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School of Health Sciences and Human Performance



A partnership between physical therapy and music has been helping performers for more than 16 years. By Erin McKigney

Musicians are athletes too. At least that’s what Nicholas Quarrier ’76, a clinical associate professor of physical therapy, believes.

Quarrier coined this phrase after he realized that many of his patients in the PT clinic on campus...

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Last year Ithaca College participated for the first time in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which began in 1987. This spring 25 IC students — 10 from the Park School, 12 from the H&S, and 1 each from HSHP and the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Programs — presented their research at NCUR’s annual gathering, held in April in La Crosse,...

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Physical therapist Michael Tabasko ’00, M.S. ’01, spends a month each year volunteering abroad.  by Greg Ryan '08

Michael Tabasko ’00, M.S. ’01, never imagined he’d see someone so happy to be given a prosthetic leg. The recipient of the appendage, a Vietnamese man in his late 60s, had had his leg blown off by a land mine years earlier, and...

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‘‘Back stateside, we were just worker bees,” Chris Remillard told IC students in April. “Anything involved with running a clinic here, I’m in charge of. I’m it. I am the PT, OT, dietician, chiropractor, and ortho. Makes life a little interesting.”...

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The PT department — with half its faculty graduates of the program — is one of the College’s shining stars.   by Greg Ryan ’08

When Terri Hoppenrath ’89 was a physical therapy student at IC, Andrew Robinson had a reputation as the toughest professor in a physical therapy department known for its...

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