Physical Therapy

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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 “...

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Jan 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Alumni-owned Conshohocken Physical Therapy Begins High-Tech Expansion

Conshohocken Physical Therapy (CPT), co-owned by Robert Caucci ’99 and his wife Desirea Simpson Caucci ’99, ’02DPT, recently broke ground on an expansion project that will allow them to incorporate use of the latest healthcare technology and better serve their patients and community, according to...

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Jul 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Rotoworld: Eckenrode Discusses NFL Player Rob Gronkowski’s Back Injuries

Assistant professor of physical therapy Dr. Brian Eckenrode explained New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back injuries and surgery in an interview with Rotoworld.com reporter Adam Levitan. Eckenrode gives his opinion of the severity of Gronkowski’s injuries and how they might affect...

Mar 18, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Philly.com: PT Program Ranked #14 in the Nation

Philly.com reported on March 14 that Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was ranked #14 in the nation according to the recently released 2013 U.S. News and World Report. Photo by Hoffer Photography

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Mar 14, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Redmond Reporter: Smith ’13DPT Graduates with Distinction

Redmond Reporter.com reported on March 4 that Megan Augusta Smith was among 83 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. She graduated with distinction. As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy,...

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Feb 25, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Oatis Co-authors Two Papers

Dr. Carol Oatis, Professor of Physical Therapy, co-authored “Correlations among measures of knee stiffness, gait performance and complaints in individuals with knee osteoarthritis,” recently published in Clinical Biomechanics. Co-authors also included Dr. Ned Wolff, Professor of Mathematics, and Dr...

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Jan 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Physical Therapy Department Well Represented at 2013 Combined Sections Meeting

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy was well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in San Diego, Calif., in January. Program Planning Marty Eastlack, PT, PhD, was the Program Chair for all of the Section on Research activities for...

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Jan 17, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Standing Up to a Challenge, Blume ’13DPT Gets Back to Basics

It’s easy to talk yourself out of a challenge. But Shantel Blume, who is set to graduate from Arcadia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program on Jan. 19, says: “When it’s really right, a lot of times you get affirmation about it.” Blume took a few moments to reflect on her two-and-a-half...

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Dec 3, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Stackhouse and DPT Students Publish in ‘Journal of Neurotrauma’

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Scott Stackhouse and DPT students Laura Krisa and Kelly L. Frederick published “Amphetamine-enhanced motor training after cervical contusion injury” in the Journal of Neurotrauma.