Physical Therapy News
On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, the 2012 recipients of the Matt Williams Scholarship were announced. Congratulations to Nadia Wyrsta and John Mikus (both in Class of 2014). Matt's father, Troy Williams (pictured below) provided eloquent remarks to the Class of 2014 and faculty.
From left: Nadia Wyrsta, Troy Williams (Matt's Father), John Mikus
The Department of Physical Therapy is proud to present several upcoming orthoapedic continuing education opportunities!
Congratulations to Amanda O'Loughlin, SPT (Class of 2013) for being chosen as a recipient of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) Student Leadership Award for 2012! Amanda has been the Temple representative for APTA as a core ambassador. She is also a leader within her own class and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association.
The Department of Physical Therapy at Temple University is currently conducting a search for a tenure-track faculty member to join its team! Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
The DPT class of 2015 officially kicked off their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) education on July 9th, 2012! We would like to welcome the 50+ students to the Temple PT Family!
The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency in the Department of Physical Therapy has been credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Asscociation! Congratulations to Drs. Emily Keshner, Rob Gabriel, Bill Egan, Heidi Ojha and Scott Burns on successfully meeting the requirements of the credentialing committee.
W. Geoffrey Wright, PhD, a professor in CPH's Department of Physical Therapy, received the 2012 CPH Research Seed Grant for his project titled "Using electromyography (EMG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to understand the role of tonic neuromuscular processing in aging and Parkinson's disease". Tonic neuromuscular processes have been an underinvestigated topic in this context, and Dr. Wright plans to use three innovative techniques to examine their effects.
Congratulations to the Class of 2012 for successfully completing the requirements of the Physical Therapy Program. Welcome to the profession -- we are proud to have each of you as colleagues!
The Department of Physical Therapy would like to welcome Dr. Andrew Yannaccone to the our team! Dr. Yannaccone will be primarily involved in teaching the Human Physiology, Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills, Movement Science sequence, among others!
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Yannaccone to the Temple Family! Welcome!