Physical Therapy faculty and students present at APTA conference

Faculty and students from the UND SMHS Department of Physical Therapy presented this week at the American Physical Therapy Association national conference in Washington D.C. Presentations included:

  • Altekruse G., Coco M., Eppenstein P., Hull B., Huntsman S., Sue Jeno, Ropp S. – “Tough Lessons We Learned the Hard Way: A LAMP Management Faculty Discussion.”
  • Gary Schindler, Jeremy O’Keefe, Casey Murphy, Tom Linner, Ryan Cook, Danielle Gamel, Alyssa Sandry, Dave Relling – “Examination of Gluteus Medius Electromyography Activity During Barefoot and Shod Walking and Running.”
  • Meridee Danks, Schawnn Decker, Michelle LaBrecque, and Renee Mabey – “The Effectiveness of the ‘Stepping On’ Program for Reducing the Incidence of Falls in the Elderly.”
  • Meridee Danks, Renee Mabey, Hannah Bucholz, Renee Hoffman, and Kristin Thomanschefsky (St. Catherine University) – “Establishing Normative Data for the Four Square Step Test.”
  • Meridee Danks, Renee Mabey, Hannah Bucholz, Renee Hoffman, and Kristin Thomanschefsky (St. Catherine University) – “A Novel Dual-Task Version of the Four Square Step Test.”

New PT faculty member Mohamed Elhamandy was involved in both a platform and poster presentation:

Platform: Elhamadany M, Salem Y. – “Effect of Low Intensity Laser Therapy In Reducing Knee Painful Limitation And Gait Deviations In Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Poster: Elhamadany M, Salem Y.- “Effect of Low-Intensity Laser Therapy On Facial Nerve Regeneration In Children With Peripheral Facial Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

The Department of Physical Therapy at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences was established in 1967, and was first accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1970. To date, it has graduated over 1,800 therapists and partners with over 250 clinical sites, the majority of which lie outside the greater Grand Forks area.