Arcadia University News


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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June 24, 2014

Arcadia Puts Best Foot Forward with Free Running Clinic for Philadelphia Nonprofit

On June 6, students from Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy collaborated with the Philadelphia chapter of 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 the...

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June 16, 2014

PT Students Guide Group to Run, Dance, and Punch Their Way to Better Health

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 During the week of Movement Camp, Lou Cheveitz ran laps, sidestepped, worked on a floor mat, and danced the Macarena. From the second to fourth days, he punched a heavy bag and handheld focus mitts. Though he struggled through it, the improvement he made was noticeable...

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May 9, 2014

Arcadia Wins Honorable Mention in 2013-14 Miami-Marquette Challenge

Arcadia University has received an honorable mention in the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s 2013-14 Miami Marquette Challenge. Arcadia University raised a total of $3,000 in this year’s Challenge, with a cumulative fundraising total of $49,081.68. Students from 108 schools participated in the...

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May 1, 2014

Head of Arcadia’s Running Injury Clinic Offers Tips on Risk Factor, Foundation Building for Runners

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy at Arcadia University and director of the Arcadia University Running Injury Clinic, offers tips for runners—just in time for Sunday’s Broad Street Run. Running Injury Risk Factors On Sunday, May 4 , an expected 40,000 runners will...

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April 29, 2014

PA, PT Students Collaborate to Share Knowledge, Improve Interdisciplinary Care

Physical therapist or physician assistant? That’s the question facing students seeking to earn medical degrees through Arcadia. While both treat patients, their approaches differ. Physician assistants perform physical examinations, diagnose common illnesses, and counsel patients concerning their...

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April 29, 2014

Physical Therapy Celebrates Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Educators

The Department of Physical Therapy hosted an appreciation dinner for adjunct faculty and clinical educators on April 23. Associate Professor Dr. Kristin von Nieda presented “Ethics and Law in Practice” at the event, which included continuing education credit, a requirement to retain physical...

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February 26, 2014

Arcadia University Offers Physical Therapy Colloquium on Lower Limb Amputation and Phantom Limb Pain, March 20

Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Department present a Graduate Colloquium on Thursday, March 20, with physiotherapists from Queen Mary’s Hospital in London Sara Smith, mCSP, HCPC and Kate Lancaster, mCSP, HCPC. The colloquium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the...

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January 31, 2014

DPT Grad Draws on Arcadia Training to Overcome International Obstacles

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 Walking to the examination room, Dr. Aedel Brodie ’13DPT felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. Though she was one of more than 500 aspiring physical therapists in Israel who had gathered to take the licensure test, Brodie’s test was a bit different from most others: It...

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January 24, 2014

Dr. Rebecca Craik Receives First Distinguished Alumni Award

Duke University’s Physical Therapy Alumni Association named Dr. Rebecca Craik , chair of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department, as the first recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award. “Dr. Craik has been a respected leader in physical therapy for the past 35 years,” said her anonymous nominator...

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January 20, 2014

Arcadia Celebrates 30 Years of PT Program at Commencement

While January may serve as the beginning of an academic semester for many students, Jan. 18 marked Commencement for 114 students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More than 80 students were on hand to receive their doctoral degrees during a program that included inspiring remarks...

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January 2, 2014

Eckenrode Quoted in Health Magazine

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, was recently quoted in the Health article, “Ready, Set, Run! Injury Proof Your Run.” The article listed “the seven most common pain related issues,” for each revealing “What it feels like,” “What it is,” how to “Fix it,” and how to “...

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January 2, 2014

Alumni-owned Conshohocken Physical Therapy Begins High-Tech Expansion

Conshohocken Physical Therapy (CPT), co-owned by Robert Caucci ’99 and his wife Desirea Simpson Caucci ’99, ’02DPT , recently broke ground on an expansion project that will allow them to incorporate use of the latest healthcare technology and better serve their patients and community, according to...

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