Orthopedic and Nero Rehab Summit by PESI

Welcome to the

46th Annual

17th Annual

Orthopedic and Neuro Rehab Summit

October 25-28, 2023
The Most Celebrated Gathering for Rehab Professionals in the US, Live in Vegas & Online!
Zonya Foco,
RDN
Mike Studer,
PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA
Courtney Conley,
DC
Steven Capobianco,
DC, MA, DACRB, PES
Kara Welke,
OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP,
George Davies,
DPT, ATC
PLUS, Karen Pryor, Theresa Schmidt, Trent Brown, and MANY MORE!

In-Person and Virtual Registration is now Open!

LOCK IN TODAY AND GET UP TO A YEAR'S WORTH OF CE HOURS, PLUS STRESS-FREE REGISTRATION
WITH NO CANCELLATION FEES!
For 17 years, the Orthopedic & Neuro Rehab Summit has been a gathering for connection, advancement, and rejuvenation for clinicians dedicated to facilitating functional gains and maximizing quality of life for clients, communities, and themselves.

Featuring dozens of the field’s leading innovators, choose from 37 value-packed sessions with a bit of everything for everyone – neuroplasticity, manual therapy, orthopedics, fall prevention, red light therapy, and MORE – A robust line-up of leading experts and topics you won’t get anywhere else. PLUS, get firsthand access to community building opportunities with fellow clinicians from various regions and specialties. Develop a strong network of peers that will help transform your practice.

2023 Orthopedic and Neuro Rehab Summit

October 25-28, 2023
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KEYNOTE
AMERICA’S NUTRITION LEADER, SPEAKER, AUTHOR, TV HOST AND WELLNESS EXPERT.
ZONYA FOCO, RDN

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY IN A WORLD THAT’S ANYTHING BUT

Her signature mix of inspiration, entertainment and common-sense approach ignites audiences to skyrocket their health with strategies to...

  • Become a true change maker
  • Re-wire the brain one step at a time
  • Eat REAL FOOD for your health
  • Adopt fun and doable lifestyle changes

AND SO MUCH MORE!

Where Theory Meets Practice

The Sessions You Need.

Rehab Summit is driven by real needs of real clinicians.
No other conference has more practical workshops led by world-renowned clinical experts that can transform your outcomes with clients.

The latest insights on

NEUROLOGY
USING FOOD AS MEDICINE IN REHAB
GERIATRIC CARE
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
MANUAL THERAPY
SPORTS MEDICINE
RED LIGHT THERAPY
BREATHING TECHNIQUES
AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
MIND BODY CONNECTION
AND SO MUCH MORE!

On the issues that matter most

FALL PREVENTION & BALANCE
PAIN MANAGEMENT
FEAR AVOIDANCE BEHAVIORS
CORE STABILITY
POLYPHARMACY
NEUROPLASTICITY
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
POST-OP REHAB
VESTIBULAR DYSFUNCTION
AND SO MUCH MORE!

Join hundreds of colleagues and earn CE at the premier rehab conference of the year!

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✔️ Earn 40+ CE credits (included)
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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Wednesday

Pre-Conference Sessions

All times shown in Pacific Time Zone

001

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FMT BLADES - IASTM CERTIFICATION
Steven Capobianco,
DC, MA, DACRB, PES

002

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF TAI CHI IN IMPROVING BALANCE AND DECREASING FALL RISK AND CHRONIC PAIN
Clyde Boiston,
PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI

003

9:00 AM to 5:00PM
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TREATING DIZZINESS, VERTIGO, AND VESTIBULAR DISORDERS
Jamie Miner,
PT, DPT, GCS

004

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
STROKE REHAB: PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO REGAIN FUNCTIONAL USE OF THE UE AND LE
Mike Studer,
PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

*Optional add on - Limited capacity available, includes up to 6 CEU's!

Thursday

All times shown in Pacific Time Zone

THURSDAY OPENING KEYNOTE

Staying Healthy in a Culture That’s ANYTHING BUT!
Zonya Foco,
RDN

TV Host, Dietitian Nutritionist and author Zonya Foco will ignite a fire to become champions of the health of our patients and our culture, starting first with ourselves.

