APTA Utah Social Media Posts


2/2/23

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSOR?

We are grateful for the University of Utah and their support of the physical therapy industry!

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide quality physical therapy services to under-served and under-insured individuals in the greater Salt Lake area, and to enhance the educational experience of University of Utah physical therapy students through community-engaged learning.

Services are provided by physical therapy students currently enrolled in the entry-level doctorate of physical therapy program at the University of Utah, while under the guidance of licensed physical therapy practitioners from the local community.

Services are facilitated primarily through donated time and resources.

Planning of current and future operation of the clinic are integrated into the curriculum of the department.

We share the core values of the University of Utah College of Health and the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, University of Utah Health, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex, gender, or sexual preference.

Learn more: https://health.utah.edu/physical-therapy-athletic-training/patient-clinics/student-run-pro-bono

#APTAUtah #APTA #utahphysicaltherapy #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapystudent #physicaltherapyassistant


1/30/23

BOARD SPOTLIGHT

Beth Hunt PT, DPT is an Internal Process Control Coordinator (IPC) for Rehabilitation Services at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT.She has a background in acute care, cancer rehabilitation, home health, SNF, early intervention and outpatient workers compensation. Dr. Hunt is a co-primary investigator on a funded research study on the inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at LDS Hospital at Intermountain Healthcare.

Since moving to Utah, Beth has become a member of the APTA and their Oncology Chapter, has received her Early Intervention II Specialty Certification, completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training, and is running a quality improvement program with a group of talented colleagues and mentors on the BMT Unit at LDS Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog camping, fishing, skiing, golfing, traveling, yoga, cooking and is an avid fan of the New England Patriots.


1/26/23

MEMBER PERSPECTIVES FROM 2022

APTA members shared their views on everything from the first year of PT school to the need for neurodiversity-affirming care.

In 2022 we continued to publish perspectives from members that educated, inspired, and reminded us that we're part of a thriving community.

We're grateful for those who took the time to express their thoughts, and we look forward sharing more member insights in 2023.

Have a story to tell? Let us know through the APTA Engage volunteer portal.

Here's a list of the top 10 member-authored perspective pieces published over the past year.

1. Why Isn't Postpartum Physical Therapy Standard? It Should Be, Jessica Enge, PT, DPT, and Elizabeth Farmer, PT, DPT

2. 5 Things I Learned From My First Year of PT School, Matt Glassoff, SPT

3. HBCU DPT Programs Produce Great PTs: It Shouldn't Be a Secret, LaDonna Dingle, PT

4. Breaking Through Four Barriers to Better Addressing Men's Pelvic Health Needs, Jake Bartholomy, PT, DPT, Grant Headley, PT, DPT, Daniel J. Kirages, PT, DPT, and Chad Woodard, PT, DPT

5. PTs Are Primary Providers in Our Osteoarthritis Program. The Results Are Amazing, Andrea Christian, PT, DPT, and Preston Roundy, PT, DPT

6. Swimming Against the Current: My Dad's Fight Against Parkinson Disease, Libby Bergman, PT, DPT

7. 'You Can't Care if You Aren't There': Provider Mental Health Can't Be Ignored, Drew Contreras, PT, DPT

8. The Need for Neurodiversity-Affirming Care for Autistic Adults, Iris Warchall, PT, DPT

9. Children With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Need Early PT Intervention, Brian Hoppestad, PT, EdD

10. Making Work Work: Why Occupational Health Physical Therapy Is My Passion, Lorena Pettet Payne, PT, MPA

 

FIND THE LINKS HERE: https://www.apta.org/article/2022/12/21/top-perspectives-2022?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=230120%20-%20APTA%20and%20You&_zs=xL3fV1&_zl=5Rem8


1/23/23

COURSE ACCREDITATION

Our review process is now done through CEU Locker. You will need to create an account to apply for approval.

Course Sponsors
Organizations and/or individuals sponsoring or hosting a course for continuing education of Physical Therapists and/or Physical Therapist Assistants can apply for UPTA accreditation of their course through CEU Locker. Please plan ahead--this process takes up to four weeks once your information/payment is received. If your course is approved for accreditation, you will receive a certificate for approved CEUs of your course. Course sponsors are responsible for providing certificates to their attendees of the course.

APTA Utah is recognized by the Department of Occupations & Licensing as an official accrediting body. If your organization is sponsoring a continuing education course, APTA Utah can approve your course for Continuing Education Units (CEU) that any attending PT's and PTA's can receive to apply towards their licensing requirements. Also, if you have taken a course and want to make sure it is approved for CEUs, we can help with that.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR DOCUMENTS. Follow the link on the website to submit your application.

You will need to provide the following information with your application:

Course Brochure
Course Objectives
Instructor(s) credentials and course schedule (showing hours teaching)
Pay non-refundable $115.00 Fee

All information must be electronic--no faxes, or hard copies--for distribution to the Accreditation Committee.

LINK TO APPLY FOR CEU CREDITS: https://ceulocker.com/


1/19/23

WHAT WE'VE BEEN READING

2023 Fee Schedule Calculator Now Available to APTA Members

The updated member benefit helps you see how CMS changes to the fee schedule, coding, and other issues will affect your practice.

Changes to the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule made by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will directly affect the calculations used to determine payment. To help you navigate the new landscape, APTA has updated one of its most popular resources — the outpatient therapy fee schedule calculator.

This tool helps participating and nonparticipating PTs determine 2023 Medicare payment and compare rates with the previous year. Presented as spreadsheet, the calculator incorporates the new conversion factor values, the 50% multiple procedure payment reduction, sequestration-related adjustments, and Merit-based Incentive Payment System factors...read more: https://www.apta.org/news/2023/01/17/2023-fee-schedule-calculator?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Informz%20email%20link&_zs=xL3fV1&_zl=5wIm8


1/16/23

COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT

Continuing Education Committee

Description:
- The continuing education committee regularly reviews and educational courses that are submitted for approved hours.
- They also review and recommend and continuing education licensing changes to DOPL.
- Work on finding educational programs or speakers that would be beneficial to bring to Utah.

Primary Contact: Katie Mansell
Contact Email: katie@aptautah.org
Contact Phone: 801-864-7073

For more information, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/projects/moreinfo.php?org_id=UPTA&pid=5767519
 


1/12/23

BOARD SPOTLIGHT

Grayson Doar, PT, DPT, Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and APTA UT Vice President is originally from North Carolina but has called Utah home for the last 25 years. She graduated with her DPT from the University of Utah in 2008. She worked for Intermountain Healthcare for 8 years in a community orthopedic outpatient clinic and has worked the last 7 years for the University of Utah in a faculty-run neuro outpatient clinic. Grayson is on faculty at the U and teaches Vestibular Rehab within the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Grayson served as the Public Relations Chair for the APTA UT for 4 years before her current position as VP. In her spare time (who has spare time?!) Grayson likes to travel, cook, and hike with her husband and 13 year old son.


1/9/23

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

"Creating and Identity for Your Clinical Instruction Using a Pediatric Clinic as a Guide."

Course Description: Will your clinic's brand mean something to educational institutions and future employers? This presentation will discuss the need and usefulness of creating a clear and comprehensive clinical education curriculum for your clinical students. Creating a clinical education curriculum will increase your clinic's willingness to accept students and provide a clear outline of what your clinic offers to students. Building an effective curriculum can ensure that students who come to your clinic will learn the skills needed to acquire a job in your setting as a new graduate. As your clinical education reputation increases, future employers (including your own clinic) can have confidence in hiring these new graduates.

Access this course and many more here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


1/6/23
 

NOW HIRING

American Fork Physical Therapy is looking to hire a Physical Therapist to join their team!

Minimum Qualifications:
Current State Physical Therapist License
Current First Aid/CPR/AED training and certification for healthcare providers.
Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapist program
Basic computer skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience developing a positive rapport with patients and team members and desire to help create a positive and healthy environment for coworkers and patients.

