DPT News Archive

School of Health Sciences hosts doctors from Iraq

As part of an effort to improve the medical education system in Iraq, the physicians visited Elon's Francis Center on Aug. 21.

DPT Class of '16 honors human donors in service of thanksgiving and farewell

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Doctor of Physical Therapy students said farewell to their non-living anatomy teachers, as they honored the lives of 13 men and women who donated their bodies to science.

In the School of Health Sciences, art brings the body to life

Graduate students in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies programs worked July 11 with a nationally recognized artist to paint muscles, tissue and bone onto classmates in a hands-on approach to anatomy.

Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at international conference

The assistant professor of physical therapy presented at the World Congress of Biomechanics Conference in July 2014.

DPT students & professor present at conference in Delaware

The Department of Physical Therapy Education and Department of Computing Sciences were represented at the 2014 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Conference in Newark, Delaware, from June 24-27, 2014.

School of Health Sciences honors faculty & staff

Two professors and a staff member were recognized June 19, 2014, during the school's annual awards luncheon.

Elon DPT student wins research award

Kristen Riffanacht received the American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award.

Elon DPT students and faculty present at national conference

The Department of Physical Therapy Education was represented at the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine held in Orlando, Fla. May 27-31.

DPT students hold 'Bones & Backpacks' session at local elementary school

Teachers and students at Eastlawn Elementary School in Burlington, N.C., spent an afternoon learning about the skeleton and spine safety from students in Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education Janet Cope's class.

'Live Well, Teach Well' gives education students healthy living tips

Elon Teaching Fellows and the School of Education co-sponsored a program that shared with future teachers advice and activities that foster more balanced and holistic lifestyles.

DPTE students present at wellness event

Three Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students presented at the School of Education's first "Live Well Teach Well" event for education students. 

'Transforming Students' explores how students change in college

Elon University professors Charity Johansson and Peter Felten have co-authored a book that explains how colleges everywhere can better help students learn and develop through meaningful experiences both on and off campus.

Concussion Symposium - April 11

Elon BrainCARE will host a symposium on concussions on Friday, April 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Walker Room, Alumni Field House.

DPT Students and Alumni Present at Human Movement Science Symposium in Chapel Hill

Five second-year students, one alum (DPT 2013) and a faculty member from Elon DPTE presented their research work on February 21, 2014. 

Elon DPT faculty, students and alumni present at national conference

The Department of Physical Therapy Education was represented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association held in Las Vegas from Feb. 3-7, 2014.

Human Anatomy students attend to the mind, body ... and spirit

Graduate students in the DPT and Physician Assistant Studies programs met in January with Elon's chaplain to reflect on the lives of men and women who are now human donors in the university's anatomy lab.

DPT and PA programs enroll Class of 2016

Elon’s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.

 

DPT program holds Commencement ceremony

Elon University leaders conferred degrees Sunday on 41 candidates in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in a Whitley Auditorium filled with family and friends of the new graduates.

Stephen Messier, Director of the J.B Snow Biomechanics Laboratory, gives research talk to physical therapy students

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Dr. Stephen Messier from Wake Forest University was invited to give a research talk for first year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students.

Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at American Society of Biomechanics meeting

Srikant Vallabhajosula, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in September 2013.

Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes articles in Parkinsonism Related Disorders and NeuroRehabilitation

Srikant Vallabhajosula, assistant professor of physical therapy, recently published two articles.

Enrichment program connects DPT students with area children

Fifty-three first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 20 elementary children on July 15 and July 18 for fun and physical activity as part of Elon’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy.

Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes article in Gait Posture 

Srikant Vallabhajosula, assistant professor of physical therapy, co-authored an article, "Center of pressure and the projection of the time-course of sitting skill acquisition." 

Charity Johansson's essay published in 'PT in Motion'

Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at American College of Sports Medicine Conference 

Srikant Vallabhajosula, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, presented a poster, "Spatiotemporal gait variability among high school football players" at the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine conference in Indianapolis on June 1.

DPT alumnus receives special recognition for abstract

Tim Miller ’07 has been selected by the American Physical Therapy Association to receive special recognition for his abstract on physical therapy.

Bill Andrews publishes research article in journal

Bill Andrews,  an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, has published an article in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Isokinetics and Exercise Science.

Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Conference

Stephen Folger: a fair, compassionate and engaging educator

The winner of this year’s Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stephen Folger, professor of physical therapy education, is described by students and colleagues as a constant voice of reason, fairness, compassion and caring.

School of Health Sciences celebrates faculty achievement

Paula DiBiasio, Brenda Quincy and Stephen Folger were honored May 21 for service, scholarship and teaching.

