Department: Physical Therapy

Department: Physical Therapy

PT Labs Host Medway High Students to Celebrate National Biomechanics Day

Sargent welcomed students from Medway High School to celebrate National Biomechanics Day last month. Students were introduced to biomechanics research and careers, touring our space and interacting with technology in our Human Adaptation Lab and Movement & Applied Imaging Lab. The group of Medway High students were invited to BU after winning 1st Place in […]

Physical Therapy Chair Terry Ellis Promoted to Full Professor

Physical Therapy Department Chair Terry Ellis is one of 24 Charles River Campus faculty promoted to full professor this spring. Ellis specializes in neurorehabilitation, investigating the impact of exercise and rehabilitation on the progression of disability in those with Parkinson disease. She is the director of the BU Center for Neurorehabilitation and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow […]

Neuromotor Recovery Lab Makes Strides in Helping Those with Neurological Diseases

(02/21/2023, The Daily Free Press) Expert quote: “We are one of the few [labs] in the country, if not the world, that have worked across the translation continuum…doing everything from basic science research, all the way to in-clinic, in-home clinical trials, spanning the expertise of these different disciplines, working in rehab, physical therapy, engineering.” – PT […]

Wearable Sensors Show Promise for Remote Osteoarthritis Assessment

(02/06/2023, MedPage Today) A new clinical trial led by Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Deepak Kumar published in Arthritis Care & Research shows the feasibility of evaluating seniors with knee osteoarthritis in their homes. Among 20 patients tested, 18 were able to manage the sensors successfully, and the results correlated reasonably well with task performance during clinic […]

Parkinson’s Patients Tune Into Music Therapy – quoting Terry Ellis

(02/02/2023, Parkinson’s News Today) A small group of people with Parkinson’s disease adhered well to an experimental music-based digital therapy to treat gait problems, and reported quality of life gains, meeting the main goals of a small feasibility trial. Preliminary evidence of the trial that included 24 patients also suggested improvements in motor function and mobility […]

Department of Physical Therapy Grand Rounds | September 30

“Common Factors, Unique Alliances: Exploring the Role of Common Factors in Physical Therapy Practice” Presented by Mary-Beth Holmes, PT, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Education, Sargent College, Department of Physical Therapy Friday, September 30, 2022 1-2 p.m. 635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA Sargent College Room 220 Refreshments will be served prior to […]

Emily Evans, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Selected Publications Evans E, Kosar CM, Thomas, KS. Positive Beliefs the Likelihood of Successful Community Discharge from Skilled Nursing Facilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2021; 102 (3): 480-487. Evans E, Gutman R, Resnik L, Zonfrillo MR, Lueckel SN, Kumar RG, DeVone F, Dams-O’Connor K, Thomas KS. Successful Community Discharge Among Older Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury […]

Jana Iverson, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Jana Iverson’s research focuses on relations between early motor development and later-emerging ‘higher-order’ skills (i.e., communication and language). Specifically, she is interested in understanding: The way in which development in motor skills provides infants with an increasingly diverse set of opportunities for acquiring and refining abilities that contribute to development […]