Dr. Phil Plisky and UE/ProRehab Sports Residency Program Conduct Injury Prevention Screenings for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Team
Posted: February 24, 2015
Dr. Phil Plisky, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, along with members from the UE/ProRehab Sports Residency Program conducted injury prevention screenings for the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball team in Arizona over the weekend.
The testing was implemented last year and the team saw a dramatic reduction of time-loss injuries last season going from 22nd in the league in lost player days to 2nd. The screening involves specific tests developed and researched by Plisky and an algorithm to categorize injury risk developed by Plisky and Dr. Kyle Kiesel, Professor of Physical Therapy and Department Chair. This injury prevention model is used by a wide variety of high school, college and professional sports teams. Plisky and Kiesel are currently part of a team conducting their second large research project utilizing the testing and algorithm to reduce injuries in the US army.
Dr. Kiesel Gives Lecture on Injury Prevention
Posted: February 17, 2015
Dr. Kyle Kiesel, Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, along with his two colleagues, Gray Cook and Greg Rose presented a 3-hour lecture on injury prevention in professional football players in Indianapolis at the NFL combines.
They were invited to present by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society. There were approximately 120 NFL Athletic Trainers in attendance.
Along with Dr. Phil Plisky, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Kiesel has published several studies regarding injury prediction including two related to injuries in the NFL.
American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting Indianapolis
Posted: February 10, 2015
The University of Evansville’s Departments of Physical Therapy and Alumni Relations hosted an Alumni Reception this past week in Indianapolis at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting (CSM). Approximately 70 UE PT faculty and alumni attended the event. The faculty enjoyed seeing and catching up with the graduates.
UE’s Physical Therapy faculty and students were busy presenting their research at CSM this year. Collectively we presented the following:
- Teyhen DS, Kiesel KB, Butler RJ, Rohn, D. Prevention, and Preemption: Screening for Sports and Training Injuries; Course
- Kiesel KB, Butler RJ, Plisky PJ, Schwartzkopf-Phifer K. Normative data on the Selective Functional Movement Assessment top tier movements; Poster
- Plisky PJ, Shaffer S, Teyhen DS, Kiesel KB, Butler RJ, Williams, Jennifer Prye, J, Goffar SL, Rohn D. Prospective Musculoskeletal Injury Rates Among Different Categories of Soldiers. Platform
- Teyhen DS, Shaffer S, Plisky PJ, Kiesel KB, Butler RJ, Williamson J, Goffar SL, Rohn D. Identification of Intrinsic Risk Factors Associated with Musculoskeletal Injury in Rangers. Platform
- Teyhen DS, Shaffer S, Plisky PJ, Kiesel KB, Butler RJ, Goffar SL, Rohn D. Factors Associated with Predicting Time-loss Injuries in Active Duty Soldiers Platform
- Koewler, B., Blue, E.C., Coomes, S., and Yoshida, Y., The Effect of a New Gait Training Program on an Elderly Patient Following a Total Knee Arthroplasty. Combined Section Meeting (American Physical Therapy Association) 2015 Indianapolis IN.
- Yoshida, Y., Koewler, B., and Catena, R.D. A New Eccentrically-induced Gait Training to Improve Loading Response during Gait. Combined Section Meeting (American Physical Therapy Association) 2015 Indianapolis IN.
- Yoshida, Y., Blue, E.C., and Catena, R.D. Is Asymmetry Gait In Individuals With Knee Injuries Resulted From An Inter-Limb Temporal Differences? Combined Section Meeting (American Physical Therapy Association)2015 Indianapolis IN.
- Hansen J, Huebner B, Alm A, Erion A, Plisky PJ. Sports Residency: Restoration of Functional Movement through Trigger Point Dry Needling Aids in Quick Return To Sport. Poster Presentation at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN 2015.
Professor of Physical Therapy Tink Martin Completes Requirements for PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Posted: August 13, 2014
Tink Martin, professor of physical therapy, has successfully defended her dissertation "Play in Children with Motor Disabilities" and completed the requirements for her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky.
Cody Blue, 2014 PTA Program Graduate, Presents at the World Congress of Biomechanics
Posted: July 29, 2014
Cody Blue presented his work titled: Do Asymmetric Gait Kinematics Result From Inter-Limb Temporal Differences. This research is beneficial to define pathological gait patterns due to injuries. Dr. Yuri Yoshida and Dr. Robert Catena are co-authors.
Dr. Tzurei Chen presents research at the 7th World Congress in Biomechanics in Boston
Posted: July 29, 2014
Dr. Tzurei Chen, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, presented her research at the 7th World Congress in Biomechanics in Boston, MA. Her research is titled: Effect of Age and Fall Histories on Center of Mass Control during the Turning Phase of the Timed Up And Go Test.
Dr. Yuri Yoshida-Most Cited Research Article
Posted: October 30, 2013
A research article written by Dr. Yuri Yoshida, UE assistant professor of physical therapy, has been ranked one of the most cited articles published since 2008 (Journal of Clinical Biomechanics). The article has been ranked one of the top five from February 2011 through October 2013.
Dr. Phil Plisky is named 2013 Outstanding Alumnus
Posted: October 28, 2013
Dr. Phil Plisky, UE assistant professor of physical therapy, was named Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ 2013 Outstanding Alumnus.
