5 Can’t Miss Events at APTA CSM 2016

Jan 28

5 Can’t Miss Events at APTA CSM 2016

As the new year turns, there is no event we look forward to more than the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association — known fondly to the PT and medical community as CSM. Merging research, networking and innovation into a fun, four-day event, PT professionals and enthusiasts travel from around the world to attend. Gorbel Medical was thrilled to exhibit last year, installing a full demo of our dynamic SafeGait: 360 Balance and Mobility Trainer, sharing our passion with nearly 10,000 attendees.

This year’s CSM conference brings us to Anaheim, CA — the land of the Ducks, of Disneyland, and, of course, sunshine in February! Southern California is also home to a myriad of top-notch medical universities and physical therapy programs. We look forward to meeting students, professors and administrators from USC PT, Loma Linda University, Azuza Pacific and more.

We know there’s a lot to see at CSM. We’re again excited to share our one-of-a-kind, interactive experience, but as we plan, we wanted to first point your attention to five can’t miss events at CSM 2016.

5 Can’t Miss Events at APTA CSM 2016

geist151. Get a Kick Out of Gait Analysis: Implications for the Foot and Ankle

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Link: Learn more here

Speaker Kathleen Geist, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT (and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine) will be leading a discussion that reviews “the evidence on biomechanics of normal and abnormal gait” and provides “a framework to develop interventions for common gait compensations in individuals who have sustained orthopedic injuries to the foot and ankle.”

CZU9ka5WYAEnUmn2. APTA Student Assembly Networking Night

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Link: Learn more here

If you’re a student, or an alumni, or if you just want to meet and encourage some of the brightest, young minds in the PT field, join the student networking night, sponsored by the APTA Student Board of Directors and APTA’s Catherine Worthingham Fellows.

delp23. Wearable Sensing and Biofeedback for Gait and Balance Assessment and Intervention

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Link: Learn more here

Scott Delp, PhD (Stanford) and Fay Horak, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University) will lead a fascinating discussion on “The miniaturization of sensing, feedback, and computational devices.” Their belief is that wearable systems have “opened a new frontier for analysis and intervention of musculoskeletal and neurological impairments.”

CZw1cbOWEAETw5g4. PT Pub Night

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM

Link: Learn more here

What is PT Pub Night? From the mouth of the tap: “PT Pub Night is a global community of fun-loving, problem-solving physical therapy professionals, students and general PT enthusiasts who regularly gather in local pubs and restaurants around the world.” Their official CSM-themed night is currently brewing to be a lot of fun.

Gallow_Amanda_PT5. Practical Gait Analysis and Retraining Methods for the Injured Runner

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Link: Learn more here

Amanda Gallow, DPT, SCS (UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic); Shane McClinton, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT (Des Moines University); and Christa Wille, SPT (University of Wisconsin – Madison) will lead a discussion that will “address practical methods of performing biofeedback training for the injured runner.”

The countdown has begun! Which events are you excited for?

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