april 12 and 13 2019 in bend oregon

The Center Foundation’s annual professional education conference

A combined effort between The Center Foundation, The Center Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research, and Therapeutic Associates, Inc in Bend, Oregon. This conference is designed for health care professionals, including physical therapists, primary care physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified athletic trainers with an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Participants will gain evidence based information on anatomy, surgical interventions, indications for rehabilitation, therapy options, outcomes and implications, as well as a review of pediatric knee conditions and treatment. In addition, this year’s conference will include an optional Dynamic Lower Extremity Workshop as well as an optional Cadaver Lab. Workshop participants will gain practical hands on experience in a dynamic neuromuscular therapeutic exercise protocol as it relates to the treatment of acute and chronic knee injuries. Cadaver lab participants will receive an in-depth and hands-on experience illustrating anatomy, surgical procedures, and common pathologies and injuries of the knee. All conference attendees will leave with a greater understanding of surgical and non-surgical management of the knee, including differential diagnoses of knee injuries and rehabilitation strategies.

Proceeds from this course support The Center Foundation’s high school Sports Medicine Program.


Request an invoice and pay by check, please contact Sonja Donohue at sdonohue@centerfoundation.org 

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Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations with full refund available until March 29, 2019.
Cancellations with 50% refund available March 29 - April 5, 2019.
No refund after April 5, 2019.
* Illness or death in the immediate family are mitigating circumstances considered for refunds, if written request is received no later than ten days after the last day of the conference.

Event Information

Continuing Education Credits
Participants will be earning the following continuing education credits:
Seminar: 5 CEUs/Contact Hours
Cadaver Lab: 3 CEUs/Contact Hours
Workshop: 2 CEUs/Contact Hours

The Center Foundation is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.


Saturday Conference Seminars Only $250
Add-on Saturday Cadaver Lab (limited to 40 attendees) $300
Add-on Friday Social $50

Friday Workshop is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please contact Sonja Donohue sdonohue@centerfoundation.org or 541.322.2399

Friday and Saturday Full Conference with Workshop, Social, Seminars & Cadaver Lab $700


Friday, April 12th

LOCATION: 10 Barrel Brewing Eastside, 62950 NE 18th Street, Bend, OR 97701
4:30 pm                    Check-in and Registration
5:00 pm                    Dynamic Lower Extremity Stabilization Workshop: "Movement Conditioning and a Dynamic Examination Method" - Matt Walsh BSc PT
7:00 pm                    Social (food and beverages provided)

Saturday, April 13th

Conference Seminars - LOCATION: St Charles Conference Center, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend Oregon 97701
Cadaver Lab - LOCATION: Steelhead Surgical Lab, 61562 American Lane, Bend, Oregon 97702

8:00 am                    Registration (light breakfast provided)
8:30 am                    "Patellar Subluxation/Dislocation Treatment and Management in Pediatric/Adolescent Patient" - Dr. Justin Roth
9:00 am                    "Injury Rehab for Chronic Anterior Knee Pain Syndromes" - Matt Walsh BSc PT
10:30 am                  BREAK
10:45 am                  "Pediatric/Adolescent OCD Management" - Dr. Justin Roth
11:15 am                  "Internal Bracing in the Knee: rationale, surgical application and post-operative management" - Dr. Katya Urch
12:15 pm                  LUNCH (buffet lunch provided)
12:45 pm                  "Management and Current Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injuries" - Dr. Timothy Bollom
1:30 pm                    "Meniscus Tears: when and if they need surgery" - Dr. Matt Lilley
2:15 pm                    BREAK and transition to Cascade Surgicenter for Cadaver Lab.
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Cadaver Lab
6:00 pm                    Conference concludes and completion certificates available.

Certificates will be sent by email once all online assessments and evaluations have been completed.

Course Objectives

Workshop Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of considering and incorporating a dynamic movement evaluation into non-operative rehabilitation programs for the knee.
  • Construct clinically reasoned rehabilitation programs utilizing the dynamic lower extremity examination.
  • Demonstrate and show appropriate technique and implementation of the dynamic movement evaluation as well as its progressions.

