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    • 03-Oct-2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 04-Oct-2020
    • 3:45 PM (MDT)
    • Missoula Montana
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    Fall Conference: Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions

    Presented by Eric Meira, PT, DPT

     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 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 2, 2020:

    • 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 3, 2020 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. 12, 2020. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.mapta.com by Sept. 23, 2020.

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

    6:00pm - Global Health 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 Hip and knee course with break, see details below

    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own

    1:00pm - 3:45pm Hip and knee course with break, see details below


    About the course:

    Course Description:

    The hip and knee are a complex pairing comprising the structural and functional core of many human movements, from ADL to sport. Rehab professionals such as physical therapists and athletic trainers are in a unique position to evaluate, treat, and oversee the recovery of patients with hip and knee injuries. They also often find themselves in the position to assist with developing injury reduction programs for active populations. Having a deeper understanding of what is known and not known can help professionals develop the most effective programs to address these issues.

    This two-day course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of the hip and the knee. Topics including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral and chondral injuries, gluteal/psoas/patellar tendinopathies, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), femoroplasty, and labral and meniscal repairs.

    This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.

    Course Objectives:

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

    • Use a funnel analogy to simplify the complexities of evidence-based practice
    • Describe the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in non-arthritic intra-articular hip pathologies
    • Perform a simple screen for hip patients that would benefit from early surgical consult and for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury
    • Explain how to manipulate biomechanics to alter symptom presentation in lower extremity dysfunction
    • Summarize the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries
    • Prioritize primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function
    • Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
    • Give a basic description of dynamical systems and how that applies to rehabilitation

    Course Agenda:

    Day One:

    7:00am - 8:00am APTA MT Pre Course Professional Forum

    8:00 - 12:00pm   with 15 minute break: 

    • Applying science to practice
    • Understanding human movement as a dynamical system
    • Overview of knee pathologies and biomechanics

    12:00 - 2:00pm   APTA Montana Business Luncheon

     2:00 - 6:00pm with 15 minute break:

    • Mechanisms of ACL injuries/Injury reduction strategies
    • Operative management of knee pathologies
    • Postoperative rehab of knee pathologies/Return to play decision making

    6pm: Global Health Reception: Everyone is welcome to hear from your colleagues that have promoted physical therapy across the globe. Go on the journey with them as they have impacted the lives of individuals and their families, and the communities they live in. Learn of opportunities that exist to promote the health of populations in Montana and beyond. A silent auction will include items collected from various countries around the world to raise funds for continued efforts. Beverages and light appetizers available.

    Day two: 

    8:00am - 12:00pm with 15 minute break: 

    • Exercise progressions for knee rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab if able)
    • Knee cases
    • Overview of hip pathologies
    • Examination of the hip

    12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch (on your own)

    1:00pm - 3:45pm: 

    • Examination of the hip (continued)
    • Operative and postoperative management of hip pathologies
    • Exercise progressions for hip rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab)
    • Final Comments/Conclusion

    About the Speaker

    Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT

    Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT is currently the clinic director of Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation, and is a clinical advisor to the University of Portland NCAA Division I program. He is an ABPTS Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. Educated at the University of Florida he began his career at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC before relocating to Portland, Oregon.

    He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured privately and at conferences sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models and is a regular reviewer for several medical journals. He is the founder and the original chair of the Hip Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) and former chair of the Educational Programming Team. Currently he serves on their Executive Committee as the Representative at Large. He is also the co-host of PT Inquest, a podcast dedicated to understanding physical therapy science, and the author of The Science PT blog.


    • 23-Jan-2021
    • 8:00 AM (MST)
    • 24-Jan-2021
    • 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 22, 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, Jan. 23, 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 Jan. 2, 2021. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by Jan. 13, 2021.

    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



    • 24-Apr-2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 25-Apr-2021
    • 3:45 PM (MDT)
    • The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

    Integrating Manual Therapy In The Management of Chronic Pain Disorders

    Presented by Tim Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, FAPTA

    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 The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, $99+ (various room sets at different prices; Viking Lodge starts at $99+tax; main lodge starts at $110+tax). Book room by:

    1. Telephone: 877.887.4026, ext. 1. Please be sure to mention you are with the MAPTA MEETING..  OR

    2. ONLINE  TBA . Group ID is:   Group PASSWORD is: 

    Committees and Board Meeting

    April 23, 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, April 24, 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 April 3, 2021. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by April 14, 2021.

    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

    6:15pm - No Host Group Dinner in Town. Details to follow

    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

    TIM FLYNN, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, FAPTA

    Dr. Flynn is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA) and a frequent presenter at state, national, and international meetings. Dr. Flynn is widely published with over 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts on musculoskeletal disorders and chronic spinal pain. He has received numerous professional awards. Dr. Flynn is a past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.  He is a Professor of Physical Therapy at South College, TN.

    Dr. Flynn is a world-renowned clinician dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible at Colorado In Motion in Fort Collins, CO. His primary clientele includes clients suffering from back pain, chronic spinal pain, failed back surgeries, and chronic pain disorders. He is passionate about ensuring that clients can and should expect better healthcare and the ability to have fitness and vitality throughout their life.  He can be heard weekly on the Pain Reframed Podcast.


    • 01-Oct-2021
    • (MDT)
    • 27-Jan-2024
    • (MST)
    • Montana



    2021 2022 2023
    January 23/24
    Helena
    (2R2D)
    29/30* dependent on CSM dates  
    April 4/25 Whitefish 23/24*  
    October 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

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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