Staff Physical Therapist responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

Direct patient care appropriate to a patient\'s specific needs adhering to physician protocols, within standards of practice, and following the Physical Therapist plan of care; reviewing patient concerns, progress, or setbacks with a Physical Therapist to determine if a change in the plan of care is appropriate.

Completes all required documentation for each patient visit in a timely and efficient manner, meeting specific insurance requirements.

Follows American Fork Physical Therapy policies/procedures and code of conduct, as well as adhering to the APTA standards.

Educating patients and families/caregivers regarding treatment plans, goals, protocols, anticipated treatment response/timeline, precautions, and answer any additional questions or concerns.

Administrative responsibilities may be delegated based as deemed appropriate, including but not limited to: aide training and supervision (within practice act and federal regulations), supervising or acting as a Clinical Instructor for DPT/PTA students (within practice act and federal regulations), monitoring equipment for repair or replacement, identifying items that need to be purchased/restocked.

If you feel like you would be a good fit at American Fork Physical Therapy, and that we would be a good fit for you please email a copy of your cover letter and resume to Leanne at LeanneL@afphysicaltherapy.com. Questions may also be directed to LeanneL@afphysicaltherapy.com.

Find this and other classified ads here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


1/2/23

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSOR?

We are grateful for Rehab Specialists and their support of the physical therapy industry!

Rehab Specialists is a leading Utah distributor of all types of Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Products.
Rehab Specialists, LLC, has been a leading Utah distributor of Physical Therapy Products since 2005.
Rehab Specialists is conducting business in all fifty-states.
Rehab Specialists supports its dealers, distributors, and sales reps with DME training, and continues to work daily with health care providers.
The Rehab Specialists staff is trained and kept abreast of emerging medical device techniques.
Rehab Specialists is ACHC accredited through July 2015.
Rehab Specialists bills third party payers for specific pain management products (TENS, Traction, LSO, Bracing).

Learn more: https://www.rehabspecialistsdme.com/


12/29/22

DISCOUNTED RATES END JAN 11

Are you going to join us in San Diego for the APTA Combined Sections Meeting on Feb 23-25? If you register before Jan 11, you can get a discounted registration rate!

Book your room now and get a discounted rate so you're ready to go for next year.

More here: https://www.apta.org/csm


12/27/22

BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Hello, my name is Darren Neeley. I am a physical therapist at Intermountain Healthcare. I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 from Creighton University, Orthopedic board certification in 2012, and Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2014. I have had the pleasure of working for Intermountain Healthcare for 13 years, and my current role within the organization is Internal Process Control for Pediatric Rehab. The primary focus of my role is standardizing care to match existing Clinical Practice Guidelines and outcome collection. I am also highly involved in clinical research, clinical education, and continuous quality improvement for pediatric rehab across the Intermountain system. Additionally, I am currently in my 3rd year of serving as President of the Utah Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, which allows me the opportunity to provide a voice for my beloved profession on various legislative, educational, scope of practice, payment, etc. issues that face our profession at both a state and national level.

When I am not working or serving my profession, I love to chase my gaggle of 5 sons around on all sorts of adventures, take early morning walks with my wife, Alison, and our mini Bernedoodle, Tilly, fly fish in the Snake River, and continue my search for the world’s best salsa, one bag of tortilla chips at a time.


12/19/22

NOW HIRING

Physical Therapist -- Full or Part Time (flexible to meet your schedule)

We are a privately owned practice specializing in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pain and injuries. Physical Therapists who work with us will learn specialized skills of manual therapy and mechanical diagnosis and various ways to treat pain. We also have a good case load of post-operative joints to rehabilitate. We love our patients.

Do you need a PT mentor? Do you want to work as a team to treat patients and help them be free of pain, and avoid unnecessary surgery? Do you enjoy educating the community while learning valuable marketing skills to share your gifts? Are you ready to become a leader and learn the world class systems and business side of PT?

Meier & Marsh PT is in West Valley City and Tooele County and entering its 20th year of successful practice and is ready to bring on the right person for leadership opportunities as well.

We have competitive salaries, performance-based bonuses, health and dental, retirement, continuing education, and student loan forgiveness program.

For this and other classifieds and ads, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


12/15/22

SPRING CONFERENCE

As you're making your calendar for the new year, make sure this is on it!

WHEN: April 7-8, 2023
WHERE: St. George Utah

Register now: https://www.aptaut.org/spring_conference.php

Schedule:

FRIDAY

4:30 PM - Dinner Served

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Keynote & Breakouts

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM - Breakouts

SATURDAY

7:30 AM - Light Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote

10:30 AM - 11:45 PM - Breakouts

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - APTA Utah Board TownHall


12/12/22

WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING


"Experts Announce First-Ever Guidelines for Integrative Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Regular physical activity is now strongly recommended for people with rheumatoid arthritis, according to the new summary guidelines on integrative therapies from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), presented on November 13, 2022, at the annual ACR Convergence Conference in Philadelphia. The full report, Guideline for Exercise, Rehabilitation, Diet, and Additional Integrative Interventions for Rheumatoid Arthritis, is under peer review and expected to be published in 2023.

RA is a chronic, lifelong, progressive condition. For this reason, patients and clinicians constantly strive to maximize treatment for the inflammatory disease, which may include integrative approaches, says a co-principal investigator of the guidelines, Benjamin J. Smith, a doctor of medical science and the interim program director and associate dean at the school of physician assistant practice at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee…"

GO TO ARTICLE: https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/first-ever-guidelines-for-integrative-interventions-for-ra/


12/8/22

FEE SCHEDULE CUTS

A Call to Action from APTA President Roger Herr, PT MPA:

“The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. As expected, CMS is moving forward with harmful cuts to the conversion factor, a significant element in calculating payment. These cuts affect 27 specialties, including physical therapy, and our patients risk losing access to our services.

APTA has released a series of three articles detailing how the final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule directly impacts patient care, our members, and the physical therapy profession, including payment, service-related provisions, and quality payment programs. I urge you to learn more about the final fee schedule and join us in our advocacy efforts.

We’re calling on all members, nonmembers, patients, and supporters to make their voices heard. We have a small window of time to push our lawmakers to provide additional funding to offset the 4.5% cuts in the final rule. APTA calls on members and their supporters to leverage the APTA Patient Action Center to press their legislators to support H.R. 8800 before the year’s end. This bipartisan legislation would provide funding to avoid cuts in 2023 and move Congress toward much-needed reform of the physician fee schedule.

APTA will not relent. We will continue to lead the charge and advocate before Congress and federal agencies to overhaul the payment process under Medicare and the many other vital issues that affect patient access to essential health services and the ability of healthcare providers to deliver quality care.”


12/5/22

Final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the final 2023 Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule, and there's a lot to unpack (see what CMS says about it in a recent press release and fact sheet). Over a three-part series of articles, we're sharing what you need to know about the rule, which takes effect Jan. 1.

Part 1: Payment cuts, therapy thresholds, updated calculations that could be good for PTs, and more
Part 2: Remote monitoring, supervision, telehealth, skin substitutes, and chronic pain management
Part 3: Quality Payment Program: MIPS, quality measures, MIPS Value Pathways, and more

READ MORE: https://www.apta.org/article/2022/11/03/2023-pfs-article-1?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Informz%20email%20link&_zs=xL3fV1&_zl=aQlg8

12/1/22


Find the LINK here: https://www.aptaut.org/diversity_equity_and_inclusi.php


11/28/22

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

“Medical Screening and Diagnostic Imaging for First Contact (Direct Access) Physical Therapists."

This course will highlight the various responsibilities physical therapists have when providing care as the patients’ first point of contact into the healthcare system. Emphasis will be placed on screening for conditions that may fall outside our scope of practice, determining when and if diagnostic imaging studies are necessary, how to decide what imaging study would be most beneficial and how to appropriately categorize patients into relevant referral types. The course will include several case studies interspersed throughout the training along with ample time for discussion.

For this course and many others from previous Conferences, go here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


11/25/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSOR?

