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Physical Therapy Faculty Nancy Devine named ISU Distingushed Faculty for 2022

Three Idaho State University faculty have been honored as 2022 Distinguished Faculty. Distinguished Faculty are chosen annually in the categories of Research, Teaching, and Service. This year’s winners are Thom Hasenpflug (Research), Nancy Devine (Teaching), and Dave Martin (Service).


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 received the Jill Cooper Friend of Phsyical Therapy Award.


Rock Steady for Parkinson's disease

elderly men stretching against a boxing ring

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. 


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.

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.


Scholarly Activity

Arnold JC, Cantu MA, Kasanga EA, Nejtek VA, Papa EV, Bugnariu N, Salvatore MF. (2017) Aging-related limit of exercise efficacy on motor decline. PLoS ONE 12(11):e018538. PMID:29176896 PMCID: PMC5703560

Papa EV, Dong Xiaoyang, Hassan Mahdi. (2017) Resistance training for activity limitations in older adults with skeletal muscle function deficits: A systematic review. Clin Interv Aging. Jun 13;12:955-961 PMC5479297 

Foley, MP, Hasson, SM, Kendall,E. Effects of a Translational Community-Based Multimodal Exercise Program on Quality of Life and the Influence of Start Delay on Physical Function and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies, September 2017: https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735417731514

Foley, MP, Hasson. Effects of community-based multimodal exercise program on health-related physical fitness and physical function in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study. Integrative Cancer Therapies, January-March 2016: 1-9. Sage, DOI: 10.1177/1534735416639716

Papa EV, Hassan M, Bugnariu NB. The effects of performance fatigability on postural control and rehabilitation in the older patient. Curr. Geriatr. Rep. 2016, 5(3), 172-178. 

Dye D. Physical Therapy. Book chapter in Today’s Health Professions: Working together to provide quality care. Royal PL.  2016; FA Davis; Philadelphia; ISBN: 9780803644656

Foley MP, Barnes VA, Hasson SM. Effects of a community-based multimodal exercise program on physical function and quality of life in cancer survivors: a pilot study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 2015 Jul; 31(5): 303-12. DOI:10.3109/09593985.2015.1004390 PubMed PMID: 25613524

Foley M, Bowen B. Comparison of metabolic cost and cardiovascular response to stair ascending and descending with walkers and canes in older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014 Sep; 95(9):1742-9. PubMed PMID: 24755046.

Brockett J, Ralphs J, Dye D. Experiences with a transdisciplinary approach to the assessment of patients with dizziness and/or balance concerns. Perspect Hear Hear Dis: Res Diag. 2014;18(1):4 doi:10.1044/hhd18.1.4




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