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Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty Offers Course to Instructors

October 4, 2013

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Faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Franklin Pierce University presented a course for its clinical instructors on September 28 at the University’s new Manchester Center. Professor Joshua Cleland and Dr. Eric Gattie taught “Manipulations You Need to Know! Evidence-Based Manipulation Techniques of the Spine and Extremities.”

The course offered seven contact hours toward instructors’ licensing requirements and for professional development. Faculty members provided participants with evidence related to the effectiveness of thrust manipulation for the spine and extremities. Most of the program was devoted to hands-on demonstration of and participation in thrust manipulation techniques. Thirty-two clinical instructors participated, along with three Franklin Pierce faculty members and five students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

“Our new facility in Manchester affords faculty the ability to deliver continuing education courses for our valued clinical instructors,” said Professor Cleland (pictured in photo observing participants). “The clinical instructors can benefit from faculty expertise for a very small fee, which is donated directly to the Student Physical Therapy Association here at Franklin Pierce University.”

Program faculty will offer a similar course in November at the University’s Goodyear, Ariz., campus, which also has a robust DPT program.



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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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