Boston middle school students visited campus last week to try out some new virtual reality games being designed for physical therapy patients. Their game-playing will help researchers refine patient treatment and advance interdisciplinary research.
Colin Bernardo is a humanitarian to the core. He completed his bachelor’s in rehabilitative science with honors and is now entering the clinical component of Northeastern’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. His stellar academic record, however, marks just the beginning of a university career driven by the desire to help others.
“An arm for a leg.” No, the line is not part of a bargaining exchange. It’s the catchy title of Thomas Reilly’s research poster at RISE:2016. Reilly, BHS’16, is devoted to […]
Maura Iversen, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, will launch a study to assess the physical activity levels of Swedish children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis—the most common form of arthritis in children under 17.
More than 100 million adults suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Now one Northeastern student—a doctor of physical therapy candidate named Lauren Jarmusz—is working to counter the health scourge, cofounding a startup aimed at connecting people with doctors who specialize in the field.
Alumni Keke Lyles, BHS’11, and Michael Roncarati, BHS’11,—two key members of the Golden State Warriors’ performance staff—share what it’s been like to help the team secure its first NBA Finals appearance in 40 years. The championship series tips off Thursday night, with the Warriors taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern students and faculty have combined their knowledge of engineering and physical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-cost communication devices to disabled kids living at a pair of orphanages in Ecuador.
There are two things that govern how we move: our brains and the muscles themselves. Every time we pick up a cup or wave to a friend, neurological stimuli must […]
Open-pit coalminers who drive heavy-duty vehicles face a unique brand of whole-body vibration caused by operating this equipment. Backed by a new grant from the Alpha Foundation, physical therapy professor Jack Dennerlein will explore its effect on the body.
New associate professor Shaw Bronner studies the biomechanics of dance movement—research with applications ranging from preventing dancers’ injuries to understanding the neural relationship between movement and memory.
Learning how to control a new pair of arms would be like learning how to drive a car, says Christopher Hasson, a sensorimotor control expert and a newly appointed assistant professor in the department of physical therapy.
Over a six-month span, fifth-year student Bryan Muñoz completed physical therapy co-ops in both the United States and Ecuador.