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Upcoming: Spring Conference  |   Helena, MT  |   April 27-28, 2019

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    • 02-Feb-2019
    • 02-Mar-2019


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

    Payment and Policy: What is Important and What is Noise? 

    Presented by Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC


    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 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 2019, 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 - TBA



    About the course:


    Course Description

    Therapy services in every setting continue to be highly scrutinized by Medicare, Recovery Auditors and even private payers. The regulations and guidelines for therapy services are complex and difficult to interpret. Moreover, the interpretations of how to apply the regulations vary. Over the past two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has overhauled the payment method for almost every setting in which PTs and PTAs work. Understanding these changes and how they impact a therapist’s expectations and responsibilities in the workplace are critical to success. 

    This course will assist the participant in navigating and applying the rules and regulations. The participant will also learn about recent changes affecting therapists in all settings: the Merit‐based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), changes to the skilled nursing facility and home health agency’s prospective payment system, maintenance therapy, value based models, and medical reviews. The course will also inform participants of how quality of care is becoming a bigger driver of payment across the spectrum, and of course how documentation of services relates to all of this.  

    Target Audience:

    Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, billing personnel

    Course Objectives:

    1. Identify the most recent changes to therapy services payment and how business practices might be impacted
    2. Discuss the most recent policy and payment landscape including fee schedules, Tricare, the therapy cap exceptions process, health care reform, and quality‐based payment systems for therapy services in all settings.
    3. Interpret the role that quality measurement has in physical therapy services.
    4. Apply the most current documentation regulations and how to implement them in daily practice.


      Course Agenda:

      Day One:

      TBA



          About the Speaker

          Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC has worked in various roles and settings as both clinician and manager/director. Presently, Ellen is owner of Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc. RRC specializes in helping customers understand the CMS prospective payment systems in the skilled nursing facility and home health setting, as well as outpatient therapy billing for all provider types. Ms. Strunk’s experience includes utilizing medical record reviews and data systems to help both inpatient and outpatient therapy providers meet regulatory guidelines. She has worked with clients on a variety of Medicare/Medicaid payment and certification matters, including substantial overpayment assessments and facilitation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. Ms. Strunk lectures nationally on the topics of regulatory compliance in the post‐acute care space and coding/billing/documentation to meet medical necessity guidelines and payer regulations, as well as pharmacology for rehabilitation professionals, clinically appropriate exercise for older adults, and the importance of functional outcomes to value‐based payment.

          Ellen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, the APTA Home Health Section and the APTA Health Policy & Administration Sections. She serves on a state level as the Practice & Reimbursement Chair for the Alabama Physical Therapy Association. She is a member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the National Association of Rehab Agencies and Providers (NARA), and the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL).  

          • 27-Apr-2019
          • 28-Apr-2019
          • Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
          • 26
          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 2019, 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.

                • 21-Sep-2019
                • 22-Sep-2019
                • Billings MT
                Register

                Dynamic Core for Kids Part One: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges 

                Presented by Shelley Mannell PT, Julie Wiebe PT


                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: 

                TBA

                Accommodations:

                TBA

                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.


                Agenda

                Saturday:
                TBA



                About the course:


                Course Description: 

                Therapists document challenges with Core in the majority of their clients who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: ASD, CP, DCD, hypotonia. Join us for a dynamic 2-day workshop that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of Core recruitment.

                On Day 1 participants will learn how this “Core Strategy” is linked to effective self-regulation and also how it impacts the development of respiration, balance and functional gross and fine motor skills. A specific assessment model of the alignment, which is crucial to the function of the Core, is explained. Then the practical skill of assessing each core component in discussed.

                On Day 2 participants will learn to implement Dynamic Core techniques in treatment and functional activities that have immediate application to a wide variety of clinical situations (direct treatment, school and home programmes) in their clients ages 2 years and older. Case presentations will address how to develop Core Strategy in clients of differing ages and diagnoses. Participants will also discuss how to integrate Dynamic Core techniques with Neuro-Developmental Treatment handling skills and also sensory processing intervention to support a greater range of clients



                  Course Agenda:

                  Day One:

                  TBA

                    Day Two:

                    TBA


                      About the Speaker

                      Julie Wiebe PT and Shelley Mannell PT

                      Julie Wiebe, PT has over twenty years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Following her passion to revolutionize the way women recover from pregnancy and return to high levels of fitness, she has pioneered an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness.

                      Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations. A published author, Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations.

                      Julie maintains a clinical practice in Los Angeles and shares her approach for post pregnancy and pelvic health recovery and return to fitness with women worldwide through online courses.

                      When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her first passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David.

                      Follow it all on twitter @juliewiebept. Join the conversation with Julie on Facebook. Get your questions answered by Julie and find more content on You Tube.

