Physical Therapy Department Equipment, Research & Programs
In Spring 2012, Daemen College was awarded two-year grant of $530,000 from The John R. Oishei Foundation to establish the Daemen College Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic. Daemen College successfully raised over $200,000 in matching funds for this grant, receiving generous donations from private donors and in-kind contributions of supplies from corporations, and a grant of $17,000 from The James H. Cummings Foundation. Dr. Michael Brogan, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College, is spearheading the initiative.
In January 2012, Dr. Mary Rose Franjoine, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, was awarded $9,800 from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section on Pediatrics for a collaborative research project aimed at quickly and efficiently identifying balance impairments in children. This is a joint project with Nancy Darr, Professor of Physical Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
In September of 2010, The Physical Therapy Department, Dr. Jack Stachura, lead, was awarded $30,000 from The James H. Cummings Foundation. The funds supplied new equipment for the Daemen College Physical Agents Laboratory, enabling Daemen faculty to teach practice skills proven to be most effective in treating chronic wounds.
In December of 2007, The Physical Therapy Department, Dr. Jack Stachura, lead, was awarded $25,000, also from The James H. Cummings Foundation to fund equipment the College's Physical Agents Laboratory. Funds were used for the purchase of Laser Sys*stim 540 Therapeutic Lasers and Auto Therm Short Wave Diathermy Equipment. A grant of $2500 from the Koessler Foundation was also awarded for the equipment.
In November of 2007, Dr. Ronald Schenk, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, was awarded a grant of $5910 from the International Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Research Foundation toward a research study entitled "The effectiveness of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in patients who meet the clinical prediction rule for spinal manipulation."
Daemen College Department of Physical Therapy