Arcadia University News


April 18, 2016

Dr. Mangione Named Professor of the Year

Dr. Kathleen Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA , professor of Physical Therapy, has been selected as Arcadia University’s 2016 Professor of the Year. Generally regarded as the most prestigious recognition that an Arcadia faculty member can receive, the Professor of the Year award reflects outstanding...

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April 6, 2016

Acrobatics and Puppetry Take the Stage as Midway Comes to Life

By Shani Carrington '18 On Thursday, April 7, Arcadia’s theater performers will step aside as puppets take center stage in Midway , the puppet show for adults written by Arcadia instructor and costume shop manager Alisa Kleckner . The show runs at the MainStage Theater through April 17. Midway...

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April 6, 2016

Six to Enter Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016

Arcadia University will induct six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a formal ceremony on Oct. 8, 2016, in the Commons as part of Fall Fest/Homecoming Weekend. The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is comprised of five former student-athletes— John Connell '07 (baseball), Traci R. Conrad '98 (...

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April 6, 2016

Arcadia Honors Students Present at Regional Conference

Arcadia University honors students participated in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference on April 2 at Chestnut Hill College. Students from a variety of majors led 29 discussion sessions, which ranged from performances of original music and theater...

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March 24, 2016

Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Ranked Second in PA, 20th in Nation

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked second in Pennsylvania and 20th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016. Arcadia was the only school in the Philadelphia region to rank in the top 20 list for Physical Therapy. The peer assessment survey rated...

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February 23, 2016

PT Faculty, Students, Alumni Present at National Physical Therapy Meeting

On Feb. 17, members of Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy were among 15,000 attendees at the four-day National Physical Therapy Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The following faculty, students, and alumni presented research and posters on injury prevention, treatment outcomes, global...

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February 16, 2016

Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH Examines Abuse in Army Families

DPT/MPH dual degree student and Research Coordinator for PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH supervised a team that performed one of the largest studies analyzing child abuse among army families. The findings were published in “Differential...

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January 18, 2016

At DPT Commencement, Celebration of a Profession with Many Jobs

While physical therapists are well-known to help patients recovering from a car accident, sports injury, or recent stroke, they often take on work beyond these traditional roles. That could mean studying better methods to diagnose a patient’s level of consciousness, making the difference between...

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November 5, 2015

Eckenrode, PT Students Run Another Lap with Back on My Feet

Dr. Brian Eckenrode ’97, ’99M, PT, DPT, OCS , and physical therapy students will again collaborate with runners from Back on My Feet , a national nonprofit that uses running to empower and support those experiencing homelessness, to provide pro bono running injury analysis to several runners from...

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October 28, 2015

Global Business Cohort Spurred into Action for Victims of Tropical Storm

This summer, students in Arcadia's MBA Cohort 22 went to Dominica for the first of two international business experiences. Upon returning, the Cohort was heartbroken to hear how Tropical Storm Erika, which hit the island nation in late August, had claimed the lives of at least 20 people and left...

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October 8, 2015

Arcadia DPT Is PT Blog’s Program of the Week

In September, Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was named DPT program of the week in the newsletter for Evidence in Motion (EIM) , an educational institution providing postgraduate and continuing education programs for physical therapists. “The best part of Arcadia’s PT program is the...

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September 23, 2015

Mangione Publishes Articles in ‘Physical Therapy’

Dr. Kathleen Mangione published two articles in Physical Therapy , recently. The first, “Rethinking Hospital-Associated Deconditioning: Proposed Paradigm Shift,” details the dangers of stigmatizing and not addressing the declining physical functionality in older adults. The second, “Progressive...

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September 18, 2015

Sept. 24 Event to Help Runners Avoid Pain

Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to attend “Running from Pain: Inevitable or Avoidable?” on Thursday, Sept. 24. The event, run in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training , is scheduled from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m on Arcadia's campus. Led by Brian Eckenrode, PT...

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September 14, 2015

Eckenrode and Stackhouse Publish Manuscript in the International Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy

Drs. Brian Eckenrode and Scott Stackhouse published a case report in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy detailing the effects the effects of noxious electrical stimulation on the pain threshold of a runner with achilles tendinopathy. “Improved Pressure Pain Thresholds and Function...

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September 14, 2015

Eckenrode and DPT Students Volunteer in Philadelphia Schools

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, volunteered at the Athlete Health Organization screening of Philadelphia middle school and high school students on June 6 along with DPT students Charles Kim , Junsik Yoon , and Jeff Turner from the Class of 2016. This free event...

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September 14, 2015

Miller Presents at Inter-professional Simulation Conference

Dr. Amy Miller , assistant professor and director of entry-level DPT curriculum, and Colleen Chancler of Good Shepard Penn Partners Penn Medicine shared their collaborative work using high fidelity human simulators at the Inter-professional Simulation Conference held July 15 and 16 at Widener...

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August 25, 2015

Poorman ’92M Awarded for Service to Limb Loss Community

Cindy Poorman ’92M received The Amputee Coalition’s Burgess Award, reports Healio.com, a medical news outlet. Recipients of the award, which recognizes professionals serving the limb loss community, were announced at the 2015 Amputee Coalition National Conference in July. Poorman is a...

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August 7, 2015

Brady O’Mara ’97M, an Alumnus on Top of the World

This story originally ran in the Summer 2015 issue of Arcadia magazine. Brady O’Mara ’97M stared at the Alaskan wilderness from 20,320 feet, a razor-sharp wind cutting through him. He was one of four who made it to the summit of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, out of an expedition team of...

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July 15, 2015

DPT Students Assist, Educate More Than 100 at Korean Health Expo

Working under the supervision of a physician, Arcadia students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented on the physical therapy field, took blood pressures, and led exercises at the Korean Health Expo on Saturday, June 13, in the Commons. More than 100 local Korean-American community...

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July 15, 2015

Stackhouse Presents at Continuing Education Seminar in Plainsboro, N.J.

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a continuing education seminar titled “Are you stimulating your patients’ best outcomes: an electrotherapy update” to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro, N.J. in the spring.

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July 15, 2015

Eastlack Publishes Article in ‘Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences’

Dr. Marty Eastlack , assistant professor of physical therapy, co-wrote an article titled “Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies,” which was published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences .

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