Shenandoah Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) students performed volunteer work this summer at Camp Follow the Leader, which is a week-long day camp for children with special needs, ages 6-10, who have unique physical, sensory, emotional, social and/or developmental challenges. Clare Polis ’24, Riley Seymour ’23, Emma Wagley ’24, and Emily Walker represented Shenandoah University’s PT program at the camp. Walker, a third year PT student, was awarded a scholarship for her exemplary service to her buddy and other campers. Several of these PT students, as well as Adjunct OT faculty member Molly Connor, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy alum Matt Thompson ’17, ’19, and two Master of Science in Occupational Therapy students were featured in The Winchester Star for their involvement in the summer camp presented by Valley Health. (Seymour is shown above in a photo by Jeff Taylor, published in The Winchester Star.)
Shenandoah Physical Therapy students and grads this summer continued the tradition of working as counselors at the Adventure Amputee Camp (AAC). Anna Meyer ’23, Diego Herrera ’23, and Rachel Quinn-Brown ’18, DPT, joined SUPT grad and AAC President and Head Counselor Karen Hall-Hicks ’08, PT, at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina for the 32nd year of camp.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy A.J. Lievre, DPT, Ed.D., recently successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, “Exploring Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Faculty’s Beliefs About the Therapeutic Relationship” and earned his Ed.D. from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Distinguished Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Anthony A. Miller, M.Ed., PA-C, has been featured in the Physician Assistant Education Association’s publication PAEA Online, which is celebrating 50 years of the organization. Miller is featured in a “Past President Snapshot.” Miller served as PAEA president from 1992-1993.
Occupational Therapy Instructor Sarah Sidar, M.S., is presenting at the American Occupational Therapy Association RDSIS (Rehabilitation & Disability Special Interest Section) practice chat on pelvic health on Aug. 17.
Occupational Therapy Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning Kelly McClintock, OTD; Adjunct Instructor of Occupational Therapy Daniel W. Martin Jr., Ph.D., and five Doctor of Occupational Therapy students had a recent publication appear in the American Journal of Applied Psychology: “Hippotherapy for Children with ASD: Heart Rate Variability and Emotion Dysregulation.” Read the article at the American Journal of Applied Psychology online.
Photo Credit: Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star