We are grateful for Rehabilitation Health and their support of the physical therapy industry!

EXPERTS WITH A DAY JOB

We support subject matter experts who have a day job by providing them with a team, technology, and support network so that their digital health and wellness idea comes to life and generates profit in a time and cost-efficient manner.

DIGITAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

We focus on digital ideas in health and wellness, and our technology, infrastructure, & ecosystem are geared to support that focus. Focus verticals include Rehabilitation & Recovery, Exercise & Fitness, Performance & Prevention, Patient Engagement, Healthcare Analytics, and Mental Health. All collaborations we support have a Direct-to-Consumer component, a Health Expert to Patient/Client component, and a Business-to-Business component.

FUNDING

Rehabilitation Health is currently warehousing investments and making new investments in coordination with our Partners.

TECHNOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEM

We provide technology, infrastructure, ecosystem, startup guidance, advisors, marketing and motivation to experts.

Learn more: https://rehabilitationhealth.com/dl/home


11/21/22

UPCOMING TRAINING

Become Certified In The Ground Breaking Brain Reactivation Therapy!

WHEN: Jan 18-20, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WHERE: 1654 South Reunion Ave, South Jordan, Utah, 84095

Description:
Introduction and level 1 certification course for a new groundbreaking Brain
Reactivation Therapy (BRT) approach that teaches therapists to use neurobiology
insights to guide their psychotherapy progress with each individual patient. Use
neurobiology to guide your therapeutic intervention. This means you can use your
favorite therapeutic modality and will know how to quickly to advance through the
therapeutic steps, in order to reactivate important brain centers. This means the
therapist will know when it's appropriate to advance the therapy progression vs
when to slow down and engage in supportive psychotherapy.

For more information and to register, go here: https://universityelite.com/brt-training/


11/17/22

The Indigenous Peoples' Donation Drive is running until tomorrow. Please consider participating.

This drive supports and prepares indigenous children to attend college, and requests supplies that a first-year student would need to be successful upon attending college. All employees and students, including non-residential students, are encouraged to donate.

Residential Students and On-Campus Employees:
Items can be donated in designated boxes in the lobbies of buildings 1, 3, 6, and 561. All donations will go to the American Indian Services organization located in Lehi, UT. Appropriate items for donation can be found in the attached flyer.

Nonresidential and Post-Professional Students and Off-Campus Employees:
Monetary donations can be made directly to the organization's website, https://www.americanindianservices.org/.

The Agency: American Indian Services (AIS):
AIS is an Indigenous-run, non-profit organization that helps Native American students in pursuit of higher education by providing scholarships for native adults and preparatory programs for native youths. To learn more about the organization, visit their website at the link in the paragraph above.

Lastly, we encourage you to visit the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website to learn more about the policies, programs, and practices aimed at advancing health equity for American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. Link: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NAHM/

Thank you all for recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Month with these activities.


11/14/22

COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT

Clinical Education SIG

The Clinical Education SIG provides a space to promote increased collaboration, professional development, and support of the clinical education community, with the ultimate goal improving the quality of and experience of clinical education for all involved. By increasing communication and collaboration between community and academic partners, we hope to raise the level and quality of clinical sites and clinical education for our physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students as they complete their clinical experiences, as well as provide support to clinical sites and clinical instructors in helping them increase their confidence and competence to provide an outstanding clinical experience for themselves and the students they mentor.

Primary Contact: Justin Carrier
Contact Email: jcarrierdpt@gmail.com

For more information, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/projects/moreinfo.php?org_id=UPTA&pid=5767519


10/11/22


This weekend, and every day, we salute our veterans.


11/7/22

MONTHLY DEI MEETING

Come be a part of the DEI committee. Everyone is welcome!

WHEN: Nov 8, 2022 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
WHERE: ZOOM Link https://www.aptaut.org/diversity_equity_and_inclusi.php

This is an essential role necessary for increasing awareness, education, and outreach to address educational and healthcare disparities amongst marginalized populations. We also strive to promote more diverse representation within our profession, optimizing our goal for practicing quality, patient-centered care.

Learn more: https://www.aptaut.org/diversity_equity_and_inclusi.php


11/3/22

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR SPONSOR!
Rehab Health
Thank you to Rehabilitation Health for their support of the Physical Therapy industry here in Utah!

Learn more: https://rehabilitationhealth.com/dl/home

EXPERTS WITH A DAY JOB
We support subject matter experts who have a day job by providing them with a team, technology, and support network so that their digital health and wellness idea comes to life and generates profit in a time and cost-efficient manner.

DIGITAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
We focus on digital ideas in health and wellness, and our technology, infrastructure, & ecosystem are geared to support that focus. Focus verticals include Rehabilitation & Recovery, Exercise & Fitness, Performance & Prevention, Patient Engagement, Healthcare Analytics, and Mental Health. All collaborations we support have a Direct-to-Consumer component, a Health Expert to Patient/Client component, and a Business-to-Business component.

FUNDING
Rehabilitation Health is currently warehousing investments and making new investments in coordination with our Partners.

TECHNOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEM
We provide technology, infrastructure, ecosystem, startup guidance, advisors, marketing and motivation to experts.


 

10/31/22

FOR SALE: Light Stim LED Low Level Light Therapy Bed

Condition: Like New. Test run ~20 times (40 min each run). < 1 year old, under manufacturer warranty. Designed and built to last 40+ years.

Key features: Truly FDA approved. Considered best on the market. Used by Phoenix Suns and other professionals, Modularized for uniform temperature control and easy replacement of light bulbs. Penetrating light design less than 1 inch from skin (front and back sides), Self-operable, Face arm programmed especially for facial skin (included). Complimentary operator certification training, Quality manufacturing and support based out of Southern California.

Pricing: I am selling this bed for $42,000 which is $12,000 less than I bought it for. I also paid $1,200 for shipping in addition.

Logistics: Bed is for pick-up only in Orem, UT. Bed weighs ~330 lbs.

Contact info: David Pond, 714-747-2150, boombooya@gmail.com

For more information on this listing, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


10/27/22

UPCOMING EVENT

"Phalloplasty Rehabilitation Considerations"
U of U Pelvic Health Team

WHEN: November 2, 2022

Email eboardutahpfsig@gmail.com to attend.


10/24/22

APTA HONORS AND AWARDS

The APTA Honors & Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements by members in the areas of overall accomplishment, education, practice and service, publications, research, and academic excellence.

Nominations and Selections
The nominations call for the Honors and Awards program is open from September 1- December 1. Nominations must be submitted through our online portal by December 1; late submissions will not be considered. Selected recipients and their nominators will be notified in May.

More: https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/honors-awards


10/20/22


HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS?

We are grateful for Axio Centripetal Training and their support of the physical therapy industry!

FAST STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
AXIO's centripetal force multiplier (CFM) activates multiple muscle groups to fire simultaneously so you get full-body, integrated training results in less time.

DYNAMIC SHOULDER & CORE STABILITY
AXIO gives you a full 360 degrees of reactive variable resistance to increase your stability, endurance and control for elite-level joint mobility and function.

IMPROVES ATHLETICISM & BALANCE
AXIO develops our ability to coordinate tension; how we sense, react and make micro-adjustments to control force so you perform your best.

Learn more: https://axiotraining.com/


10/17/22


FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

"Pelvic Floor Considerations in Anterior Hip Pain"

Anterior hip pain is complex, multifactorial, and can be challenging to treat. This presentation is designed to help you think beyond FAI to what other structures could be assessed and treated. The focus is to approach hip pain through the eyes of a pelvic PT and give you tools to expand your orthopedic practice.

Access this course and many more here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


10/13/22

HAPPY NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness with consumers about the many benefits of physical therapy. It's also a great opportunity to appreciate what PTs, PTAs, and students do to transform lives.

This year we will continue to emphasize physical therapists' unique value as movement experts as well as the benefits of regular physical activity.

NPTM is the perfect time for service events. We have a ChoosePT toolkit full of resources to promote the profession, and you can also use ChoosePT.com to educate consumers about the value of physical therapy.

