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Dr. Chris McNamara was recently invited to speak at the 2011 World Aquatic Health Conference (sponsored by the National Swimming Pool Foundation), held in Seattle Washington October 12-14.
Barb Belyea, clinical associate professor in the physical therapy department, was recently interviewed for the October issue of PT in Motion, a monthly magazine published by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Ellie Phillips-Burdge earned a Bachelor of Music (1998) and a Masters of Physical Therapy degree (2010), both from Ithaca College. She is currently living in Ithaca with her husband and has opened a new private practice, Rhythm Physical Therapy, that collaborates music with physical therapy.
On October 10th, from 4-5pm in Hockett Family Recital Hall, Ellie will attend a trombone repertoire class led by Dr. Hal Reynolds. The rep class will feature current music students on trombone playing solo repertoire while she offers helpful tips and words of wisdom on how to be a healthier musician from a physical therapy perspective. She will also address performance anxiety problems and other physical ailments that can be related to playing an instrument or the voice. The class is open to anyone that would like to attend.