Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - The College of Allied Health


Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma HSC
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3092
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-2131,
Fax: (405) 271-2432

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College of Allied Health News and Events

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Spring 2015 Agile Product Design Team

The Spring 2015 Agile Product Design Team (Team ToeTronics) made a prototype of a device to quantify toe strength so Dr. Elizabeth Hile can better track the onset and resolution of chemotherapy-induced motor neuropathy.  This design was presented to 2015 Annual College of Engineering Board of Advisor's Annual Meeting on the OU-Norman campus on April 23, 2015.

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Pictured from left to right. 1) Boutelle, Alyssa; 2) Gilbert, Lauren; 3) Yen, Allen;  4) Butler, Mariah; 5) Estes, Nicholas; 6) Beard, Mckenna; 7) Hile, Elizabeth; 8) Ferretti, Martha

Amazing things are in OU Physical Therapy’s future!

Groundbreaking for the new OU Physical Therapy clinic

Groundbreaking for the new OU Physical Therapy clinic which will be imbedded in the new Tandy Family YMCA recently took place in Tulsa. The clinic, which is part of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, will provide a continuum of care to members of the community that will span rehabilitation from an injury to prevention and health promotion. The clinic is a collaborative effort with OU Physicians and the YMCA and promotes the ideology of wellness for everyone.  OU Physical Therapy is currently located in Midtown Tulsa and will transition to the New YMCA in 2016.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-ymca-breaks-ground-on-new-tandy-facility-at-thornton/article_e85e9f78-cd8c-53ba-aded-acf4dbb673cd.html

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Pictured (Left to right):
The OU Physical Therapy Staff:  Dr. Ken Randall, Dr. Rocky Sowards, Angela Foster, Lorra Houghton, and Karol Andrew; with Dean Kevin Rudeen.

2015 recipient of the University’s prestigious Regents’ Professorship

Ferretti

 

Congratulations to Professor Martha Ferretti as a 2015 recipient of the University’s prestigious Regents’ Professorship!   The professorship was announced at the annual HSC Spring Faculty Awards meeting.

Professor Ferretti is one of thirty HSC Regents’ Professors and the College’s fourth recipient of this outstanding award.  Recipients of distinguished professorships are deemed to have achieved unusual distinction in teaching and guidance of students, research, or service. 

To qualify for a Regents’ Professorship, a faculty member must have rendered outstanding service to the University, to the academic community, or to an academic or professional discipline, through extraordinary achievement in academic administration or professional service. 

Professor Ferretti has achieved outstanding service in all areas! The appointment is for life.

“Big Event” a Huge Success at OU-Tulsa Due in Large Part to College of Allied Health Volunteers

cid:image001.jpg@01D076BC.E86AD8B0The Big Event is a nationwide effort where college students organize on one particular spring day to say “thank you” to their communities by giving back through community service.  This year OU-Tulsa had just over 60 volunteers give up their Saturday morning to serve others, including cleaning up local residences affected by the recent tornadoes, as well as sprucing up a local elementary school.

More than half of the volunteers at OU-Tulsa’s Big Event were students from the College of Allied Health.

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First year Rehabilitation Sciences students show a great deal of energy, even after a long day of community service at a local elementary school. (Pictured are: Front row left to right: Katelyn Carter, Alexis Dout, Melissa Schmidt, Darla Bell; back row left to right: Janette Elliott, Jessica Long, Sarah Sullivan, and Katherine Karlish.)

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/9hHR3O-73JQ

TULSA CLASS OF 2016

Niko hanging out with TULSA Class of 2016 on OU TULSA Schusterman campus!

NIko Class 2016

TULSA CLASS OF 2017

Niko hanging out with TULSA Class of 2017 on OU TULSA Schusterman campus!

OU / YMCA COLLABORATION

Randall

An article in the Tulsa World reflects an amazing accomplishment by Dr. Randall as he has worked with both the Department of Family Medicine on the Schusterman Campus and the Tulsa YMCA in bringing to fruition unique community programming.

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STOMP Dementia Study

Ciro

Dr. Ciro was interviewed by Channel 4 (KFOR) to announce her new award by the Alzheimer’s Association for a two year grant to continue her examination of her rehabilitation technique, Skill-building through Task-Oriented Motor Practice (STOMP). The STOMP technique was developed to 1) improve activities of daily living in people with dementia, and 2) delay decline in activities due to progression of the disease. In this randomized-controlled trial, Dr. Ciro is specifically examining dosing.

