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UPTA Fall Conference

UPTA 43rd Annual Fall Conference

October 26-27, 2018

Little America Hotel

Salt Lake City, Utah


12 CEU Hours + 1 Ethics

 Dates: October 26-27, 2018
Times: Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Ethics Presentation will be Saturday 7:00 - 8:00 AM.

Location: Little America Hotel SLC, UT




Russ Paine, PT



"Innovativ Methods fo Kne an Shoulde Rehabilitation: 

 Clinical Pearl and Techniques Tha Work.

Russ Paine, PT is a Director at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute and a Rehabilitation Consultant to the Houston Rockets in Houston, TX.

Russ has been involved in sports medicine his entire career.  He began to develop his expertise by working and training with David Drez, M.D. of Lake Charles Louisiana from 1985 – 1991.

Russ has worked in conjunction with sports medicine physicians in the Houston area from 1991 to present. He has served as a rehabilitation consultant to the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and NASA.

He continues to be a rehabilitation consultant to the Houston Rockets.  Currently a director of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, Russ continues to devote his time to research and education while maintaining a busy sports medicine clinical practice.

Serving on the planning committee of the Sports Physical Therapy Section Team Concept Meeting, Russ is involved on a national level with sports medicine education.  Russ is also a founding member of the ICCUS society and a member of the AOSSM.  Paine received the Career Service Award from the American Sports Medicine Institute in 2009 from Dr. James Andrews. As a  well established author and lecturer on topics related to sports medicine, he has lectured at over 500 meetings in the United States and abroad. He has published 25 chapters in textbooks and over 30 research articles in peer review journals.

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT

Neuro Track

"Neuroplasticity: A Novel and Practical Clinical Application to

 Induce FunctionaImprovement"

Mike is the president and co-owner of NWRA. “I am proud of what we have created at NWRA. Our staff includes master clinicians that are exceptional people. It is a pleasure to treat patients alongside them.”

       Mike has been the vice-president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Neurology Section and has been chair of three different special interest groups at a national level. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has published over 25 articles on topics ranging from cognitive rehabilitation, stroke, balance, Parkinson’s and health policy. He has been an invited speaker at many universities, national and international venues since 1992, lecturing in nearly every state during this span.

       Mike holds the distinction as being the only PT in the US to be recognized with the national award for clinical excellence in two different categories, neurology and geriatrics.

On a personal note, Mike is an avid tennis player, triathlete and marathoner; a father of three, and proud sponsor of many local Salem-area charities with his wife, Diane!


Other options available at this years conference

Saturday only- Pediatric Track.

Local experts will present.

 PTA Forum


Tuition Rates 2018:

UPTA Members 

Before September 1st

After September 1st

Non Members

Before September 1st 

After September 1st

 PT  $350 $400
PT $450 $500
 PTA $300 $350 PTA $400 $450
 One Day
 $175 $225 One Day Only $225 $275
 Student $50 $75 Student $100 $125
 (over 65)
$50 $75 Senior
 (over 65)
 $100 $125


42nd Annual Fall Conference Highlights

 • Local and National Exhibitors • Utah Chapter/APTA Business Meeting Luncheon Friday • Research Presentations on Saturday • Discounted Hotel Rooms Available at The Sheraton Hotel in

Salt Lake City, UT.


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