Faculty & staff honored at annual awards banquet
Elon University employees on May 15 celebrated teaching, scholarship, service and mentoring at a program in Alumni Gym.

 

Daryl Lawson publishes paper on impact of aquatic fitness

The paper, "A Case Study: Mobility and Health Impact of an Aquatic Fitness Program for a Woman With Intellectual and Physical Disabilities," was published in May in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.

DPT students give back in response to Boston Marathon bombings

Students in Elon University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program have been inspired to give back, in response to the bombings at the 117th Boston Marathon April 15.

Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes article in Surgical Innovation
 

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Srikant Vallabhajosula co-authored an article that appeared in the the journal Surgical Innovation.

Daryl Lawson publishes article on wound healing

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Daryl Lawson co-authored an article that appeared in the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy.

Free physical therapy screening for faculty, staff, and students

 

DPT students (Year III/final year) will be evaluating people who have musculoskeletal problems every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. in the Gerald Francis Center.

 

 

 

Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at Human Movement Science Research Symposium
Telemedicine broadens the DPT classroom experience
Students in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program are using telemedicine to connect with physical therapists and patients across the country.
Physical Therapy faculty and students present research at national conference
Three Elon physical therapy research posters were recently presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting in San Diego.
DPT program enrolls class of 2015
Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolled the Class of 2015 this week.
Danieley Center-Francis Center road to adjust traffic pattern
During spring semester, the road will only carry traffic east-to-west, allowing for parallel parking along the road.
DPT program holds Commencement ceremony
Elon University leaders conferred degrees Sunday on 38 candidates in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
School of Health Sciences Advisory Board member honored with national Private Practice Section 2012 Robert G. Dicus award
Dr. Laurence N. Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, President/CEO of PT Development LLC, co-founder of Evidence In Motion (EIM), and operator of nearly 40 clinics in four states, was named the national winner of the Private Practice Section 2012 Robert G. Dicus award.
Physician Assistant Studies program receives approval
Elon University’s new PA program has been granted provisional accreditation.
Twin Lakes creates endowed scholarship at Elon
A gift from the Burlington, N.C., retirement community will assist graduate students in the DPT and PA programs.
Physical therapy research selected for national conference
Research by the Department of Physical Therapy Education students and faculty will be presented at the 2013 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego.
Srikant Vallabhajosula’s work presented at the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference
Srikant Vallabhajosula, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, had his work presented at the 2012 American Society of Biomechanics Conference held in Gainesville, Florida. Vallabhajosula was the lead author for three posters and one podium presentations. He was a co-author on four other posters.
Physical therapy research selected for national conference
Srikant Vallabhajosula has article published in Gait Posture on Parkinson’s disease
Srikant Vallabhajosula, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, has published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Gait Posture.
Elon helps teen athletes monitor for concussions
Faculty & students are working with a Burlington high school football team to assess when players have recovered from head injuries.
DPT alumni pass the clinical specialist examinations for orthopedics and geriatrics
The Department of Physical Therapy Education congratulates DPT alumni Tim Miller G’07 on becoming a certified geriatric clinical specialist and Matt O’Neill G’07 on becoming a certified orthopedic clinical specialist.
Charity Johansson to present at the International Transformative Learning conference
Professor Charity Johansson of the Department of Physical Therapy Education will present at the tenth International Transformative Learning conference this November in San Francisco.
DPT alumni, students and faculty present at APTA annual meeting
Physical therapy research posters were presented by Elon alumni, students and faculty at the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla.
School of Health Sciences honors faculty achievements
Faculty and staff were honored April 25 for their commitment to teaching, service and scholarship.
School children visit Elon for "Bones and Backpacks" lesson
Fifth grade students from nearby Sylvan Elementary School get a lesson from DPT students, and offer thanks to LabCorp executives for research funding.
Chamber of Commerce visits Francis Center
Top local business and civic leaders on Tuesday toured Elon University’s new home for physical therapy education and physician assistant studies.
Daryl Lawson, DPT students present at NC State
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education Daryl Lawson and three year III DPT students were invited to speak at North Carolina State University on Monday, Feb. 20. by the president of the Pre-Health Minority Interest group, DeMonica Gentry.
Daryl Lawson receives research award
Daryl Lawson, assistant professor of physical therapy education, was selected for the second annual Wound Management Research Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Special Interest group in Wound Care during the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting in Chicago on Feb. 9, 2012.
