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

News and Announcements

College of Allied Health News and Events

Archived Events
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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.
S Tucker

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!
CCEW presentation titled “A Child's Cup Full"

J Habashi
A warm congratulations to Lauren Wells, second year MOT student for her wonderful CCEW presentation titled “A Child's Cup Full”, a sustainable business model that employs refugee women around the world while producing environmentally friendly, handcrafted children's toy. Lauren and her team explored taking the work of inventor Dr. Janette Habashi and making her socially conscious toy company, that employs refugee women from the middle east, a sustainable company.  Lauren's group presented in spite of the bad weather on Friday, as her parents had made a 4 hour drive for the event.   She will present again on the Tulsa campus, December 4, 2013.  Event Flyer

Rehabilitation Sciences and Community Service

Over 50 physical therapy and occupational therapy student volunteers provided manual therapy at the finish line of the recent Tulsa Run 15K. Nearly 250 runners received soft tissue work, stretching, and tips on wellness and injury prevention. Rehabilitation Sciences students and faculty promote wellness and prevention as one of many service endeavors in Oklahoma communities. Student groups and faculty provide similar care to runners at the Oklahoma City memorial marathon and the Route 66 marathon. 

Spinal Manipulation Update:  Eleventh Annual Update for Physical Therapists, Osteopathic Physicians and Medical Doctors - March 7-11, 2014
Philip Tehan  D.O., Dip Physio., M.M.P.A., MHSc

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.