News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
At the end of August, Babette Sanders, PT, DPT, MS, FAPTA, will be retiring from the Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS) faculty after more than 30 years at Northwestern and 50 years in the profession. She has been granted emeritus status; the highest honor awarded by Northwestern to a retiring member of the faculty. On the occasion of her retirement, Dr. Sanders chose to make a gift in honor of her mentors in the profession, Sally C. Edelsberg, PT, MS, FAPTA, (Class of ’72) and Robert Babbs Jr., PT, MPA, FAAPT, (Class of ’57).
Cole Graves, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, is interested in sports rehabilitation or neurological and vestibular therapy.
Alyssa Martinez, a second-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, recently put her newly acquired medical skills to use to help save a man’s life.
Nayo Hill, PT, DPT, a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD Engineering dual-degree program (DPT/PhD), recently defended her dissertation on the use of probes to explore neural mechanisms driving movement impairments following brain injury.
The nervous system groups sets of muscles producing opposing forces on joints, firing the muscles simultaneously to ensure joints aren’t stressed or injured by unbalanced forces, according to a recent study.
The 9th annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Day brought together a group of more than 100 scientists and students across departments and programs to showcase research collaborations.
With help from students in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS), and support from McCormick School of Engineering, a group of toddlers took electric cars for a spin at Northwestern as part of the Go Baby Go program.
First-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students celebrated their transition from academic coursework to clinical experience at the 13th annual Clinical Practice Ceremony.
Nearly 100 second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students recently participated in learning experience with volunteer community members and Northwestern faculty members.
Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from Northwestern and beyond gathered at the eighth annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Day to share scientific results and methods and to network with colleagues.
Kosta Nicolozakes, a MD/PhD student, is past president of the Medical Scientist Training Program Student Council and continues to play an active role in organizations at Feinberg and beyond.
The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences recently hosted faculty members from across the country for an interactive workshop on how to design curricula and create meaningful educational experiences for physical therapy students.
Feinberg met its goal of raising $10 million for the newly renamed Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, naming the Center after its director, M. Marsel Mesulam, MD.
High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and can keep symptoms from progressing, according to a phase 2 clinical trial published in JAMA Neurology.
Medical, nursing, physician assistant and physical therapy students teamed up during a recent interactive training session.
Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty showcased their work in the field of rehabilitation medicine at Feinberg’s fifth annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) Training Day.
First year students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program celebrated the transition from the classroom to clinical practice at the program’s 9th Annual Clinical Practice Ceremony.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the biological reasons that a quarter of all people with whiplash injury from motor vehicle collisions fail to fully recover in the long-term.
First-year physician assistant students visited Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to learn about Mexican culture and Day of the Dead traditions.
The fourth annual event featured research blending physical therapy, engineering and neuroscience.
First-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students celebrated the 8th Annual Clinical Practice Ceremony on June 20, receiving patches for their white coats as they start their full-time clinical internships.
Mark Hoggarth, a DPT/PhD student, created a new screening measure that has the potential to decipher if a patient has whiplash and the severity of the trauma.
As owner of Athletico Physical Therapy, alumnus Mark Kaufman’s hands–or those of the company’s 450 therapists–touch tens of thousands of athletes, accountants, administrators and artists every year.