Posts tagged ‘Physical Therapy’

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. 

Dr. Myers Published, Recertified, and Appointed

Dr. Robin Myers, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, recertified her Board Certification in Neurology from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Myers also was appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy Neurologic Fellowship Curriculum Task Force, and as a representative for the ABPTS Educational Leadership Panel Competency-Based Physical Therapy Education. She also co-authored “Practice Analysis Study: A Method for Residency Curriculum Development,” in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.

Dr. Mierzwicki Publishes with Five Alumni

Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, published “Comparison of High-Intensity Resistance and Power Training Programs in Pre-Frail and Frail Older Adults” in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. Dr. Madelyn Fox ’18, D’20, Dr. Kevin Griffith ’18, D’20, Dr. Kelsey Harrison ’18, D’20, Dr. Daryl Holstay Jr. ’18, D’20, and Dr. Nikki Singley ’18 were co-authors.

Dr. Oriel Speaker for APPT Annual Conference

Dr. Kathryn N. Oriel, professor of physical therapy, will present a session titled, “Promoting Exercise in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Preschool Through Adolescence: Benefits, Barriers, and Practical Strategies for Success,” at the upcoming Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) annual conference. In the presentation, Oriel provides practical examples of how pediatric physical therapists can promote exercise, which has been shown to improve a variety of behaviors in children with ASD, across practice settings. 

Dr. Mierzwicki Receives Award of Excellence

Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) 2020 Geriatric Award of Excellence for the Geriatric Special Interest Group. The PPTA designates 11 awards each year and LVC’s Physical Therapy Department faculty received two of them, including Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy, who received the PPTA Humanitarian Awardin September.

PT Faculty and Students Present and Receive Awards

Several physical therapy faculty and students presented their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Two faculty members also received recognition during the gathering of more than 18,000 attendees. Dr. Jennifer Price, director of clinical education for PT, received her Pediatric Clinical Specialist Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of PT, was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties–Geriatrics as “Most Productive Item Writer–2019” for the national board certification examination.

Price; Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of PT; Danielle Burns ’18, D’20; Kaytlyn Fielder ’18, D’20; Alisha Kelley ’18, D’20; and Kayla Roca ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Parent Perceptions of an Early Participation Experience in Young Children with Disabilities: Aquatics versus Land.” Mierzwicki; Kevin Griffith ’18, D’20; Kelsey Harrison ’18, D’20; Nikki Singley ’17, D’20; Madelyn Fox ’18, D’20; and Daryl Holstay ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Comparison of High-Intensity Resistance and Power Training Programs in Pre-Frail and Frail Older Adults.”

Dr. Robin Myers and PT Majors Lead Seventh Annual Brain Safety Fair

Dr. Robin Myers, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, held the annual Brain Safety Fair off campus for the first time in six years and more than 50 volunteers gave away 400 bicycle helmets to children who attended. In another first, the fair was held in conjunction with the Lancaster Barnstormers’ Fan Fest at Clipper Magazine Stadium. It was co-sponsored by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster Barnstormers, and the Brain Injury Association. Penn’s Lancaster General Health Neuroscience Institute provided the funding.

 

Physical therapy majors Meghan Boran ’17, D’19, Connor Feeney ’17, D’19, Olivia Jendrzejewski ’17, D’19, and Laura Schmidt ’17, D’19 led coordination of the event, working with Carol Brashear, physical therapy department assistant.