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USF Health SPTRS held the annual Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony on Thursday, October 20th, in the USF School of Music Concert Hall. This ceremony symbolized the commitment and professionalism the DPT Class of 2019 will exhibit as they embark on their three year journey to becoming future Ph … [read more]
According to the APTA, thin bones are the cause of 1.5 million fractures per year in the United States, while hip fractures result in a total of 300K hospitalizations. Osteoporosis is a common bone disease among the elderly population in which bones began thinning and losing density, causing an inc … [read more]
The field of Physical Therapy aims to make a difference in the community through helping patients live a healthy and active life. The APTA recognized October 15, 2016 as Global PT Day of Service to raise awareness of the field and inform patients of the dynamic role Physical Therapists can play in … [read more]
USF Health SPTRS congratulates Dr. Dana Webb, PT, DPT, CSCS, the first graduating resident within the Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Webb completed the residency program during the spring of 2016, while Dr. Megan Heintz and Dr. Matthew Lazinski served as her mentors. (left to right: Dr. Dana Web … [read more]
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, an estimated 27 million Americans have some form of osteoarthritis. “Arthritis” is a term used to describe joint inflammation, generating from deterioration of a joint. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, as 1 in 2 people … [read more]
Dr. M. Jason Highsmith, Associate Professor with the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was recognized as editor and contributing author in the current special topics issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors. This issue was rel … [read more]
The month of October serves as National Physical Therapy Month, focusing to increase awareness of the field and its multi-faceted purposes. The APTA chooses a theme each year to represent the campaign, ranging from low back pain, aging, balance, to sports injury prevention. The focus for this year’ … [read more]
The USF/UWF DPT Educational Partnership recently began broadcasting the Andrews Institute Sports Medicine Fellows Conferences (SMFC) from their virtual classroom on the UWF campus. Providing such a service enables local physical therapy clinicians who are unable to join the live session in the Gulf … [read more]


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