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August 2019

Dr. Alexia Lairson is welcomed as a new faculty member in the Physical Therapy program.

July 2019

Dr. Toni Doty is presented at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Conference, Innovations in School-Based Physical Therapy Practice July 12-13, 2019 St. Louis, MO. The title of her presentation: Preparing Adolescents & Young Adults for Transition from School to Adulthood.

Dr. Toni Doty is presenting a full day course in Columbus, at the School Based Practitioner’s Summit, on August 5, 2019. The title of her presentation is: The Role of Related Service Providers in Supporting Students Transitioning to Adulthood.

May 2019

Dr. Toni Doty is an invited speaker at the following conferences:

  • July 11-12: APTA Innovations in School Based Therapy Conference: Washington University, St Louis. "Transition to Adulthood. Role of the Physical Therapist."
  • August 5: School Based Practitioner’s Summit: Columbus, OH "Preparing Adolescents for Transition from School to Adulthood.”

Dr. Amy Hassen earned tenure and has been promoted to Associate Professor.

Dr. Amy Hassen was re-elected to represent Ohio in the American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates.

April 2019

Ashley Christopher, DPT class of 2019 was accepted to the Neurologic Residency at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin VA. She will be an adjunct faculty at Marquette University during this time.

Kelsey Browning, DPT class of 2019 was accepted to a pediatric residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Children's Hospital.

Sarah Wechter, DPT class of 2019 was accepted to a residency at the Institute for Athlete Regeneration

Megan Kudlac, DPT class of 2019 was accepted to an orthopedic residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which includes a teaching assistant component at George Washington University in DC.

March 2019

Dr. Christine McCallum was selected to participate in the ELP (Educational Leadership Partnership) Criteria for Excellence Meeting taking place at APTA headquarters on May 17-18, 2019. Dr. McCallum will represent the clinical education community.

Dr. Toni Doty was accepted to present at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC) in Disneyland, CA November 15-17, 2019. Her presentation is titled,
Off to College! Experiences of Students, Peer Mentors, and Physical Therapists in working with Students with Disabilities at 4 year Universities.

Griswold D, Wilhelm M, Donaldson M, Learman K, Cleland J. Effectiveness of superficial and deep dry needling for reducing pain and disability in individuals with orthopedic spinal conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Man Manip Ther, 2019. Epub ahead of print.

January 2019

Timmerberg, J., Dole, R., Silberman, N., Goffar S., Mathur D., Miller A., Murray, L. Pelletier D., Simpson M., Stolfi A., Thompson, A., Utzman R. (December, 2018) Physical Therapist Student Readiness for Entrance into the First Full-time Clinical Experience: A Delphi Study. PTJ, https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzy134.

Antonette Doty and Hillary Lawrence will be presenting on the topic of Innovations in Outcome Measures and Exercise Dosing for Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities at the Spring OPTA conference, April 2019.

October 2018

Cavanaugh E, Richardson J, McCallum C, Wilhelm M. The predictive validity of physical performance measures in determining markers of preclinical disability inn community dwelling middle aged and older adults: A Systematic review. Phys Ther. 2018. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy109.

Daniela Ortenzi, a Walsh Honors Student, has applied for and received a 2018 OPTA research grant to support her work on her Senior Honors Thesis Project: Impact of Inpatient Physical Therapy Intervention on Adults with Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. Alysha Walter, Clinical Assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is the faculty research advisor and co-applicant for the grant. “The function of the Ohio Association Research Fund is to promote and support research studies relative to clinical practice, education or administration which will enhance the profession of physical therapy.”

Abruscato K, Browning K, Deleandro D, Menard W. Diagnostic accuracy of the lever sign in detecting anterior cruciate ligament tears: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Accepted for presentation at East Central District Student Symposium. November 6, 2018.

Cope T, Wechter S, Stucky M, Thomas C, Wilhelm M. The Impact of Lumbopelvic Control on Overhead Performance and Shoulder Injury in Overhead Athletes: A Systematic Review. Accepted for presentation at East Central District Student Symposium. November 6, 2018.

Toni Doty PT, PhD, PCS and Hillary Lawrence PT, DPT were selected to present an educational session entitled ”Innovations in Outcome Measures and Exercise Dosing for Adolescents and Adults with Lifelong Disabilities” at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference on 11/9/18 in Chattanooga, TN.

September 2018

Christine McCallum is serving on the 2018 Educational Leadership Conference Programming Committee.

Christine McCallum was selected to serve as participant in the National Clinical Education Strategic Planning group. She will lead the Clinical Education Research Agenda Subgroup. The group will meet at APTA in October 2018. It is an 18 month commitment.

Christine McCallum is representing the NCCE (ACAPT) in the first dual collaborative project with the Clinical Education SIG (APTA). She is co-leading the development of a Clinical Education Placement Process Taskforce, which will investigate the future of clinical education student placements and make recommendations to ACAPT and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education.

May 2018

Matthew Mucha, DPT class 2017 was awarded an Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Scholarship.

April 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Ritzline, Dean of School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, on her selection as a recipient of the APTA Lucy Blair Service Award.

Congratulations to Melissa Lippencott, (Class 2005), who was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Educator Award at the 2018 Ohio Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Business Meeting. Melissa is the Site Coordinator of Clinical Education and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.

January 2018

Berenshteyn Y, Gibson K, Hackett GC, Trem AB, Wilhelm M. Is standing balance altered in individuals with chronic low back pain?: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2018. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1433240.

December 2017

Grants L, Powell B, Gessel C, Hiser F, Hassen A. Gait deficits under dual task conditions in the concussed adolescent and young athlete population: a systematic review. IJSPT. 2017; 12(7), 1011-1022.

September 2017

Amy Hassen, Mark Wilhelm, and Robert S. Phillips. “The “Softer Side” of the Admissions Process- Past, Present and Future.” Research Platform Presentation at Education Learning Conference 2107. Columbus, Ohio. October 14, 2017.

Robert S. Phillips and Amy Hassen. “The Use of Technology in PT/PTA Education.” Educational Session at Education Learning Conference 2107. Columbus, Ohio. October 15, 2017.

Thorpe E, Smith A, Garrett K, Reneker JC, Phillips RP. Outcome measure scores predict discharge destination in patients with stroke: a systematic review and meta- analysis Poster Presentation at Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Scientific Symposium, Columbus, Ohio. October 20, 2017.

Gray M, Petit S, DeFelice B, Bales S. What interventions are best for individuals with Parkinson disease: A systematic review of tango. Poster Presentation at Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Scientific Symposium, Columbus, Ohio. October 20, 2017.

Bernet B, Meyer S, Bauch P, Peskura E, Donaldson M. The effects of hip-targeted physical therapy interventions on low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Accepted for poster presentation at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association’s 2017 Scientific Symposium.

Hassen A, Klingaman A, Reneker J (2017) Medical Management of Males and Females in Return to Learn and Return to Player Concussion: An Observational Study. Int J Sports Exerc Med 3:066. doi.org/10.23937/2469-5718/1510066

The following abstract has been accepted for presentation as a platform presentation by the Education Section at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2018. Engelhard C, McCallum CA, Applebaum D, Teglia V. Development of an Innovative Taxonomy through Investigation of the Director of Clinical Education Roles and Responsibilities

It was announced that Dr. Leigh Murray was appointed as the Director of Walsh University’s new Institute of Community Health.

October 2017

Amy Hassen, Mark Wilhelm, and Robert S. Phillips. “The “Softer Side” of the Admissions Process- Past, Present and Future.” Education Learning Conference 2107. Columbus, Ohio. October 14, 2017.

Robert S. Phillips and Amy Hassen. “The Use of Technology in PT/PTA Education.” Education Learning Conference 2107. Columbus, Ohio. October 15, 2017.

Thorpe E, Smith A, Garrett K, Reneker JC, Phillips RP. Outcome measure scores predict discharge destination in patients with stroke: a systematic review and meta- analysis. Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Scientific Symposium, Columbus, Ohio. October 20, 2017.

Gray M, Petit S, DeFelice B, Bales S. What interventions are best for individuals with Parkinson disease: A systematic review of tango. Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Scientific Symposium, Columbus, Ohio. October 20, 2017.

August 2017

Engelhard C, McCallum CA, Applebaum D, Teglia V. Development of an Innovative Taxonomy through Investigation of the Director of Clinical Education Roles and Responsibilities. Accepted for as a platform presentation by the Education Section at APTA CSM 2018.

