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


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Montana Physical Therapy Summit

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

10.75 Hours CE

MONTANA PHYSICAL THERAPY SUMMIT is coming soon, with many exciting events planned over this fall weekend.   Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students from all over Montana are encouraged to attend.  This is an opportunity for therapists to enhance their skills and to learn from their colleagues through innovative educational sessions. Join MAPTA at the University of Montana, as Montana therapists from all specialties present topics, incorporating best practice and strategies.  This is an exciting learning opportunity that encourages collaboration and discussion among colleagues throughout the weekend.  

Room block: There is a room block at the Holiday Inn Missoula. However, due to the concert in town, they are not able to offer us a discounted rate below $199. This courtesy block expires August 28. 

Conference Highlights Include:

  • 50th Year PTA Celebration
  • MAPTA Luncheon and Business Meeting
  • New Board Member Elections:  Nominations are still being accepted
  • Membership Recognition and Awards:  Nominations are still being accepted
  • Saturday Evening Banquet:  Honor (or Roast) MAPTAs outgoing president of 8 years, Jay Shaver
  • Montana Summit 2019 Presentations 
  • Student Presentations

$50 discount if you register for this AND the pediatric program the previous weekend in Billings. 

Montana Fall Conference AND the Montana Physical Therapy Summit Agenda:


  • 4:30 - 6:30PM - Board Meeting - First Interstate Building, 101 E. Main, 6th Floor, Conference Room, south side of building.
  • 5:30 - 7:30PM - PTA 50 Years Celebration - All PTAs invited to congregate on MAPTA to celebrate. MAPTA is hosting this event and we ask you register online for $5 for head count, and we'll provide you with a $5 beverage ticket! Location: FIrst Interstate Building, 101 E. Main, 6th Floor, Conference Room, south side of building.


 Time  Room A  Room B
7am - 8am  No Professional Issues Forum. Moved to a presentation room  
8:00 - 8:30am  Registration  
8:30  - 10:10am     Differentiating Headaches with a Focus on Cervicogenic Headaches and Migraine,


5-S your Workplace,

Presenter Lorena P Payne, PT, MPA, OCS

10:10 - 10:20am  Break  Break
10:20 - 12pm  

Evaluation and Treatment of the Thorocolumbar Junction, Bobby Bemis, PT, DPT, COMT, DIP.MT, FAAOMPT

Integrating Pelvic Health Concepts of the Core and Breathing into Daily Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient 

Kimberlee Raynovich, PT, PCS and Morgan York-Singer, DPT, PRPC

 Noon-2pm  MAPTA Luncheon, Business Meeting, Elections, Membership Recognition and Awards  
2:00 - 3:50 pm 

Ethics 101: Working as Double Agents, Debra Gorman-Badar, PT, MS, PhD(c)   

Merging Pelvic Health and Orthopedics:  Considerations for better patient care

Sierra Richmond, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Angie Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS

3:50 - 4:00pm BREAK BREAK
4 - 5:00pm Land of Smiles: Clinical and Cultural Experiences

Presenters: Manoj Battar, SDPT, Kelby Grotbo, SDPT, & James J Laskin, PT, PhD

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula


 6:00 - 9:00pm  Banquet, Roast, and First Ladies:
Join us for a Banquet and Roast as we say Thank you and Farewell to outgoing President Jay Shaver. We will also thank his wife, Kathy, who will passing the torch to Christian Apple's wife Amy. Tickets available in MAPTA Events.



8:00 am - 9:50 am What’s the Hip Got to do with it?  How Hip Impairments Contribute to Pathology Up and Down the Kinetic Chain     

Presenter Elizabeth Ikeda, PT, DPT, OCS 

Beth will have handouts available onsite

Integrating Lifestyle Medicine into Neurologic Rehabilitation  

Presenter Rita Pascoe, DPT, NCS

9:50 am - 10:00 am  BREAK BREAK
10:00 am - 11:50 am Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner: Programming Return to  Running,   

Jason Lunden, PT, DPT, SCS

Yikes! It’s a Kid:  How to Handle the Occasional Pediatric Patient, Karen Thornton, PT, MS, PCS

Karen will have handouts available onsite

11:50 am -12:00 pm  BREAK  BREAK
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Periodization of the Post-Operative Patient, Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Wellness 360, Health and Wellness Model for the Physical Therapy Clinic, 

Mike Tran, DPT


Presenters and Topics:

Differentiating Headaches with a Focus on Cervicogenic Headaches and Migraine

Headaches can be a consequence of numerous different conditions. Classification and differential diagnosis of headache and migraine present a unique challenge to the physical therapist. This course provides information necessary to manage these conditions. 

