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    2017 Residency and Fellowship Graduates Accepted to Present at National Conferences

    September 20, 2017

    Many graduates from the Brooks IHL Residency and Fellowship class of 2017 have recently been accepted to present at the 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference and/or the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting! 

    2017 AAOMPT Annual Conference:

    Tava Buck, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT – Brooks IHL Orthopaedic Residency and OMPT Fellowship Graduate
    Poster: “Manual Therapy and Activity Modification for Management of Bilateral Lateral Epicondylopathy: A Direct Access Case Report" Additional Authors: Jason Beneciuk, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT; Robert Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS, FAAOMPT

    Lauren Nielsen, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT – Brooks IHL Orthopaedic Residency and OMPT Fellowship Graduate
    Educational Session: “Elevating Our Profession through Mentoring: From Master Clinicians to Millennials”

    2018 APTA CSM

    Angela Link, PT, DPT – Brooks IL Neurologic Residency Graduate
    Poster: “Improving Functional Independence through Task Specific Training Sespite Severe Hypertonicity in a Patient with Neuro-Behçet’s: A Case Report” Additional Authors: Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS; Hannah Foster, PT, DPT, NCS; Lindsay Perry, PT, DPT, NCS

    David Eldridge, PT, DPT, OCS – Brooks IHL Orthopaedic Residency Graduate & OMPT Fellow-in-Training
    Poster: "Conservative Management using Progressive Loading Strategy for a 52 year old female with Diagnosis of Degenerative Joint Disease and Gluteal Tendinopathy" Additional Authors: Jason Beneciuk, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT

    Heather Gosselin, PT, DPT – Brooks IHL Neurologic Residency Graduate
    Poster: "Reducing gait speed and improving balance in an individual with Parkinson’s Disease and bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation" Additional Authors: Hannah Foster, PT, DPT, NCS; Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS; Lou DeMark, PT, DPT, NCS

    Justin Zych, PT, DPT – Brooks IHL Orthopaedic Residency Graduate & OMPT Fellow-in-Training
    Poster: “Identification of a Facilitated Segment in a Patient with Elbow Pain After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Case Report” Additional Authors: Jason Beneciuk, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT

    Kelly Tusha, PT, DPT – Brooks IHL Women’s Health Residency Graduate
    Poster: "The Urine Stream Interruption Test: Is it Useful in Physical Therapy Management of Urinary Incontinence?" Additional Authors: Stephanie Bush, PT, DPT, WCS, MEd
    Poster: "Optimism, Catastrophizing and Pain-Related Anxiety in Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Case Series" Additional Authors: Stephanie Bush, PT, DPT, WCS, MEd

    Maureen Cron, PT, DPT – Brooks IHL Neurologic Residency Graduate
    Poster: "Early Aggressive Mobilization following Locked-In Syndrome from Central Pontine Myelinolysis: A Case Study" Additional Authors: Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS; Hannah Foster, PT, DPT, NCS
    Poster: “Action Observation Treatment in the Functional Retraining of an Individual with Cognitive Impairment following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Study" Additional Authors: Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS; Hannah Foster, PT, DPT, NCS; Lou DeMark, PT, DPT, NCS

    Monika Stefanowicz, PT, DPT – Brooks IHL Women’s Health Residency Graduate
    Poster: “Physical Therapy Algorithm for Differential Diagnosis of a Patient with Chronic Orchialgia: A Case Report” Additional Authors: Stephanie Bush, PT, DPT, WCS, Med; Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD; Brittany Comer, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
    Platform: “Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Dyspareunia After Partial Vulvoplasty for Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia: A Case Report” Additional Authors: Stephanie Bush, PT, DPT, WCS, Med; Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD

    Ryann Cahill, PT, DPT – Brooks IHL Neurologic Residency Graduate
    Poster: "The Integration of Neuropsychology with Physical Therapy for a Patient with Acute Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report" Additional Authors: Eugene Rankin PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist; Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS; Hannah Foster, PT, DPT, NCS; Lindsay Perry, PT, DPT, NCS


    Brooks IHL CEU Instructor Published in PTJ!

