Fall Symposium Course Information

Our 30th Annual Fall Symposium was held in person Saturday, September 23, 2023, at The Event Center, Nashua, NH.


Course Information


Description: Timely, informative clinical updates for physical therapy, athletic training and other musculoskeletal professionals. Six contact hours - 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 6 Board of Certification, Inc. Category A CEUs, and approved or six (6) CCUs by the Vermont Chapter of the APTA.

The exclusive dissection workshop is approved for 1 Board of Certification, Inc. Category A CEU.



NH Musculoskeletal Institute is accredited by the New Hampshire Medical Society Council on Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The NH Musculoskeletal Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NH Musculoskeletal Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of his/her participation in the activity.


NH Musculoskeletal Institute (BOC AP#: P966) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers


Approved by the Vermont Chapter of the APTA, a State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Approved Provider - 6 CCUs

Competency Disclaimer Statement: This certificate establishes attendance in post‐graduate education and is not a statement of competence on the part of the participant. Information provided should be always be used within scope of practice and in accordance with State Practice Act.



Per NHMI's communication with the MA Board of Allied Health -

"Any courses reviewed and approved for credit by the Federation of State Boards, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Board of Certification, or a State, regional or professional society or association in the field of physical or Occupational therapy will be qualified for CE credits. See Regulations 259 CMR 7.03.259 CMR 7 (mass.gov) "

Although we received the above communication from the MA Board of Allied Health regarding our inquiry, this communication should not be misconstrued as guaranteed approval or used as a substitute for individual professionals contacting the Board directly to confirm this course will meet licensing requirements.


Where: The Event Center (2200 Southwood Dr, Nashua, NH 03063)

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00a-4:00p ET. 

Target Audience and Learning Format: This live in-person activity is designated to highlight areas of practice advances relevant to practicing orthopaedic physical therapy professionals, athletic trainers, physicians, physician assistants, and nursing professionals.

Meeting Objectives:

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

- Synthesize applicable management concepts into clinicians' practices to enhance patient care based on concepts and skills presented.

- Assess and apply non-surgical treatment protocols for the management of conditions germane to the practice of musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

- Describe expected outcomes from various approaches to management.

Clinical Bottom Line: 

Rehab specialists (ATs, PTs, PTAs)  work with diverse patient populations, at varying stages of life and ability. Therefore theses specialists should have excellent knowledge and understanding of assessment and application of non-surgical treatments and rehabilitation protocols, to properly treat and educate various patient populations to have a positive impact on recovery, disability and return to active lifestyle.

Required Materials and Equipment: Device to access online material, handouts, sign-in and course evaluations

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Applicable Domains:

  • Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Intervention

Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2023, 11:59p ET

Registration Deadline: September 13, 2023, 11:59p ET

Registration Fee: This fee includes all course materials, breaks and lunch.

NHMI Members:

Physician - $150

Non-Physician - $120

Early Bird (by August 31, 11:59p ET):

Physician - $200

Non-Physician - $150

Non-Member Regular Registration (after August 31, 11:59p ET):

Physician - $250

Non-Physician - $170 

Dissection Workshop Participants**:

Additional $35 fee for members who are selected through the raffle


Required Materials and Equipment: No additional materials or equipment is required to participate in this educational activity or the exclusive dissection workshop. Learners are encouraged to bring an electronic device with WiFi capabilities to access digital handouts and other course materials.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds except for $25 administrative fee will be made before deadline. After deadline, fee is non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel the meeting. Full fee will be refunded.

Speaker Handouts and Course Evaluations will be electronic and will be available to attendees. Attendees will receive an email with a link to the handouts and course evaluation. Handouts will be posted as we receive them from the speakers.

Disclosures & Commercial Supporters: It is the policy of NH Musculoskeletal Institute that faculty, course directors, and planners disclose to the audience real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity NH Musculoskeletal Institute has established policies that identify and resolve conflicts prior to this educational activity.


Register today!

Time Topics & Speakers*


Dissection Registration


MEMBERS ONLY: Cadaver Workshop: Shoulder Dissection
Dr. Peter Eyvazzadeh, MD



General Registration


 Welcome Address


Dr. Christopher Joyce, PT, DPT, PhD - Exercise the Demon: An Updated Approach to Exercise for Low Back Pain 


Michael J Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC - What is Manual Therapy Actually Influencing Accomplishing? 


 10:10 Dr. Marc Michaud, MD -Surgery Demonstration: Total Ankle Replacement


Michael J Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC - Novel Techniques in Manual Therapy 




Dr. Marc Michaud, MD - Total Ankle PT Protocols 


Dr. Paul Geisler, EdD, ATC - IT Band Pain/Syndrome Part 1: History and Development of the Model and Pathology 




Dr. Paul Geisler, EdD, ATC - IT Band Pain/Syndrome Part 2: Updated Assessment and Treatment/Rehabs 


Dr. Aimee Pascale, PhD, NH-LAT, ATC, CSCS - Trauma Informed Care: Implications for Allied Health Professionals 


Dr. Aimee Pascale, PhD, NH-LAT, ATC, CSCS - Inclusivity Considerations for Patient Care: Small Changes to be an Inclusive Provider 


 Closing Remarks

*We reserve the right to change speakers and/or topics.

**The morning dissection workshop is a special feature available to NHMI members only. Because space is limited to 10 participants, interested members enter a drawing and participation is granted by random selection. Workshop participants pay an additional $35. Please note: Signing up for the drawing and/or paying membership dues does not guarantee participation in the dissection workshop.