Physical Therapy

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

Written By: Rick Casano Beato | March 6, 2020

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

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 11 to 15, 2020.

Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS was awarded the first Clinician of the Year Award by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group. Cezat was also recognized at the ANPT’s Neurologic Clinical Specialist Breakfast and Recognition as a newly board-certified clinical specialist in neurology.

Christine Davidson, PT, DPT, NCS represented the residency program in the ANPT’s Annual Neurologic Residencies Breakfast Meeting and at the ANPT’s Locomotor Function Clinical Practice Guideline development with involved neurologic residency programs.

Rick Casano Beato, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CEEAA attended the meeting of the 10 board specialty councils of the American Board Physical Therapy Specialties as the new member of the Neurologic Specialty Council. Beato also represented the PTA Advance Proficiency Task Force for Neurology as its Co-Chair in ANPT’s Annual Leadership Luncheon.

Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS also attended the meeting of the 10 board specialty councils of the American Board Physical Therapy Specialties as the Chair of the Geriatric Specialty Council. She led two presentation on the educational sessions entitled “Leveraging Existing Abilities in Dementia: Theory and Application Principles.” Dawson welcomed the newly minted Geriatric Board Certified Specialists during the Geriatric Clinical Specialist Breakfast and Recognition.

Laurie Neely, PT, DPT NCS lead the presentation on the educational session entitled “The Icing on the Cake – Putting the Finishing Touches on Acute Care Education” with UCF PT faculty: Patrick Pabian, Jamie Dyson and Rick Beato.


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