2023 Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting Report

Prepared by Michelle Collie, APTA RI President



How does the Future of Technology Fit into Rehab? 

Each year, we invite professionals to discuss and challenge us to think about the future of our profession.  This year's presentations will be "How does the Future of Technology Fit into Rehab?"


Mariusz Furmanek, PhD, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at URI.
Will present recent work examining the role of key brain regions (using transcranial magnetic stimulation to temporarily perturb cortical circuits) in visual and proprioceptive updating of reach-to-grasp coordination.



Justin Laferrier, PT, PhD

Associate Director and Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Johnson & Wales University

Will discuss his work on developing a low cost, durable energy storage and return foot for amputees in low-resource countries.




Dhaval Solanki, PhD

URI Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Department

Will discuss Kaya- Telemonitoring progress of Parkinson's




Fun things to participate in:

50/ 50 raffle

Membership Drive: If a member brings a nonmember to the meeting will be entered into a drawing!  
If the nonmember signs up to be an APTA Member, both will receive a certificate 2 FREE CEU's courses offered by APTA RI 


We will be proud to recognize the following groups:

  • 2022 Speciality Certifications
  • APTA RI Award Recepients
  • Graduates of URI, CCRI and NEIT celebrating 10 years, 20 years and 30 years from graduation
  • Members celebrating milestones of being a member for 5, 10, 15, 20 plus years 




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