Spring Meeting

APTA of Maryland Mini Combined Sections Meeting
& Spring Chapter Meeting March 24, 2018

On March 25th, over 175 people came together to network with colleagues and share challenges, stories, and successes in this continuing education event sponsored by the APTA of Maryland. We want to thank Loraine Frey, the Continuing Education Committee, and Carroll Community College who hosted the event. 

We want to thank our speakers
Kendra Cherry-Allen PT, PhD
Carissa Colangelo MS, ATC/LAT, PTA, CSCS  
 Karen L. Gordes PT, DPT, PhD
 Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, GCS, NCS, CEEAA
Kristan Leech PT, PhD
Sandy McCombe Waller PT, PhD, NCS

Thank you to our Sponsors

This new annual educational gift from the APTA of Maryland is to celebrate and spotlight the many local Clinical Specialists in various settings.

Course Options

Neurology: "Mechanisms for Motor Learning and Translation into Clinical Practice"

Speaker: Kendra Cherry-Allen PT, PhD and Kristan Leech PT, PhD 

This course will take an in-depth look at motor learning, including neural mechanisms for plasticity, modes of motor learning, and translation of these principles into clinical practice. Specifically, we will discuss the following modes of motor learning: use-dependent, adaptation, reinforcement, and strategy. Evidence for application of these principles will be highlighted in the context of patients with stroke, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to: 1) Understand the principles of neuroplasticity from synapse to circuit 2) Compare and contrast the four different modes of motor learning 3) Identify the neural substrates involved in each mode of motor learning 4) Critically examine the literature related to the application of these principles in clinical practice

Orthopedic: "Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Prevention of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries"

Speaker: Carissa Colangelo MS, ATC/LAT, PTA, CSCS  

This course will provide up to date information and research on the comprehensive approach to rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. This is to include advanced sport specific rehabilitation, return to play testing and preventing re-injury. In addition, injury prevention strategies will be discussed in order to identify common risk factors and establish research based initiative to reduce the risk of ACL injury.

1. Understand how ACL injuries occur and the incidence rates of these injuries based on sport and gender 2. Be able to identify risk factors that are both modifiable and non-modifiable 3. Establish an understanding of a comprehensive ACL rehabilitation protocol, including identifying when someone is physically ready to return to play 4. Identify other factors, other than physical, that may effect an athlete's ability to return to their respective sport and level of play. 5. Identify research based injury prevention strategies to reduce the risk of future ACL injuries

Research: "You Can Do It: Preparing proposals, posters and platforms for National Conferences"

Speakers: Karen L. Gordes PT, DPT, PhD, Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, GCS, NCS, CEEAA, Sandy McCombe Waller PT, PhD, NCS

Presenters will review types of conference presentations, abstract and proposal preparation and tips for both poster and platform presentations for National Conferences

Participants will be able to: 1) describe different types of conference presentations 2) describe key components to submit abstracts and proposals for National conferences 3) develop a mock poster presentation 4) describe key components of a platform presentation

Cancellations and Refunds

This cancellation policy applies to all elements of the chapter meeting.
  • A $10 fee will be assessed to cancel between the time of registration and March 12th for non members
  • No refunds will be given after March 12, 2017.