October 2020
 October 20, 2020 @ 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM ET

Mark your calendars for the Fall MPTA Western District Meeting and Continuing Education Event


Title: Nutrition Basics for Physical Therapy

Presenter: Barb Hoogenboom

Location: Webinar Event

Date: October 20

Time: 7:30 PM


Don't miss this webinar offering a FREE PDR!  To register click HERE

Course Description: This session is designed to provide learners with a review of the three macronutrients and their sources/approximate distribution in the typical diet; discussion of the importance of and requirements for/sources of important micronutrients, including vitamins and minerals; the importance of optimal fueling for rehabilitation, healing, and performance; and exploration of the role of nutrition in the day to day practice of physical therapy. The role and training of the registered dietician nutritionist, the position of the APTA, and the scope of physical therapist practice in the state of Michigan will also be considered.


Presenter: Barb Hoogenboom PT, EdD, SCS, AT-Ret


Bio: Dr. Hoogenboom is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Physical Therapy Department at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she teaches in the Musculoskeletal curriculum. Barb is continues to see patients through the GVSU pro-bono community clinics.

Dr. Hoogenboom has been certified three times as a Sports Certified Specialist by the ABPTS. She has contributed to the literature by published articles, research/case reports, home study courses, multiple textbook chapters, and as co-editor of a textbook.  She enjoys investigating and has presented widely on topics related to the female athlete triad, sports nutrition, the female athlete across the age span, core strengthening, aquatic therapy, functional performance and testing, and 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimesional motion analysis. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students in therapeutic exercise and movement-related research.  She currently serves as the Senior Associate Editor of The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and has been a member of the AOSSM since 1990 and the ICCUS Society since 2006. She was an invited participant in the APTA’s Movement System Summit in December 2016.


Course Price: FREE

 October 29, 2020 @ 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM ET

APTA Michigan’s Clinical Education Consortium (CEC) would like to remind you of our fall meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:30-4:30 PM. The business meeting is from 2:30 to 3:45 pm and the educational session is from 3:45 to 4:30 pm. You are welcome to attend all or either portion of the meeting.

For your review:

  • Attached you will find
    • the agenda 
    • the old version of the CEC standing rules 
    • a new version of the CEC standing rules with proposed updates 
    • an abstract for our educational topic to be present by Dr. Karen Ozga: Student Behaviors that Positively Impact a Clinical Education Experience: A Delphi Study 


In an effort to allow more individuals the opportunity to attend and with considerations for COVID-19, we will be having this meeting in an online format. ALL persons interested in clinical education are welcome to attend!

The meeting information is below:

Topic: CEC Fall Meeting

Time: Oct 29, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 991 4198 0508

Password: 993878

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Please contact any of the CEC officers with any questions or agenda items you may have. Hope to see you there!




Ashley Van Dam, PT, DPT, SCCE
Spectrum Health Inpatient Physical Therapy Clinical Education Coordinator
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Rehabilitation Services MC 010

100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
fax 616.391.3679
department 616.391.1261


November 2020
 November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

Real World Foot/Ankle - 4 Contact Hours

Speaker:  Sherry McLaughlin MSPT, CSCS

Virtual interactive seminar, demonstration of hands-on manual therapy techniques designed to introduce and expand the concepts behind treating this most often injured part of the body. This seminar is designed to give the participant exposure to:

  • Real World Biomechanics of the Foot/Ankle Spine
    • Pronation v. Supination
    • Biomechanics of Gait
    • Evaluating functional movement of the foot/ankle
  • Virtual Demonstration Hands-On! (Intro to Manual Therapy Techniques to treat foot/ankle conditions)
    • Correcting over pronation
    • Correcting over supination
  • The Missing Links to the Foot/Ankle (When Things Go Wrong)
    • Over pronation problems (tarsal tunnel, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis)
    • Over supination problems (chronic ankle sprain, Morton’s neuroma)
  • Training Movement in the Real World (Exercise ideas for rehab of the functional foot/ankle)

Register Online HERE             

PT/PTA member                              $ 20

Student member                              $ 10

PT/PTA non-member                       $ 40

Student non-member                       $ 20

Learning Outcomes:

By completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify over pronation and over supination scenarios and relationship to orthopedic conditions of the foot/ankle

2. Understand functional muscle function of the LE

3. Employ various manual therapy techniques to restore normal foot/ankle mobility

4. Understand, evaluate and treat common foot/ankle orthopedic conditions using a biomechanical treatment model

5. Design exercise programs to treat common foot/ankle orthopedic conditions based on biomechanical and movement deficits

March 2021
 March 26, 2021 @ 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

More details coming soon!

Registration will open in 2021

 March 27, 2021 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:  Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel

Registration will open in 2021

October 2021
 October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 AM to October 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM ET

The 2021 Fall Conference will be held at Motor City Casino in Detroit.  Registration will open in July 2021.  Exhibitors should send inquiries to contact@aptami.org.  

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