WUPT 75th Anniversary Celebration

Washington University’s Program in Physical Therapy is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2017. Plans are already underway to mark this momentous milestone. Check this page for plans, hotel options and important information regarding our Anniversary Celebration. 

Save the Dates!

November 10 & 11th, 2017

 Registration for the 75th Anniversary Celebration is now closed.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 10, 2017
Washington University Program in Physical Therapy
4444 Forest Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

6:00 pm Keynote Address – Dr. Shirley Sahrmann
6:45 pm Tours of Program, Reception

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Washington University Program in Physical Therapy
4444 Forest Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

8:00am-8:30am Continental Breakfast Available on 6th Floor

MSI Update – 75th Anniversary Edition – Room 1235

8:30 am Introduction: Advances in the Kinesiopathologic Model of Movement System and Supporting Evidence
9:30 am Update on Diagnoses for Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Shoulder
10:10 am Break – 6th Floor
10:25 am Movement System Examination of the Shoulder. Case examples highlighting modification of treatment based on factors such as age and fitness level. 
11:10 am Update on Diagnoses for Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Low Back and Hip
12:15 pm Lunch 6th Floor – pick up food in Kitchen and dine in 6700
1:00 pm Movement System Examination of the Low Back and Hip. Case examples highlighting modification of treatment based on factors such as age and fitness level
1:45 pm Update on Diagnoses for Movement System Impairment Syndromes of Neuromuscular Conditions
2:30 pm Movement System Examination of a child, adolescent, or adult with a neuromuscular condition with case examples
3:30 pm  End of Course

Research Update – Room 2700

8:30 am Welcome and Update – Michael Mueller
9:00 am Mentoring Workshop – Dr. Jane Garbutt, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical Director of WU PAARC
10:00 am BREAK
10:20 am WUPT PhD Student Talk – Dan Bittel, Movement Science Program PhD Candidiate. 
Progressive chronic kidney disease in diabetes: effects on skeletal muscle bioenergetics, performance, and physical function
10:40 am WUPT Faculty Talk – Michael Harris, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy,
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science,
Washington University in St Louis
The Role of Muscle in Hip Dysplasia Pathomechanics+
11:00 am WUPT Alumni Talk – Edelle Field- Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research & The Hulse Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory
Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences
Title TBD
11:30 am Lunch and Discussion of Challenges/ Opportunities in Research related to the Movement System
12:30 pm End of Course

75th Anniversary Gala Schedule
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac,
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd– 314.993.1100

Semi-formal attire requested

6:00-7:00 pm Cocktail hour with passed appetizers 
7:15-8:30 pm Seated Dinner & Presentation
8:30pm-12am Dancing / Bar


Questions? Please email Jennifer Brown at jennifer.brown@wustl.edu 

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels. Please book your room early to ensure you receive our group rate. 

The Parkway Hotel (0.3 miles from WUPT)
Standard Guest Room Nightly Rate: $133, plus tax
4550 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

To Book: Call 314-256-7777 and ask for Group # 7967 
Or follow the link HERE

The Chase Park Plaza (0.8 miles from WUPT) 
Standard Guest Room Nightly Rate: $163, plus tax
212 North Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri  63108

To Book: Call 314-633-3014 and ask for “WU-Physical Therapy 75th Anniversary Rooms”
Or follow the link HERE

St. Louis Frontenac Hilton (9.3 miles from WUPT)
Standard Guest Room Nightly Rate: $129, plus tax
1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 
Frontenac, MO 63131

To Book: Call 314-993-1100 and reference Washington University Program in Physical Therapy
Or follow the link HERE 

Things to do in St. Louis

Family Friendly Attractions

Recently voted Best Zoo and America’s Top Free Attraction, the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. We have more than 17,000 animals in our care, many of them rare and endangered, and we welcome more than 3 million visitors a year. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, feel free to come back again…and again!

The Saint Louis Science Center, founded as a planetarium in 1963, is a collection of buildings including a science museum and planetarium in St. Louis, Missouri, on the southeastern corner of Forest Park.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw’s Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw.

