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APTA’s Combined Section Meeting is always a highlight of the year in the Physical Therapy profession, and UNC’s Division of Physical Therapy will have multiple faculty and students attending and presenting at the event in Boston, MA, taking place February 15-17, 2024.

Those in attendance hope to connect with alumni, colleagues and friends throughout the week. Those attending the event in-person can view the full list of UNC faculty and student presentations at CSM 2024 below.

UNC Physical Therapy Presentations at CSM 2024

Thursday, February 15: 

Graded Treadmill Test to Assess Exercise Intolerance in Older Adults: A Pilot Study
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Crystal Renee Ramsey, PT, DPT, Karen Leigh McCulloch, PT, BSPT, MS, FAPTA, Deanna DeMarco, PT, DPT, Allie Knuckles, PT, DPT and Vicki Stemmons Mercer, PT, PhD

Difficulty with Recreational Activities Are Associated with Functional Outcomes in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sarah Marie Novroski, PT, Chris Yun Lane, PT, DPT, Joshua Connor Torrey, PT, DPT, BS and Louise Majalap Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD

A Therapeutic Framework to Guide a Return to Running Following Stroke
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Michael R. James, PT, DPT, Chelsea Parker Duppen, PT, DPT, Sarah K. McAuliffe, PT, DPT, John M Baratta and Michael David Lewek, PT, PhD

RE-17385 – A Day in the Life of an Early-Career Researcher: Advice to Plan Your Career
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Allyn Michele Bove, PT, DPT, PhD, Jessica Margaret Cassidy, PT, DPT, PhD, Peter C. Coyle, PT, DPT, PhD, Kate Minick, PT, DPT, PhD and Emma Beisheim-Ryan, PT, DPT, PhD

Saturday, February 17:

Underserved By Physical Therapy Services: Characteristics Among Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Chris Yun Lane, PT, DPT, Kelli Dominick Allen, Alexander Jose Maturino, Lauren Mihalek, PT, DPT, Beth Laurie Jonas, Patricia Katz and Louise Majalap Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD

Gait Initiation Dynamics in Parkinson Disease: Impact of Weight Shift Amplitude and Freezing of Gait
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Chelsea Parker Duppen, PT, DPT, Nina Browner, MD and Michael David Lewek, PT, PhD

Do Kinesiophobia Levels during Recovery Change after Primary Vs. Secondary ACL Reconstruction?
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Megna Mishra, PT, DPT, Louise Majalap Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD, Deidra Debnam Charity, PT, DPT, Xavier Thompson, Joseph M Hart, PhD, ATC and Shelby Baez, PhD, AT

Implementing, Expanding, and Refining Physical Therapy Practice in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Dana Baker McCarty, PT, DPT, Catherine Therese Cunningham, PT, DPT, Kristen Rose Dragotta, PT, DPT and Kerry Blazek, PT

RE-17693 – EMRF: Precision Physical Therapy – Are We Ready to Embrace Genetics and Biomarkers in Rehabilitation?
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Jessica Margaret Cassidy, PT, DPT, PhD, Lara Boyd, PT, PhD, Stacey Chapman Dusing, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Margaret A. French, PT, DPT, PhD, Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA