Taking the 2016 PTAG Conference by Storm
Boasting the largest student attendance, Georgia State also presented the most posters, with seven different student groups sharing research. Two third-year D.P.T. students, Caroline (Carly) Waters and Lindsay Mishaw, received awards for their work. Waters received the Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy Scholarship, and Mishaw accepted the PTAG Student Research Award.
Not to be outdone by their students, three faculty members also received a research grant from PTAG. Anne Lorio, D.P.T., is examining student PTAG members’ knowledge, attitude and participation and whether their involvement would carrying on after graduation. Kimberly Morelli, D.P.T., is quantifying the benefit of combining therapeutic exercises and lumbar manipulation on improving thigh muscle (quadriceps) activation. Through the collaboration with sports medicine physical therapy at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Liang-Ching Tsai, P.T., Ph.D., will determine the changes in knee and thigh muscle function in adolescents following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.