Annual Conference NOW VIRTUAL - General Information

Due to rising COVID transmissions in our state we will be holding the 2021 APTA-KY Annual Conference virtually on October 1 & 2. This year we will offer our Friday evening research forum live on a virtual platform with Q & A. Saturday sessions will include 4 concurrent virtual sessions focused on specialty specific clinical practice guidelines with topics including orthopedic conditions such as neck pain, geriatric hip replacement, and knee replacements; lymphedema assessment and management; and vestibular rehabilitation. Late afternoon sessions will be used to create an infographic on the topics above. An infographic is a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. Eight CEU’s are available. You will be able to access the sessions and receive CEU’s for 30 days after the conference.


04:30 PM - 05:45 PM

APTA-KY Board Meeting

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Poster Session – High Intensity Cycling in Conjunction with Physical Therapy in a Patient with Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Kara Lee,
Dana Lykins, PT, DPT,
Mary Katherine Whitworth

Poster Session – Gait Changes Following Cerebrospinal Fluid Drain, Nph Diagnosis, and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement in Clinical Populations

Kara Lee,
Lori Stolz,
Allison Hoey,
Tegan Cooper

Poster Session – The Role of Anxiety in the OPTIMAL Theory of Motor Learning

Heather Witt, PT, DPT,
Kara Lee,
Nathan Johnson, PT, Ph.D., DPT

Poster Session – Impact of biases, misconceptions and stereotypes on healthcare and community engagement for individuals with disabilities.

Patrick Kitzman, Ph.D. PT

Poster Session – Experiences of Multiphase Rehabilitation for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Morgan Habermel, PT, DPT

Poster Session – Attitudes and Beliefs of Physical Therapy Pharmacology Instructors Regarding Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol (CBD) Education.

Nathan Nevin, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT,
David Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS, ECS,
Michael DesMadryl, candidate DPT,
Nolan May, candidate DPT,
Zohaib Qureshi, candidate DPT

07:35 PM - 09:30 PM

Giants in Physical Therapy Honors and other member recognition
All-Academic Team Honors
Live Makers Mark Bourbon Barrel and Silent Auction


08:00 AM - 08:45 AM

PTA SIG Session

Come let us know how we can help you and discuss the current issues facing PTAs in the state of KY and how we are working to help!

09:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Lessen the Burden – CREATE THE BUZZ – Knowledge Translation

Matt Janes, PT, DPT, MHS,
Leann Kerr, PT, DPT, DHS, CBIS

This presentation is designed to provide a basic definition and understanding of Knowledge Translation (KT). Throughout the presentation, the speakers will provide examples and establish a framework for the application and benefits of KT into physical therapy practice.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

APTA KY Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Cervical and Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines

Jessica Hetzer, PT, DPT, OCS,
Candace Morton, PT, DPT

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are recommendations on how to diagnose and treat various medical conditions using published evidence based research. In the orthopedic physical therapy setting, neck and low back pain (LBP) are common conditions treated successfully utilizing these CPGs. Back and neck pain account for more than $180 billion in healthcare costs annually, due to inefficient management of these conditions within our healthcare system. In this session, we will review CPGs for cervical and low back pain, which cover the competencies required to properly classify and diagnose these conditions and therapeutic interventions for successful management of these patients, all supported with varying levels of evidence based literature. Our goal is to further educate physical therapists on how we can decrease the expense of treating these conditions with efficient management and proper education to both patients and physicians, with the use of current evidence based literature provided by these CPGs.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guidelines

Laura Carter, PT, DPT,
Valerie Martin, PT, DPT

Evaluating and treating a patient with a diagnosis of dizziness can be complex. It can be challenging to determine the most effective and efficient evaluative approach and treatment intervention. We are fortunate that over the last several years Clinical Practice Guidelines have been established in the area of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Hypofunction and Concussion. We will discuss the Clinical Practice Guidelines that assist with understanding best practices for evaluation and treatment of BPPV. We will also briefly discuss the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vestibular Hypofunction and key components from the Clinical Practice Guideline for Concussion regarding the management of dizziness.

Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines

Claire Davies, PT, Ph.D.

This presentation is an introduction to integrating evidence-based clinical practice guidelines with patient presentation and preference to design an individualized plan of care for individuals with breast cancer-related lymphedema. Two published CPGs will be presented, and future research needs discussed.

Parkinson's/Neurology Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dana Lykins, PT, DPT

APTA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for Parkinson’s Disease are not available at this time as they are currently in development. During this presentation, we’ll explore the European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease, developed in 2014, and consider what to add based upon current research. We will then work together as a group in our breakout session to develop an Infographic for People with Parkinson’s (PwP) to help educate them on the benefits of Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s.

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM

Orthopedic Clinical Practice Guidelines (Infographic)

Jessica Hetzer, PT, DPT, OCS,
Candace Morton, PT, DPT

Vestibular Rehab/Neurology/Concussion Clinical Practice Guidelines (Infographic)

Laura Carter, PT, DPT,
Valerie Martin, PT, DPT

Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines (Infographic)

Dr. Claire Davies

Neurology Clinical Practice Guidelines (Infographic)

Dana Lykins, PT, DPT

05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Happy Hour – Silent Auction winners announced

APTA-KY Conference Sponsors

Kort Rehabilitation
Gold Sponsor
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Gold Sponsor