2016 WYOTA Conference

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From September 23, 2016 8:00 am - 5:30 pm to September 24, 2016 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Conference Corner

We are pleased to announce the 2016 conference is scheduled for September 23rd and 24th at the Natrona County UW Extension office at 2011 Fairgrounds Road Casper Wyoming. This year's courses are; Donetelli's Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder with Lab and Innovative Vestibular and Visual Solutions for the Sensory Motor Pediatric Therapist… What do I do now?

No online registration will be offered this year and there are only 50 spots available for each course so get your registrations in early to secure your spot.

Please see below for more information on our courses.
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Mail registration to:
Nicole Harris
PO Box 454
Casper, WY 82602

Donetelli's Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder with Lab

Robert Donatelli's new edition of the shoulder course is developed from the most current research and clinical findings, and has been recognized nationally as a proven, effective and tested approach for shoulder rehabilitation.  The use of special tests and a review of essential systems to distinguish musculoskeletal dysfunction from medical pathology will be covered. This course will teach therapists those skills necessary in making a thorough evaluation of the shoulder and Upper Q, and then designing a rehabilitation program based upon the examination findings.

Dr. Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS has experience as National Director of Sports Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Associates, personal physical therapist for Andy Roddick, ATP tour, physical therapist for the PGA Tour, consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, Clinic Director of an outpatient facility providing Sports and Orthopedic rehabilitation, and Physical Therapist for the Champions Tour of Tennis with Jimmy Conners and John McEnroe. He is the editor of Physical Therapy of the Shoulder 4th Edition, Orthopedic Physical Therapy 3rd Edition, and the 2006 textbook Sports Specific Rehabilitation. Dr. Donatelli also lectures internationally on orthopedic topics.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1) Describe at least 2 features of normal mechanics of the shoulder that are important in the evaluation and/or treatment of a person with shoulder dysfunction.
2) Describe at least 3 components of a systems check for a person with an upper quadrant dysfunction.
3) Describe at least 2 interrelationships of soft tissue structures between the shoulder and the upper quarter.
4) Identify at least 3 special tests for the evaluation of shoulder pathology.
5) Demonstrate at least 2 mobilization techniques for a given shoulder pathology.
6) Develop at least 4 exercises to constitute a rehabilitation program for the stiff and painful shoulder.
7) Identify at least 3 pathologies of the upper quarter.
8) Identify at least 2 surgical procedures for repair of the shoulder traumatic injuries.

Innovative Vestibular and Visual Solutions for the Sensory Motor Pediatric Therapist… What do I do now?

This course is designed to give pediatric PT's and OT's strategies to improve treatment outcomes. These outcomes include: increased postural stability, ROM, attention, social interactions, visual motor coordination, fine motor and gross motor skills.  This two-day, intermediate-level course will explore sensory integration and the theory of functional disconnect syndrome, along with ways to incorporate these theories into your treatment sessions.  The following questions will be answered: “How do you determine if it is a sensory processing deficit or a behavioral issue?” and “How do you help a child who “W” sits? Participants will gain knowledge on how to be more objective in the effectiveness of the treatment strategies they use. Multiple in-depth case studies will be used to walk therapists through a progression of therapy strategies used with each child. Strategies on how to provide visual and vestibular stimulation with high muscle tone vs. low muscle tone kids will be presented. Strategies on how to incorporate reflex integration exercises to improve developmental outcomes will also be demonstrated.  This course will include lecture, discussion, and case studies including several videos of treatment sessions. In addition, hands-on lab time and demonstration sessions will be incorporated to allow time for practice of therapy strategies. Therapists from a variety of settings including home health, school, clinics and hospitals would benefit from this course. (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

Kendra Worley, MOT, LOT, is a pediatric Occupational Therapist working in home health with over 11 years experience. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at LSU and Masters of Occupational Therapy degree at TWU. She is currently working as therapist and supervisor of the OT department, in which she provides hands-on staff training to new and experienced therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings including rehab, inpatient pediatric hospital, pediatric sensory clinic, ECI and pediatric home health. Her experience includes working with children with various disabilities including Autism, CP, Down syndrome, genetic
disorders and developmental day. Through courses from a Functional Neurologist, she has gained knowledge using visual tracking, reflex integration, and vestibular input to greatly improve the effectiveness of her treatment. Her experience demonstrates that working on postural stability, visual tracking and foundational skills will help improve the overall functioning of a child. Based on growing up with LD and SPD, as well as having a daughter with ADHD and SPD she is very passionate about improving the lives of children with special needs.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of sensory processing dysfunction.
2. Identify functional differences between the left and right side of the brain.
3. Gain knowledge of clinical ways to assess a child and be able to describe how to objectively determine the benefit of their treatment strategies.
4. Learn how reflex integration exercises can be used to improve functional outcomes of treatment.
5. Learn how to assess visual tracking skills and learn how to design specific treatment protocols to improve functional outcomes.
6. Identify 5 structures that make up the vestibular system.
7. Identify at least 2 ways to determine the most beneficial vestibular interventions for a given child.
8. Acquire practical and effective strategies for treating children with high muscle tone and low muscle tone.
9. Acquire practical and effective strategies for treating children who “W” sit.
10. Assess if the child's behavioral difficulties are based on an underlying sensory processing disorder.

Schedule of Events

Friday: September 23,2016

7:30 Registration

8:00 Conference Begins

10:00 Morning Break

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Conference Resumes

3:00 Afternoon Break

5:30 End of Day One

Saturday: September 24,2016

7:30 Registration

8:00 Day Two Begins

10:00 Morning Break

12:00 WYOTA Business Lunch

(Lunch provided)

1:00 Conference Resumes

3:00 Afternoon Break

5:30 End of Day Two

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