6th Year DPT Students Attend the National Student Conclave

A. Parrish, A. Kilian, C. Dolles, K. Yates - NSC, Louisville KY (Oct. 2013) 3

Sixth year DPT students, Amanda Parrish, Anne Kilian, Courtney Dolles and Kaylee Yates attended the National Student Conclave in Louisville, Kentucky (Oct. 24-26, 2013).

The NSC was a great way for these students to network with other students from other PT programs as well as potential employers all across the United States.  They learned about residency programs, fellowships, and certification.  They also had the opportunity to take courses on interviewing, resume writing, and financial planning.  The NSC was a wonderful experience for them and a great way to learn about the opportunities available to them after they graduate!


M.Unterberg, C.Gulas, A.Fick-RESIZEDCharles J. Gulas, PT, PhD, GCS, was honored on September 29 by St. Louis University’s Physical Therapy Program with the Florence P. Kendall Service Award for 2013. This award recognizes a physical therapist who has performed outstanding service to the health care community.


Torrey Welsch, Athletics Hall of Fame-RESIZED

Torrey Welsch (PT Class of 2003) was inducted into Maryville University’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 26. Additional photos for viewing can be found on Maryville’s Athletics webpage.




pghosh-2013-RESIZED Pradip Ghosh, PT, PhD, DMS recently had a paper entitled, “Direct Inhibition of Retinoblastome Phosphorylation by Nimbolite Causes Cell Cycle Arrest and Suppresses Glioblastome Growth” accepted in Clinical Cancer Research.



  • Dr. Michelle Unterberg, director of the PT Program and graduate of the Class of 1989, completed the APTA Educational Leadership Institute program.
  • Dr. Kathleen (Amos) Korona, Class of 2007, earned an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certificate.
  • Dr. Kati (Terry) Henson, Class of 2009, earned a Neurologic Clinical Specialist certificate.
  • Dr. Kelly O’Brien, Class of 2012, was recently accepted into the Mercer University Residency Program.
  • The Maryville University department of athletics has announced its 2013 inductees to the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Torrey Welsch, Class of 2003, for being one of the inductees. Click here for more information.

6th Year DPT Students Defend Their Research

Sixth year DPT students defended their research on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the University Auditorium.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Relationship Between Hip and Tibial Rotation Range of Motion, Static Tibial Alignment, and Foot Progression Angle Using Goniometric Measurements and GAITRite in Non-Pathological Lower Extremities. Blake McAfee, SPT; Teri Kampwerth, SPT; Tara Roeckenhaus, SPT; Lisa Payne, SPT; Kyle Winters, SPT


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEstablishment of a Normal Range of Leg Length Discrepancy Among a Healthy Population Using a Tape Measure Method: A Pilot Study. Kristen Knoblauch, SPT; Mallory Fahnestock, SPT; Amanda Geile, SPT; Kelsey Bock, SPT; Rachel Fox, SPT


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Quality of Life and Performance of Children with Cerebral Palsy ages 6-18 years participating in Intensive Sports Programs: A Pilot Study. John Gill, SPT; Jenny Watts, SPT; Alecia DeCosty, SPT; Anna Hindelang, SPT; Kayci Neuhaus, SPT


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Immediate Effect of Three Unique Treadmill Training Programs on Overground Gait Velocity, Stride Length, and Swing Time in Healthy Adults: A Pilot Study. Sara Townsend, SPT; Alysha Rasch, SPT; Megan McCormick, SPT; Rachel Meideth, SPT; Sarah McDaniel, SPT


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEstablishing the Concurrent Validity of the Dynamic Gait Index Through Comparison to the Berg Balance Scale Among Patients Who Have a Diagnosis of Cancer: A Pilot Study. Ryan Knuckles, SPT; Tracey Winter, SPT; Elizabeth Benckendorf, SPT; Amber Bueter, SPT; Sarah Skrabacz, SPT


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEffect of eye dominance on cervical range of motion in the 35 to 65 year old population: A Pilot Study. Emily Wahlfeldt, SPT; Colton Morrison, SPT; Whitney Gernigin, SPT; Laura Wick, SPT




OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Effect of participation in an Intensive Sports Program on Walking Function and Endurance in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Britta Orso, SPT; Morgan Rudolph, SPT; Samantha Bock, SPT; Sara Ankarstad



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhysical Therapy Functional Measures in Relation to Patients’ Hospital Discharge Outcomes After Acute Status-post Abdominal Surgery: A Pilot Study. Sarah Dill, SPT; Emily Parrish, SPT; Cassandra Hoffman, SPT


Dr. Sandy Ross in collaboration with investigators from Rutgers University and Washington University, had a recent publication in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering titled, “Robotics and Gaming to Improve Ankle Strength, Motor Control, and Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy – A Case Study Series”.  IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013;21(2):165-173.

Dr. Ryan Duncan, adjunct, former graduate (Class of 2008) and current employee at Washington University, had a recent publication in the Physical Therapy Journal (April 2013; Volume 93, Number 4) titled, “Comparative Utility of the BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest for Predicting Falls in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: A Cohort Study”.