DPT News Archive

Elon DPT student delivers backpack advice for FOX 8's 'House Call'

Brooke Powell, a third-year student in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, offered advice to parents about how to reduce the likelihood their children's backpacks will cause back or posture problems. 

The School of Health Sciences celebrates the role of simulation in improving healthcare delivery

The inaugural Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and held Sept. 11-14, celebrates global professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.

World class: Christopher brings lessons from the World University Games back to the Elon classroom

Shefali Christopher, an assistant professor of physical therapy education, recent returned from Taipei where she was a member of the medical team supporting Team USA at the World University Games.  

Doctor of Physical Therapy Education student looks beyond the clinic to impact community health

Garrett Hoanin, class of 2017,  is participating in a Global Learning Opportunity at the Whiteriver PHS Indian Hospital and San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corp. in Arizona for his six-month final internship in the DPTE program.  

School of Health Sciences honors human donors with a service of thanksgiving and farewell

The July 12 anatomy memorial service paid tribute to those men and women who donated their bodies to science. 

Elon physical therapy students, faculty present at ACSM 2017 Conference

Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program was represented well at the American College of Sports Medicine 2017 Conference in Denver, CO. Haley Hawkins, a 2nd year DPT student also won a travel scholarship at the Conference.

School of Health Sciences Faculty and Students publish research about human donors 

Doctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Janet M. Cope and Mary Kay Hannah and Physician Assistant student Mackenzie Precht along with Physical Therapy students Amy Klinepeter and Brooke Powell recently published a manuscript about the use of human donors in PT anatomy education in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 

DPT faculty and students publish research

‚ÄčDoctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Mary Kay Hannah and Janet M. Cope and students Alec Palermo, Walker Smith and Val Wacker published a manuscript related to dry needling of the lumbar multifidus in Manual Therapy. 

Doctor of Physical Therapy students publish articles on anatomical variations

Carleigh High, Chris Scott, Kellie Ruffer and Chris Antonelli and Joanna Bayliss along with Professor Janet M. Cope recently published manuscripts in the International Journal of Anatomical Variations. 

 

Skillman receives Emerging Leader Award

Nita Skillman was honored with the Emerging Leader Award at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) 2017 Annual Conference on Sunday, June 4.

Skillman and Johansson present on training standardized patients for dementia care

Nita Skillman and Charity Johansson presented a workshop, “Advanced Training of Standardized Patients for Dementia Care”, at the 2017 Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

Elon's 2017 faculty retirees recognized

At the annual Faculty/Staff Lunch on May 10, the Elon community honored six faculty members who are retiring his year. 

Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.

Elon symposium advances conversation about global engagement programs   

The recent Global Education Symposium hosted by Elon's Center for Research on Global Engagement and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program brought experts to campus to talk about effective and collaborative global education initiatives. 

Daryl Lawson and DPT alumna publish article

The article, which describes a case study of a patient treated using physical therapy and musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging, appears in the April 2017 edition of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice journal

Physical therapy, exercise science students present at Human Movement Science Research Symposium

Fifteen second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students and two senior exercise science majors presented their research at the 2017 Human Movement Science Research Symposium at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Elon’s H.O.P.E. Clinic raises $6,500 in annual 5K run

The funds will cover the cost of physical therapy evaluation and treatment for people who are underinsured or have no insurance in Alamance County

Elon celebrates National Biomechanics Day

Elon University marked its April 5, 2017 marked the second annual National Biomechanics Day celebration at Elon University on April 5. 

Lawson presents knee research from collaboration with Cone Health

The associate professor in Elon's Department of Physical Therapy Education spoke about a study the university and Cone Sports Medicine are conducting for people who suffer from knee osteoarthritis.

Elon team developing therapeutic boot lands crucial biotechnology grant

The collaboration between engineering and physical therapy faculty has produced a prototype that targets nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers.

Daryl Lawson to serve as research chair of national wound management special interest group

The associate professor of physical therapy education was appointed during the American Physical Association’s Combined Sessions Meeting in February

Six Physical Therapy alumni recognized as board-certified clinical specialists at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting

The alumni were recognized at the association's meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Elon DPT students, alumni and faculty present research at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting

Elon was well represented at the meeting in San Antonio, Texas, with one platform and 13 poster presentations. 

Doctor of Physical Therapy program student puts medical Spanish to use in Peru

Thanks to a partnership with El Centro de Español that empowers students to communicate in Spanish with patients, Carleigh High DPT'17 is spending several weeks at a hospital in Peru as part of her DPT clinical education experiences

Rebecca Neiduski named dean of the School of Health Sciences

Neiduski will provide leadership for graduate programs in physical therapy and physician assistant studies and follows Founding Dean Elizabeth Rogers, who retired in 2016.

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant programs enroll Class of 2019

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

 

Elon celebrates accomplishments of newest Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates

Forty-eight students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees at a commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 11. 

School of Health Sciences hosts interprofessional education session 

The School of Health Sciences hosted an interprofessional education session on Wednesday, Nov. 30, that included students from the Elon Physician Assistant Program, the Elon Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and the Alamance Community College Nursing Program.  

Physical Therapy faculty publish research

The articles were published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine and the journal NeuroRehabilitation.

Daryl Lawson delivers invited lecture at summit

The associate professor presented on  interventions and how musculoskeletal ultrasound can guide tendinopathy treatment.

Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Elon reaccredited, commended

The affirmation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education comes with a "clean report" and a commendation for the program's self-study report. 

DPTE students and faculty present at national conference

Elon DPTE was well represented with 10 posters at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Boston, MA held between May 31 - June 4th

Departments of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science celebrate National Biomechanics Day

The American Society of Biomechanics held the first National Biomechanics Day at universities and resaerch facilities across the country.  The Departments of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science invited local high school students to participate in demonstrations and a tour at the Gerald L. Francis Center on April 13.

Physical Therapy students present research at regional conference

The DPTE research was recently presented at the Human Movement Science Conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the form of five poster presentations.

Physical Therapy faculty, students & alumni present research at national conference

The DPTE research was recently presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in the form of eight posters and one platform presentation.

DPT and PA programs enroll Class of 2018

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

DPT Commencement celebrates future healers

Fifty-three graduate students received their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees Sunday in a ceremony that recognized School of Health Sciences Dean Elizabeth Rogers, whose retirement in May will come 20 years after she arrived at Elon to help create the physical therapy program.

First-year DPT students present their research 

Sixteen groups presented their research work in the form of posters at the Francis Center.

 

DPT student explores integumentary and wound care education in PT programs

First-year student Matthew Hale is looking at how different PT programs around the country instruct integumentary and wound care content.

Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars. 

DPT students, faculty publish research

The paper looks to determine if using Kinesio Taping® as a therapeutic intervention decreases plantar pain and improve functional outcomes in individuals with plantar fasciitis.

Elon DPTE Alumna Presents at IADMS
Dr. Elizabeth Corwin who graduated from the Elon DPTE program in 2014 presented her research at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science 25th Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 

Elon students present at biomedical engineering conference

A group of students from Elon’s Engineering Club and Engineering World Health traveled Oct. 23 to the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Elon DPT supports Masters swimmers

The Greensboro Aquatic Center held a U.S. Masters Swim Camp and partnered with Elon's Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education Daryl Lawson and third-year student Laura Wilson to screen swimmers prior to camp. 

Srikant Vallabhajosula presents at American Society of Biomechanics conference

The assistant professor of Physical Therapy Education's presentation was called "Effects of Different Perturbation Levels During Fall Risk Assessment for Older Adults at Higher Fall Risk." 

Female volunteers sought for DPT study on impact of High Intensity Interval Training

Graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program are examining the impact of HIIT on body weight an fitness in college-aged women.

Bill Andrews' Article Published in Physical Therapy, Highlighted on American Physical Therapy Assoc. Website

Bill Andrews, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, is the 1st author of an article published ahead of print in Physical Therapy. 

DPT students and "Village" campers get active

For the last two weeks Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy first and third-year students worked with Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education Paula DiBiasio to help local children get active. 

DPTE students present at the 2015 APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition

Third-year Elon DPT students presented their research at the 2015 APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition held in National Harbor, Maryland.

DPTE students & faculty present at 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Three second-year Elon DPT students and two faculty members recently presented research at the 2015 ACSM conference held in San Diego.

Elon DPT program & volunteer featured in news broadcast

An Alamance County elementary school student has volunteered over the past year to help students in Elon University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and WGHP Fox 8 recently shared how that young girl is making a difference of her own in the lives of others.

Srikant Vallabhajosula publishes articles in three journals

 

 

DPT Students Present at the 2015 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

Eleven second-year Elon DPT students presented their research work on April 17, 2015  in Chapel Hill.

 

Researchers from Elon BrainCARE publish two articles 

Faculty from Department of Exercise Science (Caroline Ketcham, Eric Hall, Walter Bixby, Paul Miller and Kenneth Barnes), Department of Physical Therapy Education (Stephen Folger and Srikant Vallabhajosula) and Department of Sports Medicine (Kirtida Patel) and ESS alum Kelsey Evans '14 recently published articles in Journal of Visualized Experiments and International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

School of Health Sciences partners with 'The Village' project

Paula DiBiasio and Diane Duffy in the School of Health Sciences designed weekly curriculum to include science and physical activity to promote wellness among the program participants.

Elon joins the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

The university is among 20 schools and state health agencies taking part in a program meant to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the North Carolina healthcare workforce.

School of Health Sciences hosts NC Standardized Patient Training Day

Daryl Lawson presents at Cone Health’s AHEC conference

The professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education presented on a retrospective study involving the use of Nitroglycerin patches.

Physical Therapy faculty, students and alumni present research at national conference

Sixteen Elon physical therapy research posters were recently presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.

Physical therapy alumni recognized

Six alumni were recently recognized as board certified clinical specialists at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting.

Daryl Lawson is awarded Osborn Medical Grant

PA and DPT programs enroll Class of 2017

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

 

Daryl Lawson publishes article on the use of telemedicine

The article, which the associate professor of physical therapy education co-wrote with Nevada physical therapist Doug Herron, appeared on the website for Advance magazine and is also slated for print publication.

Department of Physical Therapy Education hosts   continuing education course for North Carolina physical therapists

Elon graduates largest class in DPT program history

University leaders conferred degrees Sunday afternoon on 58 graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which for the first time hosted its Commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre.

DPT Student Presents at State Conference
Renee Riggs, a third year student in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented a case report poster at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Conference in Greensboro, NC last week.

 

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 2016 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.