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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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October 17, 2017

Physical Therapy Students Give Back During Global PT Day of Service

Doctor of Physical Therapy students worked to beautify Wissahickon Park by picking up trash and clearing debris along the walking and hiking trails during the Global PT Day of Service on Oct. 14. This is the first year that DPT students participated in this international event, which has brought...

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August 9, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Promote Health and Wellness in Belize

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Education, and Counseling programs continued their mental health, physical wellness, and education efforts in Belize from July 15 to 26. This year’s trip overlapped with Camp...

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July 14, 2017

Department of Physical Therapy Named to Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle

For their contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s VCU-Marquette Challenge, Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy was recognized at the Foundation Awards Luncheon on June 22 in Boston, Mass. Arcadia was one of 15 institutions to receive an honorable mention for donating more than $...

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June 22, 2017

PT Students Volunteer at New Jersey Surf Event for Disabled

More than 40 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the water on June 18 to help provide a unique surfing experience for athletes with spinal cord injuries at the Life Rolls On Surf New Jersey annual event at Wildwood Crest. The athletes, between the ages of 5 and 70 years old...

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June 19, 2017

Fortner ’99 Helps Improve Quality of Life for Patients in Peru

When Jodee Fortner ’99 first met 12-year-old Olga, the young girl and her family hoped that treatment at Medical Ministry International (MMI)’s Hope and Health Clinic in Peru would correct Olga’s congenital clubfoot, which rendered her foot twisted at an almost 180-degree angle, her toes nearly...

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June 7, 2017

Arcadia’s Movement Camp Featured in Times Chronicle

Nine participants with Parkinson’s Disease from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit program , a weekly exercise class for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis that takes place throughout the year, attended the five-day Movement Camp from May 30 to June 3 for an intensive exercise regime that...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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April 17, 2017

Drs. Safford ’16DPT, McClure, Shah Receive APTA Grant for Shoulder Research

Dr. Daniel Safford ’16DPT, MAT, CSCS , adjunct lab instructor, Dr. Philip McClure PT, PhD, FAPTA , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Kshamata Shah PT, PhD , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, received a $22,600 grant from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy...

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April 1, 2017

Physical Therapy Alumni Association Hosts Fundraiser

The Arcadia University Physical Therapy Alumni Association held its annual continuing education course fundraiser on campus March 18 and 19. Participants raised funds to help provide for incoming Physical Therapy student scholarships, as well as student travel for international pro bono service...

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March 31, 2017

Musey ’17DPT Receives APTA’s Minority Scholarship Award

For her commitment to advancing patient care in underserved communities, Nathalie Musey ’17DPT received the American Physical Therapy Association’s prestigious Minority Scholarship Award, presented annually by the Physical Therapy Fund. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate academic...

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February 23, 2017

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer , assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students...

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February 14, 2017

Dr. Oatis Awarded R01 Grant for Total Knee Replacement Research

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, is Principal Investigator on a subaward to Arcadia University of $148,304 from University of Massachusetts Medical School, which received the R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to research how...

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January 17, 2017

Physical Therapy Awards Nearly 100 Doctoral Degrees at Jan. 13 Commencement

“Be present in this moment,” Tara M. Chadwick ’17DPT , who was selected to give the student address, reminded her “family” of peers at Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony on Jan. 13 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. “Our day is today.” This year, the...

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January 6, 2017

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program Receives Grant from Parkinson Council

For the sixth year in a row, the Physical Therapy department’s Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program has received a grant from the Parkinson Council. The $20,000 grant, titled “The Stay Fit Program,” will help support exercise programs for community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Disease, as...

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December 19, 2016

Dr. Eckenrode Elected to APTA’s Orthopaedic Section Nominating Committee

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, has been elected to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopaedic Section Nominating Committee for a three-year term, beginning at the end of the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting in February. Aligned with APTA’s mission to...

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November 18, 2016

Drs. Olivos and Tate Publish on Overuse Injury in ‘Journal of Swimming Research’

Maegan E. Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH , adjunct professor of Medical Science and Community Health, and Angela Tate, PT, Ph.D., Cert MDT , adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Coaches’ Education and Practices Regarding Overuse Injury in Youth Swimming,” a study published in the Journal...

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November 17, 2016

Physical Therapy Hosts Field Leaders for Excellence in Education Study

Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy department welcomes prominent leaders in the field, including faculty from institutions around the country, for the Physical Therapist Education in the 21st Century event on Friday, Nov. 28 at Grey Towers Castle from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Laurie Hack , PT, FAPTA,...

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