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Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP's Profile

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Jane Yakel, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed (VA #2202005215) Speech- Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience in the care of persons suffering from neuropathology disorders. Jane is currently a private contractor and consultant in Virginia and has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, hospitals and schools. She has taught at the University of Wyoming, Utah State University and DeVry University (Phoenix). She has been a regional clinical specialist and a national trainer for rehabilitation program directors and has served as a director of a community re-entry program for traumatic brain injury survivors. She has shared her expertise as an author and presenter at national and state board continuing education courses on various topics including, Prospective Payment System; Medicare Documentation; Ethics and Professionalism; Comprehensive Assessment of the Adult Patient; Quality Indicators: QA / QI; Customer Service; Nursing Documentation; Managing Dysphagia as well as Cognitive Communication Disorders in the Neurological Impaired; Cognitive Rehabilitation and Dementia.

Jane is the author of two comprehensive manuals and informative guides in the field of Dysphagia and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Jane’s book on Dementia: Interventions for Severe Cognitive Impairments gives detailed intervention strategies for professionals working with patients who suffer from significantly decrease cognitive status. The book is tailored for multiple disciplines within the healthcare field as well as caregivers.

Jane is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, served as a representative for the People to People Ambassador Program for America Speech and Hearing Association and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology. Jane currently owns ProStar Communications, LLC, a professional communications company, and Yakel Educations, LLC, a professional publishing company.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jane Yakel is the owner of ProStar Communications, LLC and Yakel Educations, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jane Yakel is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Jerry K Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP's Profile

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Jerry Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. In that capacity, he teaches coursework in neuroanatomy, dysphagia, aphasia, acquired cognitive disorders, and counseling. Dr. Hoepner received his MS from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Communication Sciences and Disorders. His current research examines the role of partners in supporting the success of everyday interactions of individuals with traumatic brain injury, aphasia and dementias. A second line of research examines teaching pedagogies and learner responses. Clinically, Dr. Hoepner specializes in the use of routines to reduce demands on working memory and executive functions. He co-facilitates Aphasia Camp and the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jerry Hoepner is an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jerry Hoepner is on the board of directors for the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group.


April Christopherson, OTR/L's Profile

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April Christopherson, OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years and has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings. She is the founder and owner of Exploration Kids Therapy in Colorado. April worked as the director of OT and director of training and development for over 10 years for The Shandy Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. She sits on the clinical advisory board for Interactive Metronome Corporation. She is a member of both the Advanced Brain Technologies and Interactive Metronome adjunct faculty where she teaches introductory and advanced continuing education courses to professionals. She has traveled around the USA and the world teaching on Neuroplasticity and Development. April was granted her degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 1991.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: April Christopherson maintains a private practice and is the owner of Exploration Kids Therapy. She is an instructor, consultant and author with Advanced Brain Technologies and Interactive Metronome. She receives compensation as a public speaker and consultant. April Christopherson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: April Christopherson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Colleen Sleik, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS's Profile

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Focus On Function Physical Therapy PC


Colleen Sleik, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, is a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders when other forms of medical management have failed. Dr. Sleik founded a private practice in 2010 with the primary focus of treating patients with vestibular conditions. She continues to work as a specialist at Dickenson Rehab Services where more than 90% of her caseload consists of patients with vestibular and balance disorders.

Dr. Sleik graduated from The College of St. Catherine with a Master’s in physical therapy. She earned a transitional Doctor of physical therapy degree through The University of St. Augustine, Florida, and completed the Competency-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation course through Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to board-certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Sleik is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists, and the Vestibular Special Interest Group.

She began teaching continuing education courses in vestibular rehabilitation with the purpose of improving clinicians’ knowledge in the specialty of vestibular rehabilitation and ultimately improving the quality of patient care. Dr. Sleik’s goal as a clinician is to provide her patients with the best care available for return to daily function with minimal limitations, while also providing the tools for long-term self-management of symptoms.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Colleen Sleik is the owner of Focus on Function Physical Therapy, PC and has an employment relationship with Bellin Health and Aegis Therapies. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Colleen Sleik is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists, and the Vestibular Disorders Association.


Terry Trundle, ATC, LAT, PTA Related seminars and products


Terry Trundle, ATC, LAT, PTA, has over 38 years of experience in clinical practice and offers educational programs on functional rehabilitation focusing on the upper and lower kinetic chain. He practices in the Atlanta area where he is the Owner and Director of the Athletic Rehab Institute and Sports Medicine. In addition, he serves as a rehab consultant for Benchmark Physical Therapy and as Chair of the Advisory Board for the annual Rehab Summit.

