January 2018
 January 12, 2018 to January 12, 2019

Oncology Rehabilitation: Exercise and Activity Dosing

January 12, 2019: Saturday (Tentative date)

Location: Generation Care, 16760 Lincoln Street, Grand Haven, MI

October 2018
 October 25, 2018 @ 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

SIGCE Fall Meeting:  October 25, 2-5pm

Central Michigan University - East Lansing Center

2900 West Rd #301, East Lansing, MI  48823

 October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Plan to attend the annual PT Month event at Oakland University.  This event includes and MPTA Eastern District Meeting to discuss pertinent topics for PTs, PTAs, and students in our state and the country. 

There will also be a lecture on Genomics in Physical THerapy by Dr. Allon Goldberg, PT, PhD; Associate Dean at the University of Michigan-Flint.


6:00 - 6:30 - Registration and Refreshments

6:30 - 7:15:  MPTA Eastern District Meeting

7"15 - 8:30:  Genomics in Physical Therapy Lecture

Registration is free but limited.  Please sign up HERE.  


1050 Human Health Building of Oakland University, 433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452  (a map can be found here: http://www.myatlascms.com/map/index.php?id=566#!s/key=Human%20Health%20Building)

November 2018
 November 1, 2018 to November 2, 2018
  • APTA Credentialing Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Level 2
 November 1, 2018

Ethics in Practice

Thursday November 1st , 2018 4-8:00pm CDT

Location: Dickinson County Healthcare System

Conference Room E

1721 S.Stephenson Ave

Iron Mountain, MI 49801


The courses is a four-hour program designed for the audience to explore the value of examining personal ethics, and apply them into practice through their interactions both inside and out of the clinic.  Emphasis will be placed on assessing and improving our emotional intelligence and personal character and using this to live the professional ethics principles and core values to the highest level.  The course will also review the ethical and legal statutes for both the states of Michigan and Wisconsin to ensure the participant understands what is considered prohibited and unprofessional conduct.  The course will combine lecture material and problem solving in small groups with determine the best action to perform in clinical scenarios.


At the end of the program each participant will be able to:

  1. Complete a pre- and post- test examining knowledge of ethics.
  2. Recall the eight principles and standards for the APTA Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and the APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant.
  3. Examine demonstration of APTA Core Values.
  4. Understand how personal character and emotional intelligence relate to core ethics documents.
  5. Apply professional ethics documents to at least 3 clinical scenarios.
  6. Differentiate between these ethical principles and the Administrative Rules.
  7. Determine the correct course of action when violations are observed.

Course Fee: $30 WPTA/MPTA/APTA member, $50 non-member

Register online:  https://iweb.apta.org/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview.aspx?id=890



Thursday November 1st , 2018 4-8:00pm CDT

Ethics Pre-Test

Value Personal Ethics/Character in everyday life

What is Emotional Intelligence and how does this apply to professional practice.

Review of Principles and Standards for the PT/PTA Code of Ethics. (Ethics)

Use of RIPS Model with clinical situations (Ethics)

Review sample behaviors of APTA Core Values (Ethics)

Introduction to cases

Break 5:50pm (10 min)

Introduction of cases

Break into groups to discuss cases and apply Core documents and RIPS Model (Ethics)

Michigan Practice Act

Michigan General Rules: Prohibited Conduct, PDRs, Other Applicable Rules


Wisconsin Administrative Rules: Unprofessional Conduct, CEUs, Other Applicable Rules

Break 7:00 (10 min)

How to report legal and ethical violations


Group Brainstorming Session on Application of Core Values

Course Evaluation




Edward Mathis, PT, DPT

MPTA Vice President, 2017-Present

Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy 2017-Present

Delegate, APTA House of Delegates 2009-2013, 2016

MPTA Treasurer 2012-2015

MPTA Upper Peninsula District Chair 2009-2017

Edward is a graduate of the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences (2011, t-DPT; 2000, MPT). He works as a staff PT at DCHS Rehabilitation Services (2005-Present).  He previously taught this course in 2010, 2012, and 2016







 November 2, 2018 to November 3, 2018

November 2-3 at Macomb Community College

Info at:  www/macomb.edu/webadvisor  and slick continuing education students

 November 3, 2018

Northern District Continuing Education Course

Course Title: Getting to the Bottom of the Core: How Pelvic Floor Exercises Can Enhance Patient Outcomes

Date: Saturday, November 3rd 2018  9am - 4pm

Location: Otsego Memorial Hospital - Orthopedic and Rehab Center, 2147 Professional Drive, Gaylord, MI

Cost: $150 MPTA PT/PTA Member - $75 MPTA Student Member

          $225 Non Member 

Click HERE to register! - This course is at max capacity  - Registration is closed

Course Capacity: 24 participants 

Course Description:

Do you ever feel like there is something missing from your clinical toolbox? Do your back and hip pain patients get better, but then end up coming back in a few months later? Do you have trouble getting neck muscles to relax? Do your shoulder patients need constant cuing for posture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you. The pelvic floor may be the missing link that could resolve these frustrations. For most physical therapists the pelvic floor is a dark and mysterious place. Don't let it intimidate you anymore! In this exercise based course you will learn how to incorporate pelvic floor training into the treatments you already use. Don’t worry, there will be no undressing involved! You will go to work Monday morning excited to use the assessment and treatment skills you learn in lab.

