Physical Therapy

DPT graduate is hooded at home during her Arcadia University ceremony

Jan 21, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you...

Dr. Olkowski with his award

Jan 13, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT Receives Inaugural Clinical Education Award

The Arcadia University College of Health Sciences is proud to announce that alumnus Dr. Brian Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT is the inaugural recipient of the Physical Therapy Department’s Clinical Education Award.  Dr. Olkowski completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arcadia...

Cover image of Jodi's book

Jan 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Alumna Publishes Book on Movement Development

By Katherine Haines '21 In September, Dr. Joni Redlich '98M, '00DPT published, Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Building Blocks: The movement blueprint that helps children with developmental challenges reach their personal potential, which outlines a framework for infant and child movement development...

Arcadia University student leads an in person Stay Fit program before COVID.

Dec 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment.  Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5...

Arcadia University students at a table with faculty reviewing info on a computer

Oct 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Launches Healthcare Management and Leadership Certificate

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has launched a new certificate program to begin Spring 2021 that bridges the gap between clinical practice and administration as clinicians of various medical fields take on leadership roles.  The online Healthcare Management and...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Ryan Zarzycki explains connection of the knee

Oct 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Hybrid DPT Students Visit Campus for First Time for Immersion Experience

On Oct. 8, the first hybrid cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students arrived on campus at Arcadia University for a weeklong on-campus visit to work with cadavers and practice hands-on skills from what they had learned online since classes began on Aug. 24.   The nationally ranked...

Arcadia students work with a muscular dummy in College of Health Sciences

Oct 8, 2020 Caitlin Burns

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system.  Students, faculty, and staff of the...

Arcadia University faculty and trustee Kyle Kammerle

Sep 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Kammerle ’17, ’20DPT Elected As Recent Graduate Trustee

Arcadia University is proud to announce that Dr. Kyle Kammerle ’17, ’20DPT, adjunct professor of Biology at Arcadia University and physical therapist at Willow Grove Physical Therapy, was elected to the University’s Board of Trustees, effective June 1. A graduate of the Arcadia Class of 2020...

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Sep 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Malloy Featured by Journal of Orthopaedic Research

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Philip Malloy, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published the article “1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging generates accurate 3D proximal femoral models: Surgical planning implications for femoroacetabular impingement” in the September edition of the Journal of...

Arcadia University faculty member Brian Eckenrode

Aug 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Eckenrode Receives APTA Traveling Fellowship Award

Dr. Brian Eckenrode ’97 ’99M, associate professor of Physical Therapy, was awarded the 2020 Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s Academy of Physical Therapy Research. The award, which grants $3,500 per fellow, aims to bring together fellows of different...

Headshot of Dr. Michael Tevald

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...