Download APTA's NPTM Press Release Template to create your own press release.

Look in your September issue of APTA Magazine for your ChoosePT sign. Post a photo of yourself on social media holding up the sign and include the hastag #ChoosePT. APTA members who post photos will be entered to win a $100 gift card for the APTA Store. The drawing will be held Nov. 1, 2022.

LINK: https://www.apta.org/national-physical-therapy-month

10/10/22

MONTHLY DEI MEETING

WHEN: October 11, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: ZOOM

Join us in soliciting feedback from within the organization to ensure groups facing barriers within our workforce are heard and presenting feedback to APTA Utah Board in order to address identified barriers in a collaborative effort.

Join the DEI Committee and/or get more information here: https://www.aptaut.org/diversity_equity_and_inclusi.php


10/7/22


UTAH PHYSICAL THERAPY IS HIRING

Have you ever had a career with a PT team where you treat a wide variety of patients of all ages, of all abilities, in and out of the clinic? You can, if you are chosen to be our next Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant! We have part time and a full time position available.

Orthopedics, Peds, Vestibular, Womens Health...We have many opportunities for your personal growth professionally. FYI- We also have an established Women’s Health program that needs a leader. Several PTA’s have been trained in Pelvic Health care to assist.

Be a part of this exciting time. Utah PT is a private practice, locally owned orthopedic physical therapy company based out of Davis and Weber County. We have positions open in South Ogden and West Haven. The owner and director has been practicing for many years and understands the importance of empowering his employees with growth and progressive opportunities. We are known within the community as a clinic that provides evidenced based PT and the care that your mother would be proud of. We are on the verge of exciting opportunities and we are looking for a professional staff member to come and join the team. If you want a 9-5 job and go home without other concerns this is not for you.

You can see our website at www.utahphysicaltherapy.com. We are asking each applicant to provide a resume and CV.

If you currently live in Utah, we don't need to explain the benefits of such a wonderful state and growing economy. If you don't live here, well, you should!

Expectations: We do have expectations that are very high for our new team member. You will represent us, and we will represent you. The manner at which you conduct yourself, care for your patients and represent the company is vital for our success. We only desire those to apply that have desires for high clinical skill and patient care. That is just what we do and what our referral sources expect.

To view this and other relevant opportunities, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


10/3/22

Happy October! We hope you are enjoying Fall! And we hope you are getting hyped for the APTA Utah 47th Annual Fall Conference!

Go here to register now: https://www.aptaut.org/fall_conference.php 


9/26/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSOR?

We are grateful for LumaCare and their support of the Physical Therapy industry here in Utah!

"LumaCare devices provide portable, handheld cold laser therapy powerful enough for clinical use but safe enough for home use. Access photobiomodulation (low level laser) therapy whenever needed, in three different wavelengths. LumaCare photobiomodulation (low level laser) therapy can help treat musculoskeletal pain, proven in clinical trials to have a good effect on pain, inflammation and tissue repair in humans and pets....learn more: https://lumacarelasers.com/
 

9/22/22


Neuromusculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging – Basic Training Course is designed to provide participants basic level knowledge, skills, and clinical competency in the use and interpretation of point-of-care ultrasound imaging for the non-radiologist, including assessment and implementation of sound scientific principles in ultrasonographic evaluation of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Upon completion participants will have the necessary skills to immediately integrate ultrasound imaging into clinical practice.

This hybrid course includes asynchronous online content (pre-course) and in-person lectures/discussions, live scanning demonstrations, and scanning labs. Course consists of 24 total contact hours (12 online, 12 in-person) providing time-efficient delivery of content maximizing practical, hands-on training to develop scanning technique and image acquisition under instructor guidance with live patient models. Pre-class preparation includes readings, recorded lectures, and assessments on the following topics: neuromusculoskeletal anatomy, normal and abnormal sonoanatomy, pathological concepts, instrumentation, basic physics, common artifacts, scanning protocols, image labeling, report writing, and coding/billing. In-person training will focus on demonstration and performance of basic scanning techniques and scanning protocols of all major peripheral joints and soft tissues, image optimization, identification of relevant sonoanatomy, landmark recognition, sonopalpation, interpretation of findings, and integration of ultrasound imaging into clinical practice.

Learn more and register: https://learn.rm.edu/s/event/a8B8X00000001B3UAI/neuromusculoskeletal-ultrasound-imaging-basic-training


9/19/22

DEI RESOURCES 

Improving DEI requires intentional action across our profession and association — action by organizations and individuals.

Our resources include courses, lectures, and articles.

Use the DEI activity report form to share your actions so we can identify changemakers and best practices.

Email dei@apta.org to share your ideas.

Access resources here: https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/diversity-equity-and-inclusion


9/15/22

ATTENTION STUDENTS

The APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellows are sponsoring six scholarships for physical therapist students to attend APTA CSM 2023 in San Diego, California. Students must be in their second or third year of physical therapy school at the time of APTA CSM 2023. Each $750 scholarship can be used to cover registration, airline, hotel, and/or meal costs. Applications are due by Sept 30th, 2022. Winners will be notified by Nov. 8.

Here’s the link to apply: https://worthinghamcsmscholarship.awardspring.com/


9/12/22

NOW HIRING

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is looking for Physical Therapists!

What We Offer:

Up to $20K cash incentive based on experience and fit
Sign-On Bonus-quarterly payout over first year
Relocation Package-paid in full up front
Student Debt Repayment Program-paid over 3 years in pre-taxed dollars
Retention Bonus-paid out quarterly over 3 years

Competitive base pay + Performance-based incentives
Generous Benefits Package

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Interactive Wellness Program with rewards for balanced, healthy living
Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Professional Liability Insurance
Paid time off (Vacation, holidays, personal, charitable giving days, etc.)
401k and profit-sharing program

Generous Continuing Education Package

Con Ed Stipend & Time Off
PT Cohort Experience including NAIOMT Foundational Course Work (QTRLY in person)
MedBridge Learning Subscription
Mentorship Program
Orthopedic Residency Program
Community and philanthropic support through individual grants and paid time off

Are you a physical therapist with a passion for helping people get back to the things they love? Are you seeking an opportunity that offers professional growth and mentorship within an organization that values quality care? If an innovative, fun, and collaborative environment where you can make a difference every day sparks your interest, then we are interested in talking to you!

At Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, our passion is helping every patient we treat heal quickly and safely, and to empower them with the knowledge, understanding and inspiration they need to stay active and healthy. We feature innovative rehabilitation services including evidence-based manual therapy, functional exercise, and a comprehensive, individualized approach to care. Our company is owned and led by physical therapists within our local communities with locations throughout the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Southern California.

We are offering limited time incentives for relocation to join our amazing company. We invite you to check us out and learn more about career and growth opportunities to join our team. Immediate needs include the following locations:

Oregon: Eugene, Grants Pass, Salem, Portland
Washington: Seattle, Tri-Cities, Port Angeles


Therapeutic Associates follows all state and federal mandates requiring vaccination against COVID 19. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination or a valid medical or religious exemption.

Contact Name: Allison Klotz
City: Kent
State: WA
Zip: 98032
Work Phone: 25387260282211
Email: aklotz@taipt.com

To view this and other related opportunities, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA

#APTAUtah #APTA #utahphysicaltherapy #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapystudent #physicaltherapyassistant


9/8/22

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

"A Review of Current Practice Guidelines in Neurological Practice."

This session will provide a review of three different clinical practice guidelines commonly utilized in the field of neurological physical therapy at this time - the core set, locomotor training, and vestibular hypofunction. This session will employ active learning techniques and case based scenarios to review, discuss and apply these guidelines. In this session, we will also demonstrate how to access many of the clinical guidelines and related tools available on the website for the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy to support and enhance your neurological clinical practice.

