News: Physical Therapy

New Immersive Simulation Suite Will Teach UCF Students, Help Patients

Written By: Heather Lovett | January 23, 2023
The hands-on tech will better prepare College of Health Professions and Sciences students for frontline roles. UCF’s College of Health Professions and Sciences has again expanded its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Innovation Center with...

How NFL Player Damar Hamlin Tackled the Odds: Health Experts Weigh In

Written By: Heather Lovett | January 23, 2023
A panel of UCF medical and rehabilitation experts discuss what happened, what Hamlin’s physical and mental recovery could look like, and protecting the heart health of athletes.

Succeeding Differently: Parents, Experts and a Celebrity Discuss Neurodiversity

Written By: David Janosik | December 12, 2022
Comedian Howie Mandel, who has ADHD and OCD, won’t forget the moment his diagnosis was publicly shared. “I was on the Howard Stern Show about 20 years ago,” Mandel recalls....

Mind over muscle: How to help those with Parkinson’s release the freeze

Written By: Seasons - Adrian E. Hirsch | November 17, 2022
That’s how many of the approximately 30% to 67% of people with Parkinson’s disease describe the “freezing” symptoms they often experience—the occasional inability to initiate or maintain even simple motion...

YOUR HEALTH: Go Baby Go

Written By: Milvionne Chery and Roque Correa | October 26, 2022
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Cerebral palsy, down syndrome, or certain birth defects … These are just some of the conditions that may cause limited mobility for kids. They can...

A Fitness Expert Weighs In On How To Build The Best Workout Routine For Yourself

Written By: Health Digest | October 18, 2022
Working out is an essential part of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. As a matter of fact, getting regular exercise and physical activity can help improve and maintain the health...

Health Headlines: Program offering toy cars for children with mobility issues

Written By: Rhonda Hardin | October 4, 2022
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Limited mobility can create barriers for children with conditions like cerebral palsy, down syndrome, or other birth defects. While it can isolate them from activities...

UCF Division of Physical Therapy Announces William Hanney as Chair

Written By: David Janosik | September 14, 2022
The UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences confirmed William Hanney as chair for the Division of Physical Therapy. Hanney previously served as interim chair. Hanney joined the Physical Therapy...

Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker Honored with APTA Societal Impact Award

Written By: David Janosik | August 25, 2022
Jennifer Tucker accepts Societal Impact Award from Roger Herr, President of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Jennifer Tucker, a clinical associate professor within the Program of Physical Therapy, is the...

Video: UCF café helping customers learning to walk again

Written By: WFTV | June 27, 2022
Go Baby Go! is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides accessible, inexpensive and common sense solutions for kids and adults with limited mobility. The program was...

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