Thursday, August 21, 2014

13th Annual Cheryl Cavallo Hustle For Your Health Registration Is Now Open!


2014 HFYH

13th Annual Cheryl Cavallo Hustle for your Health

Registration is now open! Register HERE

Sponsored by the Saint Louis University Physical Therapy Student Council. All proceeds benefit the Cheryl L. Cavallo Memorial Scholarship which are meant to defray student's travel expenses for health related service trips.
WHO: All persons wanting to improve their health, support a great cause, interact with the Program in Physical Therapy community, honor Cheryl Cavallo, P.T., Ph.D., and have a great time.

WHAT: 5K run / 1 mile walk through Saint Louis University's Medical Center

WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014

WHERE: Start and finish lines are in front of the Doisy College of Health Sciences (Allied Health Building)

TIME: Registration begins at 7:30am outside the Hickory East Parking Garage at the fountain. Runners begin at 8:00am (please arrive no later than 7:45am). Walkers begin at 8:15am.

REGISTRATION: must be received by Wednesday, September 3, 2014 to guarantee a commemorative t-shirt.

FEE: $15 child, $20 student/adult, $25 race day.

Awards given to top male and female finishers!


Questions? Contact Martin Schmitt at mschmi68@slu.edu

Monday, August 11, 2014

SLU PT Alumni Gozie Ndolo Takes DPT 565 Posters To Nigeria


SLU PT Alumni Gozie Ndolo 
(DPT Class of 2011) recently went to Nigeria with a group called Living Hope Ministries! 
Gozie and other volunteers on this Christian medical mission saw 2,500 patients in 5 days.
Gozie took educational posters that she and other students created in SLU PT faculty member Kim Levenhagen's DPT 565 Communication Process course. See videos and photos of Gozie giving the posters to a clinic that she helped. 

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SLU PT Faculty Gretchen Salsich in Newslink and St. Louis Post Dispatch!

Did you miss SLU PT Faculty Gretchen Salsich in Newslink on Friday? She was recognized in the St. Louis Post Dispatch for her NIH Grant! 


You can find the St. Louis Post Dispatch article here. 

First Day of SLU-SSM Orthopedic Residency!

Today is a very seminal day in the Program in Physical Therapy as it is the first day of the inaugural SLU-SSM Orthopedic Residency!  Our two licensed residents, Lindsay Noeson, PT, DPT and Samantha Peterson, PT, DPT both start this morning with orientation.

Kudos to Chris Sebelski, Residency Director and Jill Eveker, Associate Residency Director for their outstanding work in making this happen.  They have had the help of many, both folks at SLU and at SSM.  Thanks also to Irma Ruebling for her advocacy for us as we went through the process of getting the residency approved last year.

We wish the best to our two residents and our residency faculty as we embark on this new journey!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thanks for the New Equipment!

A warm thanks to those who made donations for equipment for physical therapy courses! Here PT faculty member Kim Levenhagen poses with new equipment for her wound care course. 






Monday, August 4, 2014

SLU PT Alumni Cristina Mayne-Nicholls Creates Summer Sports Camp for Kids with Special Needs

SLU PT alumni Cristina Mayne-Nicholls (DPT Class of 2013) recently created a summer sports camp for kids with special needs. 


"I really felt Central Arkansas could use an intensive therapy program that is designed around sports for kids with special needs over the summer. So, they kind of let me go with it and and let me roll with it and let me follow my dream to create this camp," said Mayne-Nicholls.

A local news station even did a piece about the camp! 



We could not be prouder of this SLU PT alum! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Alumni Merit Award Recipient - SLU PT Alumni Bill Hopfinger '78

Congratulations to SLU PT alumni 
Bill Hopfinger on receiving the 
2014 Alumni Merit Award!




Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from SLU in 1978. 
Bill is currently an instructor for the Program in Physical Therapy and sits on the Program in Physical Therapy Advisory Board. 

You can find out more about Bill's contributions to the practice of physical therapy and the Alumni Merit Award here.