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2014 Combined Sections Meeting

APTA Combined Section Meeting 2014

Las Vegas was a grand adventure, and the participant feedback from CSM has been reviewed and sent to the speakers. I want to thank everyone who spoke at CSM for taking the time to share their passion and talent.?  Thank you for great conversations, questions and motivation to move our profession forward.

CSM would be nothing without participants!?  Thanks to those who attended the conference, read the handouts and especially those who made comments that will help us to improve CSM 2015.

Thank you also to the CSM Planning Committee, the work is short and intense, and they have already made decisions for CSM 2015.? ?  We have come up with a few changes based on the feedback from CSM overall and will work to standardize handout format, continue aiming for a mix of sessions and continue to encourage SOWH Members to share their talents at future meetings.

Education Session proposals CSM 2016 will open in December of THIS year!

Thank you, and please contact me with ideas for speakers or topics,


Sandy Hilton, PT, DPT, MS

Director of Programming, Section on Women?´s Health


Save the date: CSM 2015 is February 4-7 in Indianapolis!


CSM 2014

Quick Links to CSM 2014 highlights:

Experience CSM!

The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) focuses on programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections. CSM 2014 brought together more than 9,500 physical therapy professionals from around the nation for 5 stimulating days of exceptional programming, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall filled with products and services at the The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pre-Conference Courses

Chronic Myofascial Pain and Sensitization: Integrating Objective Physical Findings with Pain Mechanisms and Treatment Strategies

Jay P. Shah, MD
Sunday, 2 February
8:00am – 5:00pm

[wpex More Information]DESCRIPTION: This seminar integrates emerging knowledge from the pain sciences in a clinically accessible way by explaining the pivotal roles that myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), sensitization, the limbic system and objective physical findings play in the management of chronic pain and dysfunction. Spinal segmental sensitization (SSS) is a hyperactive state of the dorsal horn caused by bombardment of nociceptive impulses. Painful MTrPs are a very common source of persistent nociception and sensitization that often results in SSS and chronic pain. Conversely, maladaptive changes in subcortical structures and dysfunctional descending inhibition may create somatic tissue abnormalities in addition to adversely impacting mood, affect and sleep. Either way, typical manifestations of the sensitized spinal segment include dermatomal allodynia/hyperalgesia, sclerotomal tenderness and myofascial trigger points within the affected myotomes. These objective and reproducible findings allow the clinician and patient to identify the affected spinal segment(s) that should be treated. Non-pharmacological approaches such as dry needling and electrical stimulation will be discussed. These techniques deactivate painful MTrPs, desensitize affected segments and neuro-modulate subcortical dysfunction, providing more permanent pain relief. The diagnostic and treatment techniques presented in this seminar are applicable in the management of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. [/wpex]

Graded Motor Imagery

David Butler, PT, M.App.Sc, EdD
Monday, 3 February
8:00am – 5:00pm

[wpex More Information]DESCRIPTION: Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is a lecture, practical and interactive course utilising the neromatrix and pain mechanisms paradigms, neuroimmune sciences and up to date clinical trials and associated research to present novel assessment and treatment strategies for a variety of pain and motor states. These include problems where therapy has been difficult or ineffective in the past, such as phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome , brachial plexus tears and focal dystonia to more common problems such as nerve entrapment and osteoarthritis.

All components of GMI including left right discrimination training, explicit motor imagery and mirror therapy will be taught and practiced along with the essential allied therapy of therapeutic neuroscience education. GMI will be placed within an overall rehabilitation model. [/wpex]

Collaboration in Action

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The Section on Women’s Health is particularly happy to have sponsored a top notch Pain Education and Clinical Application session with 9 other sections to bring David Butler and Lorimer Moseley to speak in general session. It takes a team to make big things happen, many thanks to the efforts of the SOWH BOD, the speakers, and these sections who made it possible:

Acute Care
Hand Rehabilitation
Private Practice
Women’s Health

General Session


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David S. Butler, PT, M.App.Sc. EdD
Lorimer Moseley, PhD, B. App.Sc (Phty) (Hons)

