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Physical Therapy Faculty, Students Present at APTA Conference

Stacey Lindsley, third year doctoral student in the School of Physical Therapy, explains her poster to Belmont PT alumna Lauren LaCourse.

Faculty and students from Belmont University School of Physical Therapy recently participated in the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) held in San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Mike Voight was one of the presenters for a two-day pre-conference course focusing on injury assessment and management in golf.  Approximately 100 clinicians from around the world were in attendance.  During the conference, Voight presented the sections research award in his role as editor in chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and was roasted as a past president of the sports physical therapy section in conjunction with the section’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Dr. Cathy Hinton was a co-presenter for a session entitled” Knowing What is Right Does Not Equal Doing What is Right: Taking the Next Step.” The session focused on the responsibility of leaders in clinical practice and education to establish themselves as role models in PT practice, including the complexities of managing difficult situations with equally compelling choices.

Dr. Renee Brown collaborated with recent graduate Dr. John Hackett and Penny Powers, director of the Seating and Mobility Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to present a poster entitled “Clinical Education in Seating and Mobility: Designing and Implementing a Specialty Affiliation.”

Brown also presented a poster in collaboration with Tamara Garvey, an adjunct instructor in the School of Occupational Therapy, entitled International Inter-professional Cultural Training which described the Guatemala medical services trips and the changes in cultural competence due to this immersion experience.

Student research by third-year PT students was presented in a poster on Changes in Functional Mobility Outcomes of Individuals Receiving a New Seating/Mobility Device. Students involved in the research included Stacey Lindsley, Virginia Fly, Spencer Tomlinson, Lacey Little and Miranda Law.

More than 9,000 physical therapy professionals from around the nation attended the 2013 meeting.

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