Maryville University was well represented at a national conference by students and faculty at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego, California, January 21-24, 2013.
The Convocation for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2012 took place on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
DR. SCOTT WARD SPEAKS TO THE DPT GRADUATING CLASS
Scott Ward, PT, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. An active APTA member since 1980, Dr. Ward has served the American Physical Therapy Association in many leadership positions, including six years as President (2006-2012), a member of the APTA Board of Directors, and as Chair of APTA’s Nominating Committee and Committee on Chapters. He has also served on APTA’s Advisory Panel on Research, the Annual Conference Program Committee, the Ethics and Judicial Committee, the Clinical Residency and Fellowship Credentialing Committee, and the Board Oversight Committees for APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and “Hooked on Evidence.”
DR. JANENE REEVES (Class of 2003) RECEIVES THE HELEN MAY BRADLEY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award, in memory of Helen May Bradley, recognizes an individual’s outstanding achievement to physical therapy in the areas of expert clinician, professional, reflective practitioner and educator. Helen, the first physical therapist from Missouri, demonstrated exceptional dedication to her country and profession during her career. The physical therapy faculty have chosen to present this year’s Helen May Bradley Award to Janene M. Reeves, PT, DPT.
Dr. Michael Cibulka and Dr. Sandy Ross, along with 2011 DPT graduates Dr. Patrick Cuppy, Dr. Megan Donham, Dr. Hayley Rammacher and Dr. Dana Weisenborn, recently had a research manuscript accepted for publication in The Journal of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, titled, “A New Manual Muscle Test for Assessing the Entire Trapezius Muscle”. The article will likely appear this winter.
Dr. Sandy Ross recently had an article published in the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach 5 (2012) 75-88 titled, “Randomized controlled trial assessing participation and quality of life in a supported speed treadmill training exercise program vs. a strengthening program for children with cerebral palsy”.
According to the July 2012 edition of The Clocktower, The Maryville University Department of Athletics has announced its 2012 inductees to the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Amanda Nuyt, PT Class of 2007! It was also announced that Kelly Polkinghorne Behlmann, PT Class of 1988 is to receive the School of Health Professions Dean’s Award. Please check out the The Clocktower for more information on events planned for the upcoming Alumni Weekend, Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30.
Sixth year DPT students defended their research on Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 in the University Auditorium.