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Jul 14, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Department of Physical Therapy Named to Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle

For their contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s VCU-Marquette Challenge, Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy was recognized at the Foundation Awards Luncheon on June 22 in Boston, Mass. Arcadia was one of 15 institutions to receive an honorable mention for donating more than $...

Jun 22, 2017 Caitlin Burns

PT Students Volunteer at New Jersey Surf Event for Disabled

More than 40 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the water on June 18 to help provide a unique surfing experience for athletes with spinal cord injuries at the Life Rolls On Surf New Jersey annual event at Wildwood Crest. The athletes, between the ages of 5 and 70 years...

Jun 19, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Fortner ’99 Helps Improve Quality of Life for Patients in Peru

When Jodee Fortner ’99 first met 12-year-old Olga, the young girl and her family hoped that treatment at Medical Ministry International (MMI)’s Hope and Health Clinic in Peru would correct Olga’s congenital clubfoot, which rendered her foot twisted at an almost 180-degree angle, her toes nearly...

Jun 7, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Movement Camp Featured in Times Chronicle

Nine participants with Parkinson’s Disease from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit program, a weekly exercise class for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis that takes place throughout the year, attended the five-day Movement Camp from May 30 to June 3 for an intensive exercise regime that...

Apr 21, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler, program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin, professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia...

Apr 17, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Drs. Safford ’16DPT, McClure, Shah Receive APTA Grant for Shoulder Research

Dr. Daniel Safford ’16DPT, MAT, CSCS, adjunct lab instructor, Dr. Philip McClure PT, PhD, FAPTA, professor and chair of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Kshamata Shah PT, PhD, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, received a $22,600 grant from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy...

Apr 1, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Alumni Association Hosts Fundraiser

The Arcadia University Physical Therapy Alumni Association held its annual continuing education course fundraiser on campus March 18 and 19. Participants raised funds to help provide for incoming Physical Therapy student scholarships, as well as student travel for international pro bono service...

Mar 31, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Musey ’17DPT Receives APTA’s Minority Scholarship Award

For her commitment to advancing patient care in underserved communities, Nathalie Musey ’17DPT received the American Physical Therapy Association’s prestigious Minority Scholarship Award, presented annually by the Physical Therapy Fund. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate academic...

Feb 23, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer, assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students,...

Feb 14, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Oatis Awarded R01 Grant for Total Knee Replacement Research

Dr. Carol Oatis, professor of Physical Therapy, is Principal Investigator on a subaward to Arcadia University of $148,304 from University of Massachusetts Medical School, which received the R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to research how...

Jan 17, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Physical Therapy Awards Nearly 100 Doctoral Degrees at Jan. 13 Commencement

“Be present in this moment,” Tara M. Chadwick ’17DPT, who was selected to give the student address, reminded her “family” of peers at Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony on Jan. 13 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. “Our day is today.”   This year,...

Jan 6, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program Receives Grant from Parkinson Council

For the sixth year in a row, the Physical Therapy department’s Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program has received a grant from the Parkinson Council. The $20,000 grant, titled “The Stay Fit Program,” will help support exercise programs for community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Disease, as...