Physical Therapy

Feb 12, 2018 Jen Retter

Kimball '98MSPT Receives Health Sciences’ Alumni Achievement Award

Ultramarathon champion Nikki Kimball '98MSPT, a graduate of Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy, received the Archie Vomachka Alumni Achievement Award at a presentation and lecture in Stiteler Auditorium on Feb. 7. The award, named after founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr....

Female Runner? Participate in Physical Therapy Research

Join Dr. Eckenrode’s knee pain study and receive a Wawa gift card.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 09:45

Dr. Brian Eckenrode, PT, DPT, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, is looking for female runners to participate in a research study comparing pain and balance in runners with and without knee pain. The study will assist Dr. Eckenrode in analyzing the age ranges and habits that contribute to knee issues.

The study requires two 60... Read More

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Jan 25, 2018 Jen Retter

Physical Therapy Awards Doctoral Degrees at 2018 Commencement

On Jan. 20, the Department of Physical Therapy awarded doctoral degrees to 127 students at the DPT Commencement ceremony in the Kuch Athletic Center. Arcadia’s DPT Class of 2018,  including graduates from the Orthopaedic Residency and Transitional DPT programs, collaborated with faculty on...

Jan 11, 2018 Jen Retter

Physical Therapy Research Award Named for Dr. Craik

In recognition of Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik’s scholarly achievements, commitment to higher education, and contributions to the physical therapy field, Alvernia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has named its student research award the Rebecca L. Craik Award...

Department of Physical Therapy Research Day

Join the Class of 2018 for research presentations.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:30

Join the DPT Class of 2018 on Friday, Jan. 19 as students present their culminating research projects: 

  • Poster Session, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room
  • Platform Session, 2:45 to 6 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium (Refreshments will be provided by the PT Alumni Association.)

Feel free to join for any part of the day.Read More

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Jan 4, 2018 Jen Retter

Yoon ’16DPT Proposes on ‘Right This Minute’

Junsik Yoon ’16DPT was featured on Right This Minute, a program that streams viral videos from around the world, after traveling from the United States to Finland to serenade and propose to his girlfriend. Yoon and his fiance now live in California, where he practices physical therapy at...

William Snell Dec 1, 2017 10:25 am

More Than My GPA

I am not a number. I am a person— a person with as many flaws as hair follicles (no, I’m not bald), but also a person who is grounded, talented, and compassionate. If you are anything like me, you all too often let the fear of failing a test consume you. I can honestly tell you that...

Oct 20, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Shoulder Research Center Seeks Study Participants

Arcadia University’s Shoulder Research Center is seeking patients for a six-week exercise rehabilitation study on rotator cuff tendinopathy. The National Institutes of Health grant funded trial, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon, studies shoulder muscle activation patterns in...

William Snell Oct 20, 2017 10:05 am

Best Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) Study Spots on Campus

As the leaves begin to change, and classes begin to intensify, students can easily begin to feel overwhelmed by the increased workload and attention that many college classes require. I once was, and often still am, in your shoes. Being a student on a pre-professional track (Pre-Physical Therapy...

Oct 17, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Students Give Back During Global PT Day of Service

Doctor of Physical Therapy students worked to beautify Wissahickon Park by picking up trash and clearing debris along the walking and hiking trails during the Global PT Day of Service on Oct. 14. This is the first year that DPT students participated in this international event, which has brought...

Aug 9, 2017 Jen Retter

Students, Alumni, Faculty Promote Health and Wellness in Belize

Students, alumni, and faculty from Arcadia’s Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Education, and Counseling programs continued their mental health, physical wellness, and education efforts in Belize from July 15 to 26. This year’s trip overlapped with Camp...

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Jul 14, 2017 Jen 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 $...