IHL Exec. Director Receives Dr. John Mennell Service Award!
Congratulations to the Executive Director of the Brooks IHL, Bob Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS, FAAOMPT on being the honored recipient of the 2017 AAOMPT Dr. John Mennell Service Award!
The purpose of the award is to honor individuals whose contributions to the advancement of orthopaedic manual physical therapy’s role in management of musculoskeletal disorders have been of exceptional value.
Residency Coordinator Elected as Director to the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Congratulations to Jacqueline Osborne, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA on being elected Director of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy! Dr. Osborne currently serves as the Coordinator for the Geriatric Residency Program at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning. She serves the Florida Physical Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in many capacities and we are looking forward to the positive contributions she will bring to the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy in her new role.
2017 Residency and Fellowship Graduates Accepted to Present at National Conferences
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!
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
The 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!