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Physical Therapy Services

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY, THEREFORE, THESE SERVICES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED BEGINNING MARCH 18 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESULTING FROM COVID-19.

Premier out-patient physical therapy services are provided in four practice areas for faculty, students, and staff at Drexel, as well as for members of the surrounding community.

All services are individualized and by appointment.

Osteoporosis Education & Exercise Program

This community service program is provided free-of-charge by arrangement either onsite or in local home/community locations for persons who have had a DXA scan and are concerned about bone health. For information about the Osteoporosis Education & Exercise Program please email: Sue.Smith@drexel.edu

Services consist of:

  • bone health education, fall risk assessment, and prevention strategies.
  • human performance assessment of strength, balance, posture, coordination, etc.
  • individualized instruction in a progressive exercise program.

Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

Hand and upper extremity therapy services provided by experts in this area.

Spinal Rehabilitation

High quality evidence-based evaluation and rehabilitation of spinal pain disorders.

Children & Youth Consultations

Consultations by arrangement onsite or in local home/community locations for children and youth with various disabilities and health issues.

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News & Events

 

03/05/20

2020 People of Purpose Honorees standing in a group with Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhDBy Autumn Wells '23

On Thursday, February 20, the 2020 People of Purpose were honored for their outstanding demonstration of purpose and service in their daily lives. This is the second year that the College has chosen People of Purpose.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions set out to tell the College’s “story” in 2018 by honoring the extraordinary lives of their students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. “This project is an important way by which we seek to celebrate and lift up that sense of service and caring and make it a more visible part of our culture,” Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions said as she welcomed more than 80 guests to the 2020 People of Purpose event.

“Having a sense of purpose is good news for all us,” she added. “As a researcher in the field of aging and health, I can tell you that the evidence is strong: having a sense of purpose is linked to very important positive mental health and physical health outcomes including greater longevity. A sense of purpose helps people to live better and longer.” Gitlin then introduced this year's People of Purpose who include the College's faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners.

Roberta Perry—the assistant director of marketing and communications at the College and project manager—chose to rely on the words of a great author to pass on her message. “Mark Twain said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Perry, shared why individuals were being recognized for the efforts they have put forth, and it only seemed fitting to use a quote that so aptly described the importance of finding the meaning of life. She added “what a blessing it is to have these individuals who figure this out so early in their lives as part of the college community.”

People of Purpose honoree Marcia Penn standing next to her storyChosen for her story of overcoming cancer and dedicating her life to helping others do the same, director of special projects and executive assistant, Marcia Penn, gave the closing speech. She discussed her 1999 cancer diagnosis and the treatment process she went through: a lumpectomy, four rounds of chemotherapy, and 30 days of radiation. She had a two-year-old son at the time and knew that she needed to be there for him. “I surely experienced some pain and suffering,” said Penn, “but because of a loving family, caring colleagues, and a great medical team, I can stand here 20 years later, continue telling my story, and be part of a new cancer impact initiative here at the College of Nursing and Health Professions.”

“I have been touched by the lives of others through my experiences, and helping others has become my purpose every day,” Penn continued.

The three main goals for this project are 1) tell the story of CNHP, 2) focus on who CNHP is and the incredible things they are doing, and 3) support the strategic goals of the College. Writers Jack Croft and John Beilenson from SCP, Peggy Peterson Photography and Lynn Clouser, director of the Drexel Collection, helped capture and display the stories and photos of the People that best represented purpose.

The 2019 and 2020 People of Purpose and their stories are displayed on the walls of the tenth and sixth floors of the College located at 1601 Cherry Street. The exhibition is open to all during business hours. The information is also available online.People of Purpose honoree Margaret Finley looking at her story hanging on the wall

Autumn Wells is a first-year student and is studying communications. This article first appeared in the Triangle on February 29, 2020.

08/14/18

Citizens Bank Park Commencement 2018The tradition continues as the all-University Commencement ceremony was held for the third straight year under the bright lights of Citizens Bank Park. This video captures not only the excitement of the day, but also the essence of the Dragon.

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan addressed the new graduating class and issued a challenge for our graduates to go out and change the world. We're looking forward to witnessing all the incredible achievements of our CNHP alumni!

04/23/18

Joyce Welliver, RN, MSN, CRNP (CERT, Nursing,`98) will be spotlighted in an upcoming issue of Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare published by the International Nurses Association.
 
Carol Hammal (MA, Art Therapy & Counseling, `15) was interviewed by Second Lady Karen Pence, wife of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, for the White House's website. Ms. Hammal, an art therapy consultant at Egypt's renowned Behman Hospital, is recognized as the only art therapist in Egypt and has been a pioneer in bringing art therapy academic programming to her country. She has also given a TEDx talk in 2015.
 
Nina Multak, PhD, MPAS, PA-C (PA `88), associate clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Department at Drexel, joined the board of directors of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) as an at-large member. 
 
DeAnna Harris-McKoy (MFT `09), couple and family therapist and assistant professor at Texas A&M University Central Texas, joined the YWCA Greater Austin board of directors as a member-at-large.
 
Kim F. Simmons (PMC, Nursing,`17) joined the urology department at Guthrie Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania with a special interest in inpatient urology.
 
Rosemary Dunn, RN, DrNP(c) (MSN `95; DrNP `11) will be retiring as chief nursing officer of Hahnemann University Hospital on April 1.
 
Terraca Holmes (MSN `15) became chief nursing officer at Tenet Healthcare, according to a LinkedIn update. She is also the director of nursing at Tenet Healthcare.
 
Kimberly Talley (ASN `90, BSN `96, MSN `03), vice president of Patient Care Services at Christiana Care Health System, was part of the first cohort of Penn's Fels Institute of Government board governance program.
 
Dwayne Richardson, RT(R), CRA, RN (MSN `07) joined Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland as senior vice president of operations. Mr. Richardson most recently served as COO at Placentia-Linda Hospital in Placentia, California. He previously served as radiology director at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and cardiopulmonary services director at University Medical Center at Princeton.
 
Karen Lambert, DPT (MPT `00, DPT `14) gave a presentation called "Aging in Place" at a "Tuesday Talk" event at New Hanover Library in New Hanover, North Carolina.
 
Karen Snyder (PMC Nursing `18) joined St. Luke's University Health Network's Pennsburg Family Practice in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania as a nurse practitioner.
 
Joanne McGovern (MSN `15) has been promoted to senior vice president of patient care services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. She also serves as chief nursing officer.
 
Kelly Ann Milligan, ACNP (MSN `99) will be featured in The International Nurses Association upcoming publication of the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Ms. Milligan is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and is a distinguished member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
 
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