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PT Faculty and Alumni Present at National Conference

Nazareth College Physical Therapy Department faculty members Andrew Bartlett, PT, Ph.D., MPA, Connie Chau, PT, Ph.D., Elizabeth Clark, PT, DPT, NCS, Marcia Miller-Spoto, PT, DC, OCS, J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, Ph.D., NCS, C/NDT, Sue Rinere-O’Brien, PT, Ph.D., NCS, Mary Ellen Vore, PT, MS, and 17 Nazareth College physical therapy alumni presented several workshops at the American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting (APTA CSM) in Las Vegas, Nevada in February. This national conference brought together more than 10,000 physical therapy professionals from around the nation for a week of exceptional programming and networking opportunities.

“Life-long learning is a hallmark of the engaged professional,” says Nazareth College Physical Therapy Department Chair Jennifer Collins, PT, MPA, Ed.D. “A wide array of scholarly products were shared, including five that featured the on-campus clinics and wellness programs at Nazareth. It is exciting and rewarding to have half of our faculty and more than a third of our most recent graduating class together at APTA CSM.”

Some of the faculty-student research presentations included “Yoga-Based Approaches on Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities,” “An Internet-Based Diabetes Self-Management Program and Exercise for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes,” and a presentation on the hands-on experience and interdisciplinary work that takes place in Nazareth College’s on-campus physical therapy clinics.

Kelsey Evans

Kelsey Evans '13G, PT, DPT, presenting at the American Physical Therapy Association national meeting in February.