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Upper Peninsula District Calendar of Events: 2014

1. July 25th, (Friday) UP Golf Social, Sweetgrass Golf Course, Harris at 3pm ET.  This event will be our 6th annual outing and serves as a fundraiser for the MPT-PAC. followed by a social at Island Resort and Casino

2. July 26th, (Saturday) Gait and Balance in the Clinical Setting, Body Mechanix Physical Therapy, 901 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba, 8-12pm ET
Presenter: Dr Sujay Galen PT PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
This symposium will provide the participants with an overview on performing gait and balance assessments in the clinic, with the dual aim of monitoring changes in gait and balance in their patients and also establishing treatment efficacy.


An introductory lecture will present current literature and findings from recent scientific studies on the motor control of gait and balance. Specific outcome measures that have been developed to assess gait and balance will also be presented.


The second part of the symposium will involve a hands-on demonstration of some of the low- cost and user friendly technologies that Dr Galen has developed for the assessment of gait and balance in a clinical setting. Guidelines to interpret the data will also be provided.


The third part of the symposium will provide details on how some of these newly developed outcome measures have been implemented in clinical studies in the Detroit area. Results from these studies will also be presented in this segment of the symposium.

The fourth and final part of the symposium will involve a group discussion with an aim to develop a problem list of topics that will benefit greatly from performing gait and balance assessments in the clinic.

 

I would like to thank our team of officers who have assisted in planning in the upcoming year.  Thank you for your time and service:

Chris Moore, Vice-Chair

Mark Kargela, Keweenaw Regional Director

Kip Hartman, Marquette Regional Director

Michelle Giesel, Escanaba Regional Director 

Respectfully Submitted,

Edward Mathis, Chair