101

9:30AM - 11:30AM
“Fall is Not a Good Season for Patients” - Improving Hip, Rib and Compression Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates” - Part One
Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP & Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS

102

1:00PM - 3:00PM
“Fall is Not a Good Season for Patients” - Improving Hip, Rib and Compression Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates” - Part Two
Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP & Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS

103

3:20PM - 5:20PM
Thoracic Spine & Regional Interdependence to Enhance Outcomes
Frank Layman
PT, DPT, EdD, MTC

201

9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Concussion Management Throughout the Lifespan: Return to School, Play, Work, and Function
Mike Studer
PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

202

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Complications From Stroke Demystified: Shoulder, Pusher, and Neglect
Mike Studer
PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

203

3:20 - 5:20 PM
Clinical Implications of Inflammation & Autoimmunity in Neurological Diseases
Shelly Denes
PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP

301

9:30 - 11:30 AM
Vestibular Impairments: Differential Diagnosis, Treatment and Progression
Jamie Miner
PT, DPT, GCS

302

9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Sport-Specific Functional Taping: Best Techniques for Recovery, Training, and Performance
Steven Capobianco
DC, MA, DACRB, PES

303

3:20PM - 5:20PM
Functional Movement Training Toolbox: Screening, Assessment, and Treatment of the Elbow and Wrist
Steven Capobianco
DC, MA, DACRB, PES,

401

9:30AM - 11:30AM
Cutting Through the Clutter of Popular Diets
Zonya Foco
RDN

402

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Clinical Applications of Tai Chi and Mindful Movement for Improving Balance and Increasing Core Stabilization Strength
Clyde Boiston
PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI

403

3:20 - 5:20 PM
The Ins and Outs of Breath: Unlock the Potential to Enhance Mindset, Memory, and Movement
Joe LaVacca
PT, DPT

Friday

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104

8:00 - 10:00 AM
FOOT FOUNDATIONS: ANATOMY, FOOTWEAR & ENHANCING FUNCTION
Courtney Conley,
DC

105

10:20AM - 12:20PM
Gait Happens: Gait Cycle Assessment & Intervention for Lifelong Mobility
Courtney Conley,
DC

106

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Thaw Out the Frozen Shoulder: Manual Therapy to Release the Frozen Shoulder
Theresa Schmidt,
PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS

204

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Brain and Body Connections: How to Utilize Neural Connections for Optimal Function
Mica Foster,
DC

205

10:20AM - 12:20PM
Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel: Manual Therapy for Compression Neuropathy of the Median Nerve
Theresa Schmidt,
PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS

206

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Signs of Pediatric Pain & Age-Appropriate Intervention Strategies for Superior Outcomes
Mica Foster,
DC

304

8:00AM - 10:00AM
The Challenge of Injuries in Rotational Athletes: Assessment, Treatment and Prevention
Frank Layman,
PT, DPT, EdD, MTC

305

10:20 -12:20 PM
Low Back Pain: Understanding Context, Sharing Decisions, and Enhancing Function
Joe LaVacca,
PT, DPT

306

2:00PM - 4:00PM
The “NEW” Total Joint Arthroplasty Patient: Accelerating Return to Function Following Total Joint Replacements
John O’Halloran,
PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner

404

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Geriatric Assessment and Age Friendly Therapy Practice
Kara Welke,
OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP,

405

10:20 - 12:20 PM
Geriatric Therapists Making an Impact In the Home: Home Modifications, Falls Prevention, Behavior Reduction in Dementia
Kara Welke,
OTD

406

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Red Light Therapy for Pain and Inflammation
Milica McDowell,
MS, DPT

Saturday

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107

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
THE ROLE OF REHAB PROFESSIONALS AS PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
Ron Blehm,
PT, CEEAA, SCFI, CFPS

108

10:20AM - 12:20PM
Screening Patients for “Premature Mortality”
Ron Blehm,
PT, CEEAA, SCFI, CFPS

207

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Inflammation and Parasites: What’s Bugging Your Patient’s Recovery?
Karen Pryor,
PhD, PT, DPT

208

10:20 - 12:20 PM
Re-Discovering the Core: Fundamentally Shifting Clinical Understanding of the Core and How it Impacts Function
Trent Brown,
MOT, ORT/L

307

8:00 - 10:00 AM
State of the Art Examination of Knee Injuries: Translational Research and Current Best Evidence for 2023 and Beyond
George Davies,
DPT, ATC

308

10:20 - 12:20 PM
Rehabilitation of the Knee: Introducing Neurocognitive Reactive Testing for Return to Activity & Sports
George Davies,
DPT, ATC

