IPTA Fall Conference

Des Moines, IA US
October 25, 2018 to October 27, 2018


Please visit the conference website for additional information. Registration closed on October 11.

If you have questions, please contact the Iowa Physical Therapy Association at mail@iowaapta.org.


This year, you will have the option to choose from a variety of courses throughout the conference. With this new format, you choose the topics that interest you. To learn more about the courses that will be offered during the IPTA Fall Conference, click here.

Thursday, October 25
12 pmIssues Forum Registration
12:30 pmFoundation Issues Forum: Payment, Policy & Practice: What's New & What You Need to Know
  • Overview of the Foundation
  • Sport Related Concussions: Iowa Regulations and Overview of Select Clinical Assessment Tools 
  • Payment 
  • State Legislative Update
2:30 pmBreak
3 pmIssues Forum
6 pmBoard of Directors Dinner and Meeting
Hampton Inn and Suites - Boardroom
Friday, October 26
7:30 amBreakfast and Registration
8:15 amInternational Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI) Course
  • A Pain Science Approach to Headaches
Concurrent Courses 
  • Pelvic PT: It is More than Dilators and Kegals
    Kari Smith, PT, DPT    
  • Return to Work - Elements of a Successful Therapy Program
    Jim Dickbernd, PT
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amISPI Courses Continued

Concurrent Courses Continued

  • PT Management of Individuals with Venous Thromboembolism: Application of Clinical Practice Guideline
    Michael Puthoff, PT, PhD    
  • Integrating Current Evidence and Practice Guidelines to oPTimize Management of Plantar Fasciitis
    Shane McClinton, PT, DPT, PhD
12 pmLunch and Business Meeting
1 pmDessert Reception with Exhibitors
1:30 pm

ISPI Courses Continued

  • Perioperative Neuroscience Education

Concurrent Courses Continued

  • Updates on Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Physical Therapy Management
    Crystal Markfort, PT, DPT, PSC    
  • Neurobiology of Pain
    Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA
3:30 pmBreak
3:45 pmISPI Courses Continued

Concurrent Courses Continued

  • Defensible Documentation
    Randy Boldt, BA, MPT    
  • Effective PT/PTA Teams
    Tracy Porter, PT, DPT and Sue Bravard, PT, MS
5 pmExhibitor’s Reception
7 pmPT Pub Night
Saturday, October 27
7:30 amBreakfast and Registration
8 amISPI Courses
  • A Pain Science Approach to Treating Whiplash
Management of Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Pathology 
Michael Willey, MD, Robert Westermann, MD, and Tracy Porter, PT, DPT
10 amBreak
10:15 amISPI Courses ContinuedPhysical Therapy Advances in the Critical Care Setting
Rhonda Barr, DPT, MA
11:45 amLunch
12:45 pm

ISPI Courses Continued

  • The Business of Chronic Pain 
Natural History of Rotator Cuff Disease and the Role of Both Non-Operative and Operative Treatment
Brendan Patterson, MD, MPH
2:45 pmBreak
3 pmISPI Courses ContinuedApplication of the Movement System Impairment Model to Common
Shoulder Pathologies
Steve Olsen, DPT
4 pmAdjourn


Click here for the speaker biographies.

  • Randy Boldt, BA, MPT, Rock Valley Physical Therapy
  • Brad Kruse, DPT, EdD, SCS, ACT, CSCS, Cert. DN, Clarke University
  • Matt Eide, JD, Lobbyist
  • Kate Walton, Healthcare Advocacy 
  • Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, Des Moines University
  • Sue Bravard, PT, MS, Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Crystal Markfort, PT, DPT, PCS, University of Iowa
  • Rhonda Barr, DPT, MA, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Retired)
  • Anne Kruse, DPT, TPS, CERT. MDT, Clarke University
  • Shane McClinton, PT, DPT, PhD, Des Moines University
  • Brendan Patterson, MD, MPH, University of Iowa
  • Michael Puthoff, PT, PhD, St. Ambrose University
  • Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA, University of Iowa
  • Kari Smith, PT, DPT, Des Moines University
  • Michael Willey, MD, The University of Iowa
  • Jim Dickbernd, PT, Concentra
  • Steve Olsen, DPT, 21st Century Rehab, P.C. 

Exhibitor Information

Click here for the exhibitor prospectus.


    The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Course summary
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    10/25/2018 - 7:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    10/27/2018 - 3:30pm CDT
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States
    +1 (515) 271-1596

    Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.




    IPTA has a block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines at a rate of $134+tax. The cutoff date for guaranteed availability of rooms is Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. To book your room click the link below or call 1(515) 244-1650. The group code is IPT

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    Hampton Inn & Suites  Des Moines
    120 SW Water Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309



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    Please visit the conference website for additional information, cost, and to register. (Registration closed on October 11)

    If you have questions, please contact the Iowa Physical Therapy Association at mail@iowaapta.org.