Shenandoah University’s Division of Physical Therapy is working with Loudoun Soccer to analyze data from STATSports GPS trackers used with players in the organization’s U16, U17, and U18/19 age groups. Shenandoah’s work will help Loudoun Soccer make appropriate adjustments to its training protocols.
The team from SU is led by Dean of the School of Health Professions Karen Abraham, Ph.D., PT, and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Katherine Bain, Ph.D., DPT, ATC. Several graduate students from the physical therapy program will assist with this project.
In other School of Health Professions news:
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Katherine Bain, DPT, Ph.D., and fellow team members just recently published “Exploratory factor analysis of the fear-avoidance beliefs questionnaire in patients with chronic ankle instability” in The Foot.
“The Collaborative Clinical Learning Experience in Physical Therapy: Student and Instructor Perspectives” by Associate Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Melissa Wolff-Burke, Ed.D.; Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Andrea Fergus, DPT, and four physical therapy program graduates, as well as the “Feasibility of Use of the Clinical Internship Evaluation Tool in Full-Time Clinical Education Experiences: A Multi-Institutional Study” by Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Megan Bureau, DPT; Dr. Wolff-Burke, and several other faculty at other institutions, were accepted to the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. “Virtual Reality Instructional Design in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Education: A Randomized Controlled Trial” by Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Aaron Hartstein, DPT, Ph.D., and a dissertation committee was also recently published in the journal.
“Commentary on ‘Characteristics of Interventions to Improve Bone Health in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review’” by Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Andrea Fergus, DPT, and Jodi Burgett ’08, DPT, was accepted in Pediatric PT.
Shenandoah University Physical Therapy is participating in the Marquette Challenge again this year. On March 25, Dr. Bill Boissonnault delivered his continuing education course “Direct Access and Medical Screening: The Sherlock Holmes Approach” and the proceeds benefited the challenge. Another related fundraising event is the “Buzzy’s Race for Research 5K,” which is scheduled for April 24.
Several Division of Physical Therapy faculty, alumni and students presented at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in February.
Division of Occupational Therapy Director and Associate Professor Cathy Shanholtz, OTD, and Associate Director of Occupational Therapy and Assistant Professor Callie Victor, Ph.D., recently presented on “Hybrid Teaching & Learning Environments and Strategies for Graduate Students” at the VA Tech Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.