Arcadia University News


February 26, 2014

Arcadia University Offers Physical Therapy Colloquium on Lower Limb Amputation and Phantom Limb Pain, March 20

Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Department present a Graduate Colloquium on Thursday, March 20, with physiotherapists from Queen Mary’s Hospital in London Sara Smith, mCSP, HCPC and Kate Lancaster, mCSP, HCPC. The colloquium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the...

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January 31, 2014

DPT Grad Draws on Arcadia Training to Overcome International Obstacles

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 Walking to the examination room, Dr. Aedel Brodie ’13DPT felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. Though she was one of more than 500 aspiring physical therapists in Israel who had gathered to take the licensure test, Brodie’s test was a bit different from most others: It...

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January 24, 2014

Dr. Rebecca Craik Receives First Distinguished Alumni Award

Duke University’s Physical Therapy Alumni Association named Dr. Rebecca Craik , chair of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department, as the first recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award. “Dr. Craik has been a respected leader in physical therapy for the past 35 years,” said her anonymous nominator...

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January 20, 2014

Arcadia Celebrates 30 Years of PT Program at Commencement

While January may serve as the beginning of an academic semester for many students, Jan. 18 marked Commencement for 114 students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More than 80 students were on hand to receive their doctoral degrees during a program that included inspiring remarks...

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January 2, 2014

Eckenrode Quoted in Health Magazine

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, was recently quoted in the Health article, “Ready, Set, Run! Injury Proof Your Run.” The article listed “the seven most common pain related issues,” for each revealing “What it feels like,” “What it is,” how to “Fix it,” and how to “...

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January 2, 2014

Alumni-owned Conshohocken Physical Therapy Begins High-Tech Expansion

Conshohocken Physical Therapy (CPT), co-owned by Robert Caucci ’99 and his wife Desirea Simpson Caucci ’99, ’02DPT , recently broke ground on an expansion project that will allow them to incorporate use of the latest healthcare technology and better serve their patients and community, according to...

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July 22, 2013

Rotoworld: Eckenrode Discusses NFL Player Rob Gronkowski’s Back Injuries

Assistant professor of physical therapy Dr. Brian Eckenrode explained New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back injuries and surgery in an interview with Rotoworld.com reporter Adam Levitan. Eckenrode gives his opinion of the severity of Gronkowski’s injuries and how they might affect...

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March 18, 2013

Philly.com: PT Program Ranked #14 in the Nation

Philly.com reported on March 14 that Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was ranked #14 in the nation according to the recently released 2013 U.S. News and World Report . Photo by Hoffer Photography

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March 14, 2013

Redmond Reporter: Smith ’13DPT Graduates with Distinction

Redmond Reporter.com reported on March 4 that Megan Augusta Smith was among 83 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. She graduated with distinction. As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy,...

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February 25, 2013

Oatis Co-authors Two Papers

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, co-authored “Correlations among measures of knee stiffness, gait performance and complaints in individuals with knee osteoarthritis,” recently published in Clinical Biomechanics. Co-authors also included Dr. Ned Wolff , Professor of Mathematics, and...

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January 30, 2013

Physical Therapy Department Well Represented at 2013 Combined Sections Meeting

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy was well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in San Diego, Calif., in January. Program Planning Marty Eastlack, PT, PhD, was the Program Chair for all of the Section on Research activities for...

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January 17, 2013

Standing Up to a Challenge, Blume ’13DPT Gets Back to Basics

It’s easy to talk yourself out of a challenge. But Shantel Blume , who is set to graduate from Arcadia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program on Jan. 19, says: “When it’s really right, a lot of times you get affirmation about it.” Blume took a few moments to reflect on her two-and-a-half...

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December 3, 2012

Stackhouse and DPT Students Publish in ‘Journal of Neurotrauma’

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Scott Stackhouse and DPT students Laura Krisa and Kelly L. Frederick published “Amphetamine-enhanced motor training after cervical contusion injury” in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

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December 3, 2012

McClure Publishes Paper in JOSPT

Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Phil McClure and Ph.D. advisee Stephanie Muth published “The effects of thoracic spinal manipulation in subjects with signs of rotator cuff tendinopathy” in the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy .

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December 3, 2012

Podcast: Craik Leads Discussion on Affordable Care Act

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, moderated a podcast titled “Election 2012 and Beyond,” for the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association . Panelists discussed the Affordable Care Act. Listen . Introduction The 2012 Presidential Election promises major changes...

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November 29, 2012

Oatis Presents Two Papers at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, presented two papers at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington D.C. on Nov. 10 and 14. The papers were “Physical Activity and Timing of Discharge From Physical Therapy Following Total Knee Replacement” and “Associations...

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November 20, 2012

Oatis Leads National Study of Knee Osteoarthritis

ScienceDaily reported on Nov. 10 that Arcadia University collaborated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School on a study of knee osteoarthritis, funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. According to new findings, the condition was treated with...

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November 7, 2012

ADVANCE: Jeblonski ’07DPT Bridges Two Divergent Aspirations

ADVANCE featured Greg Jeblonski ’07TDPT, whose service in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard prior to 9/11 helped bridge two divergent career aspirations, on Sept. 20. Jeblonski's story was featured in the Spring 2007 edition of the Arcadia Magazine . While his life as a DPT student was half a...

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October 19, 2012

OurHighlandsRanchNews.com: Patridge ’84MSPT Runs for Douglass County Commissioner

OurHighlandsRanchNews.com featured an interview with Roger Patridge ’84MSPT , who is a commissioner candidate in Douglas County, Colo., District 2. Patridge is a physical therapist, athletic trainer and a small business owner with a background in corporate health care and experience working with...

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October 17, 2012

Metro.com: PT Professor Discusses Bynum's Knees and the Imminent Sixers Season

Metro.com featured Dr. Brian Eckenrode , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, in an article assessing Andrew Bynum's knee issues and the upcoming Sixers basketball season. In a vacuum, a simple bone bruise wouldn't be much to worry about, according to Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor of...

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October 2, 2012

Connectivity: McCloy Phones Wife to Change a Child's Life in Swaziland

Eric McCloy of Global Information Services recently returned from a service trip to Swaziland, a small nation in southern Africa with the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. While assisting the Swaziland Relief medical team, he came across a three-year-old boy with such severe cerebral palsy...

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