APTA-Oklahoma 2023 Fall Meeting
Saturday, November 18th, 2023

OUHSC - College of Allied Health | 1200 N. Stonewall Ave. | Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Choose between All-Day and Half-Day Registration


MAMTC's HVLA Mobilizations of the Upper & Lower Extremities
Presenters:  Sarah Stultz Bentley, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT; and Adam Bentley, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Saturday, 8a - 12p / 1p - 5p
Contact Hours: 7 CEUs

This 1-day seminar includes ~70% hands-on lab and ~30% didactic components. The majority of the course is spent learning examination and mobilization techniques of the extremity joint complexes, including: hip, knee, ankle/foot, shoulder girdle, elbow, wrist, hand. Extensive lab practice time is dedicated to learning HVLA mobilizations, which is the primary focus of the course. There is also a review of current evidence and a live case study. In addition, supplemental video content for this course featuring all exercise techniques taught is also included.
  • The participant will identify the history of thrust mobilization, current APTA policy, differences with non-thrust techniques, and the evidence available for techniques taught
  • The participant will identify specific differential diagnoses that would lead to precautions and contraindications of HVLA techniques
  • The participant will demonstrate subjective history questions that would indicatethe potential for differential diagnoses that would contraindicate HVLA
  • The participant will identify clinical presentations, such as specific dysfunctions/pathologies, and when to apply the HVLA techniques
  • The participant will demonstrate how to appropriately perform HVLA techniques on a lab partner, for multiple spinal joint regions
  • 7:30- 8:00 Registration
  • 8:00- 10:00 Course intro, basic principles, Hx of manipulation, current APTA policy,thrust vs. non-thrust techniques, clinical prediction rules (brief overview of this concept), indications/contraindications, pt selection including use of outcome measures and/or FABQ, safety issues
  • 10:00- 10:15 Break
  • 10:15- 12:00 Techniques: Hip/Fibula
  • 12:00- 1:00 Lunch - on your own
  • 1:00- 2:20 Techniques: Talocrural/Subtalar/Cuboid
  • 2:20- 2:35 Break
  • 2:35- 4:00 Techniques: Glenohumeral/Wrist/Thumb
  • 4:00- 5:00 Review for the day/catch-up
Sarah Bentley is a graduate of Texas State University in 2006, earning a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She then completed her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in 2008. She received her fellowship through The Manual Therapy Institute in 2010 and her Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2012. Finally, she became a Red Raider and completed her Doctorate in Physical therapy from Texas Tech University in 2012. Sarah has been a lead instructor with Mid-Atlantic Manual Therapy Consultants since 2015, teaching both weekend courses and the CMNT certification series across the country. Neurodynamics is her favorite course to teach. She has also served as a mentor for The Manual Therapy Institute, graduating 15+ fellows since 2010. Sarah started her career in 2008, serving the occupational medicine injury population at Concentra. Here she was a multisite director overseeing Dallas, TX area market. While at Concentra, Sarah also served as the Chair of the Medical Expert Panel helping to assure the company staying focused on continued clinical success while also helping to write policy and procedure to assure operational excellence. In 2020, Sarah joined Results Physiotherapy to start an all de novo market in Dallas, which has grown rapidly since then. She now serves as a Regional Vice President for Results Physiotherapy. Her desire as a leader is to help others reach their full potential living by the motto, “Be better than you were yesterday” and “Choose Joy.”
Adam Bentley is a graduate of Texas A&M in 2009, earning a degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Women’s University in 2013. He received his fellowship through The Manual Therapy Institute in 2016 and his board certification in orthopedics in 2019. Adam has also completed all coursework in dry needling through Myopain Seminars in 2014 and Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete through The Institute of Clinical Excellence in 2022. Adam started his career in 2013 with Concentra serving in various roles, most recently as the Associate Director of Clinical Services for Dallas. Adam has been a mentor through MTI for Fellows in Training since 2016 and is currently serving as the Regional Director for Athletico in DFW. Adam’s clinical approach focuses on matching patient goals and motivation with a holistic clinical approach. He utilizes Manual Therapy, patient education, and progressive exercise to help patients feel empowered to take charge of their healthcare through healthy, sustainable habits.


