Nashville, Tennessee was the hosting city for the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) this year, February 6th-9th.  If you are a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist assistant, or Physical Therapy student – and haven’t attended one of these conferences – you are really missing out. 

 Regardless of you interests you can find something at CSM.  I attended some great sessions on examination and treatment of the wrist, manual therapy for the upper extremity, classification of neck pain, lower extremity tendinopathies, and screening the lower quarter.  Of course, each of these educational sessions were led by leaders in the profession. 

 The platform presentations are great too.  Short (15-20 minute) presentations of ongoing or in press research straight from those involved.  I found it to be very useful in learning what new research will be coming out in the literature soon.  Just a heads up – keep your eyes open for a Clinical Prediction Rule (CPR) for success with cervical traction.