August 2019
 August 18, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Plan to volunteer with MPTA at the track & field events at the Michigan Senior Olympics Summer Games to be held on the campus of Oakland University.

We will be performing the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE) screenings and need up to 20 volunteers to staff 6 different stations from 8a.m.- 12 p.m. on Sunday 8/18/19. You will be assigned to one of the stations for the 4 hours: health & history, strength, anthropometrics, gait speed, flexibility, or balance stations.

For each 50-60 minutes spent volunteering at this event, you will get 1 PDR (under Activity Code 17) and you can earn up to 4 PDRs this day at no cost to you!

Click here to volunteer.

September 2019
 September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Come join us for fun and networking at the Lansing Brewing Company:  Noon-3pm

Lansing Brewing Company

518 E Shiawassee St

Lansing, MI 48912

 September 10, 2019 @ 12:00 AM to September 11, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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

 

 September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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

(Approved for 6 PDRs; CEUL017206)

Saturday September 21, 2019

 

Sponsored byMICHIGAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION, NORTHERN DISTRICT – AN APTA COMPONENT

 

Presented by:  Wynne Tezak PT, DPT

 

 

Course Location:  Superior Physical Therapy- 3899 W Front Street #3, Traverse City, MI 49684     

 

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.

OBJECTIVES:

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

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

 

Speaker Bio: Wynne Tezak 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.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

PT/PTA member                               $ 150

Student member                               $ 75

PT/PTA non-member                       $ 225

Student non-member                        $ 110

Note:  Students need to mail registration

Course Schedule:

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00- 9:30

Introduction and course objectives

Identifying pelvic floor patients

History taking and objective measures

Core anatomy

9:30-11:00

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

11:00-12:00

Pelvic breathing lab

Cuing lab

12:00-1:00

Lunch (on own)

1:00-2:00

What does a pelvic floor PT do?

Introduction to braced breathing

Braced breathing lab

2:00-4:00

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

Wrap Up/Discussion

 

 September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

 

Let's Get Moving!  The Power of Early Mobility

  (5 CEU’s Pending Approval)

Saturday September 21st, 2019

Presented by:  Dr. Lisa Kenyon PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

 

Course Location:   Wayne State University 259 Mack Avenue Detroit, MI 48201    Room:  TBD

 PT/PTA member                              $ 75

Student member                              $ 30

 PT/PTA non-member                     $ 150

Student non-member                       $ 65

 

Course Description:  The onset of independent, self-generated locomotor patterns (crawling, walking) radically changes a typically developing infant's relationship with the environment and leads to a cascade of developmental changes and opportunities. Infants and toddlers with delayed motor skills or mobility limitations are unable to reap the inherent benefits of independent, self-generated locomotion and are at risk for secondary impairments in cognition, social skills, spatial awareness, and other developmental areas. Research suggests that providing these children with early mobility experiences provides benefits across the domains of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health and may prevent the onset of learned helplessness. This session will detail the theoretical background for early mobility experiences, provide an overview for clinical implementation of early mobility experiences using power mobility devices such as modified battery-operated toy cars, and highlight the development of individualized mobility plans for young children with mobility delays and limitations.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

October 2019
 October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

1st Annual Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Symposium:    

Current Concepts in Sports Medicine 

 

Date:               October 12, 2019, 8AM - 1PM

Location:         Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center East

                        345 N Division Rd

                        Petoskey, MI 49770

PDRs/CEUs: 3 PDRs/CEUs + Human Trafficking Licensure Requirement

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND TO VIEW FULL COURSE INFORMATION

Registration:  Limited to 50

PT/PTA Members:  $90

PT/PTA Non-Members:  $130

Student Members:  $60 (please contact MPTA office to register)

Student Non-members:  $90 (please contact MPTA office to register)

Program Description- Join us for the 1st Annual Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Symposium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This one-day continuing education seminar is presented by the MPTA Northern District and the Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center.  The courses in this year's symposium will cover some of the latest sports medicine and pain management concepts in physical therapy in both youth and adult athletes.

Presentations

  • Surgical Considerations for the Unstable Shoulder in Overhead Athletes. Eric Mancini, MD and Jeff Smith, PT, DPT, OCS.
  • Sudden Cardiac Events in Young Athletes: Diagnosis and Management. Daniel Buerkel, MD
  • Return to Sport After Ankle Reconstruction. Scott Nemec, MD and Jeff Smith, PT, DPT, OCS.
  • Current Concepts in Concussion Diagnosis and Medication Management. Todd Sheperd, MD, CAQSM, and Jeff Samyn, PT, OCS, CSCS.
  • Regenerative Medicine for Aging Athletes. Eugene Wang, DO and Jeff Smith, PT, DPT, OCS.
  • Return to Sport after Lumbar Discectomy. Anthony Bozzio, MD and Jeff Samyn, PT, OCS, CSCS.
  • Human Trafficking: Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking** Kathleen “Jake" Jakubiak Kovacek, PT

 

 October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Save the Date!

Come to Oakland University for a great evening of networking and learning. 

Schedule:

6:00 - 6:30pm - Registration, Refreshments and Networking

6:30 - 7:15pm - Eastern District Meeting and Legislative Update

7:15 - 8:30pm - Lecture by Andrew Guccione, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Registration is free and will open in Mid-August.  More details will be posted at that time. 

 October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM

Details coming soon!

November 2019
 November 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019
 November 7, 2019 to November 8, 2019

Please contact Yulelissa Munger at [email protected] with questions.
 

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