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Department of Physical Therapy Presents Twelfth Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Class of 2016 breathed a sigh of relief when they presented their doctoral projects at the Twelfth Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day on April 21 bringing them a step closer to crossing the stage at Carnegie Hall at Commencement on May 23. Their presentations were the result of work that began during the first year of study at NYMC in the categories of clinical research, education, and public health service. When the student presentations were done, a keynote presentation “Digital Health and Telemedicine: New Frontiers in Care Delivery and Clinical Assessment,” was given by David Putrino, Ph.D., P.T., director, telemedicine and virtual rehabilitation, Burke Medical Research Institute, assistant professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medicine. View the photo gallery here

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2016 Doctoral Projects:

Measuring the Effectiveness of Educational Materials Provided to Parents and Caregivers of Children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Brittney Delpesche, Samuel Franco, Charles Maass, Daniel Sim
Faculty Advisor: Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

Integration and Expansion of a Cultural Competency Curriculum in a Physical Therapy Education Program
Jency John, Gregory Rawlings, KyleTanedo
Faculty Advisor: Gale J. Lavinder, P.T., Ed.D., assistant professor of physical therapy and director of clinical education

A Feasible and Effective Exercise Program for Manual Wheelchair Users
Kathleen Bausch, Alexandra Burtman, Britany Schram
Faculty Advisor: Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H.’14, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

Lower Extremity Range of Motion and Running-Related Injuries
Silas Carey, Ryan Chevrier, Jennifer Brooke David, Brian McLaughlin
Faculty Advisor: Kristina Welsome, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

Performance of Children with Cerebral Palsy Participating in a Robot Assisted Therapy Program for the Lower Limb: A Case Series
Daniel Barrow, Allyson Cannella, Nicholas Sheehan
Faculty Advisor: Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Physical Therapy

How Well Is Physical Therapy Value for Patients with Low Back Pain Reflected by the APTA Clinical Practice Guidelines?
Suzanne Fuchs, Jeffrey Pappalardo, Rod Penalosa, Stacey Schwartz
Faculty Advisor: Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H.’14, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

Student-led Pro Bono Health and Wellness Program: A Partnership between New York Medical College and Open Door Family Medical Center
Antonio Aboseff, Melissa Finnell, Brian Jones, Kristen Nelson
Faculty Advisor: Gale J. Lavinder, P.T., Ed.D., assistant professor of physical therapy and director of clinical education

Balance Function in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ancy Andrews, Victoria Dorcean, Marissa Swope
Faculty Advisor: Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

Integrating Social Media, Peer Teaching, and Education Resources in Teaching Physical Therapy Students Principles of Neurologic Examination and Evaluation
Kristi Brown, Stephen Eng, Jonathan Noury, Patrick Williams
Faculty Advisor: Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Physical Therapy

Gait Analysis Teaching Practicum: Effectiveness of Audiovisual Resources for Learning Clinical Skills
Angelica Castaneda, Jonathan Filipe, Michael Martin, Bhavik Sheth
Faculty Advisor: Kristina Welsome, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy