Join The Most Advanced Conference in EMG and MSK Ultrasound! SEPTEMBER
17-18-19, 2021
Join The Most Advanced Conference in

EMG and MSK Ultrasound!
Reach the Right Audience, Right Now!

This Year Live in San Antonio, TX!

The Ted Talk for PTs

Since 2014, Hands-On Diagnostics (HODs) brings together PT private practice owners from around the globe to experience one the most comprehensive live and virtual educational event in physical therapy and medicine. Attendees benefit from nationally recognized faculty, hands-on clinical skills instruction, CEU’s within a variety of learning formats, and networking opportunities.

2020 was a strange year for us all. We are seeing a ground swell of interest to return to LIVE, in person events. We are planning for a record number of attendees this year. Our last event brought together more than 200 attendees, including HODs franchisees.

The 8th Annual HODs Symposium is not a mass-market trade show where sponsors have little real opportunity to engage with qualified business prospects. Instead, it attracts practice owners who seek both relative CLINICAL and innovative BUSINESS content; truly specific to their diagnostic, physical therapy and medical practices.

Because we have a great deal of experience delivering this event, we continually listen to the needs of attendees and provide the type of information they are looking for to grow their practices. But, we can not do so alone.

This year we are offering some very unique marketing opportunities; with both direct & indirect client engagement occurring prior to, during and post event. The level of exposure and interaction available at the HODs Symposium is unmatched …anywhere.

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WHO ARE HOD’S SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES

Beyond demographics, HODs sponsorships provide multiple opportunities to target attendees by segmentation or psychographics.

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Solution Driven

Practice Manager

Always looking for innovative solutions that offer practice efficiency or improved patient care.

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Entrepreneurial

HODs Owners

Does your product or service fit entrepreneurs or those who embody an entrepreneurial drive? Consider the value of a customer relationship forged at this stage of their careers. These attendees are moving onward & upward!

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Change Agile

Pvt. Practice Owners

This is the 8th Annual HODs Symposium. Many of our current HODs partners started their journey with us, right here!

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Thought Leaders

M.D.'s, D.O.'s, DC's

The HODs Symposium CLINICAL agenda is lead by thought leaders in the fields of EMG & MSK Ultrasound. Each presentation is topical, substantive, and well respected. Position your brand in the same arena.

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Tech Savvy

Clinic Directors

With a clear understanding of what their individual practices need, these individuals are continually looking for solutions/researching options. They show up, ready to do business.

New for 2021, The Digital Gift Bag

Think of this as your information portal to Symposium attendees. See real-ime reporting on attendance, sales, brand engagement, and more.

3 Staged, Multi-platform campaigns.

HODs will provide you the relevant data you need to target your best customer; prior, during, and after the event.

Acting as a portal for each registered attendee, this application includes:

Company Invitation

Invite companies to create placements in your bag and manage the entire process.

Content Builder

Invited companies build placements in this easy-to-use tool. No design expertise required.

Manage Placements

When placements arrive in your bag, control the order, view details, or even edit.

Upload Audience

Upload your list or sync attendees by connecting to your registration provider.

Performance Reports

Instantly monitor the overall activities and performance for each placement in your bag.

Bag Promotion

Use your widget for promoting on your website and unique link for social or mobile apps.

Sponsor Logos

Upload logos which display as simple images along the bottom of your bag.

Settings & Schedule

Control the bag settings and manage the schedule of activities in the process.

HODs marketing provides a 360-degree approach that utilizes multiple platforms, to reach your best targets; before, during and after, the symposium.

HODs puts YOU in direct contact with more than 200 private practice owners to provide a robust level of engagement and substantial ROI. 

Innovative Ways To Engage

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    Pick your ‘must have’ and your ‘nice to have’ options.
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    Pay for what you want, none of the things you don't.
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    Engage with clients prior to, during, and post event.

Call us today at +1 (888) 447-6014 (Toll-Free) or email us at info@ihods.com.

