2015 Spring Conference

Is Your Tool Box Up To Date?
April 24-26, 2015
Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV
Total 13.5 Contact Hours Available for the entire weekend
GO Green event. You will be provided online access to the materials prior to the event and can download the
materials and access them during the presentations. (If you prefer printed materials, you will be able to print the
downloaded files.)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Friday, April 24, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 Committee Meetings (optional)
4:00 – 10:00 Exhibitor Set-Up
5:00 – 10:00 Dinner in Stillwater's Restaurant
Reservations suggested call 304-269-8880
6:00-8:00
Board of Directors Dinner and Meeting
8:00-10:00
Welcome Reception- Wine Tasting & Prizes
Cash Bar Available

MAPLE ROOM
BALLROOM 1

Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:00-7:30
7:30-8:00
7:30-6:00
8:00 - 3:00

Exhibitor Set-up
Registration/Continental Breakfast
Exhibits Open
Silent Auction Open

FOYER/BIRCH ROOM
FOYER
FOYER/BIRCH ROOM
BALLROOM 1

8:00

Welcome
Dr. Eric Tarr, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS - WVPTA President

BALLROOM 2

8:15 – 8:30

Remarks from National Representative for WVPTA
Dr. Sheila K. Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT APTA Board of Directors

8:30– 9:30

Lumbar laminectomy and microdiscectomy (1 CEU)
Dr. Matthew Walker, MD

BALLROOM 2

9:30 – 10:30 Lumbar fusions – PLIF, XLIF and TLIF (1 CEU)
Dr. Matthew Walker, MD

BALLROOM 2

10:30 – 11:00 Break/Visit Exhibitors

FOYER/BIRCH

11:00 –12:00 Pre-op instructions and Post-op rehabilitation for lumbar
laminectomy and microdiscectomy (1CEU)
Stephen Summers, PT

BALLROOM 2

12:00 – 1:30 WVPTA Annual Meeting Luncheon
BALLROOM 1
(Lunch is included in conference registration fee)
State of the Association Address
Dr. Eric Tarr, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS - WVPTA President
APTA Update ….. WVPTA Awards…
2015 Election Results…Platform Presentation (.50 CEU)
1:30-2:30

Pre-op instructions and Post-op rehabilitation for lumbar
fusion fusions, 1-3 levels (1 CEU)
Stephen Summers, PT

BALLROOM 2

2:30-3:30

Scoliosis surgery (1 CEU)
Dr. Charles Shuff, MD

BALLROOM 2

3:30-4:00

Break/Visit Exhibitors

4:00 – 5:00

Cervical fusion surgery (1 CEU)
Dr. Charles Shuff, MD

BALLROOM 2

5:00 – 6:00

Pre-op instructions and Post-op rehabilitation for
cervical fusion surgeries (1 CEU)
Stephen Summers, PT

BALLROOM 2

6:00 – 7:00

Residency, Fellowship and Specialization for Students
BIRCH ROOM
Dr. Tamara Gravano, DPT, GCS, CEEAA (1 CEU)- Available for Students

6:00-9:00

Dinner on your own. Stillwater's Restaurant is open from 5:00-10:00 pm.
Call 304-269-8880 to make reservations for dinner.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
7:00 – 8:00

Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

FOYER

7:00 – 8:00

Roundtable Discussions: (1 CEU)
Reimbursement, State Legislative Issues,
Federal Legislative Issues, Membership & Social Media

BALLROOM 1

7:00 – 8:00

PTA SIG Business Meeting

OAK ROOM

8:00 – 9:00

Tools for Keeping You and Your Clients
in Balance (1CEU)
Debora Mattingly, PT, RYT, NTMTC

BALLROOM 2

9:00 – 11:00 Mobilization of the Nervous System (2 CEU)
Stephen Summers, PT

BALLROOM 2

11:00 – 11:30 Poster Presentations

BIRCH ROOM

11:30 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 2:00 Current Concepts in the Management of Patients
with Parkinson’s Disease (2 CEU)

BALLROOM 1

Dr. Ralph Utzman, PT, MPH, PhD
12:00 – 2:00 Dry Needling: Theory, Evidence, and Current Concepts in Practice BALLROOM 2
Dr. James A. Dauber, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, CMTPT, Cert. MDT (2 CEU)
2:00-3:00

Student SIG Business Meeting

2:00 - 3:00

Board & Education Committee Post Conference Evaluation
Luncheon meeting in Stillwaters Restaurant

