News, Media and Stories | Physical Therapy

Christine Pollard PT ’98 recently gave a presentation at Oregon State University’s Science Pub, an event hosted by some of OSU’s leading researchers.
Amber Fitzsimmons PT ’96 was appointed department chair of the University of California San Francisco’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. 
Brooke Collins-Burke PT ’96 started the pelvic floor rehabilitation program at St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore. Her program has since grown to three other sites serving the patients of Central Oregon.
Tyler Cuddeford PT ’92 received the Mercedes Weiss Service Award from the Oregon Physical Therapy Association for his outstanding contribution to the profession.
Cathy (Leong) Doyle ’87, PT ’89 moved to Salmon Creek, Wash., after living in Beaverton, Ore., for 30 years and working at Providence Home Services for almost 20 years. 
Jean Black-Groulx PT ’79 is happy to announce the arrival of her sixth great-grandchild.
Pictured above, Dr. Reisch is in front of the Oregon State Capitol Building where she was recently sworn in as a member of the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board
Dr. Becca Reisch, PT, DPT, PhD was recently appointed to the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board. Board appointments are made by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate, and are four years in length.
Dr. Timothy Valenti (class of 2016) and Dr. Rebecca Reisch in Jinotepe, Nicaragua.
Physical Therapy core faculty member Dr. Rebecca Reisch and adjunct faculty member Dr. Talina Corvus recently published an article in GeriNotes, the quarterly member magazine for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  Their article, “Development of an International Geriatric-focused Clinical Experience,” was published as a report from the Global Health for Aging Adults SIG and discusses a partnership between a local not-for-profit organization, the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation, and Pacific University.
wo second year physical therapy students, Ellen Key (’20) and Sam Nicholas (’20), volunteered for a recent Adaptive Bike Clinic for individuals of all ages with disabilities that was hosted by Adaptive Sports Northwest.
Dr. Kevin Chui contributed to three chapters in the 9th edition of Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, a leading textbook on health promotion and disease prevention in healthcare education curriculum.

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