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NORTHEAST DISTRICT​ COUNTIES:

SUSQUEHANNA       LUZERNE  

NORTHAMPTON      WYOMING 

WAYNE                   MONROE
 
LEHIGH                  CARBON
 
LACKAWANNA         PIKE 


               

Officers

Laurie Brogan
Laurie Brogan
Northeast District Director
Term: 1/1/18-12/31/20
lbrogan@misericordia.edu
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Kristen Karnish
Northeast District Secretary
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/19

kkarnish@misericordia.edu

 
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Lori Madiara
Northeast District
Treasurer
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/19

Lori.Madiara@desales.edu

Committee Chairs

KaitlynWisser
Kaitlyn Bertsch
Northeast District
Meeting Planner

bertsch.kaitlyn@gmail.com





 

Johna Miller NED
Johnna Miller
Northeast District
Public Relations Chair

johnnamillerpt@gmail.com
Audrey Campbell
Audrey Campbell
Northeast District
Professional Development
Chair

acampbel@misericordia.edu

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Lauren Paulshock
Northeast District
Membership Committee 
Representative

paulshock3185@gmail.com



Sean Vitale
Sean Vitale
Northeast District
Legislative Committee

svitale14m@gmail.com




 


Kay Malek
Kay Malek
Northeast District
Nominating Committee
Alternate Delegate

Melanie.Malek@desales.edu


 


Delegates

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John Tawfik
Northeast District
Delegate
jtawfik@msn.com
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Kelley Moran
Northeast District
Delegate
PPTA Ethics Committee
(Term ends 12/31/20)

kmoran@misericordia.edu


Barbara Wagner (North East)
Barbara Wagner
Northeast District
1st Alternate Delegate

barbara.wagner@scranton.edu


Elizabeth Marine
Elizabeth Marine Troese
2nd Alternate Delegate
(610) 438-3708
elizabethmarine@yahoo.com
Kay Malek
Kay Malek
Northeast District
3rd Alternate Delegate
Melanie.Malek@desales.edu

The “Achilles Heel” of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

  • Dates: 30 Nov – 01 Dec, 2018
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Course Title: The “Achilles Heel” of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Course Instructors: Karin Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC

Date: November 30 & December 1, 2018

Location: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy

Bridgeside Point 1

100 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

CEU’s: 11.45 of which .5 is Direct access and 11.25 is general hours

Cost of Course: $300.00

Student Price: $100.00

Early Bird Prices: (sign up before September 1st, 2018)

* Regular: $275.00

* Students: $75.00 Registration online: http://pittphysicaltherapy.com/ (under the Continuing Education Courses tab)

Course Description:

This 1 ½ day workshop will focus on how to manage Achilles tendinopathy and rupture based on latest updated research and clinical experience: In the workshop, you will learn how to differentiate and treat various types of tendon injuries. Specifically, you will learn and practice how to best diagnose, evaluate, treat and prevent Achilles tendinopathy and rupture (Tests and exercises will be demonstrated and practiced). You will also get insight into the most important differential diagnoses and risk factors for developing Achilles tendon injury. In addition, barriers to successful outcome, such as fear of movement and pain, will be discussed including recommendations for how to address these during the rehabilitation.

Return to sport criteria and how to prevent setbacks in order to bring the athlete efficiently back to sports will also be reviewed and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

1. Understand and explain the difference between various tendon injuries such as tendinitis, tendinopathy and rupture.

2. Understand and explain the effects of mechanical loading and exercise on tendon healing.

3. Select and perform appropriate diagnostic tests, clinical tests and outcome measures for patients with Achilles tendon injury.

4. Identify differential diagnoses of Achilles tendon injury.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence for various types of treatments for patients with Achilles tendon injury.

6. Identify rehabilitative concerns and prognosis specific to patients with Achilles tendon injury.

7. Devise and implement evidence-based exercise progressions based on objective findings and scientific evidence for patients with Achilles tendon injury.