BALLROOM 1

Workshop Descriptions and Learning Objectives
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Title: Lumbar laminectomy and microdiscectomy
Dr. Matthew Walker, MD
Title: Lumbar fusions – PLIF, XLIF and TLIF
Dr. Matthew Walker, MD
Course Description: This one day seminar is designed to enhance a therapists primary and intrinsic understanding
of surgical approaches and techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine in order to effectively rehabilitate spinal
surgery patients.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the basic anatomy pertinent to various pathologies and dysfunctions related to lumbar surgeries.
• Recognize the signs, symptoms and common diagnoses for lumbar surgery intervention.
• Understand the traditional and more recently developed surgical techniques to correct lumbar dysfunction.
• Recognize specific mechanical and neurological changes that may accompany each type of lumbar surgery
procedure.
Title: Scoliosis surgery
Dr. Charles Shuff, MD
Title: Cervical fusion surgery (ACDF)
Dr. Charles Shuff, MD
Course Description: This one day seminar is designed to enhance a therapists primary and intrinsic understanding
of surgical approaches and techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine in order to effectively rehabilitate spinal
surgery patients.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the basic anatomy pertinent to various pathologies and dysfunctions related to cervical and
scoliosis surgeries.
• Recognize the signs, symptoms and common diagnoses for surgical intervention.
•Understand the traditional and more recently developed surgical techniques to correct cervical and
scoliotic dysfunction.
• Recognize specific mechanical and neurological changes that may accompany each type of cervical or
scoliosis procedure.
Title: Pre-op instructions and Post-op rehabilitation for lumbar fusions, 1-3 levels
Stephen Summers, PT

Title: Pre-op instructions and Post-op rehabilitation for lumbar laminectomy and microdiscectomy
Stephen Summers, PT
Title: Pre-op instructions and Post-op rehabilitation for cervical fusion surgeries
Stephen Summers, PT
Course Description: This one day seminar is designed to enhance a therapists primary and intrinsic understanding
of surgical approaches and techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine in order to effectively rehabilitate spinal
surgery patients.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the movement precautions, lifting restrictions, wound care, and other post-operative
instructions specific for the spinal surgery patient depending upon the specific spinal procedure.
• Develop and initiate pre-operative instructions and post-operative exercises to maximize recovery and
function in any spinal surgery patient.
• Recognize specific mechanical and neurological change that may accompany each type of cervical or
lumbar surgery patient.
• Adapt spinal rehabilitation techniques for spine surgeries with or without hardware and respective to the
specific approach and surgical technique.
• Understand the need for post-surgical spine reporting and follow-up, especially with regard to
rehabilitation and outcome.
• Understand and define the time frames needed for proper recovery of physical function of the spine
following surgery.

Title: Residency Education for Future Specialists
Dr. Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Course Description: This course is intended for students who are interested in learning more about the
specialization process, specifically through post professional PT residency programs. The application
process has changed, and now with a centralized application service, students have access to a greater
number of residency programs than ever before. Information regarding the examination process will also be
provided. Time will be available for questions at the end.
Learning objectives:
 Discuss the elements of clinical specialization
 Define the difference between residency and fellowship
 Understand the residency application process
 Understand the specialization examination process
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Title:

Tools for Keeping You and Your Clients in Balance
Debora Mattingly, PT, RYT, NTMTC

Course Description: In this one hour interactive presentation you will learn and practice simple techniques
to help with focus, stress and energy. These yoga based techniques are beneficial for PT's, PTA's and the
people we serve.

Learning Objectives:
•Define stress.
• List four symptoms of stress.
• Demonstrate three self-care techniques that can be incorporated into your work day.
• Demonstrate three self-care techniques that can be incorporated into your client's treatment.
Title: Mobilization of the Nervous System
Stephen Summers, PT
Course Description: A course on the diagnosis and management of physical dysfunction of the nervous
system. This course will include upper limb neurodynamic testing of the median, radial, and ulnar nerves,
along with sciatic and femoral nerve mobilization and testing.
Learning Objectives:
• To understand a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurodynamics and pathology related to examination of the
nervous system.
• To understand and have clinical reasoning for neurodynamics.
• To understand clinical diagnosis skills in the assessment and treatment of physical dysfunction of the nervous
system.
• To be able to effectively utilize mobilization of the nervous system appropriately in the physical therapy clinic.
Title: Current Concepts in the Management of Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Ralph Utzman, PT, MPH, PhD
Course Description: Parkinson's disease is one of the most common neurologic conditions affecting older
adults. This session will provide an overview of contemporary, evidence-based physical therapy
management of the patient/client with Parkinson's. Following a brief overview of pathophysiology and
medical/surgical management, the session will address patient examination and treatment/exercise
approaches including Tai-Chi, Nordic walking, and LSVT-BIG.
Learning Objectives:
• Describe the pathophysiology of idiopathic PD.
• Discuss the implications of medical surgical management of PD related to movement and exercise.
• List the tests and measures for PT examination recommended by the Parkinson-EDGE Task Force
• Discuss the latest evidence regarding the effects of exercise on function of people with Parkinson's disease.
• Discuss contemporary exercise and motor learning interventions for PD including cueing, Tai Chi, LSVT-BIG,
Nordic walking, and others.
Title:

