Pacific University at the 2019 OPTA Annual Conference

Several physical therapy faculty, alumni and students presented their work at the 2019 Oregon Physical Therapy Association – Annual Conference in Portland. This is the physical therapy profession’s largest annual peer-reviewed state conference. 

Pictured above from left to right is Dr. Hilliard (‘2008) and Dr. Bridges (‘2008).
Pictured above from left to right is Dr. Hilliard ‘08 and Dr. Bridges ‘08.

The 2018 Congenital Muscular Torticollis Clinical Practice Guideline: what’s new and
resources for implementation
Presenters
| Bompiani E
Dr. Bompiani recently presented this work at the APTA – Combined Sections Meeting in February.  

Foot clinical biomechanics review and use of the Foot Posture Index
Presenters
| Bridges M 
Dr. Bridges teaches foot biomechanics and the evidence to support the use of the Foot Posture Index in DPT 510: Clinical Biomechanics. 

The management of conditions associated with aging and older adults using therapeutic electromagnetic energy: a narrative systematic review
Presenters | Bridges M, Hilliard J, Chui K
This narrative systematic review was recently published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 

The impact of curriculum and a global learning experience on the development of cultural competence in Pacific University DPT students
Presenters | DiBiasio P, Vallabhajosula S, Wilkinson B. 
This research is part of a larger collaborative effort between Dr. Wilkinson and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Elon University in North Carolina.  

The effect of mindfulness-based interventions on quality of life for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: A review of the evidence
Presenters | Galindo T (‘2019), Farrell K 
Third year student Tabitha Galindo ‘19 presented her critically appraised topic from DPT-790: Evidence Based Capstone Project; Dr. Farrell served as her advisor.  

Maximizing fun in school based practice: a collaborative approach between adaptive PE instructors, special educators and therapists
Presenters | Stribling K, Catena M, Chavez A, Williams M.
Dr. Stribling is a lab assistant in DPT-685: Pediatric Neuromuscular System: Examination & Interventions and works for the Portland Public Schools.

The effect of aquatic exercise on balance and fall risk in adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: A review of the evidence
Presenters | Wurgler S ‘19, Farrell K  
Third year student Shannon Wurgler ‘19 presented her critically appraised topic from DPT-790: Evidence Based Capstone Project; Dr. Farrell served as her advisor.

Dr. Wilkinson.
Pictured above is Dr. Wilkinson

Tabitha Galindo ‘19.
Pictured above is Tabitha Galindo ‘19.

Dr. Stribling
Pictured above is Dr. Stribling. 

Shannon Wurgler ‘19
Pictured above is Shannon Wurgler ‘19.

Apr. 3, 2019