Arcadia University News


February 26, 2015

Arcadia University Orthopaedic Residency Granted Accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education

The Arcadia University Orthopaedic Residency, coordinated by Dr. Brian Eckenrode has been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. Official commencement of this program's accreditation begins on Sept. 30, 2014 and lasts for a period of five years. The...

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February 26, 2015

Shah Joins the Department of Physical Therapy, Conducts Research for National Institutes of Health Funded Project

The Department of Physical Therapy welcomes Dr. Kshamata Shah , a post-doctoral researcher who will be working on a National Institutes of Health-funded project titled “Neurophysiology of Rotator Cuff Weakness.” Dr. Shah received her physical therapy training from Maharashtra University of Health...

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February 26, 2015

Eckenrode and McClure Present at the Continuing Education Course ‘Current Concepts for Running/Throwing Athlete’

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, and Dr. Phil McClure , chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, presented topics at the continuing education course “Current Concepts for the Running/Throwing Athlete” sponsored by Moss Sports Rehab and Einstein Sports Medicine and...

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February 26, 2015

Day Receives the Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry

Dr. Kristin Vamvas Day , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry for her research: “Examination of resting state EEG in persons with severe brain injury: neural mechanisms for the recovery of consciousness.”

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February 25, 2015

Tecklin Publishes His Ninth Textbook, Pediatric Physical Therapy

Jan Tecklin , professor of physical therapy, completed his ninth textbook during his year-long sabbatical leave. Pediatric Physical Therapy , 5th edition, was published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Publishers in the spring of 2014. The text was dedicated to Randee Tecklin ’92 and Steve...

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February 25, 2015

McClure Participates in Webinar on Frozen Shoulder

Dr. Phil McClure , professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and vice president of MedRisk’s Expert Clinical Benchmarks, participated in a webinar titled “Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder.” Produced by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and The Journal of...

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February 25, 2015

Craik Serves as Keynote Speaker at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the Department of Physical Therapy, was the Keynote speaker for a course titled “Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Practice and Rehabilitation Practice” at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Main Line Health, Philadelphia. The session included a multidisciplinary audience...

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February 25, 2015

Readinger Completes Continuing Education Coursework on Parkinson

Dr. Janet Readinger , assistant professor and academic coordinator of the physical therapy program, attended two courses recently to assist her in her role as director of the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for persons with Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The first, titled “Parkinson Wellness...

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February 25, 2015

Eckenrode Publishes Book Chapter on Meniscus Repair, Presents to Marathon Training Group

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University, and Dr. Marisa Pontillo co-wrote “Rehabilitation Following Meniscus Repair,” a chapter published in Meniscal Surgery: Management and Techniques . Additionally, Eckenrode and DPT student Larry Devinney ’14 presented...

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February 25, 2015

Tomlinson Publishes Position Paper in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education

With colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Susan Tomlinson , assistant professor and academic coordinator of the physical therapy program, published a position paper in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education this past summer. The issue of the journal...

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February 25, 2015

Oatis Has Textbook Translated into Portuguese

Dr. Carol Oatis ’ book, Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement , 2nd ed., has been translated into Portuguese and published by Editora Manole Ltda., Brasil. Kinesiology is a comprehensive textbook on the study of movement and relates the most current understanding of...

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February 25, 2015

Miller and Tomlinson Present at the Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice Conference

Drs. Amy Miller and Susan Tomlinson , assistant professors of physical therapy, spoke at “Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice,” a conference held at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Their presentation, “Creating a Virtual Educational Network:...

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February 25, 2015

Orthopaedic Residency Program Recognized as a Developing Program

The Arcadia University Orthopaedic Residency Program, coordinated by Dr. Brian Eckenrode , has been officially recognized as a Developing Program by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. The orthopaedic residency is a post-professional clinical program offered...

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January 26, 2015

Head Athletic Trainer of NBA’s Houston Rockets Earns Transitional DPT

The Beaumont Enterprise reported that Jason Biles ’15DPT , who earned a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy on Jan. 17, is head athletic trainer for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Biles, who is in his third season with the Rockets, was named head athletic trainer during the offseason.

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January 20, 2015

More Than 100 Earn Doctorates at DPT Commencement

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program awarded doctoral degrees on 107 students at the Jan. 17 DPT Commencement in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. Of the 2015 DPT class, 38 participated in the department’s international experiences through a stroke camp in Jamaica, the Kevin O’...

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January 16, 2015

DPT Students Present Research Findings, Discuss Clinical Experiences

Before the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Commencement on Saturday, graduating students presented on months of research, case studies, and clinical experiences. Eleven posters were on display on Jan. 15 in the Carlin Wing of the Health Sciences Building, featuring the work of 31 students...

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November 6, 2014

Charles M. Magistro Lecture Focuses on Professional Navigation Tools, Nov. 12

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Samuel R. Ward, PT, Ph.D., researcher and professor at the University of California San Diego, will deliver, “The Chart, Compass, and Sextant: Calibrating Your Professional Navigation Tools.” His talk, the Physical Therapy Department’s 11th annual Charles M. Magistro...

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August 15, 2014

DPT Students Help Grade Schoolers Become Scientists for a Day

On Aug. 9 at White Rock Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, students in Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program assisted with a carnival aimed at increasing scientific awareness and enthusiasm in local children and their families. The Science Education Academy Carnival, run by...

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July 18, 2014

Arcadia University Names Dean of Health Sciences, Chair of Physical Therapy

Arcadia University has announced that Rebecca Craik , PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named dean for its College of Health Sciences, and Philip McClure , PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named chair of its Department of Physical Therapy . The two have a combined total of more than 36 years of service to Arcadia...

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July 8, 2014

McClure Receives Grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Dr. Philip McClure , professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University, was awarded a grant as a co-investigator from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), one of the divisions of the National Institutes of Health. With the grant—a four-year award...

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July 8, 2014

Oatis Coauthors Research Article in the International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Carol A. Oatis , professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University, coauthored “Variations in Delivery and Exercise Content of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery: A Cross-Sectional Observation Study” along with seven Arcadia alumni. The study, which aimed...

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