This June, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students at Touro’s School of Health Sciences’ Bay Shore campus concluded yet another exciting weekend volunteering at the annual Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, also known as the Victory Challenge (or Victory Games), held from June 2-June 4 at Nassau Community College and at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Nassau County.
“PT has the potential not just to heal the diagnosis, but to enrich somebody’s life,” begins Sandeep Prabhu, DPT, a 2015 graduate of Touro’s School of Health Sciences Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency (OPTR) Program. “My job is to understand the way an individual is designed. I’ve learned that there’s no one-size-fits-all in PT.”
Alyssa Decker, SHS ’16, M.S. and Laurie Giamella, ’16 represented Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) at the 45th annual Voice Foundation Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice on June 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Westin Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dedicated to expanding its research footprint and promoting faculty research initiatives, Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) held its first annual Faculty Research Retreat on June 2, 2016. The retreat was hosted by SHS Dean Louis Primavera, Associate Dean Frank Gardner, and the SHS Research Support and Development Committee.
Students from Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) embarked on a service trip to Lima, Peru in January to assist hundreds of community members in need of medical, dental, and obstetrics healthcare, as well as basic community infrastructure.
Graduates of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Manhattan campus of Touro College were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Special achievements were recognized, and the ceremonial presentation of monogrammed white coats highlighted the celebration on May 5.
Drs. Frances Corio, P.T., PhD, OCS and Robert Troiano, DPT, CHT started out with a question: Could something as common as a musical metronome, which helps set a balanced pace for musicians, help individuals with limb loss walk more steadily and symmetrically? While they thought it could, they wanted to test this hypothesis scientifically.
At a recent Inter-Professional Education Symposium (IPE) sponsored by Touro College School of Health Sciences, over 350 students, faculty, and clinicians from the departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Speech Language Pathology, and Physician Assistant gathered to work together as an interprofessional team to first treat and later plan for the discharge of a fictitious patient; a 23-year-old adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) admitted to the hospital after suffering multiple fractures from a car accident.
From April 7-10, Touro School of Health Sciences (SHS) Occupational Therapy (OT) students, faculty and alumni participated in the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo—the largest gathering of occupational therapy practitioners and students in the world—at the Hilton Chicago in Illinois.
For Diana Daus, Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy department of Touro’s School of Health Sciences, Huntington’s Disease is more than just a field of interest; it is personal. Seven years ago, her mother passed away after a long and insidious battle with this hereditary disease, and her brother was diagnosed in 2014. He is currently participating in clinical trials and is under the care of a neurologist specializing in HD.