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Stay current on the CU Physical Therapy Program by subscribing to our Newsletter or News Updates available in electronic and hard copy formats.  You can access individual publications by clicking on the date of the edition you wish to view in the section below.​​​​​
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Pain & Physical Therapy in Society: Changing Attitudes, Behaviours and Health Systems to Address the Opioid Crisis

Save the Date for the Physical Therapy Program’s Annual Education and Alumni Event, titled Pain & Physical Therapy in Society: Changing Attitudes, Behaviors and Health Systems to Address the Opioid Crisis, set for Monday, September 17. As a program and community, CU Physical Therapy and CU Anschutz are committed to changing the landscape of opioid addiction and abuse, and opening the conversation to what value physical therapy can offer.

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Students Recognized at Annual Scholarship Reception

The 5th Annual Scholarship Reception welcomed students, members of the CU Anschutz community, board members and donors together at the home of alumna Joanne Posner-Mayer. CU Physical Therapy scholarship offerings have been key in recruiting high-quality students and boosting diversity in the program. 

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CU PT Celebrates 20 Years at Stout Street Clinic

What started as a special interest of a student back in 1998 remains strong 20 years later as CU’s involvement with the Stout Street Clinic continues to be a primary service opportunity for DPT students.

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CSM Alumni Reception has great turnout

In conjunction with this year's Combined Section Meetings, an Alumni Reception was held. This year's reception was the largest attended to date with over 150 people in attendance!

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High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson's progression

If you have Parkinson's disease and you want to delay the progression of your symptoms, just a stroll isn't sufficient. You should exercise three times a week with your heart rate between 80 to 85 percent maximum. It is that simple, said lead author Margaret Schenkman, Associate Dean for Physical Therapy Education and PT Program Director

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The Impact of Scholarship

This year the Physical Therapy Program was able to gift over $120,000 in scholarship to students. These scholarships make physical therapy education more feasible and are made possible by the generous support of alumni and friends of the PT Program.

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Alumni Profile: Neil Bower, RPT, Class of 1951

Neil Bower graduated from the CU Physical Therapy Program in 1951 at the age of 28. He had been a star athlete in high school, setting track records that stood for 40 years. He had hoped to become a running back for Notre Dame; but World War II interrupted his athletic dreams. He enlisted in the Coast Guard and served for 4 years in the Pacific until the war ended. He returned home and married his wartime sweetheart, Shirline. Neil used his GI Bill to go Southeast Missouri State College. He graduated, ready to be a teacher and coach. Then he heard about physical therapy...

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Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation and Excellence

Last month the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program celebrated 70 years of charting new paths in education, research and practice. The September 7, 2017 70th anniversary festivities included an educational day filled with nationally recognized speakers and an evening gala honoring the Physical Therapy Program’s legacy of excellence while looking ahead to its future.

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A celebration of 70 years of Innovation and Excellence

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the legacy of the CU School of Medicine's Physical Therapy Program. Please enjoy these photos from both the daytime educational event and the evening gala at the Denver Art Museum.

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Congratulations are in Order

PT Program Faculty Member Cynthia Johnson Armstrong, PT, DPT, CHT was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the APTA.

The DPT Students received an Award of Merit from the Foundation for Physical Therapy for their contribution of $ $6,263 for physical therapy research this year.


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Combined Section Meeting: The Student Perspective

Students can be easily overwhelmed at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Michelle Stauffer describes her experience in navigating CSM in San Antonio, Texas as a second-year student.


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Meet our Newest Faculty and Staff Members

Learn about faculty member Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD| Assistant Professor and staff member Kayla Laperriere | Human Resources and Finance Coordinator including their history, interests and much more.


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Celebration of Achievement Story

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, over 200 CU PT faculty, alumni, students, staff, and friends of the program attended the CU Physical Therapy Celebration of Achievement. The event recognized the many accomplishments of the PT Program over the years, and also honored the legacies of three retiring faculty members: Nancey Johnson Bookstein, PT, EdD; Betti Krapfl, PT; and Denise Stelzner, PT, MBA.

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