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Archive for September, 2016

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 […]

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, […]

SPTRS Achieves 100% Participation in Faculty Staff Campaign!
September 12, 2016

USF’s annual Faculty Staff Campaign is a fundraising event in which employees donate to a particular area in the USF system. According to USF Health Development and Alumni Relations, SPTRS triumphed, with 100% participation from its faculty and staff during the 2015-16 academic year. These results provide evidence that SPTRS employees stand behind their School’s mission […]

School Director Returns from China Trip
September 8, 2016

USF Health SPTRS Director, Dr. Sandy Quillen recently returned from a 12 day trip to China where he served as a visiting professor for universities in Lanzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.