WPTA Events Calendar

July 9, 2015 @ 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

ICD 10: Final Steps for Successful Implementation


Date: July 9, 2015 

Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, ET

Course Type: Webinar

Presenter(s): Matt Elrod, PT, DPT, MEd, NCS; Gayle Lee, JD

Price: FREE to APTA Members | $169 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.0 CEUs (0.0 contact hours)

Description: The federal government has mandated that ICD-10 be implemented by October 1, 2015. With only a few months until implementation, this course will provide a brief update on the history of ICD-10, how it is different from ICD-9, and strategies for successful implementation. It will help attendees understand how they will be affected by this change, and how they can be prepared through case studies and active audience participation for the transition.

Purchase: View full course description at the APTA Learning Center.


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

The 2015 State Policy & Payment Forum is scheduled for September 19-21, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado.




October 1, 2015 to October 2, 2015

Fall 2015 - October 1-2 - Kalahari


October 1, 2015

Fall Conference CESIG meeting
October 1st  (time TBD)


October 2, 2015

Kalahari Resort, WIsconsin Dells


October 3, 2015


Baltimore, MD


October 22, 2015 to October 24, 2015


National Student Conclave, Omaha, NE


February 17, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to February 20, 2016 @ 6:00 PM



March 1, 2016 @ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

CESIG Strategic Planning Meeting
March 1st, 2016 at WPTA Madison office, 9-3PM.


April 14, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Spring 2016 - April 14-15 - Madison Marriott West


June 8, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to June 11, 2016 @ 6:00 PM



October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 AM to October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

October 20-21, 2016 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha