Department: Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Department: Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Dealing with Loneliness in College during a Pandemic

(10/16/20, BU Today) Expert Quotes:  “Loneliness is a perceived disconnection from others,” – Dan Fulford, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy “Loneliness could really tip someone into mental health distress,” – Dori Stauss Hutchinson, Director of Services of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy Read the article

Rehab Sciences PhD Student Nirali Shah Named Elizabeth Whitney Post Scholar

Nirali Shah, a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program, has been named the Elizabeth Whitney Post Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year. This scholarship supports students specializing in the area of pain prevention and treatment. As part of her PhD, Nirali is a researcher in the BU Movement & Applied Imaging Lab in the Department […]

Soft Robotic Exosuit Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Faster and Farther

Research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows soft exosuit technology to bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US with approximately 17 million individuals experiencing it each year. About 8 out of 10 stroke survivors suffer from “hemiparesis,” a paralysis […]

Sargent Physical Therapy Center Offers PT via Zoom

(3/31/20, BU Today) Remote classes and virtual cocktail parties may be the most common Zoom activities across the country at the moment, but creative use of the online meeting platform has soared among coronavirus shut-ins. Now you can add physical therapy to the services available to the BU community via the cloud platform. “Over the […]