Arcadia University News


September 14, 2015

Eckenrode and DPT Students Volunteer in Philadelphia Schools

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, volunteered at the Athlete Health Organization screening of Philadelphia middle school and high school students on June 6 along with DPT students Charles Kim , Junsik Yoon , and Jeff Turner from the Class of 2016. This free event...

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September 14, 2015

Miller Presents at Inter-professional Simulation Conference

Dr. Amy Miller , assistant professor and director of entry-level DPT curriculum, and Colleen Chancler of Good Shepard Penn Partners Penn Medicine shared their collaborative work using high fidelity human simulators at the Inter-professional Simulation Conference held July 15 and 16 at Widener...

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August 25, 2015

Poorman ’92M Awarded for Service to Limb Loss Community

Cindy Poorman ’92M received The Amputee Coalition’s Burgess Award, reports Healio.com, a medical news outlet. Recipients of the award, which recognizes professionals serving the limb loss community, were announced at the 2015 Amputee Coalition National Conference in July. Poorman is a...

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August 7, 2015

Brady O’Mara ’97M, an Alumnus on Top of the World

This story originally ran in the Summer 2015 issue of Arcadia magazine. Brady O’Mara ’97M stared at the Alaskan wilderness from 20,320 feet, a razor-sharp wind cutting through him. He was one of four who made it to the summit of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, out of an expedition team of...

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July 15, 2015

DPT Students Assist, Educate More Than 100 at Korean Health Expo

Working under the supervision of a physician, Arcadia students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented on the physical therapy field, took blood pressures, and led exercises at the Korean Health Expo on Saturday, June 13, in the Commons. More than 100 local Korean-American community...

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July 15, 2015

Stackhouse Presents at Continuing Education Seminar in Plainsboro, N.J.

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a continuing education seminar titled “Are you stimulating your patients’ best outcomes: an electrotherapy update” to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro, N.J. in the spring.

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July 15, 2015

Eastlack Publishes Article in ‘Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences’

Dr. Marty Eastlack , assistant professor of physical therapy, co-wrote an article titled “Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies,” which was published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences .

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July 14, 2015

Eckenrode Presents at Physical Therapy Conference in Spain

Dr. Brian Eckrenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, gave a lecture at the Internationales de Fisioterapia, Fisterapia Desportes conference in Madrid, Spain, in the spring. At the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, he presented “Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendinopathy” and served as...

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July 14, 2015

Readinger Receives Award from Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Project

Dr. Janet Readinger , assistant professor of physical therapy, was awarded $1,000 from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association for her project titled “Brief, Intense Exercise Program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Camp: A...

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June 4, 2015

Movement Is the Goal at Second Annual Camp

After the success of the physical therapy program’s first Movement Camp last year, the weeklong intensive exercise program once again served as a place to improve coordination, balance, gait, and mobility in people with Parkinson Disease. Participants from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program joined...

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May 4, 2015

PT Students Promote STEM Careers at Showcase

On April 18, six Doctor of Physical Therapy students participated in the fourth annual Pyramid STEM Showcase at the Leon H. Sullivan Center in Philadelphia. Teresa Gero ’16DPT , Diane Kim ’16DPT , Betsy Lane ’16DPT , Rebecca Nitz ’16DPT , Christian Porter ’16DPT , and Dianne Weeks ’16DPT ran a...

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April 17, 2015

Eckenrode Presents at PPTA Southeast District Mini-Combined Sections Meeting

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor, presented on “Rehabilitation Following Articular Cartilage Procedures of the Knee” and "Return to Sport Following Articular Cartilage Procedures of the Knee” at the PPTA Southeast District Mini-Combined Sections Meeting on March 21 in Philadelphia, Pa...

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April 2, 2015

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present Research at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy program was well-represented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis in February 2015. The research platform and 11 research posters that the group presented represented the work of 12 faculty and 19 entry...

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April 2, 2015

McClure Wins Honored Professor Award at Philadelphia Hand Symposium

Dr. Phil McClure , chair and professor of physical therapy, received the Honored Professor Award at the 2015 Philadelphia Hand Symposium. He gave several lectures on topics including “Shoulder Diagnostic Classification,” “The Effect of Pain and Fatigue on Shoulder Muscle Activation,” and “The...

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April 2, 2015

Eckenrode and Tate Present on the Assessment and Management of Scapula Dysfunction

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, and Dr. Angela Tate , adjunct professor of physical therapy, presented on the “Assessment and Management of Scapula Dysfunction” at the Philadelphia Hand Symposia sponsored by the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation on March 9, 2015.

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April 2, 2015

Stackhouse Publishes Paper in ‘International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , associate professor of physical therapy, published a study titled “Task Practice with or without Cellular Transplantation Promotes Recovery of Reach-to Grasp Function after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury” in the International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ...

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February 26, 2015

Eckenrode Publishes Book Chapter in ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation’

Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, wrote a book chapter titled “Effects of Aging on Joints and Ligaments” in the book A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation .

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February 26, 2015

Stackhouse Advises Current Physical Therapy Students on Building Their Resume

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , associate professor of physical therapy, represented the Section on Research of the American Physical Therapy Association at the National Student Conclave meeting of physical therapy students held in Milwaukee, Wis. from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. He gave a presentation during a...

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February 26, 2015

McClure Receives Carlin-Michels Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

Dr. Phil McClure , professor of physical therapy, received the Carlin-Michels Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association at its annual meeting on Nov. 1, 2014. The award acknowledges sustained outstanding contributions to the profession of physical therapy.

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February 26, 2015

Tomlinson Presents at the American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference

Dr. Susan Tomlinson , assistant professor of physical therapy, presented a platform at the American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference held in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 10 and 11, 2014. The topic, “Comparison of student performance after short versus long final clinical...

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February 26, 2015

McClure Presents at the Movement Analysis World Conference in Rome

Dr. Phil McClure , professor of physical therapy, gave a lecture titled “Subacromial Pain: Scapular Motion Analysis and Rotator Cuff Activation” at the 1st Movement Analysis World Conference in Rome, Italy in the fall. This was a combined meeting of the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis...

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