This year marks WebPT’s 10th anniversary of education, dedication, and innovation in the rehab therapy space—and what better way to celebrate than to put together our biggest Ascend agenda and speaker lineup yet?

Rehab therapy’s best and brightest will come together this fall at Ascend—but this conference isn’t just about gleaning tons of actionable business wisdom from our superstar speakers. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take the floor yourself as you participate in meaningful discussions about the technological, regulatory, clinical, and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy.

This year’s event will feature three specialized tracks with content relevant to your role as a rehab therapy professional: billing and compliance, operations, and executive strategy. Below, we’ve broken down the list of speakers for each track so you can learn more about this year’s speakers before you buy your ticket (if you haven’t already). You can view the full agenda with dates, times, keynotes, and topic details here. To see descriptions for individual sessions, click on the session title below.

Billing and Compliance

Rick Gawenda, PT, Founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, Principal of Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc.

James Rough, CFE, CHC, CCEP, President of SunHawk Consulting, LLC

Veda Collmer, OT, Chief Compliance Officer at WebPT

John Wallace, PT, MS, Chief Business Development Officer of Revenue Cycle Management at WebPT


Jason L. Kelsey, PT, DPT, MTC, Assistant Vice President, Outpatient Rehab and Sports Medicine at WellStar Health System-WCO

Paul Martin, MPT, CBI, M&AMI, President of Martin Healthcare Advisors, LLC

Kimberlee Gould, President and Founder at MEDbook Solutions

Bruce Watson, PT, MS, CEO and Founder of 48 Consulting Group, LLC

Ryan Klepps, DPT, Director of Product Management at WebPT and Scott Hebert, DPT, Director of Product Management at WebPT

Executive Strategy

Neil Washington, PT, ATC, CSCS, Director of Outpatient Programming

Randy O’Neil, MSPT, Director of Outpatient Training and Programming at Northeast Rehab Hospital Network

Brian Hartz, DPT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Owner/President of HARTZ Physical Therapy

Nancy Ham, WebPT CEO

Russell Olsen, Vice President of Innovation and Product Management at WebPT

Early-Bird Tickets Sold Out in Record Time—But Discounts Are Still Available!

We’re now offering a limited number of Advance Pricing tickets at $100 off. Don’t miss your chance to attend the ultimate rehab therapy summit at this special price! Click here to register before prices go up August 1.