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Alumni Spotlight

NSU DPT Alumni Jeremy Hall, Class of 2011, Authors Book

After graduating from NSU's Fort Lauderdale DPT program in 2011, alumni Jeremy Hall, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW worked in various outpatient sports medicine settings in Florida and Massachusetts before moving to Tampa, FL in 2014. While in Tampa, Jeremy managed two outpatient physical therapy practices while working as a teaching assistant in NSU's Tampa DPT program. During that time he was lucky enough to be mentored by retired NFL Strength Coach Johnny Parker and began work on a book chronicling Coach Parker's unique strength training program that had resulted in five Super Bowl appearances and three championships over his Hall of Fame career. After two years of work, The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach was released in October 2017 and has met with strong reviews from the strength and conditioning community. Jeremy has since relocated to Jersey City, NJ and continues to work with athletes and high-performing clients in a hybrid physical therapy/strength and conditioning model. He is most excited to continue writing to help educate and integrate the worlds of rehab and performance training.


NSU Alumni Opening Private PT Practice

NSU DPT alumni Eric Otero, PT, DPT and Kyle Moran, PT, DPT have established their own private practice serving active youth and middle aged adults in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The new facility will focus on sports performance. The pair plan to focus on individualized, high quality of care through promotion of the diversity of their physical therapy skills and knowledge. Eric and Kyle feel that is important to showcase all aspects of how physical therapists can address movement dysfunction and optimize patient performance. Eric states, "The only way things will change is if we challenge the system itself, and market ourselves with the different skill sets we provide." Pinnacle Movement and Performance's mission is to provide quality, safe, and cost-effective services to athletes and patients of all levels. By bringing together leaders and experts in physical therapy and performance training, we offer cutting edge services in the community to aid individuals in achieving their maximum potential. Our goal at Pinnacle Movement and Performance is to provide a long term solution to what is keeping you from the things patients enjoy the most. We enter into a commitment to the patient. By providing care in this manner, we can thoroughly determine the best approach to help fulfill patient needs and get people moving better and feeling better.

Kiley Gibbs, PT, DPT, PCS, Class of 2014, Publishes Case Report

After graduating from NSU’s DPT program in 2014, Kiley continued her education to complete a Pediatric Residency program through the University of Michigan- Flint in 2015-2016. She earned her Board-Cerification as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2017. During her residency she began pursuing an interest in pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, presenting a case report poster at the Association of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference in 2016 in Colorado. Kiley expanded the case report with fellow NSU Graduate, Lisa Kenyon, which has now been published as a peer-reviewed journal article in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy titled: “Biofeedback-Assisted Muscle Training for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction to Address Pediatric Incontinence: A Case Report.” In service to the profession, Kiley has served as an item-writer for FSBPTE, and as a content expert on the Pediatric Revalidation Project Team. Kiley is currently working in the outpatient setting treating a combination of general pediatrics and pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction. It is her goal to expand the knowledge of pelvic floor dysfunction in the pediatric population in order to improve the quality of life for children with incontinence.

Kevin Swieboda, PT, DPT, CSCS, Class of 2015, presents at APTA CSM

After graduating NSU’s DPT program in 2015, Kevin went on marry NSU 2014 graduate Stella Meyers, now Swieboda, and both began working for a PT Solutions in Asheville, NC in August of 2015. PT Solutions is a physical therapist owned private practice with primarily outpatient orthopedic clinics as well as inpatient services. In December 2015, Kevin opened a new PT Solutions clinic just west of Asheville as clinic director. After working for a year in the clinic, Kevin began the PT Solutions Orthopedic Residency program in September 2016. Kevin recently had the opportunity to present his Residency case series topic on the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy at Combined Sections meeting in February 2018 in New Orleans, LA. He also recently sat for a board certification exam in hopes of becoming an orthopedic certified specialist. Things he enjoys most about his current career path: working at the same company as his wife, countless continuing education opportunities, being able to run a clinic with opportunities for continued leadership growth, and the ability to travel with company events.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Melissa Tovin Awarded the 2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year by CARD

In November, Dr. Tovin received the 2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year Award from the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). This award is given to professionals throughout South Florida for their community service and commitment to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families. UM-NSU CARD is a comprehensive outreach and support program serving people with autism and related disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. UM-NSU CARD operates in three Florida counties under the supervision of a constituency board comprised of family members who help guide program policy priorities and activities.

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Drs. Hill and Kolber Awarded for Excellence at Fall FPTA Conference 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Hill and Kolber for their recognition at the annual Fall Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) conference on September 29th 2018. Dr. Cheryl Hill was awarded the FPTA Legacy Award. This award is bestowed on a PT nominated by peers to acknowledge and honor a lasting and meaningful impact to the FPTA. Dr Hill has been an active member of and l ead in the FPTA for 30 years. Dr. Morey Kolber was honored with the FPTA Excellence in Academic Teaching Award. Dr. Kolber was recognized for his exceptional teaching effectiveness in an academic setting; excellence as a role model for academic teaching for students, faculty, and clinicians and his expertise in musculoskeletal PT. Congratulations!

Dr.Morey Kolber Serves as Grand Marshall at 2018 NSU Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to Dr. Morey Kolber, who served as Grand Marshal and Mace bearer for the August 17 Nova Southeastern University Graduation ceremony. Dr. Kolber (pictured on left) was invited by Dr. Hanbury (pictured on right), President of Nova Southeastern University, to serve this role as a result of receiving the Distinguished Faculty of Excellence award for 2017. Congratulations to Dr. Kolber for this prestigious honor!

Dr. Timothy Miller Nominated for CHCS Distinguished Professor of the Year

On August 17, 2018, Dr. Tim Miller, faculty in the Tampa Hybrid DPT program received honorable mention for his nomination for College of Health Care Sciences (CHCS) Distinguished Professor of the Year. This award is bestowed upon a faculty member who exhibits high levels of performance in all 3 pillars of academia - teaching, scholarship, and service. Dean Wilson congratulated Dr. Miller on his achievements which led to this nomination. Congratulations to Dr. Miller on the prestigious nomination. (Pictured L to R: Dr. Stanley Wilson,Ed.D., PT, CEAS; Dr. Timothy Miller,PT, DPT, GCS)

Dr. Melissa Tovin Wins 2018 Alpha Eta Service Award

The Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Eta Society awarded Dr. Melissa Tovin the Richard E. Davis Service Award on August 17, 2018 at the annual CAPE Awards Ceremony. Dr. Tovin is involved in multiple service ongoing projects, including Special Olympics.

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