Physical Therapy Forum Is Thursday

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

“Asserting professional integrity in physical therapy” is the focus of a Physical Therapy Forum hosted by UTC and Chattanooga State scheduled for Thursday on the UTC campus.   A luncheon will be held at 11:15 a.m.-noon in the UTC University Center Chattanooga Room followed by the seminar in the UTC University Center Auditorium. 

The seminar speaker will be Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS. She is associate professor and chair of the Physical Therapy program at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. She has a Ph.D. in cellular biology and anatomy and conducts clinical research, which includes topics such as osteoarthritis and coping mechanisms for ACL deficiency. She is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and directs a post-professional Physical Therapy residency in Orthopaedics at LSU. In addition, she is passionate about physical therapy.  She currently serves as the Vice President of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Company sponsors include Benchmark Physical Therapy, NHC Rehabilitation; Life Care Centers of America, Rehab Care, Signature Health Care, and Tru Medical Solutions. 

For more information about this event, please email Rebecca-Littleton@utc.edu or call Rebecca Littleton at 425-1786.



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