Physical Therapy

Jan 20, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

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’...

Jan 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

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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Nov 6, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

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...

Aug 15, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...

Jul 18, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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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Jul 8, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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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Jul 8, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...

Jun 24, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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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Jun 16, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...

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May 9, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...

May 1, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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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Apr 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...