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Dr. Musolino Re-Elected to Second Term as President of APTA Education Section
May 27, 2016

Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, SPTRS faculty member and Coordinator of Clinical Education, was re-elected to her second term as President of the APTA Education Section. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a professional organization representing more than 93,000 and seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical […]

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SPTRS Launches Back Injury Prevention Study with Tampa Bay Firefighters
May 11, 2016

Dr. John Mayer of the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences along with Tampa Fire Rescue  have launched a $1.3M Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) back injury prevention study to assess the effectiveness of a worksite exercise regimen targeted to reduce the risk of low back injury and disability in firefighters — a physically demanding occupation […]

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Graduation of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Students
May 9, 2016

Twenty eight Florida physical therapists graduated with the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree at the USF Health commencement that took place on Friday evening, May 6, 2016 at the Sun Dome on the Tampa campus.

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SPTRS Faculty Serve on APTA House of Delegates
May 6, 2016

Three SPTRS faculty members continue their terms of service to the national American Physical Therapy Association in 2016. Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, PT, MSEd, EdD, Chief Delegate – Florida, in her second and final term, along with Dr. Becca Edgeworth, PT, DPT, OCS, Delegate – West Central District and Dr. Steve Ambler, PT, DPT, OCS serve […]

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Dr. Tolle was featured in Perspectives Navigating Conferences
May 5, 2016

A successful conference begins with planning ahead.  In an article in the May 2016 perspectives magazine, Ginny Tolle, PT, DPT, an orthopedic resident at SPTRS, speaks highly of the benefits of using a mobile app for conferences, well in advance of attendance, whenever apps are available.  This planning tool will help you make the most of […]

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Commentary Published in The Spine Journal
May 4, 2016

O’Dane Brady, DC a student in the Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine has co-authored a commentary published in The Spine Journal, 2016 Mar;16(3):313-4. Brady collaborated with Simon Dagenais, DC, PhD, MSc (primary author) on the commentary titled “In evidence-based medicine, more […]

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SPTRS Faculty Receive Research Awards
April 27, 2016

Dr. Seok Hun Kim (Co-Principal Investigator) collaborating with Dr. Kyle Reed (Principal Investigator) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received a grant for $199,858 from the National Science Foundation, Partnership for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research – Technology Translation for support of a project entitled “PFI: AIR-TT: Enhancing the Balance and Control of Crutch Walking Using a […]

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SPTRS Students Poster Accepted at CMSC Meeting
March 8, 2016

USF SPTRS DPT students Beth Tillman and Jordan Luther have had a poster accepted for presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) along with Dr. Derrick Robertson, Lise Casady and Dr. Jeannie Stephenson. The annual meeting of the CMSC will be held in National Harbor, MD June 1-4, 2016. […]

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Dr. Musolino Co-Author of 6th Edition of Patient Practitioner Interaction
February 15, 2016

Patient Practitioner Interaction has been the go-to resource for students to learn and develop effective interpersonal professional behavior for more than twenty years and is now updated to its Sixth Edition. This textbook has become the cornerstone for many healthcare professionals to learn and develop effective interpersonal professional behaviors. Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, SPTRS Coordinator of Clinical Education, […]

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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Granted Accreditation
February 10, 2016

The USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program has been granted a 5 year accreditation (2-29-16 to 2-29-21) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). ABPTRFE is the accrediting body for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for post-professional residency and fellowship programs […]

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