Capital Area District

The Capital Area District (CAD) was organized in 1981 as a new district for Austin area Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants who were members of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The CAD is one of thirteen districts in the state of Texas and includes twelve counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Jackson, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis, and Williamson.  This district includes the following zip codes: 78602 - 78766; 78942.

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The Capital Area District Quarterly meetings are via multi-site video format to better meet the needs of members spread across the greater Austin metropolitan area.

The four meeting sites are: 

  • University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 5401 La Crosse Ave, Austin
  • Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, PTA Dept, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin
  • South University Campus, 1220 West Louis Henna Blvd, Round Rock
  • Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Kyle, 5980 Kyle Parkway, Kyle

Each location will receive a broadcast of the latest district news along with a 1 hour CCU offering or special topic of interest to the district.  Primary locations will rotate through each site, with the others participating via video link as satellite locations.

Meetings follow a regular format of social time from 5:30-6:00 pm, business and special topic presentation from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. 

Thank you to our sponsor: Remedy Therapy Staffing and Be Healthy at Home

Upcoming Meetings
April 1

Are you SET in your intervention? The Utilization of Body-Weight Off-Loaded Sling Exercise Therapy for Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions (CAD).
Speakers: Angela J. Rich, PT, ScD & Michele Zink Harris, PT, CNP, RAS

Sling Exercise Therapy (SET) can be utilized in physical therapy practice for diagnostics and intervention. Static and dynamic activities in an unweighted environment allows for identification of impairments between the deep stabilizing musculature and superficial prime movers as well as the activation and endurance of deep stabilizers in a neutral position. The benefits of controlled loading with SET intervention include decreased pain and muscle relaxation, ease of utilization of open and closed chain exercises, increase in joint stability due to improved local neuromotor control of deep stabilizers and activation of multiple muscles within a fascial chain.

**Please note that South University will not be a satellite location for the April 1 meeting.**

Click here for additional information and to register.

Past Meetings
Feb 23
Below the Knee: Clinical Anatomy of the Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot presented by Allan Besselink, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT.

Jan 14
Dr. Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA: Everything You Need To Know For The 2019 Texas Legislative Session: TPTA’s Priorities and Issues Impacting Physical Therapy" 
View the presentation here and understand upcoming legislative initiatives, direct access and actions you can take for direct access in Texas.  



Position Name
Chair Ronna Keagle
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Vice Chair  Keri Jackson
Secretary Lois Stickley
Treasurer Deborah Landreth 
Government Affairs Liaison Kathleen Manella 
Student Liaisons   
Membership Committee Liaison Sara Lord 
PTA Liaison  
Communications Committee Liaison