Mr. Trundle's research has been featured in numerous journals and publications, and he has received awards and recognitions by the American Physical Therapy Association and Medical College of Georgia as a leader in the field. Most recently, he authored a chapter on orthopedic management of the shoulder in Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant. He is the co-producer of a four-part video series that includes exercises on the knee and shoulder and passive micro-mobility of the upper and lower kinetic chains.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Trundle is owner of Athletic Rehab Institute and Sports Medicine. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Terry Trundle is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association; and the National Athletic Trainers Association.


Michelle Green, PT, DPT, C-NDT, NCS's Profile

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Michelle Green, PT, DPT, C-NDT, NCS, is an expert in stroke rehabilitation, with over 20 years of experience helping countless patients recover from neurological conditions. Her background in NDT, Pilates, and yoga has influenced her assessment and treatment approach, providing her with enhanced insight into movement assessment and guided movement re-education.

Dr. Green travels nationally to present seminars on stroke rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and she teaches as an assistant professor in the DPT program at Campbell University. Her additional interests include education and learning, impairment-based treatment across the lifespan, and application of mind-body practices for improving mental and physical health.​

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michelle Green has an employment relationship with Campbell University. She serves on the Curricular Advisory Council Team in the Physical Therapy Department at Ithaca College. Michelle Green also serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Exercise Science, LSVT Global Student Grant for Treatment Efficacy Studies with Neurologically Impaired Patients, and Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michelle Green is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is the co-chair for the APTA Academy of Neurologic PT On-Line Education Committee and serves on multiple educational committees, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.


Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, FAOTA's Profile

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Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, FAOTA, is the program director and professor at Touro University Nevada's School of Occupational Therapy. She is a seasoned practitioner as an occupational therapist for 27 years, with over half her career in pediatrics. Robyn graduated from San Jose State University in 1994 and received her post-professional doctorate from Loma Linda University in 2020. She actively investigates cognitive approaches to occupational skill development and how students can take a more proactive approach to course design. Robyn actively presents on a variety of topics pertaining to pediatrics including handwriting, neuroplasticity, and behavior management.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Robyn Otty has an employment relationship with Hawaii Pacific University and is a consultant with TravCon and Pearson Education. She is an event coordinator and technician for Car-Fit. Dr. Otty receives speaking honorariam from PESI, Inc. and Summit Education. She receives recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Otty has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations
Non-financial: Dr. Robyn Otty is a member of the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Milica McDowell, MS, DPT's Profile

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MILICA MCDOWELL CONSULTING PLLC


Dr. Milica McDowell is an orthopedic physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. She’s owned a sports medicine practice in Bozeman, MT for 20 years, was a university faculty in human performance and most recently worked for Rocktape for 8 years in professional education and business development. She is an author of numerous global continuing education courses, has worked as a textbook editor and is an author of numerous professional and lay publications. Her current role is the VP of Product for Physitrack, a company based in London, that puts e-learning and helpful technologies in the hands of medical, wellness and fitness professionals globally. When she’s not researching, writing courses, or educating others, you can find Dr. Milica running, skiing, cooking or enjoying the outdoors with her active family.  

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Milica McDowell is the co-founder of Epic Fitness Center and Bluebird Medical Supply Company and has an employment relationship with Physitrack, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Milica McDowell has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT's Profile

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Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT is the Director of Out Reach Sports Program in Las Vegas, NV where he works directly with the UNLV hockey team and is responsible for the development of a post-concussion program and assessment and treatment of injuries. During his career, he has worked with an impressive list of sports teams as well as professional and Olympic athletes including Andy Roddick, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Natalie Gublis, the Chinese Olympic Team, and most recently with Dan Uggla of the Washington Nationals. In addition to his accomplishments in the clinical arena, Dr. Donatelli has lectured both nationally and internationally as a keynote and has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and published three textbooks; Physical Therapy of the Shoulder 5th EdOrthopedic Physical Therapy 4thed Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle 2nd Ed and Sports Specific Rehabilitation 1st.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robert Donatelli is the director of Out Reach Sports Programs. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, ATP, CFPS's Profile