407

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Utilizing the 6 Determinants of Gait to Improve Functional Mobility & Gait Patterns by Reducing Energy Expenditure and Center of Mass Displacement
Trent Brown,
MOT, OTR/L, BCG, ATP, CFPS

408

10:20 - 12:20 PM
Regenerative Medicine and Orthobiologics: What do Rehab Clinicians Need to Know?!
John O'Halloran,
PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Thursday

All times shown in Pacific Time Zone

THURSDAY OPENING KEYNOTE

Staying Healthy in a Culture That’s ANYTHING BUT!
Zonya Foco,
RDN

TV Host, Dietitian Nutritionist and author Zonya Foco will ignite a fire to become champions of the health of our patients and our culture, starting first with ourselves.

401

9:30AM - 11:30AM
Cutting Through the Clutter of Popular Diets
Zonya Foco,
RDN

501

9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
THORACIC SPINE & REGIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE TO ENHANCE OUTCOMES
Frank Layman,
PT, DPT, EdD, MTC

502

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Brain and Body Connections: How to Utilize Neural Connections for Optimal Function
Mica Foster,
DC

503

3:20 - 5:20 PM
Screening Patients for “Premature Mortality”
Ron Blehm,
PT, CEEAA, SCFI, CFPS

602

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Vestibular Impairments: Differential Diagnosis, Treatment and Progression
Jamie Miner,
PT, DPT, GCS

603

3:20 - 5:20 PM
Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel: Manual Therapy for Compression Neuropathy of the Median Nerve
Theresa Schmidt,
PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS

Friday

All times shown in Pacific Time Zone

504

8:00 to 10:00 AM
THE “NEW” TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY PATIENT: ACCELERATING RETURN TO FUNCTION FOLLOWING TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS
John O'Halloran,
PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner

505

10:20AM - 12:20PM
Regenerative Medicine and Orthobiologics: What do Rehab Clinicians Need to Know?!
John O’Halloran,
PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner

506

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Low Back Pain: Understanding Context, Sharing Decisions, and Enhancing Function
Joseph LaVacca,
PT, DPT, OCS

604

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Clinical Applications of Tai Chi and Mindful Movement for Improving Balance and Increasing Core Stabilization Strength
Clyde Boiston,
PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI

605

10:20 -12:20 PM
Utilizing the 6 Determinants of Gait to Improve Functional Mobility & Gait Patterns by Reducing Energy Expenditure and Center of Mass Displacement
Trent Brown,
MOT, ORT/L

606

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Geriatric Therapists Making an Impact In the Home: Home Modifications, Falls Prevention, Behavior Reduction in Dementia
Kara Welke,
OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP,

Saturday

All times shown in Pacific Time Zone

507

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
FOOT FOUNDATIONS: ANATOMY, FOOTWEAR & ENHANCING FUNCTION
Courtney Conley,
DC

508

10:20AM - 12:20PM
Gait Happens: Gait Cycle Assessment & Intervention for Lifelong Mobility
Courtney Conley,
DC

607

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Thaw Out the Frozen Shoulder: Manual Therapy to Release the Frozen Shoulder
Theresa Schmidt,
PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS

608

10:20AM - 12:20PM
Signs of Pediatric Pain & Age-Appropriate Intervention Strategies for Superior Outcomes
Mica Foster,
DC

REHAB SUMMIT PRESENTERS

Expert Clinical Trainers
Zonya Foco
RDN
Mike Studer
Mike Studer
PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA
Courtney Conley
Courtney Conley
DC
Steven Capobianco
DC, MA, DACRB, PES
Kara Welke
Kara Welke
OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP,
George Davies
George Davies
DPT, ATC
Trent Brown
MOT, ORT/L
Milica McDowell
MS, DPT
Jamie Miner
PT, DPT, GCS
Joe LaVacca
PT, DPT
Karen Pryor
PhD, PT, DPT
Clyde Boiston
PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI
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Location

CAESAR’S PALACE – LAS VEGAS, NVReserve Your Hotel Room
The 17th annual Orthopedic and Neuro Rehab Summit is taking place at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

For your convenience, we've created a room block where all the Rehab Summit action will be taking place!

Book your stay by Monday, October 2, 2023 to receive our discounted rate of $189++/night. 
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If at anytime you aren't 100% completely satisfied with your experience, in person or as a virtual attendee, please email us at info@rehabsummit.com. We'll make it right, guaranteed. We're that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more.

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