Arcadia University News


July 22, 2013

Rotoworld: Eckenrode Discusses NFL Player Rob Gronkowski’s Back Injuries

Assistant professor of physical therapy Dr. Brian Eckenrode explained New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back injuries and surgery in an interview with Rotoworld.com reporter Adam Levitan. Eckenrode gives his opinion of the severity of Gronkowski’s injuries and how they might affect...

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March 18, 2013

Philly.com: PT Program Ranked #14 in the Nation

Philly.com reported on March 14 that Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was ranked #14 in the nation according to the recently released 2013 U.S. News and World Report . Photo by Hoffer Photography

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March 14, 2013

Redmond Reporter: Smith ’13DPT Graduates with Distinction

Redmond Reporter.com reported on March 4 that Megan Augusta Smith was among 83 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. She graduated with distinction. As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy,...

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February 25, 2013

Oatis Co-authors Two Papers

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, co-authored “Correlations among measures of knee stiffness, gait performance and complaints in individuals with knee osteoarthritis,” recently published in Clinical Biomechanics. Co-authors also included Dr. Ned Wolff , Professor of Mathematics, and...

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January 30, 2013

Physical Therapy Department Well Represented at 2013 Combined Sections Meeting

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy was well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in San Diego, Calif., in January. Program Planning Marty Eastlack, PT, PhD, was the Program Chair for all of the Section on Research activities for...

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January 17, 2013

Standing Up to a Challenge, Blume ’13DPT Gets Back to Basics

It’s easy to talk yourself out of a challenge. But Shantel Blume , who is set to graduate from Arcadia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program on Jan. 19, says: “When it’s really right, a lot of times you get affirmation about it.” Blume took a few moments to reflect on her two-and-a-half...

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December 17, 2012

Phillyburbs.com: Central Bucks Student Receives University Achievement Award

Phillyburbs.com reported on Dec. 17 that Heather Zimba of Central Bucks High School South "has been presented with an Arcadia University achievement award of $1,000. Zimba was one of five winners of an essay contest held in October during the university's undergraduate open house." Read the article...

December 3, 2012

Stackhouse and DPT Students Publish in ‘Journal of Neurotrauma’

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Scott Stackhouse and DPT students Laura Krisa and Kelly L. Frederick published “Amphetamine-enhanced motor training after cervical contusion injury” in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

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December 3, 2012

McClure Publishes Paper in JOSPT

Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Phil McClure and Ph.D. advisee Stephanie Muth published “The effects of thoracic spinal manipulation in subjects with signs of rotator cuff tendinopathy” in the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy .

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December 3, 2012

Podcast: Craik Leads Discussion on Affordable Care Act

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, moderated a podcast titled “Election 2012 and Beyond,” for the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association . Panelists discussed the Affordable Care Act. Listen . Introduction The 2012 Presidential Election promises major changes...

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November 29, 2012

Oatis Presents Two Papers at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, presented two papers at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington D.C. on Nov. 10 and 14. The papers were “Physical Activity and Timing of Discharge From Physical Therapy Following Total Knee Replacement” and “Associations...

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November 28, 2012

Pinsky Presents on the Intersection of Jewish Identity and Activism

Dr. Dina Pinsky , Professor of Sociology, gave a presentation on the intersection of Jewish identity and activism at the Dorshei Derekh of Germantown Jewish Center on Nov. 27. The talk was based on Pinsky's book Jewish Feminists: Complex Identities & Activist Lives , which was published by...

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November 20, 2012

Oatis Leads National Study of Knee Osteoarthritis

ScienceDaily reported on Nov. 10 that Arcadia University collaborated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School on a study of knee osteoarthritis, funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. According to new findings, the condition was treated with...

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November 7, 2012

ADVANCE: Jeblonski ’07DPT Bridges Two Divergent Aspirations

ADVANCE featured Greg Jeblonski ’07TDPT, whose service in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard prior to 9/11 helped bridge two divergent career aspirations, on Sept. 20. Jeblonski's story was featured in the Spring 2007 edition of the Arcadia Magazine . While his life as a DPT student was half a...

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October 19, 2012

OurHighlandsRanchNews.com: Patridge ’84MSPT Runs for Douglass County Commissioner

OurHighlandsRanchNews.com featured an interview with Roger Patridge ’84MSPT , who is a commissioner candidate in Douglas County, Colo., District 2. Patridge is a physical therapist, athletic trainer and a small business owner with a background in corporate health care and experience working with...

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October 17, 2012

Metro.com: PT Professor Discusses Bynum's Knees and the Imminent Sixers Season

Metro.com featured Dr. Brian Eckenrode , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, in an article assessing Andrew Bynum's knee issues and the upcoming Sixers basketball season. In a vacuum, a simple bone bruise wouldn't be much to worry about, according to Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor of...

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October 2, 2012

Connectivity: McCloy Phones Wife to Change a Child's Life in Swaziland

Eric McCloy of Global Information Services recently returned from a service trip to Swaziland, a small nation in southern Africa with the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. While assisting the Swaziland Relief medical team, he came across a three-year-old boy with such severe cerebral palsy...

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October 2, 2012

Mangione and Craik Present Hip Fracture Recovery Research

Drs. Kate Mangione and Rebecca Craik presented recent evidence for hip fracture recovery to the External Advisory Panel of the Claude Pepper Center and faculty in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore on Sept. 12.

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October 1, 2012

Psychology, Physical Therapy Collaboration Results in Publication in 'Gait and Posture'

In her Psychology senior thesis, Olga Stanislavova ’12 looked at whether walking speed across an instrumented walkway used in physical therapy practice could be affected by mental categories activated without participant awareness. Individuals covertly presented with verbal materials priming the...

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August 3, 2012

McClure Speaks at Three Professional Conferences

Dr. Phil McClure , Professor of Physical Therapy, was an invited speaker at three recent professional conferences: McClure presented “Clinical Prediction Rules related to Management of Low Back Pain” at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Meeting in Lancaster, Pa., on June 9. He...

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August 3, 2012

Stackhouse Presents Poster at Regenerative Rehab Retreat

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, presented a poster, “Task practice with or without cellular transplantation promotes recovery of reach-to-grasp function after cervical spinal cord injury," at the Section on Research Regenerative Rehabilitation Retreat held at Beaver...

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