HALF-DAY COURSE Afternoon Options:

Diagnostic Ultrasound
Presenters:  Chris Cox, PhD, MPT, CSCS; and Dr. Blake Middleton, DO

Saturday Afternoon, 1p - 4p
Contact Hours: 3 CEUs

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Chris has a master's degree in physical therapy from Wichita State University and a doctoral degree in health and human performance from Oklahoma State University. He received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification in 2009. He also has taught spine and extremity orthopedic courses at Langston University. Currently he’s working on a research project in coordination with the University of Central Oklahoma involving how fear and avoidance behaviors in athletes affect rehabilitation of their injuries. He is also working on a Master's of Population Health degree from the University of Alabama.
Dr. Blake Middleton provides skilled, non-surgical treatment for athletic and musculoskeletal injuries, and a comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis and management of exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and disease processes. His specialties include endurance medicine, ultrasound-guided diagnostic and interventional procedures, concussion care and primary medicine. Dr. Middleton's practice includes three important components in patient care: completing an appropriate, thorough history and physical; development of an appropriate treatment plan; and the establishment of trust with all patients. He is a native Oklahoman, son of a nurse, endurance sports enthusiast and an avid traveler. Dr. Middleton and his wife, Katie, have three very active, young children.


Rebuilding the Brakes: Progressive Deceleration Training Throughout Extensive Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
Presenters:  Bobby Moore, PT, DPT, CSCS, AAOMPT-Student

Saturday Afternoon, 1p - 4p
Contact Hours: 3 CEUs

This course will outline key determinants of performance monitoring to outline progression to change of direction and cutting, and advancement from controlled to competitive drills while returning to sport.
Dr. Bobby Moore is a practicing physical therapist and registered strength and conditioning coach entering his 4th year as Sports Performance Therapist with USA Volleyball with primary duties to the Men and Women’s National Sitting Teams. In his position, he oversees the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs, implementing workload enhancement, as well as performing physical therapy and rehabilitation. During this time, he supported USAV’s preparation for Rio and Tokyo Paralympic Games, World Championships, and will continue his support through Paris 2024. A previous employee of the Oklahoma City Thunder as a Human and Player Performance Assistant, most recently Dr. Moore has begun supporting the University of Central Oklahoma’s Sports Medicine program as Athletics Physical Therapist implementing daily treatments, rehabilitation, and return to sport progressions for all athletic programs. Dr. Moore partners with Oklahoma City University in various capacities while working closely with School of Physical Therapy as a guest lecturer.

HALF-DAY COURSE Morning Options:

Oklahoma Medical Board of Examiners License Renewal and CE Broker Update
Presenters:  Lisa Cullen, Director of Licensing for OMB; and Deb Mason, PT

Saturday Morning, 9a - 10a
Contact Hours: 1 CEU

Hear about updates and changes for 2023, straight from the source: The Oklahoma Medical Board for Licensing and Supervision.

Lisa Cullen has served as Director of Licensing for the Oklahoma State Medical Board of Licensing and Supervision since 2018.

Kelly Berry serves as chair of the Physical Therapy Advisory Committee of the Oklahoma State Medical Board of Licensing and Supervision. Her term will expire in July of 2024.

Deb Mason, MS, PT, is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University), with an undergraduate B.S. degree in general biology from the University of Illinois. As a PT Advisory Committee member, she has been involved with the inner workings and roll out of CE Broker. Deb has been an active member of the OPTA, a lifelong member of APTA, is currently serving her second term on the PT Advisory Committee, is the alternate Oklahoma delegate to FSBPT, and has served on the Ethics Committee. Deb is supervisor of the Norman McBride PT Clinic, with a strong administrative and leadership background. She has a strong affinity for orthopedics and sports medicine due to her athletic background, with a special interest in manual therapy. She was a three-time NCAA All-American in the shot-put and went on to compete in the 1992 Olympic Trials in this event.

