Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program emphasizes a patient-centered approach to the profession. The program, which begins in January, immerses students in science and research while teaching them the value of respect and communication. Forty-eight weeks of hands-on clinical practicums reinforce the solid academics taught in the classroom. One hundred percent of Elon DPT students find employment after graduation.
Professor of Physical Therapy Education Charity Johansson and her students presented their research at the 2019 World Confederation of Physical Therapy.
Department of Physical Therapy Education faculty members Bill Andrews, Srikant Vallabhajosula and Crystal Ramsey have received notification of acceptance of a research study entitled Reliability and Normative Values of the Wheelchair Propulsion Test: A Preliminary Investigation. Co-authors include Meredith Smith and Meredith Holder Lane, both of whom are Elon DPT graduates of the Class of 2017.
On April 17, 2019 Elon University celebrated its 4 annual National Biomechanics Day at Elon University.
Johansson authors chapter on the development of professional identity among physical therapy students.
Neja Uhan, a podiatrist from Oxford, will be working with the Department of Physical Therapy Education for the next nine months, collaborating with biomechanical and clinical foot research for runners.
The grant will support their project titled "Do supervised home exercise programs improve compliance, physical functioning and emotional well-being in persons with Parkinson's disease after physical therapy care?"