Physical Therapy

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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...

Apr 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Physical Therapy Celebrates Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Educators

The Department of Physical Therapy hosted an appreciation dinner for adjunct faculty and clinical educators on April 23. Associate Professor Dr. Kristin von Nieda presented “Ethics and Law in Practice” at the event, which included continuing education credit, a requirement to retain physical...

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Feb 26, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Offers Physical Therapy Colloquium on Lower Limb Amputation and Phantom Limb Pain, March 20

Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Department present a Graduate Colloquium on Thursday, March 20, with physiotherapists from Queen Mary’s Hospital in London Sara Smith, mCSP, HCPC and Kate Lancaster, mCSP, HCPC. The colloquium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the...

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Jan 31, 2014 Purnell Cropper

DPT Grad Draws on Arcadia Training to Overcome International Obstacles

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 Walking to the examination room, Dr. Aedel Brodie ’13DPT felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. Though she was one of more than 500 aspiring physical therapists in Israel who had gathered to take the licensure test, Brodie’s test was a bit different from most others:...

Jan 24, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Dr. Rebecca Craik Receives First Distinguished Alumni Award

Duke University’s Physical Therapy Alumni Association named Dr. Rebecca Craik, chair of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department, as the first recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award. “Dr. Craik has been a respected leader in physical therapy for the past 35 years,” said her anonymous nominator to...

Jan 20, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Celebrates 30 Years of PT Program at Commencement

While January may serve as the beginning of an academic semester for many students, Jan. 18 marked Commencement for 114 students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More than 80 students were on hand to receive their doctoral degrees during a program that included inspiring remarks...

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Jan 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Eckenrode Quoted in Health Magazine

Dr. Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor of physical therapy, was recently quoted in the Health article, “Ready, Set, Run! Injury Proof Your Run.” The article listed “the seven most common pain related issues,” for each revealing “What it feels like,” “What it is,” how to “Fix it,” and how to “...