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Discounted Registration in Honor of the PTA 50th Anniversary!

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Where: St. Louis University
Allied Health Building
3437 Caroline St
St. Louis, MO  63104
United States
Contact: Lindsay Roepe

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Exhibitor Information


Course Catalog



Missouri Physical Therapy Association


2019 Fall Conference


8 Hours For a Price too low to miss!


One Day Only


Choose from 3 Course Tracks and


Earn 8 contact hours of CE



October 26, 2019

St. Louis University, Allied Health Building

3437 Caroline St

St. Louis, Missouri 63104


Lodging and Parking


Lodging Information:  A small block of rooms has been reserved at Hotel Ignacio for a limited time (.4 miles from campus). Please call 314-977-4411 and mention the Missouri Physical Therapy Association.

Other area hotels (Please note, no special rates or accommodations have been made):

Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis-Downtown West: 2340 Market Street at Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103,

(314) 241-9111;

Drury Inn at Union Station: 201 S. 20th St, St. Louis, MO , (314) 231-3900. Use Corporate ID #309848 when booking to receive a SLU discount.

Pear Tree Inn at Union Station: 2211 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103,

(314) 241-3200

St. Louis Union Station Hotel: 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103,

(314) 231-1234


Parking Information:  General Parking is available for $6/day in the Hickory East Garage on the North side of the Allied Health Building. Go to for more information. There is also free street parking on campus on a first come, first served basis.




Saturday – October 26, 2019


  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.             Continental Breakfast and Registration

  8:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.           Concurrent Sessions

  8:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.           Board Meeting – Room AHP 2024

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.           Lunch and MSSIG Walk

  1:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.              Concurrent Sessions 


5:00 p.m.                                Eastern District MPTA Physical Therapy Month Celebration

 Co-Hosted by the MPTA. All are welcome!







Worker’s Compensation

Room AHP 2030

Hot Topics Relating to Physical Therapy

Room AHP 1043

(No Food in this Room)

Topics Relating to PTA

Room AHP 2032


Ergonomics for Physical Therapists – Bret Derrick and Adam Jennings

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* See below for Additional Documents to Reference Prior to the Conference


The Hallmark of a Movement System Expert: Pattern Recognition! – Suzy L. Cornbleet, Cheryl Caldwell, Renee Ivens, Nancy Bloom


PTAs: Getting Involved in Your Profession - KD Berrey, Kathy Vitela and Tony Brenneke



Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: A 2019 UpdateSylvia Czuppon


(Course continues after lunch)




Envisioning the Future of the PTA – Christie Cohoon and Julie High





Worker's Compensation - A Primer Wendy Nall



Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: A 2019 Update(continued)Sylvia Czuppon


How Therapy Survives Alternate Payment Models, Deductibles and CoPays – Ron Scharff






Rehabilitation and Management of Knee Injuries in the Young Athlete: New Methods in Evidence Based ApproachDavid Piskulic





Transitioning from Therapy to Work Conditioning: Minimizing Symptoms and Treatment Pitfalls While Maximizing Function – Dorothy Riviere and Robert Townsend


What happens in vagus…affects everything. Understanding the polyvagal theory and how to apply in physical therapy practice Micah Hilton and Kimberly Peters


Nervous System Map



Ergonomics for Physical Therapists – Bret Derrick and Adam Jennings 

  1. Physical Job Evaluation Checklist excel file - download here  or
  2. Worksafe BC - On-line Push/Pull/Carry Calculator - go here or
  3. CDC NIOSH Lifting Equation calculator App (use with android and apple mobile devices) - here  or







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