DPT Students in Roatan, Honduras August 2015

UM-Flint Physical Therapy Post-Professional Alumni News

The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint congratulates its alumni, Dr. Bryana Keenan and Dr. Peggy Papenhagen, on their passing of the Pediatric Certified Specialist exam!  We are proud to call you alums! 

More Information on the Pediatric Certified Specialist exam

Retirement Reception for Reva Kidd

The Physical Therapy Department will be hosting a reception for Ms. Reva Kidd who will retire on June 30, 2015. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 3-6:00pm,

Michigan Rooms A-C. 

A short program will be given starting at 4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us in extending congratulations and thanks to Reva!  RSVP at the link below!  We thank you for your RSVP!
Additional RSVP option:  Phone (810) 762-3373


Students Presenting in Ireland

Alison Martin and Michelle Baumgart as they were preparing to perform their poster presentation at the IAGG conference in Dublin today.


I can't say enough to thank those that made this trip possible for these two students. Not only have they had the opportunity to share their research (GSRA projects and the PTP 502 projects) with many people from around the world, but they also are learning about the value of healthcare in United States and how it differs from multiple different countries. They have certainly understood how our healthcare system is different and I believe they have come to value their education in our program even more as a result of this experience.

In addition these two DPT students were educating researchers and clinicians about the value of using the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study.

I can assure you that their time at this conference will have been well spent-to broaden their global perspective on aging, healthcare, and how we as providers can truly influence the status of health and healthy aging for older adults not just in United States but in other regions of the world. Thank you so much for all your support for the students.

~Dr. Jennifer Blackwood, PT, PhD, GCS




The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint proudly presents:

"Private Practice 2015 - Move Forward",
presented by Jeffery R. Sirabian, PT, MHS, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSCS

Jeff is a graduate of the University Of Michigan School Of Physical Therapy. He went on to
obtain his Master of Health Science in Orthopedics from the University of Indianapolis.
Jeff is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with over 20 years of clinical
experience, along with providing care to Professional, Collegiate and High School Athletes.

Jeff has attended numerous continuing educational conferences on orthopedic and sports
related injuries. He has in-depth knowledge and experience with osteopathic manual therapy,
joint mobilization techniques, and McKenzie treatment techniques as well as other manual
therapies.  In addition to manual therapy exercise prescription, patient education is utilized
as an important part of the treatment plan. Jeff is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Jeff is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Michigan Physical Therapy
Association (MPTA). He is also a member of the Sport Medicine Section of the APTA as well as the
American College of Sports Medicine. He has been very active in the sports medicine community working
with athletes of all ages including collegiate and professional. He served as head physical therapists of the
Detroit Rockers Soccer Team for 2000/2001 season. Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists are currently
providing sports medicine services to Catholic Central, Novi and Walled Lake High Schools.

Take part!  Attend Grand Rounds on March 26 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in the Michigan Rooms A & B

Check out the news, events, poster presentations and speaking engagements from
your Physical Therapy Department!


Dr. Min Huang, PT, Ph.D., NCS received the Mable Holton Award for her recent manuscript published in Gait and Posture.   The Holton Award recognizes excellence in scholarship.  Way To Go students and Dr. Huang!
September 2014

Dr. Jennifer Blackwood, PT, Ph.D., GCS has been awarded the Bruce and Lillian Wright Teaching Award, 2nd Place.  Way To Go Dr. Blackwood!
September 2014


Event Date More Information
Entry-Level DPT
Applicant Information Session
January 10, 2015 For More Information and
Click Here
American Physical Therapy Association
Combined Sections Meeting 2015
February 4 - 7, 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana
Abstract Submission Open

 Poster Presentations and Speaking Engagements







Association of Schools of
Allied Health Professions
Annual Meeting
October 22, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Fry D, Parker S,
Richardson R,
Collardey E, Moreau S
Donna Fry
Interpersonal Collaboration to Develop a Health Navigation Minor/Certificate Program
Association of Schools of
Allied Health Professions
Annual Meeting
October 23, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Fry D, Demo D,
Devine N, Butler A, Saladin L
Donna Fry
Identifying Membership Priorities for ASHP
Federal Advocacy Efforts
APTA Section on Pediatrics
Annual Conference
October 24, 2014
St. Louis, MO
Daly C,
McKinney M
Carol Daly
Knowledge Translation & Knowledge Brokering in Pediatric Physical Therapy:
A Systems Approach model for moving Research into Practice
Gerontological Society of America's 67th
Annual Scientific Meeting
November 5-9, 2014
Washington, DC
Blackwood J,
Houston T
Influence of Computerized
Cognitive Training on Measures
of Physical Functions