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Virtual LEAP: Fall 2020

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September 25, 2020


Ohio Physical Therapy Association


Balance, Falls, Neuro, Pain, Physical Therapy, Research, Wellness


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OPTA presents its fall conference - Virtual LEAP: Fall 2020 which showcases clinical or scientific projects Linking Evidence And Practice through a series of 12 LEAP Talks and three platform lectures focused on the theme of Clinical Pearls to Optimize Your Best Practice.

LEAP Talks have been organized into three tracks: Wellness & Workplace Talks; Pain & Neuro Talks; and Balance & Fall Talks.

The three platform lectures were selected from the three-highest scoring poster abstracts and represent a diversity of physical therapy research being conducted in Ohio.

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Karen Thatcher, PT, DPT

Karen Thatcher earned her DPT from Ohio State in 2017 and has worked for OSU as a full- time sports medicine PT since then.... Read More

Alli Burfield, PT, DPT, OCS

Alli Burfield, PT, DPT, OCS, earned her Bachelor of Science (2013) from Kent State University and her Doctor of Physical... Read More

Patrick McGinty, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Patrick McGinty, PT, DPT, OCS is a graduate of West Point with a bachelor’s degree in engineering psychology and the... Read More

Dr. Mark Carroll, PT, Ed.D

Dr. Mark Carroll earned a Bachelor of Allied Medicine from The Ohio State University School of Physical Therapy in 1987, and... Read More

Sarah Sherman, PT, DPT, ATC

Sarah Sherman, PT, DPT, ATC is a Board-Certified Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist at the University of Toledo... Read More

Heidi Kempert, PTA

Heidi Kempert is a physical therapist assistant who graduated from Kent State University in 2009. She has worked with the... Read More

Sarah Schwab, PT, DPT

Sarah Schwab, PT, DPT, MA is a PhD candidate in the Center for Cognition, Action, & Perception at the University of... Read More

Greg Hock, PT, DPT

Dr. Hock graduated with his DPT from the University of Dayton in 2017. He is currently a staff physical therapist and member... Read More

Thalia Wynne, PT, DPT, AT

Thalia Wynne, PT, DPT, AT is a physical therapist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in the Sports Medicine... Read More

Adam Culiver, PT, DPT, SCS

Dr. Culiver received his B.S. in Exercise Science in 2013 and his DPT in 2015 from the University of Evansville. He completed... Read More

Dr. Meredith Chaput, PT, DPT

Dr. Chaput is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and a first year PhD student in Translational Biomedical Sciences... Read More

Katherine Chae, PT, DPT

Katherine Chae, PT DPT is a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016... Read More

Ashlin Hundley, PT, DPT, NCS
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Ashlin Hundley, PT, DPT, NCS- Dr. Hundley received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ohio University in 2014. Ashlin is... Read More

David Sherman, PT, ATC

David Sherman, PT, DPT, AT, ATC ( is a doctoral student at the University of Toledo... Read More

Shannon Simpson, PTA

Shannon Simpson, PTA received her AAS from Sinclair Community College in 2016. She also holds a BA in psychology from... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

OPTA LEAP - Part 1
OPTA LEAP - Part 2
OPTA LEAP - Part 3
OPTA LEAP - Part 4
Speaker Handouts - Part 1
Speaker Handouts - Part 2
Speaker Handouts - Part 3
Speaker Handouts - Part 4
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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
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