APTA Oregon PT ED Talks 2021

The APTA Oregon Continuing Education Committee has created a year-long PT ED Talk series for you.  

2021 PT ED Talks will be held virtually to allow more access for our valued members who live outside of the Portland Metro area.  All courses will be from 6:00 - 8:oo pm, PST, and links to the courses will be sent to registered attendees the week of the event.  Please check this page throughout the year as more courses are added.

2021 Pricing for PT ED Talks (per course)

  • $40 - APTA Oregon or APTA Member
  • $30 - APTA Oregon Service Member
  • $20 - APTA Oregon Student Member
  • $60 - Non-Member

Improving Lower Quarter Movement in Athletes

January 27, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:
Travis Obermire, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
Jenny Neudorfer, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

How can, we as clinicians, help return our athletes to sport safely, efficiently, and with decreased risk of re-injury? Why is Limb Symmetry Index not enough? In this course we will address current limitations in return to sport testing. We will discuss functional training, impact loading, and the role of base of support during exercise progression for return to sport.

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Register for the January PT ED Talk Today

Putting an End to Cognitive Underload – Integrating Dual Tasking into All Phases of Sport Rehabilitation

March 31, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:

Christina Gomez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS
Jenny Neudorfer, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Typical sports-specific rehabilitation focuses on the physical components of athletic skills with little emphasis on the cognitive component of sport. Skills such as anticipation, visual scanning, and pattern recognition have a large impact on performance and are trainable in rehabilitation settings. Furthermore, cognitive-based tasks may be more predictive of performance than body composition, strength, and linear speed. This course will examine the current evidence regarding cognition and return to sport. Strategies for incorporating cognitive components into return to sport testing and intervention will be discussed. Attendees will be exposed to dual-task interventions and cognitive-based training to integrate into all phases of sport rehabilitation. Didactic and laboratory components will be included within the virtual session to facilitate immediate implementation into clinical practice. 

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Register for the March PT ED Talk Today

The 11 Star Physical Therapy Experience

April 21, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:

Keaton Ray, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, Cert. MDT, CSCS
Centennial Celebration Speaker

AirBnB was built on the belief that in order to average all 5/5 star reviews, the law of averages would require an 11 star customer experience to be built. Participants in this class will be led through a workshop-style deep dive into building the 11 star customer experience in relation to physical therapy. The physical therapy profession has focused extensively on excellence in clinical practice, but is this alone enough to sustain us through the ever expanding variety in movement health options? Is StretchLabs truly an existential threat to our doctorally trained profession? In this class, we are honoring the APTA’s last 100 years by examining how our profession can position ourselves to be the authority in the movement health for the next 100+ years.

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Register for the April PT ED Talk

The Success and Challenge of Vestibular Rehabilitation via Telehealth

June 9, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:

Anne Carlin Zymkowitz, PT, DPT, NCS

The recent pandemic has dramatically increased telehealth services for Physical Therapy. Vestibular disorders present a unique challenge for safe and effective virtual interventions and rehabilitation. This presentation will provide an overview of pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders and use case studies to highlight safe and appropriate patient selection for interventions via telehealth. Standard outcome measures and fall risk screenings most well suited for telehealth will be reviewed, as well as novel and creative solutions to providing robust and evidence based interventions via telehealth.

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Register for the June PT ED Talk

Hands on Training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions: A Beginner’s Guide for Physical Therapists

October 27, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:
Brandon Eddy, MA, CCC-SLP
Kate Stribling, PT, DPT, PCS


Physical therapists (PTs) often work with clients who have complex communication needs and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Training PTs and other members of the interprofessional team as communication partners is necessary to maximize participation across areas of development and improve clinical outcomes for clients with complex communication needs. The purpose of this presentation is to prepare PTs to implement high-quality techniques to support AAC users with communication during PT sessions. The coaching model developed by Kent-Walsh & McNaughton (2005) and expanded upon by Senner & Baud (2016) will be used as a foundation for this presentation.

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Register for the October PT ED Talk

Interested in being a presenter at an PT ED Talk or other event?  Contact us at [email protected]!