February 2019
 February 23, 2019

This course is sponsored by the MPTA Oncology SIG. 

For information and registration CLICK HERE.


Cancers of the head and neck make up 3 – 5% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States and 5 year survival rates vary widely (30 – 94%) depending on the specific site. Although prevalence rates for head and neck cancer related to tobacco and alcohol use are decreasing, rates are increasing for HPV-related cancers. Medical management of head and neck cancer may include a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments, which can result in a multitude of impairments in body function and structure. Survivorship plans span the point of diagnosis through end of life, and must include caregivers and family members. This one day educational session and lab will review associated outcomes of treatment including surgical/anatomical changes, prosthetic needs and reconstruction implications, TMJ dysfunction/trismus, shoulder and neck impairments, pain, radiation fibrosis, lymphedema, cancer related fatigue, deconditioning and nutritional deficits. A focus on the role of the physical therapist in the interprofessional team will include the best available evidence for the evaluation and treatment of patients with head and neck cancer.


March 2019
 March 2, 2019

This course is sponsored by the MPTA Oncology SIG. 

For information and registration CLICK HERE

In the past, cancer survivors were encouraged not to exercise for fear that such activities were detrimental. Today, however, exercise is increasingly viewed as an integral component of the treatment plan regardless of where these survivors are on the cancer spectrum. Cancer and its treatment often results in patients with complex medical problems, making it clinically more challenging to utilize exercise training as a therapeutic intervention. This course will address issues associated with using exercise interventions with this population including why exercise interventions are needed for this patient population, how to implement exercise programs for this patient population and do so safely, and how to assess changes in fitness in this patient population. The course includes a lab component which provides the attendees with hands on instruction in both the assessment of exercise capacity survivors and the application of exercise training methodologies to these individuals. Completion of this course will increase the ability of a practicing rehabilitation professional to more successfully treat cancer survivors.

 March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

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

More information here: http://conclave.mpta.com


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

MPTA Spring Conference Registration Opens January 1, 2019

Book your hotel room now for MPTA SPRING CONFERNCE

 March 23, 2019

MPTA Spring Conference - Pain Summit 2.0 and Movement System Registration Open!

More information here: http://painsummit.mpta.com


Book your hotel room now for MPTA Spring Conference 

April 2019
 April 9, 2019

Save the Date!  More details to follow~

 April 25, 2019

SIG-CE Spring Meeting:  Thursday, April 25, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Central Michigan University – East Lansing Center, 2900 West Rd #301, East Lansing, MI 48823

 April 27, 2019

Putting the Fun in Functional – Innovative Exercise Techniques for the Orthopedic/Neuromuscular Population

(Approved for 4PDRs; CEUL021723)

Saturday April 27, 2019




Presented by:  Bob Budai, PT, MPT

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Owner of Michigan Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists


Course Location:  Michigan Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists at 50200 Dennis Ct. Wixom, MI 48393     


Course Description: Current exercise techniques have evolved greatly over the years. Many therapists are still stuck in the past – utilizing evaluation and exercise methods that have been passed through the generations without modification to match the current knowledge base. In this hands-on presentation, we will talk about evaluating exercise needs, current tools and exercises for various conditions/injuries, and programming an effective treatment regime.

Course level: Intermediate


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Understand “gaps” in current/common PT exercise programming

2. Implement new tools to use for therapeutic exercise/activity and neruromuscular re-education

3. Gain better understanding of exercises and methods to optimize progression of a PT plan of care         

Speaker Bio: Bob Budai PT, MPT is the owner of Functional Strength Training/Michigan Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists. He is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the APTA. He has experience working in outpatient physical therapy for over 20 years.

Course Schedule:  Check-in begins at 8:30 am.  This course will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  A continental breakfast & refreshments will be provided.

Click Here to Register Online (preferred)

Click Here for the Registration Form

DEADLINE:  Postmarked on or before April 10, 2019.  Acceptance will be based on postmark.  We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. 

  • Registration is limited to 50 participants. Due to space limitations, we will not be accepting on-site registrations.
  • Refunds must be requested no later than April 19, 2019.
  • Confirmations will be emailed to registered participants.
  • Handouts will be made available via email.  No handouts will be available onsite.
  • Come to the class in comfortable (exercise type) clothing as you will be moving throughout the course.


September 2019
 September 10, 2019 to September 11, 2019

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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


November 2019
 November 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019

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