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Embedded PTs: Changing the Face of Physical Therapy

September 27, 2020

In a September APTA Magazine interview, DAHS alumna, retired Lt. Col. Drew Contreras, PT, DPT, says one reason for his successful career is that he does his best to treat every patient the same. That skill especially helped him not to be starstruck when he served from 2010 to 2017 at the White House as … Continued

Division of Physical Therapy Welcomes Class of 2023 with Professionalism Ceremony

August 21, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy and the UNC Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) officially welcomed 30 incoming students as part of the class of 2023 at a professionalism ceremony, held online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony highlighted the division’s commitment to professionalism and to providing high-quality patient care for all. SPTA President … Continued

The Carolina Commitment

August 13, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy is committed to a number of core values, including those of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our Carolina Commitment outlines these commitments. The Carolina Commitment I have willingly chosen to pursue physical therapy as my profession. I acknowledge this profession requires a steadfast commitment to learning, skill development, application of research … Continued

Division of Physical Therapy Recognizes Class of 2020 Graduates With Online Ceremony

August 4, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy recognized its class of 2020 graduates, including six residents, 30 Doctor of Physical Therapy students (DPT), and three transitional DPT students in a ceremony held on Saturday, August 1. The 61st annual commencement ceremony, held online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, drew nearly 200 participants. Faculty have credited the … Continued

Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumna Anna VerMeulen ’14 (’19 DPT) Works with Patients with COVID-19 at Mission Health

July 21, 2020

Anna VerMeulen ’14 (’19 DPT) joined Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina, as a physical therapist in October 2019; shortly after beginning her career, VerMeulen began work on a step-down unit treating patients who contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student, the Gastonia, North Carolina, native wanted to pursue a … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT

June 12, 2020

UNC Health Talk recently featured Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT, who provided five tips for avoiding at-home workout injuries. O’Laughlin is an assistant professor and clinical manager of University Physical Therapy in Durham.

UNC Health Talk Features Kristin Somerville, DPT

May 15, 2020

UNC Health Talk recently featured Kristin Somerville, DPT, in an article which provided tips for working from home comfortably during the COVID-19 pandemic. Somerville is also a clinical instructor with the Division of Physical Therapy.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Engage in Telehealth Training Module

May 13, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted clinical rotations for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students in the Division of Physical Therapy, it gave them an opportunity to learn about telehealth patient care via phone or video chat thanks to a training module launched by instructors. The telehealth module, designed for second-year students, included a mock patient … Continued