Physical therapist sees dream become reality | News

Ever since he finished college, Troy Herrman has worked in physical therapy.

It’s the profession he’s loved and enjoyed, simply for the aspect of helping people heal. Herrman wouldn’t have had it any other way for the past 18 years.

“I think the most rewarding aspect of physical therapy is watching someone become themselves again,” Herrman said. “We deal with individuals when they are hurting, they’re down, and it’s not their normal self. You get to work with these individuals and build them up and watch them improve. In the process they become a healthier version of themselves. That’s special when that happens.”

Along that path, Herrman has had a dream of opening his own business. After a month of putting a new work place together, he finally was able to see a goal he set for himself years ago come to fruition. On Monday morning, his own business, Herrman Physical Therapy and Wellness opened to the public. It is located at 2707 Broadway Ave. in Hays.

Up until late Easter evening Sunday, Herrman and family members — including his father-in-law and brother-in-law — worked to get the place ready to be open.

“They’ve been a huge help,” Hermann said of his family. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”

A native of Ensign, Herrman graduated from Fort Hays State University, then from the University of Kansas in 1999. He and his family have been in Hays for the past 10 years. He worked at Hays Medical Center as a staff physical therapist, then managed the outpatient rehabilitation department for four years. In the next six years he was a physical therapist at Koerner Chiropractic.

Through the years, Herrman has built strong relationships through work and confidence in himself. He never let the hope of owning his own business elude him. The timing to do it now seemed right.

“I think the biggest thing I’ve gained as far as confidence is just that ability to communicate and bond with individuals, so that they know, ‘Hey, I know I’m going to be OK again,’ ” Herrman said.

The business is staffed by just himself and his front area assistant Mariah Legleiter. Herrman plans to eventually employ at least a few other individuals. For now though, it’s just about establishing the business and relationships with patients. Down the road everything else, he hopes, will fall into place.

“I want people to know they have a choice for physical therapy,” Herrman said. “When patients come here, they will see me every time and it will be a positive experience.”

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Jordan Kooiman has a special appreciation for the veterans and active duty military personnel he has worked with during his clinical internships as part of the University of Florida doctor of physical therapy program.

“They work hard, they’re resilient and they don’t know how to take it easy,” he said. “They’re in therapy several hours a day kicking butt. They want to keep pushing themselves, and that’s so fun to work with.”

It also helps that Kooiman has a unique rapport and understanding of these patients. A U.S. Navy veteran, Kooiman has undergone his own physical therapy to heal from injuries he experienced while in service, including those he received from a roadside bomb.

Jordan Kooiman, 3rd from right.

“As veterans we can be a little testy sometimes, especially with people who don’t understand our experiences,” Kooiman joked. “But if they meet someone like me who has been deployed, they may think, ‘This guy knows what I’ve been through and maybe I’ll give him a little more information or listen better to what he’s saying.’”

Kooiman, a Wisconsin native who graduates this month from the department of physical therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, joined the Navy in 2007 and did two tours in Iraq as part of a riverine squadron charged with maritime security and disrupting enemy forces along the Euphrates and Shatt al-Arab rivers and Lake Tharthar. His unit also worked with other branches of the armed forces to provide support, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and transportation of ground troops.

During his second tour in 2010, his unit was on its way back to base in Nasiriyah after training Iraqi police on waterborne operations when the vehicle Kooiman was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. Fortunately, no one was severely injured. But for Kooiman, the blast exacerbated a decade of back and neck injuries accumulated through contact sports and the physical demands of deployment and training, including running for miles with heavy weights or riding out rough waters.

During his rehabilitation, Kooiman was impressed by his physical therapists and fellow veterans and military personnel, many of whom who had very serious injuries, such as amputations and traumatic brain injuries.

“When I went through it myself, I saw the broadness of physical therapy and all the conditions it treats, such as neuromuscular, skeletal, balance and traumatic brain injury,” Kooiman said. “I realized how physical therapy could address all of that in veterans, a population that can have a lot of different health issues.”

