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IPTA Southwest District Meeting

Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 2, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

[notice]Attend onsite at Des Moines University or online![/notice]


7 p.m.

Sailing Into the Third Era of Medicine … Are Physical Therapists Missing the Boat?

Mark Blankespoor, PT, DPT, Work Systems Rehab and Fitness

  • Understand the progression from the 1st to the 2nd to the 3rd era of medicine.
  • Define the factors nudging us into this 3rd era.
  • Identify wellness strategies that physical therapists can implement into practice.
8 p.m. IPTA Southwest District Business Meeting
9 p.m. Adjourn


Mark Blankespoor, PT, DPT

Work Systems Rehab and Fitness


  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Master of Science – Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

Special Interests:
Functional Capacity Evaluations, Ergonomics, Work Injury Management Programs, Health Coaching, Wellness Programs

Dr. Blankespoor indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this continuing education activity.

Continuing education credit

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential IMS LogoAreas and Elements and Iowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Des Moines University designates this live education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Athletic Trainers: Des Moines University is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer Des Moines University is a BOC Approved Providercontinuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. BOC Approved Provider Number: P509

Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Iowa Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Recreational Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education. This course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.


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