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Advanced Healthcare


Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, ATP, CFPS, CGS, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is one of 36 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Mr. Brown also holds a certification as an assistive technology professional (ATP) from RESNA. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Utah where he is also an adjunct professor. He is employed by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to develop, implement, and operate healthcare quality improvement programs and has authored multiple laws to legislate improved patient care. Mr. Brown also reviews clinical documentation for UDOH as an expert witness in reviewing cases. Mr. Brown has over 15 years of clinical experience in skilled nursing, transitional care, acute, and home health. Recently, he served as the VP for the UOTA where he co-authored SB 131, advancing OT practice in the state of Utah, and has received multiple awards for his clinical, academic, and legislative work. Through his expertise in advocating for therapy services authoring law and rule, he has evolved into an expert presenter on ethical and legal issues facing therapy. Mr. Brown has provided courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country in conferences, private settings, and specialty conferences. Mr. Brown is a master clinician and lecturer on a myriad of topics including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, functional mobility, ethics, and fall reduction. He has also been a keynote speaker at multiple events throughout the country.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Trent Brown has employment relationships with the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah. He receives compensation as a national speaker. Trent Brown receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Trent Brown has no relevant non-financial relationships.


John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP's Profile

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John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, has been specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s and related disorders since 2007. In addition to clinical work, he has been involved in an array of Parkinson’s-related projects ranging from the development of interdisciplinary Parkinson’s rehab networks for a large healthcare company, founding startups that build technologies for people living with Parkinson’s and even a stint as a member of the senior leadership at the Davis Phinney Foundation.

John currently divides his time between Lisbon and Colorado, collaborating with physiotherapist Josefa Domingos to develop exercise activities that combine movement, voice, and cognition, as well as running a startup that creates technologies to help scale up dual-task training for patients around the world.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: John Dean maintains a private practice and receives a speaking honorarium from International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He is the co-owner of Dual Task for Parkinson's, Triad Dual Task Education for Healthcare, and Triad Health AI. Mr. Dean receives compensation as a consultant. He previously received a consulting fee from Bial. Mr. Dean receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: John Dean serves on the scientific advisory board for the Davis Phinney Foundation and is committee chair for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.


Josefa Domingos, MSc, Physio's Profile

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Josefa Domingos, MSc. Physio, has specialized in the treatment of Parkinson’s and related disorders for the past 15 years. She maintains a full clinical practice and serves as the national healthcare coordinator for the APDPk (Portugal’s premier Parkinson’s advocacy organization). She travels internationally to speak on topics related to dual-task training and neurological rehabilitation.

In addition, she is completing a PhD at Radboud University in the Netherlands, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Bas Bloem. Her research focuses on the development of multitask community programs for Parkinson’s, highlighting the importance of physiotherapy and other expert clinical input in the design and performance of community exercise activities.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Josefa Domingos has employment relationships with Portuguese Parkinson Disease Patient Association, Radboud University, Inova Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Centre and Young Parkies Portugal. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Ms. Domingos receives honoraria and consulting fee from Abbvie and Bial Pharmaceutical. All financial relationships ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Josefa Domingos is Rehabilitation Coordinator of the Portuguese Movement Disorders Medical Society, a member of the Scientific Board of the Portuguese Gerontology Society and of the scientific committee of the European Parkinson disease Association.


Hillary Price, DPT, ATP Related seminars and products


Hillary Price, DPT, ATP, is a Physical Therapist at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Hillary’s practice focuses on neurological rehabilitation and specializes in wheelchair seating. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 and became a RESNA Certified Assistive Technologies Professional in 2016. Hillary grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA spending much of her time running, hiking, skiing, and generally just soaking up the splendor of the outdoors. Now living in Seattle, WA, she enjoys many of the same things, in addition to traveling, cooking, and spending time with her growing family.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Hillary Price has an employment relationship with the University of Washington Medical Center - Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapies. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Hillary Price is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S's Profile

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Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and Board-Recognized Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 21 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is involved in evaluation, treatment, and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia.

Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Angela Mansolillo has an employment relationship with Elms College and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She is a consultant with Dysphagia Services and receives speaking honorarium from Education Resources, Inc., HomeCEUconnection.com, SpeechPathology.com, Medbridge, Respiratorytherapy.com, ContinuEd. Angela Mansolillo receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Angela Mansolillo is a member of ASHA.


