News: Physical Therapy

Think Big Muscles are the Key to Better Movement in Older Adults? Not so Fast!

Written By: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | November 5, 2019
Slowing down may not just be an aging thing. Quite literally, walking slower could be an indicator of health problems in your golden years, even more than muscle mass. That’s...

Go Baby Go Chapters Set Goal of 30,000 Assistive Toy Cars Per Year

Written By: Megan Pabian | October 14, 2019
They came from across the country, but they were united in their mission to help handicapped children and adults improve their lives through better mobility. Representatives from 13 chapters of...

Donation Helps Go Baby Go! Go Far

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 19, 2019
Thanks to Variety – The Children’s Charity of Florida, children like Evan will have a better quality of life through increased mobility. Shortly after Evan was born, his mother, Casey...

Hanney Earns National Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist Award

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | July 29, 2019
William Hanney, an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, recently received the Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This award...

Physical Therapy Students Volunteer at Peruvian Clinic

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | June 24, 2019
For the past three years, students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program have traveled to Yantaló, Peru, to volunteer at a medical clinic there. It is a chance, said...

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: Drexler James | 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...