Join the Northeast District for an upcoming CE event "Update from the APTA House of Delegates and the OPTA: Federal & State Legislation & Professional Issues Affecting the Profession" on June 5 at 6PM. This 2-hour course presented by OPTA members Michelle Masterson, PT, PhD; Scott Euype, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, and Christine Schulte, PT, MBA, will describe the issues and trends facing the profession of physical therapy as well as discuss the impact of the issues and trends on the practice of physical therapy in one's clinical setting. The presenters will explain state and federal legislative issues that will affect the practice of physical as well as the role of the American Physical Therapy Association in advocating for the profession. It will also address the importance of active involvement and advocacy of all physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students.
What: Update from the APTA House of Delegates and the OPTA: Federal & State Legislation & Professional Issues Affecting the Profession
Where: Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital in the pre-function room and the auditorium |1730 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
When: Tuesday, June 5
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free for all attendees
CEUs: 2.0 pending
Parking: Parking lot outside of facility
Speaker Bios: Dr. Michelle Masterson is completing her first term as Ohio’s Chief Delegate for the APTA House of Delegates and was recently elected to serve another 3 year term as Chief Delegate. She is active in the profession at both the national and state level, and is knowledgeable and up-to-date about the issues facing our profession and our professional organization. Dr. Masterson has also been a faculty member in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toledo since 1989. She received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from Bowling Green State University in consortium with the Medical College of Ohio in 1984 and earned her M.Ed. in Biomechanics and Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo in 1993 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Masterson’s doctoral studies emphasized aging and her current related research is in regards to normal aging, aging with chronic diseases, in particular Parkinson’s disease, functional outcomes, and the influence of health promotion and exercise-related interventions on functional outcomes. Her areas of teaching expertise include interdisciplinary health care teams, Parkinson’s disease, geriatrics, health promotion, and functional mobility assessment and interventions.
Scott Euype, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, Education Director, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Sports Therapy. Scott obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Grove City College in 1982. Scott obtained Certificate in physical therapy from Cleveland State University in 1987. He received a Master of Health Science from University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy in 1996, and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Marymount University, in 2008. He became an APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic clinical specialist in 1997, and was recertified in 2017. He is also an adjunct, and holds graduate faculty status at the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Cleveland State University. He is on the OPTA BOD, and also an Ohio delegate for the APTA House of Delegates. Scott was on the APTA Vision Task Force, which developed the new APTA Vision. He is serving as the Chair of the APTA Nominating Committee. Scott coordinates and performs physical therapy pro bono services at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, and at the Care Alliance Medical Center in Cleveland. He was a recipient of the 2009 OPTA Outstanding PT Award, and the 2015 APTA Lucy Blair Service Award.
Christine Schulte received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Cleveland State University in 1986 and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix 2006. She accepted her current role at the Cleveland Clinic in October of 2010 as the Director of Outpatient Operations for the Main Campus and the Western Region sites of Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy. Prior to this role Christine enjoyed 20 years at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights, Ohio as the Administrative Director for Marymount Hospital Rehabilitation Services, Pain Management, Laboratory Services, Occupational Medicine, Employee Wellness and Program Director for the Cleveland Clinics Patients First Initiative. Professional areas of interest include aquatic therapy for the orthopedic and geriatric populations. Christine has been a member of the APTA since 1986. Christine has served as Aquatic Section Representative since 2010 and currently is Secretary of American Physical Therapy Association Aquatic Section and Chair of the Communications and Awards Committee. Christine was honored with the Presidential Award from the Aquatic section for her contributions to the section on the Communications team work plan. In Ohio, OPTA, Christine is the acting Vice President for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association and liaison for the State and Federal affairs committee.