Betsy Shandalov, OTR/L, C-IAYT, End of Life Doula's Profile

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Betsy Shandalov, OTR/L, C-IAYT, End of Life Doula, is a holistic occupational therapist and has worked as a clinician, educator and supervisor in rehabilitation, community re-entry and the school setting. Her extensive knowledge of disease and disability with adults and children in a variety of settings combines with her complementary holistic treatments to provide a new level of understanding of how the brain and the immune system work together for natural and therapeutic healing. Betsy teaches clients to empower themselves to prevent injury, heal an existing injury and help with pain management and trauma throughout the lifespan. She works with individuals and families helping to find balance in their minds and bodies by using Ayurveda, Yoga therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness for healing.

Betsy is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified as a yoga kids' teacher and trainer by Yoga Kids International. She has advanced training in trauma through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and is a Level I Reiki practitioner. She recently completed her Ayurvedic Medicine Training for wellness coaching and this past year authored a chapter on Meditation in an Integrative Medicine Textbook for Rehab Professionals.  

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Betsy Shandalov maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Betsy Shandalov has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS's Profile

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Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS, is an internationally-renowned expert on play assessment and development in children. She is the developer of the renowned Westby Symbolic Play Scale, a research-based scale used to assess children's social and play skills. Dr. Westby has written and implemented projects to support personnel preparation, clinical service, and research, including Project PLAY (Play and Language Attunement in Young Children), that trains caregivers to increase the development of play, theory of mind, and language.

Dr. Westby is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is Board-Certified in Child Language and Literacy Disorders, and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Geneva College and the University of Iowa's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, the ASHA Award for Contributions to Multicultural Affairs, the Honors of ASHA, and the Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.

Dr. Westby has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics including play, autobiographical memory, theory of mind, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, adverse childhood experiences, screen time, trauma, metacognition/executive function, and assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations. She has consulted with the New Mexico Preschool for the Deaf, which employs a play-based curriculum.

Dr. Westby has been a visiting professor at Flinders University in South Australia where she worked on a language/literacy curriculum, and at Brigham Young University where she consulted on SEEL, a systematic and engaging emergent literacy program that employs playful practice. She is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services in Albuquerque, NM and holds an affiliated appointment in communication disorders at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Dr. Westby is certified as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS).

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Carol Westby has employment relationships with Brigham Young University and Bilingual Multicultural Services. She receives royalties as a published author. Carol Westby receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Carol Westby is a member of American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.


Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP's Profile

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Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in COVID-19 ‘Long Haulers’ and advanced technology. She had been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeletons at the Rehab Institute of Michigan.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation. Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s PT program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) at The Rehab Institute of Chicago. She helped create the certifications of ‘Fall Prevention Specialist’ and a ‘Geriatric Care Professional’ with Evergreen Certifications and sits on their advisory board.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes is the owner of Denes Physical Therapy Consulting LLC. She is a consultant with Experts in Therapy LLC and previously with NewGait™. She receives a speaking honorarium from Motivations, Inc. Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes is an advisory board member for Evergreen Certifications.


Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS's Profile

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Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS, provides specialized services to many skilled nursing facilities and earned geriatric clinical specialist designation through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has experience in home health, acute care, outpatient vestibular rehab and fall prevention, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, and long-term care. Additionally, she serves as a clinical instructor to many doctoral physical therapy students. Jamie graduated with a BS degree in PT from UNC Chapel Hill, a DPT from Shenandoah University in March 2003.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jamie Miner has employment relationships with Gallowayridge Rehabilitation and Sunnybrook Skilled Nursing Facility. She receives a consulting fee, speaking honorarium, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jamie Miner is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Neurology Section and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, and the Vestibular Disorders Association. She serves on the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.


Terry Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS's Profile

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Terry L. Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with specialization in orthopedic physical therapy. Throughout his 40+ year career, he has specialized in orthopedic roles, total joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, musculoskeletal outpatient rehab, and as an independent private practitioner. A professor in the health science department for Nova Southeastern University, Terry provides instruction in anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, and neuro anatomy. Terry’s current clinical role as a home care physical therapist focuses exclusively on orthopedic surgical patients, which keeps Dr. Rzepkowski abreast of the latest techniques and protocols used in joint care rehab. As a sought-after presenter, he enjoys sharing his advanced orthopedic knowledge with interdisciplinary audiences around the country.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Terry Rzepkowski has employment relationships with PTCE, Presbyterian College, Nova Southeastern University, National Healthcare Licensing Solutions, Inc., and Varsity Tutors. He receives compensation as a national presenter. Terry Rzepkowski receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Terry Rzepkowski is a member of the APTA.

