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PT Students, Faculty, Alumni Present and Receive Recognition at National Conference

ResearchEffectsCellPhone.JPGRecently several of the Belmont University School of Physical Therapy faculty, alumni and students attended the annual American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Las Vegas.
Physical therapy graduate student Tara McDonough Domkowski (‘11) and undergraduate alumna (’08) presented a poster they co-authored with Dr. Nancy Darr, Dr. Steven Murphree and Barbara Ward in the Neurobiology – Balance and Falls section titled, “The effects of cellular phone conversations on the gait characteristics in young adults.”
Dr. Nancy Darr, associate professor of physical therapy, presented a platform presentation of research titled, “Pediatric Balance Scale Performance in Children who are Developing Typically and in Children with Mild Developmental Delay.” This was a multi-site study involving faculty members from Belmont, Daemen College and The State University of New York Upstate Medical Center.
Also presenting at CSM was Dr. John Halle, associate dean and professor of physical therapy, along with Dr. David Greathouse, a former associate dean of the School of Physical Therapy who presented “Peripheral Mononeuropathies in the Lower Extremities: An Anatomical, Clinical and Electrophysiological Review.”
Dr. Cathy Hinton is also an associate professor of physical therapy and currently serves as a member of the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee. She presented “Dialogues on Doing the Right Thing: What Ethical Codes are all about – an Update on Proposed Revision to APTA Core Ethics Documents.”
Belmont PT alumnus John DeWitt (’01) received the 2009 Sports Physical Therapy Section New Horizon Award, which goes to an individual who has shown great potential to be a future leader in the field in their first seven years of practice. Alumnae Amy Grigg Gross (’02) and Dawn Straub (‘04) received their Orthopedic Certification Specialties (OCS).