Dry Needling: Theory, Evidence, and Current Concepts in Practice
Dr. James A. Dauber, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, CMTPT, Cert. MDT

Course Description: An introductory discussion of the practice of dry needling, to included theory, history
and evolution; indications/contradictions/precautions; risk and risk management; and national and state
legal/billing issues. Published scientific and clinical evidence for practice will be reviewed. This is not a
lab-based course, and it will not lead to certification.
Learning Objectives:
•Understand the history and evolution of dry needling
• Understand the theory and evidence for dry needling
•Understand the indications, contra-indications, and precautions of dry needling
• Understand the risk and risk-management strategies for dry needling
•Understand legal and billing issues associated with dry needling

Fourth Annual Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations on Sunday, April 26, 2015
We are pleased to announce the fourth annual peer reviewed Physical Therapy Poster Presentation for the state of
West Virginia. WVPTA is pleased to provide this poster and research opportunity for faculty, students and
clinicians and hope that we can broaden our knowledge through continued research and education.
The posters will be on display Sunday morning during the conference from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The presenters
will be available from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. at their poster for Q&A/discussion.
Prizes
Hourly prizes will be given away throughout the lectures, as well as large grand finale prize drawings at the
conclusion of the conference on Sunday. Prizes include: ski resort packages, restaurant gift cards, an HD Flat
screen TV, and much more!
Conference Location
The Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV is located just 2 miles off Interstate 79 at exit 91 and is accessible from all
major metropolitan areas within a 4-hour driving radius. Stonewall Resort is a little over one hour north of
Charleston, WV and 2 hours south of Pittsburgh, PA. By car take the Roanoke exit (91) from I-79 and follow the
signs to Stonewall Resort. Go to www.stonewallresort.com and click on driving directions for more detailed
information.
Lodging Reservations
There are a limited number of rooms being held at the Stonewall Resort at $210 single occupancy and $145 per
person, double occupancy, for two attendees. This rate includes dinner in Stillwater's Restaurant, breakfast in the
lecture hall, plated, sit down lunch in the banquet hall, and refreshments during all breaks throughout the course of
the day. (If the conference attendee is sharing the room with a spouse/guest who is not attending the conference,
there is a $20.00 discount per night.) Onsite parking, in-park shuttle service, high speed internet access and WIFI,
use of fitness equipment, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, excursion boat,
mountain bikes, basic fishing equipment and many other amenities are included in a standard $8.00 resort fee.
Please call the in-house reservations department at 304-269-7400 to make your room reservation. In order to
ensure the contracted room rates at the time of the call, attendees must identify themselves as being part of West
Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Reservations should be made no later than March 25, 2015. Individuals
will need to provide a credit card upon check in.
GOLF: WVPTA has reserved golf tee times on Friday, April 24, 2015. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Please call 304-269-8885 to make your tee time and identify yourself as being with WVPTA.

GO Green event. You will be provided online access to the materials prior to the event and can download the
materials and access them during the presentations. (If you prefer printed materials, you will be able to print the
downloaded files.)

Easy Ways to Register:
1. Website: www.wvpta.org and click on registration form
2. Mail form and check (make checks payable to WVPTA):
WVPTA, 650 Main St., Barboursville, WV 25504
3. Fax: 304-733-6486
For more information contact Molly Watson at molly@walkerandstevens.com or 304-733-6484 or toll free 1-844-490-2568.
You will be notified by email when your conference materials are available for download.

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Registration Fees:
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday only
Sunday only

WVPTA/APTA MEMBER
PT
PTA STUDENT
$305
$255
$65
$195
$165
$45
$140
$115
$25

PT
$415
$265
$190

NON-MEMBER
PTA STUDENT
$345
$85
$220
$55
$160
$35

*$19/day additional fee for those who will not be a resort guest. This fee covers all meals.
For those staying overnight at the resort, there is no additional fee. Meal costs are included in room rate.
Mark all that apply:
____PT ____PTA ____Student
APTA/WVPTA Membership Number______________

□Saturday & Sunday
□Saturday only
□Sunday only

$_____________
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by April 26, 2015 will receive full refund of the registration fee. No refunds after
April 26, 2015.
Courses offered by WVPTA are automatically approved for CE units by the WV Board of Physical Therapy for PT & PTA’s in WV. Approval of this
course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.