The Center Foundation’s Professional Education Conference – Lean On Us

A conference for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the orthopedics and therapeutic rehabilitation fields. Our panel of experts cover topics including shoulder and elbow acute, chronic, and athletic injuries, surgical techniques and demonstrations, blood flow restriction training and more, for both adult and pediatric patients.



Saturday, April 24th

Times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
7:30 am     Log in and tech check

7:55 am     Welcome

8:00 am    Shoulder Instability and Labral Pathology | Dr. Matt Lilley
8:45 am    The Rationale for Rehabilitation Guidelines After Shoulder Arthroplasty | Dr. Scott Jacobson
9:30 am     Rotator Cuff and Biceps: Where are we in 2021? | Dr. Timothy Bollom

10:00 am     Break

10:15 am    Blood Flow Restriction Training and the Upper Extremity | Karen Ladnier, PT
10:45 am    Pediatric Shoulder and Elbow Injuries | Dr. Justin Roth

11:45 am     Lunch break

12:15 pm    The Athletic Shoulder and Elbow | Dr. Katya Urch
1:00 pm    Physical Therapy Treatment of AC Joint Disfunction | Ray Arreguin, PT, DPT
1:45 pm    Adult Overuse Injuries of the Elbow | Dr. Christopher Healy
2:30 pm    Adult Elbow Trauma | Dr. David Holt

3:15 pm     Break


3:30 pm    Shoulder Dissection | Dr. Scott Jacobson
4:05 pm    Elbow Dissection | Dr. Katya Urch
4:40 pm     Distal Biceps Tendon Repair Demonstration | Dr. Christopher Healy

5:00 pm     Thank you and dismissal

Course Materials


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Timothy Bollom, MD
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Dr. Timothy Bollom treats patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, with a focus on comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder disorders. He is a sports medicine fellowship trained surgeon that has completed the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty in Sports Medicine. This intensive, focused training allows him to continually stay ahead of advancing surgical techniques and technologies. He is also certified in Mako robotic-arm assisted technology for total knee replacement and partial knee joint replacement. From simple arthroscopy to total joint replacement, he utilizes minimally invasive techniques and a sports medicine philosophy of returning patients to normal activity as quickly as possible.

Christopher Healey, DO
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Dr. Healy is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and trauma and fracture care. He enjoys the new and interesting challenges each day presents, whether he is piecing together a fractured arm after an accident, seeing patients in clinic, or performing routine hand surgeries, every day is dynamic and immensely satisfying. What drives Dr. Healy the most is helping people and getting them get back to what they love.

David Holt, MD
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Dr. Holt specializes in treatment of hand and upper extremity pathology including pediatrics, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Treating a wide range of upper extremity conditions such as sports injuries, acute trauma, arthritis, and nerve compression, he aims to provide the most up to date, evidence-based treatment for each individual patient. As a physician, Dr. Holt strives to provide care that is tailored to each patient’s goals and believes in shared decision making with patients.  He will discuss your specific condition and potential treatment options in order to help you make the best decision possible. Dr. Holt also aims to provide care in a cost-conscious approach, including performing some surgical procedures under local anesthesia in an office-based setting. Dr. Holt completed a subspecialty fellowship in hand and upper extremity with Dr. Paul Dell at University of Florida in Gainesville, providing diverse training and experience including congenital pediatric hand deformities, upper extremity trauma, nerve injuries, and degenerative arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He earned his medical degree at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After completing his medical education, he started a hand surgery practice at an orthopedic clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Scott Jacobson, MD
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Dr. Jacobson is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician experienced in athletic injuries, sports medicine, and arthroscopy. He specializes in surgical and non-operative treatment of the musculoskeletal system, bones and joints, with a primary focus on shoulder care. In two decades of experience he has treated professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes of all ages. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s most sought after shoulder surgeons, he is involved in numerous research projects to develop improved shoulder arthroplasty products and improve outcomes for his patients. He was recently elected to be a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, a premier group of leading orthopedic surgeons with only 737 members. Dr. Jacobson earned his medical degree at UCLA. He completed his residency at Duke University and sports medicine fellowship at Southern California Center for Sports Medicine, and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Jacobson joined The Center’s team of expert physicians in 1995.

Matthew Lilley, MD
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Matthew Lilley, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the study, evaluation, and treatment of shoulder, hip and knee injuries and conditions. A native of Central Oregon, he became interested in medicine at a young age after working on a hay farm with a local general surgeon. His early experiences and desire to help people shaped the way he practices medicine today. He takes the time to understand his patients, learn about what motivates them, and then develops a treatment plan to get them back to their previous activities and fitness. He particularly enjoys shoulder arthroscopy and replacement, but is well versed in treating all orthopedic conditions in patients of all ages.

