CELEBRATING 100 YEARS!!
Army Physical Therapy Education, Leadership, and Research

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2018 Reunion Schedule

All class years ending in a 8 or 3 will be honored at the 2017 Reunion, BUT, EVERYONE is welcome!!   If you are coming from our of are not planning on staying with family or friends, we recommend you stay at the Drury Inn and Suites Airport.  They have a free airport shuttle which will also take you to places close by like car rentals, Wal-Mart, and restaurants.  The room rate includes a hot breakfast buffet as well as an afternoon "Kick Back" happy hour with drinks and a food buffet that can easily be your dinner if you wish.  For about $100 a night, it is hard to beat!  You can book online at www.druryhotels.com or call the hotel directly at 210-308-8100.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 8 Aug
1730 Happy Hour, Drury Inn and Suites Airport- Connect with your classmates as well as other alumni.

Thursday, 9 Aug
0800-1130  AMEDDC&S Physical Therapy Classroom, Willis Hall.
CE Course, "Updates in Vestibular Research" by MAJ Carrie Hoppes, PT, DPT, PhD.  MAJ Hoppes is a 2006 Army PT graduate and completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2017 from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in both Neurologic and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, as well as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  MAJ Hoppes is a co-founder of the Military Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation course.  Her physical therapy experiences include care of blast-injured service members with multiple traumas to include major limb loss and traumatic brain injury at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, the Military Advanced Training Center, and the Center for the Intrepid.  Her research interests currently include use of functional brain imaging (near-infrared spectroscopy) during dual-task walking in patients with complaints of visual vertigo.  The course has been approved for 3 CCU credits for Texas PT re-licensure.  Please RSVP to let us know you are planning to attend.
RSVP

1300-1500  Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI), 4270 Gorgas Circle, Fort Sam Houston, Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI), Bldg. 1070 5th floor (classrooms B, C, & D)
Graduates' Final Research Presentations
This is a great opportunity to keel your finger on the pulse of the student research work (and better understand why the Army Program is always rated so high (currently 6th) by US News and World Report.  AND, earn 2 additional CCU credits.  NOTE:  This is a high security building.  If you plan to attend you MUST email me your full legal name (as on your ID or driver's license) NLT 2 Aug 18.

1730 Happy Hour, Drury Inn and Suites Airport- Connect with your classmates as well as other alumni.

Friday, 10 August
0830, Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, AMEDDC&S, Ft. Sam Houston
Graduation with reception to follow in the PT classroom 3111.

1800, The Barn Door Restaurant, 8400 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Reunion Dinner.  CELEBRATING 100 YEARS of Army PT Education!!
Use this Link to RSVP   https://ptalumni-reg.brtapp.com/RSVPAllumniReunionDinner10Aug2018
DEADLINE for RSVP is August 6th.  
Maybe you remember eating there as a student?  It hasn't changed much since then and the food is still great!  One class took Dr. Nelson, the anatomist well known for eating, here for the "if you can eat it all, it is free steak dinner"  He couldn't eat it all and was quoted, "If I'd known you were serious, I wouldn't have eaten dinner before I got here!"

Saturday, 11 August
0800-1100, PT Research Lab, Willis Hall, AMEDD&S
Executive Board Meeting.  This is an open meeting and all members are welcome.

Other Suggested Things to Do:  In your "free time" we'd also suggest you visit the AMEDD Museum (next to the Wurzbach Gate).  The River Walk is always about 10 degrees cooler than street level and the boat captains are pretty entertaining.   Also, the SAS Factory Outlet and Country Store.  This is located at the original factory.  They sell shoes and other things.  The sales ladies actually WAIT ON YOU like in the olden days!  Nickel soda, 10 cent popcorn, antique cars, porches.  It is a GREAT outing!!  https://www.facebook.com/SASGeneralStore/  Located on the south side at the corner of Nogalitos and Zarzamora.

If you have any questions about the reunion, please do not hesitate to contact Jeannie Bryan Coe, Class of '74 at jbryancoe@mindspring.com OR 210-601-6132.

 

  The Class of 1973- 45 years ago!!

Please Note:  They were the very first coed class!! 

 

 

Class of 1968, Celebrating their 50th Reunion!!

 

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2018 CSM Reception

Combined Army PT and Federal Section Reception
was Thursday, 22 Feb from 1900-2100.

We had a GREAT turn out and a fun time with lots of stories to share!! 
Look forward to seeing you at CSM next year in DC!!

 

Dr. Douglas Christie Retired 

last year after 31 years of Service!! 
That means he taught physiology to over 740 Army-Baylor PT students!!

 

 

Next Association Executive Board 12 Aug 17

2016 Graduation and Reunion Activities

Five members of the Class of 1967, returned for their 50th Reunion.  They rented a van and driver and got a great tour of all things in Physical Therapy San Antonio including the outlying clinics.  The class also had an open forum with the senior students on life after PT School and Life After the Army. 

 

2016 Graduation and Reunion Activities

 

The Classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 were honored at the Annual Reunion August 10-13 2016!!  Events included student research presentations, graduation  with reception following in the classroom area,  Happy Hour at the Drury Inn and Suites Airport, and a .6 CEU course on Principles of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Physical Therapists, presented by LTC Ted Croy and LTC Skip Gill.  

 

 2016 CE Course Participants and Faculty