Physical Therapy

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Mar 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Two Sets of Twins Earn Their Second Degrees (D.P.T.s) at Arcadia

By Michelle Tooker ’07, ’10M Earning bachelor’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Arcadia University proved to be rigorous yet rewarding experiences for Drs. Ashley and Jennifer Eisennagel ’08,’11D.P.T. and Drs. Caryn and Meredith Exley ’08,’11D.P.T. A combination of assured admissions,...

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Feb 25, 2011 Purnell Cropper

77 Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees

Seventy-seven students earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement on Saturday, Feb. 19.  Dr. Steve Michael, Provost and Academic Vice President, conferred the degrees, directing the students to move their tassels in unison....

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Feb 25, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Hoover Receives Sisenwine Berger Award

Melinda J. Hoover ’11D.P.T. was awarded the Jill Sisenwine Berger Physical Therapy Award on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony. Hoover is the third recipient of this annual award, presented to a physical therapy student who best exemplifies the core values of...

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Feb 16, 2011 Purnell Cropper

PT Department to Host Poster and Presentation Sessions, Feb. 16 and 17

The Physical Therapy Department and its students are hosting a clinical inquiry presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and a poster session on Thursday, Feb. 17. On Wednesday the presentation session begins at 3 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Graduating students will speak about their research,...

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Feb 11, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

PT Faculty Publish on Hip Fracture Recovery in Journal of American Geriatrics Society

Professors of Physical Therapy Dr. Kathleen Mangione and Dr. Rebecca L. Craik, Adjunct Professor of Biology Dr. Kerstin Palombaro, and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Susan S. Tomlinson published the paper “Home-Based Leg-Strengthening Exercise Improves Function Year After Hip Fracture...

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Feb 8, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

PT Faculty Article on Resistance Strength Training in Physical Therapy Journal

Professors of Physical Therapy Drs. Kathleen Kline Mangione and Irene V. Naughton and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Amy H. Miller published “Cochrane Review: Improving Physical Function and Performance With Progressive Resistance Strength Training in Older Adults” in Physical Therapy...

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Jan 21, 2011 Donna Whitlock

Craik Receives 2011 John H.P. Maley Award from APTA Section on Research

Dr. Rebecca Craik, Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, is this year's recipient of the 2011 John H.P. Maley Award for Outstanding Contributions to Leadership in Research from the Section on Research within the American Physical Therapy Association. Craik will receive this honor on Feb. 11 in...

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Jan 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Craik Writes Year in Review for Physical Therapy Journal

Dr. Rebecca L. Craik, Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, is Editor in Chief of Physical Therapy, the journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. In the January edition, Craik wrote a year in review for 2010 and what to anticipate for 2011. “This is the season to be thankful while...

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Dec 21, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Styer-Acevedo To Teach Course on Children With Cerebral Palsy in India

Jane Styer-Acevedo, who has taught a major portion of Arcadia’s pediatric physical therapy content for more than 10 years, is teaching the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Impairments between Jan. 12 and Feb. 25 in...

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Dec 7, 2010 Sarah Schwartz

Thrush Reflects on Sustainable Solutions in Physical Therapy

Aaron Thrush ’09DPT, a senior physical therapist at Good Shepherd Penn Partners in Philadelphia, published an op-ed in the August 2010 edition of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Health Policy and Administration Resource. "Mary Martin: Profile of a Champion for Sustainable Solutions"...

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Dec 3, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Oatis: Panel Recommends Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

“The best available evidence suggests that exercise should be recommended as a nonpharmacologic treatment option for hip and knee osteoarthritis,” writes reporter Sharon Worcester in Internal Medicine News on Nov. 30. “So says a technical panel of experts convened by the American College of...

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Nov 16, 2010 Donna Whitlock

PT Professor Mangione Published Research on Hip Fracture Exercise

Health and Medicine Week  (Atlanta, Ga.) published a study by Dr. Kathleen Mangione and her colleagues on “Findings from Arcadia University provide new insights into hip fracture.” “In this recently published study, investigators in the United States conducted a study “To compare the effectiveness...