Ethics: Postpandemic, what challenges are we seeing?
Presenter:  Suzanne Reese, PT, DPT, MS

Saturday Morning, 10a - 12p
Contact Hours: 3.0 CEUs (1-hour pre-work required: See "IMPORTANT INFO" below)

Since the pandemic, some ethical challenges are more blatant and new challenges have been exposed. This course will generate discussions of real ethical dilemmas facing physical therapy personnel, explore our code of ethics and practice act for guiding direction, and provide opportunity for contemplation of what each person can do in our current professional environment.
  1. Apply the concept of behavioral compliance to the healthcare setting.
  2. Discuss ethical challenges post pandemic.
  3. Explore the components of the professional practice act and code of ethics applicable to the profession and our ethical commitments.


Suzanne Reese, PT, DPT, MS is currently the Regional Dean of Specialty Programs at Unitek Learning.  She is responsible for 3 OTA and 3 PTA programs across 4 states.  She continues to work with CAPTE as a site reviewer and just recently began to serve on a FSBPT Item Writer Task Force.  She still loves working with her Oklahoma colleagues and is the President of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation. 

Hour 1:  Independent study to include interactive power point presentation & reading of 1-2 articles.  Complete module before attending 2-hour face to face or zoom presentation.

Hour 2:  Discussion of learning from the first hour.  Identify circumstances of compliance where ethics may have been compromised.  Explore other ethical challenges post pandemic participants have experienced. Identify the professional practice act language and code of ethics that support and inform professional decision making.

Hour 3:  Small group discussion related to legal regulations and code of ethics in relation to the ethical challenges identified during the course.  Consideration of how individual’s can support compliance and our role as professionals.

A short 10 minute break will be allowed during the course

The delivery mode of this course is blended. Prior to the April course, participants will spend 1 clock hour completing an online module which is designed for information gathering about behavioral compliance.  During the module, participants will be assessed on the learning that occur with the module.  Participants must score a 70% on the assessment.   There will be a synchronous plenary session with power point slide presentations and small breakout groups for discussions. Upon registering, participants will receive more details and access to the online module via email.

Imaging, Reimagined: An update on how imaging can and should play a role in the PT industry
Presenters:  Amy Lee, PT, MPT, OCS; and RaeAnn Thomas, PT, DPT, MS

Amy Lee

Saturday Morning, 9a - 12p
Contact Hours: 3 CEUs

More info coming soon...

Mrs. Amy Lee graduated from OUHSC in 2007 and has 13 years of experience owning and operating multiple physical therapy clinics in Oklahoma. For the past 5 years, she served as Director of Business Development and Marketing for Physical Therapy Central. There, she oversaw digital and community marketing, advertising, physician relationships and third-party agreements. She has served as the second Vice President on the OPTA Board and held multiple positions within the Western District. She is currently studying graphic design at Arizona State University and is the co-owner of Evolution Imaging in Edmond. Founded in 2022, together with Dr. Thomas, they have built Oklahoma’s first luxury and affordable imaging experience. She enjoys helping people find high quality and expedited MSK care in not only the PT industry but in all aspects of orthopaedic and spine care.

Dr. RaeAnn Thomas graduated from OUHSC with her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2002 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Arizona University in 2005. In 2020, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters of Positive Psychology. She owned and operated multiple physical therapy clinics in Oklahoma for over 17 years and served as the Director of Operations for 45 clinics for five years. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Physical Therapy program and does private business consulting and executive coaching. She co-founded Evolution Imaging in 2022 with Amy Lee and is proud to still advocate for the PT profession, helping patients find quality and expedited orthopaedic care. She most enjoys spending time mentoring and teaching the next generation of current and future PT students. 


Early Bird Rates: throughout September


Regular Rates: October 1 - October 31

Late Registration Fee of $20 incurred after October 31st