• DPT Student awarded URI Graduate School Tuition Scholarship for 2024-2025! - Congratulations to 2nd year DPT student Kaitlin Broyles who received the URI Graduate School Tuition Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to students based on their outstanding academic achievement and dedication to their studies. Congratulations Kaitlin!
  • DPT Students volunteer at Special Olympics Summer Games 2024 - 2nd year DPT students Brianna DeRobbio, Paris Ellman, Jillian Fitting, and Apryll Paziena volunteered with Dr. Mariusz Furmanek at the Special Olympics RI Summer Games 2024 on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. The students were able to work hands-on with the athletes in the pt-specific area, FUNfitness, and cheered on athletes from all […]
  • White Coat Ceremony & Research Symposium 2024 - The DPT Class of 2025 presented their research projects to the URI DPT students, faculty, and their family/friends on May 30, 2024 at Avedisian Hall. Please see below for the list of presentations: Measuring Sense of Belonging Among College StudentsElyse Angle, SPT, Alyssa Carrier, SPT, Taylor Chofay, SPT FloURIshing into Health and Wellbeing: Developing a […]
  • BME Capstone Design - URI BME Capstone Design Showcase took place on April 19, 2024, and presented 8 medical technology projects (uniquely designed by 32 undergraduates). These projects were hosted by several labs spanning different colleges at the University of Rhode Island. This year, the Motor Control and Rehabilitation Lab helped to design and test the KINETOSENSE. This instrumented […]
  • Congratulations to the DPT Class of 2024! - Congratulations to the Class of 2024 students on graduating from the URI Physical Therapy Program!
  • Development Grant: “Establishing a protocol for utilizing indwelling fine wire intramuscular electromyography (EMG) equipment in rotator cuff muscle assessment.” - We are happy to announce that the MCR-Lab has been awarded a grant under the Proposal Development Program. The project aims to leverage the EMG technology to investigate the rotator cuff muscle group’s muscle activity. The goal is to identify differences in muscle activity between a surgically repaired rotator cuff and a non-surgical rotator cuff. […]
  • URI DPT Faculty attends the National Institute of Aging (NIH) Toolbox Conference! - Dr. Ellen McGough and Dr. Christine Clarkin attended the National Institute of Aging (NIH) Toolbox Assessment Conference in Bethesda, Maryland on April 8th and 9th, 2024. The conference brought together clinicians, healthcare leaders, and investigators with the common goal of learning through demonstrations, discussions, and more about the new behavioral and neurological measurement systems supported […]
  • Biomechanics Day – April 3, 2024 - This month, members of the Motor Control and Rehabilitation lab as well as URI DPT students volunteered to participate in National Biomechanics Day hosted by the Biomechanics Lab (URI Kinesiology Department) at Mackal Field House. Over 400 high school students from around the state had the opportunity to learn about and demo the technology used […]
  • Dr. McGough recognized by PACE Organization of RI as Academic Partner of the Year! - Dr. Ellen McGough, PT, PhD, URI PT Department Chair, received the Academic Partner of the Year Award from PACE Organization of Rhode Island. She was recognized for implementing an exercise program designed for people living with dementia. The EM STAR video exercise program is now in use every day across our PACE-RI locations. McGough and […]
  • URI DPT Students present at APTA CSM 2024 - Our DPT Students had 7 presentations at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting. Effect of Electrical Stimulation with Trigger Point Dry Needling on Muscle Activity and PainJung Yeon Lee, SPT, Carolyn A. Garvey, SPT, Binetou N. Badiane, SPT and James Agostinucci, ScD, OTR/L Trigger Point Dry Needling: The Effect of Needle Temperature […]
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