Northeast Events and District Meetings​

Network, Learn, Share!!


The Northeast District meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  We meet six times per year,  usually September, October, November and March, April and May.  The meetings begin with networking at 6:30pm, followed by a presentation at 7:00pm.  Most of our meeting presentations provide 1 contact hour of education!  A brief business meeting usually follows and meetings typically conclude by 8:30pm.
The Northeast District invites you to join us at our monthly meetings! 

2017 Meeting Dates

**Any PPTA member who brings a non-member is eligible to win a Wawa/Dunkin Donut gift card!


Topic: Communicating with Spanish Patients in Physical Therapy

Date:Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:30pm Networking; 7pm Meeting
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Charles H. Molano, MA, Assistant Professor of Spanish, World Languages Department, Lehigh Carbon Community College
Contact: Evelyn Petrash, MS, PT (
Location:Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Community Services Center Ballroom; 4525 Education Park Drive; Schnecksville, PA 18078 (Link for directions: )
This continuing education topic has been approved for 1 general contact hour.


Topic:  Shoulder Pathology and Treatment Options – 2017 Update

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30pm Networking; 7pm Meeting
St. Luke's Physical Therapy Department
Presenter: Gregory F. Carolan, MD
Contact: Alissa Heffner, Physician and Community Relations Representative, (484) 526-5025;
Location:  St. Luke's,  701 Ostrum St, Bethlehem (Laros Auditorium), Bethlehem, PA18015
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This continuing education topic has been approved for 1 general contact hour.


Topic:  Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of the Upper Extremity, with Clinical Application of the Shoulder

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30pm Networking; 7pm Meeting
ProCare Physical Therapy
Presenter:  Justin Gerard Tunis, MD, RMSK
Contact: ​Karen Spadoni, ProCare Physical Therapy,
Location:  ProCare Physical Therapy- Clarks Summit Office; 655 Northern Boulevard; South Abington Twp, PA 18411
This continuing education topic has been approved for 1 general contact hour.


Global PT Day of Service

The 2017 Global PT Day of Service is scheduled on 9/14/17. Any service activities that are performed within one week of PT DOS count toward this global event.  Please think about creating your own service activity or join the NED by supporting our Food Drive!!

Just have your clinic, school, or facility collect non-perishable items from October 1-14.  Then call your NED representative for a pick up and delivery to a regional food bank. For donation pick-up in the northern tier of our district, closer to Luzerne and Lackawanna county,  call Laurie Brogan at 570-362-4201 / email or Kris Karnish at 570-926-1310 / email For donation pick-up in the Lehigh Valley area, call Liz Troese at 484-553-5046 / email or Lori Madiara at 610-282-1100, ext. 2857 / email

Donations in the northern tier will benefit the Northeast Regional Weinberg Food Bank and donations in the Lehigh Valley will benefit the Second Baptist Church Food Bank.

Can WE count on you to join us and lend a helping hand?

7500+ participants, 42 countries STRONG

October 14, 2017​​


2017 PPTA Annual Conference​
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs, PA

Friday, October 27, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017

You are invited to join Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Students from throughout the Commonwealth at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Conference. The conference will provide exceptional educational programming and continuous opportunities for valuable networking! Please refer to the PPTA Home Page for registration and information links!