 

 


Maxwell Perkins, MS, OT/L Related seminars and products


Maxwell Perkins, MS, OT/L, is an occupational therapist with extensive experience with interdisciplinary clinical management focusing on the geriatric population. His clinical focus is on effective assessment and intervention for older adults experiencing memory/cognition issues in a variety of clinical settings including, acute inpatient/outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Maxwell is an independent consultant/educator and previously served as the rehab education director for two large health care organizations. He presents continuing education workshops nationally and locally and is an adjunct professor in the Pacific University Occupational Therapy program in Forrest Grove, Oregon. He also is a member of the State of Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensure Board.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Maxwell Perkins has an employment relationship with Pacific University. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and a consultant fee from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Maxwell Perkins has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS's Profile

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Health Sphere Wellness Center


Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advanced pediatric therapy programs. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Karen Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, LLC and is a field examiner for PDMS-3. She has employment relationships with Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Physical Therapy School, the Daymar Physical Therapy Assistant School and the Volunteer State Community College. She is a paid consultant for Evergreen Certifications. Karen Pryor receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Karen Pryor is a reviewer with Tennessee Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association. She is an Ambassador for National Down Syndrome Society.


Tracey Davis, MOT, OTR/L's Profile

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Global Therapy Consultants


Tracey Davis, MOT, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist and the Director of Clinical Affairs for TalkPath Live, a telehealth company offering virtual OT, PT, Speech, and Mental Health/Counseling services to schools and private pay clients. She is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants and provides structured literacy tutoring and therapy services both in person and via telehealth using secure video conferencing software.

Tracey offers in person training, webinars, and consultations to teachers, therapists, psychologists, and families in the areas of dyslexia, learning differences, trauma-informed care, and telehealth services, and presents at professional conferences and guest lectures at universities. She is active in the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Telemedicine Association Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group. In addition to significant experience in the areas of dyslexia and learning differences, trauma informed care, and telehealth, Tracey holds a Level I Mentorship certification from the STAR Institute, a sensory based organization. She often incorporates sensory processing treatment strategies into structured literacy tutoring sessions, using her knowledge of neurological systems to enhance the learning of children with dyslexia.

Tracey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1998, followed by a Master’s of Occupational Therapy in 1999. She has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy since that time, in various settings and with all ages of children around the world. Tracey pursued training in Orton-Gillingham based tutoring several years ago after 2 of her 4 children were identified as having dyslexia.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tracey Davis is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants. She has an employment relationship with Growing Healthy Children Therapy Services and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Ms. Davis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tracey Davis is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS's Profile

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Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS, has been practicing physical therapy in New York City since 2010. He is the owner and founder of Strength in Motion Physical Therapy, where his passion lies in helping individuals with chronic pain rediscover themselves and their joy in both movement and life. Joe also holds advanced certifications in Orthopedics and movement screen utilization for the FMS/SFMA and functional range systems. Joe also prides himself on being a functional strength and mobility coach, while also having the opportunity to educate clinicians throughout the country and the world on topics such as building therapeutic alliance through the art of communication, understanding pain, treatment of lower extremity dysfunction and gait assessment, the clinical applications of CBD and breathwork interventions, as well as kinesiology taping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Joseph LaVacca is the owner and physical therapist of Strength in Motion Physical Therapy. He has employment relationships with Fringe, Inc, RockTape, and Force Couple LLC. Joseph LaVacca receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Joseph LaVacca has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT's Profile

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Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).  His clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity. Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a Certified Master/Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, and Tai Chi for Rehabilitation. Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. In conjunction with his vast experience, he has presented several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, National Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference, and the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea). Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has produced and presented training courses on such topics as fall prevention, Tai Chi for OTs, and integrative medicine in mental health. He received his BS in Holistic Studies with a concentration in Wellness Management from Union Institute and University. Mr. Dehner is a member of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, Tai Chi for Health Community of America, and the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

In addition, Mr. Dehner is a two-time past recipient of a merit award from the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association for “Excellence in Continuing Education.”

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ralph Dehner is a certified personal trainer and has employment relationships with Tai Chi for Health Institute and Cincinnati State Community College. He receives a speaking honorarium from Summit Professional Education. Ralph Dehner receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ralph Dehner is a member of the American Council on Exercise, the International Association of Reiki, and the Tai Chi for Health Institute.


