New DPT Program in Yakima?

Member Greg Hausken called us with a hot tip – the Yakima PT community is abuzz with a rumor that a new DPT program will launch at Pacific Northwest University.
As it turns out, there is some truth to the rumor. Byron Russell from the EWU PT school reports that there has been some discussion between Eastern and PNU about a branch program but IF a program launches it won’t happen before 2010. CAPTE also reports the PNU has made an inquiry… Apparently there will be a meeting of the minds this week. So stay tuned!
Thanks for the tip, Greg!

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John Schroeder Member Directory Specialty Correction

Aaargh! For the second year in a row, we incorrectly identified member John Schroeder’s specialty credentials in our membership directory!
John’s listing should read: John Schroeder, PT, OCS, SCS.
We don’t usually print (or blog about) directory corrections but are making an exception in this case because the correction eluded us last year.
Sorry John…

He’s back!

Several news outlets reported this week that Ken Griffey Jr. will return to the Seattle Mariners roster for another year. PTWA Executive Director Jackie Barry is really excited. Are you? Take our poll and post your comments.

UPS at CSM

Look for some familiar faces at CSM next week. UPS students and faculty will present posters and a platform presentation at the annual APTA conference.

Poster Presentations:

Megan Hoover, SPT; Holly Collins, SPT; Brett Neilson, SPT; Roger Allen, PhD, PT. Comparison of hand acupressure and plantar somatosensation on intensity and duration of calorically induced vertigo. (Neurology)

Roger Allen, PhD, PT; Chad McCann, DPT; Sanat Hazra, PhD. Relationship between delayed episodic pain flares and release of the stress-related hormone thyroxine in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome. (Orthopaedics)

Roger Allen, PhD, PT; Caryn Bittenbender, SPT; Sara Blankenship, SPT; Katy Smith, SPT; Karin Townson, SPT. Delayed onset changes in pain topography due to psychogenic stress in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. (Orthopaedics)

Karina Hatch, SPT; Elizabeth Barnes, SPT; Nolan Kellow, SPT,; Sarah Westcott McCoy, PhD, PT. Test-retest reliability of the timed obstacle ambulation test in children with and without cerebral palsy. (Pediatrics)

Melissa Mercogliano, DPT, OCS; Amber Beardslee, SPT; Julie DuPont, SPT; Kendall Jeffries, SPT. Intrarater and interrater reliability of chest girth measurements for patients following radical and modified radical mastectomy. (Oncology)

Ann Wilson, PT, GCS, Cassandra Amouak, SPT, Stephanie Wong, SPT, Rachel Yoshizu, SPT. Effects of exercise on restless leg syndrome symptom severity in patients with end-stage renal disease: A pilot study. (Acute Care)

Platform Presentation:

Roger Allen, PhD, PT. Orchialgia due to genitofemoral nerve impingement treated with psoas major stretching: Case series. (Orthopaedics)