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NE District Event - Today: The Symptomatic SI Joint, Clinical Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment

When:  May 18, 2017 , 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at UC Health/Poudre Valley Hospital

1106 E. Prospect Rd., Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO  80524

Participants will need to access the building from the north entrance.  Please park in the parking lot on the north side of the building off of Lemay and NOT the surgery center parking lot off of Prospect.   

Description: The Symptomatic SI Joint, Clinical Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment -This presentation will be a 90 minute Category 1 learning opportunity.

Katharine's lecture will emphasize evidence based provocation testing for the SI joint, time to practice the techniques and time for Q and A.  This event is a great CE opportunity for new and experienced therapists alike!

Speaker: Katharine Hauge PT, DPT, OCS

Katharine Hauge PT, DPT, OCS has been practicing Physical Therapy in outpatient orthopedics for 17 years. She received her MSPT from Regis University in 1999 and her DPT from the University of St Augustine in 2013.  As well as seeing patients with many other extremity issues, she has extensive experience treating those with lumbopelvic, hip  and sacroiliac issues.

In addition to her full time solo practice at Katharine Hauge PT Corp, she is an education consultant with SI-Bone, a minimally invasive SIJ surgical procedure. She instructs neurosurgical and orthopedic practices in the differential diagnosis and provocative testing of the symptomatic SIJ. Katharine has completed over 60 events in 5 years with this company.

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Imaging Appropriateness Research Team Needs Your Help

Posted: May 11, 2017 

Attached below is a link to an anonymous web-based survey relating to imaging decision making by physical therapists. Please take the time to complete the survey, which includes multiple case scenarios, targeted for outpatient clinicians who treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders.  If you practice in this setting, your participation is very important.  Therefore, your response is critical in helping the researchers achieve sufficient participation.  Instructions to complete the survey appear upon opening the survey link.  Because we allow only one participant per IP address, we ask that you not open the survey until you are ready to complete it in totality.


APTA Colorado Raises More Than $7,000 For 'PT CAFE' Fundraising Campaign

Posted: May 3, 2017 

The Colorado chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association today announced PT CAFÉ, or Colorado Advocacy Fund Engine, to raise money to shepherd PTs and PTAs through their periodic “sunset” review and to defend and improve PTs’ and PTAs’ ability to practice under their professional scope.

At its April 22, 2017 Spring Conference, the chapter topped $3,000 in the first hour of a text-to-give campaign. The chapter has now received over $7,000 in donations. The text to give campaign is over, however you can still donate! APTA Colorado Chapter will be accepting donations online here. Help us get to $10,000! 

HELP PT CAFÉ: Donate Today!

Members: Join APTA Colorado's Dry Needling Discussion Circle (you must be signed in)

Members: Join APTA Colorado's Sunset Review Discussion Circle (you must be signed in)



APTA Colorado Regulatory Update Now Available 

Posted: May 3, 2017 

Proposed Rules 

  • We are awaiting on several proposed payment rules to come out from CMS, including the home health, SNF, IRF, and physician fee schedule. 
  • With that being said, the first one to come out has been the inpatient hospital/long term care hospital (LTCH) rule 
  • APTA is submitting comments.
    o This is the second time in the last month that CMS has issued a RFI on ways to 
    improve the Medicare program. 
    o whether to account for social risk factors within the hospital and LTCH quality and reporting programs 
    o CMS is proposing to increasing payments to hospitals and decrease payments to LTCHs 

Members can access the full article on the chapter's website (you must be signed in).

Not a member? Please join us! Remember: The bigger the membership, the bigger the voice. 



Dry Needling Call to Action!

Posted: April 25, 2017

As many are aware the Colorado Chapter of the APTA is currently very busy defending the rights of Coloradan’s to receive dry needling from Physical Therapists. Click here to watch a brief 2 minute video on the viewpoint of Colorado residents on this issue.

Are you motivated to help? Please join in our fund-raising efforts by donating here

APTA CO has committed to the full support of both the current litigation surrounding dry needling and the protection of the public and PT scope of practice, and our ongoing sunset activities related to the practice act through lobbying costs, advocacy events, legal engagements and multiple committee activities. It is expected APTA CO will expend over 50,000 dollars in this activities beyond usual expenses. All support is much appreciated!

Your Colorado Chapter is led by volunteer’s, peer Physical Therapists motivated to serve our entire PT community and every Coloradan who can benefit from the care we provide. If you are not a member, please join us today to continue in our ongoing efforts to protect our profession and the thousands of patient’s that we serve in Colorado. 

Thank you!


Cameron MacDonald

President APTA CO


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