Seminar Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the indications and contra-indications for operative and non-operative treatment of the knee.
  • Identify the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment for adult and pediatric knee injuries.
  • Summarize the techniques and prospective outcomes for operative treatment of:
    • Internal bracing of the knee involving the ACL and MCL.
    • Arthroscopic meniscus repair, debridement and meniscus transplant.
    • Pediatric subluxation and dislocation
    • Pediatric OCD
    • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Consider the most recent and relevant research related to:
    • Internal bracing of the knee
    • Meniscus tears
    • Pediatric subluxation and dislocation
    • Pediatric OCD
    • Non-operative and post-operative knee rehabilitation
    • Chronic anterior knee pain syndromes
    • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Recognize the role of the therapist in management of:
    • Internal bracing of the knee
    • Meniscus tears
    • Pediatric subluxation and dislocation
    • Pediatric OCD
    • Non-operative and post-operative knee rehabilitation
    • Chronic anterior knee pain syndromes
  • Apply movement based injury rehabilitation techniques, as well as their progressions towards the management of chronic anterior knee pain syndromes.

Cadaver Lab Learning Objectives:

  • Through visual and hands-on experience with cadaveric specimens,  participants will be able recognize, identify, and visualize:
    • Knee Anatomy
    • Knee Pathology
    • Relevant Surgical Procedures

Course Materials

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Timothy Bollom, MD

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.

Dr. Bollom was drawn to the medical field because he knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether he is on the sidelines of a high school game or performing surgery, he has positively impacted thousands of lives in our community. And when he gets to see a patient he’s treated out and about again, he says it’s the best feeling in the world.

Matthew R. Lilley, MD

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, DO

Dr. Roth has experience in all facets of pediatric orthopedics, with specialized training in limb and spinal deformity, hip preservation, foot and ankle conditions, sports medicine, and neuromuscular disease management, as well as pediatric and adult trauma. He was motivated to pursue this specialty because he enjoys working with children and their families and using his extensive knowledge and training to make a difference in people’s lives. Children are not just small adults. Their growing bodies require specialized orthopedic care, whether treating a fracture or a complicated medical condition like limb and spinal deformity.

Dr. Roth’s early education and career was in the field of engineering research and development. After working as an engineer for seven years, he attended graduate school to obtain a biomedical engineering certificate. There he was exposed to medicine and surgery as a career, and found his true calling. He went on to pursue a medical education and was given the opportunity to translate all his life experiences into a meaningful and fulfilling career. His background gives him a unique perspective when treating patients, as well as the ability to integrate his engineering and medical skill-sets for continued clinical research in medical device development, scoliosis, hip preservation, and trauma.

Ekaterina (Katya) Urch, MD

Dr. Ekaterina Urch is a fellowship trained 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. Dr. Urch is excited to continue her career alongside the team of passionate and driven physicians at The Center.

Matthew Walsh, PT

Matt is a 1987 graduate of Cumberland College of Health Sciences/Sydney University in Sydney, Australia. He has a representative-level background in Rugby and Cricket, has completed an Ironman Triathlon, and been chosen for the USA in Touch Rugby at the World Master’s Games. With wide-ranging sports physical therapy experience, he has consulted with groups such as the PGA Seniors Tour and the Nike Team Oregon project and was the Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team Physiotherapist. Matt is also a board certified sports physiotherapist (Australia SPG, Level III) who teaches courses throughout the USA, Canada, and Australia on topics such as Running biomechanics and treatment, advanced orthopedic Clinical Reasoning, and treatment approaches for the foot, ankle, and spine. He has a particular interest and expertise in running-related injuries, technique, and rehabilitation, but he also enjoys treating complex chronic spinal and tendon-related pain, having developed a number of evidence-based protocols with local surgeons and physiatrists.

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Rooms available for 4/12-4/13
Group rate of $164 + tax
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