WPTA Events Calendar

July 26, 2014 @ 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

In Madison at the Chapter Office


July 31, 2014 @ 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please join the WPTA Southwest District at our Paddleboarding Event on July 31.  The SWD has rented Paddleboards from 5pm-8:30pm at the UW-Madison Union Terrace (800 Langdon Street). This event is FREE for everyone.  If paddling around Lake Mendota is not your thing, there will also be opportunities to socialize with other professionals and students!  Please RSVP to Kyle Knauff by email: kyleknauff@gmail.com


We hope to see you there!



September 9, 2014 @ 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM



  Complete your Licensure requirements!


Course Date: Tues., Sept 9, 2014, 4pm to 8pm

Course summary: This four hour session will utilize lecture, discussion and case scenarios to provide the course participant with the knowledge and insight needed for moral courage in day to day practice, along with strategies that can be utilized in today’s health care environment.


Location:Froehlke Conference Center-Melvin R. Lard Center, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 No. Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI

Speaker:  Gwyn Straker PT, MS, Professor Emeritus, UW-La Crosse

CEU’s:  4 hours  -   Audience: Physical T herapists, Physical Therapy Assistants

Cost: $80 for APTA members/$160 for non-members

A light supper will be served. For more info and to register click here.




September 13, 2014 @ 9:00 AM to September 15, 2014 @ 6:00 PM




September 24, 2014 @ 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Falls are the main reason why older people lose their independence.  The Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force invites area seniors to a special workshop titled “Only Leaves Should Fall,” to learn about ways to reduce your risk of falls and stay active, healthy and independent.  The event will be on Wednesday, September 24, from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at Colonial Club Senior Activity Center, 301 Blankenheim Lane in Sun Prairie.

In most cases, falls are preventable.   This workshop provides information that will help you measure your risk for falls, and learn what changes you can make to lower your chances of falling.

Judy Dewane, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health will speak on falls prevention, and Jean O’Leary with Madison School and Community Recreation will speak on opportunities in our community for active aging, physical activity and falls prevention.  Individual screening will identify risks in the areas of balance, gait, strength, vision, medications, bone health, blood pressure, bladder health and more. There will be Stepping On and Tai Chi fall prevention class demonstrations, as well as information on adaptive equipment, home safety assessment and other resources. 

The cost for the workshop is $10.00, including a delicious catered lunch and door prizes. 

To register, contact Colonial Club Senior Activity Center at 837-4611.   

The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 17.

Only Leaves Should Fall Prevention Seminar is one of many events happening across the nation to celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is Fall Prevention Awareness Month: Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow.  For more information visit http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness.html and Safe Communities website @ http://www.safercommunity.net/falls_prevention.php.



October 4, 2014 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

October 4, 2014 - 8am-5pm at the Waters in Minocqua. Speaker: Shari Berry, PT, DPT

$150 for WPTA members; $250 for non-members.

Limited enrollment.

For more information and to download the registration form click here.


October 15, 2014 @ 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare

Presenters: Deb Murry  and Gwyn Straker

Wednesday, October 15, 5-9pm

Dinner & Presentation

La Crosse Radisson Hotel

*4 CEUs  approved for ethics/jurisprudence*

Watch for more details!


October 21, 2014 @ 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Details TBA


October 23, 2014 @ 6:00 AM to October 24, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

Save the Date - 2014 WPTA Fall Conference

  • Madison Marriott - West Middleton




October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 AM to October 25, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference October 23-25 in St. Louis, MO for a chance to network with your colleagues from across the country and around the world. SoPAC will feature more than 50 educational tracks in 8 pediatric specialty areas. Consider attending stimulating preconference courses, alone or as an add-on:
• Pediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Incontinence
Speaker: Robin Lund, PT, DPT
• Essentials to Starting a Private Practice
Speakers: Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT, Peter McMenamin, PT, MS, OCS,
Cindy Miles, PT, PhD, PCS
• APTA CI Credentialing
Speaker: Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
• The Harris Infant Neuromotor Test (HINT):
From Research to Practice
Speaker: Susan R. Harris, PhD, FCAHS, FAPTA
• Life Span Development of Individuals With CP
Speaker: Pamela A. Mullens, PT, PhD
SoPAC will also feature an Exhibit Hall, practice fair, poster presentations, a health fair, and more!
To see the full array of offerings and to register, visit www.sopac.us


October 23, 2014 @ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For Details, contact the CESIG Chair.


October 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Held at the Madison Marriott West in conjunction with Fall Conference


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


  • The Basics



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

For Details, contact the CESIG Chair.


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

For Details, contact the CESIG Chair.


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

Spring 2015 - April 16-17 - Olympia Resort/Oconomowoc


October 1, 2015 to October 2, 2015

Fall 2015 - October 1-2 - Kalahari


April 14, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Spring 2016 - April 14-15 - Madison Marriott West