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Take Advantage of Early Bird Conference Pricing While It Lasts

Posted: June 21, 2018

Registration for the October 26 - 28, 2018 APTA Colorado Rocky Mountain Annual Conference & PT Expo is now open! The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado. APTA Colorado has secured the discounted room rate of $159/night for conference attendees. 

The full conference provides up to 12 points in Category I education towards your PT continuing competency requirement. Saturday only provides 6 points in Category I education.

Early bird pricing ends on July 10th!

Session in the Spotlight: From the Computer Screen to the Clinic on Monday

Telehealth Speakers: Alan Chong Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, GCS, Professor, Physical Therapy, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, California, and Sarah Gallagher PT, DPT, NCS, and founder of The Dizzy Clinic.

This two-part course will focus on telehealth physical therapy and implementation of telehealth into your clinical practice. We will discuss current evidence, history, and resources for physical therapists to utilize telehealth in practice followed by specific telehealth physical therapy implementation example in Colorado. The audience will participate with investigating secured telehealth portal as well as non-secure real time audio and video conferencing. Overall, telehealth is a tool to advance physical therapy practice by addressing convenience of travel, cost, and quality of life impacts overall care in the digital age.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define telehealth, telemedicine, and telerehabilitation.
  2. Identify telehealth resources in physical therapy.
  3. Develop telehealth implementation strategy for addressing clinical practice in your clinic.

Invited and/or Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nuero Track: Jenny Hladun, PT, DPT, is a Physical Therapists at Craig Hospital, Laura Martel, PT, DPT is a physical therapist at Craig Hospital, Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, is the Director of Physical Therapy at Craig Hospital, Audrey Natale, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist at Craig Hospital, and Cortney Wolfe, PT, DPT, is the PT Clinical Mentor and Education Coordinator at Craig Hospital.
  • Pediatric Track: Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is Professor Emerita and former Head, Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Orthopedic Track: Tami Struessel, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, Assistant Professor, and Amy Wallace McDevitt PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Assistant Professor, at the University of Colorado, Physical Therapy 

  • General Track: Alan Chong Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, GCS, Professor, Physical Therapy, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, California, and Sarah Gallagher PT, DPT, NCS, and founder of The Dizzy Clinic.

Learn more about the conference here.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Many opportunities exist for you to connect with the attendees through sponsorship and/or exhibiting. Act now to secure your sponsorship or exhibit. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services before this select group of attendees.

Click here for sponsor/exhibitor information. 

 

Don't Miss Out! Register For The 2018 Bob Doctor Golf Tournament

Posted: June 8, 2018 

Join your fellow physical therapists for a morning of great golf and camaraderie. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 8 at The Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, 9650 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80031

Register Here!

View the event flyer.

Player Fees:

Individual Player: $140
Foursome: $540
Sponsors (see below)

* Registration begins at 6:45 am, with shotgun start at 8:00 am.
* Lunch will be served following the tournament and is included with your play fee.
* Following the tournament there will be an awards ceremony for the winners. The winning team will be presented with a traveling trophy to be engraved with the winning team’s name.
This tournament raises money for legislative needs and the Student Scholarship fund.

For purchase the day of the tournament: Three mulligans for $25. Three putts for the PAC (held before the tournament) are $10. Putts for the PAC support our chapter Political Action Committee.

LEVELS OF SPONSORSHIP (all levels include item in ditty bag):

  • Presenting Sponsor – $3,500, includes: 
    • Your company’s name on the traveling trophy for one year
    • Your company’s name in the title of the event, i.e., Bob Doctor Golf Tournament “presented by your company”
    • Your logo on front of tournament flyer
    • Listing on website
    • Birdie Plus Sponsorship (see below)
  • Lunch Sponsorship – $800, includes:
    • Birdie Sponsorship (see below)
    • Recognition with company logo on all lunch tables
  • Beer Cart Sponsorship – $500, includes:
    • Birdie Sponsorship (see below)
    • Your signage on beer cart (sponsor to provide 4 signs @ 46 length x 10 high) You must provide your own signage. 
  • Birdie Plus Sponsorship – $325, includes:
    • Sign at single hole’s tee box
    • Giveaway with your logo for ditty bag
    • PLUS
    • Hole competition, i.e. Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, Closest to Spine, etc., with announcement of winners by corporate representative.
  • Birdie Sponsorship – $250, includes:
    • Sign at single hole’s tee box
    • Giveaway with your logo for ditty bag
    • Recognition in program

Register Here

 

Register For The 'Innovative Management of the Cervical Spine: Maximizing Outcomes in Fewer Visits' Course

Posted: June 12, 2018 

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall- Room 409

Presenters:

Jeff Ryg, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Kristin Carpenter, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT Biographies available at https://www.mendcolorado.com/mend-physical-therapist-bios/

Hosted by: Colorado PT-PAC- All proceeds from this event will go to the PT-PAC to help influence legislative issues affecting PTs in Colorado.

