2024 Annual Conference

2024 Annual Conference

October 26, 2024

8am - 5pm

Franklin Pierce University: PT Program
670 N. Commercial Ave
Manchester, NH
Third floor

The theme of this conference is The Growing Role of Technology in Physical Therapy.

Suggested presentation topics include telehealth, remote therapeutic monitoring, virtual reality, augmented reality, wearable devices, robotics, assistive devices, equipment, modalities, patient education and home exercise prescription platforms, electronic medical record systems, artificial intelligence, and the use of technology in evidence based practice. 


 Schedule (to be updated)

Approximately 6 contact hours awarded
Continental breakfast and lunch included









8:30 - 9:30


Helping patients use their smartwatch for HRV and Nervous System Regulation


Cristin Zaimes PT, DPT



Think Outside the Box for the Neck & Shoulder Complex with Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT):  An Indirect 3 Planar Myofascial Release IMT Technique

Thomas A. Giammatteo, DC, PT, Ph.D., IMTC

9:30 - 10:45

Vendors / Posters

10:45 - 11:45


Cybernetics: Turning wearable device data into decision actionable information

Sean Collins, PT, ScD


Introduction to Advanced Strain and Counterstrain for the Autonomic Nervous System - An Integrated Systems Approach from Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)

Thomas A. Giammatteo, DC, PT, Ph.D., IMTC


11:45 - 1:00

Lunch / Annual Meeting

Vendors and posters available at 11:45am
Annual Meeting (12:15 – 1:00) 

1:00 - 2:20

 Extended Reality Innovations for Rehab
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, OCS, LMT, CEAS, and Caitlin Campbell, PsyD

2:30 - 4:00

 Enabling Clinicians to Use AI Safely

Jacob Michalski


 Somatic Approaches to Chronic Pain: A Trauma-Informed Physical Therapy

Melissa Jean Jarzynski, MSPT, HPCS

4:00 – 5:00

 RTM Beyond the Basics of Remote Therapeutic Monitoring

Ami E. R. Faria PT, DPT


 Equine Movement in Physical Therapy: Enhancing Motor Function through Hippotherapy
Melissa Jean Jarzynski, MSPT, HPCS

 Social Networking / Student and Early Professional Kickoff

Please join immediately following the Annual Conference at Stark Brewery (walking distance) for appetizers and cash bar.  This event will also include the 2024 Scholarship Award announcement.

PT Day of Service

To recognize PT Month and Day of Service, we are asking attendees to bring  non perishable items to donate to local food pantries and shelters.




 Parking and location details



APTA NH PO Box 459
Tolland, CT 06084
(857) 702-9915