Hassen A, Klingaman A, Reneker J (2017) Medical Management of Males and Females in Return to Learn and Return to Play a er Concussion: An Observational Study. Int J Sports Exerc Med 3:066. doi.org/10.23937/2469-5718/1510066

Thorpe E, Garrett K, Smith AM, Reneker JC, and Phillips RS. Outcome measure scores predict discharge destination in patients with acute and sub-acute stroke: a systematic review and series of meta-analyses. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Accepted for publication.

Arth K, Cecil A, Bergman A, Shumaker E, Ritzline P, Paz J. Physical Therapist Student Outcomes of Interprofessional Education in Professional (Entry-Level) Physical Therapist Education Programs: A Systematic Review. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Accepted for publication.

Recker A, Broome E, Farrell A, Putt R, McCallum C, Paz J. Factors Impacting Discharge Destination from Acute Care for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. Accepted for publication.

Bernet B, Meyer S, Bauch P, Peskura E, Donaldson M. The effects of hip-targeted physical therapy interventions on low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Accepted for poster presentation at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association’s 2017 Scientific Symposium.

July 2017

Seeber GH, Wilhelm MP, Windisch G, Appell Coriolano H-J, Matthijs OC, Sizer PS*. Cadaveric evaluation of the lateral anterior drawer test for examining posterior cruciate ligament integrity. Int J Sports Phys Ther 2017; Accepted

Doty A. Preparing Adolescents & Young Adults for Transition from School to Adulthood. Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy American Physical Therapy Association Innovations in School-Based Physical Therapy Practice 2017. Washington, DC

April 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Donaldson for being selected as one of 20 Under 40 Award winners for ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Canton Repository.

On March 25, 2017, over 100 students from multiple institutions attended the Interprofessional Education Session at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Walsh DPT had 23 students from the Class of 2018 participate.

March 2017

Congratulations to Alexia Lairson DPT ‘09, who was selected as the 2017 OPTA Clinical Educator of the Year. This is the second year in a row that a Walsh University DPT Alumni and CI for our program was selected for this honor. Last year, Clay Moughiman won this award.

February 2017

Dedinsky R., Baker L, Imbus S., Bowman M., Murray L. Exercises that facilitate optimal hamstring and quadriceps co-activation to help decrease ACL injury risk in healthy females: A systematic review of the literature. ISJPT. February 2017; 12(1): 3-15.

Jarman N, Brooks T, James CR, Hooper T, Wilhelm M, Brismée JM, Domenech M, Kotara S, Sizer P. Deep neck flexor endurance in the adolescent and young adult: normative data and associated attributes. PM R, 2017; Accepted.

Wilhelm M, Matthijs O, Browne K, Seeber G, Matthijs A, Sizer P, Brismee JM, James R, Gilbert KK. Deformation response of the iliotibial band-tensor fascia lata complex to clinical-grade longitudinal tension loading in-vitro. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(1):16-24.

January 2017

An APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing workshop was held on January 6-7, 2017 at Walsh University. Approximately half of the attendees were Walsh DPT alumni.

December 2016

Wilhelm M, Matthijs O, Browne K, Seeber G, Matthijs A, Sizer PS, Brismee JM, James CR, Gilbert K. Deformation response of the iliotibial band-tensor fascia latae complex to clinical-grade longitudinal tension loading in vitro. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2016, Accepted.

November 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Reneker, Amy Hassen, Robert Phillips, M. Clay Moughiman, Megan Donaldson, Jaqueline Moughiman for receiving First Place Overall: The Dick Erhard Platform Presentation Award at AAOMPT 2016 for their project: Effectiveness Of Early Physical Therapy Intervention For Patients With Dizziness After A Sports-Related Concussion: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Dr. Toni Doty presented The Role of Related Service Providers in Supporting Students Transitioning to Adulthood on Nov 7-9, 2016, for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's 66th Annual Conference on Exceptional Children; Greensboro, NC

Congratulations to Walsh Alumni: Reneker JC1,2,3, Weems K1, Scaia V1. Effects of an integrated geriatric group balance class within an entry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy program on students' perceptions of geriatrics and geriatric education in the United States. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Oct 25. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2016.13.35. [Epub ahead of print]

October 2016

Dempsey M, Paolucci A, Nemunaitis H, Jones A, Reneker J. The Prevalence of Visual or Vestibular Disturbances in Blast-Induced Mild TBI: A Systematic Review recently won the best poster project submitted for the 2016 scientific symposium of the Ohio PT Association.