Access this course and many more here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


9/5/22

*CORRECTED DATE*

MONTHLY MEETING

DEI Committee Meeting Information
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE: ZOOM

We need your help as part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee! We welcome all individuals who are passionate about advancing DEI in physical therapy. We highly encourage participation by people who can represent and accurately advocate for under-represented populations, including, but not limited to: Black and indigenous people, people of color, older adults, gender, LGBTQIA+ communities, those with differing physical and cognitive abilities, those with lower socioeconomic status, etc. Participation by those passionate about this cause are also welcome.

For more information and to access the ZOOM link, go here: https://www.aptaut.org/diversity_equity_and_inclusi.php


9/1/22


"These conversations are essential to affect change, but they're hard and uncomfortable, and you're bound to run into what's known as "microaggressions." These are the thinly veiled, everyday instances of racism, homophobia, sexism (and more) that you see in the world. Sometimes it's an insult, other times it's an errant comment or gesture...read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872371063/microaggressions-are-a-big-deal-how-to-talk-them-out-and-when-to-walk-away
 


8/29/22

UPCOMING EVENT

Building Financial Security and Diversity in the PT Profession

When: August 31, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Join us for a pivotal discussion with Dr. Justin Moore, PT, DPT, and CEO of the APTA, as we talk finance, advocacy, and professional growth.

Dr. Justin Moore is the CEO of the APTA, leading its federal and state affairs departments, and serving as the lead lobbyist on Capitol Hill. He has written, presented, and lectured on health policy, payment, and government affairs issues across the country and to a variety of health care and business groups.

We are excited to offer attendees an opportunity to engage with Dr. Moore as he shares his professional journey on paving the way for inclusion and access to physical therapy.

More information and register here: https://aptapelvichealth-webinars.softr.app/listing-details/event/r/recihITm3muF5gQqe


8/26/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS?

We are grateful for VibeTech and their support of the physical therapy industry!

The VibeSit™PRO is VibeTech’s answer to the call to reduce falls in the highest risk older adults. It activates the muscles throughout the legs using safe and effective, patient-specific (AutoDosing™) therapeutic vibration. Treatment is delivered through a footplate to a seated user. There is no transfer needed for wheelchair users. This portable device can be disinfected and brought to individual patient rooms or it can be placed in a rehab gym or other common space to boost strength and function while reducing pain in the lower extremities. Learn more here: https://www.vibetechglobal.com/


8/22/22

FALL CONFERENCE

APTA Utah 47th Annual Fall Conference
October 28-29, 2022

Times: Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Ethics Presentation will be Saturday 7:00 - 8:00 AM.

12 CEU Hours + 1 Ethics

Ethics Presentation: Nikki Pappas, "Setting Boundaries with Friends and Foes"

Location: Sheraton SLC

Submit any award nominations, board nominations, or research submissions beforehand.

*Registration prices for in person and virtual are the same*
*All tracks will be live streamed*
*No cancellations until 10/15*

For more information and to register, go here: https://www.aptaut.org/fall_conference.php


8/18/22

CALL FOR PLATFORM AND POSTER ABSTRACTS
for the APTA UTAH FALL CONFERENCE on October 28-29, 2022.
DEADLINE: August 31st, by 5pm MT

LIMITATIONS
Each prospective abstract presenter may submit no more than two abstracts total.

FORMAT
ALL abstracts must be received by August 31, 2022 via APTA Utah website submission form (preferred) mail or email.
The abstracts must fit on one 8.5 inch by 11-inch paper with the following formatting:
1-inch margins (top, bottom, right, and left)
Double spaced
No smaller than 11-point font in Times New Roman.

EVALUATION
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the research committee in a masked fashion. Selections will be based on the number of abstracts received, content requirements, logical arrangement, intelligibility, and degree to which the information is deemed to be beneficial to the physical therapy community.

SELECTION/ NOTIFICATION
A notification email will be sent to verify receipt of abstract submission.
Notification of acceptance / non-acceptance and format of the presentation (poster or possibly, platform) will be given by September 20, 2022.
If accepted, presenters (both poster and platform) get their Saturday (1 day) registration fee covered by APTA Utah.
In addition, those selected to give platform presentations (2) will receive a $500 award!

For more information and to submit, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/secure/forms/mchange4.php?fid=4917007&


8/15/22

NOW HIRING

Physical Therapist - Beyond Limits Physical Therapy

For questions and to apply, contact matt@beyondlimitspt.com.

Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic FT/PT
Looking for a new PT for a FT/PT position. Base pay plus profit sharing and possible ownership opportunities.
Working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Herriman, UT. Benefits available. Cont ed pay yearly credit as well.
Work with a great team, family friendly environment. See patients from all walks of life.

To view this position and other classified ads, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


8/9/22

COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT

Pediatric SIG

The Utah Pediatric Special Interest Group (UPSIG) is a sub-group of APTA-Utah, which is a state chapter of the APTA. The UPSIG is composed of five officers including the Chair, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and two Discussion Managers. The purpose of the UPSIG is to: Further the knowledge and skill of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants involved in providing pediatric physical therapy. Provide a forum for exchange of information between therapists involved in pediatric physical therapy. Advocate for public policies.

Primary Contact: Rick Reigle
Contact Email: rickreigledpt@gmail.com

For more information, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/projects/moreinfo.php?org_id=UPTA&pid=5619657


8/5/22

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

Physical Activity in Autism: Benefits and Impacts on Health and Well-Being and How to Facilitate

This session will explore physical activity levels in autism, short and long-term impacts on health and well-being, facilitators and barriers to physical activity for people with autism, specific motor deficits seen in autism, and research relating to motor interventions in autism.

Learning Objectives:

Understand short and long-term implications of low physical activity levels in autism.
Recognize physical impairments in people with autism.
Develop strategies to address physical activity for autistic people.

For this course and many others from the 2022 Conference and beyond, go here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


7/29/22

NOW HIRING

Full Time Physical Therapist Assistant - American Fork Physical Therapy

For questions and to apply, contact LeanneL@afphysicaltherapy.com.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Current State Physical Therapist Assistant License
-Current First Aid/CPR/AED training and certification for healthcare providers.
-Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program
-Basic computer skills.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience developing a positive rapport with patients and team members and desire to help create a positive and healthy environment for coworkers and patients.

Staff Physical Therapist Assistant responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
-Direct patient care appropriate to a patient’s specific needs adhering to physician protocols, within standards of practice, and following the Physical Therapist plan of care; reviewing patient concerns, progress, or setbacks with a Physical Therapist to determine if a change in the plan of care is appropriate.
-Completes all required documentation for each patient visit in a timely and efficient manner, meeting specific insurance requirements.
-Follows American Fork Physical Therapy policies/procedures and code of conduct, as well as adhering to the APTA standards.
-Educating patients and families/caregivers regarding treatment plans, goals, protocols, anticipated treatment response/timeline, precautions, and answer any additional questions or concerns.
-Administrative responsibilities may be delegated based as deemed appropriate, including but not limited to: aide training and supervision (within practice act and federal regulations), supervising or acting as a Clinical Instructor for PTA students (within practice act and federal regulations), monitoring equipment for repair or replacement, identifying items that need to be purchased/restocked.

About Us:
American Fork Physical Therapy is looking to hire a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant to join their team, working in a dynamic and welcoming outpatient orthopedic clinic. We are an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic, providing the community with quality care to improve and restore quality of life to our patients. American Fork Physical Therapy (AFPT) is a therapist-owned clinic located in the heart of Utah County. We treat patients of all walks of life, and love connecting with our diverse patients. We work closely with several renowned orthopedic surgeons and physicians in the area and strive to be at the frontlines of protocol development, providing our patients with the best care as we can. A large portion of our patient population are post-surgical, allowing us to work closely with surgeons to provide continued and comprehensive rehabilitative care. Our goal is to provide all patients with engaging and effective treatment approaches. AFPT also has a unique opportunity: our clinic is connected to (but not affiliated with) VASA Fitness, which gives us access to aquatic therapy, weights, cardio equipment, and open gyms – the sky is the limit with creating individual treatment plans. We also provide physical therapy services to the Department of Dance at Utah Valley University, an elite program at one of our local 4-year universities. We treat a wide variety of injuries among the various dance disciplines, and work one-on-one with the students on injury prevention as well. It is a great opportunity to educate and rehab students as they begin their professions in various dance disciplines.

