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    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • ULM University House

    Join us

    Northeast District LOTA Meeting

    Where:  ULM University House

    100 Delano Drive, Monroe, LA 71209

    When: Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Speaker: Danielle Keyser, LOTA President

    Topic:  “A Profession on the Move: State and Federal Updates on the Occupational Therapy Practice”

    Opportunity to earn One CEU

    For Additional Information:


    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:00-7:00pm

    Please join us for a free CEU opportunity on

    “Play Strategies to Encourage Meaningful Goal

    Obtainment Based on the DIR/Floortime Model”

    By Rebecca Connick, MOT, LOTR & Lexi Wilson, MOT, LOTR

    Location: 9 th floor Rehabilitation Dining Room East Jefferson General Hospital

    Please take the main elevators to the 9th floor and the dining room will be on your right when you exit the elevator.

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • East Jefferson General Hospital


    November 2, 2019 at East Jefferson General Hospital

    4200 Houma Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006

    Free parking in the Hudson Garage

    Conference will be held on the 1st floor of hospital 

    in the Crawford Conference Center

    Click here to see the schedule of events: Fall Conference Schedule.odt

    Track 1: The Shoulder and Elbow Joints:

    Tendonitis vs Tendonosis Evaluation and Treatment/

    The OT Perspective and Lymphedema

    Track 2Occupational Therapists as Members of the Perinatal Care Team

    Track 3: Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): Impacts in Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Track 1: The Shoulder and Elbow Joints: Tendonitis vs Tendonosis Evaluation and Treatment/The OT Perspective and Lymphedema 

    After completion of this course, participants will be able to effectively determine the differences between tendonitis and tendonosis. Participants will be able to complete comprehensive evaluations of both the shoulder and elbow joints, in addition to determining the appropriate course of treatment for both diagnoses. Knowledge, assessment tools, and treatment techniques obtained throughout this course can be applied to multiple settings and to a variety of populations.

    Randy Lee, PT, DPT, Cert DN

    Bachelor of science Kinesiotherapy from University Southern Mississippi, Doctorate of Physical Therapy LSU Health Sciences Center.  Certified in Dry Needling and Astym.  Trained in Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Mulligan mobilization techniques. Also, Selective Functional movement assessment trained.  Over 8 years of experience working with Orthopedic and Spine Caseloads. Personally, husband and father of 5.  Coach competitive soccer teams for La Fire Juniors. 

    Amy R Stein, LOTR, MBA/MHA

    OT for more than 40 years. Vodder Certified Lymphedema therapist since 1997.

    Track 2: Occupational Therapists as Members of the Perinatal Care Team

    This course will address maternal health as an emerging niche for occupational therapists in the United States.  We are currently experiencing a maternal health crisis in our country, and mothers are increasingly seeking to better educate themselves and understand their options and their bodies through the transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.  This course will address the ways in which maternal health practice aligns with our practice framework, as well as practical ways in which occupational therapists can be valuable, contributing members of the maternal health team. 

    Joanna Lutman, LOTR, CEAS I received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from LSU’s Health Sciences Center, where her capstone project investigated the role of OT in supporting survivors of human trafficking.  Since she has begun practicing, Joanna has worked with adults in multiple settings, with a focus on upper extremity dysfunction, ergonomics, and trauma informed care.  After spending several years as the sole provider of OT services at the VA’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Slidell, Joanna’s professional life was turned on its head by the birth of her own baby.  As a clinical practitioner, Joanna was disappointed by the lack of education she received from the healthcare system about the transitions her body would make through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.  However, she also came to realize how perfectly positioned occupational therapy is as a profession to fill this current gap in maternal care.  Joanna is now venturing into this emerging niche with the establishment of Peace Tide Occupational Therapy for Maternal Health and Wellness, located in Slidell out of Life Care Family Wellness.

    Track 3: Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): Impacts in Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Effective October 1, 2019, new payment models are now the driving force of payment in skilled nursing facilities across the country, impacting nursing and therapy.
    Therapy minutes no longer drive the reimbursement to calculate a RUG rate and now payments are driven by patient’s characteristics, co-morbidities and ICD 10 specific diagnosis codes. Occupational profiles, skilled documentation, standardized tests, proper discharge planning/instructions and collaboration with other disciplines will be essential to ensuring that patients receive the best treatment and length of stays. This course will address the challenges that we are facing as therapists and provide the necessary tools to succeed in this setting for our patients.

    Chantella C. Sculthorp P.T.A.

    I was first interested in therapy in high school and was a rehab technician in a small hospital, where we provided PT/OT/ST. I graduated from Delgado with an Associate of Science in 1993, the very first PTA class in New Orleans. I am also married to a PTA and moved to New Orleans to pursue a career in management in long term care in 1995 as a program manger and then as a regional manager of therapy departments. I have two children in college and am currently working as the lead therapist for Triton Healthcare, a contract  company providing therapy services to skilled nursing facilities.

    Juleah Roberts, LOTR

    I first found interest in Occupational Therapy in high school during allied health class. We would volunteer at a local SNF/residential nursing home, and I was drawn to all the fun activities OT’s did with their skilled patients in the gym. I went to Southeastern Louisiana University where I got my B.S. in Kinesiology.  After that, I got my Masters degree in OT at LSU New Orleans. I originally thought I would find an OT career in pediatrics, as I worked as an ABA therapist prior/during OT school, but I fell in love with the acute setting during my last level II fieldwork. I landed a job at that very hospital, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, shortly after graduating in May 2019.

Past events

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Southeast District Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Southeast District Meeting
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Legislative Day 2019
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Reaching for New Heights: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder
Friday, October 19, 2018 2018 Fall Conference
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Northwest Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Southeast District Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Southeast District Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Legislative Day 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Newsletter Published
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Northwest District Meeting
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Southeast District Meeting
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Southeast District Meeting
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Presentation to LSU New Orleans Students
Saturday, October 07, 2017 LOTA Board of Directors
Thursday, October 05, 2017 BPCC Presentation to Students
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 LSU Shreveport Presentation to Students
Saturday, September 30, 2017 An occupational therapist's approach to vestibular therapy: applying principles in various settings
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 LOTA Legislative Day 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017 2017 LOTA Spring Conference
Monday, February 20, 2017 South Central District Workshop - Edema Management
Friday, October 07, 2016 Current Concepts in Pain Science: Manual Therapy Techniques for Minimizing Pain and Maximizing Function
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Occupational Therapy Gulf Coast Educational Symposium
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 South Central District Meeting
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 LOTA Legislative Day 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Approved Provider
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Southern Student Conclave
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 South Central District Meeting
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Wheelchair Rehabilitation
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 South Central District Meeting
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Southeast District Meeting
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Prosthetics and Successful Rehabilitation of Upper Limb Amputee
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Legislative Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 NDT Two-Day Course
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Acadiana District Meeting
Friday, March 06, 2015 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Saturday, October 18, 2014 The Complex Shoulder: Where is the Pain Coming From?
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
Monday, April 28, 2014 Legislative Day
Friday, March 21, 2014 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2014 Southeast District Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2014 Northeast District Meeting
Saturday, June 01, 2013 AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certification Course
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Acadiana District Meeting
Friday, March 22, 2013 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2013 Northeast District Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Southeast District Meeting
Friday, November 30, 2012 Fall Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2012 September Seminar - Low Vision Rehabilitation
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 LOTA Acadiana District Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Acadiana District Meeting
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Legislative Day
Friday, March 23, 2012 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Friday, December 02, 2011 LOTA December Workshop


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