Physical Therapy

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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...

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Nov 5, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Sullivan Elected Secretary to APTA’s Student Board of Directors

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 From Oct. 29-31, 17 of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy students participated in the 2010 American Physical Therapy Association’s National Student Conclave held in Cherry Hill, N.J. During the weekend’s events, Colleen Sullivan ’12 was elected to serve as Secretary for the...

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Oct 29, 2010 Donna Whitlock

PT Professor Tecklin Inducted into Sturzebecker Hall of Fame

Arcadia University Professor of Physical Therapy Jan S. Tecklin, was inducted into the West Chester University College of Health Sciences Sturzebecker Hall of Fame on Oct. 23. He also was honored with a proclamation from the State Senate of Pennsylvania. The Sturzebecker Hall of Fame established...

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Oct 26, 2010 Donna Whitlock

Desirea Caucci ’99, ’02D.P.T. Awarded Dorland Health People Award

Arcadia University graduate Desirea Simpson Caucci ’99, ’02D.P.T. was awarded the Dorland Health People Award for Physical Therapy at the annual awards banquet hosted at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., as  reported Oct. 25 in Conshohocken Physical Therapy Newsletter. “The Dorland...

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Sep 28, 2010 Purnell Cropper

PT Alum Does Service Work in Africa

Diane Reese, who earned  both a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at Arcadia University, “has been on five mission trips, the first when she was a student at Central Dauphin East High School and the most recent in March to Mali in northwest Africa,” reports the Patriot-News...

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Sep 3, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Fortner Moves to Peru to Establish PT Clinic

Since 2004, Jodee Fortner ’99PT, M.S., has led teams of physical therapists, Arcadia students, and general helpers to Arequipa, Peru, to provide pediatric physical therapy services. The two-week project is in collaboration with Medical Ministry International. Physical therapist team members provide...

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Sep 3, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Greenberg Benefits From PT Department’s Knowledge

While a student at Arcadia, Dr. Elliot Greenberg ’03D.P.T. was impressed by the University’s classroom and lab facilities and the knowledge and approachability of the faculty. The skills he gained in those classrooms and the information he learned from Arcadia’s professors have allowed him to excel...

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Aug 24, 2010 Purnell Cropper

PT Alumni Run Experiential Learning Site in Jamaica

For more than 15 years, physical therapy students have been able to travel with Dr. Karen Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, to St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica. In July, a group of nine students accompanied Sawyer, Dr. Susan Tomlinson,...