Fall Conference Brochure Ready for Download

Posted on August 20, 2014

The WPTA Fall Conference brochure has been placed on the website at

 and is available to print out for those wishing to mail or fax in registration. Online registration will be available soon. In the meantime, if you do plan on attending the conference, we urge you to make your hotel reservations at the Madison Marriott West prior to the cutoff date of October 1st as the hotel will not honor our room rate after that date. We are excited to welcome you to our "Go Team PT" conference on October 23-24 in Middleton. It's a packed schedule with something for everyone including the Exhibit Hall/Lunch, Welcome Reception, Issues Forum and Student Meet and Greet on Thursday and Business Meeting and WPTA Board of Directors Meeting on Friday. Don't forget to wear your Badger or red garb on Thursday! We hope to see you there!



Best Practice in Documentation Webinar Series: Progress Reporting/POCs - September 17th

Posted on August 18, 2014

Best Practice in Documentation 

Webinar Series: Progress Reporting/POCs

Presented by Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11am-noon CST 

(Registration limited to 100 participants)

Please Note: This webinar will be recorded and offered for sale at a 

later date for those who can't make the 9/17 date! Watch for details.


Course meets the WI Ethics and Jurisprudence Requirement - 1 Contact Hour


Course Objectives:

    • Participants will identify required elements for Therapy Progress Reporting/POCs for Medicare, Medicaid and Workers Compensation.
    • Participants will define what is required to establish ongoing measurable functional and impairment goals; modify treatment plans or justify ongoing care when functional change is minimal.
    • Participants will describe the role of the Therapy Assessment in demonstrating Medical Necessity and establishing skilled care.
    • Participants will list the required elements in a PT Plan of Care.

Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT is the President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service based in Wisconsin.  She provides consulting services to rehab providers nation-wide working with between 50-100 practices per year. In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Steffes is a frequent speaker at both National and State Meetings.  She works as adjunct faculty member/guest faculty in the physical therapy programs of the Universities of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee.  Her expertise ranges from professional referral relations, marketing & customer service and practice start-ups.  In addition, she has addressed private practices, hospital systems, professional associations and therapy networks in over thirty states. Dr. Steffes is active in her profession as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on Board of Directors for the Private Practice Section of APTA, and the Wisconsin Chapter of APTA, serving as the Chapter Reimbursement Specialist.

 Please visit: for registration information.


$50 for members and $125 for non-members. We will also record the webinar for those who can't make it on September 17th - watch for future details.




Nominating Committee Seeking Candidates for November Election

Posted on August 04, 2014

WPTA Nominating Committee seeking Candidates for the Upcoming Election

The  Nominating  Committee  is  requesting  your  assistance  in  slating  this  year's  candidates  for  the  following  positions:

Chief Delegate (term 7/01/15- 7/01/18)

PTA Caucus Rep (term 7/01/15 – 7/01/17)

1 Ethics Committee Chair

1 Ethics Committee member

1 Director

4 Nominating Committee members

5 Delegates

The online election will take place this November and those elected will take office in April of 2015 unless otherwise noted. For more info about these positions or to request a paper ballot, please contact



WPTA Member Receives Award from APTA

Posted on July 03, 2014

 Physical Therapist and WPTA member Sarah Hobbs, DPT, is the recipient of APTA's Outstanding Student Physical Therapist Award which was presented during the APTA’s NEXT Conference & Exposition held in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 11-14.
Hobbs recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). She is currently an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. Hobbs was the vice president of Phi Theta and was involved with APTA's Student Assembly Board of Directors.
The Outstanding Student Physical Therapist Award honors student physical therapists for outstanding achievements in delivery of patient/client care and community service, and a commitment to the physical therapy profession and the association.



Positions Statements Related to Physical Therapy Issued by the Physical Therapy Examining Board

Posted on June 17, 2014

Positions Statements Related to Physical Therapy Issued by the Physical Therapy Examining Board

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NEW! Ethics and Jurisprudence Online Course Available

Posted on June 08, 2014

As of January 1, 2014 (insert correct date) the state of Wisconsin requires that all physical therapists applying for license renewal complete a total of four hours of ethics and jurisprudence education. To help therapists comply, the WPTA is offering this course through the interactive platform of EDUCATA. WPTA members receive a 10% discount, see details at the link below.

Online Ethics & Jurisprudence Course Details



Do You Have 100% APTA/WPTA Membership at Your Facility?!

Posted on November 21, 2013

Facility Challenge
Help recognize facilities for their commitment to APTA membership. Facilities that attain 100% APTA membership of PTs and PTAs should submit a Facility Challenge application. Annual renewal is required. Qualifying facilities receive a certificate, are featured on, and included on banner displays at Combined Sections Meeting and NEXT Conference and Exposition.



Help Needed at St. Clare Health Mission

Posted on November 11, 2013

The WCD is looking for volunteers to help out at the St.Clare Health Mission located at 916 Ferry Street in La Crosse. The Mission is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm. Please contact Mary Kerrigan at for more details. Thanks,



NE District Guidelines for Sponsorship

Posted on April 05, 2011






Request Form for Sponsorship for Youth Sports/Adult League Teams

Please contact District Chair, Jonathon Weiss, by email with the following information:

1.       Name of individual requesting sponsorship and APTA number:
2.       Sport :__________________________________________________
3.       Type of League: Adult/Children ____________________________________________________

4.       Sponsorship amount being requested (Max limit of $250):      ___________________________                                                                                   

(please list breakdown of league fees and t-shirt fees)

·         T-shirts with a minimum of 1.5” lettering spelling out Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association    (either front or back)
·         We request a digital photo of the team in t-shirts.
·         This will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 Thank you,
Download NE District Guidelines for Sponsorship

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