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September 23, 2022

Dr. Cohen Presents at Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Blood Flow Restriction

By Danita Mapes ’23 Dr. Evan Cohen, associate professor of Physical Therapy, presented at the 22nd Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Sept. 22 on the use of blood flow restriction (BFR) training to improve muscle strength and functional mobility in those with multiple sclerosis (MS). The...

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August 17, 2022

New Knight to Know: Jordan Polen '26

Jordan Polen Major : Biology (Pre-PT) Hometown : Lincolnshire, Ill. Athletics : Goalie for the Arcadia women's soccer team. I was also a high school Academic All-American. Why I came to Arcadia : I was researching the best Physical Therapy programs in the country and found Arcadia. I knew I wanted...

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July 13, 2022

Arcadia University Dedicates Dan Aaron Stay Fit Clinic

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Arcadia University re-dedicated the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Clinic and celebrated the unveiling of the new custom-made sign. Joined by members of the Madsen and Aaron families, University leaders, trustees, Physical Therapy faculty and staff, students, patients, and caregivers...

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June 13, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: John Deep

John Deep Dual degrees : Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Public Health. Undergraduate : John earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. At Arcadia : John served as Outcomes Coordinator at Arcadia’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic and...

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May 26, 2022

Alumna, Students Receive Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry

An Arcadia University alumna and several students have received Ellington Beavers Awards for Intellectual Inquiry to support their research projects. Layla Darian 22DPT, 22MPH was awarded $987 for her project, “Mujeres en Movimiento: El Camino al Bienestar (Women in Motion: The Path to Wellbeing...

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February 23, 2022

Arcadia Partners with Montgomery County to Enhance Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

In February, Arcadia University entered into a partnership with Montgomery County to enhance the Physical Therapy department’s pro bono physical therapy clinic . Recognizing the need for decreasing barriers to access health related services, the Arcadia University Pro Bono Clinic was designed to...

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November 1, 2021

Dr. D’Alonzo ’06DPT Receives 2021 PT Alumni Award

On Monday, Nov. 1, Dr. Anthony D’Alonzo ’06DPT received the 2021 Physical Therapy Alumni Award at Arcadia University. Dr. D’Alonzo is division director and vice president of clinical strategy and innovation at BAYADA Home Health Care. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates...

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July 30, 2021

Arcadia University Presented with $1 Million RACP Grant

Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood presented Arcadia University with a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center on July 28. “The higher education community and our local community...

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July 22, 2021

Dr. Zarzycki Explores New Treatment for ACL Recovery Through National Grant

After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, athletes may struggle to return to their previous optimal level of performance, even after physical therapy. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Ryan Zarzycki believes the key to unlocking ACL recovery could be in the nervous...

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June 21, 2021

Dr. Riley ’04DPT Receives CHS Alumni Achievement Award

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 Dr. Brooke Riley ’04DPT has used her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree to advance the healthcare options available to the Jamaican people. Her exemplary international work is what earned her the College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award this spring. Dr...

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April 2, 2021

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present at 100th Annual Combined Sections Meeting

The Department of Physical Therapy participated in the 100th annual Combined Sections Meeting hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which was held virtually this year throughout February and March. Eleven core Arcadia faculty, two adjunct faculty, at least seven alumni, and...

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March 22, 2021

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members. First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

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January 27, 2021

Health Sciences Hosts Interprofessional Education Experiences for Students

By Katherine Haines '21 How can physician assistants, public health professionals, and physical therapists work together to help patients recover from COVID-19? In November 2020, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) students explored this question through a two-part interprofessional education (IPE...

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January 21, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you choose...

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January 13, 2021

Dr. Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT Receives Inaugural Clinical Education Award

The Arcadia University College of Health Sciences is proud to announce that alumnus Dr. Brian Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT is the inaugural recipient of the Physical Therapy Department’s Clinical Education Award. Dr. Olkowski completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arcadia University, and...

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January 4, 2021

Physical Therapy Alumna Publishes Book on Movement Development

By Katherine Haines '21 In September, Dr. Joni Redlich '98M, '00DPT published, Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Building Blocks: The movement blueprint that helps children with developmental challenges reach their personal potential , which outlines a framework for infant and child movement development...

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December 2, 2020

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment. Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5, 15...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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October 26, 2020

Physical Therapy Launches Healthcare Management and Leadership Certificate

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has launched a new certificate program to begin Spring 2021 that bridges the gap between clinical practice and administration as clinicians of various medical fields take on leadership roles. The online Healthcare Management and Leadership...

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October 23, 2020

Hybrid DPT Students Visit Campus for First Time for Immersion Experience

On Oct. 8, the first hybrid cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students arrived on campus at Arcadia University for a weeklong on-campus visit to work with cadavers and practice hands-on skills from what they had learned online since classes began on Aug. 24. The nationally ranked DPT...

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October 8, 2020

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system. Students, faculty, and staff of the CHS were...

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