Capital Area District

The Capital Area District (CAD) was organized in 1981 as a new district for Austin area Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants who were members of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The CAD is one of thirteen districts in the state of Texas and includes twelve counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Jackson, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis, and Williamson.  This district includes the following zip codes: 78602 - 78766; 78942.

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The Capital Area District Quarterly meetings are via multi-site video format to better meet the needs of members spread across the greater Austin metropolitan area.

The meeting sites are: 

  • Texas State University, Department of Physical Therapy Round Rock Campus, Willow Hall, 200 Bobcat Way, Round Rock
  • University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 5401 La Crosse Ave, Austin
  • Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, PTA Dept, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin
  • South University Campus, 1220 West Louis Henna Blvd, Round Rock
  • Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Kyle, 5980 Kyle Parkway, Kyle

Each location will receive a broadcast of the latest district news along with a 1 hour CCU offering or special topic of interest to the district.  Primary locations will rotate through each site, with the others participating via video link as satellite locations.

Meetings follow a regular format of social time from 5:30-6:00 pm, business and special topic presentation from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. 

Thank you to our sponsor: Remedy Therapy Staffing and Be Healthy at Home

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, November 4, 2019
Everyone Poops... Or Do They? 
Presenters: Hazel Anderson, PT, DPT and Kristy Demers PT, DPT

To reduce the stigma and fear of addressing the topic of constipation in general PT practice. Goals of presentation will be to review constipation, discuss intervention techniques that all therapists can perform (especially when it presents as a secondary condition), and decide and educate on when a patient should be referred to a specialist.

Get additional information and register here.


Past Meetings

April 1
Are you SET in your intervention? The Utilization of Body-Weight Off-Loaded Sling Exercise Therapy for Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions presented by Angela J. Rich, PT, ScD & Michele Zink Harris, PT, CNP, RAS

Feb 23
Below the Knee: Clinical Anatomy of the Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot presented by Allan Besselink, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT.

Jan 14
Dr. Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA: Everything You Need To Know For The 2019 Texas Legislative Session: TPTA’s Priorities and Issues Impacting Physical Therapy" 
View the presentation here and understand upcoming legislative initiatives, direct access and actions you can take for direct access in Texas.  

September 9, 2019
CCU Topic: Telehealth: Creating Freedom for Providers and Access for Patients, Presenter: Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, Cert TPS, Cert APHPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Saturday, September 21, 2019
CCU Topic: Quintessential Manipulation for the Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Presenters: Angela Rich, PT, DSc, OCS and Jacob Garza, DPT

Saturday, October 26, 2019
CCU Topic: Clinical Gross Anatomy Review of the Back, Thorax, Neck & Superficial Shoulder, Presenter: Dr. Suzy Okere


Position Name
Chair Ronna Keagle
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Vice Chair  Keri Jackson
Secretary Lois Stickley
Treasurer Deborah Landreth 
Government Affairs Liaison Kathleen Manella 
Student Liaisons   
Membership Committee Liaison Sara Lord 
PTA Liaison  
Communications Committee Liaison