Physical Therapy

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Aug 3, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Tevald Featured by Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

Dr. Michael Tevald, associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional programs, was featured in the article “FPTR Researcher Sees Potential and Growth for the Physical Therapy Profession Amid COVID-19” by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.  In the article...

Dr. Michael Tevald works with two female students, all wearing masks.

Jul 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Returns to Campus Using All-Modes Ready Approach

On Monday, July 13, students in the Physical Therapy program returned to the classroom for the first time since March. However, the classroom experience was much different from prior to COVID-19. While 60 students were participating in the lessons that ran Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, they were...

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Jul 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Kantak Publishes Research in Online Medical Database

Dr. Shailesh Kantak, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published his study “Differential effects of internal versus external focus of instruction on action planning and performance in patients with right and left hemispheric stroke” in August 2020 edition of Human Movement Science. The...

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Jul 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. McClure Receives Excellence in Biomechanics Research Award

Dr. Phil McClure, professor and chair of Physical Therapy, received the Biomechanics Special Interest Group of the Academy of Physical Therapy (APTA) Research’s Career Excellence in Biomechanics Research Award. Dr. McClure received the award for his expertise in shoulder biomechanics and...

Aase Pedersen presents her research during the PT research day last fall.

Jun 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Pedersen ’20DPT Finds Passion in Pelvic Floor Health

To find her calling, Dr. Aase Pedersen ’20DPT knew she had to change the trajectory of her career path as a case manager and supervisor with the Department of Welfare. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University, she knew she wanted to work in a medical profession and began...

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Jun 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Tomlinson Re-Elected to APTA Nominating Committee

Dr. Susan Tomlinson, associate professor and director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy, was re-elected to a two-year term on the Academy of Physical Therapy Education’s Nominating Committee of the Clinical Education Special Interest Group. The group, which is a part of...

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Jun 1, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University’s Nationally Ranked DPT Program Now Offering Hybrid Learning

Arcadia University’s nationally ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has expanded to offer a hybrid learning model for healthcare and medical professionals, Arcadia DPT Online. Beginning in fall 2020, the hybrid expansion will include both online (distance) learning and periodic on-...

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May 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Mangione Nominated for Inspiring Clinic Researcher

Dr. Kathleen Kline Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, has been nominated for an inspiring clinical research professional with The Florence Effect, a global initiative celebrating and bringing together those who are practicing extraordinary clinical research. This initiative is run through...

Proposed Hybrid Online DPT Program

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 09:30

Arcadia University's College of Health Sciences is developing a hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy program and seeking approval from CAPTE. The program, an addition to the existing accredited physical therapy education program at Arcadia, is in planning for a cohort beginning in Fall 2020 and has submitted an Application for Approval of Substantive Change, which is the formal application... Read More

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Apr 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Orthopaedic Residency Earns Re-Accreditation

The Orthopaedic Residency program in the Physical Therapy Department was re-accredited in October 2019 by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics. This accreditation is for 10 years. The Orthopaedic...

Get On Your Feet With Physical Therapy

From Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 13:15

Walking and standing can drastically improve your health, and even increase life expectancy by two years. 

Research shows that there are many benefits of spending more time on your feet, including: 

  • improving test scores up to 20 percent; 
  • decreasing your risk of cancer; 
  • burning more sugar and reducing the risk of diabetes; 
  • increasing energy to
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Mar 17, 2020 Caitlin Burns

DPT Ranks Among Top 10 Percent Nationally by U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program remained in the top 10 percent of nationally ranked programs, according to U.S. News and World Report, ranking at 24th in the country and receiving top placement among Philadelphia area programs. The rankings are based on peer assessment...