7:15 - 8:00                              
8:00 - 9:30                                                             Featured Presentation: Cannabis 2020: The Impact on Physical Therapy
Jeff G. Konin, PT, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
8:00 - 11:00

Ready, steady, go:
Fall assessment for the busy clinician

Suzanne Rodriguez PT, DPT, MS, GCS, GTC, Karen Blood PT, DPT, GCS, 
Jean D. Miles PT,  DPT, LSVT,
Leigh Ronald PT, DPT, CEEAA, LSVT

Clinical decision-making across the lifespan for individuals with cerebral palsy

Rosie DeFeo, PT, DPT, PCS, ATP,
Deborah Bubela, PT, PhD,
Christina Rao, PT, PCS,     ATP 
Danni Bellows PT, DHSc, PCS, C/NDT

9:30 - 11:00

Rehabilitation Considerations for the Breast Cancer Patient

Scott Capozza, MS, PT,
Nadia Van Diepen, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-LANA, WCC
Louis Friedman, PT, OCS, CLT-LANA

Application of Motor Learning to ACL Rehabilitation Research

John Leard EdD, PT, ATC

N is for Neurology and Namaste

Diana Veneri PT, EdD, RYT, 

11:00 - 12:00                             
Exhibitor Hour and Poster Presentation
12:00 - 12:30           

12:30 - 1:00                         
Annual Meeting (no food)
Members only

12:30 - 1:00
Student Networking: Jeff Konin

1:00 - 4:00

High Intensity Gait Training: Principles, Practice, and Planning for Implementation in Neurological Rehabilitation

Andrea Oberlander, DPT, Wendy Romney, DPT, PhD, NCS  Michelle Wormley, PT, PhD, CLT, Mandy Baniszewski, SPT; Olivia Defabritiis, SPT; Christopher Droesch

1:00 - 4:00

Pediatric SIG:  Separate break out with roundtable discussion on the School Based Guidelines as well as resources from the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

1:00 - 2:30

Precision Physical Therapy: Application of patient specific treatment via provocation and alleviation testing and purposeful communication

Brian T Swanson PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT 
Sean Riley, PT, ScD, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT


Merging Pain Science, Psychology, and Movement: A Practical Approach

Chris Joyce PT, DPT, PhD(c), SCS

Elements and Evidence: Clinical Application of Tai Chi in Physical Therapy

Dorothy Villano, PT, DPT Sarah Barnes, DPT 
Patricia Jawor, DPT
2:30 - 4:00 Integrating Lifestyle Medicine & Health Coaching into Physical Therapy

Wendy Farnen Price  PT, DPT, MS, CLT, WCS, DipACLM
Combating the Opioid Crisis: A Student and Manual Therapist’s Perspective

Kyle Stapleton, SPT, CSCS  Emmanuel Yung, PT, DPT, OCS, MA, FAAOMPT

Blood Flow Restriction: Basic Science and Clinical Application

Zachary Dunkle PT, DPT, OCS

4:00 - 6:00
PTA50 Celebration

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