The American Physical Therapy Association recently hosted the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), the largest PT conference in the U.S. Below are some highlights of the research that was presented by Drexel PTRS students and faculty.
Matt Brody (DPT ‘19) presented "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity in Ambulatory Youth with Cerebral Palsy: Considerations for 'Dosing' Physical Therapy Interventions,” a study led by Margaret O’Neil, PT, PhD, MPH, in collaboration with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, with site PI, Renee Turchi, MD, MPH and international site director and expert in physical activity measures, Stewart Trost, PhD at Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Mohammed Alghamdi (PhD student, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) presented “Longitudinal Changes in Physical Caregiving for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy,” co-authored by Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Bob Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, and Margo Orlin, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and colleagues from the University of Washington and Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed also presented “Ease of Caregiving for Children: A Measure of Physical Caregiving for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy.”
Liz Euiler (PhD student, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and Margaret Finley, PT, PhD presented “Association of Psychosocial Factors, Musculoskeletal Pain and Activity in Active Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study,” as well as “Biopsychosocial Characteristics of Individuals with New SCI: Preliminary Data from a Longitudinal Study.”
Alumnus Mike Steimling, PT, DPT, OCS (DPT ‘13) and Kate Mitchell, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS presented “Advent and Implementation of a Standardized Orthopaedic Clinical Education Curriculum: A Novel Approach to Clinical Education.” Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, OCS and Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS presented “Clinical Application of Running Biomechanics: How to put Research into Practice.”
Additional details about these CSM presentations and more can be found on their Facebook page.