The Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is dedicated to preparing therapists for a life long commitment to professional growth and the potential to develop into a master clinician. Our highly respected programs educate the entry level and postprofessional practitioners to lead the way in helping people of all ages overcome their functional challenges.
Introduction to the Perception-Action Approach to Therapeutic Management of Children with Movement Disorders
May 4-5, 2013
Looking for a new perspective? Join this interactive workshop that introduces a specific type of manual guidance in combination with environmental supports. Current theories, including the perception-action theory, dynamic systems theory and theory of neuronal group selection, are presented as the basis for this intervention. The approach allows active, spontaneous exploration of the child’s environment and promotes adaptability, variability, and complexity in movement that are oriented to a functional task.
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2013 IPTA / Marquette Challenge Gala
RFUMS students, faculty, and alumni together with PT and PTA schools throughout the state gathered at Naperville Country Club on April 20, 2013 to support to 2012-2013 Marquette Challenge and physical therapy research. Read more
Department Faculty honored with CHP Awards
Two Physical Therapy faculty members were honored with 2013 College of Health Professions Awards. Dr. Donna Frownfelter PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP, was honored with the CHP Professional Scholarship Award for her contribution to the profession through presentations, continuing education, and textbook publications. Dr. Matthew Nuciforo PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS was honored with the CHP Award for Excellence in Service for contributions to the Program and College.
Nicole Oddo, Class of 2014, Award Schweitzer Fellowship
Her project is entitled "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body" and will benefit underserved older adults in Waukegan and surrounding communities.
G. Kelley Fitzgerald PT '83 receives Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award
RFUMS Class of 1983 alum, G. Kelly Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA has received the prestigious American Physical Association Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing. Read more
2011 Illinois Physical Therapy Association Awards
Dr. Donna Frownfelter and Dr. Kristen Smigelski, Class of 2011 honored by IPTA
2012 College of Health Professions Employment Fair