Sue DuPont, MS, MBA, PT, ATC's Profile

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Sue DuPont, MS, MBA, PT, ATC, is an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, with over 30 years of experience treating patients and athletes of all ages and activity levels. She holds multiple degrees including a B.S. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training, an M.S. in Biology specializing in Biomechanics, a post-baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy, and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Ms. DuPont was on the Medical Staff at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and awarded a 1-year fellowship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. She has worked with various professional and elite athletes, from WTA pro tennis to World Cup Figure Skating. While working with the U.S.O.C. Biomechanics Division, Ms. DuPont researched and developed a Clinical Plyometrics protocol and presented the findings at the APTA National Conference.

Ms. DuPont has taught courses specifically for seniors on healthy aging and wellness. She is a veteran ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, teaching Pilates, kickboxing, and many other fitness courses for over 20 years. Ms. DuPont has performed extensive research on the spine, aging, balance, and fitness. In her clinical practice, she utilizes advanced clinical techniques in manual therapy, taping/strapping, active stabilization, and soft tissue release to improve functional movement patterns. Currently, Ms. DuPont teaches continuing education courses nationwide. When home in Florida, she treats patients/clients for physical therapy and wellness and sits on the Advisory Board for Southwest Florida University's PTA program.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sue Dupont has employment relationships with Joint Implant Surgeons, South Best Home Care, and Doctor's Choice Home Care. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Sue Dupont is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).


Paula J Cox, PT, DSc, PCS's Profile

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Paula Cox, PT, DSc, PCS, is a board-certified pediatric PT with over 35 years of experience in pediatric rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the APPT, and the IL PT Association. Dr. Cox served on the APPT’s NICU to EI transition work group. She is committee chair for the APPT course Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Therapy, an ongoing APPT course that investigates current theories and EBP across pediatric settings. Dr Cox presents the EI segment for this course. She operates a private pediatric practice in the Chicago area and provided ongoing mentoring to PT’s in 2013 from the University of Oklahoma. Her doctoral research examined the use of a robotic scooter to provide early autonomous locomotion for infants with Down Syndrome.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paula Cox maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Midwestern University. She receives compensation as a consultant. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paula Cox has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Shaun Goulbourne, DHSc, PT, MTC, OCS, SCS, STC, CSCS, NSCA-PT, Osteopractic Diploma Related seminars and products

Hart County Physical Therapy


Shaun Goulbourne, DHSc, PT, MTC, OCS, SCS, STC, CSCS, NSCA-PT, Osteopractic Diploma, is an expert in sports rehabilitation with over 20 years of experience guiding athletes to peak performance. His practice includes on- and off-site treatment of athletes, and he has extensive history playing and coaching competitive sports. Formerly an international basketball player, he serves as a coach with the Olympic Development Program for the United States Soccer Federation. In his spare time, he competes in marathons and full ironman events.

Dr. Goulbourne earned his Doctorate in health science with emphasis in orthopedics and sports medicine from the University of St. Augustine, and he holds numerous certifications in manual and sports therapy. He is a Sports Certified Specialist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy, is an osteopractor through the American Spinal Manipulation Institute, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer with the NSCA.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Shaun Goulbourne has employment relationships with Caverna Medical Center, Intrepid USA, Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team, and Caverna Schools. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Shaun Goulbourne is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the APTA.


Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP's Profile

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Lockhart Wellness Solutions, LLC


Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner with over 30 years in professional practice. She has trained nutrition, fitness, and medical practitioners throughout most of her career, yet maintains a personal practice with clients as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate and inspire other practitioners is through her own practical experience with clients. In addition to educating on how Food is Medicine, Cindi also specializes in coaching clients and practitioners on the importance of managing stress, optimizing sleep, proper exercise and movement, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. Cindi has extensive expertise in women’s health issues including perimenopause/menopause and thyroid dysfunction as well as autoimmunity, gut health, weight management, cardiometabolic health (insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease), fasting, histamine intolerance, mold detox, and long COVID.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cindi Lockhart is the owner and founder of Lockhart Wellness Solutions, LLC. She receives compensation from Fullscript. Cindi Lockhart receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Cindi Lockhart is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.

