Upstate News

March 9, 2009
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Physical Therapy Symposium is March 27, 28

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Interactive sessions and presentations on the latest in physical therapy techniques and skills will highlight the Physical Therapy Spring Symposium, to be held March 27 and 28 at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Sessions will explore the anatomy of the spine, therapy techniques for hip pain, foot and ankle ailments and issues related to pharmacology in physical therapy practice, among other issues.

Presenters include faculty from SUNY Upstate’s Physical Therapy program and private practice physical therapists.

Christine McNamara, PT, DPT, a member of the faculty of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College and an adjunct professor at SUNY Upstate, will receive the Physical Therapy Education Hall of Fame Award and present the keynote address March 28. McNamara earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from SUNY Upstate in 1989.

The symposium runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 and from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28. The conference will take place in Weiskotten Hall and the Setnor Academic Building on the campus of SUNY Upstate.

Two-day registration is $200; single-day registration is $125. Registration discount is available for SUNY Upstate clinical instructors. Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

To register, call 315-464-6881 or complete the registration form at:

Registration deadline is March 20.

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