The Stanford Award recognizes the author of a paper "containing the most influential education ideas" published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. The Stanford Award was initiated by Dr. Kay Shepard in 2000 through an endowment to the Section.
Brenda Boucher, Eric Robertson, Rob Wainner, and Barbara Sanders published the article " "Flipping" Texas State University's Entry-level Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Curriculum and Implementation of a Hybrid Learning Model" in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education 2013:27(3);72-77.
The Award was presented at the 2014 Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, Education Section Meeting on February 5, 2014. To accept in Dr. Boucher's absence was Dr. Wainner, Dr. Sanders and Dr. Robertson. Dr. Wainner presented the award to Dr. Boucher on his return to campus. Congratulations team!
Cory Peterson, a third year DPT students, through his involvement in the APTA and TPTA, and his efforts to expand networking by forming professional relationshipw with leaders in our field, was accepted into the APTA Orthopaedic Section's Pilot Mentorship Program. The program ws introduced last year and accepts no more than ten 3rd year DPT students from across the country. These students have demonstrated elements of involvement in the APTA and corresponding chapters, leadership and advocacy for the physical therapy profession, and possess a drive to advance their skills, become involved in research, and/or have interests in education. Each mentee is paired with a local certified orthopaedic specialsit that demonstrates leadership within our profession. Cory's mentor is John Childs, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; they will work together closely during this six month mentorship. One of the activities was to attend the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas, February 4-7, 2014. Congratulations Cory - job well done!
Notification has been sent from the Graduate College concerning status on admissions. We have invited 40 applicants to join the class and another 40 in the alternate pool. The alternate pool means that if we have applicants decline the invitation, we will then move into the alternate pool to invite additional applicants to the class. We will not do that until we have heard from all of the 40 invited or on February 28th. At that time, we will update the status of individuals in the alternate pool. As always, please email or call with any questions. Congratulations and best wishes to all applicants. If by some chance you have not heard from the Graduate College on your status, please contact them directly.
On Thursday, June 20th four of our DPT II's volunteered at the Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A to benefit U.R. Our Hope. A wonderful time was had by all and U.R. Our Hope appreciates the students time and commitment.
U.R. Our Hope is a non-profit that assists individuals and families with rare and undiagnosed disorders. You can find them at www.urourhope.org or on Facebook.
We would like to introduce the DPT Class of 2016. All 42 students joined us for a quick orientation of the program on May 30 - 31, 2013. We are all very proud of their first accomplishment and wishing them well throughout the next 3 years.
(Posted: June 3, 2013)
The DPT Class of 2013 enjoyed a visit from Mikala Reznik from Odessa College. She came in during our Special Topics session with our 3rd year students to give a kinesiotape lecture and lab. Thank you, Mikala, for all your support and knowledge!
(Posted: May 7, 2013)
The Department of Physical Therapy hosted Awards Night. We honored students who achieved academic excellence, faculty excellence, scholastic and community achievement, and clinician sponsorship. Congratulations to all our students, faculty, and clinicians for making our DPT program such a huge success. We also honored the life of Dr. Barbara Melzer.
DPT Class of 2013 - Academic Excellence
DPT Class of 2014 - Academic Excellence
DPT Class of 2015 - Academic Excellence
Mary Derrick - Outstanding Student in Scholarly Performance
Hannah Duncan - Outstanding Student in Community Service
Ashley Aikman - Outstanding Student in Community Service
Tomas Lawlor - Dr. Diana Hunter Award for Excellence
Shannon Davis - Outstanding Student in Clinical Performance
Dr. Steve Spivey - Outstanding Faculty Member in Teaching
Dr. Barbara Melzer - Outstanding Faculty Member in Service
Bridgette Wallace - Outstanding Alumna or Alumnus
Kathy Bolstroff - Dr. Barbara Melzer Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award
St. David's Hospital - Outstanding Clinical Facility
Brad Bettis - Dr. Barbara Sanders Service Award
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists - VIP (Very Important Partner) Award
(Posted: June 3, 2013)
In honor of our beloved Dr. Barbara Melzer, the College of Health Professions and the Department of Physical Therapy has established a scholarship to honor Dr. Melzer’s contributions to the College, Department of Physical Therapy, and Texas State. This scholarship will provide funds to third year DPT students to support clinical education experiences. Donations can be made in memory of Dr. Barbara Melzer. Please make checks payable to the Development Foundation and mailed to
Texas State UniversityDevelopment Foundation
Attn: Donor Services, JCK-480
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Please visit Dr. Eric Robertson's blog at: http://ptthinktank.com/2013/02/18/barb-melzer-i-will-miss-your-brain/
(Updated: July 19, 2013)
On Thursday, April 11th, students from the first year's class got a little surprised visit from our tiniest of patients. These cute and well behaved patients helped our students during their pediatrics lab, providing the students with knowledge of their condition as well as seeking different treatments. Not only was a great learning experience, they brought a whole lot of fun and joy. Thank you tiny ones for coming to visit.
(Posted on April 15, 2013)
Click the link below to see Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker and other PT Clinical Specialists speak on the Benefits of ABPTS Specialist Certification.
Students of the DPT Class of 2014 had a compression lab session with one of our most knowledgeable clinicians, Diane Merwarth. We appreciate Diane for taking time to come and teach students about wrapping and compression techniques as well as all the support the she has provided to the success of the DPT program and it's students at Texas State University.
(Posted: March 21, 2013)
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker will be facilitating a Hand to Hold Lunch and Learn Program on Thursday, March 21st. Hand to Hold is a non-profit organization that assists families with children who are premature and/or have special needs. They are a fantastic community resource! For more information, please visit the Hand to Hold website at http://handtohold.org/resources/lunch-and-learn/.
(Posted: March 5, 2013)
Texas State DPT Students participated in state advocacy efforts on February 12th in Austin at the Capital as part of the Texas Physical Therapy Association's biannual Legislative Day. SPTs and licensed PTs from across the state received training in the legislative and lobbying processes before heading over to the Capital to make visits to legislators in support of improved Patient Access to Physical Therapy services in Texas with SB402 & HB1039.
(Posted: February 19, 2013)
The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy would like to thank the many companies who support our program by their donation of time money, equipment and support. Thanks to:
3M EMPI, Inc Osborn Medical Corporation
Action Bandage, LLC Exciton Technologies, Inc Regent Medical
Advanced Orthopedic Designs GaitRite, Inc Sage
Allard USA, Inc Healthpoint Seton Hays County Medical
Carolon Heel Lift Center (Kyle, TX)
Carrington Hollister Wound Care Seton Main Hospial
Central Texas Medical Center - SkiL-Care Corporation
Department of Surgery Hydrofera, LLC Smith & Nephew
Chattanooga Group KCI St. David's North Medical
Christus Santa Rosa Lakeway Aquatic Therapy & Center (Austin, TX)
(New Braunfels, TX) Wellness Center Texas Neuro Rehab
Cody Burrough, PT, MSPT Lympha Press USA, LTD Texas PT Specialists
ConvaTec Medical Solutions Travis Medical
DARCO Medical Technologies, Inc University Medical Center a
Davol, Inc Molnlycke Brackenridge, WC
Derma Sciences Orthotic & Prosthetic Wake Pharma US
Dewey Whisenant, MD Technologies, Inc Warm Springs Specialities
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Texas State Faculty have taken the challenge. There is 100% membership in the American Physical Therapy Association by the faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy. This is the third consecutive year that Texas State has achieved this recognition.
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