2023 CSM Recap

Each year, thousands come together to attend the largest physical therapy conference hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for the CSM (Combined Sections Meeting). This event is the largest physical therapy conference in the United States and attracts physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, and researchers. The conference features educational sessions, hands-on workshops, poster presentations, and a large exposition hall that features the latest products, services, and organizations in the PT industry.

One of the great things about the APTA CSM is that it provides an opportunity for physical therapy professionals of all experience levels to come together to learn more about recent research, clinical advances, earn continuing education credits, and network with other industry professionals.

Upstream Rehabilitation and our family of brands were able to attend CSM this year and connect with many great attendees throughout the event and at our booth who are just as excited and driven to provide quality care to patients as we are. Take a look at some of the many highlights we shared at CSM and see why you should pursue a career with Upstream Rehabilitation!

CSM Highlights

At CSM, we had the opportunity to feature two associates and their research posters. Misty Seidenburg presented a poster on Maximizing Recovery in the Postpartum Period: A Timeline for Return to Sport and Ashlie Crewe had the opportunity to present An Exploratory Study on the Barriers to Pelvic Health Knowledge in Rehabilitation Clinicians and Students. Upstream Rehabilitation also featured an APTA Leader Scholars Program Graduate at the APTA Pavilion.

Upstream Rehabilitation also featured award winners at the event. The Rose Excellence in Research Award featured Elizabeth Lane, the previous URI Orthopedic PT Residency Director and faculty member and author Daniel Maddox, the current OMPT Fellowship Director. In addition, Upstream Rehabilitation sponsored the Diversity Gala.

In addition to some of the highlights above, our team got to connect with professionals from all across the nation to share what makes Upstream Rehabilitation and leading organization.

Nationwide Family of Outpatient Therapy Brands

The Upstream Rehabilitation family of outpatient physical therapy brands spans across the country with 27 brands in 28 states and counting. With over 1,000 outpatient physical therapy clinics, Upstream Rehabilitation is the largest dedicated outpatient physical therapy provider in the United States. We make it a priority to invest in our associates, no matter where they are in their clinical journey, and we offer a variety of employment opportunities including: staff therapists, clinic directors, regional float therapists, and national traveler therapists.

Industry-Leading Post-Professional Education

Upstream Rehabilitation also offers industry-leading post-professional education opportunities through Upstream Rehab Institute (URI) and the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT). Through URI, we work to empower therapists through programs that are committed to clinical excellence and focus on optimizing patient outcomes. Upstream Rehab Institute is a national leader in providing high-quality, innovative, post-professional education offerings including: Orthopedic PT Residency, Sports PT Residency, Orthopedic Manual PT Fellowship, Hand Therapy Fellowship, and Pelvic Health Development Program.

In addition, IAMT offers a wide range of specialty certifications and courses that are taught by leading practitioners. Through a practical, hands-on approach to patient examination and treatment, we aim to provide continuing education that is informed by knowledge of best and current evidence with respectful integration of the values, and characteristics that are unique to each patient. IAMT offers certification tracks for: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), Advanced Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (ACOMT), Orthopedic Proficiency Certification (OPC), Vestibular Rehab Certification, Dry Needling Certification, and Pelvic Health Certification.

Grow with the Upstream Family

Another thing we were excited to share at CSM is that we’re committed to the growth and success of our clinicians. Upstream Rehabilitation provides opportunities to clinicians who have a passion for leading others by providing leadership development training, mentoring, and career advancement through various clinical leadership roles.

We’re committed to investing in our clinicians through an annual continuing education allowance, new graduate mentoring and tutorial program, unlimited continuing education through Medbridge, professional development courses, evidence-based training and courses for clinical growth, and dedicated career tracks.

We also provide partnership opportunities for leadership roles that have ownership incentives. These opportunities provide the ability to earn true equity in your own clinic as you’re mentored by successful existing partners.

Build Your Career with Upstream Rehabilitation

Upstream Rehabilitation and our family of brands are rapidly expanding across the nation. If you’re passionate about joining an organization that puts clinical excellence at the heart of everything we do, then you should join Upstream Rehabilitation. We’re on the lookout for qualified and passionate individuals who are seeking to make a difference in our patients’ lives.

Browse and apply to open physical therapy job postings for both clinical and non-clinical roles and choose to build your career with Upstream Rehabiltiation!