WPTA Events Calendar

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

Therapeutic Exercise for the Cervical Spine

Tuesday, April 14th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Health Science Center UW-La Crosse, Badger and 13th Street

2 Contact Hours approved by WPTA

Members and Students FREE! Non-members $25

Christopher J. Durall, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS

Director of Physical Therapy Services
Student Health Center

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following with greater proficiency: 

·  Assess and enhance endurance of the deep cervical musculature.

·  Formulate evidence-based therapeutic exercise programs to improve strength and endurance of the cervico-thoracic spine.

·  Select exercises to improve occulomotor and postural control after neck trauma.


Andersen LL, Kjaer M, Andersen CH, Hansen PB, Zebis MK, Hansen K, Sjøgaard G. Muscle activation during selected strength exercises in women with chronic neck muscle pain. Phys Ther. 2008 Jun;88(6):703-11.

Arumugam A, Mani R, Raja K. Interrater reliability of the craniocervical flexion test in asymptomatic individuals-a cross-sectional study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 May;34(4):247-53.

Cagnie B, O'leary S, Elliott J, Peeters I, Parlevliet T, Danneels L. Pain-induced Changes in the Activity of the Cervical Extensor Muscles Evaluated by Muscle Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Clin J Pain. 2011 Jun;27(5):392-7.




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




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

Spring WPTA NE District Meeting and CE Course

Course Title: Managing Edema:  Principles Every PT and PTA Should Know

Course Instructors:  Teresa Iattoni, MSPT, CLT, CES and Jodie Smith, PTA

Date:  Thursday, April 3 - 6:30pm-8:30pm

                                    APTA/WPTA Member:  Free

                                    Non-Member:  Suggested $10 donation

Location :                 Ironwood Room at Appleton Medical Center

                                    1818 N Meade St.

                                    Appleton, WI 54911

Teresa and Jodie will be presenting a 1.5 CEU course covering assessment and management techniques of edema in our clients with neurological and orthopedic dysfunctions.  A district meeting will be held in conjunction with the CE. 




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