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D.P.T. Class of 2017 Celebrates at Thirteenth Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day

Candidates for the degree doctorate of physical therapy (D.P.T.) in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, took one step closer to graduation on April 20 when they presented their research projects at the Thirteenth Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day.

May 01, 2017

Candidates for the degree doctorate of physical therapy (D.P.T.) in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, took one step closer to graduation on April 20 when they presented their research projects at the Thirteenth Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day. Groups of students presented 11 platform presentations on their work on issues in one of three areas germane to physical therapy: clinical research, education, or service. Breathing a collective sigh of relief after completing the graduation requisite, the D.P.T. Class of 2017 listened to keynote speaker Marilyn Moffat, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon), GCS, CSCS, CEEAA, FAPTA, professor of physical therapy at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, who presented “Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases: The Role of Physical Therapists.” Dr. Moffat, a practitioner, teacher, consultant and author, is a recognized leader in physical therapy in the United States and internationally, and served a six-year term as president of the American Physical Therapy Association. Here’s a look at the doctoral projects of the D.P.T. Class of 2017. View the photo gallery here.

Impact of a Daily Three-Dimensional Breathing Exercise on Breathing Pattern and Symptoms in Individuals with Neck and Low Back Pain-A Pilot Study
Benjamin Glider, Carol-Anne Hicks and Yi Tan
Faculty Advisor: Kristina M. Welsome, M.S.P.T., D.P.T., OCS, CFMT, MTC, assistant professor of physical therapy

Providing Physical Therapy Services to the Medically Underinsured: Student-Run Health and Wellness Classes
Chelsea Brooks, Jeffrey Mehlfelder, Samantha Menza and Zoe Saulsgiver
Faculty Advisor: Gale J. Lavinder, P.T., Ed.D., assistant professor of physical therapy

Web-Based Ergonomics Training: Professional Validation of a Tool and Design of a Pilot Study to Examine Outcomes
Victoria Ard, Tido Nahm and Nivin Thundiyil
Faculty Advisor: Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H‘’14., OCS, COMPT, assistant professor of physical therapy

Lower Extremity Range of Motion and Video Analysis of Running Gait Deviations
Justin Aquino, Kyle Brinkerhoff, Michael Ludena and Gregory Moy
Faculty Advisor: Kristina M. Welsome, M.S.P.T., D.P.T, OCS, CFMT, MTC, assistant professor of physical therapy

Analysis of the Levels of Engagement of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury in Robot-Assisted Upper Limb Therapy: A Proposed Methodology Utilizing Robot-Generated Data
Briana Lotrionte, Andrew Panciroli and Melissa Tischler
Faculty Advisor: Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D., chair and associate professor of physical therapy

Development of a Running Observational Gait Analysis Mobile Application
Cami Hatch, Jennifer Joslyn, Deanna Marinucci and Becky Wos
Faculty Advisor: Kristina M. Welsome, M.S.P.T., D.P.T., OCS, CFMT, MTC, assistant professor of physical therapy

The Off-Ice Edge as a Sports-Specific Training Tool:  Design of a Comprehensive Training Program
Adam Messina, Kyle Stupi and Benjamin Weinstein
Faculty Advisor: Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T, Dr.P.H. ’14, OCS, COMPT, assistant professor of physical therapy

Embracing Diversity:  Integration of Cultural Competency in the NYMC DPT Curriculum
June Liu, Mary Mankarious and Ross Moore
Faculty Advisor: Gale J. Lavinder, P.T., Ed.D., assistant professor of physical therapy

Balance Testing in Typical Youth
Joshua Kaufman, Alyssa Lynch and Casey McKavanagh
Faculty Advisor: Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., M.A., PCS, assistant professor of physical therapy

Neurological Examination and Evaluation: A Peer Teaching Practicum  
Jocelyn Coleman, Yngwie Edeen Gerald Loehr, Luke Mogensen and Catherine O'Mahoney 
Faculty Advisor: Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D., chair and associate professor of physical therapy

The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Children with Autism
Elizabeth Figurelli, Cydni Matsuoka and Kathryn Maykish
Faculty Advisors: Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., M.A., PCS, assistant professor of physical therapy and Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H ’14., OCS, COMPT, assistant professor of physical therapy

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