    September 14, 2017

    Join us in congratulating Brooks IHL CEU Instructor, Dr. Jill Boissonnault, on her publication in the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association! View the abstract of "Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior Directed Towards United Stated Physical Therapy Clinicians and Students; Prevalence and Risk" by Clicking Here. 


     


    Brooks IHL Residency Graduates Receive Specialty Certification

    July 26, 2017
    Congratulations graduates for your recent achievement in receiving the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty Certification or are now Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation by the American Occupational Therapy Association!
    • Orthopaedic Certified Specialists: Antonio Nogueras, Brenden Pelletier, Brittany Wycoff, David Eldridge, Kyle Rice, and Margaret Mueller 
    • Pediatric Certified Specialists: Elizabeth Miller, Kelly Delaney, and Melanie Cohen
    • Geriatric Certified Specialists: Bonnie Rogulj, Dana Brown, Emily Buras, Nelly Padilla, and Susanna Hearn
    • Neurologic Certified Specialists: Christina Popp, Donna McMahan, and Staci Balkan
    • AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation: Michael Braun 


    Geriatric Residency Program Receives 10 Year Re-Accreditation

    July 26, 2017
    Brooks IHL Geriatric Residency Program receives 10 year re-accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education! 

    For more information on the Brooks IHL Residency & Fellowship Programs and admissions, please click here. 


    CI Instructor of the Year

    June 15, 2017
    Brooks IHL Clinical Student Internship Program Clinical Instructor of the Year! 

    Tava Buck, PT, DPT, OCS
    Brooks IHL/UNF Orthopaedic Residency Graduate 
    Brooks IHL/UNF OMPT Fellow-in-Training

    Nominated by numerous of her clinical student interns, Dr. Buck is the recipient of the 2016 CI of the Year Award. She has demonstrated excellence in the areas of Clinical Knowledge Base, Excellent Educator, Communication, Professionalism, Service, and Accountability.


    Brooks IHL Neurologic Resident Publishes Case Report!

    April 03, 2017
    Brooks IHL Neurologic Resident Publishes Case Report!

    Congratulations to Lauren Surdyke, PT, DPT, on the recent publication in Case Reports in Neurological Medicine! Dr. Surdyke began this case report when she was a student at Brooks Rehabilitation in 2014. With the assistance of her IHL mentors Jennifer Fernandez, Pamela Spigel, and Hannah Foster, Lauren has reached final publication. Click here to view the article! 


    Brooks IHL Neurologic Residency Now AOTA Approved!

    April 03, 2017

    Residents who successfully complete a program with an Approved Residency Site will be eligible to apply for AOTA Board Certification with 3 years of practice instead of the typical requisite of 5 years.

    To view more information on the program and admissions process, click here. 


    Brooks IHL Faculty and OMPT Fellow-in-Training Awarded $15,000 Grant

    December 08, 2016

    Jason Beneciuk PT, PhD, MPH, Tava Buck, PT, DPT, OCS and a stakeholder team consisting of patients, caregivers and clinicians were recently approved for a $14,864 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on capacity building and community engagement. 

    This project will focus on building the community and capacity to improve patient healthcare experiences for musculoskeletal pain with specific emphasis on the role of physical therapy and identifying processes in care most important to key stakeholders.

    PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions.


    IHL Director, Bob Rowe, Elected to APTA Board of Directors

    June 02, 2015

    Bob Rowe Headshot.pngThe Brooks IHL is honored and proud to announce that Robert (Bob) Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS, FAAOMPT has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Rowe is currently the Director of the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning, and also serves as the Fellowship Coordinator for the Brooks Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Dr. Rowe has been with Brooks Rehabilitation for 9 years, and has since led the development of 6 residency programs, 1 manual therapy fellowship, a clinical continuing education program with over 70 course offerings each year, a clinical student internship program that accepts over 300 students annually, a Systems Clinical Advisory Panel (S-CAP), and countless professional development programs for Brooks clinicians. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rowe on this incredible opportunity to influence the Physical Therapy profession!