2017 VPTA Fall Conference

Meet Us In Newport News!
Join Us For The 2017 VPTA Annual Conference; October 7-8, 2017, Newport News, VA

Attendee News

  • VPTA Business Meeting Scheduled! Saturday, October 7, 2017 at noon EST. All members are invited to attend.
  • Saturday night there will be a silent auction during the reception!



  • 2018: Annual Conference: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles October 6-7, 2018; Student Conclave Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles October 6, 2018


Saturday & Sunday:

by Section on Health Policy & Administration - 15.5 CEUs
Time: 8am to 5:30pm on Saturday;
8am to 5pm on Sunday

Saturday Only (Pick One  Course):

Fascial Manipulation(R): A Model Applying Regional Interdependence in the Assessment & Treatment of Connective Tissue in Movement Dysfunction
by Colleen Whiteford, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT
6 contact hours
Time: 8am to 4:45pm

Updating your Stroke Interventions Toolbox
by Julia Castleberry MS, PT, DPT, CLT, GCS, NCS, CDP, CES
6 contact hours
Time: 8am to 4:45pm

Dementia Care: From a Physical Therapy Perspective
by Lynn Chatfield, OTR
6 contact hours
Time: 8am to 4:45pm



Sunday Only (Pick Two or Three Courses):

Balance the Shoulder: It's all about the force couples!
by Daniel Alcorn, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Michael Kecman, PT, DPT, OCS
2 contact hours
Time: 8am to 10am

Managing Clients with ALS
by Melissa Fox, PT, DPT
2 contact hours
Time: 8am to 10am

Strategic Cardiopulmonary Intervention Across the Care Spectrum
by Emily Kavanaugh, PT, MBA, CCS
2 contact hours
Time: 8am to 10am

Gait Training and Orthotics: Tricks of the Trade
by Kelli Doern, PT, DPT, NSC, MSCS and Christina Withers, PT, DPT, PCS
2 contact hours
Time: 10:15am to 12:15pm

Neuroplasticity: Merging Science in Stroke Recovery with Bedside Care
by Amber Walter, PT, DPT, NCS and
Meredith Bowen, MOT, OTR/L, LSVT
BIG Certified - 2 contact hours
10:15am to 12:15pm

Management of Low Back Pain after Caesarean Section
by Timothy Hui, PT, DPT, DC
1 contact hour
Time: 10:15am to 11:15am

Pelvic Rehabilitation for Prostatectomy: Making the Case for Pre-Operative Consult and Education
by Melissa Eagleton, PT, DPT, WCS
1 contact hour
Time: 11:15am to 12:15pm



Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorship and Exhibiting Levels for All Budgets

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 Full Sponsor Details, contact Marie Stravlo at 800-765-7848 x 7125

Our 2017 sponsors

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Marriott Newport News at City Center

Conference Venue

Let luxury lead you to our hotel in Newport News, Virginia

Style and substance come together at Newport News Marriott at City Center. Boasting a central location in downtown, our hotel helps you access an array of shopping and dining destinations. We are also near Hampton University and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. A series of comforting amenities await you back at our hotel including stylish rooms and suites with pillow top beds, crisp linens and fluffy pillows. Complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs are also included to keep you entertained.


Book Reservations Here

Book room by September 4, 2017!


740 Town Center Dr
Newport News, VA 23606
Driving Directions

Hotel Website



  • Earlybird Registration deadline is September 1, 2017. Full conference
    fees apply after that date.
  • Cancellations: A refund, less $50 administrative costs, will be issued for written
    requests emailed/postmarked by October 2nd.
  • No refunds permitted after October 2, 2017.
  • Questions? Call 800-765-7848 xt 7125.

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