Course Objectives

  • Describe pelvic floor function and coordination
  • Describe the role of the diaphragm in posture and core stability
  • Identify pelvic floor and diaphragm dysfunction
  • Design functional exercise programs incorporating the pelvic floor into upper extremity, lower extremity, and spinal stabilization exercises


Wynne Tezak, PT, DPT is a physical therapist at Thunder Bay Therapy and Sports Medicine in Alpena, MI.  She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Oakland University in 2007, then completed further training to treat pelvic floor conditions in men and women in 2010. She does extensive education for the community and other professionals on pelvic health. She believes passionately that the pelvic floor is the often neglected key to good health and mobility.




9:00- 9:30

Introduction and course objectives

Identifying pelvic floor patients

History taking and objective measures

Core anatomy


Introduction to pelvic breathing

Diaphragm anatomy and function

Diaphragm functional assessment

Diaphragm facilitation

Review of pelvic floor anatomy

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic floor strengthening and stretching


Pelvic breathing lab

Cuing lab




What does a pelvic floor PT do?

Introduction to braced breathing

Braced breathing lab


Functional core stability exercises: Frontal, Sagittal, and Transverse Planes

Wrap Up/Discussion




 November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

For questions contact the Medical Education Department at [email protected]


 November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018
Jeff Moore from Institute of Clinical Excellence will be presenting a two-day course on Lumbar Spine Manual Therapy. USE CODE "MPTAND" for $50 off for MPTA members and "student" for $100 off for PT students!
November 10-11, 2018
Superior Physical Therapy
3899 W Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684


 November 10, 2018

A 6-hour course titled ‘Protecting the Pelvic Floor in Female Patients: Review for Non-Women’s Health PTs’ appropriate for all PTs/PTAs regardless of practice setting to be held at Washtenaw Community College.

Cost: $60 for members, $120 for non-members with registration capped at 40


CLICK HERE for more information and the registration form

Protecting the Pelvic Floor in Female Patients: Review for Non-Women’s Health PTs

(6 CEU’s Approved by MPTA)

Saturday November 10, 2018

9am - 4pm


Presented by:  Dr. Karen Litos, PT, DPT, WCS



Course Location:          Washtenaw Community/  4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor Michigan 4810 - Room:  Morris Lawrence Building room ML 105/121.

A link for the Campus Map can be found here: http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/room-locator/building/ML/

Course Description: This seminar is designed to provide healthcare professionals working with adult female patients deeper understanding of common pelvic floor dysfunctions that should be considered when prescribing exercise interventions and instruction in performing ADLs. Through a review of female gender-specific anatomic, physiologic and hormonal influences, therapists will gain understanding of why women are at increased risk for pelvic floor injuries and common dysfunctions that occur during sports/exercise, during menopause, and during the childbirth year. Therapists will be able to instruct their female patients in how to strengthen and protect the pelvic floor muscles and promote continence during exercises, sports activities and daily activities of living. This course includes an introduction to obstetrics PT with participation in an interactive lab designed to increase understanding of orthopedic and breathing considerations during labor and delivery, and interventions to reduce risk of injury to the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. This course is appropriate for PTs working in multiple settings that include but are not limited to outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, inpatient and home health.

Course level: Intermediate



December 2018
 December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Aerobic Conditioning for Patients

Across the Continuum of Care

(6 CEU’s Pending Approval)

Saturday December 1, 2018




Presented by:  Dr. Nanette Hannum, PT, DPT, CCS



Course Location:        

Wayne State Uniiversity

259 Mack Avenue Detroit, MI 48201


Course Description: This course is designed to provide an evidence based approach to assessment of aerobic capacity throughout the continuum of care in physical therapy practice. Through a review of anatomy and physiology and discussion of best practices, therapists will gain understanding of how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems influence aerobic capacity and function. Therapists will be able to identify strategies to address aerobic capacity which will be able to be used immediately in practice. This course is appropriate for PTs and PTAs/students working in multiple settings that include but are not limited to outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, inpatient, subacute, and home health.

Registration is capped at 40 with all proceeds from this course to be donated to the MPTA Institute for Education and Research.

PT/PTA member                                 $ 60

Student member                                $ 30

PT/PTA non-member                       $ 150

Student non-member                        $ 65


Click HERE to register

Click Here for more information.

January 2019
 January 15, 2019

Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Head and Neck Oncology Patient

January 2019 – Details TBA

Location: TBA

March 2019
 March 7, 2019 to March 12, 2019

APTA’s Oncology section Certified Edema Specialist – lab component

March 7 – 12, 2019: Thursday – Tuesday

Location: Generation Care, 16760 Lincoln Street, Grand Haven, MI

 March 22, 2019

A professional physical therapy conference coordinated by students especially for students! 

March 22, 2019

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest - www.eaglecrestresort.com

1275 South Huron/ Ypsilanti, MI

For more information about student resources and activities go to :https://mpta.com/students

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