Dr. Christine McCallum was re-elected and installed as the Vice-Chair of the National Consortium of Clinical Education, a consortium of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), during the Educational Leadership Council held October 6-9 in Phoenix, Az.

Dr. Christine McCallum is serving as the Chair of the Integrated Clinical Education work-panel, one of the three strategic initiative work panels developed by the ACAPT Board of Directors to address academic priorities related to clinical education at the national level.

Mucha MD, Caldwell W, Schlueter EL, Walters C, Hassen A. Hip abductor strength and lower extremity running related injury in distance runners: A systematic review. J Sci Med Sport (2016).

Wright L, Donaldson MB, Wassinger C, Emerson Kavchak A. Subacute Effects of Cervicothoracic Spinal Thrust/Nonthrust in Addition to Shoulder Manual Therapy Plus Exercise Intervention in Individuals with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Pilot Study. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2016; Accepted.

September 2016

Reneker J. Donaldson M. Acute Dizziness after Sports-Related Concussion: Can Physical Therapists Offer Better Treatment than Just “Physical and Cognitive Rest”? Accepted for a Breakout Presentation. AAOMPT Annual Conference, St. Louis MO. 2016

Dickerson S, Weaver J, Thacker J, Boyson A, Junak D, Ritzline P, Donaldson M. The effect of exercise therapy for temporomandibular joint disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehab. 2016. Accepted for publication.

Accepted for an Education Section platform presentation at CSM 2017:
McCallum CA, Engelhard C, Applebaum D, Teglia V. Trends, issues and challenges and the Director of Clinical Education: Preparing for a new direction in physical therapist clinical education. 2017 APTAQ Combined Sections meeting. Education Section Platform Presentation. San Antonio, Texas.

Cook C, Petersen S, Donaldson M, Wilhelm M, Learman K. Does early change predict long-term (6 months) improvements in subjects who receive manual therapy for low back pain? Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2016; Accepted.

AUGUST 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Ritzline who will be co-presenting at ELC this October in Arizona: Brown DD, Resnik C, Brown SK, Nithman RW, Ritzline PD. “Integrating and Assessing the new CAPTE Interprofessional Education Standards in the Clinic.”

JULY 2016

Englehard C. Both A, Apke T, McCallum C, Pollak A. In the Pursuit of Excellence: Reframing Your Clinical Education Program. Accepted for presentation at APTA 2016 Educational Leadership Conference (ELC). October 2016.

Soper S, Erickson M, Timmerberg JA, McCallum C, Baylis J, Weatherbee E. Clinical Education Summit Strategic Initiatives: Updates and Ideas. Accepted for presentation at APTA 2016 Educational Leadership Conference (ELC). October 2016.

Segal R. Jensen G, McCallum C, Nordstrom T. Building our Educational Research Capacity: How do we Strengthen our Foundation? Accepted for presentation at APTA 2016 Educational Leadership Conference (ELC). October 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Phillips for receiving his board certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Congratulations to Dr. Toni Doty for receiving her recertification in Pediatric Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Congratulations to Abby Schory, Erik Bidinger, Josh Wolf and Dr. Leigh Murray for the article “A Systematic Review of the Exercises That Produce Optimal Muscle Ratios of the Scapular Stabilizers in Normal Shoulders” published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy in June of 2016. Reference: Schory A., Bidinger E., Wolf J., & Murray L. A Systematic Review of the Exercises That Produce Optimal Muscle Ratios of the Scapular Stabilizers in Normal Shoulders. IJSPT. 2016; 11(3): 321-337.

APRIL 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Clay Moughiman, DPT Class 2009, who was selected as the OPTA Outstanding Clinical Educator for 2016. He will be recognized at the OPTA meeting in April.
Congratulations to a recent publication approval. Hillary Markel H, Kline N, Hills S, Weems K, Doty A. Effectiveness of exercise on functional mobility in adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Physiotherapy Canada.

Riley SP, Covington K, Landry MD, McCallum C, Engelhard C, Cook CE. Selectivity of physiotherapist programs in the United States does not differ by institutional funding source or research activity level. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Apr 15. doi:0.3352/jeehp.2016.13.17 [Epub ahead of print]

Dr. Toni Doty has received recertification as a board-certified clinical specialist in Pediatric physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)

MARCH 2016

Welcome to new PT faculty, Mark Wilhelm PT, DPT, ABD.

