2018 PTWA Conference Courses

Thursday's preconference course takes place at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Tacoma across the street from the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.
Friday and Saturday courses all take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments are provided on Friday and Saturday, but only light break refreshments are provided on Thursday.

You may earn 0.6 CEU (six contact hours) per day during the conference for a total of 1.8 (18 contact hours).


ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

There is room in all courses except the spinal manipulation lab. You may register onsite for all other courses.

Downloadable Registration Form (PDF)


HANDOUTS
Course handouts are now available for download. Registrants should check their email for the access code to unlock the download site. If you have already registered and not received an email, please check your junk mail or promotional folder and/or contact the PTWA office at conference@ptwa.org or (360) 352-7290.

DOWNLOAD COURSE HANDOUTS



Thursday Preconference Course

Creating Clinical Success: Merging Data and Patient Behavior to Improve Outcomes
Jeff Moore, PT, DPT
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

All Day Course
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Friday Courses

SUBSTITUTE: Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine
Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD
Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association

All Day Course
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The Practitioner is In: How to Start and Succeed in Your Private Practice
Scott Spradling, Certified Administrator
All Day Course
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Thrust Manipulation of the Spine

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FULL

Email conference@ptwa.org to be added to the waitlist.

Michael Tollan, PT, DPT
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy 

Pam Kikillus, PT, DHSc
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

All Day Course
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Collaborative Monitoring for Individualized Services for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Sally Westcott McCoy, PT, PhD
Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association

All Day Course
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Opioids: From Hero to Villain
Amanda Locke, PharmD, MBA
Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

PM Course
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Saturday Courses

Physical Therapy’s Role in the Management of the Airway, Stomatognathic and Visual System
Joe Cicinelli, PT, DPT
Postural Restoration Certified

All Day Course
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Spinal Stabilization for the PTA
Justin Berry, PT, DPT, PhD
All Day Course
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Seating as a Foundation for Function; Configuring and Adjusting Wheelchairs for the Full-time User
Jennifer Dee Hastings, PT, PhD
Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

AM Course
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Pediatric Wheelchair Seating: Where Do I Start?
Jill Layman, PT, MPT, Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Elisa Smith, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Holly Wakefield, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Natasja Ysambart, PT, DPT

PM Course
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Navigating the Medically Complex Patient
Sarah Townsend-Grant, PT, DPT
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Jessica Kele Murdin, PT, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Geriatric Training Certification
Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults

PM Course
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Student Conclave

Programming Designed for PT and PTA Students
Network and learn about the profession from leaders in Washington's physical therapy community. You'll hear about things not typically covered in the classroom.

Elect next year's student leaders to help shape the direction of future PT and PTA student activity in PTWA!

Students who are unable to attend the entire conference may attend Saturday’s lunch in the exhibit hall and sSIG business meeting for FREE!

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