 


George Davies, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, CSMS, FAPTA's Profile

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George J. Davies, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, CSMS, FAPTA, is an internationally known speaker who has presented hundreds of conferences throughout the world on sports physical therapy, athletic training, shoulder, knee, open and closed kinetic chain topics, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and Isokinetics. George is a clinician, educator, speaker, researcher, author, editor, patent holder for exercise equipment and consultant. He has been involved in the clinical practice of sports physical therapy/athletic training, since he was a student athletic trainer, for over 55 years. He has a passion for teaching and has been an educator for over 48 years in colleges and universities.

Dr. Davies has been involved in many research projects that have been presented at numerous national and international conferences and published in various journals. He has participated in hundreds of scientific conferences and workshops throughout the world in the last 45 years. He has published over 200 articles and research abstracts in various periodicals, has written several books and has contributed chapters to over 45 books. George was the original co-founder and co-editor of The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy for approximately 10 years. George was also one of the founders and original Associate Editors for Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach for the past 10 years.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. George Davies has employment relationships with Georgia Southern University, Coastal Therapy, and Gundersen Health System. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. George Davies is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Georgia Chapter, the APTA Wisconsin Chapter, National Athletic Trainers Association, the American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.


Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L's Profile

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, neurological disorders and a wide variety of developmental disorders in numerous settings. She is the owner of Sensational Brain, LLC, and creator of the popular BrainWorks™ tools, a system for creating effective sensory diets that empowers kids to take charge of their sensory needs.

Gwen is steadfast in helping children learn to self-regulate to manage their behaviors and emotions effectively. She works directly with educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals in her roles as an educator, consultant to two school districts and provider of private pediatric occupational therapy services in homes.

Gwen presents worldwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation teaching practitioners, parents, and teachers who work with children and adolescents practical treatments and interventions. She has been invited to speak at numerous state and local conferences and has been featured on podcasts. Gwen has led and co-authored two research studies on the implementation of sensory strategies for the purpose of enhancing self-regulation, the most recent of which was published in a peer-reviewed journal.

She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and at the state level, she is a member of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Gwen Wild has employment relationships with Sensational Brain LLC, Calhoun ISD, and Summit Professional Education. She receives royalties as a published author. Gwen Wild receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Gwen Wild has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Michael Lau, PT, DPT, CSCS's Profile

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Michael Lau, PT, DPT, CSCS, is one of the co-founders of The Prehab Guys, a healthcare educational platform that teaches people how to take control of their own health through online physical therapy. With a strong background in strength and conditioning, Michael likes to blend the realms of strength training and rehabilitation to provide prehab, or preventative rehabilitation, to his patients. He has a vast professional background with extensive experience and specialized training in the fields of blood flow restriction training, movement science, pain science, biomechanics, injury and surgery rehabilitation, and athletic performance.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Michael Lau is the co-founder of The Prehab Guys. He is a board advisor and holds an ownership interest in Peerwell. He receives a consulting fee from Therabody, and he receives speaking honoraria from PESI, Inc. and Smart Tools.

Non-financial: Dr. Michael Lau has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Clyde Boiston, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI's Profile

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Clyde Boiston, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI, is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience who has worked in multiple therapy settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. In addition to his continuing clinical work as a PT, he and his wife own and operate Bel Wellness, a mind-body wellness studio in Riverside, CA which offers classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation. Mr. Boiston is a mindfulness teacher and meditation instructor who presents retreats, workshops, and mindful living classes to both corporate and healthcare employers as well as the general community. His clients include Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UC Riverside, and the Riverside County Office on Aging. He received his certification as a Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) in 2017 after completing their yearlong teacher training program. MARC is part of the UCLA Medical School’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Mr. Boiston graduated with a BS in PT from California State University Long Beach in 1997 and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2004. He is also a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Clyde Boiston maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Clyde Boiston has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS's Profile

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Educise PC


Dr. Theresa Schmidt is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with emphasis on manual therapy, precision exercise, wellness, Reiki, hypnosis, and mindfulness. She presented for NASA/Inomedic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Med, Wake Med, and professional associations. She received her doctorate at UNE and served as faculty at Touro PT Programs and CUNY Queens Colleges in NY. She is a published author, Expert Consultant, Reiki Master Instructor, and hypnotherapist in private practice at Educise® in New Hampshire. www.educise.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Theresa Schmidt has employment relationships with Educise and Home CEU Connection.com. She receives a speaking honorarium and a consulting fee from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt is a member of APTA and AMTA. She has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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