Physical Therapy

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Mar 29, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Oatis Speaks at 2012 Osteoarthritis Summit

Dr. Carol Oatis, Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Osteoarthritis Summit: Frontiers in OA, hosted by the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on March 9. The focus of the summit was what to do about osteoarthritis, in terms of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the...

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Mar 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia's Elite Physical Therapy Program Also Attracts Top Student-Athletes

The combination of being able to play college sports while preparing for one of the most elite Physical Therapy doctoral programs in the nation has been a dream come true for many student-athletes at Arcadia University, where the PT program continues to rank among the nation's top 15 programs....

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Mar 6, 2012 Donna Whitlock

Suncook-Hooksett Banner: Larkin-Upton ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

The Feb. 9 Suncook-Hooksett Banner (Bedford, N.H.) reported, “Patricia Larkin-Upton of Hooksett received her doctor of physical degree, with distinction, from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania on Jan. 28. Larkin-Upton is a graduate of Central High School and Springfield College, and works for...

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Feb 28, 2012 Donna Whitlock

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are...

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Feb 24, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

PT Faculty and Alumni Present Research at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Many of Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy faculty and alumni presented research at the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 8-11. The CSM focuses on programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections. Aaron Thrush ’...

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Feb 10, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Earhart Gives Engaging Lecture and Receives Inaugural Alumni Achievement Award

The road to Arcadia was not long for Dr. Gammon Earhart ’94, ’96M.S.P.T. Growing up only 70 miles away in Oxford, Pa., Earhart matriculated with the intention of studying physical therapy. As a high school student she had the chance to observe physical therapists work with students in school...

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Jan 31, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

78 Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees

Seventy-eight students earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement on Saturday, Jan 28. Dr. Archie Vomachka, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professor of Biology, conferred the degrees, and the Physical Therapy faculty...

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Jan 31, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Be Imaginative and Love What You Do, Speaker Tells New Doctors of Physical Therapy

Use your imagination, love what you do, seek the truth, and build personal relationships, advised Dr. Gerard P. Brennan, Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research for Intermountain Healthcare Physical Therapy, as he inspired the new doctors of physical therapy at the Arcadia University...

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Jan 30, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

DPT Class of 2012 Present First Capstone Projects Under New Cirriculum

Fifty-five members of the 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Class presented Capstones Presentations projects in the Great Room of the Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26.  Poster sessions were followed by research platform presentations. The Class of 2012 pioneered the creation of a clinical database...

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Jan 17, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Clinic and Community: Von Nieda Leads Experiential Learning in Guatemala

Dr. Kristin von Nieda, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, led 15 students and five Physical Therapists to several communities in Guatemala, as a part of two-week experiential learning trip, Oct. 14-23. The trip was coordinated with Hearts in Motion (HIM), a non-profit organization that has...

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Jan 17, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Physical Therapy Celebrates Commencement in the New Commons, Jan. 28

  By Erica Lamberg Seventy-eight students will graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Watch the ceremony online.) President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III will preside over the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes an Invocation, an...

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Dec 16, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Physical Therapy Students Present at PPTA with McClure and Stackhouse

Several students presented research with Drs. Phil McClure and Scott Stackhouse at the recent Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) meeting as represented below. The first group included entry-level students who worked with McClure and Stackhouse. The students in the second and third...