Facilities and Technology
Classrooms and Student Labs – Our department facilities are located in the Health Sciences Center, on our campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The Center consists of modern teaching labs, seminar rooms, student lounges, faculty/staff offices, and a clinical practice operated by the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Anatomy Resource Center – The Anatomy Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Building. This space provides our students with the opportunity to learn anatomy through interaction and dissection of human cadavers and joint prosections.
Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic – Arcadia University’s student-run Pro Bono Clinic offers no-cost physical therapy services to underinsured individuals. Our goal is to provide care that alleviates physical and psychological burdens, promote public health, and support you.
Simulation Center – The D.P.T. curriculum includes a variety of patient simulation experiences using standardized patients or state of the art human simulators. We partner with the Penn Medicine Simulation Center to provide these opportunities. We also have the ability to record and share real-time feedback about patient interaction experiences.
Shoulder Lab – The Shoulder Research Center is committed to understanding the underlying mechanisms of shoulder pain and developing optimal treatment approaches to manage it. The center uses various state-of-the-art measurement tools including muscle activation testing, surface and fine-wire electromyography (EMG), inertial measurement devices, quantitative pain analysis, Electromyography (EMG), 3-D Motion Capture, Force Transducers, and more.
Neuromuscular Performance Lab – The Neuromuscular Performance Lab is a collaboration of multiple faculty in the Physical Therapy Department interested in understanding mechanisms related to altered movement in various patient populations and improving rehabilitation outcomes. This lab uses cutting edge technology including isokinetic dynamometry to examine muscle performance, electromyography to examine muscle activity, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to examine corticospinal excitability, and function near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine cortical activation. Faculty who specialize in sports rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation utilize this lab to study a variety of patients including athletes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and patients following stroke.
Motor Performance and Gait Lab – The Motor Performance and Gait Lab, which is also housed in the Health Science Center, is a fully accessible 1650 square-foot space that includes force plates, motion capture system, exercise capacity testing devices, ultrasound machines, and gait mat. It also includes several computer workstations for data reduction and analysis and software including ImageJ, custom-designed data collection software, statistical analysis (SPSS), and typical word processing and related software.
Dan Aaron Stay Fit Clinic – This space is used for running supervised exercise sessions for people with Parkinson disease and Multiple Sclerosis. It has state-of-the art exercise equipment, including stationary bicycles (upright and reclining), elliptical, arm ergometer, and leg press devices.
Arcadia University's Physical Therapy program offers students a wide variety innovative of facilities and technology features including the Anatomy Resource Center, Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic, Simulation Center, Shoulder Research Center, Neuromuscular Performance Lab, Motor Performance and Gait Lab, and Dan Aaron Stay Fit Clinic.