2013 Spring Conference & PT Expo

April 13, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – April 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80003
See registration page for rates

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The APTA/Colorado Chapter’s Spring Conference & PT Expo is an annual event that provides affordable continuing education, practice information, product demonstrations and networking for APTA members and other Physical Therapy professionals in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Education sessions are designed to be applicable to all sectors and levels of the PT profession and will provide the latest techniques and trends as well as basic skills.

The Physical Therapy Expo will provide a showcase of equipment, products and services and will offer PT professionals the opportunity to visit with supplier representatives to learn more about product design and use in daily practice.

In addition, participants will have an opportunity to share ideas, discuss issues and create solutions through networking with others in both formal and informal settings.

Come and see how the Colorado Chapter of APTA can contribute to your success!




Sponsors register here 


Conference Schedule

This schedule is subject to change; please watch for updates.

6:00 to 7:00 a.m. Sponsor check-in and set-up

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens – Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Conference Opening Session – Presentation of 2012 Outstanding Student PT and Student PTA Awards

8:45 to 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Education Sessions

Spinal and Extremity Manipulation: Techniques You Should Be Using!

by Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Physical Therapy Program and Michael Bade, PT, PhD, COMT, FAAOMPT, Assistant Professor, Regis University

Activity Focused Motor Intervention (Pediatrics)

by Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD & Joanne Valvano, PT, PhD

Acute Care Controversies: To Mobilize or Not to Mobilize? Now That is a Complex Question

by Dan Malone, PT, PhD

10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions continued

12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch with Sponsors in Exhibit Hall

1:15 to 3:00 p.m. Spring Issues Forum & Membership Meeting

3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break & Door Prizes in Exhibit Hall

3:30 p.m. Sponsor displays tear-down

3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions

5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns


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