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Amy Ladendorf

Dr. Gordon Mitchell named MBI deputy director

Gordon Mitchell Dr. Gordon Mitchell, Preeminence Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Physical Therapy, was named deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute (MBI). More about Dr. Mitchell’s history and his innovative plans for his new role with the MBI can be found here. Congratulations Dr.

Message from the Director: Mark Bishop, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Everyone, welcome to the Spring 2023 edition of the Gator PT. I hope you are doing well and that you are enjoying the spring season and sunny weather! We have had another big and busy Spring. In the past weeks, the class of 2023 graduated. We welcomed Dr John…

DPT Class of 2025 Elects SPTA Officers

The DPT Class of 2025 elected officers to serve on the Student Physical Therapy Association. Meet the new officers below in their own words. Saige LaPorte – President “I was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. I attended the University of Florida for undergrad and received a Bachelor of…

Alappattu Appointed to Advisory Board

Dr. Meryl Alappattu​ was recent appointed to the Advisory Board for the International Pelvic Pain Society​. Her role on the Advisory Board will be to provide expertise and advice to the IPPS Board of Directors. The mission of IPPS is to serve an educational resource for health care professionals, optimizing…

Bishop Testifies Before Florida Senate Committee

Dr. Mark Bishop testified before the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy as part of a panel on the opioid crisis. His position was to advocate on the efficacy of physical therapy as an alternative treatment for pain. As the only non-pharmacological provider to speak on this panel the hope…

Check Us Out On Facebook!

The Department of Physical Therapy has a Facebook page! The Facebook page will be used to share exciting news about the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science programs, current department research endeavors, service projects, faculty news, and more. The page will also help create more engaging relationships with students, faculty, alumni,…

Recent DPT Grad Wins Scholarship

Sarah Rivard, a 2012 DPT graduate, won the 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Visionary Foundation scholarship. The mission of the Visionary Foundation is to “contribute to the development of the profession of physical therapy by assisting DPT students who pursue a vision to improve the role of physical therapy in…