The Ohio-Kentucky Consortium is excited to announce that this year’s winner of the Karen O’Loughlin Clinical Instructor Credentialing Award is Ryan Tedrick, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT of NovaCare Rehabilitation. Nominated by Walsh University DPT Program.

FEBRUARY 2016

Dr. Leigh Murray, PT, PhD has been selected for the ACAPTE Panel on Student Readiness.
Donaldson MB. Peterson S. Cook CE. Learman K. A Prescriptively Selected Non-Thrust Manipulation versus a Therapist Selected Non-Thrust Manipulation for Treatment of Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JOSPT. Accepted. Feb 2016.

Rundle R. Roberts J. Whitney G. Mankins S. Dille C. Donaldson MB. Hassen A. A Comparison Between Civilian and Military Physical Therapists’ Knowledge in Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Descriptive Study. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Accepted. Jan 2016.

Donaldson MB. Willis L. Bragg M. Ross L. Myer C. Efficacy of a General Lumbar Stabilization exercise program versus and motor control stabilization program in adolescent athletes with spondylolisthesis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Platform Presentation APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). Abstract Published JOSPT. February 2016.

Megan Donaldson PT, PhD was appointed by the executive of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) to Conference Committee Chair for a 3-year term.

December 2015

An  Inaugural APTA Education Section Research Grant was awarded to: 

Principal Investigator: Christine McCallum PT PhD, Walsh University, N Canton, OH; Co-investigators: Donna Applebaum, PT, DPT, MGH, Boston, MA; Chalee R. Engelhard, PT, EdD, MBA, GCS, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; and Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT, NCS, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

For their project: Trends, issues and challenges facing the Director of Clinical Education: Preparing direction in physical therapist clinical education.

The following article was accepted: Megan Schwieterman, Kayla Fier, John Berni, Natalie Swartz, Robert S. Phillips, and Jennifer C. Reneker Reliability and Validity of the Functional Gait Assessment: A Systematic Review. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics.

NOVEMBER 2015

Dr. Pamela Ritzline has been elected as Chair of the PT Panel for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Paz J, Klein D, Carlo N, Stimpert K, Green M, D’Agostino R. Acute Kidney Injury Clinical Summary has been accepted for publication to APTA PTNow.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Ritzline for her poster being accepted to CSM. This is in addition to her platform that was accepted previously: TITLE: "From Clinic to Classroom: Outcomes of a Faculty Development Workshop for New Faculty in Physical Therapy Education" AUTHORS: Michael Pagliarulo; Pamela Ritzline; Martha Hinman

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Donaldson for her research being accepted as a platform at AAOMPT Conference: Title: Prescriptively Prescribed Non-Thrust Manipulation Versus a Pragmatically Prescribed Non-Thrust Manipulation for Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Authors: Megan Donaldson PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Shannon Petersen PT, DScPT, FAAOMPT, Chad Cook PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Ken Learman PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Donaldson for her research being accepted as a platform at CSM Conference: Title: Efficacy of a General Lumbar Stabilization/Strengthening Exercise Program Versus Lumbar Stabilization/Motor Control in Youth Athletes with Spondylolisthesis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Megan Donaldson PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Lauren Willis DPT, Amy Lawver DPT, Elise Pelligra DPT, Lori Ross MPT, Malinda Bragg PT, MS.

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Donaldson for her work being accepted as a platform at the Lilly Conference for College Teaching in Miami Ohio, Title: Vaulting Faculty and Student Development to a New Level: Impact and Research Implications of the Emergenetics Profile. David Brobeck PhD, Ron Scott PhD, Megan Donaldson PhD, Carl Taylor PhD
Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum for her recent work: Engelhard C, McCallum, C, & Cook C (November 2015). Using evidence to support curricular change in Physical Therapy programs. Interactive poster presentation. Lilly Conference (International), Oxford, OH.

Congratulations to Dr. Leigh Murray and Dr. Christine McCallum for their recent scholarly dissemination: Murray L, McCallum C. The “Annual PT Check”: Utilizing a physical therapist health and wellness screening to promote didactic application and mentoring between first and third Year DPT students. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, CA. Accepted for Poster presentation, Education Section.

