Arcadia University News


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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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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