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

When: Thursday, July 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: Drew Haverstock, PT
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff

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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Art vs Science in the World of Pediatric Therapy

We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, July 20th as Drew Haverstock, PT shares his knowledge and expertise on "Art vs Science in the World of Pediatric Therapy"


Science is truly following the evidence and utilizing our skills as physical therapists, but the art is how we communicate with a young patient’s family and engage them in the child’s development process. This program will used vignettes to illustrate how therapists can introduce technology to parents as a tool they can use for monitoring developmental progress and documenting symptoms; effectively communicate with families in ways that build trust, and ways to take on uncomfortable conversations with parents who don’t agree – even with each other.  



About the Speaker


Drew Haverstock, PT -Drew left the Fortune 500 business world in 1997 to return to school and pursue his dream of becoming a Physical Therapist.  He did this two weeks before getting married, which went over great with his Father-in-Law to be. 

While he thought that he'd wind up working in sports or outpatient orthopedics during his education at UIC, he fell in love working with children somewhere along the way. After a series of pediatric jobs in Illinois EI and at local hospitals – all that ended miserably through employer bankruptcy or buyout -- Drew decided to start his own company, Milestone Therapy, in 2002 following the George Costanza mindset of doing “exactly the opposite.” 

Initially doing solely Early Intervention on his own, Drew has grown Milestone to include all major pediatric disciplines for EI and is in over 30 different school districts throughout the Chicago-land area and northwest Indiana.  The heart of the company resides at their facility located in downtown Highland, IN, just across the state line from Chicago.  At 7,200 square feet of pediatric rompin' stompin' dynamite, as well as housing all MST’s back office efforts, it’s the epitome of what they envision all our clinics to be.  With a strategic partnership started in 2016 with the Franciscan Healthcare system in Illinois establishing Milestone as their anchor for all pediatric therapy, things have never looked brighter for kids with special needs in the greater Chicagoland area. 

While the business end of things can be time consuming, Drew found by giving up sleep for Lent in 2003 and never picking that bad habit back up, he can do everything he enjoys. 

From coaching baseball and flag-football, to reading Spider-Man, to travelling the world, he keeps himself ridiculously busy with his wife Elizabeth and their three kids.  Through it all, Drew's passion still lays with treating children on a day-to-day basis.  Simply put, “Helping a kid learn how to walk makes it easy to get out of bed every morning.”  

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.

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.


Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Art vs Science in the World of Pediatric Therapy
Time: Jul 20, 2017 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.
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