Sponsored by Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness, The Acute Care Section of the APTA, The Pediatric Section of the APTA, The Education Section of the APTA







AcuteCareIHLwebsitebanner150x150_PEDSEducationBanner (2)-pain sessions CSM-page000111:00 AM – 1:00 PM: The process of Explaining Pain Part 2

David S. Butler, PT, M.App.Sc. EdD
Lorimer Moseley, PhD, B. App.Sc (Phty) (Hons)

Sponsored by Brooks Rehabilitation, The Acute Care Section of the APTA, The Pediatrics Section of the APTA, The Education Section of the APTA








3:00 – 5:00 PM

Mind the Gap: Diastasis Recti Evaluation and Treatment
Cynthia M. Chiarello, PhD, PT
J. Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT

Cultural Competency in Treating Obstetric and Sexual Medicine Patients
Karen R. Brandon, PT, DSc PT, WCS
Crista Johnson, MD, MSc, FACOG

Section on Women’s Health Platform Presentations
Multiple Presentations


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Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

Sponsored by Barral Institute, Current Technology, The Prometheus Group





8 – 10:00 AM

PGwebadEntry-Level Clinical Experiences in Women’s Health
J. Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT
Susan Clinton, PT, MHS, OCS, WCS
Beverly D. Fein, PT, EdD
Laura Hagan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, OCS, WCS, MTC
Audra Ragan, PT, DPT
Jessica Strobel, PT, DPT, CLT

Sponsored by The Prometheus Group



8:00 – 10:00 AM

Obstetric Fistula and Maternal Morbidity in the Developing World: An Overview and the Role of Rehabilitation
Jessica McKinney, PT, MS
Loran Hollander, PT
Laura Keyser, DPT


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PGwebadEffective Interviewing in Pelvic Rehabilitation
Karen R. Brandon, PT, DSc PT, WCS
Susan Clinton, PT, MHS, OCS, WCS
Lorimer Moseley, PhD, B. App.Sc (Phty) (Hons)

Sponsored by The Prometheus Group





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Intervention Strategies for Urogenital Cancers
Mary Jane (MJ) Strauhal, PT, DPT
Barbara Nicholson, MSPT, CLT-LANA

Sponsored by Current Techology? 



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Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Graded Motor Imagery Approach
Carrie J. Pagliano, DPT, OCS, WCS, MTC
Sandy Hilton, PT, MS
Lorimer Moseley, PhD, B. App.Sc (Phty) (Hons)

Sponsored by TheraWand? 


3- 5:00 PM

Rehabilitation of Third- and Fourth-Degree Perineal Tears: Combining an OB and Pelvic Floor Therapy Approach
Carina Siracusa Majzun, DPT
Valerie Bobb, PT, MPT, WCS, ATC


8:00 – 10:00 AM
PGwebadIncontinence and Athletes
Jennifer Klestinski, PT, MPT, OCS, WCS, CSCS, BCB-PMD

Sponsored by The Prometheus Group





8:00 – 10:00 AM

The Estrogen Connection: Skeletal Muscle and Bone With Aging, Inactivity, and Injury
Marybeth Brown, PhD
Lori Tuttle, PT, PhD
Allison Kosir, DPT
Wendy M. Kohrt, PHD


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Maintaining Mobility: Adaptive Products, Braces, and Supports for the Pregnant and Postpartum Woman
Rebecca G. Stephenson, PT, DPT, MS, WCS
Karen Litos, MPT

Sponsors:? It’s You Babe? &? Serola BioMechanics


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Emerging Opportunities: The Physical Therapist’s Role in Labor and Delivery
Susan A. Steffes, PT, CD(DONA)
Janet Chamberlin, PT, WCS

Anatomy of Male Genital Pain
Holly Tanner, PT, MA, OCS, WCS, LMP, BCB-PMD, CCI


3:00 – 5:00 PM
The Practical Application of Yoga-Based Techniques in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Pauline H. Lucas, PT, DPT

Perinatal Psychosocial Considerations
Darla B. Cathcart, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
Susan Steffes, PD,CD (DONA)

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