Physical Therapy

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Eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, one step at a timeEvery footstep is a risk for diabetics like Rudolph Blancarte. Because diabetes can cause people to lose sensation in their feet, they often don’t feel pain from a developing wound. Something as innocuous as a pebble in their shoe can lead to a serious infection. "The first time it happened, my foot swelled like a Read More »

May 27, 2014

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UNTHSC Dean elected to chair physical therapy accreditation commissionClaire Peel, Dean of UNT Health Science Center’s School of Health Professions, was elected the 2014 Chair of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is the only accrediting agency for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs in the United States. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the commission has Read More »

Jan 8, 2014

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UNTHSC program helps increase diversity in physical therapy field  Joe Udofia, first-year physical therapy student A novel approach to improving diversity in the field of physical therapy is proving successful at the UNT Health Science Center. Allied Health Pathways, a collaboration between the Health Science Center, the University of North Texas and local community colleges, has already placed almost 50 African American and Read More »

Nov 27, 2013

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Some steps to remember to prevent falls in nasty weather  Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD Older people are more likely to fall because of balance and gait issues. But rain- and ice-slick surfaces can throw anyone, of any age. Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at UNT Health Science Center, offers this advice to stay upright: Remember that an invisible sheet of Read More »

Nov 22, 2013

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Michael Connors elected president of the Texas Physical Therapy AssociationMichael Connors, PT, DPT, OCS, is the new president-elect of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. He will begin his three-year term as president in 2014. The mission of the Texas Physical Therapy Association is to optimize the health and well-being of people in Texas by advancing physical therapist practice. "I am humbled to serve my Read More »

Nov 1, 2013