Annual Conference

 APTAMA Annual Conference!


  October 27th, 2018
Norwood Sheraton Four Points
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike · Norwood, MA 02062


2018 Keynote: Defining YOUR Value

Tim Phillips PT, DPT


Tim Phillips earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2002. Tim
completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in 2008 and earned his Manual
Therapy Certification in 2006. He has worked in outpatient orthopedics for 15 years. He has served as adjunct faculty at the DPT program at Grand Valley State University and won the MPTA “Outstanding Clinical Instructor” in 2010.

Tim is currently the principal investigator on 6 research studies investigating effective treatments for musculoskeletal
disorders. In his current role at Spectrum Health, he translates research into evidence-based care models for major
diagnostic groups (musculoskeletal disorders, total joint arthroplasty, LBP, etc.) The first of which, “Early Access to
Physical Therapy and Specialty Care Management for American Workers with Musculoskeletal Injuries” was
published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in April 2017.

Tim travelled to Keele University (Keele, UK) in 2015 to study Psychologically Informed Care with the original researchers on the STarT and IMPaCT Back trials. He is actively disseminating this work as his department converts to a fully integrated biopsychosocial model of care at Spectrum Health.




DID YOU MISS 2017 CONFERENCE? Here's what people are saying....

What specific benefits did you get from attending?

 "I was able to learn a lot about specific treatments, patient populations and issues about defining the profession that I would not have had an opportunity to learn in the classroom alone."
"Felt more aware and involved with political changes coming for the profession."
"How to better advocate for the role of PT as movement experts."
"Exposure to the latest evidence in certain areas, networking with colleagues."
What would you share about the conference with someone who is planning on attending?
"It's highly informative and a great place to meet some incredible PTs who are so knowledgeable on what they know and do."
"Excellent opportunity to network with peers; learn about advocacy and PAC; superior education courses for a reasonable price; social interaction with old friends and colleagues."
"You will learn something new which you can take to your clinical practice. You will likely see a former colleague and/or classmate."
"It provides an opportunity to connect with people who are shaping the future of our proression."


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