Courses & Conferences


Improving Pain Treatment with Pain Education and Mindfulness

North Olympic One-day District Course 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2018 PTWA Conference

October 4-6, 2018
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown and Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Registration opens on June 1, 2018

Preview of Courses and Events


You Say More Than You Think
Janine Driver
This former ATF and CIA lie-detection expert will deliver a lively interactive talk about your non-verbal communication with sass and a keen eye.


  • The Practitioner is In - Scott Spradling (administration/practice management)
  • MSIS Concept for Treating Low Back Pain - Francisco Dela Cruz (orthopedic)
  • Spinal Stabilization for the PTA - Justin Berry (orthopedic)
  • Collaborative Monitoring for Individualized Services for Children with Cerebral Palsy - Sally Westcott McCoy (pediatric)
  • Behavioral Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain - Jennifer Kelly (multiple specialties)
  • Opioids: From Hero to Villain - Amanda Locke (multiple specialties)
  • Integrating Health Promotion for People with Alzheimer's Disease - Ellen McGough (geriatric/rehab)
  • Navigating the Medically Complex Patient - Jessica Kele Murdin and Sarah Townsend-Grant (geriatric/rehab)
  • Integration of the Stomatognatic & Visual System- Joe Cicinelli (orthopedic/TMD)
  • Configuring and Adjusting Wheelchairs - Jennifer Hastings (pediatric and adults with disabilities)
  • Pediatric Wheelchair Seating: Where Do I Start? - Jill Layman, Elisa Smith, Holly Wakefield, Natasja Ysambart (pediatric)
  • Student Conclave - Misc speakers


Please feel free to contact if you have any questions regarding the conference. Email or call (800) 554-5569.

2019 PTWA Conference

October 3-5, 2019
Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood