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Upcoming: Winter Conference  |   Missoula, MT  |   Feb. 2-3, 2019

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    • 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.

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

    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.


    • 02-Feb-2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 03-Feb-2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Copper King Hotel and Convention Center, Butte, Montana
    Register

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

    Presented by Liesa Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS


    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: 

    It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Both evaluation and treatment of these children are often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. Long term results are rarely achieved with either resultant surgical intervention and/or a reoccurrence of the problem. However, establishing a specific approach to treating this type of patient can be made less frustrating and more rewarding by asking the right questions and forming a deliberate approach.

    This course is excellent for alleviating a chaotic approach to the treatment of pediatric toe walking. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plans.

    This course addresses the impairment caused by Idiopathic Toe Walking specifically those related to barriers in the child’s environment that originate from weakness and limited mobility. This would include school, home and recreational environments.

    Simple interventions that can be applied in a school-based, home or clinic environment will be described.

    This is a comprehensive seminar that provides valuable tools for evidence-based evaluation, assessment and treatment of pediatric toe-walking with a descriptive, organized approach for health care professionals.  You will gain comfort with the evaluation and treatment of pediatric toe walking.

    This course will teach clinicians to develop interventions based on etiologies to produce successful long term outcomes. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plan. This course challenges the clinician to ask the correct questions in order to form a systematic approach to treating the child who "toe walks." As requested by previous participants.

    Course Objectives:

    • Identify specific etiologies relevant to pediatric equinus gait.
    • Discuss etiology-specific & age-appropriate assessment & management strategies for this population. 
    • Apply effective examination, evaluation, intervention and treatment strategies to toe walking in the pediatric population. 
    • Design an effective & individualized treatment plan for the pediatric patient.
    • Explain the future consequences of incorrect intervention.


    Course Agenda:

    TBA


    About the Speaker

    Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP, is a licensed physical therapist with 26 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Ms. Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also teaches human anatomy, physiology and nutrition at Tulsa Community College. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Science. She is sought after as a lecturer on a national and international level. Ms. Persaud’s passion for travel has drawn her to teach and treat overseas. Her wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.Learning Objectives:
    Participants who complete the workshop are expected to be able to:
    • IDENTIFY specific pathologies relevant to pediatric equinus gait.
    • DEVELOP an organized evaluation approach and use the data to determine various etiologies of pediatric equinus gait.
    • DISCUSS etiology-specific and age-appropriate assessment and management strategies for this population.
    • APPLY effective examination, evaluation, intervention and treatment strategies to toe walking in the pediatric population.
    • DESIGN an effective and individualized treatment plan for the pediatric patient
    • EXPLAIN the future consequences of incorrect intervention.
    • GAIN confidence with the evaluation and treatment of pediatric toe walking.


    • 27-Apr-2019
    • 28-Apr-2019
    • Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
    Register

    Rehabilitation for the Injured Runner 

    Presented by Jason Lunden


    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:

    Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-457-5500

    Board Meeting

    April 26, 2019 2018, 6pm. Helena


    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, April 27, 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 April 6, 2019. Final agenda will be posted by April 17, 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 - 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:

    Rehabilitation for the Injured Runner

    Course Description: 

    This course will provide an evidenced-based and practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of the injured runner. Didactic lectures will focus on current literature pertaining to epidemiology, running mechanics, and therapeutic exercise. Video-based case studies will also be presented to enhance the lectures and provide the “big picture” view of the injured runner. An overview of gait-analysis and running mechanics will be provided. Strategies for gait re-training will also be discussed. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of biomechanics and gait analysis, and are encouraged to review basic biomechanics of gait prior to the course. A video-based lab session will focus on gait analysis of the injured runner. Small groups will review and discuss mechanics and propose treatments based on the provided videos. The overall course objective is to provide participants with the “whole picture” of rehabilitating injured runners and provide practical treatments that maybe utilized immediately in the clinic.

    Target Audience:

    Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, university faculty

    Course Objectives:

    Understand the epidemiology of the overuse injuries in running

    • Select evidence-based exercises to address muscular imbalances in the injured runner
    • Describe the role of faulty running mechanics in the development of injury
    • Evaluate and address common faulty running mechanics


      Course Agenda:

      Day One:

      8:00 AM: Welcome & Overview
      8:15 AM: Epidemiology & Etiology of Running Injuries
      9:15 AM: Lab #1
      9:45 AM: Break
      10:00 AM: Exercise Selection for the Injured Runner
      11:00 AM: Lab # 2
      12:00 PM: MAPTA Business Meeting Luncheon
      2:00 PM: Running Mechanics
      3:15 PM: Break

      3:30: Gait-analysis // Case Studies

      4:30 PM: Lab # 3
      5:45 PM: Wrap-Up

      6:00pm: Adjourn for day one


        Day Two:

        8:00 AM Review Day 1
        8:45 AM: Epidemiology & Etiology of Running Injuries
        9:15 AM: Running-Related Injuries: Anterior Knee Pain
        10:00 AM: Break
        10:15 AM: Running-Related Injuries: ITB syndrome
        11:00 AM: Lab # 4
        12:00 PM: Lunch
        1:00 PM: Running-Related Injuries: Hamstring Injuries
        1:45 PM: Running-Related Injuries: MTSS

        15min break in here

        2:30 PM: Running-Related Injuries: plantar heel pain
        3:15-4 PM: Exam


          About the Speaker

          DR. JASON LUNDEN, PT, DPT, SCS

          Jason specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snow- boarding and overhead athletics. He has published on the topic of shoulder biomechanics and the rehabilitation of knee injuries and has a strong commitment to educating others. Jason serves as a physical therapist for the US Snowboarding and US Freeskiing teams and is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a recent recipient of the New Horizon and Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

          Jason received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota. He received specialized training through the Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and received his board certification as a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. He has also served as a faculty member for the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Jason currently works at Excel Physical Therapy in Bozeman, MT.

          • 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 5/6 or 12/13*Missoula
          17/18*
          dependent on local events
          2/3 or 9/10*
          dependent on local events
          1/2 or 8/9*
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          (* 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.
          • 01-Nov-2019
          • 6:30 PM
          • 03-Nov-2019
          • 10:30 AM


        Past events

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        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
        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
        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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