Physical Therapy

Metin Yavuz
The self-cooling shoe that could reduce amputationsBy Alex Branch   A Health Science Center researcher is creating an innovative shoe that could help prevent dangerous foot ulcers in people with diabetes. Metin Yavuz, DEng, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, has developed a working prototype of a shoe fixed with an electronic cooling system. It’s designed to keep foot tissues from heating Read More »

Dec 14, 2015

Falls Prevention program UNTHSC
Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the wayGrandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the Read More »

Sep 18, 2015

SHELLEY LONG FC
A diagnosis, and then a deliveryThirty-five weeks pregnant with twins, Shelley Long had grown accustomed to the endless aches and pains of a multiple pregnancy. But the throbbing in her right calf worried her. She reported the leg pain to medical staff twice during visits to a hospital to have her blood pressure monitored, but was told the discomfort was Read More »

Aug 5, 2015

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Unlocking the secrets of autismWearing glasses with a camera embedded in the frames, a girl stands atop a platform as virtual balls roll toward her. How she dodges the balls will help UNT Health Science Center researchers better understand why people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have trouble responding to their environment. Surrounded by a 180-degree, wrap-around screen in Read More »

Apr 2, 2015

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Prevent falls in nasty weatherThe possibility of another coating of ice and snow is bearing down on North Texas. If you must go out, follow tips from Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth: Beware of an invisible sheet of ice – it might be under snow or on top of Read More »

Mar 4, 2015

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A patient’s best friendKatie, a 9-year-old rescued Golden Retriever, can do math by pawing out the answers, bow her head to pray and catch a bone off her nose. But her greatest gift may be in nurturing others, from sick children to elderly adults with dementia. “She just loves people,” said her handler, Dianne Hughes. “You can’t teach Read More »

Feb 18, 2015

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Meet therapy dogs and learn about animal-assisted therapyDr. Claire Peel (left) introduces her certified therapy dog,Luke, to UNTHSC employees during a campus event. Every Sunday, the cocker spaniel visits Fort Worth assisted-living communities to brighten the mood of depressed or lonely residents. Physician Assistant student Ana Maria Chaidez was stressing out. An exam was imminent, and her confidante and friend was absent. Read More »

Nov 18, 2014

Howe PT Award
Research award highlights big weekend for Physical Therapy ProgramHowe Liu, MPT, PhD, was named Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher for 2014 during the Texas Physical Therapy Association in Galveston. Known for his expertise in research design and protocol, Dr. Liu was instrumental in initiating projects that resulted in several publications, including how a certain genetic disorder impacts physical function in children. He is currently Read More »

Oct 24, 2014

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Physical Therapy students help teach seniors to overcome fear of fallingWithin the same month, Winnie Raspberry lost her husband and was in a serious car accident. Now living alone, she was fearful of falling and not certain how to handle it. Then she learned about A Matter of Balance, an eight-week workshop in which Physical Therapy students from UNT Health Science Center teach seniors how Read More »

Sep 17, 2014

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High school students experience real-world learningHigh school students experience real-world learning Freshman high school students from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences earned white coats recently in a ceremony culminating their week-long learning experience on the UNT Health Science Center campus. TABS students can earn dual credit as they prepare for higher education in the health sciences. The program is Read More »

Jul 17, 2014