College of Allied Health Professions

PT faculty, alums, and student making strides against breast cancer

Physical Therapy Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team

PT Faculty, Betsy Becker and Nikki Sleddens, along with UNMC PT alums Nick Reiss, Stephanie Urbom, and Heather Rhoardarmer, and current UNMC PT1 student, Taylor Walla, participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 25, 2015 in Lincoln. The annual walk, held at Holmes Lake Park, raised $200,000.

Johnson and Sleddens recognized with PT service positions

Dr. Grace Johnson and Professor Nikki Sleddens

Grace Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, in PT Education was appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties’ (ABPTS) Specialty Council on Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Her four-year term will begin January 1, 2016. The Specialty Council on Orthopedic Physical Therapy is responsible for defining orthopedic specialist practice, creating the specialist examination for board certification, and setting the criteria for board certification in orthopedic physical therapy…. Continue Reading

PT hosts successful CE conference on oncology

Brent Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Betsy Becker, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, and Sharlynn Touhy, PT, DPT, MBA

In August, the Division of Physical Therapy Education hosted 58 alumni, clinical instructors, and like-minded rehab professionals for a continuing education conference: Oncology Rehabilitation Principles, Application, and State of Practice. This interprofessional conference featured the expertise of two national speakers from the well-known cancer centers of MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital: Brent Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Sharlynn Touhy, PT, DPT, MBA, respectively…. Continue Reading