Charity Johansson and Susan Chinworth sign copies of their new book at combined meeting
Dr. Charity Johansson, professor of physical therapy education, and Dr. Susan Chinworth, associate professor of physical therapy education, signed copies of their new book, Mobility in Context: Principles of Patient Care Skills, at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Chicago February 8-11.
Bill Andrews has article published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Bill Andrews, PT, EdD, NCS, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, has published an article in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.
Elon DPT alumni and faculty present at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
Physical therapy research posters were presented by Elon DPT faculty and alumni at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting.
DPT program enrolls class of 2014
Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolled the Class of 2014 this week.
Blake Russell G'01 competes in Olympic marathon trials
Blake Russell G'01 competed the Jan. 14 in the Olympic marathon trials but fell short in her quest to qualify for her second consecutive appearance in the Summer Olympic Games.
PHOTO GALLERY: Gerald L. Francis Center
Elon University's home for the School of Health Sciences opened this month on Haggard Avenue. Take a look at the new facility in an online photo gallery.
DPT class tours new Francis Center
The Gerald L. Francis Center opens this month as the new home of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University.
DPT program holds Commencement ceremony
Elon University leaders conferred degrees Sunday on 36 candidates in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
DPTE hosts 120 physical therapists for continuing education course
Elon’s Department of Physical Therapy Education hosted a complimentary 2-day continuing education course on Dec. 5 –6 for more than 120 North Carolina physical therapists.
DPT student research poster wins second place at conference
A research poster, The Effect of Task-Specific Training in a Person with Cerebellar Ataxia and Vertigo, by Pamela Cameron SPT (3rd year Doctor of Physical Therapy student) and Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS (DPT faculty) won second place in the student category at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association's Fall 2011 Conference.
DPT faculty member Janet Cope has article published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education
Janet Cope, Stewart Holt and several Elon DPT alumni (Erin Sanders, Laura Corriher and Davis Templeton) are authors of an article published in this month's Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
DPT students, faculty and alumni travel to Romania to educate and assist those in need
Bill Andrews, associate professor of physical therapy, led doctor of physical therapy students and alumni on a trip to Romania in August 2011.
Daryl Lawson talks about ACL injury preventation at Burlington symposium
Daryl Lawson, assistant professor of physical therapy education, talked to 55 middle and high school coaches about ACL injury prevention during the 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium held Aug. 4-5 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.
Bill Andrews has article published in Physiotherapy
Bill Andrews, associate professor of Physical Therapy, is one of two investigators to publish an article in the current issue of the journal Physiotherapy. The article is a systematic review entitled "Normal Walking Speed: A Descriptive Meta-Analysis."
Enrichment program connects DPT students with area children
Forty first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 26 elementary children on July 14 for a morning of fun and physical activity as part of Elon’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy, a partnership between Elon and the Alamance-Burlington School System that focuses on helping exceptional children in grades K-8 develop and maintain academic and behavioral skills they need to be successful in their learning.
DPT students and alumni volunteer with Dancing Above the Barre program
Elon DPT students and alumni, including Jennifer Evans, Dana Tishler, Blair Madden, Natalie Maness, Judy Saas and Morgan Mason, are regular volunteers with the Greensboro Ballet's Dancing Above the Barre program.
Bill Andrews has article published in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Bill Andrews, associate professor of Physical Therapy, has published an article in the current issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy titled "Outcome Measures in Neurological Physical Therapy Practice: Part II. A Patient-Centered Process."
John Currin receives top Elon award for business leadership
John G. Currin Jr., president and chief executive officer of Alamance Regional Medical Center and ARMC Healthcare since 2005, was honored at a June 22 campus luncheon with the Frank S. Holt, Jr. Business Leadership Award, Elon University’s highest honor for business leadership.
Charity Johansson and Mary Knight-McKenna present on transformative learning at international conference
Charity Johansson, professor of physical therapy, and Mary Knight-McKenna, professor of education, presented a paper at the 9th International Transformative Learning Conference in Athens, Greece, on May 29.
Physical Therapy Student Completes Placement in Kenya
Doctor of Physical Therapy student, Danielle Gilbert, recently completed a four-week experience in Migori, Kenya. Gilbert opted for an independent study during her Advanced Clinical Practice Selective course and worked at St. Joseph Mission Hospital. A third-year student from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Gilbert completed her undergraduate degree at Elon in 2009 with a major in exercise science, and had studied abroad in Ghana during a winter term.
Awards banquet honors exemplary faculty and staff
Four faculty members were honored May 11, 2011, for superior scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service at Elon University’s faculty-staff awards luncheon. Those recognized included Mary Jo Festle, Ann J. Cahill, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Stephen Bailey.
