Thank you for attending CSM 2015 in Indy!
By Laura Stanley
The Sports Physical Therapy Section experienced another busy and exciting year at the APTA’s biggest annual meeting, the Combined Sections Meeting, in Indianapolis from February 4-7. This year, the SPTS proudly sponsored four stellar preconference courses, covering topics including considerations for pediatric and youth athletes, the role of gender and maturation on running, the overhead throwing athlete, and return-to-sport progressions and testing, taught by world-renowned leaders in our profession and section. Preconference courses promote more intimate learning environments where learners can spend a full day deeply engaging in a topic and walk out the door with tangible information to immediately apply in clinic on Monday!
SPTS programming list was overflowing with exciting topics and expert speakers this year. Educational sessions provided two-hour lecturers on everything from how to manage the medical tent at road races, gait retraining, the role of PTs in managing sport-related concussion, updates on various treatment and evaluative strategies and tools, and many joint and sport specific updates. Platform and poster presentations highlighted our section’s most cutting-edge research initiatives and projects in short research presentations and interactive poster sessions. In addition to educational and research programming, the many SIGs of the SPTS held their annual business meetings at CSM. SIGs offer a fantastic way for students, new clinicians, and experts alike to come together around a common interest and plan for the upcoming year.
This year’s CSM also featured the first annual Move4PT Run.Walk.Roll, the biggest ever TeamMates event, and the celebratory SPTS Homecoming at Lucas Oil Stadium, which combined the annual business meeting and SPTS Awards Ceremony to recognize our section’s leaders and visionaries!