If you feel like you would be a good fit at American Fork Physical Therapy, and that we would be a good fit for you please email a copy of your cover letter and resume to Leanne at LeanneL@afphysicaltherapy.com. Questions may also be directed to LeanneL@afphysicaltherapy.com.

To view this position and other classified ads, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


7/28/22

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

Incorporating Adaptive Sports Into Your Clinical Practice

"Adaptive Sports" covers a huge range of activities, opportunities, and challenges. They are shown to provide beneficial outcomes across all functional domains and have the potential to create meaningful transformations in a patient’s identity, self-efficacy, and overall quality of life.

At the same time, successfully providing access to adaptive sports requires the facilitator to have deep knowledge of sport-specific assessments, equipment, risk management, and technical skills in order to provide a successful intervention. Adaptive sport professionals will explain basic considerations for all levels of adaptive sports and allow hands-on exploration of some typical adaptations used for instruction and equipment. 

The goal of this session is to help the physical therapist utilize adaptive sports successfully with clients, whether through learning new skills for providing the intervention, or leaning on local professional adaptive sport organizations.

For this course and many others from the 2022 Conference and beyond, go here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php 


7/25/22

WATERSKIING HELPS UTAHNS WITH DISABILITIES REDISCOVER OUTDOORS THRILL


"Think of the most thrilling day you've had recently. That's the kind of day that 10 people with neurological disabilities had out behind a ski boat in Tooele County on Thursday.

Two Utah physical therapy companies have teamed up for more than a dozen years to help their patients feel the thrill of life accelerated.

""Oh, my gosh! I popped up! There's no way that I just got up because I was expecting to fall,"" said Taylor Cutler, right after water skiing on a custom ski for the first time.

Once she started skiing, she did not want to stop. She felt the kind of excitement that comes from letting go, trying something new, and soaking it in.

That's why physical therapists with Mountain Land Physical Therapy and Neuroworx put on adaptive ski days at Last Chance Lakes each summer...READ MORE:
https://www.ksl.com/article/50441038/waterskiing-helps-utahns-with-disabilities-rediscover-outdoors-thrill


7/21/22

NOW HIRING


Physical Therapist - Pagnani Physical Therapy

Pagnani Physical Therapy is a fast growing PT owned practice, nestled in the Tooele Valley, just outside of Salt Lake City. Pagnani Physical Therapy has 4 clinic locations to serve the Tooele Valley, including our new 7,000 square foot clinic located in Stansbury Park which offers a sports specific rehab and training.

We are looking for an energetic and motivated PT who is passionate about providing quality care, has the confidence to handle a busy patient load and flexibility to work with patients of all ages. Ideal candidates must have the ability to work well with a close team, excellent communication skills and a desire to grow as a Physical Therapist. 2 years experience is preferred but new grads welcome to apply.

Position is full-time. Competitive salary and benefits package including sign on bonus.

Please email resume to shales@pagnanipt.com.

For more opportunities, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/classifieds4.php?org_id=UPTA


7/18/22

EXERCISE IS OUR MEDICINE

August 14, 2022 @ 7:00 PM ET

Online Event

Watch the 27th John H. P. Maley Lecture, delivered by Susan Whitney, PT, PhD, FAPTA, from the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Whitney will describe how the profession of physical therapy is becoming more data-driven in terms of exercise prescription and dosage to promote optimal recovery. She believes that as physical therapists continue to support enhanced prediction, prevention, and personalized care, knowledge of optimal exercise intensity and specificity will improve patient outcomes and elevate the profession of physical therapy.

For more information and to register, go here: https://www.apta.org/your-career/courses-and-events/calendar-of-events/2022/08/14/2022-john-h.-p.-maley-lecture-by-susan-whitney-pt-dpt-atc-fapta?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=220617%20-%20APTA%20and%20You&_zs=xL3fV1&_zl=TXNQ8

7/14/22

SEE YOU IN OCTOBER


Are we on your calendar? See you at the APTA Utah Conference!

Dates: October 28-29, 2022
Times: Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Sheraton SLC

12 CEU Hours + 1 Ethics

Go here to register: https://www.aptaut.org/fall_conference.php


7/11/22

COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT

Our APTA Utah members are amazing people working to better the physical therapy community. Check out some of our awesome Special Interest Groups:

DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, AND INCLUSION

Structural inequity can make it feel as though your voice isn’t at the forefront of our professional endeavors. This committee seeks to provide a robust platform for historically marginalized voices to be centered in recommendations for the APTA Utah Board, and the Profession at large.

Objectives:
Soliciting feedback from within the organization to ensure groups facing barriers within our workforce are heard.
Presenting feedback to APTA Utah Board in order to address identified barriers in a collaborative effort.

Join Now!
We are seeking enthusiastic and open-minded individuals within the physical therapy profession interested in making a difference. No prior experience in the topic is needed. For more information, please email the DEI chair Miriam Cortez-Cooper - Miriam.Cooper@rm.edu

Sound interesting? For more information, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/projects/moreinfo.php?org_id=UPTA&pid=5278719&fbclid=IwAR1KdgbXY6zh1PhhJXchU0NqcUmGBVSR8NI2oJmqci5V8sLRWnmpoGjl3Oc 

7/7/22

CALL FOR PLATFORM AND POSTER ABSTRACTS


for the APTA UTAH FALL CONFERENCE on October 28-29, 2022.
DEADLINE: August 31st, by 5pm MT

LIMITATIONS
Each prospective abstract presenter may submit no more than two abstracts total.

FORMAT
ALL abstracts must be received by August 31, 2022 via APTA Utah website submission form (preferred) mail or email.
The abstracts must fit on one 8.5 inch by 11-inch paper with the following formatting:
1-inch margins (top, bottom, right, and left)
Double spaced
No smaller than 11-point font in Times New Roman.

 EVALUATION
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the research committee in a masked fashion.  Selections will be based on the number of abstracts received, content requirements, logical arrangement, intelligibility, and degree to which the information is deemed to be beneficial to the physical therapy community.

SELECTION/ NOTIFICATION
A notification email will be sent to verify receipt of abstract submission.
Notification of acceptance / non-acceptance and format of the presentation (poster or possibly, platform) will be given by September 20, 2022. 
If accepted, presenters (both poster and platform) get their Saturday (1 day) registration fee covered by APTA Utah.
In addition, those selected to give platform presentations (2) will receive a $500 award!

For more information and to submit, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/secure/forms/mchange4.php?fid=4917007&


7/4/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS?

We are grateful for RAYUS Radiology and their support of the physical therapy industry!

"As a leader in advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, RAYUS Radiology is the art and science of health and well-being. We are revolutionizing radiology with brilliant medicine, our brilliant team, and brilliant technology and services so that we can all shine more brilliantly.

We bring brilliance to health and wellness.

A leading national subspecialty provider for advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology services, we are challenging the status quo by shining the light on radiology and recognizing it as a critical first step in accurate diagnosis and proper treatment."

Visit them here:https://rayusradiology.com/ 


6/30/22

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION ACTIVITY REPORT FORM

If you are participating in efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy community, we ask that you report on your activities so that we can track engagement, share best practices, and identify leading changemakers.

Your efforts could range from hosting a listening session to implementing systemic reform in your educational program, clinic, or organization.

This activity report, which takes only 10-15 minutes to complete, is part of APTA's ongoing strategic priorities to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our profession and association.

Report your activity here: https://survey.vovici.com/se/502D66965905B2AB

Thank you for your time and input.


6/27/22

JOIN US TOMORROW

BASICS OF MANAGED CARE CONTRACTING
Provider Contracting Webinar Join us TOMORROW June 28, 2022 from 8 am to 12:30 pm MDT.

