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Scholtes named Chair of UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy

The University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Sara A. Scholtes, PT, DPT, PhD has been hired as the new Chair of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT). Scholtes will begin her new role August 1, 2017. “We conducted an extensive search to find the right leader for

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Resilience is key in physical therapy practice & life

Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of physical therapy in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), has been selected to deliver the Linda Crane Memorial Lecture, an esteemed address at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Mejia-Downs will present “Resilience – Everyone Has It, What Will You Do

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Professor authors book on physical therapy for older adults

Dr. Bill Staples, associate professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), has authored a new textbook, Geriatric Physical Therapy: A Case-Study Approach. For the publication, Staples wrote or reviewed nearly 200 case studies involving the use of physical therapy with older adults. The cases offer a combination of theory and

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Therapist and student reflects on service in Belize

Physical therapist and University of Indianapolis Doctor of Health Science student Maryleen Jones was part of UIndy’s interprofessional trip to Belize last summer. On the morning of July 25, 2015, the group was in Hopkins for some R&R and service on the Caribbean Coast. Maryleen went out for a run, listening to her iPod. This

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UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy snapshot

Holding a spot in the top 25% of the country, UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy is nationally ranked and produces more physical therapists than any other institution in the state of Indiana. For the past three years UIndy has successfully placed 100% of graduates from the physical therapy program in jobs and for the

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UIndy enjoyed success of first Emerging Educators in Healthcare conference

Faculty from the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences and College of Education are celebrating the success of the first Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH). Held in early August 2015, IEEH drew clinicians who are early career academics, adjunct professors, or professionals hoping to move into the academic environment as instructors. The

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4 tips for clinicians making the leap to academia

In clinical practice, Victoria Wilburn, DHSc, OTR specialized in treating children with autism and adults with neurological illnesses and injuries. That led her to a position as director of therapy at an autism center. Fast-forward three years and a Doctor of Health Science degree later, Victoria is a member of the occupational therapy faculty at

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Early bird registration rates available for “clinic to classroom” conference

Often clinical healthcare providers seek to expand their influence on their professions or desire to make the transition from the clinic, long term care facility, or school to the college classroom. The question is how to successfully make that leap? The answer is register for the Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH) at the

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CHS faculty engage in “Speed Data-ing”

Recently, a dozen faculty members from the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences (CHS) gathered for a Speed Data-ing session. Modeled after the popular dating events in which participants get to know several new people through brief, one-on-one visits, the CHS event was intended to encourage interprofessional collaboration. “We wanted to bring CHS faculty

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PT professor to lecture on use of electrical stimulation in rehabilitation

University of Indianapolis physical therapy professor Jim Bellew, PT, EdD will present at the Duquesne University Annual Physical Therapy Symposium on December 6-7.  His lecture is titled “Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and electro-pain modulation: current evidence and best practice.” Dr. Bellew is co-editor of the book Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention and has published more than 50

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