Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Update From the Dominican Republic

Click the link below to read the latest update from Laurie Kietzman-Greer (PT '07) and her husband Nick who are living and working as physical therapists in the Dominican Republic

February 2012 News Update

Laurie Kietzman-Greer (PT '07) on right.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Faculty & Students Present at CSM 2012

Several Rockhurst PT faculty teamed up with current and former students to present four posters at the 2012 APTA Combined Sections Meeting (February 9-11, 2012 in Chicago, IL).

Full time faculty Don Hoover, Ellen Spake and Brian McKiernan collaborated with adjunct faculty Christina Wisdom and students from the PT classes of 2011 and 2012 to create displays of their scholarship.

The posters generated lots of great discussion in the CSM exhibit hall and gave faculty and students the opportunity to share their work and engage in interesting conversations with many PT colleagues.

We've posted condensed versions of the posters below. You can click on any of the images to open a larger version that will be easily readable on the screen.


Gross Motor Coordination Patterns Differ between Seated and Standing Cycling
Nathan Carlson, SPT; Jessica Karlson, SPT; Benjamin Lemon, SPT; Jessica Rolf, SPT; Angela Schleeper, SPT; Brooke Stoppel, SPT; and Don Hoover, PT, PhD, CSCS



The Philosophy of Care Assignment – A Novel Method for Facilitating Metacognition in Physical Therapy Students
Christina Wisdom, PT, DPT, OCS; and Don Hoover, PT, PhD, CSCS



A Multi-Level, Multi-Modal Model for Assessing Student Performance during Practical Examinations
Brian J. McKiernan, PT, PhD; and Donald L Hoover PT, PhD, CSCS



Characteristics of Leaders in Physical Therapy
Ellen Spake, PT, PhD; Heather Green, PT, DPT; Eric Bradshaw, PT, DPT; Stephanie Fournier, PT, DPT; Tera Evans, PT, DPT

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Join Us for Research Day 2012

Third year Rockhurst PT students will present the results of their research projects on Friday, March 2, 2012 on the Rockhurst campus.

The program will start at 1:00 in room 115 of the Science Center on the Rockhurst campus. If you are able to join us on campus, we're confident you'll be impressed with the projects our students and their faculty mentors have created.

Here's the schedule of events:

12:30 p.m.
Refreshments served - In front of Science Center 115

1:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Brian McKiernan
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy Education
Jeffrey Breese Ph.D.
Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies

1:10 p.m.
The Effect of Ventilatory Strategies on Movement
Peter Nguyen, SPT; Jennifer Bedell, SPT; Tommy Frevert, SPT; Kayla Krueger, SPT; Jamie Torres, SPT; and Aaron DeGreef, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Jean Hiebert PT, PhD

1:28 p.m.
Identifying Factors Which Influence Learning in DPT Students During Clinical Education
Jon Dritley, SPT; and Katy Albers, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Ann Marie Decker PT, GCS, MSA

1:46 p.m.
Differences in the Incidence of Dishonesty Among Physical Therapist Students in Entry Level Programs That Do or Do Not Have Honor Codes
Tyler Newton, SPT; and Megan Overall, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Spake PT, PhD

2:04 p.m.
Factors Influencing Measures of Gross Motor Control While Cycling
Jessica Rolf, SPT; Jessica Karlson, SPT; Ben Lemon, SPT; Nathan Carlson, SPT; Brooke Stoppel, SPT; and Angela Schleeper, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Don Hoover PT, PhD, CSCS

2:22 p.m.
The Efficacy of Video Feedback for Learning a Gross Motor Task
Tony Wear, SPT; Brent Simmons, SPT; Megan Kaufman, SPT; Jordan Mettler, SPT; Heather Robertson, SPT; and Rachael Deves, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Brian McKiernan PT, PhD

2:40 p.m.
Physical Therapists’ Perceptions About Appearance and Behaviors of Physical Therapists
Jennifer Donner, SPT; Jo Marquez, SPT; Kara Poehlman, SPT; and Sawyer Powers, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Jim Dronberger PT, DPT, OCS, MBA

2:58p.m.
Intermission—refreshments served outside of Science Center 115

3:18 p.m.
Post Operative Rehabilitation of Patients with Total Knee Arthroplasty using Body Weight Support
Ashley De Los Reyes, SPT; Bethany Wirsig, SPT; Amy Koehler, SPT; and Sam Schnabel, SPT
Faculty Mentors: Mohamed Kohia PT, PhD

3:36 p.m.
Using the Nintendo Wii Remote as a Motion Analysis System to Determine the Affect of Core Strength on Knee Stability
Kate Hernandez, SPT; Ben Perkins, SPT; Frank Carrio, SPT; JC Gehling, SPT; and Katie Tallman, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Mohamed Kohia PT, PhD

3:54 p.m.
Factors Impacting the Gross Motor Development and Physical Activity of Infants and Children with Developmental Delays
Jeremy Skeens, SPT; Tyler Stultz, SPT; Sam Greer, SPT; Jayde Cordes, SPT; Kyree Steinle, SPT; and Erin Ellison, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Thompson PT, PhD, MS

4:12 p.m.
Genu Valgus Deformity During Single Leg Squat in Females During the Three Phases of the Menstrual Cycle
Megan Rives, SPT; Tara Free, SPT; Katie Lydick, SPT; and Chelsie Harper, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Amy Foley PT, DPT, MA

4:30 p.m.
Biomechanical Analysis of Gait During Unloaded Walking in Normals and Patients with Total Knee Arthroplasty
Daniel Bowman, SPT; Tyler Clark, SPT; and Lindsey Smith, SPT
Faculty Mentor: Mohamed Kohia PT, PhD