Two of Kooiman’s four clinical internships have placed him with these patients. At James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, he worked with patients with traumatic brain injury in the polytrauma center. He was accepted for an internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he treated patients in the outpatient orthopedic unit. Following graduation, Kooiman expects he will have the opportunity to work with several veterans and military personnel at his new position at a sports medicine facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, which is close to several naval bases.

As a student, Kooiman has demonstrated confidence, the ability to put challenging situations into perspective and sound clinical reasoning, said Kevin Lulofs-MacPherson, a clinical lecturer and the assistant director of clinical education in the department of physical therapy.

“I personally believe Jordan’s confidence comes from knowing exactly what is on the line in clinical practice and his ability to rapidly assess and adapt to the situation — hallmark behaviors of someone with a background of active military service who has experience in situations with much higher stakes,” he said.

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Amputee sues for $5.3 million after breaking remaining leg – News –

A man whose right leg was amputated following a lawnmower accident has filed a $5.36 million lawsuit after he says he broke his remaining leg in a fall during a physical therapy session.

John Obermeyer of Brookings and his wife filed the lawsuit against Spectrum Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. in Medford, Coastal Physical Therapy in Brookings and employees of the companies. Filed in 2016, the case is pending in Jackson County Circuit Court. A May trial was canceled and will be rescheduled at a future date, court records show.

Lawyers for all parties involved said they could not comment on pending litigation.

In his lawsuit, Obermeyer alleges the prosthetic company did not install a knee-locking mechanism on his new right-leg prosthetic before he started physical therapy with the leg. He claims the prosthetic leg buckled, causing him to fall, and the physical therapy company did not have safeguards in place to stop his fall.

The lawsuit says Obermeyer suffered a tibial plateau fracture — a break at the top of the tibia in his lower left leg.

If the break is severe enough, a tibial plateau fracture can be a significant injury because of the important weight-bearing role of the top of the tibia, according to medical experts.

“As a result of the left tibia fracture, Plaintiff has suffered continuous pain, disability and impairment in the use of his left leg (which was his one healthy leg at the time of the subject incident),” Oberymeyer’s lawyer wrote in the lawsuit.

Lawyers for Spectrum Orthotics & Prosthetics and Coastal Physical Therapy filed written responses to the lawsuit, arguing any injuries Obermeyer suffered can be traced back to the negligence of lawnmower dealer Curry Equipment on the Oregon Coast.

In 2012, Obermeyer was injured while operating a riding lawnmower, and as a result of his injuries, he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Curry Equipment failed to test or inspect the braking system or wheels of the lawnmower — a check that would have revealed the brake system was not operating properly. It also failed to instruct Obermeyer about the proper use of the mower on hills and what to do if the brake system failed, the lawyers said.

Obermeyer was also partially responsible because he operated the lawnmower in conditions beyond its capabilities and ignored warning stickers in plain view on the mower as well as instructions in the operating manual, the lawyers said.

Court records show Obermeyer filed a lawsuit against the lawnmower dealer in 2013. A 2015 trial was canceled after the case was settled. Court documents do not reveal whether there was a settlement payment or the amount of a payment.

Obermeyer is using the same lawyer from the lawnmower lawsuit in his case against the prosthetic maker and physical therapy business, court records show.

In written responses, lawyers for Spectrum Orthotics & Prosthetics and Coastal Physical Therapy addressed the issue of the prosthetic leg and the role it may have played in Obermeyer’s fall.

Spectrum’s lawyer denied the allegation that an employee advised Obermeyer to start physical therapy before the knee-locking mechanism was installed.

Coastal Physical Therapy’s lawyer denied the claim the physical therapists failed to verify whether the prosthetic leg had a knee lock.

Obermeyer’s attorney alleges he was instructed to try and walk using the prosthetic leg while holding onto parallel bars that were wobbly and loose. He wasn’t wearing a belt device used to break falls, and the therapists didn’t position themselves in a way to catch him if he fell.

The physical therapy company’s lawyer denied those allegations, as well.

— Reach staff reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or Follow her at

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Medical Names & Faces – News –

Mueller voted top doctor in New Hampshire

ROCHESTER — Frisbie Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Debbie Mueller has been voted a Top Doctor in New Hampshire. Doctors named to New Hampshire Magazine’s Top Doctor listing are selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening. The online poll asks physicians to select a doctor that they would go to, or would want a family member to go, based on training and clinical skills, and because of the time, care and concern they give to their patients.

