Las Vegas to Host Physical Therapy Profession for 2014 CSM

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City expects $15 million boost.

ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 17, 2014 — APTA's 2014 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) will be held February 3-6, at the Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Center for Business and Economic Research estimates the event will generate $15 million for the local economy.

Physical therapists improve and restore mobility in people's lives and reduce and manage pain, often without need for expensive surgery or long-term use of prescription medications. More than 10,000 physical therapy professionals are expected to attend CSM 2014, which will feature 4 days of educational programming, alumni events, expert presentations, and networking opportunities.,

The conference also will feature an exhibit hall with more than 500 exhibitors, demonstrating the latest equipment, products, and technologies used by physical therapy professionals to help people regain and maintain mobility and lead active and healthy lives. APTA's 18 specialty sections will be represented at the conference.

During the event, 4 physical therapist members of APTA's Media Corps will be available for interviews in-studio, by phone, or in person at the Venetian and Sands Expo Center on the following topics:

  • Stephania Bell, PT, OCS, CSCS, is quickly becoming the most recognized face on ESPN in the area of injury analysis. She can discuss athletic injuries and how NFL players stay in shape during the off season with the help of physical therapists. Read Full Bio (.pdf).
  • Jill Boissonnault, PT, PhD, WCS, can discuss postpartum care for women, including the role of exercise, management of pelvic floor dysfunction, and prevention of prolapse and incontinence. Read Full Bio (.pdf).
  • Aimee Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, can speak about physical therapists' roles in helping dancers and other performers prepare for the physical demands they face, and in helping them avoid injury. Read Full Bio (.pdf).
  • Nicole Stout, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, can discuss the role of physical therapists in cancer treatment. Physical therapy can help provide current and former cancer patients with increased energy, an improved mental outlook, and less pain. Read Full Bio (.pdf).

To schedule an interview, please contact APTA Senior Media Relations Specialist Erin Wendel by phone at 202/213-0622 or via e-mail at

About APTA
The American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 88,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about the types of conditions physical therapists can treat, and find a physical therapist in your area, by visiting Consumers are encouraged to follow APTA on Twitter (@MoveForwardPT) and Facebook.

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