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum for her collaborative work to be presented at CSM: Howman J, Horton E, Duke J, Swisher A, McCallum CA, Sindelara B. Clinical Performance Outcomes Following Integrated Clinical Education Experiences: A Comparison of Four Models. Education Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, CA. Accepted for platform presentation, Education Section.

Congratulations to Dr. Jaime Paz for publishing 7 case studies in Learman K and Cook C (editors) textbook entitled One Hundred Orthopedic Cases published by Pearson, 2015.
October 2015

Abbey Schory, Erik Bidinger, Josh Wolf, and Dr. Murray presented “A systematic review of the exercises that facilitate maximal muscle activation and produce optimal ratio levels of the scapular stabilizers (upper trapezius, middle trapezius, lower trapezius, and serratus anterior) in normal shoulders” as a poster at the 2015 OPTA Fall conference.

Megan Schwieterman, Colleen Traxler, Kayla Fier, and Dr. Murray will be presenting “Short-term impact of functional strength training on body composition and functional performance in prostate cancer survivors receiving ADT: a pilot-study” as a poster at the 2016 CSM conference (Oncology section) in Anaheim, CA.

Dr. Murray and Dr. McCallum will be presenting "The “Annual PT Check”: Utilizing a Physical Therapist Health and Wellness screening to promote Didactic Application and Mentoring between First and Third Year Doctoral Physical Therapist Students" as a poster at the 2016 CSM conference (Education section) in Anaheim, CA.

AUGUST 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum for graduating as an APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellow on July 29, 2015.

JULY 2015

Dr. Christine McCallum and her colleagues have been accepted to the 2015 Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching. November 2015. Engelhard C, McCallum CA. “Using Evidence to Support Curricular Change in Physical Therapy Programs"

Dr. Pamela Ritzline and her colleagues have their project titled: “Diagnostic and Treatment Classification of Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders and/or Headaches” accepted for presentation by the following Section: Orthopaedics: Pain Management for CSM 2016.

Dr. Toni Doty is presenting for APTA again at "Innovations in School Based PT Conference" in San Juan Capistrano, CA from July 24-26. She will then fly back to Wash DC to present at the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) conference (7/27-28) on the Role of PT/OT as related service providers in schools.

Drew Junak, DPT class 2016, has been appointed as an APTA Student Brand Champion and is also running for the position of President of the APTA Student Assembly.

Matthew Mucha, DPT class 2017 is running for the position of PT delegate of the APTA Student Assembly.

MAY 2015

Dr. Jennifer Reneker was selected by the VA's National Physical Therapy Field Advisory Council to serve on the National PT Education Workgroup Committee to develop a national strategic plan for PT education in the Veterans Administration.

Congratulations to Dana Brown, Julie Elsass, Lauren Reed, Ashley Miller and Jen Reneker on their publication in Sports Medicine: Differences in symptom reporting between males and females at baseline and after a sports-related concussion: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Congratulations to Scott Arnold, Aaron Stewart, Heather Moor, Rita Eisenhauer, and Jen Reneker for the acceptance of: The effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation interventions in treating unilateral peripheral vestibular disorders: A systematic review in Physiotherapy Research International

Heather Moor, Rita Eisenhauer, Kathleen Killian, Nick Proudfoot, Ashley Henriques, Joseph Congeni, and Jen Reneker had a publication: The relationship between adherence behaviors and recovery time in adolescents after a sports-related concussion: An observational study accepted into the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Matt Mucha, DPT class of 2017, was selected as a winner of the OPTA House of Delegates Essay Contest. Matt will serve at the House of Delegates for APTA Annual Conference in June 2015.
Drew Junak, DPT class of 2016, was selected as a winner of the APTA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill and will attend the conference in Washington DC in June 2015.

Stephen Ely, DPT class of 2016, was elected as Vice-Chair of the OPTA Student Special Interest Group.

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum and Dr. Jaime Paz for being awarded tenure.
Congratulations to Dr. Jen Reneker for winning the Faculty Scholar Award at Walsh University.

APRIL 2015

Englehard C. & McCallum CA. A description of current curricular design models used in physical therapy clinical education and their relationship to pass rates on the National Physical Therapy Examination. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. Will be published October 2015.

Dr. Christine McCallum was asked to serve on an American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) task force to help ACAPT provide advice to the Foundation for Physical Therapy on setting an Education Research agenda.

Dr. Christine McCallum was asked to serve on an American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) task force about integrated clinical education experiences.

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