Dr. Marilyn Moffat Appointed to Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees

Dr. Marilyn Moffat, Professor of Physical Therapy, was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the only foundation of its kind supporting PT research activities. Dr. Moffat has been involved in the foundation in various capacities since its inception, and she has raised over $3 million while heading up […]

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PT Department Hosts NY-NJ Clinical Educators Consortium Job Fair

NY-NJ Clinical Educators Consortium Job Fair 2017 In March 2017 the PT department hosted their annual Job Fair held in NYU Kimmel Center’s Rosenthal Pavilion. The event was sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Clinical Educators Consortium and yielded wonderful participation with 35 tables registered and over 130 student attendees from across the region. This […]

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2017 Graduation Award Winners

We are proud to announce the student award winners for the Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating class of 2017. Many congratulations to all! Mimi Bergman Arthur J. Nelson Award for Excellence in clinical electrotherapy           Robert Wallace Elizabeth C. Addoms Award for excellence in academic and clinical performance       […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Ericka Merriwether

We sat down with one of the newest members of the Physical Therapy Department Assistant Professor Ericka Merriwether. Here, Dr. Merriwether shares her background with us, her research interests, and her hopes for the upcoming year. What is your background, and what brought you to NYU? I have a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) […]

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Exercise Balls: How to Pick the Right One

Recently, Professor of Physical Therapy Marilyn Moffat was quoted in the article The Best Exercise Ball in the Wirecutter. In the piece, trainers and physical therapists chimed in on the best exercise balls for different body types and physical fitness levels, and how to determine what’s best for you. Dr. Moffat says: “It is not […]

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Dr. Anat Lubetzky Uses Virtual Reality to Conduct Balance Research

This spring, Dr. Anat Lubetzky was interviewed by Reuters about her research on treating Physical Therapy patients with balance issues with virtual reality and a responsive floor mat, which she is currently conducting in collaboration with Dr. Ken Perlin, a computer science professor at NYU Courant. In the study, patients use a pressure sensing mat and […]

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Dr. Marilyn Moffat’s 8 Easy Arm Toning Exercises

Recently Business Insider spoke with NYU Steinhardt’s Dr. Marilyn Moffat about easy ways to tone your arms without heading to the gym. Dr. Moffat recommended 8 quick exercises from her book Age Defying Fitness that can be done at home, or even during some downtime at the office. Check out the article 8 Killer Arm […]

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Physical Therapy Faculty win Steinhardt Faculty Awards!

The PT Department is pleased to announce that two members of our faculty have won 2017 Steinhardt Faculty awards. Many congratulations go out to Dr. Anat Lubetzky and Dr. Marilyn Moffat for their respective achievements! Dr. Anat Lubetzky: 2017-18 Gabriel Carras Award An annual Carras award for promising young scholars was established in 2004. This […]

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Dr. Smita Rao Discusses Kinesiology Tape in News Article

Recently, our own Smita Rao, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy was quoted in an article from online news source Refinery 29. The article, “What the Heck is That Weird Tape People Wear at the Gym?” discusses the benefits of kinesiology tape. The tape, often seen on the bodies of Olympic athletes, is a substitute for […]

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