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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 […]

DPT Students Present at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center’s Annual Meeting
July 5, 2017

                Students from USF Health DPT Class of 2017, Ms. Valerie Dickinson and Ms. Jamie Dolley, presented a poster at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in New Orleans, along with faculty member Dr. Jeannie Stephenson, Assistant Professor. The CMSC annual meeting is […]

DPT 2019 Students Selected as USF MS STEP UP Scholars
June 30, 2017

Congratulations to USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science DPT 2019 students, Chloe Moreno and David Kroger, who have been selected as scholars in the USF MS STEP UP (Multiple Sclerosis Standardized Training and Education) Program. They were selected in May 2017 by the MS STEP UP Leadership Team and will receive a scholarship provided […]

SPTRS Faculty Members Present at 2017 APTA NEXT Conference & Expo
June 28, 2017

SPTRS faculty members attended and presented various research topics at the 2017 American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference and Exposition, held in Boston, MA, on June 21-24, 2017. Dr. Steven Amber, Associate Professor, and Dr. Peter Joseph Canarela, Assistant Professor, received an Abstract Special Recognition Award for their presentation. Their poster described a novel approach to […]

APTA House of Delegates Present at 2017 NEXT Conference
June 27, 2017

The APTA House of Delegates announce the location of the 2018 NEXT Annual Conference & Expo by dressing the part. Dr. Steven Ambler, Chair of the West Central District Leadership House of Delegates and Associate Professor at USF, plays Mickey Mouse as he unveils the conference will be hosted in Florida.

SPTRS Clinical Faculty Earn APTA Certification
June 27, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Piccione, PT, DPT, and Dr. Dana Webb, PT, DPT, on passing the board certification exam. Dr. Piccione is now recognized as a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, and is the only USF SPTRS faculty member who has earned this certification thus far. Dr. Webb, an alumna of both the USF […]

SPTRS Faculty Member Designated ImPACTtm-Trained Physical Therapist
June 23, 2017

Congratulations to SPTRS Faculty member, Dr. William S. Quillen, on his designation as an ImPACTtm Trained Physical Therapist committed to excellence in comprehensive concussion rehabilitation and management through the latest clinical methodologies and research. As the prevalence and awareness of concussions continues to rise, physical therapists have become an integral part of multi-disciplinary concussion management teams.

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