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Archive for October, 2016

USF SPTRS Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony
October 25, 2016

USF Health SPTRS held the annual Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony on Thursday, October 20th, in the USF School of Music Concert Hall. This ceremony symbolized the commitment and professionalism the DPT Class of 2019 will exhibit as they embark on their three year journey to becoming future Physical Therapists. Dr. William S. Quillen, Director of SPTRS, […]

Love Your Bones: World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, 2016
October 25, 2016

According to the APTA, thin bones are the cause of 1.5 million fractures per year in the United States, while hip fractures result in a total of 300K hospitalizations. Osteoporosis is a common bone disease among the elderly population in which bones began thinning and losing density, causing an increased risk of breaks. World Osteoporosis Day […]

Global PT Day of Service
October 25, 2016

The field of Physical Therapy aims to make a difference in the community through helping patients live a healthy and active life. The APTA recognized October 15, 2016 as Global PT Day of Service to raise awareness of the field and inform patients of the dynamic role Physical Therapists can play in their lives. Faculty and […]

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, 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 […]