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Department of Physical Therapy News

Dec 7, 2011

Dr. Katrin Mattern-Baxter co-authored a Cochrane Systematic Review entitled "Treadmill interventions with partial body weight support in children under six years of age at risk of neuromotor delay," as a member of an international working group. Cochrane Systematic Reviews are generally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care and health policy analysis.

Dr. Todd Davenport was awarded a two-year research grant from the California Physical Therapy Association, entitled "Effectiveness of an Exercise-Based Work Injury Prevention Program in Law Enforcement Officials." Co-investigators on the grant include Dr. Jody Nance '90, '03, part-time faculty member, and Mat Moore and Dr. Leigh Langerwerf, clinical faculty members. Doctor of Physical Therapy student Rachel Nishimoto '13 will serve as study coordinator.

The Department of Physical Therapy recently hosted the "Perfect 10" program. This program, supported by First 5 San Joaquin and located at GymStars in Stockton, provided an adaptive tumbling class for children with motor delay who were aged between three-five years. Doctor of Physical Therapy student Brenda Huey '12 created and coordinated the program, which served approximately 20 children and families and involved over 40 student volunteers. Dr. Todd Davenport, Dr. Sandra Bellamy '97 '99 '03, Dr. Katrin Mattern-Baxter, and Dr. Whitney Davis '03 provided content expertise and clinical supervision.

Perfect 10 group picture

DPT students and Perfect 10 participants pose for a picture before ending the night.