Faculty, Staff, and Student News and Achievements
News out of the Department of Physical Therapy
The Patricia Leahy Lab continues to grow. PT faculty have installed an 8-camera Vicon Bonita 10 motion capture system that will allow us to measure and evaluate biomechanics in the upper and lower extremities.
David Logerstedt, PT, PhD, SCS, assistant professor of physical therapy, had a productive spring semester at USciences. He has had publications on the importance of limb symmetry and return to activity criteria for a special Rio Olympics 2016 issue for Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy and a 2-part publication with experts in the area of early sports specialization in young athletes for Sports Health. Dave also recently spoke at the International Cartilage Repair Society meeting in Chicago on joint loading after knee cartilage repair. He is the APTA representative for the AAOS Osteoarthritis Function and Pain Assessment In-Person Work Group Meeting. Dave received a grant from the Milton Lev Memorial Faculty Research Fund for a pilot study to evaluate performance-based and biomechanical measures early after microfracture surgery of the knee.
Victoria Cloud was presented with the USciences Adjunct Instructor of the Year Award.
Greg Thielman was inducted into the Alpha Eta National Honor Society, USciences Gamma Kappa Theta Chapter
Greg Thielman presented “Structuring practice to facilitate use of the upper extremity post stroke” as a continuing education session at Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; will present also at the Fall 2015 PPTA conference
Kim Ward and Eric Pelletier presented “Academic-community partnerships for experiential learning, evidence-based practice, and knowledge translation,” a concurrent session presentation at The Teaching Professor Conference, May 2015.
Hoglund LT. Mobile devices and software applications to promote learning in a musculoskeletal physical therapy class: a case report. J Phys Ther Educ. 2015; 29(2): 54-61. (peer-reviewed)
Hoglund LT, Lockard MA, Barbe MF, Hillstrom HJ, Song J, Reinus WR, Barr-Gillespie AE. Physical performance measurement in persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis; a pilot study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2015; 28: 335-342. doi: 10.3233/BMR-140525. Epub 2014 Aug 5. (peer-reviewed)
Alumni Class Notes Continued
RICHARD ARTYMOWICZ P'91 has been appointed administrative director of the Center for Wound Healing at Cape Regional Health System—which celebrated its grand opening in July. He will work in conjunction with Restorix Health, providers of comprehensive wound care management solutions. Over the past 22 years, Dr. Artymowicz has held various leadership roles at Cape Regional Medical Center, and most recently served as the director of pharmacy.
JOHN P. BORNEMAN PhD'07, chairman and CEO of Standard Homeopathic Company and Hyland’s, Inc., recently served on a panel to evaluate advertising for over the counter homeopathic products. Dr. Borneman is president on the Board of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States and chairman of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Political Action Committee.
ANTHONY G. MORTELLITI P’51 passed away on August 24, 2015.
JOHN W. POLLARD P’50 passed away on August 31, 2015.
MARK SCHEFFLER P’79 passed away in October 2014.
GERALD JOSEPH OSWALD P'58 passed away on February 21, 2015.
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