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New patient clinics opening in Meridian
MERIDIAN – Residents of Meridian, Boise and other cities in the Treasure Valley can expect some new health care services coming their way starting in January 2021, thanks to an expansion of the Idaho State University Meridian Clinics.
ISU Faculty among APTA Idaho 2020 Award Recipients
During a ceremony on Saturday, October 10, APTA Idaho presented awards to three recipients to honor their contributions to the profession of physical therapy in Idaho. Deanna Dye, PT, PhD, Associate Physical Therapy Professor received the J. Perry Silver Award for Outstanding Service to Physical therapy, and Lorinda Smith, MOT Clinical Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Lab Manager recieved the JIll Cooper Friend of Phsyical Therapy Award.
Rock Steady for Parkinson's disease
In collaboration with the YMCA Healthy Living Center’s Delay the Disease program, and with funding support from the ISU Office of Research, Dr. Evan Papa is running a Rock Steady Boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Virtual reality’s real health benefits – ISU helping stroke sufferers gain mobility- December 2019
POCATELLO - Some people may use virtual reality to escape into a world of imagination. For the people participating in a study conducted by Idaho State University’s Nancy Devine and Cindy Seiger, they imagine a place where both their arms are fully functioning.
Students Win Student Brochure Contest
Congratulations to Physical Therapy doctoral students Ashley Kenney and Jake Bratton for winning second and third places, respectively, in the Student Brochure Contest held by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Winners were announced at the 2019 AGPT meeting in January. Ashley and Jake, who will both graduate this spring, created the brochures in a geriatric management course. View their brochures at https://
Senior Activity Center living up to its name thanks to Fit and Fall program and Dr. Cindy Seiger- February, 2019
POCATELLO- Doctor of Physical Therapy students and faculty at Idaho State University are helping the Senior Activity Center live up to its name. Watch the KPVI news report for more information.
Dr. Derek Gerber among state-level advocates honored at 2018 APTA Policy and Payment Forum
KANSAS CITY,MO- The American Physical Therapy Association honored four PTs for their service to the profession at the state level. Dr. Gerber, Clinical Assistant Professor, was among those honored.
ISU completes $3.4 million expansion
MERIDIAN- The Idaho State University campus in Meridian is growing. Officials announced the completion of its expanded Physical Therapy program. (KIVI)
ISU readies Meridian campus for physical therapy program
MERIDIAN—Idaho State University will begin offering the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at its Meridian campus this fall.
It takes a team: ISU health professions students participate in IPE Case Day
POCATELLO—More than 150 Idaho State University students, faculty and administrators participated in the Interprofessional Education Case Day Experience on April 26—an event organizers would like to expand to other campuses next year.
ISU Professor Cindy Seiger honored at 10-Year celebration of Pocatello Fit and Fall Proof program
POCATELLO – It’s all about “using it or losing it” and one participant said he was able to “skate and ski” with his grandsons because of it. The Pocatello Senior Activity Center’s Fit and Fall Proof program celebrated its 10-year anniversary, Tuesday, Jan 16. Idaho State University’s Cindy Seiger, associate professor of physical therapy, was recognized at event because of her involvement with the program.
Idaho State University researchers continue work on augmented reality device to aid arm rehabilitation
POCATELLO — Idaho State University mechanical engineering and physical therapy faculty and graduate students have teamed up to create a virtual reality system that will potentially assist with arm rehabilitation for people who have suffered from strokes.
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