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.
- Supporting a Passion: Nora and Dean Francis make estate gift so Physical Therapy students can pursue global health experiences07.28.2020
Nora and Dean Francis make estate gift so Physical Therapy students can pursue global health experiences.
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 Northwestern University’s Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (NUDPTHMS) was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best Physical Therapy educational programs in the nation. NUPTHMS rose two spots this past year to rank 4th of all Physical Therapy programs in the country.
‘Growing recognition of our science underpinned doctoral program in physical therapy has contributed to our continued rise in the ranks of US PT programs’ says Jules Dewald, PT, PhD Chair of NUDPTHMS.
U.S. News surveyed 239 doctoral programs in Physical Therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education to determine the rankings. View the list of the rankings.
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.