News: Physical Therapy

Tracking Progress: High-School Student Brings Technology to Go Baby Go!

Written By: Camille Dolan | July 29, 2020
At 15, Will Johnson is not quite old enough to drive one of the high-performance cars serviced by his father’s company, JMS Chip. However, he and his father, Christopher Johnson,...

CHPS Programs Gain STEM Designation

Written By: Camille Dolan | July 27, 2020
Programs in  the Division of Kinesiology are now designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), thanks to recent approval by the State of Florida.  David Fukuda The change in the Classification of...

How Alzheimer’s Disease Impacts Patient, Family and Friends and How to Rally Support in the Community

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 24, 2020
While everyone occasionally forgets a name, or why they entered a room, changes in cognition and behaviors might be indicators of something more serious. These could be signs of dementia...

Physical Therapy Clinical Faculty Member Helps Patients Achieve Their Goals

Written By: Camille Dolan | June 23, 2020
Sheila Klausner has always viewed her profession as a physical therapist as more than a job – it’s her calling. She took her passion as an athlete and turned it...

A Message from Our Dean on Our Commitment to Stand Up for What Is Right

Written By: Christopher D. Ingersoll | June 4, 2020
Dear CHPS students, faculty and staff- The heartbreaking events of the past week emphasize the significant and persistent racial injustices that exist in our nation. I share in your feelings...

UCF Physical Therapy Program Ranks Among Top 25% In The Nation 

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | April 30, 2020
UCF’s doctor of physical therapy program rose 44 spots in the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings, ranking No. 57 in the nation. This puts UCF in the top...

Harnessing Power: UCF’s Aphasia House and Knights on the Go Café is helping people like Larry Lentz Jr. improve their mobility, language and social skills.

Written By: Camille Dolan | April 1, 2020
Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear harnesses. When Larry Lentz Jr. wears his harness in the Knights on the Go Café, he glides from cash register to refrigerator, serving...

UCF and Orlando Health Residency Faculty Shine at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Written By: Rick Casano Beato | March 6, 2020
The UCF & Orlando Health Neurologic Residency faculty were busy at this year’s Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association held at the Colorado Convention Center from March...

UCF DPT Faculty Appointed to Multiple PT Specialty Board Positions

Written By: Camille Dolan | February 14, 2020
Three UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program faculty members representing three different board specialty areas of physical therapy are headed to Denver, Colorado February 11-15 for the annual meeting of...

Helping to Prevent Injuries in String Musicians

Written By: Camille Dolan | February 3, 2020
Thanks to a new partnership with UCF School of Music, William J. Hanney, associate professor in physical therapy, and James Sonne, assistant professor in exercise physiology, are working on a...

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