Physical Therapy

PT Receives the 2017 Regents’ Award

Posted On February 9, 2017
Categories News, Physical Therapy

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia selected the Department of Physical Therapy for the 2017 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs.

“This award recognizes our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,” says Andrew Butler, acting department chair. “Our faculty and students contribute… more »

Taking the 2016 PTAG Conference by Storm

Posted On November 30, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Georgia State’s Department of Physical Therapy made an impressive showing at the 2016 Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) fall conference in October. 

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… more »

Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses

Posted On November 2, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Brad Farrell, PhD., assistant professor of physical therapy, researches ways to improve the function of hand prostheses. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a subcontract with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Farrell, who earned his PhD at Georgia Tech and worked there as a graduate research assistant in prosthetics… more »

DPT Students Mark Educational Milestones

Posted On September 13, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

On September 9, the first Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students received their personalized white lab coats and second-year students honored the human cadaver donors in the combined White Coat and Remembrance Ceremony. This unique ceremony, which is hosted by the second-year DPT students, marks the end of formal anatomy studies and the beginning of… more »

Class of 2016 Spotlight: Nick Housley

Posted On May 11, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

A major bicycling wreck changed the course of Nick Housley’s career. A 2012 U.S. Olympic cycling team hopeful, Housley suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe facial injuries. In rehabilitation, he was exposed to behavioral interventions, causing him to trade his plans for medical school for a doctor of physical therapy degree.

Now, Housley is… more »

Physical Therapy Receives University Awards for Service

Posted On April 27, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Students in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are positively impacting communities near and far. Georgia State honors this impact by awarding the Department of Physical Therapy’s Community Practice in Nicaragua the Outstanding University Program.

The Department of Physical Therapy helped a community in Nicaragua where the population is in need.… more »

PT Students Win First Lewis School Graduate Research Conference

Posted On April 19, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held its first Graduate Research Conference April 11. More than 25 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy presented 16 posters.

Winners of the first Lewis School Graduate Research Conference were Sheela Shah and… more »

Taking PT Education Abroad to Rural Nicaragua

Posted On January 14, 2016
Categories News, Physical Therapy

A sunrise over Finca el Peten in rural Nicaragua marks the last day for the Georgia State Doctor of Physical Therapy students in Los Robles. Thirteen PT students along with two faculty, co-directors of this study abroad program, Anne Lorio and Kimberly Morelli, have called the organic coffee farm in the small farming village of… more »

Help Establish a New PT Scholarship

Posted On December 18, 2015
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Help the Class of 1975 establish a scholarship for future physical therapy students! Did you know that PT students only have access to one scholarship? The Class of 1975 wants to remedy that with a new, needs-based scholarship for PT students. We have received a pledge to match any funds given up until February 16,… more »

Barnes '07

In Memoriam

Posted On December 18, 2015
Categories News, Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy mourns the passing of Marylou Barnes, retired chair of physical therapy and professor.

Barnes joined the Georgia State University faculty in 1979 as professor and chair. By the time she ended her chair position in 1986, the department had grown in prestige and produced graduates with a 100 percent pass… more »