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When: April 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Tyler Junior College's Rogers Nursing & Health Science Center
1110 E 5th Street
Tyler, Texas  75701
United States
Contact: Mike Little

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Register for both Ethics & Geriatric Symposium!

If you register for both the Ethics course (4/15/16) and the Geriatric Symposium (4/16/16), you'll receive the Ethics course for free! After you register for the Ethics course, you'll receive a Promo Code to use when you register for the Symposium. The Promo Code will give you $35.00 (members) or $40.00 (non-members) off your Symposium registration!



Friday PM ** Separate Registration  Register Here

5:00 – 6:00 – Check in and registration
6:00 – 8:00 – Ethics & Elder Abuse Stephanie Williams, BS & Carla Gleaton, P.T., M.Ed.


2.0 Ethics CCUs - Pending Approval 



7:30 – 8:00 – Check in and registration
8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome and introductions – Laurie Hurst, PT
8:15 – 10:15 – Dementia – Julie Hardy, PT
10:15 – 10:30 – Break
10:30 – 12:00 – Arthritis – Carol McFarland PT, PhD, OCS
12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention - Rubye Kendrick PT, B.S. & Toni Lindsey PT, B.A
3:00 – 3:10 – Break
3:10 – 4:30 – Incontinence in the Geriatric Population – Marcy Davis, PT, MS


6.75 CCUs - Approved through Texas Physical Therapy Association's Accredited Provider Status



Friday (ethics) ONLY:
$35.00 for members*
$40.00 for non-members

Full Course early registration by March 31, 2016:
$250.00 for members*
$300.00 for non-members

Full course registration after March 31, 2016
$300.00 for members*
$350.00 for non-members

• OT professionals will need to provide membership info for discount


Meals Included

Dementia: Julie Hardy PT, MS


1. The learner will demonstrate understanding of the pathology involved in different types of dementia as well as the stages of dementia.
2. The learner will demonstrate understanding of the use of non-pharmacological interventions in caring for the cognitively impaired population.

Arthritis: Carol McFarland PT, PhD, OCS


1. Describe the potential role of biologics in treatment of degenerative joint disease.
2. Understand the current research on the impact of nutrition, hydration, and pharmaceuticals on arthritis management.
3. Become familiar with the current state of the art with motor control exercises in the rehabilitation process for musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Carol McFarland PT, PhD, OCS has been a full time practicing PT since 1975, in Texas since 1980 in acute, outpatient and home health settings. She and her husband owned a private practice for a number of years, during which she obtained Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1990. This has been renewed twice and extends through 2018. For the past 35 years she has been working mostly with orthopedics and has done specialized work with spine. She was active with American Back Society which helped develop post surgical protocols for spine with colleagues over several years. These protocols were published in a non peer reviewed format in 2001. The work with these protocols also opened a door for her to teach seminars on post surgical spine rehabilitation for North American Seminars for the past 13 years. Between this teaching and clinical practice, she decided to complete a PhD in Physical Therapy in 2012 with a dissertation study which was a clinical study of early therapy intervention after anterior cervical fusion. She has continued research interests are in the area of exercise and activity based management of orthopedic disorders, and has published studies in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Research. She is also active in the Texas Physical Therapy Foundation for research and more recently North American Spine Foundation, and North American Spine Society.

Osteoporosis & Fall Prevention: Rubye Kendrick PT, B.S. & Toni Lindsey PT, B.A



1) Describe the ideology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and common methods of medical management for the diagnoses of Osteoporosis.
2) Demonstrate an increased understanding of various physiologic impairments and functional limitations commonly associated with Osteoporosis.
3) Identify effective treatment strategies to address those various physiologic impairments and functional limitations that are commonly associated with Osteoporosis.


Rubye Kendrick has 35+ years experience as a Physical Therapist. She has practiced in hospitals, home health, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. For the past 25 years, her focus has been with the geriatric population in long term care and skilled nursing. She has functioned in many leadership roles with rehabilitation companies in Maryland, Minnesota and Texas. Responsibilities have included staff development, program development, fiscal management of rehab programs, and direct patient care. She served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students from various schools in Minnesota and Texas. She was certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1997(re-certified in 2008) and as a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult in 2009. She is currently employed by Accelerated Care Plus as a Clinical Program Consultant. In this role, she is responsible for staff education, program development and implementation of various clinical solutions to help decrease the number of incidents related to identified quality indicators in over 40 skilled nursing facilities. Rubye’s special interests include wellness, balance and fall prevention.

Toni Lindsey graduated from Goshen College in 2000 with her B.A in Biology, minoring in Physical Education. Prior to being accepted into Chatham University, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005, Toni worked as an HIV/AIDS Awareness/Prevention Educator to the Geriatric population at the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA), located in Cleveland, Ohio. She has practiced Physical Therapy in the acute care, inpatient rehab/subacute rehab, outpatient orthopaedics/sports medicine, home health, and skilled nursing/long term care settings. Toni is an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and also has experience as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE). She is currently employed with Accelerated Care Plus, a Hanger Inc. company, as a Clinical Program Consultant in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area. In this role, she is responsible for education, program development, and implementation of various clinical solutions and practices to help decrease the number of incidents related to the most commonly identified quality indicators in a rehabilitative setting in over 40 skilled nursing facilities.

Incontinence in the Geriatric Population: Marcy Davis PT, MS


  1. identify the functions of the pelvic floor muscles
  2. identify the types of urinary incontinence and available treatment options
  3. list indications, precautions, and contraindications for treatment of the pelvic floor in the elderly

Marcy Davis, MS,PT is a 1998 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. She has over 13 years of physical therapy experience primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and has been specializing in the field of pelvic floor health since 2009. She has completed parts 1 and 2 of the APTA Section on Women’s Health Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic.) 


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