Agenda – Business Forum

How Diagnostics as a Separate Business, Offers A Blue Ocean of Opportunity

Saturday, September 18

TimeTopics - Business Track - Saturday, Sep. 18Rooms
8:00 – 9:00Opening Ceremonies


  • Welcome | Dr. Nathan Shields; Owner and CEO Rise Diagnostics

  • HODS Opening | Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos; Co-founder Hands-On Companies

  • Opening Remarks | Mike Horsfield; Founder Rock Valley PT, President Private Practice Section of APTA

  • Keynote Address | Dr. Heidi Jannenga; Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of WebPT

Majestic A&B
9:30 – 12:00Stop Leaving Money on the Table


  • Hidden pitfalls and lost opportunities, both cost your PT practice!

  • How profitability leads to possibility

  • Stabilize Your Physical Therapy Practice / Launch Your Diagnostic Business

  • The benefits of separating your businesses and how to maximize profitability for BOTH!

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12:00 – 13:30Lunch – Networking & Exhibit Hall
13:30 – 15:00How to Make Your Competition COMPLETELY Irrelevant


  • How to adopt a Blue Ocean Strategy for Creating & Capturing Uncontested Market Space

  • The Diagnostics Practice vs the PT Practice, What's the Difference & Why it Matters

Aztec
15:00 – 15:30Break – Networking & Exhibit Hall
15:30 – 17:30Game On: Extend Your Sphere of Influence Workshop


  • Real Life Referrals Are you Getting Your Share?

  • How Does Your Practice Stack up in Your Marketplace.. What is your secret sauce?

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18:30 – 21:30HODS Sponsored Awards DinnerMajestic C

Sunday, September 19

TimeTopics - Business Track - Sunday, Sep. 19Rooms
8:30 – 10:00"See Your Pain Saturday: Discover the Diagnostic Difference"


  • Nationwide All HODs Partners Event: Launch!



The HODs PRO SHOP Overview / Training


  • Innovative HODs Initiatives On Deck for 2022


Aztec
10:00 – 10:30Break – Networking & Exhibit Hall
10:30 – 12:00Letting Go of the Monkey Bars: Separate and Grow


  • Best Practices: Front Office and Clinician Performing Test

  • Next Steps: What Are Your Action Items

Aztec
12:00 – 13:30Lunch – Networking & Exhibit Hall
13:30 – 15:30Your Sponsored Content Can Be HERE!


  • RoundTable Discussion / Q&A

  • Review the weekend

  • Question, Answer and Share

Aztec
15:30 – 16:00Closing CeremonyMajestic A&B

Agenda – Clinical Track

Diagnostics and Treatment Combined:
Clinical Reasoning for Upper Extremity Pathology

Saturday, September 18

TimeTopics - Clinical Track - Saturday, Sep. 18Rooms
8:00 – 9:00Opening Ceremonies


  • Welcome | Dr. Nathan Shields; Owner and CEO Rise Diagnostics

  • HODS Opening | Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos; Co-founder Hands-On Companies

  • Opening Remarks | Mike Horsfield; Founder Rock Valley PT, President Private Practice Section of APTA

  • ACEWM Remarks | Dr. Quinn Millington; Chair EDX SIG of Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management & Dr. Mohini Rawat; Chair NMSKUS SIG of Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

  • Keynote Address | Dr. Heidi Jannenga; Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of WebPT

Majestic A&B
9:30 – 12:00Upper Limb Pathology: The Role of Electrodiagnosis in Patient Management


  • Introduction to EMG/NCS Evaluation of the Upper Extremity | Dr. Greg Ernst; Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, UT Health San Antonio

  • Electrodiagnosis of Focal Mononeuropathies of the Elbow | Dr. John Lugo; Senior Vice President of Clinical Education Hands-On Diagnostics

  • Electrodiagnosis of Focal Mononeuropathies of the Wrist | Dr. Mark Brooks; Director of Education Hands-On Diagnostics Original Pathway

  • Treatment of Common Entrapment Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity using Data of ENMG Evaluation | Dr. Jennifer Hauskey; Clinical Director OnetoOne PT & Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos; Co-founder Hands-On Companies

  • Electrophysiologic Approach to Brachial Plexopathies and Proximal Mononeuropathies Part 1 | Dr. Nancy Mansell; Partner Mentor American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis & Dr. Rick McKibben; Senior Partner Mentor Hands-On Diagnostics

Majestic A&B
12:00 – 13:30Lunch – Networking & Exhibit Hall
13:30 – 15:00Panel Discussion: Healing Hands Guided by Technology: Threats & Opportunities for the Future of Private Practice PT


