Physical Therapy

Feb 3, 2020 Erin Kardon

College of Health Sciences Graduate Open House

Learn About Graduate Programs in: Physical Therapy Physician Assisstant Schedule 3:30-4:00 PM (optional) Take a tour of campus.  Admissions and Financial Aid Staff will be available for questions 4:00-4:30 PM Welcome and overview presentation 4:30-6:00 PM Academic...

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Jan 22, 2020 Andrea Walls

Dr. Michael Tevald Challenges Physical Therapy Students to Improve Patient Care

Dr. Michael Tevald Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Director of Post-Professional Programs Expertise: Impact of aging and chronic disease on skeletal muscle physiology and performance Research Focus: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies, Skeletal Impairments, and Lung...

Arcadia's DPT Class of 2020 receive their doctorates at Commencement.

Jan 20, 2020 Andrea Walls

Arcadia Celebrates DPT Class of 2020

After years of rigorous academic work, the 254 members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 received their diplomas and were hooded at the DPT Commencement ceremony on Jan. 19. The DPT Class of 2020 is represented with members from the Philippines, France, and Egypt, and domestically...

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Jan 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia and APTA Host Panel on State of Physical Therapy Care

On Jan. 9, Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hosted a collaborative discussion about the practice models for physical therapists, “Practice Revolution: Physician Owned, Corporate, Health Care Systems, Independent, and More.”...

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Jan 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Parkinson Council Awards Grant to Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program

Community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease have found a refuge in the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program in the Physical Therapy Department. Since 2004, the program has supported patients and caregivers with an intensive exercise program that provides a safe environment to...

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Dec 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Tevald Receives Grant for Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies

Dr. Michael Tevald, associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional Programs, received the first-ever Acute Care Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The $40,000 grant will enable the development of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for acute...

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Dec 12, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Malloy Publishes on Hip Pain in Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy

Dr. Philip Malloy, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published “Hip Biomechanics During a Single-Leg Squat: 5 Key Differences Between People with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome and Those Without Hip Pain” in the December edition of the Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical...

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Dec 11, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Eckenrode Publishes on Pain Sensitivity in Sports Physical Therapy Journal

Dr. Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor of Physical Therapy and coordinator for Orthopedic Clinical Residency, published “Pain Sensitivity in Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy” in the December edition of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  Dr. Eckenrode’s research...

Dr. McClure presents at symposium

Dec 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

PT Hosts Symposium on Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation

Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department hosted the fourth annual Fall Faculty Symposium, titled “Body Meets Brain: Applying Neurophysiology to Orthopaedic Rehabilitation,” on Nov. 2. The event welcomed more than 130 practicing clinicians, including several alumni, and was organized by Dr. Ryan...

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Nov 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

Oct 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Craik, Dr. Mangione Publish on PT Intervention for Hip Fractures

Each year, 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture and struggle to return to the ambulatory activities they enjoyed prior to it.  Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Kate Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, recently co-published the study “Effect of a...

Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

Oct 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Craik and Dr. Kate Mangione

To better understand the results of the study, “Effect of a Multicomponent Home-Based Physical Therapy Intervention on Ambulation After Hip Fracture in Older Adults,” Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, addressed the...