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. student-presentation-ptag-16

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 followingpt-fall-conf-group_photo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.