Current third year physical therapy students Sarah Jo Lyons Bouton, Betsy Codington, Larry Pemberton, and Daniel Rogers presented a poster of their research at APTA Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans recently. Their research project was “Assessment of Satisfaction and Functional Outcomes of Wheelchair/Seating Systems” which was completed in conjunction with Penny Powers, PT, MS, ATP at the Vanderbilt Seating and Mobility Clinic. Renee Brown, PT PhD was the faculty advisor and Barbara Ward in Mathematics and Computer Science also assisted with the project.
In addition, four physical therapy graduates had their student research project presented as a platform presentation at the meeting. Their project entitled “Evidence-based Development and Evaluation of Educational Information for Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families” was a project in conjunction Dr. Ann Marie Flores of the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Oncology Department which examined the educational needs of breast cancer survivors and ultimately resulted in the publication of a patient education booklet for breast cancer survivors and their families. Congratulation to Matt Cabbage, PT, Ann Howard, PT, Renee Ohendalski Blalock, PT, and Rachel Rooks, PT. Their research advisor was Renee Brown, PT, PhD.