Featured Stories tagged with "physical therapy"

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Where do most people get their health information on the internet? The answer might surprise you: Wikipedia. How reliable is it? More so every day, thanks to Wikiproject Medicine and volunteers like Touro’s PT students. 
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When the stars of the Boston Ballet’s upcoming performance of William Forsythe’s Artifact have an injury, a Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) student will be waiting in the wings.
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In 1967, James Anderson spent his Thanksgiving in Vietnam. His squad had been in a three-day firefight, but were told to pull back as they approached the border of Cambodia. Nine of his friends had been killed in the battle. While Anderson and a friend ate the hot rations that the army sent them in honor of the holiday, he gestured to the nine body bags across the road.  
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  Every first-year PT student takes a Professional Development course in his or her first semester, in which they are given an assignment to interview a senior citizen. The purpose, explains Professor Shira Weiner, is “to emphasize the many facets of psychosocial interactions surrounding an intergenerational relationship, and to allow students to practice the skills needed to elicit useful information from another person, as this is an important component of the clinical encounter.”
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For the third year in a row, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students at Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) made Wikipedia a safer, more accurate source of medical information.
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A lifelong dancer and physical therapy student is combining her passions at an Ohio physical therapy clinic that specializes in dance rehabilitation.-
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It’s safe to say that few students in class with Debbie Mattera at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) these past few years had worked in physical therapy (PT) for as long as she has –but Mattera, who received her BS/MA in Physical Therapy from SHS in 1992 and had two decades of field experience before returning to Touro, had a little head start.
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Daniella Sinay, a graduate of the Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program class of 2015, was the first PT student to ever be granted the opportunity to complete a clinical experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the most prominent biomedical research facilities in the country and an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Patients seen at the NIH, come from all over the world with rare and severe diseases seeking experimental treatments in hopes of receiving life-saving interventions.
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Dan Rootenberg would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to that anonymous student who didn’t make it to class to begin Touro’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. “I had been waitlisted and got a phone call at 10 am, after the first anatomy class when someone failed to show up for school,” says Rootenberg, who graduated in 1997. “That was how I got in, missing the first class.”
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During Yitzchok Kolodny’s career as a physical therapist, he saw the same situation over and over again. Patients with serious pain and dysfunction that began with a simple injury.