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Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, September 20th
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Presenter: Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, Women's Health Certified Specialist
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff

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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Balance in all things...


We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, September 20th as Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, Women's Health Certified Specialist shares her knowledge and expertise on "Balance in all things... ".

Balance can be hard…  no matter what definition you use!

Helping people improve their balance to prevent falls is a huge part of what physical therapy has to offer.  Balance is something most of us will check with our patients and is also something we measure frequently with outcome measures.  But which outcome measures should we use and are we measuring what we think we’re measuring?

Finding a healthy work-life balance can also be a challenge for people who have chosen the field of physical therapy.  There are blogs and articles and message boards filled with terms like ‘burnout’ and ‘empathy fatigue’.  While we may all enter the field of physical therapy for different reasons, there is a significant investment necessary to finally because a licensed healthcare provider.  What are some thoughts and ideas on how to avoid burn out and find that balance?

Finally, what is enough balance?  There are times when our patients want to go beyond the basics, and maybe even engage in activities we, as medical professionals, think they should not pursue.  What exactly is ‘good enough’ balance for that person in front of you? We will discuss finding balance in what your professional scope is, what your patients would like to achieve, and what third-party payers may be willing to pay for.


What to expect: 

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify one validated outcome measure for balance that is appropriate for their practice setting.
  • Describe one activity they would find helpful in achieving a better work-life balance.
  • Differentiate between scope of physical therapy practice and ‘medical necessity’.



About the Speaker

Dr. Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, Women's Health Certified Specialist graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health. Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Sarah has completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Sarah is co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness, as physical therapy clinic located in Chicago.

Sarah looks at education, and a better understanding of the latest evidence in the field of physical therapy, as the best way to help people learn about their conditions, and to help people learn to take care of themselves throughout the life span.



Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Balance in all things...
Time: Sep 20, 2018 6:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
Reserve your spot today!

Parking is available along Main St. (East of the building)

Remember, anyone is invited to attend #THIRDTHURSDAY events — members, colleagues, and students — so invite your friends!


Note to Nonmembers:  The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association, click here to join!


Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).

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