Mueller is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Caring Partners OB/GYN in Rochester. Mueller earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Brown University Women & Infants’ Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Mueller is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

A complete listing of this year’s Top Doctors is available at For information about Frisbie Memorial Hospital, visit


Noerdlinger named top doctor in New Hampshire 

PORTSMOUTH – Dr. Mayo Noerdlinger, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, was recently named a Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in New Hampshire Magazine’s list of 2017 Top Doctors. 

Noerdlinger joins 273 leading physicians in 55 specialties across New Hampshire, nominated by their peers in a wide range of medical needs, from pediatrics to surgical care. Healthcare research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., conducted the survey and through its research, screening and selection process, carefully chose top doctors for traits like medical specialty, educational and professional experience, and dedication to their patients.

Noerdlinger, MD, FAAOS, CIME, specializes in orthopedic, reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery; shoulder surgery and replacement; reverse shoulder replacement; treatment of torn tendons and ligaments; sports medicine and others. He is a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the medical director of ProCare Physical Therapy & Hand Center and of Hampton Physical Therapy, and a team physician at Wells High School and the University of New Hampshire. 

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of board-certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. For information, visit, or call 431-1121.


Exeter Hampton Physical Therapy partners with ProEx

EXETER — ProEx, a physical therapist owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine, has announced the acquisition of Exeter Hampton Physical Therapy of Exeter. 

Previously owned and operated by Paul Heaps, PT, the highly-recognized practice, established in 1982, will now be known as ProEx Physical Therapy. Located on the first floor in the Exeter Professional Park at 21 Hampton Road, the practice will maintain the same hours as in the past.

Heaps, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, was a pioneer of private physical therapy practice in New Hampshire when he opened Exeter Hampton Physical Therapy 35 years ago. Previously he was director of rehabilitation services at Exeter Hospital. He is a past member of the board of directors for both the New Hampshire chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and Allied Physical Therapy Inc. and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1978. 

The recent acquisition has grown ProEx Physical Therapy to 18 clinics. Although its name has changed, the Exeter Hampton PT clinic will continue to operate as before, with the same quality of service, led by Heaps and his staff of therapists and health care professionals. 

Free injury screenings will be offered at the Exeter clinic throughout the month of April in celebration of its opening under the ProEx name. 

ProEx Physical Therapy was established in 2001 and has locations in Woburn, Springfield, Boston, Haverhill, Middleton, Amesbury, Salem, Beverly, Waltham, North Andover and Arlington, Massachusetts; ProEx has locations in Stratham, Somersworth and Epping; and Farmington, Connecticut. The company maintains corporate offices in Portsmouth. The staff of sports medicine and orthopedic physical therapists treats patients of all ages from children to high-level athletes to geriatric patients. ProEx Physical Therapy is also the official athletic trainers to various sports organizations throughout New England. For information, call (877) 776-9843 or visit

Wentworth-Douglass welcomes interventional cardiologist

DOVER — Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Wentworth Health Partners welcome Dr. Christopher Lawson to the Cardiovascular Care Center, which provides high-quality preventive, medical management, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions, diseases and disorders. 

Lawson earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. He completed his medical residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and a fellowship in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. Lawson is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Lawson is returning to the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Cardiovascular Care Center after two years at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Massachusetts. He specializes in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and valvular heart disease.

Lawson joins the team at the Wentworth Health Partners Cardiovascular Group, where board-certified cardiologists and vascular surgeons collaborate to enhance a patient’s overall cardiovascular health.

Appointments are available. To learn more about cardiovascular care and the Wentworth Health Partners Cardiovascular Group, visit or call 516-4265.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital ( is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in the Seacoast community of Dover, with a 110-year history of compassionate care and innovation. Serving its communities since 1906, it is a family of almost 400 providers and more than 2,300 employees including 494 registered nurses and more than 200 volunteers dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital was awarded Magnet designation in 2016 and includes a 178-bed hospital, several urgent care and walk-in facilities, multiple testing centers, 28 provider practices, the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation and The Works, a full service health and fitness center.

