State-of-the-art Facilities and Technology
Arcadia's Physical Therapy Department facilities include the Health Sciences Center, a state-of-the-art facility located next door to Grey Towers Castle. The Center consists of modern teaching labs, seminar rooms, research labs, student lounge, faculty/staff offices and a clinical practice operated by the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Lectures are held throughout the campus. Classrooms utilize state-of-the-art technology including computer projection and wireless internet/network connections for students with laptop computers.
The Physical Therapy Department research laboratories include muscle performance testing systems, computer-driven gait analysis mats, an exercise capacity testing system, balance testing system, a three-dimensional computerized motion analysis system and electromyographic (EMG) equipment.
Physical therapy students will have hands-on experiences and will be required to demonstrate competence with the same treatment tools that they will use as practicing physical therapists:
- Electrical stimulation units
- Ultrasound equipment
- Lumbar/cervical traction devices
- Electromyographic (EMG) equipment
- EMG biofeedback
- Exercise equipment
In addition, students will learn in the Physical Therapy Department research laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment such as muscle performance testing systems, computer-driven gait analysis mats, an exercise capacity testing system, a balance testing system, three-dimensional computerized motion analysis systems, and isokinetic dynamometers (Kin Com).
Additionally, students will learn to effectively use electronic resources for problem-solving and information-gathering.