News: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Students Expand Reach in the Community

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | May 17, 2019
Students in UCF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program are leading the charge on volunteer efforts in Central Florida. Ever since the doctoral program launched in 2010, organizations such as Disney...

Med Students Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Anatomy Training from PT Students

Written By: Christin Senior | January 29, 2019
Kayla Combs stands at the head of the Anatomy Lab table surrounded by medical students examining their patient’s musculoskeletal system. “If you pull on this tendon here, it will cause...

UCF Student Wins National Award for Research on Walking Speed of Elderly

Written By: Drexler B. James | January 25, 2019
Ashleigh Trapuzzano devotes herself to research to benefit elderly adults and her work has not gone unnoticed. The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy on Thursday presented Trapuzzano, a third-year physical...

Elementary School Students Help Build Tiny Cars for Children With Limited Mobility

Written By: Sabrina Williams | November 21, 2018
Beep! Beep! Orlando Health, UCF Go Baby Go!, and Orange Center Elementary STEM Magnet Program students recently formed an automotive assembly line to adapt motorized cars for children with special...

UCF Inducts Hanney into Scroll & Quill Society

Written By: David Janosik | November 5, 2018
UCF Faculty Excellence has inducted William Hanney, assistant professor of physical therapy, into the university’s prestigious Scroll & Quill Society. Hanney is one of 22 faculty members selected for the...

Don’t Be Such a Slouch. Your Neck and Back Will Thank You Later

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 27, 2018
The American Chronic Pain Association dubs September as Pain Awareness Month. While habits like slouching, knuckle-cracking and constant phone usage might not affect students’ bodies today, College of Health Professions...

Student is First to Graduate from New Anatomical Sciences Program

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | August 3, 2018
On Aug. 4, Amnie Ashour will be the first student to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences from UCF. By completing the 22-credit-hour graduate certificate program, launched last...

Knight Therapy: Turning Bare Feet into Smiles

Written By: Camille Dolan | July 17, 2018
Students in UCF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program recently had big, medium and little shoes to fill. The students, along with members of the American Physical Therapy Association, took time...

Dawson Receives National Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member Award

Written By: Camille Dolan ’98 | June 26, 2018
Assistant Professor Nicole Dawson of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program received the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member from the American Physical Therapy Association on...

UCF-Orlando Health Physical Therapy Residency in Neurology Gains National Accreditation

Written By: Karen Guin | May 14, 2018
Orlando’s first physical therapy residency program in neurology was accredited April 30 by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. The University of Central Florida and Orlando Health...