Physical Therapy Alumni Graduates from Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency
Abi Roth Purvis G'08 recently graduated from an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program through Evidence in Motion.
Elon professors receive grant for concussion study
A team of Elon University researchers will examine the effects of concussions in student-athletes using a grant of nearly $17,000 awarded this month by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
DPT Alumni Recognized as Board Certified Clinical Specialists
Elon physical therapy alumni Rachel Gross '06, PT, DPT, OCS, and Jamin Parezo '02, PT, MPT, OCS, were each recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as clinical specialists in orthopedic physical therapy at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, La., held Feb. 9-12.
Elon DPT alumni, faculty, and students present at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting
Dr. Randall Lazicki, an Elon DPT alum currently employed at the Duke University Sports Medicine Center, was part of a panel who presented an educational session, Knee changes from the sports injury to the total knee arthoplasty, at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans last week.
Elon DPT faculty featured in Times-News article
Jane Freund, an associate professor in Elon University’s physical therapy education department, was featured in an article in the Jan. 22 edition of the Burlington Times-News about her ongoing work with a patient working to regain mobility following an automobile accident.
Laurence N. Benz's December 2010 commencement speech
Laurence N. Benz, president/CEO of PT Developlement LLC, delivered the commencement address to the 39 Elon DPT students who graduated from the university on Dec. 12, 2010.
DPT program enrolls class of 2013
Elon’s three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolled the Class of 2013 this week.
DPT faculty and alumni have poster accepted for national conference
DPT faculty members Deborah Stetts and Gray Carpenter partnered with DPT alumni Adam Autry and Mike Bourassa on a poster than has been accepted to the 2011 APTA national conference.
Elon holds Commencement for DPT candidates
Thirty-nine candidates in Elon University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program received their degrees on Dec. 12, 2010, in an afternoon ceremony that featured an address from the creator of Evidence in Motion, a highly regarded education and business practice consultation company within the physical therapy profession.
Physical Therapy alumna featured in The New York Times
Elon physical therapy alumna Blake Russell was featured in the Oct. 31 edition of The New York Times in a story about balancing motherhood with distance running.
DPT faculty, recent graduate and students publish article
Janet M. Cope, Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor of physical therapy, and Stewart Holt, Ph.D., molecular biology, have published an article in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education with Erin Sanders G'09, and third-year DPT students Laura Corriher and Davis Templeton.
DPT program teaches elementary school students the value of a healthy lifestyle
WFMY News 2 covered Elon DPT students as they worked with elementary school children on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
DPT visits elementary school to discuss bones, physical therapy and backpack safety
Department of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) faculty, staff and students visited Burlington Day School in Alamance County to talk with students about the structure and function of bone tissue, and how to avoid bone damage as a result of overloaded backpacks.
DPT faculty/staff publish article with noted epidemiologist from WFU
Stewart Holt and Janet Cope of the Department of Physical Therapy Education recently published an article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine wiht well-known epidemiologist Maria Mirabelli, assistant professor in epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
DPT Faculty, students publish article in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Associate professors of physical therapy Bill Andrews and Susan Chinworth have published an article in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy along with third-year DPT students Michael Bourassa, Miranda Garvin, Dacia Benton, and Scott Tanner.
DPT visits elementary schools to discuss bone anatomy
Department of Physical Therapy Education faculty, staff and students visited R. Homer Andrews Elementary School in Alamance County and Raskis Elementary School in Orange County to talk with students about the importance of the human skeleton.
DPT annual program honors human donors
Students studying for their doctor of physical therapy degree paid tribute Tuesday afternoon to the deceased men and women who donated their bodies to science by serving as “teachers” for the graduate program’s Class of 2012.
DPT students travel to Romania for service mission
Four 2010 Physical Therapy graduate students, Ashley Davis, Blair Harrison, Mara Hutton and Veronica Zych, will travel to Romania Aug. 19-31, 2010, as part of a Christian mission trip called "Wheels for the World – Romania," organized by Joni and Friends International Disability Center.
DPT student accepted for MS Fellowship
Danielle Gilbert '08 and a current Elon DPT student has been awarded a fellowship through the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
DPTE visits local middle school to teach about bone anatomy
Department of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) faculty, staff and students visited Michelle Noronha’s seventh grade science class at Burlington Day School to talk with students about the importance of the human skeleton.
Special Olympics holds spring games on Elon campus
Elon University hosted Special Olympics Alamance County on Friday as athletes from surrounding communities visited campus for the nonprofit’s annual spring games. Several university students volunteered for the program, which included appearances by Elon Phoenix football players, cheerleaders and the Phoenix mascot.