School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

News & Notes

1/9/2020
David Russ, PT, PhD, has been appointed assistant school director for research for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPT&RS). The position was created to help strengthen the school’s research profile now that innovative curricul … [read more]
1/9/2020
(Left to right: Olga Atehortua, Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Dr. Barbara Wagner, Dr. Laura Lee “Dolly” Swisher, Dr. Douglas Haladay) Dr. Barbara Wagner (pictured middle) was recently recognized as the first culture champion for the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Scie … [read more]
12/30/2019
As we close out another year we wanted to look back to some of the top stories of 2019 for our School.  They are in no particular order and reflect the top stories read on our website and on our social media. #1 New Flexible Learning Classroom This past fall we opened our new Flexible Learning Clas … [read more]
12/13/2019
We are proud to announce Dr. Shayne Tarrance, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMB has joined the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Tarrance is certified as a Women’s Health Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She also holds biofeed … [read more]
12/11/2019
On Friday, December 6th the class of 2020 presented their capstone projects to faculty and students.  The Capstone Seminar in Physical Therapy provides an opportunity for third year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students to develop a tailored learning experience involving professional peer ment … [read more]
12/6/2019
The 2019 Special Olympics Florida State Fall Classic Games were held in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on November 15-16 . We had twenty of our current Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, and Dr. Seok Hun Kim, Associate Professor volunteer to help out at the event. The s … [read more]
11/25/2019
Dr. Matthew Lazinski, PT, DPT, OCS been appointed as a new member to the America Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT) Finance Committee. His 3-year term will begin at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2020 and run through APTA CSM 2023. The goal of t … [read more]
10/24/2019
     The fall is always a busy time for our Orthopaedic Residency Program with our current residents completing the program, starting our new residents, and beginning to search for the next cohort. Dr. Mason Staggs, PT, DPT and Dr. Caroline Schlais, PT, DPT  both recently completed the residency pr … [read more]

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