Posts tagged ‘Physical Therapy’

Dr. Mierzwicki Guests on Brawn Body Podcast

Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, recently appeared on the Brawn Body podcast, which is hosted by LVC student Daniel Braun ’20, D’22. Dr. Mierzwicki and Braun discussed the importance of exercise in the older adult population. They also discussed the role of overloading, weighted vest training, high-intensity resistance training, and more in this population, in addition to applicable points for physical therapists, trainers, and more!


You can listen to the podcast on SpotifyiTunes, or Google, and follow Braun on social media @brawnbody.

Dr. Mierzwicki Shares Strategies to Get over Fear of Falling

Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, was quoted in the United Healthcare article “How to get over the fear of falling.” Dr. Mierzwicki advised “Don’t be a victim of your fear. Take steps to get your life back,” along with other advice. United Healthcare is the nation’s largest health insurer with a subscribership of almost 50 million people.

Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Therapy Presented at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training; Emily Stratton ’19, D’21; Jacob Dgien ’19, D’21; Lindsey Topper ’21; Dr. Marcia Epler, associate professor of physical therapy; and Dr. Robert Creath, associate professor of exercise science and director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab, presented COVID-19 Quarantine: Impact on Functional Mobility and Pain in Older Adults at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention, June 12.

Dr. Miller Participates in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Roundtable

Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy, represented the American Physical Therapy Association in a roundtable with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently. Dr. Miller participated in the conversation comprised of organizations representing health care providers. Participants spoke with Dr. LaShawn McIver, director of the U.S. Office of Minority Health regarding partner experiences, as they relate to the LGBTQ+ population, vaccine rollout, and other Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace topics.

Dr. Walker Publishes Book Chapter and Pair of Journal Articles

Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, co-authored a chapter, “Exercise, Anxiety, and Depression,” in the recently published book “The Handbook of Sports Psychology, 4th Edition.” He also co-authored “The Relationship between Perceived Wellness, Sleep, and Acute: Chronic Training Load in NCAA Division I Male Soccer Players,” and “Psychological and Physiological Challenges in Response to the Cumulative Demands of a Women’s Division I Collegiate Soccer Season,” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

PT Faculty and Alumni Publish Research on U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team

Dr. Michael E. Lehr, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, Dr. Stan Dacko, associate professor of physical therapy, and a professional colleague published “Movement patterns and neuromusculoskeletal impairments observed in a female Olympic Field Hockey team: An observational cohort study,” in the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. Four LVC alumni—Dr. Tori Stramara ’15, D’17, Dr. Craig Miller ’15, D’17, Dr. Ines Antensteiner ’15, D’17, and Dr. Sara Wannlund ’14, D’17.

Faculty Collaborate with Students on Journal Publication

Faculty from three departments—physical therapyspeech-language pathology, and education—collaborated with students, now alumni, on “The Impact of an Aquatic Social Competence Program on Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of physical therapy, Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, and Dr. Jennifer Wood Kanupka, chair and associate professor of education and director of special education, worked with Dr. Andrew Deardofff ’18, D’20, Sarah Grow ’18, D’20, Lindsay Lane ’18, D’20, and Dr. Olivia Poltonavage ’18, D’20 on the project published in The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy.

Drs. Oriel and Price Published with Alumni in International Journal

Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of physical therapy, and Dr. Jennifer Price, director of physical therapy clinical education, published “The Impact of an Adapted Climbing Program on Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,” in the International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports. Dr. Erin Angelini ’17, D’19, Dr. Greta Myers ’17, D’19, Dr. Kyle Cook ’17, D’19, and Dr. Ross Drawbaugh ’17, D’19 were co-authors.

Dr. Crewe Presents at National Conference

Dr. Ashlie Crewe, physical therapy adjunct faculty, presented “Bridging the Gap Between Pelvic Health and Orthopedic Physical Therapy,” at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists Annual Conference. 

Dr. Oriel Presents at National Conference with Alumni

Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of physical therapy, presented “Promoting Exercise in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Preschool Through Adolescence: Benefits, Barriers, and Practical Strategies for Success,” at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy annual conference with Dr. Tanner Reed ’17, D’19, Dr. Rachel Saufley ’17, D’19, Dr. Erin Wetzel ’16, D’19, and Dr. Courtney Wilt ’17, D’19.