Arcadia University News


February 23, 2016

PT Faculty, Students, Alumni Present at National Physical Therapy Meeting

On Feb. 17, members of Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy were among 15,000 attendees at the four-day National Physical Therapy Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The following faculty, students, and alumni presented research and posters on injury prevention, treatment outcomes, global...

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February 16, 2016

Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH Examines Abuse in Army Families

DPT/MPH dual degree student and Research Coordinator for PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH supervised a team that performed one of the largest studies analyzing child abuse among army families. The findings were published in “Differential...

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January 18, 2016

At DPT Commencement, Celebration of a Profession with Many Jobs

While physical therapists are well-known to help patients recovering from a car accident, sports injury, or recent stroke, they often take on work beyond these traditional roles. That could mean studying better methods to diagnose a patient’s level of consciousness, making the difference between...

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November 5, 2015

Eckenrode, PT Students Run Another Lap with Back on My Feet

Dr. Brian Eckenrode ’97, ’99M, PT, DPT, OCS , and physical therapy students will again collaborate with runners from Back on My Feet , a national nonprofit that uses running to empower and support those experiencing homelessness, to provide pro bono running injury analysis to several runners from...

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October 28, 2015

Global Business Cohort Spurred into Action for Victims of Tropical Storm

This summer, students in Arcadia's MBA Cohort 22 went to Dominica for the first of two international business experiences. Upon returning, the Cohort was heartbroken to hear how Tropical Storm Erika, which hit the island nation in late August, had claimed the lives of at least 20 people and left...

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October 8, 2015

Arcadia DPT Is PT Blog’s Program of the Week

In September, Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was named DPT program of the week in the newsletter for Evidence in Motion (EIM) , an educational institution providing postgraduate and continuing education programs for physical therapists. “The best part of Arcadia’s PT program is the...

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September 23, 2015

Mangione Publishes Articles in ‘Physical Therapy’

Dr. Kathleen Mangione published two articles in Physical Therapy , recently. The first, “Rethinking Hospital-Associated Deconditioning: Proposed Paradigm Shift,” details the dangers of stigmatizing and not addressing the declining physical functionality in older adults. The second, “Progressive...

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September 18, 2015

Sept. 24 Event to Help Runners Avoid Pain

Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to attend “Running from Pain: Inevitable or Avoidable?” on Thursday, Sept. 24. The event, run in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training , is scheduled from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m on Arcadia's campus. Led by Brian Eckenrode, PT...

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September 14, 2015

Eckenrode and Stackhouse Publish Manuscript in the International Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy

Drs. Brian Eckenrode and Scott Stackhouse published a case report in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy detailing the effects the effects of noxious electrical stimulation on the pain threshold of a runner with achilles tendinopathy. “Improved Pressure Pain Thresholds and Function...

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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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