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Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD Named Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the APTA

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Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, has been recognized as a 2024 Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA) at the APTA Leadership Congress in Kansas City. The fellow designation is the association’s highest membership category which is awarded to physical therapists whose careers demonstrate unwavering commitment to the profession and demonstrated leadership across education, practice, research, and advocacy.

Pioneering Study Reveals Injury-Spared Spinal Cord Tissue Bridges as Powerful Predictors of Recovery in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

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The findings of the longitudinal study titled ‘Prognostic value of tissue bridges in cervical spinal cord injury: a longitudinal, multicenter, retrospective cohort study’ that are described in this article have the potential to change clinical practice and were just published in The Lancet Neurology which is the world-leading Clinical Neurology journal.

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The Physical Therapy Program at University of Colorado is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org; http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 303-724-2878 or e-mail vonelle.pomeroy@cuanschutz.edu.

On November 3, 2020, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reaffirmed the accreditation status based upon compliance with all of the evaluative criteria. The accreditation status remains in effect for the full 10 year period until 2031 at which time the accreditation status will undergo a self-study report and on-site review.

ACAPT LogoThe University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) which supports academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage faculty, clinical educators, academic administrators and students interested in pursuing teaching to check out acapt.org.

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