispell* or Chico Hot Springs* 25/26* Helena*
    April 29/30 Bozeman 20/21 OR
    27/28* Great Falls*

    19/20* OR 26/27* Kalispell* or Chico Hot Springs*

    October 7/8* or 14/15*, dependent on local events, Missoula 5/6* or 12/13*, dependent on local events, Missoula  4/5* or 11/12*, 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.

    Bold indicates confirmed date and location

Past events

23-Apr-2022 Member Business Meeting - In Person AND *Virtual*
23-Apr-2022 Spring 2022: Integrating Manual Therapy In The Management of Chronic Pain Disorders, by Tim Flynn
29-Jan-2022 Winter 2022 Member Business Meeting - *Virtual*
29-Jan-2022 Winter 2022: Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions, by Erik Meira
14-Oct-2021 Fall 2021 Member Business Meeting - *Virtual*
29-Jul-2021 Virtual program expires July 30: Perinatal Care for Physical Therapists: Master Class
29-Jul-2021 Virtual Program: Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain: State of the Science and Beyond
12-May-2021 APTA Connection - Connecting with our Members
22-Apr-2021 Spring 2021 Member Business Meeting - *Virtual*
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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