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As a culmination of their graduate education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Ithaca College, students presented their posters from the small group work done with faculty mentors in the Advanced Clinical Reasoning course. 

The student groups participated in an oral examination by faculty mentors prior to the presentations.  Dr. Debbie Nawoczenski, as course coordinator, kicked off the event in the beautiful refectory in Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinty School at the Rochester Center.

The thirteen faculty mentors included four ICPT faculty and nine community partners from the University of Rochester Medical Center, Unity Health Systems, Nazareth College, Lifetime Care and other private practice settings. Listed below are the poster titles, mentors and DPT student groups.

The event included a sharing of posters with faculty, students, staff, family members and special guests and a reception.  In conclusion, Dr. Nawoczenski thanked everyone for their participation and support of the program in Rochester over the years.  The Rochester Center will be closing in August and the final year of the program with be relocated to the Ithaca Campus.

"Use of Motion Analysis to Supplement Clinical Evaluation of the Foot and Ankle following Calcaneal Fracture: A Case Analysis"

Mentor:  Debbie Nawoczenski PT, PhD    Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College-Rochester Center; Director of Movement Analysis Laboratory and Center for Foot and Ankle Research

SPT: Julie Orlando, Abby McManus, Dan Moloney, Nancy Sarratori, Kristina Hendrick, Candice McNamee, Christine Niles

"Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy Management for Infants Born Prematurely"  

Mentor:  Karen Nolan PT, DPT, PCS    Associate Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College-Rochester Center; PT Discipline Coordinator of LEND program, University of Rochester

SPT: Maureen Quinn, Cassidy Goepel, Emily Zippin, Ali Howell (Zieba), Tyler Murray, Amy Gordon, Tiffany Grube

"The Compassion Coloring Book"

Mentor: Ernie Nalette PT, EdD  Director Rochester Planning Unit, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College-Rochester Center;  Associate Professor

SPT: Cali DeSanto, Chelsea Musnoff, Deena Gerstenhaber, Kay Gordon, Rich Mallon, Zach Anthony

"Phenomenology and Mindfulness: An Observational Experience"

Mentor: Annette Willgens, PT, MA, Ed.D, PCS   Associate Director of Clinical Education; Assistant Professor, Ithaca College - Rochester Center

SPT:  Shona Craig, Tyler Kenton, Monique DeLuca, Courtney Woytovich, Elizabeth Previte, Chelsea McGowan

"Physical Therapy for Individuals with a Total Artificial Heart"

Mentor: Heather Odden PT, DPT     Lifetime Homecare;  formerly URMC Physical Therapy and Heart Failure and Transplant Team

SPT:  Valerie Loucks, Camille Dunham, Heather Eastty, Kim Callahan, Mary O'Connell, Jessica Hulse, Annmarie Forenza

"Quality of Life in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Developing the QoL-A, a Novel Tool "

Mentor: Dana Olzenak PT, DPT, MBA         PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, University of Rochester; APHA Maternal and Child Health Fellow

SPT:  Sara Kidder, Ashley Dlubac, Amy auf der Springe, Eliz Baugh, Jenn Schmid

"Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Clinical Practice"

Mentor: Lynda J. Dimitroff PhD, MSEd, BSN, RN, MCHES           Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, Nazareth College

SPT:  Timothy Lewis, Shaun Baldwin, Patrick Anguish, Greg Yakimec, Ali Schoener, Antoine Connors

 "The Applicability of 2D Gait Analysis in the Clinical Setting"

Mentor: Mike Huson DPT, OCS     Owner, Huson Physical Therapy, Geneva, NY

SPT:  Theresa Barry, Andrea Roach, James Newton, Brendan Harper, Darin Garcia,Tomasz Wolek, Sheena Alva

"Application of the Biopsychosocial Model to Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain"

Mentor: Sue Parker PT      Co-owner, Greater Rochester Physical Therapy, PC; Director of Pelvic Health Program for Women and Men

SPT: Jaclyn Levesque, Kelly Weicksel, Brittany Dover, Shannon McNichols, Kristen Elliott, Kate Thoene

"Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Urinary Leakage in Women: Perceptions of Normalcy, Portrayal in the Media and Physical Therapy Intervention"

Mentor: Wendy Featherstone PT, DPT   Clinical Assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Owner Specialty Physical Therapy; President, Section on Women’s Health, APTA

SPT:  Oldimeji Okoduwa, Hannah Schoonover, Carly Gellerman , Elizabeth Galyas, Sarah Ridenour, Anna Schrader

"Application of Evidence Based Practice"

Mentor:  Ruth Chimenti DPT       PhD Candidate in Health Practice Research, University of Rochester; Post-doc, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Rochester

SPT:  Kathleen Burns, Bryan Blanchette, Paul Berardi, Leslie Spalding, Daniel Joy, Melanie Strassberg 

 "Use of Pitch Analysis for Elbow Injury Prevention by Physical Therapists"

Mentor: Brian Briggs PT, MS, CSCS         Work Injury Solutions and Physical Therapy, Rochester, NY; Director and Head Instructor at Briggs Pitching

SPT:  Keiran Raupers, Carly McDonald, Tim Reynolds, Meghan Poveromo, Bryan Guzski, Connor Fay, Matt Calabrese

 "Challenges to Lifelong Activity Post Stroke: A Literature Review and Clinical Recommendations"

Mentor: Sarah Fishel, PT, DPT, NCS, Senior Physical Therapist Acute Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Unity Health System, Rochester NY; Unity Health/Ithaca College Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy Clinical Co-Director

SPT: Jamie Dolan, Monique Johnson, Melissa Keesler, Patrick Nichols, Mauriel Perry, Coty Wardwell





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Graduate DPT Students Shine at the Rochester Center Comment from nsarrat1 on 05/05/14
That was the BEST day of my entire graduate years in the PT
program! The feeling throughout the entire day was magical.
It was just incredible for all of us to be together united
with our friends of 6 years, our amazing faculty, and our
community supporters. We have come so far in these 6 years.
I've never been so happy and so proud to be an ICPT student.
I am very thankful to the faculty for all their hard work
and passion throughout the years to make this program what
it is today. We would not be where we are today without you.
We are very lucky. I will never forget that day because it
was truly something special!