Virtual Symposium conference 

Infinity Rehab will host its annual Symposium in a one-day virtual conference May 14, 2022. This year’s virtual Symposium conference is full of courses to help you grow your leadership skills, clinical skills, and more. Symposium will have all the features you know and love and special virtual integrations newly added for 2022.  

In this first installment highlighting 2022 speakers at the conference, get a closer look at Mary Hastings, PT, DPT, MSCI, ATC, Michelle Mioduszewski, MS, OTR/L, NDTC, Molly Knigge, MS, CCC-SLP, BCSS, Deborah Jefferies, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC, and Kelly Westlake, PT, PhD and what they will be presenting. 

Mary Hastings will present at the conference

Mary Hastings, PT, DPT, MSCI, ATC, is a professor of physical and orthopaedic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She most commonly treats arthritis, balance issues, and car accident injuries. Her research interests include foot and ankle injury and recovery. She is an APTA member and section member of their Research and Orthopaedics group and a NATA member.  

At the Symposium conference, she will present “Keeping Your Best Foot Forward: Foot and Ankle in the Older Adult” for physical therapists and PTAs. 

Michelle Mioduszewski brings her expertise 

Michelle Mioduszewski, MS, OTR/L, has been practicing occupational therapy in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings throughout her career. Visual rehabilitation following neurological events has been an area of focus. Michelle owns and operates Niagara Therapy, LLC, a team-oriented practice based in Erie, PA that offers OT, PT, and SLP to adults and children with neurological concerns. She also consults for legal, education, and professional situations.  

Michelle is a published writer and serves on many boards and committees, including the National MS Society. 

At the Symposium conference, she will present “Neurovision” with focus on neglect and field cuts for occupational therapists, OTAs, and COTAs. 

Molly Knigge joins Symposium  

Molly A. Knigge, MS, CCC–SLP, BCS-S, earned her master’s degree at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993. Since 1995, she has specialized in evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders as well as laryngectomy rehabilitation. She was awarded board specialty recognition in swallowing (BCS-S) in 2009. Practice areas of interest include clinical application of high-resolution manometry and instrumental biofeedback in treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. She currently serves as senior speech pathologist and manager of the Swallowing Service within the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics.  

At the conference, Molly will present “Acute Dysphagia Care in a Post-Acute World” for speech-language pathologists. 

Deborah Jefferies joins the conference

Deborah Jeffries, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC is co-president at HR Answers. She is a professional with over 36 years’ experience in the human resources field (32 in consulting). As a consultant and trainer, Jeffries works with organizations on supervision, performance management and coaching, harassment, leadership, improved communication and much more.  

At the conference, Deborah will present “Leadership: Conflict Management” and it’s open to all disciplines. 

Kelly Westlake joins as well 

Kelly Westlake received her B.Sc. degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Rehabilitation Sciences from Queen’s University in Canada. Her doctoral work was focused on the role of proprioception and cognition in postural control and the ability to train sensory integration to improve balance in older adults.  She also completed one year of postdoctoral research at the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center/Stanford University and three years in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She has expertise in functional neuroimaging as a means to understand the processes of brain plasticity to better inform rehabilitation interventions. 

Kelly has over eighteen years of clinical and research experience as a physical therapist treating stroke and other neurological disorders. In 2011, she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  

At the conference, Kelly will present a two-part series “A Nosology of Balance Impairments: Using a Systems Framework to Assist Clinicians in the Assessment and Treatment of Balance Disorders.” These sessions are open to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. 

See you there 

Join us to learn, network, and grow your skills! Registration opening soon – keep a lookout for more information.  

We look forward to seeing you at Symposium 2022! 

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