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Congratulations to Richard Cowan and Sinead FitzGibbon! These Long Island District members had posters accepted to the 2013 New York Physical Therapy Association Conference. Long Island district is awarding each of these individuals $500 to cover cost of attendance, travel, hotel, etc...

It is the districts intention to make these awards available annually. Support our talented members in Albany by stopping and congratulating them. Please continue to support our district as we try and find meaningful ways to add value to your membership.


Long Island District to Fund Conference for Select Research Poster Presenters

Would you like some funding to go to state conference? Long Island District would like to support its members who would like to share their scholarly work. The Long Island District has designated up to $1,500 to fund members of the district to cover the cost of attending conference. People who already submitted posters and who have been accepted to display their poster would be eligible to submit their name to the district.

Do you have a research project you would like some feedback on? Have you collected some patient outcomes data you want to discuss? Do you have some pilot data but are not sure what to do next? Or, do you have an idea that you just want to bounce off some colleagues? NOW IS THE TIME! The Research Committee would like to provide an opportunity for a new, creative, collegial, exchange of ideas to take place at the NYPTA conference in October.

What: NYPTA Conference Expanded Poster Session. All topics welcome! (pilot data, case studies, literature reviews, clinical descriptions, questions, etc)

When: October 25-26 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany

Who: All are welcome! (students, clinicians, new faculty, seasoned faculty exploring a new area, administrators, etc)

What next: First, submit an "abbreviated abstract" (half page describing your ideas) to research@nypta.org by Sept. 16 so the Research Committee can organize and tally the topics to be included. Second, bring a poster to the Annual Meeting to discuss and create dialogue with colleagues, friends, peers. Third, learn and have fun chatting about topics you are interested in!

Posters should not exceed a standard A1
poster size (27.5 x 39.37 inches; 70 x 100 cm).

The website www.posterpresentations.com can be a nice resource to both develop, print, and ship your poster if you choose.

The Long Island District of the NYPTA is proud to offer the following continuing education course, which will be hosted by the New York Institute of Technology. Upon completion you will have earned 2.4 contact hours of NYPTA approved continuing education.

Date: October 1, 2013

The SI Joint as a Pain Generator
Clinical Examination and Differential Diagnosis

Register today!

Presented by: Robert D. McKee, PT, M.P.A.

Robert is the founder of and former President of New York Physical Therapy, PC which was established in 1986. Currently, he continues his private practice and consultant services in Merrick, NY as Robert McKee PT PLLC. He has diverse orthopedic & sports clinical experience in hospital and private practice settings. Robert has been noted for the development of clinical guidelines and practice management for orthopedic services. He has authored and lectured on various topics involving Orthopedics, Biomechanics, and the Musculoskeletal System. His experience in orthopedics and sports has been at the professional, collegiate, high school and recreational levels and continues to be his passion. Robert is the co-founder of Youth Athletic Performance Programs which are dedicated to the development of youth athletes. He has been acknowledged by Nassau County and is the recipient of several awards for his commitment, support and involvement with the Nassau County athletic community. Robert is a consultant to the medical education department of SI Bone-Inc.
* A surgeon knowledgeable in the MIS SIJ fusion technique may also present

Course Description:

This course will show the prevalence of the SIJ as a pain generator in the low back. The tests to diagnose and treat the joint in a conservative manner have evolved as well. A review of clinical studies focusing on the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) found three or more positive stressing tests have discriminative power for diagnosing SI joint pain. (3) Educating front line practitioners to properly perform these tests is critical to identifying the SI joint as a pain generator. Fluoroscopic guided diagnostic SI joint blocks are currently the most reliable approach for identification of patients with SI joint pain following lumbar fusion surgery. Minimally invasive SI joint fusion has proven to be safe and effective using a series of triangular porous plasma coated titanium implants in carefully selected patients.
This course will also include a hands on demonstration of the provocative tests used to diagnose SIJ pain.

