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Trine DPT students present research at Professionalism Night

Trine University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program hosted its annual Professionalism Night on July 19 at the university’s Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne.

Professionalism Night is a free event that showcases clinical research conducted by second-year DPT students under the guidance of faculty mentors.

“Part of the mission of the Doctor of Therapy program at Trine University is to instill in our students the continuing need for high-quality research and education in our profession,” said Max Baumgartner, PT, Ph.D., chair of the program. “It’s exciting to the diversity of topics covered by our students, and we look forward to their future contributions.”

Professionalism Night included the following poster presentations:

  • “Confidence and Knowledge of Caring for Athletes with Celiac Disease,” Hunter Bennett, Noah Gaar, Brendan Lynch
  • “The Effect of Positional Release Therapy on Resting Pectoralis Minor Length,” Meaghan Bonadies, Cory Johnson, Sarah Hosinski
  • “Representation of Minorities in Graduate Physical Therapy Programs: A Pilot Study,” Alexis Neyman
  • “The Effects of Resistance Based Programs on Common Age-Related Co-morbidities,” Justin Anthony
  • “Value Based Physical Therapy,” Danielle Brens, Lauren Hall, Rachael Anderson
  • “Telehealth Integrated Clinical Education in a Physical Therapy program using Vidyo during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Danielle Ray, Kristen Reece
  • “Is ACL Graft Type a Predictor of Level of Sport Returned to Following ACL Reconstruction?” Sarah Kosowski, Jenna Gales, Jamie Carter
  • “How Do Patient Complexity Levels Correlate to Patients Who Only Participate in the Initial Evaluation?” Chelsee Journay, Ghada Zamzami
  • “Physical Therapy Value Equation,” Francis Deneen

The event also included three platform presentations of research:

  • “Qualitative Analysis of the Effects of Quarantine/Pandemic due to COVID-19 Virus on Stress Levels in 2nd year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students,” Elijah Klepper, Delaney Werling, Christian Verreault
  • “Value Equation for Outpatient Therapies,” Heather Dixon, Courtney Sproat, Alex Seabeck
  • “Effects of Regular Sciatic Nerve Flossing on Sustained Hamstring Flexibility,” MacKenzye Dafforn-Koebler, Claire Hart, Maddey Rose, Sean Corcoran
  • “Confidence and Knowledge of Caring for Athletes with Celiac Disease”

    “Confidence and Knowledge of Caring for Athletes with Celiac Disease” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy students, from left, Hunter Bennett, Brendan Lynch and Noah Gaar with a research poster they presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “The Effects of Resistance Based Programs on Common Age-Related Co-morbidities”

    “The Effects of Resistance Based Programs on Common Age-Related Co-morbidities” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy student Justin Anthony with a research poster he presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “Is ACL Graft Type a Predictor of Level of Sport Returned to Following ACL Reconstruction?”

    “Is ACL Graft Type a Predictor of Level of Sport Returned to Following ACL Reconstruction?” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy students, from left, Maddey Rose, Jenna Gales and Jamie Carter with a research poster they presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “Telehealth Integrated Clinical Education in a Physical Therapy program using Vidyo during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

    “Telehealth Integrated Clinical Education in a Physical Therapy program using Vidyo during the COVID-19 Pandemic” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy students Kristen Reece, left, and Danielle Ray with a research poster they presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “The Effect of Positional Release Therapy on Resting Pectoralis Minor Length”

    “The Effect of Positional Release Therapy on Resting Pectoralis Minor Length” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy students, from left, Meaghan Bonadies, Cory Johnson and Sarah Hosinski with a research poster they presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “Value Based Physical Therapy”

    “Value Based Physical Therapy” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy students, from left, Danielle Brens, Lauren Hall and Rachael Anderson with a research poster they presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “How Do Patient Complexity Levels Correlate to Patients Who Only Participate in the Initial Evaluation?”

    “How Do Patient Complexity Levels Correlate to Patients Who Only Participate in the Initial Evaluation?” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy students Ghada Zamzami, left, and Chelsee Journay with a research poster they presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “Representation of Minorities in Graduate Physical Therapy Programs: A Pilot Study”

    “Representation of Minorities in Graduate Physical Therapy Programs: A Pilot Study” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy student Alexis Neyman with a research poster she presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.

  • “Physical Therapy Value Equation”

    “Physical Therapy Value Equation” - Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy student Francis Deneen with a research poster he presented at the program's annual Professionalism Night.