Josh Van Wyngaarden grew up in a military family, traveling all over the world during his father’s 22 years in the Air Force.
“It’s really all I ever knew,” he said. “And I knew I wanted to serve in that way, too.”
Josh Van Wyngaarden, PT, DPT, has always been interested in the mechanisms behind pain. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, he’s well-acquainted with chronic pain and the devastating effect it can have on his fellow Airmens’ lives.
How would you explain Rehabilitation Sciences to a prospective student?
The Rehabilitation Sciences doctorate program at UK is a multidisciplinary program that promotes interprofessional awareness and collaboration. By involving many of the rehabilitation disciplines in the courses and research, students grow into rehabilitation scientists, gaining important skills in teaching, scholarship, and even service, in order to become experts in their field.
Charles Hazle, Jr., PT, Ph.D., an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Division of Physical Therapy, and a member of the Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. Program faculty, has been named the latest recipient of the College’s Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Kingston Award was established in recognition of Richard “Dick” Kingston’s creativity and innovation in education. This annual award recognizes faculty for outstanding contributions and long-term consistent excellence in teaching.
Congratulations to Maria Bane who has received a predoctoral training grant from the University of Kentucky Clinical and Translational Science Program supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH. The TL1 Predoctoral training grant will support her stipend as well as tuition and fees for 2 years. Maria is working with Dr. Joe Stemple and the title of her study is: “Optimizing Voice Therapy Through Treatment Personalization”.
Join us in congratulating Maria!
Audrey Johnson, DPT was the recipient of the Robinson Graduate Award for Research Creativity this year. Congratulations to Audrey!
World Voice Day is recognized every year to bring awareness to vocal health and voice disorders. Joanna Sloggy, speech language pathologist and singing voice specialist at the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic, discusses how to care for your voice in Sunday's Herald Leader.
Read the full article here.
Dr. Natalie Myers, a recent graduate of our Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, presented part of her dissertation work at the ‘International Olympic Committee Conference on Prevention and Illness in Sport’ in Monaco on March 17th, 2017. The title of her presentation was: "Keep serving till the basket is empty! When does load become overload in teenage shoulders?"
Feeling like you can’t breathe is frightening and can trigger anxiety and panic in the person experiencing it and those around them.
Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, or PVFM, often flares up in the late winter/early spring season for young elite athletes. PVFM has also been called Vocal Cord Dysfunction and is a disorder of the upper airway where the vocal folds (vocal cords) and muscles above the vocal folds tighten during breathing and cause difficulty breathing...