The Magic House is a not-for-profit children’s museum located in St. Louis, Missouri. The Magic House opened as a children’s museum in 1979 with the mission of engaging children in hands-on learning

Anheuser-Busch Brewery is a brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri. The brewery, opened in 1852 by German immigrant Adolphus Busch, is designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Free public tours of the brewery are given.

City Museum is a play house museum, consisting largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects, housed in the former International Shoe building in the Washington Avenue Loft District of St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard for over 80 years and Christmas trees for over 50 years. His attention to quality has set the standard for frozen custard and Christmas trees in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis in the U.S. state of Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch.


Baileys’ Range (920 Olive Street; 314-241-8121)
Baileys’ Range offers a welcoming environment for families and an inherently child-friendly main menu of eighteen different types of burgers and fries with barbecue sauce, house cheddar sauce or a variety of flavored mayonnaise, ketchup and mustards. For those that want something perhaps a little simpler, the kids-only menu offers a grass-fed hot dog and a grilled cheese sandwich.

Fitz’s Bottling Company (6605 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-726-9555)
Fitz’s is just a fun place to visit, period, regardless of your age, thanks to the 1940s refurbished bottling line visible from every table that churns out a bottle a second of Fitz’s root beer, cream soda, orange pop, black cherry and other sodas. The food is fun, too, and kids get their own menu of cheeseburgers, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, kosher dogs, chicken fingers, toasted ravioli, quesadillas and cheese pizza. All kids’ plates come with a bottomless mug of Fitz’s root beer or any of their sodas, french fries, “smiley fries,” Fitz’s root beer-baked beans, carrot sticks with ranch dressing, coleslaw or a salad.

The Cheesecake Factory
St. Louis Galleria
1062 St Louis Galleria
St. Louis, MO 63117

Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603)
Chef and owner Gerard Craft is the father of two young daughters and created Pastaria as a place where both children and adults feel welcome, featuring his favorite childhood food: pasta. The entire menu is already kid-friendly — pasta, pizza and gelato are loved by all ages. But the children’s menu raises the fun factor a notch by teaching children about the different shapes of pasta. The most popular dish on the menu is the shells mac & cheese, which is actually a take on the adult menu item, canestri cacio e pepe, with pecorino, grana padano and black pepper.

Rooster (3150 South Grand Boulevard; 314-772-3447)
Families with children frequent both of Rooster’s locations — on South Grand Boulevard and downtown — and owner David Bailey has made sure that adults and children alike feel welcome. The children’s menu was created after listening to what kids like to eat and playing off of Rooster’s regular dishes. Bailey finds that children six and up often order off of the adult menu while the younger children tend to stick to the PB&J and other items more in their comfort zone.

The Old Spaghetti Factory (727 N 1st Street; 314-621-0276)
A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our décor so our guests feel as though they’re stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall.

The Original Pancake House Ladue (8817 Ladue Road; 314-932-1340)
In November 2007, The Original Pancake House was opened in Chesterfield, Missouri. And in May of 2013 we opened our Ladue location. Inspired by the old-fashioned food and atmosphere, this location gives off a warm cabin feel in which guests enjoy their breakfast. Everyday, pancake batters are mixed by hand from scratch, sourdough yeast is grown in our own kitchen from a culture of potatoes, flour, and sugar, and our coffee is blended specifically for our restaurant. We welcome you to return often!

Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant (#2 The Boulevard St. Louis; 314-824-2402)
Take a seat and enjoy a wholesome Italian meal at Maggiano’s Little Italy. From season-fresh salads to classic pastas, we combine the flavors of Nonna’s authentic Italian recipes with the joy of friends and family. Find your nearest Maggiano’s Italian restaurant in Missouri today and reserve a table online or over the phone.

Pappy’s Smokehouse (3106 Olive St.; 314-535-4340)
Best Memphis Style BBQ Restaurant in St. Louis!  If you are looking for top rated barbecue restaurants in St. Louis city or County your search is over. At Pappy’s Smokehouse we serve the best Memphis Style BBQ right here in our mid town St. Louis restaurant, convenient to most city and many County customers. We make it fresh for you! We slow smoke our meats up to 14 long hours over sweet apple or cherry wood. Finish off your choice of smoked meat with a selection of four delicious BBQ sauces.