Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University discusses a study recently published in JAMA (Sept 2019) in which she was co-PI, that looked at the effects of home-based physical therapy on elderly hip fracture patients. The study shows that more rigorous physical therapy than what is usually offered can help return the patient to their “before” lifestyle.
Dr. Rebecca Craik, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University, is an adaptable physical therapist who has done a variety of research, from working with the older adult to examining animal models of human disease. She has been active at the National Institutes of Health, formerly serving as chair on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research and a former member of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development. Dr. Craik received her undergraduate training in Biology at Case Western Reserve University, physical therapy training at Duke University, and doctoral training in physiology at Temple University’s School of Medicine.