Physical Therapy

Mixing Business and Play Makes for a Successful PT Conference

Posted On March 1, 2018
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Students and faculty researchers made a mark on the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting with a record 11 research presentations, including three podium presentations by students. The student researchers presented on topics ranging from cost-effective rehabilitation for rural Veteran stroke survivors to the effect of arm muscle strengthening to improve function in… more »

First Years Receive White Coats at Annual Ceremony

Posted On November 2, 2017
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Forty-four members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 received their white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony and Service of Remembrance on October 26. Receiving the white coats marks the students’ transition to clinical education and professional status as developing healthcare providers.

Starting the ceremony, a second-year student and class president… more »

Class of 2017: D.P.T. Grad Serves Disabled Community…at Home and Abroad

Posted On May 18, 2017
Categories Physical Therapy

Laura Bonin grew up around people with disabilities because her mother is an occupational therapist. She wanted to be involved with a group that helped the disabled community during her studies in physical therapy at Georgia State. This desire led her to join the Georgia Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND), an interdisciplinary training… more »

PT Graduate Students Win Second Lewis School Grad Research Conference

Posted On April 12, 2017
Categories News, Physical Therapy

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held the second annual Graduate Research Conference on April 10, with 27 posters presented by more than 30 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.

Congratulations this year’s winners of the Lewis School Graduate… more »

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 »