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USF Associate Professor Contributes to a New Study for Stroke Patients
December 15, 2017

  USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Associate Professor, Dr. Seok Hun Kim, contributes to the advancement of patient care through the creation of a new portable device called Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS). Dr. Kim partners with other members within USF Departments of Engineering and Neurology in establishing this mechanism, while conducting […]

USF Health Announces New Director for SPT&RS
December 11, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Lee ‘Dolly’ Swisher, Associate Dean and Professor, on being named the Director of the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. After nearly a year of fulfilling the role as Interim Director, she has been selected to lead the School into its next chapter.

Day at the Capitol
November 21, 2017

The University of South Florida’s Student Government Department invites students from across the University to join in lobbying for USF at the State Capitol each year. This year’s event was held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, at the Governor’s Club in Tallahassee, Florida. DPT 2018 and DPT 2019 students were in attendance, promoting and advocating for […]

DPT Class of 2020 Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony
October 20, 2017

USF Health SPTRS held their annual Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony on Thursday, October 19th, in the USF School of Music Hall. The DPT Class of 2020 is the largest matriculating DPT class to date, as 50 students received their white coats to symbolize their commitment to professionalism and the field of Physical Therapy. Additionally, Dr. Laura […]

National PT Month
October 6, 2017

The month of October is recognized as National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM). This year, APTA continues to spread awareness regarding the opioid epidemic our nation faces. Individuals who are prescribed opioids as a method of pain relief are faced with health risks of depression, overdose, and addiction. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 people who […]

USF DPT Alumni Receives Award
October 3, 2017

Congratulations to Arántzazu Gárate Cioce, for being nominated and selected by her peers as the 2017 Physical Therapist of the Year in the state of New Mexico. Dr. Cioce is a graduate of the USF DPT Class of 2015.

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls
September 22, 2017

Falls are considered a leading cause in injury related emergencies, specifically among the elderly and those diagnosed with osteoporosis. Due to this growing issue, September 22, 2017 is recognized as Fall Prevention Awareness Day. The 10th annual event is intended to raise awareness in teaching effective strategies for preventing such injuries. Physical Therapists can assist patients […]

SPTRS Colleagues Earn a USF Quiet Quality Award
August 7, 2017

Congratulations to USF employees Tony Hardy and Paul Laplante for their continuing contribution to making USF better. By earning the USF Quiet Quality award, employees such as themselves are recognized for their exceptional efforts in problem-solving, having a positive attitude, and providing leadership resources. Serving as our Custodial Worker and Building Services Technician, Tony continually gives […]

Welcome DPT Class of 2020!
August 4, 2017

SPTRS welcomes the DPT Class of 2020 during their Fall Preview, held July 26-July 28, 2017. Pictured below are the first year students with Interim Director, Dr. Laura Lee “Dolly” Swisher. Additional events scheduled included Family Day, where the students had the opportunity to meet their Academic Advisors and Clinical Mentors.

Clinical Faculty Member Participates in rideATAXIA
July 18, 2017

USF Health SPTRS Clinical Faculty member, Dr. Matthew Lazinski, and his wife, Melissa, participated in rideATAXIA’s First International Adventure in July 2017. This event aimed to unite the patient community by empowering individuals through physical activity and drawing attention to opportunities involving clinical research and awareness of Friedreich’a ataxia (FA). FA is caused by an autosomal […]

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