ProEx names Chibaro as inside sales representative

PORTSMOUTH — ProEx, a physical therapist-owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine, recently announced Emily Chibaro of Portsmouth as an inside sales representative, working from corporate offices in Portsmouth.

In this role, Chibaro will contribute to ProEx’s business development campaign. 

Before joining ProEx Chibaro was the manager of In Motion Chiropractic. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she is working toward her master’s of business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. 

Chibaro is originally from Hollis. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, travel, Pilates and outdoor activities. 

ProEx Physical Therapy was established in 2001 and has locations in Woburn, Springfield, Boston, Haverhill, Middleton, Amesbury, Salem, Beverly and North Andover, Arlington and Waltham, Massachusetts; ProEx has locations in Stratham, Somersworth and Epping; and Farmington, Connecticut. The company maintains corporate offices in Portsmouth. The staff of sports medicine and orthopedic physical therapists treats patients of all ages from children to high-level athletes to geriatric patients. ProEx Physical Therapy is also the official athletic trainers to various sports organizations throughout New England. For information, call (877) 776-9843 or visit



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Peak Physical Therapy to offer dry needling – News – Scituate Mariner

Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance announced that Brenda O’Connell has earned certification in dry needling therapy and will offer the service at the Scituate clinic.
Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into muscle knots, tendons, ligaments or near nerves to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions such as shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, headaches, plantar fasciitis or low back pain.
A resident of Pembroke, O’Connell graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. She has spent the last 36 years working on the South Shore, the last several years in management. She has 30 years experience in orthopedics with special training in manual therapies including myofascial release, joint mobilization, strain-counter strain and cranio-sacral therapy. O’Connell has six years experience with treating chronic pain of the head, neck and shoulder and temporomandibular joint disorder. While spending time in the home care setting, she received experience in treating vestibular disorders and fall prevention in the geriatric population.
“Brenda has vast experience in treating chronic pain and dry needling will add to the treatment of patients,” said Eric Edelman, owner of Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. “Dry needling is a modern, science, based intervention for the treatment of pain and we are pleased to add this specialty service in our Scituate Clinic.”

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Maple City Physical Therapy opens new office in Andover – News – The Wellsville Daily Reporter

ANDOVER — They cut the ribbon Monday to officially open the newest office of Maple City Physical Therapy, located in Andover.

“We’ve always had a lot of people from Wellsville and Allegany County who wanted to come to us, but the drive was too long for them. Now they can get to us more easily with this new office,” said Jeremy Bittel. He and Megan O’Brien are the owners of Maple City Physical Therapy. Bittel also hinted that in the future they hope to open offices in Jasper and Whitesville.

Bittel said that while there are other places for patients to get physical therapy, “It is nice for people to have a choice of places to go.”

The new business is part of a renaissance taking place on Andover’s Main Street and Andover Mayor David Truax said he is happy to see it.

According to Bittel, the renovation of the building, an old dental clinic vacant for several years, is part of the plans of siblings Theresa and Dick Joyce. The duo recently renovated the building now housing the Allegany County Historical Center.

“They did the renovations and we’re leasing the building from them. They even repaired the ramp and put in a wheel chair lift in the back of the building,” Bittel said.

Other Andover Main Street business owners, such as Stephen Walker of Walker Metalsmiths, noticed the changes in the building facade.

“They’ve repointed the bricks and done a very nice job. It is good to see a business going in there. I just hope they will do something nice with that old pipe railing.”

The new business is located at 2 S. Main St., next to the Andover Village Office. Parking is located in the back of the building.

With the scent of fresh paint shown off by two massive windows, the interior of the building now houses five treatment rooms, two gym areas — one for standing therapy and balance and one for physical fitness and sports therapy, a kitchen, office and greeting area.

“I think them (Maple City Physical Therapy) opening an office here is outstanding. I wish them great success and hopefully more people will follow their lead and open businesses in Andover,” Truax said.

As the new business gets underway, Bittel said he and O’Brien will offer physical therapy services, but within six months, they hope to complete work on a medically oriented gym offering exercises to target and improve the quality of life for patients with individual wellness and health issues.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony Monday night, Brian Perkins, executive director of the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the business to the chamber.