Target Audience: Various

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Quantify the prevalence of SI joint pain and recognize potential causes
  2. Describe the algorithm to diagnose SI Joint pain
  3. Perform provocative testing to evoke SI joint related pain patterns
  4. Define and identify appropriate candidates for conservative therapy to treat SI pain as well those who progress to MIS SIJ fusion
  5. Review retrospective clinical results for MIS SIJ fusion


For directions to the NYIT campus go to: http://www.nyit.edu/locations/old_westbury/

500 Building


6:15 pm: Course Sign In
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Lecture

Register today!

This course is FREE to members with check deposit (see directions below). Food will be provided. Course size is limited to 50 participants and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Cancellation Policy:

In order to get your deposit or course fee refunded, you must notify the course coordinator, Colleen Lamb, at colleen.lamb@ncc.edu by September 24, 2013 if you are unable to attend.

NYPTA - Long Island District
Colleen Lamb
7 Arlington Lane
Bayville, NY 11709

Check payable to: NYPTA – Long Island District
APTA members and Student members (please include APTA#): $40.00, which will be refunded at the course (payable by check only)
Non-member Registration: $40.00

Questions can be directed to:

Colleen.Lamb@ncc.edu: Long Island District Chair

Dear Long Island Membership,

I am a volunteer member of the Organization for International Development (OID: www.oidinc.org). This organization provides medical, dental, nursing, rehab and educational/computer training for people in the Caribbean- Haiti, Jamaica, Africa- Ethiopia and Ghana.

We are currently collecting physical therapy books for a new BSc PT Program in Ghana, the second such program in the country. PTA texts, journals, used equipment and/or teaching videos/charts on any PT-related subjects will be gladly accepted. No books will be considered outdated! There is also a list of books required to be in compliance towards future accreditation. If interested in this book list, please contact me at the email address or phone number below.

Donations will be picked up by volunteers. Shipping of the supplies to the country (Ghana) will be done in stages with the first one planned towards mid-June '2013.

If you can assist this newly developing program with a donation of books, please free to contact me at bliss515@aol.com or 516 578-8322.

Kindly accept my gratitude for any assistance offered on behalf of post-secondary (high-school) students who seek careers to help their community, family and themselves.

Sylvene Blissett, PT

For more information, contact Sylvene Blissett at bliss515@aol.com




The Anatomical Explanation for the Cervical Spine Dysfunction with a Holistic View of the Human Cadaver.

Presented by: Peter Smith DPT, ATC

The Handout is available

Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2013
May 21, 2013
February 28, 2013

June 25, 2012

Project: “Treadmill Training Study for Persons with Unilateral Lower Extremity Limb Loss”
Study PI’s: Eric Lamberg, PT, EdD  and Lisa Muratori, PT, EdD


The purpose of this study is to see if a large amount of walking practice on a treadmill can improve the functional abilities of an individual with unilateral lower extremity limb loss.

The study involves 15 sessions over 10-12 weeks for a total commitment of about 13.5 hours.

  • An initial testing session for baseline functional and quality of life measures.
  • 12 treadmill training visits that take place 3x/week for 4 weeks.
  • A post-training testing session, 1 week after completing the training.
  • A follow-up testing session, 4 weeks after completing the training.

Upon completion of the study participants will receive $300.00.

To be eligible:

  • • Unilateral leg amputation that is either below the knee, through the knee, or above the knee
  • • Between the ages of 21 -70
  • • Weight less than 360lbs and height less than 6'3"
  • • Have current prosthesis for at least 6 months

What should you do? If you know of individuals who meet these criteria and may have interest, please have them contact us at (631) 444-1200.

Questions? Please contact us at (631) 444-3058 or eric.lamberg@sunysb.edu

This study has been approved by the Stony Brook University Committees on Research Involving Human Subjects (CORIHS) Institutional Review Board –CORIHS# 2009-0573

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