June 28, 2022 8 am - 12:30 pm MDT

CEU Credit: eligible for 4 hours of Utah CEU for PT, OT and SLP providers.

Join us for a webinar presented by Rich Katz of the Northwest Rehab Alliance to improve your managed care contracting IQ!

This webinar will explain the role of insurance companies, Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), and other managed care organizations that contract with providers for services across multiple lines of business, including commercial, government, work comp and Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Additionally, the structure and elements of a contract will be shared with examples of key clauses. Pricing and payment terms of fee schedules will be reviewed along with cost of care accounting concepts to assist with contract evaluation, negotiation and decision making.

Administrative staff welcome to register!

Registration Instructions:
Special Pricing for UPTA members: $50

This webinar is offered at a discount to UPTA members. Please do not share the registration link below with non-UPTA members.

REGISTRATION LINK: www.eventbrite.com/e/348280385007/?discount=UPTAmember 

If a non-UPTA member is interested in this webinar, please have them contact Michelle Kuhn at michellek@westernrehab.net.

For more information contact Michelle Kuhn at Western Rehabilitation Health Network at michellek@westernrehab.net or 801-948-8386.


6/23/22

HONORING JUNETEENTH

Honor Juneteenth by watching the 2022 Woodruff Lecture and panel discussion.

Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, fellow of the American Academy of Physical Therapy and Catherine Worthingham fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, delivered the third Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy on June 16, 2022.

For more information and to watch the lecture for FREE, go here: https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/2022-woodruff 


6/20/22

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE

Payment Panel

Do you ever get confused between Medicare and Medicaid? Have you heard there are changes to billing Medicaid, but not sure what that means to you? This virtual presentation and panel will discuss the differences between Medicare and Medicaid and how this pertains to you as a Therapist. Included on the panel are experts in Medicare and Medicaid plans who can answer your questions, or find answers for you. We may not have all the answers, but we can find someone who does!

Check out this course from the Annual Conference, along with tons of others here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


6/17/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS?

We are grateful for TherapEASE and their support of the physical therapy industry!

"TherapEase started in 2006 to develop a new approach to post-surgical rehabilitation for knee replacement patients. Physical therapists were asking for a device that would allow patients to mechanically bend their own knees so they could be guided by their own pain and fully engaged in their own recovery. GenuEase is that device and it provides patients faster range-of- motion recovery with fewer complications and greater satisfaction than any other rehabilitation method. GenuEase is protected by two US patents and has been proven by thousands of patients in millions of therapy cycles."

Visit them here: https://therapease.com/


6/13/22

NOW HIRING

Physical Therapist Outpatient Position in Pleasant Grove

"We are a quickly growing outpatient clinic located in Pleasant Grove, Utah looking to hire a physical therapist to join our team to help manage our expanding caseload. Opportunities for both full and part-time work are available.

We specialize in providing high-quality orthopedic and concussion rehabilitation services to a wide variety of patients. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team with the goal of providing exceptional patient care in order to help patients return to their optimal quality of life.

Our clinic specializes in concussion rehab and we are committed to providing training and mentorship to our clinicians in order to provide up-to-date treatments. This will include training and certification in concussion rehabilitation through the American Institute of Balance."

Contact: David Hammond
Work Phone: 801-263-0530
Email: drhammond@aihiclinics.com
Website: https://www.aihiclinics.com/


6/9/22

UPCOMING WEBINAR


Join us for a webinar presented by Rich Katz of the Northwest Rehab Alliance to improve your managed care contracting IQ!

June 28 2022 8 am - 12:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/provider-contracting-webinar-basics-of-managed-care-contracting-registration-348280385007?discount=UPTAmember


6/6/22

HAPPY PRIDE!


Supporting our LGBTQ+ patients is a priority for APTA and its members. Take a look at this resource written by the first openly transgender person accepted into Wayne State University's physical therapy program for more ways to be an ally through your practice!

Five Ways To Be An LGBTQ Patient Ally: https://www.apta.org/article/2020/07/21/five-ways-to-be-an-lgbtq-patient-ally


6/2/22

COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT

Our APTA Utah members are amazing people working to better the physical therapy community. Check out some of our awesome Special Interest Groups:

The Continuing Education Committee regularly reviews educational courses that are submitted for approved hours. They review and recommend continuing education licensing changes to DOPL and work to find educational programs or speakers that would be beneficial to bring to Utah.

Sound interesting? For more information and to join, go here: https://mms.aptaut.org/projects/moreinfo.php?org_id=UPTA&pid=5278719


5/31/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS? 

We are grateful for activ5 and their support of the physical therapy industry.

Get into position.
Grab your device, pick a workout and get started. It's as easy as that.

Follow the curve.
As you apply more force, the orange dot moves up. Less force, and it moves down. Use just enough to keep it on the line.

See how you did.
See how you stack up against the last time you did each exercise — so you’re always motivated to improve.

Check them out here: https://activbody.com/


5/26/22

AWARD NOMINATIONS

The physical therapy community here in Utah is full of amazing people that deserve recognition. We are excited to highlight these people at the APTA Fall Conference, but we need you to nominate them!

Enter the names of those people you think deserve to be recognized here: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/form_edit.php?org_id=UPTA&fid=3850201 


5/23/22

FEATURED ONLINE COURSE


Introducing the Clinical Education SIG: Strengthening Relationships and Improving Clinical Education.

This session will serve as the official introduction of the clinical education SIG and the newly elected SIG board members. We will discuss the purposes of clinical education and the roles it plays, as well as take input from those in attendance on how the Clinical Education SIG can best serve the members of the clinical education community by facilitating collaboration and continued development in clinical education.

For more information and courses, go here: https://www.aptaut.org/online_courses.php


5/19/22

BOARD MEMBER NOMINATIONS

Board Nominations are still open! We are looking for people who are passionate about participating in the future of physical therapy in Utah.

Please nominate yourself or someone you know! Go here to nominate: https://mms.aptaut.org/members/form.php?orgcode=UPTA&fid=4116597z


5/16/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSOR?

We are grateful for Hands-On Diagnostics and their support of the physical therapy industry.

At Hands-On Diagnostics, we are committed to changing the way physical therapists do business. Current physical therapy models have an initial patient evaluation and a treatment plan based on that patient’s history.

The problem is that this process does not always identify the root of the problem. In fact, this outdated method can reduce effectiveness by not properly diagnosing the issue, or worse, misdiagnosis.

Our evidence-based approach is a new paradigm for physical therapy focused on an objective data-driven diagnostic approach. More informed care results in more than better outcomes for patients.

Diagnostic tests from Hands-On Diagnostics also result in revenue growth for your physical therapy practice. This additional income is often the result of much higher insurance reimbursement rates.

Physical therapists who use our diagnostic tests can enjoy reimbursement rates that are 5 to 10 times higher than a typical PT visit. It’s no wonder there are Hands-On Diagnostic private practice owners operating 130 clinics across 25 states. See why so many physical therapists trust us for the latest and best in diagnostic testing.

Check them out here: https://handsoncompanies.com/grow-your-pt-revenue/


5/12/22

CLINICAL EDUCATION SIG

Our APTA Utah members are amazing people working to better the physical therapy community. Check out some of our awesome Special Interest Groups:

The Clinical Education SIG provides a space to promote increased collaboration, professional development, and support of the clinical education community, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of and experience of clinical education for all involved. By increasing communication and collaboration between community and academic partners, we hope to raise the level and quality of clinical sites and clinical education for our physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students as they complete their clinical experiences, as well as provide support to clinical sites and clinical instructors in helping them increase their confidence and competence to provide an outstanding clinical experience for themselves and the students they mentor.

Sound interesting? For more information and to join, go here.


5/9/22

DELTA PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE IS HIRING

Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, PC is a private practice with clinics in Delta and Fillmore Utah. We are currently looking for a full-time outpatient PT for our Delta location. We like to have a lot of fun while helping our patients reach their goals and return to their desired activities.