                      Want to book Julie for an onsite or online lecture, inservice or course? Please contact admin@juliewiebept.com

                      Contact Julie at julie@juliewiebept.com (Julie’s clinical practice is in the Los Angeles area)

                      SHELLEY MANNELL

                      Physiotherapist/Founder

                      Shelley has more than 25 years experience treating babies, children and adolescents with physical challenges and gross motor delays. Shelley has been a registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario since graduating from McMaster University. She is a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (C/NDT) and is a regular contributor to various newsletters and online forums.

                      Shelley began her career in pediatrics at the Niagara Children’s Centre. During her time at the centre she served children in the schools and as outpatients, was coordinator of Orthotic Clinic and served as a founding member of the Early Intervention Team. In 1997 she created HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children in order to balance her career as a Physical Therapist with her role as a mother.

                      Shelley has extensive post-graduate study. She is certified in pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (C/NDT) and has completed all her pediatric NDT advanced courses. In addition she has extensive training in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, developmental biomechanics and sensory processing intervention as well as attachment theory and treatment. Shelley is also a certified children’s yoga teacher and meditation facilitator and has developed the HeartSpace Yoga and Meditation programme which offers yoga and meditation for children with sensory and motor challenges. Most recently Shelley has co-created the Dynamic Core for Kids approach for the treatment of core stability in children with Julie Wiebe PT.

                      In addition to her clinical work, Shelley has been active in clinical research and served as a clinical faculty member at McMaster University for 10 years. Shelley has a strong commitment to continuing education and now enjoys writing the HeartSpace blog combining research and clinical practice. She also teaches live continuing education courses internationally as well as providing online courses and professional mentoring.

                      Shelley combines her theoretical knowledge base and clinical skills in a problem-solving approach to treatment. This allows her to offer a unique blend of different treatment approaches to provide unique therapy and support for each child and family.

                      For a copy of Shelley’s CV, click here.



                      • 28-Sep-2019
                      • 29-Sep-2019
                      • University of Montana PT Department, Missoula MT

                      Montana Physical Therapy Summit

                      2019 MAPTA Fall Conference in Missoula
                      September 28th and 29th, 2019

                      CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

                      Application can be downloaded here

                      The Montana Physical Therapy Association (MAPTA) is accepting proposals from Montana PTs/PTAs for its 2019 Fall Conference in Missoula, MT. The MAPTA programming committee wants to encourage submissions from Montana therapists who feel that they have knowledge and expertise that they want to share with their colleagues. We welcome proposals on any topic related to physical therapy in any specialty.

                      Speaking at the Montana PT Summit is a great opportunity for Montana PTs and PTAs to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with their colleagues in our state.

                      We encourage speakers from all specialties. Submissions should consider incorporating best practices and strategies. Content may include (but is not limited to) the following:

                      • Updates on current research
                      • Promotion programs and initiatives
                      • Business practice and strategies
                      • Payment and policy updates
                      • Emerging techniques
                      • Hot topics in your specialty
                      • Collaborative Care Models
                      • Resources to enhance PT practice
                      • Pain Management
                      • Emerging concepts in PT practice
                      • Evidence-based treatment
                      • PT/PTA Collaboration


                      PRESENTATION FORMAT:

                      Education Sessions: 90 minute sessions designed to provide education, encourage participation and links evidence and current practices. The committee will consider allowing for shorter presentations, if you would like to share a 90 minute time slot with 1-2 other colleague speaking of similar topics.


                      SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

                      Presentation Proposal submissions must include the following:

                      • Presentation title, description and learning objectives
                      • Content Level
                      • Biography of Presenter(s)
                      • References and CV

                      Selection of proposals will be based on evidence provided, proposal clarity, probable interest for participants, and logistical feasibility. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for review. Speaker biographies will appear in promotional materials as submitted to the web-based portal. Proposals should not include any promotional content.


                      HOW TO SUBMIT AND DEADLINES:

                      Submissions will be accepted via email. Please download the application here.

                      Once you have completed the application, you may save it as a PDF and then email it to krayno67@gmail.com. You will receive an email confirmation that your proposal has been received.

                      Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Programming Committee and letters of acceptance or denial will be sent via email.

                      Please see the the MAPTA website for deadlines and dates of notification.


                      QUESTIONS?
                      Contact the programming committee at krayno67@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact the committee if you have questions about if your topic is relevant.


                      • 01-Nov-2019
                      • 6:30 PM
                      • 03-Nov-2019
                      • 10:30 AM


                      • 01-Jan-2020
                      • 27-Jan-2024
                      • Montana



                       2020
                      2021 2022 2023
                      January 25/26 or Feb 1/2* 23/24
                      Helena
                      (2R2D)
                      29/30* dependent on CSM dates  
                      April 18/19 or 25/26* 
                      17/18 or 24/25* 23/24*  
                      October 17/18*
                      dependent on local events, Missoula
                      2/3 or 9/10*
                      dependent on local events, Missoula
                      1/2 or 8/9*
                      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

                    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
                    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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