“We’re happy to have them (Maple City Physical Therapy) in the chamber. We now have over 200 members,” he said. “There is a lot happening in Andover and this is another step toward restoring prosperity.”

The office, which opened last week, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays until June when the hours will be expanded.

Maple City Physical Therapy offers therapy for:

• joint replacement

• spine pain

• joint and muscle pain

• stroke

• Parkinson’s disease

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Sports-related injuries

• and balance and vestibular dysfunction.

For more information about the new office call (607) 324-9344.


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North Sound Physical Therapy celebrates 25 years | News

Super Bowl Sunday, 1992. Karl Hedeen and his friend, Marty Stanton, spend the afternoon roughing out a business plan for a physical therapy clinic. Hedeen works for another clinic at the time and wants to buy into the practice, but the owner isn’t looking for a partner.

Marty agrees that he’ll be part of Plan B. If they can get a bank to back them, they’re going to call it North Sound Physical Therapy. They’re going to open in Stanwood.

Hedeen and Stanton take their plan to half a dozen banks. Many people don’t even know what physical therapy is, exactly. It’s a tough sell, but Hedeen gets a college friend to help them write a real business plan, 30-odd pages, and finally a bank agrees to underwrite their proposal.

April 20, North Sound Physical Therapy will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Stanwood. The clinic also has locations in Smokey Point, which Stanton manages, Lake Stevens and Marysville.

May 1, a fifth location will open in Northgate.

“A lot of clinics are bought by private equity groups, but we’ve always been the same company,” Hedeen said.

He said North Sound has provided consistent service over the years, and it has developed a good relationship with medical professionals around the area.

Jill Danielson, who has worked for Hedeen for 20 years, said the clinic has many loyal, repeat patients.

“It’s been a great place to work,” she said.

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Baylor University || Media Communications || News

[janelle walter]


WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) – Looking for ways to help your kids eat healthier?
In this Q&A, Baylor University nutrition expert Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and Nutrition Sciences Program coordinator, shares tips to help parents and children make better nutritional choices.

[phys ouch]


WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) — Baylor University’s Graduate School is launching a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program aimed at providing an innovative, career-focused education to develop skilled, empathetic care providers in a profession in which doctorate programs are struggling to keep pace with demand.

[Lester Ruth P]


WACO, Texas (April 7, 2017) – Contemporary worship music expert Lester Ruth, Ph.D., will present the 31st annual Northcutt Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

[Lester Ruth]


WACO, Texas (April 7, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, concerts and events including The Gathering, a Campus Orchestra concert and “The History, the Land and the Law on the Chisholm Trail” lecture and luncheon.


WACO, Texas (April 6, 2017) — Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is partnering with the town of Addison’s Economic Development department and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) for TREP EXPO 2017, an event that helps to equip startups and early stage entrepreneurs with inspiring and crucial information to launch and grow their businesses.

[steppin out 2017]


WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Every semester, the Baylor community ‘steps out’ to help the surrounding areas by sending hundreds of students to participate in a day full of service events.

[Larissa Niec]


WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Larissa Niec, Ph.D., psychology professor at Central Michigan University, will present the 2017 Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture Friday, April 7, at Baylor Univeristy.

[mission sb 2017]


WACO, Texas (April 4, 2017) – This spring break, 11 teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff traveled to different countries including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras and Peru to integrate their faith with service and learning on mission trips.

[Philip Jenkins]


WACO, Texas (April 3, 2017) – The Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host “For God and Country: The United States and the Great War 1917-18” from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.



WACO, Texas (March 31, 2017) – Mark A. Pike, Ph.D., head of the School of Education at the University of Leeds will speak about the Narnian Virtues Character Research Project Tuesday, April 4.

[Jazz Ambassadors]


WACO, Texas (March 31, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a symposium on World War I, a concert by the touring band of the United States Army and Baylor’s traditional Steppin’ Out Day of Service.

[Parental Leave Signing Ceremony]


WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced expansive new policies that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty at the University. The policies go into effect April 1, 2017.

