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  • CSM Delivers: Practice Tips

    Staying engaged with the profession isn't just about tracking the latest research—it's also about learning new skills, techniques, and approaches.

    The 2019 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, set for January 23-26 in downtown Washington, DC, offers sessions that will challenge you to learn something new that you can apply to your practice right now. Check out these suggestions, and find other relevant programming by searching the CSM programming page.

    Get Rolling! Advanced Wheelchair Skills Training Empowers Optimized Mobility 
    This session is all about helping you understand, perform, and teach wheelchair skills to support wheelchairs users' independence, safety, and quality of life. The speakers will share guidance for optimal wheelchair selection and configuration, efficient education methods, and practical training techniques ranging from basic propulsion to advanced skills for extreme mobility and sports participation. In addition, you'll find out about an evidence-based approach for teaching wheelchair mobility, and get the latest on research and outcome measures. Friday, January 25, 11:00 am–1:00 pm.

    Strategies to Optimize ICU-Based Rehabilitation
    This session—led by an experienced interprofessional panel of stakeholders that includes clinicians, educators, and clinician-scientists—explores how to implement rehabilitation for those who are critically ill in intensive care. Get an update on key critical care literature that informs team management of this population, and explore implementation strategies to optimize clinical practice, including the importance of team communication and organization. Thursday, January 24, 8:00am–10:00 am.

    The Heart of the Matter: Advocating for Physical Therapy in Oncology Survivorship
    Physical therapists have a strong contribution to make in the developing field of oncology survivor care, particularly in the ways physical therapy can address cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction as a long-term effect of cancer and its treatment. Find out the considerations at play in providing physical therapy for the cancer survivor, and learn how to advocate for this important role in health care. Saturday, January 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm.

    Register for CSM by midnight ET on Wednesday, December 5 to grab advanced discounts and your chance to win 1 of 2 $500 in VISA gift cards.

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