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Spring Conference 2015: Two Courses to Choose From

  • 18-Apr-2015
  • 7:00 AM
  • 19-Apr-2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish MT


  • Please email me with your choice of course, mapta@mapta.com

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Spring Conference 2015:
Balance Rehabilitation: Translating Research into Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
(Saturday and Sunday course);

Anne Shumway-Cook PT, PhD
10.75 Hours; 1.075 CEUs

Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Runner: A Movement System Approach
(Saturday course);

Gregory Holtzman PT, DPT, and Ryan DeGeeter, DPT
6.75 Hours; 0.675 CEUs

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Business Meeting
12:00m, April 18, Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Board Meeting
April 17, 2015, 6pm. Lodge at Whitefish Lake

7:00                           Professional Forum and Registration
8:00 - 12:00pm      Courses, with 15 min. break around 10am.
12:00pm - 2pm      Business Meeting and Lunch (provided)
2:00-5:30                Courses, with 15 min break.
5:30-6:30                Reception

7:30am                    Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 - 12:00pm      Courses, with 15 min. break

OPTION 1: Balance Rehabilitation: Translating Research into Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 
Anne Shumway-Cook, PT, PhD, FAPTA
10.75 Contact Hours/ 1.075 CEUs * Montana Category A

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Course Information:
The overall goal of this course is to discuss new concepts in the assessment and treatment of balance impairments leading to loss of functional independence and falls in both neurologic and geriatric populations. The course will review some of the research related to the physiologic basis for normal and impaired balance, and consider the application of this research in the assessment and treatment of patients with balance disorders.
About the Instructor:
Anne Shumway-Cook, PT, PhD, FAPTA is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Her research focuses on understanding the physiologic basis for balance and mobility disorders in neurologic and geriatric populations, and the translation of this research into best practices related to assessment and treatment of balance disorders. She has published extensively, and is coauthor of the book Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice.  Her clinical practice focused on treatment of adults with balance and mobility impairments; she developed a number of hospital and community evidence-based fall prevention programs.
At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the control of balance within a dynamic systems model, and within the International Classification of Function, Health and Disability.
  • Describe sensory, motor and cognitive contributions to normal and impaired balance in older adults and those with neurologic pathology.
  • Discuss and demonstrate methods for assessing motor, sensory and cognitive aspects of balance control in the clinic.
  • Discuss current best practices related to retraining balance in both geriatric and neurologic populations; develop a progression of exercises designed to improve motor, sensory and cognitive aspects of balance and discuss the evidence to support these strategies.  

 OPTION 2: Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Runner: A Movement System Approach  
Gregory Holtzman PT, DPT & Ryan DeGeeter, PT, DPT, CSCS6.75 Contact Hours/ 0.675 CEU * Montana Category A

Course Information:

In recent years, running has become an increasingly popular form of physical activity. Estimates suggest that the number of runners in the United States has increased to up to 4 to 14 million individuals over the past several years.  Running is a relatively cheap and effective form of physical activity, making it a common choice of exercise for a variety of people. However, running is not without risk. Recreational and competitive runners alike can sustain injuries as a result of improper training, poor running mechanics, and underlying movement faults.  Healthcare professionals, specifically physical therapists, are becoming more involved with the evaluation and treatment of running injuries. The purpose of this course is to provide information that will enable the healthcare professional to thoroughly evaluate the injured runner and to confidently prescribe appropriate intervention techniques. The course will highlight proper running mechanics and describe common running injuries that occur with improper technique. A movement system evaluation will be described to identify specific impairments of muscle strength, length, and recruitment that are relevant to the injured runner. Specific interventions to modify running mechanics will be discussed.

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

  • Understand the physical stress theory as it relates to common running injuries, including the specific impact of sustained postures and repeated movements.
  • Explain how specific impairments of muscle strength, length, and recruitment can adversely affect running mechanics.
  • Describe common running injuries and understand the relationship of faulty running mechanics to these injuries. 
  • Describe specific tests and measures that can be used to thoroughly evaluate the injured runner.
  • Describe specific interventions (exercise, education, and physical agents/modalities) that can be used to successfully treat the injured runner.

About the Speakers:

Ryan DeGeeter, PT, DPT, CSCS is a Clinic Associate at the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. His activities within the program include lab instruction, clinical education, and clinical practice. Dr. DeGeeter is an APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor and serves as the Student Liaison for the EDMPTA. Aside from treating patients with running and sport-related injuries, he treats a wide variety of post-operative and non-surgical orthopedic injuries.

Gregory Holtzman, PT, DPT is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Washington University in St Louis. Dr. Holtzman maintains a clinical practice with an emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of lower back and lower extremity pain and injury, specializing in the treatment of both recreational and competitive runners.   Dr. Holtzman is also heavily involved in instructing entry level physical therapy students in courses related to outpatient musculoskeletal care and is a member of the clinical education team.  Dr. Holtzman enjoys running and spending time with his family. 

Rooms can be reserved at the Whitefish Lodge. Please call 406-863-4000. Or online  with the group id: MTPTA15 password WHITEFISH. Room rates starts at $99 for the Viking Lodge Rooms, $100 and up for the Main Lodge rooms, please inquire for your particular room type requested as they have several to offer.

Business Meeting Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Lunch is included for those registered for Saturday courses. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by March 28, 2015. Final agenda will be posted by April 8, 2015.

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.

Lifetime Member:
Lifetime members can take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount.


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