Physical Therapy

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HSC Professor to chair a national group on the impact of COVID-19By Jan Jarvis Dr. Yasser Salem, Professor of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to chair a national group that will focus on identifying the impact of COVID-19 on children with disability, their families and professionals working with them. He will lead a work group created by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Read More »

Jun 8, 2020

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Students learn to use animals to improve patient outcomesBy Diane Smith Cokeita’s wavy hair spilled on the ground at the feet of several physical therapy students – she had no idea her tresses were a source of inspiration. The students pondered a class assignment: How could they incorporate a relaxed Old English Sheepdog into physical exercises aimed at helping an injured construction worker Read More »

Feb 11, 2020

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Powerlifter competes on world stage as he eyes a future in physical therapyBy Diane Smith Charles Okpoko’s 2020 goals are taking him to England where he hopes to earn a Champion of Champions title in powerlifting – a sport that has him hoisting hundreds of pounds for fun. Okpoko juggles life, training and his studies as a first-year physical therapy student at the UNT Health Science Center. Read More »

Dec 5, 2019

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International trip an empathetic experience for PT studentsBy Alex Branch   Treating impoverished people in Costa Rica gave UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students real-life lessons in compassion and the diverse needs of others. Nine first- and second-year students helped treat and provide health education to men, women and children suffering from orthopedic problems, seizures, high blood pressure and more. The Read More »

Jun 20, 2019

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PT students dominate volleyball, soccer and softball at state OlympicsBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students brought home the gold medal in three sports from the Texas PT Olympics. Our PT students finished 1stin sand volleyball, softball and soccer at the annual event held at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The students also placed 3rd in women’s basketball Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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PA students win Challenge Bowl — againBy Alex Branch   Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program once have again proved that UNT Health Science Center truly does recruit the best and the brightest. UNTHSC PA students won the statewide Challenge Bowl competition at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Houston. Students Andrew Lee, Abby Read More »

Feb 26, 2019

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10-year accreditation is extraordinary success for Physical Therapy departmentBy Alex Branch   A big year for the Department of Physical Therapy culminated with the program earning national accreditation through 2028. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has deemed the program to be in compliance with the intent of all standards and requirement elements. Learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy. “We Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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I use my PT training to help my communityBy Chelsea Barron, Student, Department of Physical Therapy   Movement is freedom: That’s a truth I have encountered many times in life. It was true when a back injury sidelined me from my high school soccer team and I watched in agony as my teammates competed without me. It was true when a woman in the Read More »

Oct 8, 2018

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PT on leading edge of Parkinson’s careBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center professor is preparing physical students to provide innovative care that can improve the quality of life for the nearly 1 million Americans expected to have Parkinson’s disease by 2020. Howe Liu, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. It Read More »

Sep 17, 2018

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The next generation of health care providersBy Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage that encourages new students to fulfill a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy as future Read More »

Aug 27, 2018