Justin Roth, MD
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Dr. Roth’s fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics makes him one of Central Oregon’s only experts in treating children with orthopedic conditions of the hip, foot and ankle, and hand, as well as limb and spinal deformity, sports medicine, and neuromuscular disease management. He recognizes that children’s growing bodies require specialized orthopedic care, whether treating a fracture or a complicated medical condition. Some complex conditions require a higher level of care than what is currently available in Central Oregon. In order to treat these pediatric patients, Dr. Roth has staff privileges at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland. He enjoys using his extensive knowledge and training to make a difference in people’s lives. Dr. Roth’s background in engineering research and bioengineering gives him a unique perspective when treating patients, as well as the ability to integrate his skillsets for continued clinical research in medical device development, scoliosis, hip preservation, and trauma.

Ekaterina Urch, MD
The Center for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research
Dr. Ekaterina Urch is a fellowship trained and board certified sports medicine physician with a passion for helping patients overcome injury to live an active and healthy life. From her experience as a collegiate volleyball player, she understands firsthand the frustration and stress that injury can cause. Dr. Urch treats patients of all ages with diverse orthopedic injuries. She specializes in injuries and conditions of the knee and shoulder, with a particular interest in women’s health and caring for female athletes and other active women. Dr. Urch earned her medical degree at New York University where she graduated at the top of her class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency training at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where she trained with some of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons. During her time in New York, her athletic achievements were also recognized and she was inducted into the New York University Athletic Hall of Fame for captaining the women’s volleyball team and bringing it to national prominence.  She went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. During her time in Los Angeles, she helped take care of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and served as a team physician for Loyola Marymount University.

Karen Ladnier, PT
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Los Angles
Karen Ladnier, PT is Director of Research and Education at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.  Karen received her Physical Therapy degree at New York University and directed a large sports physical therapy in Boston, MA before relocating to Los Angeles in 1995 to work with the Kerlan Jobe group.  As Director of Research and Education, Karen oversees Kerlan Jobe’s four prestigious fellowship programs which have graduated over 400 alumni, the basic science and clinical research programs, as well as community outreach efforts at the Kerlan Jobe Institute.

Ray Arreguin Jr., PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
Ray completed his undergraduate and doctoral training at Ohio University in the small town of Athens, Ohio. Following graduation in 2011, he moved to Oregon to pursue his interests in orthopedic manual therapy and sports medicine.  He obtained his orthopedic specialist certification (OCS) in 2014, his certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) in 2019, and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2019 after graduating from his NAIOMT Fellowship Program. His treatment philosophy includes a combination of joint and soft-tissue mobilization in combination with functional movement training and exercise to restore the body’s full potential. He works for Therapeutic Associates, seeing patients in their Downtown Portland clinic, and also serves as a faculty member for their Orthopedic Residency and is a Regional Mentor.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Recognize the indications and contra-indications for operative and non-operative treatment of the shoulder and elbow.
  • Identify the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment for adult and pediatric shoulder and elbow injuries.
  • Summarize the techniques and prospective outcomes for operative treatment of:
    • Rotator cuff and biceps tendon pathology
    • Shoulder instability and labrum pathology
    • Overuse injuries of the elbow
    • Athletic shoulder and elbow injuries
    • Glenohumeral arthritis
  • Consider the most recent and relevant research related to:
    • Rotator cuff and biceps tendon pathology
    • Shoulder instability and labrum pathology
    • Overuse injuries of the elbow
    • Athletic shoulder and elbow injuries
    • Glenohumeral arthritis
    • AC joint injuries
    • Blood flow restriction training
  • Recognize the role of the therapist in management of:
    • Rotator cuff and biceps tendon pathology
    • Shoulder instability and labrum pathology
    • Overuse injuries of the elbow
    • Athletic shoulder and elbow injuries
    • Glenohumeral arthritis
    • AC joint injuries
  • Apply research to develop treatment protocols to utilize blood flow restriction training in the rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries.

CEU Credit Information

8 Continuing Education Units available to attendees.

approved CE provider for the athletic trainerThis program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC). The Center Foundation is approved by the BOC to provide continuing education for athletic trainers.


$275 for Full Conference (8 CEU)
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Cancelation Policy

Cancelations with full refund available until March 15, 2021.
Cancelations with 50% refund available March 16, 2021 to April 15, 2021.
No refund after April 15, 2021.
*Illness or death in the immediate family are mitigating circumstances considered for refunds with a written request received no later than 10 days after the end of the conference.
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