8. Demonstrate an understanding on how to individualize the rehabilitative plan of care for return to sport in patients with Achilles tendon injury.

9. Develop an understanding on how to prevent Achilles tendon injury.

About the Speaker:

Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

University of Delaware

Karin is an Assistant professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA. At University of Delaware she runs the Tendon research lab together with colleagues from mechanical and biomedical engineering. The Tendon Research Group at University of Delaware is an interdisciplinary group working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University, Boston, USA and her PhD in Orthopaedics from University of Gothenburg. Karin has been a clinician, researcher, and educator in the U.S. and Sweden. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 25 years, mainly in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Her research focuses on tendon injuries, especially the clinical aspects of treatment, and evaluation. Her research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms. The focus is on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment in patients with painful Achilles tendinopathy and complete Achilles tendon ruptures. Her research is funded by the NIH, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, and Swedish Research Council. She has published 60+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written several book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally. She is also an Editor for Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at pittmarquettechallenge@gmail.com.

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The “Achilles Heel” of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

  • Dates: 30 Nov – 01 Dec, 2018
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Course Title: The “Achilles Heel” of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Course Instructors: Karin Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC

Date: November 30 & December 1, 2018

Location: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy

Bridgeside Point 1

100 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

CEU’s: 11.45 of which .5 is Direct access and 11.25 is general hours

Cost of Course: $300.00

Student Price: $100.00

Early Bird Prices: (sign up before September 1st, 2018)

* Regular: $275.00

* Students: $75.00 Registration online: http://pittphysicaltherapy.com/ (under the Continuing Education Courses tab)

Course Description:

This 1 ½ day workshop will focus on how to manage Achilles tendinopathy and rupture based on latest updated research and clinical experience: In the workshop, you will learn how to differentiate and treat various types of tendon injuries. Specifically, you will learn and practice how to best diagnose, evaluate, treat and prevent Achilles tendinopathy and rupture (Tests and exercises will be demonstrated and practiced). You will also get insight into the most important differential diagnoses and risk factors for developing Achilles tendon injury. In addition, barriers to successful outcome, such as fear of movement and pain, will be discussed including recommendations for how to address these during the rehabilitation.

Return to sport criteria and how to prevent setbacks in order to bring the athlete efficiently back to sports will also be reviewed and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

1. Understand and explain the difference between various tendon injuries such as tendinitis, tendinopathy and rupture.

2. Understand and explain the effects of mechanical loading and exercise on tendon healing.

3. Select and perform appropriate diagnostic tests, clinical tests and outcome measures for patients with Achilles tendon injury.

4. Identify differential diagnoses of Achilles tendon injury.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence for various types of treatments for patients with Achilles tendon injury.

6. Identify rehabilitative concerns and prognosis specific to patients with Achilles tendon injury.

7. Devise and implement evidence-based exercise progressions based on objective findings and scientific evidence for patients with Achilles tendon injury.

8. Demonstrate an understanding on how to individualize the rehabilitative plan of care for return to sport in patients with Achilles tendon injury.

9. Develop an understanding on how to prevent Achilles tendon injury.

About the Speaker:

Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

University of Delaware

Karin is an Assistant professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA. At University of Delaware she runs the Tendon research lab together with colleagues from mechanical and biomedical engineering. The Tendon Research Group at University of Delaware is an interdisciplinary group working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University, Boston, USA and her PhD in Orthopaedics from University of Gothenburg. Karin has been a clinician, researcher, and educator in the U.S. and Sweden. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 25 years, mainly in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Her research focuses on tendon injuries, especially the clinical aspects of treatment, and evaluation. Her research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms. The focus is on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment in patients with painful Achilles tendinopathy and complete Achilles tendon ruptures. Her research is funded by the NIH, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, and Swedish Research Council. She has published 60+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written several book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally. She is also an Editor for Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at pittmarquettechallenge@gmail.com.

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