Presenter:  Amy Pakula, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

5-S Your Work Place!

Physical Therapy practice, whether hospital based or a private clinic, can benefit from “Lean Management” philosophy.  Get acquainted with the 5-S approach to increase efficiency, safety and satisfaction in your practice.

Presenter:  Lorena P Payne, PT, MPA, OCS

Evaluation and Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Junction

Biomechanics, evaluation and treatment of the thoracolumbar junction will be discussed during this course. Participants will learn and practice hands on techniques for mobilization and manipulation of the TLJ. 

Presenter: Bobby Bemis, PT, DPT, COMT, DIP. MT, FAAOMPT

Bridging the Gap between Pelvic Health and Orthopedics Series:  Two 90 minute sessions will be provided for Orthopedics and Pelvic Health practitioners.

Bridging the Gap Session 1:  

Integrating Pelvic Health Concepts of the Core and Breathing into Daily Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient

Learn how to integrate pelvic health concepts such as the inner core and breathe work into orthopedic treatment to support prevention as well as optimizing movement patterns and ultimately improving patient outcomes. 

Presenters:  Kimberlee Raynovich, PT, MS, PCS and Morgan York Singer, PT, DPT, PRPC 

Bridging the Gap Session 2:  

Merging pelvic HEALTH AND orthopedicS: considerations for better patient care

This presentation uses case study examples to explore both the role of the pelvic floor in primary orthopedic complaints as well as orthopedic drivers in patients presenting with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Presenters:  Sierra Richmond, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Angela Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS


This course will provide clarification of the conflicting goals and values between professional practice and business practice that place PTs and PTAs in positions as double agents. Case studies will be used for the examination of how business practices can align with professional responsibilities.

Presenter: Debra Gorman-Badar, PT, MA, PhD(c)

What’s the hip got to do with it? How hip movement impairments contribute to pathology up and down the kinetic chain

Movement system impairments of the hip can contribute to impairments and pathology up and down the kinetic chain.   This session will explain these relationships and give options for intervention.

Presenter:  Elizabeth Ikeda, PT, DPT, OCS

Integrating Lifestyle Medicine into Neurologic Rehabilitation

Learn how and when to implement lifestyle medicine into neurologic rehabilitation to support prevention, maximize rehabilitation outcomes, and improve patient experience and meaningful change. 

Presenter:  Rita Pascoe, DPT, NCS

Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner: Programing Return to Running

This seminar with cover returning the athlete to running following injury. Topics covered will include risk factors for running related injuries, the components of load capacity, principles of load management, and examples of specific patient presentations. 

Presenter:  Jason Lunden, PT, DPT, SCS

Yikes! It’s a Kid:  How to Handle the Occasional Pediatric Patient

The local physical therapist in our rural communities often do not feel comfortable with the pediatric population, but they may be the only physical therapist within available range for these families.  This presentation will help the local physical therapist understand what they have to offer families and how to find help to do so.

Presenter:  Karen Thornton, PT, MS, PCS

Periodization for the Post-Operative Patient

This presentation will focus on basic concepts of periodization and training cycles as well as a review of current literature on literature for incorporating these principles into post-operative rehabilitation programs. In addition, training goals and transitions in volume and intensity throughout a periodization cycles will be discussed in terms of the rehabilitation patient.  

Presenter:  Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS


Wellness 360, Health and Wellness Model for the Physical Therapy Clinic 

In this session, participants will Learn about the Wellness 360 “wellness recipe” and how to integrate lifestyle change research and concepts with their patients.  

Presenter:  Mike Tran, DPT

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