WPTA Events Calendar

March 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SE District Meeting 

March 10th 2015 at 6:00 PM

Miller Inn, 4251 W State St, Milwaukee

Join the SE District for our business meeting at 6pm followed by a presentation by Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT - Presentation: ICD-10 Readiness for Physical Therapy.  

Therapists will be able to name 3 resources for researching appropriate ICD-10 code selection.  Managers/Practice will identify the steps necessary to implement the move to ICD-10 and the challenges that need to be addressed including people and technology.  

Please mark your calendars and collect 2 CEUs towards the bi-annual ethics requirement.

Questions call Phil Bergold  at 414-940-7278

Want to get involved with the SE District?  I will be stepping down from my position as Program Chair at the end of 2015 and am looking for an interested person to continue the duties of Program Chair.  Call or text at 414-940-7278 for information or email me @ PWBergold@AOL.com for details on the position


March 17, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

West Central District of WPTA presents:

Functional Assessment in an Aging Population

Tuesday, March 17

                                                                                  Health Science Center – Room 2006             

6:30-8:30 p.m.


With 7,000 new baby boomers reaching 65 every day, you best be ready to manage an aging population, no matter what setting you work in!  Come ready to practice and discuss the use of functional assessments and how to document skilled treatment interventions.  Linda Shepardson PT, ATC, has almost 25 years of clinical practice as both an athletic trainer and PT in a variety of settings including outpatient, acute care, SNF and currently, home care.


APTA Members and Students:  Free!

Non-members welcome:  $25 / 2 CEUs


March 19, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Best Practice in Documentation Series:  Building Internal Audits of Compliance

Intended Audience:  Physical and Occupational Therapists, Therapist Assistants

This webinar is designed to cover current requirements for best practices in preparing for audits.

Course Objectives:

Participants will list 3 or more types of Audits they may be subject to.

      Participants will identify required elements to address in an internal audit for Intake Paperwork, Therapy Evaluations,         Therapy Progress Reporting/POCs for Medicare, Medicaid & Daily Notes and Billing forms.

      Participants will define areas at risk for audit.

      Participants will define what is required to conduct an internal audit and create an improvement plan.

To register and for more information, click here.



March 31, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Northwest District is excited to host our next District Meeting on March 31st at 6pm!  Jessica Erickson, DPT and Cynthia White, PT will be presenting on behalf of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.  Their topic will be Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) and its use in the clinical management of balance and falls.  We will host the meeting at our new Eau Claire clinic location.  The address is 1109 W. Clairemont Avenue  Eau Claire, WI  54701.  We are located next to WESTconsin Credit Union off of Clairemont and Craig Road.  


Below is more details specific to Jessica and Cynthia’s topic.  Please RSVP to Shani Johnson: shanijohnson17@gmail.com

A light dinner will be provided.


In the therapy world, we are constantly being asked to support our practice with objective measures and evidence-based treatment techniques. At HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, we recently implemented new technology in our assessment for balance and falls.  Computerized Dynamic Posturography, or CDP, is a unique assessment technique that can be utilized obtain objective data related to a patient’s balance control and assess overall balance & sensory impairments. We will share with you this new technology and how we successfully integrated it into our practice, as a compliment to standardized tests & treatment techniques.


April 14, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

April 14th 6:30pm-8:30pm at the UW-La Crosse Health Science Center. Presented by Chris Durall, DPT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS.


April 15, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For Details, contact the CESIG Chair.


April 16, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to April 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM




May 1, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location TBD


May 2, 2015 @ 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office Building in Madison


May 2, 2015 @ 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Organization(DPTSO-UW) is organizing the 15th Annual Bucky's Race for Rehab, a recreational 5K Run/Walk/Roll. This year the race will be held on â€‹Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 @ 9AM. Athletes of all abilities are welcomed to sign up, including individuals with disabilities who will utilize adaptive equipment. This is a timed event and awards will be given to the top male and female finishers. There will be a drawing following the race for fantastic prizes and participants get to meet Bucky Badger himself!! All proceeds from the race will benefit the student-run MEDIC clinics of Madison.


 More information can be found at:

Sign-up and race information can be found on racesignup.com. Keyword: Bucky's Race.


June 3, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to June 4, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Capitol Hill Day 2015 - June 3-4 (Wednesday and Thursday).  Hill prep for all individuals on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday rally on Capitol Hill and then visit Members of Congress. 



June 3, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to June 6, 2015 @ 6:00 PM



July 18, 2015 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office Building in Madison


July 25, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to July 26, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Professional Development Program

The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association is pleased to offer a second co-hort of the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Professional Development Program.  The program is sponsored by the WPTA North East District as part of their Continuing Education Series but is open to members across the state.  The goal of the program is to provide quality and affordable continuing education in the form of a structured, professional development program.  Specifically, the program is designed to advance the skill set of novice Physical Therapists in the management of orthopedic conditions. 

The program will consist of three components.  First, a review of the most up to date and relevant evidence as it relates to management of orthopedic conditions.  Second, six weekend courses will be provided.  The courses will include lecture and extensive lab with a focus on clinical decision making as well as to learn and refine an advanced orthopedic skill set including thrust and non-trust manual therapy along with complementary exercise techniques.   Finally, each participant will have the opportunity to be partnered with an experienced WPTA member currently practicing in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy to advance and refine clinical decision making and techniques learned in the course.  The program will be guided by skilled and experienced clinicians including Dr. Phil Schaible, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Dr. Joe Kucksdorf, PT, DPT and Bob Brady, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT.

The program is open to all current WPTA PT members with three years or less of clinical experience.  If you do not fit this criteria, but still wish to participate, please contact the course coordinator.

The six weekend courses will take place over a two year time frame worth roughly 90 total continuing education credits.  The total cost of the course will be $1,200.00; $600.00 due prior to the start of the 1st and 4th courses.  The first course will be held at a Bellin Health clinic in Green Bay, WI the weekend of July 25th and 26th, 2015.  Future course dates and locations will be determined after the first course with input from program participants. 

For more information, contact Joe Kucksdorf, PT, DPT, course coordinator, at Joseph.kuck@yahoo.com  or (920) 207-0824. To register and for more information, please click here.  





September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to September 21, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Denver, CO. Watch for more details.


October 1, 2015 to October 2, 2015

Fall 2015 - October 1-2 - Kalahari


October 2, 2015

Kalahari Resort, WIsconsin Dells


April 14, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Spring 2016 - April 14-15 - Madison Marriott West