Arcadia University News

May 9, 2014

Arcadia Wins Honorable Mention in 2013-14 Miami-Marquette Challenge

Arcadia University has received an honorable mention in the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s 2013-14 Miami Marquette Challenge. Arcadia University raised a total of $3,000 in this year’s Challenge, with a cumulative fundraising total of $49,081.68. Students from 108 schools participated in the...

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May 1, 2014

Head of Arcadia’s Running Injury Clinic Offers Tips on Risk Factor, Foundation Building for Runners

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University and director of the Arcadia University Running Injury Clinic, offers tips for runners—just in time for Sunday’s Broad Street Run. Running Injury Risk Factors On Sunday, May 4 , an expected 40,000 runners will...

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May 1, 2014

Genetic Counseling Alum Receives Achievement Award, Talks on Lessons Learned at Arcadia

On April 25, Shannan M. DeLany Dixon ’98 MSGC, CGC was honored with the 2014 College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award in the Castle dining room. At the reception, Dixon delivered a talk, “Lessons Learned at Arcadia Continue to Open Doors,” discussing the value of her Arcadia education,...

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April 29, 2014

PA, PT Students Collaborate to Share Knowledge, Improve Interdisciplinary Care

Physical therapist or physician assistant? That’s the question facing students seeking to earn medical degrees through Arcadia. While both treat patients, their approaches differ. Physician assistants perform physical examinations, diagnose common illnesses, and counsel patients concerning their...

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April 29, 2014

Physical Therapy Celebrates Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Educators

The Department of Physical Therapy hosted an appreciation dinner for adjunct faculty and clinical educators on April 23. Associate Professor Dr. Kristin von Nieda presented “Ethics and Law in Practice” at the event, which included continuing education credit, a requirement to retain physical...

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April 28, 2014

Physician Assistant Students Provide Healthcare in Nicaragua

In March, 41 eager Arcadia University physician assistant students from both the Glenside and Christiana campuses arrived at the Philadelphia airport to depart for Managua, Nicaragua. Through the Global Brigades Organization, students would participate in a medical mission trip in conjunction with...

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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 reporter Adam Levitan. Eckenrode gives his opinion of the severity of Gronkowski’s injuries and how they might affect...

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June 26, 2013

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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June 20, 2013

From Arcadia with Love: Physician Assistant Professor Delivers Care Package to Guatemala

On Feb. 16, Lori Felker , PA-C, assistant professor in the Physician Assistant program, embarked on a journey to San Pedro, Guatemala. She had been there before with her husband, Eric, who is also a Physician Assistant. The goal for this second trip to the Lake Atitlan region was to provide much...

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May 22, 2013

Felker Writes about Service Trip to Guatemala

Lori Felker , MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program, had an article, “Helping Hands, Healing Hearts,” published online at in April. The article will also appear in print in the June/July 2013 issue of PA Professional . The...

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May 8, 2013

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...

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March 26, 2013

Beatty Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Lynn Beatty , a star field hockey player who concluded her career at Arcadia University in December 2012, recently was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The NCAA scholarships are awarded to graduating student-athletes in all three Divisions who have demonstrated excellence on and off the...

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March 18, 2013 PT Program Ranked #14 in the Nation 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 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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