Arcadia University News


June 22, 2017

PT Students Volunteer at New Jersey Surf Event for Disabled

More than 40 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the water on June 18 to help provide a unique surfing experience for athletes with spinal cord injuries at the Life Rolls On Surf New Jersey annual event at Wildwood Crest. The athletes, between the ages of 5 and 70 years old...

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June 19, 2017

Fortner ’99 Helps Improve Quality of Life for Patients in Peru

When Jodee Fortner ’99 first met 12-year-old Olga, the young girl and her family hoped that treatment at Medical Ministry International (MMI)’s Hope and Health Clinic in Peru would correct Olga’s congenital clubfoot, which rendered her foot twisted at an almost 180-degree angle, her toes nearly...

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June 7, 2017

Arcadia’s Movement Camp Featured in Times Chronicle

Nine participants with Parkinson’s Disease from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit program , a weekly exercise class for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis that takes place throughout the year, attended the five-day Movement Camp from May 30 to June 3 for an intensive exercise regime that...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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April 17, 2017

Drs. Safford ’16DPT, McClure, Shah Receive APTA Grant for Shoulder Research

Dr. Daniel Safford ’16DPT, MAT, CSCS , adjunct lab instructor, Dr. Philip McClure PT, PhD, FAPTA , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Kshamata Shah PT, PhD , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, received a $22,600 grant from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy...

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April 1, 2017

Physical Therapy Alumni Association Hosts Fundraiser

The Arcadia University Physical Therapy Alumni Association held its annual continuing education course fundraiser on campus March 18 and 19. Participants raised funds to help provide for incoming Physical Therapy student scholarships, as well as student travel for international pro bono service...

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March 31, 2017

Musey ’17DPT Receives APTA’s Minority Scholarship Award

For her commitment to advancing patient care in underserved communities, Nathalie Musey ’17DPT received the American Physical Therapy Association’s prestigious Minority Scholarship Award, presented annually by the Physical Therapy Fund. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate academic...

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February 23, 2017

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer , assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students...

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February 14, 2017

Dr. Oatis Awarded R01 Grant for Total Knee Replacement Research

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, is Principal Investigator on a subaward to Arcadia University of $148,304 from University of Massachusetts Medical School, which received the R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to research how...

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January 17, 2017

Physical Therapy Awards Nearly 100 Doctoral Degrees at Jan. 13 Commencement

“Be present in this moment,” Tara M. Chadwick ’17DPT , who was selected to give the student address, reminded her “family” of peers at Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony on Jan. 13 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. “Our day is today.” This year, the...

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January 6, 2017

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program Receives Grant from Parkinson Council

For the sixth year in a row, the Physical Therapy department’s Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program has received a grant from the Parkinson Council. The $20,000 grant, titled “The Stay Fit Program,” will help support exercise programs for community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Disease, as...

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December 19, 2016

Dr. Eckenrode Elected to APTA’s Orthopaedic Section Nominating Committee

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, has been elected to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopaedic Section Nominating Committee for a three-year term, beginning at the end of the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting in February. Aligned with APTA’s mission to...

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November 18, 2016

Drs. Olivos and Tate Publish on Overuse Injury in ‘Journal of Swimming Research’

Maegan E. Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH , adjunct professor of Medical Science and Community Health, and Angela Tate, PT, Ph.D., Cert MDT , adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Coaches’ Education and Practices Regarding Overuse Injury in Youth Swimming,” a study published in the Journal...

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November 17, 2016

Physical Therapy Hosts Field Leaders for Excellence in Education Study

Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy department welcomes prominent leaders in the field, including faculty from institutions around the country, for the Physical Therapist Education in the 21st Century event on Friday, Nov. 28 at Grey Towers Castle from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Laurie Hack , PT, FAPTA,...

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November 15, 2016

Arcadia University Ranked Second in Top Online Colleges for Physical Therapy

Praised for its commitment to academic excellence and affordability, Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy ranked second in the Guide to Online Schools’ Top Online Colleges for Physical Therapy Degrees , a report that provides degree, tuition, and scholarship information to...

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November 2, 2016

Hands-on Exercises Help Prepare College of Health Science Students for Career Work

By Marcella Haddad '17 “It seems like you have a pretty strong history of colon cancer,” said Genetic Counseling student John Lewis , looking through his notes. The patient nodded and looked down at his hands. Fortunately, this was only an exercise; the patient, an actor. But the exercise was...

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August 23, 2016

PT Students Featured in Chestnut Hill Local for Saving Mt. Airy Parrot

Arcadia University Physical Therapy students David Blum ‘17 and Seth Foreman ’17 were featured in an article for the Chestnut Hill Local after saving a Mt. Airy pet parrot that had wandered into the road. After completing their human anatomy exam at Drexel Medical School’s Queen Lane campus in East...

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August 8, 2016

Students, Faculty, Alumni Collaborate on Belize Community Service Trip

Arcadia University is continuing to expand its global service efforts with the addition of San Pedro, Belize as a service location. Through a $25,000 grant from Arcadia University, the College of Health Sciences and the School of Education have provided care to the general community since Aug. 6,...

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August 2, 2016

Physical Therapy Raises More Than $50,000 for Research Over 23 Years

Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy department has been named a member of the 2015 Miami-Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle for raising more than $50,000 over 23 years. The Challenge is an annual fundraising event carried out by physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students across...

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July 22, 2016

Arcadia Hosts National Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Innovations and Changes in the Field

Imploding the Healthcare Paradigm was hosted by Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences on July 21 and made possible by funding from Gerri Aaron ’14H , who, with her late husband Dan, cofounded the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, which has since become part of the Parkinson Council of...

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June 28, 2016

PT Alumna Fortner ’99 Featured in Short Film on Assisting Low-Income Families in Peru

Physical Therapy alumna Jodee Fortner ’99 was featured in the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival winner Olga- An Arequipa Story. The film showcased the story of 12-year-old Olga, of Arequipa, Peru, as she was treated by Fortner to correct her congenital clubfoot over three years at MMI Peru’s Hope...

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