Article and Video | STOMP Dementia Study

2014 Tulsa Run

Over 80 PT and OT student volunteers from both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City campus provided manual therapy and stretching to over 300 runners at the finish line of the Tulsa Run.  Student volunteers joined faculty to ease the musculoskeletal aches and pains associated with running 15 kilometers (9.3 miles).  The phrasing on the back of the shirts worn by Team Manual Therapy summed up how runners felt about this community-oriented service event: “You’re in great hands.”

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American Occupational Therapy Fellows
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Isaacson
Congratulations to Susan Tucker, MPH, OTR/L and Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP! They will join the American Occupational Therapy roster of Fellows. It is an honor that the College of Allied Health has faculty fellows from each of our disciplines who are recognized as having outstanding contributions to their respective professional areas.
Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed.

Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed.,

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed., a third-year PhD candidate in Allied Health Sciences with emphasis in Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently awarded a foundation grant from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) to fund his dissertation research. With guidance from his major advisor, Dr. Carol Dionne, Derek proposes to examine a modification of the Health Action Process Approach for predicting physical activity behavior in people with low back pain.  Derek’s research interests center on the inclusion of physical activity and exercise to minimize co-morbidity in clinical and disabled populations. Requisite to the award, Derek is slated to present his findings at the 2016 NASPSPA National Conference in Montreal. Derek holds membership in Sigma Xi, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and NASPSPA. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Bill Elam Graduate Student Scholarship.

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed.

Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed.,

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed., a third-year PhD candidate in Allied Health Sciences with emphasis in Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently awarded a foundation grant from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) to fund his dissertation research. With guidance from his major advisor, Dr. Carol Dionne, Derek proposes to examine a modification of the Health Action Process Approach for predicting physical activity behavior in people with low back pain.  Derek’s research interests center on the inclusion of physical activity and exercise to minimize co-morbidity in clinical and disabled populations. Requisite to the award, Derek is slated to present his findings at the 2016 NASPSPA National Conference in Montreal. Derek holds membership in Sigma Xi, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and NASPSPA. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Bill Elam Graduate Student Scholarship.

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed.

Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed.,

Derek Crawford, M.S., M.Ed., a third-year PhD candidate in Allied Health Sciences with emphasis in Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently awarded a foundation grant from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) to fund his dissertation research. With guidance from his major advisor, Dr. Carol Dionne, Derek proposes to examine a modification of the Health Action Process Approach for predicting physical activity behavior in people with low back pain.  Derek’s research interests center on the inclusion of physical activity and exercise to minimize co-morbidity in clinical and disabled populations. Requisite to the award, Derek is slated to present his findings at the 2016 NASPSPA National Conference in Montreal. Derek holds membership in Sigma Xi, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and NASPSPA. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Bill Elam Graduate Student Scholarship.

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Dr. Ciro was representing her new study, “Mass Practice to Decrease ADL Disability in Dementia”  at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association this past weekend.  She noted the OU football players that were volunteering at the event by holding signs at the Finish Line that said “See you next year.”

Alzheimer's Walk 2014

OKC Class of 2017 visit Tulsa

The OKC Class of 2017 came up the turnpike to visit OU TULSA campus, hanging out altogether as one class in the learning center, having lectures, Q&A, lunch and photos/tours of campus. 

Class of 2017

Occupational therapy program seeks outstanding Oklahoma high school seniors.
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Professor Tucker had the opportunity to talk about the OT early admit program to the Oklahoman.

Read more about the article and see the video here!
Spinal Manipulation Update:  Eleventh Annual Update for Physical Therapists, Osteopathic Physicians and Medical Doctors - March 7-11, 2014
Tehan
Philip Tehan  D.O., Dip Physio., M.M.P.A., MHSc


Gibbons
Peter Gibbons MB, BS, DO, DM-SMed, MHSc

Now in its eleventh year, the annual Spinal Manipulation Update continuing education program, at OU TULSA Schusterman campus.  The program was attended by nearly 40 physical therapists from across the United States.  During the past decade, nearly 400 physical therapists, osteopathic physicians, and medical doctors hailing from nearly all 50 states and several foreign countries have come to Oklahoma to learn highly-refined techniques of spinal manipulation from Peter Gibbons and Philip Tehan of Melbourne, Australia.  While each has practiced nearly 40 years as an osteopath, Gibbons also is a medical doctor and Tehan also is a physiotherapist.  Dave Johnson, PT, PhD of the Dept. of Rehab Sciences has developed and directed this program since its inception in 2004.   

Click here for more information about the 2015 program, including the program brochure.