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Physical Therapy: #THIRDTHURSDAY

Monthly Opportunities to Earn Free CE and Network with Your Peers in Physical Therapy

On the third Thursday of every month, the IPTA holds open house events at the Chapter Office in Naperville from 5:30-8 pm. Events differ from month to month and include educational presentations and discussion around topics relevant to the practice of PT in Illinois.

Members and non-members are welcome at all #THIRDTHURSDAY events. CE credits are FREE for all attendees!

Can't attend in person? You can also attend VIRTUALLY! (If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP.) Instructions for viewing the presentation virtually through Zoom are posted in connection with each upcoming event.

These monthly casual events are a great opportunity for members and non-members in the community to meet, network, and hang out. Light food and refreshments are provided. Due to the growing popularity of these monthly meet-ups, be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Networking begins at 5:30 pm. Programs start at 6:15 pm.

IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Parking is available along Main Street (east of the building) and in the IPTA parking lot if available.

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!


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



Did you miss a #THIRDTHURSDAY event or hear about one you wish you attended? Now you can access past #THIRDTHURSDAY events through our virtual library! You can even earn CE credits for viewing the recorded events.

Here's how it works:

  1. Visit our #THIRDTHURSDAY Virtual Library.
  2. Purchase the recording. (FREE FOR IPTA MEMBERS - log in to so it knows who you are!) Non-member cost is $35. You can earn 1-2 hours of CE, depending on the length of program.
  3. Once your transaction is completed, you will receive an email with a link to download a document containing a link to the online recording AND a link to a quiz to complete after you view the recording.
  4. Watch the recording and complete the quiz. If you score 80% or better, you will receive an email notification of your CE award.  If you are an IPTA member, your CE award will also post in your membership profile under Professional Development. 

That's it! #THIRDTHURSDAY events are held 10 out of 12 months of the year so you can earn up to 20 hours FREE CE if you attend them all!

Upcoming Events
"Got Ethics?" (3 CE)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
#THIRDTHURSDAY: Manual Therapy for TMD – A Lens for Evidence Based Decision Making
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (DES), Unraveling the Mystery to Treatment and Payment
Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
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