Chatham University

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

News & Events

DPT Students Travelling to Ecuador

Six students from the Chatham DPT Class of 2015 will be traveling to Ibarra, Ecuador this summer to provide rehabilitation services at the CRECER free clinic (Centro de Rehabilitacion, Educacion, Capacitatcion, Estudios y Recursos). Dr. Sue Perry will be accompanying the students (Ellen Dilts, Elizabeth Mercado, Heeral Vyas, Mackenzie Bowman, Emily Ward, and Laura Thompson) along with OT faculty and students. This is the second year our students have completed this service travel experience.

Integrated Degree Program to Begin in Fall 2015

With the newly formed School of Health Sciences at Chatham University, the Physical Therapy Program announces a new option for admission to the DPT program. Students with a strong interest in physical therapy, who start at Chatham University as undergraduates in Fall 2015 (and have a high school GPA of 3.5, and SAT minimum of 1200 or ACT minimum of 26), may take a prescribed course of study that ensures completion of all of the pre-requisites for admission into the graduate program of physical therapy. If students complete the prescribed curriculum at Chatham with a GPA of 3.5 and successfully complete a program interview, they will be admitted into the program without needing to take the GRE. The Integrated Degree Program still requires 4 years of undergraduate training, but provides a way to guarantee that all prerequisites are completed and simplifies admission into graduate school for physical therapy. The Physical Therapy Program will continue to accept applicants from other institutions as well. See the following for more information about all of the Integrated Degree Programs at Chatham University.



7:00AM - 8:30AM

Physical Therapy Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (Continental Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m.)

EDDY THEATER (Shadyside Campus) • Chatham University •Woodland Road • Pittsburgh PA 15232

CEU CERTIFICATE for ONE (1) CONTACT HOUR of Continuing Education. Chatham University is a pre-approved PA State Board of Physical Therapy continuing education provider.

Presenter: Rebecca "Becki" Meehan PT WCS PYT-C

Ms. Meehan received her bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982. Her early practice focused on acute care, general orthopedics and sports medicine injury, and began work with Women’s Health in 1994. She completed the 3 levels of course work for Bones for Life© in 2009, and attained board certification as a women’s health specialist in 2013. She has a special interest in movement and is currently pursuing training and credentialing as a Therapeutic Yoga provider and instructor through Professional Yoga Therapy. Rebecca is a founding member and an active participant of Birthworkers of Western PA. In her clinical practice, Rebecca works with patients and clients throughout their life cycles with special interests in bone health, pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy and post-partum orthopedic problems, movement system impairments and other orthopedic problems. Rebecca is co-owner of Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, LLC in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and brings over 32 years of experience to her practice. In addition to treating patients, she teaches movement and yoga classes within the practice, addressing needs for clients of all ages and abilities. She is active in the American Physical Therapy Association including the section on Women’s Health and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Rebecca is active in community education with topics of bone health, pregnancy, pelvic floor health and post oncological conditions, and teaches in local advanced yoga programs. She is involved in local professional education and mentoring to practicing physical therapists.