Once again, Lu and Venetia attended the American Physical Therapy Associations Combined Sections Meeting, the biggest physical therapy conference in the country with more than 16,000 PT’s, PTA’s and PT students. This year, CSM was held in Washington, DC from January 23-26 and included presentations and workshops on the most current research and evidence-based treatment approaches on innumerable PT and health care topics. They started the week with a full day workshop on Kyphosis Management. Their focus on following days included workshops on:
The Pesky Patellofemoral Joint
The Young Athlete: PT Considerations
Exercise Intensity and Neurological Conditions such as Parkinsons Disease
Sports Medicine Secrets: Ankle and Foot Strength, Mobility and Coordination Deficits
Applying the Movement System to the Pediatric Patient
Just Screen It: Developmental Disability, Vestibular Deficit, or Both
They also participated in a step challenge, Walk4Wheels, with a goal of CSM participants walking 135,000,000 steps to ensure an APTA donation of $10,000 to fund adaptive wheelchairs for the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program. At the end of the week, the participating PT’s had achieved 133% of the goal with 180,175,214 steps!
Next year, off to Denver, Colorado for CSM 2020!