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SPTRS Graduates First Orthopedic Resident
October 20, 2016

USF Health SPTRS congratulates Dr. Dana Webb, PT, DPT, CSCS, the first graduating resident within the Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Webb completed the residency program during the spring of 2016, while Dr. Megan Heintz and Dr. Matthew Lazinski served as her mentors. (left to right: Dr. Dana Webb and Dr. Aimee Klein, Associate Professor)

World Arthritis Day
World Arthritis Day, October 12, 2016
October 12, 2016

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, an estimated 27 million Americans have some form of osteoarthritis. “Arthritis” is a term used to describe joint inflammation, generating from deterioration of a joint. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, as 1 in 2 people in the United States may develop OA by age 85. […]

USF SPTRS contribution to the Journal of National Academy of Inventors
October 11, 2016

Dr. M. Jason Highsmith, Associate Professor with the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was recognized as editor and contributing author in the current special topics issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors. This issue was released on October 6, 2016, and focuses on clinical research, measurable outcomes, […]

National Physical Therapy Month, October 2016
October 1, 2016

The month of October serves as National Physical Therapy Month, focusing to increase awareness of the field and its multi-faceted purposes. The APTA chooses a theme each year to represent the campaign, ranging from low back pain, aging, balance, to sports injury prevention. The focus for this year’s campaign is to increase awareness of seeking Physical […]

USF/UWF DPT Partnership Extends Educational Opportunities for Local Clinicians
September 29, 2016

The USF/UWF DPT Educational Partnership recently began broadcasting the Andrews Institute Sports Medicine Fellows Conferences (SMFC) from their virtual classroom on the UWF campus. Providing such a service enables local physical therapy clinicians who are unable to join the live session in the Gulf Breeze location, to attend and participate virtually. The classroom provides access to […]

Making a Difference in Pain Management
September 27, 2016

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapy is a safe and effective recommendation for most pain treatment. In efforts to reduce the prescription and use of opioids, APTA’s #Choose PT Campaign raises awareness about the dangers associated with opioids and how patients can move and participate differently in their daily lives. The campaign aims […]

Wound Care: It Takes a Village
September 27, 2016

(Left to Right: USF Health, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences 2nd year students, Sara Sprout, Danielle McGee, Dr. Pamela Scarbrough, Bree Scarbrough, Rachel Sheffield) The American Medical Technologies Education Division partnered with St. Petersburg College on Friday, September 23, 2016, offering Wound Care 2016: It Takes a Village: Do You Have a Cohesive, Functional […]

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Ready, Steady, Balance: Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 21, 2016

According to the National Council of Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Additionally, falls contribute to the growing cost of rehabilitation and can affect one’s quality of life. The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) is recognized on September 22, 2016. Physical Therapists play an active role […]

Dr. Piccione Achieves APTA ACCIP Status
September 20, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Piccione, PT, DPT, on achieving her APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Certification. Dr. Piccione joins USF SPTRS faculty including, Drs. Ambler, Edgeworth, and Musolino in accomplishing APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor status. Among those faculty, USF SPTRS has a total of 13 Basic APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors.

Hands-Only Life Saving Skills
September 14, 2016

Mid-conversation, your colleague drops to the floor and begins losing facial color. You scream for help from on-lookers. Is the co-worker breathing? Is he/she dead? What do I do? Many individuals in such circumstances freeze, motionless in thought, clueless on how to assist in the situation. One’s first thought may be to perform CPR. If so, […]

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