[Cherry Award]


WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University’s 2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2018.

[Healthy Soul Food Event]


WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – During National Public Health Week April 3-9, the Office of Community Engagement & Service at Baylor University, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and Waco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are teaming up to sponsor the Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration and Health Fair April 8 in Waco.



WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) — A theological education program for those looking to enrich their faith or to minister to others, but who do not have the time or money to pursue a master’s degree, is being provided through an online certification program from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

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WACO, Texas (March 29, 2017) – Baylor Trumpets “Green” ensemble recently won First Prize in the Large Ensemble Division at the National Trumpet Competition. This is the seventh win for Baylor Trumpets — four of them firsts — since 2009.

[Jade Connor]


Jade A. Connor, a senior biology major from Lewisville at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright study grant, becoming the University’s 48th student Fulbright recipient since 2001. In the fall, she will begin studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a master’s degree in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health.

[Lori Spies]


DALLAS, Texas (March 27, 2017) – Lori A. Spies, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor in the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), was notified by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board that she was selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright Global Scholar Award.

[Neville Callam]


WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

[Jack Lummus Lamppost Plaque]


WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes. On National Medal of Honor Day on March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals, including two Baylor alumni, who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.

[Neville Callam]


WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.

[2017 mock trial team]


WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.

[The Gathering]


WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) — Former NFL player/recovered drug addict/megachurch pastor Miles McPherson, along with a 1,000-voice choir and Christians eager to share their testimonies, will gather at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9, for The Gathering Waco, an effort to promote unity between church and community.

[Lap 1]


WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Instead of reading a textbook and taking notes on a lecture, Baylor University undergraduates in an independent research class led by Marty Harvill, Ph.D., are learning the basics of laparoscopic surgery with hands-on activities, developing enough dexterity that some students were able to fold tiny origami hats in a box.

[iStock outdoors]


WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.

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JAG Physical Therapy opens in Chatham | Chatham Courier News

CHATHAM – JAG Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy practice, recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest New Jersey location at Chatham Plaza in Chatham.

The 31,500-square-foot shopping center is exclusively leased and managed by Levin Management Corp. of North Plainfield.

“JAG Physical Therapy is a much-anticipated addition to Chatham Plaza,” said Vanessa Fernandez, LMC’s leasing representative, who arranged the 4,600-square-foot lease. “We are thrilled to bring JAG Physical Therapy’s one-of-a-kind, care-first rehabilitation model to residents of Chatham and the surrounding communities.”

Based in West Orange, JAG Physical Therapy is a leader in physical therapy for the recovery of knee, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow and back injuries.

Each state-of-the-art location can serve patients with a variety of physical therapy needs, from post-operative care and rehabilitation to fitness services.

“I couldn’t be more excited to open up JAG Physical Therapy’s 15th location in Chatham, the place that I call home,” said John Gallucci Jr., JAG Physical Therapy president and CEO. “With a beautiful building and prime location on Main Street, Levin’s Chatham Plaza was quickly recognized as the perfect fit for our facility. We look forward to providing our ‘Gold Standard’ physical therapy services to the communities of Chatham and surrounding towns.”

Chatham Plaza’s anchor tenant, CVS Pharmacy, recently renewed and expanded to 14,000 square feet at the property.

The center also includes a C2 Education tutoring center, Noah’s Bagels, Villa Pizza, Green Nails Salon, a dry cleaner and a taekwondo center. 

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Norwood native joins ProEX as physical therapist – News – Norwood Bulletin

ProEx, a physical therapist-owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine recently announced that Matthew Malinn, originally from Norwood who now lives Boston, has joined the firm as a staff physical therapist, working from the financial district location in Boston.

Malinn received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UMass Amherst and his doctorate of physical therapy from Boston University.

Prior to joining ProEx, Malinn was a carpenter steward/foreman with Local 40 Carpenters Union, where he remains as a member.

Malinn spends his spare time he as a drummer in a rock band, enjoys carpentry/woodworking, hiking and running.

“Matt is a great addition to the ProEx team,” said Jess Barsotti, clinic manager. “His dedication to the industry and winning way with clients meshes perfectly with our people focused organization.”

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