Washington Represents at CSM

Check out all the Washington presenters at CSM in New Orleans in February!

Poster presenters:

TITLE: The effect of respiratory-based therapeutic relaxation modalities on upper trapezius muscle tone in a normal adult sample.
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Wallin, Kelsey B.; Bennett, Tonya L.; Hodgson, Brittany L.; Allen, Roger J.

TITLE: The Effect of Talar Mobilization on Active Recruitment of the Tibialis Anterior Following Stroke
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Bender, Jennifer J.; Cortesi, Sheena M.; Markeson, Amelia B.; Benson-McGregor, Cindy J.

TITLE: The Effects of Cervical Joint Approximation on Proprioception in Adults with Neck Pain
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Blackwell, Allison; Humphreys, Kelly; Koblenz, Tim; Porter, Elizabeth; Benson-McGregor, Cindy J.; Kikillus, Pam

TITLE: Physical therapists’ perceptions of the use of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure.
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Bonte, Bridgett A.; Slaughter, Michelle; Swink, Jessica; Davidson, Carol Ann

TITLE: Balance confidence and fear of falling in community dwelling older adults
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Cleary, Kimberly K.; Graham, Ruthe; Hedgecock, Katlynn; Parisot, Susan

TITLE: Benefits of Entry-Level Internships in Oncology Physical Therapy and Barriers to their Availability
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Hummel-Berry, Kathie; Anderson, Jamie; Rimmer, Lindsay M.; Sperling, Edie

TITLE: Effects of instructed prioritization on concurrent walking and cognitive task performance in people with Parkinson’s disease.
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Kelly, Valerie E.; Janke, Alexis A.; Gillespie, Alison J.; Woldemariam, Senayet; Bermensolo, Kara L.; Shumway-Cook, Anne

TITLE: Validity of the School-Physical Therapy Interventions for Pediatrics Data System for Use in Clinical Improvement Design Studies
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): McCoy, Sarah W.; Linn, Melissa

TITLE: Balance performance, functional mobility and fall risk in community dwelling older women with incontinence
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Nelson, Patricia; Cleary, Kimberly K.; Thompson, Sara

TITLE: Health related quality of life in community dwelling older adults
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Cleary, Kimberly K.; Ott, Janna; Grover, Ben; Thompson, Sara

TITLE: Interrater reliability and precision of balance, physical performance, and strength measures in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis.
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Rhon, Daniel; Shaffer, Scott W.; Gill, Skip; Ayotte, Norman; Hando, Ben

TITLE: Temporomandibular dysfunction masking mandibular neoplasm: differential diagnosis and the role of diagnostic imaging.

AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Smith, Cheryl R.; Sahrmann, Shirley

Platform presenters and educators:

Elizabeth Hampton
Lesley Palmgren
Anne Shumway-Cook
Kathie Hummel-Berry
Demetrius Freeman
Hal DeLaRosby
Jane Sweeney
Danny McMillian
Christopher Henderson
Daniel Rhon
Sarah McCoy
Nancy Garcia
Kristie Bjornson

We Will Continue Our Work to Achieve Success of Spinal Manipulation Bill

I know that the fact that our spinal manipulation bill did not get out of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee is disappointing for many of our members. But, I know that we will prevail–it is just going to take time and patience.  We need to keep working with our legislative leaders and mediators to come up with a solution that satisfies all stakeholders. We need to take the high road no matter how long it takes! No matter what, we KNOW that we have the ability to perform this technique safely and effectively.

I think that PTWA’s Spinal Manipulation Task Force Co-Chair Steve Allen’s comments voice the sentiment of all who continue to work so hard on this:

“We came, we said, they said and all of us realized that the committee would not be able to act on [the bill]…I was very proud of those who testified. The foundation and momentum with all the players are still intact and we are lining up for another run next session.

“We will stick with this.  We will enjoy the ride as we do and will embrace the adversity.  We have a great team with great support.  We will have our day.”

I would like to recognize the following: Bob Boyles, Steve Allen, Robin Schoenfeld, Elaine Armantrout, Melissa Johnson and Brian Thacker for their roles in the hearing preparation. I appreciate the PTs who attended the hearing as well as all the Spinal Manipulation Task Force members and Legislative Committee members who continue to be committed to this process.

I would also like to thank Rep. Eileen Cody, chair of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee, for hearing the bill; Rep Jim Moeller for serving as the mediator between PTWA and WSCA;  the legislators who sponsored our bill (listed below) and the many generous sponsors of 2011 Physical Therapy Legislative Impact Day, who are listed on our website here.

House Bill 1673 sponsors:
Rep. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake – Primary sponsor
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup
Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, D-Seattle
Rep. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia
Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland

Senate Bill 5549 sponsors:
Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle – Primary sponsor
Sen. Debbie Regala, D-Tacoma
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle
Sen. Scott White, D-Seattle
Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue

Susan Chalcraft, PT, MS,
PTWA President