Evidence-Based Practice Presentations

Des Moines, IA US
November 12, 2019


There is no cost to attend but registration is requested.
CE Session

  • Poster research presentations from 5 - 6 pm WILL NOT be available on-line. 
    • To attend this activity at DMU, you must login or create an account. Once you're logged in, please click on the "ENTER" button to your right. Your attendance will then be confirmed.
  • Oral research presentations from 6 - 7 pm WILL be available at DMU and on-line. 
    • Click here to attend on-line. You will also be registered for the IPTA Business Meeting. 
    • To attend this activity at DMU, you must login or create an account. Once you're logged in, please click on the "ENTER" button to your right. Your attendance will then be confirmed.

IPTA Business Meeting

The IPTA business meeting from 7 - 8 pm WILL BE available both on-site at DMU and on-line. To attend the business meeting on-line, click here

If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email Dr. Katie Stevermer at Catherine.stevermer@dmu.edu.

Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


5 pm

DMU DPT Student Research Poster Presentations

  1. Do preventive measures reduce incidence of concussion in amateur athletes?
    Claire Lee-Evans, William Seeberg, and Kaitlyn Wilkie
  2. In endurance athletes, does weight training reduce musculoskeletal injuries?
    Darren Collinwood, Julie Doyle, and Nathan Lucs
  3. Does age predict functional outcome in rotator cuff repair?
    Gabriel Dubberke, Chris Kelly, and Rachel Teague
  4. Does multiple sport participation impact lower extremity injury risk?
    Mack Boothe, Anthony Cox, and Rachel Teague
  5. Does PT prior to ACL reconstruction impact return to function?
    Austin Backer, Corey Ferguson, and Ashley Klein
  6. Does pre-surgical mental health status affect post-surgical TKA functional outcomes?
    Elizabeth Schliep, Sarah Siegel, and Beth Thompson
  7. Does type of stroke predict status as a community ambulator?
    Tre Blackford, Alex Kock, Micah Kohlwey, and Alex Schmitt
  8. For patients after CVA, does gait speed or endurance determine community ambulation status?
    Madeline Maas, Kelsey Schaeffer, and Taylor Woods
  9. Is early mobility of patients with hemiparesis predictive of independent mobility at discharge?
    Emma Hassan, Jessica Heinz, and Sarah Melendez
  10. Dry Needling: Is a localized twitch response necessary?
    Nicolle Kelchen, Brooke Meska, and Kelsey Salgado
  11. Is Berg Balance Score or ABC more predictive of falling in community dwelling elders?
    Abigail Daniel, Taylor Hackett, and Taylor Risius
  12. Does time of PT referral determine urinary incontinence symptoms in antenatal and postnatal women?
    Jena Dewyse, Jessica Mazzio, and Leanne Pettit
  13. For labral tears, are overhead activities associated with a return to prior functional levels? 
    Kelsey Castek, Morgan Lenners, and Sarah Thompson
6 pmIs gender a predictive factor in concussion recovery for adolescent soccer players?
Briana McCloskey, Cory Nielson, and Gabrielle Turcotte
6:15 pmIn pediatrics, is impairment level correlated to parental stress?
Joshua Beukelman, Brianna Johnston, and Taylor Sohn
6:30 pmAre PT outcome measures predictive of discharge readiness and readmission?
Josh Harry, Rachel Meinke, and Britney Williams
6:45 pmWhat impact does physical activity during pregnancy have on lumbopelvic pain after delivery?
Jill Harris, Clara Moyer, and Emily Ruth
7 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email Dr. Katie Stevermer at Catherine.Stevermer@dmu.edu.

8 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/12/2019 - 5:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/12/2019 - 8:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center
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.


Continuing Education Credit

Certificates of attendance will given for 2.0 continuing education contact hour.


No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. 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. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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