Arcadia University News


May 27, 2011

Arcadia DPT Graduate in the News

The Merchandiser (Manheim-Lititz Edition) (Mount Joy, Pa.) reports on May 18 that “ Allison Roscoe of Manheim was among 77 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s commencement ceremony on Feb. 19. Roscoe received the degree with distinction.”

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May 13, 2011

Craik, Leiper Co-Author Paper with Physical Therapy Alumni

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor of Physical Therapy and Dr. Carol Leiper , Emerita Professor of Physical Therapy, co-authored the paper “Validity of the Step Watch Step Activity Monitor: Preliminary Findings for use in Persons With Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis” with former students Amy...

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May 13, 2011

McClure, Tate Present at Philadelphia Hand Meeting

Dr. Phil McClure , Professor of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Angela Tate , Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy, presented a workshop on "Management of Scapular Dysfunction" at the Philadelphia Hand Meeting on March 5. McClure also presented a plenary lecture on "Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics" at...

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April 5, 2011

Fischman ’87 Opens New Business, Specializes in Myofascial Release

The April 2 Reading Eagle reports on Ilene Fischman’s new business, Integral Physical Therapy in Wyomissing, Pa., and her holistic approach to patient care. "I was a star athlete," said Fischman, 48, of Heidelberg Township. "I played international volleyball in the Maccabi Games in Israel in 1981...

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March 29, 2011

Two Sets of Twins Earn Their Second Degrees (D.P.T.s) at Arcadia

By Michelle Tooker ’07, ’10M Earning bachelor’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Arcadia University proved to be rigorous yet rewarding experiences for Drs. Ashley and Jennifer Eisennagel ’08,’11D.P.T. and Drs. Caryn and Meredith Exley ’08,’11D.P.T. A combination of assured admissions,...

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February 25, 2011

77 Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees

Seventy-seven students earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement on Saturday, Feb. 19. Dr. Steve Michael , Provost and Academic Vice President, conferred the degrees, directing the students to move their tassels in unison...

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February 25, 2011

Hoover Receives Sisenwine Berger Award

Melinda J. Hoover ’11D.P.T. was awarded the Jill Sisenwine Berger Physical Therapy Award on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony. Hoover is the third recipient of this annual award, presented to a physical therapy student who best exemplifies the core values of...

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February 16, 2011

PT Department to Host Poster and Presentation Sessions, Feb. 16 and 17

The Physical Therapy Department and its students are hosting a clinical inquiry presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and a poster session on Thursday, Feb. 17. On Wednesday the presentation session begins at 3 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Graduating students will speak about their research, followed...

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February 11, 2011

PT Faculty Publish on Hip Fracture Recovery in Journal of American Geriatrics Society

Professors of Physical Therapy Dr. Kathleen Mangione and Dr. Rebecca L. Craik , Adjunct Professor of Biology Dr. Kerstin Palombaro, and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Susan S. Tomlinson published the paper “Home-Based Leg-Strengthening Exercise Improves Function Year After Hip Fracture...

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February 8, 2011

PT Faculty Article on Resistance Strength Training in Physical Therapy Journal

Professors of Physical Therapy Drs. Kathleen Kline Mangione and Irene V. Naughton and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Amy H. Miller published “Cochrane Review: Improving Physical Function and Performance With Progressive Resistance Strength Training in Older Adults” in Physical Therapy...

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January 28, 2011

MLK and His Legacy: Participants Explore Their Roles

By Jordyn Austin ’11 “The purpose of this type of program... is to ask ‘why?’... Everyone is a hope to humanity, but only when you ask yourself ‘why?’ and ‘what is my role in it... what is my purpose in life?’” So began Dr. Steve Michael , Provost and Academic Vice President, introducing the Dr...

January 21, 2011

Craik Receives 2011 John H.P. Maley Award from APTA Section on Research

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, is this year's recipient of the 2011 John H.P. Maley Award for Outstanding Contributions to Leadership in Research from the Section on Research within the American Physical Therapy Association . Craik will receive this honor on Feb. 11 in...

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January 19, 2011

Craik Writes Year in Review for Physical Therapy Journal

Dr. Rebecca L. Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, is Editor in Chief of Physical Therapy , the journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. In the January edition, Craik wrote a year in review for 2010 and what to anticipate for 2011. “This is the season to be thankful while...

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December 21, 2010

Styer-Acevedo To Teach Course on Children With Cerebral Palsy in India

Jane Styer-Acevedo , who has taught a major portion of Arcadia’s pediatric physical therapy content for more than 10 years, is teaching the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Impairments between Jan. 12 and Feb. 25 in...

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December 7, 2010

Thrush Reflects on Sustainable Solutions in Physical Therapy

Aaron Thrush ’09DPT , a senior physical therapist at Good Shepherd Penn Partners in Philadelphia, published an op-ed in the August 2010 edition of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Health Policy and Administration Resource . "Mary Martin: Profile of a Champion for Sustainable Solutions"...

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December 3, 2010

Oatis: Panel Recommends Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

“The best available evidence suggests that exercise should be recommended as a nonpharmacologic treatment option for hip and knee osteoarthritis,” writes reporter Sharon Worcester in Internal Medicine News on Nov. 30. “So says a technical panel of experts convened by the American College of...

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November 16, 2010

PT Professor Mangione Published Research on Hip Fracture Exercise

Health and Medicine Week (Atlanta, Ga.) published a study by Dr. Kathleen Mangione and her colleagues on “Findings from Arcadia University provide new insights into hip fracture.” “In this recently published study, investigators in the United States conducted a study “To compare the effectiveness...

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November 5, 2010

Sullivan Elected Secretary to APTA’s Student Board of Directors

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 From Oct. 29-31, 17 of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy students participated in the 2010 American Physical Therapy Association’s National Student Conclave held in Cherry Hill, N.J. During the weekend’s events, Colleen Sullivan ’12 was elected to serve as Secretary for the...

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October 29, 2010

PT Professor Tecklin Inducted into Sturzebecker Hall of Fame

Arcadia University Professor of Physical Therapy Jan S. Tecklin , was inducted into the West Chester University College of Health Sciences Sturzebecker Hall of Fame on Oct. 23. He also was honored with a proclamation from the State Senate of Pennsylvania. The Sturzebecker Hall of Fame established...

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October 26, 2010

Desirea Caucci ’99, ’02D.P.T. Awarded Dorland Health People Award

Arcadia University graduate Desirea Simpson Caucci ’99, ’02D.P.T. was awarded the Dorland Health People Award for Physical Therapy at the annual awards banquet hosted at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., as reported Oct. 25 in Conshohocken Physical Therapy Newsletter. “The Dorland Health...

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September 28, 2010

PT Alum Does Service Work in Africa

Diane Reese , who earned both a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at Arcadia University, “has been on five mission trips, the first when she was a student at Central Dauphin East High School and the most recent in March to Mali in northwest Africa,” reports the Patriot-News...

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