WPTA Events Calendar

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





February 14, 2015 @ 8:00 AM to February 15, 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 February 14th and 15th, 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.  





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

For Details, contact the CESIG Chair.


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

Tuesday, February 17th at UW-La Crosse Health Science Center. Presented by Kristen Waldron, DPT and

Nathan Vannatta, DPT.


February 21, 2015 @ 8:30 AM to February 22, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

February 21-22 at Marquette University - Instructor: Jeff Davis, PT, OCS, Cert MDT. $225 for WPTA members, $275 non-members. 

Course description:

This course will cover kinematics and functional anatomy of the cervical and thoracic spine, and physical therapy examination, classification and treatment of cervical spine disorders and headaches, including manual therapy and exercise. The course will be primarily lab based hands on learning and practice.

Jeff Davis PT, OCS, Cert MDT has over 20 years of experience working outpatient orthopedics, he became board certified in orthopedics through the APTA in 1998. He completed a 2.5 year certificate program in manual therapy in 2004. He became a McKenzie certified therapist in 1996. He has done several spine, UE and Hip related CEU courses, as both instructor and assistant. He has taught at Rosalind Franklin university as a lab assistant in orthopedics from 1994-1996 and has worked at Marquette university in both the orthopedics and advance orthopedics class since 2005 teaching manual therapy including mobilization and manipulation techniques.

Contact wpta@wpta.org for more information or click here.


February 21, 2015 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office Building in Madison


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

6:30pm-8:30pm on March 17th. UW-La Crosse Health Science Center. Presented by Linda Shepardson, PT.


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

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


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


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 11, 2015 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office Building in Madison


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