News: Physical Therapy

UCF Unveils First-of-its-Kind Cafe in Florida

Written By: Karen Guin | February 1, 2016
Ten years ago Diana Tafur was ejected from a New York City taxi in an accident involving a drunk driver and landed on her head. The impact left the then...

UCF Go Baby Go! Provides Modified Toy Cars for 16 More Children

Written By: Karen Guin | December 7, 2015
UCF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program hosted a second UCF Go Baby Go! workshop to retrofit motorized toy cars for young children with special needs. UCF physical therapy faculty members and students, administrators,...

Physical Therapy Program Among Nation’s First to Adopt Anatomage Technology

Written By: Karen Guin | October 26, 2015
Watching his mother go through physical therapy after a rotator cuff injury inspired Christopher Atkinson to make physical therapy his career. Already into health and fitness and holding a bachelor’s...

Students Learn Value of Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care

Written By: Karen Guin | October 23, 2015
A growing trend in health care education is interprofessional collaboration. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies show that when dealing with complex health issues, patient outcomes significantly improve...

ONE Central Florida Short: Go Baby Go!

Written By: WUCF TV | October 1, 2015
Go Baby Go! A new way to give mobility to disabled children takes off in Orlando.

Tucker Named UCF Woman of Disctinction

Written By: Karen Guin | September 23, 2015
The Center for Success of Women Faculty has selected physical therapy Lecturer Jennifer Tucker to receive an annual Women of Distinction award. Tucker if one of just three women faculty members at UCF...

DPT Acquires Anatomage Table

Written By: Karen Guin | September 17, 2015
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program recently acquired an Anatomage Table for their Anatomy Lab. In addition to learning with cadavers, students now have access to realistic, life-sized, 3D body...

Babies! Start your engines! Winter Haven child gets the gift of mobility

Written By: Clifford Parody / The Ledger | August 10, 2015
A Winter Haven child received the gift of mobility earlier this summer when UCF physical therapy faculty members teamed up with community partners and GoBabyGo to soup up ride-on vehicles...

HuffPost What’s Working Honor Roll: An Ingenious Invention Is Getting Disabled People Back On Their Feet

Written By: Aaron Barksdale - HuffPost | July 30, 2015
Cole Galloway, a professor at the University of Delaware, has developed a harness that helps physically impaired patients move around a room on tracks affixed to the ceiling. The harness...

The Ingenious Way That Those with Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Getting Back on Their Feet

Written By: Chris Peak - Nation Swell | July 23, 2015
The news seemed like a death sentence: In 1998, Anne Dunlap, a pretty young woman in Delaware, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car crash, severely impairing her daily functioning. Even...

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