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Schwarcz, Arthur, PhD, PT, ATC, MNSMT

Schwarcz, Arthur, PhD, PT, ATC, MNSMT

Schwarcz, Arthur, PhD, PT, ATC, MNSMT

Associate Professor School of Physical Therapy

Contact Information:

Husson University
332 O'Donnell Commons
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7047 Phone: Fax: 207.941.7883 Email: schwarcza@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Dr. Schwarcz received the Honors Bachelor of Science Degree with specialization in Athletic Training from York University, Toronto, Canada and the Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education with specialization in Athletic Training from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. He completed the Certificate in Physical Therapy and the Ph.D. in Physical Education with emphasis in Adapted Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Anatomy and Exercise Physiology at the University of Iowa. Art went on to complete the Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Part I from the Norwegian Board of Examiners and has completed the course work for Part II. He is currently on the faculty of the Ola Grimsby Institute of Manual Therapy and taught for seven years in the Physical Therapy Program at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently entering his fourteenth academic year as an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Husson University. Art’s areas of teaching include musculoskeletal evaluation and therapeutic rehabilitation and advanced manual therapy courses.

Professional Work

Degrees/Credentials:   
-- Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist II, issued by the Back School of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2008.
-- Completed course requirements for a Certificate of competency in Manual Therapy Level II issued by the Ola Grimsby Institute, Memphis, TN, Dec. 1991.
-- Certificate of competency in Manual Therapy Level I issued by the Norwegian Board of Examiners in Manual Therapy, Charlotte, NC, Aug. 1990.
-- Ph.D. in Physical Education, Emphasis in Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine and Adapted P.E., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, May 1986.
-- Physical Therapy Certificate, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, May 1985.-- M.A. in Physical Education, Specialization in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Aug. 1975.
Research:
Effects of a Screening and Exercises Program to Decrease Shoulder Injuries in College Baseball Pitchers Found to be at Increased Risk of Injury, Phase II
Characteristics that Predispose Collegiate Baseball Pitchers to Injury in their Dominant Shoulder: Phase I
The Effects of Psychotropic Medications on Patient Outcomes in Physical Therapy
Grants:
A grant from Husson University’s Research Committee $530 for data collection
Peer Reviewed Presentations: Poster Presentations
“Effects of a Screening and Exercises Program to Decrease Shoulder Injuries in College Baseball Pitchers Found to be at Increased Risk of Injury, Phase II”, Maine Physical Therapy Conference, April 23, 2016.
“Characteristics that Predispose Collegiate Baseball Pitchers to Injury in their Dominant Shoulder: Phase I, Husson University Research Conference, April 23, 2015.
“Sitting Cervical Manual Traction as a Screening Tool to Identify Cervicothoracic Involvement in Patients with Shoulder Pain: A pilot study”, Maine Physical Therapy Conference, April 19, 2014.
“The effects of psychotropic medications on patient outcomes in physical therapy”, APTA Combine Section Meeting, February 4, 2014.
“Effects of Cervical Traction in 30 Degrees of Side Flexion Patients with Suspected Cervical Pathology”, Husson University Research Conference, April 19, 2012.