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PT Faculty and Alumni Present Research Results at National Conference

  • Published: February 20, 2014

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PT Faculty and Alumni Present Research Results at National Conference

Nazareth College Department of Physical Therapy faculty members Andrew Bartlett, PT, Ph.D., MPA, Elizabeth Clark, PT, DPT, NCS, Marcia Miller-Spoto, PT, DC, OCS, J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, Ph.D., NCS, C/NDT, Sue Rinere-Obrien PT, PhD, NCS, and Mary Ellen Vore, PT, MS and 17 Nazareth College physical therapy alumni, presented several workshops at the American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting (APTA CSM) in Las Vegas, Nevada (February 3-6). This national conference brought together more than 10,000 physical therapy professionals from around the nation for a week of exceptional programming and networking opportunities. 

“Life-long learning is a hallmark of the engaged professional,” said Nazareth College Department of Physical Therapy Chair Jennifer Collins, PT, MPA, EdD. “A wide array of scholarly products were shared, including five that featured the on-campus clinics and wellness programs at Nazareth. It is exciting and rewarding to have half of our faculty and more than a third of our most recent graduating class together at APTA CSM.”

Some of the faculty-student research presentations included Yoga-Based Approaches on Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities, An Internet-Based Diabetes Self-Management Program and Exercise for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, and a presentation on the hands-on experience and interdisciplinary work that takes place in Nazareth College’s on-campus physical therapy clinics.

The physical therapy alumni presenters and attendees were: Brandon Sheehan, Lattimore PT in Avon, N.Y.; Mike Seils, Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa., Dan Feuerstein, Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic in Clifton Springs, N.Y.; Rachel Waugh, Rehab Resources in Oswego, N.Y.; Leslie Gale, St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.; Julie Davis, UHS Therapies in Norwich, N.Y.; Kara Naylor, HCR ManorCare in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Tony Nguyen, Palm Beach PACE at Morselife in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Nick Dobson, Matrix in Dallas, TX; Kathleen Hall, SportsPlus in Orangeburg, S.C.; Chris Streeter, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y.; Kara Ward, MedTravelers, Alexandria, Va.; Greg Blanchard, MedTravelers, Pa.; Heather Hamilton, MedTravelers, Pa.; Lauren Mock, Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes in Rochester, N.Y.; Alison Aufiero, ProHealth PT in Levittown, N.Y.; and Kelsey Evans, Maryland SportsCare & Rehab, Owings Mills, Md.

 Photo Caption: Kelsey Evans, PT, DPT, presented the results of a faculty-student research project on the effects of Yoga-based approaches on young adults with developmental disabilities.


Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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