Description: This 1-day, case-based course is designed to improve your effectiveness in the clinic managing patients with neck pain and headache. Participants will learn the most up-to-date evidence regarding differential diagnosis, examination, and intervention techniques. Majority of course time and emphasis will be placed on lab sessions to improve efficiency and outcomes in the clinic on Monday. Participants will learn unique and effective manual therapy and exercise interventions for the upper quarter based on sound clinical reasoning through case based learning and pattern recognition.

This course meets Colorado standards for 8 hours of Category I Professional Development Activity. 

Target audience: PTs, PT students

Objectives for participants:

* Report best practice evidence-based evaluation and treatment techniques during case study discussions and lab sessions

* Perform differential diagnosis of neck pain and headache during lab sessions and case studies

* Describe and accurately perform clinical upper quarter special tests with known diagnostic utility during lab sessions

* Given the most current evidence, design a treatment plan and perform interventions for patients with neck pain and headache during lab sessions and case studies

* Perform manual therapy and exercise interventions based on case presentations during lab sessions 

Cost: APTA CO Members:$200; APTA CO Non-Members: $250; Students $75

View the event flyer. 

 Register Here
 

Share Your Research, Knowledge, and Expertise!

Posted: May 3, 2018 

Call for Abstracts and Platforms for APTA Colorado Chapter’s Rocky Mountain Annual Conference
Four Seasons Resort
Vail, Colorado
Posters Display: October 26-28, 2018
Platform Presentations: October 26, 2018
 

We encourage all PTs, PTAs, and students to submit abstracts and platforms on case reports, special interest reports, or research projects.
Abstracts and platforms submitted will be selected for presentation that demonstrates quality research and clinical relevance.

Please submit the abstract no later thanAugust 11, 2018 by e-mail to Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT, Co-Chair of the Research Committee: [email protected]

You will be notified by August 18, 2018 if your abstract or platform is selected.

  • If your abstract is selected for a poster presentation, you may be asked to be available at your poster at a designated time during the conference.
  • If your platform is selected, you will be asked to present for 5 minutes using a slide presentation and then have 5 minutes for questions.

Instructions for Abstracts and Platforms

  • 250 words or less (not including title and authors)
  • Contain the following sections:
    • TITLE
    • AUTHORS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SUBJECTS
    • METHODS
    • RESULTS
    • DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    • CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Do not include references, acknowledgements, or brand names.

 

Get Excited, The 2018 Annual Rocky Mountain Conference & PT Expo Registration Is Opening Next Week!

Posted: June 15, 2018

Registration for the October 26 - 28, 2018 APTA Colorado Rocky Mountain Annual Conference & PT Expo will open next week!! The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado. APTA Colorado has secured the discounted room rate of $159 /night for conference attendees. 

The full conference provides up to 12 points in Category I education towards your PT continuing competency requirement. Saturday only provides 6 points in Category I education.

Sessions In The Spotlight: Neuro Track

Implementing Dual Task Training to Improve Balance and Functional Mobility in Individuals with Neurologic Insult

This course will provide a framework on implementing dual task training for individuals with neurologic insult. Discussion will include the current evidence for dual task training to improve balance and gait as well as the choosing appropriate outcome measures to determine the effectiveness of dual task interventions. Case studies and patient examples will focus on the implementation of dual task training in the clinical setting for mobility-impaired populations.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the evidence in support of dual task training for individuals with neurologic insult

2. Identify outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of dual task training

3. Understand the importance of a patient centered framework of task selection for dual task activities

4. Explain the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to dual task training.

Learn more about the Neuro Track.

Invited and/or Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nuero Track: Jenny Hladun, PT, DPT, is a Physical Therapists at Craig Hospital, Laura Martel, PT, DPT is a physical therapist at Craig Hospital, Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, is the Director of Physical Therapy at Craig Hospital, Audrey Natale, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist at Craig Hospital, and Cortney Wolfe, PT, DPT, is the PT Clinical Mentor and Education Coordinator at Craig Hospital.
  • Pediatric Track: Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is Professor Emerita and former Head, Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Orthopedic Track: Tami Struessel, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, Assistant Professor, and Amy Wallace McDevitt PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Assistant Professor, at the University of Colorado, Physical Therapy 

  • General Track: Alan Chong Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, GCS, Professor, Physical Therapy, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, California, and Sarah Gallagher PT, DPT, NCS, and founder of The Dizzy Clinic.

Learn more about the conference here.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Many opportunities exist for you to connect with the attendees through sponsorship and/or exhibiting. Act now to secure your sponsorship or exhibit. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services before this select group of attendees.

Click here for sponsor/exhibitor information.

 

 
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