Nationally Recognized Panel to Oversee Capstone Presentation at FOX

FOX Geriatric Residency in Physical Therapy

The esteemed panel consisting of six leading experts in Geriatric Physical Therapy will hear Dr. Andrew Harnish’s presentation on December 10th.

CHERRY HILL, N.J., December 2, 2015 – FOX is pleased to welcome an incredible panel of industry leaders to oversee a live presentation by FOX Geriatric Clinical Resident in Physical Therapy, Andrew Harnish, PT, DPT on Thursday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. at FOX EDU Center, located at 7 Carnegie Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

In addition to having a world-class panel, FOX for the first time is opening the Capstone presentation to all students of physical, occupational or speech therapy programs in the tristate area.

The panel, made up of six esteemed thought leaders in physical therapy and Geriatrics, includes:

  • Susan Wainwright, PT, Ph.D
    Associate Professor and Department Chair Person
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Mary Sinnott, PT, DPT
    Director of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)
    Director, APTA Board of Directors
    Temple University
  • Rebecca Craik, PT, Ph.D, FAPTA
    Dean, College of Health Sciences
    Editor in Chief, Physical Therapy Journal
    Arcadia University
  • Timothy L. Kauffman, PT, Ph.D
    Founder of Kauffman Physical Therapy
    Fellow for APTA
    Fellow for Gerontological Society of America
  • Andrew A. Guccione, PT, Ph.D, DPT, FAPTA
    Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science
    College of Health and Human Services
  • Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, CCOEE, MPA, MSG, Ph.D, FAPTA
    Editor-in-Chief, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
    Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
    Department of Geriatrics, College of Medicine

Dr. Harnish’s presentation titled “Effects of Evidence-based Fall Reduction Programming on the Functional Wellness of Older Adults within a Senior Living Community” translates current research into a clinically excellent treatment approach within senior living. This is achieved by identifying an exercise dosage appropriate for a particular resident, providing these dosage parameters, and continuing this treatment in a wellness model to avoid future decline and maximize functional wellness.

In addition to having a world-class panel, FOX for the first time is opening the Capstone presentation to all students of physical, occupational or speech therapy programs in the tristate area. Students who attend can expect to gain exposure to translational research in the field of physical therapy; experience a professional presentation and panel discussion with clinical experts in the field of Geriatrics, residency alumni, and FOX leadership; and leave with new advice, resources and guidance to act as a guide in  their professional journeys.

The sixth geriatric residency in the nation, FOX’s program is the first to be housed in a private practice. The mission of the program is to accelerate the development of primary care physical therapists into clinical experts in geriatric care.

“The progress I have made and the challenges I have overcome while working with the older adult population have motivated me to pursue the Geriatric Residency Program to advance my clinical knowledge, experience and skillset in the older adult population,” Dr. Harnish said.

FOX’s APTA-accredited, 12-month program emphasizes excellence in geriatric clinical care and leadership in healthcare. Residents in the program have the privilege of studying under and interacting with faculty experts from Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, and numerous Board Certified practicing FOX clinical instructors.

“Fox Rehabilitation – and I personally – have a commitment to clinical excellence and professional development,” said Dr. Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, Founder and CEO. “This residency program is part of that commitment.”

Since its inception in 2010, five clinicians have graduated from the program, and have passed to become Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialists and contribute to the field of geriatrics through their leadership and clinically excellent care.

About FOX Rehabilitation
FOX is a high growth entrepreneurial private practice. Fox was built on the strong clinical foundation of Geriatric House Calls™, and throughout its growth, the practice has stayed true to its mission of rehabilitating lives by believing in the strength of people. Diversification has included acute, post-acute and outpatient. FOX is a professional private practice of physical, occupational, and speech therapists that provide proactive evidence based intervention whether in hospital, post-acute center, home, senior living communities or outpatient. Our clinicians provide clinically excellent care and are given the autonomy they need to help patients to achieve what they once thought impossible. For more, see www.foxrehab.org.