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Leading ATI Physical Therapy Experts to Speak at APTA’s CSM Conference in New Orleans

ATI Physical Therapy, one of the nation’s largest providers of physical therapy, will have a part in 22 educational sessions at the 2018 APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) from New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The sessions will either be led by an ATI industry expert or the research findings presented will be based on data provided by ATI, helping to educate attendees on relevant industry topics and research data. ATI-led speaking engagements will run from February 22-24.

Touted as the largest physical therapy conference in the nation, more than 12,000 healthcare professionals will attend the annual APTA CSM to network and learn more about certification, licensure, education, and other industry advancements and updates.

ATI Physical Therapy will be well represented at the event with a branded booth to showcase service offerings and presentations from leading experts and research partners speaking on ATI-backed research and data. Among the presentations, topics will highlight: opioids, concussions, injury prevention, optimizing diagnoses and treatments, science in today’s practice, PT first principles and more.

“ATI continues to be committed to revolutionizing the healthcare industry by leveraging our world-class experts and deep well of data and analytics to support findings,” said Dr. Chris Stout, Vice President, Department of Research and Data Analytics, ATI Physical Therapy. “Having this opportunity to present ATI’s findings to thousands of healthcare professionals helps to further enable improvements and advancements in healthcare treatments for patients and professionals, alike.”

Speakers and topics at the conference include*:

Presentation Topic


Session Date

Comparative Analysis of Utilization after Surgery, Physical Therapy, and Watchful Waiting for Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears using Instrumental Variables

Adam Lutz

Thursday, February 22

Is shoulder range of motion associated with baseball arm injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Garret Bullock

Thursday, February 22

Risk Factors for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury in Baseball Amateurs and Professionals: A Systematic Review

Merritt Walker

Thursday, February 22

Generalized Joint Hypermobility influences treatment type but not functional outcome in young instability athletes

Abigail Pellet and Charles Thigpen

Thursday, February 22

Evaluation of acute versus chronic workload of an Interval Throwing Program

Garrett Valls

Thursday, February 22

Gait speed and Timed up and Go score associated with increased fall risks for Total shoulder Arthoplasty and Rotator Cuff Surgery

Chuck Thigpen

Thursday, February 22

SMP:Kinetic Chain Influences on Upper Extremity Function, Performance and Injury

Ellen Shanley

Thursday, February 22

The Influence of Manual Therapy and Exercise Dosage Patient Outcomes for Patients with Shoulder Pain

Justin Loss

Thursday, February 22

Comparison of External and Internal Load During Flatground and Mound Pitching

Duncan Evans

Thursday, February 22

Do Common Measures of Knee Extensor Function Predict Self-Report Knee Function at 12 Weeks Following ACLR .

Phillip Van Dyke

Thursday, February 22

Evidence into Practice for Shoulder Pain: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment

Charles Thigpen

Friday, February 23

Sufficient Quadriceps Strength Not Symmetry Differentiates Females with Low Knee Function Following ACLR

Ellen Shanley and Charles Thigpen

Friday, February 23

Characteristics of a young, low functioning phenotype in total knee arthroplasty rehabilitation

Jesse Christensen

Friday, February 23

Sport Specialization and Throwing-Related Arm Pain in Youth Baseball Players: A 6-month Prospective Study

Amanda Arnold

Friday, February 23

Functional outcomes, recurrence, and sport participation following treatment for shoulder instability

Ellen Shanley

Friday, February 23

Explanatory Multivariate Modeling for Disability, Pain, and Claims in Patients with Spine Pain Treated in a Direct Access Physical Therapy Model of Care

Deborah Givens

Saturday, February 24

Influence of Opioid Use and Referral Source on Physical Therapy Treatment Patterns and Outcomes For Patients with Shoulder or Knee Pain

Deborah Dunn

Saturday, February 24

Neural and Vestibular Contributions to Patients with Post-Concussive Symptoms

Thomas Denninger, Ellen Shanley and Jackie Davenport

Saturday, February 24

Influence of Opioid Use and Referral Source on Subjective Outcomes For Patients with Spine Pain

Keri Marcut

Saturday, February 24

Strategies for Implementing Performance Measures in Value Based Payment Models.

Charles Thigpen and Bridget Morehouse

Saturday, February 24

*for a complete, up-to-date schedule, please visit the official APTA CSM website.

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About ATI Physical Therapy

ATI is a privately held, nationally recognized healthcare company, specializing in outpatient rehabilitation and adjacent healthcare services. With a focus on delivering a remarkable experience to every patient, every day, ATI has more than 750 locations from coast to coast. ATI was named “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, and was one of the first physical therapy companies in the country to achieve URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes its commitment to quality healthcare. Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI gives back to communities across the country through the ATI Foundation, a non-profit established by ATI, which has provided more than $4 million in resources and funding to children with physical impairments. For more information on ATI Physical Therapy, and a complete list of clinic locations, services and the ATI Foundation, please visit ATIpt.com.