  • Dr. Heidi Jannenga; Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of WebPT

  • Mike Horsfield; Founder Rock Valley PT, President Private Practice Section of APTA

  • Dr. Quinn Millington; Chair EDX SIG of Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

  • Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos; Co-founder Hands-On Companies

  • Craig Ferreira; Co-founder Hands-On Diagnostics

  • Dr. Bart McDonald; Founder Superior Physical Therapy and Diagnostics

  • Dr. Joe & Angie McGilvrey; Founders Apex Physical Therapy and Diagnostics

Majestic A&B
15:00 – 15:30Break – Networking & Exhibit Hall
15:30 – 17:30Upper Limb Pathology: The Role of Electrodiagnosis in Patient Management Continues


  • Electrophysiologic Approach to Brachial Plexopathies and Proximal Mononeuropathies Part 2 | Dr. Rick McKibben; Senior Partner Mentor Hands-On Diagnostics & Dr. Nancy Mansell; Partner Mentor American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis

  • Electrodiagnostic Approach to Upper Limb Radiculopathy | Dr. Scott McCauley; Neurodiagnostic Specialist Wellness Solutions

  • Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy using Data of ENMG Evaluation | Dr. Daniel Neff; Founder Neff Physical Therapy and Diagnostics

  • Questions/Answers

Majestic A&B
18:30 – 21:30HODS Sponsored Awards DinnerMajestic C

Sunday, September 19

TimeTopics - Clinical Track - Sunday, Sep. 19Rooms
8:30 – 10:00Upper Limb Pathology: The Role of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Patient Management


  • Foundations of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Evaluation | Dr. Andie Cahoon; Mentor Hands-On Diagnostics

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder | Dr. Vicki Buchanan; Founder Regional Physical Therapy and Diagnostics

  • Shoulder Treatment guided by MSK Ultrasound Data | Dr. Beth Carr; PT, DPT, CWS West Park Rehab

Majestic A&B
10:00 – 10:30Break – Networking & Exhibit Hall
10:30 – 12:00Upper Limb Pathology: The Role of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Patient Management Continues


  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examination of the Elbow | Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos; Co-founder Hands-On Companies

  • Normal pediatric sonography of the upper extremity | Dr. Breck Leonard; PT, DPT, ECS Oasis Physical Therapy, PLLC

  • Elbow & Wrist Treatments guided by MSK Ultrasound Data | Dr. Ben Larsen; Co-owner Teton Therapy and Diagnostics - Cheyenne

Majestic A&B
12:00 – 13:30Lunch – Networking & Exhibit Hall
13:30 – 15:30Upper Limb Nerve Pathology: The Role of Neuro-MSK in Patient Management


  • Neuro MSK Foundations | Dr. Mohini Rawat; Co-founder and President American Academy of MSK Ultrasound

  • Neuro MSK Evaluation of the most common nerves of the Upper Limb | Dr. Mohini Rawat; Co-founder and President American Academy of MSK Ultrasound

  • Treatment of Upper Limb Pathology guided by Data from Neuro MSK Evaluation | Dr. Ben Larsen; Co-owner Teton Therapy and Diagnostics - Cheyenne

  • Questions/Answers

Majestic A&B
15:30 – 16:00Closing CeremonyMajestic A&B

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Heidi Jannenga, Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of WebPT
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Topics:

  • Symposium Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussion: Healing Hands Guided by Technology: Threats & Opportunities for the Future of Private Practice PT

Bio:

As the Chief Clinical Officer at WebPT, Heidi leads product vision, branding efforts, and company culture. After recognizing the need for a more sophisticated industry-specific EMR platform, Heidi co-founded WebPT in 2008.

Before launching WebPT, Heidi practiced as a physical therapist for more than 15 years, specializing in extremity post-surgical rehabilitation, ACL prevention programs, and sport-specific training.

Today, Heidi is an active member of the sports and private practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and an advocate for independent rehab therapy businesses. Additionally, she speaks as a subject-matter expert at industry conferences and events, leveraging my platform to promote the importance of women in leadership, company culture, and overall business acumen for rehab therapy professionals.

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The Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown (HODS Discounted Rates)

Set on the scenic banks of the San Antonio River Walk, a meandering city park along the San Antonio River, Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk welcomes you to a place that’s easy to love.

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