In addition to serving as an assistant professor in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Dr. Plisky is the Residency Program Director for the University of Evansville & ProRehab Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Dr. Plisky has a master’s in physical therapy from the University of Evansville and a Doctor of Science degree in orthopedic physical therapy from RMUoHP. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr. Plisky’s research focuses on comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes, military personnel and school-aged children. Dr. Plisky’s fieldwork, moreover, has garnered research grants in collaboration with multiple universities totaling over $2 million dollars.
“Time and time again, Dr. Plisky has demonstrated his dedication to the protection of human subjects by drawing on his personal experience as a clinician and devoted parent,” said Darcy L. Hammer, IRB manager at RMUoHP. “He brings a sophisticated level of both clinical and research expertise to the injury prevention discussion.”
UE Students Win the Innovative Design Competition
Posted: October 23, 2013
Physical therapy student Annie Wooten, one of five UE students, brings home first place honors in the LTU “Innovation Encounter” competition.
A UE inter-disciplinary team of five students brought home first place honors in the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) “Innovation Encounter” competition held on October 18-19 in Southfield, Michigan. The UE team included students from engineering, business and physical therapy.
This is the second year in a row that UE multi-disciplinary students have brought home first place in this contest
Students on the UE team included Vaughn Ahlf (Mechanical Engineering), Jawad AlDhalemi (Computer Engineering), Laura Best (Mechanical Engineering), Andrey Biryuchinskiy (Finance and Economics), and Annie Wooten (Physical Therapy). The UE team was coached by Dr. Immanuel Selvaraj, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
In this competition, teams were challenged with creating a business level solution for a real-world client (Reverie) problem statement in a two day event. The event engaged students from eight universities in both competition and the appreciation of the skills learned during their academic careers. The competition included educational components, networking opportunities, and valuable feedback. The LTU “Innovation Encounter” provided students the opportunity to work on a real-world problem that required teamwork, business planning, critical thinking, and innovation.
The eight universities that competed in this competition are Gonzaga University, Ohio Northern University, Lawrence Technological University, Villanova University, Saint Louis University, Kettering University, Widener University and University of Evansville.
Ace CARE – Community Action through Rehabilitation and Education
Posted: October 22, 2013
After a year of planning, Ace CARE has officially begun operations on the University of Evansville campus.
Ace CARE is a pro-bono physical therapy clinic run by Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Previously established at ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE provides physical therapy services to uninsured and underinsured patients of the Tri-state. While ECHO is no longer able to accommodate physical therapy services at their downtown facility, they have continued their partnership with UE by providing physician referrals to the on-campus facility.
Ace CARE is a collaborative effort among first, second, and third year DPT students who work as a treatment team to establish a diagnosis and appropriate plan of care for each patient. Students also have the opportunity to seek guidance from a volunteer, licensed physical therapist, who oversees the daily operations. Ace CARE provides a unique opportunity for DPT students to expand their cultural awareness and professional skills while providing critical healthcare services to a vulnerable population. Ace CARE also helps to further develop interpersonal relationships between students and local physical therapy providers.
Ace CARE is currently operating out of Wallace Graves Hall, room 104 from 3:30-5:30 on Tuesday afternoons. Students are able to accommodate four patients during this time. Each patient undergoes an initial evaluation and is then scheduled for follow-up appointments as necessary. After each visit, patients are provided with a new home exercise program to further enhance their progress.
The need for physical therapy services is extremely evident, as Ace CARE has a waiting list of eighteen patients. In the future, Ace CARE hopes to expand its services to two days a week in an attempt to accommodate a higher volume of patients. With the help of faculty, students, local physical therapists, and ECHO Community Health Care, Ace CARE aims to provide quality pro bono physical therapy services to as many patients as possible within the Tri-state area.
UE to Host Manual Physical Therapy Residency Program
Posted: April 25, 2013
In partnership with the Ola Grimsby Institute, the University of Evansville is proud to announce that it will host an orthopedic manual physical therapy residency program, beginning this fall.
The 15-month program, credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association, is geared toward licensed physical therapists who work in outpatient facilities. Participants will meet one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) per month for classroom instruction and lab experiences.
“We’re very excited to offer this opportunity for physical therapists in our area to expand their skills and integrate orthopedic manual physical therapy into their clinical practice,” said Shala Cunningham, assistant professor of physical therapy at UE, coordinator of the residency program, and an instructor with the Ola Grimsby Institute. “This program is based on current research, thorough clinical education, and extensive teaching experience, all in light of current healthcare reforms and evidence-based procedures.”
Enrollment opens in May, and applications are due August 1; classes begin in September. To obtain an application, e-mail email@example.com.
For questions about the residency at the University of Evansville, please contact Shala Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ola Grimsby Institute, based in Taylorsville, Utah, is a world-class consortium of physical therapists and physicians providing continuing education, certification programs, and doctoral degrees to physical therapists, manual therapists, and practitioners in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
UE's Phil Plisky Featured in National Healthcare Magazine
Posted: March 22, 2013
Phil Plisky, assistant professor of physical therapy, is featured in the March 2013 issue of NEWS-Line, a publication that reaches thousands of healthcare professionals and students nationwide.
In the magazine's interview, published in a question-and-answer format, Plisky discusses his research on injury prevention, the University of Evansville's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and current topics of importance in the field of physical therapy. Read the full interview online here.
NEWS-Line publishes print and online news magazines, as well as weekly e-mail newsletters, providing news, information and career opportunities for health care professionals in an easy-to-read, non-clinical format. The company reaches thousands of licensed professionals and students at their homes, schools, or healthcare facilities around the country.