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.
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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, 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.
Thanks to her outstanding achievement in the classroom and on the track this winter and spring, women’s track & field athlete Olivia Jendrzejewski ’17, D’19 has been named a CoSIDA Second-Team All-American. It is her second academic All-America honor in as many seasons.
Jendrzejewski, a physical therapy major, just completed one of the most successful careers in program history, including competing in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships the past two years, and finishing third and second in the country in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships the past two season.