WPTA Events Calendar

October 30, 2014 @ 8:00 AM to November 2, 2014 @ 6:00 PM


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November 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM



The Mary Pat Murray Award will be presented at the District Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6pm.


Marquette University

Schroeder Hall Room 356

Business Meeting 6pm 


After the business meeting please join the recipient of this year's Mary Pat Murray Award Dr. Andy Starsky for his presentation of  The Biomechanics of Minimalist and Maximalist Running.


One CEU will be awarded to those who attend.


Any questions call me @ 414-940-7278 or email PWBergold@AOL.com


See you then!


Philip W. Bergold, PT

Program Chair SE District


November 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

District Meeting and Continuing Education

Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Stoughton Wellness Athletic Center of the Stoughton Hospital, 2300 US Hwy 51-138,  Suite G 

This 1 credit CE course is FREE to members and students who are potential members, otherwise $10 for non-members

Also you could win a $50 gift certificate to any WPTA sponsored course

Schedule: 6:00– Social, 6:30- Business Meeting, 7:00 – Continuing Education

The Role of Stress, Safety and the Autonomic Nervous System in Health

When a person is chronically stressed due to daily hassles, injury, and/or trauma, the autonomic nervous system can become imbalanced. This can lead to the development of headaches, pain, bowel disorders, and even heart disease. How can we empower our clients to regain health of their ANS via breathing exercises? Why is it important for therapists to have a “safe presence’? How can we augment PT outcomes via integration of CAM therapies? Join me in a discussion about health and wellness of the ANS that will benefit patients AND therapists.

Shannon Kunstman, PT, MS, RYT, Cert ZB, has been practicing PT for over 20 years with the last 4 being in private practice. During recent years, she has focused her studies on mind-body-spirit relationship and how this impacts health and wellness. She has studied neurovascular integration, mindfulness, completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training and is certified in Zero Balancing. She believes in an integrative PT treatment approach and envisions a healthcare community where traditional and CAM practitioners work together to raise the level of health and wellness for all.

Please RSVP to David Lippi-Guerron by 11/15/2014 at davidslippi.dpt@gmail.com




November 18, 2014 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Health Science Center, UW-La Crosse        6:30-8:30 pm


November 22, 2014 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WPTA NE District Continuing Education/Meeting

Tai Chi Fundamentals® Training Program: Level 1 (1-day)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

8am-5pm (District meeting 12-12:30)

St. Elizabeth Hospital

1506 Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915

Dr. Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CEEAA, CTI

7 CEU’s

Cost:  APTA/WPTA Member:  $125       Non Member $175

Course Description:

Prerequisite: None for Level 1.

This 1-day course teaches all elements required for Levels One Certification in the Tai Chi Fundamentals (TCF) Training Program.  Participants learn guidelines for tai chi practice, tai chi mind-body principles and the sixteen TCF movement patterns and seated adaptations. Tai Chi movement is introduced in a developmental progression with biomechanical analysis. Mind-body exercise including breath and sensory awareness and visualization are incorporated.

Systematic reviews suggest that Tai Chi practice can positively impact balance, improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular function, foster emotional health and improve sleep, immune response and bone mineral density.

This program has a wide range of applications for function and therapy including: orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, pain management, sports training, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, functional capacity for the medically complex, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and special populations.  It can be used in a variety of treatment settings including hospitals, sub-acute, outpatient clinics and homecare. TCF can be taught individually or in group settings in community wellness classes, senior centers and long term care facilities.

Note: TCF certification requires 30 contact hours, home practice, additional fees, written and movement exams.

For registration info and full details, please click here



February 4, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to February 7, 2015 @ 6:00 PM





February 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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April 16, 2015 @ 6:00 AM to April 17, 2015 @ 6:00 AM

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



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Fall 2015 - October 1-2 - Kalahari


April 14, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Spring 2016 - April 14-15 - Madison Marriott West