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UPTA Spring Conference

March 2-3, 2018 St. George, Utah


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When: March 2-3, 2018

Where: Dixie State University, St. George, Utah.

Room Block

$109/night plus tax:

Ramada St. George

1440 E Saint George Blvd.

Saint George, UT 84790

Book by calling 435-628-2828 and reference UPTA37 or Utah Physical Therapy Association. The rate will no longer be available after 2/10/2017

Golf Event

Bloomington Country Club (Newly Renovated!)

March 4, 2017 1:30 PM

Reserve your spot HERE.

Topics & Presenters:

 Now I Can Foundation

More information to come.

KT Tape Presentation

More information to come.

Scott Ward, PhD, PT, FAPTA

University of Utah

"Physical Therapy Leadership in the Healthcare World."

  • Chair, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Adjunct Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training



  • Bachelor of Science, BPHTH, University of Utah
  • Doctor of Philosophy, DPHYSL, University Of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow. American Physical Therapy Association, 06/2014
  • Leadership in Physical Therapy Lectureship. The Ohio State University, 05/01/2013
  • The Gold Badge. The Polish Society of Physiotherapy, 03/30/2012
  • President's Award. Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 10/16/2010
  • G. Maureen Rodgers Lectureship. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, 04/09/2010
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Utah Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, 10/10/2009
  • Eleanor Branch Lecturer. Duke University Program in Physical Therapy, 05/07/2009
  • Curtis P. Artz Award. American Burn Association, 03/25/2009
  • Barbara Knothe Burn Therapist Award. American Burn Association, 04/02/2003
  • Lucy Blair Service Award. American Physical Therapy Association, 06/07/1999
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist. National Hemophilia Foundation, 04/21/1998


Enjoys his family, fly-fishing, Utah's variety, and talking politics and sports. Really.

 Amy Smith, PTA

"Leadership Roles in Physical Therapy."

Amy Smith has a PTA degree from Wallace State Community college and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in Heath Science.  She has been practicing in the field of Physical Therapy since 1995.  She is currently Regional Director with Restore Therapy where she oversees the Rehab operations of 12 Skilled Nursing facilities and 2 Out-Patient Clinics in North Alabama.  Amy received her APTA Geriatric Advanced Proficiency, and served as a member of the APTA PTA Educational Pathways Task Force and the PTA Board Work Group.  Amy has served the Alabama Chapter in a variety of roles which includes Nominating Committee, Membership Committee Chair, PTA Rep at Large, PR committee member, Chapter Council member.  Amy is currently Chief Delegate of the PTA Caucus and has served within the APTA at a national level since 2001.  



APTA Member  Before February 3/After  Non-Member  Before February 3/After 
PT $199/$249 PT $299/$349
PTA $149/$199 PTA $249/$299
All Student & Senior $50/$100 All Office Staff $199/$249
Single Day PT - $199 PTA - $149 Single Day PT - $249 PTA - $199



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