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KSPT faculty have influence beyond the classroom

kspt-achievementsIn addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy are active in research and scholarship, working to advance the practice and profession of physical therapy. Some recent faculty highlights include:

Dr. Frank Bates, associate professor and the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program was inducted into the Academy of Advanced Item Writers. In 2005, the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy created The Academy of Advanced Item Writers to recognize those volunteer exam item writers who have made a consistent, lasting contribution to both the quality and quantity of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) item bank.

Dr. Jim Bellew, KSPT professor, has joined forces with several other international experts in electrophysiology to create The Electrophysical Forum, an online, interactive platform for questions, comments, discussion, and opinion related to the use of electrophysical modalities in physical therapy.  The forum encourages questions and discussions by researchers, clinicians, educators and students.

University of Indianapolis Doctor of Health Science alumna Dr. Helen Carey is the lead author on a pediatric publication with KSPT faculty members Dr. Kathy Martin and Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller. The group, which also included JC Healthcock, published “Reliability and responsiveness of the Timed Up and Go test in children with cerebral palsy” in the journal Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Congratulations to all these KSPT faculty for their continued contributions to physical therapy.

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