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June 27, 2019

Accelerated Physical Therapy Program

The Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy will offer a 25-month accelerated entry-level DPT program beginning with the Fall 2020 cohort. The PTCAS application period begins in July 2019. What remains the same? Our innovative, patient-centered curriculum and our goal of graduating...

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June 7, 2019

Dr. Oatis Named Professor Emerita

In recognition of more than 37 years of distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, has been named Professor Emerita. Dr. Oatis joined Beaver College as an adjunct professor in 1982, advanced to full-time status in 1991, and earned tenure in...

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May 3, 2019

Physical Therapy Named Among HealthGrad’s Best DPT Programs

Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked fifth among the “Best DPT Programs for 2019” in HealthGrad’s northeast region category. Arcadia’s DPT program is recognized as one of the top 20 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In the last year, the department has also...

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March 20, 2019

Dr. Tevald Awarded Grant for Transplant Research

By Lana Valente '19 Dr. Michael Tevald , associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional programs, is the recipient of a $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant. His project, “Early Impact of Lung Transplantation on Skeletal Muscle,” will enable the development of evidence-based...

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February 4, 2019

Stay Fit Program Supported by Parkinson Council

Dr. Janet Readinger ’07DPT , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and associate director of Clinical Education, received a $17,000 grant from the Parkinson Council to support the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise program, designed to help community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s...

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January 22, 2019

Dr. Tate Discusses Shoulder Injury Prevention in Swimming World

Dr. Angela Tate , adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, was interviewed by Swimming World Magazine for her research on preventing overuse injuries in swimmers. Dr. Tate discusses her methods for conducting research, as well as what types of physical therapy and exercise may help swimmers avoid...

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January 22, 2019

Arcadia Graduates Largest DPT Class in Its History

Frigid temperatures couldn’t stop the celebration of the 18th annual Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) commencement on Sunday, Jan. 20. With 188 students, the Class of 2019 was the largest DPT class in the University’s history, including graduates of the Orthopaedic Residency and Transitional DPT...

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November 30, 2018

Dr. McClure Contributes to Guidelines for Concussion Treatment

Dr. Phil McClure , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, was featured in Business Wire ’s “MedRisk’s ISAB Creates Guidelines for Treating Concussion Symptoms,” an article analyzing the first vestibular therapy guidelines for workers suffering from concussions. Dr. McClure is an advisor to...

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November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Oatis Featured in Wiley’s Research Headlines

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, published her research on Total Knee Replacement therapy with Wiley’s Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Oatis’ research, "Characteristics of Usual Physical Therapy post Total Knee Replacement (TKO) and Their Associations with Functional Outcomes,"...

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September 12, 2018

Dr. Shah Accepted to Selective Grant Mentoring Program

Dr. Kshamata Shah , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and director of Education for International Physical Therapists, was accepted to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative/Bone and Joint Canada Young Investigator Initiative (YII) Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program, a selective...

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July 11, 2018

Arcadia Faculty Honored with APTA Service Awards

This past year, Dr. Martha Eastlack and Dr. Phil McClure , assistant professor and professor and chair of Physical Therapy, respectively, were recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. McClure received the Paris...

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May 9, 2018

Dr. Craik Presents Keynote Speech on Health Care and Physical Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, presented the keynote address at the sixth annual Southeast District Combined Sections Meeting on April 14 at Thomas Jefferson University. Her speech, “Still Not Satisfied,” was an update to her 2005 Mary McMillian address that examined...

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March 27, 2018

Business Wire Highlights Dr. McClure for Distinguished Service Award

Business Wire highlighted Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy Dr. Phil McClure on March 20 for receiving the Paris Distinguished Service Award from the orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The honor is bestowed on APTA members whose contributions are “of...

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February 27, 2018

DPT Students, Alumni, Faculty Present at Combined Sections Meeting

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy presented at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2018 Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, La., from Feb. 21 to 24. Throughout the weekend, DPT representatives held platform presentations, poster and...

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February 12, 2018

Kimball '98MSPT Receives Health Sciences’ Alumni Achievement Award

Ultramarathon champion Nikki Kimball '98MSPT , a graduate of Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy, received the Archie Vomachka Alumni Achievement Award at a presentation and lecture in Stiteler Auditorium on Feb. 7. The award, named after founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr...

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January 31, 2018

Career Education Hosts Spring 2018 Events for Students

The Office of Career Education (OCE) will host several networking events throughout the spring semester. Students should pre-register for all OCE events through Handshake . Wednesday, Jan. 31 Building Bonds: Alumni/Student Networking Night Commons Meeting Rooms 1-2, 6 to 8 p.m. Learn about OCE’s...

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January 25, 2018

Physical Therapy Awards Doctoral Degrees at 2018 Commencement

On Jan. 20, the Department of Physical Therapy awarded doctoral degrees to 127 students at the DPT Commencement ceremony in the Kuch Athletic Center. Arcadia’s DPT Class of 2018, including graduates from the Orthopaedic Residency and Transitional DPT programs, collaborated with faculty on research...

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January 11, 2018

Physical Therapy Research Award Named for Dr. Craik

In recognition of Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik ’s scholarly achievements, commitment to higher education, and contributions to the physical therapy field, Alvernia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has named its student research award the Rebecca L. Craik Award...

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January 4, 2018

Yoon ’16DPT Proposes on ‘Right This Minute’

Junsik Yoon ’16DPT was featured on Right This Minute , a program that streams viral videos from around the world, after traveling from the United States to Finland to serenade and propose to his girlfriend. Yoon and his fiance now live in California, where he practices physical therapy at Community...

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October 20, 2017

Arcadia’s Shoulder Research Center Seeks Study Participants

Arcadia University’s Shoulder Research Center is seeking patients for a six-week exercise rehabilitation study on rotator cuff tendinopathy. The National Institutes of Health grant funded trial, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon, studies shoulder muscle activation patterns in...

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