Department of Physical Therapy

PT Receives the 2017 Regents’ Award

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia selected the Department of Physical Therapy for the 2017 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs.

“This award recognizes our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,” says Andrew Butler, acting department chair. “Our faculty and students contribute… more »

Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses

Brad Farrell, PhD., assistant professor of physical therapy, researches ways to improve the function of hand prostheses. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a subcontract with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Farrell, who earned his PhD at Georgia Tech and worked there as a graduate research assistant in prosthetics… more »

The Lewis School Receives University Awards for Service

Students in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are positively impacting communities near and far. Georgia State honors this impact by awarding the Department of Nutrition’s student-run Panther’s Pantry the 2016 Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice: Outstanding Student Organization; and giving the Department of Physical… more »

PT Students Win First Graduate Research Conference

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held its first Graduate Research Conference April 11. More than 25 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy presented 16 posters.

Winners of the first Lewis School Graduate Research Conference were Sheela Shah and… more »

Examining Complex Brain Activity

The Lewis School co-sponsored, in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences, a successful BrainModes 2015 course and workshop in December. This international conference, held for the first time in the U.S., brought together experts from various disciplines and sought to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets.… more »

The Road to Sochi

PT faculty member initiated into the world of elite international athletes

Working with athletes who pound ice-covered tracks before hopping aboard a small fiberglass sled to hurtle down a mountain at speeds at an excess of 80 mph isn’t a dream for all physical therapists (PT).  However, that is the world that Jake Irwin, physical therapy practice clinic manager, was initiated into… more »

Congratulations Graduates

On August 3, 30 physical therapy students were hooded in the final summer Doctor of Physical Therapy hooding ceremony. These graduates make up the Centennial class as they received their degrees during Georgia State University’s 100 year anniversary.

Ross Mason, founder and managing director of HINRI Labs, Inc. gave the students an inspiring keynote message.… more »

PT Alum Named Professional Association PR Chair

Congratulations to Ingrid Anderson, physical therapy alumna, for her appointment as the 2013 Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) public relations chair.

Anderson represents more than 7,400 licensed physical therapists and PT assistants in Georgia for all of the association’s communications issues and works with the PTAG board of directors on all association marketing… more »