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Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024
2024 APTA New Mexico Fall Conference

Save the date!

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Details to follow.

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Mar 01, 2024
Call for Proposals

APTA New Mexico is seeking proposal submissions for the 2024 APTA New Mexico Fall Conference, scheduled for September 14-15, 2024 at UNM in Albuquerque, NM. 

Proposals for 3 to 6-hour educational sessions are now being accepted. Sessions over 3 hours should include a lab. Proposals can be a combination of asynchronous and in-person content. 

A Benefit for Presenters in NM – Presenters can earn three times the number of contact hours of their presentation. Click HERE for more information on the NM Board of Physical Therapy’s website. 

We are looking for content in the following areas, but will consider other topic areas as well:

 Lab sessions are encouraged.

  • Orthopaedic/Sports Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
  • Leadership/Management
  • PTA Focused
  • Differential Diagnosis of Dizziness
  • Stroke

Proposal Submission Deadline – March 1, 2024

Download flyer for details

 

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Nov 09, 2023
Farmington Happy Hour

Join us 6 - 8 PM at:

Three Rivers Eatery and Brewhouse
101 E Main St
Farmington, NM

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Oct 14, 2023
PT Day of Service - Farmington

Volunteering at 2K Fun Run-Walk-Roll

All Abilities Park Site: 304 E Apache St

Email Jen Kiger, APTA NM Membership Chair, at [email protected], for more information

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Oct 06, 2023
PT Day of Service - Santa Fe

Donation Event for Girls on the Run—New girls athletic shoes, sizes 2-6 are preferred.

Drop off during the APTA NM Happy Hour on October 6 at Santa Fe Brewery Company (Beer Hall at HQ) 35 Fire Pl, 5-7 PM

OR

Email Betsy Ross, APTA NM Vice President, at [email protected] for pick up donations, throughout the month of October

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Oct 06, 2023
Santa Fe Happy Hour

Join us 5 - 7 PM at:

Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer Hall at HQ
35 Fire Pl
Santa Fe, NM

Plus optional donation drop off event for PT Day of Service benefiting Girls on the Run. New Girl's athletic shoes sized 2-6 requested.

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Sep 27, 2023
Clovis Happy Hour

Join us 6 - 8 PM at 

Bandolero Brewery
421 N Main St
Clovis, NM

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May 12, 2023
PT Pub Night Santa Fe

Your Profession on tap

Santa F Brewing Company (Beer Hall @ HQ)

On the lawn. Bring a lawn chair if you'd like.

35 Fire Pl
Santa Fe, NM
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Contact Jen Kiger [email protected] for more information.

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Apr 26, 2023
PT Pub Night Albuquerque

Your Profession on tap.

Bow & Arrow (on the patio)
608 McKnight Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact Jen Kiger ([email protected]) for more information

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Apr 12, 2023
PT Pub Night Las Cruces

Your Profession on tap.

Bosque Brewery
2102 Telshor Ct
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Contact Jen Kiger ([email protected]) for more information

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Oct 07, 2022 – Oct 08, 2022
Breathing & Postural Control - Part 1

(Part-1 of Mary Massery’s 3-day “LINKED” COURSE)

Instructor: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc
Co-Sponsors: MasseryPT, LLC & APTA New Mexico
Date: October 7 - 8, 2022 / Friday-Saturday
Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone Schedule
Contact Hours: 8
Format: Live interactive Online Course (via Zoom)
Tuition: $230 PT/PTA $25 Students

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:30 am - 1:20 pm MT: 4.5 Contact Hours
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 8:30 am - 12:15 pm MT: 3.5 Contact Hours

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course, developed by Mary Massery, proposes a new definition of “core stability;” redefining it as the dynamic control of trunk pressures to optimize postural stability (balance). Dr. Massery’s novel “soda pop can model” links breathing mechanics (including the vocal folds), to postural control using multi-system interactions. Part-1 lays foundational information and presents numerous quick interventions utilizing positioning and ventilatory strategies. Clinical cases will be used throughout the day to illustrate concepts. The course is applicable and for any pediatric or adult patient (or therapist) who breathes! 

Participants are encouraged to follow up later with “LINKED Part-2,” a two-day in-person lab course, assessing “normal” breathing patterns, and learning neuromotor breathing retraining techniques, and manual assistive cough techniques.  

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe how trunk pressures link breathing and postural control using the Soda Pop Can Model.
  2. Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and venous return.
  3. Demonstrate the role of the vocal folds in normal postural stability responses (balance) and make the case for using speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies.
  4. Position patients for optimal physiological and biomechanical support of breathing with simple equipment (towels, pillows, etc.).
  5. Use a ventilatory strategy algorithm presented in class to optimally match breathing with movements from bed mobility to athletic endeavors.
  6. Apply concepts to a wide variety of patient populations from infancy to geriatrics.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Massery received her BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1977, her DPT from the University of the Pacific in 2004 and her DSc from Rocky Mountain University in 2011. Her publications and interests focus on linking motor behaviors to breathing and/or postural mechanics in both pediatric and adult patient populations. Dr. Massery has been invited to give over 1,000 professional presentations in all 50 US states and in 18 countries worldwide, including more than 100 presentations for the American Physical Therapy Association. Mary’s research pioneered the concept of managing trunk pressures as a new way to visualize core stabilization. She has delivered keynote and major addresses on topics such as cystic fibrosis and posture, pectus excavatum (chest deformities), connections between posture & breathing, and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation).

Mary has received national awards from the APTA, including its highest clinical award, The Florence Kendall Practice Award, honoring “one’s outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy." She has been honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by each of her 3 universities. She was also awarded Northwestern University’s Alumnae Research Achievement Award. Mary continues to maintain a private practice in Chicago, specializing in breathing and postural dysfunction.

This is an APTA New Mexico Course approved for 8 contact hours.

PT/PTA Registration Link

Student Registration Link

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Sep 09, 2022
PT Pub Night Albuquerque

PT Pub Night on Friday Night, before the APTA New Mexico Fall Conference, in Albuquerque! 

Your Profession on tap.

ABQ AX 5505 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
6:00 - 8:00 PM

(Optional: Ax Lane reserved 7-8 PM $22.50/person)

Contact Jen Kiger [email protected] for more information.

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Sep 22, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
100 Days of Service

The 100 Days of Service initiative offers APTA national, components, and members access to service opportunities during the last 100 days of 2021 (beginning Sept. 22). These activities are meant to spark member engagement in local communities, promote collaboration with other members or components, and raise awareness about the profession.

In support of both 100 Days of Service for the APTA Centennial as well as the annual Global PT Day of Service, please consider participating with APTA New Mexico in a Toiletries Drive with 4 different organizations across the state for the month of October. The Toiletries Drive will benefit the following organizations: Interfaith Shelter in Santa Fe, Barrett House in Albuquerque, Lighthouse Mission in Clovis and Gospel Rescue in Las Cruces.

All items are helpful but the following are extremely appreciated: soap or body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable wipes, face masks, hand sanitizer. Donations also accepted.

For more information or to arrange a drop off/pick up please contact Jen Kiger at [email protected].