TO APPLY:

Contact Name: Jamie Christensen
Work Phone: 4358642551
Email: deltafillmorepthiring@gmail.com
Website: http://deltafillmorept.com/

For more opportunities, go here.


5/5/22

UNDERSTANDING THE NASW CODE OF ETHICS


NASW is pleased to present Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics, an interactive, 3-hour ethics continuing education course that will take learners on a journey that starts with the first NASW Code of Ethics and ends with an in-depth exploration of today's Code. Participants will examine the content, composition and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. What's more, this self-study course offers 3 hours of online continuing education credit to those who successfully complete the course and post test. Take the course in one sitting, or over multiple sessions at your convenience.

Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics offers a dynamic and interactive opportunity to earn 3-hours of online ethics continuing education while exploring the evolution of social work ethics through the lens of the NASW Code of Ethics. This course features the reflections of prolific leaders in social work including Dr. Frederic G. Reamer, Terricka Hardy, LCSW, ACSW, BCD and Stephanie Asare-Nti, MSW, LCSW-C. Participants will examine the content, composition and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. There's something here for everyone!

Register here.


5/2/22

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS?


We are grateful for The College of St. Scholastica and their support of the physical therapy industry.

"St. Scholastica is a top school in Minnesota for social mobility – transforming the lives of first-gen students."
-U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/the-college-of-st-scholastica-2343

St. Scholastica is an independent private college with locations across Minnesota, including our original campus in Duluth. Enrollment in our undergraduate and graduate programs has grown from 2,200 to 4,000 in the last decade, due, in part, to our commitment to making high-quality education available online and through convenient evening and weekend formats.

The College of St. Scholastica is committed to providing all undergraduate, graduate and adult students an exceptional value for a comprehensive educational experience. Highly competitive tuition becomes a true investment as St. Scholastica continues to cultivate a dynamic intellectual environment built on academic excellence, rigor and integrity.

Driven by engaged learning, deep reflection and curricula that develop 21st-century skills, students gain more than knowledge — they develop the personal ambition and broad perspective that form the foundations for a fulfilling life and career.

Learn more here.
NOW HIRING


Tooele County is home to two mountain ranges and a growing town just 30 minutes from downtown SLC. Recreational activities are plenty. Home prices are some of the lowest still in Utah.

We are a PT-owned company since 2003 with 4 clinics and opportunity for leadership, mentoring, and ownership.

We treat outpatients with musculoskeletal conditions including rehab after surgery. Our top referral source is direct from the community and return patients because of our reputation for quality care and precision in our mechanical diagnosis. We require and pay for a continuing education track for all our professional staff.

We have fun and work efficiently as a team to see 12 patients per provider and no after-hour documentation.

We value education and empowering patients to success without unnecessary drugs, injections, or surgery. We do community workshops every quarter to share our passion for what we do.

You should only apply if:

• You are truly passionate about PT and helping others in pain return to what they love.
• You are open to be mentored and learn systems that have a proven track record.
• You are a team player.
• You want to grow and advance in the company.

We offer competitive salary, PTO, Health/Dental, 401K, and CEU reimbursement. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years outpatient experience, but new graduates thrive in our practice environment and will be mentored.

Go to their website here.
 
HAVE YOU MET OUR SPONSORS?

We are grateful for DNA Vibe and their support of the physical therapy industry.

Welcome to Intelligent Light Therapy!

Our unique patent-pending wellness wearable delivers four complementary modes: red, near-infrared, magnetic, and micro-vibration.

These four modes work harmoniously to help reduce inflammation, stiffness, and pain while improving recovery from injury, surgery, or just the daily grind.

Stop inflammation in its tracks to curb acute and chronic pain. Feel better, guaranteed.

Check them out here.
APPLY FOR A WEEK LONG SUMMER SCHOLAR EXPERIENCE

Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADaPT) is a program designed to engage, recruit and advance diverse students into graduate physical therapy education. ADaPT provides structured opportunities for students to explore the profession of physical therapy and receive pre-admission support through the application process.

Apply to participate in the week long Summer Scholar Experience!

When Is It?
Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Friday, June 10, 2022.

Who Should Apply?
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from:
- underrepresented racial and ethnic populations
- individuals from geographically underrepresented areas
- first generation students

How Do I Apply?
Eligible students are encouraged to apply early! The application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022. The application process includes a brief personal statement in response to the question: “How will you benefit from the ADaPT Summer Scholars Program?”. The submission should be less than 500 words and limited to a 1 page, single-paced word document. Interested applicants can access the application on our website at: https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/pt/about/adapt
DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF APTA MAGAZINE
This issue includes:
- Restoring Mobility for Patients With Limb Loss and Limb Difference
- APTA Centennial Scholars: An Investment in the Profession's Future
- Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Services
- And More!

Download the PDF here

Intermountain Healthcare is hiring a Physical Therapist for Inpatient Neuro Rehab

This is a full time physical therapy position in an inpatient neuro rehab unit. Caregivers will be working primarily with stroke, TBI, spinal cord injury, amputation, multi trauma, and neuro populations.

This position is responsible for screening, testing, evaluating, diagnosing and treatment of injuries, diseases, and disabilities using physical therapy procedures and modalities in accordance with standard physical therapy practices. The Physical Therapist consults, educates, and trains patients and their caregivers.

POSITION DETAILS
- Department: Inpatient Rehab
- Shift: Full Time, 40 hours/week.
- Very competitive benefits package including 401K matching, paid time off, employee discounts, dental, vision, and health insurance
- Sign on Bonus: up to $1,500.00 for eligible applicants
- Tuition Loan Assistance: up to $3,000/year for eligible applicants

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Current state Physical Therapist license
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers
- Basic Computer skills
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Possess skill sets and experience with Inpatient Rehabilitation or Neurologic populations (Stroke, TBI, SCI, etc.) preferred
- Clinical background experience in a healthcare setting

Contact Name: Sonja Nielson
Location: Salt Lake City
Phone: 8014422455
Email: Sonja.Nielson@imail.org

APPLY HERE
MORE OPPORTUNITIES HERE
NEUROLOGIC DRY NEEDLING FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT & SPORTS REHABILITATION
Foundation Course
April 29 - May 1
Provo, UT

The IDN neurological approach to dry needling provides clinicians a dynamic and flexible treatment model that looks beyond solely treating myofascial trigger points to systemically targeting zones of peripheral neurogenic sensitivity. 

Use the code: PROVO10 to get 10% off. 

Go to integrativedryneedling.com to register or learn more about IDN.

4/2/2022
APTA Utah SIGS & Committees - LINK
3/29/2022
APTA Utah Online Courses
LINK
1/25/2022
APTA is updating the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and they are looking for your input as they finalizes the new version. Your experiences, knowledge, and opinions are unique and important, so don't pass up this opportunity to make you voice heard. Go here to participate: https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/news-publications/call-for-comments-guide-to-physical-therapist-practice
 
1/21/2022
Looking for licensed PTs and PTAs for home visits; flexible schedule and able to work with clinicians to find optimal work situation. Needs currently in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. PTs must be able and willing to do home health admissions. PRN to 3/4 time available for both. Good communication and 24-hour documentation are a must. Please call Gabe Henderson, PT at 801-471-8936 if interested.
 
1/17/2022
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Today we celebrate our continued efforts to achieve equity in environments large and small. This is also a good time to remind you that we highly recommend you attend this free webinar on Exploring Anti-Racism in Health Professions.
 
1/14/2022
Registered Physical Therapists (RPT) is looking to add a full-time Outpatient Physical Therapist to their Draper clinic. New graduates are welcome to apply. Dynamic outpatient setting with a variety of orthopedic conditions. Competitive salary with a full benefits package including health and dental insurance, continuing education, APTA dues, Roth 401K match, paid time off, and bonuses. Come join our team! Contact Joshua A Harward at josh@rptutah.com to apply.
 

1/13/2021 - Exploring Anti-Racism in Health Professions Education Webinar
LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION


1/11/2022
Go to psychologyforthebodyceu.com to register!