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2018 Annual Rocky Mountain Conference & PT Expo Registration Has Been Reopened

Posted: October 9, 2018

Due to unprecedented demand, the 2018 Annual Rocky Mountain Conference & PT Expo registration has been reopened. We have added additional conference space to accommodate those who are currently on the wait list as well as additional attendees. Our priority is to ensure a great conference experience for all with sufficient space to attend sessions, business meetings and to enjoy the food that will be provided.

We are thrilled at the popularity of the conference, and thank you for your patience as we have worked diligently to meet the demands of our membership and PT friends. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your spot at the conference and secure your first choice of session(s).

Schedule of Events

View the detailed schedule online here

Friday, October 26, 2018 Start Time End Time
Board of Director Meeting 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Poster Session Set Up 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Registration 1:00 PM 5:30 PM
Sessions 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Break and Author Attended Poster Session 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
Sessions 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
Emerging Evidence: Research Platform & Poster Session/Reception 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
PT Pub Night 6:30 PM  
Saturday, October 27, 2018    
Registration 7:00 AM 8:00 AM
Welcome, Breakfast, and Awards Presentation 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Sessions 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
Expo Hall Brak and Posters 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Sessions 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
Lunch and Chapter Business Meeting 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
Expo Hall Visits 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Sessions 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
Expo Hall Break and Posters 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
Sessions 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
Expo Hall Reception & Networking 6:00 PM  
Sunday, October 28, 2018    
Registration and Coffee 8:00 AM 8:30 AM
Sessions 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
Break 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
Sessions 10:30 AM 12:00 PM


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This Saturday Is 2018 PT Day of Service!

Posted: October 11, 2018

Consider celebrating NPTM (National Physical Therapy Month) by participating in the 2018 PT Day of Service that takes place on this Saturday, October 13. APTA is a proud partner of PT Day of Service, a global event founded by physical therapists in 2015. Whether you are hosting an NPTM event, volunteering at a pro bono clinic, or serving the community by cleaning up a park, you’ll be joining with PTs, PTAs, and students of physical therapy across the world who are actively making a difference in their communities on or around that day.

Learn more by visiting
National Physical Therapy Month 

Americans continue to be prescribed and to misuse opioids at alarming rates. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign.

You can learn about #ChoosePT and find ways to support APTA's efforts locally by visiting the online campaign tool kit.

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • Follow @MoveForwardPT on Twitter and Facebook, and "like" and share our #ChoosePT posts and graphics.
  • Share the public service announcements "Treating Pain Takes Teamwork" and "Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management" on your website and social media pages.
  • Offer to assist APTA's public and media relations staff with placing the TV and radio public service announcement in your community. Contact [email protected] for step-by-step instructions.
  • Download and distribute the Patient Pain Profile at your facility or community events.
  • Host a session for other health care providers to learn about a physical therapist's role in pain management.
  • Advocate for the valuable role of physical therapy in improving patient outcomes and combatting the existing opioid crisis. Access APTA's white paper, "Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management to Improve Health."
  • Present to the public, payers, and other health care professionals about a physical therapist's and physical therapist assistant's role in pain management. Access "The Opioid Epidemic: What PTs and PTAs Need to Know" document.
  • Take #ChoosePT on the road by wearing a #ChoosePT shirt or holding a #ChoosePT sign (available in the toolkit) and take a photo of you showing your #ChoosePT pride. This could be at a landmark, park, mountaintop, and anywhere in between. Post them to social media using the #ChoosePT hashtag or email them to us at [email protected]. We'll share our favorites throughout October.



Sport SIG Event - Nov. 10: The Athlete Movement Systems: The Lower Quarter and Spine

Post: July 12, 2018

Join the Sport SIG for 'The Athlete Movement Systems: The Lower Quarter and Spine' course on November 10 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This course will be held at Regis University with speaker Jared Vagy PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS. Learn more and register.


Join Us For The 'Get a leg up! Manual Therapy in the Lower Extremity Course'

Posted: October 11, 2018 

Join the PT PAC on Saturday, February 16 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm for the 'Get a leg up! Manual Therapy in the Lower Extremity Course'. The course will be held at Regis University in Peter Claver Hall with speaker  Derek Vraa, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT, FAAOMPT. Learn more and register!



The Sky’s the Limit: Revolutionizing Geriatric Rehabilitation Practice and Outcomes Recording Available

Watch 'The Sky’s the Limit: Revolutionizing Geriatric Rehabilitation Practice and Outcomes' webinar recording with speaker Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD. The webinar discusses the onset of post-acute care reform has created an environment for physical therapists to transform clinical practices and be more effective at improving function in medically deconditioned patient populations in shorter episodes of care. Evidence suggests implementing programs focused on mobility throughout the day combined with high-intensity rehabilitation interventions (low repetitions, high weight) produces greater functional gains and can be accomplished in less time than lower-intensity interventions (high repetitions, low weight). This presentation will describe some of the barriers to implementation along with practical strategies to implement higher intensity interventions. The content is relevant to clinicians treating medically complex patients in a variety of settings (e.g acute, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient). Sign up to receive the recording. 

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