Brooks-UF PHHP Research Collaboration team scores top poster award at 2024 APTA Combined Sections Meeting

A team composed of Brooks-UF PHHP Research Collaboration members received the Best Poster Award from the stroke special interest group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy for a research poster the team presented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, or CSM, held in Boston in February. CSM is the largest physical therapy conference in the nation and is held annually, attracting thousands of students, vendors, researchers and practitioners of the profession. This year, more than 15,000 were in attendance.

Authors of the winning poster, “Six-Minute Walk Distance Differentiates Respiratory Impairment in Chronic Stroke,” include Gina Brunetti, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S., a clinician scientist at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville; Dorian Rose, Ph.D., P.T., a research professor in the department of physical therapy at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and a clinical research scientist at Brooks Rehabilitation; and Barbara Smith, P.T., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF PHHP department of physical therapy and a member of the UF Breathing Research and Therapeutics, or BREATHE, Center.