UAB well-represented at national PT conference

CSM2013Several UAB Department of Physical Therapy faculty members presented at the 2013 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. As chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), John Lowman, PT, Ph.D., CCS, gave welcoming remarks and introductions for the opening night.

PT faculty members that presented at the conference include:

  • C. Scott Bickel, Functional Electrical Stimulation: Health and Fitness Benefits for People With Spinal Cord Injury
  • David Brown, PhD Program Director's Dialogue
    • Short-Term Effects of Hyperrisistance Exposure on Gait Velocity and Muscle Activation in Individuals Post Stroke
    • Learning by Losing Balance: Improvement with a Step-Up Task in Stroke Survivors
  •  Jennifer Christy, Linking Structure to Function: Muscle, Bone and Brain
  •  Diane Clark, Applications of Team-Based Learning in Physical Therapy Education
    • PTJ Symposium: Rehabilitation of Patients With Critical Illness
  • Cecilia Graham, Applications of Team-Based Learning in Physical Therapy Education
  • Donald Lein, Applications of Team-Based Learning in Physical Therapy Education
  • John Lowman, Applications of Team-Based Learning in Physical Therapy Education
    • Enhancing Professional Development Through ABPTS Certification
  • David Morris, Aquatic Physical Therapy to Improve Balance Dysfunction in Older Adults

 

Several PT alumni were recognized for becoming board-certified clinical specialists in their field including two in geriatrics (GCS) and two in orthopedics (OCS):

  • Linda Capps Bloodworth, PT, MS, GCS (1985)
  • Mary Doherty Riebesell, PT, DPT, GCS (2009)
  • Shaun Burke Adams, PT, OCS (1998)
  • Amanda Suzanne Crouse, PT, DPT, OCS (2005)

There are 8 physical therapy clinical specialties recognized by the ABPTS: Cardiovascular and pulmonary, Clinical electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women’s Health.