The Department of Physical Therapy will be well represented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy (PPTA) Conference in Valley Forge Convention Center on October 15. Seven faculty members and 27 students and alumni will be on hand for presentations and poster sessions.
Posters on October 15:
“The Effects Of Balance Training On Falls Risk In Community-Dwelling Frail Elders” by Capri Comer DPT’11; Steve Goodwin DPT’11; Ryan Brewbaker DPT’11; Carol Maritz, PT, EdD, GCS, vice chair/associate professor.
“Health Literacy in a Physical Therapy Clinic” by Lora Packel, assistant professor; Megan Beam DPT’11; Mary Abbott DPT’11; Amber Breski DPT’11; and Elizabeth Hearn DPT’11.
“Near-Peer Teaching: Comfort level of students with near-peer lecturers and classic guest lecturers” by Greg Thielman, PT, EdD, ATC, assistant professor; Ryan Marek DPT’11; and Brian Scott DPT’11.
“A Comparison Of Two Taping Techniques: Kinesio And Mcconnell, Versus No Tape, And The Effect On Shoulder Pain” by Marc Campolo, PT, PhD, SCS,ATC, CSCS, chair and associate professor; Kaitlin DuRoss DPT’11; Michael Mount DPT’11; Peter McCauley DPT’11.
Presentation on October 16
Roberta Stringer DPT’11 plays the role of defendant in the presentation “Why Me? A Mock Trial Emphasizing Defense and Risk Management Strategies.”