Conference Registration




Please join us at our 2018 conference for PT/OT directors of outpatient orthopaedic clinics.

Who: Attendees are PT/OT directors of orthopaedic and other physician groups.

When: September 28 and 29, 2018 (from 7 am-2 pm each day)

Where: Chicago Palomar Hotel, 505 N State St., Chicago, IL 60654 ($264/night + taxes)

What is included: All conference sessions and meals from breakfast on Friday Sep 28 through lunch on Saturday Sep 29

CME Hours: 10

Conference Fee: $550


Efficient and Physical Therapy Effective PT/OT Evaluation Guidelines. Jessica Davis, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a co-owner of Perform Physio, LLC, the lead faculty member in the Performing Arts Division of the Institute of Clinical Excellence, teaches dance kinesiology at Slippery Rock University and a part-time therapist with Tri State Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Evidence-Based Review of Tendinopathy Treatment. Robert Helfst, PT, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, is well known for conducting some of the most informative and dynamic courses for physical therapists and athletic trainers. He has been a guest lecturer at Ball State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Manchester University, Husson University and the University of Indianapolis and has presented at the IAHPERD Conference, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Conference and the Midwest National Strength and Conditioning Conference.

From Getting a Trophy to Earning One: Managing Millennials for a Strong Work Team. Beth Sarfaty, PT, MBA, has been with Select Medical for over 21 years and has served in a variety of roles. In her current role as VP of Rehabilitation Services in LTACH, she provides support, operational guidance and clinical teambuilding to the Rehab departments.

Developing a Golf Fitness Program (and Treating Golfers with Total Joint Replacements). Jon Rhodes, MSPT, MBA, DPT is the founder of Rhodes Physical Therapy in Farmington, UT.

Home in Just A Few Hours After Total Hip and Knee Replacement – How, Why, and Results. Ritesh Shah, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and IBJ’s Director of Medical Research.

Not Just a Sprain: Overlooked Ankle and Foot Injuries Due to Ankle Inversion. Alison H. Chang, DPT is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Promoting Sleep Health: Guiding PT/OT Patients to Better Sleep and Wellbeing. Catherine (Katie) Siengsukon, PT, PhD, is a physical therapist and researcher who studies how sleep impacts health-related outcomes and examines non-pharmacological interventions (exercise, CBT-I) to improve sleep quality. Her extensive research has been supported by the American Heart Association and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Hip-Spine Connection: Exploring the Relationship of the Lumbosacral Spine and the Hip Joint for Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment. Benjamin R. Kivlan, PhD, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is on the faculty of the Physical Therapy Department at Duquesne University as an instructor of Human Anatomy and is a practicing therapist with Tri-State Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

The Science of Falls and Fall Prevention. Mark D. Grabiner is the director of the Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Laboratory at University of Illinois at Chicago.

What are the Healthcare Policy Makers Up to Now? Current CMS and Other Initiatives. Cary Edgar, BGS, JD, is the President of PT Management Support Systems which provides PT/OT development, management and training services throughout the US.

Update on Marketing Specialized Rehab Programs to PCPs. Panel discussion.