Long Island Mini Conference Day -- District Meeting
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When: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Where: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Campus - Building 500
Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane
Old Westbury, New York  11568
United States
Contact: Lori Hochman

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LONG ISLAND mini conference day & district meeting


Location: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Campus - Building 500

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time: 8:00 - 1:00 PM

(Participant parking is free -- see map for details)

Check out the Campus Map for directions and parking information!


Schedule of Events:

8:00am-8:45am: LI District Business Meeting (attendance is free)

9:00am-1:00pm: Continuing Education Programming (All courses will be running at the same time so you will only be able to register for 1 course)





Course Title: Can Manual Therapy Survive in a Pain Science World?

CEHs: 4.2 (pending)


The course will attempt to define manual therapy and pain science. The utility and evidence for both will be discussed in the current healthcare environment. A combination of lecture and discussion will be used to facilitate discussions in an effort to bring out how best to integrate the two into an optimal paradigm for intervention and interaction with patients/clients.

Here is an advanced copy of his presentation for you to access during the course: can_mt_survive_in_a_pain_sci.pdf


Presenter: Robert Streb, PT, PhD - Clinical Associate Professor at Stony Brook University

Dr. Streb received his BS from Long Island University with a major in Health Sciences, MS from Long Island University with a major in Physical Therapy, and a PhD from Stony Brook University from the Department of Anatomical Sciences. Dr. Streb’s doctoral research involved identification of movement patterns and development of a predictive model in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Current research projects include investigation of knee medial collapse, evaluation of a knee decompression brace in individuals with knee arthritis, the effect on pitching speed following thoracic spine manipulation and muscle energy, and force in the shoulder in football players during blocking.  While Dr. Streb has worked with individuals with a wide range of impairments, activity limitations, and restrictions in participation, he has worked most extensively with individuals with back and neck dysfunction and pain. He currently teaches in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program in the areas of Exercise, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Evidence Based Practice.



Course Title: Weaving Relationship-based Practices into Intervention: A Guide for Pediatric Physical Therapists

CEHs: 4.2 (pending)


Physical therapists working in pediatrics interact with a child, as well as parents, caregivers, and other professionals during the therapeutic encounter. The quality of interactions are the building blocks for evolving relationships. A relationship-based approach to intervention highlights the environment of relationships that mediate the development of a child, as well as the capacity of parents and caregivers to support their child. Foundation knowledge for a relationship-based approach to intervention will be presented, along with defining characteristics of specific relationships. Participants experiences will be integrated into discussion of the evolving relationships between infant/caregiver, caregiver/therapist, and infant/therapist.

Here is an advanced copy of his presentation for you to access during the course: weaving_relationship-based_p.pdf



Presenter: Susan Rabinowicz, PT, DPT, MS, PhD

Dr. Susan Rabinowicz is a physical therapist, in Long Island, New York.  Dr. Rabinowicz has extensive experience working with infants and young children with motor challenges and their families enrolled in the New York State Early Intervention Program. Dr. Rabinowicz is an advocate of interdisciplinary learning for the early childhood workforce. Dr. Rabinowicz recently consulted on an interdisciplinary project with the Early Childhood Personnel Center. She is a Knowledge Translation Practitioner and has presented her work on knowledge translation at several conferences. Dr. Rabinowicz is an active member of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and a board member of the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health and the New York Zero-to-Three Network.



Course Title: Current Screening and Treatment Strategies for Managing the Concussed Athlete

CEHs: 4.2 (pending)


This course will utilize both lecture and hand on lab participation to improve the clinicians’ fundamental understanding of the Vestibular-Ocular-Motor (VOM) and BPPV screening in athletes with Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and acute sports related concussions.  The clinician will be able to administer the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test for individuals with PCS and determine the potential causes of persistent PCS symptoms resulting in the delayed return to sports.  The participant will have the ability to determine when to apply these in order to provide the patient population with the most successful outcomes.

Here is an advanced copy of his presentation for you to access during the course: current_screening_and_treatm.pdf


Presenter: Michael D. Witter, PT, DPT - Northwell STARS (Rego Park)

Dr. Witter possesses in-depth knowledge with an evidence-based approach to the assessment, management, and treatment of various orthopedic and other sports injury related conditions. His experience includes over 7 years of outpatient rehabilitation work with patients of all populations including infants/pediatrics to geriatrics, neuro/ balance rehab, chronic/acute pain management, and post-op rehab; as well as volunteering and working with local youth and adult sports teams.


Course is open to PTs, PTAs, PT Students and PTA Students


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Member: $50

PT/PTA Non-Member: $100

Student Member: $25

Student Non-Member: $50


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