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SCCE Panel Discussion

When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm MT

The Clinical Education SIG invites you to a FREE Panel Discussion with Colorado SCCEs to examine frequent challenges within clinical education programs. Colorado SCCEs will lead a discussion covering various issues including

  • Challenging Students
  • Building a Clinical Education Program
  • Extremes of Patient Loads
  • Professional Issues
  • CI Development
  • CI/Student Conflict Resolution

CEUs: This session will meet the criteria for 1.5 hours (points) in the Category: Group Study. 

Where: Zoom link - CE SIG SCCE Panel Discussion Meeting ID: 863 2166 6592


APTA Colorado PT PAC Events

These courses meet Colorado standards for 8 hours of Professional Development Activity each. Click the links above to learn about each course and to register for either one or both days! 

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall- Room 409


  • Single Day Course Only:
    • APTA CO Members: $225
    • Non-Members: $275
    • Students $100
  • Both March 12th and March 13th Courses:
    • APTA CO Members: $400
    • Non-Members: $475
    • Students $150

Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Lumbopelvic, Abdominal and Hip Pain Course

APTA Colorado West District Event - Co-Sponsored by St. Mary's Hospital

When: Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 8:30am - 5:00pm MT

Location: St Mary's Hospital - 2635 N 7th St, Grand Junction, Co 81501

This course will integrate lecture and laboratory material offering techniques that will allow for a logical evaluation to assist with differential diagnosis. This will include an assessment for both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal pathologies. For those with musculoskeletal pathology a classification-based treatment program will be defined in both lecture and laboratory. This will include hands-on mobilization techniques for the sacroiliac joint and hip as well as the implementation of innovative exercises. For those with non-musculoskeletal related pain, appropriate referral and recommendations will be outlined. Registration on a first come first served basis & only 24 registrants permitted, so register early! 

CEs: This course is worth 8.5 hours of CE credit. 

Click here for more information & to register!


PT Survey Request

Dear Colleague,

My name is Christopher Wiedman. I am a physical therapist and a student in the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program at Drake University. I am seeking participants for my dissertation study on how physical therapists make meaning of their professional role identity when they transition from full-time clinical work to a leadership or management position.

This study seeks to expand our understanding of professional role identity and how physical therapists adapt, revise, maintain, or construct a professional identity when transitioning out of patient care and into leadership/management roles. To collect data for this study, I am seeking licensed physical therapists in the United States who have transitioned within their organization from full-time patient care duties to formal leadership/management roles such as coordinators, managers, or directors. Participants in this study should have served in this role for at least 1 year and no longer than 3 years. If you meet these criteria and would be interested in participating, please contact me using the information below.

Your participation will last approximately three to six weeks and will consist primarily of three interviews which we will conduct over Zoom at times convenient for your schedule. Each interview will last approximately 60 minutes. You will also be asked to provide basic demographic details regarding yourself and your training. As the study progresses, I may send additional emails asking for your feedback on emerging themes in the data analysis. Responding to these emails should require a minimal time commitment at best.

Please know that your participation in this study is voluntary, you may decline to answer any interview questions you wish, and you reserve the right to withdraw or pause your participation in the study at any time. Likewise, strict confidentiality of your information will be practiced throughout the completion of this study and the dissemination of its results.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me via email at [email protected] or by cell phone at 319-464-2545.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Christopher Wiedman, PT, DPT


CMS Makes Changes to DMEPOS Prior Approval, Other Restriction Lists

The changes, many of which could affect PTs, will begin April 13. Now's the time to prepare.

Do you work with DMEPOS — durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies? The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has some important news for you.

On Jan. 13, CMS issued multiple updates related to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, or HCPCS, related to the master list of DMEPOS items that may require prior authorization, face-to-face encounters, or written orders, as well as lists of items that definitely require those measures. The announcement also includes items CMS has deleted from its master list.

Click here to read more. 

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